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Bayan Rafeh
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From past experience I can assume those on the thread don't have an interest in hearing what I have to say, so I'll just leave it on this share.

It amazes me how people can be so certain who is being a bigot and who isn't. I've read some conservative blogs lately that I disagree with, and yet they're no where near Fox News level insanity.

For example I read a blog post which made a pretty solid argument for why the gay rights movement has nothing to do with the civil rights movement despite the fact that many supporters of the former are quick to compare it to the latter. Not that gay rights aren't worth fighting for, it's just a different fight and comparing it to the civil rights movement is inaccurate.

This is what really confuses me. I keep seeing different ideas from all kinds of groups that make total sense, yet people are dismissive of them because of which group they belong to. I support the goals of group A, therefore every argument they make is valid. I do not support the goals of group B, therefore every argument they make is invalid.
 
Free Speech - http://xkcd.com/1357/
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I have been hunting for hours for a good starter tutorial on JavaEE which does not involve either Spring or and IDE. This is the best I could find.
 Just leaving it here for reference for those who may be looking for something similar.
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To all of my followers, do me a favour. When someone bases their argument on the fact that "X is outdated" without saying why, please give them a nice solid punch in the face.
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Testing the testers
Ever notice that pattern of constantly being tested. Being put in situations that are designed to force compromise to your inner values. A broad term of this is called oppression. Which always comes with a twist.

Many times there is the resolving end result that reminds of us our human condition. We all venture forth with convictions of what we will or won't compromise. If others in your piers do compromise, they will go to great lengths to force you in doing the same. The motivation for this? "Insert answer here" There is going to be many of these tests. They will sneak up on you with alarming speed, I presume to catch you off your guard. Family is by far the greatest of the piers that will gang up on you to force a choice on you they all know you are opposed to.

Most of the instances of this obsessive compulsive is beyond obvious personal. I have noticed a pattern in most of the situations that I have been led into. It is not about being logical in addressing a issue to bring about a solution. For the most part the motivation has been elusive to me, and the instigating source never does come forth , this I am sure is for good reason, we all know what that is.

The only solution to breaking this circle is of course to not pass it on. Be open to others who suggest alternatives that do have viable end results. Be open to being part of the change needed to bring about a solution instead of wearing blinders and remaining carved of stone. The reward of having this personal trait is vast and recursive. The reward of having brought about that change and knowing all who come after are not left with that only choice which does not work. If you are this way your life will improve, your personal self image and self esteem will grow.

Good things will happen.
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Politicians try to speech you
Mad colour watchers try to teach you
Very few will really try to reach you

Nujabes - Ordinary Joe

It's not just a good idea, it's necessary to be open to change, but it gets extremely frustrating sometimes.
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Just had the displeasure of watching this flick. I won't say it wasn't fun, it was the funny kind of bad but believe me it deserves the 2.2 rating it has.
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Gee I wonder why.
 
Terms of Service agreements really are confusing, study finds http://engt.co/1peKBuQ
You know that page with a check box you haphazardly agree to on the way to signing up for various online services? The one with the hundreds (or
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Regular expression to determine whether a body of text is political with a good degree of accuracy: *(ocracy). For the non-techies that means any comment,article or post containing ocracy is definitely political.
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Heartbleed from The Codeless Code

A novice asked of master Bawan: “Say something about the Heartbleed Bug.”

Said Bawan: “Chiuyin, the Governor’s treasurer, is blind as an earthworm. A thief may give him a coin of tin, claim that it is silver and receive change. When the treasury is empty, which man is the villain? Speak right and I will spare you all blows for one week. Speak wrong and my staff will fly!”

The novice thought: if I say the thief, Bawan will surely strike me, for it is the treasurer who doles out the coins. But if I say the treasurer he will also strike me, for it is the thief who takes advantage of the situation.

When the pause grew too long, Bawan raised his staff high. Suddenly enlightened, the novice cried out: “The Governor! For who else made this blind man his treasurer?”

Bawan lowered his staff. “And who is the Governor?”

Said the novice: “All who might have cried out ‘this man is blind!’ but failed to notice, or even to examine him.”

Bawan nodded. “This is the first lesson. Too easily we praise Open Source, saying smugly to each other, ‘under ten thousand eyeballs, every bug is laid bare’. Yet when the ten thousand avert their gaze, they are no more useful than the blind man. And now that I have spared you all blows for one week, stand at ease and tell me: what is the second lesson?”

Said the novice: “Surely, I have no idea.”

Bawan promptly struck the novice’s skull with his staff. The boy fell to the floor, unconscious.

As he stepped over the prone body, Bawan remarked: “Code as if everyone is the thief.”

#Heartbleed   #OpenSSL   #opensource  
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How to make a Computer Operating System in C++

The goal is to build a very simple UNIX-based operating system in C++, not just a "proof-of-concept". The OS should be able to boot, start a userland shell, and be extensible.

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http://samypesse.github.io/How-to-Make-a-Computer-Operating-System

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https://github.com/SamyPesse/How-to-Make-a-Computer-Operating-System

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Apache License, Version 2.0
http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
https://github.com/SamyPesse/How-to-Make-a-Computer-Operating-System/blob/master/LICENSE
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Awesome idea. It would make debugging errors so much easier especially considering that error messages rarely fit onto the screen when there is a kernel panic.
 
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTY1NjI Linux kernel developers have been discussing for the past few days about the possibility of encoding kernel oops messages into QR codes that would be shown on the screen.
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I'm a stereotypical computer geek. I started getting into computers when I took a programming course in school, and I've had an insatiable curiosity ever since. Said curiosity has caused a me to obtain a string of completely random bits of information which I am probably never going to use, such as how to write a Linux kernel module or how to break substitution ciphers.

One thing you may find weird is that I seem to disagree with everything(minus a couple of subjects I know well enough to form an opinion). I tend to take the opposing side for the sake of added perspective. Sometimes I end up believing it even if it's wrong for a while. I apologize in advance if you're on the receiving end of such a situation, because I'm rarely aware when I'm doing it, and not really in control of it when I am.

DISCLAIMER: Any opinions posted on this profile are my own. They do not reflect the opinion of any group, institution or organization I belong to or work for unless I have explicitly indicated otherwise.
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Read Harry Potter 5 more than 20 times, read the first three Eragon books and liked them.
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    Computer Science, 2010 - present
  • International School of Choueifat
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