A dump of the CMU CS general bboard contents from the 1982 year-end g vax (cmu-780g) backup tape spanning the dates 25-Nov-82 to 31-Dec-82 is below. This was retrieved by Jeff Baird on July 15, 2002 while searching for the original bboard post in which Scott Fahlman invented the smiley :-).
Notable on this tape was a thread about changing the Arpanet protocol over from NCP to TCP/IP as well as continued uses of the smiley :-) and its variants.
You can also view the full contents of the bboard from the October 1982 spice vax (cmu-750x) backup tape, which spans the dates 16-Sep-82 to 21-Oct-82.
407115716,0,0 25-Nov-82 18:41 Stephen Hancock Keys => Operator From: Stephen Hancock
A set of keys was found on the Dover (Ruby). The operator (x2607) now has them. -------- = 407138623,0,0 26-Nov-82 01:03 James Saxe at CMU-10A Square Dance Tonight (11/26) Larry Edelman will call to the music of the Chicago Barn Dance Company. Details in SQUARE.TXT[c410js30] on CMUA. = 407162268,0,0 26-Nov-82 07:37 Robert Thibadeau at CMU-10A Volvo for sale Volvo 164, Swedish built, Michelin X tires, lifetime (shocks, entire muffler system, transmission), PS,PB, air, 5yr battery, leather interior, and so forth. I have had it since 1971 and never intended to part with it,but... The price is $1200. = 407185024,0,0 26-Nov-82 13:57 Alex Rudnicky at CMU-10A coffee cup I seem to have lost track of my coffee cup. It's large, yellow on the outside, light beige on the inside, and has a Polish trademark on the bottom. No, it does not have any legs. = 407197323,0,0 26-Nov-82 17:22 Thomas-Stobie-H Chess From: Thomas-Stobie-H at CMU-EE-AMPERE I am interested in forming a CMU chess club. I would be interested to know who is interested. So far I have ten responses in over a week. I know there are people out there who would be interested who have not mailed tp me that they are interested. Thus if interested please mail to tas@EE-AMPERE. Thanks, Thomas A. Stobie = 407219466,0,0 26-Nov-82 23:31 Dave Touretzky at CMU-10A FINGER Scrabble The FINGER program on CMUA, CMUB, and CMUC allows you to use abbreviations for a person's first and last names. Sometimes the two abbreviations, when placed together, spell a word. For instance, if I finger "ma sher" on CMUA I get Mark Sherman, but I have also spelled the word "masher". (This should not be taken as having any reflection on Mark.) If I had instead tried to spell "mash" I would lose, because "ma sh" is ambiguous between Mark Sherman and Mary Shaw. (On the other hand, "marhsa", i.e. "mar sha", can be used to finger Mary.) Here are a bunch of words I have FINGER-spelled on CMUA. See if you can figure out who they refer to. Note: some of the words, if divided one way, refer to more than one person. There is always another way of dividing the word so that it refers to one person only. eros lush baste joust bribe robber sugar trod sane dash visa bills wish gust wake marvin garb grab rune rope Here's an even neater problem. Some people's first names can be divided up to abbreviate their entire name. For example, "gar y" is a unique abbreviation for Gary York. How many can you find besides these? lee mark renee steve (2 ways) = 407280583,0,0 27-Nov-82 16:29 Steven Minton at CMU-10A Symphony Tickets I've got two (free) tickets to the symphony tommorrow (Sunday) for the 2:30 performance. Send me mail and they're yours. = 407299264,0,0 27-Nov-82 21:41 Mike Blackwell Personal 370? From: Mike Blackwell >From the December 'Byte' magazine (p. 502): "IBM Aims To Fit A 370 Into A 68000: According to a technical paper that appeared in a recent issue of IBM's 'Journal of Research and Development', researchers at IBM's Endicott, New York, facility are attempting to recode Motorola 68000 microprocessors to implement the functions of an IBM System/370. The 16-bit 68000 microprocessor was selected because it is microcoded and has seventeen 32-bit general-purpose registers. The full 370 would require about four times the microcode capability of the current 68000; however, the hope is that within a few years a 370 will be encoded into one 68000. In the meantime, the research group intends to partition the 370 architecture among a number of 68000s, which will communicate over a local bus and share common local storage." Hmm... didn't I hear something about using 68000s in the PC's? = 407336534,0,0 28-Nov-82 08:02 Phil Miller at CMU-10A lost mail If you sent mail to me between 2:30 and 14:30 Fridy November 26 it was lost in a disk crash. This is on CMUA only. = 407357956,0,0 28-Nov-82 13:59 Jeff Shrager at CMU-10A Personal 370 The IBM 5100 was a personal 370 (370/105 or some such low number). That is how it was able to run full APL.SV -- they simply transported the machine code. That is also why it had a 96K rom and ran like molasses. The 360/370 line were all microcoded machines with tree structured micro- code. The design teams that built the various models just had microcode specs and built whatever box they felt like to execute it. [I think that the 360/96 might not have been microcoded (it was a superfast 360) but it was one of the few.] So, IBM's been doing this since 1964 or so. It's a very good idea. Now if they'd only enhanced the programmer's architecture a little at a time it would be the best right now. As is, it's not bad. = 407366189,0,0 28-Nov-82 16:16 HTHOMPSON at PARC-MAXC Job available in E'burgh I have a year and a half's worth of money for a research assistant for my GPSG parsing grant. Please pass the following description to anyone who you think might be interested. The project supported by the grant in question is directed at the construction of a parsing system for Generalised Phrase Structure Grammar, an extended context-free system developed by Gerald Gazdar and others. Because of its context-free nature, it is suitable for computational manipulation, and the first stage of the project, now complete, has constructed an active chart parser for the formalism. This system is written in a local superset of UCI-LISP. The research assistant would be responsible for three areas of further development: 1) Continued liaison and training work with the (computationally naive) linguists who are to use the system for grammar research; 2) The incorporation into the system of GPSG's compositional semantics; 3) The development of a pilot database front end using the system. He or she would also participate in the normal activities of the department, including research workshops and, if so inclined, a small amount of teaching. The salary is not large by American standards, around 7000 - 8000 pounds, and there is no provision for moving expenses. On the other side of the coin, Edinburgh is an extrremely pleasant, culturally rich city, and the department is active and growing. Although the appointment is for 17 months in the first instance, there is a reasonable expectation of follow on work. Please reply to HThompson@PARC-MAXC Henry Thompson Artificial Intelligence University of Edinburgh -------------------- = 407367015,0,0 28-Nov-82 16:30 Thomas Newton at CMU-CS-A Need to borrow textbook Does anybody have a copy of Garey and Johnson, "Computers and Intractability," that I could borrow for a week? I didn't get a copy at the beginning of the semester and when I went to get one recently the bookstore was out of stock. = 407367357,0,0 28-Nov-82 16:35 Lee Hollaar Seventh Workshop on Computer Architecture for Non-Numeric Processing From: Lee Hollaar CALL FOR PAPERS AND WORKSHOP INFORMATION SEVENTH WORKSHOP ON COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE FOR NON-NUMERIC PROCESSING Snowbird, Utah, March 6-9, 1983 Sponsored by: ACM SIGARCH, SIGIR, and SIGMOD Computer Science Department, University of Utah As the costs to design, implement, and maintain a large scale system change from a situation where hardware costs predominate to one where software costs do, it is reasonable to explore computer architectures which differ from the classic numerically-oriented machine. Front end processors, performing protocol translations, are now common in data communications systems, and a variety of backend processors for database and information retrieval applications are available or currently under development. New architectures are being developed for robotics, image processing, searching and sorting, artificial intelligence, highly available systems, workstations, and text processing. In the past, this workshop has been a primary avenue for those engaged in research and development of a variety of specialized non-numeric systems to discuss their current activities and future directions. It has proved invaluable to students conducting research in computer architecture, allowing them to present preliminary results of their work, and to receive comments and suggestions from others in the field. Workshop Location and Registration Information The workshop will be held at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, located in Little Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City, Utah. Transportation is available from the Salt Lake airport. The registration fee of $300 includes double occupancy rooms for three nights, breakfast, and the workshop banquet. The remaining meals and any skiing expenses are the responsibility of the participants. Rooms will be available for check-in at 3:00 PM Sunday, March 6, and the first workshop session will be held at 7:30 that evening. Because of severely limited space, attendance at the workshop will be by preregistration only. Rooms have only been reserved for the workshop participants. If you wish to bring along family members, you should contact the Workshop Chairman as soon as possible. For those wishing to arrive on Saturday, rather than Sunday, a limited number of rooms are available for an additional $45. To register for the workshop, write the Workshop General Chairman by January 1, 1983, indicating your name and affiliation, mailing address and telephone number, your interest and background in computer architecture for non-numeric processing, and whether you have submitted a paper. Include the appropriate registration fee ($300 normally, $345 for early arrival). Acceptances will be sent out on January 15, 1983, and registration checks for those we are unable to accommodate will be returned. Priority on registration will be given to those submitting a paper for presentation. We urge you to submit your request for registration early. Instructions for Authors We invite papers on current or proposed work in all areas of specialized computer architecture for non-numeric applications, such as: image processing data communications, information management and retrieval, workstations, highly available systems, robotics, artificial intelligence, searching and sorting, and text processing. Presentations will last from 30 to 45 minutes, with half the time devoted to the presentation of the paper and half to discussion. In addition, a final session, to be organized at the workshop, will consist of a number of short presentations for those wishing to present or discuss a concept, but unable to prepare a full length paper. The deadline for submission was November 15, 1982. Since the program will be determined by the end of December, if you wish to present a paper you should contact the Program Chairman immediately to discuss your submission. It is anticipated that the workshop proceedings will be published as a special joint issue of the newsletters of the sponsoring SIGs. Workshop General Chairman: Workshop Program Chairman: Lee A. Hollaar Roger L. Haskin Department of Computer Science IBM Research Laboratories, K52/282 University of Utah 5600 Cottle Road Salt Lake City UT 84112 San Jose CA 95193 (801) 581-3203 (408) 256-6353 Hollaar@Utah-20 Haskin.ibm-sj@Udel-Relay ------- = 407371816,0,0 28-Nov-82 17:50 Monica Lam at CMU-10A lights on. The owner of CWU 617 (white Citation): your lights are on. = 407383648,0,0 28-Nov-82 21:07 Edmund Clarke at CMU-10A starting time for PS seminar There was a mistake in the message announcing Anthony Wasserman's talk. It will begin at 3:30 (as usual) instead of 4:00. The location will still be Wean Hall 5409. For those of you who may have forgotten over the holidays, the topic of Dr. Wasserman's lecture will be "THE USER SOFTWARE ENGINEERING METHODOLOGY: AN OVERVIEW". = 407400244,0,0 29-Nov-82 01:44 Doug Philips at CMU-10A HitchHiker's Guide to the... According to this weeks TV Graphic, WQED (TV-Channel 13) will be airing the ENTIRE series (all 7 episodes) of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". When? Saturday! Times? Starting at 3 *and* 11 pm. Share and Enjoy, Doug = 407403747,0,0 29-Nov-82 02:42 Moshe Lasry at CMU-CS-SPEECH buy racquet I am interested in buying a used racquetball racquet. If you have one and would like to sell it please send me mail (mjl@s) = 407424934,0,0 29-Nov-82 08:35 James Rinderle at CMU-RI-ISL Professor Neville Hogan (MIT) will speak at the Mechanical Engineering Department Guest Lecturer Series on Wednesday, December 1, at 3:30 pm. in the Scaife Hall Auditorium, SH125. The title of his talk will be, "Impedance Control: An Approach to Manipulation." Coffee and Donuts will be served at 3:00 pm. in SH322. = 407425281,0,0 29-Nov-82 08:41 James Rinderle at CMU-RI-ISL Mech Eng Robotics Seminar Professor Neville Hogan (MIT) will speak at the Mechanical Engineering Department Guest Lecturer Series on Wednesday, December 1, at 3:30 pm. in the Scaife Hall Auditorium, SH125. The title of his talk will be, "Impedance Control: An Approach to Manipulation." Coffee and Donuts will be served at 3:00 pm. in SH322. = 407429455,0,0 29-Nov-82 09:50 Rob Woodbury at CMU-CS-CAD Graphics terminals Thanks to all who replied to my query about graphics terminals. -rob- = 407435449,0,0 29-Nov-82 11:30 Karen Hensley at CMU-10A Need old white tennis ball(s) My dog needs some old tennis balls to play with. Dyes in colored ones have been making dogs sick, so I need only white ones. If you could donate one (or two) I would be very grateful. = 407435830,0,0 29-Nov-82 11:37 Roger Dannenberg at CMU-10A free manuals Interlisp, BBN-lisp, tenex, teco, macro-10, and pdp-10 system reference manuals -- free for the asking. I'm in 8020 now, x3827. = 407445894,0,0 29-Nov-82 14:24 David Steier at CMU-10A IBM summer job opening Dr. Gerald Waldbaum of IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center wrote me that he is looking for one or two people to do "ad-tech work on a local area network of IBM Personal Computers with a gateway to VM" this summer. He can be contacted at: IBM T. J. Watson Research Center P. O. Box 218 Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 I have no details about the job other than the above sentence, so you'd probably be best off writing to him directly if you're interested. = 407446173,0,0 29-Nov-82 14:29 Robert Frederking at CMU-10A My mailbox too If you sent me mail early Friday, and I haven't answered you, resend it. The disk crash got my mailbox too. = 407449456,0,0 29-Nov-82 15:24 Barbara Hays at CMU-10A moving? friend needs an apartment...see apartments bboard = 407449971,0,0 29-Nov-82 15:32 Wilson Harvey at CMU-CS-IUS Space bb problem I need some help from anyone that reads the Space bb. I don't know if others have reported the same problem but the same message keeps making its way into the list of bb messages. It is Volume 3, # 49 which happens to be dated 10-March-83 !!! Is there any way of getting rid of this? Thanks, Wilson = 407450167,0,0 29-Nov-82 15:36 Thomas Newton at CMU-CS-A Have book = 407454344,0,0 29-Nov-82 16:45 Matthew Lewis at CMU-10A Moral Education in Schools The Pitt Forum for Social Responsibility and Values is having an open discussion with Prof. Edwin Fenton, of the History and Philosophy department at CMU. The topic is: "Moral Education in the Schools" Thursday, December 2nd, at 3:30 University of Pittsburgh, Honors Center 1209 Cathedral of Learning All interested people, regardless of their particular discipline or educational level are invited to participate. = 407454542,0,0 29-Nov-82 16:49 Philip Wadler Shipping books & etc From: Philip Wadler at CMU-CS-GANDALF I need to ship many boxes of books, some framed pictures, perhaps a stereo, and some other items to California. Does anyone have a recommendation for the best way to do this? (UPS, Greyhound, hire a mover, etc.) As usual, responses forwarded to Bovik. Thanks. -- Phil (plw@y) = 407454606,0,0 29-Nov-82 16:50 Kevin Weaver at CMU-RI-ISL !FLAME! Over-automation I'm afraid we've reached a level of over-automation. I am refering to the program 10bb (unix) which reads the bb's for you. This program even sends mail to the person posting the message, telling him that you object to his message, all with the touch