Re: Hmmm (Score: 1)

by in Feed me Seymour! I read the following feeds: on 2015-02-28 13:25 (#40FD)

Mee too. I feel uninformed and alienated now :D

Re: None of above... (Score: 1)

by in My desktop monitor resolution: on 2014-11-27 11:51 (#2VA1)

Yes thanks! Thats what I meant, mind typo. 1366x768 is like the plague here. It is really hard to find another resolution on mainstream stores...

Edit: the list of W3Counter's statistics corroborates this. Didn't know that it was winning by that much :D
1 1366x768 20.80%
2 1920x1080 7.48%
3 1024x768 6.77%

None of above... (Score: 1)

by in My desktop monitor resolution: on 2014-11-25 15:15 (#2V98)

1440 x 900 and an aux at 1024 x 768. Why all the "normal" wide resolutions that I see all the time now, like 1440 x 768, are missing and you have 2560x1440 there? :)

Re: Not square... (Score: 1)

by in Blackberry's new Passport is unlike any other on 2014-09-25 19:27 (#2SXG)

Yes, square-ish. I fondly remembered my Nokia X5-01, sturdiest symbian phone that I ever had, with nice real buttons/keyboard. Good times.
(OT): Nice, I can has edit button now!

Re: mksh workalike (Score: 5, Informative)

by in Vulnerability in Bash Shell widespread and serious on 2014-09-25 12:52 (#2SXF)

[...]because bash goes horribly brain-dead when you attempt line-editing on command lines that wrap-around to the next line. Your bash session becomes practically unusable after you hit that limit (which I do, often)[...]
Hate that too. But for you guys that happen to know/use vi (who doesn't :D) navigation with HJKL and commands, like:
3w - to go to third word from current position
dw - to delete word
c4f. - to replace all text from current position to the fourth ". dot" character (try that with other editing mode!), etc...

Put "set editing-mode vi" in /etc/inputrc (a lot of CLI programs use readline and will read that) or "set -o vi" for your current bash shell or bashrc.
VI mode on command line is a bliss, and "set -o vi" is the first thing I put on my .rc files where I first login on a new server. Bummer that some minimalistic shells like busybox's (only sh there) do not have that :(

Other - upgrading (Score: 1)

by in My next big purchase will be: on 2014-07-28 22:43 (#2PC)

I have more storage that I can think of using, if I stay focused and delete already-seen (rented ripped DVD-to-x264-HQ that I return same day or later) movies that are not-so-great -- I tend to keep the good ones for watching again. Yes, no porn (stored) here...
My todo shopping list:
1-More memory for all pcs
2-More memory for all pcs
4-Another motherboard/cpu if it can't cope with items above
8-Another notebook if items above can't fit
64-Another screen - the ones I have are good enough, but...
128-New networking AP - my current one is 802.11g and 100mbps, not so slow to my needs, but 1gpbs and N would be nice.
256-A smartphone that is not the budget-oriented dual-sim that I have and is good enough.

- yes, there is a gap for other things I can't think of now :)

Re: Maybe more popular in India and Brazil? (Score: 2, Informative)

by in Google pulls the plug on Orkut on 2014-06-30 22:59 (#2A3)

Sorry, reading your post again I realize that I got nostalgic and did not answer it :-D Orkut was like facebook, but simpler. Photo sharing, and open talk in communities or in the user's scrapbook. Online chat, for example, was implemented a lot later, we used "private messages" like email.

Re: Maybe more popular in India and Brazil? (Score: 2, Informative)

by in Google pulls the plug on Orkut on 2014-06-30 22:54 (#2A2)

Nothing in geocities or Myspace is comparable to Orkut.Yes here in Brazil it was like "what, you don't have Orkut yet? Let me invite you right away!" (yes, it was invite only on the first year or two, like gmail).It still has/had a bunch of people (that I knew of, and active) at least a year ago when I finally left it, closing my account.About 90% of them were also on facebook, at this time (except me heh) so the migration went smooth. The best feature were the communities, all very localized, people even got upset when "the gringos" started showing up. Still a lot active when I left. I categorized it as good auto-updated contacts list at first, then it got crowded and annoying, too much updates... like Facebook. I remember people making that comparison.In the end with people posting on Facebook and coming to Orkut for the communities, it was a social ghost town and just a dumbed down forum for whoever couldn't keep up with the alternatives, and very good at it. A lot of people will still miss it.

Re: Did pipedot's pipe just get spammed? (Score: 4, Informative)

by in Pipecode source released on 2014-05-05 12:38 (#1CT)

Bottom of the page, "Bugs", right next to FAQ and the RSS feed. But you have to sign up (again, separate systems) to the bug tracker to submit or even view the bugs...

Re: Did pipedot's pipe just get spammed? (Score: 3, Informative)

by in Pipecode source released on 2014-05-05 12:31 (#1CQ)

Yes, I just submitted a bug report about that. The stories submission is totally unprotected so auto-posting anything will work. He should at least enable the (nicely clever) captcha system already working on the "sign up" page.