Screen is blinking great...
Thanks for the reminder, I had'nt used screen in a while and youve just reminded how damned handy it was, for anyone stuck on a large shared system at a uni screen can be a real godsend. You can use it to solve all kinds of problems aswell, iirc it has some stuff for sharing consoles with other people, and the detach feature is truly great (it was very handy for running dedicated quake server). Its nice to see that they have the splitvt stuff built in now too.
Great article, incidentally for those of you, like me, who arent so hot with remeber keyboard shortcuts.... ctrl-a ? is your friend.
Re: What are we going to do for people who die all the time in Rwanda, Bengladesh, PNG and elsewhere
Just to wrap this up from my point of view, I dont think this is doing anyone anygood...
I am more than aware of my countries crimes, France and the UK share the bulk of the responsibility for the crisis in the middle east, our secret service actions in ireland were indefenseible, I'm not claiming innocense, and Im not claiming that the U.S. are wholey evil. The key here is that denying, or being willfully ignorant of the crimes that our respective countries have perpetrated does do anyone any good.
Personally I don't want to see anyone dead, in regard to the taliban, as unsavoury as I might find thier attitudes, I don't wish to see them dead. It's far too early to say that the current situation in afghanistan has solved anything, the taliban, for all thier crimes, achieved relative stability in afghanistan and managed to almost iradicate opium production, we will have to see if Mr. Karzi can achieve the same.
Even if your right about the human race being pre-disposed to blood shed, I'd rather try and work toward something better, and learning from our mistakes is an important part of that.