90's Game -- Spielberg's "Director's Chair"
This seems like a long shot (get it...long shot?) but is anybody
reading this group familiar with a game called Steven Spielberg's
Director's Chair from the mid-nineties? Actually, it's more of a movie-
studio familiarizer than a game, per se, but it does have its strong
points in terms of recreating a certain, Hollywood-y atmosphere.
I'm curious because, when I run this program on a Windows 2000 box, I
keep hitting an "Internal Error" during my first dip in The Lab. I can
hear the first line of dialogue repeat about three times, then it
shuts me down. Becau...There's "Unix", and then there's "UNIX(r)"
The Open Group, an industry standards consortium, now owns the UNIX
trademark and allows its use for certified operating systems
compliant with its standard, the Single UNIX Specification. Other
operating systems that emulate Unix to some extent may be called
Unix-like, although the Open Group disapproves of this term. The
term Unix is also often used informally to denote any operating
system that closely resembles the trademarked system. The most common
version of Unix (bearing certification) is Apple's OS X, while Linux
is the most popular non...Cruft collecting in my "Open With" menu's, make's 'em slow
I'm running Mac OS X 10.4.3 on a G4 w/dual 867Mhz processors and 1gbyte
(ie. billion bytes) of main ram...
When I control-click on an icon, it gives a pop-up menu that includes an
"Open With" sub-menu list.
Unfortunately, this choices in the "Open With" sub-menu are populated
when I just slide my mouse over the "Open With" option. I would prefer
it if the choices weren't displayed until I choose that option by
stopping on it, or sliding off to the right.
Because I have lots of applications and lots of upgrades to
applications, the "Open Wit...Needed "data processing magazine" also any of same topic are from 50's 60's 70's such as "Datamation", ACM conference proceedings, Early AFIPS, and others.
Needed "data processing magazine" also any of same topic are from 50's 60's
70's such as "Datamation", ACM conference proceedings, Early AFIPS, and
Also have a requirement for any of the IRE - IEEE publications on early
All eras are fine prefer bound but... loose OK too. address is below.
Thanks Ed Sharpe, Archivist for SMECC - - See the Museum's Web Site at
Southwest Museum of Engineering, Communications and Computation
Coury House / SMECC Library
5802 W. Palmaire Ave. ...Why doesn't Python's "robotparser" like Wikipedia's "robots.txt" file?
For some reason, Python's parser for "robots.txt" files
doesn't like Wikipedia's "robots.txt" file:
>>> import robotparser
>>> url = 'http://wikipedia.org/robots.txt'
>>> chk = robotparser.RobotFileParser()
>>> testurl = 'http://wikipedia.org'
>>> chk.can_fetch('Mozilla', testurl)
The Wikipedia robots.txt file passes robots.txt validation,
and it doesn't disallow unknown browsers. But the Python
pars...'Here's the thing about Apple's "recent"�success.'
'It isn't recent.
The only thing that has changed are some numbers. Some big numbers:
largest company in the world, second most profitable company in the
world, most profitable retail stores in the world, best-selling smart
phone, second best-selling smart phone, best-selling tablet computer,
Other numbers have not changed: customer satisfaction, customer loyalty,
consumer ratings, etc.'
"The iPhone doesn't have a speaker phone" -- "I c...Finder's "copy" and shell's "cp" hang
I have a drive -- which I suspect has physical problems and is
therefore the root of the problem -- contain quite a number of my
photography. Perhaps a half-year's worth of work. While trying to
consolidate and organize all of my photos, I ran into a problem
whereby Finder hangs when trying to move certain files.
The rotten part is that I can't stop the copy (by hitting the x in the
copy progress window). I can't even kill off the process (via term's
"killall Finder" or "kill -9 [pid]." Finder just hangs. The only
solution that I'...how to make ["a","b",["c","d"],"e"] into ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e'] ?
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
['a', 'b', 'c', ['c', 'd'], 'e']
['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', ['c', 'd'], 'e']
>>> del x
['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', ...What's with the "OK's?"
Picked up ToEE from EB for 10$. Installed it, hated the 3d/2d engine,
loathed the pathfinding with more than 5 members, was quite sceptical
of the interface, but had some fun with the combat engine which is
fairly addicting, but was shocked that yet again a fantasy RPG has
characters that say "OK." I understand that the characters in these
games must speak english and that it has to be reasonably vernacular to
appeal to everyone the publishers/developers want to buy the game, but
OK is a colloquialism in the Fantasy RPG context I cannot abide. My
frustrating few minutes with Never...what's wrong with "make check-fortran"'s result of gfortran 20071130?
FAIL: gfortran.dg/bind_c_usage_16.f03 -O0 execution test
FAIL: gfortran.dg/bind_c_usage_16.f03 -O1 execution test
FAIL: gfortran.dg/bind_c_usage_16.f03 -O2 execution test
FAIL: gfortran.dg/bind_c_usage_16.f03 -O3 -fomit-frame-pointer
FAIL: gfortran.dg/bind_c_usage_16.f03 -O3 -fomit-frame-pointer -
funroll-loops execution test
FAIL: gfortran.dg/bind_c_usage_16.f03 -O3 -fomit-frame-pointer -
funroll-all-loops -finline-functions execution test
FAIL: gfortran.dg/bind_c_usage_16.f03 -O3 -g execution test
FAIL: gfortran.dg/bind_c_usage_16.f03 -Os execution test
all the...What do the authors in The Little Schemer mean by the "function's structure" and "argument's structure"?
I finished reading The Little Schemer a few days ago and one of the
answers was not clear to me.
It's on page 40, 3rd from the top. It's about simplifying the rember
function (which removes the first occurrence of an element from a
The question asks "So why don't we simplify right away?" and the
answer is "Because then a function's structure does not coincide
with its argument's structure."
Any ideas what "a function's structure" and "argument's structure"
are? And how do they coincide or not coincide?
Here...Looking for Custom Function Similar to Howard's "Title" and David's "SmarterProper"
Hi, gang -
I'm looking for a custom function that would capitalize names and
addresses similar to Howard Schlossberg "Title" and David Tremmel's
"SmarterProper," both of which are listed on Brian Dunning's cf site.
The difference is that instead of having a parameter that specifies a
"prefix" list indicating where a capital letter should always be
inserted in a word (such as after the prefixes "Mc" or "Mac"), I'd
like a parameter that specifies exception words that should always be
capitalized as provided in an exceptions list....Tom's Hardware benchmarks Intel's first quad-core "Kentsfield"
Logged onto TGdaily's website today to find a really interesting read.
They obtained a sample chip of the Quad Core and will have the
becnhmarks up on September 11th. The Article currently has some details
on the processor, most of the time I hate monday's, but I can't seem to
wait for this one! =)
"Intel's first quad-core processor "Kentsfield" has found its way into
the Tom's Hardware test lab. Several weeks before Intel will provide
evaluation processors to the press, Tom's Hardw...It's on-it's off-it's on, it's off -WHY?
IS THIS THE CORRECT FORUM? Hope so.
We have three computer networked at home...all with Windows XP. one of those
is a laptop. Some mornings all 3 can see each other and transfer
files...then mysteriously one or more will disappear. No contact....then
later it's back. The laptop is the worst. Most often it won't let us
in...but sometimes it will. No obvious reason. The most INFURIATING part is
the message "see your administrator". Dammit Bill Gates...don't you realize
that most networks are small offices without a Majestic Royal Administrator
sitting his i...