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Comment: Re:If only this was a Microsoft issue. (Score 1) 215

by Richy_T (#47335951) Attached to: Exploiting Wildcards On Linux/Unix

I know this is a Unix discussion but it's worth pointing out for those that don't know that DOS (or cmdshell) doesn't do wildcard expansion and if you want that, you have to take special steps (when I played with it, it involved linking with a different library). DOS commandline processing is very weird and (was) hard to find documentation for. I think I've spent many hours on trial-and-error trying to get things to work.

Comment: Re:Rewrites Suck (Score 1) 250

by Richy_T (#47300775) Attached to: TrueCrypt Author Claims That Forking Is Impossible

But if those hacks should be elsewhere in an abstraction layer, that's a case for refactoring, not a rewrite. Though I typically find the first step in refactoring is to modularize everything (if it's not already). Then each piece can be refactored (or even completely rewritten if needs be) as needed.

Not that there aren't times for rewrites but backtracking to the beginning is a fairly drastic action.

Comment: Re:This just in. (Score 1) 281

by Richy_T (#47283499) Attached to: Mt. Gox CEO Returns To Twitter, Enrages Burned Investors

Regulation is one thing, low & order another. Regulation didn't prevent Bernie Madoff but he is currently warming a cell.

As to the systems to address grievances. I'm only passing familiar with a few and not going to enumerate the few I do know but the information is out there. Rest assured that absence of state based regulation and laws does not mean "We sit around and let people do what they want to us".

Comment: Re:This just in. (Score 2) 281

by Richy_T (#47280925) Attached to: Mt. Gox CEO Returns To Twitter, Enrages Burned Investors

I run with libertarians. There are only a small proportion that don't believe that there is a small role for the state, mostly in enforcing contracts but also other law & order functions.

It could be argued that these people reaped what they sowed but on the other hand, they would also say that they have been denied the system they would have used to address their grievances by government interference.

So if "straw man" was incorrect, I'm happy to accept "misinformed" or "willfully ignorant"

"An open mind has but one disadvantage: it collects dirt." -- a saying at RPI

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