Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2000:August:18 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2000/8/18-19 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:19029 Activity:kinda low 70%like:19045
8/17    By default, does JDK1.2.2 run w/ JIT, or there is a flag to give?
        Why did this message get deleted yesterday? I didn't see any reply.
        \_-Djava.compiler=shujit        this is an example.
        \_ No jit by default on most platforms. Notable exception WinBlows.
                \_ BUZZ wrong.  Solaris jdk1.2.2 and up runs with a JIT
                   by default.  make the http://java.compiler env var = NONE if
                   you want to turn it off for debuggin purposes.  And JDK 1.3
                   uses "HotSpot" which is a faster kind of JIT.
                \_ Most of the command line options are documented. HotSpot
                is available with 1.2.* JDKs also. The 1.3 one is HotSpot 2
                out on Windoze, beta on Solaris. I find HS 2 beta to be much
                better than the "stable" HS 1. HS is not a JIT and is not
                necesserily faster than a JIT. I'd say if you don't know
                exactly what you are doing or don't spend most of your time
                in Sun's libraries it will kill your performance. -muchandr
2000/8/18-21 [Computer/SW/Compilers] UID:19030 Activity:low
8/17    Book review of the week: Linkers & Loaders, by John R. Levine.
        The beauty of Levine's writing is the carefully crafted gorgeous run
        on sentences (amazing in their delicacy of technical word choices)
        contrasted with the gcc that spurts from his finely developed
        compilers. After the first chapter I was hooked and wanted to read
        more. Levine, without a doubt, is one of the best technical writers
        of any technical genre.
        \_ Levine seems pretty smart. (He also moderates http://comp.compilers.)
           \_ Did Miss May 2000 give him oral sex, however? -yerpal-tjb
           \_ does he make more money than hot shot developers & sys adms?
2000/8/18 [Computer/SW/WWW/Server] UID:19031 Activity:nil
8/17    Apache debugging question:  why would "<DEAD>host/~peterm/"<DEAD>
        "<DEAD>host/~peterm/index.html"<DEAD> work but "<DEAD>host/~peterm"<DEAD> not work?
        What specific fault in httpd.conf?  (apache 1.3.12)
           You should have this enabled in httpd.conf:
           LoadModule dir_module         modules/
           (seems to be default enabled in 1.3.3)  -alexf
        \_ default pages should be  set to index.html
       \_ apache needs to know that it's supposed to redirect directories
           to the tailing / version.  And when it sees /, it goes to
           whatever is set to default (home.html, index.htm, etc)
           RTFM for the particular directive you need to use.
                \_ Answers: $1
                   Answers (requiring thought): $5
                   Answers (correct): $20
                   Dumb looks are still free.
2000/8/18-19 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java, Computer/SW/Languages/Tcl] UID:19032 Activity:moderate
        \_ They pay you $100k straight out of school to write Tcl server code.
           No thanks.
           \_ Hell yeah man, Tcl is so lame, I wouldn't even code that shit if
              someone paid me 300K !! F those lusers DOOD!
              \_ If you want to make $100k+, Tcl isn't the way to go. Just
                 start doing Java consulting at $75+/hr straight out of school.
                 \_ I don't know... I like working there. It is much better
                    than Vignette or one of the *ients. I started there
                    straight out of school and am in the group that is
                    porting the ACS (ArsDigita Community System) to Java.
                    What's your point? That making 100K is money-grubbing
                    and if you want to do it, you might as well totally
                    sell-out and do Java consulting?
                                                   -- Ars Digita employee
                \_ But don't you also have to put up with Phil's ego?
2000/8/18-21 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:19033 Activity:low
8/18    Anyone know how to push a "Cookie: JSESSIONID=blah;" HTTP header into
        \_ uhm, you can't. that's an HTTP header, not part of the URL.
           \_ Unless of course you wanted to try
              var.setRequestProperty("Cookie", "JSESSIONID=blah");
        \_ I know this is not what you asked, but if you are using servlets,
           there is a req.setHeader() or setCookie() method. If you need to
           there is a req.setheader() or setCookie() method. If you need to
           use something like URL, roll your own its not very hard.
2000/8/18-19 [Uncategorized] UID:19034 Activity:moderate
8/18    Where can I get those cool KFC-like wet towels?
        \_ My girlfriend made a special trip by bike to Trader Joe's
           and they didn't have them, then went across the street to
           the Wallgreen's downtown (which I boycott whenever possible)
           and they had them.  The things you learn on soda.
           \_ Are you really that stupid?  You can get those at just about
              any grocery store or drug store.  But thinking Trader Joe's
              would have them is, well, dumb as fuck.
