Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:May:25 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1999/5/25 [Recreation/Media] UID:15870 Activity:moderate
5/24    Star Wars episode 2 and 3: this is what i think will happen:
        Anaken becomes a Jedi in episode 2, free's the slaves (the
        damn fool crusade), emporer seduces him to dark side. In
        episode 3 are the Clone wars and the destruction of the Jedi.
        \_ you forgot the part where anakin & queen amidala get it on and
           concieve luke & leia
           \_ Actually Lucas said Episode 2 is going to be a love story
                \_ and the part where the queen decides the lava-scarred
                   anakin is too gross and decides to fuck a wookie instead
                   \_ so THAT's where ewoks come from...
1999/5/25 [Uncategorized] UID:15871 Activity:nil
5/24  -- it's hilarious!
1999/5/25 [Uncategorized] UID:15872 Activity:nil
5/25    Who wants to join me in forming Team Windows for SETI@HOME?
        Lets show those linux geeks!  --sky
1999/5/25-27 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA, Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD] UID:15873 Activity:nil
FreeBSD 2.2.6-STABLE #0: Sun May  3 22:30:48 PDT 1998

Tue May 25 14:30:21 PDT 1999
        Soda go boom again.  -root

Tue May 25 02:30:54 PDT 1999
        Soda is back up.  It went down unexpectedly.  Sorry. -root
1999/5/25-27 [Computer/HW/CPU, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:15874 Activity:high
5/25    Does anyone know any good (and preferrably free) x-server for
        Win 95/NT?
        \_ <DEAD><DEAD>
           it's free and the whole thing can fit on a floppy.  I haven't
           used it, but have heard good things about it.
           \_ an X server VNC is not.  But its still pretty cool. -ERic
           \_ Hilarious, slow, crashes really creatively (even for me) -John
                \_ Use 8 bit graphics and stop trying to play netrek over it.
                   If the server is a unix box, it works great, the NT server
                   puts a huge cpu load on the host due to lack of open NT
                   source leading to much guessing on the developer's part.
                   Crashing?  RTFM, John.  NT has multiple screen modes.
        \_ I dont know how good it is but here's a free one:
        \_ Exceed from Hummingbird, but it costs $
                \_ it's free on campus/to students
                        \_ anon ftp
                           \_ depot has 6.x versions online which are pretty
                              much the same as 5.x but cleaned up a bit.  More
                              of a 5.2 than a 6.1 but I'm not working in the
                              Hummingbird marketting department.
        \_ X-Win32, available from  -- yuen
1999/5/25-26 [Recreation/Media] UID:15875 Activity:very high
5/25    Buffy the Vampire Slayer season finale cancelled.
        WB execs are idiots.
        \_ who cares about the show. i just wanna see sarah michelle geller
           since she's such a hottee.
        \_ well its just delayed, but still rather cowardly of them.
           \_ It sets a dangerous precedent, though.  Let's censor all
              violent TV shows...
        \_ they should be forced to produce an additional extra-violent
           episode for each one they delay (that's two...)
1999/5/25 [Finance/CC] UID:15876 Activity:nil
5/25    A Silly Valley company has offered to give me their e-commerce
        account to sell a few jewelry items on their website, and as a
        newbie to this, I'm not sure what I quoted as a ballpark figure for
        total cost of setup was accurate.  I made up a range of $7K - $10K
        to enable one click credit card purchasing and shipping on the site,
        as an e-commerce solution.  Should I have asked for more?  Less???
        Help!  (I also told the CEO the turn-around time was 1.5 months
        until project completion.)
        \_ you're a moron.  Asking these questions on the motd just shows
           that you're not capable of being an e-commerce consultant.
           \_ yah, I feel kind of dirty just offering advice - i mean, it
              shouldn't be this easy, right? asking for pointers on the motd?
              but something tells me it is this easy
        \_ wow. what a steal. assuming you dont have to buy any hardware.
        \_ If you need to ask these sorts of questions in the motd, then
           six weeks will be difficult for you to deliver on.  Dealing
           with the credit card business people can be a pain, even if
           the technical part of the job isn't.
           \_ It's possible for 1-2 persons to do it in 5 days + waiting
              for domain names / credit card merchant account / site hosting
              / product info - ack now I feel more dirty
        \_ try for what services they offer, and also to check
           out the names of shopping cart engines
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