What's the hardware? What's the store?
I would to buy new 1U rack server. There will be run huge amount of
processes like shoutcasts, psybnces etc.
Do I need dual processors? I think about 2.4ghz dual intel xeon or single
2.8ghz. Is 1gb of RAM memory enough ?
Do you know any cheap stores with servers? UK or USA plz
In article <5Pwsb.16$aF2.email@example.com>, John Porter wrote:
> I would to buy new 1U rack server. There will be run huge amount of
> processes like shoutcasts, psybnces etc.
K-rad k00l!!!!1 4 k1dd13b0x!!!!!1
> Do I need dual processors? I think about 2.4ghz dual intel xeon or single
> 2.8ghz. Is 1gb of RAM memory enough ?
Can't you get bigger? Something with a quadhead u17r4g4m3rz videocard?
Seriously though, I ran a few icecast (shoutcast having long been
deprecated by then) streams on a ppro and never had problems. The
actual streaming only eats lots of bandwidth, not cpu. /Encoding/
or /recoding/ the stream, however...
(Encoding on a p166 ran into a nice ceiling at 48kbit stereo I think.
24kbit mono was just fine for the talkradio we were doing.)
> Do you know any cheap stores with servers? UK or USA plz
j p d (at) d s b (dot) t u d e l f t (dot) n l .
...FS: Misc Acorn (and non-Acorn) hardware
Like Peter Naulls yesterday, I'm trying to get rid of my remaining Risc
PC and the related hardware. I've put them on eBay.
The Acorn-specific items are:
Acorn Risc PC StrongARM 233 MHz + Power-tec SCSI
i-cubed EtherLan600 for Acorn Risc PC/A7000
Acorn Risc PC power supply, backplane and screws
RISC OS Select
STD PS2Mouse for Acorn Risc PC
Acorn MEU + Plextor PlexWriter RW 4220 internal SCSI
Graphic tablet PaintPal Deluxe
The rest is not Acorn-specific but was connected to either a Risc PC or
a Iyonix and therefore may be of interest here as well:
Mitsumi FA402M 3.5" Floppy and 7in1 Media Drive
Sony 3.5" Floppy MPF 920
ELSA MicroLink ISDN 4U Router/Hub
Iomega ZIP 100 Drive external SCSI
HP ScanJet 3c SCSI
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...Acorn NC or Acorn NetStation, looking for one.
I am looking for an Acorn NC with ethernet interface! If someone has
one, please let me know, and a reasonable price. Complete, with the
remote and etc!
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I am looking for an Acorn NC with ethernet interface! If someone has
> one, please let me know, and a reasonable price. Complete, with the
> remote and etc!
I shall be eBaying an NC with ethernet, but no remote, fairly shortly,
possibly in the next few weeks.
RISC OS - you know it makes cents
...Mac hardware and it's margin's
Well, today we saw Apple announce:
iWork(including Pages, keynote2)
ILife 05(new apps
FCP Express HD
Gosh I guess Apple is only a hardware company with too high margins.
OTOH, look at what that margin gives them the ability to do? They have been busy
it appears along with the xServe recently upgraded and Xsan.
Tiger's is around the corner.
"The measure of a man is what he will do
knowing he will get nothing in return"
Yup. Every software box that Apple ships is 99% pure profit.
The $500 mac is a software magnet now. If Apple were in the games
business it would be more serious about the graphics subsystem, but I
suppose 32MB 9200 is good enough. After all, the xbox is a much
In article <email@example.com>,
> Yup. Every software box that Apple ships is 99% pure profit.
> The $500 mac is a software magnet now. If Apple were in the games
> business it would be more serious about the graphics subsystem, but I
> suppose 32MB 9200 is good enough. After all, the xbox is a much
> shittier platform.
Let's think about this for a second. Is there any particular reason why
people would want their computer to be the same physical device as their
gaming system? This has made some sense historically, because a computer
has had all sorts of capabilities that would have been far too expensive
to ever put in some...Rebranded ' Acorn ' ?
