Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2000:March:13 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2000/3/13-14 [Uncategorized] UID:17751 Activity:moderate
3/12    Anybody know what this number does? x3-7907 (510-643-7907).
        Odd behaviour.
        \_ What does it do?
        \_ Interesting.  If you press numbers after it picks-up it will echo
           them back to you.
           \_  If you speak loudly or whistle, it will also echo.
               How would i find out what it does? Can i call the campus
               telecom office? Or would they just shut it down w/o telling
               me what it does? I am very curious about it.
               And what is that sequence of tones it plays right after
               it picks up? Hmmm...
               \_ Yeah, it's weird.  The tones are most likely DTMF (numbers).
                  There are programs that take sound files of DTMF and display
                  which numbers they represent. -- peterl
                \_ Dude, seriously, I just have a box hooked up to my dorm
                   phone.  Stop calling.  You're screwing up my project.
                   \_ Hmm, pardon my skepticism, but uh, if it really is
                      your number (it doesnt show up in my directory by
                      the way), what does it do? Thanks.
                        \_ It's a psych experiment to see how many geeks I can
                           get to try to hack a simple echo box.
        \_ That's my dorm phone number.
        \_ How'd you find it?
                \_ I posted it on usenet.
2000/3/13-14 [Computer/SW/Languages/Perl] UID:17752 Activity:nil
3/12    What are good intro./ref. on the net for perl with emphasis on
        www related programing among the zillion found by search engines?
2000/3/13-14 [Recreation/Media] UID:17753 Activity:low
3/12    There's bad movies. There's really bad movies. Then there's
        Mission To Mars.
        \_ Figure anything they didn't bother advertising more than a week
           in advance wasn't going to be a big winner.
           \_ Which explains Pitch Black, but I've seen ads for MTM for quite a
              while now.
                \_ I saw both, pitch black wasn't good but it was brilliant
                   compared to MTM.  At least pitch black didn't have all
                   those formulaic Deep Moments(tm).
                   \_ Agreed. Pitch Black wasn't great by any stretch of the
                      imagination, but far more enjoyable. And the planet
                      coming from the horizon was fricking pretty.
                \_ I've only seen em for a few weeks and they didn't really
                   make the movie look that good. "Oh hey theres this face thing
                   on Mars and like you know the gubbment was hiding it and
                   like we didnt build it but like uhm someone did so like uh
                   hey cool come pay $8.50 to see this!!!  and buy the toys
                   too!!"   Dont think so.  Been burned too many times.
2000/3/13-14 [Recreation/Dating] UID:17754 Activity:high
3/13    So much bitterness in the motd.  I just wanted to say I personally
        love you all, even those of you that hate on me.  You should just
        all relax, take a chill pill, and go for walk in this beautiful
        weather we are experiencing.  --sky/Christ
        \_ Can't we all just get along?
        \_ I am not bitter. Screw you all.
                \_ Of course you are.  That's why we like you.
2000/3/13-14 [Computer/HW/Memory, Computer/HW] UID:17755 Activity:high
3/12  this is just
        too funny
        \_ Hax0rz y00n1t3!!!11 D-str0i bl/-\k1c3!!!!!11
        \_ I can't remember... is the term from cyberpunk or shadowrun?
                \_ I've seen it in early works from both but don't know which
                   was first.  I'm guessing the cyberpunk stuff.
                   \_ William Gibson you illiterate idiots.
                        \_ Specifically, this was the big bad stuff that
                           attacks our hero, Case, in Neuromancer.
                        \_ WG is hardly the height of mandatory reading for the
                           educated individual.  Some of his stuff is amusing,
                           but he's not Shakespear.
                           \_ No, that was fair (I was the one who asked)
                              I've read neuromancer, but the earlier /
                              salient memory was of an rpg.
                           \_ Or Shakespeare either.
                                \_ Sorry.  I've read nothing but the best for
                                   the last 10 years.  Gibson all the way!
2000/3/13 [Transportation/Car] UID:17756 Activity:high
3/13    How much would you spend on having someone detail your car? (car with
        paint protection and leather seats) Should you take it to the dealer
        where you bought the car? Thx - jthoms
        \_ I wouldn't.  Maybe if I thought it would boost the price a bit for
           a consumer resale or I'd get laid with a nicer car when I was
           picking up my new super model girlfriend on a first date.
           \_ traditonal sports-car pickup line:
              "Hey babe, wanna help buff my leather seats?"
2000/3/13-14 [Science/GlobalWarming, Computer/Rants] UID:17757 Activity:kinda low
3/13    What's up with Bill joy?
        \_ He's gone loopy and joined the church of the unabomber.
           \_ He is too rich for loopy.  He is 'eccentric.'
                \_ They're in my brain!  They're eating my braaaaaaaaaaaain!!!
2000/3/13-14 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:17758 Activity:nil
3/13    What are CSUA's top board games?
        \_ Griljor.  -pld
                \_ description please?
2000/3/13-14 [Computer/SW/Apps/Media, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/Security] UID:17759 Activity:moderate
3/13    At work each "phone" jack has an ethernet port, digital phone, analog
        phone, and a fax port.  Anybody know where I can get a jack like that?
        I couldn't find it at homedepot.  -trying to rewire my house.
        \_ Just unscrew the one at work. (Someone else's office)
        \_ sells just about every possible connector or
           cable for many different applicaqtions.  they should have
           whatever jack you need, and i think they can do online orders
           via web.
        \_ Did you look in the catalogs? ( for example)
        \_ under your desk? *grin*
                \_ I liked it better when the area admin was under my desk.
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