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2002/1/30 [Uncategorized] UID:23709 Activity:low
1/29    I'm looking for an app. like AutoMate (http://www.unisyn.com/automate
        that runs on X.  Can anyone suggest one? -crebbs
        \_ what's automate?
        \_ so does this app find you a soul mate or something? =)
2002/1/30 [Uncategorized] UID:23710 Activity:nil
1/29    In design pattern, is it proven that iterators and visitor patterns
        are completely interchangeable?
        \_ they are completely different.
2002/1/30 [Recreation/Dating] UID:23711 Activity:high
1/29    Anybody interested in working for a Shanghai company for US$20K a year?
        \_ Wouldn't you make more @ McDonald's?
           \_ Probably no, if you live in Shanghai
           \_ In'n'Out pays more but not most McD's.
                \_ well, wait till you find out how much McDonalds charges
                   in Shanghai.  The typical salary in Shanghai , I believe,
                   is around $10K/year.  But the bottom line is, if you're
                   in there for $$, don't bother.
                   \_ The typical slary in Shanghai is around $1600 per
                      YEAR.
                        \_ Yes but that requires a knowledge of how to cook
        \_ aaron, how are the hookers in Shanghai?
                           dog, not IT stuff.  -John
        \_ I guess the point is, what would you get out of working in Shanghai
           for only $20k?
           \_ free public caning?
              \_ That's Singapore and only for stupid twits that trash other
                 people's cars because they're spoiled bored stupid white
                 American kids who lack real parents.
           \_ Higher concentration of H07 4ZN CH1X?
        \_ LEAVE YOUR CONTACT INFO so people who are interested in it can
           actually contact you
        \_ why don't you leave an email address? --aaron
           \_ mmm $20k/year! We're in the money!
           \_ aaron will work for $10K a year in Shanghai just for the
              hot Chinese ladies.
              \_ hot chinese lady is an oxymoron. And don't tell me about
                 that underage CH1X in CTHD. She was not hot.
2002/1/30 [Computer/Domains, Computer/HW] UID:23712 Activity:high
1/29    How do I figure out what the DNS servers are?
        \_ as in what DNS servers this hosts is using or as in which servers
        \_ as in what DNS servers this host is using or as in which servers
           are authoritative for a domain? In first case, cat /etc/resolv.conf.
           In the second case, nslookup -quote=soa domainname.
           \_ The former. Thanks!
           \_ Or dig NS domainname
2002/1/30 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:23713 Activity:high
1/29    How was clinton's talk?
        \_ Who is clinton?
        \_ it was cool, he jumped up and down alot and then the MOthership
           came down and the members of parliament came out and did
           "We got the Funk"
2002/1/30 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:23714 Activity:nil
1/29    two years of service to help bush's re-election campaign? no way!
2002/1/30 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:23715 Activity:nil
1/29    Actual Bush quote from State of the Union Address:

        "For too long our culture has said, 'If it feels good, do it.'
        Now America is embracing a new ethic and a new creed: 'Let's roll.'"

        Since when is Bush advocating Ecstacy use?
        \_ maybe after his niece got arrested on drug charges?
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20020129/ts_nm/crime_bush_niece_dc_4
2002/1/30 [Transportation/Car] UID:23716 Activity:high
1/29    Anyone have exp. with Mercury Insurance (Auto and/or Home)? One of
        their agents just quoted me a really good price (below $650/yr) for
        my 1999 Jap. automobile. I have clean records and believe in wasting
        the least possib. amount of insurance, but want to make sure that in
        case I do need to claim something that they're good to their words. I
        also understand they're 2nd-rate insurance company, but would it matter
        much/ Thx in advance!
        \_ My family and I (mother, father, sister) have used Mercury for
           several years. They seemed to be a fine company and with good
           customer service. Additionally, I believe they are endoresed by
           AIS, which I think is fairly reputable.
           \_ Are they fair and reasonable claim-wise? If you have a choice
              between Mercury and 21st Century (assuming the latter is about
              $300-400 more expensive), which one would you go with? I know
              both companies are considered 2nd-rate as well -- orig. poster
              \_ Have you tried Traveler's?
              \_ I don't know anything about 21st Century... But I've never
                 had any problems with Mercury, so if they're cheaper and you
                 want to save money.....
              \_ I have both auto and home insurance with Mercury.  I
                 wasn't exactly happy with the claim process.  Service rep
                 was constantly slow at getting back to you.  According
                 to them, they were just too busy.  Could indicate a under
                 staffed situation.  However, once I can reach a claim
                 representive, the service was good.
        \_ Did you try Geico? I get the best rates and service from them,
           and they are definitely 1st rate.
2002/1/30 [Academia/Berkeley/Classes] UID:23717 Activity:nil
1/29    Bush want 4000 hrs of "service" each and every one of us. How many
        CS162 projects is that equivalent to?
        \_ 2
           \_ dude, you must rock.  how did you get them done so fast?
        \_ It's funny.  Chinese used to do that 500+ years ago during
           the Ming Dynasty.  Of course, wealthy people who wants to get
           out of it was able to pay a fee of some sort.  Chinese
           discontinued such service during the Qin dynasty.
                                                \_ Qing
2002/1/30 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc] UID:23718 Activity:moderate
1/30    Someone here used to post a lot of fairly involved puzzles.
        Who is it, or if you're him, would you mind pointing me towards
        a link where I can find them?  Thanks.  -John
        \_ Are you thinking of Ilya?  ilyas@csua?
           \_ Must be, thanks.  Ilya, puzzleP  -John
              \_ Ok, write a post script program that computes the number
                 of pages a given post script program will print. :) -- ilyas
2002/1/30 [Computer/HW/Soundcard] UID:23719 Activity:nil
1/30    On NT, what's the difference between a full-duplex sound card and one
        that's not full-duplex?  Thanks.
