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A java browser plugin is not a very useful way to establish console access to x86-based systems. It never works when you need it.

God, I miss the days of serial consoles. It was slow as hell, but at least it worked.
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Well, hope its worth it with a console like that!! 
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How to use an aluminum Bialetti on an induction stove. Get a round electrical box cover and scrape off any stickers. It's almost exactly the same size as the coffee maker. Worked quite well for me. A little quicker than using my old ceran top stove. 
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Nice, I'd like to get a new stove too.  I love the idea of induction, it also saves me having to run gas into my kitchen.
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Dear Company X,
Please get seasoned Unix system administrators to write your run control scripts. Using folks that are just learning about how Unix works to write these scripts is not only an embarrassment to your company, since it's often the only source code that can be publicly seen, it's causing security and infrastructure problems. Additionally, it is causing inter-group problems when we try to fix them but the application owner clings to your documentation as Gospel.

For example, an rc script (which runs as root in case you've forgotten) should never be sourcing files from a regular user's directory.

Other issues include sending any and all output of the script to /dev/null, leaving no trace of malfunction, or the opposite problem of creating log files without any log file management.

If you're really at loss on this one, might I suggest a couple of simple scripts to be run as the installed software's user which a properly written rc script can call?

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It's kinda like putting $50 tires on an expensive sports car. 
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Watermain break at 150 Laurier Ave West. 
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Ha! Mario should be preparing an epic dinner for you, being off an all. :)
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Impressive ... Won't be bragging about mine
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Perhaps the best thing about this article, which made me laugh out loud, was that I was served a Microsoft ad to upgrade to Windows 10. "Get the best Windows ever." 
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And in other news, Linux usage is up 10%. Thanks again Microsoft!
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This is a great example of how the DMCA has been an absolute failure in the States. Not only can you not fix your own car because you're not allowed to circumvent any technical protection measures, you don't even own your car. It won't stop there. Anything that has software in it is subject to the DMCA.

Farmers take note, the Conservatives want to bring DMCA-style legislation to Canada which will affect your farm equipment. 
GM has joined with John Deere in asking the government to confirm that you literally cannot own your car because of the software in its engine.
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Mybe i'll get a honda civic
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I have a book of dvd's in my briefcase, a toolkit of sorts. It's heavy. Does anyone know of a program that would let me create a USB bootable hard disk where I could just dump iso images into a file system and then have a grub like interface to boot from one of them? 
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Let me know how it goes!!
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So, they're watching the SuperBowl over here, and they start playing what I know as "Zombie Nation". It's played a lot at Hockey Games too. This is a pretty good tune and I know it from the band "Grendel". Turns out this is a cover of a song called "Kernkraft 400" by a band named Zombie Nation.

And now the kicker: This is itself a remix of the theme music from a Commodore 64 song from the game "Lazy Jones", which I played heavily in my teen years.

Huh, culture really is an accretion process.

So, here it is.
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Actually Zombie Nation stole the tune from David Whitaker, and ended up having to pay him off for it. :)
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Cracks me up every time. 
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The gummy bear could whoop the cucumbers ass.
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