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Comment Potentially dumb question? (Score 1) 474

Why not install a 4th rail at the correct gauge opposite the 3rd rail side and once all the tracks are upgraded, plunk new trains on it? I guess it wouldn't work everywhere like where there is a change in which side is electrified, but would it not be a solid start that would cover most of the track?

Comment Re: Still only 16 GB of RAM! (Score 1) 75

It looks like you can opt for a PCIe SSD instead and keep the 6-cell. Still it has the worst battery life amongst its competitors. You sacrifice a lot to fit under 4lbs.

The Lenovo P70 is a much more worthy competitor if you can handle the double sized weight. Plus it has the 5000M with up to 8gb memory instead of the 1000M and up to 64GB memory.

Comment Re:Zip tie (Score 1) 220

I just use the normal combo suitcase locks we used to use before the TSA. They're not immune to anything particular, but the TSA will have to cut them off if they want into the bag. It's tamper evident and keeps the bag more secure up to the point they decide they want in. I've only had it cut off maybe 1 in 3 flights, so in general I think I come out ahead. Of course, I'm also aware that the lock is only there for tamper evidence- there's always the old zipper meets bic pen trick.

Comment Re:Relevance? (Score 1) 158

This non-programmer of 20 some years makes 6 figures doing php. i learned c/c++ in college, wrote research and defense contracting apps in them, learned python and worked for companies everyone has heard of, etc. But PHP to my chagrin has been where the work was for me and ive had to keep doing it - but its one saving grace has been better and better strict options / hinting that help make better code. PHP is finally catching up.

Comment Re:Ubuntu _is_ primarily a desktop OS... (Score 1) 167

You might be surprised to learn Ubuntu has this entire operating system underneath the graphical portion and that you can just leave off the graphical portion. The same as MS Windows- though in recent years that separation is artificially eliminated for all intents and purposes.

  Linux = Ubuntu = CentOS = RHEL = OEL etc.. They're all descriptions of the complete OS + giant set of packages. There are subsets to all of that.

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