Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:January:13 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1999/1/13 [Computer/SW/Graphics, Computer/SW] UID:15219 Activity:nil
1/12    I lack mpeg technology fu. Is there an easy way to convert old
        VHS videos to mpeg so they can be then put on cd? url, docs, info?
        \_ video capture cards will do that probably.  Package should
           include the compression software to turn the captured stream
           into common formats such as mpeg.
1999/1/13 [Uncategorized] UID:15220 Activity:nil
1/12    Working condition 17" SiliconGraphics  monitor, 40$     mail nolram
1999/1/13 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:15221 Activity:nil
1/12    Can someone point out the URL to download SSH server? Thanks.
        \_           -nolram
1999/1/13 [Uncategorized] UID:15222 Activity:nil
1999/1/13-15 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:15223 Activity:moderate
1/26    Let's say I accidentally deleted my entire Linux partition. How do
        I restore the files, assuming that I know that the file names are gone?
        \_ mt rewind ; restore i
     \_ dd if=/dev/sd0a | more
        \_ Thanks. So how do I convert this huge content into files?
           \_ Wow!  You sure are fucked!  How'd you manage to wipe the
           \_ afraid that's your problem, bubba. if you REALLY cared,
              you might try to write a program that is kind of a "strings"
              for disk sectors. It would look for sectors that start with
              ascii data, then write all following information, until
              it hit a '\0' somewhers. This is taking the chance that
              your disk was formatted with all sectors zero-filled.
              You also then need to deal with file fragmentation.
              By hand. You have about a month's work ahead of you,
              Btw, if this was a traditional ufs partition, i would
              tell you to try to use one of the "alternate superblocks"
              to try to recover inode info.
     \_ If you deleted the partition (with fdisk) -- just re-create it
        in the same place; it will work.  If you deleted files -- ext2fs
        has undelete info; you can use mc or other tool.
        Of course, dd will work, too.
        \_ debugfs might help in some cases too.
1999/1/13-15 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:15224 Activity:nil
1/26    Is Glint (comes with RedHat Linux) the same thing as Linuxconf, except
        with fancy GUI? Is there any more advantage for using Glint? Thanks.

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        \_ No, Glint is just a GUI for rpm.  linuxconf is for actually doing
           simple admin tasks. -mogul
1999/1/13-15 [Uncategorized] UID:15225 Activity:moderate
1/13 spencer and peter mattis interview:
     (kewl! they dis' the XCF!)
        \_ my dis, at least, was clearly a joke.  The xcf was actually
           helpful, if marginally.  Keep in mind that the GIMP was our
           personal project.  We did quite a few other cool
           projects and hacks for the xcf proper.  -- spencer
     \_ Hey, is there any way, any where to _save_ from the GIMP to
        .PSD files?  Anyone know of a project working on this?  My wife
        has a Dell at work whose mouse port doesn't play w/ the psm0 driver,
        and so any work she does on the GIMP at home is trapped there..
        \_ yer wife is ugly
           \_ Pithy.  You get that from a book?
           \_ Mrs. Bushong could probably kick your ass with little effort.
1999/1/13 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:15226 Activity:nil
1/26    Is Glint (comes with RedHat Linux) the same thing as Linuxconf, except
        with fancy GUI? Is there any more advantage for using Glint? Thanks.


It's really _astonishingly_ simple.

The game formerly known as Paradise is now the property
of the Netrek Paradise Governing Junta, of which I am the
dictator.  I have decreed that the game is now forever
henceforth to be known as 'Frilly Pink Panties'; that there
shall be no more Frilly Pink Panties servers; and that
all Frilly Pink Panties players be clearly marked for
the good of society with the Sunscreamer Tattoo on their

Anyone using the banned term 'paradise' or persisting to
whine about the glorious occupation forces gracing the
sterile, drab lands of Frilly Pink Panties must be failing to
comprehend the divine word of sunscreamer.

Failing to comprehend the divine word of sunscreamer is,
obviously, a forbidden, capital crime.

