The Fifth Sentence

The Fifth Sentence

Post by Alan Coopersmit » Mon, 26 Apr 2004 14:59:43



There's a "silly internet game" going around various blogs and sites in
which you
   1. Grab the nearest book,
   2. open it to page 23,
   3. find the 5th sentence,
   4. post its text along with these instructions,
   5. point back to where you got the idea so that we can follow the threads.

Since I was sitting at home by my Ultra when I read this on planetsun, [1]
the nearest book was the one on (or rather, in) the hard disk by my
knee, and given the topic of that book, I just had to post it here (with
the author's permission) - so now for your viewing pleasure, the world
broadcast premiere of the fifth sentence of page 23 of
"Solaris Systems Programming" by the one and only Rich Teer:

   The -a flag tells id to show us all the groups we belong to
   (interestingly, 'id -a' will list up to 32 groups regardless
   of the setting of ngroups_max).

Coming later this year to a theater, err, bookseller near you!  You'll
have to pick up your own copy to find out what comes after that gripping
and suspenseful buildup.  (Though given the size of the review draft I
have, you may need a friend to help you pick it up.  And no, Rich is not
paying me for this shameless plug. 8-)

Now go find a book near you, and somewhere appropriate to post it's
fifth sentence...

[1] That's the http://www.planetsun.com/ Sun employee public/personal
blog aggregator.  For the purposes of step 5 above - I found this
specifically in this weekends posts to Tim Bray's & Dave Edmondson's blogs:
http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2004/04/24/FifthSentence &
http://www.dme.org/log-archives/2004/04/24/book_chain.html .
Unfortunately, my blog is on the wrong side of the Sun firewall to
point at, and I haven't taken the time to set one up out in the wild.

--
________________________________________________________________________


  Working for, but definitely not speaking for, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

 
 
 

The Fifth Sentence

Post by John D Groenve » Tue, 27 Apr 2004 04:03:46


The closest book to me doesn't have a fifth sentence on page 23.
<URL:http://www.modperlcookbook.org/>

Below it a couple of inches is similar.
<URL:http://modperlbook.org/>
| Modules for the most common tasks, such as serving directory indexes
| or logging requests, are supplied and compiled in by default.

BTW to keep the game clean and relate this directly to comp.unix.solaris,
let me report that Apache2 and modperl2 compile fine under Solaris 9 and
Sun Studio 8.

$ /opt/perl-5.8.3/bin/perl -V
  Compiler:
    cc='cc', ccflags ='-D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64',
    optimize='-xO3 -xdepend',
    cppflags='-D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64'

John


 
 
 

The Fifth Sentence

Post by Joel Atki » Tue, 27 Apr 2004 23:33:37



Quote:> There's a "silly internet game" going around various blogs and sites in
> which you
>    1. Grab the nearest book,
>    2. open it to page 23,
>    3. find the 5th sentence,
>    4. post its text along with these instructions,
>    5. point back to where you got the idea so that we can follow the

threads.

From Rob Krten's "Getting Started With QNX Neutrino 2: A Guide for Realtime
Programmers"... the 5th sentence on  page 23 is.......

"Eventually, the function gets the process manager to create an address
space for a new process."

Gripping stuff.

peace,

Joel

 
 
 

The Fifth Sentence

Post by Chris Thomps » Wed, 28 Apr 2004 05:24:22






>> There's a "silly internet game" going around various blogs and sites in
>> which you
>>    1. Grab the nearest book,
>>    2. open it to page 23,
>>    3. find the 5th sentence,
>>    4. post its text along with these instructions,
>>    5. point back to where you got the idea so that we can follow the
>threads.

>From Rob Krten's "Getting Started With QNX Neutrino 2: A Guide for Realtime
>Programmers"... the 5th sentence on  page 23 is.......

>"Eventually, the function gets the process manager to create an address
>space for a new process."

>Gripping stuff.

