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schestowitz__> Subject: Re: TicketsMay 25 08:08
schestowitz__>May 25 08:08
schestowitz__> No, they should have an option to print a PDF. I never got such an option, it's like their site is broken. Do they not give you this option either?May 25 08:08
schestowitz__>May 25 08:08
schestowitz__>> Is this what you want me to print? (without checking-in)May 25 08:08
schestowitz__> The pdf option is only after you perform "check-in"... I haven't check in yet. I will check in closer to the date and print...May 25 08:08
schestowitz__> But it is not obligatory to perform online check in as I understand.May 25 08:08
schestowitz__It is obligatory and should be possible at any point a month before takeoff. I think their site is broken.May 25 08:09
schestowitz__ 25 08:09
schestowitz__ 25 08:09
-TechBytesBot/ | » Blog Archive » EasyJet Powered by Incompetence, Seemingly Requiring Passengers to Install Malware on Their Computers to Just Board a Flight [ ]May 25 08:09
-TechBytesBot/ | » Blog Archive » EasyJet Crashes… Into Worst Airline Position [ ]May 25 08:09
schestowitz__ 25 08:35
-TechBytesBot/ | Linux Mint 17 Qiana – Release Candidate Has Been Officially Released, In The Cinnamon And Mate Flavors | [ ]May 25 08:35
schestowitz__ 25 08:35
-TechBytesBot/ | Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Has Reached EOL. Upgrade To Ubuntu 14.04 Or Ubuntu 13.10 | [ ]May 25 08:35
schestowitz__ 25 08:38
-TechBytesBot/ | Canonical’s Orange Box Is A 40-Core Lightweight Cluster | [ ]May 25 08:38
schestowitz__ 25 08:39
-TechBytesBot/ | A Unity 8-Based Ubuntu Flavour May Be Released | [ ]May 25 08:39
schestowitz__ 25 08:42
-TechBytesBot/ | On DRM and Firefox | Benjamin Kerensa dot Com [ ]May 25 08:42
schestowitz__"The best thing that can be done right now is for users who are unhappy with the decision to continue to support Mozilla which will continue to fight for an open web. Users should also be vocal to the W3C and content publishers that are responsible for this web standard."May 25 08:42
schestowitz__Weird logicMay 25 08:42
schestowitz__ 25 08:57
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes-@terminsane: By hiring the best pilots minimum wage can buy! @schestowitzMay 25 08:57
schestowitz__EasyJet is that bad...May 25 08:57
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schestowitz__ 25 18:53
-TechBytesBot/ #jolla is very much alive #linuxMay 25 18:53
schestowitz__"Device not supporting Northern American networks and no plans to fix that - fail."May 25 18:53
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes--> | Immediate-Future Plans Regarding Jolla And Sailfish OS | [ ]May 25 18:53
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schestowitz__ 27 06:38
-TechBytesBot/ reshared: [![Image](]() **No compres, adopta!! Don't buy, adopt!!**May 27 06:38
schestowitz__"The stray cats meow the same as the ones on pet shops, I know it first hand."May 27 06:38
schestowitz__ 27 06:38
-TechBytesBot/ Long Term Use of Computers With Free Software latest #debian #gnu #linux on very old PCsMay 27 06:38
schestowitz__"The only negative point of using old hardware is that the electricity consumed is more, besides that everything is fine, I'm fan of using computers until they burn. Literally. =)"May 27 06:38
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes--> | Low Resource Computers [ ]May 27 06:38
schestowitz__ 27 18:32
-TechBytesBot/ First word of this pro-NSA article is an error his name is Edward.May 27 18:32
schestowitz__"lol"May 27 18:32
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes--> | Leslie Hittner: NSA played key rold in traffic analysis [ ]May 27 18:32
schestowitz__ 27 18:33
-TechBytesBot/ LynuxWorks reverts to its LynxOS roots, changes name #linux basedMay 27 18:33
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes--> | LynuxWorks reverts to its LynxOS roots, changes name · [ ]May 27 18:33
schestowitz__"I went to London a few weeks back and took way too much to be wandering around the city center. I have never been so fucked up in my life. It was a super interesting experience. The most fascinating part I found was the different 'worlds' you would tend to get caught up in."May 27 18:33
schestowitz__ 27 18:33
-TechBytesBot/ #Facebook Wants To Listen In On What You're Doing "its smartphone app that can turn on users’ microphones"May 27 18:33
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes--> | Facebook Wants To Listen In On What You're Doing - Forbes [ ]May 27 18:33
