Almost certainly not Johnny Depp.|
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|Monday, June 27th, 2016|
|Sunday, June 26th, 2016|
|Friday, June 24th, 2016|
|Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016|
| Hey, remember the user responsible for this incident, and this one?
I've got another one. We've got a bunch of a certain kind of desktop case, where the sides go on vertically without screws, then the top of the case slides in horizontally to lock them in place and you close *that* with screws. I'm looking at an unrelated computer and I notice the top piece, which is a rectangular piece of reasonably sturdy flat metal, is missing. So I ask the user where it is, and he said "Oh, $Engineer borrowed it a few months back. It's just part of the case so I figured I didn't really need it."
($Engineer being, of course, the user responsible for the two incidents up top.)
I go and ask him why he borrowed A PIECE OF A COMPUTER CASE and where it is, and can I please get it back.
His answer: "Oh, yeah, that's in my car. I can bring it in any time."
Okay, but WHY does he have it in his car? To my eternal regret, I asked him.
"Well, you remember all that snow we had? I needed a shovel."
|Tuesday, June 21st, 2016|
|Monday, June 20th, 2016|
| People are being SO MEAN to Anton Yelchin now that he's dead.
|Friday, June 17th, 2016|
|Thursday, June 16th, 2016|
|Wednesday, June 15th, 2016|
|Gotta love American politics.
The USA, where a "moderate" Republican can speak at an extremist hate group's rally and call for Obama's death, and claim he was "just joking"
Bonus points: His official spokesperson clarified that OF COURSE when Senator Perdue says
"Let his days be few; and let another take his office.that NATURALLY isn't praying for death and destruction, no, no, not at all. She then added "we should add the media to our prayer list".
Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.
Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.
Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth."
The threats are barely even dogwhistling, at the moment.
|There's a thing I'm seeing.
(cw: domestic abuse and the Orlando masssacre)
I keep seeing people calling for the ex-wife of the Orlando shooter to be charged as an accessory because she knew he'd talked about killing all those people and tried to convince him not to do it, but didn't call the cops.
That's..... so not good. Not good at all. Should she have done something different? MAYBE - but there's a critical point here I want to address.
You're asking the abused ex-wife, of a violent, armed man, who has committed no crime yet, to call the cops on him?
You know what's going to happen, right? They're going to show up and talk to him, maybe bring him into the station, maybe hold him for a few hours, and then they're going to release him. Because he's committed no crime, yet, and he's got a job in law enforcement, and he's presumably smart enough to deny or downplay her claims. And then, this armed, violent man, with a history of violence against his ex-wife, where she's his ex because he abused her? He's going to go over to her house to "address" why it was she called the cops on him.
And then she's going to die.
And she's going to die without knowing if he was ever REALLY serious about his ranting murder plans.
Other possibilities: The FLORIDA police show up and, having been informed that a non-white man is armed and dangerous, kill him in front of her, because these are AMERICAN POLICE. And she's not white, either - they'll likely kill her, too. Again, without her knowing if he's actually making plans or just making disturbing threats.
The only way "she calls the cops" works out is if he repeats his threats to the police, while in custody. And that's the LEAST likely result, damn near impossible, requires that he basically *try* to go to jail. The most likely result is "he's released, and she's dead", the next is "both he and she die", possible is "the police ignore it and do nothing". To actually stop the massacre by calling the cops on him requires pigs to fly.
Should she have done it anyway, given hindsight? Well, sure, I think had she known then what she knows now, she probably should have, and then fled for her life to avoid him when the police released him, secure in the knowledge that he's going to be arrested or dead in days. But that's hindsight. I *understand* why she didn't, and I'm deeply fucking uncomfortable with the idea of charging one of this man's victims with his crimes, because as a WoC she didn't trust American cops and didn't want his abuse to escalate against her.
