Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2000:December:11 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2000/12/11 [Uncategorized] UID:20062 Activity:high
12/9    Al Gore or The Unabomber?  You decide!
        \_ Spelling corrected by the motd spelling daemon
           \_ Sorry for spelling their names wrong.  I'm not up on every
              last detail of this generation's terrorists.
              \_ the public schools are failing us again!
              \_ If you can read well enough, check out _The_Real_Terrorists_
                 by Noam Chomsky, as a beginner course in reality.
2000/12/11-12 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:20063 Activity:high
12/9    I'm using cygwin and sed. I need to do a tolower. I can't rely on
        \_ sed y/ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ/abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz/
        \_ save yourself from having to type the above and use
           tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'
           \_ Or "tr A-Z a-z" which is several characters shorter and works.
2000/12/11-13 [Transportation/Motorcycle] UID:20064 Activity:nil
12/11   anyone selling a used street/sports motorcycle of around 250 ccs?
        mail suzuki.  thanks.
        /- huh?
2000/12/11-12 [Uncategorized] UID:20065 Activity:low
12/11   Stop inserting your comment at the top of the thread and
        indenting everyone else's.  Stop fucking it up.
        \_ and could people please try to keep their comments within 80
                \_ And not tabbing so far to the right of the previous
                        thread posting.
2000/12/11-13 [Uncategorized] UID:20066 Activity:kinda low
12/11   I need to hang an outdoor light on a brick wall.  I drilled a hole but
        I can't use a nail or screw to secure it because the hole is bigger
        than the nail/screw.  Drilling a smaller hole won't help because I
        can't nail/screw through brick.  Is there a standard way to do this?
        \_ Buy a new house
        \_ There are little plastic inserts you can get for just this sort
           of thing.  You can get them at walmart or a hardware store.
        \_ You could buy the small cements from home depot to fill the hole
        \_ Proper planning prevents piss poor performance. Damn it, think
            before you start drilling holes.
           \_ Screw first! Ask questions later. But wear (eye) protection.
              \_ eye protection is optional - Bill C.
           \_ How do you drill a hold on concrete that *exactly* fit your
              \_ You read the packaging for the "Plastic Anchor with
                 Screws" package from Elco, which can be purchased at
                 OSH.  It tells you the drill bit size that you
                 need.  Masonry bits make the drilling go faster.
                 \_ as does using a proper hammer-drill.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2000:December:11 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>