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2000/2/18-21 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:17546 Activity:nil
2/17    check out csua/pub/jobs/SpringStreet
         we especially need web developers and java scripting
2000/2/18 [Politics/Domestic/Gay] UID:17547 Activity:nil
2/17    Want gay marriage?  /csua/tmp/petition.pdf  Fill it out and send it in
        Don't want gay marriage?  Vote Yes on Prop 22.
2000/2/18-21 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:17548 Activity:nil
2/17    How come when I install WinNT on a brand new machine, it says it can't
        format a 5GB partition using NTFS?  I thought NTFS can be very large.
        Thx.  -- yuen
        \_ On NT4, the installer doesn't know how to format NTFS.  It knows
           how to format FAT16.  FAT16 is limited to 4 GB.  If you select
           NTFS during install it actually formats FAT16, copies some
           files, boots NT kernel, and then a converter takes over to
           convert the disk from FAT16 to NTFS.  NT5 is better about this.
           \_ I see.  BTW how come the FDISK in MS-DOS 6.22 limits to 2GB
              partitions instead of 4 while FAT16 can handle 4GB?  -- yuen
              \_ http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q127/8/51.ASP
              \_ different cluster size.
        \_ Use a repartitioner like Partition Magic (v5 is slick) to set the
           partitions and types after install.
        \_ OEM-ers have ghost-like installers that let them install onto
           partitions greater than 4GB
2000/2/18 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll/TJB] UID:17549 Activity:nil
2/17    i know the asuc requires we let them into the csua, but can't we
        at least deny soda accounts to annoying bigotted assholes?
        \_ Is someone actually applying? if not, stop trolling and go back
           to your 100k/yr+options sysadmin job. tjb has gotten boring.
        \_ And who defines "bigoted?"  Lil ol' level-headed you?
2000/2/18 [Uncategorized] UID:17550 Activity:nil 50%like:16381
2/17    Troll deleted again.
        \_ sign your name -aspo
2000/2/18 [Recreation/Dating, Health/Disease/AIDS] UID:17551 Activity:nil
2/17    Support Troll Marriage!  Trolls have as much right to the protections
        and benefits of non-Troll married couples!  We are people just like
        you (except we can't breed, and we're incapable of any sort of
        fidelity, and are the major vector for HIV/AIDS in this country).
        Support Troll Marriage!  Vote Yes! on Prop 22!
                                      \_ don't you mean no?
           \_ Yes, Major Vector! Thank you sir!
           \_ ObWebster
       2: to enter into a close or intimate union <these wines marry well>
             BAN WINO MARRIAGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                \_ So Webster #2 is the same use as legal marriage?  ObBrain.
2000/2/18 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:17552 Activity:nil
2/17    Troll deleted.  Give it a rest.  You're clearly intentionally trying
        to use a hot button issue to troll the motd.  I'll stop deleting it
        when you stop trolling about it.
2000/2/18-21 [Computer/SW/OS/Solaris, Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:17553 Activity:kinda low
2/18    do you know any utility that cleans up mp3's with those "clicking"
        sounds?  I downloaded a ton of stuff at work which sounds great.
        At home though when I transfered the files to zip disk and placed
        them on my system, they sounded like crap with that clicking sound.
        Any idea why?  Any idea how to clean it up? - keithyw
        \_ try DART Pro (available off http://download.com)
        \_ It's probably your sound card.
        \_ Yes.  I can't remember the name though --oj
           \_ uncook.exe (assuming you're running windows)??
                \_ What about on Linux/Solaris?
        \_ Install new drivers.  If none are to be found, your card is
           too old.  Pray that it isn't software audio.
        \_ What clicking sounds?   I've never had those to speak of on a mac
           \_ pluz! enlighten us with the windom of your niche computer!
              \_ niche would be Amiga. Macs have grown past that.
        \_ Sure the clicking sound isn't your Zip drive?
        \_ Sure the clicking sound isn't your cup-holder?
2000/2/18 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:17554 Activity:nil
2/17    Troll deleted again.  And weak attempt to troll the anti-troll was
        also deleted.
2000/2/18 [Politics/Foreign/Canada, Politics/Domestic] UID:17555 Activity:kinda low
2/18    Are laser discs essentially dead in America and Canada?
        \_ Yes.  And you should be too - please go off and die now.
