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Scoble, Alex Scoble

Scoble, Alex Scoble

Gamer, home theater enthusiast, IT Security professional ex-CISSP, lover of cats, married to the always wonderful and compassionate (and passionate) Cassie.
Why in the name of all that is good and pumpkin pie are you all not on Facebook yet?
Facebook is where I stab myself in the eye. - Meg VMeg
I'd pay to see that! ;) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
facebook is dying. at least that's what i heard - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm already missing how friendfeed does the river after 5 minutes of being back on here - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I follow people, not logos. - Johnny
Facebook is where I'm not paid to stab myself in the eye :( - Meg VMeg
LOL, Johnny, you are on Facebook...very funny though. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Facebook is where grandparents and co-workers are. - lris
What's Facebook? - Steven Perez from Android
Real answer: because there are one million (or fewer) people on FF and one billion (or more) on Facebook. (I'd guess most of us also have FB accounts, but I certainly spend ten times as much time here among a smaller, more select group.) - Walt Crawford
I keep asking myself why I am still on there. - Jim #teamFFrank
I'm there, but I prefer to be here. - Prairie & I Know It from Android
I'm on there once a year to wish someone a happy birthday. I like it here better. - bentley
Because FF is still better than FB even if FB has the critical mass. - Spidra Webster
Isn't the better question why are you on Facebook? - Todd Hoff
Facebook? Eww! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'm there, and I'm in the Friendfeed group. Because that's where we meet to complain that ff is down, and announce when it's back up again. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I like LB's answer. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The day I use Facebook is when pigs fly :) - imabonehead
Also: Iain Baker. - Meg VMeg
I'm not old enough for Facebook. There are predators on Facebook. - Steve C, Team Marina
I am, but I mostly just lurk and get really angry on FB. - Jenny H. from Android
Facebook is for head-shaking and lying and pretending to approve of assholes you work with. - Big Joe Silence
Facebook is where I argue politics and my daughter uses my account to play games - WarLord
I'm there about as much as I'm on any socnet these days. And that's not much. Healthier. - J. Marie B
Because Also, what WoH: Professor MOTHRA said. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Here because of the Shannon–Hartley law. Social networks are all about the signal/noise ratio. - Technodad
I'm on FB because most of my iPad games require it. Also because despite the fact I "deleted" my real account, it's still there. - Heather
Working With CSV Files In Ruby 1.8.7 Without FasterCSV -
Facebook is down, but friendfeed is up...the end times are nigh!
:) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How am I going to send out my batsignal? - Iain Baker
Is it just me , or is Facebook down a helluva lot recently? - Son of Groucho
It has taken me a long time and many hours of personal experience (is that redundant?) to learn that if after point and counterpoint two people don't agree, it is very unlikely that they will come to agreement with further argument.
So unless one is looking for an evening of fun, arguments and trolling, it's best to stop there. I'm sure the people of friendfeed wish I had learned this 3 years ago. :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I disagree. - Akiva
That's not really a point, but I disagree with your disagreement. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Although, I'm not exactly sure what you are disagreeing to, so yes. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
In all seriousness, I'd go a few rounds of point/counterpoint before I assess whether it's worth further discussion. - Akiva
Alex, according to Steam you've been playing APB Reloaded for 2 weeks straight. Please log out. - Rodfather from Android
Agreed with Akiva. I have frequently been in argu-sations where one party or the other wasn't really swayed (or had their viewpoint expanded) until after about 3 or so rounds. After that, the likelihood definitely falls off a cliff, though. - Chieze Okoye
You are wrong!!!! - NOT THE CRICKET
Any bets on when CentOS 7 will be released? -
March 2015 at the earliest. - Julian
(I've been so out of it that I did not even notice that RHEL 7 came out three weeks ago.) - Julian
The official release is getting closer! - imabonehead
Windows support is coming to Ansible soon. That's cool. Puppet needs the competition to keep them refining Puppet Enterprise. -
Here's hoping that all this experience that I'm gaining with the Ceph distributed storage solution on Linux won't go to waste. CRUSH FTW! -
Only 9 lightbulbs out of 58 left in the house that are not LEDs. I love LED lights. There's little reason now to buy anything else to replace medium screw in type base (your traditional lightbulb type) bulbs up to 75 watt equivalent. Costco and Home Depot sell these bulbs at prices that make even CFL bulbs look expensive.
