#perl - Wed 21 Feb 2007 between 10:43 and 10:58

NY Lost Funds



merlyn<tr><td>data for uk 2</td></tr>
<tr><td>data for uk 3</td></tr>
<tr><th> United States</th></tr>
so it's not subtables or anything
just rows with headers midwaythrough
somianmy script uses ping to approximate "who's close" but i have wanted for some time, another measure of mirror goodness to factor in
merlynyeah, I thought about adding pingability there too
what you really want is "unused bandwidth"
that's harder to measure
somianYeah, very much so i think
merlynmaybe download src/latest.tar.gz and time it
actionsomian nods
somiannods
merlynI use that for a quick-and-dirty speed test of a wifi connection
somianheh ;-)
merlyncurl -O http://www.cpan.org/src/latest.tar.gz
because cpan.org generally picks a close-by site. :)
somianmerlyn, you aren't now or have ever been one of those people "on the fringes of society" who "stage Perl Configure contests"?
merlynI can neither confirm nor deny something I don't know what the hell you're talking about. :)
what is a "Perl Configure" contest?
somianMy ISP with my new cable modem gave me 523K download on that -- and I hardly ever use curl, nice! merlyn
Hmmm, I am suspicious ... ;-)
I somehow think Randal Schwartz knows what a Configure contest is ;-)
Apparently they are even bet on sometimes.
merlynNo - actually, I don't
I know what Configure is
been using that for 20 years
I don't know why there'd be a "contest"
somianYep, well in the Camel, running machines against each -- for money! -- is mentioned
First one finished wins.
merlynOh - some crap added to the third edition, I bet
somianBut it is stated that only "some people on the fringes of society" have been known to do this.
Heh, its only crap because it's VERY funny but YOU didn;t write it ;-)
merlynperhaps I just need to read it in context
somianI'll try to remember to find it later and give you a 3rd Ed pp number
merlyn: at http://www.cs.uu.nl/people/henkp/mirmon/cpan.html , I am trying to find the key that says what it means when last update is "renewed" instead of "N hours"
merlynthe third column is the last-modified-time as reported
the second column is the timestamp in the data
that's the way I understand that
so if it's "renewed", it means it's always reporting "now" for last-modified
which means it's not accurate

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