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 2001/9/24 [Uncategorized] UID:22603 Activity:nil ```9/23 Anyone know how to count the nubmer of possible interleavings of two sets of N objects? \_ if by interleaving, you mean placing them in a line in any order, then the answer is easy it's (N+M)! if you mean elements of set 1 have to be adjacent to elements of set 2, then the answer is also easy: N!M!2. i think. -ali \_ Ok, I guess that was a bad statement of the problem. I think the best example of what I'm trying to say is: take 4 fingers on each hand; interleave them in all possible ways preserving the order on each hand but nothing else. \_ C(2N,N) (i.e. ((2N)!)/(N!^2)). -alexf```
 2001/9/24 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:22604 Activity:insanely high ```9/23 Hey vthanh, kill your damn job! \_ Poll (yes I realize 1 vote of politburo weighs more than 99 votes) sqish: .. \_ After viewing vthanh resume, I switch from no squish \_ doesn't squishing depend on twink points or something that tom used to keep track of? This seems like a an offense that should recieve a *strong* warning not a squish. \_ After viewing vthanhs' resume, I switch from no squish to squish: he's not nor ever has been a student at cal. no squish: (99). \_ mr. vthanh. the fucking pc you use to log on to soda probably has more cpu power than soda. use IT for your stupid prime numberiser. \_ so i see, this machine should primarily be used for writing to a world writeable file. Why again do we need a 800 Mhz athlon for that? \_ his bc job is using up most of the cpu and makes interactive stuff on soda very slow. soda does plenty of other things besides letting people edit the motd, you fuck. \_ soda is also the mail server. it handles lots of mail. i guess it takes 800 Mhz to handle it all. \_ don't forget its also the web server. it also takes some amount of cpu power to support 100+ concurrent logins of people running all sorts of interactive programs. \_ what sort of interactive programs are those? \_ mostly tcsh, there are a lot of mudders on soda who telnet elsewhere too. oh, and wall takes a lot of cpu. \_ yeah, it's really annoying how people try to do math or do something that makes this machine compute. Damn it, i like an idle machine! - alum \_ emacs, pine, screen, irc, w3, w3m, lynx, etc \_ I think the point is, if it's for school-work, he should use a campus-machine; if it's for industry work, he should use a work machine, etc. \_ There is (and hopefully will be) no policy against using CSUA resources for schoolwork. If you have forgotten that the CSUA is a student organization meant to serve a university campus, you're hereby reminded of that. It is a different and orthogonal issue that Mr. Nguyen may not have chosen the best venue for running his job (even if it should turn out that it was being done for academic purposes), and should have consulted rootstaff beforehand to get pointed at a more appropriate CSUA resource to use for this task. -alexf \_ check out vthanh's resume, he's not a student at berkeley: M.S. Applied Mathematics, CSU Hayward, March 2002 B.S. Computer Science & B.S. Mathematics, CSU Hayward, June 1998 \_ ok fine this is a gray area, maybe he is hosing soda for classwork for grad school in hayward. he still shouldn't hose soda for his giant bc is my driver's license prime? jobs, he should use a different machine, one other than the one 99.9999 percent of the CSUA uses, it's rude and inconsiderate. \_exscuse me ignorance but doesn't the ticketing system only alot mr nguyen only a certain amount of processing cycles per second to prevent any one user from hogging the CPU? \_ that's a previous version of soda, this is no longer the case \_ can we make it the case again? \_ The lottery scheduling system wouldn't make a difference for someone running only one process. If he was running 5 jobs in parallel it would make a difference. -tom \_ what's he doing in a Berkeley student organization if he was never a Berkeley student? \_ Yeah, how did he get an account. I remember need my CAL student id to get an account. - yet another alum \_ From /csua/adm/doc/policies/processes: As a courtesy to others, do not run programs that take up too much CPU power for too long. Background processes belonging to users who are not logged on will be killed if they are taking inordinate amounts of processor time. Am I the only one who remembers any of the CSUA's policies? -geordan \_ I'm guessing that the vast majority of csua'ers know the policies and try not to break them. \_ Why would his process eating up all the leftover CPU cycles be a problem to others when he's running it with nice 20? I think the real problem is that his process has a big working set. Last I checked, RSS=24M and VSZ=73M. (BTW, I don't think non-Cal-students/alumni should be given soda accounts. Maybe he was once a student and then got kicked out and ended up in CSUH. -- yuen \_ nice 20 doesn't work like people think it does.```
 2001/9/24 [Transportation/Car] UID:22605 Activity:high ```9/23 Other than tax status and some red coloring (?) is there any physical (non legal) difference between type 1 and 2 diesel? \_ http://www.cim-tek.com/FAQ2.htm#3 I assume this applies for all types of diesel, not just this brand. In other words, yes. -chialea \_ HYDROSORB is not diesel.```
 2001/9/24 [Uncategorized] UID:22606 Activity:kinda low ```9/23 Anyone know how to specify just 2 digits for the year instead of the default 4 digits in .scanfmt for scan (nmh)? \_ man mh-format```
 2001/9/24 [Uncategorized] UID:22607 Activity:nil `9/23 did anyone find a replacement for evoice? - danh`
 2001/9/24 [Uncategorized] UID:22608 Activity:nil ```9/23 I need to replant the grass in part of my yard and I've been thinking about using seed rather than sod. Other than the fact that the grass will take longer to grow if I go the seed route are there any other differences? thnx.```
 2001/9/24 [Reference/RealEstate] UID:22609 Activity:nil ```9/23 so, you can take money out of roth ira to buy a house. does that house have to be in the US? \_ yes```
 2001/9/24 [Computer/HW/CPU, Computer/SW] UID:22610 Activity:nil ```9/23 how do you log a bitchx session into a file? \_ you can run bitchx from within a screen session. \_ In epic /set log on```
 2001/9/24 [Uncategorized] UID:22611 Activity:nil ```9/23 Can anyone recommend a good book on serious power networking? I need to eek every last drop of bandwith I can and am looking for something that can give me some good ideas.```
 2001/9/24 [Finance/Investment, Finance/Banking] UID:22612 Activity:kinda low ```9/24 as far as "financial institutions" rank, how does MBNA rate? anyone have any opinions of citicorp/b of a? I'm looking to open a roth IRA and do some bonds investment. \ BofA ? you mean bunch of fucking assholes? \_ that's good. i like that one. Sorry, i've not heard that one before, but i guess it's really obvious at this point. They are dicks tho. I unfortunately have an account with them can you suggest an alternative? (altho i'd rather have the response to the original post). \_ I used to be a GW customer and got shafted after the WM merger. I switched to BofA and haven't had any problems yet. What sort of problems have you had with BofA? \_ I have both checking and MasterCard accounts with BofA for 12 years. Never had any problem.```
 2001/9/24 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:22613 Activity:moderate ```9/23 anyone ever get sslwrap + smtp to work? \_ Recent versions of sendmail have TLS built in.```
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