of a single button (M) and without giving you a chance to insert any of your own text. I have accidently offended two people due to my sloppy typing. I am sorry. However, I think that this much "automation" is over-doing it and 10bb should only put you in a reply mode, rather than sending off its own opinion of a bb post. -Kevin = 407455909,0,0 29-Nov-82 17:11 Randy Pausch at CMU-CS-G Bentley beard poll results 7 for the beard, 1 for the cleanshaven face, and 2 votes undecided. Sounds like a clear mandate to me ... = 407456929,0,0 29-Nov-82 17:28 Lionel Galway Math grad student needs LISP help From: Lionel Galway at CMU-CS-GANDALF I'm a first semester math grad student who is (trying) to teach myself LISP. I've made some progress, but I really need someone to sit down with me for about 1/2 hour and clear up some points. Can anyone help? If so, please call Margaret Ransom, X2547 and leave a message. Office: 6112 WeH. Thanks. = 407459672,0,0 29-Nov-82 18:14 Ht Kung at CMU-10A Apartment needed for visitor Titi Guerra just arrived from Italy for a one-year visit to CMU . Any information on helping her to find an apartment will be appreciated. Kung@cmua = 407461455,0,0 29-Nov-82 18:44 Glynn Winskel at CMU-10A Gordon Plotkin's visit Gordon Plotkin will be visiting the department from tomorrow, Tuesday, till the end of the week. Gordon's from Edinburgh and has done a lot of the pioneering work in denotational semantics. On Wednesday the 1st he'll be giving a talk---Countable non--determinism and continuity-- which shows how infinite non--determinism forces one to use functions which aren't continuous in denotational semantics. The talk's in 5409 from 3.00 till 4.00. He'll present the talk in such a way that you needn't know much about semantics. Also if you'd like to meet him send me mail so I can fix--up a schedule. Mail me on the A. = 407521991,0,0 30-Nov-82 11:33 Larry Matthies at CMU-10A One Peter, Paul, Mary ticket No, not free, but for $15.00. Its Saturday night at the Stanley theater. Send me mail at cmua. = 407522890,0,0 30-Nov-82 11:48 Glynn Winskel at CMU-10A Plotkin's visit Gordon Plotkin is ill---sounds like some sort of flu. Still there is chance he will be coming tonight if he's feeling better. I'll be finding out more this afternoon. I'll post further information when I get it. = 407526744,0,0 30-Nov-82 12:52 Mady Bauer at CMU-10A Video Disc Interface I am looking for somebody with knowledge about interfacing mini- computers with video discs. If you know something about this, please read vdisc.txt[c410mb26] for further information. = 407529581,0,0 30-Nov-82 13:39 Jim Crowley at CMU-10A Robotics Seminar Getting a Grip on Friction Matt Mason C-MU Robotics Institute Thursday, Dec 2 1982 3:30 pm 4623 Wean Hall ( The Video Conference Room ) Matt Mason is a new member of the Robotics Institute faculty. His talk is derived from his recent thesis concerning theoretical analysis of partially constrained motion with friction. An abstract will be posted on the 4th floor physical bulletin board. = 407529974,0,0 30-Nov-82 13:46 CS EMERSON at UTEXAS-20 POPL83 hotel phone correction The correct phone for the POPL83 hotel (the Best Western Villa Capri) is 512-476-6171 NOT 512-476-6167 as listed in the brochure. ------- = 407530534,0,0 30-Nov-82 13:55 Paul Knueven at CMU-10A Art Show The Forbes Gallery (5200 Forbes Ave.) continues its series featuring student art with a show including the work of Sarah Ratchye. The festive opening is tonight at 7pm; the show runs through December 4. (For those who may not know, Ms. Ratchye is related by marriage to Ed Frank.) = 407535242,0,0 30-Nov-82 15:14 James Adams at CMU-10A Goodbye Contrary to my plan file I am still in town, but only until this weekend. Thank you all for making my time in Pittsburgh wonderful. = 407536209,0,0 30-Nov-82 15:30 Craig Everhart at CMU-10A Thesis proposal: Robustness I'll be presenting my thesis proposal, ``Categorizing Errors to Guide Robust Programming,'' tomorrow, 1 December 1982, at 1:45 pm in 8220 ScH. A copy of the companion document has been in the C.S. lounge since the 19th. All are welcome to attend. = 407540655,0,0 30-Nov-82 16:44 Roger Haskin Workshop on Non-Numeric Architecture - Deadline for submissions From: Roger Haskin The call for papers for the Seventh Workshop on Computer Architecture for Non-Numeric Processing recently sent out alluded to the fact that the original deadline for submissions, which was to have been November 15, has been extended. Due to the late start we got organizing the conference, we did not get a chance to publish the call for papers soon enough to give potential authors sufficient time to prepare drafts. The deadline has thereform been suspended, and we will continue to accept submissions on an informal basis. I would appreciate notice from potential authors as soon as possible regarding their intention to submit a paper, accompanied by a reasonably detailed abstract. To speed things up, we will accept these over the net. A draft should follow as soon as possible (remember we have to referree them!). I want to be as flexible as possible, but the end of the 1st week of January should be regarded as a fairly firm deadline. My net address is HASKIN.IBM-SJ@UDEL-RELAY Roger Haskin Program Chairman = 407541959,0,0 30-Nov-82 17:05 BUNDY HPS How to reach Edinburgh by Net Mail From: BUNDY HPS (on ERCC DEC-10) -------- It is now possible to reach many people in the UK via electronic mail. Messages go to ISID and then, via satellite, to UCL-CS in London, and hence via UK networks SERCnet and PSS. For instance, to reach people in Edinburgh you can type %EDXA%UCL-CS@ISID. EDXA is the local Edinburgh DEC10 and %s are converted to @s on route. The return address is % @UCL-CS. Since there is no directory available I include the address of some Edinburgh people. Some of them have long standing ARPAnet accounts and prefer mail to go there. ARPA NETWORK ADDRESESS FOR EDINBURGH PEOPLE Alan Bundy BUNDY@RUTGERS Graeme Ritchie G.D.RITCHIE%EDXA%UCL-CS@ISID Henry Thompson HTHOMPSON@PARC-MAXC Richard O'Keefe R.A.OKEEFE%EDXA%UCL-CS@ISID Bernard Silver B.SILVER%EDXA%UCL-CS@ISID Luis Jenkins LEJM%EDXA%UCL-CS@ISID [also LEJM@MIT-AI] Leon Sterling L.STERLING%EDXA%UCL-CS@ISID Lawrence Byrd BYRD%EDXA%UCL-CS@ISID Pat Ambler PAT.AMBLER%EDXA%UCL-CS@ISID Robert Rae RAE%EDXA%UCL-CS@ISID Dave Bowen BOWEN%EDXA%UCL-CS@ISID -------- = 407542705,0,0 30-Nov-82 17:18 Sharon Burks at CMU-10A Harris Corporation Recruiter This is just a reminder that Howard Sprague, a representative of Harris Corporation in Dallas, Texas, will be in the department tomorrow to talk with anyone interested in permanent employment at Harris. He will give a presentation on the work at Harris at 12:00 in room 4605. If you are interested in talking with Mr. Sprague, show up at the presentation. He will make arrangements for further talks at that time. = 407546616,0,0 30-Nov-82 18:23 Sharon Burks at CMU-10A Harris Corporation Recruiter This is just a reminder that Howard Sprague, a representative of Harris Corporation in Dallas, Texas, will be in the department tomorrow to talk with anyone interested in permanent employment at Harris. He will give a presentation on the work at Harris at 12:00 in room 4605. If you are interested in talking with Mr. Sprague, show up at the presentation. He will make arrangements for further talks at that time. = 407546665,0,0 30-Nov-82 18:24 Sharon Burks at CMU-10A Student Statements/BlackFrida If you are a CS graduate student you should find in your mailbox a copy of the "Student Statement for Black Friday". Please fill it out WITH EITHER A TYPEWRITER OR A BLACK PEN and return to my office by December 10. If you are a new student, or just can't figure out what to do with it, ask someone -- don't throw it away!! = 407547521,0,0 30-Nov-82 18:38 Steve Vegdahl at CMU-10A thesis oral on 8 December My thesis oral is scheduled for Wednesday, 8 December at 3:30pm in 5409 Wean Hall. The title of my dissertation is "Local Code Generation and Compaction in Optimizing Microcode Compilers". Copies of the thesis summary are in the lounge. An abstract may be found in abstra.doc[c410sv30] on the /A or /usrg0/srv/abstract.doc on the GP. Come see what life is like after three years of being "down in the bits". = 407557440,0,0 30-Nov-82 21:24 Glynn Winskel at CMU-10A Plotkin talk Gordon Plotkin's talk for tomorrow, Wednesday, is postponed till Friday. I'll fix--up a precise time and place tomorrow. Gordon will be in the department Thursday morning. Send me mail on the A if you'd like to meet him. I guess he can't promise not to give you 'flu. = 407557573,0,0 30-Nov-82 21:26 Lars Ericson at CMU-10A FIAT For Sale 1974 Fiat 128, ~79,000 miles. Well maintained, new sticker, a little finicky but the hardware is probably stable at this point. Looking for around $875, mail to Lars.Ericson@CMUA if you're interested. Thanks, Lars = 407559503,0,0 30-Nov-82 21:58 RFC 800 Now Available One RFC Announcement A new RFC is now available from the Network Information Center in the NETINFO directory at SRI-NIC. RFC 800: Title: Requests for Comments Summary Author: J. Postel & J. Vernon Pages : 10 pathname: [SRI-NIC] RFC800.TXT This memo is an annotated listing of the RFCs from 700 through 799. It is essentially a status report on the RFCs. Public access files may be copied from the NETINFO directory at SRI-NIC via FTP with username ANONYMOUS and password GUEST. Submissions for RFCs should be sent to POSTEL@USC-ISIF. Requests to be added to or deleted from this distribution list should be sent to NIC@SRI-NIC. --jon. = 407621526,0,0 01-Dec-82 15:12 Peter Angeline at CMU-10A Fractals in Graphics I am looking for information on Fractals. I have a copy of Benoit Mandelbrot's book called "Fractals" but there are a few things I have questions about. If anyone out there knows of other books on fractals or Fractional Brownian Motion, please let me know. I can be reached via CMU-A. Thanks all. Pete Angeline = 407622494,0,0 01-Dec-82 15:28 Allan Fisher at CMU-10A CSNet/PhoneNet help Does anybody recall the location of the user directory files on UDel-Relay? Thanks. = 407628315,0,0 01-Dec-82 17:05 Jaime Carbonell at CMU-10A Second 413 TA call A couple of months ago I posted a call for TAs to the software engineering class. The primary responsibility of a TA is to serve as a councilor to a semester-long group project. In my last call I got two positive responses and several "maybes". I seem to have lost the maybe list. If you were one of the respondants and are still interested, or if you weren't and wish to participate in this unique experience, please send me mail. Graduate students, programming staff, etc are welcomed. I need 3 or 4 additional group councilors. = 407630808,0,0 01-Dec-82 17:46 Jon Webb at CMU-CS-SPICE Request for Fall '76 Compcon Does anyone have a copy of the Fall 1976 Compcon proceedings? I need to Xerox a couple articles. = 407634778,0,0 01-Dec-82 18:52 Nathaniel Borenstein Bboard complaints From: Nathaniel Borenstein at CMU-CS-G All complaints about the bboard system should be sent to bboard@cmua. This can help you to avoid making a fool of yourself by complaining publicly (i.e. on the bboard) about bugs that don't really exist. And please don't send me mail explaining that everyone has a right to make a fool of himself, because your right to be an idiot ends when it begins wasting my time and blackening what remains of my reputation. = 407643811,0,0 01-Dec-82 21:23 Lydia Defilippo at CMU-10A Richard Statman Richard Statman of Rutgers University will speak Monday, December 6. Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm Place: 54l5 WEH Title: Solving Functional Equations at Higher Types. No Abstract = 407643870,0,0 01-Dec-82 21:24 Glynn Winskel at CMU-10A Plotkin talk rescheduled Gordon Plotkin will be giving a talk on Friday the 3rd at 3.30pm in room 5409. The talk is on ``Countable nondeterminism and continuity'', bound up with the issue of how to extend denotational semantics to handle ``fairness''. The talk should be understandable by the nonspecialist in semantics. Gordon will be available to meet people on Thursday and Friday. Send me mail on the A if you'd like to meet him. = 407644603,0,0 01-Dec-82 21:36 Ivor Durham at CMU-10A ~= Three-Hole Punch Will whoever STOLE the three-hole punch from the Dover room please bring it back immediately, if not sooner?! If it went AWOL for a good reason, the responsible party might at least have left the rest of us a note! = 407686438,0,0 02-Dec-82 09:13 Barbara Zayas Theory Seminar today From: Barbara Zayas at CMU-CS-SPICE Larry Rudolph will speak at the Theory Seminar. The title of his talk is: "The Balanced Sorting Network". Meet in room 4605 at 3:00 today. An abstract is posted on the physical bboards. = 407696244,0,0 02-Dec-82 11:57 Doug Jensen at CMU-CS-G Sony Watchman TV Thinking that Neiman-Marcus would be the first kid on the block with the new Sony Watchman TV, I ordered one from their Christmas catalog. Much to my surprise, I was able to find one elsewhere a week before the one from N-M arrived. They are quite difficult to obtain, so before I return the one from N-M, I want to see if anyone else would like it. It is a FLAT TV (the first of its kind) with a 2" picture tube, about 3x7x1, very high tech and cute. The price is $350. I will return it unopened to N-M Monday if no one responds. = 407713713,0,0 02-Dec-82 16:48 Gregg Lebovitz Interlan 10 Mbit ethernet hardware seminar From: Gregg Lebovitz at CMU-EE-AMPERE Bill Henderson from Interlan will discuss Interlan's 10 Mbit hardware interfaces for the Unibus, Qbus and Multibus. Date: Tuesday, December 7 Time: 1:30 to 3:00 At: Hamerschlage room 104 As a side note, The EE department is using Interlan hardware for its 10 Mbit ethernet. We have a vax driver compatible with the 3 Mbit driver and tcp/ip software interfaces. = 407714584,0,0 02-Dec-82 17:03 Gregg Lebovitz Interlan 10 Mbit ethernet hardware seminar From: Gregg Lebovitz at CMU-EE-AMPERE Bill Henderson from Interlan will discuss Interlan's 10 Mbit hardware interfaces for the Unibus, Qbus and Multibus. Date: Tuesday, December 7 Time: 1:30 to 3:00 At: Hamerschlage room 104 As a side note, The EE department is using Interlan hardware for its 10 Mbit ethernet. We have a vax driver compatible with the 3 Mbit driver and tcp/ip software interfaces. = 407723484,0,0 02-Dec-82 19:31 Mike Kazar at CMU-CS-G lemon gateway down tonight The lemon gateway (ethernet telnet service to CMU-10A) will be partially unavailable from 11 PM or so tonight and tomorrow night. Sorry for the late notice, an earlier post failed somehow. If this inconveniences you, let me know; the times can be changed easily. = 407723752,0,0 02-Dec-82 19:35 David Nason at CMU-10A Perq Boot Floppies Those who have borrowed the nine D265 Boot floppies from my office, please return them ASAP. That's all there are, and others need to use them (can't even make duplicates since someone took the last one without asking). David Nason = 407731069,0,0 02-Dec-82 21:37 Sharon Burks at CMU-10A Sten Andler PS Seminar On Monday, December 6, the Programming Systems Seminar speaker will be Sten Andler, of IBM San Jose Research Center. He will speak at 3:30 on the topic of ROSIE: Research Office Systems Internetwork Environment. = 407731234,0,0 02-Dec-82 21:40 Dalibor Vrsalovic at CMU-10A ACM Perf. eval. review Has anyone ACM Performance Evaluation Review, Vol. 11 No 1. April 1982.I need it for an hour to copy something. Please send me a mail if you have it. = 407731572,0,0 02-Dec-82 21:46 David McCarty at CMU-10A Logic and Gluttony Just reminder that Rich Thomason of Pitt's Philosophy Dept. will be addressing the Joint Logic Seminar this Friday at 2.00pm in 220 Scaife Hall. Thomason's subject will be "Semantics for Ramified Type Theory." As usual, a lunch will take place before the seminar in the cafeteria of Carnegie Library. [You needn't attend the lunch in order to attend the seminar. However, I do recommend it--most of these lectures are greatly improved by being punctuated with belches.] = 407744602,0,0 03-Dec-82 01:23 James Saxe at CMU-10A Square Dance Tonight Larry Edelman will call to the music of Brad Leftwich and Linda Higgenbotham. Details in SQUARE.TXT[c410js30] on CMUA. = 407748151,0,0 03-Dec-82 02:22 Cheese Coop at CMU-10A Order open! Closing to Nonshareholders Friday the 10th at 2 PM. Closing to Shareholders Tuesday the 14th at 2 PM. Cheese party in CS lounge Wednesday the 15th at 7 PM. Cheese Sales in CS lounge Thursday the 16th at 9 AM. Last order this year, don't get left out! = 407762334,0,0 03-Dec-82 06:18 Mel Siegel at CMU-10A Touch Sensing in Robots Touch Sensing in Robots by Prof. Leon D. Harmon Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio As robotics technology matures, sensory perception is slowly evolving. Vision systems are now commercially available and useful, although design and performance are still relatively primitive. Touch sensing, just start- ing to reach some sophistication in research laboratories, is expected to appear much more potently in industrial manipulators in the near future. Aspects of the present state-of-the-art and outstanding problems in touch-sensing technology will be discussed. This includes materials and transducer design, information processing, and system control considerations. The distance from current knowhow to "smart skin" robots of the next decade is considerable; however, the technological challenges are well matched by the perceived payoff, especially in automated assembly. 