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Linus Torvalds

Creator of Linux and git


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About 4 weeks ago One of my pet peeves (and yes, I've got a lot of them) is how my grocery store that carries high-quality groceries also is all crazy about homeopathy. Apparently there s a sad overlap between "I like my foods not overly processed" and "I am a big moron when it comes to medicine".

Guys, Homeopathy is a scam. And when even the manufacturers know that and try to make their products actually do something by adding real medicine into it, you have to ask yourself just how stupid you have to be to believe these jokers/scammers.

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About 11 weeks ago
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About 11 weeks ago Why, AT&T, why?

So Daniela broke her phone yesterday (it's a Nexus 4 we got her last year, there's something wrong with the screen, we'll see if we can RMA it back to Google).

No biggy, in the meantime she can just use another phone - for some unfathomable reason it turns out that we have a couple of extra Android phones just lying about. So let's give her the S4 that nobody is using. Right?

So we switch the SIM-card, and everything is fine. We've done this before. Sometimes you have to call AT&T and give the new IMEI, because AT&T tracks whether you can do LTE and whatever. Annoying, and I don't see why AT&T should care what equipment you have, but there you have it.. An annoying cellphone carrier? Who knew?

So this time, we do it because the whole AT&T visual voicemail thing (do we want it? I don't think so, but whatever, and the S4 wants it) doesn't work because her previous phone - being unlocked and nexus - ei
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About 7 weeks ago I'm combining elements from two very different projects I started..

In +Subsurface, I originally used XML as the save file format, because while it is probably the worst format ever designed, it's what other projects used, and subsurface wasn't originally really capable enough to stand on its own.

Now, I did the best that I could with XML, and I suspect the subsurface XML is about as pretty and human-readable as you can make that crap, but it really doesn't scale as a file format, and it's generally a complete disaster. 

So me and +Dirk Hohndel (who maintains subsurface, I long since gave up that role) have been idly talking about better save formats for months now. But binary formats are evil and generally not extensible, and besides, you want replication and network transparency, plus the ability to combine dives from many different sources. Binary blobs are just horrible for all of these things.

So I've wanted to use the +Git object databa
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About 2 days ago Interesting.

When you do this the first time, it looks like a simple oversight - left-overs from some debugging perhaps. But when you "fix" it by hiding it, it's very clearly deliberate.

Netgear, Cisco, quick question please? What exactly does it take to actually care about your customers instead of actively trying to screw them?



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About 7 weeks ago Whee, Netgear, you kind of suck.

So I have had a Netgear N600 (WNDR3700v2) for a while, and yesterday I made the mistake of upgrading its firmware. With all the router stuff in the news, I thought I should do it. Because newer is better, right?

The "upgrade" brought back the bad old days in the configuration setup interface, but hey, I remember those days, so I didn't mind too much.  It was prettier for a while, but I can take ugly when I look at that interface maybe once a year.

But then, several hours later, I start getting emails about my WiFi thermostats no longer phoning home. Unrelated? I don't think so (but see edit). 

And sadly, Netgear has removed the old firmware version that had the prettier configuration interface, and that used to actually work. Oops.

Are there any good routers that just work? And no, I'm not in the least interested in dicking around with custom firmware, part of the "just work" package is that
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About 8 weeks ago Damn Swedes.
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About 3 weeks ago There is a real downside to working with a walking desk that the industry hasn't fully acknowledged. 

When you aren't sitting down, the cat cannot jump up onto your lap and lie there enjoying her human heat-source.  So instead, said cat will jump up on the desk and try to annoy you into picking her up by covering the monitor or batting at the cursor on the screen.

This makes the merge window "interesting". At least I haven't bought into the touch-screen crazy - another "improvment" to technology that people clearly didn't think all the way through wrt cat ownership.



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About 6 days ago We're apparently the only people around who have random videos of our kids doing various things shot with random phones or cameras that don't always get the rotation right. 

Because I just went through several different video players until I found one that allowed me to rotate the video to be right side up.

smplayer for the win.

But that's after trying too many alternatives.

Even VLC, that does pretty much anything and has an overly fancy video geometry thing that allows you to rotate the video by an arbitrary amount gets it completely wrong. Not only does it make it unnecessarily hard to actually do a simple 90° rotation (because obviously you want an analog input thing that makes it possible to rotate by something like 82°, but no obvious way to just fix a vertical video?), but then it keeps the end result within the original aspect ratio box so that the skewed end result is wrongly cropped. I'm sure you can use another setting to edit that aspect
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About 2 weeks ago Q: How can you tell when a kernel maintainer is European?

A: He describes some of the changes as written by "Alexandre Belloni, Jean-Jacques Hiblot and other French people".

.. because clearly it's too hard to keep track of all those French people that presumable nobody cares about anyway. 

Heh.