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Submission + - WebDAV back in fashion (

deniea writes: WebDav used to be a ignored protocol. But with the exploding amount of tablet devices and services like Dropbox it looks like it is on its return. But there were only a few options to access your Samba shares and not very well maintained, like Davenport ( . With use of the SabreDAV project ( there is a new tool to do just that. SambaDAV ( It bridges the gap between Samba and DAV.

Comment Perhaps to clarify... (Score -1) 4

Perhaps to clarify, I'd like to get a few pointers on what tarballs to download and study. The Linux kernel? TVTime? Anything audited or written by the OpenBSD team? What is the most beautiful code out there, for a programmer's definition of "beautiful"?


Submission + - Where to find beautiful code? 4

Obama writes: You often hear that the best way to learn how to code, is to read lots of other people's code. Having recently developed an interest in pure, unadorned C, I'm wondering where on the web I can find the most beautiful code to study. Mind you, I'm not interested formatting (K&R-versus-GNU, tabs-versus-spaces), but primarily in beautifully architected code (modular, self-documenting, elegant, terse, "obviously right"). Code so beautiful that its sheer transparency and apparent souplesse makes you swoon. The stuff that makes you a believer, the code that cannot be improved upon. Sure there's a lot of dog-ugly code out there in open-source land, but where to find the real paragons of beautiful code?

Comment We will never go back to the stone age (Score -1) 313

With all the advances we've made now, with a doubling of the storage capacity every 18 months, why would we have to worry about what's going to happen to our data? Stop back-projecting our past and trying to make it the albatross of our future. Bits are cheap and plentiful and becoming ever more so. In fifteen years, people are going to carry today's internet around in their back pockets like we have emulators on our mobile phones. As long as mankind matters, they will keep our data. We will effectively live forever.

Comment Tuples (Score -1) 1397

Planets, elements, football teams, soda brands, countries... anything that's easy to remember. The whole point of naming is to artificially attach meaning to something generic. Btw, my proposal is to name your servers after the Obama administration ;-)

Comment Re:Every one... (Score 0) 906

Since I'm Obama, I feel entitled to respond.

I think both of these are easy promises. Yes, there were no attacks on American soil, but at the cost of liberty and convenience. Call me a troll, but the terrorists sort of won there.

Stabilization of Iraq? Since when did that happen? Since all the men of fighting age were either spent or emigrated?

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