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Godmother of Unix admins Evi Nemeth presumed lost at sea
theregister.co.uk ^ | 5th July 2013 | Iain Thomson in San Francisco,

Posted on 07/05/2013 8:13:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The New Zealand authorities have formally called off the search for the sailing cruiser Nina, and say its seven-person crew, which includes Evi Nemeth who for the last 30 years has written the system administration handbooks for Unix and Linux, is now presumed lost at sea.

Nemeth was sailing off the western coast of New Zealand in the missing 21-metre vintage wooden schooner with its owner David Dyche, 58; his wife, Rosemary, 60, and their son David, 17; Kyle Jackson, 27; Danielle Wright, 18, and Briton Matthew Wootton, 35. The boat was last heard from on June 4, when Nemeth requested meteorological information about rough weather they were encountering.

"Sails shredded last night," along with the promise of a course update later, was the last message from the Nina, the authorities said on Thursday. The update never came.

(Excerpt) Read more at theregister.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: evinemeth; linux; unix

1 posted on 07/05/2013 8:13:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Sidebar Moderator
Any relation?

/johnny

3 posted on 07/05/2013 8:21:22 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin
When I read "vintage wooden yacht" in the same sentence with "shredded sails" I cringe.

A steel hull won't win the race, but it won't break apart, either.


4 posted on 07/05/2013 8:24:06 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Good point.


5 posted on 07/05/2013 8:27:58 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Travis McGee

Not that a steel boat can’t sink....I don’t want to come across as some knowitall. God bless all the sailors at sea. When you are on the land and the wind is howling and the rain is lashing, imagine being out in 25’ waves with twice the wind.

Still, I’d take that fate over waking up in an old folks’ home stuck with needles and tubes. Anyday.

God speed, stout-hearted sailors, to Fiddler’s Green.


6 posted on 07/05/2013 8:28:14 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Bit off more than she could byte?

8 bit parity joke....


7 posted on 07/05/2013 8:31:58 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Travis McGee
Just happened to watch *Racing Around the World Alone* last night on Amazon Prime. The story of the 2008/2009 Vendée Globe race.

I was astounded at what is now possible (22 knots in a 60' canting keel sailboat). These guys and gals circumnavigate the globe, alone, in 90 days!

http://www.racingaroundtheworldalone.com/about

8 posted on 07/05/2013 8:43:56 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Travis McGee

My “favorite” line from news casters is, the storm passed safely out to sea. Well, I was out there and I didn’t feel so safe hearing that.


9 posted on 07/05/2013 8:57:02 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Errant

Yep, way out of my league. My boat can just about make 130 miles on a good day, but it’s a Cadillac ride.


10 posted on 07/05/2013 8:58:32 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: BenLurkin

New Zealand seems to be bringing us all sorts of news....

Anyone know if this is true?

http://will.smith.mediafetcher.com/news/top_stories/actor_new_zealand.php


11 posted on 07/05/2013 8:59:22 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Cold Heart

Exactly. They also call hurricanes at sea “fish storms” because that’s all they think are bothered.

Man, it surely sucks being out there when the waves get big and steep. Fatigue and hypothermia start wearing you down, and there is just fear and dread for days at a time.

It’s not for everybody, that’s for sure. Like being on a roller coaster in a lightning storm for days at a time, and you can’t get off.


12 posted on 07/05/2013 9:00:43 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: scripter

Ping


13 posted on 07/05/2013 9:24:31 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks BenLurkin.
"Sails shredded last night," along with the promise of a course update later, was the last message from the Nina, the authorities said on Thursday. The update never came.

14 posted on 07/05/2013 9:30:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: BenLurkin

They put out the 10th addition of their admin book in 2010. The front cover was of a wooden ship. There is lots of activity, but someone is dumping a coffin overboard. The “someone” is ‘less’ and the coffin is ‘more’. It signifies that nobody uses the ‘more’ command since ‘less’ is better.

Interesting that the last edition would have a coffin being dumped overboard.


15 posted on 07/05/2013 9:59:21 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Cold Heat

he seems to be tweeting:
https://twitter.com/willsmith


16 posted on 07/05/2013 10:15:50 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

Hmmm....not sure that’s the right will smith twitter account.


