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Comment: Isn't This Just Telecommunications Equipment??? (Score 1) 47

by mallyn (#49400117) Attached to: Costs Soar on NASA Communications Upgrade Program
Folks:

This is not about trying to make something exiotic that has to last forever in hostile space environments without ability for hands-on repair.

This is ground based telecommunications equipment!

I don't understand what can make this go so far over budget and over-time. Ground based telecommunications equipment, including satellite base stations are commodity items that are off-the-shelf.

Ham radio operators have been building satellite ground stations as well as terrestrial communications equipment for years on-the-cheep.

Luv & Peace

Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 1) 279

by mallyn (#49382041) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With User Resignation From an IT Perspective?
Gawd! If you want to do this, use your own bicycle and leave the company car back in the company garage!!! This comment is going to give me nightmares!!! If you use your own bicycle and it's an old junker, you can just leave it when you hear the sirens and scoot out of there and into a nearby bar. At least you wont get fired.

Comment: Please be very careful! (Score 5, Informative) 230

Folks:

Please be very careful if you discover something like this. Too many of us have been treated incorrectly by the company or the prosecuters.

Here is what I would probably do:

1. Remove all of my own assets from the company/institution.

2. Verbally (phone or preferably in person) tell my family what I have done and suggest they do the same. As I can trust my family, I can say to them that I have been made aware of a possible security situation with the company.

3. Verbally (in person if possible, phone as a last resore, not email) tell any friends THAT I TRUST about what I am doing and why and suggest to them they consider removing their assets. Do not go into any details of how I found out.

4. Once out, stay out. Listen. Don't say anything to anyone else. If I feel that I must do something, I would stop; find an attorney whom I can trust (friend of a friend or family; not just out of the yellow pages). Pay them for an hour or so (which puts into place attorney client privilege) and tell them what is up. Fot God's sake, think twice, no three times before going this far.

5. Shut up and go about your business.

Comment: I am mad if I cant unplug my employee hotspots (Score -1, Troll) 129

by mallyn (#48921097) Attached to: FCC Prohibits Blocking of Personal Wi-Fi Hotspots
If they won't let me unplug my employees private hotspots on my network, I will be mad.My network needs to be protected from the bad guys hacking in through my employees unsecured wifi hotspots.

Naughty FCC

I will need to haul them FCC commisioners over my knees and spank them in front of my hacked servers that are now spewing illegal spam advertising illegal knockoffs of my trademarked lighted clear plastic raincoats :((((((((((((((((

Luv you all

Mark

Comment: Re: Cat and mouse... (Score 1) 437

by mallyn (#48728447) Attached to: Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"
Folks:

I thought that we had reached consensus during the discussion about weakening US cinema ticket sales that we are sick and tired of the content that 'The Industry' is giving us each year.

And now we are griping about not being able to see that content?

I have solved that problem years ago. I spend my spare time doing art work and making things; ie; I make my own entertainment.

Whomever suggests that we 'get a life' just may be right. Isn't that what we got a consensus on durin yesterdays' discussion on movie attendance?

Comment: Re:Hollywood will blame pirates... (Score 1) 400

by mallyn (#48721393) Attached to: Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low
Now youi have gotten me started . . . .

Once upon a time at Christmas, 1999.

I spent two weeks in my woodworking shop making a heirloom quality solid maple and cherry chest style toy box. It was sturdy enough that it could also function as a bench style seat.

Here is an archive.org cache of the toy box from my old web site: https://web.archive.org/web/20...

I made this gift for my sister who had two young boys.

When I previewed this gift to my mother, she told me that I was not finished and the at need to rush out to the store and get some theme toys to put into the toy box.

At 5 PM on Chrstmas Eve.

Yeah, right. After spending 2 weeks lovingly working on this project, only to be expected to rush out on Christmas eve to buy movie theme toys to stuff in it.

Sorry, I told mom that I would rather make nice sugary brownies for Christmas Eve dinner.

Comment: Re:blu rays are cheaper than the movie (Score 1) 400

by mallyn (#48720319) Attached to: Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low
Hold on! I beg to differ with you! What is wrong with going to the movies alone? I have been doing it for 61 years and there is nothing wrong with it!

If I go alone to a dollar house; bring my own trail mix and buy only whatever semi healthy food they have; I can return home from an evening out still holding change from a $10.00 bill.

I have never been challenged bringing my own food into a theater. I have only been challenged once and that was at PGE Park or whatever they call it now where the soccar team plays.

The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives. -- Admiral William Leahy, U.S. Atomic Bomb Project

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