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[#] Mon Jul 30 2018 12:56:35 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Well yes, that could be a problem in a busy tree, but I'm the only one working on this particular bit of code right now.

[#] Fri Aug 10 2018 11:26:33 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Years ago, I needed to know how to detect if, in Linux, some process in the system has a file opened for write access. The guy who was hired to do linux programming thought you'd have to do some crazy kernal-specific stuff or something to get at this information, and seemed to think it would be some huge effort, etc.

Today, I learned it's a simple function you can use to figure this out. fcntl with F_SETLEASE will tell you if the file has any open file descriptors, or just any opened for write access.

And I'm the Windows programmer. Heh.

[#] Tue Aug 14 2018 11:29:38 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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I didn't know about F_SETLEASE but lsof does something similar

[#] Wed Aug 15 2018 10:36:40 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Yeah, I didn't want to spawn a process to get this information (although I would have if needed).

[#] Thu Sep 13 2018 12:55:41 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/11/python_purges_master_and_slave_in_pol itical_pogrom/

or

https://tinyurl.com/yaemxxzb

Is there any terminology that liberals can't ruin?

[#] Thu Sep 13 2018 20:11:46 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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ESR had some choice comments about that. Open source remained a politics-free zone for a surprisingly long time; the only merit was the quality of the code.
I suppose with so many developers living in the extreme-left SF Bay area, a change to that was inevitable.

As George Carlin famously observed, political correctness is communism pretending to be manners.

[#] Fri Sep 14 2018 08:53:40 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I remember my partner bristling at these terms.

I remember thinking something along the lines of, "they're just words, and machinery, with no correlation to reality beyond what you give it."

That my partner felt they were intentional terms revealed a lack of understanding about how terms come about in tech.

But, I expect, if I were black, and I were trying to become comfortable with writing software, the master/slave terms might carry connotations that color the whole thing, and could possibly get in the way of learning the tech. Maybe. Possibly.

Certainly, when *teaching* this stuff, we have to think about stuff like this (as in, where I work today).

[#] Fri Sep 14 2018 14:09:19 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Blacks weren't the only slaves.... Almost every group has been enslaved by someone at one time or another.

[#] Fri Sep 14 2018 14:42:12 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Yeah, but in this country, fewer generations have passed since the practice was outlawed. And race was more of an issue behind it here than in most places.
So, culturally, it is a more sensitive subject for blacks here than it might be in another couple hundred years or so.

If you get to know some of the black families, you can see the impact that remains on them. It doesn't help that we still have a lot of prejudice remaining to keep the scars fresh.

But, I think I also see change taking place. It's just going to take a while.

[#] Fri Sep 14 2018 14:54:38 EDT from Decomposed @ Uncensored

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Sure we have a lot of prejudice:  Blacks resent those who want to end all of the government advantages that they're given, and others resent blacks for all of the advantages government gives them.

It's a very unfair system we have, and it's making the racial divide larger, not smaller.



[#] Sun Sep 16 2018 14:43:52 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Blacks weren't the only slaves.... Almost every group has been
enslaved by someone at one time or another.

ethnic Jews have a historical grievance that is almost a hundred years newer than ethnic Africans, and the divide isn't nearly as bad.

[#] Sun Sep 16 2018 18:04:57 EDT from Decomposed @ Uncensored

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I don't know anyone who has ever known a slave, and I don't know anyone who has ever known a slave owner.  But if I ever do run into both a slave and slave owner, I'd say that some reparations probably oughta get paid.



[#] Wed Sep 19 2018 06:05:03 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Odd topic drift for Programming, heh.

But, eh... citadrift...

The 'government advantages' thing is trickier to resolve than Decomposed implies, unfortunately.

Ideally, we would work towards not perceiving race by skin color, which would likely address the whole thing.

However, we do. And certain folks have had opportunities to establish themselves over several generations, which can make it difficult for others to gain any footholds towards a better life. When someone mentions 'white privilege', that's generally what they're talking about. The 'government advantages' are meant to provide a little help towards gaining a foothold. The problem with it, though, is not having a built-in way to recognize when it is no longer needed, and having some way to phase it out, for it does emphasize a sense of difference that, culturally, I think we'd like to remove.

Mind you, more than slavery took place. There was a thriving, strong black economy in some areas of the country, and in at least one case, the military literally bombed it into oblivion for no better reason than because the majority of the people participating in that economy were black.

Still, although my partner doesn't seem to see any improvements, I do think things have improved for black folks since the 60s. Progression is slower, though, that many white people would believe. You can experience this for yourself, though, if you spend a lot of time with black folks, and pay attention to how most folks react to them compared to others. Even the ones who are practically infused with western culture, dress exactly as most white folks dress, speak with no trace of 'ebonics' and possessed of a vocabulary that would rival many white people, who could quote literature, and enjoy it, get treated as 'black' by strangers.

