Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:January:05 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/1/5-6 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA, Computer/SW/Security] UID:23468 Activity:moderate
1/4     csua/csua and user/pass are two short, many sites require 5-8 char
        names and passwords.  What should is sign up as then?  -goodCSUAer
        \_ ucbcsua with password ucbcsua1, ucbcsua2, etc.
           Or csua123 or csuacsua as username.  Some site require
           pw diff from logins so either have a pw that is the
           reverse of the login or I dunno...?
        \_ cypherpunk/cypherpunk
        \_ csuamotd/csuamotd works fine for me at a few places.  thanks to
           whoever set that up.
        \_ How about a /csua/pub file of websites with user/pass for each.
        \_ soda.csua/password was set up for NYT.
2002/1/5 [Computer/SW] UID:23469 Activity:very high
1/4     hitech SUCKS. Save yourself and do optometry/pharmacy/dentistry
        before you become an old bitter programmer who is about to get laid
        \_ hitech != programmer. duh.
        \_ I think so too.  Computer Science is interesting to study but
           often boring when working.  I would rather be a doctor, or
           work for say Pharmacia.
        \_ Industry is so full of ugly hacks and dealing with crappy tools.
           Don't even get me started on free software.
           \_ tell us about free software! tell us about free software!
              \_ tell us about the stars, Ilya.
        \_ Tons of jobs out there right now.  I was laid off
           this summer and it was really rough compared to a year earlier.
           Dice was a barren wasteland a few months ago but it looks hot hot
           hot 1998-style hot right now.
           \_ Aren't most of the postings at just fake ones posted by
        \_ hitech is awesome - much better than that lame stuft burritto
           crap at tacohell.  Too bad they don't have more South Bay
        \_ Hitech had decent deals on components, but their Berkeley office
           closed down.
        \_ Dentistry??? You might as well tie the noose now.  Try working
           for a game company, it's much more interesting than enterprise dev.
2002/1/5-6 [Computer/Networking] UID:23470 Activity:low
1/4     Comments on cable broadband vs DSL?  Which one has lower start up
        cost?  I don't know how long I'll stay at my current place, so
        don't want to pay a bundle for installation etc.
        \_ AT&T usually has deals that include first 3 months either free or
           for $19.99/mo and no startup cost or yearly contract. In fact, I
           think you can cancel after those three months. It's best if you are
           planning on leaving your apartment in the next 12 months.
           --30month cable modem veteran
        \_ Be careful, most motd'ers will tell you that most things
           "don't work with cable modem".
           \_ Yeah because ya know ethernet is not like ethernet... or uh
              something like that I guess.
2002/1/5 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton, Politics/Domestic/RepublicanMedia] UID:23471 Activity:nil
1/4  Top two entries about Buddy The Dog.  I'm deeply
        saddened.  (there's even a freerepublic connection here for you
        freeper fans!)
        \_ Here I will save you the trouble:
        "Horse sheet!" he writes. "Buddy was just another prop for photo op's,
        and served his purpose well. The liberal/socialist bought into to
        'Clinton family values' story, but Socks & Buddy were merely appendages
        that served their masters political aims. After serving, they were
        summarily cast aside because they no longer served any purpose.
        (Sir Edmund) Hillary and Bubba are both narcissistic sociopaths who
        manipulate both people and animals for their personal gain."
        Yep, that's it folks. This is what conservatives do in their spare
        time, make up things they imagine the Clinton's might have done,
        and then slap themselves on the back for being so clever. You
        are all pathetic little sheep.
2002/1/5-6 [Computer, Industry/Jobs] UID:23472 Activity:nil
1/4     hitech SUCKS.
        \_ hitech is awesome - much better than that lame stuft burritto
           crap at tacohell.  Too bad they don't have more South Bay
        \_ Hitech had decent deals on components, but their Berkeley office
           closed down.
