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  1. I estimate about 250,000 cards. Must be data, as in the day, no machine had enough memory for a compiler to handle that many lines of code in a single program. Looks like monthly payroll for the Pentagon and General DC area. Used to have to sort by ssan in reverse order prior to processing everyone's card into the mainframe. Start at position 9 and make a pass on a card sorter. Then do position 8. Then 7 etc. Used to take 2 days 24x7. If you fucked up anything, you had to start all over. What a PIA...
  2. though dirty, those bottoms are actually orange. Old timers say orange bottoms are wicked fast...
  3. Hope you are lucky and like it. Once you put the key in a Carvana purchase, that is it. Sure you can return it. But only get another carvana shitbox. No chance of getting your cash back. I am more than happy purchasing factory certified autos. If anything goes wrong, I know the dealership actually knows a thing or 2 about the vehicle, has access to parts and technical tools and documentation.
  4. what kind of paint holds onto that ash so they look like my PVC ones? ;<)
  5. That is the emergency exit ladder. You know the old saying "You stay with the boat until you can step up into the life raft" For when, you know, you collide with an air craft carrier due not paying attention while trying to trim the jib with the forestay being made out of stretchy nylon. All perfectly normal... ;<) No explanation WTF is bolted to the back. Looks like an garage ATV jack from Harbor Freight.
  6. So why did One Sails give them a franchise if the loft was known to be dodgy? A tiger never loses it's stripes as the saying goes. Nothing but fucking greed to expand their global footprint and that shit is going to stick on them for a long time as the Internet never forgets. I come from the 45 years in the corporate world at fortune 100 companies. Fastest way to find a career ejector seat in your cubicle is to do ANYTHING that tarnishes the company brand and then not do everything humanly possible to resolve the situation. Even sat in a customer escalation position wh
  7. If you do try, does one have to start with the 2nd disc first? Asking for a friend..
  8. "you train like you fight." Rather dent up a sub in peace time and know where the chart is fubar, then in a hot war where losing such a mission capability for a year or more is more serious than a heart attack. I can see why China wants to know where the accident occurred. Not for navigation purposes, but to know where the US Navy is snooping about in their back yard. EVERY DAY, young men and women risk their lives whether or not the US is at war. Planes go down, trucks flip over, parachutes fail to open. Hence why many of us hold service people in high regard. Putt
  9. Yammie Noob is also amusing and has decent production values. Every picture, every word hits to the bone if you are into the sport. Need a guy like this to talk about types of sailors.
  10. this just in "the front fell off..." amazing the injuries were as few as reported.
  11. That sucks as he was a hero of mine. Remember him at Laconia NH driving a Pop's Yoshimura GS1000 superbike in the 1980s. One year he was leading by over half a lap with 3 to go. But Wes would never back off. Came out the last corner onto the straightaway flat out and clipped the wall in front of the grandstand at speed shattering the left cover and killing the motor. Cost him the race and NOBODY was in his league that day. Everyone swooned for those garish green Kawasaki Eddie Lawson bikes, but Wes could out drive him with ease on his Suzuki. Ride On bro
  12. 1%er issue. Never had it on my Formula 18 Hobie Cat. Right into the bag on the trampoline..
  13. actually, the FBI under Janet Reno fucked up royally on this one. Sure the dude was a cult asshole banging anything he could get his dick into, but he also came into town EVERY WEEK to get supplies. They could have waited behind a door at the store for David to show up for his stuff and just cuffed his sorry ass. End of story. But Nooo, they thought it would be cool to come in guns blazing SWAT style. Unfortunately someone tipped off the David and he had time to turn the tables and fuck with them them instead. So then the federales crank it up to 11 because they were show
  14. what's wrong with that? Back in the go-go 80s, when any of my software engineers decided to look for greener pastures, we would throw them a going away party at a private room in a certain Chinese restaurant. Everyone would attend as we all would be blowing off steam after a long week. We would get the engineer shitfaced early on a friday afternoon. By 7 the "entertainment" would arrive as would all the attendees. We would hire this 350 lb belly dancer in full regalia who had Good Luck (first name of engineer) written on her stomach in lipstick. We would march the engineer
  15. and pissing yet more gasoline onto the fire: https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/its-just-not-true-zuckerberg-responds-claims-facebook-puts-profits-over-people Love to know what was scrubbed during that downtime at Facebook when nobody could see. Now we have Markie saying "Nothing here folks, just move along.." Can only hope some FB employees with a conscience have whatever was blown away hidden away on a thumb drive "Just in case".
