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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Many favorites
Max The Magnificent   4/21/2014 9:44:50 AM
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@Etmax: ...ignorance is bliss :-)

Which may explain why I'm such a happy fellow :-)

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Re: Many favorites
Etmax   4/20/2014 10:04:53 AM
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Absolutely, ignorance is bliss :-)

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Re: Many favorites
Max The Magnificent   4/19/2014 4:45:35 PM
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F@betajet: For the rest of the book he tracks himself down, and discovers something so heartbreaking that it would have been better if he had never known.

My, you're just a little ray of sunshine today, aren't you? LOL

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Re: Many favorites
betajet   4/19/2014 3:29:53 PM
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Max wrote: To the best of my knowledge, my wife hasn't actually read any of my columns, which says something for her lack of interest in (a) technology or (b) me...

Perhaps she thinks it's better not to know.  As the saying goes, "when ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise".  Or maybe she's looked under too many rocks in her life and found all sorts of disgusting things, so has learned not to look under rocks.

I once read an interesting novel called Rue des Boutiques Obscures [The Street with the Dark Shops, by Patrick Modiano] about a man with amnesia who by happenstance gets a clue as to who he really is.  For the rest of the book he tracks himself down, and discovers something so heartbreaking that it would have been better if he had never known.

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Re: Many favorites
Max The Magnificent   4/19/2014 2:49:39 PM
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@Etmax: Don't know about you, but my wife is bored after the first :-) All to technical

To the best of my knowledge, my wife hasn't actually read any of my columns, which says something for her lack of interest in (a) technology or (b) me ... I prefer to think it's (a) LOL

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Re: Many favorites
Etmax   4/19/2014 4:52:56 AM
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Don't know about you, but my wife is bored after the first :-) All to technical

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How Heartbleed works
Etmax   4/19/2014 4:42:41 AM
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Now honestly, what self respecting programmer writes code like that?? That's almost sillier than not checking whether you've reached the end of your buffer.

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Re: It's hard to pick one favorite
Max The Magnificent   4/17/2014 9:42:05 AM
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@Paul: One that I especially like is Tech Support Cheat Sheet.

I LOVE it -- now I come to think about it -- the Google thing is just what our system manager seems to do ...

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Re: Many favorites
Max The Magnificent   4/17/2014 9:39:30 AM
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@David: ...and after half an hour your bad mood is gone...

Do you mean your wife gets bored and wanders off?

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It's hard to pick one favorite
Paul A. Clayton   4/17/2014 9:17:39 AM
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One that I especially like is Tech Support Cheat Sheet. Some people do seem to think that just because one has basic problem solving skills and exploits the reversibility of most actions that one is a computer expert.

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