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Isn't this a Contradiction in Terms? IBM Dishes Out Small, Low-Power Supercomputer

  • Thread starter Watson A.Name - Watt Sun, Dark Remover
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DarkMatter

Jan 1, 1970
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Starting it! Before I've even had a chance to log on, it just blue screens,
and starts dumping memory. Not a lot to be done when it does that!

Damien

Did it ever occur to you that failing to boot points toward a
hardware issue?
 
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Tim Auton

Jan 1, 1970
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Tom Del Rosso said:
In Ban typed:

Idea that WHO had??? Maybe Steve Jobs or maybe somebody at Xerox, but
it definitely wasn't Bill's idea.

Quite, I'm not even sure what Ben meant. If he meant a system API then
they've been around as long as operating systems. If he meant standard
GUI widgets then I imagine Xerox got there first, but perhaps it was
Apple or whatever the first wm for XWindows was. If he means that
everybody uses Windows then that's not a common OS-interface at all,
it's exclusive to Windows *and* it's changed!


Tim
 
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DarkMatter

Jan 1, 1970
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Try quoting the file names ie

ren "xxx*.ext" "yyy*.ext"

Not a valid DOS action.
otherwise the file names get mangled into 8.3 format. That
should work unless the combined file name and path length
exceeds 128 chars---the whole thing is a PITA.


The command you specified does not do what you claim it does.
 
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DarkMatter

Jan 1, 1970
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skip all the updates, upgrades, and patches. I find they crash
my system more than if I simply use the base system from the
installation CD. If the original recognizes all your hardware,
then you need no upgrades or patches. If it doesn't, then your
hardware should have come with a driver disk. Be sure to use
the original OEM installation CD, not a copy. Copies will not
work properly.

You are devoid of any knowledge on the subject, and should refrain
from "contributing".
 
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Tim Auton

Jan 1, 1970
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DarkMatter said:
Mozilla or Firebird. The problem isn't acrobat. It's Billy's
Browser... Patches and all.

Although Mozilla is certainly superior (how did I ever live without
tabbed browsing and popup blocking?) I still find Acrobat plays silly
buggers with it. It doesn't take the browser with it when it dies, but
it still freezes with distressing regularity.


Tim
 
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Tim Auton

Jan 1, 1970
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Watson A.Name - "Watt Sun, Dark Remover" <[email protected]>
wrote:
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Have to keep that in mind, thanks. BTW, I can go to DOS box and
rename a bunch of similar filenames in 8.3 format to a different name,
like xxx123 and xxx124 to yyy123 and yyy124, etc.
Like c:> REN xxx*.ext yyy*.ext

But how does one do this in windows, with longer filenames? Does it
require a utility? Thanks.

You could try xcopy or xcopy32 but I think they bugger up the long
filenames in a subtle way. You should look at getting the Cygwin
compiled versions of the GNU *nix file utilities and use cp in a
decent shell, like you would on a proper computer. It's *so* nice
having a bash (or tcsh or whatever) shell on a Windows box, you can
actually use your Windows computer to automate repetitive tasks!

www.cygwin.com


Tim
 
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Robert Baer

Jan 1, 1970
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Mark said:
In (Iwo Mergler):

You'd think, with 64-bits being the new bus architecture, that ONE of them
could be reserved to flag data, no? :)

How about a CPU re-design: one memory bank for programs, one for data?
It has been done before; there was a micro made by Signetics that did
that (CP/M and Altair daze).
 
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Mark Jones

Jan 1, 1970
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In (Watson A.Name -
Watt Sun, Dark Remover):
But the viewer is a plug-in.

Precisely, and it doesn't crash. The PDF reader is a stand-alone
application, which is integrated into the browser with a plugin. Perhaps if
..PDF was only a plugin, then it might work better. Or Adobe might take more
interest in the crashing issue.

Every time I upgrade Mozilla (which is about once a month lately), it
says it removed those plug-ins. So I got tired of putting Djvu back
in, and besides, I almost never have to use it anyway. Except for
some diehards here who won't go to .PDFs.

I have a lot of PDF's and .DjVu's. I spent a lot of time compiling .DjVu's
to get the best quality and smallest filesize, usually 2x to 13x smaller
than .PDF, at little if any visual quality loss. Yes it may not be the most
popular format, but last I checked, this *is* still a free country, and I
can use any format I see fit. I'm not trying to be a jerk about it, but
other's problems with the viewer are not my problem. I always share whatever
files I have available, .PDF or .DjVu, and contribute where I can - and I'm
not trying to promote .DjVu over .PDF, merely utilize its superior
compression when applicable. I'm sorry Mozilla browser doesn't like the
plugin; and of course you're free to use any browser you like. Maybe if we
asked Mozilla nicely, they could "fix" whatever is causing the problem,
unless of course it is a "feature by design" (ala Microsoft...)
I notice that when I end the ACRORD32 task, it sometimes comes up as
the full program instead of the plug-in. Which I like, because it
doesn't have the lock-up problem.

Still, after the SIXTH revision, you'd think they would get a compatible
browser plugin. Wether it is IE's/Mozilla's/Netscape's fault or not!