Not to mention that LED bulbs contain no mercury. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I've always thought of CFLs as a transitional technology and I won't be sad to see them go. I never really worried about the mercury in them much though, because depending on how you get your power (like if it's coal), the amount of mercury in a CFL was less than the amount of mercury that would have been released into the air by the power plant generating the power you would have used if you hadn't put in the CFL. - Brian Johns
i've replaced all but two of our many 100 watt incandescent outdoor floods with equivalent output LED bulbs. the mothership WILL know where to land! - Big Joe Silence
I bought a multi-pack of CFLs eight years ago. A pack of six, I believe. Three of them are still unused. Might be time to switch over to LEDs... - Julian
Making the LED switch as well. The lunatic fringe carping about making incandescents illegal cracks me up. You can buy LEDs every bit as warm as incandescents and they last so much longer. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
The only place I've had trouble are with some older, dome lighting fixtures. Some of those are either too narrow, or too short, to fit most of the LED or fluorescent bulbs I've bought. The domes were mostly easy to replace with slightly larger versions, but I did have to replace them. - Jennifer Dittrich
Add "steel sharpens steel" as another metaphor that I love to hate. Steel does not, in fact sharpen steel. Two swords clashing dull each other. And even when a steel refers to a diamond steel, a diamond steel only hones a blade, it doesn't sharpen it.
O.o Do you mean iron sharpens iron? As in the biblical quote? - Soup in a TARDIS
Technically, a sharpening stone not only doesn't sharpen but it doesn't even really truly hone: - Stephen Mack from iPhone
But I suppose "undeforming steel" wouldn't catch on. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stalone and company have shown supreme command over the art form of gratuitous violence in film and have distilled numerous years of knowledge down into a series known as The Expendables. Formulaic? Sure. Trite? Ok. Throwback to the golden age of action movies known as the '80s? Most definitely. Pure fun? Absolutely.
There's definitely something to be said for a bunch of actors getting together and just enjoying being together on screen. It worked for some of the Star Trek movies, the George Clooney Ocean's Eleven movies and it works for the Expendables too. High art? Believable? Sensitive? Nuanced? You gotta be kidding me...and sometimes that's exactly the point. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Meeting another Alex Scoble for lunch on Friday. Hope the universe doesn't collapse in on itself.
There can be only one! - Todd Hoff
As long as neither of you divide by zero, the multiverse should be fine. - Steven Perez from Android
I hope one of you makes a reservation for one and each arriving claiming that reservation. - Janet from FFHound!
I wish I could find good market share data for virtualization services (KVM, VMware, Hyper-V, etc.)
The friendfeed World Community Grid team is now in the top 1000 of all teams for total points generated.
With only one member. - NOT THE CRICKET
Correction: Mostly one member. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Oddly enough, the person I see posting the most about this isn't the one with the most points. - John (bird whisperer)
John, that's actually surprising to me. Alex seems to always be posting about it. - NOT THE CRICKET
Yep, this sums up pretty nicely why I switched from Android to iPhone
That sums up nicely why I bought a Nexus 4 last year. All the Android without the wait. Most of the Android users that haven't updated are in that boat because their carriers won't push the updates to them, not because they've chosen to wait. - Holly's favorite Anna
Yep, Anna, that also sums it up nicely. :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble
T-Mobile? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Yup. I might switch to AT&T for better roaming, but so far it hasn't been enough of a problem to pay the extra $40/mo. - Holly's favorite Anna
Yeah, that's a problem I have with the Google reference phones. Currently only fully supported by T-Mobile and they have the worst network of the big 4 US carriers. I'm currently on Sprint and want to switch to Verizon in December because Verizon has the best network. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
But I have several coworkers that have a Google reference phone on T-Mobile and they seem to like it. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I left Verizon for it. Miss the network coverage, but don't miss waiting 6-8 months for an OS update. - Holly's favorite Anna
And there it is. Just got the official announcement from Amazon that the price of prime is going from $79 a year to $99 a year.
