Sean Eric Fagan

Sean Eric Fagan

  • Commented on Publishing: A Slice of Life
    The last TV I bought spent a ridiculous amount of time in the manual describing the serial-port protocol....
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Josh Marshall addressed that at TPM, and said the experts he spoke to were surprised at the timing, but do believe it to be essentially a coincidence....
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Build a navy....
  • Commented on Media Piracy and Unpronounceable Names
    Apparently I have to keep saying it: stop it with the personal attacks....
  • Commented on Media Piracy and Unpronounceable Names
    A really good rule of thumb is: when you start writing increasingly-long comments in response to someone else who is doing the same, it's perhaps time to go away for a bit, and ... not post responses. Nobody is going...
  • Commented on Media Piracy and Unpronounceable Names
    FYI: https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2006/03/atts_19trillion.html...
  • Commented on Taxonomy of story, or, why murder?
    Or you just use compressed air and a cloth, which works nearly as well....
  • Commented on Dread of Heinleinism
    I had a slide rule because, in my high school physics class, the teacher had a giant slide rule on the wall, and spent one class explaining it. Then snidely said we could use one of those, even though we...
  • Commented on Dread of Heinleinism
    Narrator of HAVE SPACESUIT, WILL TRAVEL....
  • Commented on SF For Nothing, Stories For Free
    You are part of the reason it was closed. It's back open for now, but any personal commentary, any threats, it gets shut down again. Is this not clear?...
  • Commented on SF For Nothing, Stories For Free
    The threats and personal attacks won't be allowed here, either....
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Even for a post left to fallow as much as this one has, this is shameful. Stop the personal commentary, stop the veiled and unveiled threats (even the ones not connected to reality), completely, or I will figure out if...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    all cities have police forces Untrue: the city of Cupertino, California, does not have their own police force. Instead, they pay to have the county sheriffs cover the area....
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    Sure. They're very common -- a lot of banks give them out these days. Or you can use your phone. Coincidentally, Firefox release a WebAuthentication version today. (And even more coincidentally for me, I watched a demo of this with...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    Also, once they have one password for a person, they'll try it on a bunch of different services, since people tend to re-use passwords. (So when, e.g., Twitter said "you have to change your password!" I didn't panic, because the...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    "Forced birthers," not "pro life."...
  • Commented on On hold
    For your consideration, the response of the ignorant and evil. If the poor are more obese, one with any curiosity might wonder how that might have come to be, and perhaps examined the types of food that the poor are...
  • Commented on Server upgrade coming
    The push for https is not about privacy -- it's about data integrity, to reduce the likelihood of MITM attacks, which has already resulted in malware being distributed. It's also a "fuck you" on google's part to certain ISPs who...
  • Commented on Test Case
    ZFSOnLinux is going strong, and in fact I've grabbed a couple of major features from it to port to FreeBSD (sequential scans, and currently working on native encryption). I still prefer FreeBSD, as it's the system I've been using for...
  • Commented on Test Case
    Both of you cut it out. I do wish WordPress had killfiles so you two could just ignore each other, but since it doesn't, exercise some blasted willpower. I was having a really nice day fighting zfs and the freebsd...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    Compressor ACs do that; evaporative coolers act as humidifiers....
  • Commented on Test Case
    So, one other aspect: last year, Arizona decided to woo tech companies by saying, essentially, "We got rid of all those pesky regulations that you have in California, so you should come test your autonomous cars here! It'll be great!"...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    When you add PV panels to a house, there's typically a gap between the underside of the panel and the roof. It gets very hot under there. You could run water tubing there, but it'd have to have a high...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    Unsurprisingly to you, Gale and I had exactly that discussion a day or two ago......
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    That's why I didn't do a leased solar when I got panels for my house -- it put a lien on the house, and that complicates not only selling, but also any refinance, or equity line of credit....
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    I don't think it deletes them, it only hides them. The built-in apps are on the root filesystem, which is read-only, but the arrangement of the apps is a preference on the user filesystem....
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    I see lots and lots of hybrid cars on the road. But I'm in California, and, more, in the SF Bay Area....
  • Commented on I get book covers
    No, they're offering a pre-order. They do that a lot....
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    Ah yes, thank you. I've only got one of the Culture books in ebook form, I should start to correct that. As I said, it made me laugh. Still does, when I think about it....
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    In contrast, Banks' Matter (I think that's the one) has a lovingly-narrated battle (ex post facto) that takes pages... and then the ship says it actually only took a few microseconds. It made me laugh....
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