Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2001:January:15 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2001/1/15 [Uncategorized] UID:20313 Activity:nil
1/14    does someone remember the *exact* name of the tapas(?) restaurant in
        the mission(?) which starts with a P and has an X in it? ok tnx.
2001/1/15-16 [Uncategorized] UID:20314 Activity:nil
1/14    the motd has been pretty good with thins kind of question recently.
        can anyone identify the artist who did the mural behind Carter's
        desk in the movie Payback?  Carter is the first leader of the Outfit
        who Porter kills.  The mural is a very blocky industrial picture
        of beige and grey colors, and i thiunk it's awsome.  any help
        would be appreciated.
        \_ Joseph Biegler
2001/1/15-16 [Uncategorized] UID:20315 Activity:moderate
        \_ is Florida generally considered part of the Deep South?
           \_ sure is, can't get more Southern than Florida.  Except for
              the out-of-state seniors and the Cuban colony.
        \_ Florida was part of the Confederacy.
2001/1/15-16 [Industry/Jobs] UID:20316 Activity:low
1/14    I am looking for a part time programming job, preferably east bay.
        Thing is, almost all places want only full time.  Is anyone
        here working at a company that is hiring for part time?
        \_ part-times generally isn't a good investment for companies.
           you should look for contract work, or consider self-employment.
           Why do you want to work part time anyway?
           \_ I want to work part time so I can accomodate going to
              school.  Contract work would be just as good.  I used to
              find contract work on, but haven't seen any
              lately.  I have looked on some of the job/career sites
              too, like guru.  Ideas for other places to look?
        \_ Most high-tech companies only offer part-time jobs of the sort
           you want to interns or existing employees who want to switch from
           full to half time.
        \_ If you're really good at something in particular, than a company
           is more willing to hire you part time for a well-defined
2001/1/15-16 [Computer/HW/Laptop, Computer/HW/Display] UID:20317 Activity:nil
1/14    Is there such a thing as a multisync LCD monitor?  I was told that I
        can use any old multisync monitor for the PC as display for a ultra 5
        or 10. I'm looking at some web sites on LCD displays and non of them
        explicitly say "multisync".  Thanks.
        \_ Basically all LCD monitors can sync to different resolutions,
           but they have a native resolution which is the only one they'll
           look good at.  -tom
2001/1/15-16 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:20318 Activity:nil
1/14    Can someone point me to docs that describe how to configure Pine
        for IMAP access?  I have seen very brief mention of folder
        names as a means of doing so in one of the FAQs but nothing in the
        official docs/pages
        \_ go to Setup > Config > inbox-path and read the help for that entry.
2001/1/15-16 [Computer/HW/CPU] UID:20319 Activity:moderate
1/15    How can I detect the CPU speed of a Tecra 8100 running Win2k?
        \_ doesn't Norton still have a simple system profiler?
        \_ i think you mean to say "estimate" or "determine" not "detect". -ali
           \_ Ok, how do I estimate the speed if I don't have Norton?
              My Computer-> System Properites shows it's a x86 Family 6 Model
              8 Stepping 3, but have no idea what that means.  I
              basically just want to know if it's a 650, 700, 750, etc.
              Shareware would be good.
2001/1/15-16 [Reference/Tax] UID:20320 Activity:high
1/15    I'm currently on contract with a software company.  They've opened
        a discussion with me about going perm there.  Can someone tell me the
        pros and cons of each..?
        \_ Contractor: more $, more IRS paperwork
                                \_ just use turbotax, a lot easier.  or get
                                   a tax accountant if you're making $$$$$$
           \_ If you go perm, they will also pay your social security taxes.
              That's another 1.5%.
           Perm: less $, more benefits, more stability, opportunity to advance
           \_ For family people.
        \_ Perms: stock options.
                \_ and insurance, and ESPP, and everything else you
                   would call "more benefits".  Thanks for adding nothing.
2001/1/15-16 [Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD] UID:20321 Activity:high
1/15    Want to make some quick consulting cash? Must have experience
        implementing WindowsNT VPN (PPTP) through a FreeBSD firewall. -- Marco
        \_ no, we prefer the very slow consulting cash where we can sap as much
           of your money as possible
           \_ You have been abused by the motd formatting god.
