Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2001:November:25 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2001/11/25-27 [Uncategorized] UID:23095 Activity:nil
11/24   My Ultra 5 power supply died. Sun charges $125. Anyone know
        where to get them cheap? TIA.
        \_ work
2001/11/25-26 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux, Computer/SW/OS/Solaris] UID:23096 Activity:low
11/24   Using linux (red-hat) ping, how would I make it timeout
        after 5 seconds of no response? -w and -c options don't work
        if host is not-pingable. I want to do something equivalent to
        'ping <hostname> 5' like in Solaris or
        'ping -t 5 <hostname>' like on soda
        \- i have a program called "timeout" that takes an argument in seconds
        and a commandline ... if the process exected doesnt exit before the
        alarm goes off, the timeout program sends it some flavor of a kill
        signal [either HUP or KILL]. This is an incredibly useful program
        and is easy to write [i seem to have lost the src code] but you can
        then do someting like "timeout 5 ping". i suppose i
        could mail you the src if i can dig it up and knew who you were.
        its like a 50line program so writing it shouldbe pretty fast and you
        can tailor it to whatever exit codes/signals you might need. --psb
2001/11/25-26 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:23097 Activity:high
11/25   How do I disable pop-ups in mozilla?  I tried looking on the
        mozilla web site but couldn't find anything.  Thanks.
           \_ This site says to put the line
              user_pref("", "noAccess");
              into prefs.js.  However, in .mozilla/<user_name>/mz7te8m/prefs.js
              there is a line that says it is a generated file that I shouldn't
              modify.  Modifying the file to add the user_pref("...") line
              doesn't seem to stop popups.
                \_ It Works For Me. you may be in fact using mozilla
                   as user "default" - modify .mozilla/default/<hash>/prefs.js
                   and you have to restart mozilla for changes to take effect.
        \_ perhaps this depends on your build.  I just installed 9.6, and I
           use: user_pref("dom.disable_open_during_load", true);
           but when you insert this into prefs.js, you need to be all the
           way out of mozilla.  If quick launch is running in the background
           and you start a session, it doesnt seem to reload your prefs.
        \_ All browsers: turn over javascript.  Few real sites use it anyway.
2001/11/25 [Academia/GradSchool] UID:23098 Activity:high
11/25   Do Phd students have to file FAFSA since Phds are usually paid for
        anyways (TA/RAship)? Is FAFSA mainly used for undergrad and MS progs?
        \_ i'm a phd student, and i've never filled out any fafsa forms.
           i think you fill out fafsa if you need money beyond what
           you're getting from you grad student stipend for some reason.
2001/11/25 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:23099 Activity:high
11/25 for what happened to the
        Israelis that got picked up.
        \_ article doesn't mention the 995 other middle easterners
        who are also detained under similar conditions.
          \_ So what?  That wasn't what someone was asking about a few days
             ago.  We know there's a pile of arab terrorists and sympathisers
             in prison.  Someone wanted to know about the Jews with the
        \_ face it. You give the poor uneducated Arabs what they want (land
           and food) and the next day they will bitch that you should
           give them more.
2001/11/25 [Uncategorized] UID:23100 Activity:nil
11/25   Ali, are you an Iranian or an Iraqi? Or do you prefer to be called
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