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[#] Sun May 30 2004 19:58:51 EDT from Campagnolo @ MCM Groups

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seed

[#] Wed Jun 02 2004 17:10:15 EDT from IO ERROR @ Uncensored

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Sun to open source Solaris:
http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-5224473.html

[#] Wed Jun 02 2004 18:04:20 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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"Look, you only need to look at what we've done with Java to understand how
Sun views the value of incorporating community feedback. Java could not exist
if only Sun is supporting it. It exists because there are hundreds and
thousands of partners. We need to now take the model with Java and bring it
to Solaris," he said.

Ok, so ... according to Mr. Schwartz, Solaris will be open source soon, just
like Java is open source today. Evidently this is some new definition of
"open source" that I was not previously aware of.

I want some of whatever he's been smoking.

It's a shame, because if they would truly open source Solaris and Java, the
open source community would rally around both products and actually help Sun
get out of the death spiral they seem to be in right now. If they have any
doubt about that, all they have to do is look in their own source
repositories to see how well it's worked for OpenOffice.org.

Sun needs a regime change. The current crop of morons are not fit for management.

[#] Wed Jun 02 2004 20:13:19 EDT from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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Wow, they really do have a death wish don't they...

[#] Wed Jun 02 2004 21:16:01 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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What little credibility and sensibility they had left, all vanished the moment McNealy shook hands with Ballmer. It's all been downhill from there. The buzz in the community is that part of the Sun/MS settlement inks out the steps to be taken in their common goal to rub out Red Hat.

[#] Wed Jun 02 2004 21:30:32 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Open Source means the source code is open, not necessarily that they'll allow you to do whatever it is you want with it.

[#] Wed Jun 02 2004 22:01:54 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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If that were the case, even Microsoft's "shared source" trap would be considered open source. In fact, to qualify as Open Source, a license must qualify aginst the Open Source Definition, which you can read at http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php

The OSD actually begins with an unambiguous statement: "Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code." You have to grant unlimited free redistribution rights, among other things.

[#] Wed Jun 16 2004 16:40:12 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Hey ... does anyone know if AIX needs to be rebooted to make a change to make a change to "maxuproc" (maximum processes per user) take effect?

[#] Wed Jun 16 2004 17:18:41 EDT from Icabod @ Uncensored

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I do, and if the change was made in smitty, as long as it's in the /etc/security/limits file the user should just have to log out and log back in. 8')

[#] Thu Jul 15 2004 18:36:46 EDT from IO ERROR @ Uncensored

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The following was very briefly seen on ISCA BBS, and was one of the very few things there funny enough to pass along:

Jul 15, 2004 13:28 from Egregious
I ordered some OpenBSd discs, and Theo showed up at my house to personally
shove some broken glass up my ass.

[#] Fri Jul 16 2004 00:10:40 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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that T is a cop out, but it's cute

[#] Fri Jul 16 2004 08:52:47 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Well, if we're going to nitpick, I'll have to add something about how it mentions Emacs and doesn't say something very negative about it.

[#] Fri Jul 16 2004 14:30:41 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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that too.

[#] Fri Jul 23 2004 18:38:17 EDT from cough @ Uncensored

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My favorites have always been "halt, which may seem defective" and the one about "true". Sometimes I quote the ABC's in meetings.

[#] Thu Jul 29 2004 09:20:03 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Er, I haven't been getting Error code -1.

Any more details? What version of FreeBSD, what platform, installing off of DVD or via ftp, from packages or ports.. etc...

[#] Thu Jul 29 2004 10:04:41 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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A negative error code means you went back in time. This is bad, because if you go back in time you inevitably end up installing older versions of some packages, and that means you're potentially exposing yourself to being hacked by computer criminals that are now in jail, but weren't a few years ago...

Hehe. Actually I don't know the answer to that question, but please share the answer with us later if you find out. :)

[#] Thu Jul 29 2004 13:06:31 EDT from Hue Jr. @ Anansi-Del

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There used to be some joke about your code is being executed in the future.
It just occurred to me that applies to Republican tax policy as well.

[#] Sat Sep 18 2004 17:40:15 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Finally fixed my install of FreeBSD to not only default to using Firefox (as I had it doing anyway), but to allow me to right-click on a link, opening it with Firefox without getting an annoying message telling me to select a profile.

I dunno if what I did was safe, but it works.

I had to create a shell script as follows:

#!/usr/sh
firefox -remote openURL\($1\) || firefox $1

It first attempts to open firefox using an existing window. If it can't, it then tries to open it the normal way.

I wish I could test how secure this is, though.

[#] Sat Sep 18 2004 17:44:30 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Oops...

#!/usr/sh
firefox -remote openURL\($1,new-window\) || firefox $1

Forgot about the 'new-window' bit. Without that, it opens the URL in place of whatever you had opened earlier. Which you might like, but I'd rather get a new window.

[#] Sat Sep 18 2004 17:51:12 EDT from IO ERROR @ Uncensored

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fleeb, "firefox" should be sufficient. firefox can tell if it's already running, and just opens a new window. Now if it ISN'T doing that, something's wrong with your installation.

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