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Rakudo Star - "early adopter" Perl 6, released

jani Closer and closer (4 comments)

We're getting closer and closer to real usefulness.

I already see a few specific use cases where I want to use Perl 6 rather than anything else, simply because of a nice combination of ease-of-typing and ease-of-understanding.

more than 4 years ago
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Privacy Advocates Bemoan the Problems With WHOIS

jani Re:For verifying a domain exists, for example (174 comments)

Name server records are not what "defines the domain's very existence", it only defines whether the domain exists in DNS.

There are cases where e.g. name server changes or domain name transfers results in a loss of name server data in the root servers. The domain still exists, but it is or will quickly be in an unusable state.

So, to reiterate:

DNS shows you whether the domain works.
WHOIS currently shows you whether the domain exists, as well as domain ownership information.

If ICANN wants to get rid of whois for domain names, it needs to replace it with something else.

Functional EPP implementations would do fine for those of us who are registrars, but leaves the public with no practical way of yielding ownership information.

more than 7 years ago

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The Smiley-Free Day

jani jani writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jani (4530) writes "The Arthur Dent Appreciation Society started a new tradition on January 1st, the smiley-free Thursday.

The idea is that people should use the written word more, and emoticons less, and that Thursday is the day to do it every week. The movement is gaining ground internationally, even though Google and Wikipedia haven't caught up yet.

I've joined in, and I'm doing my best to not use smileys when sending e-mail, chatting, or sending SMS-es. Why don't you, too?"

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