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Mutt Fork Adds Features From Notmuch

3p1ph4ny Re:worth checking out? (93 comments)

Yes, another former (al)pine user here. Header caching alone makes it worth it.

more than 2 years ago

On Slashdot Video, We Hear You Loud and Clear

3p1ph4ny Re:Here's how you fix it (263 comments)

How do you write down names of people or places? Many open source contributors have names which cannot be rendered in ASCII, and many open source confrences are held in locations which can't be, either. And please, don't say "just make it into ASCII, everyone knows what you mean". It's disrespectful to people if you won't even bother to try spell and say their name right. (It's fine if you get it wrong, but you should at least try.)

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Finding an IT Job Without a Computer-Oriented Undergraduate Degree?

3p1ph4ny Re:Yes (504 comments)

Grad school can be a good option, but it's stupidly expensive.

Not in the hard sciences... they pay you (admittedly only $20k/year or so, and you don't have to pay tuition) to work for them. It's not as much as you'd make in industry, but it's black instead of red.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Finding an IT Job Without a Computer-Oriented Undergraduate Degree?

3p1ph4ny Re:Yes (504 comments)

But don't waste your time getting another bachelor's degree - go straight to graduate school. My alma mater (UW-Madison, consistently ranked in the top 15 CS grad schools) had lots of people without CS/CE/EE undergrad degrees, and I suspect other good departments are the same. As long as you can code and show you have academic potential (e.g. a peer reviewed paper, even if it's in an unrelated field), you'll be fine.

Another bachelors degree will mostly be a waste of time, given that you already know the stuff. All you'll be doing is checking a box which you arguably don't need checked anyway. The people in your classes will be unmotivated to work harder than to get whatever grade they want, and in some cases clueless. Contrast this with graduate school, where I learned more from my peers than the courses themselves (as a bonus, these people are actually weird and interesting and have extremely diverse backgrounds).

more than 2 years ago

Firefox Too Big To Link On 32-bit Windows

3p1ph4ny Re:interaction of two things (753 comments)

Sure, except that (especially in C++ code with templates) VS uses FAR less memory than the GNU toolchain when compiling the same code. This isn't a VS problem, it's a Firefox problem.

more than 2 years ago

Vim Turns 20

3p1ph4ny Re:I hate vim and emacs. (271 comments)

In bash, C-x C-e is shorthand for "invoke $EDITOR on the current command line and run the result when $EDITOR exits". If you export EDITOR=vim you can get vim instead of emacs, and all is happy.

more than 2 years ago

Vim Turns 20

3p1ph4ny Re:vim gripe (271 comments)

:noremap q <nop>

more than 2 years ago

Newb-Friendly Linux Flavor For LAMP Server?

3p1ph4ny Re:Maybe Amahi? (382 comments)

> No-way-no-how can I just far up dd on the raw device underneath a bunch of partitions, can I?

Yep, you sure can.

more than 2 years ago

Linus Torvalds Ditches GNOME 3 For Xfce

3p1ph4ny Re:Change for the sake of change? (835 comments)

Clementine has had both of those features you mention for at least 6 months, if not a year. Give it another try, it's feature complete now and I really love it.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook, Zuckerberg Sued For $1 Billion Over Intifada Page

3p1ph4ny Re:Welcome Back... (350 comments)

No, Israel started the 6 day war by bombing Egypt's airbases until they had no planes that could fly (the "threat of attack" by Egypt is just an excuse, anyone know knows the power of the two countries knows that Israel would have destroyed Egypt in an all-out war). The USS Liberty incident is yet another example of Israel abusing its power (hence the use of the connective phrase "also"). Thanks for calling me a racist, though; you troll well.

more than 3 years ago

Vatican Warns That Internet Promotes Satanism

3p1ph4ny Re:Back at you. (585 comments)

I'm an atheist, and a devout one at that.

> Honestly, one cannot be a satanist unless one is a christian, because Christianity makes it's hallmark the separates the continuity of good and evil into a polarity that is then split into autonomous creations.

Patently false; you should read up on Satanism, it's actually fairly interesting. There are a bunch of different ``sects'', one of which is comprised of people who are entirely atheists:

I think most satanists call themselves satanists because they enjoy trolling (I enjoy trolling too, so it's not a criticism). If you meet a satanist, it is unlikely she actually believes in the Judeo-Christian idea of satan.

more than 3 years ago

Cutting Through the 4G Hype

3p1ph4ny Re:Other way (283 comments)

> In all those cases you are potentially blocking incoming calls

False. It's pretty clear you've never used a Verizon 3G phone... I get calls while using the 'net all the time on my Droid.

Back to the original use case: I too, have never had a need to be on a voice call and surf the web at the same time. I could see where it would be useful, but I'll bet for the majority of folks it wouldn't add a whole lot of value.

more than 4 years ago

Farmville, Social Gaming, and Addiction

3p1ph4ny Re:Not totally. (251 comments)

You can block applications on a per-application basis too. I've blocked everything people have invited me to, except for the two applications I actually use. Not as good as opt-in, but it does exist.

more than 4 years ago

Alternative Mobile Browsers Tested For Speed, Usability, JavaScript Rendering

3p1ph4ny Re:Android? (103 comments)

My Motorola droid gets 93/100 on, which is the same score my Windows firefox 3.5 gets. My Linux 3.0.14 firefox only gets 72/100.

more than 4 years ago

Ryan Gordon Ends FatELF Universal Binary Effort

3p1ph4ny Re:BS: "tip of the iceberg" (549 comments)

Wow. It's not about Windows! It's about being easiest. You could argue about whether this is really easier, but bringing Windows into it is unnecessary.

more than 4 years ago

Mandatory H1N1 Vaccine For NY Health Workers Suspended

3p1ph4ny Re:hunh? (292 comments)

Which writs were rejected, and what were the companies involved? I'd love to know, this isn't just a "citation needed" bitch.

more than 4 years ago

Is Intel Killing 12-Inch Displays On Netbooks?

3p1ph4ny Re:Yes (297 comments)

> I really can't see a situation where MS is a monopoly, but Apple isn't.

How about reality? One of those entities is a convicted monopoly, one is not.

more than 5 years ago


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