* Posts by dl1

9 posts • joined 7 Oct 2016

C'mon SPARCky, it's just an admin utility update. What could possibly go wrong?


I have an unpleasant Pavlovian response to wildcards or variables on the same line as an rm.

Now that I am old, I always do a recursive rm in two stages. Move the files to be removed in to a deletion directory with a nice clear, unfancy name (no spaces etc), Then delete that single directory completely explicitly, using tab to complete the name.

Halfords invents radio signals that don't travel at the speed of light


Re: Speed of light

For most* purposes it's easiest for the speed of light to be 1 (no units).

* some

Somebody is working on a $600m data center in Lincoln, Nebraska, could rhyme with schmoogle


what's the point of keeping the ownership secret?

Dissed Bash boshed: Apple makes fancy zsh default in forthcoming macOS 'Catalina' 10.15


I seem to remember using Wordperfect 5.1 as my main shell in DOS days.

My computer was mostly used to run kermit to connect to "The Database", but with a bit of typing too.

You could start off in WP, then open a "Shell" to run Kermit, then you could flip between the two without closing either. I think.

Is that a stiffy disk in your drive... or something else entirely?


i do that.

it happens infrequently when reaching round the back of a computer without looking.

New measurement alerts! Badgers, great white sharks and the Lindisfarne Gospel


You should stop using the jub unit. It's offensive.

Let's replace Ethernet with infrared light bouncing off mirrors!


instead of using a laser through the air, shine it through a a thin strand of glass or plastic. the total internal reflection in the strand could help guide it to where it needs to go.

Stay out of my server room!


All that nice warm air blowing out the back of the racks is great for drying motorbike leathers.

Google 'screwed over' its non-millennials – now they can all fight back


'he' ??


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