Reminds me of the post Linus made introducing the world to Linux..
Be warned, it will probably only ever work on AT harddisks. :-(
It is not random! That means Smashing Pumpkins Into Small Piles Of Putrid Debris
It has its origin in a Usenet post by Eli S Bingham on 12/1/93
> Subject: Solution to all the DOOM posts...
> Listen up, ID Software!
> Next time you have an impending release of a much anticipated game, make
> sure it's name is not so cool-sounding as DOOM and much longer to
> eliminate all of the casual "Where can I get xxx" posts. How about
> "Smashing Pumpkins Into Small Piles Of Putrid Debris" for the next game?
On a forum post a user warned Pent about using the REQUEST_IGNORE_BATTERY_OPTIMIZATIONS permission. This permission already got another developer's app removed recently. Maybe the same happened here?
If anybody is wondering what this comment is about, Dutch Boyd ran an online poker site called 'PokerSpot' before online poker became quite popular.
There were problems and it failed, owing customers hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Dutch and his partner received an offer to pay off the customers in full, and get themselves some walking around money as well, but they rejected it. His customers were NEVER paid the money they were owed.
Since then dutch has won $2m+ in tournaments and didn't pay a dime to his customers.
Dutch, you earned this bad karma. Enjoy it, you miserable fuck.
Reminds me of this question about basic water rendering from Vladimir Kajalin, who is now lead developer at a big game studio and that invented a real time ssao algorithm in 2007 that pretty much every game uses since then.
> Google have removed it, as far as I can see mistakenly since they are complaining
about something being in the manifest which is simply not there.
> In a couple of days, after I've got a few thousand complaint emails, they may have
gotten round to reading the appeal.
> The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an
ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations,
base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk,
stared into the garden and thought '42 will do' I typed it out. End of story.
Mark D. Tischler
What's Wrong with the NBA:
Four and five are hilarious in hindsight and apparently we've been bitching about 8 for 3 decades now.
Here's an archive of an old hip-hop forum
Some of the posts were made in the 90s.
Funny post from 1993
> Google have removed it, as far as I can see mistakenly since they are complaining
> about something being in the manifest which is simply not there.
> In a couple of days, after I've got a few thousand complaint emails, they may have
> gotten round to reading the appeal.
> What I would love to see is people who value anonymity now vs in the 90s. Back then NO one used their real name online, including the non-technical ISPs like AOL where you used a 'screen name'.
But if you go back slightly farther, before AOL, when there were only technical people online, everyone used their real name. Pull up any random usenet post from 1992 and see for yourself. Here's an example I just randomly found. For a while, "screen names" were seen as unprofessional.
Real changelog as known now:
>As others have said and JBQ confirmed 4.1.2 is a minor update on top of 4.1.1 the new revision of hardware deals exclusively with future revisions of the Nexus 7 (grouper), not maguro or toro (Samsung Galaxy Nexus) devices. Apparently these new revisions are shipping with a new power management chip that is completely incompatible with 4.1.1 as new driver/bootloader tweaks are necessary. https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/android-building/2rkEoKMnhzU
So no need for being excited for non Nexus 7 owners. *(and for Nexus 7 owner neither)
Short of some last minute change of heart by Wladimir and the other committers, it looks like Bitcoin XT may soon become more important.
I am looking for someone to help develop a website and logo for it. If you're interested please hop onto the mailing list and let me know:
Or you can just email me:
If things go ahead and running XT becomes the way to express an opt-in to larger blocks, I will also be looking for volunteers to help co-build the binaries with gitian.
Finally I am looking for anyone who has experience with managing patchsets in git. My current workflow of one-branch-per-feature plus one-branch-per-release is fiddly and fragile. I plan to reorganise things at some point. Suggestions for better approaches are welcome.
They took it to PMS and there is a google forum group somewhere talking about it.
Edit: Sorry guys, cant find the link! Thankfully /u/rachel1787 has it!
> We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages
down alleyways to beat them unconscious and riffle their pockets for
It was in use beforehand.
American Pie was released in 1999
Here's a Usenet post from 1995
>WOW! I saw the pictorial in the Feb issue and boy was I impressed..
Those moms are babes!! Almost unbelieveable, especially that union worker
one towards the front, you almost have to look twice...
>We have a term for it around here, its called "MILF"
>It stands for "Mothers I'd Like to Fuck".
>Maybe that is what they should have titled the section :)
>-Just my $0.02
Everyone and their crazy theories... You all sound like reincarnations of Jim Carrey in The Number 23.
Why would it be expected to have the full AOSP release put out now?
Eclair 2.1 was not released into AOSP in a buildable state until 16 days after the Nexus One was available running 2.1. Froyo was not released into AOSP with the SDK either, it was released after the OTA to a device (Nexus One - June 23rd). Gingerbread was not released with the SDK either (Dec 6th if memory serves correctly), it was released with the Nexus S (Dec 17th while the device was available Dec 16th).
To expect the full source to be released before a device is out running it doesn't make much sense to me and doesn't match the recent history of AOSP releases.
Just to follow up, found this:
From here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/android-building/IwlEJtE1LsI/WtHcsPkUPMcJ
Regarding the restoration of the AOSP repo on kernel.org:
"To reiterate, these servers contain only the ‘gingerbread’ and ‘master’ branches from the old AOSP servers. We plan to release the source for the recently-announced Ice Cream Sandwich soon, once it’s available on devices."
This seems to match up exactly with the 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 AOSP releases - wait for it to be out on a device (Nexus devices in these cases) and then push to AOSP.
