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The Tao Of Programming Book 1.2:

The Tao gave birth to machine language. Machine language gave birth to the assembler.

The assembler gave birth to the compiler. Now there are ten thousand languages.

Each language has its purpose, however humble. Each language expresses the Yin and Yang of software. Each language has its place within the Tao.

But do not program in COBOL Java if you can avoid it.


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comment Add daemon account on OS X
Thanks Dave. I updated my script (below) to use your Mavericks discoveries and take an optional real-name parameter.
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comment Bind process or user to specific IP (Linux)
Another thing you can do (an illegitimate purpose) is use this for collusion. Say for example you play online poker--most sites will allow no more than one user per IP address at any given time to ostensibly prevent people from sitting in the same room and playing the same tables where they can share information/cheat. By using this you can setup an environment where multiple people (or bots) can be in the same room and play at the same tables since each user appears to come from a different IP address.
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comment Bind process or user to specific IP (Linux)
One useful thing you can do with this is setup a Tor relay/exit node. Since many sites will ban the IP address of a Tor exit node, it is generally best to set one up on a dedicated IP address that you don't use for other purposes (in particular generalized non-anonymous web surfing). By using the command below, you can route all traffic from the tor daemon (which should run under its own username) out a specific IP address. The relay can still be behind your firewall in its own DMZ but still nat through it without conflicting with your primary outbound IP.
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