Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1998:February:14 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1998/2/14 [Reference/History/WW2/Germany] UID:13667 Activity:moderate
2/13    I don't understand the new b/w Sun commercial where people fight about
        different languages, and at the end, you see this Hitler-like face. Is
        that suppose to represent Bill G., or represent that languages should
        be unified just like the way Germany was? Again, I don't understand the
        Sun commercial. It's too sophisticated for the average American Joe like
        \_ ein internet, ein sprache, ein fuhrer
1998/2/14-15 [Recreation/Dating] UID:13668 Activity:high
2/13    Valentines day is a stupid day. I hate girlfriend stealers. They bite.
        \_ Yes it is.                   \_i'm not too fond of you either.
        \_ no such thing as "stealing" a girlfriend.  If she could be "stolen"
           you obviously didn't "have" her in the first place. have a sour
        \_ I LOVE girlfriend stealers.  They're so romantic.  --girlfriend
          \_ Ok, I'll respond to this troll.  "girlfriend stealers" are
             romantic until after a) they've fucked you, b) you've broken
             up with prior BF, c) you've told prior BF that new BF is such
             a better lover and so romantic, d) they've grown bored of you
             and find someone else because obviously you're a whore since
             you're willing to break up with someone perfectly ok just to
             try out someone else that's no better.  Good luck with your
             new boyfriend for as long as it lasts.  You're just a notch
             on my bedpost.  --been there, done that, stole 'em all.
          \_ Who would want to steal a soda chick?  Get real.  No one ever
             tried to steal you.
1998/2/14 [Uncategorized] UID:13669 Activity:moderate
2/13    2nd edition in the ... for Dummies series, hackers take note:
        \_ once again, is this just a stupid spoof or can I really buy this
           book somewhere?
           \_ Look closely. When's the last time you saw a book published
              with a curse word on the cover.
1998/2/14 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:13670 Activity:moderate
2/13    Running the command 'lynx
        has been declared a squishable offense.  Do it and die.  --route
        \_ What does it do?  I went there via netscape and just got
                "I love perl" and my machine's name and IP.
                  \_Yah, and it says that even if you just go to
                     .../~toxic/ and download the file too.  How does
                        it do that? (i'm assuming some cgi thing.)
1998/2/14 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:13671 Activity:nil
2/13    Lewinsky is one fat ugly chick!  What was Clinton thinking????
        \_ At his age, you get what you can take.
                \_ She's got a big horsey jaw.  That's all he needed.
1998/2/14-15 [Uncategorized] UID:13672 Activity:nil
2/12    [deleted as a form of sick humor and bad irony]
        \_ Why post this in the motd where it will get deleted when you
                could just mail root who are the only people who can do it
1998/2/14 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows, Industry/Startup] UID:13673 Activity:insanely high
           You guys just don't get the big picture, and never will. Of course
           people in the academic community know why Microsoft products are
           inferior, but try to educate and tell the truth to the rest of the
           population. They will never learn, and will never care how/why/why
           not to use Microsoft. They will forever be using Microsoft products
           because it "looks easy" and is cheap. The ultimate bottom line is,
           yes, Microsoft sucks, but they will keep leveraging, buying, sueing,
           threaten, whatever until they have everyone else using their
           products. That is the destiny, and nothing can stop it. Not Sun,
           not Netscape, not IBM. Not even the government or DOJ. Just accept
           the fact, just accept the truth, just accept the future. As Sun Tsui
           says, the war is won even before it has begun.
           \_ What's that you say?  Hopeless? -- Why, very well! --
              But a man does not fight merely to win!
              No -- no -- better to know one fights in vain! ...
              No!  I fight on!  I fight on!  I fight on!
                      -- Edmond Rostand, _Cyrano de Bergerac_
              I am trying my personal best and volunteer substantial time to
              educate others about Unix, and while I can breathe well enough
              to utter criticisms of Windows for the benefit of just one more
              student, I don't want to hear any of this about "destiny".
              We make our _own_ destiny.  -- schoen
        \_ yeah, we already know why M$ sucks, so stop your bandwidth, say
           somethin' intelligent and somethin we don't already know, and most
           importantly, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT DAMNIT
        \_ Uhm... ya.  Whatever.  Obviously, you're young and ignorant of the
           way the world works.  No one stays on top forever.  No one.
        \_ yeah, we already know why M$ sucks, so say somethin' intelligent
           and somethin we don't already know. Most importantly,
        \_ Microsoft's biggest opponent is Microsoft itself. People are
           tiring of their crappy products and support. People are opposed
           to the idea of a huge corporate monolith making decisions for
           them. Eventually, that will catch up to the company. It happens
           to most large corporations. It becomes difficult to respond to
           the desires of the consumer when a company reaches a certain
           size and Microsoft, too, shall pass no matter what becomes of
           its current competitors, although it may evolve into an
           entirely different sort of company (shift focus).  --dim
                \_ No duh, they're moving to content providing business.
                   MSNBC, MSN, M Start, Web TV, publishing, newspaper,
                   propaganda, oh, just simple stuff that brain wash people.
                   \_ You mean they're failing to move to content providing.
                      Content is free.  Let 'em have it.  Can't support a
                      zillion dollar company and their stock gains on content.
                      They don't own content, nor can they possibly own all
                      the way to acquire it.  'dim' was correct when stating
                      that MS will just get too damned big.
                        \_ Sure you can create content.  Check out
1998/2/14-16 [Uncategorized] UID:13674 Activity:moderate
2/14    Please clean out your printing job in the printer queue.
        \_ lpq
          \_ lprm -
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