From Donald Knuth's "The TeXbook" (1984 edition):

  "Why don't you stop reading now, and come back fresh tomorrow?"

[Yes, honestly, that was the first book I picked off the shelf ...]

Chris Thompson
Email: cet1 [at] cam.ac.uk

 
 
 

The Fifth Sentence

Post by APA » Wed, 28 Apr 2004 10:23:06





>>There's a "silly internet game" going around various blogs and sites in
>>which you
>>   1. Grab the nearest book,
>>   2. open it to page 23,
>>   3. find the 5th sentence,
>>   4. post its text along with these instructions,
>>   5. point back to where you got the idea so that we can follow the

> threads.

> From Rob Krten's "Getting Started With QNX Neutrino 2: A Guide for Realtime
> Programmers"... the 5th sentence on  page 23 is.......

> "Eventually, the function gets the process manager to create an address
> space for a new process."

OK folks, the first book to hand was my pdp11 processor handbook.

     This combination of addressing modes and the instruction set
     provides the PDP-11 family with a unique number of capabilities.

It certainly does. Anyone else remember:

        mov (pc)-,(pc)-
???

alan.
--
Alan Hargreaves
Senior Technical Support Specialist/VOSJEC Engineer
Product Technical Support (APAC)
Sun Microsystems

 
 
 

The Fifth Sentence

Post by Logan Sha » Wed, 28 Apr 2004 10:42:36



Quote:> OK folks, the first book to hand was my pdp11 processor handbook.

>     This combination of addressing modes and the instruction set
>     provides the PDP-11 family with a unique number of capabilities.

> It certainly does. Anyone else remember:

>     mov (pc)-,(pc)-
> ???

I like the theory that RISC was invented out of disgust for
the PDP11.  And the MC68020 while we're at it.

   - Logan

 
 
 

The Fifth Sentence

Post by Chris Matter » Wed, 28 Apr 2004 11:29:34






>>>There's a "silly internet game" going around various blogs and sites in
>>>which you
>>>   1. Grab the nearest book,
>>>   2. open it to page 23,
>>>   3. find the 5th sentence,
>>>   4. post its text along with these instructions,
>>>   5. point back to where you got the idea so that we can follow the

>> threads.

>> From Rob Krten's "Getting Started With QNX Neutrino 2: A Guide for
>> Realtime
>> Programmers"... the 5th sentence on  page 23 is.......

>> "Eventually, the function gets the process manager to create an address
>> space for a new process."

> OK folks, the first book to hand was my pdp11 processor handbook.

>      This combination of addressing modes and the instruction set
>      provides the PDP-11 family with a unique number of capabilities.

> It certainly does. Anyone else remember:

> mov (pc)-,(pc)-
> ???

> alan.

I actually have a novel to hand.  "I did not make contact with any of
the family."  However, I can reaffirm my geekness by reaching down
instead of to my left: "When there are no additional filenames to
be returned, the filename glob returns an empty string."
--
             Christopher Mattern

"Which one you figure tracked us?"
"The ugly one, sir."
"...Could you be more specific?"

 
 
 

The Fifth Sentence

Post by Gary Schmid » Wed, 28 Apr 2004 14:20:09



> There's a "silly internet game" going around various blogs and sites in
> which you
>    1. Grab the nearest book,
>    2. open it to page 23,
>    3. find the 5th sentence,
>    4. post its text along with these instructions,
>    5. point back to where you got the idea so that we can follow the threads.

[SNIP]
 From "The Slide Rule", by Burns Snodgrass, M.B.E, A.R.C.Se.

"We propose to start with a short reference to ordinary fractions."

        Cheers,
                Gary    B-)

--

Speaking strictly for myself.

 
 
 

The Fifth Sentence

Post by Colin B » Thu, 29 Apr 2004 03:37:35



> There's a "silly internet game" going around various blogs and sites in
> which you
>   1. Grab the nearest book,
>   2. open it to page 23,
>   3. find the 5th sentence,
>   4. post its text along with these instructions,
>   5. point back to where you got the idea so that we can follow the threads.

