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    Still at the Head Apparel Company (from Hell)......

    Still at the Head Apparel Company (from Hell)...

    Things are actually looking better:

    We finally got a competent CIO (first time in years).
    They let us spend some money on a 10GbE SAN + Backup...
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    Recoil (Rifles or Pistols): For what is...

    Recoil (Rifles or Pistols): For what is commonly-available to citizens in the USA I'll say this: Don't worry about Recoil. Shooting even the most powerful handguns and rifles requires nothing more...
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    Don't overlook Lexmark; Very good overall driver...

    Don't overlook Lexmark; Very good overall driver support (Regardless of platform) generally solid hardware platforms. Stay away from Canon/HP (unless you like to experience financial rape). Avoid...
  4. Yeah, Starliner is not what we need for today's...

    Yeah, Starliner is not what we need for today's manned missions. I costs way too much and is a dead end as far as usefulness to the ISS and whatever comes after.
  5. Starliner has got a long way to go. The...

    Starliner has got a long way to go. The "Doghouse" (Service Module) has really got them in the Doghouse.

    But I think the toughest issue is with the cooling loops in the capsule; those are the...
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    Sure they can, at the cost of blinding...

    Sure they can, at the cost of blinding themselves... which amounts to "un-jammable". Point-to-Point Laser links are essentially unjammable barring the use of diffusion aerosols/smoke. UAVs which...
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    Can't have independent thought and free...

    Can't have independent thought and free elections, can we now? God forbid, the Little Red Book might be proven to be worth less than the paper it was printed upon. MFN was a joke in 1991, barely 2...
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    Yes, it was, but it was the Clinton...

    Yes, it was, but it was the Clinton Administration was the one who really turned the screws (actually opened the floodgates) in the 1990's.

    Reagan wasn't a fan of "One China", but GHW Bush was......
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    Corrected to Re-Militarization of Germany. ...

    Corrected to Re-Militarization of Germany.



    Corrected to Re-Militarization... Japan never really stopped believing for a moment that the PRC would not be a threat (There have been numerous...
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    Old Lady at the Ice Cream Parlor...

    An old lady visited the Ice Cream Parlor, after browsing along the freezer bar, she went to the attendant:

    "Young man, I'd like a gallon* of Vanilla, a gallon of Strawberry and a gallon of...
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    Honestly? No. Their best talent was let go/...

    Honestly? No. Their best talent was let go/ retired-out in 2012-2016. That kind of engineering expertise is very hard to replace. The problems with Meltdown and Specter have also seriously hampered...
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    The Intel 440BX, 440GX, Intel 815 and the...

    The Intel 440BX, 440GX, Intel 815 and the Broadcom/Serverworks Chipset were the workhorses of the late 1990's (Slot1, Slot2, Socket 370) all the way to about 2005 (Due to RDRAM debacle and teething...
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    VJ, Indeed, you may! These disks are smaller;...

    VJ, Indeed, you may! These disks are smaller; (eta) 2TB Each. You're right, though: RAID-5 error correction starts to fail past 4TB/Disk and/or ~18TB Volume sizes. RAID6 can go a LOT higher with...
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    Irritation is what it is.

    The Dell PERC7 Series/x30 Series (HP G8-G9 series as well) uses an LSI SAS/SATA RAID controller; some of those SKUs can set the RAID card to non-RAID HBA (most Dells of this period do not support HBA...
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    Speaking of Cluster****s... Working on the...

    Speaking of Cluster****s...

    Working on the Domain Controller (Primary), noticed an odd message on SNMP from the iDRAC. The machine had 4 disks in the trays. Got a predictive failure, but the RAID...
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    pfSense, Smoothwall, MikroTik all support some...

    pfSense, Smoothwall, MikroTik all support some sort of VPN - this is probably better than having a Windows device directly exposed to directly to the Edge, especially long term.

    Too many folks...
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    Synology is fairly decent, especially for the...

    Synology is fairly decent, especially for the money.

    I have about 45 server instances (about 1/3 of them are physical); we retired a large-ish Nimble storage array last week (sorry to see it go,...
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    Alone. Today the subject of backups came up:...

    Alone.

    Today the subject of backups came up: we have about 9TB of storage on one File Server (Windows OS)... we had a call to restore a file from backup. I went into the Veritas NetBackup Console...
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    I hear you. I've been working for an apparel...

    I hear you. I've been working for an apparel manufacturing company in IT Infrastructure for most of the past year. Many of the production machines use proprietary software (all Windows-Based), and my...
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    Blast from the past: ...

    Blast from the past:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DQjEF53Gao

    Nissan USA actually bought the car from this guy and restored it (almost) perfectly to showroom new...
  21. The preview is awesome, hoping that DC gets it...

    The preview is awesome, hoping that DC gets it right: this looks solidly on the right track now.
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    Oh no! Rest in Peace, good buddy.

    Oh no! Rest in Peace, good buddy.
  23. Boeing will be ready to send it up the day after...

    Boeing will be ready to send it up the day after it is donated to the Smithsonian's Udvar Hazy Museum of Flight... after which the "Udvar Hazy Museum of Flight" will be renamed the "Udvar Hazy...
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    RE: Infection vs. Immunity. The biggest...

    RE: Infection vs. Immunity.

    The biggest question is to what degree a person is infected (how much initial exposure, under what conditions): by most estimates, more than 50% of infected people are...
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    I think you are right UtwigMU: They are playing...

    I think you are right UtwigMU: They are playing Whack-A-Mole with a virus which is known for mutations. I really don't think that extending hopes for a Vaccine-based solution is viable at this point....
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