Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:August:02 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1999/8/2-3 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:16220 Activity:nil
08.01 CSUA Giveaway:
      All you sysadmins, and delvers of things arcane: here is your chance
      to get your hands on those ultrix, sunos, hpux, and aux infomation that
      you always wanted.  For one day only, Monday, 8.2.99, Outside the csua
      door, yes outside 343 Soda, on the floor of the hallway are all
      the books you could possibly want on these things.  Please take
      them.  Take them home.  Take them away.  You know you want
      them. They're old, they're geeky. Take them.  You want them. Take them.
1999/8/2 [Health] UID:16221 Activity:nil
8/2     Does anyone here suffer from acid reflux?  I read some newsgroup
        articles on it, and it seems like that everyone who posts feels
        pain in the chest.  I only feel a constant tinge of acid at the
        back of my throat after dinner, a few times a week.  Do I have
        acid reflux?
        \_ ask a doctor you idiot
        \_ you suffer from toxic megacolon
        \_ yes, and you need to drink Drano to counteract it... hahaha
1999/8/2-3 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:16222 Activity:moderate
8/1     Anyone taken a look at, or know anyone who has taken a look at the
        source for pgp 6.5.1.  For some reason i have more faith in the
        integrity of the older versions. (Just 'cause i'm paranoid doesn't
        mean that they're not out to get me).
        \_ What makes you suspicious of 6.5.1?
           \_ Old Calvary are suspicious of tanks.  It is just because,
              back in the day, i was around paranoid types that i trusted
              who said PGP had been checked and was o.k. That was
              pre pgp_for_windows and pre talk of clipper chips.
        \_ I looked at it.  Did you see the function in there called
           SendKeyAndDataToJanetReno@FBI.GOV???  I was shocked but it's
           really in there!  No kidding!
1999/8/2 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Foreign] UID:16223 Activity:high
        Now, it is legal for Microsoft's Windows 2000 to use the internet
        to check the validity of the license, and disable Win2000 remotely.
        This is BAD for pirates like us.
        \_ Can you say "input firewall rule"?
           ipchains -A input -j REJECT -s <DEAD><DEAD>
        \_ it is? all you have to do is blackhole * via
           routing. But the UCITA is bad for other reasons.
        \_ Its already dangerous to put a windoze machine on the net.
        \_ pirates can surely still crack the licensing mechanism.
           \_ such as ... ?
        \_ This sounds like a great ODS attack.  Can anyone say bo2k plug-in?
1999/8/2-3 [Consumer/PDA] UID:16224 Activity:moderate
8/2 I'm trying to decide whether to buy a palm III or winCE PDA.  The killer
        app for me is maps.  MS has Street2000 that let you export maps of
        cities in its CD and d/l onto a winCE device.  I couldn't find
        something like that for the Palm Pilot.  I could only find
        downloadable maps of some specific cities or places.  But not
        something comprehensive like Street2000.  Does such a thing exist for
        the Palm platform?  Thanks.
        \_ -- try the button "download to palm pilot"
        \_ did you check out the gps stuff for the p3?  Delomre has some map
        \_ another person posted some stuff about  it lets you
           download individual maps, but not searchable maps of an entire
           city.  E.g. a comprehensive map of berkeley or oakland in one
           downloadable file.
1999/8/2 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:16225 Activity:nil
8/2     I've asked about everything else on the motd, why not this...
        Can anyone recommend a good dentist in Berkeley? -crebbs
1999/8/2 [Finance/Investment] UID:16226 Activity:moderate
8/2     After hearing from my friends on how well they are doing at the
        stock market and watching some realy cool E-Trade commercials,
        I've decided to take charge of my own finance. Which broker is
        good and reliable? E-Trade? Datek? AmeriTrade? Also, does anyone
        know the actual statistic for people getting rich via on-line
        trading? 50%? 70%? I've researched on and it seems
        that the stock market has no where to go but up up up!
        \_ I think it's more like 95-98&; at least that's what I heard
           in one of the chat rooms.
        \_ stock trading is legalized gambling. Assume, assume that
           no more than 50% of people currently trading actively
           (vs people putting money in mutual funds) "get rich".
           Now consider that those people tend to deal in "volatile stocks",
           and 9 out of 10 new businesses fail.
1999/8/2-3 [Computer/SW/Unix/WindowManager] UID:16227 Activity:very high
8/2     KDE vs enlightenment.  What's better?
        \_ ED!  ED!  ED is the STANDARD!  Window Manager.
           \_ You fucking idiot!  Everyone knows /bin/cat is a better editor!
        \_ windowmaker? -- ilyas
        \_ just use twm. anything else is for the weak. -scotsman
        \_substract and branch if negative -anything else is for the weak.
        \_ KDE = faster, enlightenment = prettier.  Go figure.
1999/8/2-3 [Computer/SW/OS/Solaris] UID:16228 Activity:high
8.2.99  Ok, it is now 1500 hours and the manuals that are lying outside of
        the office are still there.  C'mon, where's that old CSUA spirit
        of learning about unix?  C'mon take these.  We got it all.  Ultrix,
        Solaris, DecUnix, etc.  We got your sun field manuals, your Ultrix
        development stuff.  Come on DOWN!
        \_ Maybe Solaris or Linux or FreeBSD but nobody is interested in
           learning about Ultrix.
        \_ I don't need any manuals, thank you:  man xxxx is sufficient
        \_ I don't need any manuals, thank you:  man xxx is sufficient
           for me and takes a lot less space.  --PeterM
        \_ are your hardware manuals in manpages too? --Jon
        \_ Ultrix is dead.  I believe Compaq/DEC no longer supports it although
           they are of course still honoring pre-paid support contracts until
           those expire too.
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