Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2001:November:22 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2001/11/22-24 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:23074 Activity:high 76%like:22575
11/21   How do I pass a pointer to a member function in C++ or Java
        (inner class and shit)?
        \_ Java: You don't.  C++: You don't without pretty serious pain.
           \_ Wrong.  Pass a java.lang.reflect.Method object.  In C++,
              just take the address.  --pld
        \_ Java: use a java.lang.reflect.Method object.  C++: take
           address.  What do you mean by "inner class and shit"? -pld
           \_ At my last job (where I respected most people for the most
              part and thought they were pretty smart) everyone would
              boo and hiss whenever anyone mentioned using reflection,
              claiming that it was so slow and inefficient. How bad
              is it to use? What are the performance issues?
              \_ The more helpful answer is you shouldn't use a pmf or
                 Reflection unless you know what you're doing.  Maybe you
                 should rethink your design.  --pld
                                                             ? _/
                 Reflection unless you need to, and know what you're doing.
                 Perhaps you should rethink your design and use a more natural
                 solution (eg, interaces and adapters)  --pld
              \_ reflection is very slow, not a good idea. avoid at all cost.
2001/11/22-23 [Computer/Rants] UID:23075 Activity:high
11/21   What's better/worse: A recommendation from your TA or a recommendation
        from the industry?
        \_ industry.  Unless you are trying to work for the same prof your
           TA is, and your prof thinks highly of your TA.
           \_ to be precise: "[one from] industry is better"
           \_ What about if you get a letter from a TA but get the prof of
              the class to also sign it? A friend of mine did this for her
              History class.
              \_ the admission comitte may wonder why the prof
                 won't write the letter.  The precedence goes from :
                 influential industry leader (Bill Gates) >
                 inflential prof (Patterson) > normal prof >
                 normal industry Joe > TA > None.
                 \_ I would put Patterson before Bill Gates.
                 \_ hey moron, if the prof signs it they never know that a TA
                    wrote it.  I've had several TAs offer to do this.
2001/11/22 [Computer/Networking] UID:23076 Activity:low
11/21   How do I find out if my LAN is multi-cast capable or multiple
        \_ Your LAN is multicast capable.  Congratulations!!1
2001/11/22-24 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:23077 Activity:high
        happy microsoft will write off the 1 billion dollar
        cost off of their federal taxes-day. - danh
        \_ this is quite slick, it's almost as if they are just donating the
            hardware so more people can run their software.
            hardware so more people can run their software, yet they get
           to count the software installed as part of the 1 billion dollars.
           i bet they loaded each machine up with a lot every microsoft app
           to get the most bang for the buck.
           \_ Wow!  Really?  You think so?  You mean MS got a sweetheart deal
              which *requires* them to put a zillion machines into the schools
              they're been trying to get in to for years because most schools
              are heavily Mac biased?  How cynical of you to think this isn't
              a real punishment for MS but actually a huge business win at the
              expense of the schools, Apple, the plaintiffs and the legal
              \_ whoa.  Someone got off on the wrong side of the corporate
                 mattress today.  Microsoft is a thriving U.S. business.  You
                 must be in bed with Osama!
                      \_  No, he's right, whoever that was.  Microsoft sucks.
                          I hope that Sony or Nintendo gets to wipe them  all
                          over the walls later this year.
                          \_ aw, come on.  it's not abouyt apple vs
                             microsoft.  all the tech companies nand
                          \_ aw, come on.  it's not about apple vs
                             microsoft.  all the tech companies and
                             schools for year. it's bullshit.  how
                             can people seriously be stupid enoght to
                             look at districts where taeaching starting
                             asalaries are less then 30k per year and
                             think putting tnetwrok jacks in the class
                             room is a good use of money?  it's just
                             a lot of well meaning idiots in politics
                             all of society.
                             have been trying to get more computers in the
                             schools for years. it's bullshit.  how
                             can people seriously be stupid enough to
                             look at districts where teachers' starting
                             salaries are less then 30k per year and
                             think putting network jacks in the class
                             rooms is a good use of money?  it's just
                             outright corporate welfare at the expense of
                             all of society, and in the long run at
                             the expense of the tech companies, since
                             they benefit from an educated population.
              \_ I especially like the part where most of the hardware may
                 be either pentium or MacIntoshes (ie. unable to run any
                 current MS software, so MS will donate the old windows 3
                 or Office 95 CDs/floppies that are stored in the warehouse).
                 Just pure weasel good. Hell, that's weasel-on-a-stick good.
2001/11/22 [Health/Disease/AIDS] UID:23078 Activity:kinda low
11/22   Thanks for the wild turkey and the passenger pigeons,
        destined to be shit out through wholesome American guts.
        Thanks for a continent to despoil and poison.
        Thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of challenge and danger.
        Thanks for vast herds of bison to kill and skin
        leaving the carcasses to rot.
        Thanks for bounties on wolves and coyotes.
        Thanks for the American dream,
        To vulgarize and to falsify until the bare lies shine through.
        Thanks for the KKK.  For nigger-killin' lawmen, feelin' their notches.
        For decent church-goin' women,with their mean,pinched,bitter,evil faces.
        Thanks for "Kill a Queer for Christ" stickers.
        Thanks for laboratory AIDS.
        Thanks for Prohibition and the war against drugs.
        Thanks for a country where nobody's allowed to mind the own business.
        Thanks for a nation of finks.
        Yes, thanks for all the memories-- all right let's see your arms!
        You always were a headache and you always were a bore.
        Thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and
        greatest of human dreams.
        \_ Yawn.... Oh?  Did you say something?
2001/11/22-23 [Uncategorized] UID:23079 Activity:kinda low
11/22   Where can I find the last episode II trailer?  thanks.
        \_ what's yer email address?
2001/11/22 [Politics/Domestic/California, Reference/Religion] UID:23080 Activity:high
11/22   To whoever was asking about what happened to the israeli
        teenagers who were in the US illegally and they got picked
        up by the FBI after they were seen taking photos of themselves
        with the wtc burning in the background, they're still
        in jail without bail or access to outside communication,
        \_ Thanks for the boost to my cynicism.  Let's vote these bastards
           out and vote new ones in.
                \_ I'm all for new bastards.
        \_ URL please?  I thought this was a rumor created by left-wing
           Muslim fundamentalist Arabic anti-semites.
           \_ No, it is a rumor created by right-wing Christian fundamentalist
              American anti-semites. Keep your religious fanatics straight!
        \_ I read that they were released after a week or so.  No URL, sorry.
2001/11/22-27 [Uncategorized] UID:23081 Activity:nil
11/22   What's the new URL for the recipe site that used to be on
        <DEAD><DEAD>? -last minute thanksgiving pie maker
        \_ -chaos
2001/11/22-23 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:23082 Activity:high
        On global warming.
        \_ "energy use is essential to eradicating poverty that is
            destructive to humankind and the earth." ?!?
           "We are grateful that longevity, human welfare and the
            environment have improved dramatically in the 20th century." ?!
           OK, the lady's a complete idiot.
2001/11/22-23 [Reference/Celebration] UID:23083 Activity:high
11/22   happy thanksgiving, turkeys.
        \_ gobble gobble?
2001/11/22 [Uncategorized] UID:23084 Activity:nil
11/22   Thanks for kooks.
2018/12/16 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2001:November:22 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>