Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2000:May:20 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2000/5/20 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:18305 Activity:moderate
5/20    Anyone have any pointers to where I can read about how to change
        the aspect ratio of my monitor/video-card using RedHat? I have
        been reading the "howto"s but not finding anything. Thanks.
        \_ Xconfigurator
          \_ hmm... I dont think this is what I need... I tried messing with
             this a bit but it didnt do too much good. Basically, the monitor
             looks like all the fonts and images are just stretched too tall.
           \_ thanks
        \_ /usr/X11/bin/xvidtune?
2000/5/20-22 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus, Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:18306 Activity:high
5/20    In your experience, what's the best search engine for finding
        technical information (C library functions, examples of code, etc.)
        \_ I use altavista, but some people prefer google. I haven't
           tried raging extensively, but it seems the same as altavista
           but with less graphics. I don't like raging since it doesn't
           support Lynx.
        \_ i use altavista because google seems to strip out a lot of
           characters. for example, it's impossible to look for chips
           on google.
           \_ Hmm, maybe you should read the instructions on advanced searches
              \_ Software should just fucking work when you tell it what
                 you want.  It is not acceptable to expect the user to become
                 you want.  It is unacceptable to expect the user to become
                 l33t on the esoteric details of the software at hand before
                 he can get anything done.  -blojo
                 \_ do you use emacs?
                        \_ No.  Don't be stupid.  People who need to get work
                           done don't have time for emacs.
                           \_ YOU're not very smart. most people who need to
                              get work done decide to invest their effort in
                              tools that will make them more productive in the
                              long run. -ali.
              \_ why? it's a lot easier for me to type "altavista" than to
                 read instructions on "advanced searches". -ali
        \_ In general, altavista gives you way too many irrevelent hits,
           and google works great EXCEPT if what you want is something they
           happen to be filtering.
           Which is why I always start with hotbot
           \_ he's asking a specific question about source code. read the
              fucking post.
        \_ @Sk jeEvEs D00D!!!!! iTS gOT AI N StUFf!
        \_ I use a meta search engine called Dogpile (  It
           sends your query to about 10 major search engine.  You can also
           configure it to present results from the different engines in
           a particular order or do other cool things.  -emin

emacs user was here.
2000/5/20-22 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc] UID:18307 Activity:kinda low
5/20    When I need an spec/interface/extension language, I use
        0 my own language and lex+yacc
        1 my own language and my own lexer/parser
        <number value="0"/> XML
        2 scheme
        1 PROLOG!!!
        2 TCL
        0 PYTHON
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