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Comment: Re:Backport\Upstream? Seems unlikely (Score 1) 304

by DMUTPeregrine (#46758755) Attached to: OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL
Their theory is that they need an SSL system for OpenBSD. They're not trying to build it for other platforms, and the extra code adds complexity (and can contain vulnerabilities) so they're not going to maintain it. They're cutting out unnecessary cruft. That cruft may be needed for some users, but OpenBSD doesn't have any use for OS/2 support.

Comment: Re:Two drives not feasible for laptops (Score 1) 353

I use an SSD and an HDD for my desktop.
Of course, /home is on the HDD. For Windows you can do effectively the same thing with NTFS Junction points, so that C:\Users is on the HDD, not the SDD. Probably best to do the same with Program Files and such as well.

Comment: Re:We've gone beyond bad science (Score 1) 703

Answering a troll, but what the hell....

A) Probable, but not definite. It depends upon the scale and the speed. After all, we can always wipe ourselves out with a nuclear war before we wipe ourselves out with greenhouse gasses.
B) False, while that would help with the CO2 the immediate unrest caused would be a vastly greater harm to society than using a more reasonable plan. Doing nothing has the potential to cause much greater long-term harm, but an immediate shutdown of all coal plants would be like knocking out all your teeth to prevent cavities, instead of starting to use a toothbrush.
C) Almost certainly not.
D) Possibly, but it's impossible to tell at this point. Local effects like hurricanes shouldn't change much during the initial warming stages.
E) Almost certainly, though where that point is is unknown. If you managed to change the atmosphere of Earth to match that of Venus you'd get such an effect, and would get such an effect before you reached the Venusian composition. How far before is not fully known.
F) False. Increased atmospheric CO2 has already had noticeable effects with ocean acidification.
G) This statement is meaningless. Which mean?
H) False.

Comment: Re:Good PR Move (Score 4, Informative) 250

by DMUTPeregrine (#46546787) Attached to: Fluke Donates Multimeters To SparkFun As Goodwill Gesture
Yep. A big thing people don't get is safety. Have you ever had a cheap multimeter fuse blow and toss shards of glass through the case, avoiding your hand only because you weren't holding the meter there? I have. $100-$200 more for a meter with proper input protection, HRC fuses, a strong case, etc, is well worth the money. There is of course a lot more to Fluke meters' quality than just their input protection, they're ridiculously reliable (Dave Jones took a Fluke 87-V caving, swam with it, dropped it off a 15-meter bridge onto concrete repeatedly, and still didn't break it) and very accurate (for handhelds, good bench meters are of course better than handheld meters.) Fluke makes great equipment. Of course, the other top-end brands make similarly good equipment. Agilent meters are great, etc, etc.

Comment: Re:150 tabs? (Score 1) 142

by DMUTPeregrine (#46529023) Attached to: Firefox 28 Arrives With VP9 Video Decoding, HTML5 Volume Controls
I do not have a left-to-right order to my tabs. I have a hierarchical tree:

The relations between the tabs are important to me, bookmarks don't provide a good way to preserve the relational information.

Of course I could store it all in a SQL database and write scripts to manage opening and closing the pages with an HTML viewer or such, but that's far more effort than using the tools already available.

Comment: Re:150 tabs? (Score 1) 142

by DMUTPeregrine (#46527213) Attached to: Firefox 28 Arrives With VP9 Video Decoding, HTML5 Volume Controls
Folders don't quite work. Think of it as an outline Let's say I have tabs A, B, and C. Tab A has children 1 and 2, B has 3 and 4, and C has one child, 5. 1 has I and II and III, 2 has IV and VI, etc.
With folders, there's no way to preserve the links between levels easily, except perhaps naming the folders to match their corresponding tabs. With multiple tabs at one level, each of which has multiple subtabs it's hard to distinguish what came from where, it's just not well-suited to organizing things in this way. It's possible, but not worth the effort.

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