### Re: Maths Problem

On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 07:29:28AM +0100, Roger Burton West wrote: On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 12:01:05AM +0100, Chris Benson wrote: Mmmm, so if there are 3 water lilies with circular leaves, what is the largest they can grow on the surface of a sphere without overlap? Looks like evenly

### Re: Maths Problem

On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 11:56:59AM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 08:29:18AM +0200, Philip Newton wrote: Chris Benson wrote: Mmmm, so if there are 3 water lilies with circular leaves, what is the largest they can grow on the surface of a sphere without Well

### Re: Maths Problem

for a fairly good point distribution at http://www.math.niu.edu/~rusin/known-math/97/spherefaq An excellent site. -- Chris Benson

### Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 08:15:36AM +0100, Robert Thompson wrote: From: Chris Benson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Why, when the sun is shining (almost) and there is a popular (?) govt. do I feel like I did in early/mid 70's: like the end of the world was nigh? Hmm, not sure

### Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 01:24:01PM -0700, Paul Makepeace wrote: On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 08:55:38PM +0100, Chris Benson wrote: Oh yes, I vaguely thought on reading about the floods in The South that maybe this was supposed to be a message like Repent your sins or I wash you off the face

### Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 10:10:28PM -0500, Mike Jarvis wrote: Tuesday, June 12, 2001, 2:55:38 PM, Chris Benson wrote: CB I wash you off the face of the Earth. If so it missed Washington DC CB by about a 1,000 miles and Texas by 500. It probably missed GWB by a CB couple of light years

### Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

travelling down. I agree. It's the not the end of the world. Just the beginning of the end. Amen. Why, when the sun is shining (almost) and there is a popular (?) govt. do I feel like I did in early/mid 70's: like the end of the world was nigh? -- Chris Benson -- It ain't dark yet

### Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

of gateway.gov.uk. Didn't ukonline.co.uk complain about trademark infringement a while back? Is gateway.gov.uk the result? and is there any possible trademark confusion with this address? -- Chris Benson

### Re: Religion (was Re: M\$ SQueaLServer)

) I don't trust them. Amen -- Chris Benson

### Re: tape changes

BT's tangled web away). -- Chris Benson * unsolicited free recommendations a speciality *

### Re: XML

tags at each point. We'll be buying it before the end of June for I think c. us\$400 -- Chris Benson

### Re: [OT] Food exports?

and Netherlands will have all dairy products removed on arrival or something like that (the English version was rather worn away by people who have to point at words). I bought non-milk xocolate with my remaining pesetas. -- Chris Benson

### Re: [OT] Food exports?

liquers and wondered (a) how come I hadn't heard of same and (b) what on earth it would be like! -- Chris Benson

### Re: [gnat@frii.com: Damian Conway's Exegesis 2]

because it would permanently change the size of windows on it's own initiative and of course be trashed by every single piece of s/ware that installed a .DLL) -- Chris Benson if you can't do it in Perl in half-an-hour it's not worth doing.

### Re: TPC Quiz Team

? -- Chris Benson

### Re: putting escape characters in files

than the width of your screen. echo \$line --- echo `echo \$line | dd bs=79 count=1 2/dev/null` -- Chris Benson P.S. Why are we doing this in sh(1)??

### Re: More revolting natives

to be told that Spain was in Europe, not South America. Mmmm, what if these Yanks are masters of windup ... and think *we* don't have a sense of humour? :- -- Chris Benson

### Re: Beginners Guide

y nights "Dad Rock" - sounds of the '70s :-) -- Chris Benson -- waiting for the next round of letters accusing me of criminality because I don't have a TV license. If anyone else is interested the directors of Envision Licensing Limited t/a TVLA are: Nigel Howlett, Ms Kim Lambert, Jonathan E

### Re: (Don't Laugh) Buying PGP

r AIX" or whatever, *is* SAMBA ... and IBM were listed as supporters on the 2.x release notes this week ... (an the "IBM HTTP server" is Apache ...). I wouldn't know because we've just mke2fs'd the last FAT filesystem in the company :-) -- Chris Benson

;; ... my \$rip = INADDR_BROADCAST; \$rip = inet_aton(\$opt{d}) if defined \$opt{d}; my \$raddr = sockaddr_in(\$opt{p}, \$rip); setsockopt(SOCK, SOL_SOCKET, SO_BROADCAST, 1) || die "\$prog: setsockopt: \$!\n"; send(SOCK, \$msg . "\015

### Re: Errors Building HTML::Parser on AIX

relative to @INC ... export LIBPATH=colon:separated:list:of:dirs on planet AIX. If that is the problem. -- Chris Benson

### Re: [HELP] Quick question about Red Hat and gb keyboards

On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 11:43:56AM +0200, Merijn Broeren wrote: looked with jwz's [1] xkeycaps. Xmodmap seems to make no difference. [1] Correct single quote usage? Yup :-) -- Chris Benson

### Re: Job: I'm looking for one..

tly become "demographic-leaders". Mmmm, I think I better chill-out a bit. -- Chris Benson -- Lynx user when I can, Netscape for the crap.

### Re: ISO8601 [was] Re: Pointless, Badly-Written Module.

ernet Engineering Task Force and could derail the group's efforts to develop a common scheme for supporting foreign-language domain names across the Internet. NWFusion is carrying the story." Great! get the lawyers involved :-( -- Chris Benson

### Re: ISO8601 [was] Re: Pointless, Badly-Written Module.

On Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 12:26:46PM +0200, Philip Newton wrote: Chris Benson wrote: () - Wouldn't that be rather wasteful? After all, population is distributed What are you wasting? Numbers? What is the cost of extra numbers? Some people in small places have to type 8

### Re: ISO8601 [was] Re: Pointless, Badly-Written Module.

) - format, back in the early '90s to my knowledge (some of them were probably suggesting it back in the '60s, they'd been there long enough :-). Instead we get a numbering system consisting entirely of patches :-( -- Chris Benson

### Re: ISO8601 [was] Re: Pointless, Badly-Written Module.

split off into Oftel. -- Chris Benson

### Re: ISO8601 [was] Re: Pointless, Badly-Written Module.

On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 12:04:05PM -0800, Paul Makepeace wrote: On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 07:28:31PM +0100, Chris Benson wrote: it'll-only-happen-once change where the entire country moved to () - Twelve and eight digit phone numbers? So phalanxes of psychologists noting

### Re: Fwd: Sheffield LUG: Linux 2.4 kernel meeting

http://www.multimap.co.uk -- Chris Benson

### Re: TPC5

... but it's a looong way from the money. And of course the Metro won't be on strike 3 Mondays in February either! -- Chris Benson - who needs to get to Liverpool St. for 0830 Monday 19th Feb :-(tm)

### Re: Stupid Email

of these walking dead: e.g. Two weeks to write a memo to describe what preparation was needed before he could start doing the job he was employed to do! -- Chris Benson

### Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- )

On Sat, Jan 20, 2001 at 09:04:24PM +, Robin Houston wrote: On Sat, Jan 20, 2001 at 08:01:51PM +, Chris Benson wrote: Another link is http://www.arsdigita.com/careers/ They seem to be a very good model for a consultancy business Personally I wouldn't like to work

### Re: Perl commandments - index .vs. //

ndex \$word, "foo" }', index_ = 'foreach (@words) { index \$_, "foo" }', } ); -- Chris Benson

### Re: Books

ou going to get them "More Programming Pearls, Confessions of a Coder" as well? -- Chris Benson