RE: Feelers for London Open Source Convention

2001-01-17 Thread Mike Jarvis
Gareth Harper wrote: there are sites with all the no1's, but I don't know of any with all the top tens, theres probably one around, if not, start one ;) Who's chart would you use? I.E., who do you want to be sued by? I don't know about the UK, but Billboard (THE chart in the US) is very picky

RE: Feelers for London Open Source Convention

2001-01-17 Thread Mike Jarvis
Tony Bowden wrote: On Wed, Jan 17, 2001 at 01:26:24PM -0500, Mike Jarvis wrote: Who's chart would you use? I.E., who do you want to be sued by? I don't know about the UK, but Billboard (THE chart in the US) is very picky about such things. They can't easily sue. The information

RE: Feelers for London Open Source Convention

2001-01-17 Thread Mike Jarvis
Robin Szemeti wrote: jsut do them as they do to you ... snip the arsenal fan story ... then when next weeks top 10 comes out and Billboard publish a top 10 that matches one of your pages sue them blind... remove the all but 1 selected page from the site .. The problem would be, you still

RE: Feelers for London Open Source Convention

2001-01-17 Thread Mike Jarvis
Robin Szemeti wrote: and if I publish all the variants .. and each week Billboard 'copy' one of my 'works of art' can I sue them ? :) Did you label the variants as Billboard charts? If not, they aren't publishing the same thing. A list of songs is not a chart. -- mike

RE: Feelers for London Open Source Convention

2001-01-18 Thread Mike Jarvis
Tony Bowden wrote: The fact you are recording is "What Billboard said was number one". *That* is a fact. Why they decided it was number one isn't the issue. How about if I put up a website wherein I disclose the fact: "This is what the object code to commercial app looks like?" Under (U.S.)

RE: NY invasion, was Re: Conway Hall

2001-02-12 Thread Mike Jarvis
Piers Cawley wrote: Hmm. I assume group is cheaper, though. Well, of the list, I'd be surprised if that many dropped out, and I had stupidly forgotten Grep's interest, so that takes us up to 12. Which may be enough to guarantee a group. Aah, tricksy. Am I down as interested? If not, I

Re[2]: Greetings

2001-02-23 Thread Mike Jarvis
Friday, February 23, 2001, 12:40:19 PM, grep wrote: Just the FAQs Q: What is the best way to protect and add value to domestic felines? A: Gold plate -- mike

Re: geek football

2001-02-27 Thread Mike Jarvis
Tuesday, February 27, 2001, 11:54:15 AM, Hamlet D'Arcy wrote: HDA As an American in the audience of Quantum::Superpositions last night I have HDA one question. HDA What in the world is a 'geek football pool'? Just be glad they didn't start playing "Slap the Yank". -- mike

Re: Matt's Scripts

2001-03-14 Thread Mike Jarvis
Wednesday, March 14, 2001, 11:34:16 AM, grep wrote: GM * Dave Cross ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: An admirable point of view in my opinion. Why would anyone possibly want to run an ISP and have to deal with all the clueless people? GM Mike J, you used to work for AOL, you should be more than

Re[2]: Matt's Scripts

2001-03-14 Thread Mike Jarvis
Wednesday, March 14, 2001, 1:55:03 PM, Robin wrote: RS there is a rather good ISP on Hawaii that plainly states 'the service is RS not suitable for clueless users' .. ring em up and ask too many docile RS questions and they pull your account .. My gfriend in pharmacy school plans on having a

Re: Buffy riding a pony!

2001-04-03 Thread Mike Jarvis
May I forward your post to one of my company's internal humour/perl lists? -- mike

OT: parsing xml

2001-04-04 Thread Mike Jarvis
Sorry, no Buffy content follows: Has anybody dealt with the data exchange xml standard called BMEcat? I've got to hack a parser together quickly and I was hoping to nick somebody else's code. CPAN has a XML::BMEcat module, but it's aimed more at creating BMEcat files rather than reading them.

