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Old 08-14-2013, 10:08 AM   #17801
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I almost sent my camshaft I sold yesterday via UPS, but decided to risk it with USPS. I can see a good chance that my part would have been on that or another early UPS flight leaving out early this morning. That would have almost have been kind of cool to say I had a part on that plane.
I know that the internet is no place for respect or civility, but do remember that the crew that died on that plane this morning is someone's family. I know of a little girl that will never know her father because of a similar plane crash.
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I know that the internet is no place for respect or civility, but do remember that the crew that died on that plane this morning is someone's family. I know of a little girl that will never know her father because of a similar plane crash.
Uh huh. I don't see where saying having a part on a plane that crashed would be sort of cool is disrespectful to the crew that died. Being able to say "I had a package on that plane" in future conversations of the incident seems kind of cool to me. Plane crashes are pretty rare. Anyway, I do feel for the 2 crewmen, and their families. It's a shitty way to go. But honestly, they are just two more deaths among thousands or tens of thousands that will die all over the world today. I didn't know them, so yeah.
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I have always felt that I have kept up with advancements in computer technology pretty well, and have never felt that overwhelmed by large leaps. That is until recently with storage capacities. I find it to be almost witchcraft that hey have been able to develop SD cards that can store 2TB of data. 2TB on a piece of plastic the size of a 2-3mm thick postage stamp. WTF! Even 64GB on a micro SD blows my ******* mind. Round up the witches and burn them. Am I alone in this?
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hey have been able to develop SD cards that can store 2TB of data.
Seriously? How did I not notice this?

I'm still kind of stoked that I have a 2TB hard drive, and you lay this on me...



EDIT: Wait a sec... They don't actually have a 2TB card- they've merely created a standard (SDXC) which will potentially support one.

Shame on you for getting me riled like that.
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anybody else here have bad shoulders or frequent shoulder pain? At least once a month for a few days I get what I assume is a rotator cuff issue. Just got over one in my left shoulder a few days ago, and now completely out of the blue today sitting at the computer watching a video, I moved my right arm and let out a nice yell when it felt like someone stabbed me. Welcome right arm pain. This time the limited range of motion is pretty extreme compared to normal, and the pain is considerably sharper and less forgiving to movement. It just had to be that arm, and in the range of motion that prevents me from effectively using a mouse or shifting gears. Taking a shower earlier was a mine field, and I probably sounded like I was being attacked and murdered trying to shampoo my hair.
I have had recurring shoulder pain that presents itself as owie when raising my arm in front or slightly to the side like heil hitler, shifting, etc. I had a sports med chiropractor tell me it was tightness or inflamed something but nothing was ever conclusive. It seemed to come and go with weather.

Ultimately I noticed that the more I used it (volleyball, specifically) the less it hurt. Once I started lifting more (overhead press), the pain continued to vanish and now I can't even remember when the last time it hurt was.

I would try working it out with moderate to mild weight training--maybe start with some 5 or 10 lb lateral and front raises every other day. Like whatever weight allows you to do 3-4 sets of 15. Power through the pain if you can on the first couple days and see if it gets better or worse.

I am not a doctor and you might **** your **** up so be smart.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:46 PM   #17806
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Correction. It was an A300, not a 767. And it was inbound from Louisville, not outbound like I thought. I'm interested to see what the NTSB has to say. Not too often to see a crash on approach.
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So, wait... What was the weather like this morning at BHM?
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So, wait... What was the weather like this morning at BHM?
Supposedly not noteworthy.
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Seriously? How did I not notice this?

I'm still kind of stoked that I have a 2TB hard drive, and you lay this on me...



EDIT: Wait a sec... They don't actually have a 2TB card- they've merely created a standard (SDXC) which will potentially support one.

