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Comment Re:What was the point of this exercise? (Score 1) 943

I always liked Julia Sweeney's (she played "Pat" on SNL among other things) take.

"I don't live my life under the assumption that there's a God, so I guess that makes me an atheist. A-theist. Non-theist.

But I like the word 'naturalist' more. Atheist defines me on religious terms. I believe in a wholly natural universe, that makes religious people, in my mind, a-naturalists."

Comment Re:I wrote a nice security script for that... (Score 1) 298

I did the same (except not making it present as a Windows box. =P)

Just a simple perl script that parses for patterns I can specify and performs actions based on the thresholds I set in each recipe.

I've got it so X failures in Y hours might lock you out for a time, but then re-allow. Z failures in Y hours will result in a permanent ban, etc.

It's not as full featured as a full adaptive firewall, but it lets me watch what I want to watch. Both user logins as wells as specific 404s from apache, etc.

Comment Re:What the heck? (Score 1) 292

So you conclude that because some headers are not subject to copyright, no headers are subject to copyright?

The phone book contains no copyrightable information. Does that mean no book is subjec to copyright?

Your analogy isn't quite right. Headers are headers, but not all books are phone books.

Correct would be like "AT&T's phone book contains no copyrightable information, so one could assume that Verizon's doesn't either."

Comment Re:Gaiman's perspective (Score 1) 279

Bad analogy on my part. No, I don't consider me his boss.

I was trying to give an example of someone on the delivery end of an established expectation. The employer->employee one is simply the most common to go to for an example.

I consider myself in the group he has made commitments to that he has failed (many times) to meet his stated delivery expectation.

That is the crux of my frustration towards him, and I don't think that frustration is (as Neil said in that article) is in any way because he works for me, or that he's "my bitch." Just that he over promises and under-delivers.

In the end I'm sure I'll buy the book, read it and based on his past works quite enjoy it. Doesn't mean I don't feel annoyance at him as a person for the way he sets that expectation and then when he fails to meet it.

As I said in the message you replied to (yet didn't quote) had he not set an expectation (let alone continued to set it and not meet it a hand-full of times over the years) I wouldn't feel any frustration towards him over this. I don't care if a book takes as long as it takes; my frustration is entirely in how he handled the expectation of it's completion.

Comment Re:Gaiman's perspective (Score 1) 279

While I normally love Neil, in response to that particular piece he can kiss my lily white ass.

There's a vast difference between someone "out there typing what you want to read right now" (Neil's assertion) and thinking that it's a disappointment that someone is failing to meet the delivery expectations they themselves have set.

If at work I were to promise my boss that I could complete a project in six months, then turn around and have it take 24 times as long? I wouldn't have had a job after twice as long as my estimate. And my boss certainly wouldn't accept being told "Get on with your life."

My problem with Martin has never been that it has taken time to write the books, which is what Neil's posit is. If he had said from the beginning that it would be out when it's complete I wouldn't have had a problem.

But it was he himself who set the expectations and failed to deliver. "It's half written, six months." "Next fall." "Next fall." etc.

My two bits..

Comment Re:Really? (Score 2) 129

It runs wonderfully.

Gingerbread is mostly FroYo with a few UI tweaks and some general performance tuning. Battery life on a nightly test build of CM7 is better than stable FroYo was.

The new additions to the Android codebase that came in with it (NFC, etc) aren't of use to most devices, but the rest of the changes are worth it.

Ice Cream Sandwich will be a fun one to see when that comes out.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 3, Informative) 129

No, it hasn't.

It's been out for the Nexus One for about a week. The summary clearly says the Nexus S. Which has had Gingerbread since it launched in December.

And as I noted in my reply to my own post up there, I've been running Gingerbread on my first-gen Droid thanks to 3rd party ROM makers for about a month. So even if it's Gingerbread only, it's still not news.

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