Singaporeans liked the concept of Daylight Saving so much that in 1982 they moved to it permanently.
Not so. See the article Why is Singapore in the 'Wrong' Time Zone? for a better explanation.
like using vi to look at a config file you have no intention of editing
For that we use view of course.
I got the Programmers at Work book recently (picked it up in a second hand book sale). After reading the articles I looked up a few Wikipedia entries. John Page is not there at all. And PFS:FILE is mentioned only in passing in an entry on pfs:Write [sic] - in which Page is entirely absent.
I always thought XV was shut down for being the shareware everyone had but nobody ever paid for.
Hey! I paid for it!
The total charge was $25.00 plus $0.00 tax.
Contact: John Bradley
Anyone know how the measure this stuff?
Short term (human lifetime) by using GPS, VLBI and measurements of seismic activity.
Long term (earth lifetime) by using magnetic stripe lineations on the seafloor, hot-spot tracks (eg, the Hawaiian volcano chain) and other geologic indicators.
... And nothing of any importance was lost.
Really? Just have a look at some of these posts.
True, I suppose
... and the places where earthquakes occur are deep in the earth and not amenable to direct observation. Earthquake prediction, in the sense of saying when any specific event will occur, is a very hard problem.
Simply make the filesystem mark deleted files as "hide from directory listing, and really delete only if you need the space". Then add a couple of syscalls to examine these "recyclable" files and restore them to normal status.
Netware has a Salvage utility that relies on a filesystem with those attributes. It used to be called the Netware File System (yes, NFS). More recent versions are now called Novell Storage Services. Ported to SuSe now according to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novell_Storage_Services/
time as they are being aquired by Rackable Systems for $25M.
The Rackable press release is here.
Announced on April 1, but not a joke (according to the SGI rep who gave me a call this morning)."
Swath bathymetry is how the high resolution mapping is done.