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Comment Typos (Score 1) 12

If you're referring to the book, I took great pains to leave the stories as close to how they were presented in the magazines as possible, leaving typos in. One story I got from Gutenberg had typos edited out, I re-inserted them. Five of them were printed in the bound versions of the book and PDF from cleaned-up scans of the original stories. I saw three in Leinster's story.

Comment Re: Never happen (Score 1) 42

satellites were considered economically impossible for quite a while.

Satellites were economically impossible for quite a while. When "satellite" consisted of Echostar, it was impossible for there to be enough ground stations to deliver a service like Dishnet.

It got better.

That doesn't mean that the economics or physical constraints on using drones to deliver stuff are going to "get better" to the point that it makes sense to use such a system. There are things where technology can be perfect and it still doesn't make sense to deploy. Like high speed raid outside a high population density area.

Comment Re:Drone deliveries already happening in US (Score 1) 42

And, of course, Part 107 doesn't say that "delivery by drone" is years away. Recent rules from the FAA mean that the requirements for certain commercial uses have been relaxed. It doesn't mean that all other commercial uses are "years away". Part 107 did not eliminate 333 waivers or COA, just make them unnecessary for some uses.

Hyperbole in TFS is getting tiring. As is the consistent failure to link to the actual source instead of some muckraking story about the source. For example, "Recent rules" links not to the actual Part 107 rules, but to a slashdot story where the headline itself is patently false.

Comment Re:Wrong solution (Score 1) 160

that's why you evac. and who cares about trophy mansions in the forest?

And when there's a fire in a city, just evac and let it burn. Who cares about trophy mansions in a city?

How about "the people who live in them, and have paid their money to build them?" When did a house in a wooded area become a "trophy mansion"? A lot of the houses out in the woods are lived in by people who don't have a lot of money and have moved away from the cities because they prefer a different lifestyle. They're hardly "mansions". Sometimes they're barely livable by most people's standards. Sometimes it's an old mobile home. Sometimes it's not even that.

But it is someone's home. And their children live there. What arrogance to ask "who cares".

Comment Re:You've got to appreciate the irony... (Score 1) 79

If they deleted it from their drafts folder, I would expect it to be clobbered from the backup system after the expired time

What is the "expired time"? Is there an RFC that defines this term?

simply because it is only in backed up files of the entire email database.

Drafts are not email, and are not necessarily in the "email database". I've written plenty of drafts that really are "just files", imported to the email client later.

So...it is in a separate database just for drafts (or all non-sent, non-received data)?

You mean, like, "files"? I think people want their files backed up. Yes, I'm pretty sure that most people would be unhappy were the server to crash and their files are all lost.

Comment Re:Just because you have access (Score 1) 94

So it must be verified at the server end too, anyhow.

Most people are not going to know how to modify the javascript, and it isn't trivial anyway. The code isn't verifying the address, it is validating the syntax. You can't verify an address without actually trying to send to it.

It's not for the sender to decide what's valid.

If you can properly manage RFC5322, there is no reason not to flag invalid syntax as soon as possible. The failure is people who ignore the standards, or are working in a job where knowledge of the standards is critical and they just don't care.

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