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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With an Unresponsive Manufacturer Who Doesn't Fix Bugs?

toby Intransigent vendors (204 comments)

...Is a major reason the GPL and free software / open source movements exist. Remember proprietary Unix and its tool support in the 1980s?

about two weeks ago
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

toby Not kidding - Functional Programming (494 comments)

Was practically invented in Scotland - The universities of Edinburgh (and Cambridge too) being home to FP research (and researchers like the late Professor Robin Milner and the very much alive Dr Philip Wadler, https://twitter.com/philipwadl... ) that is at least as significant to our industry as Lisp (maybe, eventually, even moreso) - the branch of languages and theory that begat the ML family and begat Haskell.

about a month ago
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Chinese Couple Sells Children To Support Online Game Addiction

toby Correction (131 comments)

Apparently it's not "unthinkable".

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Ensure Creative Commons Compliance At Your Company?

toby Escrow service? (64 comments)

Send a copy of the image and the license agreement to a 3rd party on concluding it.

about 4 months ago
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Shawn Raymond's Tandem Bike is Shorter Than Yours (Video)

toby pedallers* (85 comments)

Blame autocorrect?

about 4 months ago
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Amazon Wants To Run Your High-Performance Databases

toby Re: AWS is too expensive (142 comments)

A software RAID implementation like ZFS is superior to hardware RAID (it has a far higher standard of integrity and flexibility designed in), and you can monitor it however you wish. You can run it on cloud services.

about 5 months ago
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NSA Surveillance Reform Bill Passes House 303 Votes To 121

toby Obviously: (208 comments)

Now we need to spy on those 121 dissenters to find out what the fuck they were thinking.

about 4 months ago
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Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

toby wat (710 comments)

Why is it okay to mistreat non-engineers? Why does job title make any difference?

about 7 months ago
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CSI Style Zoom Sees Faces Reflected In Subjects' Eyes

toby Why didn't they just use a film camera? (103 comments)

Medium format film runs into 100s of "megapixels" (i.e. up to 10x the resolution of the digital camera they used) and large format even higher.

about 10 months ago
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Learning To Code: Are We Having Fun Yet?

toby Re:a different perspective (226 comments)

Well, Scala, anyway.

Ruby is only a liability.

1 year,27 days
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Java 8 Developer Preview Released

toby Even better (189 comments)

You can use one of the open source distributions that were forked from OpenSolaris (more or less): Nexenta, Illumos, etc

ZFS alone makes this more than worthwhile, although you can now have ZFS with FreeBSD, OS X, and even Linux.

about a year ago
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LulzSec's Raynaldo Rivera, a.k.a. 'neuron,' Gets One-Year Prison Term

toby Well said (105 comments)

Anyone who wants "raw, uninterrupted, chaotic thrill of anarchy" just needs to observe Wall Street and banks.

Watch Inside Job to get a look at the greedy scum who've infiltrated and taken control of every institution including our governments.

about a year ago
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Former Cal State Student Gets Year In Prison For Rigging Campus Election

toby & people wonder (135 comments)

Why it is a social problem that there is no accountability whatsoever for the crimes and deceptions and election rigging of the rich, famous, well-connected, political dynasties and the One Party.

about a year ago
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Colorado Company Says It Plans To Test Hyperloop Transport System

toby Re:Another stupid Musk idea (258 comments)

Clearly the answer is

1. NY to declare war on LA!

2. Money piñata!

about a year ago
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Silicon Valley In 2013 Resembles Logan's Run In 2274

toby Companies that respect experience (432 comments)

you can probably find a company whose culture is a better fit for people over 40.

Amazon.

about a year ago
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Silicon Valley In 2013 Resembles Logan's Run In 2274

toby NoSQL (432 comments)

"Case in point NoSQL. Who had it first? Open Source"

Depends how you define NoSQL. DynamoDB paper was published circa 2007 but the product is not open source. What open source product did you have in mind that defines NoSQL? BerkeleyDB?

NodeJS, PHP, Ruby are the village idiots... not really worth bragging about :) But beyond these, yes, some very impressive platforms are open source.

about a year ago
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WA Post Publishes 4 More Slides On Data Collection From Google, Et Al

toby LOL (180 comments)

If you think Assange is "untouchable" then the past 100 years of fascist history, and even the vaguest grasp of what your government has done and is doing, have passed you by.

about a year ago

Submissions

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Closed source grounds UK Chinooks for 9 years

toby toby writes  |  more than 5 years ago

toby writes "8 Chinook helicopters have been grounded for up to 9 years after Boeing refused to disclose avionics source code — due to a contractual omission. The eventual cost may reach half a billion UK pounds.

