Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1998:May:01 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1998/5/1-3 [Uncategorized] UID:14026 Activity:nil
05/01   Soda crashed last night due to problems with /home.  The problem is
        being looked at. --Jon
1998/5/1-7 [Uncategorized] UID:14027 Activity:nil
05/01   Barbecue Thursday next (that's May 7th, my birthday, whoohoo). --brg
1998/5/1 [Science/GlobalWarming, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA, Reference/History/WW2] UID:14028 Activity:very high
5/1     /- Join the CSUA Communist Party. Coders of the World Unite! -politburo
                \_ bh is the ultimate commie.
                \_ Long Live the CSUA Revolutionary International!
1998/5/1 [Uncategorized] UID:14029 Activity:nil 57%like:14035
5/1     Happy May Day!
1998/5/1 [Uncategorized] UID:14030 Activity:nil
4/30    Two trolls, two deletions.
1998/5/1 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:14031 Activity:nil
        \_ URL?
        \_ e-mail from two days ago:
>>Pathfinder is running a '50 most beautiful people contest' which,
>>inevitably enough, is currently being won by rodent-faced teen idol
>>Leonardo Di Caprio. The voting form is at:
>>Happily, there is a contender who is gaining ground rapidly. I urge you all
>>to rush over to the Web site and cast your vote for:
>>        Hank the Angry, Drunken Dwarf
\_  Here are the latest results:
    1.!psb, 278910 votes
    2.Hank the Angry, Drunken Dwarf, 191644 votes
    3.DPK, 47619 votes
      \_ ???
    4.Leonardo DiCaprio, 9092 votes
        \_ I want your rat face and clean shaved ass, Leo!!!  -aspo
    \_ I wonder if people even realize that the result on the website
       will have no effect on whomever they choose for the magazine
       cover.  The WebSite is separate from the magazine - android
       \_ so what? at least we can help strike some healthy fear of the net
          into the minds of the idjit editors at People (and other
          publications targeting readers with IQs 70 and below)
          \_ if you are so smart, why are you an overworked corporate
             \_ Stooges of the World Unite! -stooge #3
       \_ObGetAClue -#9 psb fan
1998/5/1 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:14032 Activity:very high
5/1     Please remember to date your inane statements.  Thank you.

Just because you disagree with issues on motd doesn't mean you have the
right to wipe it out. Berkeley thrives on diversity, and if you can't
handle diversity, then fuck off.
   Equal rights for idiots _NOW_!
\_ actually, who doesn't have the right to nuke the MOTD?
   unix security says it's ok...
\_ If we don't regularly nuke the motd, it would be 50 pages long within
   a week.
1998/5/1-4 [Computer/HW/Scanner] UID:14033 Activity:moderate
5/1     Anyone know of good scanners for < $500?  I'd like it to get decent
        resolution and be able to do OCR.  (OCR might be software?)  --PeterM
        \_ Omnipage Pro 8 does an excellent job of OCRing. PC ver $90,
           Mac version $500 at Fry's -- or you can pay $99 at the Caere web
           site. Go figure!
        \_ I got the UMAX Astra 1200S SCSI for $250 @ Microcenter (near
           Great America)... it's $500 @ Fry's cuz they bundle Photoshop.
           I'm very happy with this scanner... I settled on this after trying
           various scanners from HP and other UMAX scanners.
              model that replaces it; the line was being revamped.
           \_ UMAX scanners seem to be pretty good, though they've had
              scsi compatibility problems.  I think I've seen the 1200S
              \_ I haven't had any problems using Adaptec 2940W.
              in the $225 range (w/o Photoshop).  They may have a new
              model that replaces it now--they were revamping the line
              a month or so ago.  --phr
           \_ I have the umax vista 1200, which many preferred over Astra.
              Look at for image quality.  Some were scanned by
              an hp4c and I think it shows, but that's a very expensive
              choice.  -jor
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