Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:August:12 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1999/8/12 [Uncategorized] UID:16297 Activity:nil 80%like:16304
8/12    When they say "Drink 8 glasses of water everyday", exactly how
        many ounces is that?
        \_ 64 oz.
1999/8/12 [Finance/CC] UID:16298 Activity:moderate
8/12    If any more proof is needed that american consumerism is getting
        out of hand:  I just got junk mail for a "titanium" credit card.
        \_latinum card
1999/8/12 [Uncategorized] UID:16299 Activity:nil
8/12    Help, my manager is having a manager-anxiety attack. He has been out
        of the technical loop for such a long time that he does not know
        a lot of stuff that we do. Lately, he is going to everyone's cube,
        trying to learn how compile, use an editor, do an install test, etc.
        I really don't mind it, but it is getting kind of annoying. What
        should I do?
        \_ The most effective way I've seen is to get him a XXXX for
                Dummies book.           -- ivy
            \_ You don't think they'd take it the wrong way?
                \_ coming from ivy, any suggestion is an insult
1999/8/12-15 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:16300 Activity:nil
8/11    Openings for java programmers at Nextera Interactive in SF.
        See /csua/pub/jobs/NexteraInteractive.  --mgeis
1999/8/12-15 [Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs] UID:16301 Activity:low
8/12    In emacs, can i highlight all the words that i search for? for
        example, i'd like to highlight all the word "print". How?
        \_ The same functionality can be done with grep -n
        \_ Use "less" instead of emacs.
        \- look for y2k-mode in gnu.emacs.source and riff off of that. --psb
1999/8/12-15 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:16302 Activity:moderate
8/12    If yesterday's RedHat fiasco wasn't enough, SGI looks like it will
        actually release XFS under GPL. Maybe they'll keep their word this time
        \_ What RedHat fiasco?
        \_ two things to remember:
           1. they seem to hvae already released "initial code"
           2. XFS was so buggy, completely ditched SGI because
              of it.
              \_ what was so buggy about it?
                \_ their SGI boxes kept crashing.  I doubt it was the
                   filesystems' fault.  -tom
                   \_ at least twice, they relayed in best.status
                      "SGI says it's a bug in XFS"
                \_ yes, but SGI was completely unable to fix it, which
                   makes me question their veracity.  SGI certainly isn't
                   going to say "it's because IRIX is a piece of shit"  -tom
                   \_ of the things in IRIX that "blow dead goats", the
                      filesystem is not close to being one of them. --jon
                      (35GB on xfs and no FS related crashes in a year)
                      \_  It's not the size that matters, it's how
                          you use it.
                          Now where have I heard that before...
1999/8/12 [Uncategorized] UID:16303 Activity:nil
8/12    What is the answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything?
        \_ "Life, The Universe, and Everything" isn't a question.
         \_ "what do you get when you multiply six by nine?"
            \_ Dinner for 2.
1999/8/12 [Health/Eyes] UID:16304 Activity:nil 80%like:16297
8/12    When they say "Drink 8 glasses of cum everyday", exactly how
        many ounces is that?
        \_ 64 oz.
        \_ 40 oz. of freedom is enough for me.
        \_ Gallon is 128 fl. ounces
           Half gallon is 64
           Quart is 32
           Pint is 16
           Cup is 8
           Soda can is 12
           The glasses are each 8 fl. oz., so total is half a gallon.
         \_ Wow... it's in binary...
            \_ So are fractional inches...1/2, 1/4, 1/8, etc.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:August:12 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>