Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:March:17 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1999/3/17 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:15600 Activity:low
3/16    First time I've ever seen pseudo-german on the official motd.
        The Soda is not for warez hozing or mailspamming.  It is easy
        to piss off root and overload the wall .... (Can't seem to read the
        \_ with "fuck you"s and "yer mom"s
        \_ Someone show him a copy of blinkenlichts!
           \_ more ~marco/.project
           \_ fortune ~jon/ACHTUNG
1999/3/17-18 [Uncategorized/Profanity, Finance/Investment, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:15601 Activity:low
3/17    Or, as babelfish translates the motd.official:
        The soda is not for warezhosen or mailspammen. Is easy
        pissenoffen the rooten and overloaden barrier all with those fuck
        youen and those yer momen. Is not for trades with the
        majorfuckentwinken.  Diskhoggen pornseeren keepen that bandwit
        trousers hands in pockets must. Relaxen and watchen that barrier
        Flemings.  --dbushong
        \_ geek
           \_ No, geek is Eugene Kim
1999/3/17-18 [Politics/Domestic/California/Arnold] UID:15602 Activity:moderate
3/16    What's the best gum in (or around) Berkeley?  I'm not the Gold's Gym
                        \_ Bazooka
        type, either.  (I actually like to get on stairmaster as a regular
        part of my workout).  Recommendations?
        \_ RSF
        \_ Evans Hall
        \_ What does "the Gold's Gym type" mean?  Thx.
                \_ Arnold Schwarzenneggar.
                \_ That's Schwarzenegger, but good try!  -ax
        \_ Cory Hall.
1999/3/17-18 [Computer/HW/CPU] UID:15603 Activity:high
3/16    What ever happened to Cyrix?
        \_ who?
        \_ Bought out by someone (Nat. Semi?) but still making lame chips
           on IBM's fab.  Both AMD and Intel are faster, more reliable and
           dirt cheap (for Celeron class), so what good is a cyrix?
           \_ Yes bought by National Semiconductor.  Their chip is
              powering (if you can call it that) the $299 computers.
              Most agree that Cyrix's Pentium-class offerings were just
              fast 486-style processors.  Not so sure about their latest
           \_ Didn't Cyrix announce plans for the "computer-on-a-chip"...?
              kind of like on-motherboard video/sound chips but even more
              evil & twisted. -jctwu
            \_ WinChip or something like that.  integrated cpu + video/sound.
              \_ They already made it a while ago.. called MediaGX --dbushong
                 \_ That sounds right.  It was pretty much a bomb, yes?
              \_ and then there's SiS's PCI+IDE+graphics+sound on a chip.
              \_ Winchip is IDT I believe.
1999/3/17-18 [Computer/SW/Graphics] UID:15604 Activity:nil
3/17    I've read about research on GUIs that uses 3D and circular menus
        instead of the horizontal pulldown at the top of every app.  Anybody
        know where I can get trial software like that?  Experimental 3D
        window managers etc?
        \_ If you're interested in circular (pie) menus, take a look at:
           . . . links to references on pie menus, window managers using
           pie menus, an ActiveX pie menu control, and much more.  I don't
           know anything about 3-D window managers, though.  -- kahogan
1999/3/17-18 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:15605 Activity:high
3/17    How do you create a list of quotes for fortune.  I notice that
        they have to be separated by a % but how can you get the
        accompanying .dat file ?
        \_ strfile fortunefile create fortunefile.dat.  It should be
           documented in the fortune manpage though it isnt --jon
           \_ to be safe, strfile file file.dat
        \_ Where is the fortune program located on soda?
           \_ There really needs to be a motd.public FAQ
               % whereis fortune
               fortune: /csua/bin/fortune /usr/ports/shells/tcsh/work/tcsh-
                \_ Go stick your head in a pig.
           \_ Found it!  /usr/games/fortune
              \_ which unfortunately consists of one single line:
                 echo "Go stick your head in a pig."
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