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After one too many times of not being able to show people the video that may change how you hear the phrase "change the world" forever, I recorded and YouTubed it.  It's from the GPL'ed game "Fish Fillets" and is, like the game, full of oddball humor. http://youtu.be/Uo7Y_bDhnZY
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If you, like so many of us, have been tinkering with the #Haskell programming language, these are some learning resources I know: http://www.idupree.com/2014/learning-haskell
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I just made a StackOverflow edit to fix a bit-rotted link, but the edit was forbidden because the change was "less than 6 characters".  There were no other improvements the answer needed.  I added a pointless "www." to the link to get around this restriction, but maybe I should have honored SO's preference for remaining broken in small ways?
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+Sam Auciello : there's nothing listed between 250 and 500 rep on https://stackoverflow.com/help/privileges so I guess our interfaces are the same.
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I wish I could set `htop` to show RAM usage in absolute units rather than %.  Mentally comparing processes between different boxen that have much different RAM is tricky!
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Is it possible to obtain an Android "recovery image" (e.g. ClockworkMod, TWRP) authenticated by at least SSL/TLS or GPG?

Neither download2.clockworkmod.com nor techerrata.com have (correct) SSL certificates.
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The new Nexus 7 has more pixels for $250ish (1920x1200) than I can get in a laptop for $1000.  What gives?  Is anyone even selling an inexpensive 1920x1080 laptop (10% fewer pixels)?
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+Sam Auciello: You mean, 1920x1080.  For $829.  Minor kudos to them for that.

As best I can tell, 1920x1080 laptop panels are cheap enough[1] that they could be even more common.  Even five-year-old laptop integrated graphics seem to support that resolution.  I'm considering buying a couple panels to convert them to external displays, though the electronics fiddling seems nontrivial (see e.g. [2]).  (For this, I want high pixel density to save desk space, backlight power, and because I just won't notice something happening on my screen if it's half a meter away from the part of my screen I'm currently looking at.)

[1] Is this representative? $55 for some 15.6 inch 1920x1080 laptop panel. http://www.ebay.com/itm/15-6-FullHD-FHD-1920x1080-1080P-MATTE-LCD-SCREEN-FOR-LAPTOP-ASUS-DELL-MSI-/130939775084?pt=US_Laptop_Screens_LCD_Panels&hash=item1e7c9e686c

[2] http://emerythacks.blogspot.com/2013/04/connecting-ipad-retina-lcd-to-pc.html
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Does Ruby have an analogue of http://docs.python.org/3/reference/index.html ? Ruby's wikibook's reference is incomplete; for example, for "case" it misses the "when 'foo', 'bar'" syntax.  Ruby's ISO standard is $250.  Still looking.
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Security/Vagrant folks: why should I believe that "vagrant init precise32 http://files.vagrantup.com/precise32.box" can't let a MITM pwn my VM?  I haven't found documentation of Vagrant's security architecture yet.
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+Patrick Wheeler : The problem is that you can be pwned just by using it for development, unless I hear detailed reasons otherwise.  On the surface it looks like it's fetching a VM by unauthenticated HTTP (the fact that it redirects to HTTPS on another server doesn't help: an attacker could hijack the initial redirect).
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Bug in Google Groups used as mailing-list:

1. Using email address A, email "subscribe" to pandoc-discuss+subscribe@googlegroups.com
2. receive confirmation-request reply to A
3. reply from A to confirm
4. get confirmation to A that I have joined

So far so good.

5. start receiving list email to an entirely different email address B!  That is not proper mailing-list behaviour.

Specifically, B is my primary Google Account address, not the address that I subscribed to the list.  Does Google consider this behavior a bug?  Yes, you can configure it using a web interface afterwards, but the great thing about mailing lists is that you don't have to.

(What's a good alternative for hosting a small FOSS mailing-list? I checked a year ago and didn't find anything better than Google and self-hosted Mailman.)
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You can send me encrypted e-mails. https://www.idupree.com/pgp
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Thinking about how ./configure is a ten thousand line auto-generated script that nobody reads.

It's like a portable binary that even script kiddies can edit.
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I wonder why my banks have more Online Banking downtime than most of the websites I use.  It's scheduled downtime.  They're medium to large banks.
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I suppose that any routine maintenance they do requires more stringent testing due to their handling financial data but I see no reason why they shouldn't be able to use a normal develop/test/deploy cycle.  I suppose they would rather be down than potentially faulty..
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Writer, Linux-user, functional computer-programmer. One who smiles. One who takes the time to listen.