Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2001:November:12 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2001/11/12 [Computer/HW/IO] UID:23003 Activity:very high
11/11   I just got a MS mouse with a couple of extra buttons on the
        side.  I want to set one up so that when I click on a link
        in Internet Explorer it opens the link in a new window.
        Any ideas?

        I can get it to work with two clicks, or pressing two buttons
        at once, but not with just one button.  For example, I can map
        one of the buttons to shift, and in IE shift+left click opens
        in a new window.  However, this requires me to press two buttons
        at once.  I ask because my hands have been hurting from using the
        mouse, and I think this would help.  Thanks!
        \_ You bought the wrong mouse.  Get a Kensington.  Their mouse
                                        \_ Why didn't you ever model for me,
                                           Mrs. Kensington?
                                           \_ $99 for top of the line.
           software has had this and a million other functions for years.
           You can map any button or 2-button combo to just about anything.
        \_ Huh? Using Netscape on UNIX, I just click on the middle button

        Loud conversations, especially in foriegn languages, annoyed me
        (if you're discussing the project, do it in English so other people
        can join in - if not, talk quietly so you don't disturb everyone
        else).  -alum
        \_ You are essentially suggesting that people should be able to
           speak loudly and annoyinging only if they speak in English.
           to open the link in a new window using a default mouse.
           \_ It's browser/version/os specific what happens when different
              buttons get hit on a link.
2001/11/12 [Politics/Domestic/911] UID:23004 Activity:high 50%like:22386
11/12   check news sources.  mysterious nyc plane crash.  no useful data.
        \_ Who would want to blow up a flight to the Domnican Republic?
          \_ It's not where it's going.  It's the fuel it's carrying.
                \_ Woah, don't make such assumptions just yet.
             \_ And to crash it into a house? Mmmmkay.
                \_ The one that crashed in Pennsylvania on 9/11 crashed into
                   the middle of nowhere too.
                   \_ Well, the flight controllers said there were no
                      unusual communications (or lack of) at all, unlike the
                      the three planes on 911.
        \_ Since all the parts are on the ground somewhere, it'll take a few
           days or maybe weeks but they've got everything they need to figure
           out if it was a bomb or simple mechanical error or whatever.
2001/11/12 [Recreation/Media] UID:23005 Activity:nil
11/11   telnet
        Star Wars Episode IV in ASCII
        \_ --dim
2001/11/12 [Uncategorized] UID:23006 Activity:nil 50%like:23009
        I've never seen Britney being that big.
2001/11/12 [Uncategorized] UID:23007 Activity:very high
11/12   Click here for gay pr0n!
        \_ is that a man or a woman?
2001/11/12 [Politics/Domestic/California, Transportation/Airplane] UID:23008 Activity:very high
11/12   Okay, I didn't make this up. I've been seeing low level flying jets
        (looks like those fighter jets) since this morning. What's going on?
        \_ See the thread on NYC plane crash below.
        \_ Amazing how you can spot possible military craft but entirely miss
           270+ people dying in a crash.  All over the news.
        \_ I don't see how jets can prevent airplanes that are taking off
           from crashing into dense city.
           \_ They can't but they can prevent an airplane from flying from
              NYC to DC and blowing up something.  There's no one big cure-all
              fix to life.
        \_ There was a medium-sized bomber-type airplane flying around
           Berkeley yesterday afternoon.  It was flanked by two helicopter
           gunships, and the bomber was dragging two refueler-type cables,
           one from each wing, with a cone-shaped object at the end
           \_ Article in sfgate:
2001/11/12 [Recreation/Dating] UID:23009 Activity:high 50%like:23006
        I've never seen Britney being that big before.  Is that her nipple
        being seen-thru on her left side?
        \_ No.  It isn't.  If you want to see nude celebs the net is full of
           free and pay celeb porn sites.  You don't have to get off on the
           very iffy sighting of what might be a nipple poking through the
           thick material on this one girl's costume.
        \_ You, my dear friend, are trying too hard.