3:00 PM Friday, December 3 WeH 4623 = 407774411,0,0 03-Dec-82 09:40 Barbara Zayas Floor mat box needed! From: Barbara Zayas at CMU-CS-SPICE I need a box, the kind that floor mats come packed in. (Floor mats go under a desk to prevent the rug being torn to shreds.) If you have one of these boxes that I could have for keeps, please let me know. I need to wrap a Christmas gift. (bjz@x, or x3779). Thanks!! = 407779130,0,0 03-Dec-82 10:58 Robert Frederking at CMU-10A Spring in December I'd just like to point out that it is warmer today in Pittsburgh than almost anywhere in California. Let's hope it's a climactic change. If CMU won't go to the Sunbelt, the Sunbelt will come to CMU. = 407780882,0,0 03-Dec-82 11:28 Michael Mauldin at CMU-CS-G Scribe Resume Format Does anyone out there have any resume.mak that they're fond of? Any pointers would be appreciated. I am willing to learn how to build one, and will publish any results. Replies to mauldin@a (or mlm@g). Fuzzy = 407785937,0,0 03-Dec-82 12:52 Jan Zubkoff at CMU-10A note pad Someone left a note pad in Jon Bentley's office. Phone numbers for Rick Mills and B. Molin are in this pad. If this is yours, come and get it in my office (WE 4117). = 407789737,0,0 03-Dec-82 13:55 Marty Herman at CMU-CS-IUS AI seminar on Dec 7 Steve Shafer, from CMU-CSD, will speak at the AI seminar on the topic of "The theory of straight homogeneous generalized cylinders," on Tues Dec 7, 5409 WeH. Abstracts posted on physical BBs and CogSci BB. = 407798693,0,0 03-Dec-82 16:24 Edmund Clarke at CMU-10A Programming Systems Seminar The next meeting of the Programming Systems Seminar will be on Monday, December 6 at 3:30 p.m. in 5409 Wean Hall Sten Andler of the IBM Research Laboratory in San Jose, California will speak. A short abstract of the lecture follows: ROSIE: Research Office Systems Internetwork Environment ROSIE provides a framework for distributed applications in an office systems environment. It incorporates a communication subsystem, a replicated nameserver, a networking plan with local networks and gateways to external networks, and several utilities such as file transfer, terminal conferencing, 3277 emulation, and performance measurement. The ROSIE communication subsystem (CSS) is a message-based interprocess communication mechanism, providing a means of communication between processes in ROSIE, located on the same or different machines. Written in Pascal for portability, it has been implemented on VM/CMS using VMCF as a virtual network, and on Series/1 using the 2 Mbit/sec ring network. CSS is being ported to the 925 Advanced Office Workstation, where it will support communication lines and a high-speed local network. The networking plan includes plans for a prototype 4 Mbit/sec local ring network to be installed later this year, and a gateway to the CSNET and ARPANET community. We will also describe some of the utilities that have been developed for ROSIE. = 407824840,0,0 03-Dec-82 23:40 CS EMERSON at UTEXAS-20 POPL83 hotel phone correction The correct phone for the POPL83 hotel (the Best Western Villa Capri) is 512-476-6171 NOT 512-476-6167 as listed in the brochure. ------- = 407825036,0,0 03-Dec-82 23:43 poggio at SRI-TSC Motorola 68010 availability The Motorola 68010 (the page-fault supporting version of the 68000) was to be available 4th quarter, 82; I have heard that this deadline is unlikely to be met. Does anyone have any specific information on why it is late or when it will be available? Please reply directly to "poggio at sri-tsc". Thank you. --Andy = 407825774,0,0 03-Dec-82 23:56 DAVE FHL Lectureship at Edinburgh University From: DAVE FHL (on ERCC DEC-10) -------- Universtity of Edinburgh Lectureship in Artificial Intelligence Applications are invited for a post of lecturer in Artificial Intelligence. The post has been funded by Systems Designers Ltd, and is tenable for three years in the first instance. The successful candidate will participate in the department's teaching programme; he or she will liaise with the sponsoring company, and will initiate and carry through research into the design and implementation of knowledge-based systems, preferably in collaboration with the company. Starting salary at appropriate point on the scale 6375-9370 pounds sterling, with placement according to qualifications and experience. Applications by letter (two copies) including a statement of the candidate's research experience, a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees should be sent to: The Secretary University of Edinburgh Old College South Bridge Edinburgh EH8 9YL United Kingdom from whom further particulars may be obtained. The closing date for applications is 31 January 1983. -------- = 407877828,0,0 04-Dec-82 14:23 Margaret Beard at CMU-10A CSD & Robotics Directories Now that the office changes are complete, we will be putting toether the new directories and phone lists. If you are associated with the Computer Science Department and/or Robotics, please check your directory entry and update it if necessary by Friday (December 10) at the latest. You can do this by typing "r csd" to CMUA and following the directions. Because of the large number of outdated directory entries, we have marked everyone whose name does not appear in our lists of faculty, students and staff as "Gone". If the L field of your entry has been changed to "Gone", it means we assumed you are no longer at CMU and your name will not be included in the directory. If we've made a mistake, please don't be insulted; we don't know everyone's names and our lists are probably not complete. Just change your L field back to the appropriate thing ("Staff", "Grad Student", etc.) and your name will appear in the directory. If you have any questions or problems, send mail to Bovik@CMU-CS-A. Thank you for your cooperation. Margaret Beard and Ed Zayas = 407947833,0,0 05-Dec-82 09:50 Duane Williams at CMU-CS-IUS Papert resignation An article in the Dec. 3, 1982, issue of Science (pp. 978-979) describes the resignation of Seymour Papert from the Paris-based centre mondial pour la micro-informatique because of a dispute with Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber. = 407968974,0,0 05-Dec-82 15:42 Ed Clune at CMU-10A Ride It being near break time, I would like to know if anyone is heading to or from the Buffalo/Rochester area between about December 27 and January 3. The dates are very flexible. Im just trying to get there, stay for a while, and get back (not necessarily with the same ride). Ed Clune = 407970415,408430800,0 05-Dec-82 16:06 Wayne-Bortman-H HP-11c For Sale From: Wayne-Bortman-H at CMU-EE-AMPERE I have a new HP-11c slim-line scientific programmable calculator for sale. Perfect Condition. If interested send me mail and include a best offer. wrb@cmu-ee-1@cmu-10a = 407973260,0,0 05-Dec-82 16:54 Michael Leibensperge L&M output rack is full!!! From: Michael Leibensperge at CMU-10A = 408006648,0,0 06-Dec-82 02:10 James Wright at CMU-RI-ISL "Computer", Dec 1982 Can any one loan me this month's (Dec.) issue of "Computer" magazine for a few hours? The library's just will not come in. thanks in advance jmw@CMU-RI-ISL = 408027414,0,0 06-Dec-82 07:56 V Ellen Golden VDT Survey Result From: V Ellen Golden Blue Buttons, the Boston Globe "Chatter" who asked for a survey of VDT users a while ago, has now responded with the results. As many of you might have predicted, the results were not exactly surprising. She decided in the end that a more scientific survey was required. It is my suspicion that the responses of the Arpanet community may have respresented a majority of the "individual responses" she mentions. This opens some interesting questions about OTHER sorts of VDT using jobs. In any case, her reply is available on MIT-MC as ELLEN;VDT RESP and may be FTP'd. And thank you from Blue Buttons to all of you who took the time to reply. = 408030256,0,0 06-Dec-82 08:44 Roger Dannenberg at CMU-10A Atari computer info I'm trying to get some information on interfacing hardware to an Atari 800 computer. No computer stores know anything about this, but rumor has it that a book called "De Re Atari" (or something like that) has hardware documentation. Any information would be greatly appreciated. = 408033984,0,0 06-Dec-82 09:46 Duane Williams at CMU-10A VDT Survey Result A copy of the file ELLEN;VDT RESP from MIT-MC is located on CMUA as TEMP:ELLEN.VDT[r110dw70]. = 408034707,0,0 06-Dec-82 09:58 Mary Shaw at CMU-10A E F G L M N O P Please pick up output -- Dover racks are full. = 408035718,0,0 06-Dec-82 10:15 Lydia Defilippo at CMU-10A Richard Statman Richard Statman, of Rutgers Univ., speaking today at 4:30, 54l5 WEH. Title: "Solving functional equations at higher types." = 408039711,0,0 06-Dec-82 11:21 Jon Bentley at CMU-10A Theory Task #3 Grades Sharon will place the grades in student mailboxes shortly. I will lead a review of the exam on Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:00 in ScH 5409; try to attend if you possibly can. = 408039777,0,0 06-Dec-82 11:22 Nathaniel Borenstein Recycling Centers From: Nathaniel Borenstein at CMU-CS-G If you've been wondering where to take material to be recycled in Pittsburgh, you can read the answers in the file /usrg0/nsb/nsb/recycling. = 408046204,0,0 06-Dec-82 13:10 Jim Crowley at CMU-10A Major Demo The old Coal Research building is presently playing catch with a wrecking ball. The ball seems to be winning. = 408059613,0,0 06-Dec-82 16:53 Matthew Lewis at CMU-10A Bucks for your bike? I am in the market for a 10-speed, reasonalby nice bicycle. If you have a bike that matches that description hanging around, and need some extra space in your garage/house plus some extra cash in your pocket for the holidays, we might be able to work out something. Please send mail to LEWIS @ CMUA or call my office: X2810 - Matthew = 408061290,0,0 06-Dec-82 17:21 Linda Bucciarelli at CMU-10A Speaker Raj Reddy has invited Dr. Delorese Ambrose, Assistant Dean of SUPA to give a presentation on How to Give an Effective Talk. She will be speaking on Tuesday, December 7 in Wean Hall, Room 7500 at 3:30 p.m. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. = 408062758,0,0 06-Dec-82 17:45 Richard Stern at CMU-10A Dead motorcycle for sale I have a 1971 Honda CB-350 that I'd like to unload. You get a complete bike (minus one headlight) with two (nonfunctional) engines (one seized, one dissected). Best offer by December 9. Please call me at x2535 or 362-8435 if interested. = 408067991,0,0 06-Dec-82 19:13 Stephen Hancock at CMU-CS-G Keys => Operator A set of keys was found on Ruby (the old Dover), the operator now has them. = 408093197,0,0 07-Dec-82 02:13 RFCs 824 & 826 Now Available New RFCs are now available from the Network Information Center in the NETINFO directory at SRI-NIC. These are two memos discuss the mapping between Internet Addresses and local network addresses. This is a subject of current interest in the internet community, and it is intended that these memos stimulate further discussion of this topic. These are not specifications of Internet Standards. RFC 824: Title: The CRONUS Virtual Local Network Author: W. MacGregor & D. Tappan Pages : 41 pathname: [SRI-NIC] RFC824.TXT This memo presents the concept of a Virtual Local Network (VLN) that can operate on several different types of Physical Local Networks (PLNs), and the specific mechanisms for mapping between Internet addresses and VLN addresses, and between VLN addresses and PLN addresses. RFC 826: Title: An Ethernet Address Resolution Protocol Author: D. Plummer Pages : 10 pathname: [SRI-NIC] RFC826.TXT This memo presents a method of converting a Protocol Address (e.g., an IP address) to a Local Network Address (e.g., an Ethernet address). Public access files may be copied from the NETINFO directory at SRI-NIC via FTP with username ANONYMOUS and password GUEST. Submissions for RFCs should be sent to POSTEL@USC-ISIF. Requests to be added to or deleted from this distribution list should be sent to NIC@SRI-NIC. --jon. = 408116598,0,0 07-Dec-82 08:43 Janet Asbury at CMU-10A Chevette for Sale My brother-in-law would like to sell a 1980 Chevy Chevette 4-speed. Excellent condition. Make offer. You can call him at 325-4759. = 408119094,0,0 07-Dec-82 09:24 Larry Matthies at CMU-10A Borrow a copy of Allen? Does anyone have a copy of Allen's book "Probability, Statistics, and Queueing Theory..." that I could borrow for the duration of the week = 408121003,0,0 07-Dec-82 09:56 Phil Hayes at CMU-CS-CAD tires for sale Pair of almost unused (less than 1000 miles) Dunlop Gold Seal steel-belted radials (Dunlop's top quality) size ER78-14 for sale. They list for over $80 each, they cost me around $60 each. Yours for $40 each or $75 the pair. = 408125383,0,0 07-Dec-82 11:09 Steve Vegdahl at CMU-10A thesis oral Reminder: my thesis oral will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) at 3:30pm in 5409. "Local Code Generation and Compaction in Optimizing Microcode Compilers" = 408125677,0,0 07-Dec-82 11:14 Linda Bucciarelli at CMU-10A Talk Postponed Delorese Ambrose, Assistant Dean of SUPA will not be speaking today in Wean Hall, 7500 as announced earlier. No future date for the talk has been arranged. = 408126708,0,0 07-Dec-82 11:31 Jim Crowley at CMU-10A Westinghouse buys Unimation Westinghouse Electric Corp and Condec Inc. signed an agreement yesterday in which Westinghouse will buy Condec's 78% interest in Unimation for $21/share or $84 million. Unimation makes the PUMA robots which are the most widely used robots in the Robotics Institute. = 408129607,0,0 07-Dec-82 12:20 Gregg Lebovitz Dont forget (Ethernet Hardware Seminar) From: Gregg Lebovitz at CMU-EE-AMPERE Brian Henderson from Interlan will discuss their 10Mbit Ethernet Hardware. He will also answer technical questions concerning its performance. Where: HH104 (main corridor Hamerschlag) When: 1:30 today = 408130549,0,0 07-Dec-82 12:35 Larry Matthies at CMU-10A Have a copy of Allen. Thanx. = 408130914,0,0 07-Dec-82 12:41 Vijay Saraswat at CMU-CS-A want some printouts / card decks ... From: Vijay Saraswat at CMU-CS-A (C410VS90) Does anyone know if the stuff (cartons , printouts , manuals ) which has been lying around in 8205 Weh for over a year (some of it marked 'Reidar Conradi ') is of any use to anyone ? We seem to have inherited it alongwith the room . One more week , that's all it gets . Identify it ( or even profess an interest in it) and it's yours ! = 408132317,0,0 07-Dec-82 13:05 James Muller computing @CMU From: James Muller at CMU-CS-GANDALF Someone is sitting in the comp center output room using a keypunch. = 408133069,0,0 07-Dec-82 13:17 Neil Swartz at CMU-RI-FAS TRS-80 Model III for sale (not mine!) A person I know is selling a TRS-80 model III with two disk drives, TRSDOS, and BASIC. The system is six months old and little used. If you are interested send mail to nms@cmur = 408134695,0,0 07-Dec-82 13:44 Barbara Zayas Steve Fortune, IBM From: Barbara Zayas at CMU-CS-SPICE Steve Fortune, IBM Yorktown, will lecture at the Theory Seminar on Thursday, 9 December. The title of his talk is: "How to Add Quickly and Cheaply". Meet in room 4605 at 3:00pm. An abstract is posted on the physical bboards. = 408137589,0,0 07-Dec-82 14:33 Barbara Zayas at CMU-10A Ravi Kannan, MIT Ravi Kannan, MIT, will lecture this Friday at 11:00am in room 8220. The title of his talk is: "Improved Algorithms for Integer Programming and Related Lattice Problems". = 408139974,0,0 07-Dec-82 15:12 Andrew Pilant voice run world From: Andrew Pilant at CMU-CS-SPEECH * This week's TIME magazine contains an article about Robby * Marince, someone who controls the telephone, TV, satellite * dish, computer terminal by voice, through an off-the-shelf * voice recognizer and an Apple computer. If this interests * you, i'm sure Ron.Cole@CS-CMU-SPEECH would give more info. = 408141053,0,0 07-Dec-82 15:30 Karen Hensley at CMU-10A Need "Intro Op Sys" Habermann Can anyone loan me