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Comment: Question... -- ? (Score 1) 215

by Damnshock (#47336073) Attached to: Exploiting Wildcards On Linux/Unix

After years of using command line programs daily I never heard of -- before today. It was never brought up in school, nor did I see any specific thread / blog post on the subject. So to answer your question, I don't. I've never heard about that before. Where did you learn about that ?

man bash:
"-- A -- signals the end of options and disables further option processing. Any arguments after the -- are treated as filenames and arguments."

Comment: Re:Hey, great.... finally an AI... (Score 4, Informative) 186

by Damnshock (#44251727) Attached to: Spanish Chatbot Hunts For Pedophiles

It's still 13 legally. What you are refering is a proposal to change it.

If aproved, it can show up curious situations when you can legallyl get married at the age of 12 and you won't be able to have sex until you are 16? (in case you married an older and adult partner)

Comment: Re:Kindle - publishers can allow lending (Score 1) 581

I remember buying a Kindle ebook. I remember wanting to read it on my computer. And I remember not being able to read it (unless without some tricks).

That's when I decided I wouldn't be buying any Kindle ebook again. If the same happens with Xbox I'm sure I won't be buying one

Comment: Re:Depends on the source (Score 1) 749

by Damnshock (#43249057) Attached to: Can You Really Hear the Difference Between Lossless, Lossy Audio?

Humans can usually listen to sounds from 20Hz to 20kHz but that doesn't mean than there might be some people that are able to listen to higher frequencies, say 22,5kHz for example

Now, as per the Nyquist-Shannon theorem we need to sample at double the bandwidth ( f>2B ) in order to get *all* the information from the source. 22,5*=45 which is higher than 44,1... therefore, there are few people that *do* actually notice the difference between 44.1kHz sampling and 96kHz ( although that is very very rare).

Comment: Re:What Longer WOrk Days Get You. (Score 1) 615

by Damnshock (#41056479) Attached to: Are 12-16 Hour Workdays Productive?

1. Sloppy work.
2. Work filled with errors (not just sloppy, but defective).
3. Resentment.
4. It puts the company as risk of sabotage and theft.
5. A bad reputation....does anyone really want to work at Dell?

I think that in all likelihood the vast majority of achievements in the world came from people who were NOT compelled to work 12 hour days. They may have been working long hours, but they did that because of their passion or competitive drive...they wanted to.

But unless you are on some legitimate high states deadline, long days for the sake of longs days is a bad idea all the way around.

Please come to Spain and tell that to all (well, almost) "bosses" in this country.

8h contracts and 12h workdays are *very* common here.

I'm not surprise we are in the situation we are nowadays... :S

Comment: Re:Europe is broke , Linux to the recue (Score 1) 137

by Damnshock (#38808705) Attached to: Spanish Extremadura Moving 40,000 Desktops To Linux

They're not moving to Linux though, they are simply moving from a customer Linux distro (called "Linex") to Debian, purely because they were finding maintaining their own distro too much of an overhead.

Pitty that a comment that is wrong is scored "5, Informative"

They're moving computers with privative software on them, not the thousans of machines that already run Linex (or Debian or whatever you want to call it)


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