2002/1/5-6 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/India] UID:23473 Activity:high
        Post Taliban corruption.  I don't understand why Bush would promote
        uni-lateralism in foreign policy on the one hand and then gang up
        with mujahedeen thugs on the other hand.  This will help breed
        more terrorists in very little time.  Where is Gen. Eisenhower and
        \_ You misunderstand.  You see we *rebuilt* Europe.  There's never
           been anything in Afghanistan.  Ever.  They don't have a legal
           system, they don't have a government structure, there's nothing to
           put back in place or rebuild because it was never there and they
           don't have a cultural history of that sort of thing.  All that stuff
           is very western.  Afghanistan is doomed until the Afghan people
           decide to do something about it.
           \_it's worse than nothing.  the whole economy is heroin based.
             the Taliban was the only regime that was able to stop
             the heroin trade, which is part of why they were so hated.
             heroin warlords, and that's about it now.
                \_ The Taliban curtailed some amount of heroin, maybe, but
                   hardly stopped it by any measure.  I don't disagree with
                   your basic point, though.  Anyway, the original poster will
                   "get it" as soon as s/he realises that this is a 12th
                   century pseudo monarchy system of lords and vassals, etc.
                   So they use ak-47s and old soviet tanks instead of maces
                   and horses, same idea.  The place is doomed because without
                   a solid legal system corruption will always destroy any
                   attempts at developing anything else be it physical
                   infrastructure or a decent and just way of life for the
                   typical peasant.  At least the lion in that zoo is finally
                   getting fed again.
2002/1/5-6 [Recreation/Dating] UID:23474 Activity:very high
1/5     do i need her parent's permission in order to date an indian chica?
        \_ Depends on the girl.
           \_ no,  the appropriate answer to a stupid question is a stupid
              answer:  the decision is made by the father, on the basis
              of how good he thinks you are at putting weasels down your
              pants.  try to get invited to the family's house for
              dinner, and stick as many weasels down your pants as possible.
              if you wear big enough pants, you can have her hand in marriage.
              \_ Why is it a stupid question?
                \_ If she can't decide for herself, she isn't worth it.
                   \_ Says who?  Like the typical whore who 'chooses' to
                      sleep with 8 random idiots a week is worth anything
                      more than a trip to the clinic?  Wow, she has this whole
                      free choice thing down so she must be a great catch! I'm
                      sure you'll catch something from that sort of bimbo,
                      though.  Original poster should ask the girl out.  She'll
                      let you know if there's a strong family tie or not.
2002/1/5-6 [Computer/Networking] UID:23475 Activity:high
1/5     HomePNA: awesome.  USB model was $50/unit at the local compusa.
        USB is less than perfect so I had to reboot one of the machines to
        get it to stop using 99% cpu but it's now working and it's fucking
        awesome.  Also, since the Netgear units I got have a plug for the
        wall and another for the phone you can really plug two machines into
        the same USB device via the phone cable and they'll talk that way in
        a pseudo token ring, but that's not a big deal.  Just like an analog
        modem, both phone plugs are wired to do either job.  10 mb home
        networking at $50/box.  Hard to beat that.  There's also a bridge
        for homepna/ethernet for $135 if you don't want a windows box to be
        the router.  I used winroute on win2k and saved the $135.  Thank you
        \_ you like because of the phone wiring?  you can get 100baseT
           equipment at $30/node and 5-port switches at $6/port.  cables xtra.
           \_ Yes, it's all about phone wiring.  I can't get my office wired
              without punching holes into the outer walls of my house or
              sending a magic monkey into the walls to run cables.  So now
              I've got $50/node for usb adapters and no extra hubs/switches
              or bridges to play with.  There's already about 3 dozen power
              cables in just the one room.  10 mb/s, phone wired, very happy.
              \_ personally, i have no use for a high-speed internet
                 connection in my home, but i'd pay good money for a magic
                 \_ Well I do have a magic monkey but he's on vacation in
                    the Bahamas right now and I couldn't wait.  If you're
                    nice I might introduce you when he gets back.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:January:05 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>