I have abandoned my search for truth, and am now looking for a good fantasy.
I have abandoned my search for truth, and am now looking for a good fantasy.
I feel much better, now that I've given up hope.
If we want to have any kind of confidence that the hash is really
unbreakable, we should make it not just longer than 160 bits, we should
make sure that it's two or more hashes, and that they are based on totally
And we should all digitally sign every single object too, and we should
use 4096-bit PGP keys and unguessable passphrases that are at least 20
words in length. And we should then build a bunker 5 miles underground,
encased in lead, so that somebody cannot flip a few bits with a ray-gun,
and make us believe that the sha1's match when they don't. Oh, and we need
to all wear aluminum propeller beanies to make sure that they don't use
that ray-gun to make us do the modification _ourselves_.
Linus Torvalds in http://lwn.net/Articles/132513/
I guess I really am an optimist. A paranoid optimist, true, but an optimist
Larry Wall, "The 3rd State of the Onion"
I may not be totally perfect, but parts of me are excellent.
Will: "Roses are red,
Violets are Blue.
Jazz and I are black,
But, Carlton, what are you?"
Excerpt from "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
What is is. Perceive It. Integrate it. Act on it. Idealize it.
I'm going to do a routine now, the ones of you that have heard it before
may enjoy hearing it again. The ones of you that have not heard it
before - may enjoy hearing it again next time.
Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.
Ovid (43 BC - 18 AD)
Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried
The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than
the question of whether a submarine can swim.
Edsger W. Dijkstra
Can GIMP save to svg?
strestout1: SVG is a vector graphics format.
strestout1: GIMP manipulates bitmaps.
Yes rindolf, I know.
I just thought itd be nice to have one app for everything
instead of having to use inkscape for svg and gimp for
It could do 3d too.
And Audio processing...
And Audio mixing...
And word processing...
And it gotta have a kitchen sink!
So, the real question might be: is there an image editing mode
for Emacs? ;)
I'd love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code.
> Should Perl do the same? [= Drop SCO Support]
Absolutely not. Perl supports defunct operating systems, buggy
operating systems, commercial operating systems, and poorly marketed
operating systems. It would be inappropropriate to drop SCO just
because it happens to be all of the above.
Rusty Russell's signature:
Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot.
-- Rusty Russell
Lynx_: you do seem to do a lot of climbing
Lynx_: you'll have the last laugh when the apocalypse
you'll be physically fit
climbing over the mountains of sulfurous ash
bounding over rivers of lava
but what will i eat?
those who didn't bother to practice climbing
those will be all fatty
but maybe sulfurous ash is not so bad with some salt
The more I think about it, the more I think I should think about it some
Clarissa in "Clarissa Explains it All"
> > "It's not because they have suddenly converted to Stallmanism."
> Anyone else misread that as "Stalinism"?
The word "Stalinism" is deprecated, the correct term is "GNU/Communism".
Spotted on Slashdot
I have upgraded the plot device's hard-drive, soft-drive and squishy drive,
and it is now being the world's most powerful super-computer!
The Angry Scientist in "Sheep in the Big City"
Baby making is owned by SCO. Linus's mother never payed royalities.
Also, having a name is a SCO trade secret. By giving Linus a name,
they again ask for being fined.
(p.s.: Iztok is owned by SCO, and phrase "Best Regards" as well.
LWN is owned by SCO.)
An LWN comment in regards to the SCO ownership claims of
Linux Kernel code.
To follow the path:
look to the master,
follow the master,
walk with the master,
see through the master,
become the master.
Eric S. Raymond in "How To Become a Hacker"
“God is Dead”
"Neitzsche is Dead"
( writing on a toilet's wall )
Why are there so many unmaintainable applications written in PHP and Perl?
Because PHP and Perl let undisciplined, inexperienced programmers write
useful code. So does Ruby -- but give it the popularity and longevity of PHP
and Perl (at least in English-speaking circles) and I bet you'll see plenty
of bad code written in Ruby too.
This seems like a variant of the Hackers and Painters fallacy. (Paul Graham
is rich. Paul Graham writes Lisp. Therefore everyone who writes Lisp will
get rich.) "All of the good, smart programmers I know are using Ruby. They
write good code. Therefore you can't write bad code in Ruby!"
It feels like there's another fallacy in there somewhere. I want to call it
the Pre-Post-Java Blindspot, where Java was the beginning of Serious
Programming Languages and only its successor will unseat it. (Like any good
fallacy, you have to ignore history, such as the fact that Ruby's between 10
and 12 years old.)
(I mean, if you really just can't read regular expressions, why not admit
it? You could start a twelve-step program or something.)
chromatic in http://xrl.us/iyzb
He says "One and one and one is three".
Got to be good-looking 'cause he's so hard to see.
Excerpt from "Come Together" by the Beatles.
Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good
One bug, two bugs, tar bugs, su bugs,
grep bugs, mew bugs, old bugs, new bugs.
This bug has a little hack,
This bug has a broken stack.
Say! What a lot of bugs to track.
Yes, some are in tar, and some in su.
Some are old. And some are new.
Some in sed, and some in jed.
And some are even in parted.
Why are they in parted, jed and sed?
I do not know. Bugs should be dead!
Some in jpeg, and some in TIFF
This TIFF one has an attached diff.
From there to here, from here to there
Test release bugs are everywhere.
From the Fedora Core 2 Release Notes.
Personally, I'd have a far better time writing scripts if I had some more
creative shells to script in...
ASMsh: The Assembly shell. Commands include MOV, SHL, SHR, JNE, etc.
shellTM: Turing machine shell. Only four commands. Read, write, move left,
move right. Capable of producing any programming language imaginable, given
enough time and nerves of steel.
GeneSH: Four commands. G, A, T, C. Need I say more?
Qsh: Only uses one environment variable, which contains all possible values
simultaneously. Method of scripting: isolate the universe in which the
desired result is already accomplished, and intersect with it.
Of course, I never said they'd be easy to use. But then, if these shells
existed, and I knew a sysadmin who used any of them, you can believe
Sysadmin Day would be a far more celebrated holiday.
The Night Watchman on a Slashdot Comment
The difference between a bad student and a good student is that a bad
student forgets all the material five minutes before the exam, while a good
student five minutes after it.
Yet, acting on fully integrated honesty (Neo-Tech), not reason itself, is
the basic moral act. When Genghis Khan, for example, chose to use reasoning
for a specific military move, then in an out-of-context sense, he chose to
act morally by protecting himself and his troops (thus filling human
biological needs). But in the larger sense of fully integrated honesty,
Khan's total actions were grossly immoral in choosing to use aggressive
force in becoming a mass murderer (thus negating human biological needs).
The highly destructive, irrational immorality of Genghis Khan's overall
dictatorial military actions far outweighed any narrow, out-of-context
“moral” actions. ...Genghis Khan was enormously evil as were Stalin, Hitler,
Mao, Castro, Pol Pot.
Neo-Tech Orientation and Definitions
The Shibber Factor
Keep all the grades of the students who passed the test as is, and
convert the grades of all the students who failed to 54.