Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2000:January:13 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
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2000/1/13 [Uncategorized] UID:17222 Activity:nil
1/12/2000       You'll note how very mystical this number is.
2000/1/13 [Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs] UID:17223 Activity:nil
1/10    How do I make Emacs print space instead of "tabs"? Thanks.
        \_ (replace-string "tabs" "space")
        \_ If you don't mind changing the buffer content, do M-x untabify.
        \_ Use an editor made for little boys not an environment built for
           men.  I suggest pico.  It even sounds 'cute'.
           \_ No, it shows I don't give a fuck.
2000/1/13 [Uncategorized] UID:17224 Activity:high
1/12    Liberate Technologies ( has a number of engineering and
        several business openings.  Email resumes to -steve
        \_ Do they make 80 column formatting software with auto word wrap?
2000/1/13 [Recreation/Food] UID:17225 Activity:nil
1/12    BFD.  I have a gazillion dollars in my pocket.
        \_ Then what are you doing choosing a version control
           tool!?  Go on permanent vacation.
             \_ Because a gazillion dollars won't buy you a
                cup of coffee.  Anyway, I'm using RCS which works just
                fine for my needs.
               \_ what fucking country are YOU in, asshole?
                     \_ The United States of America.  Last
                        I checked, we didn't have 'gazillion'
                        as a currency unit.
                        \_ The U.S. also doesn't have a
                           million as a currency unit, if
                           you want to start splitting hairs.
                           \_ A million is a word that is
                              symbolic of 1000000 units of
                              something.  A gazillion could
                              fit in my pocket and won't buy
                              you a cup of coffee and no I
                              don't feel like splitting hairs.
                              \_ From Merriam-Webster:
                                 Main Entry: ga zil lion
                                 Pronunciation: g&-'zil-y&n
                                 Function: noun
                                 Etymology: alteration of zillion
                                 Date: 1978
                                 : an indeterminately large number
                                 \_ Yup.  It can't be determined.
                                    So I'm still right and
                                    you're still a pedantic
                                    ass.  Would you accept a
                                    job for a gazillion $'s
                                    another 2 gazillion options
                                    or would you walk away,
                                    and tell your friends
                                    about the idiots that
                                    tried to hire you for a
                                    'gazillion' of something?
                                    I'll take $0.01 over a
                                    gazillion anytime.
     You obviously missed the word "large" in the
     definition of the gazillion.  Please take an
     elementary reading class and try again.  Its
     clear from the definition that "indeterminately
     large" implies much larger than 1, which, as
     any econ major will tell you, is larger than
     0.01 .  Am I being pedantic?  Sure.  At least
     I'm not being an idiot and trying to dance
     around the commonly accepted meaning of a word.
     \_ Large is still relative.  Large compared to what?
        You're not only pedantic but an idiot.  Large implies
        nothing.  I wouldn't trust an econ major with a dollar
        much less a 'large' number of dollars.  I'd give em
        a gazillion dollars though.  Commonly accepted among
        morons, sure.  How about I hire you for a gazillion
        dollars a minute?  When you can't pay your rent or
        replace the tires on your bike, lemme know and we'll
        renegotiate a real salary.
        \_ Um, Mr. Fuckwit, last I checked, you could get a
           cup of coffee at most fast food restaurants for
           a buck.  Get someone who can read to reread the
           given definition of 'gazillion' to you, numbnuts.
           I would write a moronically simple mathematical
           relation just for you, but as you've clearly
           demonstrated, it would be wasted effort....
           \_ Still waiting to get your resume through HR so we can hire you
              at the going industry standard rate of 2.4 gazillion dollars per
              moment.  And what exactly is a Fuckwit?  Do you have a pedantic
              and worthless dictionary definition for that too?  I'll admit
              though that the deeper question remains: just how long can I
              troll you along about something so meaningless to so many?
                        --happy troll (gotcha!)
2000/1/13 [Uncategorized] UID:17226 Activity:nil
1/12    The eye of aragorn was the last thing anyone wanted.
2000/1/13 [Uncategorized] UID:17227 Activity:nil
1/12    I'm off to see the wizard. The wonderful wizard of OZ.
2000/1/13 [Uncategorized] UID:17228 Activity:nil
1/12    Can't we all just get along?
        \_ No!  That's my final answer.
        \_ When you're dead, we'll get along just fine.
2000/1/13-14 [Computer/HW/Memory] UID:17229 Activity:nil
1/12    In nslookup, what does "Non-authoritative answer" mean?
        \_ that the answer came from the cache
        \_ That the name server you asked isn't the name server for that
           domain, but asked someone else and believed what it was told.
           If you nslookup -query=ANY the domain, you'll get the list of
           authoritative name servers for that domain.
2000/1/13-17 [Politics/Domestic/Crime, Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:17230 Activity:moderate
        The government takes your tax money and uses it to bribe tv
        networks to weave it's propaganda message into programming.
        \_ You needed salon to tell you this?
