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Former developer and Unix system administrator. Now a professor of computer science at Sierra College.

Languages I love: Perl

Languages I like: Java (for its libraries, not syntax), Scheme, ColdFusion, Tcl

Languages I live with, begrudgingly: Python, PHP

Languages I'm learning: Haskell, Standard ML, Scheme


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comment Losing Internet Connection, Other Devices Working Fine
Manufacturer and model of your router?
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comment How does my University force the networked computers to only go through their DNS?
@Robert It can use either TCP or UDP. Typically UDP is used for most queries and TCP is used for zone transfers. But DNS servers ought to be equally capable of doing both. If you have access to dig, try this: dig +tcp @8.8.8.8 yahoo.com. You'll be using TCP to query Google's public DNS server.
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comment What markup language is this? (ca. 1991)
Good hunting. Thanks! I'll look into them.
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comment What markup language is this? (ca. 1991)
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comment What markup language is this? (ca. 1991)
Since we're now down to decoding the markup itself, maybe this would be a better question for Stack Overflow?
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comment What markup language is this? (ca. 1991)
@Hydaral Those are the first 20-ish lines of one of the files. Other files start differently. For example, the first line of CHAP02 is {cn}2. I don't believe the \m\m<ps;3><l> in the file I posted is a magic number.
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comment What markup language is this? (ca. 1991)
@JoelCoehoorn The files have no extension.
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comment What markup language is this? (ca. 1991)
Probably hand-written. The markup is too concise to be computer-generated. It might have been written by a computer program that allows the user very specific control over the formatting codes, however -- which would be just one step away from being hand-coded.