             \_ If Trader Joe's had them, I would expect them to be made
                from special "environmentally-friendly" materials, and
                cost 3-10X as much.
                \_ I think you have confused Trader Joe's with Whole Foods
                  \_ No, Whole Foods would only cost twice as much and
                     would actually be made of recyled and/or organic stuff.
2000/8/18-21 [Computer/SW/Apps/Media] UID:19035 Activity:nil
8/18    What's the name of the Barry Manilow song more than a decade ago that
        was a variation out of Chopin's Prelude in C minor Op. 28 No. 20?
        \_ Could it be Magic - barry manilow #1 fan
           \_ Thanks!!!  Any MP3 or WAV for the song (not the Prelude)?
                \_ Probably.  Go use Napster
2000/8/18-19 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:19036 Activity:moderate
8/18    How do I automatically forward mail from an Outlook account to
        another account?  I basically want to know if the equivalent of
        a .forward file exists.  Thanks.
        \_ Sir, which version of Outlook are you using?  Are you pulling
           your mail from a POP, IMAP, or Exchange server?
        \_ There is no such thing as an "outlook account" - outlook is a client
           you use with a POP, IMAP or MS Exchange server - how you forward
           depends on what the server is running.
           \_ I think my company uses MS Exchange.  Is there a way for me
              to set up forwarding on the server without having to
              go through the MIS people?
                \_ Who cares?  If your company uses Exchange & Outlook they
                   don't think e-mail is at all useful or important and just
                   view it as something to get out of the way with as little
                   work as possible.
                   \_ I may hate Outlook and Exchange, but yer still an idiot.
        \_ And now for the real answer: Tools->Rules Wizard.  You'll see
           numerous options for dealing with your mail based on various
           headers and such.
                \_ the wrong answer.  That deals with mail that's already
                   been transferred to your client.  It's completely stupid
                   to download mail to a client so it can be forwarded; if
                   you try to do this it will break in a number of different
                   Of course, I wouldn't expect an Outlook user to understand
                   how mail works.  -tom
                   \_ Nor would I expect tom to have his head anywhere but up
                      his ass.
                      \_ wrong. as a matter of fact, tom's head has recently
                         been detected up a number of different asses.
                   \_ actually, I think outlook propagates rules to the server,
                      at least when the server is exchange
           \_ I don't know if it's the case in Outlook before Outlook98, but you
              should be able to find an "out of office assistant" that should do
              what you want.
              \_ What is an "out of office assistant"?  Are you referring to
                 that annoying paperclip?
                 \_ It's just a series of dialogs that helps you set a
                    forwarding address and an out-of-office message.  It might
                    be more "standard" to call it a wizard.
2000/8/18-19 [Computer/HW/Soundcard] UID:19037 Activity:nil
8/18    What's the difference between a SoundBlaster Platinum, X-Gamer, MP3+
        and 1024 cards?  The hardware spec sheet on the Creative site implies
        that they're nearly identical.  Is the only difference in the software?
        \_ as the Microsoft of the sound card industyr, Creative labs
           consistently, for the life of SB, done this kind of shit. unless
           you compose or like paying for extra software get the cheap
           sound card and you'll be fine.  [motd formatting God was here]
2000/8/18-21 [Reference/Law/Court, Reference/Tax] UID:19038 Activity:kinda low
8/18    I need recommendations on estate planning books.  Something that
        covers trusts, living wills, tax saving plans, etc.  I'll try to
        do this myself first before consulting a CPA.  Thanks.
        \_ Nolo.  Good luck.
        \_ get a lawyer before you f*ck it up and end up giving most, or all,
        \_ get a lawyer before you fuck it up and end up giving most, or all,
           of it back to the government!
              \_ A laywer is necessary, but I think that he wants to do
                 his "homework" before talking to one. At $250/hr its best
                 to go in with a good idea of the problem space you are
                 dealing with.
                 \_ His lawyer will already know.  He's wasting his time.
           \_ The government sucks! -anarchist
           \_ the government sucks! -anarchist
2000/8/18-19 [Uncategorized] UID:19039 Activity:nil
8/18    Boredcast Message from 'saarp': Mon Jul 21 00:30:10 1997
2000/8/18-21 [Uncategorized] UID:19040 Activity:nil
8/18    Trn gurus wanted: how do I have the same reply quoting style as Gnus
        where the author's initial are used to denote the original, i.e.
        Trevor Buckingham wrote...
        TB>   I woke up yesterday around 1:30pm only to find my
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