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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
Little faster alternative.
This is a safest variation for "sitepass function" that includes a SALT over a long loop for sha512sum hash
Even shorter. Stolen from comment posted by eightmillion.
The same command, but with a base64 filter, more forgiving for special characters than tr.
This command deletes the "newline" chars, so its output maybe unusable :)
It's works only when you replace '\n' to ONE character.
displays current time in "binary clock" format
(loosely) inspired by: http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/59e0/
.... - 1st hour digit: 0
*..* - 2nd hour digit: 9 (8+1)
.*.. - 1st minutes digit: 4
*..* - 2nd minutes digit: 9 (8+1)
PROMPT_COMMAND='echo "10 i 2 o $(date +"%H%M"|cut -b 1,2,3,4 --output-delimiter=" ") f"|dc|tac|xargs printf "%04d\n"|tr "01" ".*"'
Of course, this command must be executed at a GRID User Interface
lhcb - name of your VO, substitute it with the one you are interested it.
Reads 4 bytes from the random device and formats them as unsigned integer between 0 and 2^32-1.
Article mentions what each part of the command is responsible for.
Gives the same results as the command by putnamhill using nine less characters.
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