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 2002/6/17-18 [Computer/HW/Laptop, Computer/HW/IO, Computer/HW/Display] UID:25119 Activity:high 6/16 Where can I get a monitor mirror (so I can tell when my boss is standing behind me watching me work on my computer)? I know it is available on http://thinkgeek.com, but I want one now. Compusa didn't have it. \_ how about a car shop? \_ I just make use of the reflection on the monitor surface. Works quite well since I use a black background. \_ try those bubble mirrors for wide angle viewing at car shops, like the pep boys. also, check out baby stores (like babies r us or the right start) for those rear-view mirrors (so parents can see their babies in the back from the front seats). \_ Fry's has some \_ why don't you just tell your boss to get off your back? \_ It doesn't work that way. -twice fired
 2002/6/17-18 [Recreation/House] UID:25120 Activity:very high 6/16 Home depot voting with its feet, and not doing business with the Federal Gov't: http://nandotimes.com/business/v-text/story/436842p-3497125c.html They're trying to avoid 3 regulations listed in the article. Seems sort of extreme --PeterM \_ Desperate times call for desperate measures! We're at war, for God's sake. If we can't be guaranteed to sell hardware and plumbing equipment at our constituionally protected margins, then the bad guys have won! If you're shopping at Lowes, you're shopping with bin Laden. \_ Can the federal govt sue Home Depot for discriminating against the govt as customers? \_ no. this isn't discrimination. \_ This doesn't make any sense. There must be more to the story. \_ The SF Comical said something brief about avoiding 3 laws that "federal government contractors" have to follow regarding affirmative action related stuff but didn't go into it. I'm thinking some company lawyer made some exec panic and send a memo. \_ welcome to Dick Cheney's America. \_ uh whatever. \_ "If you are not with us, you are with the terrorists." -GWB \_ Which has *nothing* to do with the article. You might as well start off with, "I did not have sex with that woman... Lewinsky". Same value to this thread. None. \_ Home Depot is clearly with the terrorists. \_ They won't sell to the government but I'll bet Ali or Akbar could go in there and buy all the makings of a good Kansas City style bomb. Think about that one. \_ didn't admiral Akbar fight for the rebel alliance at the battle of Endor? \_ No. "Akbar" makes regular appearances with "Jeff" in the "Life is Hell" comic.
 2002/6/17-18 [Uncategorized] UID:25121 Activity:nil 6/16 support yer local sodan: http://www.wulfram.com (play it)
 2002/6/17-18 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:25122 Activity:low 6/17 I need to write an interrupt service routine to detect hardware interrupts, under Win2000, but I don't want to reinvent the wheel. Is there some place that offers skeleton code for ISR's so I don't need to write one entirely myself? I searched the msdn site but they only had a few help pages worth of material, nothing else. \_ Just copy the sample code in any NT driver book. E.g. "Windoze NT Device Driver Development" from OSR, or "Developing Windoze NT Device Drivers" from Addison Wesley. \_ Install the Windows 2000 DDK. Install sample source. Look in src\general\int\stat.c for the function statInterruptServiceRoutine. Note I am looking in the NT 4.0 DDK...It might be different in the 2K or XP DDK -sky
 2002/6/17 [Computer/Networking] UID:25123 Activity:nil 6/17 On a cisco box, are system and boot flash stored on the same chip? For example, if I have 8MB of each, does that mean I have a single 16MB chip that is both system and boot flash?
 2002/6/17 [Uncategorized] UID:25124 Activity:nil 6/17 Apparently around 11:43, someone nuked /etc/motd.lock. This is preventing /etc/motd to be populated with motd.public. Yell at your favorite root person
 2002/6/17-18 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:25125 Activity:high 6/17 Send your mail (postal) now. First class rate goes to 37 cents June 30? \_ obBuyPennyStamps \_ or just swap return and sending addresses. \_ Doesn't really work if you're paying bills via mail which is what most people sending mail are doing. \_ Yes. http://www.usps.com/ratecase \_ what was the cheapest rate for a first class stamp that you remember? \_ 13 cents. \_ did you actually mail a 13 cent letter? \_ Probably not. I was a child but I remember it. It had a bald eagle with r/w/b USA style theme.
 2002/6/17 [Recreation/Dating] UID:25126 Activity:nil 6/17 I don't have a sister, but I'm finding that I get turned on by brother/sister incest porn. Is this an unhealthy thing? \_ Been surfing http://www.asstr.org eh? \_ Only if you start asking yermom for a sister. \_ Asking?
 2002/6/17-18 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:25127 Activity:high 6/17 The international war crimes court's first case: http://www.dcthomson.co.uk/mags/post/news1.htm \_ I thought the ICC was prosecuting Milosevic right now. \_ They are.
 2002/6/17-18 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:25128 Activity:high 6/17 How does WinNT schedule Tasks? Who gets priority? \_ Priorities 16-31 are "realtime" priorities which are absolute. Any thread with a higher number runs until idle before any thread with a lower number can run. Priorities 1-15 are normal priorities. a lower number can run. Priorities 1-15 are dynamic priorities. CPU cycles. Not sure about priority 0. --- yuen A thread with a higher number gets a bigger share, but not 100%, of CPU cycles. Not sure about priority 0. It probably means it doesn't run until all other threads with priority 1 or above are idle. --- yuen \_ thanks. But what is the behavior of equal priority tasks? \_ For normal priorities, timeslicing. For "realtime" priorities, a thread runs until idle before another thread of the same priority can run. --- yuen \_ Can one thread interrupt another? \_ sure, causing a BSOD would be a pretty nasty interruption. \_ Yes, if it has a higher priority. \_ Where can I get the nitty gritty ugly details of exactly how threading works in 98/nt/2k/xp?
 2002/6/17-18 [Uncategorized] UID:25129 Activity:nil 6/17 Beam me up Scotty: http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,4523607%255E15306,00.html \_ Billions of innocent photons were heartlessly destroyed in this inhumane experiment! We should all be outraged!
 2002/6/17 [Uncategorized] UID:25130 Activity:nil 6/17 Who keeps deleting my thread on brother/sister incest?! It's a serious question. I don't have any sisters but I'm strangely arounsed by brother/sister incest porn. This is normal?
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