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Comment: Re:Landing vs splashdown (Score 5, Insightful) 342

Hard to splash down on the moon, Mars, asteroids and just about everywhere else we want to go. We'll have to get it right eventually, might as be now. Bonus benefit: cheaper than overhauling the engines every time. You'd think with them doing this at a third the cost of anyone else, WITH A PROFIT, that people would understand that they know what they're doing. Yes, there will be early failures, but this doesn't add that much cost, especially considering long term payoff.

Comment: Re:What a dolt. (Score 2) 536

If you need faster, contact your WISP (the ones running the canopy system), and ask about a point to point connection using a ubiquiti pair. Most are willing to do it, though you'll pay for it. Canopy system I used to help run gave 7 mbps burst (1 mbps base, but if you were browsing normally, you were almost always in burst) which worked great until everyone started using netflix. Then we had to get more radios, more towers, and more frequencies to cope. The new-at-the-time 3.65 lightly licensed band was a huge boon, since we could give more bandwidth more reliably. I liked working there, knowing that I was helping people whose other option was dial up.

Comment: Re:What a reason to sue (Score 4, Informative) 148

Having met her, spoken with her, and knowing people that know her well, that's not a fair assessment. She genuinely cares about the material. She was the editor for it all, and she knows it better than anyone other than perhaps Jim's assistant Maria. Saying she's just his wife / widow is very unfair, and saying that she's unhelpful is just untrue. That said, the ebook delay was inconvenient to many of my friends, but there's just something about holding hard bound epic fantasy that enthralls me, and makes me not care for the ebooks.

Comment: Re: Welcome to the U.S. of A. (Score 4, Informative) 148

They're doing it to prevent her from reclaiming the film and television rights, and selling them to someone else. It's always been about the money for them, for the last 7 years. It's a damn shame that people ever believed that they were fans that intended on doing something worthwhile with the rights.

Comment: Re:Not enough (Score 1) 258

I know it might be hard to believe, but some people run servers that aren't in their broom closet, close at hand. In fact, many run some internationally, and it's a lot more than 10 minutes to go swap a disk. It's a few hundred dollars each time to pay remote hands to swap it.

Comment: Re:6 years of hacking with the same malware? (Score 2) 63

by halltk1983 (#48269009) Attached to: Security Companies Team Up, Take Down Chinese Hacking Group
Do you keep track of every outbound connection from your computer to make sure that every request is made by authorized software? Or do you rely on a malware suite to report known threats? Most people are in the second boat, and if none of the providers find it, then malware can be resident for a really long time without being caught. Especially if you're good at avoiding honeypots.

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