cURL Author Is Getting Tech Support Emails From Car Owners

AmiMoJo writes:
The author of the popular cURL utility has been receiving requests for help from frustrated car owners having difficulty with their infotainment systems… [B]ecause his email address is listed on the “about” screen, as required by the cURL license, some desperate users are reaching out to him in the hopes of finding a solution.
It sounds annoying to receive complaints like “why there delay between audio and video when connect throw Bluetooth and how to fix it.” But though he rarely answers them, Stenberg writes that “I actually find these emails interesting, sometimes charming and they help me connect to the reality many people experience out there.”

In a post titled “I have toyota corola,” Stenberg says “I suspect my email address is just about the only address listed. This occasionally makes desperate users who have tried everything to eventually reach out to me. They can’t fix their problem


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How to Install and Use MS SQL Server on Linux

Earlier this year, Microsoft surprised the IT world with the announcement of their plans to bring MS SQL Server to Linux. Under Satya Nadella’s leadership, the Redmond giant has made significant progress towards taking…
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IP Over QR Code

Waaay back I had the idea of sending data over the audio/mic jack, and made a crummy implementation that could only send text messages (very unreliable) http://seiferteric.com/?p=319 . This was on hackaday many moons ago.
This time I wanted to send data using your monitor and a webcam, but how could I send data reliably without too much work? QR Code! So the idea this time is to use a tun device, read packets from it, convert to QR Code and display on screen. Then the other side will see it with the cam and decode and inject the packet into it’s tun device.

I ran into a few issues along the way. First, you need some way to acknowledge that the other side read my message, so I added a simple header of the form SEQ/ACK where I increment the sequence with each new qrcode and increment the acknowledge when I


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Faster scripting.com home page

Faster scripting.com home page
davewiner
I made a small change in the way the scripting.com home page is built which should result in it loading faster. I made the same change to happyfriends.camp. In both cases it was only the home page that changed, not any subordinate pages.So, here are the two things to look forDoes it load faster, subjectively, for you? Or about the same? Slower?Are there display anomalies? Things that look weird that you are pretty sure didn’t look weird before. (For that matter anything that looks weird is worth noting.)The next step will be to make the same change for new story pages. I’m not going to screw with pre-existing stories. The change is that I merged all the code inclusions into a single file, and all the styles. They are also all on scripting.com, so that also might help convince some virus apps that Scripting News, the oldest blog on


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