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2000/10/26 [Computer/Companies/Yahoo] UID:19566 Activity:moderate
10/25   Does anyone know how to get rid of that idiotic Yahoo bar thing
        that gets into IE?  It was installed on this f$#@ing laptop by
        another user and I can't get rid of it.  Unintalling "Yahoo" and
        deleting the "Yahoo" directory did nothing...Is it some kind of
        registry trickery?  Help me out here...
        \_ Go to ${WINDOWS}\Downloaded Program Files. Right-click, remove.
           \_ Removed "Yahoo! Chat," some other "Yahoo!" thing, and an
              unknown thing identified only by a long string of alphanumeric
              digits.  After all that... the fuxoring thing is still there!
              ARGH!  Can I report this as a virus?
              \_ Click on the pencil, click Uninstall, Click Yes.
                 \_ you rule.
2000/10/26 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:19567 Activity:high
10/26   VERITAS is here now, 4 pm - 7 pm, at International House talking
        up our company (I work for them).  Munchies, trinkets, pizza.
        Information about the company, and real live engineers.  VERITAS
        builds "storage management software" for UNIX, NT, and Linux.  If
        you're intersted in SANs, NAS, clustering, Tbytes of data or
        millions of files, you should talk to us.  We're well on the way
        to being the de facto disk format on commercial UNIX systems ...
        --charmer
        \_ lila is that you?
        \_ Stock dropped 30 points in 3 days. Normally, it wouldn't matter
           because the company does "interesting" things that should interest
           Cal engineers. But those Cal grads no longer exist, or at least
           their numbers are diminishing rapidly. Now it's all about stock.
2000/10/26-27 [Uncategorized] UID:19568 Activity:kinda low
10/25   Dice, lice alt.sex.* is over-run with nothing but ads.
        i.e. all the "job" postings are really just recruiters.
        Where to go these days to look at real tech. jobs?
        (or at least a place that allows you to filter out
        recruiters/given posters)
        \_ http://craigslist.org...and of the "big" resume posting boards,
           only http://hotjobs.com prohibits "3rd party recruiters" or "agencies"
           to post jobs or search resumes.  --chris (who is a recruiter)
                \_ don't forget http://guru.com, the site that will hopefully
                        reduce the number of hapless recruiters. I've used
                        both craig's list and http://guru.com and have gotten
                        plenty of mileage out of both.
        \_ /csua/pub/jobs/webMethods
        \_ Recruiters aren't that bad if you handle them like sharks...
           I've gotten some pretty cool jobs recently 'cause I've violated
           my "no recruiters" rule.  Give it a shot, just don't waste too
           much of your time or expect them to lay their cards on the table.
2000/10/26-28 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:19569 Activity:high
1/26    If you click the "save password" feature of Win98/NT, how do
        you get rid of any trace of it when you decide to remove that
        option?
           \_ fdisk
              \_ fdisk won't be enough, you moron.  It's trivial to restore
                 a partition table -- the info is still there.  You need to do
                    dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/ntpartition
        \_ D00d you're using Win98.  How 'bout some nice NT?
        \_ Where is a 3133T M1CR0$0F+/C3RT1F13D H@X0R5 when you need one?
        \_ Where is a 3133T M1CR0$0F+/C3RT1F13D H@X0R when you need one?
           \_ Don't you mean 3133T M$C3 N3TW0RX G0D?
           \_ Keep in mind that erasing the file does not erase the data. On most
              hard disks, complete eradication of original data requires 5-10
              writes to that same spot.
        \_ wipe hard drive with large magnet
        \_ It depends on what program is doing the remembering, but you
           will have a <username>.pwl file in the \WINDOWS (\WINNT)
           directory --sowings
           \_ Keep in mind that erasing the wet spot does not erase the data.
              On most dresses, complete eradication of original data requires
              5-10 wipes to that same spot.
        \_ Install it as mail spool disk for my ISP. They will make sure the
           disk is busted and none of the data recoverable. They will also
           make sure they do not make any backup tapes of the disk.
           \_ gooooooOOOOOO EPOCH!
        \_ To be on the safe side, overwrite the disk with random data
           five times.
2000/10/26-27 [Health/Disease/General, Health/Men] UID:19570 Activity:nil
10/26   http://www.nytimes.com/2000/10/26/science/26HEAR.html
        Portable defibrillators and casinos!
2000/10/26-27 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:19571 Activity:nil
10/25   I'm trying to write a basic socket based server in Java.  What is
        the preferred Java method to broadcast over a given subnet? (if it
        exists).
        \_ multicast is the only "socket" way that I can think of. It
           seems like looking at the bootp source code (axed below) is also
           a good idea. If it's ethernet, send a broadcast ethernet packet
           (which is what bootp/dhcp do).
           If multicast is available, use http://java.net.MulticastSocket
           Also, java fakes broadcast if you send the datagram to
           255.255.255.255.
           \_ How does java fake broadcasts?
              \_ I don't know, I read it at http://java.sun.com
2000/10/26-27 [Computer/SW/Compilers, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:19572 Activity:nil
10/25   I'm looking at some source code (bootp.c) and I see reference to
        MACPY (...). I can't find the define anywhere in /usr/include/*
        Anyone know what this does, where a definition exists?
        \_ use grep -R
        \_ man MACPY
           \_ No manual entry for MACPY
        \_ gcc -E
        \_ (exuberant-)ctags -R --Galen
2000/10/26-27 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:19573 Activity:kinda low
10/25   Simple question..  In C under unix, how do I invoke the unix command
        date to create a char string which contains the present date?
           \_ actually, you should fork a process that runs date
              but has date's stdout handle to point to a handle in the
              parent proc.  yeah, you really want time(), ctime()
                \_ could I get an example ..  something like :
                        current_date = ctime();  ??
                   \_ Here you go:
                          char * my_date;
                          time_t my_time;

