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SlashNET Forum with Mandrake

CowboyNeal posted more than 15 years ago | from the good-monkeys-great-typewriters dept.

Enlightenment 31

drdink wrote to let us know about a SlashNET forum with Mandrake of Enlightenment fame. It will be at 01:30 UTC (9:30pm EDT) today in #forum. Open discussion about the forum will be held in #forum.d. If you're new to SlashNET, will point you at a random server, and will point you at a random US server. Hope to see people there!Update: 06/14 12:50 by H :Get the log here.

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Re:Uhhuh? 01:30 UTC? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#1852551)

This guy is just another arrogant prick. We need less of them if you ask me.

I love this:
"So incidentally, the past few days I came up with a way to completely revolutionize the way people use computers. look for more information soon."

In other words: So incidentally I'm awesome, did you know that?

What a joke.

Re:Pop my cherry, baby. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#1852552)

I'd rather not..

Re:Uhhuh? 01:30 UTC? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#1852553)

I was the one to post about the origin of UTC. You are correct about the abbreviation UTC. My faint recollection of French made me realize that UTC was
"strange." No need to feel anal about this.:-) Code either works or it spits out messages like UTC.

Consider this. Would you rather say the acronyms CUT, TUC, or the abbreviation UTC?


Re:Uhhuh? 01:30 UTC? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#1852554)

I heard it was a cost cutting measure to consolidate the experts into a more centralized location. I'm an American but I have a great appreciation for the history of science. The names of Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge), Greenwich, Cambridge, and Oxford (among others) are ones that we should all bow down to. If a Brit sees this he or she will probably comment on my ignorance on this.;-) Bring it on, for you should be proud of this scientific heritage.

To me the ultimate experience would have been to be with Chadwick when he discovered the neutron.

Re:Uhhuh? 01:30 UTC? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#1852555)

UTC stands for Coordinated Universal Time except it is the French version of the term thats gets abbreviated. UTC is equivalent to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). Technically, GMT is 12 noon when the sun is at it's highest altitude over the Greenwich, England meridian (0 degrees longitude). For unix systems, utc is the time that the system uses internally.

I remember reading somewhere that the Brits were (had) closing down the Royal Greenwich Observatory. In the past, this was the reference station for time syncronization in the British Empire. Time keeping was important since it served as one of the bases for determining longitude.

Re:Pop my cherry, baby. (0)

drdink (77) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852556)

I can't seem to find my fire tipped icepick... maybe next time

Re:Mandrake (1)

drdink (77) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852557)

[Questions] gassy asks: mandrake linux.... pure coincidence?
[mandrake] heh
[mandrake] you don't know how many times people ask me that
[mandrake] in fact, the day I found out they had chosen my handle was right after linux expo
[mandrake] and they even knew who I was but sent me email saying somehting like "well, we've already sent in the CD to be mastered, sorry"
[mandrake] the only thing that really bothers me is that they trademarked my name.
[mandrake] annoying
[mandrake] but oh well

That answer your question?

The Official SlashNET Forum Log (1)

drdink (77) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852558)

The official SlashNET Log of mandrake's forum can be slashdotted from

That directory contains gzipped logs of most of our post forums (the really really old ones weren't logged). Feel free to repost unmodified versions on other sites. We should have it on our website [] pretty soon.

I'd like to note that the SlashNET link on Slashdot pages is wrong. Our new webpage is at

Uhhuh? 01:30 UTC? (0)

stevied (169) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852559)

How can it be at 01:30 UTC and 21:30 EDT on the same day? Presumably this is 01:30 UTC *tomorrow* (Monday) -- I hope so or I've missed it :(

Re:who ? (1)

morph- (171) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852560)

I believe that those would fall into the catagory of GoodQuestions(TM) to ask at the forum. -- morph-

Neet forum (1)

drwiii (434) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852561)

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to stop by, and thanks especially to mandrake for putting up with that many questions. ;>

HTTP mirror of log (1)

drwiii (434) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852562)

Here's [] a web-based copy if the ftp server gets slashdotted.

Re:Uhhuh? 01:30 UTC? (0)

Trepidity (597) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852563)

Incidentally, I'm God. Did you know that? If not, you're going to hell. So it goes.

Mandrake (1)

Trepidity (597) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852564)

So why does this guy share a name with a Linux distribution that he isn't involved with? Is "Mandrake" such a common name that two Linux-related entities just "happened" to pick the same name?

