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Comment: Re:Frustration over being public? (Score 2) 603

by onkelonkel (#48605795) Attached to: Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

Exactly. Assad bough guns and bombs and tanks, Gaddafi tried to be Mr. Nice Guy to the West. Assad is crushing his opponents under his iron heel (pending final outcome) and Gaddafi ended up dead in a roadside ditch.
Should I send you my resume direct or send it to Legion_of_Terror.com/Human_Resources/Opportunities?

Comment: Re:The industry really needs to switch to DC power (Score 1) 41

by onkelonkel (#48389451) Attached to: Facebook Testing Lithium-Ion Batteries For Backup Power

Not in my (limited) experience. This was a dispatching center for a large (Class 1) freight railway. For each of about 40 dispatchers there were 5 machines a pair of PCs at the "Desk" plus a trio of PCs in the back room for server/backup server & maintenance workstation. The "ONE BIG UPS" failed 3 times in 4 years, and each time the whole damn railroad was stopped dead for several hours. ( Egon Spengler - That would be bad.)
  We put a small (about 2000VA) UPS at each desk and another for each back room trio. Cost about 1/10 of what the big UPS cost. If a little UPS failed the techs would drop in a new one and have the machines restarted in about 10 minutes. The trains were seldom delayed, and the failures would only affect a single dispatcher.

BASIC is to computer programming as QWERTY is to typing. -- Seymour Papert