I'm curious to hear some peoples thoughts on this... are there any tools/platforms where open source options are limited/not great?

@dragon0 that sounds likely (though not worth the effort to fix, when wrapping it in quotes will fix it)

@nilix I think so, pretty sure they're both running mlocate, and it seems to be bash that's throwing the error rather than mlocate as far as I can tell, unless I'm misreading it

any reason why

locate --regex -i \/fishworld.*\/[^\/]*Constellation[^\/\.]*(.bmp||(.jpeg|.jpg))$

would run fine in wsl (ubuntu) but not on CentOS? Like I found a workaround in that if I just wrap the regex in single quotes it runs as expected, but I'm curious as to why that would break in centos, it doesn't like the brackets for the capture group saying it's an unexpected token. They're both running bash.

@frostygoth I'll keep it noted, the current plan is to just write a front end that runs locate in the background

@frostygoth just name, I've had locate suggested to me, which seems like it could do the trick

Looking for suggestions for tools for indexing/searching large amounts of files (up to 2 terabytes worth)

Needs to be something I can hook up to a front end web interface (or possibly a desktop client that can connect remotely)

We have a large SVN repo and we need a way for our team to be able to search/download files from it without needing to checkout the entire repo.

@mab See I'd disagree there, I found the issues with my job at mcdonalds more had to do with the fact that we were often understaffed, didn't have the proper space needed, and overall was just not enough pay for how hard you had to work.

Mind you in a society without any concept of money, there would be no reason to not provide better working conditions. And if working 5 hours a day at whatever meant I didn't need to worry about food or adequate housing I'd do that in a heartbeat.

@mab One idea I've seen proposed for such a society is that you could have like like 3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week of necessary labour assigned to you (based on your capabilities and such, if someone has health problems that prevent them from doing a certain type of work they'd be found work that's suitable to them)

In exchange for that mandatory labour, you're guaranteed housing and access to all the benefits the community offers.

@mab Now mind you, the calculations the author did were based on the technology and popuplation of the late 1800's, I'd imagine with todays technology it would be even less.

The general point though is so many resources get wasted on producers competing with each other. So much food gets wasted because there are competing producers all trying to sell the same thing.

@mab Anarchist Communism if I had to try and describe it in a nutshell, would involve small/decentralized mostly self sufficient communist communities working together.

In the book "The Conquest of Bread" one of the things the author argued, was that if everyone worked 5 hours a day towards the community rather than for like profit of individual businesses, we could produce enough for everyone to be able to have access to what they need (no concept of money in this society)

@mab Or even some sort of hybrid capitalist system that takes basic necessities out of the free market and have those be socialized or at the bare minimum, be run by non profit organizations. People shouldn't be profiting off of necessities imo.

@mab Currently I'm a fan of some form of libertarian socialist civilization (in particular anarchist communism seems pretty sweet, but I'm open to other ideas)

The idea being that we have decentralized government/society. Rather than the gigantic hierarchy of government that we currently have. But it would have to be socialistic in nature and still focus on ensuring basic needs are met, but would also allow for individual needs of different communities to be met.

We get so settled into the idea that radical change can't/shouldn't happen. But that doesn't mean it's not worth trying, but there needs to be the will to make it happen. The will to step outside of what is comfortable/normal and a desire to want to try and improve things for everyone.

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A discussion I've had while talking about politics (and my anti-capitalist ideas) with people is that people often point out all the good capitalism has done, and how humanity has prospered more under capitalism than any other economic system.

And I don't deny that, yet at the same time that doesn't mean that capitalism is the final stage either. I think capitalistic society has existed long enough for us to recognize the areas where it falls short.

@brandon I pay for wired, considering paying for the MIT Tech review...


An interesting read. The author argues that the reason dynamically typed languages are so popular is because of the lack of verbosity, which got me thinking to why I like Kotlin so much more than Java, because it lets me write code without having to write as much boilerplate, but I still get all the static typing benefits of java if not more...

@braunne @electrona That being said I haven't looked into some more modern languages as much as I'd like to yet. (Rust and D are on my radar)

@braunne @electrona I'll be honest, I agree with just about everything mentioned in that article.

Though I still stand by my statement of using Java as an introductory language to programming. With my reasoning being that it's a good way for people to get their feet wet with basic programming concepts without having to worry about some of the compiler complexities/baggage in C++.

I'd still recommend people learn C++ later though. And I'd take Java as an introductory language over Javascript...

@braunne @electrona appreciate it, I'll give it a read later. And I'm sure I'll probably find a lot of things I agree with in this article.

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