Here is the original. Have you just found Satoshi?
"x" goes on to describe decentralised consensus, proof of work, infinitely divisible money with a fixed quantity, etc... He even calls his invention a "virtual coin".
> I was (and am) working round the clock to fix everything and planned to release a statement later.
>Anyway, server-side the bug was fixed yesterday. This means that the exploit won't work, and you can safely keep Cerberus (whatever version you have) installed on your device. I know the guy who found the exploit says otherwise, but that's not true. Here is the IMEI number of my Nexus 4: 356489051656994, in case he wants to send a wipe command to the phone and prove me wrong.
>An update of the app will be published tomorrow or on Monday, and after that we will release a longer statement. Thanks for your patience.
You can remove them from your toolbar by right-clicking on your toolbar, selecting "customize," and then dragging the "Hello" and "Pocket" icons off the toolbar and into the "additonal tools and features" pane, or by going into about:config and changing "browser.pocket.enabled" and "loop.enabled" to false.
For what it's worth, I agree with you that bundling these third party products in Firefox is a mistake. There's an ongoing discussion in the Mozilla Governance google group about the changes and the reactions are very negative.
Do you still hate secondary axes, and why so?
In 2011, you professed your profound dislike for seconday y-axis.
I'm not using ggplot2 because this feature is absent. Can I try again and give you two examples where they are useful?
25 years from now we'll be looking back to remark how this reddit post was the spiritual equivalent of Linus' original Usenet post. :)
I believe that this post from 1981 is the oldest surviving post in the archives. And yes, Usenet wins hands down as the longest running forum. It's not as active as it was 20 years ago, but it's still kicking.
I did find this...
Man if I had more time I'd love to track down the "blow by blow" ASCII.
Edit: Here's an even better rumble summary in that thread...
> And now for the main event: The ROYAL DISAPPOINTMENT (err . . . Rumble)
You know, I actually think that somewhere in McMoney's mind, there is a thought
process which causes him to take a cool idea and destroy it completely (yes,
I realize this is not particularly startling news). The first two participants
were Ric "Why am I still here?" Flair and Bob "Boy, don't I look mentally
> Overall, this is the worst Royal Rumble I have ever witnessed. Yokozuna
wins by throwing Randy Savage (who for some reason was going for a pin) over
the top rope.
Overall a very disappointing event, considering it is the only PPV event that
I am regularly willing to pay for every year.
Yep, other than not being able to check Wikipedia to spell guy's names right... it's feels just like home!
I'm not even the person that creates the whitelist, anymore. ggautoblocker has an appeals board where all requests and discussion is public. Because, you know, ethics. Also, I've got some amazing people helping out with them. Mad props to them. :)
Internet's first Jordan hater (1985):
net.sports.hoops (1981-1985 or so)
rec.sports.basketball.pro (1991 onwards)
usenet is part of google groups now so if you search that you'll probably find it
like here's one from 98 talking about if it's overrated
here's one from the day it dropped (only like two comments though
Great job tarruda, I sent $100 to the bounty.
Since you created this thread, I'll respond to your comment here:
> Neovim is an attempt to aggressively refactor vim source code in order to make it simpler to maintain and implement new features
I think this is a much better idea than rewriting in some other language, as proposed by Marc Weber and others. Those kinds of projects are usually doomed from the start.
> Remove tons of legacy-supporting code
It depends on what legacy systems you are talking about--one of Vim's strengths is backwards compatibility. But I do think minimum requirements should be established. For example, I do not think it is a good idea to support OSes that have not been updated in more than 10 years, such as Amiga and Windows 95.
> Remove all GUI-specific code from vim
Seems like a good idea, but I don't really know.
> Implement a generic 'UI' that speaks a common protocol such as json/msgpack RPC
Is this efficient? Will C bindings also be supported? (Possibly a stupid question)
Will neovim support terminal (non-GUI) mode?
Response from Pent: Google have removed it, as far as I can see mistakenly since they are complaining about something being in the manifest which is simply not there.
In a couple of days, after I've got a few thousand complaint emails, they may have gotten round to reading the appeal.
Wow! This is the most prophetic thing I have ever predicted.
Am I a genius or Am I a genius?
I know I'm on a roll, but I promise I'll quit. But 5 years ago, on RSC (the original /r/cricket), i predicted the exact same scenario (I go by the uname tendulkar.com there -- a domain name that I actually own :)
My lab has been using Python3 in production for 2+ years. The web framework people were the biggest stick-in-the-muds, but they've mostly come along at this point. For example, Django works on Python3 as of last December.
PyPy has experimental support for Python3, but it's not ready for general use yet. At the rate they've been working, I'd expect something usable (if not 100% stable) by the end of the year.
The moral of the story is: people continue to use Python2 mostly because of large, messy, legacy code-bases that they don't have the resources to port yet. As a new user, you don't have this issue. Don't be part of the problem ;)
This is turning into something akin to the Mike Warnke scandal in the 90's where a Christian comedian (that many admired) had written a book in the 70's that was the backbone of much rhetoric against the Satanist church. Mike said he had become a Satanic high priest after being lured in by orgies and drugs. He'd gone so far as to say they sacrificed babies. He was outed by Christian magazine, Cornerstone, who had ~170 footnotes cited in their article.
At the height of his career, Warnke was pulling in over $200K/year, possibly more.
