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Comment Re:Or just go back to the way things were before (Score 1) 4

This is personal to me. A friend I knew in high school, went into the service with, and kept in touch with couldn't afford insurance and caught appendicitis. It ruined his credit and nearly his family. In 1992 when he had a heart attack, he just laid down and died rather than calling 911.

That's what happens in the US when you work full time and can't afford insurance.

Comment Re:In other news (Score 1) 206

Are you sure it wasn't already taken from you?

I haven't seen vi around since quite a while.

$ which vi /usr/bin/vi
$ ls -al /usr/bin/vi
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Aug 21 16:50 /usr/bin/vi -> elvis
$ ls -al /usr/bin/elvis
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 522496 Sep 23 2008 /usr/bin/elvis

# ls -al /usr/bin/vi
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Oct 30 18:32 /usr/bin/vi -> /etc/alternatives/vi
# ls /etc/alternatives/vi /etc/alternatives/vi
# ls -al /etc/alternatives/vi
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Oct 30 19:37 /etc/alternatives/vi -> /usr/bin/vim.basic
# ls -al /usr/bin/vim.basic
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2240936 Nov 17 01:39 /usr/bin/vim.basic

(same as deb)

# which vi /usr/bin/vi
# ls -al /usr/bin/vi
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Oct 16 2013 /usr/bin/vi -> /etc/alternatives/vi
# ls -al /etc/alternatives/vi
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Oct 16 2013 /etc/alternatives/vi -> /usr/bin/vim.tiny
# ls -al /usr/bin/vim.tiny
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 781416 Feb 10 2013 /usr/bin/vim.tiny


Comment Re:And that's a bad thing (Score 1) 131

It's not just the modules themselves; npm is also horrible.

For starters, npm is non-deterministic. Yep, you've read it right: you can install the same packages on two different machines, but if you do it in different order, you can end up with different dependency trees. And yes, despite what the npm maintainers say, it can result in different versions of packages being installed for the same set of version constraints.

Then there are major bugs that have been open for over a year, and can be blocking (as in, no way to install a package) if you happen to be the unlucky one who is affected... but there's no fix. The bug still says "needs repro", despite 80+ comments and 24 upvotes on it, and one of npm developers saying that he "ran into this a few times".

Comment Re:Competency (Score 1) 270

Again, iptables tarpit doesn't use any connection. It handles the tarpitting before initiating a connection by fooling the attacker into believing a connection is open but no connection overhead takes place on the host.

Just read the fine man page:
"TARPIT: Captures and holds incoming TCP connections using no local per-connection resources..."

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