Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2001:March:14 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2001/3/14 [Uncategorized] UID:20769 Activity:nil
I have no new mail.
I have no life, clue, or friends.
2001/3/14 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:20770 Activity:nil
3/13    I'm writing a logging script (bash) and i want time stamps
        I don't always have control of what is writing to the log
        but i want to time stamp all entries. What is a good way
        to do this?
2001/3/14 [Uncategorized] UID:20771 Activity:nil
3/13    LAST!
2001/3/14-15 [Uncategorized] UID:20772 Activity:low
3/13    What time and channel is Keeping Up Appearances on?
        \_ Sunday evenings on KTEH.
        \_ and lookup your local TV schedule
2001/3/14 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:20773 Activity:high
3/13    When I ssh from my computer to this one machine, I get:
        No agent.
        But when I go to a different machine I get:
        Connection to authentication agent opened.
        How do I fix the "no agent" problem?
        \_ Let me read your mind...
2001/3/14-16 [Computer/SW/Languages/Perl] UID:20774 Activity:moderate
3/13    does anyone happen to know when/where the python infosession
        will be on thursday?  thank you.
        \_ Perl >> python
           \_ ML >> Perl >> python
              \_ ML >> prolog >> Perl >> python
              \_ yermom >> ML >> Perl >> python >> ilyasmom
              \_ Yes, Ilya.
        \_ a little after 6pm, 306 soda. see the motd.official and/or all the
           flyers around soda. - chialea
2001/3/14 [Computer/SW/OS/Misc] UID:20775 Activity:kinda low
3/13    Are VxWorks and PSOSystem related?  Or are they completely separate
        products?  Which one was the one used on the Mars Pathfinder?
        \_ VxWorks and PSOS were once separate OS and companies.  Now
           they are one.  I don't know how they are merging the two
        \_ BTW, is VxWorks hard real-time or soft real-time?  With all the
           general-purpose-OS-like functionality it provides, how does it
           gurarantee a bound time for every single function?
           \_ by analyzing their algorithms and choosing good data structures
2001/3/14-15 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:20776 Activity:nil
3/13    How do you change the logging behaviour of sudo after it has
        been installed?  (i want to log all actions taken as sudo).
        \_ Add the line "Defaults logfile=/var/log/sudo.log" to your
           /usr/local/etc/sudoers file.  See "man sudoers" for details.
2001/3/14-15 [Health/Disease/General] UID:20777 Activity:very high
3/14    Morton Downey Jr. Passed away yesterday.
        \_ What a shame and such a young actor...that's what drugs do to ya.
           \_ not Robert Downey Jr.  Morton Downey Jr. is pre-Springer.
              One of the early trash talking hosts on tabloid TV in the 80s.
              He smoked a lot and that was one of his signatures.  Then
              he got lung cancer and became a big anti-smoking crusader.
                \_ He wasn't "pre-Springer".  He had real guests.  Not hopeless
                   losers off the street.  He was loud and abrasive on the air
                   and had real guests.  Springer is quiet and unassuming and
                   has fake guests.  The similarity, please?  And he didn't
                   "get lung cancer".  He got lung cancer and lost a lung to
                   it.  You'd crusade too if you had the resources in that
                   \_ well, he is one of the early father's of 90s
                      trash talk/tabloid TV.  Each trash talker/tabloid
                        TV person has a different style/personality.
                        \_ Did you ever watch it?  It wasn't trash.  Stop
                           talking about things you know nothing about.
                \_ When did he die? He was pretty good in Less Than Zero and
                   Chaplin and that TV show, Jennifer McBeals. Poor guy.
             \_ I like when he got really attacked by real nazi skinheads
                and they wrote a real backwards swastika on his forehead.
           \_ Are the 2 related?
              \_ If they both died on the same day, THEY want you to think it
                 was unrelated -- just a coincidence, but we know the TRUTH!
        \_ these people also died:
2001/3/14-15 [Reference/Military] UID:20778 Activity:very high
3/14    This one is for tom:
        \_the author of this demonstrates the adage that a little bit of
        knowledge is a dangerous thing. she labeled someone (and all those
        with similar arguments) with the fancy psychological term of
        "projection" without providing evidence of that diagnosis, but
        simultaneously rules out any alternative explanation. i.e.,
        she's an idiot.
