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Look Ma, I'm Getting Arrested!

ezzzD55J Re:Enough time? (238 comments)

Yes, good idea, and run that logic on the server side.

more than 2 years ago
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MPEG LA Says 12 Parties Have Essential WebM Patents

ezzzD55J Re:New rule (136 comments)

+1

more than 3 years ago
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Online Social Security Statement In Limbo

ezzzD55J Re:A matter of OR (160 comments)

laffer curve.

more than 3 years ago
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Fonolo Lets You Bypass Company Phone Menus

ezzzD55J Re:do people really hate IVR systems? (171 comments)

one of my coworkers was inordinately proud that her boyfriend was a stripper/escort, and somebody lost a tooth in a brawl in the employee break room.

Those two things sound pretty cool actually ;-)

more than 3 years ago
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Fonolo Lets You Bypass Company Phone Menus

ezzzD55J Re:Please listen (171 comments)

Which secret department did you get when you pressed 4 :-) ?

more than 3 years ago
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European Pirates Arrested in Massive Police Operation

ezzzD55J Re:Summary incomplete (278 comments)

So they go for the closer target to get some press. Kino.ru/so/ir/kp will likely be available any day now.

Ok, but law did the 'closer target' break? It's just that if there wasn't a good legal case, there's no good legal reason the police couldn't come and raid my home either, even if I'm not breaking any law. So that makes me feel some empathy with the raidees, making millions doing shady stuff or not.

more than 3 years ago
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AP Files FOIA Request For Bin Laden Photos

ezzzD55J Re:stupid (518 comments)

Grow up.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Rebuilding PlayStation Network Security After Attack

ezzzD55J Re:What happened? (220 comments)

the video is actually about 'the morality of alturism' (@0:35)..

more than 3 years ago
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Large Hadron Collider is a Time Machine?

ezzzD55J Re:I sure hope so (332 comments)

http://www.bash.org/?104383

more than 3 years ago
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Intel's New Core I7-990X Extreme Edition Tested

ezzzD55J Re:I sort of hate people that buy these... (149 comments)

i'm interested in (getting into) your line of work. (Scientific/number crunching software.) I'd be grateful if we could chat a little about what you're up to and what it's like. Perhaps you could drop me a line? beng@few.vu.nl.

more than 3 years ago
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Common Traits of the Veteran Unix Admin

ezzzD55J Re:We don't use sudo? (592 comments)

I think the only significant benefit to sudo is that you can give users root access, without giving the root password, and take it away again without changing the root password.

It's more sensible way of authenticating: authenticate with your own password, authorize (or not) with sudo. authentication != authorization.

That said, I don't mind su for a system with very few root users and always use sudo as 'sudo -s' :).

more than 3 years ago
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Common Traits of the Veteran Unix Admin

ezzzD55J Re:We don't use sudo? (592 comments)

As sibling said, that starts a *new* process as neil, your old root shell is still there.

For the scenario you describe, exit your root shell to get back to neil, or use 'suspend' if your shell supports it so you can 'fg' back to root if you want.

more than 3 years ago
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Common Traits of the Veteran Unix Admin

ezzzD55J Re:RegEx? (592 comments)


You're missing the point - writing them is the easy part. If the problem is suitable. It's just too easy to get into an unmaintainable mess.

more than 3 years ago
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Common Traits of the Veteran Unix Admin

ezzzD55J Re:vim? really? (592 comments)

<quote>A particularly nasty vim change is that</quote>
Indeed, i've been bitten by this a few times. Worse is: the redo will be seen as an edit, so all your undo's could be lost. I like finding an old piece of text by doing undo, yank, and redo, but the redo will break if you edit after undo of course. Perhaps vim is clever enough to store the whole tree of redo's/undo's - would be a great feature i guess - but I didn't look it up, just cursed vim that it ate my work, something that could have been avoided by doing the sensible thing: don't change such fundamental behaviour by default.

more than 3 years ago
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Common Traits of the Veteran Unix Admin

ezzzD55J Re:vim? really? (592 comments)

I liked reading your reasoning on vim - especially the "Hell, even using the arrow keys to move around is a needlessly inefficient waste of motion, since the arrow keys are usually far from any other useful key on the keyboard," as that's exactly what i was thinking. Then I used 'j' and 'k' to try to scroll up and down accidentally ;)

more than 3 years ago
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Egypt Shuts Off All Internet Access

ezzzD55J Re:This is unacceptable (840 comments)

"Christians in Egypt are in a pretty bad situation"

That's not what I heard when I was on holiday there. The Christian minority holds a disproportionately large fraction of powerful positions.

more than 3 years ago
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Stars Remain In Their Usual Places; People Panic

ezzzD55J Re:This a re-org for the foreign offices only (468 comments)

<quote>And yes there are <a href="http://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20101019/season-of-birth-may-affect-kids-allergies">real studies</a> on this.</p></quote>

Even if I trusted your average study; which I don't; this one would still be meaningless in the context of zodiac/horoscope discussion.

more than 3 years ago
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Google ReCAPTCHA Cracked

ezzzD55J Re:Does this mean.... (211 comments)

I don't think so; I have sigs turned off and still see it. And indeed offtopic. So it's spam, imho.

more than 3 years ago

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