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Lame first post

Article: 7541 of alt.hackers
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
From: ("Mark Atkinson")
Subject: Lame first post
Organization: Compulink Information eXchange
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 1995 21:00:51 GMT
X-News-Software: Ameol/NT
Lines: 34
Status: RO

Provided nuthin filters nuthin, that is...

ObLameFirstPostHack:  This post!


errr... try telnetting to port 25


ummm... write a C program which says "login:"


Ok, here goes.  Trying to record some animation from an X workstation to
Betacam via a scan convertor (tee's the signal to the monitor off to a
seperate output).
Result: one frame then blank.
Problem: Dumbass X screensaver.
Bigger problem: No idea about the magical incantation to switch it off,
no man pages, no other people at 3am, no time to waste. [BTW, xset -s
off, obviously]
Solution:  Ingredients - One fan, the sort that moves back and forth; 18
inch metal rod from a folder in a filing cabinet, roll of parcel tape.
Procedure - tape one end of metal rod to the fan, the other to the mouse.

Later d00dz [ick!],

.sig omitted due to extreme laziness

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