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by phongn
2014-09-30 06:51pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: US Midwest Air Travel Is Fucked
Replies: 39
Views: 2869

Re: US Midwest Air Travel Is Fucked

There needs to be better back up for major parts of the system like ARTCCs Why isn't that being discussed? Money? Stupidity? Both? We can beat up and tweak the human element all we want, that doesn't really fix the vulnerability here. It's not just a matter of making the current ARTCCs more robust,...
by phongn
2014-09-18 05:29pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Boeing and Space-X win NASA contracts for manned spaceflight
Replies: 64
Views: 4992

Re: Boeing and Space-X win NASA contracts for manned spacefl

I know it is a bit more than in the Soyuz (though less than in planned Russian next-gen ship). Still, would it not be wise to concentrate on making a universal capsule at least, so that it could also serve as a Moon ferry or taxi? That's the goal for the Orion capsule , but that's also considered o...
by phongn
2014-09-09 07:05pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Apple Iphone 6 and 6+ announced
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Re: Apple Iphone 6 and 6+ announced

Mod the O/S? Expand the memory??? This is Apple we are talking about here. That's pretty much my point. :) Android is far more flexible than iOS which is (IMO) one of the main reasons why it is more popular than iOS...not merely the screen size of the phones. Basically the Iphone6 is identical to m...
by phongn
2014-09-09 06:48pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Apple Iphone 6 and 6+ announced
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Re: Apple Iphone 6 and 6+ announced

I wasn't referring to the ability to hack the OS or root it, I was referring to what you can do with it from an end-user standpoint. As a very simple example, a WiFi scanner to locate and measure the signal strength of your network. Doesn't exist on iOS. GPS apps to show you signal strength and raw...
by phongn
2014-09-09 04:55pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Apple Iphone 6 and 6+ announced
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Re: Apple Iphone 6 and 6+ announced

So...same as before just a bigger screen to compete with the most popular Android phones. No word on any changes to the ability to mod the O/S, no word on expandable SD memory...so...it's bigger. Yay. :wanker: If you want a customizable or hackable phone, Apple is not what you want. This isn't exac...
by phongn
2014-08-27 04:44pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Burger King considering moving to Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 1135

Re: Burger King considering moving to Canada

Of course companies that have been established in the US long enough probably have a pretty decent idea of how to game the system here... they do have that going for them. They can afford to hire fancy accountants to take advantage of the labyrinthine tax code. BK's effective tax rate is close to t...
by phongn
2014-08-06 02:39pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: So We're Rolling Out Linux... Somehow...
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

Re: So We're Rolling Out Linux... Somehow...

You might want consider Google Apps for Nonprofits as well. It'll take a lot of the load off you to manage, give you basic office productivity and collaboration software and hosted email.
by phongn
2014-07-22 02:57pm
Forum: History
Topic: Vietnam: Why didn't they gas the tunnels?
Replies: 6
Views: 2908

Re: Vietnam: Why didn't they gas the tunnels?

The other component I forget the name of is still legal as a herbicide but a long running effort has existed to get it banned too. Far as the EPA can tell though it doesn't cause cancer on a significant basis so they wont on the the strong suspicion, this is of course also political in the US to no...
by phongn
2014-07-22 02:49pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Malaysia Airlines 777 Crash (Europe)
Replies: 229
Views: 17606

Re: Malaysia Airlines 777 Crash (Europe)

Su-25's actual ceiling is irrelevant as the craft can temporarily climb to 10000 is necessary. That said, it is up to a neutral team to investigate. I'd rather have it be Malaysians, in team with the Dutch. Performance at altitude would be terrible, though: the Su-25 is not meant to cruise or climb...
by phongn
2014-06-16 04:20pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Tom Crusie Edge of Tomorrow
Replies: 71
Views: 8956

Re: Tom Crusie Edge of Tomorrow

Civil War Man wrote:The ending struck me as focus-tested.
It is focus-tested.
by phongn
2014-06-10 12:52pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Water cooling systems for CPUs
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Re: Water cooling systems for CPUs

Cooler Master's Hyper 212 series is a good value and fairly quiet. Noctua probably makes the best air coolers but at a premium (and rather large and heavy).
by phongn
2014-05-14 04:40pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: You get a flying car factory (RAR!)
Replies: 110
Views: 5560

Re: You get a flying car factory (RAR!)