"The programme was hamstrung from the start by the appalling decision to buy the aircraft without securing access to their software source code," [Edward Leigh] said. "Eight years after they were delivered, the Chinook Mark 3s are still sitting in hangars and the cost of getting them into the air is probably going to top £422 million, probably by a big margin."

"

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Navy Fighters grounded by Windows virus

toby toby writes  |  more than 5 years ago

toby writes "UK Telegraph reports more fallout from Conficker:

The virus attacked the non-secured internal French navy network called Intramar and was detected on 21 January. The whole network was affected and military staff were instructed not to start their computers.

According to Liberation newspaper, two days later the chiefs of staff decided to isolate Intramar from the military's other computer systems, but certain computers at the Villacoublay air base and in the 8th Transmissions Regiment were infected. Liberation reported that on the 15 and 16 January the Navy's Rafale aircraft were "nailed to the ground" because they were unable to "download their flight plans". The aircraft were eventually activated by "another system".


We're not learning yet, are we ... that mission critical systems do not belong on Microsoft products. It is astonishingly stupid that non-US militaries are choosing Microsoft at all."

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Prof. Knuth: no more bug checks, due to fraud risk

toby toby writes  |  more than 5 years ago

toby writes ""for-everything-else-there's-PayPal" dept:

As reported by LWN, we learn that Professor Donald Knuth has decided to change his long-standing policy of rewarding those who find bugs in his programs with a personal check:

I can no longer write checks to reward the people who discover errors in my books. The system that I've been using has worked well for almost forty years; but recently I have had to close three checking accounts, and the criminal attacks on those accounts have caused significant grief to my bankers. (Certainly I do not believe that anybody who received one of my checks has been in any way a culprit. But all such recipients are entitled to bragging rights; therefore the numbers printed on those checks inevitably become known to random members of the public.) ... Instead of rewarding heroic bug-finders with dollars, I shall henceforth award brownie points, otherwise known as hexadecimal dollars (0x$).

"

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Green Party of Canada explicitly supports FLOSS

toby toby writes  |  more than 6 years ago

toby writes "With Federal elections looming in October, the Canadian Green Party has taken an enlightened position on Open Source:

"The Green Party supports the goals and ideals of Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) and believes that Canada's competitiveness in global information technology (IT) will be greatly enhanced by strongly supporting FLOSS.""

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History preserved: Multics source code released

toby toby writes  |  more than 6 years ago

qu1j0t3 writes "Signs-of-the-Apocalypse department:

Via Jos Kirps's Popular Science and Technology Blog, we learn that complete source code for the final release of Multics has been donated by Bull Technologies and made available by MIT.

A number of dedicated people made this possible, and preserved the code while it waited for clearance.

Memo to Microsoft: Maybe you should ditch Vista and steal this..."

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Clippy knows you hate him: "sentiment detectio

toby toby writes  |  more than 7 years ago

toby writes "The always-eclectic Language Log talks about "user sentiment detection" which guesses when you'd rather Clippy wasn't around:





So I remembered an old trick someone had mentioned to me and asked my friend "Have you tried being rude to him?"

"What do you mean?" she asked me. "How can you be rude to a talking paper clip?"

"Well," I suggested, "try venting your anger at him. Tell him in a few concise words how you feel about him."

... After telling Clippy this, the first item on the list explains how to change the Office Assistant,and the second item explains how to hide or show it.

I wonder how sophisticated the "unhappy user" detection is here in language. And whether it has been appropriately localized.
"

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toby toby writes  |  more than 7 years ago

qu1j0t3 writes "Business 2.0 reports, "Two MacBook owners ... have filed a class action lawsuit ... charging the company with deceptive advertising, misrepresentation and unfair competition over the use of the phrase 'millions of colors' to describe the capability of the LCD displays in MacBook and MacBook Pro computers." (Engadget broke the story. I can't comment if these guys have a genuine complaint; I've no plans to upgrade my Powerbook G4.)"
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toby toby writes  |  more than 8 years ago

toby (759) writes "According to ComputerWorld, up to "several dozens" of Google engineers are putting OpenSolaris through its paces as a complement to or even eventual replacement for its home-grown RedHat Linux platform. Now tuned for 64-bit x86, Solaris is regularly breaking speed records and winning awards. Even if you're not Google, many enterprises can benefit from its lightweight virtualisation, DTrace instrumentation, and super-high-integrity ZFS filesystem."

Journals

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Widenius on "selfless" quest to destroy GPL MySQL "in order to save it"

toby toby writes  |  more than 4 years ago

It's not "his baby" any more!

And the "selfless" argument accepts as a given that Oracle will let MySQL die on the vine. There are many rational reasons why they would not.

