Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:September:10 Friday <Thursday>
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1999/9/10-13 [Computer/SW/Apps, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:16498 Activity:moderate
9/10    Dear Motd, please squish tom. Thank you.
        \_ Don't squish tom.  As the Chief Fanatic and Know Nothing, Tom's
           loss would be mourned by all clear thinking people with the
           healthy sense of humor required to enjoy Tom's little rants and
           to see Tom for what he is.  -not tom but amused by him
        \_ T0M RUL3Z D00DZ! H3 15 3L33T & W1LL 5QU15H U!
           \_ Ye who underestimates the power of the MOTD will suffer its
              wrath!!  -motd.deamon
        \_ the motd does not have the authority to squish tom
        \_ handle?  what does handle mean?  you want to see the content from
           your mail reader or just save it to a file as a regular excel file?
           saving is easy, use procmail or slocal.
           \_ umm, the former which I thought was obvious -- hence the
              catdoc hint.  But you are so smart I guess you missed that.
              Do you know the answer?
                \_ I don't take hints for help on the motd.  It is your
                   responsibility to explain exactly what you need and mean.
                   Yes, I know how to do what you're asking for excel files
                   that are a single sheet.  I don't know how to do multi
                   sheet files which reference each other's cells.
1999/9/10 [Computer/SW/Apps] UID:16499 Activity:very high
9/9     Hi -- is there a tool for rendering excel spreadsheets into text
        kinda like "catdoc" does for word?  I get excel attachments
        sometimes, and I want to add a simple thing to my mailcap to
        handle excel files.
        \_ excel
                \_ Would that be excel for dos, excel for windows, excel 95,
                   excel 97, or excel 2000?  And what about star office?  Help!
                        \_ Yes.
        \_ perl
        \_ handle?  what does handle mean?  you want to see the content from
           your mail reader or just save it to a file as a regular excel file?
           saving is easy, use procmail or slocal.
1999/9/10-13 [Consumer/Camera] UID:16500 Activity:very high
9/10    Is 800 speeds film really "best" for several different conditions
        while the lower speed ones are each good only for some?  Where can
        I learn more about this?
        \_ Take a class at any local adult school/community center.  A basic
           photography class can be invaluable.
        \_ As the above says, it's just windows.  win98 won't be that much
           better.  Either turn off suspend in which case your batteries will
           drain down or just do lots of reboots the way Bill intended it to be.
        \_ *** READ http://www.photo.net/photo/film.html ***
              \_ yes there is. read today's Chronicle. BAAS (Bay Area
                 Adult Sites) is an organization to help local porn pushers.
        \_ I think 200 is probably the best overall film speed. 800 is too
           grainy and is not very good for outdoor pictures. If it's sunny
           and you're outside, go 100. If you're indoors, use a flash and
           400 or 800 (if you're shooting for something like a football
           game at night 800 or higher is preferred). So if you're going to be
           shooting indoors and outdoors, day and night, 200 is a pretty good
           medium if you don't want to carry around multiple cameras or
           multiple rolls of film.
           \_ Yeah.  I think 800 is best only in that it gives acceptable, not
              good, results over vastly different situations.  If you have to
              shoot indoor without flash as well as outdoor, use 800.
              Otherwise, 200 is better if you can use a flash while shooting
              indoor.  If you have a fast lens or if you don't mind
              backgrounds being too dark when shooting indoor with flash,
              you can even use 100 film to get finer grains.  --- yuen
        \_ 1600 b&w can produce some lovely prints
           This site (not affiliated with me) also has great camera reviews...
        \_ As the above says, it's just windows.  win98 won't be that much
           better.  Either turn off suspend in which case your batteries will
           drain down or just do lots of reboots the way Bill intended it to be.
           \_ Is there a FAQ telling how to get girls to be naked on film so I
              have a porno site and be rich?