EDIT: I'm leaving the original as-written, but it's been pointed out to me that I misunderstood. The abused ex-wife is NOT the woman being questioned and possibly charged, that's his current wife. Still, take what I wrote above and substitute "a woman who knows he's armed, making homicidal statements, and that his previous wife divorced him because he abused her" for "a direct victim of abuse, that we know of" and my larger point still stands.
|Tuesday, June 14th, 2016|
|Monday, June 13th, 2016|
|Thursday, June 9th, 2016|
|Wednesday, June 8th, 2016|
Firefox 47 change log:
"The browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand preference has been reset to its default value (true) to avoid e10s performance problems. Because faster is better!"
No, you stupid-ass motherfuckers, this is SLOWER, not faster, because when I want a tab, I want it *now*, and I wanted it loaded because, get this, it was IN AN OPEN FUCKING TAB. Having to wait for a page to load after I click on it WASTES MY FUCKING TIME. If I didn't want that page loaded already when I look at it, it wouldn't be in a tab.
And if you were changing the default behaviour, sure, okay, but you're not. You're RESETTING MY CUSTOM FUCKING SETTING THAT I SPECIFICALLY MADE NOT-DEFAULT, because, like Yahoo search and supporting anti-gay hate groups and endorsing misogynist harassment campaigns, MOZILLA'S DEFAULTS ARE OFFENSIVELY GODDAMN STUPID.
"Firefox: The browser I only keep using because Chrome's extension support is lousy and their UI is unfixably broken"
|Monday, June 6th, 2016|
|Wednesday, June 1st, 2016|
|Tuesday, May 31st, 2016|
|Monday, May 30th, 2016|
| Hey, remember that time Google dropped an anvil on Symantec for playing stupid dangerous games with their root CA?
Symantec has now issued a CA to spyware/malware vendor Bluecoat. Meaning Bluecoat can now issue properly-signed certificates for any domain they want. Your browser will see a fake certificate for, say, Google, and will trust it without warning you that it's fake because the certitificate is trusted by Bluecoat who in turn are trusted by Symantec, and your browser trusts Symantec.
Here's how to fix that in Windows. And in OSX.
(Unfortunately, untrusting Symantec's root is not a viable option, yet. I suspect there's going to be a lot of people looking into how to make that viable, though, soon.)
|Friday, May 27th, 2016|
|Thursday, May 26th, 2016|
|Jonathan Weisman misses the point.
stories of Muslims assaulted by Trump supporters are piling up. Hispanic immigrants are lining up for citizenship, eager to vote. Groups that have been maligned over centuries at different times in different regions now share a common tormentor, the alt-right, a militant agglomeration of white nationalists, racists, anti-Semites and America Firsters that have been waging war on the Republican establishment for some timeThe error: This isn't the "alt-right", it's just the right. It's what to be an American Christian and a Republican *means*. And they haven't been waging war on the "Republican establishment", they've been enthusiastically embraced by the established Republicans, for half a fucking century.
To be a Republican or Christian in the USA, for the last decade, is to enthusiastically embrace white supremacy, antisemitism, misogyny, bigoted nationalism, and violence.
: At least. Arguments that it has gone farther back than that are taken as given, I'm assuming the most generous possible interpretation of the most generous possible level of complete obliviousness to the toxic effects of the position.
|Wednesday, May 25th, 2016|
|Tuesday, May 24th, 2016|
|Friday, May 20th, 2016|
|Thursday, May 19th, 2016|
|Wednesday, May 18th, 2016|
john@smarthost:/var/log# ls -1 |wc -l
john@smarthost:/var/log# rm -f mail.err.*
-bash: /bin/rm: Argument list too long
john@smarthost:/var/log# rm -f mail.err.1.*
john@smarthost:/var/log# rm -f mail.err.2.*
john@smarthost:/var/log# ls -1 |wc -l
If you understand this, I'm sorry.
(How it happened: Runaway logrotate, triggering on "mail.*" not "mail.log, mail.err, mail.info")
|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."