        \_ She quotes "I'd rather be raped than have some redneck militia type
           try to rescue me."  I'm a guy and I'm anti-gun, but even I don't
           believe any woman would say things like that.  (Okay, I'm in the
           mentality that most rape victims are female.)  I think she just
           made it up for the purpose of writing her paper.
        \_ there doesn't have to be a universal answer to this question.
        people who don't want to live with guns shouldn't have to, and
        vice versa. this question shouldn't be framed on a national,
        or even state level, but on a community level. anarchy now!
        \_ This is great!
           "'I'd rather be raped than have some redneck militia type try
            to rescue me.' - How often have you heard these statements..."
                \_ Once.  How many times is enough?
        \_ Good article
2001/3/14-15 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA, Politics/Domestic/RepublicanMedia] UID:20779 Activity:high
3/14    Must-see TV this week was Bill O'Reilly being confronted by Star
        Jones on The View regarding his successful pursuit of Jesse Jackson.
        The ladies on the panel had been provided with crib cards of
        background notes which they shuffled helplessly as he patiently
        explained. The salary for Jackson's mistress? 150,000 tax free
        dollars. The look on Star Jones face? Priceless.
                \_ Someone tell me their girlfriend/wife recorded this?
        (note: this is not the standard assumption that there are no CSUA
        girls, just a vain hope that csua girls don't watch the View).
2001/3/14-15 [Computer/HW/Memory] UID:20780 Activity:kinda low
3/14    Which would be better for home/home-office, a laser printer
        (10 ppm, 1200x1200) or a high-end inkjet (1.5-15 ppm, up to 1200x600
        four color)?  Both come with PostScript and Ethernet for about $1K...
        \_ I like that laser printed pages don't smear ink. If you mostly
           print b&w, go for the laser, and get a cheapo ink jet for the
           occasional color print jobs.
           \_ I have a cheapo inkjet, but it's annoying to use a serial
              cable from my laptop.  Oh, other factor: laser printer has
              8 mb, expandable to 40 with 100-pin EDO DIMM ($58 at Chip
              Merchant); inkjet has 24 mb, expandable to 88 w/144-pin
              SO-DIMM PC-100 SDRAM ($32).
        \_ I think color laser gives sharper text and graphics (e.g. charts in
           presentations), but inkjet gives better quality with photos because
           it has more shades of color.  -- yuen
2001/3/14 [Uncategorized] UID:20781 Activity:nil
        A parody on the Backstreeet Boys.
        \_ Wouldn't we have to know the original song to appreciate the
           parody?  This is like doing a parody of Bill Haley's "13 women".
           Never heard of that one, huh?  Then how funny could a parody be?
           I *know* no one here is lame enough to listen to the back street
           boys... more than once.
2001/3/14-15 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:20782 Activity:kinda low
3/13    What's a good colocation facility in Berkeley?
        \_ My basement.  My living room is good, too, but that's more
        \_ 311 Soda.  Fast Bandwidth, you have to be on their vpn tho.
        \_, cheap.
2001/3/14 [Finance/Investment] UID:20783 Activity:nil
3/13    Is it about time to start nibbling on stocks again?
        \_ When it hits 1,575, you can nibble.  That might take 2 months,
           \_ Gosh!  Thanks Motd Stock Guru!
              \_ You're welcome!
2001/3/14-15 [Health/Eyes] UID:20784 Activity:very high
3/14    Know an optometrist/opthomologist who is REALLY good at
        fitting contact lenses? Especially difficult weird double
        vision 6-degrees-of-prism (though I could do with 3 or 4)
        people? (I don't even know if they make contact lenses
        like this)
        \_ Lasik will save you money in the long term
           \_ Lasik is worse than pointless if your vision (and it's
              degradation) is still changing a lot, as is often the case
              until one is in their 30's.  Suggesting that someone undergo
              Lasik without any knowledge of the particulars is idiotic.
           \_ LAISK does not work for double vision-people. problem is not
              on the cornea.
           \_ LAISK is not a well studied procedure. There are still
              several problems that need to get sorted out. For example,
              many people have problems with night vision and "flaring"
              after the procedure. The age thing is also important, my
              eye doctor recomends that you wait till age 35 (min) before
              having it done. In the posters case, it wouldn't even
              work, as others have mentioned.