A.N. Habermann, "Introduction to Operating System Design" for a few minutes (and I'll copy the part I need) or a few hours (and I'll just read it) ? D.A.R. Hoare, "Monitors: An Operating System Structuring Concept", in CACM, Vol 17 would also help, though it be much more rare. = 408142792,0,0 07-Dec-82 15:59 Lydia Defilippo at CMU-10A Joint Logic Seminar Speaker: Lars W. Ericson Carnegie-Mellon Computer Science Department Title: Computational Category Theory Time: 2:00 pm, Tuesday, 14 December Place: 220 Scaife Hall = 408143051,0,0 07-Dec-82 16:04 Barbara Zayas at CMU-10A Ed Smith Visiting Ed Smith, Tandem Computers, Sunnyvale California, will be visiting the department on Wednesday and Thursday, 8/9 December. If you would like to meet with him, please send mail to me, bjz@x or telephone, x3779. He will also be lecturing on Thursday at 10:30am in room 5409. The title of his talk is: "Debugging Techniques for Communicating Loosely-Coupled Processes". = 408143369,0,0 07-Dec-82 16:09 Karen Hensley at CMU-10A Habermann Found = 408151777,0,0 07-Dec-82 18:29 Jon Webb at CMU-CS-SPICE Initial MX Missile funding killed This was just on NPR. The House of Representatives voted to kill funding for the first five MX missiles. = 408152485,0,0 07-Dec-82 18:41 Kevin Dowling at CMU-10A Robot use Actually, the PUMA's (three models) are tied in terms of quantity with the three powerful microbots, and about as widely used. nivek = 408152541,0,0 07-Dec-82 18:42 Doug Jensen at CMU-10A 1" Panasonic TV for sale I have retired my Panasonic TR1010P 1" TV virtually unused. It is literally jacket pocket size--about 6 x 3 x 1.5 inches (even smaller than the Sony Watchman, but also with a smaller screen). I paid $180 for it a few months ago, and would like $100 for it now. = 408156223,0,0 07-Dec-82 19:43 Jayanth Rajan Legal change of name From: Jayanth Rajan at CMU-EE-AMPERE I have legally changed my last name from Vasantharajan to Rajan. = 408163896,0,0 07-Dec-82 21:51 John Anderson at CMU-10A "Thinking" course A description of my winter course is in sylabi.doc[a310ja0y]. It is generally in the area of cognitive science. = 408165812,0,0 07-Dec-82 22:23 Edmund Clarke at CMU-10A Programming Systems Seminar Lui Sha will speak at the Programming Systems Seminar on Monday, December 13 at 3:30 p.m. in Wean Hall 5409. The title of his talk is "Distributed Co-operating Processes and Transactions." An abstract is posted on the physical BBoard. = 408170780,0,0 07-Dec-82 23:46 BUNDY HPS IJCAI-83 Deadline From: BUNDY HPS (on ERCC DEC-10) -------- The deadline for IJCAI-83 is 1st February 1983, i.e. submitted papers must be in Edinburgh by then. No mercy will be shown to late entries. Allowing for Christmas and postal delays that makes about one month's writing time. I should stop hacking about with the BBOARDS and get on with it, if I was you. Alan Bundy IJCAI-83 Programme Chairman -------- = 408170791,0,0 07-Dec-82 23:46 Don Walker ACL/NRL Applied Natural Language Conference From: Don Walker CONFERENCE ON APPLIED NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING 1-3 February 1983 Miramar-Sheraton Hotel Santa Monica, California Sponsored by the Association for Computational Linguistics and the Naval Research Laboratory This special conference will focus on the use of computational linguistic techniques to solve real world problems. The conference will be limited to 300 participants. Technical papers will be presented in sessions on domain-independent natural language interfaces, knowledge-based approaches, handling ill-formed input, text analysis, machine translation, speech interfaces. A panel considering the impact of natural language access on database design and implementation will be featured. There will be demon- strations of working systems and exhibits of special purpose processors, tools, and other materials that support natural language processing. A proceedings will be available after the conference. TUTORIALS ON APPLIED NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING 31 January 1983 Miramar-Sheraton Hotel Santa Monica, California In conjunction with the conference, a tutorial program will be offered on Monday afternoon, January 31, covering the following topics: the computer in language translation, natural language interfaces, speech recognition and synthesis, text generation / text understanding; the sessions will be conducted in parallel, so only one tutorial can be attended. A minimum of 20 participants must be registered by 31 December in order for a tutorial to be held. The program and registration form flyer has just been mailed to ACL and AAAI members; others should contact either Don Walker, SRI International EJ278, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (415:859-3071; ARPANET address WALKER@SRI-AI); or Beatrice Oshika, System Development Corporation, 2500 Colorado Avenue, MD 72-27, Santa Monica, CA 90406 (213:820-4111 x5239). ------- = 408209011,0,0 08-Dec-82 10:23 Douglass Locke at CMU-CS-G Borrow your Ferrari? Does anyone have a copy of "Computer Systems Performance Evaluation" by D. Ferrari that I could borrow for a day or so? Thanks in advance. = 408211062,0,0 08-Dec-82 10:57 Rob Woodbury at CMU-CS-CAD 'Make' on VMS Does anyone know of a way to get a capability similar to Unix 'make' on VAX/VMS. -rob- (rw@CAD-VAX) = 408211494,0,0 08-Dec-82 11:04 Sanford Ressler Video Disk...68000 job From: Sanford Ressler at CMU-CS-CAD A new company in the Washington D.C. area is looking for some people to do low level 68000 work in connection with a video disk project. The video disk machine will be used for a variety of education and training purposes. There are full benefits and a great environment. For more info send mail or call 421-4045. This is a genuinly unique opportunity. Serious inquiries only please... = 408212840,0,0 08-Dec-82 11:27 Lynne Reder at CMU-10A Porter Parking Available for exchange with a parking space in Baker Hall lot. Call Bob Siegler at x2809 or 343-8582 if you know of someone in the Baker lot who would prefer to be in the Porter lot. = 408213705,0,0 08-Dec-82 11:41 Duvvuru Sriram at CMU-RI-ISL Apt for rent.(See apart bb) = 408215749,0,0 08-Dec-82 12:15 David Lamb at CMU-10A did you return a book? Someone put a book in my mailbox for me this morning, but it isn't mine -- I already have a copy. You must have borrowed it from someone else. Name the book and it's all yours. = 408216643,0,0 08-Dec-82 12:30 Cheese Coop at CMU-10A Order still open, SO ORDER! . The order closes to Non-shareholders on Friday at 2 PM so don't be left out. Sales next Thursday the 16th. = 408240367,0,0 08-Dec-82 19:06 Michael Mauldin Bovik Publications From: Michael Mauldin at CMU-CS-CAD I am trying to locate a copy of H.Q. Bovik's publication list. As Doctor Bovik is currently skiing in the Alps, I haven't been able to reach him. Please mail me a copy if you have one. If not, could you send me the Title and Journal/Book/Conference of your favorite publications by him. -- Fuzzy = 408246388,0,0 08-Dec-82 20:46 Bboard Maintainer at CMU-10A New bboard feature The Tops-10 and Unix Emacs bboard systems have a new command, 'c', which may be used to quickly compose complaining mail when someone has posted something that didn't belong on the bboard. (Contrary to unpopular opinion, you do get a chance to abort the mail.) Most people seem to feel that peer pressure is the ideal way to keep the bboards useful; the new feature makes this pressure more easily applied. = 408255725,0,0 08-Dec-82 23:22 Ken Wertz at CMU-10A Building Evacuation Procedure The University administration wishes to increase everyone's awareness of the proper evacuation procedures for all campus buildings. A suggested evacuation route has been assigned to each room. Also, for each cluster of rooms in the vicinity of a given exit, an individual who normally works in that area has been chosen as "floor marshall". This person is responsible for alerting people in his own area about an evacuation in progress, knowing the suggested escape route and alternates, and assisting people in the evacuation procedures. These procedures have been established by Robert Anderegg, Safety Coordinator, and Linda Binstock, Manager of Federal Compliance. Any questions you may have should be directed to one of them, not to the Computer Science department. The floor marshall in your area is expected to discuss evacuation procedures with you in the very near future. Also, now that these procedures are in place, it is logical to assume that the University will soon conduct an evacuation drill. Such a drill was conducted in Warner Hall on Wednesday. This department will cooperate fully with these efforts to improve safety, and we will evacuate all labs, offices, and the terminal room in the event of a drill or suspected emergency. Your cooperation will help the Safety Coordinator analyze the effectiveness of these procedures. = 408297144,0,0 09-Dec-82 10:52 Edith Colmer at CMU-10A Fire Drill Very shortly there will be an evacuation fire drill.This is to deter- mine how fast everyone can get out. Offices from 4111 to 4220 will be in our area of evaccuation. When you hear the fire alarm it will be for real. Leave your office immediately making sure you have your keys and be sure your door is locked. If you have any open windows, please close them before leaving. In an orderly fashio go to the exit near Dorothy Josephons' office, 4125, and exit to the parking lot near Hamerschlag Hall. Once you are outside move away from the building and stay there until the all clear is sounded before entering the building. There is a diagram posted outside the lounge and also a list of the office numbers. Please do not ignore this alarm, it may save your life at some time. If you have any questions see Edith in the main office. = 408301906,0,0 09-Dec-82 12:11 Gary Bradshaw at CMU-RI-ISL Need a few good people The volleyball group is looking for a few good people to play volleyball. However, given the current situation, we will settle for a couple of warm bodies. We play every Thursday evening in the Women's gym in the Main Gym at 8:00. For those of you who have trouble binding variables, today is Thursday and therefore we will be playing tonight. Skill level is not a factor, but a modest amount of seriousness about the game is. -- GB = 408307668,0,0 09-Dec-82 13:47 Aaron Wohl at CMU-10A Chinese banquet I am organizing a Chinese banquet at Jimmy T'sangs resturant. It is thursday dec 16 6:30pm-till ? If you are comming give me $20 cash or a check made out to 'Jimmy T'sangs resturant'. If you haven't been there yet its a world class resturant on the corner of negley and center (formerly the August Moon). Yum Yum Aaron = 408329961,0,0 09-Dec-82 19:59 Zellich at OFFICE-3 List of mailing-lists updated From: Zellich at OFFICE-3 (Rich Zellich) OFFICE-3 file INTEREST-GROUPS.TXT has been updated and is ready for FTP. OFFICE-3 supports the net-standard "ANONYMOUS" Login within FTP, using any password. INTEREST-GROUPS.TXT is currently 1068 lines (or 43,112 characters). Please try to limit any weekday FTP jobs to before 0600-CDT and after 1600-CDT if possible, as the system is heavily loaded during most of the day. Enjoy, Rich CHANGES SINCE LAST UPDATE-NOTICE (14 Nov 82): INFO-RSTS Moved from MIT-MC to MIT-OZ. RAILROAD Description of mailing-list purpose expanded. SKY-FANS Moved from MIT-DMS to MIT-XX. TEXHAX New mailing list added. UNIX.EMACS New mailing list added. UNIX-TeX Archive location and UNIX-TeX-Request address added. ------- = 408336142,0,0 09-Dec-82 21:42 Cheese Coop at CMU-10A Time is running short........ so get it in gear and order soon if you aren't a proud shareholder. You've only until 2:30 PM Friday to do IT. = 408339009,0,0 09-Dec-82 22:30 Ravinder Chandhok ho ho ho From: Ravinder Chandhok at CMU-CS-GANDALF The little elves present: An E.T. ChristmasBzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz........ [ius]/usr/wah/public/etxmas.press Share and enjoy. Bring one home to mom. = 408375344,0,0 10-Dec-82 08:35 Aaron Wohl at CMU-10A Chinese banquet again Peg Schafer (the daytime cs operator) has graciously offered to collect for the banquet at the operator station between 8am-4pm. If you are comming please let Peg know today so Jimmy can plan a menu. If you have requests for the chef for obscure dishes also let us know today. Thanks Aaron = 408385611,0,0 10-Dec-82 11:26 Howard Wactlar at CMU-10A Mail service problems As a result of the new ARPAnet protocols going into place by January 1, many installations, including CMU, have been extending and reimplementing their mail programs and servers. Until adequately debugged, some of these will produce ill-formed, truncated, and misdirected mail. If you should be the recipient of such you should inform both GRIPE and the individual who is identified as the sender. You should forward the message without change as long as its content is not considered to be confidential. Your cooperation will help stabilize the network in the minimum of time. = 408385867,0,0 10-Dec-82 11:31 Ed Frank at CMU-CS-VLSI Seminar by Monty Denneau from IBM, Yorktown Heights The Yorktown Simulation Engine Monty Denneau IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center The Yorktown Simulation Engine (YSE) is a high speed special purpose parallel processor designed and built at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center to simulate the logical operation of large digital networks. A full YSE configuration simulates networks of up to two million gates at a rate exceeding three billion gate computations per second, doing more simulation in just eight hours than an IBM 370/168 does in an entire year. This talk will review gate-level logic simulation and describe the architecture and hardware implementation of the YSE. The seminar will be on Monday, December 13th, at 1:30pm in 5409. = 408397121,0,0 10-Dec-82 14:38 Mark Sherman at CMU-10A Talk by IBM ITC head Date: 9 Dec 1982 1258-EST From: Association Computing-Machinery Subject: December Meeting - ACM Pgh. Chapter The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery will hold its next meeting on Thursday, December 16, 1982 at 7:45 PM in the Wherrett room, Skibo Hall. Our speaker will be: Dr. Michael Conners of IBM who is currently in charge of the IBM side of the ITC project. His talk will deal with the IBM/C-MU Joint Venture. Portions of the talk will discuss areas such as: general background on the project and reasons for the IBM/C-MU agreement, goals and major technical issues which must be dealt with, and speculation on the overall effects of the project. Admission is $1.00 for Non-Members. For additional information regarding this month's meeting, or ACM in general, please submit mail to AC00@TopsA@CMU-CS-C or contact Joyce Wineland at X3032. = 408404023,0,0 10-Dec-82 16:33 Zellich at OFFICE-3 Missing mailing-list from Interest-Groups.TXT file From: Zellich at OFFICE-3 (Rich Zellich) For those of you who noticed that the new UNIX.EMACS mailing-list (not a new list, really, but newly added to the list of lists) was missing from the body of the file, here it is. Sorry 'bout that. -Rich UNIX.EMACS at CMUA Used for new release announcements and general discussions of Gosling's UNIX EMACS. Coordinator: James Gosling ------- = 408410339,0,0 10-Dec-82 18:18 Guy Jacobson at CMU-CS-G Boggle Beaten! The team of Appel, [name withheld by request], Cole, Jacobson, Wadler and Wilber has outscored the "unbeatable" Boggle program on the Unix. We both found 20, it alone found 6, and we alone found 9. A triumph for a parallel implementation of Natural Intelligence! = 408418732,0,0 10-Dec-82 20:38 Matt Mathis at CMU-EE-AMPERE rider wanted IL&WI I plan to drive to Madison Wisconsin on the 18th and return on Jan 2nd. Anybody interested in a ride to Madison, Chicago, or points enroute welcome. Details negotiable. mathis@ampere or x2561 Thanks = 408441125,0,0 11-Dec-82 02:52 Brian Reid at CMU-10A new BBoard feature! A new autoflame command built into the bboard system. Wow. I put that in the same general category as issuing pistols to Honest Citizens because there are too many criminals on the streets. Why not go all the way and add options for automatic @i[ad hominem], and add a variable whose value controls the strength of the automatically-generated insult. Seriously though: if the current CMU populace considers this feature to be a step forward, then its implementation ought to at least force the sender of the autoflame to read it before it is sent. The current implementation permits you to type "Mail" before you even see the automatically-generated text. Visions of an underground war room, with Slim Pickens pushing the "C" key to launch intercontinental missiles at an opponent who to him