Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2000:January:27 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2000/1/27 [Computer/HW] UID:17341 Activity:high
1/26        -=Aubie
        \_ 75MHz sustaining speed out of 25MHz chip.  Is the story real?
           \_ they almost had me believing it, except for two important
                1. They showed aluminIum cans resting directly on the open,
                   supposedly working motherboard
                2. They're British. And thus have a motto of;
                    "Let the Farce be with you".
                \_ And aren't the glass beverage bottles going to be cracked
                   by the ice inside at -67 deg C?
                   \_ and how the hell would it really reach -67C, in a
                      rinkydink fridge like that?
                      \_ ... especially that the freezer door can't even close
                         completely when they have to run those cables from
                         the board to outside the fridge.
2000/1/27-28 [Computer/Networking] UID:17342 Activity:nil
1/26    Can you have multiple default routes, if you have multiple interfaces?
        \_ depends on your device.  With some things (i.e. cisco routers!),
           you can have multiple default routes on the same interface!  -ERic
                \_ Can you do this with an Ultra1 with multiple ethernet
2000/1/27 [Computer/SW/Unix, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:17343 Activity:low
1/26    Can somebody with a copy of DeCSS -- the DVD cracking program put up
        a copy on soda?  Or a pointer to it?  Thanks.
        \_ Trying to get soda confiscated as evidence?  No thanks.
        \_ has a copy on it.
           \_ thank you so much matt!
        \_ Criminals.  I can't believe anyone in the CSUA or alums would
           promote this sort of theft.  It's no different than all the wAReZ!1
           kids stealing on the net swapping software they never purchased.
        \_ I'll just call this a troll now.  Note that CSS does NOTHING to
           prevent bootlegging of DVDs since you can just do a bit by bit copy.
           Just grab a copy of the source code and build your own decoder.
2000/1/27-28 [Computer/SW/Languages] UID:17344 Activity:kinda low
1/26    What's the command to compress pdf files so it will print out 4 pages in
        1 page? Thanks.
        \_ pdf2ps | psnup -4 | ps2pdf
        \_ pdf2ps | a2ps -4
                      \_ won't this print the postcript commands, i.e.
                         pages of garbage?
                         \_ No. The "a" now stands for "anything", and it can
                            handle several formats.
2000/1/27 [Uncategorized] UID:17345 Activity:nil
1/26    Software people: How often are you bored at work?
        \_ Life is boredom punctuated by terror.
           \_ That would be '!'.  How about '?'?  Or just plain '.'?
              Status quo?
2000/1/27 [Uncategorized] UID:17346 Activity:high
1/26    Query of the day:  What is the PC term for 'freak'?  --sowings
        \_ "eccentric"
        \_ "tard"
        \_ "spazz"
        \_ "whore"
        \_ "yermom"
        \_ "has his/her tendencies" "is an interesting person" "has a
           unique way of doing things / perspective on life"
        \_ Freak.  truth in advertising.
        \- "odd in the extreme" --psb
        \_ "CSUA Officer"
        \_ "quirky"
        \_ Lila Patton
        \_ "he fights the power ... everyday"
2000/1/27 [Computer/SW/Languages/Web] UID:17347 Activity:low
1/26    Anyone know of a tool to convert a page using ASP into a page using
        JSP (or vice versa)?  If so, a pointer would be appreciated.
        \_ Our company had to role their own for ASP-to-JSP and JSP-to-ASP.
           It's definitely non-trivial, and requires a little manual fixing
           afterwards.  I searched all over the place, but never found
           tools for this.
2000/1/27 [Uncategorized] UID:17348 Activity:very high
1/26    "Guess the celebrity" contest!!
        Hired Livingston
        Enabler of pervert husband
        Protector of rapist
                \- what is this one about? i mean if you were talking about
                ted kennedy, i'd know. --psb
                \_ Juanita Broaderick.
        Pathological Liar
                \- "sancetemonious bitch" is more accurate, imho. --psb
        Travel office firings
        Billing records
        Taxpayer paid trips
        Secret health care meetings
        Vast right-wing conspiracy
        Cattle futures $100,000 profit
        Castle Grande
        MOTD Censorship by leftish fascists, twice.
        \_ Yermom?
                \_ Fortunately, no.  Although rumor has it yermom shared Vince
                   Foster with this Secret Celebrity.
2000/1/27-28 [Computer/SW/Security, Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD] UID:17349 Activity:high
1/26    Are the security benefits of mounting /usr partition in read-only
        mode worth the trouble of rebooting your server whenever you install
        OS patches or updates?  -sysadm
                \- this isnt worth doing ... at least not on solaris.
                spend a little more energy on keeping md5 checksums --psb
                \_ an ounce of prevention is wourth a pound of
                  "AAAa! We've been hacked, FIX IT!"
        \_ Depends on your needs.  Extra security vs convenience. In general,
           I'd say don't do stuff like this unless you're sure you need to.
           That you have to ask says you probably don't need it.