Maybe it's the OS causing the prob, not the reader. :eek:)

With everyone having the same problem, using the 4th, 5th, or 6th version
of the reader? Hummph! ;-)
 
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Bill Garber

Jan 1, 1970
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Tim Auton said:
If you don't care about security then you can ignore the patches. I
take it you have a substantial firewall and up-to-date anti-virus
software. An unpatched Windows box on the net is wide open.

I've always felt that a good firewall and AV system keeps me
much more secure than anything MS can make me with patches
and upgrades. As far as MS goes, they are as vulnerable, if not
moreso, as I am. I have found virus twice in their patches. Ones
downloaded directly from their site.

Bill @ GarberStreet Enterprizez };-)
Web Site - http://garberstreet.netfirms.com
Email - [email protected]
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Bill Garber

Jan 1, 1970
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DarkMatter said:
You are devoid of any knowledge on the subject, and should refrain
from "contributing".

You may think what you like, but having used MS Windows since the
latter part of the 1980's, I feel that I know quite a lot and for you to
speak to me in such a childish tone, it would be better that you don't
respond to me at all. Thank you.

Bill @ GarberStreet Enterprizez };-)
Web Site - http://garberstreet.netfirms.com
Email - [email protected]
Remove - SPAM and X to contact me
 
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DarkMatter

Jan 1, 1970
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Although Mozilla is certainly superior (how did I ever live without
tabbed browsing and popup blocking?) I still find Acrobat plays silly
buggers with it. It doesn't take the browser with it when it dies, but
it still freezes with distressing regularity.


Tim

Funny how previous to the 6.0 version, a pdf file was a raw bit map
with no script features. I learn recently that they re attempting to
embrace active pages.

This is a bad move, IMHO. Probably the root cause of an app that
used to work not working is some new blood in their clic, leading them
down "new paths". I like KISS myself.

I STILL use print to file features. A dot prn file can be piped to
the printer it was generated for with a simple batch file/DOS command.

dot prn files cannot be altered either, so they actually become
fairly good archives of a piece of work. The problem is that they are
printer specific.

It took me a while to figure out how to handle dot prn files. The
DOS copy command is required to pipe the file to the printer.

I suppose that one could make one's own print spooler variant in
this manner.
 
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DarkMatter

Jan 1, 1970
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In (DarkMatter):


...And what is the correct command?
One must use a third party search and replace applet, or write a
batch routine to do it.

AFAIR, that is disallowed in DOS as it is very arbitrary and
dangerous to the system, should one recurse through the system
directories.

I doubt their is a DOS command from an off the shelf DOS type OS
that will do it.

Now, there my be a third party command processor that does it.
 
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DarkMatter

Jan 1, 1970
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You may think what you like, but having used MS Windows since the
latter part of the 1980's, I feel that I know quite a lot and for you to
speak to me in such a childish tone, it would be better that you don't
respond to me at all. Thank you.

Sorry, Chucko, but you are one of those twits that likely has Win 95
running somewhere, swearing that it is fine, and not broke, therefore
in no need of fixing.

What do you think the patches are? What is their purpose?

Ever heard of a back door? Many of windows patches are for security
reasons, dufus.

Also, we can update install disks nowadays such that they contain
all patches desired, and install them upon re-installation of a
system.

Where you as into this as your claimed experience should have you,
you would know that, and would never have made such an ignorant remark
as that which you did.

You do know what the word ignorant means, right?

As far as my remarks being childish... they are not. You should
refrain from attempting to contribute.
 
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Bill Garber

Jan 1, 1970
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DarkMatter said:
Sorry, Chucko, but you are one of those twits that likely has Win 95
running somewhere, swearing that it is fine, and not broke, therefore
in no need of fixing.

Touche! Ass-wipe! I will allow your latest post speak for itself.

Bill @ GarberStreet Enterprizez };-)
Web Site - http://garberstreet.netfirms.com
Email - [email protected]
Remove - SPAM and X to contact me
 
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Tom Del Rosso

Jan 1, 1970
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In Watson A.Name - Watt Sun, Dark Remover typed:
Have to keep that in mind, thanks. BTW, I can go to DOS box and
rename a bunch of similar filenames in 8.3 format to a different name,
like xxx123 and xxx124 to yyy123 and yyy124, etc.
Like c:> REN xxx*.ext yyy*.ext

But how does one do this in windows, with longer filenames? Does it
require a utility? Thanks.

It reqires a utility that I've never seen yet.

Do you remember Lotus Magellan? It was an extension to the DOS kernel
that allowed wildcards even in the drive letter and directory names of
path names. The next version of DOS was not compatible with it for some
reason.
 
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Adrian Jansen

Jan 1, 1970
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That is called Havard architecture, and its still in common use. See Atmel
AVR processor range.

--
Regards,

Adrian Jansen
J & K MicroSystems
Microcomputer solutions for industrial control
 
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Jim Thompson

Jan 1, 1970
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That is called Havard architecture, and its still in common use. See Atmel
AVR processor range.

It's HaaahVaaaard ;-)

...Jim Thompson
 
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Ken Taylor

Jan 1, 1970
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John Larkin said:
Big? The Dec floppies were 8". A dual drive with unibus interface used
to cost about 4 grand.

John
Eight-inch floppies?? Pffft. They'll never take off.........

Ken
 
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