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[#] Sat Aug 27 2011 12:34:57 EDT from Sig

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I have never understood the attraction of an ocean cruise as a vacation. Part of this is the indelible association I make between cruise ships and food poisoning, I suppose.

Anyway, I stumbled on this Harper's article from January 1996 by David Foster Wallace, who underwent a weeklong cruise with much the enthusiasm that he would undergo a colonoscopy.


harpers.org/media/pdf/dfw/HarpersMagazine-1996-01-0007859.pdf


[#] Sat Aug 27 2011 13:51:13 EDT from triLcat

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Just got accused of using twitter on Sabbath. It's called timed tweets, people.

(For work. I don't tweet much for my own purposes. I kinda don't find it that useful anyway)



[#] Sat Aug 27 2011 14:56:58 EDT from Ford II

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I have never understood the attraction of an ocean cruise as a
vacation. Part of this is the indelible association I make between
cruise ships and food poisoning, I suppose.

You can have a bad time skydiving too.
Until you've had a good cruise trip yourself, it's hard to form a real opinion on.
You can hvae a bad camping trip too.

[#] Sat Aug 27 2011 15:07:26 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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@triLcat shall we assume that your post here was automated too?

[#] Sat Aug 27 2011 16:47:33 EDT from Sig

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You can have a bad time skydiving too.
Until you've had a good cruise trip yourself, it's hard to form a
real opinion on.
You can hvae a bad camping trip too.

I said "part." It just doesn't hold much attraction for me. Most of the activities touted as benefits are things I don't enjoy, and I particularly dislike the sensation of being trapped in one location with a bunch of people I may or may not like. It's a pretty darned big location, but I'd hate to get out a ways and discover that it's not big enough.

[#] Sat Aug 27 2011 19:33:17 EDT from Ford II

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with a bunch of people I may or may not like. It's a pretty darned big

location, but I'd hate to get out a ways and discover that it's not big

enough.

Two things you have to know about going on a cruise: 1) go on a boat that holds at least 3000 people, you'll never see the same people twice except the ones you have dinner with, and 2) get a room with a balcony.

[#] Sat Aug 27 2011 19:33:36 EDT from Ford II

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If you don't do those two things, you definetly won't have a good time.

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 00:20:22 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Yeesh.

Sorry about the site being down tonight, folks. Our server had two disk failures. One drive died and I replaced it, but the second drive died during the array rebuild. It's taking some time to get everything up and running again.

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 00:32:45 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Oh, and it should be obvious, but since we had to restore from a backup, anything posted on Tuesday Aug 30 is gone, so go ahead and post it again.

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 06:57:08 EDT from saltine

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Is tweeting technically "work" or labor anyways?

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 08:00:52 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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That depends on whether or not you are a bird.

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 09:14:38 EDT from wizard of aahz

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backup, anything posted on Tuesday Aug 30 is gone, so go ahead and post


So no 15 second incremental backups??

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 09:17:42 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Your offer to donate a large external disk drive on which to store incremental backups is sincerely appreciated

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 09:26:52 EDT from skpacman

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I wonder if any drive manufacturer has actually succeeded in making a 1Pb (PetaByte) drive of some kind (HDD, or SSD, or whathaveyou).... that would be badass for incremental backups...

-- 
Stephen D King
skpacman8629@gmail.com



[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 10:27:12 EDT from wizard of aahz

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Your offer to donate a large external disk drive on which to store
incremental backups is sincerely appreciated

Don't you already have large hunks of external disk sitting around doing nothing in the data center? <GRIN>

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 10:53:09 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I try to keep my stuff on my own hardware. However, Uncensored is in fact running in our cloud right now. I'll have it moved back after I get my server back on its feet.

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 11:07:37 EDT from athos-mn

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That explains why is feels so light and fluffy right now.

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 20:21:01 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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(It's back on my own hardware now.  Woweeeeeeeeee...)



[#] Thu Sep 01 2011 10:23:42 EDT from ax25

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That is poopy.  Have had a recent experience like that with raid 6 and 3 drives.  Gotta love that.



[#] Fri Sep 02 2011 22:12:48 EDT from Animal

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looks like the text client's broken.

Entering a mes... GAH! It's double-spacing in the web editor too! ...sage just gives me this:

Lobby> Enter message
Sep 2 2011 10:07pm from Animal
*** Aborted message.

Lobby>

ASCII editor (.<e><a>) at least lets me type, but return-return doesn't bust back into a command line like I remember it used to.



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