I noticed that the rebranded ' Acorn ' during a search.
I know this subject was much talked about on the groups and portal
sites, but I noticed the ' nut ' logo and that really P***ED me off,
here is the link:
Using Arm technology without the need of Windoze .....
In article <354694a24e.Brian@waitrose.com>,
Brian <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I noticed that the rebranded ' Acorn ' during a search. I know this
> subject was much talked about on...Python's __getattr__, Perl's autoload, Ruby's method_missing, and Smalltalk's #doesNotUnderstand
I'm still new here, and I just completed reading CLTL's documentation
on packages and On Lisp's documentation on CLOS.
It doesn't appear that Lisp has the equivalent of Python's
__getattr__, Perl's autoload, Ruby's method_missing, and Smalltalk's
#doesNotUnderstand. That is, there is no way I can do this (without
new-function being defined):
and have it call some other function like this:
whose returning value will be evaluated as the value of new-function.
Or did I miss something?
Jonathan Gardner <...1 to 20 with x number of 1's, 2's, 3's, ... 20's
This is probably a simple thing to do, so perhaps someone would send me in the right direction.
I need to generate a list containing numbers from 1 to 20, say. But I cant just use A = 1:20, for example, because that provides me only one instance of each of the values. What I need is X instances for each value. For example, 5 ones, twos, threes, and so forth.
Is there a simple command for this?
On Sep 9, 10:52=A0am, "Ulrik Nash" <u...@sam.sdu.dk> wrote:
> This is probably a simple thing to do, so perhaps someone would send me i=
n the right direction.
> I need to generate a list containing numbers from 1 to 20, say. But I can=
t just use A =3D 1:20, for example, because that provides me only one insta=
nce of each of the values. What I need is X instances for each value. For e=
xample, 5 ones, twos, threes, and so forth.
> Is there a simple command for this?
x=3D5; %for example
"Ulrik Nash" <email@example.com> wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> This is probably a simple thing to do, so perhaps someone would send me in the right direction.
> I need to generate a list containing numbers from 1 to 20, say. But I cant just use A = 1:20, for example, because that provides me only one instance of each of the values. What I need is X instances for e...Acorn's RPC RAM specification
Does anyone know where I can get
Acorn's technical note for RiscPC RAM specification
I found at:
72 contact pins, with 32 bit data
Speed of 70ns or faster
Physical size 108mm long, 36.2mm wide and 9.4mm thick
Memory must be mapped as a "square array" (same number of row and column
16 or less physical ICs on each SIMM
DRAM devices must support "fast page mode" and "CAS before RAS refresh."
I think that may be a full copy from Acorn's specifications but I'd like to
CJE Micro's / 4D 'RISC OS Specialists'
Telephone: 01903 523222 Fax: 01903 523679
78 Brighton Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 2EN
The most beautiful thing anyone can wear, is a smile!
In message <ant071632d07pErr@client.cjemicros.co.uk>
Chris Evans <email@example.com> wrote:
>Does anyone know where I can get
>Acorn's technical note for RiscPC RAM specification
From ROL 12 Mar 2002
The following is the main text of the Acorn guidelines for suitable
RAM for use with Risc PC.
The Risc PC has two SIMM banks which can support up to 128MBytes in
Any combination of 32bit SIMMS is possible. Either of the SIMM sockets
may be left empty. The Operating system does however expect at least
2MBytes of DRAM to be ava...The Acorn is EVIL, it's the computer of SATAN !
The Acorn is EVIL, it's the work of the devil, made to collect your
souls and to turn you into brainless slaves of hell.
If you like the Acorn, you will lose your soul to be damned
for eternal torment in hell.Demons and devils will feast on your soul
for all eternity.
So stop using this evil system now to save your soul.
Or the holy inquisition will come for you and burn your flesh to save
your soul, because the devil must not collect more souls or nobody can
The Acorn is evil, using an Acorn is BLASPHEMY , only heretics and
witches like the Acorn.And heretics and w...DLL errors: The hardware, the hardware, it's ALWAYS the hardware...
