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2001/7/9 [Uncategorized] UID:21739 Activity:nil 60%like:21547
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        \_ There's no date on this post...what gives?
2001/7/9 [Computer/SW/Security, Politics/Foreign/Asia/Others] UID:21740 Activity:nil
7/8     Speaking of M$, Any thoughts on why MSFT can't seem to get their
        instant messanger service running?
          I would think that with a co like MSFT the backup redundency
        would basically mean they can crash the entire system and it
        would still work within a day when they activate the mirror
        service sitting in line india or something-- but they have just
        been dead for a week now...
2001/7/9 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:21741 Activity:high
7/8     M$ is not out of the woods yet:
        http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=95000750
        \_ http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe.cgi/hack-phreak
        \_ It's a nice notion, but note that the authors are Ken Starr,
           everyone's favorite overzealous prosecutor from the Monica
           Lewinsky scandal, and Robert Bork, the man denied a supreme
           court seat for being "too conservative".
2001/7/9 [Computer/HW/CPU] UID:21742 Activity:nil
7/8     I guess Intel reall doesn't want to sell any 64bit chips:
        http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/3/20215.html
        \_ Makes Sun's prices look almost reasonable.
2001/7/9 [Recreation/Humor] UID:21743 Activity:high
7/8     What do you get when you cross an elephant with a rhinoceros?
        \_ "el-if-i-no" (hell if i know).  it's not very funny.
                \_ It's actually "elephino". And it was funny.
            \_ it'd be funnier if you didn't explain it.
                \_ Au contraire!  Overexplaining simple unfunny jokes is one
                   of the most pure and perfect schools of humor, IMO.
                   Most failing standups don't get the timing right, but it
                   certainly can be quite hee-larious. =P
2001/7/9 [Uncategorized] UID:21744 Activity:high
7/9     ~ilyas/pub/hat_problem.txt.
        \_ Don't post a solution URL, please.  If you know the answer, don't
           spoil it for others.
           \_ wtf? how is that ruining it for others? you don't have to go
              there!
        \_ "and must simultaneously guess the colors of their respective hats.
            If the following condition holds, they share a $3 million price:  At
            least one person guesses correctly, and no one guesses incorrectly."
             The first four words quoted above imply that all must guess. the
             "condition" implies that all need not guess.  Which is it?
                \_ Statement of the problem fixed, thank you. -- original poster
2001/7/9 [Uncategorized] UID:21745 Activity:high
7/9     ps only shows a limited number of characters (80 if i remember the
        man page correctly) of the command being run.  What should i do if
        i want to see the entire command?
        \_ RTFM
        \_ ps www
           \_ i should have specified, i'm on solaris (no w).
              \_ /usr/ucb/ps
2001/7/9 [Uncategorized] UID:21746 Activity:nil
7/9     so long webvan, and thanks for all the fish.
2001/7/9-10 [Health/Men] UID:21747 Activity:high
7/9     Any adverse side-effects of taking viagra when I don't have
        real erectile problems?
        \_ if you want to take viagra, and you have no erectile problems,
           you are already having adverse effects from something else(you're
           dumb).
        \_ medical advice on soda?  moo. --chris
        \_ It can give sinusitis, migraines, tonsilitis. That's about
           it, really. [ This message edited for grammar and readability
           - motd grammar and readability god ]
           \_ how about high blood pressure, stroke?
             \_ Never heard of that. Viagra is a vase-dilator, not a vase-
                constrictor. That is, it expands your blood vessels. No high
                blood pressure problems there.
                \_ people who are on high blood pressure medication
                   shouldn't take viagra as it can lower your blood
                   pressure to dangerously low levels; this is probably
                   what the above poster was wondering about
        \_ symptoms include excessive motd posting and inappropriate
           self abuse
2001/7/9-10 [Recreation/Food] UID:21748 Activity:very high
7/9     The long-awaited folding of Webvan finally happens.
        http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010709/wr/tech_webvan_dc.html
        But I'm still waiting on Amazon.
        \_ Why is pizza delivery profitable on the other hand?
           \_ Because they actually look at their profit margins?
              Webvan had a stupid business model that didn't account
              for abuse of their ideals.  They were stupid, so they died.
           \_ Because pizza requires a much smaller inventory, and much less
              time per customer.
              wandering the isles picking up stuff. It's kinda like
        \_ See http://www.eastbayexpress.com/issues/2001-05-25/feature.html/page1.html
              \_ So do you believe that a smarter company could come along
                 and do the webvan thing successfully?
           \_ pizza is a commodity. When you want pizza, you order pizza.
              Groceries are a little more subjective. Females seem to like
              wandering the carribean isles picking up stuff. It's kinda like
              window shopping, I guess.
              Plus, having someone else shop for you is kinda like
              having a "personal shopper" for clothes. I dont think some
              folks would like to admit to that.
              Also, there are probably minimums. I often drop by the
              grocery store to pick up <$10 of stuff. Having webvan
              do that, couldnt possibly be economical for one of us.
           \_ the grocery store is a good pickup place. nerds and psychobitch
              workaholics and couples don't mind losing out on the grocery
              store, but for us pathetic (post?) college students, the grocery
              store is one of the best places to meet single women. berkeley
              bowl is particularly good because it caters to a particular crowd
              (those who like fresh fruits and vegetables but are not so yuppie
              as to pay 2x safeway prices at andronico's).
2001/7/9-10 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:21749 Activity:high
7/9     W/ scp, is it possible to turn off encryption for a given data
        file while preserving encryption of the authentication process?
        (I'm sending a lot of large, nearly uncompressable files that
        aren't sensitive, and I just want to encrypt my password).
        \_ encryption != compression
        \_ Understood.  I was merely mentioning that to make it clear
           any sort of benefits gained from the data munging are nil.
           \_ But what do you expect to gain by turning off encryption?

today   What's the best way to turn a movie into MPEG?
        \_ http://www.tmpgenc.com
2001/7/9-10 [Uncategorized] UID:21750 Activity:nil
07/09   In MFC CRichEditCtrl, EM_GETLINECOUNT returns the line count.
        Anybody knows how to get the WORDCOUNT?
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