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  1. Seriously, if the sign at the door reads, "Please seat yourself". Any vacant seat in the establishment is fair game.

  2. Haha. I cannot post that online for security reasons. Where I live for POTS, Clink is pretty much the only game in town. So perhaps that is why have things like that. It is pretty ridiculous for a Telco to charge a new customer money for gracing their service offerings. I guess it makes sense if someone leaves in a few days after running copper. I'd ask them for a discount on services over a few months to counter cost in setup and running copper. You're wanting to be a customer to a dying service they provide. Ask to speak with manager, tell 'em you're looking for better POTS service. Then follow up with, "I cannot see it being better? If I need to pay for being a customer? Can you a least knock off $10.00 per month over 12 months? To cover the setup fees?" "OK, no then? What makes your service so much better than the others? Do you not want someone who has a need for an analog line long term? To me, that sounds like a great customer for you? What am I missing? By the looks of Clink stock, you guys can use all the money you can get over the next two years? Who do I elevate my concerns to?" . EDIT: The areas I've lived in Clink pretty much has all the copper infrastructure. But think they need allow 3rd parties access to aggregate service on their copper. All the copper was operated by Pacific Bell. When the bell companies broke up, it basically changed to U.S. West. It was still the same except long distance could be changed to MCI, Sprint, AT&T, etc... Then US West changed to Qwest and 3rd parties started coming (About the mid to late 1990's) and aggregating service of copper infrastructure and C/O equipment that was originally Pacific Bell and later US West -> Qwest -> Clink. So. Windstream could come in and say, "we meet the requirements to offer service in your area. We have these numbers and you need to provide us with access to your copper for our customers (probably at a fee)." Maybe not 100% but something like that. Never been around back east but always thought Nynex and all the others were similar.
  3. We use Clink POTS lines at work for FAX machines and a few other things (also DSL on POTS for our backup Internet connection). But actually found a local 3rd party that resells Clink POTS offering the same service for about $10.00 per month less with WAY better customer service. They have already bought a huge pool of numbers routed them to Clink, then resell through Clink. Clink POTS lines, depending on where you live, should be the most ubiquitous as they (indirectly) inherited a lot of infrastructure in the west from the Ma-Bell divestiture. Guessing your home must have been built in the last 20 years if there is no POTS easily accessible or at one time was not hooked up to Clink or US West.
  4. I'm sorry, Mr. Server 2012 Core. But Windows was not made for CMD administration like Linux. Maybe in 2016.

  5. How come when the NSA does it, it's cyber intelligence and not Facebook Stalking?

  6. You need to figure out where it is failing. Firewalled? Do some packet tracing and network diagnostics. EDIT: Do people still visit security forums from their home Internet connection?
  7. Would be interesting to see Perl 6 officially official the same day Python 2.X is officially unofficial. :-)

  8. Take note P. Carroll: we don't pass and 2nd and goal to lose a Super Bowl. Not even with T. Brady and NOT M. Lynch. ;-)

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    2. tekio


      "used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself and one or more other people considered together.
      "shall we have a drink?"
      People who wouldn't call a pass on 2nd and goal. Like well... everybody besides Pete Carroll.
  9. Gotta give kudos to Leo Laporte: he respects the skill set of hackers and tells the world how it is with technology! :)

  10. Writing, drinking Margaritas, watching it snow and learning. If only this paid more $$$$. :-(

  11. Lenovo's are nice, Glitch! My favorite laptop ever was my Thinkpad T30. Lasted about 5 years and only ended up on eBay because a RAM bank went out. Left me with a max of 500GB. Think that was by far the best Windows based notebook I've had by far: all quality parts from the U.S. Robotics 56K modem - to the Prism WiFi Chipset. Loved that notebook.
  12. Steve Job's philosophy: how it works should be opaque to the end-user. It should offer a great end-user experience. A fan takes away from that. My bedroom has a Mac-Mini sitting on my desk, within reaching distance of my bed. It is ultra-quiet. No so for a 3.6Ghz i5 with a high powered nvidia GPU/ Like you mentioned, how many people run JTR for 48 hours? LoL I think that is a big reason Apple uses lowered powered CPU's. I mean how many times have you seen a laptop that sounded nice on paper? i7, 32GB ram, snazzy nVidia GPU. But the display is ultra dim, keyboard feels like poo, and it heats up so badly it needs to be on a desk propped up, and sounds like a Hoover vacuum cleaner from 1982. Not so for a MacBook Pro: aluminum uni-body construction helps dissipate heat w/o high revving fans. Display is top-notch, keyboard and trackpad are top-notch. But its a laptop. If you want video editing get a Mac Pro. If you want games get Windows. Total Steve Jobs philosophy in play, still. Not saying its for everyone. But is what it is. :-)
  13. I had an iMac, once. Kind of funny; left it running JTR for two days and returned to see a huge black spot on the inside of the screen. On the bright side, I knew exactly where the CPU was located. :-)
  14. With the Xeon, you could say its a machine built for about $20.00 that will run circles around an $800.00 Mac Mini. ;-)
  15. "supported" == don't call us, if you are getting kernel panics with something else. ;-) That Xeon also supports non-eec, assuming the MoBo does not complain, I'd use non-eec on a desktop. Unless one needs uptimes in the months - to years.... unsure the overhead of EEC is beneficial.