10.0764 queries technical & administrative

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 10 Mar 1997 08:34:05 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 764.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (23)
Subject: dialup with callback under Windows NT

[2] From: Peter Liddell <pgl@uvic.ca> (15)
Subject: Re: virtual exams

[3] From: Elisabeth Burr <Elisabeth.Burr@UNIDUI.UNI- (58)
Subject: Memory-Problems - Partial Solution

Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 08:22:16 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: dialup with callback under Windows NT

I hope some Humanist is sufficiently up to the minute in OSs (no, not
espionage) to know the answer to a dilemma I have pickled myself into.

I need step-by-step instructions in how to configure Windows NT to handle a
modem connection with callback. (Callback is a scheme, useful in countries
where every call is charged per unit time, to get the charges attributed to
one's service provider. You call the service, log in, give your phone
number, disconnect, and it rings you back and completes the connection, in
my case for ppp.) The modem has to be told before it dials to pick up the
next call (i.e. S00=1), to set the "guard tone", etc. It also has to be told
when one hangs up NOT to pick up the next call (i.e. S00=0) or every caller
thereafter, when one's computer is on, will get an unpleasant blast in the ear.

I know about the command_init string in modem.inf and about rasphone.hlp,
but perhaps I only know about these things because I didn't understand how
to get through the menus and am now having trouble from RAS, which cannot
find one of its dlls, or something like that. Oi! (No sniggers from the Mac
crowd, please. Configuring a Mac for ppp ain't that easy, and we PC types
like getting under the hood and tinkering, don't we?)


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Date: Sun, 9 Mar 1997 22:18:42 -0800
From: Peter Liddell <pgl@uvic.ca>
Subject: Re: virtual exams

On behalf of a major Nordic agency, the Swedish Council for Renewal of
Undergraduate Education is looking for case-studies on "how to use IT in
examinations, e.g. lock in the candidates for 6 hours, give [them] the full
use of the Internet and whatever programs they brought on their laptops"
and let them go to it.
Apparently there have been some studies made in Denmark. The originator of
the request is now looking for comparable studies elsewhere.

Please send info on case studies to me direct. I'll post a summary to this list.

Peter Liddell <pgl@uvic.ca>
University of Victoria
BC, Canada

Date: Sat, 8 Mar 1997 13:56:22 -0500
From: Elisabeth Burr <Elisabeth.Burr@UNIDUI.UNI-DUISBURG.DE>
Subject: Memory-Problems - Partial Solution

[The following passed on from TACT-L, about memory problems running in a
DOS window. Can anyone offer help with configuring the memory options
for DOS under Windows 95? Please send replies directly to Dr. Burr as well
as to Humanist. Thanks. --WM]

A few days ago I asked for help with a memory problem.
Part of the problem was Collgen although I did not talk
about it in my message. As I have found a partial solution
to the Collgen problem I wanted to communicate it with
people on the list. Perhaps it helps saving some time or
elucidates other solutions:
I am running TACT on a PC (486) with win95 installed.
The corpus I am working on contains 282420 wordforms.
I am doing a research on collocation and fixed phrases.
I have tried to use Collgen under win95 in a TACT window,
but it crashed. I've tried more or less everything and came
to the following solution:

When starting my PC windows announces that it will load itself
I push F8 and then select choice 5. I am asked to say yes or no
to every part window would like to load.

I say no to:
doubleSpace driver

I say yes to
DOS=High, Umb
emm386.exe RAM

I say no to

I say yes to
set temp
set tactpath
set tactems=4096

I say no to
set prompt

Then I change into the directory TACT.
mem gives me 598K free

Collgen still crashes when I ask it to do Maximal fixed
Any idea, how this problem could be solved?

Collgen works fine for the following:
fixed phrases permuted
three types of boundaries are given
span context 2 to 3 words.

It crashes when span context 2 to 4 words

Any comments would be appreciated.
Elisabeth Burr
Dr. phil. Elisabeth Burr
FB 3/Romanistik/Gerhard-Mercator Universitaet Duisburg GH
Lotharstrasse 65/47048 Duisburg
+49 203 3792605/Elisabeth.Burr@uni-duisburg.de