  16. Max Remember this app started with a research grant from the CIA after Peter Theil did the initial investment. https://thehackernews.com/2011/04/truth-about-facebook-cia-us-government.html and zdnet which is not tin foil hat folks https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-and-the-cia/ or the Herald https://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/facebook-the-cia-conspiracy/DJV2SVOSNF4NX7MJ4C22JSIDLM/ If you pay close attention, you know that the intell folks like to tell you a story. Not THE story. A story.. Think about that russian sub Clark Gable brought
  17. I read on a financial blog his worth dropped 6 billion due to the stock hit. But do not feel sorry for him as he still has 115 billion bucks to ease the pain... and I do not believe the DNS corruption story FB is peddling. They are too damn big to employee network idiots who cannot restore/reboot servers anywhere in the world. New software versions are tested over and over prior to rolling them into production, and at their size, he makes 1 call and the network vendor has their A-team engineers doing the work. I think they either tighten down security, made some dubious re
  18. Cannot agree more. Ford bought Volvo for the safety engineering and then tried to lower the costs by using Ford parts in place of better engineered Volvo components. I just finished swapping the front struts out of my xc60. Should have been a 2-3 hour job. It took 12 as nothing would come apart and I ended up having to pull the control arms to get the &^%$ ball joint to let go, so I could finally get the knuckle apart as it refused to let go of the strut and there was not enough room to sledge the knucle down. It was a single bolt style knuckle which is strange as Volvo FWD/AWD cars
  19. I had a 75 Impala that basically was cheap made caddie, sat 3 across with lots of room (or 4 snugly), and had a 350 which I installed electronic ignition (had just come out) to help salvage some mileage. When I floored it, the speedometer and gas gauge would race to see which could sweep its needle across the instrument face faster.... ;<(
  20. You want a xc70 or v70 with a 3.0, 3.0 turbo, or 3.2 inline six (aka Cologne 6) If you can find one the 2015 models came with either the 3.2 or 3.0 turbo. The turbo is 309 hp and 322 ft/lbs of torque. The 3.2 has 240 hp. Takes 8 quarts of synthetic oil, so the turbo is always cool and collected (and stays intact). You slap it into sport mode and hit the go petal. It will impress you. The absolute best ones are the Volvo Ocean Racer editions, as they have everything on them (T6s with Premier package). But they are harder than hen's teeth to find. Stay away from t
  21. Well you could sell that Harley for a Victory with triple Brembo brakes from the factory.. ;<) Or you can do the hot set up we did in the 80s to stop in the wet. Pull the pads, and then using a hack saw, cut off a bit of the leading edge at a 45 degree angle before reassembly. This will sweegie any water off the disk to the outside and eliminate performance killing water on the disks. Also works on leading edge of brake shoes for those with really old scoots...
  22. sight divergence: I am in the middle of brakes, struts, sway bar components as part of a mid life renew of one of my cars. 80,000 miles ago, I had installed quality rotors (drilled/slotted and no Brazilian or Chinese cheap crap) along with ceramic pads. Taking the units apart, they are like new. There is may be 10 percent wear on pads and rotors look like new. Traditional pads put out a lot of dust and braking is so-so. Metallic or semi-metallics brake well, but tear up rotors by the time the pads are down to limits. This is what most people see. The cer
  23. the 1st mate fudged the numbers so they did not have to re-ballast which would have kicked in the expensive discharge regulations If he had used the onboard computer to ballast the ship, it would have forces the decision. He had to know that. The 1st mate likely was under orders of his management to wait until they got out into real water to take on salt water instead of water full of silt. That is why mgt got him out of the US before anyone could talk to him. My question is why did the NTSB not highlight this? This video really needs to be sent to some congresscritte
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