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Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 391

su is not only for root. it has a dual purpose: switch user or super user. Sometimes you might have to run a command as another user. So if you need to login as Gary you $su gary and type in Gary's password.

Yes, but not quite. If you need to login as Gary, you $su gary and type in your password. You never know Gary's password.

You're talking about sudo, not su.

Comment Re:Infoworld... pass (Score 1) 729

The way javascript does dates

Are you talking about getYear() being years since 1900 or something else? You might want getFullYear() or getUTCFullYear().

and timezones

Javascript only does UTC and "whatever timezone the browser is using". If you need other timezones, you'll need a third party library (such as this shameless plug).

Comment Re:Yes, Please (Score 1) 248

My ISP supports IPv6, my router supposedly supports IPv6 (Asus RT-N66U), I can see the router getting an IPv6 address from my ISP, I can see my PC getting an IPv6 address from my router yet when I test it out on the various "do I have IPv6" pages it's failing.

After spending a couple of hours mucking around I gave up. I'll deal with it when it matters. Hopefully it's less painful then.

Quick question: Are those IPv6 addresses in the fe80::/10 range? Is so, they're link-local.

If not, would you mind sharing them or at least their routing prefix?

Submission + - "Word Record" as Single Laser and Fibre Optic Cable Delivers 43 Tbps

Mark.JUK writes: A research group working out of the Technical University of Denmark claims to have broken "another world record" in fibre optic data transfers after they were able to demonstrate speeds of 43 Terabits per second over a single laser and fibre optic cable (67km long), which is theoretically much closer to real-world connections than most other lab tests where multiple lasers and cables can be used.

Professor Leif Oxenløwe of DTU Fotonik said that his team had "used all the known, neat tricks that exist nowadays to make data in five dimensions: time, frequency, polarization, quadrature and space”. However one such "neat trick" is the decision not to use a traditional single core cable and to instead adopt a 7 core (glass threads) design from Japanese telecoms firm NNT.

Admittedly the new fibre optic cable does not take up any more space than the standard single-core version, but it's still a new cable and thus perhaps the "world record" claims aren't quite comparing apples to apples.

Comment Re:What's up with Dice Developers (Score 1) 139

its all ready is open sourced and that is what the soylent news guys did but the community didn't fallow.

Yes, SlashCode is open source, but the latest public release is 5 years old and not at all what's running on slashdot now.

It would be very nice, if Dice would release a newer version of the code, not only for SoylentNews, but also for the Japanese slashdot.jp and the Spanish barrapunto.com, both of them are still using the old version.

Comment Re:Probably typical (Score 1) 121

If a name is a "real name", pay a one time charge by credit/debit card with the same name on it. This would put a green verified box next to the user name. The blue box will continue to be used for identities that twitter staff have verified on their own.

How much longer do you think the twitter staff is going to verify accounts on their own, if they can get people to pay instead?

If your answer to that question is longer than the time it took you to read the question, you're kidding yourself.

If a name is a nickname, pesudo-name, or a business/brand, then the user must mail a business card showing both the brand, twitter handle and name used.This would put a different color icon (maybe violet) that signifies that this has been professionally identified, and clicking on it should show the business card.

All that the latter does is verify that the twitter account is associated with the brand and not the reverse of the user verifying their name.

No. All it does is verify that the user had enough money to get one business card printed and mailed to Twitter.

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