And a 1992 newsgroup thread on the topic in rec.music.christian (Google archive of it) :
Once they're available on the redditgifts.com we'll make sure to post it to /r/bicycling (either sticky and/or on the sidebar) and announce it on the Reddit Jersey Google Group.
It took a shitstorm of bloggers and discussions for joyent to go back and honor their deal. I'd be wary of using their products.
I'll just leave this here. It's worth the read.
>If you can find a host for me that has a friendly parrot, I will be
very very glad. If you can find someone who has a friendly parrot I
can visit with, that will be nice too.
I found this gem the first time this forum was posted on here. NBA fan "Darth Wombat" was trolling basketball forum in 1984.
That was an adventure. There's like papers and shit written on this. The fake PhD epic was particularly interesting. After reading this, it's just so obvious why he's involved, like how Donald Trump running for president makes no sense until you get to know him better.
There are always a few "what did you do?" posts also, followed by one from a year or so later saying that "you followed up to a 6yo post?".
On the subject, this is my favorite. :) Original post was made December 29, 1990. I followed up on September 16th, 2009.
It's so fucking funny how casually he talks about hearing Gin and Juice when it first came out.
EDIT: Heres people in 96 arguing West coast vs East coast
UPDATE: there is now a google group that discusses a possible fork: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/robovm-fork
More importantly: RoboVM is closed source now. They didn't commit anything in the RoboVM repo for almost 3 month. Probably since they are in talks with Xamarin.
So sad and disappointing. It is a common strategy. Start a project and be all merry and open sourcy and free and liberal and community oriented. Next step: get a critical user base and a platform lock in. Finally squeeze the user base or even better: get somebody to acquire you. And then it's closed source and corporate and monthly licenses!
This is the chance for a small group of capable developers to fork the RoboVM repo and keep it GPL forever. Imagine you create a company that is immediately worth many millions of dollars, simply because it has already this nice code base. You can even charge prices for licenses, however much more competitive then RoboVM is doing now. RoboVM recently raised the license price drastically. While for the previous 299$ annual subscription you had Eclipse and Intellij tooling included, it is now 125x12 = 1500$ (for a single developer) for the same thing. All of this to match what Xamarin is doing with Visual Studio.
Is this the beginning of a fork (will RoboVM delete this thread in their group?): https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/robovm/bNzv2uHhMQE
Wasn't this refuted by Google engineers (Dianne Hackborn): https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/android-ndk/lcnwzszrESo
> Also given that this is the NDK list, the limit is actually not imposed on you, because it is only on the Java heap. There is no limit on allocations in the native heap... that said, if we start to see applications take advantage of this to allocate significantly more memory above the value returned by http://developer.android.com/intl/fr/reference/android/app/ActivityManager.html#getMemoryClass() then we will probably be forced to make the platform more aggressive about finding and killing such apps to keep everything running well.
I'm not sure if this has changed by now, but if the app was written with the NDK there is no limit at all. If anything it just means the app is not optimized well on Android.
So what the VSCO support guy is replying there is actually wrong...
There is, however, such a thing as wasted RAM. Using tons of RAM for caching is one thing, but using tons of RAM to do 25,000 memory allocations per keystroke in the Omnibar is FAR beyond what can be considered acceptable wastage.
A quote from an interview with Noam Chomsky on how IP laws are used to block progress and development, under the banner of free market discipline:
>Suppose the colonies after independence had been forced to accept that regime. Do you know what we'd be doing now? Well first of all there'd be very few of us here. But those of us who would be here would be pursuing our comparative advantage and exporting fish and fur. That's what economists tell you is right. Pursue your comparative advantage. That was our comparative advantage. We certainly wouldn't have had a textile industry.
I'm applying 'wait and see' liberally. It'd be hard to imagine Google dropping device support and not acknowledging it.
Edit: As others have mentioned, Google's response is available here: Google Groups and Droid-Life
I just want to say that I think I stated my point most clearly in this particular email, somewhat deeper in the thread. The whole thread is about precision and pedagogy, and I feel like the title I gave that thread in the context of /r/haskell misrepresents what I was trying to get at. It's about using the word "monad" in a precise and helpful way.
P.S. /u/alexander_b, I tend to think of the mailing list as a somewhat private place to test out and discuss ideas. I think it's great to share this general idea on /r/haskell where it is quite relevant, but if my name is going on it like that, I'd prefer to present my ideas on my own terms.
If anyone wants to take aerial photos of this from a kite, (or drone if you have one), sign up for this google group and leave a comment expressing your interest.
If anyone official tries to minimize the extent of the spill or impact wrongfully, its good to have some public citizen-led documentation in the form of aerial images. We will be able to stitch the images together later to make a map.
If enough people are interested in pitching in, maybe we can rent a boat to drag our kite+camera around the bay to comprehensively capture what is going on, and if not I might go to Kits Beach and fly my kite from there (I also might go to the beaches down town, but with sea planes landing frequently, that requires a lot of extra work making the proper notifications to air transport authorities. Might only be worth it we can get a boat).
If anyone wants to volunteer to drive their own boat with a small group around the bay, that would also be fantastic!
Also necessary would be old cameras to send up on the kites (ones you dont care much about, just in case they get dunked). The best camera I have is a smart phone and we can probably do a lot better than that!
(PMs are ok for commenting, but if you want to participate in the mapping, please sign up for the group to keep in contact)
I cannot help but repost something from Usenet newsgroup soc.motss from 1995:
> Brian Shore: "There's the Black Irish - decendents of the Moorish invaision of the Emerald Isle".
