Kudos, Greg. Your wit is truly impressive.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gregory Alan Bolcer [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, January 07, 1999 11:45 AM
> To: Tim Byars
> Cc: fork@xent.ICS.uci.edu
> Subject: Re: [ENVY] 4 Greg
> But I'm willing to learn. I got a call yesterday from
> an SGI rep. She asked me how I felt about NT workstations,
> I told her that they could take a flying fuck at a rolling
> donut. They are offering these new Intel-based workstations
> that are very cool, but I told her it was a waste to put
> anything other than linux on it. They have a $6k model that
> you can put 4 processors in it. I had to call my friend at
> SGI the other day and I told him to 5-finger discount one
> for me. He says he can't even get one himself and SGI
> is too stingy to be handing out free equipment to pretentious
> young academics who bash their operating systems.
> Irix is a nice operating
> system and I run 6.3 on my O2, but it's proprietary and too
> factored with repsect to their hardware. At least Sun hides
> the incompatible parts of their OS kernel with Solaris. On
> Irix, you sometimes have to recompile between minor versions.
> I still can't figure out the correct flags for making sure it
> uses the 64-bit libraries. I had to recompile gcc and apache
> 5 or 6 times the other week. I finally gave up and installed
> Netscape FastTrack 3.0.2, which claims it's the world's fastest
> SPECWeb96 server alive. The performance numbers are good,
> but they just tweaked the config. Maybe the Sitara  people
> should tell them to Sitdowna and Shutuppa, but I haven't heard
> anything from their camp since HTTP/1.1 was released.
>  http://www.mercurycenter.com/business/center1/sgi010799.htm
>  http://www.sgi.com/newsroom/press_releases/1999/january/netscape.html
>  http://www.sitara.net/
> Tim Byars wrote:
> > See Greg it's all about class. Steve has it, Bill doesn't.
> > So the latest in, if I'd only listen to Tim I'd have a laptop that
> > worked and I could be playing Playstation games on it right now, file.
> > http://www.madsonline.com/WallStreet_case.html
> > Tim
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> > "All human beings are aware of the same truth.
> > The difference is in the way that we distort it."
> > - Woody Allen, Deconstructing Harry
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