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$ lftp -d
> user anonymous
> set ftp:ssl-allow false
> ls
> mirror -c FOIA_PROD_7.29.16
View elision.js
var elide = function(arr) {
// assume arr is sorted, or put it through a sort right here.
var tokens = []; // this'll be what gets output at the end.
var startOfRun = arr[0]; // pretend we have a stack. This is the first value pushed onto the stack.
var currentEndOfRun = startOfRun; // this is the top of our pretend stack.
var coalesce = function(start, end){ return "" + ((start != end) ? ""+start+"-"+end : start); }
// Consider each number in the array and it's relationship to the current run on the stack.
for (var i=1; i < arr.length; i++) {
// If the nextNumber is adjacent to the value at the top of the stack
View gist:4cfb42ee09317f53a059

No it's not always given, but that itself is a complicated issue.

This particular topic has been approached from a variety of different angles in reporting. I've seen reporting focused on the misery/impact on individuals and the way that even tiny fines snowball. I know of at least one township in Ohio that was dissolved by state courts because it was essentially just a speed trap scam along I-70 (New Rome). I've seen people talk about filling budget gaps with tickets & fines.

I worry that Ryan's right that this is the kind of issue that's too big or ultimately too rooted policy to bring to the ground w/o a hook like tragic consequences of what is ultimately shitty ad hoc policing, judicial and tax policy.

So, the question of whether the public is responsible for paying attention is also a complicated topic... because citizens don't have a systemic understanding of governance or things like how police departments are funded.

When Chief Belmar says that thi

View openssl_20150319.txt
OpenSSL Security Advisory [19 Mar 2015]
OpenSSL 1.0.2 ClientHello sigalgs DoS (CVE-2015-0291)
Severity: High
If a client connects to an OpenSSL 1.0.2 server and renegotiates with an
invalid signature algorithms extension a NULL pointer dereference will occur.
knowtheory / google_docs_scraper.js
Created Jan 13, 2015
Google Drive has an in document javascript API which allows you to do powerful and crazy things like build a web scraper that runs on a timer. When in a google spreadsheet, go to the tools menu and select "script editor".
View google_docs_scraper.js
// Fetch and append the current temperature
function fetchAndAppendWeather() {
var spreadsheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();
var sheet = spreadsheet.getActiveSheet();
// All the actual work is done in the top row.
// We get the link stored in cell A1 (say )
var weatherLink = sheet.getRange("A1").getValue();
// we set a formula importing a targeted portion of the web page
View 4syllables.rb
# You can get cmudict, a phonetic dictionary of english used for speech recognition purposes, here:
entries ='/Users/ted/data/cmudict.0.7a.txt').read.split("\n"); ''
dict ={ |e| e.split }.reject{ |e| e.first =~ /^;;;/}; ''
results = do |entry|
char_count = entry.first.size
phonemes = entry.slice(1,entry.size){ |p| p =~ /\d/ }.size == 4 ? [entry, char_count] : nil;
end.compact.sort_by{ |e| e.last }; results.size
knowtheory / describe_instances.txt
Created Sep 10, 2014
Documentation for the AWS ruby gem in a format that's actually comprehensible for humans to read.
View describe_instances.txt
"Calls the DescribeInstances API operation.\n
@param [Hash] options\n
* `:dry_run` - (Boolean) \n
* `:instance_ids` - (Array&lt;<String>) One or more instance IDs. Default: Describes all your instances.\n
* `:filters` - (Array&lt;<Hash>) One or more filters.
architecture - The instance architecture (i386 | x86_64).
availability-zone - The Availability Zone of the instance.
block-device-mapping.attach-time - The attach time for an Amazon EBS volume mapped to the instance.
block-device-mapping.delete-on-termination - A Boolean that indicates whether the Amazon EBS volume is deleted on instance termination.
block-device-mapping.device-name - The device name for the Amazon EBS volume (for example, /dev/sdh). block-device-mapping.status - The status for the Amazon EBS volume (attaching | attached | detaching | detached).

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  • I am knowtheory on github.
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To claim this, I am signing this object:

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View tesseract_homebrew_formula.rb
require "formula"
class Tesseract < Formula
homepage ''
url ''
sha1 'a950acf7b75cf851de2de787e9abb62c58ca1827'
revision 2
bottle do
sha1 "5949807031e5d1a5c4382ed93afa06e684be104f" => :mavericks
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