> Rod Williams: "To be filed under 'Blarney, examples of'. Moorish invasion???"
> Arne Adolfsen: "Yes. Right after the Moors defeated the French at Roncesvalles, they continued on up to Brittany, crossed the Channel and beat the English, then set off for Ireland, where they kicked out the Vikings and settled down. The Caliphate of Eire, which lasted for several hundred years, can in some ways be considered the high point of Irish history.
> "Besides, how else can you explain all those mosques and minarets that are strewn about Ireland, especially in the west?"
Nope nope nope.
It's "mid-flight attitude correction". Or possibly "mid-flight attitude change". Or maybe "mid-air correction". But definitely not "mid air contact".
There's a source as old as 1999 (which in frisbee terms is ancient) listing it as mid-flight attitude correction.
Also, "mac" doesn't actually appear in the rules. The wording is "purposeful bobbling (including tipping, delaying, guiding, brushing or the like) to oneself".
Copypasta from my own post:
The "transaction blocking" or "Tor blocking" "blacklisting" as variously claimed by FUD-spreader (or confused people) is an anti-DDoS measure that only activates when connections are saturated, i.e. when you're attacked and your node will go dark anyway if you don't do something. Which one will you like, de-prioritizing Tor nodes and hobble along, or just go down in the spirit of fairness?
To be fair the implementation is a bit ham-fisted and not really that effective (can be circumvented with minor effort), but to call it "blacklisting" is just dishonest. If you read Mike's reply originally posted by /u/liliIllill (below), XT actually includes some bugfixes that improve your node's ability to survive non-responding peers and still relax tx.
The "de-anonymizing" part is where XT fetches a list of Tor exit nodes for the de-prioritization described above (from the Tor project itself!). Allegedly it "exposes what your node is doing". But in fact:
As Mike repeatedly pointed out, you already broadcast to the world, loud and clear, that you run a Bitcoin node at your place by putting it on the internet and relaying tx. Fetching a list from the Tor project doesn't change that.
If you're behind a proxy, the fetching doesn't happen. Nope, it doesn't destroy your efforts to stay private.
You can manually disable the whole de-prioritization list thing (and hence stop fetching) in a single line if you really, really hate it.
See also: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/bitcoin-xt/wwj54iGCVmI/lGTsWSUyuAMJ
> Hi all,
> Builds for Android 5.0 have been released.
> The following are the builds, tags, and devices supported:
> - LRX21M, android-5.0.0_r2, Nexus Player fugu
> - LRX21L, android-5.0.0_r1, Nexus 9 volantis
> Additional devices support are coming soon.
> Android 5.0 Lollipop will be merged to the master branch in a few days.
> You can learn more about the Android 5.0 Lollipop release and features
> here: http://developer.android.com/about/versions/lollipop.html
As the guy that developed the Filastruder...
Its a bad idea for a lot of reasons - most of have been touched on here. To summarize:
If you end up getting the ExtrusionBot2, let us know what you think. Reviews on the first version have been sparse.
fun fact: the phrase "worst episode ever" came about when a fan posted it in an alt.tv.simpsons group post. the writers thought it was funny and represented over-attached fans, so they gave it to comic book guy.
original alt.tv.simpson post
YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THIS IS GREAT NEWS! They can free my nigga Justin who shot 9 people at the fireworks because he was mad at one because "he was an edgelord"
and my boy Brian Borne for stabbing, then shooting a cop and stealing his car.
I was just saying yesterday how that kid always reminded me of Otis Driftwood from house of 1000 corpses! It's not illegal and the victims don't count when you're an edgelord
and my nigga Tito aka Crazy Cubano for all that arson...technically he served his time for the ones he did as a juvenile and is doing time for something else right now involving an overturned semi he hijacked and damn near 30 but he always reminded me of Trevor Phillips and if that isn't edgy I don't know what is!
Just swing the doors to juveniles wide open because they are all edgelords!
You know who else are edgelords, pretty much every crip and blood in history. The Military(seriously get a load of this guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TNhS81w4bM), some police, pretty much every tough guy is faking it until they make it. I knew edgelords that shot people as part of initiation to groups. So I guess nobody is accountable or care about the victims of their actions as long as the person says their done doing wrong! Because it's not like you can CHOOSE not to be around certain people or participate in their dumb bullshit. Especially on the internet. That'd be like if someone knew all these people, listed, was friends but never participated in their dumb bullshit and just got a job as a marketing executive at a radio station instead of robbing a gas station.(that persons me just got the news!)
>"...WWF had requested America Online to remove the
WWF-related folders from the Grandstand wrestling area because there were some postings that the WWF didn't like. It wasn't a question of terms-of-service violation, it wasn't a question of obscenity. Ryder indicated it may have had something to do with the largely negative reaction of the Grandstand posters to the WWF's proposed weekly midnight pay-per-view."
Sound familiar? Some things never change.
It turns out the quote might be misattributed. This seems to the be the first occurrence: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/comp.lang.c++/rYCO5yn4lXw/oITtSkZOtoUJ
This is from 1991, so you might not find much online.
So much history there... and it's also fun reading about people's lists of "greatest teams of all time" in 1986... they had no idea what was coming next and neither do we.
This guy basically invents modern (2005+) basketball:
As I said elsewhere, I would have corrected them in the comments, but they make you sign over your firstborn just to comment.
Mozilla never stopped work on multiprocess. The post he references from "last month" announcing the expanded team didn't happen last month. It happened a year and a month ago.
