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 [1/7] from: hallvard:ystad:gmai:l at: 24-Jan-2006 12:15


Hi again My last post was numbered #39995 over on mail.rebol.net, so who will be the lucky number 40,000? Very Off Topic, please ignore. HY

 [2/7] from: carlos:lorenz:gma:il at: 24-Jan-2006 10:32


Was it mine? :)) Hallvard Ystad wrote:
>Hi again >My last post was numbered #39995 over on mail.rebol.net, so who will be the
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>-- >Prętera censeo Carthaginem esse delendam
-- *:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-: Carlos Lorenz (11) 8447 3509 *:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:

 [3/7] from: hallvard:ystad:g:mail at: 24-Jan-2006 14:43


No, but I think maybe it's this one... HY On 24/01/06, carlos lorenz <carlos.lorenz-gmail.com> wrote:

 [4/7] from: SunandaDH::aol::com at: 24-Jan-2006 9:41


Carlos:
> Was it mine? :))
Not quite....Hallvard won that honor. Congratulations. Hallvard! But congratulations too, Carlos: you already have the 40,000th message in the Mailing list archive: http://www.rebol.org/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/rebol/ml-display-message.r?m=rmlJGRC (The numbers don't tie up because the rebol.org ML archive started life as a merger of the ML and the previous ML archive....Plus we deduplicated and purged blank messages when setting up the new archive). Next magic number: 444444 on the ML archive? It'll take a few months at current rates. Sunanda.

 [5/7] from: hallvard::ystad::gmail::com at: 24-Jan-2006 18:09


On 24/01/06, SunandaDH-aol.com <SunandaDH-aol.com> wrote:
> But congratulations too, Carlos: you already have the 40,000th message in > the Mailing list archive: > http://www.rebol.org/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/rebol/ml-display-message.r?m=rmlJGRC
How does one tell the number of a messages in the rebol.org archive? HY

 [6/7] from: SunandaDH::aol::com at: 24-Jan-2006 16:35


Hallvard:
> How does one tell the number of a messages in the rebol.org archive?
Here's three ways you can use: [use the number format] If you know number, put it directly into the URL -- both of these get you the same message: http://www.rebol.org/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/rebol/ml-display-message.r?m=rmlJGRC http://www.rebol.org/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/rebol/ml-display-message.r?m=rml239999 The clues you need to make sense of this are: * the m= parameter always starts "rml" as a ML identifier. Means we could support other Mailing lists in future; * the first message number is 200'000. We started there so we'd have 100'000 numbers reserved for whenever software archaeologists found us earlier messages than the archive's start date. (plus another 100'000 reserved for other uses); * the letter format is not case sensitive; * we use the letter format publicly because that's more google-friendly. [use Library Data Services] do http://www.rebol.org/library/public/lds-local.r probe lds/send-server 'get-rml-message ["jgrc"] * the structure that comes back contains the msg-id as an integer [reverse engineer the letters-to-integer algorithm] The note in the source code says the algorithm is explicitly intended to give people some fun in trying to reverse engineer it. So look away now if you don't want to be handed the answer on a plate: . . . . . . . . do http://www.rebol.org/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/rebol/download-a-script.r?script-name=base-convert.r rml-base-letters: copy "NPRHDWVMTGBSKJQCFYLXZ" msgid: copy "JGRC" 100000 + base-convert/from-base head reverse copy msgid rml-base-letters == 239999 head reverse base-convert/to-base (239999 - 100000) rml-base-letters == "JGRC" Sunanda

 [7/7] from: SunandaDH::aol::com at: 1-Feb-2006 5:17


Hallvard:
> My last post was numbered #39995 over on mail.rebol.net, so who will be the > lucky number 40,000
Just to stay completely off topic -- we're less than a dozen threads away from having 9000 threads on the Mailing list archive. So post on some more topics, and you could be the lucky 9000th! (There is no easy way to know your thread number other than counting them, so you'll have to trust me on the numbers). Sunanda.

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