slrn: show number of articles in every group?

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Is it possible in slrn to show the article count of each group without entering the group? For example, when I'm looking for new interesting newsgroups to read, I'll look at the whole list (or a section of it using a regex) and I hit enter on many groups just to find out that they're empty on the news server I use.

slrn, only get new headers?

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when I select a group to enter, I get prompted for how many headers, is this the number of headers on the server? how can I get only new headers from the time I used it last? I am a previous Thunderbird/pan user who switched to slrn mainly for memory footprint issues, I only have 993MB RAM and am using Ubuntu

How tcmalloc Works

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http://jamesgolick.com/2013/5/19/how-tcmalloc-works.html

The Cost of Campaigns

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The Watergate campaign finance scandals led to a landmark law designed to limit the influence of money in politics. Forty years later, some say the scandal isn’t what’s illegal, it’s what’s legal. http://vimeo.com/109486555

[SM] Dwarf galaxies dim hope of dark matter

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From the «damn you, dwarfs» department: Title: Dwarf Galaxies Dim Hopes of Dark Matter Author: samzenpus Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:20:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/vO9mNdLt5_s/story01.htm

These are the people scrubbing your social media feed of filth

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Interesting article, with many ramifications: //-- clip http://www.wired.com/2014/10/content-moderation/#x

The joy of text ? the fall and rise of interactive fiction

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http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/22/interactive-fiction-awards-games

Goodbye Microsoft traditional control panel

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From the «out of control» department: Title: The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone Author: timothy Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:44:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/pCczpTe11F4/story01.htm

[CM] the Google ID dongle

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From the «convenient cylindrical shape you can wear up your ass» department: Title: Google to Launch an ID Dongle Author: azrael Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:39:00 -0400 Link: http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/10/21/2043250&from=rss skullz[1] writes:

[SM] Mars orbiter beams back image of tiny comet nucleus

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From the «cool» department: Title: Mars Orbiter Beams Back Images of Comet's Surprisingly Tiny Nucleus Author: timothy Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:53:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/XB8hvRGg4rA/story01.htm

[SM] Fighting ebola with robots - why not?

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From the «They've got great defenses, after all» department: Title: Scientists want to fight the Ebola outbreak using robots Author: Jon Fingas Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 03:06:00 -0400 Link: http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/19/robots-to-help-fight-ebola/?ncid=rss_truncated

[SM] RH[Null]: the man with the golden blood

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From the «charge by the pint» department: Title: The man with the golden blood Author: Penny Bailey Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0400 Link: http://www.newstatesman.com/sci-tech/2014/10/man-golden-blood Meet the donors, patients, doctors and scientists involved in the complex global network of rare – and very rare – blood.

[SM] largest ship in world under construction in Korea

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From the «that's one helluva ship» department: Title: The Largest Ship in the World is Being Built in Korea Author: LaminatorX Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:33:00 -0400 Link: http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/10/20/1913236&from=rss Hugh Pickens[1] writes:

Forking Debian: it's come to this

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This just went by on Google+ and it seems to be gaining traction: http://debianfork.org/ "Roll up your sleeves, we might have to fork Debian"

[SM] Tetrochromatic people: 100x more colors

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From the «better than LSD» department: Title: Tetrachromatic Humans See 100 Times More Colors Author: Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:28:01 -0400 Link: http://pipedot.org/story/2014-10-17/tetrachromatic-humans-see-100-times-more-colors

Aboriginal Linux: great narrative by Rob Landley

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http://landley.net/aboriginal/history.html Saw this linked at ycombinator - it's awesome. Lots of nuggets about Linux from Scratch, early VPNs and routers, trouble with 2.4 kernels, uClibc, Firmware Linux, stripping down Linux from Scratch, BusyBox, cross-architecture compilation, User Mode Linux, buildroot, Tinycc, QEMU, TimeSys, and more.

- The Story of the PING Program -

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http://ftp.arl.mil/mike/ping.html Yes, it's true! I'm the author of ping for UNIX. Ping is a little thousand-line hack that I wrote in an evening which practically everyone seems to know about. :-)

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Marriott fined $600,000 for jamming guests' personal Wi-Fi netw

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Marriott fined $600,000 for jamming guests' personal Wi-Fi networks Marriott International will pay a $600,000 fine for jamming conference attendees' own Wi-Fi networks at its Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, forcing them to pay hefty prices to use the hotel's own connection.

New writing ...

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New York Stories http://home.earthlink.net/~stone.tower5/nystories/nystories.html --- This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active. http://www.avast.com

Has anyone ever had a use for overwrite mode.

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I try to stay in insert mode, but sufficiently often I unintentionally press the insert key, switching to overwrite mode. Then I usually end up messing up an edit, and have to stop and put things right. From time to time, I've implemented ways to disable the insert key, but it's one of things that gets lost when I do a reinstall or upgrade.

I will never again talk about the benefits of Free Software

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http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Blogs/Paw-Prints-Writings-of-the-maddog/I-will-never-again-talk-about-the-benefits-of-Free-Software#ContentLeft I have been talking about using "Free Software" for the past twenty years, and the equivalent of "Open Source" even longer. Many times I have had people ask me, "Why do you use Free Software?"

The 8-Byte Two-Step

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http://zinascii.com/2014/the-8-byte-two-step.html While studying the Illumos queue implementation I came across a line of code that left me quite perplexed. #define MQ_ALIGNSIZE 8 /* 64-bit alignment */ ... temp = (mqhp->mq_maxsz + MQ_ALIGNSIZE - 1) & ~(MQ_ALIGNSIZE - 1);

Have we seen all possible USB connectors?

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I despair at the number of different USB cables we seem to need. Have we at least reached the smallest viable USB connectors, so that no more cables will be required? Surely, any smaller and they'll be too fragile to be practical. Sylvia.

Digia spins off Qt as independent company - full circle from Tr

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From the «love those widgets» department: Title: Qt is about to be independent again Author: Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:54:33 -0400 Link: http://pipedot.org/story/2014-09-17/qt-is-about-to-be-independent-again

Statutory rape victim is told to pay child support

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Updated: An Arizona man who had sex with a 20-year-old woman when he was only 14 was, according to state law, a statutory rape victim. He is also a father, he learned eight years later, and the state wants him to pay child support. The Arizona Republic has a story, and USA Today has an opinion column saying the case illustrates a legal double standard.

NYC will pay $41M to five men who served time in Central Park j

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NYC will pay $41M to five men who served time in Central Park jogger case, but admits no liability A federal magistrate judge in New York has OK’d a settlement in which New York City will pay $41 million to five men who were wrongfully convicted and served time for a brutal 1989 rape and beating in Central Park.

F. Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, ?156.

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"Madness is rare in individuals, but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule."

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Program or be Programmed

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http://www.rushkoff.com/program-or-be-programmed/
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