If Oracle's intentions are opaque, Widenius' motives are no less opaque. He risks serious embarrassment himself by advocating that the EU, as Deus ex machina, strip the GPL, the last layer of protection for the MySQL community and platform. To that extent this issue is *very much* "about Open Source"!

It's time to let go and build "what comes after MySQL". Even a casual observer can see conventional RDBMS architectures straining to keep up with today's data environments, hence the growth of the NoSQL movement. If a fraction of the talent already shed by MySQL AB, combined with the brains at Primebase, and all the other community contributors can rise to that challenge, Oracle may easily find itself on the defensive once more - to the market's gain!

Mr Widenius, you've created one technology so incredibly disruptive that Oracle (the market leader) finally had to buy it - why not move on and create the next one? You already have the support and respect of geeks and suits alike. But you won't keep it by insisting on this contrarian, easily misconstrued campaign.

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SQL: random member of each of many groups

toby toby writes  |  more than 5 years ago Question asked on comp.databases.mysql, which I solved as follows:

mysql> select T.n, T.rnd, L.id, L.street, L.town, count(R.id) as idx
from (
select count(*) as n, rand() as rnd, town
from addr
group by town
) T
join addr L on L.town = T.town
join addr R on R.town = L.town and R.id <= L.id
group by L.id
having ceil(T.n*T.rnd) = idx;
+----+---------------------+-----+---------------------------------
+-------------+-----+
| n | rnd | id | street |
town | idx |
+----+---------------------+-----+---------------------------------
+-------------+-----+
| 12 | 0.00842807908396058 | 1 | 601 West 5th Avenue |
Anchorage | 1 |
| 10 | 0.650273804227145 | 37 | 9190 Parkway East |
Birmingham | 7 |
| 11 | 0.226084814617489 | 55 | 3494 BEL AIR MALL |
Mobile | 3 |
| 16 | 0.179602691139656 | 117 | 4940 S Gilbert Rd |
Chandler | 3 |
| 10 | 0.219759042579456 | 154 | 7123 N. 138th Ave. |
Glendale | 3 |
| 18 | 0.559987170211959 | 187 | 2832 North Power Road |
Mesa | 11 |
| 63 | 0.14065875405507 | 213 | 340 East McDowell Rd |
Phoenix | 9 |
| 26 | 0.0233322903731207 | 275 | 15660 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd |
Scottsdale | 1 |
| 16 | 0.694685220434037 | 325 | 5000 Arizona Mills Circle |
Tempe | 12 |
| 35 | 0.403429261784469 | 345 | 3901 W Ina Rd |
Tucson | 15 |
| 19 | 0.933090678353878 | 454 | 2200 Panama Lane |
Bakersfield | 18 |
| 15 | 0.45516563714963 | 513 | 4000 Warner Blvd |
Burbank | 7 |
+----+---------------------+-----+---------------------------------
+-------------+-----+
12 rows in set (0.16 sec)

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Uses for self JOIN: 11) winning streak

toby toby writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Cluber on #mysql wanted to find the longest winning streak in a series of matches, like this:

mysql> select * from m;
+----+--------+-------+
| id | winner | loser |
+----+--------+-------+
| 29 | A | B |
| 30 | A | C |
| 31 | C | B |
| 32 | B | A |
| 33 | A | D |
| 34 | B | C |
| 35 | C | D |
| 36 | E | D |
+----+--------+-------+
8 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Longest winning streak per user is the longest series of wins by a user before they lose a match. The wins need not be consecutive. Here is a SQL solution:

mysql> select Streak.winner, max(Streak.cnt)
from (
select m0.id, m0.winner, count(Game.id) as cnt
from m m0
join (
select m1.id, min(m2.id) as minid
from m m1
left join m m2 on m2.loser = m1.winner
and m2.id > m1.id
group by m1.id
) Loss on Loss.id = m0.id
join m Game on Game.winner = m0.winner
and Game.id >= m0.id
and (Loss.minid is null
or Game.id < Loss.minid)
group by m0.id
) Streak
group by Streak.winner;

+--------+-----------------+
| winner | max(Streak.cnt) |
+--------+-----------------+
| A | 2 |
| B | 2 |
| C | 1 |
| E | 1 |
+--------+-----------------+
4 rows in set (0.01 sec)

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generate Solaris package file lists directly with install-sh

toby toby writes  |  more than 5 years ago

As part of the Solaris pkg creation process, a prototype file is created listing every file and directory created in the process of installing the package.

There are various ways to extract this information, but not all are convenient. By patching about 12 lines of install-sh we can generate the prototype file directly (as /tmp/prototype), with appropriate user/group/mode settings. In parallel we generate a simple file list (/tmp/files) that can be used to safely 'uninstall' the package during experimentation with packaging.

