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Re: He's baaaaaaack...
On Thu, Aug 13, 1998 at 03:25:48PM -0700, Roeland M.J. Meyer wrote: > >> (Those who don't get the reference, go find a short song called > >> Alices Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie) > > > >For sufficiently large versions of "short; the song is like, what, 14 > >minutes long? > > short, it is not! > > Closer to 45 minutes <grin>, I can still pick it. A verse is itself > difficult, as it requires "finger-style" picking, but after the ump-teenth > go'round, the hands start to lose track of where they are, due to the > difficult repetition. I don't think it's quite _that_ long... Our local album rock station used to play it up the back side of lunch hour every Thanksgiving day, and I don't remember that it broke the half hour... > It's like manually adding 1000 new Unix users. After the 200th one you > start making mistakes becasue you get lost in the repetition. Just like > playing this song, you are fried to a crisp when you're done. No, Roeland, that's adding 1000 WinNT users. A Unix guy would just put the names in a file, and use expect(1L). Cheers, -- jra -- Jay R. Ashworth firstname.lastname@example.org Member of the Technical Staff Unsolicited Commercial Emailers Sued The Suncoast Freenet "Two words: Darth Doogie." -- Jason Colby, Tampa Bay, Florida on alt.fan.heinlein +1 813 790 7592 Managing Editor, Top Of The Key sports e-zine ------------ http://www.totk.com