Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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RE[4]: FFS :ASD
by phoenix on Mon 16th Jan 2012 17:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: FFS :ASD"
phoenix
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2005-07-11

Just curious: why do people insist on using URL obfuscation (aka shortener) services on websites, instead of just posting the complete URL? Is it really so hard to just paste:

http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=bioctl

At least then we can see what you are talking about, instead of having to blindly click the link, hoping it's not taking us to some horrible cracker site or rick-rolling us.

I understand the use of URL obfuscation services in print, as you have to manually type the URL into the web browser, so the fewer characters the better. But on a website? Where the pasted URL is clickable? What's the point of obfuscating it?

Edited 2012-01-16 17:55 UTC

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