Ingress: Level 16 reached...

After long time playing google/niantic's ingress (the predecessor of pokemon go - all the arenas are portals in ingress, most of them created by ingress players) i reached the last level:

And the usual welcome package:

I am wondering, wether i should continue playing or quit the game for now or ever.
Perhaps reading this discussion (What do lvl 16 players play for?) may help me.


(bash): The most useless commands (8)

After talking about

  1. rev
  2. yes
  3. sl
  4. cowsay
  5. cmatrix
  6. cal
 i found another funny command:
Its manpage tells the following:
       Rig  is a utility that will piece together a random first name, last name, street num‐
       ber and address, along with a geographically consistant (ie, they all match  the  same
       area) city, state, ZIP code, and area code.

       It is suitable for such applications as feeding the NY times registration page to fend
       off junk (snail) mail and telemarketers, or for registering  on  BBS's  to  which  you
       don't wish to reveal your real information.
I am not sure if this tool is banned by the NSA ;-) but here we go:
schroff@zerberus:~$ rig
Carmelo Suarez
947 East Parson St
Alton, IL  62002
(708) xxx-xxxx
schroff@zerberus:~$ rig
Janna Stewart
970 Potter Rd
Auburn, NY  13021
(315) xxx-xxxx
schroff@zerberus:~$ rig
Bernadine Collins
27 Willow Rd
Seattle, WA  98109
(206) xxx-xxxx


OpenJDK 9: Jshell - Using Swing / doing GUI stuff

After the posts buitin commands of jshell and how to load and save scripts i tried to get swing components running.

I created a script  HelloWorld.java
import javax.swing.*;       

JFrame frame = new JFrame("HelloWorldSwing");
JLabel label = new JLabel("Hello World");
But this does not work with Ubuntu:
jshell HelloWorld.java
# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
#  SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00007f61041bb009, pid=7440, tid=7442
# JRE version: OpenJDK Runtime Environment (9.0) (build 9-internal+0-2016-04-14-195246.buildd.src)
# Java VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (9-internal+0-2016-04-14-195246.buildd.src, mixed mode, tiered, compressed oops, g1 gc, linux-amd64)
# Problematic frame:
# C  [libjava.so+0x1d009]  JNU_GetEnv+0x19
# Core dump will be written. Default location: Core dumps may be processed with "/usr/share/apport/apport %p %s %c %P" (or dumping to /home/schroff/core.7440)
# An error report file with more information is saved as:
# /home/schroff/hs_err_pid7440.log
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
#   http://bugreport.java.com/bugreport/crash.jsp
# The crash happened outside the Java Virtual Machine in native code.
# See problematic frame for where to report the bug.
|  State engine terminated.
|  Restore definitions with: /reload restore
|  Resetting...
|  Welcome to JShell -- Version 9-internal
|  For an introduction type: /help intro
Hmmm. This does look good.

On a Windows 10 host it works without any problem:

I hope this bug will be fixed soon...
EDIT: After downloading a new version from java.net it worked:

./java -version
java version "9"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 9+178)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 9+178, mixed mode)