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Comment Re:The "NO CARRIER" joke (Score 1) 312

I'm guessing that he was trying to imply that he was knocked offline by a DDOS attack, to raise the humor factor. I remember using 300 baud modems, and frequently seeing the No Carrier message when someone would pick up the phone (yes, we used real wires to connect our phones to the phone company, and they were hooked up in parallel within a home, so picking up the phone in the other room would knock you offline).

Comment Re:You may also want to check out CD3WD (Score 1) 272

I found that you can still get to the files, after closing the Username/password dialog box. I went as far as hitting a download link (, and a dialog box asked what to do with the file (Windows dialog box, not from the website). I didn't actually save the file on the thin client that I am working from, but it looks like it should work.

Comment And what of her identity once she gets out of jail (Score 2) 239

I would think that she would have a strong case against the DEA (or the agent(s) using her identity, because very few people will trust that she is who she says she is (online). They are very effectively destroying her status/reputation/life. I believe that the DEA actions are a crime, at multiple levels.

Submission + - SPAM: Bulgaria Property Crash News

Rockyk writes: If you are a victim of the Bulgaria property crash you will be as frustrated as the thousands of property owners in Bulgaria. Times are hard for everyone and patience is important.
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Comment Re:How about Silicone oil ? (Score 1) 102

My experience with silicone oil was that it was very _thin_, and tended to try to creep out of its containers (lubricant for the heads on a drum recorder, back in the 70's and 80's). We weren't using it for heat transfer, just lubrication, and used cotton wicks to pull the oil out of the tray and apply it to the drum (no pump required).

Submission + - Windows 8.1 Rolls Out Today (

Kelerei writes: TechCrunch is reporting that Windows 8.1 will start rolling out on Thursday at 4 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (that's 11:00 UTC). However, it won't be available to everyone at that time, as the article states: "However, as this is a staged rollout, not everyone will see the code at 4 am Pacific tomorrow. The new operating system will pop up as an update in the Windows Store at various times, depending on your location. All you have to do is have a fine sleep, and when you wake up, the operating system will either be ready for you to snag, or on the way." The upgrade is optional (and free) for existing Windows 8 users, though if one looks at the changes, it's hard to imagine why those already on it wouldn't upgrade.

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