is just blips on a radar screen.... = 408458540,0,0 11-Dec-82 07:42 James Muller trick From: James Muller at CMU-CS-GANDALF Could someone who knows the M&M machine ``trick'' tell me what it is? I won't use it, I'm just curious. = 408483833,0,0 11-Dec-82 14:43 Rick Rashid at CMU-CS-SPICE Autoflame I agree with Brian. I don't see how mindless criticism is any better than mindless posting of bboard messages. Assuming that this facility was not simply added as a joke, lets get rid of it. = 408492177,0,0 11-Dec-82 17:02 Andy Hisgen at CMU-10A Lounge NYTimes Sub. over Xmas Our lounge subscription to the N.Y. Times (which is through the CMU Bookstore) ran out for this semester on Friday (yesterday). We have already purchased the subscription for next semester, and it starts up again on Monday, Jan. 17. This leaves many days in between which the subscription does not cover. I would like to see us buy the paper during some of this time, specifically, from Monday, Dec. 13 thru Tuesday, Dec. 21, and from Wednesday, Jan. 5, through Fri, Jan. 14. This comes to 15 weekdays. Mark Stehlik has already agreed to pick up the paper on those days, so all we need now is money: at 50 cents a day, we need $7.50. Anyone who would care to contribute should see me in Wean Hall 4130. Thanks. = 408497493,0,0 11-Dec-82 18:31 Mary Shaw at CMU-10A Software Metrics Bibliography Several times in the last few months people have asked me for copies of the annotated bibliography that appeared in "Software Metrics". I have now recovered the files from the archives and reconstructed the press file. If you still want a copy, send mail to Shaw@CMUA. = 408504050,0,0 11-Dec-82 20:20 Dean Daniels at CMU-10A Boot Repair Could someone recommend a local shop which does hiking boot repair Thanks very much. = 408511136,0,0 11-Dec-82 22:18 Thomas Rodeheffer at CMU-10A Lost Proceedings I seem to have lost track of my copy of the proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Programming (Turin, Italy, April, 1982). As I recall, it's a maroon and silver volume published by Springer-Verlag. If you're the person I loaned it to or if you spot it kicking around your office, I'd appreciate having it back. = 408511170,0,0 11-Dec-82 22:19 David Shenton at CMU-10A Umbrellas Does anyone know of a place in Pittsburgh which repairs umbrellas I was told at Kaufmans that their umbrella repairman died and they no longer have a spokesman in that field. = 408537579,0,0 12-Dec-82 05:39 Ted Kowalski John Lions Visit From: Ted Kowalski at CMU-EE-AMPERE John Lions will be visiting Wednesday, December 15. John is a professor at the University of New South Wales in Australia. He has authored A Commentary on the UNIX Operating System and The Second Pass of the Portable C Compiler. He is interested in speaking with folks in the systems area. If you are interested in speaking with him send mail to frodo@cmu-ee-ampere. = 408564242,0,0 12-Dec-82 13:04 Sanford Ressler apartment available From: Sanford Ressler at CMU-CS-CAD A terrific apartment is available for Jan 1. The rent is 350/month not including utilities. This is a 2 bedroom plus living, dining and spare room. Utilities run about 40/month. Very spacious easily accomodate 2 people very comfortably. Call 421-4045 (evening) or 644-6294. = 408575148,0,0 12-Dec-82 16:05 Michael Greenberg Scrabble program From: Michael Greenberg at CMU-RI-ISL Does anyone know of a program that plays the game Scrabble? = 408586292,0,0 12-Dec-82 19:11 Richard Stern at CMU-10A Jewelry repair needed I'm looking for someone who can remove a link from a silver bracelet decently and at reasonable cost. All suggestions will be gratefully forwarded to Bovik. = 408589120,0,0 12-Dec-82 19:58 Rudy Nedved at CMU-10A ArpaNet experiment 13-Dec-82 On Monday, 13-Dec-82, the ArpaNet Management will conduct a 48-hour TCP-only (new protocol) experiment. For the entire two days, NCP packets (old protocol) will be rejected by the IMPs. The standard network communication services (mail, ftp, telnet) will be affected as follows: communication with NCP-only hosts will be completely unavailable; communication with TCP hosts will continue to be available from CMU-CS-A and CMU Unix sites only; communication between the CMU sites will continue to be available via the local ethernet. Communication services on CMU-CS-A will be mail to and from TCP hosts and TCP telnet from TCP hosts only. = 408603326,0,0 12-Dec-82 23:55 Lee Brownston at CMU-10A Scrabble Are there any Scrabble enthusiasts out there? If you are interested in forming a group, maybe we can get something going. Send messages to me @CMUA. = 408609383,0,0 13-Dec-82 01:36 Michael Jones :-) Algorithm needed From: Michael Jones at CMU-CS-SPICE It is estimated that given any two people in the world, that there is over a 90% chance that they know (have talked to) at least one other person in common. Could anyone suggest a fast, efficient algorithm for generating all of the pairs of people who do not share an acquaintance? = 408613308,0,0 13-Dec-82 02:41 Ed Frank at CMU-CS-VLSI Seminar Reminder Monty Denneau of IBM Yorktown Heights will be talking about the Yorktown Simulation Engine, today at 1:30pm in 5409. = 408636302,0,0 13-Dec-82 09:05 Jayanth Rajan Tailor recommendation From: Jayanth Rajan at CMU-EE-AMPERE I need to have a few dress shirts custom tailored. Could someone please recommend a good tailor whose prices are reasonable? Will forward all replies to Bovik. = 408640670,0,0 13-Dec-82 10:17 Elaine Ross at CMU-10A December pay The monthly paydate for December has been changed to December 23. All regular monthly paychecks will be available, and dated, for then. Direct deposits will also be deposited on that date. As always, checks and advices may be picked up in the Main Office. If you receive a regular check and plan on leaving for the holidays before then, you may leave an address with me and I will mail the check to you. = 408640957,0,0 13-Dec-82 10:22 Lee Brownston at CMU-10A Foundation Trilogy I will give away a paperback set of Isaac Asimov's "Foundation Trilogy" to the first person from whom I receive mail requesting it. Note that this offer does not include Asimov's recent "Foundation's Edge," making it now a tetralogy. = 408643499,0,0 13-Dec-82 11:04 Lee Brownston at CMU-10A Foundation lives (books gone) = 408646039,0,0 13-Dec-82 11:47 Cheese Coop at CMU-10A Moving along, don't forget... we close the cheese order tomorrow at 2 PM or thereabouts to everyone so if you desire to acquire some cheese this year then move along. Share and Enjoy. = 408654316,0,0 13-Dec-82 14:05 Edward Zayas at CMU-CS-SPICE CSD update pages We've placed copies of your current CSD/Robotics entries in your physical mailboxes. The purpose of these sheets is to allow you to spot errors in your entries and correct them before we print the new CSD directory. If you find any errors, please run CSD and correct them. If you are unable to do this, please make the corrections on the sheet itself and drop it off in the main office. The deadline for corrections is this Thursday (16 December). If there are no errors in your entry, there is no need to return the form. Ed. & Margaret = 408654725,0,0 13-Dec-82 14:12 Marc Donner at CMU-10A Donner .NE. Walking Machine I thank the considerate persons who have several times filed output labeled "WWWWW Walking Machine " with my output, but I am not the user of the Walking Machine account. Please file Walking Machine output under W. = 408666653,0,0 13-Dec-82 17:30 Alex Waibel at CMU-CS-SPEECH cottages We would like to spend a few days over christmas or new year in the mountains somewhere here in the area for a change. Does anyone know of nice little cottages/hotels/inns around that are for rent ? I am told that the state parks are closed. I know very little about what's out there in the area. Any info appreciated. = 408697292,0,0 14-Dec-82 02:01 Mike Kazar at CMU-CS-G Lounge Rennovations The lounge rennovation committee has just about finished its work, and is ready to put in orders for furniture, etc. Our plan is to buy or do the following: * Buy 8 arm chairs and 5 armless chairs for the lounge (approx. cost $2000). * Put in new carpeting in the lounge, except for a three foot area by the kitchen, which will be tiled to minimize damage from cooking disasters (approx. cost $1750). * Paint the lounge walls white (approx. cost $300). * Buy a vacuum cleaner for the lounge (approx. cost $150). * Install new (wood) book shelves to replace the collapsing ones we have now. * Get shelves for the kitchen area. Pictures of the chairs, and samples of the carpet are available for examination in Barbara Tomchik's office. We need volunteers to help paint the lounge, and to help remove the old furniture and other assorted junk before doing the actual rennovations. There will be a later post with more details about when and how we hope to do this. If you have any comments about the planned lounge rennovations, please get in touch with one of the committee members. We are, by the way, Paul Rosenbloom, Barbara Tomchik, and myself. = 408703934,0,0 14-Dec-82 03:52 Mike Kazar at CMU-CS-G ~= about :-) I personally strongly disagree with the practice of "warning" people they are about to be subjected to humor by putting :-), or any other funny facial expressions, in the subject lines. But, if you put a smiley face in a post's subject line, then under the Federal Truth in Advertising laws, you ought to put a joke in the message, n'est-ce pas? Since this message has a smiley face, I should put in a joke, but since the convention is so dumb, I won't. So there. No offense Scott; your idea was very funny, but the people who read it forgot to notice that you had a smiley face in YOUR post. = 408723599,0,0 14-Dec-82 09:19 James Morris at CMU-10A Piano Player Needed ...to play Christmas songs, tonight (12/14) from 6:30 to 9:30. $50 + what you can drink and continue to play. = 408723919,0,0 14-Dec-82 09:25 Doug Jensen at CMU-CS-G Control theory consultant needed Are you into control theory, or do you know someone who is? One of my consulting clients needs some help and asked me to try to find someone. = 408729107,0,0 14-Dec-82 10:51 David McCarty at CMU-10A Logic Seminar Lars Ericson will address the assembled introverts this afternoon at 2.00 in 220 Scaife on the topic "Computational Category Theory." = 408732101,0,0 14-Dec-82 11:41 Brad Allen at CMU-RI-ISL looking for a book... "Frame Conceptions and Text Understanding", D. Metzing (ed.), Berlin, 1979. I'd like to borrow it for a moment for copying. Replies to bpa@isl; thanks in advance. = 408734080,0,0 14-Dec-82 12:14 Alfred Spector at CMU-10A Give Talk for Software Club Albert Wood of the Software Club of America wants someone to give a talk on Future Communication and Home Computers on December 18th at the Allegheny Center. If you would like to help him out, you can call him at 321-6975. The talk need only be 20-30 minutes long, and I guess that almost all department members are qualified. = 408736636,0,0 14-Dec-82 12:57 Neil Swartz at CMU-RI-FAS ~= about ~= about :-) The convention of putting a symbol in a subject header to indicate a joke was started because several people misunderstood a joke post about elevators. I suggested putting *'s in the headers so that people know not to take a post seriously. It is completely up to the person doing the post, if there is any chance of being misunderstood he/she should use a :-). And now, the joke... How many IBM computers does it take to do a shift operation? answer: 33 -- one to control the shift and 32 to hold the bits. = 408739044,0,0 14-Dec-82 13:37 Joe Mohan at CMU-10A UNICEF greeting cards ... can be purchased locally at 121 University Place, Suite K (near the Sailors and Soldiers memorial). The place is open daily 10:00 to 1:00; however better call 681-4555 before embarking on the trek. I have posted their current catalog on the bboard next to the lounge. (Profits fund charitable work all over the world.) = 408744745,0,0 14-Dec-82 15:12 POSTEL at USC-ISIF RFC 818 Now Available A new RFC is now available from the Network Information Center in the NETINFO directory at SRI-NIC. RFC 818: Title: The Remote User Telnet Service Author: J. Postel Pages : 2 pathname: [SRI-NIC] RFC818.TXT This memo specifies the application service of User Telnet. This is an official protocol specification. Public access files may be copied from the NETINFO directory at SRI-NIC via FTP with username ANONYMOUS and password GUEST. Submissions for RFCs should be sent to POSTEL@USC-ISIF. Requests to be added to or deleted from this distribution list should be sent to NIC@SRI-NIC. --jon. = 408744746,0,0 14-Dec-82 15:12 POSTEL at USC-ISIF RFC 818 Now Available A new RFC is now available from the Network Information Center in the NETINFO directory at SRI-NIC. RFC 818: Title: The Remote User Telnet Service Author: J. Postel Pages : 2 pathname: [SRI-NIC] RFC818.TXT This memo specifies the application service of User Telnet. This is an official protocol specification. Public access files may be copied from the NETINFO directory at SRI-NIC via FTP with username ANONYMOUS and password GUEST. Submissions for RFCs should be sent to POSTEL@USC-ISIF. Requests to be added to or deleted from this distribution list should be sent to NIC@SRI-NIC. --jon. = 408748868,0,0 14-Dec-82 16:21 Cheese Coop at CMU-10A Order Closed! But there's still the cheese cutting party and some fine wine on Wednesday PM at 7 in the CS lounge. Selling as usual at 9 AM in the CS lounge on Thursday. Bye... = 408766278,0,0 14-Dec-82 21:11 PERVIN at CMU-CS-C coffee mug I seem to have lost my coffee mug. It is white with yellow daisies on it. If anyone finds it, please return it to either the CS lounge, the math lounge, or ScH 6324. Thanks. ------- = 408769050,0,0 14-Dec-82 21:57 Mike Accetta at CMU-CS-G bboard problems Due to a mis-configuration of the Vax host name tables and post program, messages posted on any of the "system-wide" bboards from the Vax systems during the last 10 days have been generating errors during the post process to CMU-CS-A and have not been posted there. The problems are now corrected but the error messages were rarely detected by the postors and most messages posted from the Vax systems will be missing from CMU-CS-A bboards. Since the GENERAL bboard is so widely read, I have placed a copy of all messages posted there from Vaxes during this time in the file GENERA.BBD[S300MA33] on CMU-CS-A. If you normally read other "system-wide" bboards on CMU-CS-A, you might want to skim one of the Vax or CMU-CS-C copies to see if there are any notices you may have missed. Sorry for the inconvenience. = 408774529,0,0 14-Dec-82 23:28 Gary Strohm at CMU-RI-ISL Stereo Components for sale 1: Kenwood KX-500 Stereo Cassette Tape deck , Normal ,Chrome, Ferro-Chrome, and Metal. Dolby. Fine Bias Adjustment. ~~$150 or BO. 2: harmon/kardon hk770 Power amp. 65watts/channel. ~~$215 or BO. gary strohm home : 661-3228 office : x3807 = 408775704,0,0 14-Dec-82 23:48 Mike Kazar at CMU-10A Lounge renovations The lounge rennovation committee has just about finished its work, and is ready to put in orders for furniture, etc. Our plan is to buy or do the following: * Buy 8 arm chairs and 5 armless chairs for the lounge (approx. cost $2000). * Put in new carpeting in the lounge, except for a three foot area by the kitchen, which will be tiled to minimize damage from cooking disasters (approx. cost $1750). * Paint the lounge walls white (approx. cost $300). * Buy a vacuum cleaner for the lounge (approx. cost $150). * Install new (wood) book shelves to replace the collapsing ones we have now. * Get shelves for the kitchen area. Pictures of the chairs, and samples of the carpet are available for examination in Barbara Tomchik's office. We need volunteers to help paint the lounge, and to help remove the old furniture and other assorted junk before doing the actual rennovations. There will be a later post with more details about when and how we hope to do this. If you have any comments about the planned lounge rennovations, please get in touch with one of the committee members. We are, by the way, Paul Rosenbloom, Barbara Tomchik, and myself. = 408780863,0,0 15-Dec-82 01:14 SHELLEY@USC-ECLC Job Oppportunities JOB OPENINGS IN IBM DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECT A developmental project sponsored jointly by the University of Southern California and the International Business Machines Corporation has job openings for programmers in the three categories explained below. The developmental environment is an IBM 4341 using CMS under VM. A full-time programmer for each opening is preferred, but two half-time programmers are possible. If you are interested in applying for an