On 21 Dec 2000, at 10:43, Adrian Wells wrote:
confused about Demon now. Our school dial up account with
>Demon has a dynamically assigned IP address (DAIPA)! Are there other sorts
>of Demon accounts
I think that you will find that most dial-up accounts have DAIPA (via
modem at least) (otherwise the range would soon run out!) But you
should have a (pair) of IP's for access to the Internet
A "pair" of IP addresses for Internet access, how do you mean?
Slackware partition there's a "wtf" program, somewhere in
/usr/games/, don't know if it's part of SuSE. If you type "wtf
rtfm" from the command line for example, it'll explain to you what
that TLA means. Try "wtf wtf" as well :)
I'm all for TLAs, within reason. They carry so much more meaning
than the words they represent. For example IANAL strictly means "I
am not a lawyer". <snip>
Since I brought it up, I think that I ought to have the last say :-)
*looks away while he scrolls past that bit*
I don't see any point in getting into an
embittered argument over
Agreed, actually this is one of the better lists for being able to
disagree with people without getting into a slanging match - no-one's
going to learn anything from personal insults. Well, apart from
maybe a couple of new words.
it was really an observation, Of course I can see
it's merits but
surly the point is to de-mistify LINUX
Such TLA's predate Linux, and you'll find them popping up again and
again in techie conversations around the Internet. Because of their
prevalence, and usefulness, I think they're worth learning. Of
course you might disagree.
and bring it to a wider audience not invent even more
This "gobbledegook" has a fine and honourable history, I wouldn't
count it as an recent invention.
As pointed out, there are glossaries of geek talk, but
I've now got
to the stage were I rarely reach for my Oxford English Dictionary
(OED). I don't really want to start again.
Also (and no comments necessary please) not everyone
LINUX workstations, so I read my mail on a 98 box, LINUX for me is a
Agreed, I'm still sat on my W2K partition myself.
- My point being that people should not assume
everyone else puts
LINUX to the same use as themselves. It's a case of horses for
Definitely, if I implied otherwise I didn't mean to. Windows
certainly has its uses, it's certainly been easier to set up my
Internet access and email on this Windows partition than it will be
on the Linux partition.
So, lets put away the crayons and try to use big words
in the year
to come :-)~ (I've only just got used to these - me with my tongue
See, ":)" means "include a smile with the previous sentence", so
learning the new punctuation has been useful. :)
<snip the request for software than I can't answer, and if I say that
"vi" is a good HTML editor I'm just asking for a kicking aren't
Comments welcome, from taking this offline to "shut up, we disagree".
Nick Drage - half understanding Pegasus until he gets his
Linux partition sorted out......