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      Linode Critical Maintenance   01/10/2018

      Linode has announced our service slot for the patch for variants 1 and 2 of the Spectre vulnerability. The server will be rebooted at 2018-05-09 3:00:00 AM UTC.  I have updated the forum thread -  please see my post here.


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About AndalayBay

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    Magma Golem
  • Birthday 12/01/1964

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    Ontario, Canada
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    Hockey, Canadian football, lacrosse, travel, woodworking, music (favourite bands: Tool, NIN, Disturbed, Linkin Park, Perfect Circle, Nickelback, Papa Roach...)

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  1. Programming Languages

    Ok, here’s my opportunity for a pro tip: don’t memorize anything. Just take note of the fact that the language has a sort function, for example. Look up the syntax when you want to use it. At my age, there’d be no way I could program if I memorized the syntax of every command! That goes for Oblivion scripting especially. Actually I don’t even have all the functions memorized. I just note that there usually is a function to do something and I try to remember the search terms so I can find it again.
  2. (De)Motivational... and Funny Stuff (NSFW)

    What?! Actually Jay Leno used to have a segment where he would pick on stuff like that. Viewers would send in news clippings. Some of them were pretty funny.
  3. Huge Scare Today

    Well those guys are incels because they are misogynistic assholes. Alek has some issues. Apparently he went jogging every day and just stared ahead while running. He didn’t speak to anybody or wave hello. He just ran right by his neighbours. No we don’t support the death penalty. It’s also rare for us to keep someone in prison for life, although that is getting better. We just opted for consecutive life sentences quite recently. It used to be that if you killed 10 people, you would only get one life term because the 10 murder sentences would be served concurrently, so the convict would get out in 10 years with parole. Paul Bernardo is now up for parole and the families of his victims have to fight to keep him in prison. If his sentence had been consecutive, he’d still be in prison and wouldn’t be eligible yet. Another thing that I just hinted on is that our “life” sentences used to be 25 years, with the eligibility for parole after 15 years. It was called the faint hope clause. Apparently that got cancelled when we implemented consecutive life sentencing in 2011. Here’s a wiki article explaining our penalities for murder. However we also have some other lovely facts which make a farce of our legal system. First, a person charged with a crime must have their case heard by a judge within a year of being charged. We have a shortage of judges, so a lot of cases don’t make that deadline and they are simply dismissed! Yes, that can include murder cases, although those are prioritized. Next, the reason I said parole in 10 years is because we have a credit for time served in jails while awaiting trial. The real kicker is that some genius decided that those jails aren’t as nice as prison, so the credit is 2 or 3 times the amount of time actually served!! So if our suspect spends two years awaiting trial, he will be credited with serving 5 or 6 years already and voila! you have parole in 10 years. The credit for time served still exists, although supposedly now you don’t get the opportunity for parole until your sentence is done.
  4. Random Stuffz

    Yeah they were released pets. They love Florida and are happily getting big and reproducing.
  5. Huge Scare Today

    Yeah we’ll see how this plays out. Hopefully he won’t even try the insanity plea.
  6. Huge Scare Today

    Correction on my previous update: Alek has been charged with 10 counts with first degree murder and 14 counts of attempted murder.
  7. Programming Languages

    Ah, if we worried about double posts, I’d have to suspend myself.
  8. Huge Scare Today

    Update: The latest is that the suspect’s name is Alek. As Amaduan said, he posted on FaceBook before the incident. He had social issues and was involuntarily celibate. He joined military, but only lasted 16 days. Other recruits said he was an awful recruit. At this point, the police haven’t even charged him with murder. If he pleads mental illness and he gets convicted on that basis, he’ll get away with this. We’ve had other cases in the past where the defendant has claimed mental health issues and they were sentenced to internment in a mental hospital. In one case, the convict only served a year and then was released because the doctors said that he was cured with medication. Basically as soon as the doctors deem the “patient” has been successfully treated, they are released. We also had a case where a rich dude drove drunk and ran a stopsign. He killed all three children and the grandparents of a family. He pled guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. First, only 10 years. Second, just two years into his sentence, he’s eligible for unescorted temporary absences from prison and he’s applied for them.
  9. Random Stuffz

    I would go in and bang on stuff. It won’t like the loud noise and would probably leave. The snakes we have here take off as soon as you get near them. I don’t have a lot of experience with snakes though.
  10. Huge Scare Today

    Btw, my sarcasm is directed at our health care system, not at anyone’s comments here.
  11. Programming Languages

    If you do look at it, I’d poke about quietly. As soon as the community finds out someone else is looking at Bash, you’ll probably get inundated.
  12. Random Stuffz

    Sounds like it’s a size issue.
  13. Huge Scare Today

    We never have supported mental health. I was diagnosed with major depression and when I said I wanted to see a psychiatrist, not a therapist, I got told by the doctor that the only way that would happen is if I was a danger to myself or to others. I wanted to see a psychiatrist because therapists aren’t qualified to prescribe meds and I was struggling to find something that helped. His family said he had a history of mental health issues. Whatever the cause, grabbing a vehicle to kill a bunch of people is hardly the response of a sane individual. He could very well have gotten told what I was told (above) and he chose the “danger to others” route.
  14. (De)Motivational... and Funny Stuff (NSFW)

    Let’s just say if you’re hiring a company to groom your cat... the reasons can’t be good.
  15. Huge Scare Today

    Yeah. Jimi got a nice big hug tonight.