Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2000:May:23 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2000/5/23 [Uncategorized] UID:18317 Activity:nil
5/22    Priceline-- what's the point of naming my own price (how about 50
        cents) when it is not going to happen? Priceline-- it is stupid
        and it is a complete waste of time. I hope it goes bankrupt.
2000/5/23 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:18318 Activity:high 80%like:17613
5/22    Priceline-- troll deleted.
        \_ Damn it!  I missed a troll.  -disappointed
2000/5/23-24 [Recreation/Dating, Recreation/Humor] UID:18319 Activity:nil
        Funny. See if you can solve the mystery at the end.
        \_ Yes.  I can.
2000/5/23-24 [Reference/BayArea] UID:18320 Activity:nil
5/22    JavaOne: June 6th-9th at the Moscone Center, SF. If anyone is
        interested, I can get you in "for free"... my friend's dad is
        taking his software company ( and is looking for
        some Berkeley CS-type people to stand around and talk to
        would-be execs about how great his product is. The good side
        is that you would get paid and you get a few hours each day
        to walk around, look at cool stuff, and get lots of little
        toys. Email me for questions/details.               - rory
        \_ JavaOne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! d00d!!!!!! -blojo
2000/5/23-24 [Uncategorized] UID:18321 Activity:kinda low
5/22    How do I get gnuplot to treat my x data values as just adjacent
        points? i.e. if my data set is
        100 74
        500 34
        I dont want it to draw on the x axis a tick on 100, 200, ... 500
        I want it to treat the 100 and 500 points as adjacent points.
        \_ either: add another column which is just the row index (1,2,..)
           and plot versus that column, or use a good graphing program (xmgr!)
           which supports plotting via row index
           which supports plotting versus row index
           \_ try grace, it's the new xmgr and it kicks ass,
              <DEAD><DEAD>  -dpetrou
             \_ thanks. can you highlight some of the ass kickers?
2000/5/23-26 [Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD, Industry/Jobs] UID:18322 Activity:nil
5/23    Anyone have experience implementing KAME or any other sort of IPSEC
        tunnel on FreeBSD?  I'd appreciate it if someone could share their
        experience with me.  -John
2000/5/23-26 [Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD] UID:18323 Activity:moderate
5/23    In FreeBSD how do you configure the machine to launch X during
        bootup?  In linux I know it's /etc/inittab but how do you do this
        in general inmost Un*x's? -clueless
                                  \_ Like, Duh!
        \_ There is no general Un*x way. RedHat does this its own way. Debian
           does their own way, Solaris configures dtlogin its own way and
           *BSD has a different way for configuring this. rtfm.
        \_ There are lots of ways.  Probably the best is to make a small xdm
           startup script and put it in /usr/X11R6/etc/rc.d/
           (all it needs is like:
           ) --dbushong
           \_ The correct way is to actiavate the correct option in /etc/rc.conf
              (in OpenBSD at least)
           \_ The correct way is to actiavate the corresponding option in
              /etc/rc.conf (in OpenBSD at least)
        \_ rtfm
            \_ or specifically section 9.6 of the FAQ, appropriately titled
               "How do I start XDM on boot?"
                \_ Use kdm . I do it at work and it was easy to configure.
                        iJust be aware that it screws up other ways of running X
                   Just be aware that it screws up other ways of running X
                        \_ Oh, nice.  So much for compatibility and choice.
2000/5/23-24 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA, Computer/SW] UID:18324 Activity:high
5/23    Update the life file, you wusses! /csua/pub/life
        \_ Where's that secret point come from?
           \_ You have to guess the identity of the life god.
              \_ What is the identity of the life god?
                 \_ It's a secret.
                    \_ Would you mind telling it to me?
                 \_ Sean Welch.
                        \_ Oh, it is not.  Just stop that.
2000/5/23 [Uncategorized] UID:18325 Activity:nil 52%like:18334
5/23    Skydive!  Join jor and lila on Sunday, June 25th in hollister.
        read ~jor/skydive for details.
        \_ No.
2000/5/23-24 [Computer/SW/Languages/Perl] UID:18326 Activity:low
5/23    Death to Perl!
        \_ PROLOG! PROLOG! PROLOG IS THE STANDARD!  Highly useful language
           no one ever uses.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2000:May:23 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>