        \_ Anyone knows her measurements?  Thx.
          \_ Would that be pre- or post-op?
2001/11/12 [Health/Disease/General] UID:23010 Activity:very high
11/12   In the movie "Outbreak" they showed that the US have a bomb that can
        wipe out a small city and all the virus/germs in that city.  Is that
        for real?  It's not a nuke but just a very powerful bomb.  What can't
        we drop those on Afghanistan?  I'd be curious to find out just how
        many of those we need to cover every square inch of aghanistan.
        \_ the daisy cutter bomb (I think) is one of the largest
                conventional bombs around.
                conventional bombs around.  only 600 yards though
        \_ That's Hollywood.  Reality is the air-fuel bomb which spread a
           petroleum based fuel in the air as a mist over an area about the
           size of a football field and then ignites it.  You get a fire flash,
           followed by an explosion, followed by a vacuum and then an implosion
           as the air rushes back in.  But hardly "wipe out a whole city and
           all the virii/germs".  Nuh uh.
           \_ Does this air-fuel bomb come in the form of a bomb?  Or do you
              need to spray the fuel with a nozzel on a plane for a couple
              minutes and then ignite it with a bomb?
                \_ It's a bomb.  It does it's own fuel spraying, igniting,etc
        \_ a neutron bomb?
        \_ is there a non-biological weapon that can wipe out only
           biological things (e.g. radiation) while keeping everything else
           \_ yes, it's called a neutron bomb.
              \_ Can it kill virus and prions too?
                 \_ what's a prion?
                    \_ The thing that causes mad cow disease.
                 \_ No one's ever used one.  Who can say?
                 \_ Prions aren't alive.  Which is part of the reason they're
                    so hard to get rid of.
                    \_"Alive" and "Dead" are pretty subjective terms
                    Is a virus alive? Hard to say. A Prion is similar
                    to a virus in the sense that both use a host's
                    resources to reproduce itself. A Prion however is
                    a much simpler catalytic reaction. A virus uses
                    much more complex cellular machinery for infection.
                    I'm not quite sure where you draw the line though.
2001/11/12 [Uncategorized] UID:23011 Activity:nil 75%like:23018
11/12   My ring finger is too weak.  Is there any way to strengthen it?
        \_ Jerk off with your left hand.
        \_ Why, pray tell, do you want to do that?
2001/11/12-13 [Politics/Domestic/911, Science/GlobalWarming] UID:23012 Activity:very high
        For those who still think he didn't admit to anything and the US needs
        "proof" of something.
        \_ How convenient.  It's not there.
           \_ Works fine for me.     -mice
           \_ IE takes awhile to render the page.  give it a minute.
           \_ Yes, I fabricated a bad link to prove something.  Me and Elvis
              (from his spaceship) and the CIA are in cahoots to fool you by
              posting bad links.  It's there.
2001/11/12 [Reference/History/WW2/Germany, Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:23013 Activity:nil
11/12   In Saving Private Ryan there is this skinny tri-lingual guy who is
        always afraid of combat. Toward the end of the movie he walks
        up the stairway and meets this German guy. How come the German guy
        didn't kill him? Also what did he say to the Germans, and why did
        he shoot only one guy?
        \_Why is Darth Luke's father? Why is Barney pink? Who cares?
2001/11/12 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:23014 Activity:nil 66%like:23028
2001/11/12-13 [Uncategorized] UID:23015 Activity:very high
11/12   On paper, how do you figure out what log_2 (4/3) is? I remember
        log_2 (4/3) = log_2 4 - log 3 = 2 - log 3. Now what?
        \_ 2 - log_2 3 = 2 - ln 3 / ln 2.  Then get a mathematical table and
           look up ln 3 and ln 2.  Or use a polynomial of ln(1+x).  I forgot
           the polynomial.  --- yuen
           \_ ln(1+x) = x + x^2/2 + x^3/3 + x^4/4 + ..., for |x| < 1.
              As another poster pointed out, log_2(4/3) = ln(4/3)/ln(2)
              \_ That polynomial is wrong.  Try ln(1 + 0.9).
