Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2001:November:13 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2001/11/13 [Academia/GradSchool] UID:23019 Activity:low
11/12   Anybody took the CS GRE on 11/10? How was it?
        \_ It was reasonable.
        \_ Did anyone not get the linear recursive fib question with n, t,
           and f1 variables? I didn't realize that it was linear till now.
           The two answers are O(n) and O(1) right?
           \_ What answer is O(1)?  f(n) is O(c^n).  But may be I've misread
              the question...
2001/11/13 [Uncategorized] UID:23020 Activity:nil 60%like:23032
11/12   Tons more stuff for sale:  <DEAD><DEAD>
2001/11/13 [Uncategorized] UID:23021 Activity:nil
11/12   Here's one for the Carly Fiorina fans:,4586,5099464,00.html?chkpt=zdhpnews01
2001/11/13 [Uncategorized] UID:23022 Activity:nil
11/12   Speaking of career changes, know of any UCB CS people who
        have changed careers (non-CS related)?
        \_ yes
        \_ On a related note, anyone from L&S CS do something else for grad
           school?  What was it like?
2001/11/13 [Industry/Jobs] UID:23023 Activity:high
11/12   Let's say that I'm a bored sysadm and I want to join the Reserves.
        What would they have me do, IT stuff, scrubs or what?
        \_ which reserves? Police or military?
        \_ Whatever they need.  After you sign up, they can reassign you and
           activate you as needed.  If they feel like activating you and using
           you as an infantryman, they can and will do so (I assume you meant
           military reserves).
           \_ This doesn't really happen. You do what you are trained to do.
              When you sign up, you and the recruiter decide what your job
              would be.
              would be. -ausman
                \_ don't they first give you a personality test and an IQ
                   test? I heard that the smart people work on intell stuff
                   and the dumb people get put on the front line.
        \_ Would you want to do IT stuff?  If you're a bored sysadm, infantry
           will be an exciting change!
2001/11/13 [Computer/HW/IO, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:23024 Activity:kinda low
11/12   Anyone know how to stop Win2K from turning off my computer when I
        shut down?  I don't want to disable ACPI.
        \_ what do you want it to do instead and why?
           \_ My computer is behind my desk on the ground so it's a pain to
              reach the power switch to turn in on after Windows shutdown.
              I want it to show that screen that says "It's OK to turn off
              your computer now," so I can turn it on and off with the power
              strip on my desk.
              strip on my desk.  However, if I turn off all the power
              management features it can't turn off my monitor when I'm
              away for a while.
              \_ even if you get to the "It's OK to turn off your computer"
                 screen and manually turn it off, you may not be able to turn it
                 back on via the power strip.  does your motherboard support
                 waking up via the keyboard?
        \_ isn't that ATX specification?
2001/11/13-14 [Recreation/Media] UID:23025 Activity:very high
11/12   Go out and rent this Japanese (non-anime) movie called Battle Royale
        Seriously f.u. sh*t
        \_ From "Ninth grade students are taken to a small
           isolated island with a map, food and various arms. They have to
           fight each other three days long until the last one remains and are
           forced to wear a special collar which will explode when they break a
           rule."  What kind of movie is that!!??
        \_ Y'know, they Japanese have some pretty fucked up shit. There was
           this one variety show (with lots of comedy, singing, stupid games,
           etc), where they brought a kid (about 5yrs old), and told him his
           mother died, just to see his reaction. The kid was still bawling
           after they told him it was a joke.
        \_ Varietion of the same theme ala Lord of the Flies by William
           Golding.  Nothing seems all that original.
           \_ At least LotF was a commentary on human nature. This movie
              makes Hollywood seem comparitively sophisticated.
              \_ Phah.  LotF was William Golding parroting the Bible's views
                 on human nature... badly I might add.
        \_ different culture == different humour. I bet Afghan Comedy Channel
           has wife beating stuff in it.
2001/11/13 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:23026 Activity:moderate
11/13   I heard Bin Laden played a clandestine role in the
        development of Linux!!
        \_ I heard he was funded by Gates, and targeted the WTC
           because MSDW didn't switch from UNIX to W2k.
2001/11/13-14 [Computer/SW/Unix/WindowManager] UID:23027 Activity:low
11/13   What personal info. organizer program are available for *nix, either
        text or graphic based?
        \_ ED! ED! ED is the STANDARD!!! Personal organizer prog.
        \_ The KDE Personal Info Manager (kdepim) package is coming along.
           \_ What about text based programs?
2001/11/13 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:23028 Activity:nil 66%like:23014
11/13   linux is the threat:
        \_ The slashdotification of the motd is the real threat.
2001/11/13 [Uncategorized] UID:23029 Activity:nil
11/13   ``He said, `New York City is really being tested. It's a shame.' I
        said, `Mr. President, New York City is up to the test.'''
2001/11/13-14 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:23030 Activity:high
11/13   Is Java installed on soda?
        \_ /usr/local/jdk1.1.8/bin/java -fullversion
           java_X full version "jdk1.1.8-FreeBSD:1999/11/9"
                \_ is that the latest version?
        \_ Any plans to install 1.3 or 1.4 ?
        \_ Yes. Just as soon as it's available for FreeBSD.
2001/11/13-14 [Transportation/Airplane] UID:23031 Activity:high
11/13   Where can I get aircraft/engine failure&|crash statistics?
        \_ BTW, does anyone recall the crash in Sacramento a year or so ago?
           What was the final result of the cause?
           \_ Why aren't civilian airplanes equipment with ejectable
                \_ What do you mean by "ejectable" parachutes?
              \_ Probably because all parachutes require lots of training to
                 operate properly, whereas life jackets is much easier to use.
                 \_ Also, it won't help in accidents like explosions where you
                    die of low pressure and lack of oxygen after jumping if not
                    the explosion itself, or crash while landing in bad weather
                    where you don't have time to jump.  Besides, how do you
                    jump/eject hundreds of passengers in a short time?
              \_ was talking about this the other day at work.  Someone
                 suggested a big chute for the plane itself.  However, if
           99.99999 with the additional money!
                 each seat is equiped with a self deploying chute it should
                 \_ read an article about this a long time ago.  if you are
                    talking about the big jet planes, the chute itself would
                    take up a huge amount of space.  i dont remember how much
                    but it was on the order of like 1/3 or 1/2.  something
                    impractical.  maybe it might be more practical for
                    smaller planes.
        \_  Also, <DEAD><DEAD> and
  have some info.
        \_ Air travel would be MUCH safer if it cost 10x more!
           I bet the 99.9999 survival rate would be increased to
           99.99991 with the additional money!  Of course, if
           society applied that same money to diabetes research,
           we'd probably save 100x as many lives.
           \_ Society can't apply money, only people apply money.  You really
              should stop thinking in hazy plurals.
              \_ What about when government applies money?
                 \_ It's never 'the government.'  It's always some particular
                    people in charge of something, and influenced by some
                    lobbying effort.
                    \_ Do you know what sophistry is?
                       \_ I find it helpful to point fingers at particular
                          people when my tax money is being spent badly.
                          Saying 'the government' did it helps certain parties
                          avoid responsibility.  Do you know what ad hominem
           \_ What if that extra .00001% saved was *A CHILD*????  MY GOD, MAN,
              WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN???????  No amount of
              money spent on air safety can possibly be enough, you heartless
              \_ Why don't you donate all your income to child-saving charities
                 then?  You even get a tax break for doing so.
2019/01/19 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2001:November:13 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>