As John stated in the DLL Hell thread:
"Really? How many of those links are cases of "DLL Hell'? Thats where
a program replaces an existing Windows DLL with its version. All these
are a bunch of links where a DLL is missing or corrupted. Its a pretty
safe bet that 10.3 also will suffer from missing or corrupted files due
to disk problems. As evidenced by the frequent need to trash certain
programs preference files."
This is the age-old "cheap unreliable hardware" argument that John
always runs back to when cornered about Windows' shortcomings.
Isn't it interesting that whenever Mac advocates bring up Apple's
unique ability to integrate high-quality hardware and software, the
Winidiots always blast Apple for not selling cheap commodity hardware?
Yet whenever Windows has a problem, the Winidiots always seem to blame
it on "cheap hardware." Some Winidiot always loudly trumpets the fact
that "you can get PC system X down at Fry's for $499," but whenever
Windows fucks up, the excuse is "well, what do you expect from a bargain
You can't have it both ways, kids. Either cheap hardware is a
benefit, or it's a curse. It's been proven that Apple's high end
machines (Dual G5s) have a significant price/performance advantage over
dual Xeon systems, yet Wintel lovers like to whine about how expensive
Macs are. If you combine this with the fact that...Nvidia's 'Nalu' vs ATI's 'Ruby'
Nvidia's GeForce 6800 (NV40) 'Nalu' demo consists of 300,000 polygons.
very very impressive shit!
ATI's Radeon X800 (R420) 'Ruby' demo consists of only 80,000 polygons.
however it is also rendering a background with other elements. closer
to what would be in an actual game.
now, console gamers: keep in mind, whatever ATI has been able to come
up with at this point (re: the R420 / Radeon X800) is a stepping stone
to what they'll be able to have in 2005 for Xbox Next, and in 2006 for
On 14 Apr 2004 21:33:15 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (NV55) wrote:
>Nvidia's GeForce 6800 (NV40) 'Nalu' demo consists of 300,000 polygons.
>very very impressive shit!
>ATI's Radeon X800 (R420) 'Ruby' demo consists of only 80,000 polygons.
>however it is also rendering a background with other elements. closer
>to what would be in an actual game.
>now, console gamers: keep in mind, whatever ATI has been able to come
>up with at this point (re: the R420 / Radeon X800) is a stepping stone
>to what they'll be able to have in 2005 for Xbox Next, and in 2006 for
Wow............. I am impressed !! Must ask for an advanced
payment of my Social Security to buy these consoles. Both should
sink like rocks if not 100%backward compatible with existing
non-Next software. Also, a huge marketing problem for n...NEC multisync LCD
At work we now have a few NEC multisync LCD monitors.
Does anyone think they would be suitable for older ACORN machines such as an
On 24 Jul, 14:16, Philip Green <peagreen1...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> At work we now have a few NEC multisync LCD monitors.
> Does anyone think they would be suitable for older ACORN machines such as an
AIUI, if the computer can output VGA (or SVGA) to a CRT monitor, then
the LCD should be able to display that output. What you won't get is
the full range of screen modes, so suitability depends on what modes
you need the older hardware for.
Note that without a VIDC enhancer, graphics podule or similar upgrade,
A3000, A3xx and A4xx machines won't output VGA/SVGA, and A30x0 and
A4000 might suffer performance-wise compared to lower resolution modes
available on "type 0" monitors.
A540, A5000 and upgraded older machines should be OK - you may need to
configure monitortype 4, mode 28 and try sync/nosync if auto-detecting
...[News] Microsoft's 'Hardware Department' is Cutting Down
Dell E-Mail Details Corporate Reforms
,----[ Quote ]
| The company lost its No. 1 position in the industry to rival
| Hewlett-Packard Co. last year, according to recent reports
| from IDC and Gartner Inc.