              \_ It should be ln(1+x) = x/1 - x^2/2 + x^3/3 - x^4/4 + ...
           \_ that was remarkably useless.
              \_ How else would you do that?
                 \_ perhaps they mean the question, and therefore the whole
                \_ real?  imaginary?  quaternion?  octonion?
                    thread is useless, which it is.
        \_ Here:
           log_X (Y) = log_anything(Y) / log_anything(X)
           where anything is, well, any number.
           \_ real?  imaginary?  quaternion?  octonion?  sedenion?
              \_ Yes, for any reasonable definition of the "log_X (Y)" symbol
                 over these domains. For domains more general than positive
                 reals where a "log" is still definable, Log becomes
                 multivalued... which only results in the above
                 holding for "some appropriate" branch thereof. -alexf
              \_ Damn, look who looked at a fancy math book
                 for a few hefty terms. I'm surprised you were
                 even able to spell those words correctly.
              \_ If you wanted to show off, you could simply say
                 "non-positive?" instead of throwing out all the other terms.
                 Besides, you should've said "complex?" instead of "imaginary?"
                 to make your progression of terms correct.
                 \_ alexf insults deleted
           \_ But then how do you proceed on paper?  Same problem.
        \_ how accurate do you need to be?  you can get a rough approximation
           using differentials.
           \_ just use a fucking calculator.
                \_ no calculator on the GRE
2001/11/12-13 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:23016 Activity:high
11/12   Is there something better than TaskManager for viewing
        process/thread info for win2k? I'm trying to get the command-line
        arguments of a process so I can end the correct one. Command-line
        or GUI-based doesn't matter.
        \_ Try "Process Explorer" at, under Utilities  -phale
2001/11/12-13 [Politics/Domestic/911, Computer/SW/OS/Solaris, Industry/Startup] UID:23017 Activity:nil
11/12   America's most hated man: Osama bin Laden
        America's most hated woman: Carly Fiorina
        \_ why is Carly a bitch? Explain...
           \_ and why is she getting more flak than, say, McNealy. I mean,
              her company is still in the black, unlike Scotty.
              \_ Because McNealy hasn't done anything nearly as stupid as
                 attempting to buy out Compaq.
              \_ Strong women are always hated by weak men.
                   \_ Here comes the feminazi crowd.  No, dear one, when she
                      first got the job, everyone in industry applauded.  Now
                      that she's fighting hard to destroy the same company,
                      everyone is coming down on her.  Welcome to the real
                      world of meritocracy: good stuff for doing good, bad
                      stuff for doing bad.  I think you can understand that.
                      Pick up a newspaper and put down the psycho babble
                      pseudo literature.  You'll learn more from the business
                      \_ Don't lie, you always hated her.
                         \_ No I had barely heard of her before she took over
                            but since I wasn't a shareholder I didn't care. I
                            _do_ recognise that her takeover plans are idiotic
                            and it has nothing to do with her gender.
                      \_ As an employee, I strongly sided with her in the
                         first year. She seemed to be making the right moves
                         and morale climbed. Now, well, it feels pretty shitty
                         around here.
                \_ BC she's working at hard as she can to destroy the company?
                   \_ Second that.  Compaq is the company of death.
2001/11/12 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:23018 Activity:nil 75%like:23011
11/12   My ring fingers are too weak.  Is there any way to strengthen them?
        \_ Jerk off with your left hand.
        \_ Why, pray tell, do you want to do that?
           \_ I want to play better piano.
              \_ climbers use hand and finger exercisers. you can probably get
                 one at REI or marmot etc for ~$10. in my experience these
                 often lead to some amount of pain so i back off using it for
                 fear it will get more serious. ok tnx
              \_ Oh, if that's the case, chances are you probably don't need
                 more strength, but rather just more control over that specific
                 finger. Just try hitting keys with that finger alone for
                 awhile, as a drill. Worked for me...
        \_ When in doubt, jerk one out.
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Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2001:November:12 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>