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  1. truthatallcost's Avatar
    It took me many years to be even a little bit alright after my brother's premature death. I'm glad you're in a position now to feel some levity in your soul about your father's situation. How do we grieve? How do we heal? Idk, I think we're only alotted a few weeks to get 'back to normal', when in reality, its a process that is supposed to take years to overcome, if we were really close to the person we lost.
    My brother was my closest friend, and the member of my family that I was closest to. 'Complicated mess' was how I felt for many years afterwards. That would have made a great Pink Floyd song title, btw,
  2. truthatallcost's Avatar
    Looks like a sweet spot to spend summer. Enjoy eorrnberger!
  3. eohrnberger's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Redress
    That looks awesome. Where about on Lake Michigan? Used to go to the beach on Lake Michigan about 5 or 6 times during the summer, plus a week in a cottage right off the beach.
    It's about 30 minutes from downtown Traverse City, along the shore line on West Bay.
    The family built the cottage the early 80's, largely on a weekend by weekend basis, beyond the basic roughed in structure.
    Updated 07-07-19 at 03:40 PM by eohrnberger
  4. Redress's Avatar
    That looks awesome. Where about on Lake Michigan? Used to go to the beach on Lake Michigan about 5 or 6 times during the summer, plus a week in a cottage right off the beach.
  5. Angel's Avatar
    Bravo, gramps!
  6. WillyPete's Avatar
    You were going really well, raised some interesting topics, right up until you went full Skynet on us there at the end.

    Computer security is far simpler than people realize, and way more boring than TV would have us believe. The critical military and utility systems are "air-gapped" so that they aren't on the Internet, being physically isolated from it. Doing anything crucial requires layers of approval via other means. Done.

    Unless they are criminally mismanaged there is simply no way some hacker is going to remote control those systems. Utility systems are diverse and commercial, and so generally expected to be less secure. MAYBE that leaves some openings, but the diversity also means they would be limited in impact.

    Your commercial products are sometimes a free-for-all because that's just your personal security, and no one cares much about that except yourself.