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Comment Re:Can we short them yet? (Score 2) 239

In fact I'm struggling to think of even one case where the name of a TLD actually is the best site in it's category?

Chess.com is possibly the best online chess site around. However, I don't think anyone just randomly types domain names into their address bar anymore to find what they are looking for, but it does make it easier to remember the site in the future without having to google it EVERY time you want to visit. Also, it is easier to remember when telling your friend about "chess.com" as opposed to "chess.some-unrelated-domain-name.net".

Comment Re:Jack Daniels? (Score 1) 190

Is Jack Daniels Old No. 7 the Premium fuel?

Jack Daniels is Tennessee whiskey, not bourbon, and any drunk from Kentucky will fight you over that. Old No. 7 isn't exactly premium anyway, try Gentleman Jack or something next time. Jim Beam is probably the most common bourbon, but you'll want something more like Maker's Mark if you're going premium.

Comment Re:which language is best? (Score 5, Funny) 394

tail -n 100 /var/log/apache2/access_log | cut -f1 -d" " | sort | uniq
...
I'm honestly curious how long it will take you to do it in C, with/without the DNS lookup. Post source if you don't mind.

Not long at all...

system("tail -n 100 /var/log/apache2/access_log | cut -f1 -d' ' | sort | uniq");

Comment Re:Irony (Score 1) 307

Irony requires some sort of lesson learned, as the character makes a decision or some deliberate action which inadvertently brings about their own downfall. If there is no self-induced lesson involved, it isn't irony, it's just unfortunate.

In this situation, for example, it would be sort of ironic if they got addicted to blogging about getting over their addiction to Facebook. Think about the classic example of irony, Oedipus. It wouldn't have been ironic (or nearly as good a story) if he didn't know his fate and actively seek to avoid it.

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