        \_ IIRC it was something about being able to process incoming and out-
           going sound at the same time.  For example, you'd need a FD sound
           card for playing a game which had voice inputs or team shared
           voice communications.  Or for some sort of telephone-over-net thing.
           This isn't WinNT specific.  It's a hardware thing.
2002/1/30 [Reference/RealEstate] UID:23720 Activity:high
1/30    Anyone here buy their own house without an agent?  Looking for good
        sources of info. websites, books, etc. -nivra
        \_ what a coincidence! I was gong to post almost esxactly the
           same question today.  I talked to a realtor, and it became quicly
           clear that he was interested in helping himself and not me.
           in my area, http://www.realtor.com has lots of really great listings, but
           i have not figured out to what extent one can avoid hiring your
           own sheister bastard realtor.
           \_ I'd probably recommend against it for a first house; the
              process is pretty complex and unless you know the ins and outs
              you'll probably wind up costing yourself more money.  And
              some seller's agents will refuse to work with you if you don't
              have an agent.  -tom
              \_ This is all true, plus you won't even see the listings for a
                 lot of houses or won't know about an open house.  You also
                 don't look like a serious buyer to the seller even if their
                 agent is willing to talk to you.  Don't be cheap but don't
                 feel you're required to use the first agent you meet.  Shop
                 around and go with someone you like.  I've met some *really*
                 sleazy agents before.  Also don't let them push you into more
                 house than you feel you can afford.  Good luck!
           \_ I strongly recommend against it, unless you are experienced.
              Yes you can keep the 3% commission to yourself when you don't
              have an agent, but the risk of something going wrong is too high.
              The whole process is pretty complicated, and I still don't
              understand it even though I had a good agent explaining it.  I
              think you should concentrate your effort on finding a good agent
              than on trying to learn about the process.
              than on trying to learn about the process.  -- yuen
              \_ Actually, the seller is going to pay the 6% anyway. If
                 you don't have an agent then all the better for his
                 agent. As a buyer, you don't save anything. The part
                 about not getting listings or seeing caravan sheets is
                 bullshit, though. In my area both the MLS and the
                 twice-weekly caravan info are online for free. I usually
                 had a heads-up on my realtor. It was still useful to have
                 a realtor for legwork and phone tag, though. --dim
                 \_ If you knew the listings better than your agent then hey,
                    big hint, your agent sucked.  They have up to the minute
                    pays only 97% of the selling price.
                    listings on their workstation.  Your agent is getting paid
                    to do more than just play phone tag for you.  You should've
                    found another agent who knew wtf they were doing.
                 \_ Really?  I know the seller still pay 6% anyway, but I
                    thought the buyer and the selling agent get 3% each if
                    there's no buying agent which means the buyer effectively
                    pays only 97% of the selling price.  -- yuen
                    \_ No. What happens in that case is that the seller's
                       agent is considered to be a dual-agent and pockets
                       the entire fee. They like that. I was in that
                       situation when I made an offer on a house I found
                       before I had an agent. That one didn't close
                       (thankfully) and I later got my own agent. --dim
        \_ I'm absolutely clueless wrt agents. What makes a "good" agent, or
           what are the signs of a bad one?
                \_ our agent was very good.  I'd say the qualities that made
                   her good were that she was very understanding of our general
                   anxiety about the process, and did a lot of explaining
                   about what was going on at each point.  She actually
                   discouraged us from buying a house out of our price range.
                   She also knew the area very well and had good contacts
                   with mortgage brokers, house inspectors and building
                   engingeers (we needed an estimate on foundation work).
                   I think the biggest warning sign for me would be an agent
                   who pressures you to make a decision, or to buy a
                   particular house (especially an expensive one).  -tom
                   \_ Another good sign can be that the agent is being frank.
                      My agent covers South Bay and southern half of East Bay.
                      when I asked him to also show us some houses in Alameda,
                      he said although he can find us listings and handles the
                      whole process for us with no problem, he won't be able to
                      tell us whether a certain price is good or not
                      since he's not familiar with that area.  So he doesn't
                      recommend himself for that area.  Another good sign was
                      that he told me to bid down on a particular house two
                      years ago when every other house was being bid up.
                      -- yuen
        \_ It is possible to avoid the 6% by buying a house for sale
           by owner directly from the owner. There aren't many of these
           on the market though. http://www.allthelistings.com seems
           to have the most. -ausman
2002/1/30 [Uncategorized] UID:23721 Activity:nil 76%like:23728
1/30    Is there a place in Berkeley where one can buy a mobile
        (something you put up on the ceiling)?
2002/1/30 [Recreation/Dating, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:23722 Activity:nil
1/30    Amazing how the post about some chick in a bikini on Howard
        Stern can last for so long, yet the extra special George Bush
        quote gets deleted in one day.
2002/1/30 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:23723 Activity:nil
1/30    Need two units? DeCal class being offered to help undegrads
        and grads get internships/jobs. Thursdays from 7-8:30 PM at
        S300T @ Haas School of Business. Class is being sponsored
        by Arturo Perez-Reyes. email me for course control number.
        -williamc
        \_ Internships and jobs for NCGs?  Currently, there aren't any.
           Stay in school another year.
2002/1/30 [Uncategorized] UID:23724 Activity:nil
1/30    How do I enable column-number-mode in my .emacs? I tried
        (require 'column-number-mode)
        and
        (column-number-mode)
        but neither seem to work properly.
        \_ (setq column-number-mode t)       this is what I have in my
           .emacs.              -mice
            \_ Thanks. This works perfectly.
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