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Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

fisted fetchmail + procmail (308 comments)

A good solution to the remote-admin by email are fetchmail and procmail. Plus, i know it's out of fashion, but a working MTA, if you care about the box replying.

12 hours ago
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Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

fisted Re:Uber Fresh? (139 comments)

[...] to a date with pizza [...]

/. -- where guys date pizza,

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

fisted Re:question colon (729 comments)

Ternary.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

fisted no (729 comments)

> if (a = b) assigns the contents of b to a and executes the code following if b 0. Who the hell thought that would be a good idea?

There are indeed times it is useful but I 100% agree, using the _same_ syntax as assignment was full retard.

The same syntax as what exactly? = is just assignment, nothing else.

They should of used:

You should of used "have". And your proposal is utter crap.

about two weeks ago
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Ask David Saltzberg About Being The Big Bang Theory's Science Advisor

fisted Re:Beyond the Big Bang (226 comments)

At the moment before the Big Bang

That's not a meaningful thing to say. Time began with the Big Bang (as per the standard model).
It's like asking what's 1m to the north of the north pole

about two weeks ago
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Google Serves Old Search Page To Old Browsers

fisted Yes (152 comments)

Yes! Where? I want it!

about two weeks ago
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Interview: Ask Christopher "moot" Poole About 4chan and Social Media

fisted Re:Question 1 (220 comments)

Son, there's no point in asking this. It's commonly agreed upon that they are a miracle.

about two weeks ago
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Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

fisted Re:Which kernel? (205 comments)

No that'd be minix. NetBSD is just for people who like a sane system without any Poettering-crapware, and oh well, see sig.

about two weeks ago
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Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

fisted Re:Which kernel? (205 comments)

It's Linux. It's always Linux, because hey, Linux is a kernel. The kernel. /THE/ Kernel.

...written on my NetBSD machine.

about two weeks ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

fisted [R]researchers? (215 comments)

No, it didn't say rresearchers anywhere in TFA.
Do it right, at least.

about two weeks ago
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Raspberry Pi Gets a Brand New Browser

fisted Re:Not the correct application for this (107 comments)

I recently stopped using AdblockPlus, for Ghostery+NoScript+Flashblock already block everything ABP would block otherwise

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger After 15 Years of Service

fisted Re:Monochrome (127 comments)

Yeah, i agree, software wear and tear is a bitch. After 15 years of continued use, i reckon most of the 0s are cracked open, and the 1s are likely entirely dull.

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

fisted Re:A Windows-like UNIX (826 comments)

How is that a point? Yes, it's a design decision, obviously it's one. So what? Weren't you trying to point out why in your opinion database-stored configuration is superior over text files -- i.e. why you think the design decision should be done in favor of binary files?
BTW in the unix-like world, the UNIX philosophy gives a pretty definite rationale behind the design decision made in this context.
Please, take the time and read this

about three weeks ago
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Indiana University Researchers Get $1 Million Grant To Study Memes

fisted Re:Let me help them (126 comments)

All your base are belong us!

You're doing it wrong.

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

fisted Re:A Windows-like UNIX (826 comments)

I tried, but all i got in return were straw-men. Not even well-thought-out straw-men.
I'm polite enough, i even said "please".

If you feel like discussing the matter at hand, start by considering the points you've ignored until now in this conversation.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

fisted Nethack (382 comments)

NetHack, preferrably on a public server
Years of time can be wasted

about three weeks ago
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Indiana University Researchers Get $1 Million Grant To Study Memes

fisted Re:Let me help them (126 comments)

Look, there are over 9000 memes, but your list doesn't contain any.

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

fisted Re:A Windows-like UNIX (826 comments)

Your arguments still don't make sense at all, therefore this will be me last reply.
At first, you claimed a replicated database was more reliable than a non-replicated hard disk. Note how your argument is replication vs no replication, not files vs database files.
Now you're arguing that manual configuration editing is inferior to a configuration server, again it's not about text files vs database files, but manual vs automatic.

Please try to become a little more competent.

about three weeks ago

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