-bash-3.00# diff -c dovecot-1.1.14/install-sh TLGRdovecot-1.1.14/install-sh
*** dovecot-1.1.14/install-sh Mon Jan 5 16:24:36 2009
--- TLGRdovecot-1.1.14/install-sh Sat May 23 19:51:18 2009
***************
*** 128,133 ****
--- 128,136 ----
RMPROG STRIPPROG
"

+ CLASS=none
+ OWNER=bin
+ GROUP=bin
while test $# -ne 0; do
case $1 in
-c) ;;
***************
*** 136,142 ****

-d) dir_arg=true;;

! -g) chgrpcmd="$chgrpprog $2"
shift;;

--help) echo "$usage"; exit $?;;
--- 139,145 ----

-d) dir_arg=true;;

! -g) GROUP=$2; chgrpcmd="$chgrpprog $2"
shift;;

--help) echo "$usage"; exit $?;;
***************
*** 150,156 ****
esac
shift;;

! -o) chowncmd="$chownprog $2"
shift;;

-s) stripcmd=$stripprog;;
--- 153,159 ----
esac
shift;;

! -o) OWNER=$2; chowncmd="$chownprog $2"
shift;;

-s) stripcmd=$stripprog;;
***************
*** 327,335 ****
--- 330,341 ----
# Otherwise, rely on $mkdir_umask.
if test -n "$dir_arg"; then
mkdir_mode=-m$mode
+ echo d $CLASS $dstdir $mode $OWNER $GROUP >>/tmp/prototype
else
+ echo d $CLASS $dstdir 755 $OWNER $GROUP >>/tmp/prototype
mkdir_mode=
fi
+ echo $dstdir >>/tmp/files

posix_mkdir=false
case $umask in
***************
*** 405,410 ****
--- 411,417 ----
do
test -z "$d" && continue

+
prefix=$prefix$d
if test -d "$prefix"; then
prefixes=
***************
*** 442,447 ****
--- 449,457 ----
test -z "$chmodcmd" || $doit $chmodcmd $mode "$dst"; } || exit 1
else

+ echo f $CLASS $dst $mode $OWNER $GROUP >>/tmp/prototype
+ echo $dst >>/tmp/files
+
# Make a couple of temp file names in the proper directory.
dsttmp=$dstdir/_inst.$$_
rmtmp=$dstdir/_rm.$$_

(Actual diff here)

As an example, let's package Dovecot 1.1.14 in a manner suitable for a Solaris non-global zone:

$ ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var
...
# make install
...
# cat /tmp/prototype
d none /usr/libexec/dovecot 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/libexec/dovecot/dovecot-auth 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/libexec/dovecot/checkpassword-reply 0755 bin bin
d none /usr/lib/dovecot/auth 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/libexec/dovecot/dict 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/libexec/dovecot/ssl-build-param 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/sbin/dovecot 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap-login 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/libexec/dovecot/pop3-login 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/libexec/dovecot/pop3 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/libexec/dovecot/deliver 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/libexec/dovecot/rawlog 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/libexec/dovecot/gdbhelper 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/libexec/dovecot/idxview 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/libexec/dovecot/listview 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/libexec/dovecot/logview 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/libexec/dovecot/maildirlock 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/sbin/dovecotpw 0755 bin bin
d none /usr/lib/dovecot/imap 0755 bin bin
d none /usr/lib/dovecot/lda 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib01_acl_plugin.so 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib01_acl_plugin.la 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib01_acl_plugin.a 0755 bin bin
d none /usr/lib/dovecot/pop3 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/libexec/dovecot/convert-tool 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_convert_plugin.so 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_convert_plugin.la 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_convert_plugin.a 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/libexec/dovecot/expire-tool 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_expire_plugin.so 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_expire_plugin.la 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_expire_plugin.a 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_fts_plugin.so 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_fts_plugin.la 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_fts_plugin.a 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib21_fts_squat_plugin.so 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib21_fts_squat_plugin.la 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib21_fts_squat_plugin.a 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib02_lazy_expunge_plugin.so 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib02_lazy_expunge_plugin.la 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib02_lazy_expunge_plugin.a 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_mail_log_plugin.so 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_mail_log_plugin.la 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_mail_log_plugin.a 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_mbox_snarf_plugin.so 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_mbox_snarf_plugin.la 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_mbox_snarf_plugin.a 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib10_quota_plugin.so 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib10_quota_plugin.la 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib10_quota_plugin.a 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/imap/lib11_imap_quota_plugin.so 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/imap/lib11_imap_quota_plugin.la 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/imap/lib11_imap_quota_plugin.a 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib11_trash_plugin.so 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib11_trash_plugin.la 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib11_trash_plugin.a 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_zlib_plugin.so 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_zlib_plugin.la 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/lib/dovecot/lib20_zlib_plugin.a 0755 bin bin
d none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki 0755 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/ACL.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/AixPluginsSupport.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/AuthDatabase.CheckPassword.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/AuthDatabase.LDAP.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/AuthDatabase.Passwd.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/AuthDatabase.PasswdFile.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/AuthDatabase.SQL.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/AuthDatabase.VPopMail.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/AuthDatabase.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Authentication.Caching.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Authentication.Kerberos.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Authentication.MasterUsers.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Authentication.Mechanisms.DigestMD5.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Authentication.Mechanisms.NTLM.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Authentication.Mechanisms.Winbind.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Authentication.Mechanisms.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Authentication.MultipleDatabases.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Authentication.PasswordSchemes.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Authentication.RestrictAccess.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Authentication.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/BasicConfiguration.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Chrooting.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Clients.NegativeUIDs.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Clients.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/CommandLine.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/CompilingSource.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Debugging.Authentication.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Debugging.ProcessTracing.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Debugging.Rawlog.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Debugging.Thunderbird.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Design.AuthProcess.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Design.Indexes.Cache.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Design.Indexes.MailIndexApi.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Design.Indexes.MainIndex.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Design.Indexes.TransactionLog.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Design.Indexes.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Design.MailProcess.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Design.Processes.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Design.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/FindMailLocation.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/FinishBasicConfiguration.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/HowTo.EximAndDovecotSASL.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/HowTo.PopBSMTPAndDovecot.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/HowTo.PopRelay.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/HowTo.PostfixAndDovecotSASL.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/HowTo.Rootless.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/HowTo.SimpleVirtualInstall.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/HowTo.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/IndexFiles.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/InetdInstall.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Iptables.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/LDA.Exim.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/LDA.Indexing.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/LDA.Postfix.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/LDA.Qmail.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/LDA.Sendmail.txt 644 bin bin
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f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/LDA.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Logging.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/LoginProcess.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/MDA.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/MTA.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/MailLocation.LocalDisk.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/MailLocation.Maildir.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/MailLocation.Mbox.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/MailLocation.SharedDisk.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/MailLocation.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/MailboxFormat.Cydir.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/MailboxFormat.MH.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/MailboxFormat.Maildir.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/MailboxFormat.dbox.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/MailboxFormat.mailstore.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/MailboxFormat.mbox.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/MailboxFormat.mbx.txt 644 bin bin
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f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/ManageSieve.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/MboxLocking.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/MboxProblems.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Migration.BincIMAP.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Migration.Courier.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Migration.Cyrus.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Migration.Linuxconf.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Migration.MailFormat.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Migration.Teapop.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Migration.UW.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Migration.Vm-pop3d.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Migration.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/MissingMailboxes.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/NFS.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/Namespaces.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/OSCompatibility.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/POP3Server.txt 644 bin bin
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f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/WhyDoesItNotWork.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/maildrop.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/mutt.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/wiki/uw2dovecot.sh.txt 644 bin bin
f none /etc/dovecot-db-example.conf 644 bin bin
f none /etc/dovecot-ldap-example.conf 644 bin bin
f none /etc/dovecot-sql-example.conf 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/auth-protocol.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/documentation.txt 644 bin bin
f none /usr/share/doc/dovecot/securecoding.txt 644 bin bin
f none /etc/dovecot-example.conf 644 bin bin
d none /usr/include/dovecot 0755 bin bin

This leaves the package installed, creates /tmp/prototype ready for packaging - accomplished roughly like this:

$ echo i pkginfo=./pkginfo >>prototype
$ cat pkginfo
PKG=TLGRdovecot
NAME=Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server
ARCH=i386
VERSION=1.1.14
CATEGORY=application
VENDOR=http://www.dovecot.org/
BASEDIR=
CLASSES=none
DESC=Dovecot Secure IMAP/POP3 server, by Timo Sirainen
EMAIL=support@telegraphics.com.au
$ pkgmk -r `pwd`
$ cd /var/spool/pkg/
$ pkgtrans -s `pwd` /tmp/TLGRdovecot-1.1.14

Remove the installed files (I suggest reviewing the file list first!)

# rm -fr $(< /tmp/files )
or
# xargs rm -fr < /tmp/files

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Retired Gates "too busy, important" to finish deposition

toby toby writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Watch Gates lie through his teeth in Novell vs Microsoft - until the Microsoft side cut the deposition short. Another appointment? Or did they not like the line of questioning? Groklaw reports; you decide. But as the Novell lawyer remarks,

I ... can't remember a single case where I was able to extract a monetary settlement from an opponent by harassing its Board Chairman through a deposition. Perhaps there is something deeper at work here.