                          time(&my_time);
                          my_date = ctime(&my_time);

                      See the manpages for time(3) and ctime(3).

           \_ try both.  find the source for date(1) and examine it. --jon
        \_ system("date"), but you really want time(), ctime()
           \_ actually, you should fork a process that runs date
              but has date's stdout handle to point to a handle in the
              parent proc.  yeah, you really want time(), ctime()
                \_ could I get an example ..  something like :
                        current_date = ctime();  ??
                   \_ Here you go:

                        #include <stdio.h>
                        #include <time.h>

                        int main(int argc, char **argv) {
                          char * my_date;
                          time_t my_time;

                          time(&my_time);
                          my_date = ctime(&my_time);

                          printf("%s",my_date);
                          exit(0);
                        }

                      See the manpages for time(3) and ctime(3).

           \_ try both.  find the source for date(1) and examine it. --jon
2000/10/26-27 [Uncategorized] UID:19574 Activity:nil
10/26   Career Fair in MLK Student Union today.  11am-4pm.  Lots of startups.
        \_ lots of dotcoms, not many startups under 100 ppl
2000/10/26 [Health] UID:19575 Activity:nil
10/26   Koreans and Japanese have a closer blood relationship than say,
        Koreans and Caucasians. What about Indians? Do they have a close
        blood relationship with Africans?
2000/10/26-28 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:19576 Activity:moderate
10/26   On a redhat 6.2 box i can't even ping 127.0.0.1 even though ifconfig
        shows that both my interfaces are up and assigned i.p addresses.
        What could be wrong?
        \_ Muhahahahaha!
        \_ D00d you're using redhat.  How 'bout some nice BSD?
        \_ Where is a 3133T GN00/L1NUX H@X0R5 when you need one?
           \_ their network stack is so fucked, they can't login to another
              to respond to your pathetic cries for help.
        \_ Please don't erase this, dammit.  RH6.2 doesn't install inetd by
           default.  You need to install that rpm to offer any services.-mogul
                \_ while this is true, it's not the problem; "ping" is not
                   a service offered out of inetd.  If you can't ping
                   127.0.0.1, your configuration is wrong, either no lo0 or
                   routing fucked.  -tom
                   \_ ipf can be used to reject ICMP on all interfaces.
                      Oh, I forgot that this was 3133T GN00/L1NUX.
                   \_ I have brought down all interfaces brought back up lo
                       routing is correct, and i've killed basically every
                       process.  I'm afraid this is a problem with the kernel.
                       time to reinstall (i feel like i'm using microsoft).
                        \_ the only possible kernel problem, unless you've
                           screwed around with it yourself, is lack of support
                           for your ethernet card.  -tom
           \_ D00D U R ! 3133T 1F U N33D TH3 R00T P@55WD F0R H15 GN00/L1NUX B0X.
        \_ What error does ping give you?  Tried ping -n?  Post ifconfig
           and route output.  Or, even better, post the IP and root password
           on motd -- I'll fix it.
2017/09/22 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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