OT 16: A pirate's life for me!

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:notwrong:

One of the doctors at Michelle’s job told her that and she came home crying on Monday worried that Kai was going to die despite everything she did for him. She addressed some concerns with the surgeon and doctors at Davis and they were able to give her some reassurance and make her feel better yesterday. Who knows how long he’ll last after this, hopefully at least 5 years, but either way she gets the comfort of knowing she did what she could.
And if that's what makes her happy, then great.

Still, it's a gamble.
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My incoming flight left Greece 2 hours late, but somehow is still scheduled to land on time... :notsure:
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But at $60 a year they’d likely sell more memberships which would lower that threshold. Doesn’t cost them more to have more people streaming from their satellites.
Yea, I don't understand why they don't lower the price to get more people subscribing. Is there a point of critical mass where the satellites can't stream to everyone?
There is a point in which you can no longer spread the bandwidth to enough users. We would begin to drag the entire system down. But what that threshold is, I do not know. It may be a million users, it may be 10k people. Ultimately it will depend on how much money the spent in building their network.

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Yea, I don't understand why they don't lower the price to get more people subscribing. Is there a point of critical mass where the satellites can't stream to everyone?
There is a point in which you can no longer spread the bandwidth to enough users. We would begin to drag the entire system down. But what that threshold is, I do not know. It may be a million users, it may be 10k people. Ultimately it will depend on how much money the spent in building their network.
I don't think that is how it works.... i think there is minimal coms with the satellite itself and its just beaming down data.



lets find out

wiki says s-band, 12.5 mhz, way too little bandwidth...

people on the internet say this and it makes the most sense
Your radio can't transmit, but it can, obviously, receive. In addition to the satellite signal, it can receive a message telling it whether it should decode the signal or not. Since the company has your receiver's serial number, they can disable it by simply transmitting a signal to it via the satellite telling it that it's disabled. They can then re-enable it the same way.

That is, I believe, how satellite TV systems work, too.
They are pretty secretive about this, but at a high level, encryption is behind this, and is used in a couple of different ways.

The main program material (the stuff you want to listen to) is encrypted using a secret key (code). Your receiver can only decrypt the main program if it knows what this key is. Let's call this the "program key".

Although every authorized receiver knows what the program key is, the program key is changed frequently. In order to keep working, your receiver has to find out somehow what the new program key is, every time it changes.

Your receiver has another secret key built into its hardware. Let's call this the "receiver key". It is different in every receiver. The XM service can encrypt a message using your receiver key, and only your receiver will be able to decrypt and make sense of that message.

This is how your receiver finds out what the program key is. The program key is included in the signal, but never "in the clear". It's encrypted by each authorized receiver's key in turn. If there are 1 million authorized receivers, the broadcast key will be sent 1 million times in a loop, each time encrypted by a different receiver's key.

Your receiver won't be able to make sense of 999,999 of those messages, but one of them will be encrypted using your receiver's key. Your receiver can decrypt that one, and since the message contains the program key, your receiver now knows what that is and will keep working.

To de-authorize your receiver, all they have to do is stop transmitting the message that is encrypted with your receiver's key. Then next time the program key changes, your receiver won't have a way to find out what it is, and will stop working because it doesn't have the right key to decrypt the program material any more.
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Funemployment begins today!

Refinery is donezo. Everyone getting laid off and its closing.

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Funemployment begins today!

Refinery is donezo. Everyone getting laid off and its closing.
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Funemployment begins today!

Refinery is donezo. Everyone getting laid off and its closing.
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https://imgur.com/gallery/TRgaSxU
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Funemployment begins today!

Refinery is donezo. Everyone getting laid off and its closing.
https://www.inquirer.com/business/phila ... 90626.html

oh dang, maybe not
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That is going to do wonders for local fuel prices. :disappoint:

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https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelp ... 90621.html

:wasteful: why the fuck did you not tell us about this?!?!?! I hear it was the alky unit that went boom?
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Johnny_P wrote:
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Funemployment begins today!

Refinery is donezo. Everyone getting laid off and its closing.
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My guess would be that Chris took some time off because he has read the dialogue on this page 1,345 times and decided to spend some of his free time doing something besides beating a horse to death.

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https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelp ... 90621.html

:wasteful: why the fuck did you not tell us about this?!?!?! I hear it was the alky unit that went boom?
He did, but it is buried in the annals of OT.

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Funemployment begins today!

Refinery is donezo. Everyone getting laid off and its closing.
Yay! :iono:
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golftdibrad wrote:
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https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelp ... 90621.html

:wasteful: why the fuck did you not tell us about this?!?!?! I hear it was the alky unit that went boom?
HF alky at that. Kablammo. Company is folding refinery shut down everyone laid off within 2 weeks. Lucky me gets to leave today. I’m at home eating a sandwich right now.

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Apex wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:20 pm
golftdibrad wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:14 pm
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelp ... 90621.html

:wasteful: why the fuck did you not tell us about this?!?!?! I hear it was the alky unit that went boom?
He did, but it is buried in the annals of OT.
It’s deep in that :knot:

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That is going to do wonders for local fuel prices. :disappoint:
700 union, 400 salary, 300 ish contractors. 1400 jobs lost.

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That is going to do wonders for local fuel prices. :disappoint:
700 union, 400 salary, 300 ish contractors. 1400 jobs lost.
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Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:14 pm

Dang Johnny. I didn’t even think about your company closing up with that explosion.
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Guess it’s a good thing you didn’t actually quit since now you’ll get unemployment benefits while chilling and looking for a new gig.
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Johnny_P wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:18 pm
golftdibrad wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:14 pm
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelp ... 90621.html

:wasteful: why the fuck did you not tell us about this?!?!?! I hear it was the alky unit that went boom?
HF alky at that. Kablammo. Company is folding refinery shut down everyone laid off within 2 weeks. Lucky me gets to leave today. I’m at home eating a sandwich right now.
yea jesus f. If the place was run that poorly that the Alky unit went boom...maybe they should close.

good luck on your search. Now would be a good time to relocate..... the airboats are calling you
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Guess it’s a good thing you didn’t actually quit since now you’ll get unemployment benefits while chilling and looking for a new gig.
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Funemployment begins today!

Refinery is donezo. Everyone getting laid off and its closing.
VACATION ROUND 2! Get back out there champ!
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:jesus: finally took the wheel of :wasteful: 's destiny.
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