EU antitrust experts seek charges vs Intel-source
,----[ Quote ]
| The Commission has been investigating chip-maker Intel for six years
| to see if it acts unfairly to keep its dominance over rival Advanced
| Micro Devices.
http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articlehybrid.aspx?storyID=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20070117:...JSP, Servlet's, EJB's, Bean's?
I am currently developing an application where I call command line
programs and capture the output. This is fine.
What I am doing is creating a web interface for these programs using
JSP/Servlets. What I would like to do is be able to call these
programs. Using buttons or something, and dumping the output into a
I have a servlet that I generates the output that I need.
My question is How do I get that output into the textarea?
When I call a new function I want to be able to append the text to the
end of the text area.
I was told in another group that I would need a...Southampton Acorn Users Group
The next meeting of the Southampton Acorn Users Group will be on Monday
October 13th from 19:00 until 21:00 at Itchen College, Middle Road,
Bitterne, Southampton, in room S1. Admission is free and all are
Alan Lewer will be bringing his Iyonix to demonstrate to us. He'll
explain why he bought it, and tell us about its differences in software
For further information, please e-mail me at email@example.com
or telephone me on 023 8022 2312.
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...Southampton Acorn Users Group
This is a reminder that February's meeting of the Southampton Acorn
Users Group will take place on Monday February 6th. Note that this
is not our usual second Monday of the month - it happens to fall on
half term this time. We will be back to the second Monday as from
The meeting will be at Itchen College, Middle Road, Bitterne,
Southampton, from 19:00 until 21:00, probably in room E1. Admission
is free and all are welcome; bring along whatever hardware and software
you wish. I'll have my Iyonix there and probably my Risc PC too.
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...EA treats it's employee's worse than it's customers!
Just more reasons not to by Anything from EA
On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 14:30:51 GMT, "Bill" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Just more reasons not to by Anything from EA
I would love to start boycotting EA because of their poor treatment of
staff, but I am already boycotting them for making so many crap games
they are actually damaging the industry and our art.
"Bill" <mrsp...What's the correllation between File I/O's and Disk I/O's
We have a client that is getting poor response times.
But it's not consistant. One person may have no problems one day while
another is having huge delays, and the next day it's vice versa.
The system we have does a lot of data entry. Depending on the data
entered, a validation against files is required.
We've done a lot of investigation into this, and one thing that we
have noticed is that the number of Disk I/O's increases much faster
than the File I/O's requested.
One thing noticed was they had 9 disks, and disk 1 was going to 70-80%
utilisation (WRKDSKSTS), which in turn caused the other 8 disks to
increase in utilisation.
The iSeries is not reporting damaged objects, files or access paths.
File I/O's Disk I/O's
Action 1: 155 127
Action 2: 230 478
Action 3: 285 400
Action 4: 340 377
Action 5: 420 1220
Action 6: 480 2720
Looking at the above example Actions 1-4 look OK to us (afte review
the program source for Read/Writes and updates). But Actions 5 & 6
have much more Disk I/O than we'd expect.
Should there be some sort of correllation between File I/O's and Disk
What governs Disk I/O is it the OS?
Is there some configuration changes we might be able to make to help
alleviate the problem?
two things immediate. straspbal will balance the files by usage across
disks more evenly some files are mostly found on...Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No-- it's WONDER
Yes, Wonder Chimpie-- strange primate from another planet!! Knows
everything about IT (with the exception of a proxy server and how to
kill file). All bow down when he comes around! Thank you, Wonder
Chimpie, for saving us from ourselves!
This message was posted via one or more anonymous remailing services.
The original sender is unknown. Any address shown in the From header
...It's a Bird, it's a plane, no! umm, it's Super Boid?
I have something actually working that seems allot like Swarm
Technology to me. The system features many smaller parts that seem
allot like "Boids" (or "Agents").
I'd be tempted to call them "Dorts" because they get thrown straight
at the target and fire on my machine at about 2,000 per second (in
1.9). Not very "natural" - one would not want to have mosquitoes able
to do that :)
There's no "in-flight" communication between the Boids - their life
cycle involves trying to attain values for a list of required
attributes and a docking with a "HelperClass" (see Ruleby also) for
any in-depth calculations. They make their assertions, record all the
results, and wait to be debriefed after they have landed.
