Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:August:23 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1999/8/23-24 [Computer/SW/Compilers] UID:16373 Activity:low
8/22    Anyone know of free ansi cobol compiler for unix?  Beta is ok.
        \_ Y2K problems?
1999/8/23-24 [Science/Disaster] UID:16374 Activity:nil
8/22    Help the USGS determine how strong last week's earthquake was felt in
        your part of the Bay Area (or if you were around 10 years ago, what
        you remember of Loma Prieta):
1999/8/23-24 [Uncategorized/Multicategory] UID:16375 Activity:high
8/23    RHAT is now at 66, after peaking at 90. Wel, whaddya know.
        Bite me, mister "internet IPO" pessimist.
        \_ That's great!!! now get back to your keyboard.
        \_ Yeah, so what?  What point are you failing to make?  That many
           tech ipos skyrocket and then drop back like a flying rock after
           all the quick-kill players bail out leaving all the folks who
           bought at 66+1/8 or higher screwed who thought they'd be rich
           when it climbed into the hundreds like amazon or something?  Now
           that it's lost 1/3rd it's value watch it continue to drop over
           the next 6 months.  Pretty much this is a giant "yawn" situation
           you're raising.
           \_ I'm making the point that this is exactly what I said it would
              do two weeks ago, when someone said "who really knows what
              this thing is going to do?"
              this thing is going to do, this internet stuff is all random."
                \_ two weeks ago you did not say, "RH will climb to 90 and
                then lose 1/3rd of it's value in 3 days."  No one said, "who
                really knows ... is all random".  Stop altering the past to
                boost your ego.  If you're such a genius, why are you still
                fucking around on the motd instead of buying your own
                island?  When you're fabulously wealthy from your internet ipo
                fortune you'll have something to talk about.  In the meantime
                you're just another wannabe who falsely thinks he knows
                something.  It dropped like a rock, fool.  It'll continue
                boost your ego.
                \_ stop rewriting the past to boost your OWN ego.
                   If you weren't reading the motd every second, then
                   shut the fuck up, instead of making absolute claims
                   like "nobody said that"
                        \_ If it didn't make it into the log, it wasn't in
                           the motd long enough for anyone to read and
                           therefore doesn't count.
                        \_ The above about making it into the log says it all.
                           If it was only there for a few seconds, it wasn't
                           said.  It's still unbelievable that you said RH was
                           going to hit 90 and then drop back to 66.
                           \_ to be more specific, I said "reach at least 90,
                              then stabilize around 60-70"
1999/8/23-25 [Transportation/Car] UID:16376 Activity:high
8/23    Where's a good place to go to get a car's brakes fixed?
        \_ Your own garage.
        \_ Big-O left my brake fluid low even after I told them to redo it
           because it was so low the first ime I could feel the car sliding.
           At my next 5k check, the deal caught and fixed it without being
           because it was so low the first time I could feel the car sliding.
           At my next 5k check, the dealer caught and fixed it without being
           told to look for it.  Ford.
           \_ Geez, even an infant could top off the brake fluid.  Helloooo...
                \_ After sitting on my thumb for 2 hours, I just took it as
                   is and left.  A third time wasn't going to improve matters.
                   The second time wasn't great but it wasn't bad enough that
                   I'd slam into someone.  Moral: don't go to Big-O for brakes.
                        \_ No, you missed the real moral:  Learn about your
                           car so you can add brake fluid yourself in 5 minutes
                           instead of wasting all day waiting for the morons
                           at Big-O to screw it up.
                                \_ The real lesson is: learn how your brakes
                                   work, morons.  You probably needed a
                                   bleed, not just a top-off.
                                   \_ You'd void the warrantee doing it
                                      yourself.  If you're driving an ancient
                                      piece of shit, go ahead, it doesn't
                                   \_ I wasn't there for brake fluid, I was
                                      there because the calipers were shot on
                                      one side, among other things.  Since I
                                      didn't give you a full damage list or
                                      how it happened, you have no clue what
                                      my car needed.  You just assumed you're
                                      really smart which you may be but you
                                      still don't know what you're talking
1999/8/23-24 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus] UID:16377 Activity:kinda low
8/23    Anyone else anticipating the C&C: Tiberium Sun release?
        \_ Nope.  Am anticipating Homeworld, though.
        \_ You want a copy?  I picked it up this weekend.
1999/8/23-25 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:16378 Activity:low
8/23    Does clone() in Java clone every single private variables? What if
        the private variable is just a pointer to another class? will that
        get duplicated?
        \_ no, it doesn't do deep-copy.
        \_ Cloneable does really give any gaurantees.  It's one of the most
          useless interfaces in Core.  It's supposed to be for ease-of-use, but
          I think it's more trouble than it's worth.
1999/8/23 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:16379 Activity:nil
8/23    Why are we asking technical and personal questions on motd?
        Do they relate to CSUA? No. We should implement a law delete
        all trolls not related to CSUA.
1999/8/23-24 [Uncategorized] UID:16380 Activity:very high
8/23    What the hell is up with the cult today.  Five hours on campus and
        I've been mobbed three times already.  Someone should teach those
        mo-fo's a lesson.
        \_ Drink Kool-Aid.  RIDE BIKE!
        \_ You must look lonely or despressed or something.  They have victim
           target profiles you must fit.
        \_ You're kidding, right!!??
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