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stract last won the day on October 23 2015

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About stract

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  1. stract

    Flight Evaluation Board (FEB)

    At least, within 3500 ft... Too soon?
  2. We were in AFSOC before. Sort of. The reason we left was because of the CSAR-X shit hook debacle, essentially Gen Brown tried to hijack us and drive the selection to the shit hook. COMACC saw the writing on the wall and yanked us back to ACC. But, the 55 SOS existed in AFSOC ok.
  3. stract

    That Cyber Thread

    @17D_guy, since AMRDEC just bit it, are there any AF solutions out there which can be leveraged to share large files across to users around the world securely? Also, someone needs to un-fuck the PII tool so that it doesn't think attached emails have SSNs in them! It also keys on aircraft part numbers with long strings of alpha-numeric characters. When the tool runs, there needs to be a way for us to tell said tool that no, those part numbers are NOT PII. This is a huge issue now that AMRDEC is down and may never come back up.
  4. I think this is going to end up being a poor decision on USAF's part. There was an opportunity to leverage supply lines, training, and the ability to shift aircrew between peacetime and wartime missions, but no, had to go with an airframe no one in the US mil has... Seems like the Us could have filled the niche nicely, already having gone through a shakedown over the last several years with the unit that has them.
  5. stract

    That Cyber Thread

    I haven't had this yet because Hill hasn't migrated yet to the new cloud thing. But, when I had this issue last year after getting my new Win 10 machine (invalid certificate, no more choice to continue to the website anyway), Edge worked like a champ. So, try Edge if you haven't. Way better than IE for 90% of the things I need a browser for.
  6. sounds like a HIPAA violation - did you give someone permission to view your kids' medical records? Especially after you answered in the negative on the screener, they would have no "need to know" justification to review the records. I would fight it.
  7. stract

    VA Loans

    Marty, how are 30 yr and 15 yr refi rates looking right now on VA loans?
  8. stract

    What's your favorite mission?

  9. stract

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    good on em. wear the flag on the right sleeve will be...odd... I'm sure a lot of the uninformed public will wonder why the flag is "backward". Also, coyote tan boots will look ridiculous with the green flight suit. Hope they bring back black boots...
  10. stract

    Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    You'd think there'd be some sort of failure indication in the cockpit (aural/light) in the case of engine failure...
  11. stract

    Overseas PCS and your cars

    pretty sure there's still a rule that you can't bring a car to Japan unless it was built in 1976 or earlier (though the cutoff year might have changed)...
  12. Hi. I am that civilian. Diligently polishing the turd... You'd be surprised regarding paper checklists. When ACC sees the bill for this year's checklist revision for each of the 4 groups of F-16 pubs, they are going to want to get rid of paper as soon as each unit gets their EFBs up and running (which, I guess whatever is going on with Acronis needs to get resolved first). I expect I'll get buy-in from the MAJCOMs to start slashing paper ID from ETIMS for checklists, and then, once all users have their EFBS, I can rescind the paper. I'm hoping that day isn't more than 2 years in the future,