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  1. Steve Levin

    My fight with liver failure has ended...

    I'm touched beyond words...thank you all so much
  2. Steve Levin

    My fight with liver failure has ended...

    (I know I haven't been active on the forums for years now, but as time goes by and one loses touch with people, I wanted to post this here as well. Please excuse the consumption of electrons) After a very trying couple of months (upon the three years of battle we've waged) Tami Levin and I...
  3. Steve Levin

    Chat Room [IRC Channel]

    A day without IRC is like a day without sunshine. :( Steve
  4. Steve Levin

    We've lost a Finn. R.I.P. Thujalvi/Jussi Kontusalmi

    Sad news, indeed. He may be gone, but shall not be forgotten. Steve
  5. Steve Levin

    The Israel / Palestine mire (again)

    And this is anti-Semitism in a nutshell. Denying the legitimacy of the Jews to peacefully return to the land they were forcefully driven from three thousand years ago in favor of the right of those who fled their homes during their process of waging war upon the Jews. Me, I'm glad people are...
  6. Steve Levin

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    (please ignore this)
  7. Steve Levin

    Random Thoughts (Political Edition)

    Or more accurately, when even the French agree that the proposed "deal" was nothing more than a desperate attempt by the Obama administration to diffuse the rising tide against the unmitigated dishonesty of "if you like your health plan you can keep it" you know the deal was a complete farce.
  8. Steve Levin

    Entry level sysadmin/NOC positions in Cheyenne, WY

    No, this is for Echostar. We supply the infrastructure for DISH network. One advantage we have relative to Microsoft in this case is that we have a full-fledged engineering and operations team here for both IP and Broadcast, so there's a ton of room to grow a career, whereas Microsoft is just...
  9. Steve Levin

    Entry level sysadmin/NOC positions in Cheyenne, WY

    I know there's not a lot of folks on the Front Range, but I figured I would post this anyway. I'm looking to hire entry level system administrators (who will start off monitoring systems in our Network Operations Center). The more admin stuff you know, the better, but a willingness to learn is...
  10. Steve Levin

    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    Hate to be a day late and a dollar short... but what exactly IS the max crosswind component a Bonanza is certified for? You can compensate with some speed, but ultimately, I suspect 25 gusting 35 placed you into the realm of test pilot. :) Steve
  11. Steve Levin

    The lack of employment/Laid off/Thread

    FWIW, I am looking to hire some folks here in the SF Bay Area. *ix sysadmins and/or MySQL folk. If you fit that (and you don't have to have a resume 20 pages long!) please check out: http://forums.finalgear.com/technology/looking-for-ix-sysadmins-in-sf-bay-area-51358/ Rather than me retype it...
  12. Steve Levin

    Looking for *ix sysadmins in SF Bay Area

    I don't know, why aren't you? :) Steve
  13. Steve Levin

    Looking for *ix sysadmins in SF Bay Area

    I'm looking for at least 2 SysAdmins in the SF Bay Area. Of course I'd love to help out fellow FG'ers! Primarily a Linux shop with a handful of BSD machines. The skills I'm looking for are: The "must have" thing: * Good *ix admin skills * willingness to be on-call nights and weekends...
  14. Steve Levin

    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    Convair 990's were super-fast if you didn't care that your range wouldn't allow you to fly 2,500 miles LAX-JFK. :) If Convair hadn't been stuck with the rear-fan engine from GE they might have hit the target of being the fastest transcontinental airliner. Speaking of DC-9 hard landings, I...
  15. Steve Levin

    Palestinian statehood, to early, or about time?

    All this overlooks some very significant issues and realities. The PA has twice been offered 95% of what it wants, in 2000 and again in 2008. Both times they walked away from the table and launched more attacks on Israeli civilians. Not military targets, not people attacking them, but...
  16. Steve Levin

    US of A Presidential Elections 2012

    Kinda like how folks won't hold the Democrats and the President accountable after 3 years in office, 2 of which they had complete control of Congress. Talk about a free ride totally divorced from reality. The good news is, only the diehard liberals -- which would rather see America go down the...
  17. Steve Levin

    Bachmann: Let's get rid of the Department of Education

    Given that every single state has a Department of Education, does anyone have a reason we need a Federal one as well? I mean, I understand the liberal establishment's desperation to make everyone appear as big as failure as their policies have been, but really, it's getting boring. Steve
  18. Steve Levin

    US of A Presidential Elections 2012

    Yet how does one afford a generous social policy without a sound economy? More charming news from the White House today; they have now updated their assessments of 2012 to reflect no improvement in employment. Of course, they say they will only run up another $953 billion in debt in 2012...
  19. Steve Levin

    US of A Presidential Elections 2012

    This thread definitely proves one thing... the difference between hardcore liberals supporting Obama and Christians is that Christians think that Jesus Christ is Jesus Christ. :) The only thing Obama has to fear in 2012... is Obama's performance itself.
  20. Steve Levin

    Random Thoughts (Political Edition)

    I'm all for investing in better roads; but the current gas tax is not particularly progressive. Those with more money can afford to buy newer and more fuel efficient cars... as well as typically live much closer to their work. It's the less well-to-do that are driving a 15 year old 40 miles...
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