           \_ Hmmm, I'm glad to be a FDNTHV then. I love my Dreamcast. If
              being a victim means having loads of fun from the moment I
              and without the hassles.  Just bc you were one of the
              get my product, then I say Bring On The Hype!  I am a
              consumerist bastard!  I love obeying the media.  I want
              to be stereotyped and marketed to!
        \_ suspend just isn't all that in Win95 ... 98 is better tho
1999/9/10 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:16501 Activity:high
9/10    Does anyone else have a problem Resuming from a Suspend in
        Windows 95 with an ethernet card installed?  It hangs on
        my computer; I notice that msgsrv32 is Not Responding.
        Short of a coerced upgrade to Windows 98, is there a bug fix
        for this?  Please e-mail me, thanks.  --pcjr
        \_ really, son.  it's windows.
        \_ suspend just isn't all that in Win95 ... 98 is better tho
        \_ As the above says, it's just windows.  win98 won't be that much
           better.  Either turn off suspend in which case your batteries will
           drain down or just do lots of reboots the way Bill intended it to be.
1999/9/10-13 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:16502 Activity:insanely high
9/10    The Dreamcast sucks.  Fuck Sega.
        \_ ha ha!! you got a game that doesn't work, eh?
           \_ doesn't WORK?? what the hell kind of QA does sega have?
        \_ got mine yesterday. lost sleep over it. Soul Calibur rocks.
              \_ yeah, such great QA at both sega and some of the game
                 publishers that some games just don't work
        \_ Anyone try telneting into their Dreamcast or connecting to it
           with a web browser?
        \_ Rule of thumb is that faster the film, more grainy it is, and
           less colourful it is.  If you have a point-n-shoot, you probably
           better off with something like Kodak Max just because the speed of
           the lens tend to be slow.  Otherwise, the 400 speed film is
           pretty darn good these days
              get my product, then I say Bring On The Hype!
        \_ 1600 b&w can produce some lovely prints
        \_ SUCKER!!!!  You were a First Day New Technology Hype Victim!!!!
           Hahahahhahahahahhaha!!!! *NEVER* buy anything on the first day.
           *Always* wait until the consumer idiot fucks have pissed
           away their money for you so you don't have to get screwed.  Hahhaha
           \_ Hmmm, I'm glad to be a FDNTHV then. I love my Dreamcast. If
              being a victim means having loads of fun from the moment I
              and without the hassles.  Just bc you were one of the
              get my product, then I say Bring On The Hype!  I am a
              consumerist bastard!  I love obeying the media.  I want
              to be stereotyped and marketed to!
               \_ I'll have the same fun, without the heart break as a
                  Sega beta tester/consumer.  I'd just have it a week later,
                  lucky ones this time, doesn't mean you won't get your
                  fingers charred in the future.  I'm glad you're there beta
                  testing for me though.  Thanks!
           hahahahhahahahhahahahhhahhha, cough, gasp, wheeze!
           \_ money grubbing?  how about the idea that they have earned half
              since they supported you and your career while letting their own
              career idle away?  a selfish little prick like you deserves to
              lose more than half; unfortunately, the law doesn't punish people
              for stupidity and selfishness.  with a fucked up attitude like
              that its no wonder you're divorced or will be.  -your mom
                \_ keep telling yerself that if you have to buddy
                   *somebody* cleans her pool, delivers mail/milk,
                   & tends to her secret garden.  - tpc
        \_ got mine yesterday. lost sleep over it. Soul Calibur rocks.
1999/9/10-14 [Uncategorized] UID:16503 Activity:high
9/10    Where's a good place to post to find interns/contractors to write
        an app on top of the Gimp/Gtk?
        \_ comp.graphics.apps.gimp or ask Manish to ask on #gimp maybe
1999/9/10 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:16504 Activity:nil
9/10    Does anyone what the cheapest PostScript printer is?
        Is there such a thing as an InkJet PostScript printer? Thanks.
        \_ Ghostscript + win32?
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