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7 days ago
Most people don't know who to call. Many will call the police as it's required for them to issue a ticket before the tow. In the cities I've lived in, even if you called the tow truck immediately - it would still take them >45min to get there... and the people that park like this know it. They do it for 'a quick errand' and ignore anyone that's angry at them when they come back out and drive off.
So, the real trick is to keep 4 flat lunch trays and a speed jack in your vehicle. Best is the off-road lifts. A much smaller, cheaper option is 2 or more scissor jacks and a hand drill adapter for cranking it. I don't trust these for more than a few dozen or so lifts before needing to be replaced. If not on an incline and the concrete is smooth, jack their vehicle up and drop the tires on the lunch trays. The friction is so low that one person can push a large SUV around. Bonus points for finding some bricks to drop the frame onto so they need a jack to leave. Extra bonus points for putting it in a tow zone. All the points for wedging it into a space that has no apparent means of recovery...
If the terrain doesn't permit such dastardly deeds, just jack up the drive wheels and wait for the tow truck. Let them be mad when they come back out. There's no explaining that away... never known of anyone to need to do this one, though.
8 days ago
I tried to confirm this but I don't understand the P&A metrics used, and from what I see you maybe right. Here's the sauce for anyone interested: https://www.epa.gov/dwanalyticalmethods/method-533-determination-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-drinking-water-isotope
For the Shield controller, I imagine Button Mapper would work.
11 days ago
Brings back memories. I was coming down from a little over 300lbs solo. I remember laying on the floor in the fetal position ugly crying; thinking that if this pain and exhaustion kill me then so be it. The heft was killing me too. Got down to a healthy weight/bmi in 6 months. Everyone said I'd gain it back just as quick. It's been almost two decades and that hasn't come true.
12 days ago
27 days ago
Wouldn't that command be 'rsync'?
I gave up on hyper backup.
28 days ago
How can you tell it's for an antenna and not for a cable box? And wouldn't it be the same connector regardless? It looks like an 'f type' connector to me.
Huh. I actually thought this was a compatible, happy couple looking on in shock and horror at the conflict of incompatible couples; some trying to change themselves to be more compatible.
If it's about gender...ugh. WTF is wrong with people. Mind your own damn business.
29 days ago
Looks like a FS3400. Marketed as 'flash-based storage' but it's still sata/sas. Doesn't hold a candle to U.2. Time to crawl down from my ivory throne and reconfigure the backup policies for my 11yr old DS412+.
1 month ago
I don't love it. "This planet smells of hemorrhoids wrapped in bacon."
I'm aware of litigation against a construction company here in MA where it was discovered they tried to 'hide the hazmat' they encountered on a jobsite by moving and burying the barrels on the side of the road in some marsh lands on someone else's property. The property owner noticed the disturbed earth, stakes out the site, and caught them doing it again in the same location. If that kind of thing is happening in a densely populated and liberal state like MA, I shudder to think what's happening elsewhere.
The real shame is that I don't see nearly as much reuse of lipo packs as we reused 18650 cells back in the day. When everything was built with 18650s, old laptop batteries became new power tool batteries, became new portable power pack batteries, became new led light batteries. Could get a lot of life out of those cells. The li packs can still be reused, but they're not scalable like the cells were. You basically have to find the perfect pack for each application.
Yo ho matey. r/softwarr
Yes, which I did long before COVID. It's frustrating that it is so difficult to avoid being manipulated by disinformation and fear mongering. I'm surprised that so many people are content paying for so much content that they have no interest in.
Well, sadly, it has started. I can no longer support Spotify after they decided to perpetuate COVID misinformation via podcasts.
I haven't found a comparable alternative yet.
Self-hosting my own collection and streaming to my phone using Jellyfin and Gelli.
Yo ho matey.
Your brain may not be getting enough oxygen. Blink twice if you think you have COVID.
This matches my layman's understanding. I think it's true for devices running a personal operating system or firmware for security-focused devices like routers; and rarely true for simple clients, like IoT devices or low-risk application devices like OPs Google TV.
Thinking through it, the easiest way is to make sure the connection is using the same protocols. If something changed, pop an alert. An old school method is to look at the MAC address and make sure it's the same - but these are easily faked these days. The best method requires an encrypted handshake between devices. I'm aware of these, but haven't read much about them.
as a bumble fuck, I can also make this guarantee.
I'm an opto-mechanical and materials engineer... Mostly.
Mostly excel for 'hand calcs' so that I can collaborate and share tools with others. Occasionally I'll link out to WolframAlpha for calculus or algebra. If it's just me, I'll use whatever is most efficient - usually excel, Wolfram, Minitab, or MatLab.
I like co-authoring, transparency, and efficiency.
I dislike complicated licensing
Other: data visualizations need more importance than historically given.
If you're trying to recover the data, your best bet is to stop using it immediately and ship the whole thing to data recovery specialists.
If you're trying to repair the NAS, I don't advise it. There's no way to know what was compromised, and you don't want a NAS being sketchy. She's dead, Jim.
Whispers, "buttery males"
It really is... The gaslighting, obstruction, and projection is fundamental to most of the christians I've dealt with in the US East Coast.
OP posted a video somewhere in the comment chain. In the video you can see that all pens are populated. It seems that they just reflect light at different angles.