Mr. Gates is one of the richest and most powerful persons in this country. His foundation is engaged in good works. Yet we are all equal under the law. Despite his central role in this action, we have requested nothing more than would be expected of any other litigant, a deposition not exceeding 7 hours in length in accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(1).

(emphasis mine).

This cartoon sums up the true situation very well.

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say whut?

toby toby writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Cloud computing is emerging as the computational and storage paradigm for ultra-scale data and analytics. A cloud is a pool of virtualized, commodity computer resources accessible via a Web-based interface in conjunction with a highly automated mechanism for managing those resources. Upon this infrastructure, a computational framework brings analytics to the data, effectively implementing a key tenant of cloud computing - ingest data once, move data rarely, and re-use data often. Thus cloud enables the rapid configuration and allocation of vast computational resources while supporting massively parallel processing over petabytes of distributed data to deliver both agility and power at scale. Google, the progenitor of cloud, and others have proven the extraordinary capability of cloud for specific applications within certain well defined domains (e.g. web search/index). Within the Intelligence Community (IC), substantial cloud computing initiatives already underway are poised to do similarly, tailoring cloud for specific objectives. Considered more broadly however, as an enterprise wide platform for the IC, several aspects of cloud are in need of further research and development. Principal among these is the cloud analytic tool set. Analysts working high op-tempo missions down range tell us the most rapid time scale is not of the data or the mission, rather it is the frequency with which they must change the way they view and manipulate the data. For these warfighters, sophisticated tools built nationally are obsolete the day they get deployed. What they clamor for are basic, elemental tools that they can apply in diverse contexts and compose into workflows that help them do their job easier and faster. This SBIR seeks to develop an analytic tool set designed to operate within cloud computing infrastructure, on cloud data. In addition to being cloud-native, the set of tools should reflect a basis-set of functions that together span the range of analytic activity. Each tool should capture / enable a basic element of analytic activity while presenting minimal dependencies on other elements or on application specifics. By developing a complete set of cloud-native tools that may be used independently or composed into workflows to build analytic product, this SBIR aims to provide the warfighter with the means to harness the full power of cloud in the face of rapid change.

Let's play buzzword bingo...

21 the
16 of
14 cloud
10 and
9 to
9 data
8 a
6 for
5 is
5 set
5 they
5 analytic
4 tools
4 computing
4 that
4 are
4 in
3 on
3 computational
3 resources
3 or
3 with
3 rapid
3 tool
3 scale
2 this
2 SBIR
2 range
2 workflows
2 these
2 native
2 analytics
2 basic
2 an
2 do
2 infrastructure
2 activity
2 into
2 specific
2 change
2 while
2 IC
2 within
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2 as
2 power
1 full
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1 way
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1 enables
1 both
1 Upon
1 Intelligence
1 framework
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1 index
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1 functions
1 pool
1 Principal
1 developing
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1 compose
1 once
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1 aims
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1 enterprise
1 at
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1 application
1 tell
1 managing
1 development
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1 agility
1 applications
1 may
1 computer
1 highly
1 move
1 addition
1 working
1 allocation
1 need
1 not
1 ultra
1 mission
1 Within
1 warfighter
1 interface

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use 'make' to solve table FK dependencies, order CREATEs

toby toby writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Code and examples here.

Keywords: mysql innodb foreign key constraint references
ERROR 1005 (HY000): Can't create table (errno: 150)

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if minimising a Solaris 10 system...

toby toby writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Don't remove these packages if you are going to need libX11 or libXpm later...

system SUNWxwdv X Windows System Window Drivers
system SUNWxwfnt X Window System platform required fonts
system SUNWxwhl X Window System & Graphics Header links in /usr/include
system SUNWxwice X Window System Inter-Client Exchange (ICE) Components
system SUNWxwinc X Window System include files
system SUNWxwmod X Window System kernel modules
system SUNWxwplr X Window System platform software configuration
system SUNWxwplt X Window System platform software
system SUNWxwrtl X Window System & Graphics Runtime Library Links in /usr/lib
system SUNWxwssu X Server x86 platform config start up software

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safe reboot in Solaris 10

toby toby writes  |  more than 5 years ago # shutdown -y -i 6 [-g seconds]

Halt and power off: -i 5

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Setting up CollabNet Subversion on Solaris 10, with SMF.

toby toby writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Download the CollabNet Subversion package for Solaris.

Edit Apache configuration, /etc/opt/CollabNet_Subversion/conf/httpd.conf , /etc/opt/CollabNet_Subversion/conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

Fix some permissions:

# chown -R daemon:daemon /pool/YOURDOMAIN/svn/YOURREPO/
  # chown daemon:daemon /var/opt/CollabNet_Subversion/logs/

Set up SMF manifest.
This file is based on the manifest distributed with CoolStack, /opt/coolstack/lib/svc/manifest/cskapache2.xml . For modified text, see bottom of this post.

