Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:April:01 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1999/4/1-2 [Consumer, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:15677 Activity:nil
3/31    Where can I get a hard drive enclosure for a Toshiba Tecra 740 CDT
        hard drive?  I want to use this drive with a Toshiba Tecra 750
        CDM, but the 740's drive is too big (physically).
1999/4/1-5 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:15678 Activity:nil
3/31    CSUA Alumni - Anyone interested in seeing the House Jacks next
        Thursday?  They're playing at the Red Devil Lounge in the City
        (Polk@Clay).  Please Email me if interested - we'll be meeting at
        9:30pmish.  Unlike any other a cappella
        you've probably experienced.  21+  -chaos
        \_ Why would we go to the Red Devil Lounge on Thursday when
           they're playing at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on Friday?
                \_ Feel free to attend this show.  I personally can't make
                   it Friday evening, and I thought it might be fun for others
                   to join me at the other show. -chaos
1999/4/1-2 [Computer/HW/CPU] UID:15679 Activity:high
3/31    I'm running irix on a two processor machine. Is there a way
        to lock a certain process down on one processor
        (in the sense that process A can only run on processor 1 and
         not on processor 0) ? Lets assume I have root.
         \_ I'm just surprised that a berkeley student managed to get his
            hands on a dual processor SGI. Those things are freaking expensive.
                \_ Actually, I dont. I'm running simos (processor simulator)
                   in a dual processor mode while running irix5.3 on it.
            \_ Dual processor Octanes only go for about $30,000 . It's
               not inconceivable that he has a job or is working on
               a project that bought one. Of course, we now know this is
               not the case. --dim
               \_ For $30,000 you could have gotten several of their new
                  540 and 320 series workstations.  From what an SGI
                  engineer told me those machines have a considerable
                  amount more bus bandwidth but cost much less than their
                  O2's. And the best part is that the latest linux kernels
                  support them.
                  \_ or spend $10,000 on a dual (or quad?) pentium,
                     and run solaris on it.
                     \_ Why would anyone spend $10,000 on crap from Intel.
                        \_ Because I'm not a religious fanatic?

                        I just picked up a dual 604e 200 card ($149) and
                        the combined total of 802 BogoMIPS puts even dual
                        333 Pentium II (~$1000) with 599 BogoMIPS to shame.
                        x86 is a dead arch., and with the latest offerings
                        it is starting to stink (like putrid meat).
                        If you need SMP for business reasons go with
                        UltraSPARC II.
                        \_ uh, "bogomips" says absolutely nothing about how
                           fast the machine is.  -tom
                        \_ if it's pure integer, ultrasparc is a total waste,
                            price-wise. Now tell me the specrate on your
                            dual 604e system. Then give price of *system*.
                  \_ the NT machines have "0 cost" texture mapping but
                     don't claim to beat the polygon rates of our octane or
                     origin+IR for realtime VR (cave).  my $5000 dual
                     450 MHz PII, ultra-wide SCSI, 256MB desktop w/ linux
                     runs large autoconf+cc loads comparably to the octane,
                     and snappier X console than any of our ultrasparcs.
        \_ % runon n cmd
             runs cmd on processor n
           % man sysmp
             tells you how to lock a process down to one processor,
             and how to restrict a processor to only certain processes.
1999/4/1-2 [Reference/History/WW2/Germany, Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:15680 Activity:kinda low 50%like:15676
3/31    I am interested in learning german. does anyone know of any cheap
        \_ hook up with a German guy/gal !
                \_ "Hi!  You look Germanic and if you're a native fluent
                    speaker who yearns to teach an eager younger computer
                    scientist your father tongue and an active interest in
                    getting laid on the side, I'd like to take you out!  How
                    about it?  Next Thursday around 2am in the WEB?"
                    \_ if you get more responses than you can handle, please
                       let me know . . . I'd like to learn German too!
                       \_ ah yes, the ins and outs of adult german...
        classes in the east bay or elsewhere for basic german? adult
        schools, jc, etc...
1999/4/1 [Computer/SW/SpamAssassin, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:15681 Activity:nil
3/31    ~danh/public_html/finger/*
        \_ Is this why we get so many spams?
        \_ turn this crap off.  this is ridiculous.  this is the only account
           I have that doesn't (yet) get spam and I want to keep it that way.
1999/4/1-2 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:15682 Activity:high
3/31    What is a good audio extraction software for PC/MAC, that can
        set the read speed.  I have trouble reextract music burned on CD/R.
        \_ IMHO, RTFM PDQ
           \_ What's up your ass? You have a serious attitude problem.
        \_ I use the Win32muZAK++ extractor.  Works for me.
        \_ Doesn't matter what prog you use - you have to have a good
           (aka NOT IDE) CD-ROM. Get a Plextor ultraplex 24X DAE consistent.
           \_ Are you going to back up that assertion with data?
                \_ No.  It's the motd.  Shut the fuck up.  Asshole.
                  \_ yemom
                \_ No, idiot.  It's the motd.  Go away.
           \_ The problem is likely with the burn on the CDR, not with the
              cdrom drive.  --another scsi bigot
1999/4/1 [Politics] UID:15683 Activity:nil
3/31    Haas MBA ranked #14 in US News & World Reports.  Last year it was
        number 10.  UCB Ranked #1 in National Public Schools and #22 in
        overall national.
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