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  • Re: THE BAD IDEAS THREAD

    [quote user="bstorer"]At least we can all agree that 0.999... = 1[/quote].. I'm fairly certain we didn't...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by PJH on 04-02-2014
  • Re: how many files?

    [quote user="flop"][quote user="PJH"][pjh@sofa ~]$ wc -l /tmp/lst 43 /tmp/lst[/quote] [quote user="PJH"][pjh@sofa ~]$ ls -l /tmp/22747 | wc -l 43[/quote] Hrm, copy/paste is hard. If I fetch your ls output and count the lines, I get 42 .... so we've got 3 different values yet, and that with only 2 answers! Go, ...
    Posted to Coder Challenge (Forum) by PJH on 03-31-2014
  • Re: how many files?

    [pjh@sofa ~]$ wc -l /tmp/lst 43 /tmp/lst [pjh@sofa ~]$ t=$RANDOM; mkdir /tmp/$t; for x in `cat /tmp/lst`; do touch /tmp/$t/$x; done; echo /tmp/$t /tmp/22747 [pjh@sofa ~]$ ls -l /tmp/22747 total 0 -rw-r--r-- 1 pjh pjh 0 Mar 27 10:10 ʶ -rw-r--r-- 1 pjh pjh 0 Mar 27 10:10 ɹ -rw-r--r-- 1 pjh pjh 0 Mar 27 10:10 ʀ -rw-r--r-- 1 pjh pjh 0 Mar ...
    Posted to Coder Challenge (Forum) by PJH on 03-27-2014
  • Re: Is it time for a new Firefox thread yet?

    [quote user="Ben L."][quote user="boomzilla"][quote user="blakeyrat"]I don't know how you can discuss that without even briefly mentioning how FUCKING STUPID the very concept of a case-sensitive filesystem is.[/quote] We know. That's what makes you, you.[/quote] You know what's even worse than a ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by PJH on 03-27-2014
  • Re: THE BAD IDEAS THREAD

    [quote user="Douglasac"][quote user="boomzilla"]RNA and DNA pills.[/quote]I don't know, the Youth Tissue Extract sounds pretty scary to me. A consumer affairs show here looked into chlorophyll supplements (which are apparently a thing because of course people need to have in their system the thing that makes plants green ...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by PJH on 03-27-2014
  • Re: Clicking the below link will play really awful music

    [quote user="blakeyrat"]Warned you.[/quote]I'm getting a 403. Even on the root.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by PJH on 03-26-2014
  • Re: THE BAD IDEAS THREAD

    [quote user="locallunatic"][quote user="El_Heffe"]image of Creamy White Finishing Sauce[/quote] OK, I'm assuming that the name on the package is some kind of translation super fail [/quote]A quick google would suggest not - the company making this stuff appears to be Australian. [quote user="locallunatic"]but ...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by PJH on 03-26-2014
  • Re: Damn forced upgrade to Win7!

    [quote user="too_many_usernames"]Good Lord folks, you don't think I tried imgur or other sites before posting that they all require sign-ins? [/quote]No. We don't. I know you didn't try imgur, since it doesn't require a login at all to upload a pic.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by PJH on 03-25-2014
  • Re: Talkback radio advertising

    [quote user="toon"][quote user="Lorne Kates"]*cough*[/quote] Whenever I see the name New Relic, I'm reminded of that contest. Did they ever post the results to that contest?[/quote]Yes, as a series of articles. The first one is here. Locating the others is left as an exercise for the student.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by PJH on 03-25-2014
  • Re: Damn forced upgrade to Win7!

    [quote user="Lorne Kates"][quote user="Ben L."]Personally I use the PRTSCN key and then I ^V the image into imgur.com.[/quote]We know.[/quote]If only there was a keyboard modifier for PrtScn that would be useful for a window that wasn't maximized that could be used for this particular workflow without changing any other ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by PJH on 03-25-2014
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