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"Feline Herd" Offers Easier Package Management For Emacs

mitch_feaster Another Emacs package manager?? (142 comments)

Emacs article on Slashdot?? Cue the "all it needs is a good editor"
comments...

In an effort to understand what sets this project apart from the other
options to the point of being worthy of Slashdot (although "worthy of
Slashdot" has taken on a new meaning in recent years) I checked out the
code and had a look around...

    * A grand total of 3 commits (including 2 one-liners)

      - First commit was less than 2 weeks ago. This is literally some
        dude's weekend project from a week and a half ago.

    * About 600 lines of code

    * About 1,300 lines of embedded XPM images

Definitely not noteworthy so far... "Unifying" all of the existing
solutions is fairly cool, but just wrapping them in a few toolbar
buttons is... not that cool...

Oh, and he's an OSX user.
/ducks

about a year ago
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Use Tor, Get Targeted By the NSA

mitch_feaster Doesn't Tor handle this? (451 comments)

I thought the whole premise of Tor was that you can't tell from that outside that someone is actually using it (much less "collect" the data you transmit over Tor)?

about a year ago
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Google Hits One Billion Unique Visits In a Month

mitch_feaster Re:Doing what? (126 comments)

My guess is that they get hits from people who never changed their default home page on IE, and if you're stupid enough to be using IE you're probably going to take a few minutes figuring out how to open a new tab...

more than 3 years ago
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Why Doesn't 'Google Kids' Exist?

mitch_feaster Re:Bad analogy using libraries (561 comments)

I understand what you're saying, but (despite your snide confidence) I still think you're missing the point: there is no children's section! Wow, all this over the idea of providing a version of youtube targeted at children... I wonder if Sesame Street met such resistance on /. when it launched (how old is that show?)?

more than 3 years ago
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Why Doesn't 'Google Kids' Exist?

mitch_feaster Re:Bad analogy using libraries (561 comments)

Right, in the library, (hopefully) not in the children's section...

more than 3 years ago
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Why Doesn't 'Google Kids' Exist?

mitch_feaster Re:Bad analogy using libraries (561 comments)

Yes, but at least you don't see "top 100 sex positions to blow your mind" books strewn about the children's aisles, which is analagous to the current situation on youtube and the primary concern of the op.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Are We Losing Vertical Pixels?

mitch_feaster must be a lisp programmer (1140 comments)

Function call taking up 900 big ones? Function *definition* maybe...

more than 3 years ago
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Oscilloscopes For Modern Engineers?

mitch_feaster Open Source Logic Analyzer (337 comments)

I've found for most of my Computer Engineering needs that a logic analyzer is much more useful than an oscilloscope. From the same people who brought us the magnificent "Bus Pirate" I present to you the "Open Workbench Logic Sniffer" I've never actually used it but it looks like a pretty sweet device.

more than 4 years ago
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Montana City Requires Workers' Internet Accounts

mitch_feaster Re:WTF (836 comments)

This could be just the thing for me to break into the pen business -- MD5 hash capabilities on a ballpoint!

more than 5 years ago
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Does Dell Know What Women Want In a Laptop?

mitch_feaster Re:Stereotypes usually have some kernal of truth (669 comments)

Agreed. Why is it so wrong and evil to accept the fact that many (definitely not all) stereotypes are actually correct?

It's one thing when you don't have any personal experience or regular interaction with whoever's being "stereotype'd", but I've been around enough humans (about half of which are female) to confirm this one.

more than 5 years ago
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Facebook Users Get Lower Grades In College

mitch_feaster speaking of wasting time... (284 comments)

I'm getting straight C's due to my regular slashdot usage.

more than 5 years ago
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Website Does Homework For Kids

mitch_feaster Tidbit (166 comments)

I can't vouch for the direct translation in French, but it's interesting to see how words in certain phrases resemble words from different languages, especially in closely related languages like French and Portuguese.
In Portuguese:
Faz = do
meus = my
deveres = duties

Isn't the definition of a duty something that you're supposed to do??

more than 5 years ago
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Google's Struggle To Reach Authors — of Every Book Ever Written

mitch_feaster Re:All eggs in one basket... (153 comments)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think the plan is to digitize and *destroy* every book ever written...

more than 5 years ago
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Final Judgment — SCO Loses, Owes $3,506,526

mitch_feaster Re:How much do they have (265 comments)

If company expansion (in terms of hiring new employees) is an indicator as to how much a company is worth then sure enough they're not doing too well: http://www.sco.com/jobs/

more than 4 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

mitch_feaster xterm from firefox on a kiosk (2362 comments)

If you're on some type of locked down kiosk that only has firefox (like on many school campuses) you can do a ctrl-p to print, click on properties, enter "xterm" in the print command text box, click print and you've got yourself a terminal.

This is only a unix trick inasmuch as you're launching an xterm but aside from that it's pretty much a firefox ( < 3.0 ?) trick...

more than 5 years ago

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