Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:July:29 Thursday <Friday>
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1999/7/29-8/1 [Recreation/Activities, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:16193 Activity:nil
07.28 CSUA HIKE:  Sunday, Aug. 1
      Join the CSUA on an easy hike in Pt. Reyes (8 miles).  Bring water,
      sunscreen, lunch, and maybe a frisbee to toss around on the beach.

      We're tentatively leaving from the Westside Entrance of campus,
      (near warren hall--at the center of the U-shaped road) at 10am.

      Please contact me if you're interested in going:  peterm@soda.csua
      I would like to get a headcount and arrange transportation.
1999/7/29-8/3 [Science, Politics] UID:16194 Activity:nil
07/23 A power failure in the north east side of campus caused soda, scotch,
      and other CSUA machines to fail today; delays in reactivating an
      unhappy power conditioner prolonged the downtime. "We apologize for
      the inconvenience" -brg
1999/7/29 [Computer/SW/RevisionControl] UID:16195 Activity:high
7/29    Hey, the motd RCS archive is not working!  Did I miss any big
        flame wars?
        \_ someone published to ultimate guide to sex.  sorry you missed it.
          \_ maybe someone will be kind enough to repost.
             \_ oh man, I tried it on my girlfriend last night and boy did
                she love it.  Something that great will never be posted
                twice.
             \_ well, it was quite long (think the "bible" from American
                Pie), so it prolly wouldn't be a good idea to repost.
        \_ Whoops, I forgot to restart it on the last soda reboot. -ERic
                \_Where is this archive?
1999/7/29 [Uncategorized] UID:16196 Activity:kinda low
7/29    My cat rebelled this morning.  What do you do when your feet
        are just so much flesh flapping in the breeze like a tattered
        flag?
        \_ Hmm... whatever you do, don't RIDE BIKE!
        \_ Fuck them back under the covers.
1999/7/29 [Uncategorized] UID:16197 Activity:insanely high
7/29    Name the movie: Little kid in mall in 1985 LA, "That man just
        shot Santa Claus!"
        \_ Commando
        \_ It was in the sherman oaks galleria, which is now, sniff sniff,
           gone.  My youth, torn down--I'm getting old.
           \_ It's going to renovated not torn down.
              \_ It won't be the same.  I grew up 2 minutes from the
                 Galleria...  -brianm
           \_ You shall wear the bottoms of your trousers rolled.
1999/7/29 [Uncategorized] UID:16198 Activity:nil
7/28    Holy shit!  Alien mobsters just blew up Mel Torme!
1999/7/29-31 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus] UID:16199 Activity:kinda low
7/28    Are there any programs that will convert c++ source code to
        c source code?
        \_ cfront, developed by AT&T
                \_ f&%k. no licenses for cfront. any other way?
                  \_ Hire 10,000 Indian programmers.
                  \_ At 2.50/hr, it'll only cost you 25,000
                        \_ $25,000 per hour...
                           \_ No, 25,000 per hour
                \_ If you have an Instructional account, /opt/CC/bin/CC is
                   cfront. -brg
                   cfront, on HP systems. -brg
        \_ None that will produce code you want to maintain.  Why would
                you want to do this?
1999/7/29-31 [Academia/Berkeley/HKN] UID:16200 Activity:moderate
7/29    When do the HKN survey results come out? I want to see how bad
        Fall did in EE122.
        \_ Bad evaluations are known to disappear.  Everyone in 169 ripped
           on Brewer a couple semesters ago (he was too busy at Inktomi
           to be bothered with the class - cancelled over 1/3 of lectures
           and said little useful in the rest) and the evaluations
           published were only the 4 or 5 good ones.
                \_ Has anyone asked the HKN'ers about this?
           \_ HKN = Big Brother
           \_ People with negative feelings tend to keep it to themselves,
              either by not attending lecture or by not filling out the
              surveys.  So yes, the surveys are biased towards positive
              responses, but not due to any insidious HKN plot.  Insidious
              plots are reserved for more important things such as the
              "CSUA Whiteboard Don't Take"
               \_ Not for EE122.  If you took the class last spring you
                  would have seen about 1/4 of the students show up and
                  even those people slept in lecture.  The HKN survey day,
                  however, had the highest turnout.  It seemed that everyone
                  came to the lecture with the intent of bagging that chubby
                  green Polo shirt loser professor.
