So you think fsck is something besides a descriptive abbreviation for File System Check?
Dennis Ritchie thought so too:
Dennis Ritchie: “So fsck was originally called something else”
Question: “What was it called?”
Dennis Ritchie: "Well, the second letter was different"
~ Q&A at Usenix
I don't know if he was a pre-teen when he wrote it, but it's a bad name anyway because it doesn't suggest anything to do with the purpose of the tool.
Sometimes if I leave k3b (DVD burning software installed by default) open for to long, it causes KDE to go full-on rahtard, and has been known to require a reboot.
You may find you can just restart X. press CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE
Every time I upgrade to the latest version of slackware, I'm able to simply copy data and I'm right back in business. This matter of having the same data for 10+ years is extremely important to so many people.
This is a huge advantage of *nix from a sysadmins PoV; the fact that there is an enforced directory convention, with config data all in
Our models suggest that Einstein may still have been right, when he objected against the conclusions drawn by Bohr and Heisenberg. It may well be that, at its most basic level, there is no randomness in nature, no fundamentally statistical aspect to the laws of [quantum] evolution.
The ideas presented in the introduction are quite interesting to read even for non-physicists.
these "freedom activists"
If someone is active in supporting freedom then they are a freedom activist - no scare quotes needed. Which concept are you implying is dubious: freedom or being an activist? OTOH people can be identified and punished for saying or doing things online that have no victims apart from political ideologies - so they are 'perpetrators' not perpetrators.
It's one thing to stand up and say "I am Spartacus", it's quite another to point at someone else and say "he is Spartacus".
I don't quite get this, if you explicitly allow some dissident (called 'Spartacus', say) to use your network and identify as yourself, how isn't that you yourself saying 'I am Spartacus'?
"Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." -- Bernard Berenson