Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1996:November:01 Friday
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1996/11/1 [Uncategorized] UID:31975 Activity:nil
11/1    How is CS 169 taught by Prof.Brewer? How is the work load and
1996/11/1 [Computer/SW/Languages/Python] UID:31976 Activity:nil
11/1    Python 1.4 installed.  What is Python?  Check out the homepage at a tutorial at
        and a new book that just came out:  Internet Programming with Python.
          -- cmlee
1996/11/1 [Recreation/Food] UID:31977 Activity:nil
11/1    Eat more fruits.  -- cmlee
        \_ Especially Odwalla juice
1996/11/1 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA, Computer/SW] UID:31978 Activity:nil
11/1    Jobs for geeks at NetSource, a web site builder.
        See /usr/local/csua/jobs/netsource and don't mail me --dpassage
         \_ chmod it
1996/11/1 [Uncategorized] UID:31979 Activity:nil
11/1   Z MINUS -1 HOURS
        \_ All I can say is: wow!   -- mikeym
        \_ What does it mean when it says that it is the season finale? It
           just started! So will there be more new series next week of B5?
          -- clueless B5 newbie.
         \_ is an EXCELLENT site for answering
          the questions of B5 newbies.
        \_ Next week is somehow the season premire.
        \_ There are 22 shows to a season.  Warner Brothers for some reason
           keeps taking the last few and sitting on them till the fall.  The
           last five new episodes were the last of season 3; next week's is
           the start of season 4.  You'll notice that the opening titles
           and credits will be different.  There will be four more new
           episodes (November sweeps) and then reruns. -- goldfarb
        \_ What was up with Sheridan jumping? Why jump? He's screwed
           either way.... unless he got saved by jumping into that hole.
           Any ideas?
           \_ Look at it this way... he had five seconds before he would
              vaporize... he'll probably afford another five by jumping.
              Gives him time to think of something clever.
              Besides, why not jump?
1996/11/1 [Consumer/CellPhone] UID:31980 Activity:nil
10/30   The net sux after switching to sprint.  Are there a lot of hosts on
        \_ One of the MIT guys in our netrek game last night told me that
              most of his lag to Berkeley occurred at sprintnet in New York,
              and that bbnplanet from MIT to NYC, and the net from NYC to here
            wasn't bad.   However, when I did a traceroute, most of the lag
           I got to him was at MCI in Boston.  Any ideas?   -John
         \_ routing packets to us was/is a bit screwy as the routing
          change propogates to the rest of the world, it'll
          settle down soon  (and yes, the worst part of any
          net connection will be sprintlink, because IT SUCKS!)
        \_ Does Cal have a single T3 going to the outside world?
         \_ UCB, UCD, UCSF, UCOP, & UCSC all share one DS3 (or
            will very shortly once the transition is finished) to
            Sprint's Stockton HUB - see and
   for more info
        \_ gazillions - what does that have to do with anything?
           \_ dumbass, this is the problem.  I'm on BBNnet as do alot of
              people in the bay area.  If the BBNET-SPRINT connect is
              bad, it might be better to just stick to bbn.
         \_ The switch wasn't made to improve connectivity.
            the switch was made because Sprintlink is MUCH MUCH
            cheaper.  Sprint is known to suck, but there's nothing
            that we can do about it - BBNPlanet got rid of the
            hugely discounted rates UCB was paying BARRnet.
            (And yes, Sprint does have many more customers nationwide
             than BARRnet ever did.)
        \_ I thought we weren't switching til next week?
         \_ The switch was announced as taking place Mon->Wed of
          THIS week.
          \_ Ahh..did they finished at around 3:00am?
             i remember something being said about
             that time..well..that woudl explain my 85%
             packet loss at around that time :)
              \_SPRINT SUCKS MAJOR DICK.. Traceroute reports >400ms hops
          between Sprint and and then onto my ISDN ISP.
1996/11/1 [Uncategorized] UID:31981 Activity:nil
10/29   What do people have to say about CS280? What about Prof. Weber?
        Any info is much appreciated.
        - if i don't make a mistake here, Weber is a Post doc here.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1996:November:01 Friday