                \_ HKN is full of shit. They tell their candidates that
                   they need to submit a one page commentary on the
                   state of the dept, complaining or lauding something
                   about it. They tell their candidates that they will
                   give these letters to the dept or the chair of the
                   dept - no such thing happens. Some officers might
                   read it for amusement, and then throw them away.
                    \_ Last spring the officers passed on the survey
                       feedback to the department at the annual retreat.
                       YMMV
         \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\_ Sign yer names
1999/7/29-30 [Recreation/Media] UID:16201 Activity:very high
7/29    Check out http://www.mrcranky.com
        Best Movie Reviews I've seen yet,
        "Inspector Gadget"
        > This was 82 minutes of my life I'd eat one of my own arms
        > to get back
        -asa
          \_ I like Inspector Gadget. Granted Dr. Claw wasn't
             as mean and menacing, and Gadget wasn't as bumbling and
             Penny and Brain didn't save the day. It was still quite
             good. I'm waiting for the sequel.
                \_ How can it be Inspector Gadget if Penny and Brain
                   don't save the day?! What kind of tripe is this?
        \_ that's pretty much what I was thinking after seeing
           Blair Witch Project
        \_ Why'd you see Blair Witch? Can't you tell what it is by the ads?
           You got suckered by the hype.
           \_ Yeah, that was pretty much the conclusion I came to after
              cooling down enough for rational thought -- I was sucked in
              by the hype, but it will never happen again.  Really.
           \_ I live near enough to one of the theatres showing it, that I can
              hear people's reactions as the leave.  Last night someone was
              shouting, "That SUCKED!"
        \_ I liked it, but it's more like a really good senior film thesis
           than a Hollywood movie. -ausman
           \_ what's the thesis? finding the most inexpensive and most
              efficient way to suck?
        \_ Blair Witch *SUCKED* but it was still far better than SW:PM.
           \_ I wish I could get back the time I spent downloading SW:PM.
              At least I got the disk space back.
1999/7/29-31 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:16202 Activity:nil
7/29    Why is it when I view some webpages, I get pages that are 2-3 days
        out of date? I have to reload to get the most current version. I
        thought perhaps this might be a broken cache in Netscape, but
        this also occurs with URLs I've never been to before. I'm behind a
        company firewall... would that have anything to do with it?
        \_ you're probably behind a proxy, it's their job to cache
           websites and server you old outdated data. see if you can
           disable it in preferences.
        \_ yes.
1999/7/29-30 [Uncategorized] UID:16203 Activity:moderate
7/29    What do you think about last night's FOX show "Signs of God, Science
        test faith"?
        \_ I think it has a really stupid name.
          \_ what kinda name should it rather be?
1999/7/29-30 [Academia/Berkeley] UID:16204 Activity:low
7/29    Does the UC Berkeley theater have a web site?  I'm trying to find its
        listings.  Thanks.
        \_ There is no "UC Berkeley" theater.  Which theater are you looking
                for?  The "UC Theater" on University ave?  The Pacific Film
                Archive Theater in the UC Berkeley Art Museum?  The Friday
                movies in wheeler hall?
           \_ Well I don't know which one.  I'm looking at the dates for
              "After Life" on http://www.artlic.com and it says UC Berkeley.  It
              doesn't say which ones.  Do you know the web sites for all
              three?  TIA.
              \_ BTW I saw After Life a little while ago and it is
                 damn good.  -Aspo
                \_ Art Museum: http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
                   Wheeler: http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~superb
                   \_ thank you very much!  :-)
        \_ http://moviephone.com "hello, welcome to movie fone...."
1999/7/29 [Uncategorized] UID:16205 Activity:nil
7/29    Looking at Aiken's homepage, I realized that he is gay. He is
        married to a man (who's name is Jennifer)!!!
1999/7/29-31 [Computer/Networking] UID:16206 Activity:low
7/29    Does anyone have a list of IP addresses that go around and track
        people's activity on the Internet.  I'm trying to collect some
        firewall rules to block this.  So far I have:
        ipchains -A output -j REJECT -d 209.67.38.0/24 # reject http://doubleclick.net
        ipchains -A output -j REJECT -d 209.75.20.0/23 # reject http://hitbox.com
        \_ Block all access to port 80.  Almost every site that runs a server
                on port 80 tracks what pages you look at.
        \_ if you're concerned about being tracked, check out
                <DEAD>www.zeroknowlege.com<DEAD> -ERic
                www.zeroknowle[d]ge.com -ERic
2018/07/17 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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