[TAG] Asking 2c-tips of TAG
androflux at softhome.net
Sat May 29 03:21:49 MSD 2004
On Wed, 26 May 2004 23:15:46 -0400,
Ben Okopnik <ben at callahans.org> wrote:
> On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 03:28:00PM -0400, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> > On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 08:37:26PM +0100, Thomas Adam wrote:
> > > But we will publish anything not only explicitly marked as a 2c-tip, but
> > > also what we deem appropriate to be one. We certainly don't filter out
> > > sent in tips -- only vary rarely. The only thing I will say to you is
> > > that don't always expect to submit one and see it in the preceeding
> > > release of LG. Heather and I decide which tips get published when.
> > If you can figure out how to publish tips in an issue of LG that's
> > already gone out, my hat's off to you, Thomas.
> The method is covered in Jim's "Retro" series. It's based on that
> capability of Linux that Linus talked about, executing an infinite loop
> in three seconds...
Yes, it's quite a clever method. Instead of going to all the work of
updating every copy of the LG everywhere, we just insert the tips in the
past before all the mirrors pick up the issue.
The one problem is that executing an infinite loop in three seconds can
only place information in the future. In order to place it in the past,
we must use a Windows box, which, as everyone knows, takes an infinite
amount of time to execute a three second loop.
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