Kind of a crucial detail when you're arranging most of the article around that bit.
Good. I wonder, though, what happened to the objections they had about this having a negative impact on performance?
Edit: Ah, I just had to click through to the original announcement:
> Pointer Events as currently defined requires a hit-test on every pointermove (as is the case for mousemove, but not touchmove). This imposes a performance cost on the engine which the major native mobile platforms and browsers don’t have. I intend to work with the PEWG to identify some (probably breaking) API changes to allow us to avoid this cost for touch by default. This will be challenging to do without substantial compat pain, but I’m optimistic some solution can be reached to enable us to support Pointer Events without committing to this performance constraint.
Let's hope this will pressure Apple to support this web standard as well.
Edit: For those interested, see the original announcement that they weren't going to support it.
"Why all this fuss about canon - and, indeed, continuity - in a show about a man who changes history for a living?"
Tweag I/O founder here. The motivation for this was to make distributed programming, be it using Cloud Haskell or other libraries, a lot easier. We have a number of distributed programming projects on the go and the Template Haskell was just getting too painful for us. ;)
The ambition is very much to turn Haskell into a better alternative to Erlang across the board. A much more mature and performant execution environment that compiles down to native code, better GC, SIMD support, GPU programming, better syntax, not to mention the static guarantees GHC's type checking provides...
If something is easy in Erlang, then there's little reason we can't make it equally so in Haskell.
This extension should go a long way towards that, but there is more work to do! We have patches for distributed-process to make use of this extension but it's still work in progress. And down the line, we'll need a much better story for interoperating heterogeneous versions of a binary deployed across a cluster.
But hey, we're finding demand for this from industrial users, so there's potentially plenty of resources to throw at this. If you're interested in joining the effort, contact me and make sure to sign up to distributed-haskell@ and cloud-haskell-developers@. Well-Typed have contributed a great initial implementation of Cloud Haskell a couple of years ago and we have an active community working to improve it and maintain it.
To me, this is the best post:
>"Anyone else agree that Steven Moffatt should be commandeered to write for the
new series (should it ever actually occur)? "
Oh, R.P. Augood, whoever you are, you were right all along.
That is from 2014, more recently there was news about thunderbird being dropped by the Mozilla dev team and left to the community. I'll see if I can dig up the post.
Here we go, https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/mozilla.governance/kAyVlhfEcXg
The attribution to Napoleon is implausible in the extreme. I've traced it back to a Usenet post from July 1999. Reddit Gold for the first person who can antedate this:
> From: "theo" <>
> Subject: Religious wars are
> Date: 1999/07/26
> Newsgroups: soc.penpals
> People killing each other over their views on who has the better imaginary
> Makes lotsa sense?
> The Piano Has Been Drinking,Not Me....
> Tom Waits
Well, I'm sure it is based on the whole vocabulary, but you'd be surprised how many words we commonly use are of Latin or French origin. From Wikipedia:
> Most of the French vocabulary now appearing in English was imported over the centuries following the Norman Conquest of 1066, when England came under the administration of Norman-speaking peoples. The majority of the population of England continued to use their Anglo-Saxon language, but it was influenced by the language of the ruling elite, resulting in doublets. Consider for example the words for the meats eaten by the Anglo-Norman nobility and the corresponding animals grown by the Anglo-Saxon peasants: beef / ox, mutton / sheep, veal / calf, pork / pig, or pairs of words pertaining to different registers of language: commence / start, continue / go on, disengage / withdraw, encounter / meet, vend / sell, purchase / buy. Words of French origin often refer to more abstract or elaborate notions than their Anglo-Saxon equivalents (e.g. liberty / freedom, justice / fairness), and are therefore of less frequent use in everyday language. This may not, however, be the case for all English words of French origin. Consider, for example: able, car, chair, city, country, fine, fruit, journey, juice, just, part, people, real, stay, table, travel, use, very, and wait.
For a fanciful look at what an English science text might look without loanwords from French, Latin, and Greek, check out Poul Anderson's "Uncleftish Beholding."
This is actually pretty interesting, looks like Reasonable Doubt wasn't so hot with some people in 1996
Mongoose used to use the MIT license; then, the main dev got a tad greedy, and split up the already horrible code (I'll get to that in a moment) into an "open source" version that was henceforth GPLified, and a payware version.
Originally, Mongoose had the ability to run CGI; with the split, only the payware version has CGI support. Not to mention that the split made Mongoose utterly useless to what it was once useful for: Embedding a webserver without worrying about license voodoo.
Some people started to fork Mongoose, and continue on the (still rather horrible) code, mostly keeping the MIT License, but improving relatively little.
As for the code itself... well, it prized itself on being contained within a single file of C code. Except, that file had the most horrendous spaghetti code you can imagine: Think 10.000 lines of logic squeezed together.
It brought its own MD5 algorithm, a weird hack that would load OpenSSL at runtime (rather than, y'know, linking against it...), resulting in additional difficult-to-port code (since it now also required dlfcn / LoadLibrary and such). Indentation seems to be a foreign word to the main dev, and like I said, it was all squeezed into a single file.
I had forked the project back when it was still hot stuff, in an attempt to split the code into smaller parts, but I gave up after roughly a week of battling with it. It wasn't fun to work with.