Us too. Doing it? - Todd Hoff
Keeping it. Yup. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
we're also keeping it. still worth it to us. - Big Joe Silence
I'm ending the automatic renewal. The benefits of Amazon doesn't seem all that great now that purchases are taxed in California. I could wait a bit longer than 2-day shipping. I mostly use Netflix for streaming. - Rodfather
I really need to change my LinkedIn page to reflect that I'm primarily only interested in DevOps positions now.
So how come you're so interested in devops than security? :P - imabonehead
It's 100 times more fun and intellectually stimulating. I also think that there's more future demand for DevOps. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
And really, it's pretty hard to do security without DevOps. With it, it's actually possible to ensure that systems stay in a known secure state. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
hehe, i'm just pulling your leg...using puppet via mcollective :P - imabonehead
Sorry, the cert you supplied doesn't match that on record for imabonehead. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Sorry, no class 'leg' found for node ITBlogger. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Oh and PE 3.2 is out now, ima. :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Too bad that PE 3.2 has some issues. It's currently broken on our two research/development systems. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
What's with all these thirty somethings who don't know who Carl Sagan is or about his show Cosmos.
I know who Sagan was, of course, but I didn't ever watch Cosmos. My TV watching was pretty limited when I was younger, we didn't have many channels, and somehow that one never made it in. - Jennifer Dittrich
Thirty-somethings would have been pretty young when Cosmos aired. I know who he was and have a vague recollection of Cosmos, but I was 3 years old at the time it first aired. When he died I was a teenager. And the most important parts of his scientific career were well before I was born. - John (bird whisperer)
Who is Carl Sagan? - NOT THE CRICKET
A lot older than 30, and while I knew who Carl Sagan was, we tried a bit of the original Cosmos and couldn't handle Sagan's speaking style. NdGT is much better. (I also appreciate the irony of the new Cosmos being on Fox--even though apparently some creationists are convinced it's on PBS, the new 18-minutes-of-ads-per-hour PBS, I guess.) - Walt Crawford
Walt: did you see where an Oklahoma station ran a news promo during the 15 seconds that evolution was mentioned in Cosmos? - bentley
I didn't; wonder what kind of "editing error" that station will use if there's an episode that actually deals with evolution? Maybe a sudden power outage? (Fortunately, my view of Oklahoma will always be based on Tom Paxton, therefore favorable...) - Walt Crawford
I really did feel pretty bad for that Bruno guy though. How much can one Star Gazer stand. Obviously a heck of a lot. - macgeek61
There's no other place besides inside of our own heads where we can truly be ourselves.
What words or phrases am I not supposed to use here? (examples: totes, amazeballs, awesomesauce, etc.)
You're grown. Do as you will! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oh come now, Stephen, surely you have words that bother you when they are used. :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble
*slams Complete Oxford Dictionary on the table* ;) - Johnny from iPhone
*___________________* (translation: Johnny wins) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
The whole 20 volume set? - Joe
It's a big table. - Johnny from iPhone am I supposed to describe a good cake now? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Delicious? ;-) - That's So CAJ! from Android
But that doesn't cover it when the cake is you know, the opposite of dry. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
"This cake is not dry." - bentley
"I'm right because it's true." - NOT THE CRICKET
'This cake is humid.' - Akiva
This cake is drenched in awesomesauce...oh wait...I can't say that either. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I've ignored all word bans, to great effect. - Steven Perez from Android
Oh, Steven, I'm sure I'll ignore this post in a week or so too, but I thought it would be fun. Particularly since Rodfather gave me a gentle ribbing for using "totes". I bet he has me hidden though. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
If totes is good enough for great actors, it's good enough for FF. Totes good enough. Amazeballs, however, is grounds for applying California's Stand Your Ground statute in all its glory. - Walt Crawford
It's not enough for scientists to say "I disagree" with published peer reviewed studies on a subject. They actually have to do studies/experiments on their own to back that up in order to have any relevance on a subject outside of Fox News.
