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Comment: UTF-8 (Score 1) 165

by jmccue (#48788289) Attached to: NetHack Development Team Polls Community For Advice On Unicode
I am a bit concerned about the statement on "libuncursed", which does not see to be in many distros. To me it seems the change is being made to cater to non UN*X systems and hoping to move away from curses. So given the way I read the articles, I would prefer UTF-8 and try to use 'standard' libs. This way data is easily moved between different system types and the change will still supported older under-powered hardware.

Comment: Re:I blame Microsoft (Score 1) 148

by jmccue (#48630811) Attached to: Critical Git Security Vulnerability Announced

Yes, I remember those flame wars, but to me at the time it was UNIX against the world.

But having worked for years on minis with files names consisting of 8 characters [A-Z] and 1 level 'directories', I kind of miss being forced to use short file names like DOS had. Multi-level directories are cool though.

One pet peeve of mine is people creating file names like: "this is a book of my whole life and everything i know.doc'" drives me crazy :)

Comment: Re:I love Model Ms. I still have two of them. (Score 1) 304

by jmccue (#48098007) Attached to: The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made
Interesting, years ago I had an old keyboard made by Wang (724) which I thought/think is the best. I decided to use it on a PIII and with in 1 month the motherboard went. I suspected it may have been the keyboard but could not prove it. So I think what you said about the 'M' power could very well happen.

Comment: Thanks comcast (Score 1) 533

by jmccue (#47856903) Attached to: AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough
DSL or cable depends upon your needs and where you live. I dumped comcast for DSL 18 months ago for DSL because the price of DSL is 15% of what I paid comcast. I have noticed no difference based upon my needs. Per speakeasy my download speed is 6.39Mbps (upload 0.8). So I guess I am ahead of the game, glad comcast/AT&T and all agree with my decision. So no need to go back to comcast since they reaffirmed my decision. (note: comcast is only cable provider in my area)

Comment: many sites still dumb (Score 3, Interesting) 107

by jmccue (#47803753) Attached to: Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks
I decided why not change the passwords, been a while anyway, 2 of the 3 sites I care about still do not allow what they call 'special characters' (!@# - etc). In this day an age I would think those restrictions would lifted. One day I will try UTF-8 or UNICODE characters and watch the fireworks at the sites. I do not do on-line banking and I have no incentive to start after seeing some finance sites will only accept US English letters and numbers for PWs.

Don't hit the keys so hard, it hurts.