Something more to read about:
https://github.com/cesanta/mongoose/issues/223 (one of the many disgruntled developers calling out) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/mongoose-users/aafbOnHonkI/b3ADYAZ_1UYJ (the split being announced)
I'm looking into it, but my first guess is that they dropped mass in order to keep the same burn time. More mass means a longer burn with lower acceleration. Shuttle's low, preliminary orbit is a few hundred feet per second slower than it's lowest "safe" altitude, allowing a controlled re-entry of the ET. Getting into that kind of orbit is a LOT touchier than most ascent profiles. Because OMS has so little delta V, you have to release the ET while you've still got some upwards momentum. If you take longer to place into that prelim orbit, you can easily pass apogee and not have enough energy to enter a stable orbit. Keeping extra fuel around isn't going to help, because you'll have to drop the tank before you can utilize it.
EDIT: I believe I'm correct on the mechanics explained above. Here's a fantastic narrative explaining why the center engine failure was not the most important part of this ascent.
We stopped caring a long time ago. Actually, it's really weird to read a text that uses only germanic words, such as uncleftish beholding. A lot of these words are so archaic that you wouldn't know them unless you spent a long time reading Old and Middle English literature.
Now give use your words. All of them.
"I am looking for an unlimited Shivan Dragon. For trade, I have
Lord of the Pit,
Force of Nature,
...and many others. Just ask.
All the moxes,
Most mixed Lands
Twitter's really gotten their shit together with their Android app lately. From a clunky webview before to now a quite beautiful app that works well, and now not only fixing incompatibilities within a day of the preview being released but adding heads up notifications as well.
EDIT: I think this is only for the beta channel, so if you want this update go to this link and opt in for the beta. Wait a bit and you should receive the update.
Please get involved, we need a strong community:
We are currently seeking experienced Java developers. If you have experience with Java please join the Mailing List and let us know!
Feel free to contact us
You need MSE & H.264 or MSE & WebM VP9! Firefox 33 doesn't support that. ~~Firefox 34 does (I think).~~ Firefox Nightly does.
Also, if you right click on the video and select stats for nerds from the context menu and you see DASH: yes, then MSE & H.264 or WebM is supported and you're good to go.
if you check old news groups/rspw forums, you'll see a lot of people shit on austin/rock. i especially remember one post around 96 that said austin wouldn't amount to shit. i think people hated taker too.
guy misses 1980s WWF.
Harry Shearer has been complaining about The Simpsons for decades. He was one of the first celebrities to embrace the internet, and used to post on Usenet about his salary negotiations in the 90s. He thinks Fox and the producers take too much of the pie. Fox and the producers think that paying a guy $300k for half an day of work (which he does at home and emails in) each week is too much.
Edit: some usenet posts by Harry in the 90s
I was taken aback when I recently suggested a feature be added to the "go get" tool akin to the "python pip -r requirements.txt" functionality and was met with responses like:
> If you don't have any Go code, you don't need Go libraries.
> I don't see why planning your project requires downloading dependencies you aren't using. Once you write code that imports a library you don't have, go get can fetch it for you.
I'm sorry - but if I have already planned the project, and I know that I'll be utilizing pymongo, pika and some other packages, I want to download them when I'm setting up the project, not when I'm mid-code and realize I don't have a package downloaded (heaven forbid I'm on a train underground with no internet access - then I have to stop working on the project or work on some other feature until I get to somewhere with internet access).
I truly do not understand how they can defend the lack of certain features so staunchly. It's like the core developers are actively trying to NOT advance the language by giving it useful features.
Edit: Proposal link
I Wouldn't be so fast to label him as anti-gg. (He's pro gg, he just doesn't know it yet heg)
Fun fact: Nick got out of a mailing list ala GJP after getting into an argument with a SJW type. He was defending his right to hold a different opinion without being called names (like racist, misogynist).
This was in the same group that first brought attention to the 'kill gamer identity' paper.
Edit: here's the thread:
Edit2: holy! That thread has gained relevance. Check this quote:
"I think Nick's basic idea, roughly delivered, is:
Does posting an essay or other piece of writing invite others to comment on that piece?
He seems to be trying to get at the answer of "yes, but in a civil manner". Is the issue that disagreement, even in a civil manner, can come across as harassment?"
It may be the case that these people literally equate criticism with harassment and don't just do it for convenience.
Ha! If you guys like that you will LOVE this.
A usenet post from 1991 - defining 'gaymer' as a gay person who plays games.
Because this is usenet there will likely be hundreds of sources who can verify the date - there were so many archives made at the time. Some kept by trustworthy organizations like universities.
Poul Anderson's "Uncleftish Beholding" ("Atomic Theory") is a classic example -- perhaps the first? When I was a student, it inspired me to translate part of Odyssey Book 8 into Anglish.
Now, I thought them not releasing the Honeycomb sources was a big a joke as anyone else after they toted the "open" moniker so much (yeah yeah yeah, I know all the excuses that were given and that they aren't even required to), but lets not jump the gun here. Ice Cream Sandwich was first announced yesterday.
*Plus, they've already said they're releasing the source, so your argument is invalid.
>We plan to release the source for the recently-announced Ice Cream Sandwich soon, once it’s available on devices.
If you like Doctor Who
Look at the name and the date. Then remember to the recent episode of Doctor Who.
This discussion ("Clojure just needs to start saying Yes") has Yegge explaining his opinions on this subject.
EDIT: link updated to start at Yegge's first post - my first link started further down the chain.
>Do you know about the Chronicles disaster? ~~It almost killed the game and~~ A few collectors whined enough that it led to the creation of the Reserve List, a bad idea that lingers still. Everyone
who didn't pay way too much for Chromium loved Chronicles.
Fixed that for you.