So are these things Boids or not?
They are fired sequentially so they are not buzzing around sending
signals to each other.
However, if a Boid is assigned a lower pass number it can "leave
information" for a Boids fired on later passes - so there is
inter_boidal_communications :) - but only after their "flight" /
period of activity.
It's taken me almost 3 years to get this all this far along Right
now, however, I can go on localhost and author 10 new real almost
guaranteed to work "Boids" easily in an hour.(When I started and did
these by hand they could take a full day.) Mostly all I have to do
is make multiple choices. (Lots of Ruby ...A few RISC OS app's and portal for older Acorn machines
I have set up a new portal for people either getting back into RISC
OS, emulating it or using older machines. Along with the portal I have
also placed a few of my applications on the site, the only really
useful one being !ShortCut, an application shortcut generator.
Located here: http://www.archez.co.uk
Please note this site is entirely PHP 4 and I still do not know
whether is performs well with RISC OS browsers.
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In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Paul
> In article <ant060945b49pErr@client.cjemicros.co.uk>,
> Chris Evans <email@example.com> wrote:
> > For myself I don't like blasphemy or obscenities, and their use to my
> > mind has the opposite of what I guess is the desired effect, in that I
> > take the posting much less seriously.
> Indeed. I generally see obscenities (and insults) as a sign of limited
> vocabulary and lack of valid points in an argument (ie. they just lost!)
OTOH, when arguing against someone with a dogmatic belief in some
unlikely happening, there are no valid points one can put which will
ever win an argument.
Michael Gilbert: in his own write
OK, so there's the Trident in Bangor
In article <4c41490638n...What's Zonnon's aim at 'highest level' ?
So nice to 'enter the Zonnon-tree' at http://www.zonnon.ethz.ch
using only native-oberon tools, with no trouble.
No crap like 'must enable cookies' & unwarranted *.pdf etc. formats.
It's the minimalist, clear format eg.
> Examples in Zonnon for Algorithms & Data Structures book
> Zip archive (40 KB size).
ie. showing the download-file-size, which makes for Swiss quality ?
I seek a highest level [overview] of Zonnon's aims to evaluate if I
should spend resources investigating further.
Let's try and analyse the provided description:
> It retains an emphasis on simplicity, clear syntax and
> separation of concerns whilst focusing on concurrency and ease of
> composition and expression.
Q - How does it acheive better 'ease of composition' than existing
Wirthian languages ?
Q - What is an example of 'ease of expression' and how is this
> Unification of abstractions is at the heart
> of its design and this is reflected in its conceptual model based on
> modules, objects, definitions and implementations.
Q - I'm enthusiastic about any 'unification of concepts' because it
reduces apparent chaos to managable pieces; but where can I read
about this at a high level, without doing all the student exercises ?
> Zonnon offers a new
> computing model based on active objects with their interaction defined by
> syntax controlled dialogs. It also introdu...Street Fighter 4 is being developed for / runs on Taito's Type X2 arcade hardware
This is the first time a new Street Fighter game has been developed on
Street Fighter II, Super Street Fighter II and Street Fighter III
were developed for Capcom's proprietary CPS, CPS2 and CPS3 arcade
Taito Type X2, like PCs, can have different CPU/GPU configurations.
That means that one day, if Street Fighter 4 isn't officially ported
to PC in arcade-exact form (and console versions won't be 100% exact)
at least emulation on PC should be easy.
...[News] Microsoft's 'Hardware Department' Loses Another Executive
Another Dell executive departs
,----[ Quote ]
| Dell is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange
| Commission for accounting issues.
While on the issue of accounting issues, add Apple and Intel to this pool.
Dell's "Express Upgrade" to Vista not so "express"
,----[ Quote ]
| Dell-using Vista hopefuls are expressing their frustration at
| Dell's continued delays and problems with their Vista upgrades.