Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2001:June:26 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>
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2001/6/26 [Recreation/Dating] UID:21629 Activity:high
6/25    Need ideas for laid back, no sex filled, bachelor party for computer
        geek.  Any ideas?
        \_ go to a race track.  if poor, malibu.  if not, something more
           expensive.
        \_ must have sex. geeks must reproduce more.
        \_ 12 computers, 10/100 switch, UT (or Q3A if you prefer)
        \_ bowling.  day at malibu grand prix.  bbq.
           \_ actually suggested two of the three above.  sounds good.
              though bowling may not be too exciting.
2001/6/26 [Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD] UID:21630 Activity:nil
6/25    For those of you not on freebsd-announce, Jordan Hubbard has left
        WindRiver to go work for Apple on MacOS X.
2001/6/26 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:21631 Activity:nil
6/26    My friend has a modded playstation, and wants to play a new
        (legitimate) game, but the disc won't operate on a modded system.
        How can one get around this?
        \_ You need to get the modchip switch that turns the modchip
           on and off. The alternative is to just download the Krack
           for the game and burn a Kracked copy. Since you own the
           original there's no reason to feel that its "wrong".
           \_ the free way: open up the psx, find pin1, and cut it. reconnect
              it when you have to.  this is not the pretty way.
        \_ Is all this trouble really worth your time?
           \_ hella easy.
        \_ there are two generations of mod chips, as there were two types of
           copy protection introduced over time. check out the stuff at
           http://easybuy2000.com
2001/6/26 [Uncategorized] UID:21632 Activity:high
6/26    http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/updates2/lat_single010626.htm
        They still defined a good catch as a man with "three highs": higher
        education, high income and height.  ... Chikako Ogura of Aichi
        Shukutoku University says the new standard is the "three Cs":
        financially comfortable, emotionally communicative and cooperative in
        housework and child care.
        \_ that's five Cs
2001/6/26 [Uncategorized] UID:21633 Activity:nil
6/26    Even zebras can get desperate:
        http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010626/od/pony_dc_1.html
        \_ quiz: can tigers breed with lions?
           \_ Of course.  Ligers...
2001/6/26 [Uncategorized] UID:21634 Activity:nil 80%like:21570 80%like:21592
6/26    [ Drivel Deleted ]
        \_ what a bad ass CS course: http://cs.colgate.edu/cslabs/cs303
           \_ I can't believe they give out degrees to people who take
              classes like this.

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2001/6/26 [Computer/SW/Database] UID:21635 Activity:insanely high
6/26    OK here is the deal- my new data structure was just bombing when
        I ran it in access- performing analysis in 1,000,000 records
        linked to countless other tables is just plain slow using access.
        They guy before me just had everything sitting in one table and
        only 250,000 records- blinding fast- but he had no thought of
        having any integrity to the data and flexibility of reference
        tables- See I don't think in terms of normalizing structure I
        think just of reference. Which basically can almost be defined as
        the same thing- But I still never design in real 3rd form- thats
        another subject....  So I changed the structure of the database
        and everything was running piss ass slow in Access These guys
        won't give me Oracle so I decided to setup MySQL.  Well last
        night I finally finished porting over some data to populate the
        new MySQL tables I ran a simple query joining 2 tables and MySQL
        took 2 seconds Access took 30 seconds.
          My boss was not impressed.... he went on a tirade about how fast
        access was with all the data sitting in one table-- and that
        mySQl was going to bomb in a multiple user env.  I had to sit
        calmly right next to him when he basically threw my work out the
        window- He then goes on to say- I think the multiuser env is
        going to really start to hurt us and we should probably upsize to
        Oracle........  People like this need to get out of the
        management business.  Right now corporations are blowing billions
        on Oracle databases to do functions which can easily be handled
        by FREE solutions...  He then goes on and says - oh we can't
        install that on the server. I was like its 2 damn files which
        don't screw with any windows setting
          Just amazing. good thing I am just content to work in my hole
        with no regard what happens around me.. Not really this does piss
        me off but what can I do-
          And this database isn't even modified- all the users do is run
        queries and view records.....  I do all the modifications and
        update of the data like once a quarter
        \_ work for oracle?
        \_ How are users going to access the mysql database to run queries?
           If your users going to do it with Access, it's going to be hell
           to administer.  Mysql doesn't handle locking too well with
           Access clients.
         \_ wow.  Tell your boss he is a moron and he shouldn't be making
            these decisions.  Do what is right (PostgreSQL) and then if
            you get fired be GLAD that you now will get a tiny bit of money
            on unemployment while you dick around before getting another job
            which you obviously need to do anyway.
2001/6/26 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll/Kinney] UID:21636 Activity:nil
6/26    "kinney" is not logged in, yet how is he posting?
2001/6/26 [Uncategorized] UID:21637 Activity:nil
6/26    [ yet more drivel purged. ]
2001/6/26 [Computer/SW/Database] UID:21638 Activity:nil
6/26    Again my users are just "browsing" they aren't buying and
        validating anything- they are just browsing the ailes as the site
        says.
          So there is not need to worry about inserts coming from all
        directions.
          Just massive queries being pushed to the clients
          The interface I am planning is to use ASP talk to MySQL thru ODBC
          Right now it is ASP to MSAccess thru ODBC
          Not much difference - except that I have access setup with a
        whole bunch of "views" which are not possible with MySQL. This
        can be changed by using like postgresql but right now I think I
        will probably use both- Mysql for speed functions- there are only
        a few pages and searchs which are getting bogged down and I can
        route them into MySQL, then use MSAccess for the other stuff.
2001/6/26-27 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus, Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs] UID:21639 Activity:moderate
6/26    In emacs20 c-mode, how do I tell it to indent with an amount other than
        two columns?
        \_ M-x apropos indent
           \_ Yeah I did that, but I couldn't find anything that I could set
              to tell it to indent by every four columns when I press the
              <TAB> key.  Any more hint?
                \_ c-set-offset.  read:
                   info emacs/ccmode/Customizing Indentation
2001/6/26-27 [Computer/SW/OS, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:21640 Activity:high
6/25    Is there some minimum amount of time i can be sure a process ID won't
        be reused?  Or, once it a process is killed is it theoretically
        possible that, on a busy enough system, that PID would be reused
        almost instantly for a new process?
        \_ Why do you need the PID to be associated with a dead process?  Is
           there another way?
        \_ For what OS?  I think for UNIX it is theoretically possible that the
           PID gets re-used right away, but I think in practice programmers
           ignore such a small possibility and just assume that the PID is good
           enough for identifying a process.
            \_ there is only one true O.S. that is the one this file is on.
                \_ PhilOS?
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