Mourning clothes for London.pm

2001-04-18 Thread Mike Jarvis
CNN reports that BtVS's SMG will wed Freddie Prinz. Of course he'll probably be attacked by vampires before that can actually happen. -- mike

Re: Mourning clothes for London.pm

2001-04-18 Thread Mike Jarvis
Wednesday, April 18, 2001, 5:37:22 PM, David H. Adler wrote: Mike Jarvis wrote: CNN reports that BtVS's SMG will wed Freddie Prinz. DHA Clarification: That's Freddie Prinz, Jr. His father was the star of DHA Chico and the Man, a sitcom of, uh, mid-70s vintage, I think. Don't DHA know

Re: MySQL - Oracle wrapper/compat. libs

2001-04-27 Thread Mike Jarvis
Friday, April 27, 2001, 1:09:05 PM, Robin Szemeti wrote: RS but in the end (assuming that both RS codesets use similar basic principles) you will not beat the speed of C RS with anything other than hand optimised assembler. Now that is a fact. Sounds much more like a function of the compiler to

Re: MySQL - Oracle wrapper/compat. libs

2001-04-27 Thread Mike Jarvis
Friday, April 27, 2001, 2:20:21 PM, Paul Makepeace wrote: PM On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 01:51:38PM -0500, Mike Jarvis wrote: Sounds much more like a function of the compiler to me. A really good Fortran compiler would turn out faster code than a bad c compiler. PM But that isn't saying much

Re: More revolting natives

2001-05-06 Thread Mike Jarvis
Saturday, May 05, 2001, 5:33:47 AM, Brad Bowman wrote: BB An Irish friend once had trouble convincing a Mid-Westerner BB that Ireland was a country in Europe not a State near the BB Canadian border. A cow-orker of mine had to be told that Spain was in Europe, not South America. -- mike

Re: Buffy musings ...

2001-05-09 Thread Mike Jarvis
Wednesday, May 09, 2001, 3:54:53 AM, Jonathan Peterson wrote: And while we are on the old films chestnut, my current recommendation is 'O Brother, where art thou?', excellent film. However I here Momento is a very good film as well. JP Oh Brother should be subtitled. Don't expect to

Re: Sara Cox - was Re: FHM Top 100 Sexiest Women

2001-05-20 Thread Mike Jarvis
Sunday, May 20, 2001, 3:19:47 AM, Dave Cross wrote: DC And besides, since when could you work out how sexy a woman (or man) was DC simply by looking at a photo. This is really two questions: 1) Can you tell from looking at a photo if this is someone you'd like to have a relationship with?

POSIX::localeconv()/Germany

2001-05-23 Thread Mike Jarvis
Anybody have experience with POSIX localization functions/clients in Germany? I've got a client in .de that wants prices to look like this: DEM 1.234,00 i.e., the thousands sep is a . and the decimal is a ,. The posix routines return a space for the thousands sep and a dot for the decimal, so

Re: POSIX::localeconv()/Germany

2001-05-23 Thread Mike Jarvis
Wednesday, May 23, 2001, 2:45:24 PM, Dave Cross wrote: DC Haven't tried the routine you're talking about, but if you ever decide to DC give up on them, the Number::Format module (from CPAN) will solve all of DC your problems. After RTFM'ing about that fine module, I thought I found my

Re: BUFFY - SPOILERS , DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN SKY 1 LAST NIGHT

2001-06-02 Thread Mike Jarvis
Saturday, June 02, 2001, 5:58:44 AM, Greg McCarroll wrote: GM * James Powell ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 08:19:56AM +0100, Dave Cross wrote: On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 07:47:00AM +0100, Greg McCarroll ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER

Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

2001-06-12 Thread Mike Jarvis
Tuesday, June 12, 2001, 2:55:38 PM, Chris Benson wrote: CB 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

Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

2001-06-13 Thread Mike Jarvis
Wednesday, June 13, 2001, 1:16:12 AM, Dave Cross wrote: DC On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 10:55:17PM -0500, Mike Jarvis ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Larry speaks in a bit over 9 hours. Yippee! DC Actually - he doesn't :) DC http://use.perl.org/article.pl?sid=01/06/12/2255236 It all worked out ok