Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:November:03 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1999/11/3-4 [Reference/RealEstate] UID:16818 Activity:moderate
11/2    What are good online rental urls for those looking for housing
        (either as a roommate or a lease) in SF?  thanks
        \_ <DEAD><DEAD>
           \_ That site appears to be down. Is the address spelled
                \_ DNS problems.  Should be corrected shortly.
        \_ I am not sure if this qualifies as good
        \_     kinda cool.  You can search by price, etc
1999/11/3-8 [Uncategorized] UID:16819 Activity:nil
11/02   Anyone have a old PII motherboard to donate?  Contact vp@csua
1999/11/3-4 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:16820 Activity:nil
11/2    Is it possible to connect a UW SCSI (more than 50 pin) to a regular
        50 pin SCSI?
        \_ Yes.
           \_ But your bus will run at the speed of the slowest device
              present. --dim
        \_ You want to plug a 68 pin plug into a 50 pin socket?  Or want to
           put a 68 pin UW device on a SCSI chain shared with 50 pin devices?
           The first is obviously physically impossible.  The latter is as
           'dim' says above.  You can but it's a waste of the potential of
           the higher speed devices.
        \_ explain this from my bsd bootup - both on same cable
        cd0: <PLEXTOR CD-R   PX-W4220T 1.01> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-2 device
        cd0: 10.0MB/s transfers (10.0MHz, offset 8)
        cd1: <PLEXTOR CD-ROM PX-32TS 1.03> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-2 device
        cd1: 20.0MB/s transfers (20.0MHz, offset 15)
        \_ User error.
1999/11/3-4 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:16821 Activity:moderate
11.3    Notebook Search Continues, So I see they are selling Compaq armada 3500
        for $1.199.95 at compusa (their url for the add is so long I thought
        i'd refrain from posting).  It has 32M ram 4.1 gig HD, 12.t TFT active
        matrix, and runs windows NT workstation 4.0 - (Well not if it buy it
        it won't run that for long).  But here are a couple of questions:
        1. I thought windows nt doesn't support PCMCIA?
           \_ NT doesn't support Cardbus(32bit) not PCMCIA. NT doesnt
              support APM either unless you get a DEC laptop.
        2. Does anyone know of any problems with using linux or freebsd with
           with compaq video/audio?  Thanks.
           \_ there's a ML look for it. BTW most laptops come with
              win-modems that dont work under linux/freebsd.
              \_ hasn't anyone reversed engineered win-modems yet?  it
                 seems like every other hardware supported on linux
                 was reverse engineered but win-modwms
           \_ I'm running linux on a presario 1255 notebook, it is all happy
              When I tried freebsd, i couldn't get it to recognize the pcmcia
                (I confess I'm no expert, but with linux it was very easy)
        3. Prostar makes one with a 100 Mhz bus (amd k6-3 400 Mhz) anyone know
                                    \_WHOA! Must be the fastest PC(not) Idiot!
                                      check your numbers... 1900 MHz bus! ha!
                                        \_ Must've meant 19 Mhz.
                                        \_ no, 1000Mhz, my fingers slipped.
           anything about prostar?

                - Paolo, notebookless in soda.
        \_ sony vaios (at least the 505 series) use real modems
1999/11/3-4 [Recreation/Food, Industry/Jobs] UID:16822 Activity:kinda low
11/3    Our group is interviewing a person on Friday, and I got stuck with
        taking the guy out to lunch. What do you ask during lunch? Do I
        avoid technical questions? What's the traditional approach?
        \_ I would talk about whatever he wants to talk about: remember,
           the point is to get to know him.  If he's a technical person,
           he will probably end up talking about technical stuff anyway.
        \_ Try to make it clear how much you dread social interaction with him
        \_ I used to take candidates to this Moroccan/belly-dancing place,
           and I'd pay off the belly-dancer to get her to embarrass the guy.
           \_ Sounds like an excellent use of money.  Keep up the good work.
        \_ Don't forget to make the guy pay for both meals and any drinks.
1999/11/3-4 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:16823 Activity:high
11/3    Anyone know how to mount a magnetooptical device in linux? It's scsi,
        so I was hoping I could just do a "mount -t ext2 /dev/sda", but that
        doesnt work.  Thanks for any help. --acheng
        \_ what's a magnetooptical device?
           \_ it uses a material that can change magnetic phase upon heating
              with a laser
        \_ that really should work if you compiled in generic SCSI support.
           \_ I did...  I know I can access the disk when I do a mkfs,
              "mkfs -t ext2 /dev/sda" and I have an entry in the fstab.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:November:03 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>