Seriously, giving review articles and editorials equal weight with actual observational studies and experiments is a rookie mistake. - Victor Ganata
Citing multiple review articles by the same lead author as evidence that there are lots and lots of skeptics is an example of bad faith and borders on willful deception. - Victor Ganata
That link is a direct rebuttal of the slate link. - Eric Logan
Like I've said before, real science is adversarial, not authoritative. If someone had the data to prove that CO2 emissions weren't causing global warming, it would be published, cited and re-cited, and built upon. Overturning existing paradigms is where the fame and fortune is at in science. That all the skeptics have got are arguments by authority in review papers and editorials is very telling. - Victor Ganata
How many studies do you want ? - Eric Logan
Certainly more than one. And an actual study, not a review article or editorial. - Victor Ganata
And also, maybe from more recently than 1988. - Andrew C (✔)
Ok. I will as soon as I get home, but why more recently than 1988 ? Honest question based on these facts since 1988 we had a decade of .2 degrees warming followed by 17 years of a hiatus. The hiatus was denied for years now there are hundreds of peer reviewed papers trying to explain it. - Eric Logan from FFHound(roid)!
"but why more recently than 1988 ?" Because we've had a lot more data since then, not just in years but in types of data. Whether or not that piece's claims panned out or not, a more recent paper would be more convincing. - Andrew C (✔)
Sorry for the multiple posts. I can't wait to turn my iPhone back on I hate this Moto X, but that is a different debate. This is a recent commentary written by Lindzen a former lead author of chapter 7 of the AR3 it gets to the crux of some of the problems surrounding the polarization of this debate. - Eric Logan
Yes, one could certainly see how Lindzen would see political pressure as the problem rather than himself. ( ) Also, considering the US had two oil men driving policy from 2000 to 2008, I find it very difficult to believe that "politics" drives completely and totally towards AGW science. The same two fuckers managed... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew no speed reader could read that fast. He explains oil men's involvement at length in the commentary. It's an ad hominem attack that you just posted. if you don't want to address the actual article I understand. It poses hard questions and real examples of corruption of peer review. It is also well notated. - Eric Logan
The link in question on this thread claims that there are only 24 peer reviewed studies disputing AGW since 1991 that claim is patently false. On the recovery from the Little Ice Age. - Eric Logan
Of course, I just skimmed it. Mind you, his entire claim is "politics is distorting climate science", which is definitely ad hominem. - Andrew C (✔)
But yes, my pointing out that he's a clown who actively takes pains to ignore contrary evidence to his theories is ad hominem; I just feel it's kinda relevant all the same. - Andrew C (✔)
Lead author clown. - Eric Logan
So, another review article. OK. - Victor Ganata
"Lead author clown" - yes. If he makes consistently wrong claims and refuses to accept contrary evidence and can produce no satisfactory evidence of his own for support, that's more than enough reason to think he's a clown. - Andrew C (✔)
This peer reviewed paper of his seems prescient in hindsight. Can increasing carbon dioxide cause climate change? - Eric Logan
LOL, another review paper? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Sorry, I was addressing the ad hominem about Lindzen former lead author now clown. The vast majority of what is commonly referred to as climate science are peer reviewed papers. Show me a properly tested and validated climate model ? - Eric Logan
Synchronized Chaos: Mechanisms For Major Climate Shifts. - Eric Logan
In the Lindzen paper which I linked and was published in 1997 he said this "Indirect estimates, based on response to volcanos, suggest sensitivity may be as small as 0.3–0.5°C for a doubling of CO2" Since 1997 CO2 has increased a little over 10%. While temperature has increased by .05. .05 X 10 = .5. So far he's right the modelers are the clowns. - Eric Logan
Oy vey...I give up. Links to scientific principia? Yeah, get back to me when you've found a credible resource.
