Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2000:October:20 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2000/10/20 [Academia/GradSchool, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:19528 Activity:moderate
10/19   I'm taking an SITN NDO class. Unlike Berkeley the professor actually
        responds to you promptly. Also you can talk to them like normal
        people and you don't have to wait in line for the stupid office
        hours, or get defered to an undergrad TA like Berkeley jerk professors
        do. You can say StanfUrd for all I care, but it is simply a better
        school                                          -Cal graduate
               \_ it's a stanford class?  man, i was over at stanford
                  dropping stuff off to my stanford buddy, and damn,
                  there were babes walking all over campus!
                  mind you, mostly white chicks, a few asians here and there,
                  but damn, they were cute!!! much better looking than
                  an cal women.  i was glad i got lost looking for his damn
                  lab  =)
        \_ I've taken 5 or 6 NDO classes towards a masters degree and I've
           found the profs. to be quite friendly. They are usually interested
           in what your are doing at work and mostly answer questions promptly.
           The TA's kinda suck though, but I guess thats to be expected from
           them since they are still pretty young (younger than me that is).
           - Cal graduate who is happy with the farm
           \_ I've had the same experience at Cal with any prof I actually went
              up to. Perhaps you were just too lazy to get off your ass.
2000/10/20 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:19529 Activity:high
10/19   One might think that a CS group at Berkeley could come up with a
        more advanced system of discourse than editing, without locks,
        a shared text file.
        \_ wall y, bumfuck.
        \_ It works.  Don't like it?  Use that genius of yours to find a better
           solution while still maintaining optional anonymity.
           \_ Perhaps we can make it a pseudo-device, that allows only serialized
              access to the file.
        \_ oh please. CSUA != CS, CSUA != XCF, CSUA == sys admin
           \_ fuck off. that's so 20th century.
        \_ Anonymity is key, boy!  As well as elegance!  World-writable
           motd's are very elegant.
        \_ hi marco
2000/10/20 [Uncategorized] UID:19530 Activity:nil
10/19   You guys need to advance a day.
2000/10/20 [Computer/Theory] UID:19531 Activity:very high
10/20   Except for Graphics, it seems like high level math doesn't seem to
        be needed in computer science.
        \_ heh heh.  heh heh heh.  heh.
           \_ yes.
        \_ except for graphics and for anything that involves fucking
           modeling. -ali
           \_ well there's that whole crypto thing...
           \_ I want to fuck a model.  Does that require high level math?
              \_ no. - paolo.
                 \_ in fact, having high-level math would probably hurt
                    your chances.
                    \_ yes.  -math alum
                \_ this is bullshit. it's true that math major can't score,
                   but well positioned math skills always help you score.
                   chicks dig guys who do math. it completes them.
                   it's a well known fact. -ali.
        \_ if you include abstract algebra, then it is a big help in
           compiler implementation, language design, AI language processing...
           if you include topology and/or graph theory, then it is useful
           all over the place.  there are more examples but the motd
           isn't big enough.
           \_ Abstract algebra for 'AI language processing'?  Where are you
              pulling this shit out of?  Idiot.  Go learn AI.
           \_ The motd is infinite!!!
2000/10/20-11/27 [Politics/Domestic/Crime, Reference/Military] UID:19532 Activity:high 80%like:19918
4/203   April never ended.

          1974AD = 53Ce
          the empire never ended.  PKD  RIP.
        \_ ???
           \_ read Valis.
        \_ Does that mean no more birthdays?  Do we all stop aging?
        \_ April is the cruelest month.

                                         \_ England does not have freedom, Tom.
                                            Recently England jailed a man for
                                            killing a burglar.
                                                \_ ah, so "freedom" includes
                                                   "freedom to murder". -tom
                                                   \_ We call it self defense.
                                                      I suggest that you should
                                                      be imprisoned and retrained
                                                      for assaulting that poor
                                                      guy at the ATM who only
                                                      wanted you to share your
                                         \_ I don't know, but England did
                                            abolish slavery in the 1830s.
                                            \_ Hello?  Modern times?  England
                                               still had colonies until the
                                               middle of the 20th century, too.
                                               What's either have to do with
                                               modern England?  You're right.
                                               You _don't_ know.
                                               \_ Like US has no colonies now?
                \_ Well ya know what they say... a Republican is a Democrat
                   that's been mugged.  I'm sure Tom will be thrilled to know
                   the cops will show up 90 minutes later to take a report
                   after some garbage busts into his house, robs the place,
                   and beats the shit out of him.  Another favorite is "a
                   young man that isn't liberal has no heart, a grown man
                   that isn't conservative is a fool".
                        \_ oh incidentally; I was mugged once, at an ATM in
                           San Bruno, and fought the guy off.  If either of us
                           had had a gun I might have been shot.  -tom
                        \_ I was mugged and am still a liberal. Also, it is
                           "old man" not "grown man" in your quote. -ausman
                                \_ it's also "has no brain" rather than "is
                                   a fool".  -tom
                                   \_ Well, what can you expect from someone
                                      with no brain.
                           \_ Ok, so how exactly would strict guns laws that
                              keep citizens from arming themselves have kept
                              your attacker from being armed?  Law don't keep
                              anyone from doing anything.  They provide a post-
                              facto punishment.  If he was willing to assault
                              and rob you, he's already not concerned with
                              post-crime punishment.  And while we're at it,
                              if you'd had a weapon, you could have apprehended
                              the criminal so he wouldn't turn on some other
                              person less able to physically defend themselves.
                              Thank you for making the streets more dangerous
                              by teaching a criminal how to better choose his
                                \_ Garbage!  Gun laws are not for keeping
                                   law-abiding citizens from owning guns.
                                   \_ What?  Are you nuts?  Who are they written
                                      to keep guns from then?  Are you talking
                                      about the U.S. or somewhere else?  Of
                                      *course* gun laws are written to keep
                                      law abiding citizens from having guns.
                                      --not NRA member or gun owner but awake
                                      \_ They are written to keep them from
                                         people who want to own guns but
                                         can't or do not want to handle
                                         the responsibilities that go with
                                         it.  Are you pretending to be
                                         stupid?  - responsible gun owner.
                                           \_ Hi troll.
        \_ Here's a funny cartoon on the subject:
        \_ [lengthy trolling ranting from tom about gun control purged]
2000/10/20-22 [Computer/SW/SpamAssassin] UID:19533 Activity:moderate
10/20   Who should I report spam to? I've received about an email a day from
        \_ /dev/null
        \_ Autopurging spam with procmail is easy, fun, and satisfying.
        \_ collects stats.  Include the name
           of your state and that you didn't want the mail and they lobby
           your senator.
2000/10/20 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:19534 Activity:nil
10/20  "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."
        George W. Bush,
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