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1999/5/5 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:15750 Activity:nil
5/4     A question for you classical music buffs:  About 5 years ago I
        saw somewhere a CD by a Yugoslavic violin prodigy.  The CD was
        recorded a few years earlier (in the 80's?) when that country
        was not split up yet and when he was very young.  Does anyone
        know the name of the player, the title of the CD and the publisher?
1999/5/5 [Consumer/Shipping] UID:15751 Activity:high
5/4     I ordered an item on the Internet from a private party. When it
        arrived, it was an item similar to (but quite a bit less expensive
        than) the item I thought I was getting. The seller claims it's not
        his problem, because I should have asked more questions. I believe
        he was intentionally misleading me. The transaction was conducted
        using a money order via the USPS. He lives in New York. Is
        there any legal recourse? If so, is it worth my while to pursue?
        It wasn't a lot of money, but I'm pissed at the fucker. What does
        the law say? --dim
        \_ psb has some people who can "take care" of him for you - tpc
        \_ Contact the USPO.
          \_ USPS won't do anything unless there's a lot of money and/or a
             lot of people involved. I know of cases where someone was ripping
             off lots of people, and doing it a lot more blatantly (i.e.
             cashing their money orders but not sending them anything), but
             USPS refused to take any action until the damage reached a
             certain dollar amount (like maybe $500 or $1000).
                \_ I said USPO.  They investigate and pursue this sort of
                   thing and could at least tell you what recourse you have.
                   Reading Comp 1A time.  I know most of you are engineers
                   and ESL but really... it isn't that hard and there's no
                   time limit.
                    \_ USPO = United States Post Office?
                       USPS = U
                   \_ The United States Patent Office?  Or did you have a
                      different acronym expansion in mind?  Please enlighten
                      me, O manly native speaker of English.
1999/5/5 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:15752 Activity:very high
5/5     whoever is restoring the motd: save more often.  this half-restored
          thread thing is more annoying than the nukeing.
        \_ imho, restoring the motd is pretty lame, that's what alt.motd and the
           csua newsgroup are for.
new to linux.  any recommendation for reference books for developers?
           \_ opinion noted and rejected as valueless.  save bits, don't bother.
        \_ whoever is nuking the motd: nuke more often.  this half-nuked
1999/5/5 [Recreation/Humor] UID:15753 Activity:nil
5/5     http://www.kimble.org/kimmovie.htm  funniest thing ever.
1999/5/5 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux, Industry/Jobs] UID:15754 Activity:nil
5/5     new to linux.  any recommendation for reference books for developers?
        \_ Linux Application Development is supposed to be good.
1999/5/5 [Computer/SW/OS/Solaris] UID:15755 Activity:nil
5/5     Anybody seen an error like this before on solaris 2.6?  I'm
        trying to compile the esound package.
        /usr/include/sys/model.h:32: #error "No DATAMODEL_NATIVE specified"
1999/5/5 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:15756 Activity:nil 50%like:13521
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