Almost certainly not Johnny Depp.|
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|Monday, May 16th, 2016|
|Friday, May 13th, 2016|
|Monday, May 9th, 2016|
|Saturday, May 7th, 2016|
|Friday, May 6th, 2016|
|Thursday, May 5th, 2016|
|Wednesday, May 4th, 2016|
| Quote of the day:
I remember some magazine article about Windows 8, and it talked about how fast Windows 8 started up compared to Windows 7. The way they measured it was by putting a shortcut to Notepad in the Startup group, then booting the computer, and timing how long before the Notepad window opened. - Raymond Chen on the decisions behind how and when "run at startup" programs run.
I laughed at this metric because I control when startup groups start up. As in me, personally.
Measuring how long it takes for Notepad to open is in large part simply a way of extracting the parameter I passed to the Sleep function.
|Monday, May 2nd, 2016|
|Friday, April 29th, 2016|
|Real, true headlines.
Weasel Shuts Down World's Most Powerful Particle Collider
"There have been previous incidents, including one in 2009, when a bird is believed to have dropped a baguette onto critical electrical systems.
Nor are the problems exclusive to the LHC: In 2006, raccoons conducted a "coordinated" attack on a particle accelerator in Illinois.
It is unclear whether the animals are trying to stop humanity from unlocking the secrets of the universe."
|Thursday, April 28th, 2016|
|Wednesday, April 27th, 2016|
|Tuesday, April 26th, 2016|
|Monday, April 25th, 2016|
| Oklahoma: Abortion may be legal, but doctors who perform one will lose their medical licenses.
As for why they're wasting money setting their desperately-poor State up for another expensive lawsuit loss by passing blatantly unconstitional legislation, well, let's just ask a supporter:
"If we take care of morality,” bill supporter David Brumbaugh, a Republican, said during deliberations, "God will take care of the economy. Duh, I eat poop."
|Friday, April 22nd, 2016|
| And no, neither of the last two articles are "guess the state", despite both being Florida. Because they're not funny or weird or even absurd.
|Thursday, April 21st, 2016|
|Wednesday, April 20th, 2016|
| Harriet Tubman to be on the American $20 bill.
This is awesome!
Of course, there's a cynical part of me that says "oh, of COURSE they're letting a black woman in, now that many people don't use cash", and another cynical part that says "sticking the woman who 'stole' herself and a great many other people on a symbol of capitalist commerce is certainly an odd look" - but the cynical parts can have their say and I'll still be happy about HARRIET FRIGGING TUBMAN replacing Andrew Jackson.
|Tuesday, April 19th, 2016|
|Monday, April 18th, 2016|
|Amusing thing about Ontario laws.
So, something that makes me laugh. torrain is learning to drive and has a G1 license - an Ontario "learner's permit". This means that she can drive subject to certain restrictions: She must have an experienced, licensed, sober driver in the front passenger seat, she must avoid 400-series highways, she must have a BAC of zero, she must not drive after midnight and before 5am, etc.
Here's the catch: The definition of "sober" for the front passenger is BAC of 0.05 or less. BAC of 0.08 is the legal limit for drivers to actually, y'know drive.
So if we go out to dinner, she can drive us. If I have a beer or two with dinner, she can drive us home. But, assuming dinner takes a little longer than an hour, if I have *three* drinks with dinner, she cannot legally drive us home: by the law, if *I* drink too much, I *must* take over and drive, even if she hasn't had any alcohol at all.
This makes me laugh.
: It almost goes without saying that this would be a stupid thing to do and I do not do it. But it amuses the crap out of me that if I *were* to do this stupid thing, I would be legally required to drive instead of the more sober person.
|Friday, April 15th, 2016|
|Thursday, April 14th, 2016|
|It's rollover day!
Now entering our 12th year of broadcasting, with 18,523 posts, 119,462 comments received, 36,030 commments posted.
|Wednesday, April 13th, 2016|
|Stupid goddamn samba problems.
So for reasons that truly escape me, network file shares for Windows users are shared via a CentOS machine running Samba instead of directly off the NetApp via CIFS.
Anyway. It's working, except there's a thing: By default (and currently), samba logs are separated by machine - they log to /var/log/samba/%m.log which means there's one log for each laptop or desktop.
It would be handier to have the logs separated by user, or by service. The docs all say to just change that %m to %u for User or %S for Service... but if I do that, I get files LITERALLY CALLED /var/log/samba/%u.log or %S.log. It doesn't expand the user or service and give me per-user or per-service logs the way the docs and mailing list RTFMers say it will, it throws them all in a single file with a literal percent sign in it.
Anyone run into this and remember the magic spell to fix it?
CentOS 5.11, Samba 3.0.33.
: "Legacy, changing would require resources, changing would require users to do something different" oh wait I guess the reasons don't escape me but OH FUCK OFF.
|Fun with style guides.
In this case, the Reuters style guide requiring that all mentions of "the queen" be replaced with "Queen Elizabeth".
|Sunday, April 10th, 2016|
|Friday, April 8th, 2016|
|Thursday, April 7th, 2016|
|Tuesday, April 5th, 2016|
| "A near-epiphany at the Supreme Court" - the US Supreme Court rules that requiring a rich person to use a public defender is a violation of their right to effective counsel.
They don't, however, extend this to the natural and inevitable conclusion that requiring *anyone* to use a public defender in the USA must also be a violation of their right to effective counsel.
(Not that I blame public defenders - they do the best they can under impossible conditions. There needs to be at least ten times as many of them, though, likely far, far more. Or the USA could stop putting so many people into the courts, that would work, too.)
|Sunday, April 3rd, 2016|
|Friday, April 1st, 2016|
|Thursday, March 31st, 2016|
|Wednesday, March 30th, 2016|