Re:Change the SlashNet link on (1)

herbman (857) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852565)

i agree completely. it would be nice if the slashnet link off the main page pointed to the correct location. otherwise there's no real point in having that link, ya know?


Re:Uhhuh? 01:30 UTC? (1)

Chang (2714) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852566)

I hate to be anal about this, but it actually isn't the French or the English that is abbreviated (UTC). They couldn't decide which language to abbreviate so the compromised and did neither.

Re:who ? (2)

sflory (2747) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852567)

Mandrakes one the two main enlightenment developers. He has nothing to do with Mandrake Linux as that is kde base. Mandrake is known to get quite upset when asked about the Mandrake dist. Not that I ever do so. That would be wrong ;-)

Re:Mandrake (1)

jeffg (2966) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852568)

Well, Mandrake the Person has been using the name far longer than Mandrake the Linux Distribution has been... So I'd check with the Mandrake the Linux Distribution people to see why they came up with that name.

Change the SlashNet link on (2)

emad (4377) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852569)

It seems that the link to slashnet off the main slashdot page is really outdated. SlashNET has its own web site but the slashdot link points to

Please change

Re:who ? (1)

jc (6022) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852570)

answers to your questions, respectively, are:

a) Geoff Harrison [] , recently hired by VA linux systems, architect of Enlightenment since (iirc) DR 0.9

b) see (a)

c) why not?

d) absolutely not.

Re:SlashNET (0)

AArthur (6230) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852571)


We like slashNET the way it is, and don't want to join another network. The small network makes it easy to chat at easy and it's easy to get to know others.

OpenProjects can go their own way, and slashNET can continue kicking's asses.

Re:Change the SlashNet link on (1)

AArthur (6230) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852572)


Please fix the link. We have been waiting a long time for you to fix it.

See you at slashNET tonight.

Re:Uhhuh? 01:30 UTC? (1)

AArthur (6230) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852573)

It is 01:30 UTC June 14, 1999.

Re:Uhhuh? 01:30 UTC? (1)

odaiwai (31983) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852575)

nope, GMT is not affected by daylight savings time.

The UK (and Ireland) uses GMT in the Winter and BST (British Summer Time) in the summer (well, duh!).

BST is GMt+0100


Re:Uhhuh? 01:30 UTC? (1)

Betelgeuse (35904) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852576)

Yes, except GMT is effected by daylight savings time, I think (Damn daylight savings time) . . . anyway. . .

I don't think that they actually are closing down Greenwich for time keeping, but they _did_ move the official center of astronomy out of there because the lights from London were too bright to do any type of astronomy. .

Re:OT: SMP under Linux (0)

Zurk (37028) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852577)

duh. the kernel dox have something on this..check out the kernel dox on the LDP. the kernel allows you to specify which process is started on which processor, although it isnt as finely grained as irix..the hooks are there, but you have to code for it.

who ? (2)

Zurk (37028) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852578)

who is this guy ? whats he do (besides some work with enlightenment) ? why do we want to ask him questions ? does he have anything to do with the mandrake linux distro ?

SlashNET (1)

j c s (49663) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852579)

Why doesn't SlashNET link with the Open Projects Network? They both seem like the same kind of crowds and it seems silly to have two small networks like these when you can combine the two and make a single one with's #linuxhelp and's #slashdot.

Re:Uhhuh? 01:30 UTC? (1)

BlaisePascal (50039) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852580)

This is getting more off topic, but...

I thought that UTC got UTC because of the various time scales involved...

TAI (International Atomic Time) -- bears no direct relation with the rotation of the Earth.

UT (Universal Time), consisting of:
UT0 -- Rotational time of a given point on the earth, as measured by the stars.
UT1 -- UT0 corrected for changes in the Earth's orbit.
UTC -- Coordinated Universal Timescale defined to be an integral number of seconds off from TAI, but less than 0.9 seconds from UT1.

Of course, when you talk about UTC, you should talk about who is doing the measuring. There is a difference between UTC(USNO) (as measured by the US) and UTC(BIPM) (as measured by the French). BIPM doesn't actually -have- any clocks, they just tell people how off their clocks are. Trust the French to develop a system that once a month tells you what time it was two weeks ago...

Re:Uhhuh? 01:30 UTC? (1)

www (58894) | more than 15 years ago | (#1852581)

I might be wrong, and I forget what "UTC" stands for, but EDT is "Eastern Daylight Time" (I think), they are just different time zones.
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