Re: "Hackers", the movie (*RANT!*)
Article: 8647 of alt.hackers From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Daniel Garcia) Newsgroups: alt.hackers Subject: Re: "Hackers", the movie (*RANT!*) Date: 20 Sep 1995 12:08:20 -0400 Organization: East Stroudsburg University Lines: 57 Approved: Oops! Almost forgot this one :) Message-ID: email@example.com Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org NNTP-Posting-Host: marx.esu.edu Status: RO
Slaving away in a dark room, email@example.com (Digital Grindage) produced: [ hackers stuff deleted ] Haven't seen the movie yet, so i'll reserve judgement... > [ using above cylindar 1025 with linux with no problems... ] >Any ideas why it works even though the BIOS has no idea anything above 1024 >exists? I could be mistaken here, and possible am, so take this with a hefty grain of salt, but I believe that Linux doesn't go through the BIOS for it's disk IO, rather it talks to the controllers directly. (This is why X is a pain to configure, Linux doesn't deal with the bios, so the X servers need to talk to the graphics cards directly ):. BTW - I know you said not to, but i have to ask - howdja get a 386dx80? I have a 386dx33 that gets a whole 2.5 bogoMIPS, and since it's my network router (and runs email, web server, ftp server, possibly a mud, etc... :) I'd like to up the performance anyway I can (already bumped up the memory :). Hmmm, no I need an... ObFreeOPticalJukeboxHack: Over the summer, I worked with optical jukeboxes as part of my job. One, was a jukebox from pinnacle micro that kep jamming on on us, didn't give a good impression. The other was a jukebox from digital that was rock solid. Well - the summer ended, but my work hasn't, so I asked them if I could take the jukebox home with me to continue doing work for them (the pinnacle that is, if i even asked for the DEC, I would have been fried on the spot :). They said what the hell, they were planning on sending it back, but if by some stroke of luck I could get it working, then cool. Now, this jukebox had been sitting on a wheeled platform, to make moving it around easier. While looking at it, I realized that when the jukebox sat on this platform, it leaned to one side, just a little bit. So, when the robot arm assumed it was horizontally level, it wasn't lined up right with the internal drive, and as such couldn't mount/unmount platters. Took the jukebox off the platform, and it's performed flawlessly ever since :) I know, not the greatest hack, but my memory sucks. I'm going to have to start posting them as I do them, rather than waiting for a good reason (though, the Hack it'self is a good enough reason, no? :). D -- ___________________________________________________________________________ /Daniel Garcia/Soon to be PhD Student/Virtual Environments /firstname.lastname@example.org / /Linux Hacker/C Programmer for Hire /#include <disclaimer>/The Answer's 42/| ,-------------+----------------------+---------------------+-------------- + | | It doesn't matter where you go in life, or what you do... | / | or what you have, but who you have beside you. -- seen on a mud title|/ `------------------------http://www.esu.edu/~kender------------------------'