17 posted on 07/05/2013 10:17:19 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

debunked: Will Smith
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10728777

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Note that this was posted May of 2011: Actor Will Smith last night became the latest celebrity to not fall to his death near the Kauri Cliffs resort in Northland.

Stories flooded the internet yesterday stating the Men In Black star had died while filming in New Zealand.

The false report comes in the week Outrageous Fortune actress Robyn Malcolm didn’t plummet from the same cliffs, near Matauri Bay.


18 posted on 07/05/2013 10:19:49 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

I appreciate it....I searched and did not find anything to confirm....thought I would ask for a assist and you fixed it!

Thanks....


19 posted on 07/05/2013 10:26:20 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Cold Heat

It took me a few tries! :) Glad I finally got something of use.


20 posted on 07/05/2013 10:29:01 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

Well, my wife came up with it this afternoon...she spends a lot of time on MSN.....games and stuff....anyway the story looked real enough, but the links on the page did not work. That bothered me and the story did not appear to be indexed on the news portals home page...

So.....not being able to prove it was fake, I thought I would ask and just maybe another FReeper might have a way to bust the fakery.....It seems that resort gets all sorts of hoax stories...

“Internet hoaxes have plagued the five-star resort, located 17km north of Kerikeri.

In 2006, Tom Hanks didn’t die there, while two years later, Tom Cruise didn’t meet a similar fate.

The fictitious curse also ensnared Jeff Goldblum and Orlando Bloom.”


21 posted on 07/05/2013 10:33:36 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Cold Heat

Given all the famous people who didn’t die there, I am surprised that this is the first time I have ever heard of it. :)


22 posted on 07/05/2013 10:36:27 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Errant

I singlehanded a 38 ft Hans Christian sloop from Oxnard Ca @ Channel Islands Harbor to Hawaii and back in 1982. Took 17 days to get there and 25 days to get back


23 posted on 07/05/2013 11:06:41 PM PDT by advertising guy (golf in june in Phoenix ? it's so dry, our gators use Gold Bond)
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To: advertising guy

Wow! So you crossed that one off your bucket list early! Wonder what is still on that list!
(worked at sea, duly impressed!)


24 posted on 07/05/2013 11:50:58 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Travis McGee

Growing up on a farm, my father would howl when news casters would report a tornado stayed on the ground for 30 miles, but “luckily didn’t damage anything”. If a town wasn’t hit, “nothing had happened”.


25 posted on 07/06/2013 5:18:43 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

Exactly!


26 posted on 07/06/2013 5:24:29 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: BenLurkin
Beautiful boat, last trip as a family before son was going to leave for America to go to college.


27 posted on 07/06/2013 5:37:51 AM PDT by BushCountry (We Wanted a President That Listens to All Americans - Now We Have One!)
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To: Cold Heat

I didn’t die there 4 months ago.


28 posted on 07/06/2013 5:39:48 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: BushCountry; mickie
Yes, it's a beautiful boat, indeed.

However, I wouldn't go out on the high seas on it for all the tea in New Zealand. I can also realistically picture the boat as it looks in a violent, raging storm...when beauty doesn't count.

No thanks. Just looking at that photo gives me the heebie-jeebies.

Leni

29 posted on 07/06/2013 5:49:08 AM PDT by MinuteGal (')
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To: advertising guy; Travis McGee
I'm very envious of you long-distance sailors! As a multi-generation flatlander, I find it exceeding difficult to stomach an undulating ocean. :)

Hope to overcome that one day, but even after a dozen attempts in the Caribbean, GOM, and off the coast of Alaska, I'm still violently afflicted.

Still looking to overcome it though. So if you know of any cure, please share it. Perhaps a few days at sea might do it, but I wouldn't want to be out of range of being able to be airlifted at whatever price. lol

30 posted on 07/06/2013 10:08:18 AM PDT by Errant
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To: ransomnote

of that trip......a funny...as can be imagined one sees stuff for the 1st time like hundreds of dolphin at one, a breaching what...or shark and I would belt out...did you see that !!!...remember I singlehanded........also the morning of the 4th day I come out the quarter berth sleepin one eye open and a pelican is atop my mast

