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Comment: Re:I've toyed with this concept.. (Score 1) 254

by pr0fessor (#47433251) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

I always test in advance, have a roll back plan, only automate low risk maintenance, test the results remotely, and have a warm body on back up should the need arise. Saves a little sleep since I don't babysit the entire process just the result. I don't have physical access to most of the equipment since it's scattered across multiple data centers so I do most of my work remotely anyway.

Comment: Re:On his Birthday, even... (Score 1) 76

"A century from now it will no more occur to a normal person to mate with a person eugenically unfit than to marry a habitual criminal."

This makes me giggle.. he was not aware of the bad boy effect..

I found it disturbing that as an intelligent college student working a full time job and having all my stuff together, the women often times passed me over for guys with drinking/drug problems that were drop outs, had criminal records, and were unable to hold any employment. Were these guys physically more attractive? Not really, I won that genetic lottery as well, they were attracted to me but I frequently ended up in the friend zone like most nice guys.


Comment: Re:"Thus ends "Climategate." Hopefully." (Score 1) 433

by pr0fessor (#47415651) Attached to: Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann

You would be correct, throwing statistical data and a computer driven model simulations at me only raises an eyebrow. I have neither the time or desire to dive into it to verify the interpretation for myself, and it is of little consequence. Cheaper, cleaner, more efficient, renewable energy should be a goal regardless of global warming, and sooner is better than later.

Comment: Re:Before we go down the misinformation rabbit hol (Score 1) 415

by pr0fessor (#47399541) Attached to: Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

When I was sixteen a friend and I were stopped {by military police} because someone had reported gunshots in the area. We had no fire arms or drugs but the officer was certain that we did so they called the dog unit. My friend told them he was allergic to dogs and begged them to call his parents and keep the dog away from him or the car. {he was allergic to dogs and a long list of other things}

Then after ignoring him, searching with the dog, and not finding anything my friend started to have a reaction and ended up going to the hospital. The officers were dishonorably discharged and I think the one controlling the dog spent time in Leavenworth prison.

Comment: Re:What about range on this smaller car? (Score 1) 245

by pr0fessor (#47385231) Attached to: Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E

"The i3 performance in range-extending mode may be more limited than when it is running on battery power, as BMW clarified that the range extender is designed not for long-distance travel but purely as an emergency backup to keep the electric system going until the next recharging location." from the same article

Neither are 100% what I was thinking but they may eventually be. The chevy volt is close but the 48 mile all electric range is a little to short for my use {more like 60} otherwise I could use all electric during the daily work commute and errands but still take long trips on the weekend without worrying about charging time or is there a place to charge where I'm going.

Comment: Re:What about range on this smaller car? (Score 2) 245

by pr0fessor (#47383949) Attached to: Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E

I looked it up the chevy volt gets about 38 miles electric and about 380 mile on a full charge and a full tank of gas... I'd probably just go over the electric range by a few miles everyday which is fine if it got 60 miles electric I'd have to make sure I used the gas engine occasional to make sure it didn't have problems.

Comment: Re:What about range on this smaller car? (Score 1) 245

by pr0fessor (#47383775) Attached to: Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E

I'm not an electrical engineer or anything but I keep thinking that a high performance gas or diesel generator should be able to charge one of these while driving and get good mileage {much higher than a regular gas engine} and better range. Doesn't the chevy volt already do this?

Comment: Re:Sad, sad times... (Score 1) 333

I like to sit down with a cup of coffee for about 15 minutes in the morning and kind of mentally prepare and plan my day. It's been really nice outside {65-70F} each morning this week so I have been taking my coffee time on the patio. I've also been fishing a couple times this week, you can sit 30 minutes uninterrupted doing that also.

I've been taking my son fishing trying to spend some father son time he's 14 and he either wants to be on the move, jigging up and down the bank, or he plays on his cellphone. He is very much the opposite of patient.

Comment: Re:It's 2014 (Score 1) 348

by pr0fessor (#47369541) Attached to: Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

I also purchase dvds, copy them off to my media server, and toss the disk in the closet... {about a thousand right now} I don't currently have them backed up since I had a hard drive failure so it will take me weeks to recopy all those dvds if I don't get a new back up before something happens.

Many of my dvds are box sets of tv shows so the media server is almost stocked as well as netflix.

Comment: Re:It's 2014 (Score 1) 348

by pr0fessor (#47368609) Attached to: Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

He has cox cable and probably the same plan I do. Cox's view is if you are going over the 250GB cap then they will work with you to find out why if it's your legitimate usage they'll ask you to upgrade {or help you install their security package if it's virus related} but they don't charge overages. {if you don't upgrade and constantly go over the cap they will suspend your account}

I have two rokus, two xboxes every tv streams media somehow and I have both netflix and hulu but only local stations on cable. Streaming entertainment is the default for my family of 5 and I don't usually go over 200GB. My monthly average is around 160GB

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