Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2000:March:08 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2000/3/8 [Recreation/Dating, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll/Ilyas] UID:17709 Activity:nil
3/7     Another informal CSUA survey:
        love academia: nweaver emarkp alexf ilyas welfare-leech
                               \_ How did my name get here?  I didn't put it
                                  here and I work in industry with a measly BA
                                  in CS. -emarkp
        love industry: tom cmlee yermom ilyas productive-member-of-society
                        \_ I work at Cal you moron.  -tom
        love yermom:
        love me:
        \_ And stop speaking for me you twink. -- ilyas
           \_ Your words spoken over the years put you in the former category.
               \_ This is a false dichotomy.  There are far more evil things
                  than either. -- ilyas
                                  \_ tell us about the intelligence of stars...
                \_ Oh, hey, like ilyas has the right to change his mind and
                   get a working one any time he likes.
                   \_  He?  I always thought ilyas is a she.
                       \_ If ilyas is a she, is she hot?
                          \_ There are no hotties on soda. At least there
                             weren't while I was an undergrad.
                                \_ Spoken like someone who never met raytrace.
                             \_ How about <DEAD>soda/~fonger<DEAD>
                                \_ She may have a CSUA account, but does she look
                                   CS to you?  (hint: look at webpage & source)
                                   \_ Considering that the source is four years
                                      old and HTML editors weren't that popular
                                      back then, it was not bad as a hand-
                                      created page.
                             \_ There also used to be ~angie who had hot pics
                                in her home page, but I can't find it anymore.
2000/3/8 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:17710 Activity:high
        \_ Is there something at that address that I should care about?
                \_ And?
                   \_ Just a subtle hint that we should ditch sendmail
                      and use POSTFIX instead.
2000/3/8 [Computer/SW/Compilers] UID:17711 Activity:kinda low
3/7     Aside from code aesthetics, is there a reason (e.g. optimization,
        code-generation, etc) why switch/case is better than if/else?
        \_ ooh ooh! finally a question about compilers! switch/case is
            a subset of if/else: the special case (hehe) when the thing being
            compared is a small fixed-point number. Analogy: switch/case is
            to arrays as if/else is to lists. -nick
        \_ Any tricks the compiler can do on switch it can probably do on
           chained elses. So aethetics is the only good reason.
           \_ "can probably do" means "does not" -- clauses are general
              expressions, whereas case are constants known at compile-time.
        \_ Maybe if the code does switch() on a char or something small
           instead of an int, and there are many case statements, the compiler
           can possibly optimize it into a jump table using the variable as
           the search key or index.  -- yuen
        \_ I'm not saying you should, but if you want you can do something like
           switch (foo) {
           case 1:
                 if (bar) {
           case 2:
           of course if you code like that you will be taken out and shot.
        \_ You can also use switches to unroll loops.
        \_ Most compilers take "switch (foo)" as a pretty strong hint that
           you're about to make many comparisons against foo and it would
           be a good candidate to keep in a register.
2000/3/8 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:17712 Activity:nil
3/7     where can I see current proposition results online?
        \_ Typically you have to wait until the polls close.  That's 5pm on the
           East Coast.  Check any website (CNN, local tv station/paper) for
           results after that.
           \_ That's 11pm east coast, unless you mean east coast of Maui
              8pm PST. 7:50 BKST
        \_ starting at 8pm
2000/3/8 [Computer/SW/Security, Computer/SW/OS/Windows, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:17713 Activity:nil
3/7     What are people using to do S/MIME on Unix?  I don't know which
        M to RTFM.  (I've used a thawte digital certificate to read/
        send encrypted mail in windows, but don't like going over
        there every time to read encrypted mails...  Thanks
2000/3/8 [Consumer/Audio] UID:17714 Activity:nil
3/7     What are good price comparison engines for, say, shopping a real doll?
        \_ Did you try the CNET's site?
           <DEAD><DEAD> (in order of preference)
2000/3/8 [Computer/Networking] UID:17715 Activity:high
3/8     Is anyone here expert with Linux ipchains?  I have a couple of
        questions -- first, would you say that it is an acceptable
        firewall?  If not, why not?  Second, for some reason, it seems
        as thought the ip_masq_ftp module isn't working -- my ftp's
        aren't getting through.  When I do an lsmod, the module shows
        up, but is listed as never having been used.  Any ideas?
        \_ It's "adequate" for home use.  Why?  Look at your other problems.
           Look at ipf* under *bsd for comparison.
           \_ IP-Filter also runs on Solaris. With merit's gated you
              can run a decent firewalling router on a SS10 or 20.