# svccfg import apache22-svn.xml

To see the configuration of the Apache built with CollabNet Svn,

# /opt/CollabNet_Subversion/bin/httpd -V
Server version: Apache/2.2.8 (Unix)
Server built: Oct 23 2008 15:51:40
Server's Module Magic Number: 20051115:11
Server loaded: APR 1.2.12, APR-Util 1.2.12
Compiled using: APR 1.2.12, APR-Util 1.2.12
Architecture: 32-bit
Server MPM: Prefork
  threaded: no
    forked: yes (variable process count)
Server compiled with....
  -D APACHE_MPM_DIR="server/mpm/prefork"
  -D APR_HAS_SENDFILE
  -D APR_HAS_MMAP
  -D APR_HAVE_IPV6 (IPv4-mapped addresses enabled)
  -D APR_USE_FCNTL_SERIALIZE
  -D APR_USE_PTHREAD_SERIALIZE
  -D SINGLE_LISTEN_UNSERIALIZED_ACCEPT
  -D APR_HAS_OTHER_CHILD
  -D AP_HAVE_RELIABLE_PIPED_LOGS
  -D DYNAMIC_MODULE_LIMIT=128
  -D HTTPD_ROOT="/"
  -D SUEXEC_BIN="//bin/suexec"
  -D DEFAULT_PIDLOG="var/opt/CollabNet_Subversion/run/httpd.pid"
  -D DEFAULT_SCOREBOARD="logs/apache_runtime_status"
  -D DEFAULT_LOCKFILE="var/opt/CollabNet_Subversion/run/accept.lock"
  -D DEFAULT_ERRORLOG="/var/opt/CollabNet_Subversion/logs/error_log"
  -D AP_TYPES_CONFIG_FILE="etc/opt/CollabNet_Subversion/conf/mime.types"
  -D SERVER_CONFIG_FILE="etc/opt/CollabNet_Subversion/conf/httpd.conf"

conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf:

#
# Virtual Hosts
#...
 
Listen 443
 
#
# Use name-based virtual hosting.
#
#NameVirtualHost *:80
NameVirtualHost *:443
 
<VirtualHost *:443>
    ServerAdmin sysadmin@YOURDOMAIN.com.au
    DocumentRoot /pool/YOURDOMAIN/www/YOURDOMAIN/htdocs
    ServerName YOURDOMAIN
# ServerAlias www.dummy-host.example.com
    ErrorLog /pool/YOURDOMAIN/www/YOURDOMAIN/logs/error_log
    CustomLog /pool/YOURDOMAIN/www/YOURDOMAIN/logs/access_log combined
 
<Location /svn>
        Dav svn
        SVNParentPath /pool/YOURDOMAIN/svn
        AuthType Basic
        AuthName "Subversion"
        AuthUserFile /pool/YOURDOMAIN/www/YOURDOMAIN/htpasswd
# AuthzSVNAccessFile /pool/YOURDOMAIN/svn/svnpolicy
        Require valid-user
        SSLRequireSSL
                Order allow,deny
                Allow from all
</Location>
 
# SSL Engine Switch:
# Enable/Disable SSL for this virtual host.
SSLEngine on
...and the rest of the SSL config
...can be copied from /opt/coolstack/apache2/conf/extra/httpd-ssl.conf

apache22-svn.xml:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE service_bundle SYSTEM "/usr/share/lib/xml/dtd/service_bundle.dtd.1">
<!--
    Copyright 2006-2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
    CSKapache2 manifest - should reside in /var/svc/manifest/network.
-->
 
<service_bundle type='manifest' name='COLLABNETapache2:apache'>
 
<service
    name='network/http'
    type='service'
    version='1'>
 
    <!--
      Because we may have multiple instances of network/http
      provided by different implementations, we keep dependencies
      and methods within the instance.
    -->
 
    <instance name='apache22-svn' enabled='false'>
    <!--
      Wait for network interfaces to be initialized.
    -->
      <dependency name='network'
          grouping='require_all'
          restart_on='error'
          type='service'>
          <service_fmri value='svc:/milestone/network:default'/>
      </dependency>
 
      <!--
          Wait for all local filesystems to be mounted.
      -->
      <dependency name='filesystem-local'
          grouping='require_all'
          restart_on='none'
          type='service'>
          <service_fmri
              value='svc:/system/filesystem/local:default'/>
      </dependency>
 
