[linux-elitists] hostname question
Mon Sep 20 00:02:35 PDT 2004
On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 07:09:32PM -0700, Rob Walker wrote:
> > Yes, that's nice. I think VA Research was the first to think
> > of that one. It only works on one octet, but it's nice and geeky.
No doubt some chemical faculty somewhere did it first.
> Yes, we intended to get a list of molecules with atomic weights above 102
> before we went into the move to Sunnyvale, but we had to go with the
> numbering way too soon. I suppose there are enough compounds and stuff out
> there with enough different weights that we could have some up with a way to
> go on for as many addresses as we would have liked.
Yes, though you'd have to add up the protons, not the weight. It doesn't
really scales beyond the heaviest element.
I don't expect the PSE to run out of my home network. Cluster nodes are best
labeled with numbers, anyway. 10.0.0.0/8 should be enough for that. Can
encode x,y,z in a lattice, too.
> I remember one executive saying, "I want cocaine, give me cocaine."
> We also wanted to have xdm login screens and screensavers of each element and
> all that cool stuff. Never happened, owell.
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