Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1998:November:23 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1998/11/23-1999/2/2 [Science/GlobalWarming, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:15001 Activity:nil 62%like:14984
11/19   All files in /csua/pub/jobs have been made world-accessible -brg
1998/11/23-1999/2/2 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:15002 Activity:nil 58%like:14964
11/15   Learn to use ssh -- read "/csua/adm/doc/ssh-howto". -brg
1998/11/23 [Uncategorized] UID:15003 Activity:nil
11/23   Thanksgiving is coming.  What are you thanking for this year?
1998/11/23-25 [Consumer/Audio, Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD] UID:15004 Activity:high
11/23   I missed the end of the mp3 discussion and now I'm in need.  Could
        someone send me pointers to a reasonable mp3 player and "get music
        off the cd and onto disc" program for FreeBSD.  For the record, this
        is for a laptop w/o cd so I can listen to cd I already have.
        - seidl
        \_ how the hell did you install FreeBSD on a computer without
           \_ He has clue.  Soda was installed without a CDROM.  It
              still does not have one.
              \_ I think I've done at least a half dozen FreeBSD installs,
                 none of them with cdrom. The nastiest was one where I didn't
                 have net or floppy either ... -ERic
                 \_ oh yeah, well on time I installed FreeBSD on a toaster,
                    and it wasn't eaven plugged in!
                    \_ Depends... was it a one slice or two slice toaster?
        \_ you can check out the motd RCS.  For rippers and encoders try
           for a mp3 player there's x11amp which looks a lot like winamp.
                 \_ O.k., I've got players and encoders now.  But rippers
                    elude me.  I think I've gotten at least 2 which fail
                    to compile.
           it used to be only for linux but now available of freebsd
           \_ the question is which will work/compile under FreeBSD?
              \_ I know for sure that x11amp binaries for FreeBSD are
                 available.  I use linux myself so I wouldn't know about
                 the ripper and encoder.  My guess would be ripper=no,
        \_ I missed yermom when she was in town and now I am in need. Could
           someone send me pointers to yer sister's house?
        \_ I use a version of cdd modified to work with ATAPI CD-ROM drives
           under FreeBSD-CURRENT (should work on -STABLE now too).  It
           might be in the ports collection now, but if it isn't let me
           know and I'll email it to you.  You'll also need sox to convert
           it to wav format and 8hz-mp3 to encode from wav to mp3.  mpg123
           is the best console-mode MP3 player. There are numerous ones for
           X11, too, but I haven't found a good one yet.  -brian
1998/11/23-24 [Uncategorized] UID:15005 Activity:kinda low
11/21   I hope someone didn't spend a long time making that "general
        meeting" sign on the top of the motd.
        \_ Step 1) type "figlet" at your prompt
           Step 2) type "hello world!"
           Step 3) type "Ctrl-C" to quit
                        \_ Ctrl-D
           Step 4) type "man figlet" to learn more
           There will be a quiz tomorrow...
        \_ Nope, I sure didn't. -brg
1998/11/23-25 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:15006 Activity:low
11/21   What is a good unix command line utility that can create thumbnail
        pictures? Thanks.
        \_ /csua/bin/thumbnail_index
           I think there's a manpage somewhere if you
           add /csua/man to your manpath
           \_ Great!  What about /csua/bin/thumbnail_reap?  What does it do?
                \_ I reaps thumbnails.
1998/11/23-24 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:15007 Activity:nil
11/23   AOL and Netscape are teaming up. Expect AOL4.1 to crash every 5 min now
        \_ Netscape 4.0 really sucks
           \_ as well as yermom?
           say it isn't so!
           \_ Yeah, Wired News is lying to you.  They just make up all their
              stories.  Don't believe anything you see on the net or anyone
              over 30.
              over 30.  And the newspapers are all lying, and the TV and radio
              commentators are lying.  It's a giant media conspiracy to make
              you personally falsely believe that NS sold out to AOL.  ZOG.
1998/11/23 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:15008 Activity:high
11/21   Summary of idiotic conversation:
        I don't know how to use tar.
        Here's how to use tar.
        Yer a twink.
        No, yer a twink.
        No, yer a twink.
        \_ Actually that was "You're an idiot", but you got the right idea.
        \_ I still haven't figured out the vernacular here on motd.public.
           When do I use each of the following: twink, idiot, h0zer, troll.
           \_ use twink when refering to bill clinton
           \_ use idiot when refering to dan quayle
           \_ use h0zer when refering to monica lewinsky
           \_ use troll when referring to some b.s. republican speach.
1998/11/23-24 [Finance/Banking] UID:15009 Activity:high
11/23   Bank of America on-line banking SUCKS BIG TIME. It is full of graphics
        and everything is friggin' slow. Does anyone have similar experience
        w/Citibank? Is it worth switching to? Thanks.
        \_ I have been using the one with Chase Manhattan and it's quick
           enough for me who has to call international as I cannot use
           their toll-free numbers from Tokyo.  (FYI:  The toll-free
           numbers in US work as toll-free only in US, and the ones in
           Japan work only in Japan.)  Their 24 hours telephone customer
           service is good as I can call collect.  --yumin
        \_ online banking?  What can you do with online banking that you
           \_ Paying bills to Pag Bell, PG&E, etc.  Getting a transaction
           can't do with a checkbook and an ATM card?
           \_ Satying in the comfort of your little cubbyhole of a cubicle.
              And in some areas, not haveta worry about being mugged at the
              \_ since when did personal computers start dispensing cash?
                 \_ not everyone goes to an atm to deposit/withdraw cash.
           \_ Paying bills to Pac Bell, PG&E, etc.  Getting a transaction
              history in spreadsheet or Quicken format.  Staying dry while
              xfering from checking to savings/credit card.
1998/11/23-24 [Computer/SW/RevisionControl] UID:15010 Activity:kinda low
11/23   Could someone please explain the motd RCS, or how to use it?
        \_ if you don't know how to use RCS then the best you can do is
           vi ~mehlhaff/tmp/motd,v and search for whatever you want. RCS
           frontend is just pretty nasty in general.  I don't know how
           to use it myself.  There's CVS which makes RCS quite a bit
           easier to use but it's still pretty nasty.  man CVS.
           \_ Uh you can use 'rlog ~mehlhaff/tmp/motd,v' to look at what
              versions of the motd were when. Then you can check them out
              with 'co -r[version-number]. Works a lot better if you put in
              a symbolic link to the motd,v file into your current directory.
              I suppose I should put in a readme, or, better yet, a web
              interface..  -ERic
              interface. But then I'm busy having a life ... -ERic
1998/11/23-24 [Uncategorized] UID:15011 Activity:nil
11/23   Anyone know how to use italic fonts on figlet...
        \_ figlet -f italic
           look in /usr/local/share/figlet for all the fonts
1998/11/23-24 [Uncategorized] UID:15012 Activity:kinda low
11/23   Is there a local mirror of the Star Wars trailer at <DEAD><DEAD>?
        \_ If you have to ask, you don't know. - yoda-on-ganja
           \_ "If ask you must, train harder you must."
           \_ shit he doesn't know.  Whether he deserves to know is
              the ultimate question.
        \_ See /var/log/wall.log.4.gz. it might be different tomorrow. -jctwu
1998/11/23-24 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers, Recreation/Media] UID:15013 Activity:moderate
11/23   Oh god...