        \_ Yes.  Unlike you, who is alive, vibrant, and bring new hope
        \_ Yes.  Unlike you, who is alive, vibrant, and brings new hope
           to the world with your every thoughtful notion.
2000/2/18-21 [Uncategorized] UID:17556 Activity:nil
2/18    Does anyone have a tape of last week's X-Files they're willing
        to lend me?  Mail me if so. -geordan
2000/2/18 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:17557 Activity:nil 55%like:18563
2/17    Trolls and meta-trolls deleted.
2000/2/18-21 [Computer/Domains] UID:17558 Activity:nil
2/18    Let's say I register with NIC a new domain name and have an ISP.
        How many hours will it take to get it running?
        \_ Depends what time of day - the root name servers reload once
           a day, in the middle of the night US time.
2000/2/18 [Uncategorized] UID:17559 Activity:nil
2/18    ilyas += emin
        \_ please explain.
2000/2/18-21 [Reference/BayArea] UID:17560 Activity:nil 79%like:17571 59%like:17568
2/18    Looking for a good contractor to do some data modeling in the south
        bay area.  I'm thinking of removing a table and redoing the PL*SQL.
        I've heard of some horror stories with contractors.  Love
        to get some names from people who had good experiences.  Thanks.
        \_ I know a good plumber and an electrician but don't know any
           carpenters for your table and remodeling.
2000/2/18-21 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:17561 Activity:moderate 66%like:18362
2/18    Where's a good place in Berkeley for an oil/filter change?
        \_ Do it yourself, it's not very hard (about 20 minutes) -- ilyas
           \_ Maybe they don't care to?  Maybe the $30 is worth it to not
              spend the time and crawl around under a car?  Not everyone is
              dirt poor.  My cheapest outfit is worth more than that without
              oil and dirt on it.  My time is worth more as well.
              \_ It's a useful skill to know.  By the way, you DO know that
                 you don't even need to use jacks on most modern cars when
                 changing oil, right? -- ilyas
                 \_ I don't care.  It isn't useful.  I don't *have* to know.
                    It isn't important.  I'm not a starving student.
              \_ Why do you have to be so insolent about it? how does it
                 feel to know that "dirt poor" people who get their hands
                 dirty *gasp* at work are laughing as they charge you $30
                 for a job that costs a few bucks at most and takes 5
                 minutes of their time?
        \_ There's a place on the east side of San Pablo just a bit north
           of University (I think it's right next to a burger place) that
           does oil changes for $13.  That price might have been a special,
           though.
                    \_ It may come in useful someday.  It isn't a waste of my
                       time because I, personally, find a certain pleasure in
                       finding out a little bit about how my car (or any other
                       mechanical/electronic device I own) functions. -- ilyas
                        \_ Knowing how to change a tire in the middle of the
                           desert is useful.  My oil?  I'm glad you have the
                           time for the trivial.  Someone should.
           \_ Hey ilyas, hope you dispose of your used oil nicely. --enviro
              \_ I covered the nearest baby seal I could find with it. -- ilyas
                 \_ ilyas!  Surely you remembered to whack it with your
                    club before you left?
                 \_ thanks. but seriously...! --enviro
                        \_ So how is a good way to dispose of used oil?
        \_*not* campus auto care.  They overcharge.
2000/2/18 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:17564 Activity:high
2/18  (Oh and by the way if you delete this again I'm going to write a
      script that adds it right back so stop fucking deleting it already)
      \_ by the way, that is not against policy, in case any kchang
         supporters want to whine.  automatically adding to the motd is
         okay.  automatically munging it is not.  --!aspo
       \_ and where is this "policy" written?
          \_ /csua/adm/doc/policies/motd
             \_ Best quote: "The MOTD may not be used for non-University
                business." Mwahahaha!
2000/2/18-21 [Uncategorized] UID:17565 Activity:nil
2/18    Has anyone ever used a nice big 3/50 monitor with a PC or
        an older Sun [e.g., IPC, IPX, SS2]?  Is this easy to do?  --jnat
        \_ Yeah, I used a 3/50 monitor on a 3/50 once... It was a bitch but
           somehow I managed to line up the signal cable _and_ power cable
           properly AT THE SAME TIME!!
           \_ Congratulations...how about with a later Sun model?
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