Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:February:24 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1999/2/24 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:15468 Activity:moderate
2/23    Why is it that when I use tin to post a message, it gets
        posted as if its from <DEAD><DEAD> even though I am
        on <DEAD><DEAD> and there is no <DEAD><DEAD>?
        I'm using /usr/sww/bin/tin and its version:
        tin 1.3 950824BETA PL0 [UNIX] (c) Copyright 1991-94 Iain Lea.
        \_ perhaps you should ask the people who run the machine(s) on
           which you are having this problem, dumbass.
                \_ I have seen the same problem with other machines
                   and other people. So unless diff sysadmins in the dept
                   are making the same mistakes, this might be a tin
                   problem. Thats why I posted to the motd, dumbass.
                   \_ /usr/sww is built by one group of sysadmins and
                      shared with the entire dept, so if the problem's
                      there, it doesn't matter who your sysadmin is dumbass.
                        \_ Then I'd contact SWW sysadmin, not "the people
                           who run the machine(s) on which you are having
                           this problem", right, stupid dumbfuck?
                           \_ wow you people are
        \_ The problem with sww is that it isn't maintained in a consistent
           and serious way for the last few years.  Good luck with sww admins.
1999/2/24 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:15469 Activity:nil
            One-click E-Z activism:
            Cool editorial in SF Chronicle today:
1999/2/24 [Politics/Domestic] UID:15470 Activity:very high
2/23    Can someone recommend a good mobile phone and service provider
        for someone on a budget.  I do not need a lot of peak minutes, but
        free roaming would be good.
        \_ The sprint prices & plan is pretty good, (120 minutes/month,
        with long distance + roaming, $30, +$5 for 500 off peak minutes).
        Unfortunatly, the coverage area does leave something to be desired
        \_ dual band phone eliminates some of the coverage problems.
           \_ dual band is definitely the way to go, but I wouldnt use it
              regularly, since sprint charges something like 60cents/minute
              for analog because they have to borrow analog time
              BTW, you can check out their coverage maps at
        \_ You may want to check out Cellular One's current promotion for
        instate calls.. basically free roaming and long distance  However, be sure
        to read the fine print...
1999/2/24 [Uncategorized] UID:15471 Activity:nil
2/23    GO PAT GO!  Buchanan planning run for Pres in y2k!!!!  GO PAT GO!!!
        \_ another conservative twit - I'm going to enjoy watching him lose
                \_ Who wrote this ?  I thought I was the only Pat fan on soda.
                   \_ Don't be silly.  There are lots of supporters here
                      for almost any whacko cause or figure. -csua
1999/2/24 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc] UID:15472 Activity:high
2/23    Help! I want to write a server side script (preferrably
        server-side j-script) that allows me automatically login to
        another web site.For example, send my "user name" and "password" to hotmail
        automatically, and log me into my emails. How can I do that?
        Thanks! -bkong
        \_ you can't, idiot.
           \_ what's wrong with just saying "you can't"? sure, the question
              wasn't exactly the smartest in the world, but hey, can't learn
              w/o asking some stupid questions along the way.
1999/2/24 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows, Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:15473 Activity:high
 2/23   Thanks ERic for the MRTG tip. It works great.
        New Question (Sometimes i think i take advantage of the motd;
        other times i'm sure of it.):
        Does anyone know of any LPT protocols so that my WIN 9X machines
        can print to Mac printers like my NT machines do ?      -crebbs
        \_ Have them print to an NT server setup as a print server for the
           Appletalk printers.  Easiest to do if you already have an NT
           server that prints to them.  I've never bothered trying to find
           an Appletalk driver for win9x (which I'm assuming is what you
           mean by "Mac printers").  If the printers are tcp/ip, you just
           need the right printer driver like any other printer.
           \_ sorry, i should have been more clear about what i was doing:
                I have been having problems with printing (most notably
                with certain applications such as QUARK) and want to take
                my *Apple* (woops) printers off the NT server and have
                them on a MAC server which will be "cleaner" (for lack of
                a better term). Now my NT machines can still print to
                those printers via tcp/ip using the LPR protocol which
                NT has, but my Windows 9X machines can't 'cause they don't
                so i was hoping for some third part LPR protocol so i
                don't have to buy pc-maclan or copstalk just to print.
                \_ oooooooh.... well you can _still_ print via your NT
                   server as a sort of printer server/proxy for the 95
                   boxes.  I've done this before.  All the lpr/9x things
                   I've seen all suck and don't come anywhere near the
                   concept of "clean".
                    \_ How? i can't see the printers from my win9x
                      machines and couldn't find anything on the winnt FAQ
                        \_ Setup the printer using LPR on the NT machine,
                           then share it from the NT machine.
                \_ well, you could try moving a printer to a UNIX box,
                   and running CAP, and see if you stillhave problems
                   printing from mac. Then you could print from
                   both mac and nt fine.
                    \_ Yes well, i very often say "we should do this on a
                        Unix Box" but the unix boxes aren't "mine."  I
                        suppose i could set up a linux machine but, grr,
                        that's like work.  (besides finding a spare
                        \_ installing linux on a machine that used to run
                           Windows is more like a vacation than work.  -tom
1999/2/24 [Uncategorized] UID:15474 Activity:nil
2/23    Why do men watch the "3 Stooges" and copy their stupid moves?
        \_ it's stupid.  that's why it's so funny.
1999/2/24 [Uncategorized] UID:15475 Activity:nil
2/23    Can you feel the love tonight?
        \_ No.  Fuck off.
1999/2/24 [Computer/HW/Display] UID:15476 Activity:nil
2/23    I'm having some trouble with a new video card. It's a Diamond Stealth
        II G460; my mainboard is an ASUS P5A. Under Win98, I can't change my
        display settings beyond 16color/320x240 resolution. The card is not
        supported by non-Intel motherboards/chipsets. Thing is, people have
        been able to get it working by playing around with the bios. I've
        downloaded the latest bios. My question is this: should I flash my
        bios, and if I do, what settings do I have to change? Thanks alot.
        \_ Is the card AGP?  You might need to add motherboard specific
           drivers to be able to use the AGP port.  Your 320/240/4 resolution
           sounds like the windows default when you can't find a display
           driver.  To make my Monster Fusion work on my ASUS SS7, I had
           to install Win98 with Standard VGA for my video, then install
           AGP support for my motherboard, then DirectX >= 5.x, and finally
           the drivers for the Monster Fusion.  After all of that, it works
           great.  --sowings
           \_ Ok, so does the "install AGP support" step involve the bios
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