      <!--
          Wait for automounting to be available, as we may be
          serving data from home directories or other remote
          filesystems.
      -->
      <dependency name='autofs'
          grouping='optional_all'
          restart_on='error'
          type='service'>
          <service_fmri
              value='svc:/system/filesystem/autofs:default'/>
      </dependency>
 
      <exec_method
          type='method'
          name='start'
          exec='/opt/CollabNet_Subversion/bin/apachectl start'
          timeout_seconds='60'>
      </exec_method>
 
      <exec_method
          type='method'
          name='stop'
          exec='/opt/CollabNet_Subversion/bin/apachectl stop'
          timeout_seconds='60'>
          <method_context />
      </exec_method>
 
      <exec_method
          type='method'
          name='refresh'
          exec='/opt/CollabNet_Subversion/bin/apachectl restart'
          timeout_seconds='60'>
          <method_context />
      </exec_method>
 
        <property_group name='httpd' type='application'>
            <stability value='Evolving' />
            <propval name='ssl' type='boolean' value='true' />
        </property_group>
 
        <property_group name='startd' type='framework'>
            <!-- sub-process core dumps shouldn't restart session -->
            <propval name='ignore_error' type='astring'
                    value='core,signal' />
        </property_group>
        <template>
            <common_name>
                <loctext xml:lang='C'>
                    Apache 2 HTTP server
                </loctext>
            </common_name>
<!--
            <documentation>
                <manpage title='httpd' section='8'
                    manpath='/opt/coolstack/apache2/man' />
                <doc_link name='apache.org'
                    uri='http://httpd.apache.org' />
            </documentation>
-->
        </template>
 
    </instance>
 
    <stability value='Evolving' />
</service>
 
</service_bundle>

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Joe the Plumber as spokesman for Israel

toby toby writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Now we know there's something lower than Z-list on the celebrity scale. Be careful with your next tax return, Joe.

Update - but wait, there's more...

To be honest with you, I don't think journalists should be anywhere allowed war (sic). I mean, you guys report where our troops are at, you report what's happening day-to-day, you make a big deal out of it. I think it's asinine. I liked back in World War I and World War II, when you'd go to the theater and you'd see your troops on the screen and everyone would be real excited and happy for them. Now everyone's got an opinion and wants to down soldiers, our American soldiers, Israeli soldiers. I think media should be abolished from, you know, reporting. You know, war is hell, and if you're going to sit there and say, "Well, look at this atrocity," well, you don't know the full story behind it half the time. So I think the media should have no business in it.

Comment is hardly needed...

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Roche speaks, from V.S. Naipaul's "Guerillas"

toby toby writes  |  more than 5 years ago

"When I eat food and enjoy it, I wonder why I am allowed to do so. When I lie down in my bed at night and make myself comfortable, I wonder why I am allowed to do so. It would be so easy to take it away from me. Every night I think about that. It would be so easy to torment me. Once you tie a man's hands you can do anything to him."

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What am I angry about today?

toby toby writes  |  more than 5 years ago

  • This flaming turd - How can anyone be involved in such a piece of DRECK and maintain their self respect?
  • The FUCKING White Anglo Ratfuck IMMIGRATION SYSTEM in all its ramified, arbitrary, racist, discriminatory glory
  • The MONKEY - the FUCKING MONKEY - do I *ever* have to see his moronic face again? Put him in Pound-Ass Prison and drop the key into the ocean. Better yet. Put him and Cheney and their attorneys in a basketball stadium with every surviving Guantanamo detainee and cheer the spectacle on.

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toby toby writes  |  more than 5 years ago

The price of Bush-Cheney will be paid, and justice demands that it falls due to the centrists, rightists, and war apologists.

John Cusack pretty much nails it.

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Things that might kill you (and me)

toby toby writes  |  about 6 years ago

A: How could you feel uncomfortable with citizens carrying concealed weapons? What if you were a petite young woman like me, who sometimes feels uncomfortable on the streets at night? A handgun makes me feel safer.

B: Is it not better to live in a society where you can feel safe on the streets at night, unarmed?

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Obvious remarks

toby toby writes  |  about 6 years ago

A: What I don't like about your beloved capitalist system is that to win big, you have to be dishonest.

B: There's no such thing as dishonesty in the free market. It is the perfect reward mechanism; it promotes enterprise, productivity, efficiency, and fitness to demand; while penalising laziness, mistakes, and failure to deliver what people want. The invisible hand is infallibly leading us to a perfect outcome.

A: Whether the system is perfect or not, whether one admits the possibility of a "free" uncorrupted market or not, isn't it self evident that whatever system we have rewards most those who are adapted to thrive within it? - Not those, for instance, whose motives may be social good?

B: The market rewards those who deserve to be rewarded. Survival of the fittest. Culling of the weak. Any other policy would be worse.

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