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Comment Re:Just a nit pick.... (Score 1) 387

Here's what he said:

"I get it. I understand the appeal of a stock car race. It’s just exciting, and I’m all for it,” he writes. “I just want NASCAR to adapt to the new mainstream. I want the circuit to produce vehicles that could compete in races anywhere int eh world, and win. I want the racing series to spin off new tech that will do more with less. For me, as an American mechanical engineer, I hope NASCAR decides to look forward rather than backward.”

I'm not American and I never cared about motorsports so I don't really have any connection to this - so please, excuse me if I'm talking shit but what he actually wrote seems to be very sensible, unlike what troll-like summary.

Comment MBSA, some scripting, wget (Score 1) 288

Download MBSA, run it every night, check the missing patches, download and install them.

MBSA => "The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer provides a streamlined method to identify missing security updates and common security misconfigurations. MBSA 2.3 release adds support for Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2012. Windows 2000 will no longer be supported with this release." (

Get it, write some PowerShell to run it, parse the XML it generates and install the missing patches. This allows for minimal, security-only, updates.

Comment Re:The whole idea is crazy (Score 4, Informative) 288

The question is meaningless. In fact, it's meaningless from a physics point of view and also meaningless from a theological point of view. It was asked often and a good answer by Saint Augustine ("What God did before the creating of the Universe?") was (roughly) "The question is meaningless since time is a attribute of the universe and God exists outside of it." The equivalent answer applies to the Big Bang.

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.