schestowitz__"I know, thw'us not to discredit one and every citizen of the U.S. But rolling it out as an attractive feature it must have been what Facebook is thinking."May 27 18:33
schestowitz__"May 27 18:36
schestowitz__> You did it! When I looked at my weblog this morning, I was anxious about what I would see. Would it be the dreaded error message or the familiar HARVEY TOBKES?May 27 18:37
schestowitz__>May 27 18:37
schestowitz__> I was very pleasantly surprised to see, thanks to the skill of my young friend & webmaster, Roy Schestowitz,  we are back in business and as good as ever. I wonder how bloggers without exceptional expertise are able to keep going with all the pitfalls like Spam attacks, etc. maliciously aimed at bringing down weblogs?May 27 18:37
schestowitz__>May 27 18:37
schestowitz__> Anita and I have been watching a Brit TV series that we find very light and enjoyable, titled “Doc Martin.” Have you ever watched it or heard if it?May 27 18:37
schestowitz__Turns out that the site had a mysterious issue with the database. Sadly, however, my own site has bigger issues right now, as a new PHP version if being imposed on all and I need to upgrade or modify my software. :-(May 27 18:37
schestowitz__This will take a weekend or two to work on.May 27 18:37
schestowitz__"May 27 18:37
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schestowitz__ 30 01:27
schestowitz__"I'm sorry about the problems but the stories you published yesterday were great. I particularly liked your focus on US courts because we no longer have Groklaw to keep things straight."May 30 01:27
schestowitz__ 30 01:27
schestowitz__"The author is a complete idiot. Too many stupid things to begin correcting."May 30 01:27
schestowitz__""jaundiced" I wonder if the author knows what they admitted with that word."May 30 01:27
schestowitz__ 30 01:28
schestowitz__"I guess they're tough little critters. If you spend a lot of time in trees, that might be a requirement."May 30 01:28
schestowitz__ 30 01:29
schestowitz__"Not all. Only those which don't have native versions and can work in Wine on the other hand."May 30 01:29
schestowitz__ 30 01:29
schestowitz__"No, is not, try again."May 30 01:29
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schestowitzfor some reason linked decides that it knows better than me what I'm good atMay 30 05:33
schestowitzBased on some spamming by other usersMay 30 05:33
schestowitz"C++, C, Apache, Software Design, Scalability, Software Engineering, Subversion, PostgreSQL, Git, System Architecture, Web Applications, SQL, Databases, Agile Methodologies, MySQL, Open Source, Linux, Perl, Distributed Systems, Python, Software Development, Cloud Computing, Bash, Unix, Java"May 30 05:33
schestowitzSome of them I never usedMay 30 05:33
schestowitz"It serves a purpose of making those games playable on Linux."May 30 07:35
schestowitz 30 07:35
-TechBytesBot/ Linux Games to Use Wine, but That's a Good Thing #gog #gnu #linux #gamesMay 30 07:35
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes--> | Linux Games to Use Wine, but That's a Good Thing [ ]May 30 07:35
schestowitzhttps:/ 30 08:21
-TechBytesBot/ | London sets record with $259M apartment sale [ ]May 30 08:21
schestowitz"Buoyed by the wealth of Russian oligarchs, Chinese tycoons and Arab sheikhs, London has become one of the world’s most expensive markets, raising concerns ahead of national elections in 2015 that locals are being squeezed out of the market."May 30 08:21
schestowitz 30 10:26
-TechBytesBot/ #ciapost says Britain does so much #cocaine it’s now in the drinking water #ukMay 30 10:26
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes--> | Britain does so much cocaine it’s now in the drinking water [ ]May 30 10:26
schestowitz"Guess that explains David Cameron."May 30 10:26
schestowitzRMS:May 30 16:10
schestowitz>     "In July 2006, Cond=E9 Nast announced an agreement to buy Wired News forMay 30 16:10
schestowitz>     $25 million" - Wikipedia.May 30 16:10
schestowitz>May 30 16:10
schestowitz> It did not become totally hostile to us, evidently.May 30 16:10
schestowitz> In 2013 Wired published my article,May 30 16:10
schestowitz> 30 16:10
-TechBytesBot/ | Free Software Is Even More Important Now - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation [ ]May 30 16:10
schestowitzThe same year Wired did a series of articles about patents, especially software patents. The vast majority in this series was pro-software patents patent lawyers. There are other examples, too.May 30 16:10