One question is, how does it handle a combination of the above problems? Say, if it's raining in a construction zone, or if the pedestrian is wearing light-absorbing clothing? Or if there's a possibility of ice making the surface of the road behave differently than the software is programmed to exp...
by phongn
2014-05-12 01:26pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: What should a shaped charge do against a superlarge creature
Replies: 26
Views: 1802

Re: What should a shaped charge do against a superlarge crea

I can load the regular site just fine, but Firefox throws up security warnings regarding untrusted connections when I try to view the actual PDFs. There are a whole lot of interesting books available, but I'm ultimately a bit leery, considering the aforementioned security issue. You can install the...
by phongn
2014-05-12 01:01pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Bit of Analysis: HH Crown of Slaves
Replies: 203
Views: 21986

Re: Bit of Analysis: HH Crown of Slaves

Rich or poor, the culturally inclined habitués of the megametropolis' Old Quarter rubbed elbows with their more dangerous brethren. Over the centuries, the Loop had become the center of the Solarian League's criminal elite as well as every brand of political radical. Chicago drew all of them like a...
by phongn
2014-05-08 07:39pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: You get a flying car factory (RAR!)
Replies: 110
Views: 5560

Re: You get a flying car factory (RAR!)

Current state of the art in an automatic car can drive , and on real roads rather than just controlled, carefully organized test tracks. This does not translate into being flexible, all-weather, or capable of avoiding pedestrians without human supervision, or avoiding small but significant obstacle...
by phongn
2014-05-05 02:30pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: UK Gov backs plans for spaceport.
Replies: 28
Views: 2613

Re: UK Gov backs plans for spaceport.

Bragging rights? What bragging rights? Launch complexes are commonplace, and a high latitude complex is not exactly something to boast about. I don't really see what the UK's initiative has to do with the USA either; even in reduced form the US public nondefense programs are still huge (and the def...
by phongn
2014-05-05 01:28pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: UK Gov backs plans for spaceport.
Replies: 28
Views: 2613

Re: UK Gov backs plans for spaceport.

Why would you set-up a launch facility in the UK? Because the US is being retarded and instead of advancing its space program the stupid government there is retreating? Kudos to anyone willing to step into the hole left by that asinine move. Why not align with the ESA, which has an excellent launch...
by phongn
2014-05-02 06:01pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: 4TB SSD
Replies: 1
Views: 679

Re: 4TB SSD

Why is that a bad thing? Only enterprise customers could possibly have any need for such large SSDs (especially read-optimized ones) and they very much want SAS.
by phongn
2014-04-24 08:04pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Ping any VPN experts
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Ping any VPN experts

Shouldn't your VPN server let you produce private-public key pairs for each client and then generate a client certificate for your laptop (and possibly a root certificate authority for your laptop)?

You might also try OpenVPN and see if that helps. Hamachi is also pretty straightforward, too.
by phongn
2014-04-24 07:57pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Ping any VPN experts
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Ping any VPN experts

Uh, does your work permit you to open VPN tunnels to arbitrary networks? That's usually a huge red flag to security.
by phongn
2014-04-24 07:46pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Report board software problems here
Replies: 1323
Views: 370228

Re: Report board software problems here

Mike just did an upgrade. Please report any glitches. Heh, I just noticed the cipher suite changed for the HTTPS site (and Qualys' SSL Labs is happier). EDIT: If Mike's looking, any way he can put in the HTTP STS header into his Apache config? For those of us who use the https site it'll make the b...
by phongn
2014-04-16 05:41pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Sid Meyer's Civilization - Beyond Earth
Replies: 74
Views: 4922

Re: Sid Meyer's Civilization - Beyond Earth

The easiest solution would be to simply set the UPT to ~3-5. That way you avoid both the Carpet/Stacks of Doom, and have actual battle lines. I've used mods like that before when they were available, and the game play was a lot better. Plus, the Civ 5 A.I.'s ability to wage war improves quite a bit...
by phongn
2014-04-16 04:29pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Change all your passwords, everywhere
Replies: 32
Views: 3342

Re: Change all your passwords, everywhere

Welf wrote:I think you misunderstand the job of a security agency: it's not to provide security for the people but from the people.
NSCID 9 rather firmly established that the NSA's prime mission is signals intelligence.
by phongn
2014-04-12 06:39pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Homeworld Remakes, It's Actually Happening!!!
Replies: 148
Views: 16200

Re: Homeworld Remakes, It's Actually Happening!!!

I don't consider that to have been a bug. Capturing ships was NOT easy by any stretch of the word. The salvage corvettes can die easily and they cost enough that you newer have enough resources to just waste them. So if you are skilled enough to take a large fleet of ships than you deserve it. The ...