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Old 05-19-2006, 03:41 AM   #46
JZL240I-U
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I did understand your instructions as two different means to get to the same end. Thus:

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... Start at the South Pole.
Okay: 1 mi north - 1 mi east - 1 mi south takes me from the pole along the sides of a triangle back to the pole. I can't go east at all from the pole, just north (the poles being the only two places with only a single point on the compass to go to ). So this can't be the place, since I'd be 1 mi away from the pole where I started -- stipulated I could follow your second instruction to go east...

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... You can also start anywhere on a circle about 2km from the north pole (south-rotating pole). Oh - you cannot use a compass there either. But go north from anywhere on that circle and the next instruction will take you right around the pole.
Huh? Go north -> I'd reach the pole / go east - impossible, you can only go south, so where to now...

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... (... and penguins have been released into the arctic as early as 1935. I understand the national zoo in Norway has penguins in captivity. Also the Awk is sometimes called the "arctic penguin".)
Okayokay, I meant natural habitat...

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... A half-mile south of the equator?? You would surely end up on the same parralell, but a mile from where you started.
Yes, those were your instructions. Go there either along three sides of a square or directly along the fourth, both will bring you to the same corner of the square...

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... It would, indeed, satisfy the conditions of the first remark.
I do get the feeling, that here is some misunderstanding, but I can't make out where.

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Old 05-20-2006, 05:09 PM   #47
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1) What is a regular file on a Linux system? What sorts of regular files can exist and what values can the bytes within each have?

ELF binary file (the counterpart of the windows .dll) | second part of the question i don't follow.
The second part is a tad mysterious. I think the questioner needs to go through the course-notes more carefully. (Or the course super needs to construct assignment questions more caefully.) I take it you intend the "ELF binary" to be an example of a regular file.
 
  


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