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Old 04-22-2012, 05:19 AM   #1051
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Quote:
Not even on the trailer did I have breaklights.
I would have said:
I didn't even have brakelights on the trailer.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 12:02 AM   #1052
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I'll follow up the previous post soon.

This is more important:
From: https://rt.wiki.kernel.org/articles/...ions_7407.html
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Real-time only has impact on the kernel; Userspace does not notice the difference except for better real time behavior.
Does it mean that if we write the applications in user space, they won't get the hard real time effect?
 
Old 04-23-2012, 11:15 AM   #1053
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Originally Posted by Anisha Kaul View Post
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Real-time only has impact on the kernel; Userspace does not notice the difference except for better real time behavior.
Does it mean that if we write the applications in user space, they won't get the hard real time effect?
No. It means that using the real-time kernel will not affect userspace except to improve real-time behaviour. In other words, you don't have to alter the way you program because the kernel doesn't look different to applications; the changes are all hidden inside it, as it were.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 10:31 PM   #1054
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But, this person here is saying quite the opposite of what you've said:

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Originally Posted by Matthias
It depends what you mean with "real-time effect". Usually you want a guaranteed timing behavior in a real-time system. You won't get that. However, your application will run more "smoothly" and will be more responsive. For many best-effort systems, that will be sufficient.


Am I missing some point?
 
Old 04-24-2012, 01:59 AM   #1055
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Anisha Kaul View Post
From: https://rt.wiki.kernel.org/articles/...ions_7407.html
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Real-time only has impact on the kernel; Userspace does not notice the difference except for better real time behavior.
Does it mean that if we write the applications in user space, they won't get the hard real time effect?
Being a technical question, please continue discussion about this topic in its own thread, here. Thank you.
 
Old 06-14-2012, 10:10 PM   #1056
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I wonder if this is a proper sentence in English:

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Save me something to dinner for when I arrive home.
Especially the part in red. Is it a right sentence in English?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-15-2012, 03:40 AM   #1057
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This is better:
Save me something for dinner, when I get home.
 
Old 06-15-2012, 05:56 AM   #1058
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Thanks brianL, your example sounds better, indeed. I think I did a carbon copy of Spanish when I wrote the phrase in my previous post, but couldn't find a better phrase in English.
 
Old 06-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #1059
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Another alternative might be

"Save me some dinner for when I get home"
 
Old 06-15-2012, 08:35 PM   #1060
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Another alternative might be

"Save me some dinner for when I get home"
Thanks, that sounds good too. I had a doubt about whether or not the "for when" bit was correct in English in cases like this. Thanks for clearing it
 
Old 06-16-2012, 09:33 AM   #1061
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The engineer in me just couldn't let this go by without a comment.
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This is better:
Save me something for dinner, when I get home.
While the sentence is correct and would be understood, it tell the person to do something slightly different than the original sentence.

The original ask the person to do something until you get home, the other asks the person to do something when you get home. I think changing the action might make this clearer.

Hold your breath for when I get home.
Vs
Hold your breath, when I get home.

So I propose one more alternative.
Save me something for dinner until I get home.
 
Old 06-16-2012, 09:46 AM   #1062
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Or even:
When I get home, I'll want some dinner. So save me some, and don't give it to the dog like you usually do.
 
Old 06-16-2012, 11:58 AM   #1063
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Save me something for dinner until I get home.
To be pedantic, that suggests that the dinner will be saved and then the dog will be fed as soon as the front door opens!

I prefer "Save me some dinner for when I get home", as Desdd57 suggests.

[edit]To illustrate I will change the action:
Refrain from sex when I get home.
Refrain from sex until I get home.[/edit]

Last edited by allend; 06-16-2012 at 12:08 PM.
 
Old 06-16-2012, 04:52 PM   #1064
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The sentence implies the person will be later than usual. If this is true - then why not :

"I will be late home tonight, would you save me some dinner."
 
Old 06-26-2012, 09:34 PM   #1065
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It would be great if someone created an application or web-browser extension that "spies" on what we write, and then, when we have some spare time and we are thinking, "ah, I wish I knew the most common types of grammar mistakes I commit so I could study how to say the same things properly", we would click somewhere on this app/extension which would then give us a report of our potential grammar mistakes and links to relevant information or even present explanatory texts stored on the hard drive.


There's at least one linux app that does some sort of grammar checking, but I never really used it so much. I once even had a plan of making some sort of "extension" (not really, mostly some changes on its customizable elements, and some bash script with zenity or kdialog) for the Opera browser, but I never really got around to it.



Edit: just thought, "what if someone already did a firefox extension like that? Thousands of extensiions were made since then", and went looking for one, and there are a few. I've installed the first/better rated one and tested it on this message, but it only marked "an spare" (now "some spare"), even though I think that any grammar-nazi would cringe reading this. But there's an "explain" option with a pop-up explanation.

Last edited by the dsc; 06-26-2012 at 09:42 PM.
 
  


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