I think that the climate science deniers are all just playing one big skin game mashed up with Calvin Ball. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Yep, I've taken it as far as it can go. When people post crap as science and argue that I'm saying it's not reputable because it's not coming from one of my pro-climate change sources, there's just no way to move the conversation forward. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Wow, so much craziness and willful ignorance on Google+...I thought it was supposed to be where all the techies are. #climatechangetrolls
Perhaps it's a sign that google+ has gone mainstream. - imabonehead
Techie doesn't mean not insane. ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
Yeah, McAfee is proof of that. :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Wait, Google+ is still a thing? - Soup in a TARDIS
Considering that the argumenting over climate change is still going, Soup, yep, it's still a thing...and it has a large number of the willfully ignorant. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
That's why I love FF. Less climate change trolls. - Eric Logan from FFHound(roid)!
I love it. People comparing sticking to facts to religion. I'm also being blamed for hating SUVs or wanting to tax people into oblivion. How can you even have a policy debate when so many people refuse to accept a theory strongly backed by evidence, peer review, data, etc.? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
All I want is one credible link to a theory that counters human made climate change with credible evidence to go with it. Is that so much to ask? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Orkut started out full of Googlers, and it soon became apparent that people one or two degrees away from Googlers could be very stupid. Also, Orkut itself had some abysmally stupid policies, so. - Andrew C (✔)
In the past month or so on Facebook I've seen interesting ads for a men's clothing service that would send you a like an outfit a month and I also saw one for a food service that would send you ingredients and a recipe for a meal.
Both services were significantly flawed which is a shame because otherwise they would be getting my money on a recurring basis. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
The clothes service would send pants, but you'd have to get the pants altered to the right length. Great, so every month I'd have to get a random pair of pants altered to my length. How does that make sense? The food service only allows you to do 3 meals a week. At $10 per person per meal, that's $60 a week and I have no idea how good the service is, nor do we really have time to cook 3 meals a week. Why not offer an option for 1 meal a week? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Do they not test these services out on real people before going live? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I have 3-4 friends who swear by Blue Apron food service like that. I've seen the food it looks amazing. I'm sure sure what the service you saw was, though. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
uh do they sell pants that you don' t have to get altered? I've never bought a pair that didn't need a visit to a tailor - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Unless you are getting your pants custom made you probably do get (or should be getting) your clothes altered (or doing it yourself). Pants in particular. Unless you are unspeakably lucky, of course. - Soup in a TARDIS from FFHound!
I have no problems finding jeans or khakis that fit me sans alteration. Tamara, Blue Apron was the food service. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I can't imagine getting my pants hemmed one a month, I've done it like three times in my entire life, and not willingly. - Todd Hoff
Seriously? Gentlemen, gentlemen, alterations are important and (with very little work) cheap! *sends Clinton Kelly in your general direction* - Soup in a TARDIS
Huh. Haven't had to have pants altered (other than suit pants) in years and years. Either lucky or because some places offer a wide range of fairly precise inseam sizes. Admittedly, I don't wear fancy or expensive pants (or jeans, but that's a separate issue): Pretty much all Lands End and LL Bean at this point. - Walt Crawford
All the slacks I buy come with an uncut leg. You have to get them altered unless you're like 7 feet. - Jeff (Team マクダジ ) from iPhone
Regarding slacks, I agree, Jeff. Most of the pants I'd get from would be khakis or jeans though. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Well the jeans I buy only come in one inseam which is much too long for me so I have to get them altered. - Jeff (Team マクダジ ) from iPhone
If laughter is the best medicine, Harold Ramis was one of the best pharmacists around. He helped create so many great comedic moments and more than a few dramatic ones as well in all of the movies that he was part of. He'll definitely be missed.
This is pretty awesome. Disney ultimately released Frozen in 41 different languages (25 of them are covered here) and they had to find different singers and voice actors for the bulk of them.
This is pretty awesome. Disney ultimately released Frozen in 41 different languages (25 of them are covered here) and they had to find different singers and voice actors for the bulk of them.
You'd hardly know it listening to the video though, they did such a great job of casting singers for the multiple languages. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I can't believe I haven't seen it yet. It's already out on DVD. Need to see it as I've heard such good things about it. - Spidra Webster
This is such a sweet video These dogs are so gentle and cute. I hope they all found good homes. Pretty sad that they were cooped up in labs for so long.