Here's a thread from 1995 when Chronicles came out. The majority of people then laughed at butt-hurt investors, too. Sucks that Wizards is letting them hold some cool cards hostage.
Nope. Just comes from being cheesy as in having no substance. Started getting used in fighting games due to some characters using one ability over and over to win fights.
Edit to throw this here as well. The usage predates Starcraft entirely.
>Primal Rage even incorporated it into their game.
>The game also makes some effort to stop infinites and cheap moves, and if you try something that the game considers "cheesy", it'll actually flash a "no cheese" symbol and end your combo, letting the opponent counterattack.
>Another example from 1992. Ctrl+F cheese.
You are probably remembering an exchange I had with him after a talk, where he argued that Reagan wasn't really for smaller goverment, because government expenditure had gone up under him. The numbers he used were nominal, not real (might be true for real, but that wasn't his claim). I objected that the relevant comparsion would be real expenditure. Rothbard's reply was that the inflation was Reagan's fault, so it was legitimate to use it to make him look bad (not a quote).
Or in other words, it was legitimate to misrepresent the evidence to a libertarian audience as long as it resulted in their thinking badly of someone they should think badly of.
You can find an extended discussion of what I regard as deliberate dishonesty in his treatment of Smith and his contemporaries in an old Usenet thread much of which is at:
Also some discussion of that on my web site.
There were other examples, but those should suffice. The nice thing about the historical one is you can check my claims for yourself, since both Rothbard's Economic Thought Before Adam Smith and Smith's Wealth of Nations are webbed.
Source (with more from both of them if you scroll a bit): https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/moderatedaltcomedystandup/5ecz8kcnkCo
To make sure everyone gets the opportunity to see how ridiculous the original list is, I've pasted below the full text of the "air conditioning" bullet point:
> Above 72 fahrenheit (22 centigrade) I find sleeping quite difficult.
> (If the air is dry, I can stand 23 degrees.) A little above that
> temperature, a strong electric fan blowing on me enables me to sleep.
> More than 3 degrees above that temperature, I need air conditioning to
> If there is a substantial chance of indoor temperatures too hot for
> me, please arrange in advance for me to have what I need.
> If you are planning for me to stay in a hotel, DO NOT take for granted
> that the hotel has air conditioning--or that it will be working when I
> arrive. Some hotels shut off their air conditioning systems for part
> of the year. They often think it is unnecessary in seasons when the
> temperature is usually in the mid 20s--and they follow their schedule
> like stupid robots even if there is a heat wave.
> So you must explicitly ask them: "Do you have air conditioning? Will
> it be functioning for the dates XXX-YYY?"
> In some hotels with central air conditioning, it simply does not work
> very well: it can make a room less hot, but can't make it cool.
> Before using a hotel that has central air conditioning, find out what
> temperature it can actually lower a room to, during the relevant
> Or look for a hotel that has a real cooling unit in the room, not a
> central system. Those tend to work well enough, if they are not
To see the rest of the rules in all of their glory, check out Stallman's riders.
Team? It's just Pent. He has been posting recently in Tasker - Developers, so he's probably not quite finished.
This was created as one of the early parts of the internet: it is called Usenet.
It has thousands of discussion forums. Most people use a newsreader like Forte Agent, but you can access it via:
It only has one basic flaw: large amounts of spam as it is not moderated.
I have nothing but respect Bram's work. Vim is really a life's work, and the result (vim) is amazing and long-standing. Additionally, his charity (ICCF Holland) is laudable well beyond its modest scope (check out his visit reports to Uganda (I don't see ICCF listed Charity Navigator, but it seems to be an excellently run charity with minimal overhead/waste).
That said, from a software development standpoint, I have to agree with what's been said above. For example, there are two submitted patches (LCS listchars which visually replaces spaces with symbols, and breakindent, which visually wraps lines in ways that obey the indenting), that have features that people have repeatedly asked for (myself included), that are already done, that people already regularly use, that have languished for years in the official todo. If ready-made patches stagnate, how can other progress be made?
Vim has been large enough for a while now that progress will be slogging until there is regression testing, code refactoring and more than one person handling all the changes. I like the aim and energy of neovim (and be willing to use it), but I do wish Bram had a role in it. I'm not sure if either party would be amenable to that though.
Also it does strike me as somewhat mercenary (though perfectly allowed) to take an open source program which donates all proceeds to charity, and Bountysource it for other purposes, potentially siphoning off money that would have been given to Vim. What is NeoVim's take on ICCF? Ideally, they'd donate at least half of what they take in to ICCF.
Dependency links are a setuptools feature that allows you to give setuptools external URLs to find your dependencies at. They're mostly used to point to dependencies that aren't hosted on PyPi, and only a small minority of publicly-available packages use them.
This does not affect most dependency resolution, since most PyPi packages only depend on other PyPi packages.
Edit: Here's some discussion about the feature and its inclusion in pip, including some examples.
Big daddy taught them well.
> I have been experimenting with turning off syntax highlighting (mostly, comments and editor features still highlighted or faded) and even built a vim theme for it (https://github.com/robertmeta/nofrils).
Hmm, I can imagine a new NoColoring lifestyle can be started. In the same vain as NoFap. You think you want syntax highlighting, at least for the keywords. You tell yourself you're not addicted, but it's become such a crutch for you that you can barely function without it. What kind of life is that? What kind of a man are you? But once you've gone through a few days of withdrawal syndrome, the blinders go away and a new world opens up to you. It's like you've been living in a haze your whole life. You're invigorated with new energy towards reading code, and the code itself is clearer. The variables and brackets just pop out at you immediately when you need to see them. Your eyes dance about gracefully between breakpoints and definitions. This is how code is meant to look like. This is how code is meant to be read. This is how it feels to be alive.
