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Comment Re:North Pole (Score 0) 9

there are infinite answers to this:

anywhere north of the south pole such that, after walking south one mile, the "circumference" of that latitude is one mile, or some integer fraction (e.g., 1 mile west results in 4 "laps"), then one mile "north" will return to same starting point.

Submission + - Hackers Steal Data On 4.5 Million US Hospital Patients (

itwbennett writes: Community Health Systems said the attack occurred in April and June of this year, but it wasn't until July that it determined the theft had taken place. Working with a computer security company, it determined the attack was carried out by a group based in China that used 'highly sophisticated malware' to attack its systems. The hackers got away with patient names, addresses, birthdates, telephone numbers and Social Security numbers of the 4.5 million people who were referred to or received services from doctors affiliated with the company in the last five years. The stolen data did not include patient credit card, medical or clinical information.

Comment Re: You're welcome to them. (Score 1) 402


And one final point: the fact that you can apply any standard UNIX command to a range of lines in vi is just amazing. Look it up if you don't already know it, but are interested.


Reading this thread, SOMEBODY had to mention this. I use the "use buffer (can be range) as stdin to command and replace with results" feature of vim EVERY SINGLE DAY. It is one of the most amazing and productive features I can't believe it isn't more well known.

And once you've started getting nice snippets of "buffer code", the power grows by typing <CTL-f> at the colon ":" prompt and finding recently used commands. Amazing and powerful stuff. (Set your remembered vim commands to >1000 for long term buffer-command goodness!)

I don't know of any other editors that do this

I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.