The Death Of Expertise -
Some people may think that it's ironic that I'm posting this, but whatever, I'm posting it anyhow. - Scoble, Alex Scoble from Bookmarklet
It's really not as bad as all that. It's really more the death of the credentials of expertise. You can't just intimidate people with your diplomas or certifications or job titles or your privileged position in society any more. You actually have to earn people's trust the old fashioned way. - Victor Ganata
Recognizing that science and logic have limits != death of Western Civilization. People really need to get over that. - Victor Ganata
Yes, which is really inefficient. The author isn't talking about intimidation, he's talking about the notion that if we really want to be involved in a conversation, we have to understand how to have a conversation and be able to talk intelligently about the topic at hand. He's saying if you can't do those things, you probably shouldn't make opinions about something. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
And as he said, it's not a good thing at all that people listen to someone like Jenny McCarthy over the experts on vaccinations and disease. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I just realized how ironic it is that we are discussing this, LOL. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
It comes down to trust, though. If I don't think you know what the hell you're talking about, it really doesn't matter if you have a bunch of letters after your name or a piece of paper on your wall. I mean, yeah, anti-vaxxers have caused documentable harm, but, realistically, there's probably *nothing* that will convince them, expertise or no. No, this article is more about freaking out about the loss of privilege. - Victor Ganata
It's more like complaining about the transfer of privilege from the intellectuals to the popular. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I really felt for the section of this that talked about the continuous revisiting of first-principles in debate because new people come in and make a lot of noise and they know nothing about the topic. So the debate goes around and around on the same basic crap because people can't be bothered to come up to speed. - Andy Bakun
There's also good faith, though. I mean, it doesn't take *that* long to figure out who really has an interest in learning something versus people who are just trolling. This is a brave new interconnected world with shifting privileges that we're living in, and there's no use crying over what was. - Victor Ganata
I agree, Andy. Anyhow, Victor, I posted this because I thought it was interesting and does highlight many of the problems of the democratization of discourse that the internet has brought, but it doesn't mean that it's totally right either. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I also found it interesting because I am "guilty" of what the author charges. I don't care what someone's credentials are, or how many followers they have, or whatever. If I think they've said something wrong, I'll say so. I've also jumped all over people who've said things that are obviously stupid. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
It's a tiresome argument in itself, to be honest. You hear it all the time from old school docs who fret about not being able to force patients to do what the old school docs think is best. Well, those days are gone, we have to live in the present, not mourn the past the will never be again. - Victor Ganata
Except that humans are practically bred to mourn, heh. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Well, no one likes losing their privileges, especially when they think they've earned them. That's definitely human nature. - Victor Ganata
It almost feels like this guy is railing against skepticism. Which is kind of ironic since skepticism is one of the core principles of science. - Victor Ganata
Yes, but he's railing against a lot of things. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I mean, even experts succumb to the bike shed trap. I just think that anything we can do to prevent people from falling for fallacious crap like the whole anti-vaccine thing is a good thing. I agree with you though, that he doesn't have an answer for that. Then again, neither do I. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I take pride in not using umlauts, circumflexes and other non-English symbols in non-English words that should have them.