*shrug*

And that's just how it'll be for our lifetime. But, we can at least work towards improving relations. And I think that simply involves mixing more (as in, befriending, eating together, working together, etc).

[#] Thu Sep 20 2018 11:58:00 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Actually, you'll find the opposite is true as well. Some of the most virulent racists I've met were black. They truly felt whites were devils.

I have a friend since I was in grade school who told me that I would be shocked by what's said in her church about white people.....

I asked her if she thought it was okay...... Then she went into a tirade about slavery, systemic oppression, etc. etc.

Then I asked if she thought things would ever get better... Nope. Because whites were full of sin.

Not all, of course, but whites in general.

If that's what's being taught, things will never get better. It's being reenforced as a cultural thing in the black community far more than with whites.


[#] Thu Sep 20 2018 14:39:58 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Well that's the point, isn't it?  Everyone has to stop.  And the way you stop is to just fucking stop.  Ignore it.  It doesn't matter.  Yes, bad things have happened.  Yes, bad things have been done by people of every race at various times.  As long as someone's getting hung up about it, they're keeping it alive.

The truly evil people are the ones who know they're keeping it alive because they have something to gain from it.  Those are the people who truly need to die in a car fire, and by "die in a car fire" I don't mean "welcome to Uncensored," I mean "literally experience a painful death in a flaming vehicle".



[#] Fri Sep 21 2018 13:34:39 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Yeah, I've run into the 'whites are full of evil' thing, too.

But, again, I do see improvement. It just isn't very fast. But, I wouldn't expect it to go quickly.

[#] Mon Sep 24 2018 11:36:25 EDT from Decomposed @ Uncensored

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Will a "less than" symbol post correctly on this forum?  If so, I have some HTML code to share,  I might as well find out now:


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[#] Mon Sep 24 2018 11:37:01 EDT from Decomposed @ Uncensored

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It would help if I could type.

 

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[#] Mon Sep 24 2018 11:50:14 EDT from Decomposed @ Uncensored

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The following will be obvious to those of you who are programmers, but it still may be appreciated due to the collection of websites it includes.

A while back, I created a browser menu that I think is extremely handy for accessing a large number of my frequently-accesseed websites (and even files).  It's stored in the C:\ directory of my Windows box, though it could be stored in any folder you wish.  The menu loads as my home page whenever the browser boots and makes it easy to access about 75 sites I frequently visit.

The menu looks as shown below.  The code for it follows the screenshot, so be sure to scroll down if you'd like a copy.  All you have to do is to cut and paste the code into a file named FavoriteSitesTable2.html and your browser can run it.  This is straight-forward HTML.  You don't need to be afraid of it...  It won't do anything nasty to your computer and you can easily tailor it to meet your needs.  (The version I run already has Uncensored Citadel added to it, for instance, though it's not in what I'm distributing here.)

If you have questions or comments, please speak up.

 

 

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
table {
font-family: arial, sans-serif;
border-collapse: collapse;
width: 100%;
}

td, th {
border: 1px solid #dddddd;
text-align: left;
padding: 8px;
}

tr:nth-child(even) {
background-color: #dddddd;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<h2>Favorite Links</h2>

