Hegel’s New Clothes - Fortune

Hegel’s New Clothes

sliddjur i have a school assignment which tells me to: generate a password hash with perl's crypt.... i dont even know where to start. never used perl. :)
Botje perldoc -f crypt
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rindolf sliddjur: is this a highschool assignment?
rindolf sliddjur: or is it a university one?
rindolf sliddjur: surely you can learn Perl.
Su-Shee rindolf: who cares? homework is homework.
rindolf Su-Shee: so ? We help with homework.
rindolf Su-Shee: just trying to learn the enemy.
rindolf Be Prepared.
sliddjur :D
sliddjur its university, but its not a perl/programming class. its just a linuxadmnistration class
Su-Shee rindolf: then think first. two minutes of google tell everybody how to use crypt.
Su-Shee sliddjur: sorry are you really not able to google how to generate a password IN UNIVERSITY?
* rindolf is listening to Alphaville - Forever Young (“Hoping for the best, but expecting the worst” - great song).
tm604 i searched for crypt but all I found were halloween instructions :(
rindolf Su-Shee: google for Perl stuff.
rindolf ?
rindolf Also http://duckduckgo.com/ is better and more consistent than Google.
Su-Shee rindolf: yeah because Perl's crypt is TOTALLY different from all the other crypts.. ;)
rindolf Su-Shee: crypts are like snowflakes - no one alike.
rindolf ;-)
* rindolf has a huge and comprehensive collectionf of crypts on his hard disk.
rindolf I'll soon need to upgrade my hard disk for it.
rindolf OK, back to topic.
Su-Shee also seriously someone at _university_ can't research and learn on his own?
rindolf sliddjur: I suggest you learn some basic Perl properly from a good tutorial
rindolf sliddjur: http://perl-begin.org/tutorials/#perl_in_2hours - see this - it's good but see the caveats and unfortunately it is All Rights Reserved (ARR).
rindolf The author wants to “maintain control” of their work.
Su-Shee yes. many do. get over it.
rindolf Su-Shee: I cannot.
rindolf Su-Shee: well, I can for some time.
Su-Shee rindolf: then don't get over it in the privacy of your room. ;)
rindolf Su-Shee: OK.
* rindolf is heating up some water for some instant soup.
rindolf Maybe I'll heat up some Bourekas and/or red rice after that.
* rindolf is not much of a cook.
rindolf But when I'm hungry, I hack something.
rindolf Su-Shee: BTW, I think trying to understand Hegel is pointless.
rindolf Su-Shee: that or Aristotle's Meta-Physics.
rindolf A lot of high language that yields no gain.
rindolf And is of close to zero utility.
rindolf Like The Emperor's New Clothes that only smart people can see.
Su-Shee rindolf: yeah that's what everybody thinks who has no clue of philosophy..
rindolf Su-Shee: <Su-Shee> rindolf: yeah that's what everybody thinks who has no clue of philosophy.. ==> I rest my case.
rindolf Su-Shee: BTW, I was able to disprove some of the things I was told that Kant or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%B8ren_Kierkegaard or Descartes said using logic and my own intuition.
Su-Shee rindolf: blah.
rindolf tm604++ # Helping with on-topiccy stuff.
rindolf rindolf-- # Being off-topic as usual.
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