Shame on you for getting me riled like that.
Hmm. I guess the pictures I've seen are rendering then. Or fakes. Still, if they have the potential capacity with the SDXC, they will fill it eventually. And it probably won't take long. I guess 128GB is still the max then? That alone is still amazing to me. Only 3 or 4 machines ago, I had a HDD that was half of that size, and that was considered about normal for the time. Now it's small enough to lose in the grass if you drop it.
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So, wait... What was the weather like this morning at BHM?
Muggy, but clear. Patchy cloud cover, probably 10,000ft+ ceiling.
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Muggy, but clear. Patchy cloud cover, probably 10,000ft+ ceiling.
Interesting.

Not that I'm postulating any conspiracy theories here, but that was kind of my first thought on the morning of 11 Sep '01, when I first saw the live video feeds, at the point when they were still saying things like "accident" and "small aircraft."

"Huh... clear blue skies, perfect visibility. Something ain't right."



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Hmm. I guess the pictures I've seen are rendering then. Or fakes. Still, if they have the potential capacity with the SDXC, they will fill it eventually.
Oh, absolutely. I mean, I remember the first 1 GB hard drive I ever saw- it just seemed absolutely ludicrous (and it was very expensive). Now, you can pick up flash drives quite a bit larger than that for free all day long just by walking a tradeshow floor.


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And it probably won't take long.
Well, those articles dated back to 2009. And Moore's Law doesn't quite work perfectly for flash storage. I'd give it a decade or so before 2TB flash cards become commonplace. (And remember, that's the absolute upper limit for SDXC, so before we even get to that point, they'll have come out with yet another standard with an even higher number. 128 TB anyone?)



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I guess 128GB is still the max then? That alone is still amazing to me. Only 3 or 4 machines ago, I had a HDD that was half of that size, and that was considered about normal for the time. Now it's small enough to lose in the grass if you drop it.
Oh, yeah. Micro-SD is one of those things that makes me say "This is how I know I'm living in the future" when I'm holding it in my hand, being careful not to sneeze and have it drift away into the wind.
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Maybe not a decade. I'm going to guess 7 years before 1TB+ SD becomes commercially available. Random guess. Yeah. Storage is one of the few things that make me feel that way. 15 years ago floppy disks were still a pretty common portable storage media. 1.4MB in a big, fragile plastic square with spring loaded doors. Now like you said, you can get 8, 16, 32GB flash drives for free. Or a 64GB Micro-SD. Roughly 4.5 million times the storage going by size comparison estimation.
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I think of it this way:

My pocketknife contains more random-access rewriteable storage capacity than all of the world's computers put together at the time that the NASA first put a man on the moon.


Yup, this is the future. (Now where's my damned flying car?)
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I just drove 11 hours on only 1 caffeinated item. I am proud.
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I am terrible at long distance driving. :(

I have long entertained the idea of an epic transcontinental road trip like you sometimes read. Then I have to drive four hours to some place a few hundred miles away and hate it.
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I am terrible at long distance driving. :(

I have long entertained the idea of an epic transcontinental road trip like you sometimes read. Then I have to drive four hours to some place a few hundred miles away and hate it.

I'm actually quite good at it. I drove a Miata over 7500 miles in 3 weeks on an epic trip this past June/July.

Doing 1000-1200 miles straight without stopping except for food and gas doesn't bother me in the slightest.
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Uh huh. I don't see where saying having a part on a plane that crashed would be sort of cool is disrespectful to the crew that died. Being able to say "I had a package on that plane" in future conversations of the incident seems kind of cool to me. Plane crashes are pretty rare. Anyway, I do feel for the 2 crewmen, and their families. It's a shitty way to go. But honestly, they are just two more deaths among thousands or tens of thousands that will die all over the world today. I didn't know them, so yeah.
It'll look summin' like this. Someone's not going racing this weekend.

Sucks about the crew. Interested in seeing what the recorders say.

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Now, you can pick up flash drives quite a bit larger than that for free all day long just by walking a tradeshow floor.
And make a very interesting storage array using this 49 port usb hub:

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(Now where's my damned flying car?)
**** that. People can't drive non-flying cars. I sure as hell don't want them driving flying ones.
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