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Jetman Attempts Intercontinental Flight 140

Last year we ran the story of Yves Rossy and his DIY jetwings. Yves spent $190,000 and countless hours building a set of jet-powered wings which he used to cross the English Channel. Rossy's next goal is to cross the Strait of Gibraltar, from Tangier in Morocco and Tarifa on the southwestern tip of Spain. From the article: "Using a four-cylinder jet pack and carbon fibre wings spanning over 8ft, he will jump out of a plane at 6,500 ft and cruise at 130 mph until he reaches the Spanish coast, when he will parachute to earth." Update 18:57 GMT: mytrip writes: "Yves Rossy took off from Tangiers but five minutes into an expected 15-minute flight he was obliged to ditch into the wind-swept waters."

Comment Re:Chanj (Score 2, Insightful) 1656

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On November 3rd, 2004, one could predict that there would be change happening on January 20th, 2009. One could predict that the 44th president of the United States of America would be inaugurated.

It is now the responsibility of the 44th President to ensure that there will be an orderly transition of power to the 45th President. It is also his responsibility to ensure that there will be an orderly transition to the 100th President, and the 200th President, and so on.

So Help Barack H. Obama, God. So Help Us All.

Comment Re:F5 IRule (Score 2, Informative) 928

I recommend using a data class rather than setting a global variable.

Data classes are compiled at configuration load and are static, whereas setting the global variable with each firing of the event absorbs a small amount of processing time to reset the variable. Setting global variables can also move TMM into a slower processing regime. As the HTTP_REQUEST event is very 'inner loop', it is best to optimize it as much as possible.

If you absolutely have to set a global variable with a semi-fixed value, I recommend doing it during the RULE_INIT event.

(As of July 1st, F5 is offering expanded iRule support to Premium and Premium Plus support contract holders. Call in with your troublesome iRules, and you have a somewhat decent chance of ending up with me at the other end of the phone.)

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