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Mike wants to keep up with you on Twitter

Anyone have any ideas why Ameriplan aka MyBenefitsPlus dot com is trawling for email addresses and searching for them on twitter?
When someone searches for your email addres on twitter and you’re not already on twitter, you get an email from twitter that looks like this:
From: Twitter <>
blah blah blah, join twitter.
From there, if you like, [...]

fsync is cheaper than you think

With all the talk about the new ext4’s interactions with gconfd, kde, firefox, and others, a lot of people have been assuming fsync is expensive.
If you’re living under a rock and don’t know what’s going on, here’s the short version: Lots of programs don’t write to files reliably because (a) writing to files reliably requires [...]