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Q: Do you know a really rotten time to have a couple of SSDs booger up?

A:  When SourceForge’s download system is equally boogered up. Advertisements

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Encryption and the NSA

Redmond Magazine has a new article entitled Microsoft To Add Data Encryption in Response to Gov. Snooping at http://redmondmag.com/articles/2013/12/05/microsoft-to-add-data-encryption.aspx which they summarize in the first sentence as Microsoft yesterday announced that it is taking steps to guard against government surveillance … Continue reading

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Current Science Fiction Memes Are Obsolete

They almost always make the same assumption:  Earthlings will come together to fight off a common enemy and so ultimately prevail. But if this past Presidential election should have taught America anything, it is that being able to depend upon … Continue reading

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How you can tell the American people still trust Republicans as if they shared common values

Consider this quote from a Business Insider article entitled Chesapeake Energy:  The Great Natural Gas Supply Glut is Coming to an End McClendon said the company hopes to reduce its dry gas wells to 7 or 8 in the next … Continue reading

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My experience with Highpoint RAID controllers

2012/6/19 7:44:9 Disk ‘SAMSUNG HD204UI-S2H7J1BZ#####’ at Controller1-Channel1-Device5 failed. 2012/6/19 7:44:9 Disk ‘SAMSUNG HD204UI-S2H7J1BZ#####’ at Controller1-Channel1-Device4 failed. 2012/6/19 7:44:9 Disk ‘SAMSUNG HD204UI-S2H7J1BZ#####’ at Controller1-Channel1-Device3 failed. 2012/6/19 7:44:9 Disk ‘SAMSUNG HD204UI-S2H7J1BZ#####’ at Controller1-Channel1-Device2 failed. 2012/6/19 7:44:9 Disk ‘SAMSUNG HD204UI-S2H7J1BZ#####’ at Controller1-Channel1-Device1 failed. … Continue reading

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Why I do this…why you should do this.

Someone somewhat startled me on one website by expressing appreciation for comments I had made on yet another website…which caused me to consider the amount of time I spend – and the distances and places I go – to combat … Continue reading

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President George W. Bush addresses the White House Conference on Increasing Minority Homeownership at The George Washington University Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002

THE PRESIDENT: …. I appreciate your attendance to this very important conference. You see, we want everybody in America to own their own home. That’s what we want. This is — an ownership society is a compassionate society. More and … Continue reading

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