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Comment: Re:That's a nice democracy you have there... (Score 1) 388

Oh. For a minute there I thought you meant real evil. You know, the kind where there is not just collateral damage and politicians finding out thast you hate them, but targeted murder of completely innocent civilians. So, fight evil with evil? No, I'm not for that, but no reason to completely lose one's perspective.

Comment: Re:Obligatory reminder that an alternative exists (Score 1) 96

by fnj (#48896405) Attached to: OpenSSL 1.0.2 Released

In what universe do you live ... You ensure that what you downloaded is what you meant to download by using the signify utility as mentioned on the page and verify that the package you download was signed by the OpenSSL devs.

LibreSSL files signed using OpenSSL's private key? In what universe do YOU live?

Comment: Re:Mr. Chen, here's a BETTER way... apk (Score 1) 307

by fnj (#48875931) Attached to: Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

Delphi XE7 doesn't look to me like it even comes close to supporting "every" platform. I see no support listed for linux/gtk, linux/qt, linux/others, free/open/netBSD/gtk, free/open/netBSD/qt, free/open/netBSD/others, solaris & free offshoots, etc. I realize it would be pretty ridiculously far-fetched for any commercial entity to support all those, but open source does. All of those have vi, emacs, gcc, Java, etc. I'm pretty sure Eclipse works on all of them.

Comment: Re:Don't worry, they can only see inside the homes (Score 1) 290

by fnj (#48859013) Attached to: Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

Thank you. It seemed like nobody realized that someone vegging out in a chair, or lying quietly in a bed won't be picked up by this shit. Or, on the other hand, there is SOMETHING radar reflective moving inside. Could be a dog or a robot.

So it really doesn't tell them anything useful whatsoever.

Comment: Re:God damn Bush and Cheney (Score 1) 382

by fnj (#48857125) Attached to: FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN

Having the government collect and spend more money is an empowerment. It can empower good, and it can empower evil. You might want to consider that the problem is not the government itself. The government is made up of people. That is like saying the problem is people.

There are problems only the government can address, and you won't make any progress with those problems by strangling the government.

Comment: Re:Remember when you guys applauded Holder... (Score 1) 382

by fnj (#48856979) Attached to: FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN

You win some, you lose some. Mr. Holder is a lot like just about everybody else in the government. They do a lot of good and a lot of evil, and it's all mixed up together. When they say or do good things you give them credit. When they say and do evil things you lambaste them. Or would you rather not run your life by ethics and logic?

Comment: Re:Spin Wars (Score 2) 182

by fnj (#48846121) Attached to: Republican Bill Aims To Thwart the FCC's Leaning Towards Title II

afraid of letting Obama get more power to control private companies

President Obama != the FCC. The FCC is an independent authority. It doesn't answer to any President, although it can be circumscribed by laws. The FCC is directed by five commissioners appointed by the U.S. president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for five-year terms, except when filling an unexpired term. The president designates one of the commissioners to serve as chairman. Only three commissioners may be members of the same political party. None of them may have a financial interest in any FCC-related business.

Comment: Re:I'm not sure I understand why... (Score 4, Informative) 206

by fnj (#48836609) Attached to: 19,000 French Websites Hit By DDoS, Defaced In Wake of Terror Attacks

there is actually *no* prohibition [of blasphemy] in the Quran...
the Quran decrees no earthly punishment for blasphemy — or for apostasy (abandonment or renunciation of the faith), a related concept.

Koran (4:89) - "They wish that you should disbelieve as they disbelieve, and then you would be equal; therefore take not to yourselves friends of them, until they emigrate in the way of God; then, if they turn their backs, take them, and slay them wherever you find them; take not to yourselves any one of them as friend or helper."

Is there some problem with the translation? Seems fairly clear to me.

Comment: Re:unexpected deletion (Score 1) 329

by fnj (#48831907) Attached to: Steam For Linux Bug Wipes Out All of a User's Files

Bourne sh, POSIX sh, and bash globbing all suck because, while handy in very simple situations, they are not REs, not very versatile/capable, and not very intuitive. It's not that you CAN'T DO what you need to do; it's that you have to approach the problem uniquely.

To match via globbing any file or directory starting with one or more dots, but exclude dot and dot-dot standalone pseudo-links, I believe the most efficient recourse is the somewhat perverse:
ls -d1 .[^.]* ..?*

which is quite an indictment of obstinate design stupidity. REs are better, but still a minefield. The best I can come with using REs are:
ls -a | grep '^\..*[^.][^.]*$'

and the slightly more concise
ls -a | egrep '^\.+[^.]+$'

I will leave it as an exercise to ponder why you need the -d but not the -a in the first form, but must use the -a and NOT the -d in the last two forms. It's pretty disgusting when you work out EXACTLY how those options work. The -1 is not necessary in the second two cases because the pipeline magically changes the output format.

Do not use the blue keys on this terminal.