        \_ Most of the time you have to reboot after installing OS patches &
           updates anyway.
           \_ Ok I will modify my question. What about simple and yet
              important updates that DON'T require a reboot. I'd rather
              restrart a service than reboot. -sysadm
      \_   what's going to stop some cracker from just remounting /usr r/w,
        changing stuff, and then having a ball ?   I dont see
        any benefit in the world of mounts with -o remount or -u (bsd)  -ERic
                \_ The only security benfit is to block script kiddies.
                    Crackers with half a clue can get right past it.
        \_ You NEED TO BE ROOT to remount. the whole point is to make it
           more difficult for them to get it
        \_ Eye 0wn3d y00!111
2000/1/27 [Uncategorized] UID:17350 Activity:nil
1/26 for Letterman fans.
2000/1/27-28 [Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD] UID:17351 Activity:insanely high
1/26    When do you use ps -ef?  When do you use ps -aux?
                        \_ Never. ps -ef must die (along with sysV versions
                           of du and df).
                           alias ps="/usr/ucb/ps" (csh my die too but that's
                           a different topic) -sysadm
                           \_ Better yet, put /usr/ucb first in your path.
                                \_ /usr/ucb should be last on your path
                                   (or not in it at all) if you compile
                                   software on Solaris and don't want to
                                   experience great pain
                        \_ sysV ps has a number of advantages over ucb.  -tom
                          \_ and a large number of disadvantages.
                             ps aux shows all memory. I think that's about it.
        \_ By the way, is there a way to get the functionality of the -f
           switch (print family tree) of the linux version of ps on solaris
           versions of ps?
                \_ /usr/proc/bin/ptree
                \_ RIDE BIKE!
        \_ Oh boy.  4.4  > 5.4
        \_ ignoring the possibility that this is a troll...we all gotta start
           somewhere... ps -ef == sysV (e.g., Solaris) -aux == BSD
           (e.g., FreeBSD)
                \_ half-baked mess that's not either == Linux
                        \_ That Linux is not either BSD or sysv I agree
                                (It is G N U / L I N U X !)
                           That it is half-baked and a mess I disagree.
2000/1/27 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:17352 Activity:nil
1/26    What is a file with extension ".scr" for in MS Windows?  (I don't know
        if it's for 3.1, 95 or NT.)  Thx.
        \_ screensaver
2000/1/27-28 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:17353 Activity:moderate
1/27    What's the current market like for Java developers and UNIX sys
        admin? I can do both, but I need to chose ONE when I graduate -junior
        \_ always varible it is with this one, happiness choose
        \_ Why do you need to choose?  Apply for both types of positions.
           Take the one that you like the best.
           \_ duh.  it's a fucking troll you idiot.
                \_ a troll is someone posting just for attention, right?
        \_ Ask everyone you know about what their life is like as a Java
           developer and as a UNIX sys admin.  The closer their real-life
           job is/was to what you're going to get, the better.  Ask them
           what they think you should do.  Obviously you're not going to get
           great help on the motd.
2000/1/27-28 [Computer/SW/Database, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:17354 Activity:moderate
1/27    My favorite job hunting web site is:        0     1         0
        careermosaic    0 1
        /csua/jobs      -14
        P.S. really sucks
        careerpath      1
2000/1/27-29 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:17355 Activity:high
1/27    What's the difference between regedit.exe and regedt32.exe in NT?
        \_ regedit.exe supports searching through the registry; regedt32
           is smart about permissions on keys and values and the like (which
           are only applicable to NT).  I *think* regedit is basically the
           same as as on Win 9x, whereas regedt32 is exclusive to NT.
        \_ The above is good enough.  I use regedit on NT almost exclusively
           because mostly what I'm doing is searching for keys/values which
           regedt32 can only do one hive at a time.  Regedt32 can also connect
           to a remote registry without hassles.  In short: use regedit.exe
           unless you _need_ regedt32.
        \_ regedit32 has two more letters in its filename, in NT that is.
           \ MIcrosoft's "BEst Practices" advises against this as regedit
           \ MIcrosoft's "Best Practices" advises against this as regedit
             changes are made instaneously, without asking to save or ok to
             override. Whereas regedt32 you can put it in Read-Only mode
             under options before you start hacking away at the registry.
                \_ Yeah, and if the whole world followed MS's concepts of
                   best practice throughout history, my tree branch club
                   would crash and BSOD moments before I needed it to whack
                   some vicious fanged beast.
                   \_ If that had been a little more coherent, it might have
                      been really funny.
                        \_ I was following M$'s "best practices" for coherent
                           use of the English language.  Windows NT Error
                           Number 2 Encountered.  Please Contact Your
                           \_ <nodding> Good point.

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2000/1/27 [Uncategorized] UID:17356 Activity:nil
1/27    ilyas, I need some of your unique brand of wisdom!  Please
        say something wise and philosophical!
                                                        - ilyas' #1 fan
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