<table>
<tr>
<tr>
<th>Files</th>
<td>
<a href="file://C:\Users\decomposed\Documents\Template_Recovery.doc" target="_blank">My Templates</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="file://C:\Users\decomposed\Documents\NH\Journal_decomposed\Journal_decomposed_Sep2018.doc" target="_blank">September Journal</a>
</td>
<td></td>
<td></td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th rowspan="1">Tools</th>
<td>
<a href="https://www.mail.com/" target="_blank">Mail.com</a><br>
<a href="https://mail.yahoo.com/" target="_blank">Yahoo Mail.com</a><br>
<a href="https://www.zoho.com/" target="_blank">Zoho</a><br>
<a href="https://www.gmail.com/" target="_blank">Gmail</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="https://www.duckduckgo.com/" target="_blank">DuckDuckGo.com</a><br>
<a href="https://www.google.com/" target="_blank">Google</a><br>
</td>
<td></td>
<td></td>
<td>
<a href="https://weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/l/USNY0848:1:US" target="_blank">Hourly Weather</a><br>
<a href="https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USNY0848:1:US" target="_blank">10-Day Weather</a><br>
<a href="https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/" target="_blank">National Hurricane Center</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th rowspan="1">Right-wing /<br>Conservative<br>News<br>&<br>Opinion</th>
<td>
<a href="https://drudgereport.com/" target="_blank">Drudge Report</a><br>
<a href="https://www.whatfinger.com/" target="_blank">WhatFinger</a><br>
<a href="http://www.foxnews.com/" target="_blank">Fox News</a><br>
<a href="http://www.weeklystandard.com/today" target="_blank">Weekly Standard</a><br>
<a href="https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/" target="_blank">Gateway Pundit</a><br>
<a href="http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/*/index" target="_blank">Free Republic</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="https://www.breitbart.com/" target="_blank">Breitbart</a><br>
<a href="https://townhall.com/" target="_blank">Townhall</a><br>
<a href="http://www.americanthinker.com/" target="_blank">American Thinker</a><br>
<a href="http://hotair.com/" target="_blank">Hot Air</a><br>
<a href="http://lucianne.com/" target="_blank">Lucianne</a><br>
<a href="http://weaselzippers.us/" target="_blank">Weasel Zippers</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="http://www.cato.org/" target="_blank">CATO Institute</a><br>
<a href="http://pjmedia.com/" target="_blank">PJ Media</a><br>
<a href="http://www.judicialwatch.org/" target="_blank">Judicial Watch</a><br>
<a href="https://dailycaller.com/" target="_blank">The Daily Caller</a><br>
<a href="https://directorblue.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Doug Ross</a><br>
<a href="https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/" target="_blank">Rush Limbaugh</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="https://www.twitchy.com/?content=index" target="_blank">Twitchy</a><br>
<a href="https://www.infowars.com/?content=index" target="_blank">Infowars</a><br>
<a href="http://www.theamericanmirror.com/" target="_blank">The American Mirror</a><br>
<a href="http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/" target="_blank">Instapundit</a><br>
<a href="http://www.therightscoop.com/" target="_blank">Right Scoop</a><br>
<a href="https://thehill.com/" target="_blank">The Hill</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="https://www.lewrockwell.com/" target="_blank">LewRockwell</a><br>
<a href="http://victorygirlsblog.com/" target="_blank">VictoryGirls</a><br>
<a href="https://freebeacon.com/" target="_blank">FreeBeacon</a><br>
<a href="https://www.theblaze.com/" target="_blank">The Blaze</a><br>
<a href="http://badblue.bitnamiapp.com/trendr8.htm" target="_blank">Bad Blue</a><br>
<a href="https://washingtonexaminer.com/" target="_blank">Washington Examiner</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th rowspan="1">Neutral<br>News &<br>Opinion</th>
<td>
<a href="https://www.wsj.com/" target="_blank">WSJ</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="https://www.debka.com/" target="_blank">Debka</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="http://memeorandum.com/" target="_blank">Memorandum</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="http://www.linkiest.com/" target="_blank">Linkiest</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="https://www.zerohedge.com/" target="_blank">Zero Hedge</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th rowspan="1">Leftist /<br>Wacko<br>News &<br>Opinion</th>
<td>
<a href="https://www.cnn.com/" target="_blank">CNN</a><br>
<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/" target="_blank">NY Times</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/" target="_blank">NBC news</a><br>
<a href="http://time.com/" target="_blank">Time</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="https://www.msnbc.com/" target="_blank">MSNBC news</a><br>
<a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/" target="_blank">CBS news</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="https://abcnews.go.com/" target="_blank">ABC news</a><br>
<a href="https://www.theonion.com/" target="_blank">The Onion</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="http://www.pravdareport.com/" target="_blank">Pravda</a><br>
<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/" target="_blank">Washington Post</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th rowspan="1">Finance &<br>Economics</th>
<td>
<a href="https://finance.yahoo.com/" target="_blank">Yahoo Finance</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="https://www.marketwatch.com/" target="_blank">Marketwatch</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/" target="_blank">Armstrong Economics</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="http://www.kitco.com/" target="_blank">Kitco</a>
</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th>Forums</th>
<td>
<a href="#board-543" target="_blank">AtomicBobs Pope</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="https://www.reddit.com/" target="_blank">Reddit</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="http://www.wallstreetbear.com/" target="_blank">WallStreetBear</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="https://www.facebook.com/" target="_blank">F*c*book</a>
</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th rowspan="1">Other</th>
<td>
<a href="http://www.nhptv.org/schedule/" target="_blank">NH PBS Schedule</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="https://l.macys.com/yorktown-heights-ny" target="_blank">Shopping</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/" target="_blank">Youtube</a>
</td>
<td></td>
<td></td>
</tr>

</table>

</body>

</html>



[#] Wed Sep 26 2018 05:50:38 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Well, your HTML there refers to a couple of files that clearly live on your C:\ on your Windows machine, so they probably won't be very useful.

Otherwise, the HTML came out very nicely as tags and such on the text client.

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