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Why does my answering machine want to know what year it is?

Posted 05-25-2012 at 02:52 PM by drask

This is completely off topic, but I've been wondering about it for a while. The last few times I have bought an answering machine, it wants me to set the date so it can announce the day and time when the call was received, a very helpful feature. Then it wants to know the year. So it knows the day of the week, hour, minute, and year. Why does it want to know the year? I mean, if it knew the date and month, then it could do useful things like adjusting for daylight savings time. But as it is, it...
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automated network settings for a laptop

Posted 05-24-2012 at 06:09 AM by neonsignal

Sometimes when a laptop is used on multiple networks (such as work and home), there are different network settings to be configured (particularly if static settings are required).

The guessnet package can be used to augment ifupdown for this purpose; guessnet allows automated tests to be run when the network interface is initializing (such as testing the router mac address) as a way of choosing a configuration.

An example would be mapping eth0 to a static network setting...
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Mageia 2 is now available

Posted 05-23-2012 at 01:48 AM by floppywhopper

Mageia 2 is now available
the most glorious of all Linux distributions is now at version 2

version 1 users will find the new upgrade at
http://www.mageia.org/en/

People who are destined for greatness will love Mageia
People who want vitality and fullness of life
People who want computing at the leading edge
will all love Mageia

like the smoothest of whiskey
the finest of wines
the fastest sleekest coolest...
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Why and how to use `pthread_join()`? - PThreads

Posted 05-23-2012 at 01:00 AM by TheIndependentAquarius
Updated 08-24-2012 at 01:50 AM by TheIndependentAquarius

  • Q: What is join with respect to Pthreads?
    A: Join is a functionality of Pthread library which allows the originating thread to wait for the completion of all its spawned thread's tasks.

    Without join the originating thread would exit as soon as it completes its chores, completely ignoring the states of its spawned threads. Due to this, even if any of the spawned threads is in middle of its chore, it'll simply get aborted.
  • Problem statement:
    In the below code I have
...
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sharing files with a qemu guest: the easier way

Posted 05-22-2012 at 03:32 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

This will not be news to any true qemu guru. But for the rest of us: if you search online for information about how to share files with a qemu guest, you are likely to get pointed to some deep tutorial about setting up a TUN/TAP interface involving multiple configuration files and changes to your system permissions. A simpler approach is the -redir option:

Code:
qemu-kvm -hda debian.img -m 512 -redir tcp:5555:22
(The -m option refers to the amount of memory to allocate to...
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