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12:09 AM
@JeffSchaller @FaheemMitha you might enjoy existentialcomics.com/comic/275
@FaheemMitha The Henry Huggins books are wonderful. I really loved them as a kid, and reading them now confirms they are actually good.
 
 
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6:01 AM
@Wildcard Do you mean the specific strip, or the site? I think someone already linked to the site. Possibly you.
 
 
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1:10 PM
@Wildcard An interview with Richard Adams in case you are interested.
The interviewer clearly doesn't know anything about his subject, otherwise it's not a bad interview. From some years ago. In the clip, Adams says he is 92. He died in 2016 at the age of 96.
 
 
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2:46 PM
Is syscall an IPC mechanism? linuxjournal.com/article/7356?page=0,0
 
3:04 PM
well, they say "between kernel and user space", so if they define IPC to include that...
 
I'm getting that same protected error with chromium and Amazon Prime. Linking to the widevine.so in chrome had fixed it. But chromium was upgraded a few days ago, and it seems to have broken it.
 
3:42 PM
It's not working in Chrome either. Wonderful.
 
4:14 PM
Well, at least video streaming is still working on Firefox. Yay for free software with a proprietary component. What's what this DRM stuff, anyway?
Just in time. I was experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
 
5:05 PM
@derobert Unfortunately, it appears (as I suspected might be the case) that the problme is a hardware one. The mouse middle-click button (which is also the wheel) is no longer working. But I plugged in another mouse, and middle click for that works.
This is a bummer, because this an almost new mouse.
Purchased 22 Oct.
 
 
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6:27 PM
@JeffSchaller: I knew that was the op but the answer wasn't complete
s/wasn't/isn't/
op or not...if I posted an "answer" that was:

"Your code is wrong, I'll explain later"

I would expect it to be deleted
 
@Jesse_b Good! (The UI doesn't make it easy to see the Q in the LQP queue, so some people miss that), and I agree!
I'll give them some time
to update it; if they don't, it can be deleted and a real answer posted later.
 
Tim
https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/9rejg4/the_problem_with_jordan_peterson_the_david_pakman/
@Wildcard I just happened to read about these things recently. I think they make sense, but I won't go any further here
 
 
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9:59 PM
Yesterday I learned that ultima online allegedly invented the concept of sharding
 
@Jesse_b The database concept?
 
@Kusalananda Yes but they didn't do it with databases
It was a claim the creator of ultima online made but I can't find much else to back it up, it does seem plausible though because I don't think databases were even really a thing at the time and certainly weren't being sharded yet
 
10:25 PM
@Kusalananda: Sort really works with crlf line endings?
yeah I guess so
it wouldn't with mac line endings though
But I really don't think that is it
 
@Jesse_b Yeah, you've basically just have lines with a \r at the end before the newline, so they are proper lines taht way.
@Jesse_b I've never ever seen a Mac-formatted text file in the wild.
 
they have ^M line endings
 
Yeah.
 
I received one two days ago, but I don't think it was on purpose
CSV with \r between rows
 
@MichaelHomer Now when you say that, I do believe I've seen software spit out \r-delimited records.
I don't think that's the issue in the question though.
 
10:33 PM
when I try to sort a mac formatted file it only prints the first line
 
It was quite unhelpful
 
There is only one line.
 
Surely the last line
 
and also you can only use notepad++ on mac through wine and it's barely useable
 
That nano question blew my mind. The editor was setuid. I can only imagine that the user (or someone close by) had done that for "convenience".
Hopeully they haven't changed all the executables to be setuid.
 
10:38 PM
hardcore mode
alias rm='sudo rm -rf'
 
alias sudo=:
Safer that way.
 
not as hardcore
 
It would stop anyone who doesn't understand what it does to cause permanent damage.
 
trap "echo THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULDN'T MAKE MISTAKES; rm -rf /" ERREXIT
 
Like posting the contact details of 3000+ people to random websites?
 
10:46 PM
I once sent out a list of about 3000 people's social security numbers on accident
 
Well, ouch.
 
I sent it to that same list of 3000 people
they weren't happy about it
 
No wonder.
 
well actually it was 10k+ people
seems high though
 
I tend to do the opposite, forget to attach the important data.
Like, "Here's the patch!", then... nothing.
 
10:49 PM
hah. I think gmail has ai for that now
maybe not, I forget which mail client it is but I have seen recently where if you say "attached" or "attachment" in the body and go to press send without an attachment it will give you a little warning saying you may have forgot an attachment
 
I think Gmail has, or at least had, something like that.
 
I just tried it and it didn't seem to work but I think it is/was gmail as well
 
There's also something like a 5 second "think time" delay during with you can cancel the send you just clicked, but I can't remember where I saw that (possibly gmail).
It may be some setting somewhere.
I have gmail but I rarely use it.
 
I use gmail for work but I use it through the mac mail app
 
One of my work addresses is on some sort of corporate gmail. But I pull that into my OpenBSD machine every 15 minutes.
"G suite", that's what google calls it.
 
10:57 PM
yeah
 
Each mailbox takes < 0.5s to query from my machine if they're empty. The gmail one takes about 3s.
 
I maintain a repository of "toolbox" scripts for work that I previously had them all in the root directory of the repository. Today I made a bin directory and put them all in there and I know nobody is going to be able to figure it out :(
 
How many users?
 
6-7
 
Not too bad if they ask you individually then.
 
11:01 PM
Yeah
We work shifts though so I wont see some of them for like a week
 
README.txt
 
I sent out an email about it with instructions and the README.md has instructions
 
So, a bit of frustration, but they'll figure it out.
 
The guy that works the next shift after me came in and saw my email and then says "Hey the tools no longer work"
I explained to him how to fix it and then afterwards he says "Oh I just now saw the instructions were in your email, I didn't read it"
 
:-)
 
11:03 PM
Some of the people I work with don't even know what PATH is though
 
Clear instructions and a "contact me if you have issues" should cover that.
 
At one point I tried making a script that would install the scripts but it seemed obnoxious, and I really hate the idea of modifying someone's profile. I wouldn't want anyone doing that to me
 
No, that's a good call.
Stuff like that could possibly be done in /etc/profile though. Or as a separate file in some profile.d directory...
 
nvm (node version manager) added some stuff to my bash_profile so I promptly uninstalled it
 
:-) :thumbsup:
 
11:19 PM
Oh, a Minix kernel question? That's unusual.
 
11:43 PM
@Kusalananda For some reason I thought of Xenix
 

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