opening, please send a resume to: Cecelia E. Henderson Engineering Computer Laboratory\PHE 204 University Park Los Angeles, CA 90089-0273 File System: A programmer with background on IBM 370 architecture machines and a working knowledge of file systems similar to Tenex, Multics and Unix is needed to write a file system for the operating system being developed. It is assumed that VM support will be used for the first phase of file system implementation. Compiler Runtime Environments and Debuggers: A programmer with background on IBM 370 architecture machines and a working knowledge of compilers is needed to write the runtime environment, input/output packages and debuggers for Pascal, Fortran and Basic compilers for the operating system being developed. Existing IBM compilers will be modified to use the new operating system in place of VM support. Applications: A programmer with background on either IBM 370 architecture machines or DECSystem 20 machines is needed to write various application software for the operating system being developed. Examples of applications desired are a screen-oriented editor, a message handling system, a file manipulation system, and so forth. Pascal is assumed to be the language of choice for coding the applications. USC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. = 408781032,0,0 15-Dec-82 01:17 Karen R Sollins CALL FOR PAPERS 9th SOSP From: Karen R Sollins CALL FOR PAPERS 9th Symposium on Operating System Principles sponsored by ACM SIGOPS 10-13 October 1983 Mount Washington Hotel Bretton Woods, New Hampshire Rapid advances in digital technology continue to reshape the operating systems field. Design principles are evolving in response to fundamental changes in the problems to be solved. New hardware technologies and software applications force reconsideration of the boundaries between operating systems and such related fields as computer architecture, programming languages, and communications. We solicit papers on both the principles and the pragmatics of operating systems, including insightful discussions of real, commercial systems. Especially welcome are papers addressing such topics as: distributed systems communication & coordination of data personal computer systems integrated hardware/software design system reliability system structure and correctness protection and security system evaluation methods storage organization system construction and maintenance tools Papers should be no longer than 5000 words -- about 20 double-spaced typed pages. The author should not be identified in the paper itself, but the paper title and the author's name and address should appear on a cover sheet accompanying the paper. Blind reviewing will be done by the program committee, assisted by outside referees. PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15 January 1983 ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION: 1 April 1983 CAMERA READY FINAL PAPER DUE: 15 July 1983 Please send SIX COPIES of a paper to be submitted to: Dr. Roy Levin Xerox Palo Alto Research Center 3333 Coyote Hill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304 Authors of accepted papers will be expected to sign an ACM copyright release form. Proceedings will be distributed at the symposium and published as a special issue of Operating Systems Review, the SIGOPS quarterly. We expect papers of particular merit to appear in a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Computer Systems. ------- = 408815307,0,0 15-Dec-82 10:48 Robert Ellison job opening From: Robert Ellison at CMU-CS-GANDALF David Loveman of Massachusetts Computer Associates will be visiting the department on Monday, Dec 20. He has several positions to fill and would like to meet with anyone interested in them. I posted a notice on the physcial bulletin board. Send mail to me if you want an appointment. = 408815546,0,0 15-Dec-82 10:52 Judy Rosenberg at CMU-10A Time Cards for Part-Timers Due to the Christmas Holiday, time cards will be due Tuesday, December 21, by 12 noon. Thanks. = 408823477,0,0 15-Dec-82 13:04 Steven Minton at CMU-CS-A Pointer needed Does anyone know where I can find a copy of Pat Hayes' article "The Logic of Frames" ?? Thanks. = 408829184,0,0 15-Dec-82 14:39 William Sholar at CMU-CS-A LA34 Ribbons are in . . . For those who purchased LA34's from the Comp Center last month -- the LA34 ribbons are finally in. See me in 5209 Wean Hall for your free ribbon. = 408830973,0,0 15-Dec-82 15:09 Mark Sherman at CMU-CS-A Shopping bag give away I have dozens of brown paper (grocery) bags. They must surely be useful but not to me. If you would like them, drop me a note. = 408831298,0,0 15-Dec-82 15:14 Michael Bushnell NAMES From: Michael Bushnell at CMU-EE-AMPERE I would like to propose naming the new VAX after two engineers who wrote the outstanding textbook on advanced Electrical Network Theory. Specifically, the VAX should be named after either Balabanian or Bickart. These men, along with Seshu, thoroughly described graph theory, analog circuit analysis, and analog circuit synthesis. I think that the previously offered name BOZO would be most unfortunate, since visitors would attach the attributes associated with BOZO to those of us who do work on the new machine. I object most strenuously to naming the machine BONZO after a monkey, even though that monkey managed to become President of the United States. = 408833926,0,0 15-Dec-82 15:58 Malcolm McRoberts Compiler Design From: Malcolm McRoberts at CMU-RI-ISL Is there anyone out there who is taking 15-411 next semester and is looking for a partner? I'm a senior and I've taken 311,312 and 451. I'm willing to work in any reasonable language. Lisp, Snobol and Pascal are my preferences. Malcolm McRoberts mdm@cmu-ri-isl = 408850671,0,0 15-Dec-82 20:37 Steven Romig at CMU-CS-SPICE I AM DONE I am done. Finished. Note how I relish pronouncing the word "finished". = 408853952,0,0 15-Dec-82 21:32 Andy Hisgen at CMU-CS-A Lounge NYTimes over Break I am still looking for contributors for buying the lounge NYTimes over the break between semesters. (The normal subscription does not resume until Jan. 17.) So far, $1 has been contributed. We are getting the paper from Monday, Dec. 13 thru Tuesday, Dec. 21, and from Wednesday, Jan. 5 thru Friday, Jan. 14. 15 days, $7.50. Please see me in Wean 4130 to make a contribution of 50 cents or a dollar. Thanks. = 408861458,0,0 15-Dec-82 23:37 Mark Sherman at CMU-CS-A Bags Gone to Cheese Coop = 408891280,0,0 16-Dec-82 07:54 SPICE at CMU-CS-SPICE Lifestyle design Is there anyone out there who is available next semester and is looking for a partner? I'm a senior and my measurements are 311,312 and 451. I'm willing to work in any reasonable environment. Sex, drugs and IPC are my preferences. Spicy Spicy@cmu-cs-spice 408895938,0,0 16-Dec-82 09:12 Donna Auguste at CMU-CS-A job available A local company is looking for one or two programmers to write a special-purpose accounting program. Part-time or full-time, on their PDP-11/44. They asked me to let anyone interested know about it, so if you're interested, read the file C:DSE.TXT[C410DA81] for more info. = 408901135,0,0 16-Dec-82 10:38 Jon Webb at CMU-CS-SPICE Aurora Borealis tonight The aurora borealis may be visible tonight, if it's clear. I heard on the radio that there's been a lot of activity on the sun, so we should have a lot of electrical activity here for the next couple of days. Also, according to the space bboard, the Geminid meteor shower is here. = 408903791,0,0 16-Dec-82 11:23 Rick Rashid at CMU-CS-SPICE Umbrella cover lost Lost: Black cloth cover for foldup umbrella General area: Terminal room or dover room = 408905807,0,0 16-Dec-82 11:56 Jayanth Rajan Wrong bboard posting From: Jayanth Rajan at CMU-EE-AMPERE I DID NOT post a notice asking for tailor recommendation on the AP News bboard. Will the bozo who sent me anonymous mail saying that I had done so please identify himself? = 408905862,0,0 16-Dec-82 11:57 Mike Horowitz Extra ticket From: Mike Horowitz at CMU-CS-SPICE I have a friend with an extra ticket to tonight's performance of Handel's Messiah at Heinz Hall. The performance starts at 8pm. The ticket cost $7.50, I believe. If you are interested, contact me (x3070, room 8122 ScH). You'll definitely enjoy yourself! = 408906813,0,0 16-Dec-82 12:13 Rick Rashid at CMU-CS-SPICE umbrella cover found Thanks = 408911863,0,0 16-Dec-82 13:37 Alex Rudnicky at CMU-CS-A ride to NYC I can take one or two riders, preferably someone who can share the driving (though just your company would be fine ). I am leaving Monday evening. If you are interested, please try to let me know by Sunday. Thanks. = 408915899,0,0 16-Dec-82 14:44 Steve Miller at CMU-RI-ISL At last,..a book The Ayres/Miller book, "Robotics: Applicaitons and Social Implications", is officially published!! = 408918651,0,0 16-Dec-82 15:30 Ellen Borison at CMU-CS-A LQ Job: become a TEX expert Since TEX expertise is in short supply in the department, we've created a new Liebermann Queue Job: TEX consulting & maintenance. Clearly, TEX expertise is not a prerequisite for the job. In fact, since the job requires a certain investment in learning TEX, I'm looking for someone who plans to be around for a while. If you're interested in volunteering, send me mail. I plan to assign more than one person to the job, and as long as you keep the job, you should be out of the queue for additional jobs. = 408919339,0,0 16-Dec-82 15:42 Lisa Cobb Position Openings YALE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE Applications are solicited for positions at the associate, and assistant professor level in all areas of computer science. We are especially interested in operating systems, distributed systems, programming languages, software engineering, VLSI design, artificial intelligence, numerical analysis, scientific computing, theoretical computer science, and concrete complexity. Duties will include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. Since teaching loads are light, applicants are expected to engage in a vigorous research program. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related discipline. Applicants must have an outstanding record of research achievement and demonstrated competence in teaching. Applications for the fall of 1983 should be submitted prior to March 1, 1983. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Yale is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Send vitae to: Professor Roger Schank Chairman, Department of Computer Science Yale University Box 2158 Yale Station New Haven, CT 06520 ------- = 408920290,0,0 16-Dec-82 15:58 "Hi there! Music Fans" New List: INFO-MUSIC From: "Hi there! Music Fans" There is a new mailing list: Info-Music @ BRL (or MC) For discussion of music, both performed and written, live and recorded. This is a mail reflector, which may change depending on quantity and quality of traffic. Articles from the USENET net.music will be forwarded to the list manually when appropriate. Requests for additions/deletions should be sent to Info-Music-Request @ BRL. The Moderator, Ron Natalie (Ron @ BRL) = 408920615,0,0 16-Dec-82 16:03 Dave Stoffel Critical Path Method programs for Unix? From: Dave Stoffel Does anyone know of any? = 408921592,0,0 16-Dec-82 16:19 Lisa Cobb Position Openings YALE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE Applications are solicited for positions at the associate, and assistant professor level in all areas of computer science. We are especially interested in operating systems, distributed systems, programming languages, software engineering, VLSI design, artificial intelligence, numerical analysis, scientific computing, theoretical computer science, and concrete complexity. Duties will include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. Since teaching loads are light, applicants are expected to engage in a vigorous research program. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related discipline. Applicants must have an outstanding record of research achievement and demonstrated competence in teaching. Applications for the fall of 1983 should be submitted prior to March 1, 1983. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Yale is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Send vitae to: Professor Roger Schank Chairman, Department of Computer Science Yale University Box 2158 Yale Station New Haven, CT 06520 ------- = 408944553,0,0 16-Dec-82 22:42 Cheese Coop at CMU-CS-A Bad Cheese? There may be some slightly bad cheese going around. We don't know what it is but some people reported being ill after the cutting party. The only suspect that we know of is Grueyer and it's probably not all bad (e.g., mine is fine). If you identify anything bad please return it to us for a refund and so that we can warn others. Thanks. = 408948586,0,0 16-Dec-82 23:49 Alfred Spector at CMU-CS-A Taking Dist. Systems Course?? I will be teaching a new course on Distributed Systems (15-811), next semester. The course will meet on Mondays from 10:30 to Noon and on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:30. This times should not conflict with CS department 700 level courses. If you think you will be either taking or sitting in on 15-811, I'd appreciate it if you'd send me mail (Spector@cmua) indicating: (a) your name (b) your status (CS Grad Student, etc.) (c) whether you will be taking the course for a grade. = 408949030,0,0 16-Dec-82 23:57 Alfred Spector at CMU-CS-A TA for 15-811 As mentioned in a preceding announcement, I'll be teaching 15-811 - a course in distributed systems. I still need a teaching assistant for the course. If you would be taking the course anyway, or if you would like to pass an area qual in the field of distributed systems, you might want the job. Send me mail if you are interested. = 408953004,0,0 17-Dec-82 01:03 James Saxe at CMU-CS-A Square Dance Tonight Dolores Heagy & the Coal Country Cloggers Band. 7:30 @ Wightman. Details in SQUARE.TXT[c410js30] on CMUA. = 408969655,0,0 17-Dec-82 05:40 Leonard N Zubkoff Concept-LNZ From: Leonard N Zubkoff Concept-LNZ Terminal Command Summaries are again available from Betty Brannick in WeH 3204. = 408982145,0,0 17-Dec-82 09:09 Roy Taylor at CMU-CS-A Chocolate fix It turned out that when I moved to Pittsburgh, one of the vices I gave up was a chocolatier par execellence. Can anyone point me to a source, local or mail order, of that sinful substance? I confess a mild addiction to the dark, semisweet variety and I seek quality (but not necessarily price) on the order of Godiva. = 408984183,0,0 17-Dec-82 09:43 Nathaniel Borenstein NEW SF Radio Series From: Nathaniel Borenstein at CMU-CS-G Part One of "A Canticle for Leibowitz" airs Monday at 7 PM on WDUQ (90.5 FM). = 408995703,0,0 17-Dec-82 12:55 Hook at CMU-CS-A Chain Saw / Axe I would like to borrow a chain saw (preferably) or an axe for the weekend. I know this is a bad time of the year to need one, but does anyone have one they could lend me? --Hook = 408997782,0,0 17-Dec-82 13:29 Hook at CMU-CS-A Got Chain Saw, Thanks = 409002154,0,0 17-Dec-82 14:42 David Cunnius FICA tax query From: David Cunnius at CMU-CS-SPEECH Can anyone tell me whether the FICA (Social Security) tax is graduated or fixed rate, and if fixed, what the percentage is? Thanks, dac@s = 409005077,0,0 17-Dec-82 15:31 David Cunnius Tax query answered, thanks From: David Cunnius at CMU-CS-SPEECH The FICA tax is 6.15% on the first $32000 of earned income. = 409008857,0,0 17-Dec-82 16:34 Suzanna Garreau at CMU-CS-A Allusions Could someone help me out? There is an allusion in a text that I'm reading and I'm not familiar with this one. The allusion is "the duck-rabbit of Vienna." I can figure out its immediate signification from the surrounding text: "Its [Watteau's book, @i(L'Embarquement a Cythere)] ambiguity occupies a limbo of indeterminancy of the sort epitomized by the duck-rabbit of Vienna," but I would like a little more detail on the duck-rabbit. Any info on this Viennese anomaly would be appreciated. Send mail to me on the A. = 409013327,0,0 17-Dec-82 17:48 Suzanna Garreau at CMU-CS-A Duck-Rabbit of Vienna Thanks to those who responded. By the way, "L'Embarquement a Cythere" is a painting, not a book. = 409020869,0,0 17-Dec-82 19:54 Joe White at CMU-CS-A parking lights on Yellow Ford Fiesta license GLY-609 (i think) parked on Fruh St. = 409048081,0,0 18-Dec-82 03:28 Postel@USC-ISIF RFC 829 Now Available A new RFC is now available from the Network Information Center in the NETINFO directory at SRI-NIC. RFC 829: Title: Packet Satellite Technology Reference Sources Author: V. Cerf Pages : 5 pathname: [SRI-NIC] RFC829.TXT This memo briefly describes the packet satellite technology developed by DARPA and other participating