Never buy anything from Oracle if you have the choice.
If I could "patch" this Solaris 10 box by migrating it to a Linux VM, I'd do it. That's how it's getting done with the other Solaris(8) box I had to touch...
Remember SunSolve? Remember when you could just download the latest recommended, without a fucking contract? I do.
In case any sysadmin should forget how slow hardware from 2002 was, there's that one box that runs DHCP server, and the disk crapped out, so you're stuck sitting through a 36GB dd to an equally-old replacement
You feel yourself getting older as you're certain this is the slowest 36GB transfer ever.
speaking of Helter Stupid (religion) Show more
There's a part where they spliced it together to make it say "Christianity made no sense"
If you look at organized religion as a tool of manipulation -- something abused by certain alleged practitioners of a given religion -- it all makes perfect sense.
How did I miss this
TIL some folks consider a solution to the 32-bit signed time_t issue to be "make time_t unsigned"
They're obviously not writing any time handling code, as pretty much anyone who actually has done so says "time_t MUST be signed due to the way piles of software handle signed comparison"
Also, I just learned that it's possible (in perl, of course, using Date::Parse) to do date/time ARITHMETIC and get the result back as a DATE!
>the latest TVs at this year's CES have true black
My already-bought TVs, which lack any sort of internet connectivity (i.e., proper TVs as opposed to so-called "smart" TVs), have a black that's "black enough". I may want a slightly bigger screen, though...
The much more important thing for me is that I only have display hardware. These "smart" TVs almost always get their smarts wrong, often intentionally.
I think it's sort of a crime that monitors which are as large as TVs aren't being sold.
mandatory arbitration should be illegal. Show more
I just bought a hard drive.
Big deal, right?
That hard drive came with a fucking MANDATORY BINDING ARBITRATION CLAUSE. For a hard drive! (Not that I'm likely to need to file a complaint; it's a hard drive just like the other three working ones WD made.)
There's a reason car dealerships fought for (and won) a law banning OEMs from using arbitration on them.
Sometimes, I hold my own country in ill regard. This is one of those times.
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