As so eloquently proven lo these several years ago, Frilly
Pink Panties is a false game.  A silly game.  A game played
by clumsily half-trepanned mongoloid apes during their
kindergarten recess.  The fact that this was established may
not be 'fair', but sunscreamer is not required to be fair.
Sunscreamer, as you know, establishes the requirements.
Perhaps, vassal, you begin to comprehend the divine word of

You are required to stop simpering like a weepy teenage cleft-
palated orphan who has just been informed of the nonexistence
of the tooth fairy.

double grand admiral sunscreamer, dictator, NPGJ
1999/1/13-15 [Uncategorized] UID:15227 Activity:nil
1/13    A quick question: I want to pop up a image when click on a link.
        In JavaScript, to pop up a window, I do "". But
        I only want to pop up a particular image, not the entire window.
        Is there anyway I can accomplish this? Thanks. -bkong
        \_ Put the image in a hidden layer and in the anchor tag of the
           link put an onClick="GenericChangeLayerVisibiliyFunction()"
1999/1/13-17 [Computer/Networking] UID:15228 Activity:moderate
1/13 Relating to yesterday's DSL topic, since the Basic package gives you
     one IP address, is there a way to setup 2 or more computers to use
     the same line?
     \_ NAT
        \_ que?
           \_ My cousin Nat knows how to do this.
              \_ yeah, and my cousin "guido" knows how to make you suffer
                 for a joke like that...
                 \_ NAT >> Guido.
        \_ Network Address Translation. It allows multiple machines to
           masquerade behind a single IP address. You would then set up
           your "mask" machine to act as a router for your network, and then
           have it run NAT for all internal machines.
       \- NAT doesn't work with applications such as Net2Phone and ICQ,
          that always reply back at specific high ports (such as 30000 TCP,
          or UDP). So, unless you aren't planning on using such apps, don't
          go with NAT.  -leblon
          \_ Well, StarCraft always wants to connect to port 6112, but that
             doesn't prevent you from forwarding that one port to one
             particular machine behind the firewall.  Yes, only one person
             can use it at a time, but half a loaf...  If you're BuffLikeThat,
             then you write a multiplexer, but hey..  --dbushong
           \_ you get it for free under the freeware unixes. It you want to
           do it under windoze check out winroute (<DEAD><DEAD> -ERic
           \_ After glossing over the docs at the webpage, from what I
              understand, you need 2 NICs on the main computer, correct?
              One with IP Address to Internet (assuming cable modem/T1/DSL)
              and one to your internal network. Is this right?
              \_ You could get by with one, but you wouldn't want to.  If you
                 only had one card, you'd plug the DSL modem straight into
                 the hub (i think you'd need a crossover cable for this) and
                 also have the NAT box on the hub.  But then _every_ packet on
                 the network would have to be inspected and everything would
                 bounce over the hub like 3 times.  In any case you need to
                 have a machine up all the time in the corner to be a router
                 (like me =)  --dbushong
              \_ For WinRoute? more or less.  Though I don't bother myself
                  with the exact limitations of that pathetic excuse for
                  an OS. -ERic
           \_ Cf. the Linux IP masquerade mini-HOWTO and the Linux Router
              Project (
1999/1/13 [Uncategorized] UID:15229 Activity:nil
1/13    All stupid ^M's removed.  Get a real editor.
1999/1/13-17 [Computer/SW/Languages, Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:15230 Activity:nil
1/13 Where can I find out info on Linux serial port programming? Thx.
     \_ <DEAD><DEAD>
          -- jsjacob
1999/1/13-15 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:15231 Activity:high
1/13    I know this has been posted before but who_has/where_is the neat
        little MOTD archive?
        \_ Evil ERic Mehlhaff
           \_and where is it / what is it called ?
                \_ ~mehlhaff/rcs/motd/../../../../dev/null.
                     \_ you so funny !
                \_ ~mehlhaff/tmp/motd,v -ERic
                    \_ the motd has got to be the best comic relief around.
                        Everything from nazies, lesbians, linux, NT,
                        M$, and BJs.  You people crack me up.  Keep up the
                        good work.
                        \_ Marlon, we're not here to entertain you, dumb ass.
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