organizations, and provides a bibliography of papers on this work. This is, in a sense, a status report on the packet satellite work. Public access files may be copied from the NETINFO directory at SRI-NIC via FTP with username ANONYMOUS and password GUEST. Submissions for RFCs should be sent to POSTEL@USC-ISIF. Requests to be added to or deleted from this distribution list should be sent to NIC@SRI-NIC. --jon. = 409084868,0,0 18-Dec-82 13:41 Doug Jensen at CMU-CS-G 5 inch color TV sold = 409085415,0,0 18-Dec-82 13:50 Doug Jensen at CMU-CS-G add 'hold' to your phones I have a little gadget that plugs into any modular phone jack in your house and provides the ability for you to put a call on hold from any phone while you go to another phone, bring someone else to the phone, etc. You activate hold by pushing the hangup button briefly twice--a tone confirms that the call has been put on hold. It is a GTI 200. It was used only briefly and is in perfect shape. I paid $50 and would like $30. = 409085868,0,0 18-Dec-82 13:57 Doug Jensen at CMU-CS-G Sony microcassette dictating machine For sale: a Sony 520 microcassette pocket-size dictating machine. It has electronic indexing for use with Sony office size transcribers, auto shutoff with alarm, two speeds, one hand operation. It is hardly used, in perfect condition. I paid $295, and would like $150. = 409093867,0,0 18-Dec-82 16:11 Scott Fahlman at CMU-CS-A Advanced AI course There will be a seven week advanced course on "Massively parallel models of natural intelligence" given by Geoff Hinton, Scott Fahlman, & Richard Goldschmidt. Seminars on Mon & Fri at 12.00 in WeH 5409 starting Jan 17. No credit will be given. All graduate students welcome. For more details see physical bboards on 3rd 4th or 8th floor of WeH. = 409103321,0,0 18-Dec-82 18:48 Marc Donner at CMU-CS-VLSI FICA correction Actually, the numbers that were posted are soon to be out of date. The numbers that will be in effect for 1983 are 6.7% of the first $35,700 of earned income. = 409107554,0,0 18-Dec-82 19:59 Operator at CMU-CS-A Key Found near elevator... If you lost a key, check operator station, must give the number on it to claim it. = 409108293,0,0 18-Dec-82 20:11 JBROOKSHIRE@USC-ECLB VAX/VMS CRT DRIVERS Folks, Using DEC EDT screen editor with keypad on VT100s, under vms3.0, and wish we could do as well with some of our other existing terminals. Does anyone have/know of either generalized drivers, or specific stuff for ADM42, HP2644A/2648A terminals, or Televideo 925/950 up w/modem programs, that would let VAX treat them like screens? Appreciate any help. Best, Jerry ------- = 409128124,0,0 19-Dec-82 01:42 Stephen Hancock Lost Cat From: Stephen Hancock A black & white cat, about 6-8 months has been wondering around the 4th floor loading area. The cat will be in my office until I leave. Unfortunately I have other pets at home so I can't put the cat up for the night, so I will have to put him back by the loading area 4500/4600 corridor when I leave. It's a delightful cat, very personable and affectionate. If anyone is able to provide an overnight home for him. I'm sure that his owner (if he has one) would be very appreciative. I know I wouldn't want to loose such a nice cat. -------- = 409133528,0,0 19-Dec-82 03:12 Stephen Hancock Lost Cat From: Stephen Hancock The lost cat (as per my previous message) has been returned to the 4th floor loading area, the 4500 corridor. -------- = 409174860,0,0 19-Dec-82 14:41 Lee Hollaar Non-Numeric Workshop registration reminder From: Lee Hollaar Because of the excellent snow received this year (ahead of last year's), we have been asked by Snowbird Ski Resort to let them know as soon as possible how many people plan to attend the Seventh Workshop on Computer Architecture for Non-Numeric Processing, to be held March 6-9, 1983. We also have to pay for the rooms by January 5th in order for them to be held. Because of this, it is important that, if you are interested in attending, you send in your registration request NOW. To register for the workshop, write the Workshop General Chairman by January 1, 1983, indicating your name and affiliation, mailing address and telephone number, your interest and background in computer architecture for non-numeric processing, and whether you have submitted a paper. Include the appropriate registration fee ($300 normally, $345 for early arrival). The registration fee includes double-occupancy rooms for either three or four nights. Acceptances will be sent out on January 15, 1983, and registration checks for those we are unable to accommodate will be returned. For additional information on the workshop, contact Hollaar@Utah-20. Send registration requests to: Lee A. Hollaar, Workshop Chairman Department of Computer Science 3l60 Merrill Engineering Building University of Utah Salt Lake City UT 84112 See you in March! ------- = 409186449,0,0 19-Dec-82 17:54 Michael Shamos at CMU-CS-A Woodpecker Records The first release by Brian Reid's record company is out and it is terrific. See MUSIC BBOARD for details. = 409192869,0,0 19-Dec-82 19:41 Indira Subramanian Lecture.Notes on Dist.Systems From: Indira Subramanian at CMU-CS-A May I borrow a copy of the following book ... Title: Distributed Systems - Architecture and Implementation Eds : G. Goos & J. Hartmanis Pub. : Springer - Verlag  ... for a few weeks? Thanks very much. -- Indira [IS70@CMUA] = 409196711,0,0 19-Dec-82 20:45 Elaine Kant at CMU-CS-A Ride wanted to Michigan My brother would like to get a ride to the Detroit/Ann Arbor area (Fowlerville) this Wednesday. Will share driving and expenses. Send mail or call 441-4820 if you are headed in that general direction and could help out. = 409247740,0,0 20-Dec-82 10:55 Sylvia Hoy at CMU-CS-A Grade reports Are due 12-22-82, which is Wednsday, 9:00 in the morning. Someone will be carring them over from the main office so get yours in or carry it yourself. = 409250944,0,0 20-Dec-82 11:49 Judy Rosenberg at CMU-CS-A Time Cards for Part-Timers Due to the Christmas holiday, time cards for hourly employees will be due by noon tomorrow. Payday will be 12/29. This only applies to hourly employees. = 409261506,0,0 20-Dec-82 14:45 Sylvia Hoy at CMU-CS-A there is FOOD in the lounge = 409262042,0,0 20-Dec-82 14:54 Sylvia Hoy at CMU-CS-A Hi folks I just wanted to wish the Department and everyone involved a MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. Kisses available in the main office under the mistletoe. Your choice of girls to kiss. = 409267540,0,0 20-Dec-82 16:25 Kesav Nori at CMU-CS-A MODULA-2 implementation? Does anyone know of an accessible implementation of MODULA-2 that can run under UNIX (preferably), or under RST-11 I received a call from a friend who is trying to locate one desparately. He needs it for a first level operating system course he will teach soon at U. of Washington, Pullman, Wa.. Send me mail @A. And thanks in anticipation! = 409281614,0,0 20-Dec-82 20:20 Kesav Nori at CMU-CS-A MODULA-2 implementations? I would appreciate help in locating an implementation for MODULA-2 that runs either under Unix or RTS-11. A Unix implementation is preferable. A colleague who teaches courses on Operating Systems at IIT/K in India is interested in acquiring the implementation. Please send mail to Nori@cmu-cs-a. Thanks. = 409285345,0,0 20-Dec-82 21:22 Philip Wadler FOR SALE From: Philip Wadler at CMU-CS-GANDALF I am selling the following, to lessen moving costs. Prices are as listed or BEST OFFER (I want to sell this stuff!). Reply to plw@y, or call x3828 or 521-0842. Bicycle, 10 speed. Needs redded up. $25. Lamp, for bed-table, like new. (I paid $40.) $20. High-intensity lamp, for desk or drafting. $15. Kitchen table. $15. Ice-cream maker, electric, almost unused. $15. Crock-pot (anyone who doesn't own a crock-pot, should). $15. Semantic Information Processing, Minsky. $8. Computer Models of Thought and Language, Colby. $8. Fundamentals of Computer Algorithms, Horowitz and Sahni. $8. A practical intro to Pascal, Wilson and Addyman. $2. Programming in Pascal, Grogono. $2. = 409285528,0,0 20-Dec-82 21:25 Elaine Kant at CMU-CS-A Michigan ride found, thanks = 409286166,0,0 20-Dec-82 21:36 Philip Wadler Antiques From: Philip Wadler at CMU-CS-GANDALF I also have a few antiques to sell. Best offer. HP 35. The world's first electric pocket calculator. Cost a mere $400 new. Byte, issues number 1 and 2. (Profits from this go to DEC-5.) Reply to plw@y, or call x3828 or 521-0842. = 409291090,0,0 20-Dec-82 22:58 Lynne Reder at CMU-CS-A Free Canned Escargot avail. I have 3 cans of imported escargot that I can not use. My haute cuisine cooking began to vanish in grad school, and as a faculty/ parent, I no longer have illusions of future free time for such endeavors. Take them before they go bad. = 409299965,0,0 21-Dec-82 01:26 Postel@USC-ISIF RFC 830 Now Available A new RFC is now available from the Network Information Center in the NETINFO directory at SRI-NIC. RFC 830: Title: A Distributed System for Internet Name Service Author: Z. Su Pages : 16 pathname: [SRI-NIC] RFC830.TXT This memo proposes an internet name resolution service based on a distributed set of domain relative name servers, and includes features for determining the availability of compatible application protocols. This is a suggestion for a service which may lead to a internet standard. The intention is to stimulate discussion of this and similar ideas. This is not the specification of an internet standard. Public access files may be copied from the NETINFO directory at SRI-NIC via FTP with username ANONYMOUS and password GUEST. Submissions for RFCs should be sent to POSTEL@USC-ISIF. Requests to be added to or deleted from this distribution list should be sent to NIC@SRI-NIC. --jon. = 409321157,0,0 21-Dec-82 07:19 Kesav Nori at CMU-CS-A modula-2 thanks to all those who responded. the help is greatly appreciated. kesav nori = 409334803,0,0 21-Dec-82 11:06 Dyane Harris at CMU-CS-A Grade Reports Due Attention, all instructors!!! If you have not signed and turned in your grade reports, please do so immediately! I will be taking them over to registrars this afternoon. If I do not have yours by this afternoon, then you will have to make arrangements to get them to registrars yourself. Dyane = 409336729,0,0 21-Dec-82 11:38 Dorothy Josephson Position Available From: Dorothy Josephson at CMU-CS-A There is an immediate opening in Component Engineering at Digital Equipment Corporation for a BSEE. The position includes responsibilities for identifying component needs in future DEC designs, introducing new components into DEC, and assisting manufacturing in resolving component related problems. For more information contact: Saeed Siddiqui 140 Locke Dr. Marlboro, MA 01752 617-480-5421 = 409338436,0,0 21-Dec-82 12:07 Andreas Nowatzyk at CMU-CS-A Issue of "Electronic Design" Does anyone have the March 1981 issue of "Electronic Design" Vol. 6 - or a copy of Galloway's article on "64K Dynamic Ram ..." page 221-225 ? Any pointers appreciated. = 409343114,0,0 21-Dec-82 13:25 Janet Asbury at CMU-CS-A Missing SigArch Issue If you are the person who borrowed the September 1982 issue of SigArch from me, would you please return it? I can't remember who borrowed it. Thanks. = 409349390,0,0 21-Dec-82 15:09 Edward Zayas at CMU-CS-SPICE Old copies of Time & Science I've left a large stack of Time magazines and Science magazines outside my office door (4201 WeH). Please help yourselves to as many copies of them as your want! = 409356044,0,0 21-Dec-82 17:00 Hiroyuki Nitta at CMU-RI-FAS DWL I am trying to use DWL to produce a wirelist of a DP file. Is there Anyone out there who has experience using this program. Thank You, Nitta = 409356356,0,0 21-Dec-82 17:05 Lee Brownston at CMU-CS-A Need to borrow graphics book "Mathematical Elements for Computer Graphics" by David Rogers, McGraw-Hill, 1976. Do you have a copy I could borrow just long enough to read it and copy a few sections? = 409356675,0,0 21-Dec-82 17:11 CS EMERSON at UTEXAS-20 Imagen fonts? I am looking for some additional fonts for use with our Imagen Imprint10. We already have a set of fonts for TEX (the ComputerModernRoman family) but its symbol fonts, eg., lack the double right turnstile symbol (|=). Are there available Imagen versions of the fonts in the old SAIL "Find-a-Font" catalog? I would particularly like to have the MATH30 font from there and the Nonie fonts. Any information about who might have and be willing to share copies of such fonts would be greatly appreciated. ------- = 409357805,0,0 21-Dec-82 17:30 James Morris at CMU-CS-A Project Xanadu If you know anything about this and/or Ted Nelson, author of "Literary Machines" and inventor of hyper-text, please tell me about it. = 409365595,0,0 21-Dec-82 19:39 CS EMERSON at UTEXAS-20 Imagen Fonts? I am looking for some additional fonts for use with our Imagen Imprint10. We already have a set of fonts for TEX (the ComputerModernRoman family) but its symbol fonts, eg., lack the double right turnstile symbol (|=). Are there available Imagen versions of the fonts in the old SAIL "Find-a-Font" catalog? I would particularly like to have the MATH30 font from there and the Nonie fonts. Any information about who might have and be willing to share copies of such fonts would be greatly appreciated. ------- = 409367880,0,0 21-Dec-82 20:18 Phil Hayes at CMU-CS-CAD Norman on Unix? I have an draft copy of a paper by Don Norman of UCSD called "The truth about Unix: the user interface is horrid" and dated March 1981. I believe the paper was subsequently published in a journal. Can anyone give me a citation? = 409414332,0,0 22-Dec-82 09:12 Robin Jeffries at CMU-CS-A tubes in ears Does anyone out there have a child who has had tubes put in his/her ears recently in a Pittsburgh hospital? My 3 year old is having this done at Eye and Ear Hospital next week, and I would like to talk about the hospital experience itself with someone who has been through this recently. If you can provide me with some information/reassurance, call me at x2793. = 409419672,0,0 22-Dec-82 10:41 Nora Lederle at CMU-CS-A Ride needed to the Airport I need to find a ride to the airport on Dec 23 before 10:30 a.m. If anybody is going that way and can give me a ride it would be much appreciated. = 409420504,0,0 22-Dec-82 10:55 Roy Taylor at CMU-CS-A Sweet sin Chocolate seems to be a popular vice: about a dozen people had a preferred dealer to recommend. See Temp:choc.txt[c930rt70], which will go to Harry along with my comments soon after the New Year. Thanks for all the help. = 409420742,0,0 22-Dec-82 10:59 Michael Leibensperge Chains (but no whips) From: Michael Leibensperge at CMU-CS-A Anybody out there have a set of tire chains they would like to sell? Also, does anyone know if there are any Pennsylvania laws that deal with tire chains (I think in some states you aren't allowed to drive with them unless there's snow on the ground)? . Thanks! -mjl = 409423169,0,0 22-Dec-82 11:39 Brian MacWhinney at CMU-CS-A Items for Sale For Sale: Pair of Andirons, solid brass, very heavy, worth around $250, sell for $80. 4 Firestone Steel-belted radial tires 1.65-13 tubeless, about 2/3 tread left $18/tire Black and Decker Jig Saw $10 new, $3 now. Munari Ski Boots, size 9 mens, $120 new, $40 now. Call Brian MacWhinney at 578-3793 or 823-2051. = 409424307,0,0 22-Dec-82 11:58 David Hornig at CMU-CS-A Free junk I've left a stack of prehistoric tech reports and a bottle of aftershave outsid my office (4207). Take them or I'll toss them. = 409424508,0,0 22-Dec-82 12:01 David Hornig at CMU-CS-A and a woolly hat = 409424651,0,0 22-Dec-82 12:04 Dyane Harris at CMU-CS-A Office Closings The main office will be closed on Friday, Dec 24, Monday, Dec 27, Thursday, Dec 30 and Friday, Dec 31. Merry Xmas Everyone, from the girls in the main office. = 409433131,0,0 22-Dec-82 14:25 Phil Hayes at CMU-CS-CAD Norman on Unix reference found It ended up being called "The trouble with Unix" and was published in Datamation, November 1981, pp 139-150. Thanks for all the pointers. = 409435795,0,0 22-Dec-82 15:09 James Saxe at CMU-CS-A Contradance Tonight Holiday Dress Ball with Marlin Whitaker calling to the music of Contradition [sic]. Last dance of 1982. Details in CONTRA.TXT[c410js30] on CMUA. = 409439751,0,0 22-Dec-82 16:15 Steven Elkind at CMU-CS-A Hobby computers for sale I have a Radio Shack color computer (16k extended basic) along with three software cartridges, joysticks; also a Heath H14 line printer. Finally, I have an assembled but undebugged SS-50C bus system (or the kernel of one), with a Smoke Signal 2 MHz 6809 processor card, etc. The printer I would prefer to sell with one or the other of the systems, and thus I will sell it for considerably less with either system. 