Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1998:November:19 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1998/11/19 [Uncategorized] UID:14973 Activity:nil
11/18   psychotic over hyped starwar trailer nonsense removed.
1998/11/19 [Computer/SW/Unix/WindowManager] UID:14974 Activity:kinda low
11/18 <-- QT Public License; KDE will be opensource
        \_ seems to be pseudo-GNU now.
           \_ Everybody seems to have some kind of "public license" these days.
              \_ And that's bad because?...
                 \_ where the hell was there an inference that everyone
                    having a public license is a bad thing???
                 \_ It's not bad; it's just funny.
1998/11/19 [Computer/HW/Soundcard] UID:14975 Activity:kinda low 58%like:14971
11/18   Can anyone recommend a decent sound card that isn't too
        expensive?  I currently don't have any sound when I play games
        and I would like some decent sound for under $40.  Thanks.
        \_ I picked up a Creative Ensoniq AudioPCI and it sounds fairly good.
           Only cost me $29.95. --marc
        \_ Anything with a ESS1869F chipset for $11-$15 for an ISA card.
           I've bought 4 of these, am using 2 and have had no probs.  Go
           with the SB Live if you want to spend > $50. -jctwu
           \_ Could you give a simple description of why some sound cards
              might be better?  Can you hear an obvious difference between
              an $11-$15 sound card and a $75 sound card?  Thanks again.
              \_ > $50 sound cards are usu. PCI, and lessen CPU processing
                 of sound, esp. for 44 kHz (CD-quality) sound.  This would
                 speed frame rates in games like Unreal.  Newer cards also
                 have sophisticated 3-D effects that 3D shooters seem to use.
                 You also usu. get real MIDI instrument samples, but mainly
                 benefit is in CPU cycles.  DOS audio support = insuff. -jctwu
              \_ There's also 3D positional sound technologies now, like
                 Aureal 3D and Creative Labs' EAX. I've found A3D to be
                 pretty much as advertised, but nothing earth shattering.
                 More expensive sound crads also have support for four
                 speakers for Dolby Digital / Surround Sound support.
              \_ it's like this, A3D is older, and EAX is brand new but
                 supported by Creative Labs (SB Live) products.  Half-Life
                 supports both stds. -jctwu
1998/11/19 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:14976 Activity:high
11/18   Anyone know where I can download the star wars 1 trailer?
        <DEAD>'s<DEAD> download sites are not responding.
        \_ go to, find the SW article, and there's a bunch
           of sites listed.
        \_ it'll be on Entertainment Tonight tonight.
        \_ I have the official trailer on another one of my accounts.
           Would it be against CSUA policy to stick it in /tmp for awhile?
           20MB gzipped.
           \_ Sounds like copyrighted material to me.
           \_ Yeah, but isn't it freely and publicly available? (sorry, i
              dunno jack about copyright laws)
1998/11/19-27 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:14977 Activity:nil 66%like:14434 66%like:15553 57%like:15562
11/18   troll deleted
1998/11/19 [Computer/HW/Display] UID:14978 Activity:nil
11/18   Anyone get one of dem PCI modems working under Linux?
        \_ no, but i've got a PCMCIA one working without a problem.
        \_ what's the point of having a PCI modem? besides the fact that you
           might not have any ISA ports left.
1998/11/19 [Uncategorized] UID:14979 Activity:nil 50%like:15782
11/18   stupid poster deleted
1998/11/19-22 [Uncategorized] UID:14980 Activity:high
11/19   play this yr's int-fiction competition winner!  simply run:
                \_ /csua/bin/cmlee
                        \_ no, no, it's /csua/bin/cmlee
                                \_ it's /csua/bin/photopia, tom
           \_ The author thanks you for the kind words... He's a Cal alumnus,
              web page at in case you want to
              send him comments.  -mogul
                \_ wasn't grignr the guy in Eye of Argon?
                     \_ Yes, it's his login, not his name.  That's the origin.
           \_ cool!
              \_ schizophrenic, aka "Short attention span theater"
                                        \_ a la pulp fiction
                \_ so which character do you identify with the most?
                   \_ definately the female from outer space.
                      Babarella, anyone?
                        \_ I hate Jane but she was looking pretty good in
                           that bear skin blanket.
                           \_ She's still Hannoing.  Did you notice that
                              Barbarella is in almost none of the rental
                              places?  Did Turner buy it up?
        \_ <wwwwaaaahhhh>'s so beautiful!
1998/11/19 [Computer/SW/Security, Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:14981 Activity:nil
        \_ Oh. My. God.
1998/11/19 [Computer/HW/CPU] UID:14982 Activity:high
11/19   I don't get this.  When Intel releases a chip with one bug in it the
        government forces Intel to recall and replace all the buggy chips.
        \_ uh, the "government" forced Intel to recall+reship?
           \_ i think the government threatened them at one point.  anyone
              know for sure?
        But when a company like Microsoft releases an OS with at least 50
        bugs no one gives a damn.  What the hell is up with that?
        \_ at least 50? That's like saying, "Berkeley has at least 50
           undergrads." Why don't you say "at least 20,000"? It might be
           a more accurate estimate.
        \_ When AT&T released an operating system that had 50 bugs, no
           one gave a damn, and AT&T's stated policy was that they
           *wouldn't* necessarily fix them...
1998/11/19 [Uncategorized] UID:14983 Activity:nil
11/19   -r-xr-xr-x  1 bin  bin  12288 Jul 15 02:00 /usr/bin/head*
        -r-xr-xr-x  1 bin  bin  12288 Aug 24 17:25 /usr/local/bin/pico*
         Coincidence? I think not.
1998/11/19-23 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:14984 Activity:nil 62%like:15001
11/19   All files in /csua/pub/jobs have been made world-accessible. If your
        job listings have expired, please delete them, don't just chmod them
        world-unreadable. -brg
2018/03/18 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1998:November:19 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>