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    NULL meaning in MySQL

    Also note that: According to the SQL standard, "NULL" is the default. BTW, avoid NULLs if at all possible. It makes logic confusing because certain axioms don't work. For example, p OR NOT p is always TRUE, right? Not if you allow NULLs: NOT NULL is NULL, so NULL OR NOT NULL is NULL. In...
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    Do you like the new site format?

    Just teasing, it looks fine. Nevertheless, as someone who is going to be looking at this site quite a bit, you will find it easier on your eyes to make the background white. Try reading the page for a while and look at a flat white wall. You should see a blue ghost because of the all the orange...
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    Tech Reporting Is Garbage

    Wouldn't be too surprised if Torvalds didn't talk much. After all, he wrote a kernel and... Not much apart from that. So Coursey could have looked further, or deeper. He might have thought, "well, we've got this whole GNU/Linux OS, who wrote all the rest of it?" There are thousands of people...
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    Tech Reporting Is Garbage

    Just a coincidence, I guess. Good to meetcha anyhows.
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    what is the location of the jdk ?

    ls -l should (I think) show the target of links. There's also an alias called 'll'
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    what is the location of the jdk ?

    If you need to find something, the 'whereis' command can help. whereis java will find the java executable, which ought to lead you to the rest of the JDK. Naturally, the moment you heard of a new *nix command, you opened up a Terminal window and typed man whereis Of course...
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    Tech Reporting Is Garbage

    Linus Torvalds: The accidental revolutionary by David Coursey is utter drivel. To save you reading it, here is a summary of what this guy wrote after interviewing Torvalds. He's a regular guy. He's a regular guy. Linux is a big thing. He's a regular guy. His wife is a karate champion...
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    Mounting NT AppleShare Volumes

    I don't want to get into the whole packet size and AppleTalk debate, especially since I don't know what I'm talking about. The move to replace AppleTalk is not so much due to AT's deficiencies as it is the ubiquity of TCP/IP. I go to a school which, until recently, had a massive 6000 computer...
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    QuickTime 5.0 not carbonized?!

    Yeah, but there are limits. After all, in Classic the computer only had to run Quickdraw. Now the drawing system is handling compositing and antialiasing on the fly, which is why drop shadows show up over Quicktime movies. Furthermore, a lot of work is going between processes because the...
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    QuickTime 5.0 not carbonized?!

    QT 4 on OS 9 was much faster (i.e. didn't drop frames) than QT? on OS X. Yeah, yeah, I should just get a G4.
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    Mounting NT AppleShare Volumes

    The trouble with that is FTP is very cumbersome to use. Even over fast Ethernet it is very slow to send many files because it requires opening a new port for each file. It also lacks important functionality like being able to move files on the server, and requires that files be downloaded to...
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    Mounting NT AppleShare Volumes

    And you won't have problems with the 32 character name limit.
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    Built-In Support For Two-Button Mouse

    As I understand, internally Cocoa has support for 32 buttons. Expect third-parties to customize the hell out of the OS.
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    boot in Win NT mode

    If you ever read the developer journals, you'll see that the best tools are all for Windows and Unix. Noone ports them to Mac. Now they can be ported, GUI and all. Second, all the CS departments at major universities teach Unix. Now, all the best proggers will be able to sit down at a Mac and...
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    Appletalk

    Hmm... Try this: (at your own risk, of course) Open up a terminal window. appletalk -u en0 atlookup Gee, those don't look like TCP/IP addresses. Yes, MacOS X certainly does have AppleTalk, just not active in this beta. At Drexel U, we only recently stopped using AppleTalk. It works just...
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