361-3788 (home) or x8706 (office). = 409465314,0,0 22-Dec-82 23:21 Marc Donner at CMU-CS-VLSI IEEE Number Crunching Tape A year or two ago the IEEE published a magnetic tape containing the public-domain source code to a bunch of FORTRAN programs for all sorts of number smashing things like FFTs, eigenvalue/eigenvector computations, and so on. Do we have a copy of that tape? If you have a reference to its publication I would appreciate mail, since I am trying to locate a copy. = 409509274,0,0 23-Dec-82 11:34 Philip Wadler transporting floppies From: Philip Wadler at CMU-CS-GANDALF I have to bring some floppy disks to England. Does anyone know about: 1. Precautions to take in airports to avoid erasing floppy disks. 2. Getting floppy disks through customs. (Are they going to worry that I am trying to export restricted software?) Please reply to plw@y asap. Thanks. -- Phil = 409510562,0,0 23-Dec-82 11:56 Randy Gobbel at CMU-CS-VLSI Free stuff Yours for the schlepping, in 8203 Wean: - a polished wood record cabinet - a small wooden stepladder/stool - two somewhat undernourished but basically nice plants - need attention from someone who knows more than I do about caring for them. Enjoy, Randy = 409511606,0,0 23-Dec-82 12:13 Kamesh Ramakrishna Transferring files on etherne From: Kamesh Ramakrishna at CMU-CS-A Could somebody tell me how to transfer a file from the CMU-SPICE Vax ( to the A I cant seem to find any documentation. = 409515273,0,0 23-Dec-82 13:14 Kamesh Ramakrishna Transferring files From: Kamesh Ramakrishna at CMU-CS-A Thanks for the messages. Unfortunately, I am coming in over the Arpanet to the Cmu-A, and none of the Vaxes are on the Arpanet. So I cannot use the "man" command to find out about cmuftp on the Vaxes. (Nor can I find a way to use the Vaxes). Is there any way to transfer a fuile from CMUS-SPICE to Rutgers without being on a Vax is the question I really needed to ask. = 409515523,0,0 23-Dec-82 13:18 Fil Alleva at CMU-CS-G 6P4-015 Lights On Silver/Grey Chevy Chevette parked on Frew St. = 409519350,0,0 23-Dec-82 14:22 Mel Siegel at CMU-CS-A Bike in WeH 5320 If you are the owner of the bike and backpack in WeH 5320 please come claim them. As the end of the year approaches, I am increasing tempted to donate them to GoodWill and claim a tax deduction. Help keep me honest. -- Mel Siegel, x8802, WeH 5311 = 409523373,0,0 23-Dec-82 15:29 Philip Wadler at CMU-CS-A Bye!! Thanks to everyone for an incredible 5.5 years. I'll miss you all. I'm off to England (with a visit to family in CA for two weeks). New address is in my plan file. If you're on my side of the Atlantic, stop by. -- Phil = 409535371,0,0 23-Dec-82 18:49 Howard Wactlar at CMU-CS-A CMU IP/TCP Status As of January 1, 1982, a new Internet and Transmission Control Protocol (IP/TCP) will go into effect on the ARPAnet as a replacement for the Network Control Protocol (NCP) currently in use. After this date any hosts not yet implementing the new protocol will effectively go off of the network. The result of adopting the new protocols, however, is the formation of a new ARPA Internet consisting of many current ARPAnet hosts along with a large number of new systems on local networks at the various ARPA sites. The local CMU-CS/RI 3Mb ethernet is attached to the ARPA Internet via a PDP-11/40 "gateway" system (CMU-GATEWAY) which is connected to both our ethernet and the ARPAnet and which routes packets back and forth between the two. . The state of IP/TCP support on the various CS/RI operating systems is as follows: . Vax/UNIX: Fully supported using IP/TCP software imported from BBN. This includes MAIL, TELNET and FTP service. . TOPS-10: Partially supported. MAIL and incoming TELNET service is available via a "protocol translation" Vax which pretends to be CMU-CS-A (and eventually CMU-CS-B when it is converted to a KI-10 processor) to the outside world and performs the appropriate conversions to function across the local network. FTP service is available only by using a Vax as an intermediate relay host to/from which files may be shipped before/after sending/retrieving them via the Internet. Outgoing TELNET service will not be supported until the full IP/TCP implementation which is under development elsewhere for TOPS-10 is made available for use. At the present time we are the only TOPS-10 site supporting any type of TCP access. . TOPS-20: Not yet supported. A joint DEC/BBN IP/TCP implementation was released by DEC on December 15. It has been imported and is currently awaiting installation into our system. We expect this to be completed by the end of January. . Vax/VMS: Not yet supported. An implementation is being imported from Tektronix but we expect that it may need a moderate amount of effort to convert for our ethernet environment. There is currently no estimate of when this software will be available for use. . CAVEATS: Although the ARPAnet protocol translation effort has been underway for many years and January 1, 1983 deadline is almost upon us, the conversion effort is far from complete at all sites. We expect a significant degradation in ARPAnet communication lasting for several months as the new protocols go into use in a production enviroment network-wide and the various implementations are "shaken down" with respect to each other. . As of today, we have reasonably stable communication with only a handful of sites (BBN, ISI, PURDUE, RUTGERS, NPRDC) largely as a result of the as yet apparent inability of most of the others to communicate via the new protocols. We do expect that as the January 1st deadline approaches many additional sites will come on-line with the new protocol support, but we have no way of knowing how many sites this will involve. We are extremely interested in hearing about any and all communications problems encountered with accessing other sites after January 1st. Please report any problems to Gripe and we will attempt to resolve them as best we can. = 409618346,0,0 24-Dec-82 17:52 Michael Mauldin at CMU-CS-G New Rogue The new CMU official Rogue 5.2 is now available in /usr/mlm/bin/newrogue. The game plays the same, but has the following new features: 1) The save and score files are now more secure. 2) You have 60 seconds to save a game rather than 15. The old score file has been transported, and will be the official scoreboard from now on. You may play out old Rogue games using /usr/mlm/bin/rogue for the next 2 days, after which that version will be banished into the mists. Fuzzy the Ratlisper. = 409621489,0,0 24-Dec-82 18:44 Ravishankar Mosur linking pascal and fortran From: Ravishankar Mosur at CMU-CS-A Has anyone tried to link fortran subroutines into pascal programs on the vaxes? I am encountering problems with external name compatibility and name resolution. Is there some special library file that should be used while linking the two? -- Ravi. = 409692267,0,0 25-Dec-82 14:24 Ravishankar Mosur more on pascal and fortran From: Ravishankar Mosur at CMU-CS-A Forgot to mention in my previous message that I'm using unix, not vms. Specifically, the problem is that for a subroutine XYZ, the fortran compiler creates an external name _XYZ_, while the pascal compiler (pc) creates _XYZ for an external name. -- Ravi. = 409732905,0,0 26-Dec-82 01:41 Zellich at OFFICE-3 List of mailing-lists updated From: Zellich at OFFICE-3 (Rich Zellich) OFFICE-3 file INTEREST-GROUPS.TXT has been updated and is ready for FTP. OFFICE-3 supports the net-standard "ANONYMOUS" Login within FTP, using any password. INTEREST-GROUPS.TXT is currently 1138 lines (or 45,773 characters). Please try to limit any weekday FTP jobs to before 0600-CDT and after 1600-CDT if possible, as the system is heavily loaded during most of the day. Enjoy, Rich CHANGES SINCE LAST UPDATE-NOTICE (9 Dec 82): INFO-MUSIC New mailing-list added. INFO-PCNET Note added that the mailing-list may temporarily be off the air A/O 1 Jan 83 due to lack of a working TCP/IP ARPANET interface. TCP-IP-TOPS20 New mailing-list added. TCP-IP-UNIX New mailing-list added. TCP-IP-VMS New mailing-list added. UNIX.EMACS Mailing-list re-added to file (it had accidentally been deleted prior to publishing the last update-notice). UNIX-TeX UNIX-TeX-REQUEST host address corrected. ------- = 409830673,0,0 27-Dec-82 04:51 Mike Kazar at CMU-CS-G New Emacs package: ARPANET (IP) telnet Do you ever wish you could order cheese without ever leaving Emacs? Or for that matter, telnet anywhere in the continental United States, Hawaii, London or Norway? Well, now you're in luck. "/usr/mlk/maclib/telnet.ml", on the Game Playing vax, provides a telnet command that will open an ARPANET connection in a buffer to the host of your choice. It also supports multiple connections to the same host in a similar manner to the ethernet front end (just give it a host name and a unique identifier instead of just a host name). Coming some day: Concept-100 support: you'll be able to login to a vax, connect to cmua in an Emacs buffer and run FINE! = 409851074,0,0 27-Dec-82 10:31 James Morris at CMU-CS-A Garage needed I would like to rent a garage for my car. I live near St. James and Westminster in Shadyside, and would like it to be within a few blocks of there = 409854371,0,0 27-Dec-82 11:26 David Nason at CMU-CS-A Wedding Announcement (Quail) Robert Joseph White Jr. and Jane Margaret Hanrahan were married today (Sunday December 27, 1982) at 1:30pm. The couple leaves this evening for their new home - Apt 204 1901 Lake View Circle Lewisville, TX 75067 = 409855990,0,0 27-Dec-82 11:53 Andreas Nowatzyk at CMU-CS-A MATHLM on new SCRIBE The file /usr/agn/math/mathln.fon on the G or VLSI - VAX can be used (Thanx to M. Kazar) to run Louis Monier's MATHLM - packet with the new Scribe version. = 409861172,0,0 27-Dec-82 13:19 Gary Feldman at CMU-CS-A Time's Man of the Year is "the Computer." While I suppose as computer professionals we should be flattered, I am disappointed at the anthropomorphism. Perhaps the editors thought it premature to honor the artificial heart team, or maybe it was just a bad year for us organic types. = 409870609,0,0 27-Dec-82 15:56 Rafael Bracho at CMU-RI-FAS Sunday 27th 1982?? = 409877291,0,0 27-Dec-82 17:48 David Nason at CMU-CS-A Oops..that's Monday, Dec 27 The wedding announcement was supposed to read "Monday, December 27", not "Sunday, December 27". = 409900484,0,0 28-Dec-82 00:14 Alex Waibel at CMU-CS-SPEECH piano I am considering buying a piano (second hand or new). Is there anybody out there who sells one or knows where to get one? Also I am looking for any advise about what to watch out for, prices and any other useful info. thanks in advance = 409931536,0,0 28-Dec-82 08:52 Steve Hoffmann rowing machine? From: Steve Hoffmann at CMU-CS-SPICE I'm seeking to purchase a rowing (excercise) machine. Does anyone know of a used one for sale or a good (inexpensive) place to buy a new one? Thanks. = 409938139,0,0 28-Dec-82 10:42 Rafael Bracho at CMU-RI-FAS Welcome! According to the USA-Today (Tue Dec 28th), we are in "the paperless university". In an article (page 3-B) by John Hillkirk, the USA-Today talks about CMU's deal with IBM. In addition to being on the paperless university, we are also in "the first wired city of the future" (quote from Dr. Doug Van Houweling) since both Warner Communications, Inc. and Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania have expressed interest in expanding the net to all Pittsburgh. According to the article, 25 major universities are forming a consortium to monitor the project. The article also mentions that DEC is planning similar enterprises (possibly smaller in scope) with a few universities as well as = 409938525,0,0 28-Dec-82 10:48 Robert Frederking Doonesbury from 12/22, 12/23 From: Robert Frederking at CMU-CS-A I'm collecting the Doonesbury episode on Rev. Sloan's word-processor for a friend, and need Wednesday and Thursday of last week. Wednesday is on the Doonesbury hall wall, but I'd rather not use xeroxes [sic] if I can help it. Any old Post-Gazettes out there? Thanks. = 409938780,0,0 28-Dec-82 10:53 Mary Shaw at CMU-CS-A Congratulations Congratulations to the winner of ACM's first annual awards for the best recent PhD dissertations: Grand Prize: Charles Leiserson, from Carnegie-Mellon, now at MIT Runners-Up (alphabetically): Paul Hilfinger, from Carnegie-Mellon, now at Berkeley William Mallgren, from U. Washington, now at Xerox Ehud Shapiro, from Yale, now at Weizman Institute = 409938951,0,0 28-Dec-82 10:55 Donald Schmitz at CMU-RI-FAS 68000 D/A board Can anyone give me a few pointers on using an Intersil ST-800 D/A Multibus board? Nothing fancy, just what to shove in which register. Thanks in advance. Don Schmitz = 409943006,0,0 28-Dec-82 12:03 HT Kung at CMU-CS-VLSI talk today Dr. John Darringer, manager of a hardware group in IBM Watson Research Center, will give a talk on automatic logic synthesis today at 2:00 pm in room 8220. He happens to be in Pittsburgh visiting relatives during the = 409957780,0,0 28-Dec-82 16:09 Rafael Bracho at CMU-RI-FAS Doonesbury Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury, is quiting drawing the comic strip. He says he will return after a 20-month respite but his friend Roland Hedley says we shouldn't expect him back. This is the last week for Doonesbury, = 409957928,0,0 28-Dec-82 16:12 Ann Westine RFC831 Now Available From: Ann Westine A new RFC is now available from the Network Information Center in the NETINFO directory at SRI-NIC. RFC 831: Title: Backup Access to the European Side of SATNET Author: Robert Braden Pages : 5 pathname: [SRI-NIC] RFC831.TXT The purpose of this RFC is to focus discussion on a particular Internet problem: a backup path for software maintenance of the European sector of the Internet, for use when SATNET is partitioned. We propose a mechanism, based upon the Source Routing option of IP, to reach European Internet sites via the VAN Gateway and UCL. This proposal is not intended as a standard at this time. Public access files may be copied from the NETINFO directory at SRI-NIC via FTP with username ANONYMOUS and password GUEST. Submissions for RFCs should be sent to POSTEL@USC-ISIF. Requests to be added to or deleted from this distribution list should be sent to NIC@SRI-NIC. --jon. ------- = 410024564,0,0 29-Dec-82 10:42 Robert Frederking Re: USA-Today and PCs From: Robert Frederking at CMU-CS-A According to the article, these amazing machines will communicate with the user in English. In that case, I want one, too. = 410026137,0,0 29-Dec-82 11:08 Gary Feldman at CMU-CS-A Abandoned dog?? Does anyone know who belongs to the black and white dog tied up outside Science Hall by the large air vent? Is it an abandoned dog? = 410029551,0,0 29-Dec-82 12:05 Judy Rosenberg at CMU-CS-A Gas shut-off in Wean Hall The gas in Wean Hall will be shut off all day January 4 & 5. This is just for your information, since it will not really affect us. = 410073551,0,0 30-Dec-82 00:19 Daniel Leivant at CMU-CS-A a home for guinea pigs I have taken Phil Wadler's pets when he left, but my new baby daughter makes it hard to find the time and space to enjoy them. If you feel like taking home two cuddly guinea pigs, one dark the other white, call (x2625, 422-1049) or mail (@a). Of course, they are free, with cage and supply. = 410116615,0,0 30-Dec-82 12:16 Ellen Borison at CMU-CS-A Book Recommendation Wanted A lay-person friend would like to learn about computers, programming and ... everything. Does anyone know of a good introductory book? I'll forward replies to Bovik. = 410137515,0,0 30-Dec-82 18:05 Greg Toto at CMU-RI-ISL need assembler for 8 bit micro Can anyone tell me what (and where) any assembler/linkers reside on the vaxes for 8 bit microprocessors (Z80, 650x, 680x, etc.). Thanks. Greg Toto (gmt@cmud) = 410147617,0,0 30-Dec-82 20:53 Carl Ebeling at CMU-CS-VLSI Quartz radiant heaters info? Can someone tell me the difference between quartz radiant heaters and the more ordinary electric heaters? Just more directional? = 410237810,0,0 31-Dec-82 21:56 Operator at CMU-CS-A keys with brown keycase found If you lost a brown saclike keycase with 2 keys on the key chain we may have them, they were turned in about a half hour age, In the Operator's Room -Operator = 410238095,0,0 31-Dec-82 22:01 Robert Kosakowski misspelling ... From: Robert Kosakowski at CMU-CS-A the last line of the previous message should read: half-hour AGO, To the operator's Station. Sorry, Kos -oper. = 410242277,0,0 31-Dec-82 23:11 Ken Wertz at CMU-CS-A TCP reminder This is a reminder that the ArpaNet will begin using IP/TCP exclusively effective 1-Jan-83 00:01. You should re-read Howard Wactlar's bboard message of 23-Dec-82 for details about CMU's network status and likely side-effects of this transition. =