2001/1/15-16 [Health/Disease/General] UID:20322 Activity:very high
1/15    Wherever I go house hunting around the south bay I only bump into
        east and south asian couples or families.  I almost never see white
        prospective buyers. Where have all the white people gone?  This is
        not a racial troll.  I want to live in a diverse neighboord with a
        good school district.  $600-700K range.
        \_ spent some time helping parents househunt in same area with same
           criteria. reality comes down to "high asian population==good
           schools". correlation is very strong; i'm not going to make
           guesses as to existence of a causal relation in either
           direction. -whiteboy
           direction. -alexf[whiteboy]
           \_ exception: filipino population
                  \_ that's b/c typically, filipinos are the "asian trash"
                     of all asians, mostly b/c they've been dominated by
                     others for so long, especially the U.S. in the early
                     1900's.  That's why at alot of filipinos are so
                     exclusionist and demonstrate that by wearing that
                     sash as a group during the engineering commencements...
                     \_ That's funny, I never saw a sash.  Oh that's right
                        I went to Cal.
           \_ use a private school already
              \_ uh. incorrect. vast majority of the top-notch schools around
                 here are public. -alexf
              \_ An Asian-only private school would kick ass.  Like Lowell,
                 but private.
        \_ Concord/WalnutCreek/LaMorinda/Clayton/Antioch/Pleasanton/Dublin
                \_ I wouldn't live in Contra "Cancer Belt" Costa County
                   \_ What do you mean by "Cancer Belt"?  urlP --sony
                      \_ n/m.  found it on google w/ "contra costa county
                         cancer belt" --sony
                   from the South.  They have the cutest accent!
                   \_ Who would?  Except white (and by that, white people who
                      only want to live with other white people) people?
                      \_ i grew up in the creek in the 80s and was happy
                         to see that diversity has continued to increase
                         on a recent holiday visit.  not much different
                         than half-decent parts of berkeley.  don't look at
                         nordstrom's to measure diversity.
           \_ "Where have all the [white] people gone...
               Long time in passing......."
        \_ lots of them in Tennessee, South Carolina, West Virginia...
           \_ ugh, WhiteTrashVille?
           \_ Yup.  I once spent four days in Memphis and saw less than ten
              asians there.
                \_ I don't know about you, but the coolest Asians are
                   from the South.  They have the most adorable accent!
                   \_ Indeed.
                   \_ Makes me want to hump them.
2001/1/15 [Uncategorized] UID:20323 Activity:nil 58%like:20331
01/15   Can someone recommend a reference/introduction to photo editing
        by conventional means (ie not digital)?
2001/1/15-16 [Computer/Domains, Academia/GradSchool] UID:20324 Activity:very high
1/15    how do you register for GRE? is it only computerized test nowadays?
        \_ if you register online, dont do it right before the deadline if
           you can help it.  the site gets absurdly slow.  i think it's
          \_ but it only has computer based tests, are there #2 pencil tests?
                  \_ it got phased out, I was one of the last few to take
                     then pencil.  unfortunately, I'll have to take it again
                     if I go for another grad degree...*sigh*
             \_ not a native Sodan, are you.
             \_ All General exams are computer-based.  I took the CompSci
                Subject exam in '99, and it was pencil-based then.
        \_ is this for grad skool?
          \_ yes
           \_ Yes
        \_ If you're asking the motd, you're not ready for grad sk00l. -TheMan
          \_ seems like you don't know the answer either, love it when
           a loser hides his ignorance behind someone else, answer the dudes
          question if you know , if you really are a man.
             \_ Guess ya didn't know either eh.  Proves my point.  -TheMan
                \_ Uhm, how exactly does that prove your point, goofball?
        \_ It depends, are you taking the general or the subject test?
        \_ The written/pencil tests are gone.  It's all computers now.
2001/1/15-16 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:20325 Activity:high
1/15   any plans to start running ssh2d ?
        \_ OpenSSH didn't work, the other ssh2d is not free, so no.
           \_ The other ssh2d is free for soda's purposes.  -tom
                \_ What about
2001/1/15-17 [Computer/SW/OS/Solaris, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:20326 Activity:kinda low
1/15    I have an NFS mounted mail spool on a solaris machine.  Any idea
        why I might not get "You have new mail" notifications after setting
        the "set mail" shell variable?  I do get the notices on a Sunos
        machine that mounts the same spool.
        \_ Depends on how the NFS implementation works.  It might not
           notice that the file changed by default.  You might want to
           look into the NFS mount options.  I use "noac" sometimes,
           but that's not on Solaris.
