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That, sir, is an oxymoron.
I put forth a compelling argument for the United States to join the world with the International System of Units. Forward this to your friends who still think that ounces (fluid ounce or international avoirdupois ounce? British or U.S. fluid ounce? Apothecary ounce?), pints, and inches are the way to go.
After giving it some thought, I have decided that "Sentence case" is superior to "Title Case" from the viewpoint of precision. By capitalizing words in headings and titles of publications (of which there are many different ways to do it!), information is lost as to whether a particular word was a proper noun or not.
Furthermore, there are words (capitonyms) that completely change meaning and possibly pronunciation depending on the capitalization. For instance, "polish your shoes" vs. "eat a Polish sausage", or "measure the mass" vs. "go to Mass".
Using title case is a lossy operation.
Dunno. Has he stopped beating his wife?
Just because he hasn't stopped doesn't mean he ever started.
I did come up with a bit of a workaround when you want to type a full path, however. Suppose you want to enter '/usr/bin/gvim' in the file chooser--since it's much faster to just type it than click, click, scroll, click all over the filesystem to find the file, but I digress--you can type 'gvim', then put the cursor at the beginning of the input field and type '/usr/bin/'. This prevents Gnome (or GTK+??) from destroying your input.
The Perl foundation's move to Git took so long primarily because they had to gather decades of history from scattered sources: "Some of the patch sets were apparently recovered from old hard drives".
For instance, the MySQL project moved to Bazaar last year, apparently very smoothly. Getting started with Bazaar for MySQL.
I just have to say thanks for mentioning 'parkour'! I looked it up on Wikipedia and learned about it. I played Mirror's Edge and thought that the whole idea of the runners and their movement techniques was really cool, and now I learn there is an actual word for the movement techniques! That's great.
Now I'm off to learn parkour IRL.
It's not that hard to do this attack, but it does take some resources. They used a farm of 200 Playstation 2 machines to attack MD5. This is well within the capabilities of, say, the Russian Business Network.
Actually, they were PlayStation 3 machines. "Luckily it is also very suited for the special SPU cores of the Cell Processor that the Sony PlayStation 3 uses. We had about 200 PS3s at our disposal, located at the 'PlayStation Lab' of Arjen Lenstra at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland"
I picked mine up at the Antik Road Show.
All right, enough of these silly antiks.
I take it you hail from the planet KDE?
It looks like someone posted a list of Myspace usernames and passwords to one of the lists archived at SecLists.org. Instead of contacting Fyodor directly about the problem, they contacted his DNS provider (GoDaddy) and had them shut down the entire domain."