Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2001:October:12 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
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2001/10/12 [Reference/Religion] UID:22701 Activity:nil
10/11     Reading a lot on hedonic relativism.. good stuff which makes
        normal americans scream repression.  basically it is all related
        to AL theory, adaptation level. If our AL grows without bounds we
        are unhappy. This is common knowledge throughout history asnd
        thus man has placed certain restriction on himself through
        religion. These restrictions are intended to increase ones
        happiness in the long term by in effect making one unhappy today.
          In my mind this makes perfect sense in trying to resolve my
        distaste of consumption. Why by little stuff every day when every
        4 years I can buy a porsche which I will remember every day. I
        will thus remember the sacrifices and remember the pleasure
        making me a happier person in the long run. I am sure you have
        experiences similar to this.
          Well this is what I have called "my way" my religion and honestly
        this makes me feal sorry for the people in the islamic world
        which run their lives in a similar way in order to maximize their
        happiness. How can such a poor country survive??? religion... the
        way of life...  sacrifices..
          I only hope I can find these characteristic in argentina, I
        really should plan to get down there next summer, gettin gout of
        the US should be top priority, the american way just doesn't
        work- it inherintly makes people unhappy thus requiring ever
        higher levels of consumptions.
          Funny- why has america prospered so much more than other
        countries- our religion REQUIRED IT. with no thought of the
        consequences, no thought to what happens when the shit hits the
        fan how do we deal with it... in other cultures they practice and
        honor the situations where the shit hits the fan and lives their
        lives accordingly much happier.
          BTW this can all be modelled formally using game theory.....
        good stuff... comments suggestions
        \_ "religion is the opiate of the masses."
        \_ If his parents named him Trevor, I bet kinney would be a be-boy
2001/10/12-14 [Computer/SW/Database] UID:22702 Activity:low
10/11   SQL question:  How can you get all the data from two tables matched
        up, and include any rows that dont have matches.  Specifically, is
        there a way to do an OUTER JOIN that includes everything on the left
        and everything on the right, matching up when possible by some
        join condition? Thanks.  acheng
        \_ in Oracle, u can do this:
           (nvl(left, foo) = nvl(right, foo)) OR
           (left = right (+) OR left (+) = right)
           nvl takes care of cases when both sides are null.
        \_ in DB2, after you receive my pity, you can do
           select foo
           from bar {left|right|full} outer join baz
               on bar.quux = baz.garply
           where ... --scotsman
        \_ thanks for the responses!
           Im using MySQL (pity me more) with no full outer join.
           I ended up first applying to both tables a (left) outer join with
           a temporary table containing all the values possible for the join
           condition. (b/c the cross join already doesnt contain the desired
           result). If anyone has more elegant suggestions for MySQL, pls
           tell. Thx-acheng
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2001/10/12-14 [Consumer/Audio] UID:22703 Activity:low
10/12   Nero users...anyone had the problem where you drag an mp3 onto
        the list of songs to burn, and it shows it as only being like 2
        seconds long, or something really short like that? Any solutions?
        \_ I bought the CD and stopped pirating mp3s.  That worked great!
                \_ Hey look, it's a little bitch!
                   \_ I like the Specials.
2001/10/12-14 [Uncategorized] UID:22704 Activity:kinda low
10/12   Are you an Evildoer?
        \_ That depends...are you a crop duster?
        \_ If your mom is Evil ... I guess I am!
        \_ I am the gatekeeper.
2001/10/12-14 [Recreation/Dating] UID:22705 Activity:high
10/11 (new geek chick of the week)
        \_ uh, no.
        \_ But alas, has r+++ in her geekcode.
           \_take a look at the sex code @_@
        \_ yech.
        \_ why don't you post the hunk of the week for all the ladies?
           \_ as soon as someone posts a chick...
        \_ We want H07 4ZN CH1X!
           \_ What about H07 42N B0YZ?
              \_ soda needs women
        \_ she's the first female graduate student I know from Wellesley.
           I bet she'll get along with nweaver.
2001/10/12-14 [Reference/Law/Court, Computer/SW/P2P] UID:22706 Activity:kinda low
        it is so obvious what the media-content industry is trying
        to do now.
        \_ It is?  What?
2001/10/12-14 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan] UID:22707 Activity:low
        I was hoping for a delay in this bill so that it wouldn't be passed
        but those idiots somehow pushed the bill through.  honestly now, see
        ya.  I'm quitting my job after nov 26 and i'm going to move to japan
        permanently.  the country is now a totalitarian entity and our
        freedoms are gone.  it was nice knowing all of you.  if i can't find
        a tech job, i'm going to become a teacher.  either way, there's no
        way i'm going to live in this country with this regime.  it's going
        to be far worse than mccarthyism.
        [ reformatted ]
        \_ blah blah blah, nothing is different.  The exact same powers have
           existed since before your birth.  You're still living in the most
           free country *ever* to exist on this planet but if you want to go
           so badly no one is going to shed a bitter tear over it.  If you're
           serious you'd cancel your American citizenship and get Japanese
           citizenship but oh wait, they won't want you.