It's not that the system doesn't currently detect these things and might be tweaked to do so later. It's that it literally cannot do so. Their own static analysis experts told them that last month:
I've added a link to the post.
Listen up young'uns, back in the day we didn't have your fancy Reddits and "World Wide Webs". When we wanted to have stupid arguments about video games on the Internet, we did it on Usenet.
And when we did, if you happen to mention space games, the developer of BC3000AD, Dr. Smart himself, would come with fire and flame and giant walls of text. Here's an archival post from 1998 which lays out some of the history:
Derek Smart reentering gaming news with the Star Citizen crusade and now this is really quite an unpleasant nostalgia trip for us old folks. It's like these guys dug up a Balrog.
For those that are confused / want to know more:
> Chrome OS uses a release channel system to allow users the ability to opt-into beta or developer versions for testing purposes.
> The stable channel is the default software release channel, and is recommended for the average user. This channel contains the most up to date and most stable version of Chrome OS. If you haven't changed your channel, this is the channel your device is running.
> The beta channel is commonly used by individuals that want to help the Chrome Team hunt down bugs before they make it into a stable release. The beta channel is only recommended for technology savvy individuals with an interest in reporting bugs, and those comfortable with running potentially unstable software.
> The developer channel is designed to allow developers early access to changes being made to how applications work, providing them with enough time to make compatibility adjustments. It is recommended for developers, or very technology savvy individuals that have a high-level understanding of Chrome OS who are actively willing to report bugs in detail as they find them.
I'd also like to issue a friendly reminder that for those of you that do run the canary / dev / beta channel, when you find an issue be sure to head to the Chrome OS Testing group. It's proving to be a very good resource for documenting issues before escalating them to the team.
if you CARE about the FUTURE of this issue, get involved in growing WebRTC project.
Just this week a request was made for stronger crypto that developers didn't take very seriously. here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/discuss-webrtc/2048/discuss-webrtc/DZGwrK3sDOw/NZG-ys0J-PEJ
My favorite commentary on this is from a newsgroup post by Elizabeth Rather, who explained Chuck Moore's (inventor of Forth) "Axiom on the conservation of complexity" like this:
> Any given problem has a certain intrinsic level of complexity. In the
solution of the problem, this complexity will be conserved: if you dive in
with too little advance thought, your solution may become very complex by
the time it's done. On the other hand, if you invest more in thought,
design, and preparation, you may be able to achieve a very simple solution
(the complexity hasn't gone away, it's become embodied in the sophistication
of the design).
It's actually very difficult to make something that is as simple as Go as expressive as Go manages to be. That simplicity has a cost, but that cost is not part of implementation complexity, that cost is embodied in the decades of experience that went into understanding what was necessary and what was not.
There is a similar, perhaps apocryphal story, about a great veteran logo designer. A young business owner meets the designer at a cafe to discuss a possible job designing a logo for their new business. The designer then scribbles out the perfect logo, elegant yet sophisticated, on a napkin in a few minutes.
The business owner asks the designer how much it would cost, and the designer quotes her something outrageous. "It only took you a few minutes!" The designer explains that she's used the sum total of decades of experience to create a design that was elegant, unique, would look good large or small, through many generations of faxing and photocopying, in full color or black and white, etc. The fact that it took very little time and looked simple belied the depth of thought that was called upon.
But that wouldn't be as easy as blaming the CalSERVE "cultural marxists".
Veto letter posted on the ASUC website here and the original bill itself here.
Everyone should read the actual documents before they start flaming. Her stated concerns for returning it to the Senate seem fairly reasonable: giving graduate students a bigger stake as they use BART more.
Maybe something like this.
Some excerpts (from November 1995):
>The only reason the Rockets have the Title and Hakeem is the second best player is because mike took a year and a half off. Get used to it. The Rockets and Hakeem will always be second best.
>THE BULLS ARE AN AWSOME TEAM BUT YOU HAVE GOT TO GIVE CREDIT TO THE ROCKETS. THEY ARE THE CHAMPIONS AND ARE VERY WELL DESERVED. THEY HAVE THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD. TO BAD BULLS ARE GOING TO GET STUCK IN THE FINALS. HOUSTON DOMINATES THE LEAGUE.
>There is no way you can compare a center to a guard. We can compare forwards to guards, such as Barkley vs. Jordan, but get into comparing great centers to guards is complete bullshit. Really. Between the Shaq man and Hakeem the Dream, I would take Hakeem any day.
>But to ask Jordan vs. Hakeem, that's unanswerable.
>I agree... Jordan is awesome. But if you ask the man himself, he'll
tell you that Hakeem is the best. As a matter of fact, he's already said
it on several occasions. Hakeem has done more for his team than anyone and he can do more things than Jordan because of his strength and size. They are both great players with different skills at different positions, but RIGHT NOW, Hakeem is the best. He has won two consecutive titles while Jordan is still hoping to reclaim championship glory.
>I'll say it again : Jordan's a great one, but right now, anyone outside
of Chicago Bulls fans will agree that Olajuwon is better. He is the main reason why the Rockets will three-peat.
I think this method of bid allocation proposed by some Stanford nerds back in 2012 does a much better job given the uncertainty in the rankings.