....why? - Soup in a TARDIS
It's so trivial to use them in OS X or iOS, there's no excuse not to. Oh, wait. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Because I'm far too lazy to do it. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
So you're proud of being lazy? - Soup in a TARDIS
Technically, it's a spelling error. - Brent Schaus
Extremely proud, Soup. Extremely. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Error as in doing something wrong, perhaps...error as in making a mistake, since it's intentional, no. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
And how is it easy to do in iOS? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Wait, Alex, are you suggesting if you make a mistake on purpose, it's not an error? - Akiva
If you do it on purpose, it's not a mistake. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I'm going to catch hell for saying that in 3...2...1... - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Nope. I'm just going to walk away. - Akiva
In iOS, long press any vowel on the virtual keyboard. Voilà! - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Well that's no fun, Akiva. After reading wikipedia I'd say that it's more correct to say that if you do something wrong on purpose, then it's an error. If it happens because of a fault or accident, then it's a mistake. So yes, I am purposefully committing an error. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
It's incredibly easy in both iOS and OSx... What you're doing is arbitrary and strange, like me deciding that it's "easier" for me to leave the 'e' out of your name when I type, then being proud of the fact that I'm too lazy to type the e, and too stubborn to change. Of course, its you're world, Alx, we jest liv innit. - Bren from iPhone
Cool, thanks, Victor. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Right now I am neither on iOS or OS X. I am often arbitrary and strange, so yes. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Heh, the universe commands that all of those 'e's end up somewhere, Breeen. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
If someone knows of an easy way to type that sort of thing on Windows, I'm all ears. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Character Map. Unless you're talking mobile Windows, in which case I have no idea. - Spidra Webster
That's what I thought...lazy I shall stay. Thanks though. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Thanks for sharing. - Rodfather from Android
In windows there are Alt- commands for everything. Having to write papers in French burned them into my memory... - Bren from iPhone
Unfortunately Alt codes don't work that way on all keyboards. On mine the code for ö (Alt+0246) reloads the page. The codes for é and è work, though. - John (bird whisperer)
Weird. That's why I like OSx. :) - Bren from iPhone
Î dìśàgręē wīth Ãłéx. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Well played, Stephen. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I̧̪͕͕͓̥̻̖̍̂ͬ̓ͭ̈̽̈́ͫ͠͞͝ ̶̵̺̗̜͚̖̣̉̄̒ͭ̃̒̈́ͤ̎ͯ̚͢͡h̝̰̪͎̪͉͍͙̟̞̗̝̪̘ͯͥ̊ͨͧ͘͘͡a̺̣̳̤͔̳͉͕̘̹̝̳͈̳̔͂̄ͨ͛ͤ̂̀͑̇ͩ͐̓̌ͦ̂̾̃́͟t̎ͦ̓͐͏̸̳̱͕̘̙͔̖̬͍͔̫͘ě̵̟̠̱͓̱͇̟̮̩̤̩̮̺͉̺̪̻̑ͧ̔̌̔̔̓̉̎̐̏̈́͢͢ ̵͊ͩ͋͆̒͏̰̭̲̹̪͚̟͈͎̣͚̪͝ͅw̸̶̞̜͚͇͎̩͆ͩͪ̑̃͐͑͟͟͡ī̔ͧ̽̆ͧ̄͊ͫ҉̢͍͍͉̮̻̭͓̰̠̜͇͟͝ͅn̶̰̘̦͚̪̣̠̠̺̩̟͓͎̹̭̝̅ͮ͆͒ͤ̈́ͪ̿ͯ̿̓͒̚̕ḏ̴͚̯̪̲̜̺̮̤ͥ̑ͪͯͣ̂ͥ̐̊ͣ̈̔̽ͭ̔̐̉ͪ̽͡͡.̢̝̻̱̳̳̞̫̮͖͇̳̆̽͒͊ͦ̎͂͛̒ͯ̚͘͢͟͠ - Akiva
Dammit Akiva It's true because he's right. - NOT THE CRICKET
You guys are redonkulous. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Just looked up the definition of mistake. It says "an act or judgement that is misguided or wrong."........................ - Johnny from iPhone
Scoble pride in full effect. - Akiva
That's such a sign of respect towards different languages and cultures, Scoble. Thank you, you're my personal american hero. - Gatto Nero
I thought "disrespectful," too. Plus harder to read for those of us who know the sounds, because umlaut is not decoration. - Eivind from Android
Alex should then NOT be upset to those not knowing or too lazy to identify your/you're, there/their/they're, scents/sense! *j/k* - Janet
(Anyone else on a Mac getting some kind of typographical mishmash smeared over the six comments after John's comment about Alt 0246? I tried three browsers and it's in all of them.) - bentley
Interesting. As more comments are added, the typographical smear shifts downwards. So it's not attached to a comment, it's attached to the end of the post. - bentley
It's attached to Akiva's post, I don't see it shifting downward. But you can move the page so that it expands/collapses. - NOT THE CRICKET
That typographical mess has been appearing occasionally elsewhere on FF, so it's not unique to this thread. - John (bird whisperer)
Or maybe it's Älèx's lack of them. - John (bird whisperer)
John, yeah but it only shows up if someone does it with top-to-bottom symbols. The mess here is Akiva's fault. - NOT THE CRICKET
When I saw it earlier, on three browsers, the typographical mess was stretched out across four or five comments. Now it's compressed on one post. It's alive! It's alive! - bentley
Yeah, it expands when it gets to a certain point in the browser. And you can scroll it off the screen and it will collapse until you scroll it back. - NOT THE CRICKET
[courtsies] - Akiva
Also, Gatto Nero pretty much dropped the mic on the whole thing. Boom. - Akiva
Sorry, that you're just now finding this out, but I'm American, so if you are not, my time is more valuable than yours. Deal. **flies to some random country and trashes a room in a 5 star hotel** - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Sarcasm, Jimminy, sarcasm. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Anyone got any good healthy dairy free casserole recipes that don't also contain fish of any kind?