           \_ Solaris will whine if you NFS mount /var/mail without noac.
2001/1/15-16 [Computer/SW/Compilers] UID:20327 Activity:high
1/15    Stanfurd offers "Programming Language CS242" in conjunction with
        CS243, their version of Berkeley's Advanced Compiler 264. How come
        Berkeley doesn't have a Stanfurd equivalent of CS242?
        \_ Look up the actual curricula for 263 and 264. Also look up "proper
           use of plurals in Ennglish"
           use of plurals in English"
           \_ you must be some queen's english throwback.
           \_ But there is only the *one* programming language, and there is
              only the *one* advanced compiler. -troll
2001/1/15-17 [Academia/GradSchool] UID:20328 Activity:high
1/15    What's a hot CS research field right now?       -applying grad school
        \_ Dr. Forsyth's porn detection research. You'll be spending lots
           of time in your office with the door shut.
        \_ if there is not a field of research that you are already interested
           in, why are you applying to grad school?  If you don't know
           exactly why you're doing it, grad school is usualy a pretty
           bad idea.
           \_ original poster _may_ be trying to decide between several
              areas of equal interest. in that case, post the list
              that you're picking from.
           \_ original poster may be interested in only the $$ aspect of CS,
              and can tolerate whatever CS field.  Especially if he buys
              a degree at $tanfurd.
        \_ Networking
        \_ what part of "CS"?
           \_ the "c"omputer part.
        \_ I think right now a lot of people are interested in the socio-
           linguistic implications of the adoption of an alphabet in the
           various celtic languages.
        \_ Looking at the web-logs of the CS geeks at my work, it looks
           like the hot research field is: hot asian chix
           \_ where do you work?
                \_ At some place with a good enough net connection and little
                   enough work that the developers can p0rn surf all day.
2001/1/15-17 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:20329 Activity:moderate 60%like:20332
1/15    Who provides the time service at the number POP-CORN (767-2676)?
        \_ "Kernel" Sanders
        \_ You do not need to dial "POPCORN" to hear the time.  You just need
           to dial 767, plus 4 other digits.  ANY 4 other digits.  So now you
           this, hopefully you can figure out who provides this service (No, it
           isn't some strange group of people).
           \_ You mean it's PacBell?  So it only works in Northern California?
              \_ It's certainly affiliated with the telco somehow, but this
                 did _not_ exist in SoCal last time I checked, so it's
                 not a universal PacBell feature
                 \_ Does not work in SoCal, even though Pacific Bell is
                    my telco (some areas are Verizon). --dim
                    \_ in LA it's 853-1212 (or possibly any four digits).
                       you can find out what it is anywhere by calling
                       411 and asking for the number for the time.
                       welcome to the universe. more interesting is
                       the number to dial that repeats your own number
                       back to you. it varies depending on Central
                       Office, and the phone co doesn't want you to have
                                sf mission area readback #: 211-0022
                                berkeley: ?
                \_ Yep.
                \_ It worked in Reno when I lived there, but that's also
                   PacBell land.        -alan-
           \_ That's not the official number anyways. Only for bwd compat
           \_ what's the number to get the phone number of the phone
              you are dialing from?
              \_ You have been abused by the motd formatting god.
              \_ I think it used to be 1-800-MY-ANI-IS, but they changed
                 the password to it. -geordan
                 \_ Ah, I still remember the good 'ole 80s
        \_ in maryland, they dont have the 767 (popcorn) feature
           and i find that i miss it.  is there some web page that
           tells you where you can call up if you need to know the
           time when youre not in norcal?  i tried a number of key
           search words on the web (time service, etc) and had no
           luck.  -hahnak
           \_ RTFM (RTFphone book) or check providers home page
2001/1/15-16 [Uncategorized] UID:20330 Activity:moderate
1/15    Does soda sync its time with any time server out there?
        \_ Yes; read /etc/ntp.conf or run "ntpq -p".
        \_ I fucking hate time threads.
2001/1/15-16 [Consumer/Camera, Computer/SW/Apps] UID:20331 Activity:nil 58%like:20323
01/15   Can someone recommend a reference/introduction to photo negative
        retouching? (_not_ digital, ie !photoshop)
2001/1/15 [Uncategorized] UID:20332 Activity:nil 60%like:20329
1/15    Who provides the time service at the number POP-NOOP (767-6667)?
        \_ "Kernel" Sanders
2019/01/23 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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