2000/3/8 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:17716 Activity:very high
3/8     How come everything I vote for gets defeated and everything I
        vote against passes?
        \_ Um, because you're (by definition) in the minority?
        \_ Because you're a leftist and normal people are retaking the
           country.  Maybe we need to pass an initiative giving lefties 10
           votes for every normal vote?  A sort of affirmative action for
           leftists at the ballot box?  Then maybe some of that garbage
           will pass.
           \_ You laugh, but a person I know suggested just that.
              \_ Was he a leftist? Its the sort of thing that a leftist
                 would suggest. And when did we start calling them leftists
                 rather than using proper terms like PUTRID COMMIE SCUM
                 or REDS?
                 \_ Commie mutant traitors!
                 \_ that menace has passed. The current watchwords should
                    probably be: QUEER GODLESS BONDAGE FAERIES!
           \_ "normal people are retaking the country." this is one of the
              more ridiculous delusions I've heard from a conservative for a
              while.  Thinking that people should be free to choose who they
              marry, whether or not a woman should have the right to choose
              to have a baby or not makes us black-blooded pinko commie reds.
              Oh, the moral degradation.  Society is going to crumble under
              the torrent of porn and bomb-making instructions that the
              subversive liberals are unleashing over the internet. Man, I
              guess everyone should want to be a normal, red-blooded,
              church-going, other-hating, trolling white male like you. -dans
              \_ Uh oh, the lefties are sticking words in someone else's mouth
                 again.  Where did I say anything about the right to choose?
                 Lost on the marriage proposal by crushing numbers so you have
                 to duck and weave and change the topic?  Typical Clintonite.
                 No one said anything about internet first amendment rights or
                 going to church or being white or being male or church going
                 or anything else.  How easy to stick a label on something to
                 make it easily smearable rather than talking openly and
                 honestly about your agenda to bring about a 'do anything
                 you want and screw everyone else' society.  You need some new
                 labels.  Your old labels are all worn out and used up.  No one
                 cares about your thought control 'political correctness' crap
                 anymore.  Thankfully the poison of SF hasn't spread to the
                 rest of the state and now it's clear it never will.
                 \_ All I did was extend your (flawed) logic out to its
                    natural conclusion.  If you don't like that conclusion,
                    perhaps you should rethink your assumptions.  And, since
                    you're talking about putting words in peoples' mouths and
                    slapping labels on people, how did I begin a Clintonite,
                    and a typical one at that?  As usual, your logic has more
                    holes than swiss cheese.  Let me know when you have a
                    well reasoned argument instead of "you called me a name,
                    I'm telling on you!" for a response. -dans
                        \_ No. You brought up isues and claimed they were my
                           positions and then slammed me for them.  Tell me,
                           who'd you vote for in the last 2 elections?  Was it
                           Bush/Dole, Clinton/Clinton, or the Communist party
              \_ yeah, whatever happened to "to each his own"?
                 \_ But, honey, if people of the same sex can have loving
                    marriages, it will reveal what a truly shallow and weak
                    relationship we have, and then I'd have to divorce you.
                    Now get back down there.
                        \_ Have a cookie, troll.  Now go run along and play.
                 \_ Have your own.  Don't call it marriage.  Go pass a bill
                    to give yourself the same civil rights but don't call it
                    marraige.  You'll get higher taxes, divorce court, child
                    support issues and all the rest of it.
                   \_ Um, child support?
                        \_ You weren't aware gay people can both adopt children
                           and are still biologically capable of it as well?  I
                           said child support and meant it.  Think it through.
                           \_ Yeup. Now hopefully we can pass a law to stop
                              that travesty of nature as well.
2000/3/8 [Uncategorized] UID:17717 Activity:nil
3/8     Is that petition still on line somewhere?  Is it too late to sign?
2000/3/8 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus, Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:17718 Activity:moderate
3/8     Could someone give me links to c or Java source code that
        encodes JPEG files from a bitmap? I also need links on how a JPEG
        file is structured?  --curious freshman
        \_ Read about Fast Fourier Transforms.  CLR (the 170 text book)
           chapter 32 covers them. -dans
2000/3/8-9 [Uncategorized] UID:17719 Activity:insanely high
3/9     ilyas, tell us about the stars...
        \_ did ORB or ORBITAL sing Little Puffy Clouds?
           \_ ORB did the song with samples lifted from a
              Ricky Lee Jackson interview disc.  I think.
                \_ try Rickie Lee Jones, as interviewed by
                   LeVar Burton on Reading Rainbow.
2000/3/8 [Uncategorized] UID:17720 Activity:nil
3/8     Congratulations mconst.
2018/12/19 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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