        \_ Does this give the FBI to read email without a warrant?
        \_ that's a little bit extreme.  I mean, the FBI gets the power
           to tap phones, they've always had that power anyway... what's
           else in the bill that is so bad?
        \_ "Sen. Phil Gramm (news - bio - voting record), R-Texas, said that
           if the worker relief measure went forward, he would try to attach
           language to open 2,000 acres of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife
           Refuge to oil and gas drilling."
              \_ Probably because the IRA hasn't ceased terrorism?
           Gotta love the way our political system works.
        \_ hopefully the House will stick by its guns and make sure the bill
           gets an expiration date
           \_ Lotta good that will do. The Brits passed a similar law
              in 1971 with a sunset provision. Funny thing, it keeps
              getting extended. The cops never want to give back your rights.
              \_ Maybe because the IRA never ceases terrorism?
                                   \_ Aerin Go Braugh!
           \_ The bridge toll increases were all "temporary".
        \_ As if Japan is so much better than here. Good luck gaijin,
           you've watched one to many anime eps. and read megatokyo
           far too often.
           \_ Nah, he just wants to get high from puffing siren(sp?) gas.
                \_ sarin
                \_ Can you get high by inhaling anthrax spores?
2001/10/12-14 [Computer/SW] UID:22708 Activity:nil
10/11   Anyone familiar with SDRC I-DEAS? I want to write some code to
        interpret a file containing a description of a polygon. Do they
        publish their file-formats anywhere? Thanks.
2001/10/12-14 [Uncategorized] UID:22709 Activity:high
10/11   can someone recomend a map company that sells maps of both accuracy
        and detail?  the USGS maps have great topography, but no roads to
        speak of, and most road maps i have ever bought are terribly
        innacurate. basically, i'm asking if there are any road map companies
        that acutally compile accurate data(i don't care about price.)
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        \_ US or int'l?
           \_ US
              \_ The Thomas Brothers maps are great.  Once in a (long) while
                 in a particularly out-of-the way community with twisty hilly
                 roads they will get it wrong, but mostly they are near
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        \_ Contact Jeppesen and NOAA
2001/10/12 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:22710 Activity:nil
10/11   Please tell me a JumpStart equivalent in Linux Land. (RH)
        \_ kickstart
2001/10/12-14 [Computer/HW/Display] UID:22711 Activity:nil
10/11   Someone gave me an ELSA Synergy III video card. My PC currently
        has a Matrox G400. Is the ELSA better? If so, how much better? --dim
        \_ The ELSA is much much much better at anything 3d, from accelerating
           CAD and 3d modelling packages to playing Quake N. It's a Geforce 2
           variant aimed at the 'workstation' crowd.
           In 2d performance, the two are probably about equivalent (i.e.
           faster than anybody needs). The G400 might do a better job of
           getting the most (in terms of image quality, refresh rate, etc) out
           of a big, high-bandwidth CRT. The G400 generally has more stable
           Windows drivers (but a much lousier OpenGL ICD). But these
           differences are insignificant compared to the huge difference
           in 3d performance/capabilities. So, the ELSA is far better but
           only if you need or want the 3d stuff. -pvg
2001/10/12-14 [Computer/SW/OS/Solaris] UID:22712 Activity:kinda low 75%like:22737
10/12   was solaris designed by homosexuals, like sendmail?
        \_ Why do you care?
        \_ Solaris has been worked on by thousands of people, some
           of whom are surely homosexual, due to simple statistics.
2001/10/12-14 [Uncategorized] UID:22713 Activity:kinda low
10/12   My manager just got us a netra t1 and an x1. They have
        20 gig drives but the default parition table ignores
        most of the hd space. How do I go about creating a new
        parition with the extra space?
        \_ format ; newfs ; vi /etc/vfstab ; mount
2001/10/12-14 [Uncategorized] UID:22714 Activity:very high
10/12   Poll. The next big terrorist act will be in:
        NYC:    ..
        SF: .
        Kabul: ..
        Wurster: .
        Washington DC: .
        SJ: (san jose? why there?)
        Florida .
2001/10/12-14 [Politics/Domestic/911, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:22715 Activity:nil
10/12   "Bush Freezes More Terror Assets"
        What's the use of globally freezing $24M, not all of which being
        bin Laden's money, when bin Laden personally owns $300M?
        \_ Because he isn't carrying it in his wallet and it isn't in a
           single Wells Fargo account with his name on it.
           \_ Don't you know he keeps it under his mattress. That is
              until the taliban completes construction of his money
2001/10/12 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:22716 Activity:nil
10/12   ant vs. gnu Java make?
2001/10/12 [Uncategorized] UID:22717 Activity:nil
10/11   \_ thanks for the responses!
           Im using MySQL (pity me more) with no full outer join.
           I ended up first applying to both tables a (left) outer join with
           a temporary table containing all the values possible for the join
           condition. (b/c the cross join already doesnt contain the desired
           result). If anyone has more elegant suggestions for MySQL, pls
           tell. Thx-acheng
           [ reformatted ]
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