Wish I could help you. - Spidra Webster
Maybe something like a chicken pot pie? - Prairie & I Know It from Android
Sorry, I only have cåssérølè recipes. - Akiva
Akiva, that made me laugh. :) - Anne Bouey
Irish stew? you can also use beef instead of lamb, and there are tons of recipes out there. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Do you pronounce sudo as sue-doo or sue-doe or su-su-sudio?
I pronounce it as sue-doe. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I pronounce it "Run as Administrator" - Jemm
sue-doe - rønin
I started pronouncing it su-su-sudio somewhere in the 80's - Marco(aureliusmaximus)
That's awesome, Marco, hehe. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Anyone else? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
i pronouce it as "root" :P - imabonehead
I don't say that out loud. - John (bird whisperer)
I've never said that word in my life. - Derrick
I say su-doe. Jeff says sue-doo. It's a common debate here. - Rochelle
sue-doe - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I <3 you Derrick. May you always remain a sudo virgin. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Is this a question for Linux nerds? Or a surreptitious request for spelling correction? - Bren from iPhone
I'll try my best. - Derrick
It's like playdough but instead of playing you sue so it's more adult sounding. - Todd Hoff
LOL, Bren, not just for Linux nerds. UNIX nerds can participate too. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Coolio. - Bren from iPhone
I have a good one, but it is quite misogynist. - Julian
Sue doo - Victor Ganata
Oh well, Victor, we had to have something to argue about. :D Other than compulsory voting that is, hehe. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Another sue-doo here, as well. Used to be sue-doe for a short time, till I learned what it actually stood for, then sue-doo made more sense. - April Russo
I think that saying it like pseudo makes more sense since it allows you to act as pseudo root. Of course this means that the original creators had such a sense of humor, but they may not have. I just can't say sue doo after hearing every other UNIX/Linux admin I've ever known for the last 20 years call it sudoe. I hadn't heard sue doo used until yesterday and it struck me as such a comical way to say it that I started this thread in multiple places. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I don't know how true this is, but the etymology Wikipedia presents is that it's from 'su' and the verb 'do' because it lets you do things as the superuser. I think this is supported by the fact that the config file is /etc/sudoers, i.e., "su doers" which basically lists the users who can do things as the superuser. - Victor Ganata
Yes, that appears to be true, but it's not nearly as neat plus it makes it sound too close to doo doo. Anyhow, I think this is one of those things where both are now accepted as proper pronunciation. No need for us to create another internet war, unless you really want to have fun and waste a few minutes of your life doing it. :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I think it's also a bit of a slice of life that someone, and I doubt I'm the only one, can go through over 20 years working or living in a space and not be aware of things that happened within that space. So much knowledge is out there that even in a given field we won't encounter most of it. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
"Sue-doe" - Tyson Key
Sue-DOH! - Eivind
Heh, I guess Eivind's is what Homer Simpson would say after he just realized he had typed sudo rm -rf * while he was in / - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I am on record as having pronounced it "sue-doo." - Julian
sue-dough - Janet
Sue-dew make me a sandwich. - Ken Gidley from iPhone
Doe a deer - Eric - Let Me Know
su-su-sudio - Colette
sue-doh - Kevin Johnson
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