        \_ You know what really gets me: the government-sponsored ads on
           billboards and buses with really obvious messages, like "Sex with
           a minor is a crime if you're not a minor", or "Being a parent means
           that you have to occasionally pay attention to your children" (both
           obviously paraphrased).  I don't know what's worse: the fact that
           they're spending *my* fucking tax dollars on shit like this, or the
           fact that there are presumably people out there who *need* to be
           told these things.  Are these ads sponored by the Bureau of
           "Like, Duh"?
            \_ Even if you are a minor, sex with a minor is illegal.
            \_ If some people actually pay attention to them, you are getting
               value for your tax dollar. reduction in crime, means
               less money needed for crime.
               Well, okay, it actually means the fixed amount of money put
               into police departments gets to work its way down to some of
               the other areas that otherewise wouldn't get touched.
               Like for example when some schmuck merchant claims your
               stuff he is working on has been "stolen", when he just hocked
               it somewhere to pay off his own debt, and the local blues
               say "we're not even going to bother investigating this",
               even though this affected multiple people. No, I'm not
               bitter or anything.
               \_ Could you ramble more. Please?
                  \_ hmm.  would you like me to ramble on about my
                     personal feelings about OrCAD for your amusement?
                                -the guy who hates OrCAD, who rambled
                                 about it before
                \_ No it isn't.  Find one case where a kid was successfully
                   prosecuted in CA for having sex with another minor in the
                   last 100 years.
                   \_ It's very hard to prosecute, but still illegal.
                        \_ So is sticking your bare feet out a window in
                           Kentucky but they don't prosecute that either. BFD.
                  \_ No, more like it is legal to have sex with someone
                     that is within 3 years of your age no matter what.
                           Sex between same age minors is never prosecuted thus
                           the legal status of the act is nothing but an on
                           paper fantasy.
               \_ So if you're both minors, is this sort of like illegal
                  like consensual sodomy is illegal in some states or
                   \_ I believe there used to be some odd statute whereby
                      in this case, the guy could be prosecuted for statutory
                  17 year-olds trying to cruise junior high schools.
                      rape, but the girl could also be tried for sexual
                      assault.  -John
               \_ Well, hey -- guess they needed that billboard after all!
               \_ Actually, the law is if the couple involved are within two
                  years of age, then they can have sex legally. This covers
                  that strangeness between 17 and 18 year olds, and those
                  hits those 17 year-olds perverts trying to cruise junior
                  high schools. There IS an lower age limit as to when sex
                  is illegal, but I don't recall what it is. 13, I think.
                  \_ the laws vary from state to state. go to vermont. you
                     can legally fuck 15 year olds there.
                     \_ No you can't. Crossing state lines to have sex with
                        a minor is illegal.
            \_ Yeah, but at least an ad is blatant about being propoganda.
2000/1/13-14 [Computer/SW/OS/Solaris] UID:17231 Activity:very high
1/12    I have a solaris 7 machine that is not running X-windows (or any
        gui) but xfs still comes up when i do a ps -A.  Why?
        (also, what_is / do_i_need cachefsd and/or rpc.ttdb?).  Thanks
        \_ xfs has nothing to do with x. no you dont, no your dont.
        \_ xfs has nothing to do with x. no you dont, no you dont.
                \_ xfs on Solaris has everything to do with X.  It's the
                   X font server, not SGI's file system.  -alanc-
           \_ o.k. openwindows, it is the *X* font service. my question
              is why/how did it get started?  (not (directly anyway) from
              the RCx.d scripts)  And while i've got your attention a
              port scan yields..
32773   open        tcp       sometimes-rpc9
               What could it be?
32775   open        tcp       sometimes-rpc13
               I don't have anything (that i know of) running on these ports
               and I DON'T have rpc running.  What could it be?
                   X font server, not SGI's file system.  It runs from inetd
                   so would be running if anyone set their font path to
                   include it or ran a port scan against your computer. -alanc-
2000/1/13-14 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc, Computer/SW/Languages/Web] UID:17232 Activity:nil
1/12    Is there such thing as jsp-mode in Emacs?
(autoload 'html-helper-mode "html-helper-mode" "Yay HTML" t)
(setq auto-mode-alist (cons '("\\.jsp$" . html-helper-mode) auto-mode-alist))
2000/1/13 [Uncategorized] UID:17233 Activity:nil
1/13    Ballmer new CEO. Gates now chief software architect
2000/1/13-15 [Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:17234 Activity:nil
1/13    In Emacs 19.34.6 for NT, when I use a dark background like "dark green"
        or "black", font-lock-background-mode is automatically set to dark,
        but for some reasons font lock still uses colors from
        light-screen-face-colors instead of dark-screen-face-colors.  Any way
        to fix this problem?  Thanks.
        \_ 1) remove NT
           2) use nvi
        \_ No.
           \_ So what *Help* says on font-lock-face-attributes, that "Emacs
              uses default attributes based on display type and background
              brightness.  See variables `font-lock-display-type' and
              `font-lock-background-mode'.", is not true?
                \_ Possibly.
        \_ Ed!  Ed is the answer!
2000/1/13-14 [Uncategorized/Profanity] UID:17235 Activity:nil 66%like:17706
1/13    Shut the fuck up, cmlee.
2018/12/09 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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