              \_ It's been done in Europe for 10+ years.  How much more
                 studied do you want it to be?  For people with bad enough
                 vision, it's worth the risk.  Flaring?  Who cares about
                 night vision flaring when before the procedure, vision was
                 just a blur at anything over 10 feet?  I'll take some minor
                 flaring.  If you wait until its perfect, you'll be dead of
                 old age.  No medical procedure is perfect.  Talk to your
                 \_ And everything done in Europe is therefore good.  We
                    should discuss this further over a European burger.
        \_ use biofeedback to retrain your eyes to see clearly. works
           for many. see:
        \_ Different doctors carry different brands of lenses, so it
           may not be necessarily specific to one doctor.
        \_ Dr. Russell Cotteral -- Kensington Optometry on Arlington Ave,
2001/3/14-15 [Recreation/Dating, Health/Women] UID:20785 Activity:high
3/14    Women are more violent than Men:
        \_ That article means nothing.  The results at most show those women
           *attempted* to fight, a much better quantifier of violence would
           be number of stitches.  When was the last time you saw a man
           bruised from a beating by his wife.  Get a clue, stop posting
           idiotic articles.
                \_ Did you read the same article I just did?  It doesn't
                   say what you're claiming it says.  A more important point
                   is that this information was suppressed for 14 years.
        \_ It took you this long to figure that out?
        \_ You guys are wimps.
            \_ I guess women have more balls than men:  *I* wouldn't
                start a fight with someone bigger and stronger than me.
2001/3/14-15 [Industry/Jobs, Industry/Startup] UID:20786 Activity:high
3/14    Who knows anything about Aiken's new startup? Email me. thx. -sameer
        \_ Mail Aiken?
           \_ I'm looking for the inside story dumbass.
                \_ Duh.  And who better than Aiken to give it to you?
        \_ Some dumbass deleted my post. Are you asking about Digital
           Integrity or a different startup?
        \_ is this similar to MOSS?
           \_ If this is referring to Digital Integrity, then yes.
        \_ Widom is hot.
2001/3/14-15 [Uncategorized] UID:20787 Activity:nil
3/14    Anybody know of a contracting firm that specialized in part-time
        contract jobs?  I'm looking to moonlight on nights and weekends, I'm
        wondering if anything is available.  Thanks.
2001/3/14-15 [Computer/Theory] UID:20788 Activity:nil
3/14    Did anybody record the Anne Murray PBS special last night on PBS KCSM?
2001/3/14-15 [Computer, Computer/HW/IO] UID:20789 Activity:nil
3/14    virtual university:,12059,2694634-1,00.html
2001/3/14 [Uncategorized] UID:20790 Activity:nil
3/14    Daily Knowledge Nugget to waste your braincells on:
        The capital of Brunei is Bandar Seri Begawan.
        The capital of Brunei is Bandar Seri Begawan.
        The capital of Brunei is Bandar Seri Begawan.
        The capital of Brunei is Bandar Seri Begawan.
        Got that? What is the capital of Brunei? No: let's try again:
        Bandar Seri Begawan. Bandar Seri Begawan. Bandar Seri Begawan.
        Bandar Seri Begawan. Bandar Seri Begawan. Bandar Seri Begawan.
        Bandar Seri Begawan. Bandar Seri Begawan. Bandar Seri Begawan.
        Bandar Seri Begawan. Bandar Seri Begawan. Bandar Seri Begawan.
2001/3/14 [Uncategorized] UID:20791 Activity:nil
3/14    This is your captain speaking. We are experiencing mild censorship
        today. Please fasten your seatbelts and return your seats to their
        upright positions.
2001/3/14-15 [Academia/Berkeley/Classes, Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD] UID:20792 Activity:low
3/14    Harvey supposedly did 162 in BSD a while back. I've heard
        everything from it being spectacular to it being a complete
        disaster.  Does anyone still have copies of the project
        assignments for that class (and lecture notes)?
        \_ Yes, I do.
2001/3/14 [Health/Dental] UID:20793 Activity:nil
3/14    Do you floss?
2019/02/21 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2001:March:14 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>