I bellow hey dude...how is it goin, what’s the news state side

said pelican pooped on me


31 posted on 07/06/2013 10:33:33 AM PDT by advertising guy (golf in june in Phoenix ? it's so dry, our gators use Gold Bond)
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To: Errant

well....for a year I made myself a hand on wet Wednesdays in Channel Islands...meanin sailboat racin.....different courses and you learn to do whats needed.....and stuff like a rope at sea is a line...a map at sea is a chart etc

then I studied FOR FREE at the Coast Guard auxillary in the harbor all things sailing

so my education save time...was free


32 posted on 07/06/2013 10:38:51 AM PDT by advertising guy (golf in june in Phoenix ? it's so dry, our gators use Gold Bond)
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To: advertising guy

and stuff like a rope at sea is a line...a map at sea is a chart etc...And a boat going under the waves Is a “SHIITE”!.


33 posted on 07/06/2013 10:45:13 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver

lmao......well there is that


34 posted on 07/06/2013 10:50:05 AM PDT by advertising guy (golf in june in Phoenix ? it's so dry, our gators use Gold Bond)
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To: advertising guy
and stuff like a rope at sea is a line...

Then what's a halyard??? lol

35 posted on 07/06/2013 10:50:19 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

the finest harp there is


36 posted on 07/06/2013 10:56:44 AM PDT by advertising guy (golf in june in Phoenix ? it's so dry, our gators use Gold Bond)
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To: Errant

The only sure cure for seasickness is getting back on flat water, and better, on land.

I’d look at houseboats and cruising on the inland waters as a viable “escape pod” option in much of the American SE.


37 posted on 07/06/2013 6:18:53 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
Thanks for the advice. I've actually considered a small live aboard cruiser with the ability to do over 20 knots. Six foot seas once, in a 20' power boat for over an hour, didn't bother me at all. It's when the boat is stopped, or moving slowly, that seems to trigger sea sickness in me, but only in salt water. I can handle any boat motion as long as it is fresh water. Running in from offshore, nausea symptoms disappear as soon as we enter the river channel.

I believe if I can ever get past it, and that may take several days at sea on a small boat, I think it might be the answer to being at least semi-cured.

38 posted on 07/07/2013 7:44:39 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

What kind of 20 knot 20 foot boat?


39 posted on 07/08/2013 4:59:04 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
The 20+ knot live-a-board I have in mind, is the 36 footer below in Aluminum. According to the chart that Roberts sent me, I'll do 25 knots with a pair of diesels totaling 300 hp.

Then there is this nice 57' footer (it needs 1,000 hp to get to those speeds).

The 20' fishing boat I rode for 32 miles, both ways, through 6' seas was one similar to the boat picture below, also with a 150 hp mercury. I did great until we stopped, and they asked me to cut up the squid. Thank God there was an oil rig nearby with a rope dangling I was able to scurry up!


40 posted on 07/08/2013 6:10:04 AM PDT by Errant
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To: BenLurkin

I read her book in the mid 90’s, it was influential to me in deciding to make a career change. I wrote her back then and I think asked her about the U. of Colorado where she worked and other questions. She sent me back a very nice reply. I hate to read this but I guess she was doing what she loved to do.


41 posted on 07/08/2013 6:12:28 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Errant

Why go out in a 20 footer in 6 foot seas? That is looking for trouble.


42 posted on 07/08/2013 2:37:29 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Triple
The three of us had driven over two hours to go on a long planned fishing trip. Even with that incentive, we almost called it off when heard they were forecasting 4' - 6' seas.

The boat launched is a few miles up river from the Gulf. We had a self-bailing unsinkable boat, a powerful motor, favoring wind and wave direction, and a skilled operator who finessed us up and over the waves with throttle once we entered the Gulf.

With numerous oil platforms and commercial boats in that area, our only real concerned was if we would be able to fish or not. As it turned out, trying to stay tied to a oil platform in those conditions made fishing for red snapper miserable, and we didn't have much luck trolling for other types either. I like the trolling part better because the faster a boat is moving the less problem I have with seasickness.

There was another boat fishing in the area, larger than ours, who was also trying to fish. After a 2 - 3 hours, we all called it a day and raced back in.

The ride was exciting (at least to a flatlander) even if we were not able to haul in many fish. And my two "buddies" had a lot of laughs at the expense of my misery - especially when one got the bright idea to mention squid about the time I was turning a deeper shade of green.

43 posted on 07/08/2013 3:57:03 PM PDT by Errant
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