Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1997:April:25 Friday
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1997/4/25 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:32125 Activity:nil
             Motd from http://soda.csua.berkeley.edu
            The CSUA's Sequent S81 space heater
         With optional Nuclear Toaster Attachment
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1997/4/25 [Recreation/Food] UID:32126 Activity:nil
4/20    You're invited to a Barbecue!  Friday afternoon 12-6 on the 4th floor
        terrace of Soda Hall.  If you'd like to help out by bringing food
        drink, providing cooking ability, or similar barbecue-ish things,
        mail barbecue@CSUA. --jon
1997/4/25 [Computer/SW/Unix, Computer/SW/Security] UID:32127 Activity:nil
4/17    If you ever have problems logging into soda, please check the
        http://ucb.org.csua newsgroup for announcements of system problems
        before mailing root.  If there is a system problem, mailing
        root just fills root's mail spool once it's fixed and too late
        to do anything about it.  This and other useful information
        was in the FAQ file in your account when it was created.
        Please read it and remember it - if you lost your copy, a
        fresh one is always available in /usr/local/csua/FAQ.
        Asking root questions that it answers is grounds for getting
        really snide or obnoxious responses from root.
1997/4/25-5/15 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:32128 Activity:nil
4/10    Depending on your perspective, you may want to congratulate or
        send your condolences to your Fall 1997 CSUA Politburo:
         President: Sean Barni (seano)
         Vice Pres: Ben Scott (scotsman)
         Treasurer: Debbie Hoo (debbie)
         Secretary: Jon Kuroda (jon)
         Librarian: Saar Picker (saarp)
        Please do not send them sheep, flaming, inflatable, or otherwise.
1997/4/25-5/15 [Uncategorized] UID:32129 Activity:nil 100%like:13518
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1997/4/25 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:32130 Activity:nil
4/25    Join me in comin' out '97, today noon, on soda wall.
        \_ What?  You're going to leave Soda hall?
1997/4/25 [Politics] UID:32131 Activity:nil
4/25    I need a way for a child thread to know that a parent
        has died. SIGCLD does the opposite, and I can't find the
        signal that does what I want. I ultimately would like my
        thread to die when my terminal is dead (ttyXX is unwrittable).
        \_ Use the uncle thread to inform the child thread.  Break the
           news gently, though.
1997/4/25 [Reference/BayArea] UID:32132 Activity:nil
4/25    I'm trying to get a cell phone in south bay area.  Any suggestion
        about which phone/what service should I get?
        \_ Wait 3 months, if you can.   Market should change a lot this
        summer.  Else, get short term committment.  C1 PCS might be best
        right now, assuming they are actually doing it.  -jor
1997/4/25 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:32133 Activity:nil
4/24    "Remember, SCSI is not black magic. There are fundamental technical
         reasons why it is necessary to sacrifice a goat at midnight in order
         to get a SCSI device working properly."   --galactus@htmlhelp.com
         \_ maybe it's hard for people who don't understand the concept
            of a unique scsi id for each device
            \_ Um, speaking for those who actually have experienced SCSI
        chains that work _only_ when hooked up "incorrectly", SCSI
        voodoo *does* exist  --dbushong
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1997:April:25 Friday