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Wed, 23 Aug 2006

sshfs
I am just relaying this information on sshfs. I had tried it before and it seems to have gone a long way and works reasonably well now. See http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8904

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Fri, 18 Aug 2006

Ferdi says G/C's are quilty of irregularities in population censuses
It was a good laugh when I read Ferdi Sabit Soyer's (prime-minister of TRNC) column on Yeniduzen where he pretends all irregularities, settlers, deliberate alterations of the demographics of Turkish Cypriot community by Republic of Turkey are all things of past. His argument mainly rests on the population census CTP carried out and their legalization of the illegals on the island. He picks up a very "serious" tone, pretends to be scientific, puts together we numbers here and there. Explains why things are fixed inTRNC now --although one fails to understand how registering 46,000 work permits in a population of 264,000 does not simply strenghen the altered demographics argument -- remember, these people have families! Anyway, he then carries onto accuse the Greek Cypriots which is what his title -- "Pot calling kettle black: And the issue of Population" -- stresses. He picks up most of the main arguments that the T/C opposition including his own party used to raise -- irregularities in registration, handing out excessive amounts of citizenships, secrecy etc -- and tries to turn them around about foreigners in RoC. Rings a bell? Well, that is exactly the argument Denktas et al used to make too!

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Thu, 17 Aug 2006

how to tar results of find

 find . -iname "*bar*.png" | xargs tar -rvf test.tar.gz

"-r" is the trick!

I stole this from  http://www.devdaily.com/blog/Content/2/17/395/

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"Are you Being Served?"
I came accross an article titled "Are you being served?" by David R Henderson at an extremely interesting web-site (more like a blog) www.myantiwar.org . I wanted to point out this viewpoint so I replicate it below. The comments on "military service" are of particular interest. It is interesting to note that in Turkish, specially in Republic of Turkey, "askerlik odevi" (military duty) is the more common way of refering to that act. Another sign (popular in many countries I gather) that it really is not a service to the public but it is a duty of the public for the government.

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Wed, 16 Aug 2006

cut/paste chunks of input, organize etc.

This is one of my "self-notes". To cut at "_" and get the second field. I had files names look like  DbFitstroke_072806_subjectST17.m  . I wanted a list of dates.
the following gets the dates:
ls DbFitstroke_*.m |cut -f2 -d _  > studydatelist081606.txt
the following gets the subject ID's, notice nested cut commands.
 ls DbFitstroke_*subject*.m |cut -f3 -d _  | cut -f2 -d t |cut -f2 -d T |cut -f1 -d .

combine two files as columns
paste -d _ subjectIDlist081606.txt studydatelist081606.txt > subjectdatefile.txt

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On the Stolen Cypriot Antiquities
A rather undetailed but nevertheless interesting piece appeared in Cyprus Mail announcing an exhibition in impressive but very outdated and poorly maintained Cyprus Museum. It tells the story of *deliberate* destruction of our island's historical and cultural heritage from the viewpoint of antiquities. Books can be written about that topic. Names, organizations can be put out but unfortunately they are still alive, kicking and still "unknown".

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