(snip)

Well, I am NOT picking up this damned Netbackup Media Manager manual
again today without a gun pointed at my head, so moving to the second
closest book, we find;

  "I like the neat bottles on the bar back and the lovely shining
   glasses and the anticipation."

(From Raymond Chandler's "The Long Goodbye")

Colin

 
 
 

The Fifth Sentence

Post by Paul Floy » Thu, 29 Apr 2004 05:39:50







>>> There's a "silly internet game" going around various blogs and sites in
>>> which you
>>>    1. Grab the nearest book,
>>>    2. open it to page 23,
>>>    3. find the 5th sentence,
>>>    4. post its text along with these instructions,
>>>    5. point back to where you got the idea so that we can follow the
>>threads.

Not counting boxed manuals, the bookshelf behind me has a load of IBM
compiler manuals, Design Patterns, 3 Windows 3.1 Programmer's
References, 5 books on Oberon, The Art of Data Recording, 2 on the Z80,
a *book about software testing and one sticking out a bit more than
the others:

Linear Algebra, A. Mary Tropper

But T(u) e V, so that V(u) has a unique coordinate vector (v1, v2, . . .
vn) relative to the basis {b1, b2, . . ., bn}.

(where the first e is the 'element of' symbol, 0x2208.

A bientot
Paul
--
Paul Floyd                 http://www.veryComputer.com/ (for what it's worth)
Surgery: ennobled Gerald.

 
 
 

The Fifth Sentence

Post by APA » Thu, 29 Apr 2004 17:14:23








>>>>There's a "silly internet game" going around various blogs and sites in
>>>>which you
>>>>   1. Grab the nearest book,
>>>>   2. open it to page 23,
>>>>   3. find the 5th sentence,
>>>>   4. post its text along with these instructions,
>>>>   5. point back to where you got the idea so that we can follow the

>>>threads.

> Not counting boxed manuals, the bookshelf behind me has a load of IBM
> compiler manuals, Design Patterns, 3 Windows 3.1 Programmer's
> References, 5 books on Oberon, The Art of Data Recording, 2 on the Z80,
> a *book about software testing and one sticking out a bit more than
> the others:

> Linear Algebra, A. Mary Tropper

> But T(u) e V, so that V(u) has a unique coordinate vector (v1, v2, . . .
> vn) relative to the basis {b1, b2, . . ., bn}.

> (where the first e is the 'element of' symbol, 0x2208.

> A bientot
> Paul

I know I have already posted on this topic, but I just happened to have
the novel that I am reading on the train handy. I kind of like the quote
in that one. The book is "Prince of the *" by Raymond E. Feist (if
you are interested, see http://www.veryComputer.com/ for the author blessed
semi-official site ;)

"He's sure to run to Mother and she'll speak to Father and ..."

alan.
--
Alan Hargreaves
Senior Technical Support Specialist/VOSJEC Engineer
Product Technical Support (APAC)
Sun Microsystems

 
 
 

1. "Segmentation fault( core dumped ) "<--- sentence is driving me mad!!!!!

The following program (should) cut(s) ipaddr in 4 pieces and puts the digits
in an integer(a1-a4). when i compile it i get no error messages, but when i
try to run it, it returnes: Segmentation fault( core dumped ).
Could anyone tell me what im doing wrong.

M. Mortimer.
-----------------------------------------------------------
#include <string.h>

int main(void)
{
  char *ipaddr, *del;
  int a1, a2, a3, a4;

  ipaddr="10.0.0.1";
  del=strtok(NULL, ".");
  a1=atoi(del);
  del=strtok(NULL, ".");
  a2=atoi(del);
  del=strtok(NULL, ".");
  a3=atoi(del);
  del=strtok(NULL, ".");
  a4=atoi(del);

  return 0;
-----------------------------------------------------------

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