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2000/8/24-25 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:19081 Activity:nil
8/23    Does the name John W Marshall strike a bell in the microprocessor
        community?  Is he some sort of a hotshot?  Anybody know more info
        about him?
        \- yes, he has a soda account. mail jwm@soda --psb
2000/8/24-25 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:19082 Activity:nil
8/23    Where can I get a list of JDK comparisons? I'd like to get a
        benchmark on Sun's JDK 1.2.2, IBM's JDK, Kaffe, etc. Thanks!
        \_ http://www.javalobby.org/features/jpr
2000/8/24-25 [Uncategorized] UID:19083 Activity:nil
8/23    How do you find out who has been a Berkeley prof? I'd like to find
        out if Dave Rosenberg has been an A. Prof, when, and at what. Thx.
        \_ The clock tower shooting thing is passe.
2000/8/24-26 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:19084 Activity:moderate
8/23    So do I have this right?:  Since 2600 (and everyone else i assume)
        has been forbidden from distributing DeCSS, does that mean there is
        no legal way for me to play legally owned DVD's on my linux box?
        \_ Yes.
        \_ No legal way.  How is this relevant?  -John
        \_ If you have a Dxr2 or old MPEG card and a Creative Labs DVD
           player (they came as a bundle) you can play them with some
           linux drivers, I believe.  --dbushong
           \_ Not legally.
              \_ Why is it not legal?  The drivers are from Creative
                 Labs themselves...  --dbushong
                 \_ Go read your dvd license.  Bring a team of lawyers.
                    \_ Instead of making vague claims, why don't you actually
                       say what makes it illegal?  I very much doubt it says
                       on a DVD "you are only allowed to view this on a player
                       hooked up to your TV or on a DVD player under Windows
                       or MacOS"  --dbushong
                        \_ Because unlike the majority of motd clowns, I'm
                           not willing to pretend I'm a lawyer or that I play
                           \_ ah.  you just pretend to be a cunt on the motd.
                           one on the motd.
                                \_ but you're willing to make unfounded
                                   legal assertions.  very nice, troll.  -tom
                                   \_ No. I'm telling you to go ask a lawyer
                                      if you want to know what the law really
                                      is.  Just because you sign your name,
                                      tom, doesn't mean you're not a troll.
           \_ Be patient.  I believe http://intervideo.com is coming out with
              a linux player soon.
        \_ Install VMware, Windows, & Windows DVD software (Linux/x86 only)
        \_ Install MOL (Mac on Linux) and DVD software (LinuxPPC only)
2000/8/24-26 [Consumer/TV] UID:19085 Activity:low
8/24    Anybody catch Professor Ribet on Nova Thursday night? What'd he
        talk about? Anybody happen to record it (VCR, TiVo, anything)? know
        if/when its coming on again? I missed it for Survivor. Thanks.
        \_ Yeah, caught it last night. First time air was Fall 97 i think,
           when Ribet taught 55. How ribet came out such a well adjusted
           kind of guy compared to the admirable freak kahan is beyond me.
           It wasn't that great, overall. Wouldn't recommend it.
                \- kahan doesnt wear green elf shoes --psb
        \_ Ribet is a jerk.  Who cares what he talked about?
           \_ Ribet is a really nice guy and a decent prof.
2000/8/24-26 [Computer/SW/Apps/Media, Consumer/Audio] UID:19086 Activity:high
8/24    When will digital radio take hold in U.S., become popular,
        and then replace analog radio broadcast?
        \_ What's wrong with FM radio?
           \_ You need a tuner card/usb antenna to listen to it.
              Streaming media is much easier to use.
              \_ It's easier to receive streaming media than FM in a car?
              \_ I think it's slightly cheaper to receive FM through my
                 walkman. I just can't see myself paying a monthly
                 wireless internet fee just to listem to streaming media
                 while I go running.
                 \_ The kind of people who go running cannot possibly
                    imaging why digital radio is better than analog.
                        \_ Say what?  What does running have to do with being
                           an audiophile?  You're weird.
        \_ I ask this because I wonder whether it would be worthwhile
           to invest in a regular FM tuner if it would be useless or if
           high quality music will be broadcast digitally soon.
                \_ There is far too high an install base of FM receivers to
                   worry about them being useless soon.  Look at how many
                   years it's taken TV to convert to digital/HD (FCC has been
                   pushing for almost a decade) and how little progress has
                   been made so far.
2000/8/24-25 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:19087 Activity:nil
8/23    Can I/How_Do_I find the uptime on a windows 2000 (or NT) box.
        \_ Start->Programs->Administrative Tools->Event Viewer. Look for
           the last event ID=6009. This event is pretty close to the
           boot time. (I only tested this on a Win2k Server box.) -brg
        \_ I believe there is an internal command that pulls it, but
           I don't remember.  There's an "uptime" exe for Win32 which
           uses this service.
2000/8/24-25 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:19088 Activity:high
8/24    motd restored as usual.  if you dont like what the motd says, just
        don't read it.  try a .hushlogin file in your home directory.
        \_ yeah, I bet this is the same person who does us the favor of
           censoring the motd? I expect this to be deleted within
           three minutes.
        \_ What was the language the motd was in, anyway?
           \_ man tr
        \_ motd restored to a very out of date version as usual.
           Use mehlhaff's archive to get a more recent version next time.
2000/8/24 [Recreation/Activities, Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:19089 Activity:high 66%like:19091
8/24    I used to play tennis and video games with a good friend of mine.
        After he got married he stopped hanging out w/ me. How do I get him
        back?
        \_ Offer to sleep with him (and/or his wife)
        \_ Find a woman who plays tennis and video games.  Or another man.
2000/8/24-25 [Computer/Networking] UID:19090 Activity:nil 75%like:19092
8/24    Jobs at http://phone.com -- sw engineers, QA, release engineers. Email
        chris@csua.berkeley.edu for more info.
2000/8/24-25 [Recreation/Dating] UID:19091 Activity:nil 66%like:19089
8/24    I used to watch porn and jerk off with a good friend of mine.
        After he got married he stopped hanging out w/ me. How do I get him
        back?
        \_ Offer to sleep with him (and/or his wife)
        \_ Find a woman who plays tennis and video games.  Or another man.
        \_ Get yourself married. Then you won't worry about these things.
           \_ Yeah, then you can double date, play doubles tennis,
              play Super Mario Kart 4-way, and do other married couple
              things. -someone who's been there
              \_ wow, I never though there were swingers on soda.
        \_ Your buddy left behind his youthful homosexual experimentations.
           Shouldn't you also?  Unless you're real gay.  In which case, you
           should find a BF to hang around with.
           \_ How do you know the poster is a he?
           \_ Don't you mean "find BH to hang around with?"
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