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Comment 8 hours ago

Ok, the latest news has a glimmer of hope..

Singer John Prine is in stable condition, his wife says

John Prine is in stable condition after being placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms, his wife, Fiona Whelan Prine said Monday.

The singer-songwriter’s family said Sunday that Prine was critically ill. Fiona Prine’s message Monday on social media, suggested his condition had improved overnight. Prine remains hospitalized.

“Please continue to send your amazing love and prayers,” she said on Twitter. “Sing his songs. Stay home and wash hands. John loves you. I love you.” .../cont/...

Comment 8 hours ago

If you like the mix of fantasy & noir fiction you might like the Garret P.I. books. Written by Glen Cook, the guy who wrote the Black Company books.

Comment 29 Mar 2020

The first time we drove up to go to Magic was closed.

Literally recreated the scene driving across the empty parking lot. 

Comment 29 Mar 2020

It's just difficult enough that the vast majority of owners won't bother to mess with it. Despite that the real culprit is the consumer. The market fueled the drive to integrated batteries with the desire to slimmer more sleep devices.

Apple is the company that we know of that has intentionally slowed down older devices, ironically the reason for that was to preserve battery life as the devices (and lithium cells) age. It is also a crime to do so in several countries and Apple now provides a way to opt out of the practice.

Comment 28 Mar 2020

Cell phone manufacturers don't care about data tracking. They care about a regular replacement schedule of phones, keeping sales high. That is why they went to non replaceable batteries.

Comment 28 Mar 2020

My main memories are of the images of the cooling towers shot from a distance while the talking heads were doing their thing on the nightly news.

Comment 28 Mar 2020

Oh I meant strategic comms in general. We have absolutely failed over the past 30 years when it comes to hardened systems & redundancy.

Comment 28 Mar 2020

What about the remaining fall sports? Do they get moved up as well? Do they get cancelled because they don't bring in the revenue like football? What are the potential Title 9 implications if football gets a special exemption?

There is a lot of what ifs there, beyond the elephant of the room of not knowing if it actually decreases any potential risk.

Comment 28 Mar 2020

The USAF is really cranking up the intensity for long-distance communication backups to be up and running ASAP. Also working on failover solutions for their internet (dedicated fiber, but just in case there is a cut). 


Comment 28 Mar 2020

Honestly it wouldn't be that hard. The government already has that data available, as well the zip code for everyone who filed a tax return last year. The coding wouldn't even by that difficult.