Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1998:May:16 Saturday <Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1998/5/16-21 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA, Finance/Investment] UID:14095 Activity:nil 75%like:14122
05/13  Congratulations to the new Politburo, for Summer and Fall semesters 1998:
       The President, Devin Jones (jones) The Vice President, Brian Gaeke (brg)
       The Treasurer, Jon Kuroda  (jon)  The Secretary, Mike Howard      (mikeh)
                   The Librarian, David Bushong (dbushong)
1998/5/16-17 [Academia/Berkeley/Classes] UID:14096 Activity:high
5/15    What do people think of 164 with Rowe this semester?
        \_ Lance is King!
        \_ Better than 162 with Smith!
                \_ Anything is better than 162 with Smith.  Unfortately with
                        just him & Harvey teaching 162 now, everyone's
                   \_ Harvey doesn't really teach, per se.  He preaches his
                      religion to unsuspecting freshmen and chows on the
                      potstickers and is pretty much just worthless.
                      \_ is he still sleeping with Randy?
                          \_ Randy Katz?  The dept. chair?  I don't think so.
                      \_ INFIDEL!!!  HERETIC!!1!  I fondly remember taking
                         162 from bh.  Especially those nights when we'd all
                         gather around the big, silent bulk of the PDP-10 in
                         the machine room, heads bowed to its greatness . . .
                         then bh would pour the vodka, and we'd munch on
                         potstickers and talk for _hours_ about the imminent
                         coming of the Glorious People's GNU-LISP Revolution
                         that would sweep like a cleansing wave!  Some nights
                         we'd watch Animanics and listen to the Beatles until
                         dawn.  Then we'd shatter our vodka glasses against
                         the wall and weave our way home, staggering up the
                         middle of Hearst singing Russian peasant drinking
                         songs . . . I didn't learn much about operating
                         systems, but damn, I learned about _life_.
                         \_ This has _got_ to be one of the funniest things
                            ever posted to the motd.  Is there a motd Hall
                            of Fame?
                                \_ yes, /usr/bin/local/motd/Hall_of_Fame
                                \_ yes, /dev/null
                                \_ This _is_ great.  It makes checking the motd
                                   every few hours meaningful.  Maybe someone
                                   _should_ start recording a motd best-of.
                                   Then I could get a life, and check the best-
                                   list instead.
                             \_ Was this clever?  I didn't notice.
        \_ Aiken is better.
           \_ good at teaching, big ego, horrible personality, asshole.
              \_ How so?  I have to say that except for the "good at teaching"
                 part, I found none of the above to be true.  One of those
                 "your mileage may vary" things, I guess.  -- kahogan
1998/5/16-17 [Computer/SW/Languages/Perl] UID:14097 Activity:nil
5/15    Anyone have a pointer to code or library to take an MD5 fingerprint?
        Preferably something that has been ported to Digital UNIX.
        \_ the md5 rfc has code
           \_ There is lots of (inherently "cross-platform")
              crypto/authentication stuff in Perl; try CPAN.
              \_ I'd like C code.
                \_ why not check out the md5 source in /usr/ports ?
        \_ SSLeay, what else.
        \_ md5sum from GNU textutils package --brg
1998/5/16-17 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:14098 Activity:kinda low
5/14    I need a recommendation for a good ISP which has dialups
        throughout California (north and south) and in Florida.
        Any ideas?                      -randal
        \_ Yes
        \_ Havent you figured out there are not good ISPs with dialup.
1998/5/16-17 [Computer/SW/Unix, Computer/SW/Languages/Perl, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:14099 Activity:nil
5/14    Summer job with a startup in Berkeley: Unix, Java, Perl.
        /csua/pub/jobs/RodaGroup - schoen
1998/5/16 [Uncategorized] UID:14100 Activity:nil 75%like:14102
5/16    anyone been to the warfield theater in sf?  which are the good
1998/5/16-17 [Computer/SW/Languages/Perl, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:14101 Activity:high 50%like:14484
5/16    How do I remove repeating lines form a text file so that
        any line of text only appear once, at most?
        \_ uniq.  If the repeated lines aren't necessarily next to each
           other, use sort first.
           \_ But I want to keep the original order (of first appearance).
              \_ you could always write a C program to do it.  Not necessarily
                 the most productive way, but it could be fun.
              \_ thats why theres perl
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