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Mapraputa Is
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"to te to to to" � what it means?
Let's see how many people will get it...
Just a small statistical experiment
Alex? Val Dra?

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LIFE GOES ON!!!
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Kabbadi?
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It sounds an awful lot like the rhythms I used to learn in music studies -- ta ta te te ta. Where ta is a quarter note, te is a half note, and the measure is in four-four time. If you don't understand music theory, I wouldn't worry about it.
Yours would be a rather unusual rhythm in three-four time, if that is what you are going for. (I doubt it.)
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Ajith Kallambella
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Sounds like someone singing a (otherwise) whistling tune..


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An idle way of saying nothing. Kindof like humming, or whistling. The way I would say it, it would sound more like:
Do de do do do.
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Considering the names Map mentioned in her post, I'm guessing it's something more likely to be meaningful to you if you're from Russia. Probably it's code or something. Means nothing to me though.


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Oooooooooohhhhh... Jim...
How did you... I thought I chose these names carefully. Hm. Alex doesn't sound too much Russian for me, although... And definitely "Val Dra" is not typical Russian name But your guess is right.
By the way, "to te to to to" is actually English. Spoken.
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Well, I didn't really know if they were Russian - Alex certainly could be though (after minor anglicization). I wouldn't know if "Val Dra" is proper Russian or not. But I think I got the impression one or the other of them were Russian from their posts, at some point. Moreover, I know you're Russian, so the problem really reduced to "why is Map naming two particular people who aren't really MD regulars?" I figured that there had to be some reason to single them out rather than me, Thomas, NN, RR, SS, or other usual suspects. Them being fellow enemy agents was just the first thing that came to my mind.
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Ha! And you want me to believe in such a simple explanation? Perhaps, Val Dra is not MD regular, but everybody knows that his soul belongs to MD. By the way, I am not that sure he is from Russia, I can only suspect. But this is not important, really. What is important, that YOU, JIM, YOU ARE RUSSIAN! You were not careful and gave yourself away. I do not know, why did you choose "Jim Yingst" nickname, but, you had to choose some name, after all. You are a Russian spy on mission, right? Do not worry, I wont tell anybody.
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Map, it isn't just coincidence that your initials are M.I., right? You must be a secret agent
Are you setting us off on another wild goose chase? I am still recovering from your "he said something and she died" puzzle
Let me start asking questions anyway.
# Is this the tune of an English song?
# Is this encoded in any way?
# Is this some random thought that occurred to you, and you decided to make a puzzle out of it?

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# Is this the tune of an English song?
No
# Is this encoded in any way?
Hm. Not really encoded,but it may be the output of somevoice encryption device
# Is this some random thought that occurred to you, and you decided to make a puzzle out of it?
No


[This message has been edited by Mapraputa Is (edited July 02, 2001).]
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Ok, Jim, I sent a request to Moscow and they confirmed that you are our spy.
Rvuvmft'sq{#qjk{ioi#{nrs ucni%vsadg#xtsvrsqz$=470!c1q3&Htugqhftje!kv$rgudbvrv~
Also they said you did not pay Party Fee since Febuary. Not good.
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I sent in payment already. Tell them fix mail delivery system, or no more rubles from me.
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
Ok, Jim, I sent a request to Moscow and they confirmed that you are our spy.
Rvuvmft'sq{#qjk{ioi#{nrs ucni%vsadg#xtsvrsqz$=470!c1q3&Htugqhftje!kv$rgudbvrv~
Also they said you did not pay Party Fee since Febuary. Not good.

Aha. Cryptography seems too have caught on here. Hmmm. Appears to be slightly more complicate than using a constant offset. But not uncrackable. You left too many clues Map.
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Oops sorry about that. I seem to have accidentally made an unregistered post. My apologies for the typos, since its unreg I cant edit them.

Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:

Rvuvmft'sq{#qjk{ioi#{nrs ucni%vsadg#xtsvrsqz$=470!c1q3&Htugqhftje!kv$rgudbvrv~


Map, are you sure 8.00 am isnt too early for Jim ? From his picture on the contacts page he doesnt look like a morning person.
[This message has been edited by Sahir Shibley (edited July 03, 2001).]
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If you take "all your base belong to us" and translate it to Japanese, you get:
�����������������������B������������
If you translate that back to english, you get:
Your basis everything belongs to us, it is
This may be the basis for a form of cryptography!
Notice how the Japanese characters end up totally screwed up.
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Anyone recognize this?
It brought the new nation where, the score and 7 years of thing four which is the same where human everyone was drawn up are imagined, before being our fathers free in this continent, are used exclusively in proposition
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You left too many clues Map
What? You cracked our Wonderful Uncrackable Marxist Code??? Ah, I understand. You told something about your Marxist past, I remember. Or was it Sahir Shah? That�s why you are able to read clues.
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Notice how the Japanese characters end up totally screwed up.

Well, you have to set the encoding to Shift-JIS, and make sure you have the appropriate fonts installed. Then they look perfectly normal. Well, as normal as any Japanese characters look to me - but at least they do look like Japanese characters, rather than undisplayable garbage.
Of course, this being a Java forum you really should have used UTF-8 instead.
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Of course, this being a Java forum you really should have used UTF-8 instead.
I used cut and paste.
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Ok, I was trying to count how many Russian spies we have here. Seems that only two � me and Jim
"to te to to to": two Russians spies stayed in the hotel and order two cups of tea to the room 222.
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But that is
two tea to two two two
to te to to to to
isn't it?


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TWO(to) cups of tea (te), room TWO TWO TWO(to to to).
We, Russians, tend to simplify complex text to its simplest forms. No "To room 222", no "please", no "thanks". Just direct commands and replies in our conversations among ourselves. Consider modern Russian language to be more machine-like(like JCL, if anybody still remembers) or Unix-like, as oppose to some user-friendly languages. Some consider it rude, some - right to the point.
P.S: (to) is not an arg to method TWO. Just plain English.
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Alex,
You mentioned JCL....no one can be more involved in it than me....just returned to my desk after conducting a brief JCL related class for new recruits. Its still alive and kicking with me....JCL, VSAM, DB2, IMS, IDMS, REXX, EASYTRIEVE....thats my forte....even a whisper of any of these falling on my ears is enough to perk me up. Thanks.
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JCL? Do you mean "Job Control Language"? JOB EXEC DD? Oooooohhhh...
<Mapraputa went deeply into nostalgic recollections...>
But what your "as oppose to some user-friendly languages" means? JCL was user-friendly. Not like these modern GUI - you never know what to expect from them. At least, with JCL no paper-clip could imagine that she knows better what I should write in my letter.
Seriously, I greatly miss the time when computers were about a room size. We all worked together, our programs shared the same memory, the same processor, MLs.. When the computer was broken (couple of times a day) we all went to drink tea... When PCs appeared, programmers stopped to talk to each other.
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
When PCs appeared, programmers stopped to talk to each other.

They just use instant messaging nowadays
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Right, I meant exactly that - JCL. Even though we didn't have mainframes-hardware related failures at the establishments I was honored to consult(there were plenty), but I do recall working on good ol' dumb terminal with green blinking letters, dark background of monitor and damn production jobs, abending more often than I was submitting them. Old times, huh(I mean, 7-8 years ago, I'm 29 myself). Eagor Beavor, somebody told me, that IBM released some GUI-like CICS painters now, that code BMS macros for you, it it true?
--Nostalgic Alex
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//JCLQB526 JOB, 'STEVIE KALIGIS', REGION = 130K
//COPYMULT EXEC PGM=IEBCOPY
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=A
//SYSUT3 DD UNIT = SYSDA, SPACE=(TRK,(1))
//SYSUT4 DD UNIT = SYSDA, SPACE=(TRK,(1))
//IN1 DD DSN=STV.QB.JCL.OLDLIB1,DISP=OLD
//IN2 DD DSN=STV.QB.JCL.OLDLIB2,DISP=OLD
//OUT DD DSN=STV.QB.JCL.MIXLIB,DISP=OLD
//SYSIN DD *
..COPY OUTDD=OUT,INDD=(IN1,(IN2,R)),LIST=NO
/*
//
yeah... I realy missed that to Map...sniff..
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What is scary is that reading that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy definitely a symptom of something.
Just throw a little assembler code as SYSIN in there and I will be feeling right at home .
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Steve, wouldn't it be much better to allocate DISP=New on your output DSN? Sorry, couldn't help it.
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Alex,
Even I have heard about the GUI feature for CICS though not found any first hand info on that.
 
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