Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:June:16 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1999/6/16-19 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:15964 Activity:nil
6/16    JOB: Part-time UNIX sysadmin for MechE Dept in Etcheverry needed ASAP.
        see /csua/pub/jobs/UCB_MechE_Dept                       -jeffwong
1999/6/16 [Uncategorized] UID:15965 Activity:insanely high
6/16    Let's say you sit in front of the computer all day and are 100 lbs
        overweight?  What is the best way to lose weight?
        \_ Don't eat.  Kick your legs rapidly whilst sitting in front of puter.
        \_ the best way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more;
           shortcuts i.e. diets rarely work.  good luck getting the weight
        \_ Download pr0n and jerk vigorously...
        \_ don't worry about it, they'll be there tomorrow to cut open
           the wall and pull you out to safety
        \_ type really fast
        \_ (This probably isn't the best way.)  Get rid of the chair and "sit"
           as if there's a chair.  You know, like what martiak artists do for
           practice.  -- yuen
1999/6/16 [Uncategorized] UID:15966 Activity:nil
6/16    Don Lapre' kicks ass! Has anyone tried his "system"?
1999/6/16 [Uncategorized] UID:15967 Activity:moderate
6/16    Should I buy a mid-line David Clark, top of the line LightSpeed ANR,
        or top of the line Pilot Avionics?
                \_ You can't go wrong with David Clark, it's one of best
                brands. I have a Lightspeed 20K, and it's very
                comfortable, but the ANR function leaves this low-level hum in
                the background, which could be annoying to some. Don't
                know anything about Pilot Avionics.
                \_ WHO ARE YOU?
1999/6/16-18 [Uncategorized] UID:15968 Activity:low
6/16    Try to solve this k3wl puzzle created by a CIA artist:
        \_ It's probably just 128 bit RSA.
           \_ Dumbass. If it was 128bit RSA I could crack it in my sleep.
1999/6/16-17 [Computer/HW/CPU] UID:15969 Activity:high
        They claim 60,000x faster than a PII350 for $1000, next year
        \_ This probably is bullshit.  This claims to be a reprogrammable
           FPGA which gives you the advantage that a special purpose
           processor would (like an mpeg decoder chip or a voodoo chip)
           but even those special purpose chips will give you a performance
           boost over a Pentium by only a factor of about 20x not 60,000x.
        \_ How is their technology different from the TransMeta stuff?
           Sounds similar...
        \_ "It will be some time before people will believe this is real.
           But in six to eight months, it will be an even bigger story,
           when the applications roll out" - I'd like to see an application
           roll out in six to eight months!
        \_ Self-modifying microcode on a Dandelion.  Been there, done that.
        \_ Since Intel first invented the microprocessor, every year there
           has been a new bit player that comes on claiming to beat Intel.
           And every year they have failed.  This one will be no different.
           \_ you are an idiot. people regularly make this claim, and reguarly,
              their processors are faster. they just don't sell as much.
              unless you mean "beat intel" as in "make more money than intel."
              \_ "beat intel" as in having the most bang for the buck:
                 performance / price.  The best technology that people can't
                 afford is meaningless.  So what if DEC alpha is the fastest?
                 How many people can enjoy it?  Intel has 6-7 billion-dollar-
                 fabs around the world and they consistently get the best
                 yields.  That's why they're the world's #1 supplier of chips.
                 \_ You have no idea what anyone's yields are.  You're making
                    shit up.  Yields are not public knowledge.  You're full
                    of shit.
        \_ wooptie fucking doo. memory bandwith will be the probelm for
           multimedia, not bit flipping power. besides, this processors is
           not meant as a general purpose desktop cpu. -ali
                \_ Don't care what its meant for.  Can it be used as one?
1999/6/16-17 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:15970 Activity:nil 66%like:16055
6/16    Ding, dong, DIVX is dead.
        \_ good riddance.
1999/6/16-18 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:15971 Activity:moderate
6/16    I'm running a web site using RedHat 5.2 (Linux, apache, etc etc).
        Should I fork $100 for a new RedHat 6.0? Is it worth it? What
        new features are included in 6.0?
        \_ Why would you spend the money?  Just download it or pay $1.89 for
           it at  -mogul
        \_ Net-install on my DSL took about 45 minutes. All you haveta do
           is grab bootnet.img and make a floppy out of it.
           \_ what mirror did you use?  <DEAD><DEAD> won't fill my isdn...
        \_ go by the Callug office and get a free copy.
        \_ The main new features are the 2.2 kernel and the windowing system.
           The windowing system probably isn't important; the kernel
           might be, if you're using NFS or a multi-processor box.  -tom
           \_ Redhat 6.0 isn't totally stable, IMHO.  If you need a 2.2
              kernel you're better off installing Redhat 5.2, getting all
              the 2.2 upgrade RPMs, and compiling a kernel yourself. -randal
1999/6/16 [Reference/Tax] UID:15972 Activity:high
6/16    Al Gore talking family values?  Isn't that the job of Republicans?
        \_ traditionally, yes. When Republicans talk about family values,
           they usually mean: you must be religious, you must marry
           our own people (white people), we must stop immigrants, and
           more taxes to make this nation better.
           \_ *More* taxes to make this nation better?
           \_ no, no, no, go ahead and bag on the Repubs if it makes you feel
              better but at least get it right.  demos are way more tax n
              spend than thre repubs are.  Not that the repubs havent raised
              taxes here n there but raising taxes is always the demo answer
              to "where is the x many $billions$ going to come from for this
              new 'entitlement' we're creating?"
1999/6/16-21 [Uncategorized] UID:15973 Activity:nil
6/16    Anyone know of a simple utility to create an image of a floppy
        (like those that RAWRITE can turn back into disks)?
        \_ cp /dev/fd0 myimage
        \_ winimage5.0
        \_ dd
        \_ dd if=/dev/rfd0 of=image
1999/6/16-18 [Uncategorized] UID:15974 Activity:nil 55%like:15939
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1999/6/16 [Uncategorized] UID:15975 Activity:nil
6/16    Response to ~psb/TPM.commentarii:
2019/01/23 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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