Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2001:June:11 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2001/6/11 [Computer/HW/Laptop] UID:21472 Activity:very high
6/11    I run Red Hat 7.0 on a Sony laptop and whenever APM suspends
        my machine, X windows crashes. Anyone else ever experience
        this problem? I don't know how to tell if its a GNOME component
        or an X windows issue or what. I've tried Google'ing it, but
        to no avail. Thanks.            - rory
        I guess it's worth mentioning that if I'm not running X, the
        machine can sleep and wake-up just fine. - r
        \_ look at I really can't tell you
           anymore, as you didn't post the model number. You could try
           switching to a virtual console before suspending, and then
           switching back to X when you resume. That usually works on
           laptops that have this problem with X.  - ajani
        \_ Are you run XFree 4.0 (I don't know if its standard on RH)?
           If not try and upgrade, it might fix your problem. I've had
           this problem before on a Toshiba. I fixed it by exiting X
           before entering sleep. This may not be an option for you,
           but I've never had this problem with NetBSD, so you might
           want to give that a try.
           \_ sure. I'm sure NetBSD is exactly what Rory wants.  Do
              you RIDE BIKE too?
             \_ Actually no. I drive a Lincoln (16.2 MPG).
              \_ Actually no. I drive a Lincoln Continental (260 HP
                 4.6L V8, ~ 16 MPG).
                 \_ how absolutely 310.
2001/6/11 [Reference/Tax] UID:21473 Activity:high
6/10    I sent my taxes on April 14, anybody else who sent theirs last minute
        get their fed, refund in the mail yet?
        \_ yes
        \_ yes. I got mine two weeks ago... and I didn't even send it in ontime
        \_ I mailed my 1040 in on 4/14 and I got my refund via direct deposit
           on 5/11.
        \_ I sent mine in on the 12th of April and I got mine back about a
           week and a half ago.
        \_ I sent mine April 16 and got mine back two weeks ago.
2001/6/11 [Politics/Foreign] UID:21474 Activity:very high
6/11    RIH Timothy McVeigh.
          \_ I hope he doesn't rest in peace. rot in hell is quite apt.
             \_ Rot in hell, cool.  I was originally thinking "rest in hell"
                when I wrote it.
          \_ "Relax in Hottub"
        \_ What's the big deal about this guy anyway? Who gives a damn
           whether or not he lives/dies and where he goes after he dies.
           \_ I think a good number of Oklahomans care if he lived/died.
              Where he goes after simply makes for good motd trolling.
              \_ he's not going anywhere, he's gone. eternal void, dust to dust
                \_ What if there was no heaven?
        \_ Explain to me how killing innocents because you were told
             to by the govm't in an attempt to preserve the nation's economic
             health warrants a medal and killing innocents because your
             conscience tells you to in an attempt to reclaim the nation's
             freedom warrants the death penalty.  It seems to me the latter
             is a little higher on the morality scale.
2001/6/11 [Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD] UID:21475 Activity:nil
6/11    Does anyone have a tyan tiger 100? I'm planning on getting one
        to run FreeBSD and I wanted to know if there are any problems
        with it. I'd consider an alternative dual p3 mb as well.
2001/6/11 [Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:21476 Activity:high
6/11    Anyone has experence moving from the U.S. to Europe?  I am looking
        for a good shipping/freight company.
        \_ once your parcel gets to france, the french people piss on it.
           i'd say hand-deliver it, otherwise pay a courier like DHL./
           \_ But it's FRENCH piss!
              \_ yummy
2001/6/11 [Transportation/Car] UID:21477 Activity:nil
6/11    good references for SMTP please?
2001/6/11 [Industry/Jobs] UID:21478 Activity:high
6/11    Anybody transitioned from being in high-tech to another career?  I'm
        beginning to get sick of this rat race.  I used to thinking that
        becoming a manager and climbing the ladder will make things better,
        but it hasn't.  I'm thinking of starting a small business like owning
        a restaurant or running a franchise like Mail Boxes Etc.  -sick of tech
        \_ i am thinking of going back to chemE stuff but since I learned a lot
           of cs I can incorporate that into what I want to do.
           Mostly use cs as a tool for helping in research
        \_ have you thought about switching to another career but still in
           high tech? like tech-grunt -> marketing/sales/product mgment
           that way would be less of a hurt to the wallet and keep some of the
           value of your experience. or become an FAE or consultant. or not.
           \_ Something like a sales engineer?
              \_ whatever appeals to you. also, maybe a teacher. one of my
                 H.S. teachers was an engineer who got sick of engineering.
                 i dunno, just thinking of things where your knowledge could
                 still be used, but if it's "time for something completely
                 different" only you can figure it out.
        \_ My real estate agent was a hardware engr before he decided to switch
           career several years ago.  He said he made a lot more $ as an agent.
           But of course for someone switcheing to real estate now it'd be a
           little late.
        \_ I met this engineer in Taiwan.  He already made enough money, so
           he quit his job and started driving taxis cuz he likes talking to
2001/6/11 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:21479 Activity:nil 52%like:21483 72%like:21480
6/12    Global warming, less liberal bias.
        \_ Very good article. Thanks.
2001/6/11 [Science/GlobalWarming, Politics/Domestic/RepublicanMedia] UID:21480 Activity:nil 72%like:21479
6/11    Global warming, without liberal bias.
        \_ But freerepublic is raving right-wing lunatics!
        \_ play golf instead:
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