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    Quote from Phrossbite»

    SUDO!?!?!


    NEVER EVER EVER.


    STRIKE THAT WORD FROM YOUR MEMORY RIGHT NOW.


    You're either root or you're not root. You need that extra second you get from logging in as root or entering root password to think "Is this a smart thing to do?"


    Literally all it takes to hose a system is sudo rm -rf ../../* and suddenly you end up in root instead of the directory you want. Not using sudo prevents you from making a terrible mistake.


    Quote from DaBomb»

    sudo rm -rf

    (((((( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    I remember reading somewhere, I think it was a Reddit TIFU thread, where someone tried that command in the new Windows 10 bash, and he was shocked to find out that it worked. Play stupid games...

    Still, I never quite got how the Win 10 bash works in terms of the file system. Can someone explain it?

    And on an unrelated note, I recently discovered that my bootmgr file is not in C:\ but rather somewhere in my windows installation folder. Weird. I just always found it cool to see the one file that actually lets you load up everything after that, and its just some small discreet extensionless file.
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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings

    They sure did.
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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings
    Quote from Trigonia»

    Does anyone have any recommendations for good subreddits to follow?


    /r/meirl

    The better alternative to /r/me_irl
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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings
    Quote from shpore»

    Except anime is just an art style.

    It seems like your quarrel is with the shows themselves.
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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings
    Quote from ZeBlueDevil»

    Why can't we just say that there's no real solution? We say that 5=7 is wrong, why not x= square root of -25?

    bruh you dense
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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings
    Quote from ZeBlueDevil»

    So x^3=1 yes?

    One is the only real number solution. Tell me the other two if you'd like.


    As much as you hate math, this isn't just something to give you more work, and I've mentioned one of it's practical uses above.
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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings
    Quote from ZeBlueDevil»

    i.

    Now find me the three roots of x^3 - 1.

    I'll give you the first one, x=1
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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings
    Quote from ZeBlueDevil»

    It's based on something that doesn't exist. There's no reason for it to exist besides allowing mathematicians to feel smarter and to get students to have to solve problems that they once could say were impossible.

    I also just started learning them. It is apparently very important for electrical engineers to do certain calculations for circuits. Its not pointless in any sense.

    I got Twilight.
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    I don't need people to do that. I'd have machines to do it and my Utopian village would have solar panels on every roof, since it is the middle east It gets alot of sun, so I'll set up shop somewhere it gets alot of sun and have a fridge full of sunscreen for my citizens plus other stuff.

    If you want a place in Alaska, forget about solar power when winter comes around.

    If you want a place in either Alaska or a desert, you need something to attract people to live and work there and you need an easy way to get supplies if you want cheap commodities. It is very expensive to live in most of Alaska because most villages are solely supplied through small bush planes flying in dangerous conditions day-in and day-out. Likewise, desert Oases like Dubai sit on the shores of very well-traveled shipping routes and have built their economies on oil, trading, and then on tourism using the money from the former sources.
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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings
    Quote from dragonogon»

    Guys, can someone help me to explain to my parents why norton is terrible? They only seem to think it's good because Comcast gives it to them for free.


    At this point, they're probably too far gone to even try convincing them. The best way is to let them encounter problems first and then keep telling them that Norton is causing it when they start complaining.

    They might be reluctant at first, but after enough problems, they'll submit to you and let you fix things accordingly.

    That's how I got my dad off IE and onto Chrome.
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    I kinda feel like doing that not in the desert. I would do it in the desert as long as there is a massive solar array, air conditioning, water and a supply for food.


    I would rather build my Utopian village somewhere secluded, like Alaska but in an area with no trees.

    Like with most of the cool-looking cities in the Middle East (such as Dubai), thats going to require a lot of oil money as well as slave labour from poor Indians, Pakis, and Bengalis.
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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings
    Quote from Phrossbite»

    Intern -> Software Engineer I

    Was that internship paid?
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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings
    Quote from Phrossbite»

    Take a road trip to Seattle.

    That requires a car and someone to drive it.
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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings

    First day of university.


    It was meh. I have to sort out my stuff.

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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings
    Quote from Phrossbite»

    Nah fam it could always be worse. You could have been a massive weeb.

    I think still being a brony after 3 and a half years is worse. I even bought some Luna art yesterday.

    Also its not like I haven't read a few mangas and watched some anime before.
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