schestowitzI generally find that it's not what it used to be and it also depends on the area they cover.May 30 16:10
schestowitz 30 16:23
-TechBytesBot/ #TrueCrypt is proprietary (pretending to be "open") and guess what... #ciapost : 30 16:23
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes--> | “TrueCrypt is not secure,” official SourceForge page abruptly warns | Ars Technica [ ]May 30 16:23
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes--> | Is this the end of popular encryption tool TrueCrypt? [ ]May 30 16:23
schestowitzBack to linux , you have quite some choices , but then again , red hat being the main player in that field , I'm beting theres some nasty NSA backdoors I there too . I believe that RMS's stance about cloud can be applied to virtualisation as well . Consider only this , it's much easier (and convinient ) to put a backdoor in a virtual machine (takes only a couple lines of code , and only one willing programmer ) , than in a bare metalMay 30 16:23
schestowitzmachine .""May 30 16:23
schestowitz 30 16:23
-TechBytesBot/ Gnumeric 1.12.16 Is a Pretty Good Alternative to Microsoft Excel #gnumeric #gnome #gnu #linuxMay 30 16:23
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes--> | Gnumeric 1.12.16 Is a Pretty Good Alternative to Microsoft Excel [ ]May 30 16:23
schestowitz"Gnumeric is good for what spreadsheets are good for."May 30 16:23
schestowitz 30 16:23
-TechBytesBot/ Gangster type Ballmer to have less time to spend on #microsoft 30 16:23
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes--> | Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to buy Clippers for $2B [ ]May 30 16:23
schestowitz"I think this is his way of telling the world that he won."May 30 16:23
schestowitz 30 16:23
-TechBytesBot/ #LSU gets Intel grant to develop open-source software development self-serving grant, academics to work for #intelMay 30 16:23
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes--> | LSU gets Intel grant to develop open-source software development | [ ]May 30 16:23
schestowitz"The parallel computing people do seem to have understood what free software can do for them. When I was there, they were having problems finding users for their computers. I wonder who got this work together. It's mostly a subsidy for oil and fracking more than it is for Intel, and LSU has a big building or two full of oil and plant guys. "May 30 16:23
-TechBytesBot/ | Turbine Innovation and Energy Research - Dr. Sumanta AcharyaMay 30 16:23
schestowitz"oh, forgot to remove that link to Acharya. He's a finite difference guy and I wondered if he might have something to do with this, but I thought better of it later. He's more heat transfer than fluid flow."May 30 16:24
schestowitz 30 16:28
schestowitz"Because that's when you've really made it in America, when you own a whole sports team. First horses, then sports team."May 30 16:28
schestowitz 30 17:27
-TechBytesBot/ When NSA/PRISM/Microsoft Skype Turns Voice Conversations Into Text in Real Time #nsa #skype #microsoftMay 30 17:27
schestowitz"Which is more secure, encrypting your own text communications or using voice communications infested with men in the middle?"May 30 17:27
-TechBytesBot/#techbytes--> | When NSA/PRISM/Microsoft Skype Turns Voice Conversations Into Text in Real Time | Techrights [ ]May 30 17:27
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schestowitz> It doesn't take much to make me happy. Today I recovered my WordPress password.May 31 21:37
schestowitz> How did I do it? Well, like Columbus I found it while looking for something else.May 31 21:37
schestowitz>May 31 21:37
schestowitz> On my iPad I wanted to check if my Auto-Fill was On in Settings. In settings I foundMay 31 21:37
schestowitz> Passwords & Autofill together, I clicked on Passwords and there was a long list. I scrolled down and found... I jumped on that with both feet and there it was; the stupidest password I ever created. No way I would ever remember it.May 31 21:37
schestowitz>May 31 21:37
schestowitz> And now I await the next problem; as of right now I have no idea what it will be but there is always something. To enjoy using the computer you need to have a large arsenal of solutions.May 31 21:37
schestowitzIf the Apple 'iPad' showed to you the password in plain text, then Apple security is seriously messed up. No programs should reveal a password in plain text, let alone store it like that. :-)May 31 21:37
schestowitzClassic Apple.May 31 21:37

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