Internet posters on Harry Knowles' Web site AIN'T IT COOL NEWS [ ] talked about "weeping and shaking" while
the new STAR WARS trailer last week!

Entertainment epilepsy.

A fan named David Chung summed up his feelings: "What can I say. George Lucas
must be
a superior form of life!"
\_ when you're a worm, just about everything is a superior form of life.
1998/11/23-24 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers, Computer/SW/OS/Solaris] UID:15014 Activity:nil
11/23   Anyone know what you need to do to make Netscape on Solaris
        understand multipart mail messages ?
1998/11/23-24 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:15015 Activity:nil
11/23   I heard a rumor that girls exist on soda.  Is this true?
        \_ Soda the machine or soda the building?  I don't think there are
           any females existing on the roof of the building nor sitting atop
           the soda cpu chassis.  Therefore, no.
1998/11/23-24 [Recreation/Dating] UID:15016 Activity:moderate
11/23   If your boss shows you a picture of his daughter who's around your
        age, what is a polite thing to say? Serious now. Thanks.
        \_ DONT say "she's cute" or anything stupid like that.  Be an adult.
           "Oh, you must be very proud of her" is harmless.  "She's a total
           babe!  Can I fuck her?" is NOT a good thing to say.  A big giant
           "Sheesh!" for all the morons who said something like that below.
           They're either totally fucking clueless themselves or trying to
           get you fired.
        \_ Maybe you won't give me a raise, but that picture sure
           did, if you know what I mean.
        \_ Hey!  I haven't seen her since last months orgy at my frat house!
        \_ If you're "close", and she's a babe, say so. I mean,
             say she looks cute. Otherwise, say something vague, or dont
             say anything. Unless its a picture of her smoking a bong, if
             so, ask "hey man, were can I score some doobage like that?"
        \_ I agree.  Something like "she's cute" or "where does she go to
           school" is innocent enough.
           \_ unless she looks like she's in high school, in which
              case, do NOT try this :->
              \_ You are a dumbass :->
        \_ seriously, get out and meet some woman that won't put your
                professional ass in a sling
           \_ contrariwise, maybe it's a sling from a rescue helicopter
              that can lift you up to a better place to be.
2019/03/26 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1998:November:23 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>