Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:February:04 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/2/4 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton, Science/Space] UID:23765 Activity:nil
2/3     NASA extinguishes global-warming fire
2002/2/4-5 [Uncategorized] UID:23766 Activity:insanely high
2/4     chialea did you get anything from gradsk00l$ yet?
        have you applied for FAFSA?
        \_ Unlike some people I wouldn't instantly blast anything off the
           motd I thought didn't belong but I am curious: why do some people
           post personal questions to the motd that are better asked in email?
           \_ My theory is its unrequited lust. Notice they're mostly for
               the women.
               \_ Hell, it seems to be mostly for chialea in recent times.
                  \_ Well ok it's fanboy lust but posting anonymously isn't
                     going to get them a date or even let the woman know
                     which geekboy is interested.  It seems pointless.
                     It's not important.  Just curious.  --OP
                        \_ who could possibly be intereested in chialea?
                           \_ The manliest of men -chialea #1 fan #1 fan
                              \_ Hi geordan.
                                 \_ Wait, am I manly or am I a
                                    meta-stalker?  Or both? -geordan
                  \_ She seems to enjoy the attention, so I guess that
                     encourages things.
           \_ I think to preserve anonomity because (s)he is too embarrassed
              to be identified.
           \_ I think he's cool -chialea #1 fan #1 fan
        \_ no, I don't think any of them have told anyone anything yet (I
           hope!), and I'm not eligable for FAFSA. -chialea
           \_ Due to parent's zip code, right?
           \_ why not? criminal history? illegal alien?
              \_ I believe there are income requirements. I'm going for
                 fellowships instead. -chialea
                 \_ just curious, what ARE the requirements?
        \_ yikes! whatever happened to chialea's old picture on the web?
2002/2/4-5 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:23767 Activity:nil
2/4     too much focuss on self-esteem in schools/society?
        I thought some csua-ers might like this article
2002/2/4-5 [Computer/SW/Languages/Perl, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:23768 Activity:low
2/3     i have the same directory twice in my PATH (the first and last
        entry). how can i remove the first entry?
        \_ set your path to null, then reset it.
           \- this is a pretty strightfwd shell programming exercise.
           the exact syntax depends on the shell. you can google for
           "uniqpath" although that may not work for you. ok tnx --psb
        \_ PATH=`echo $PATH|perl -lapF: -e'$_=join":",grep{!$p{$_}++}@F'`
           (also maintains the order)  --dbushong
2002/2/4-5 [Recreation/Sports] UID:23769 Activity:moderate
2/3     how do I watch superbowl ads online? went under.
        \_ Why would you want to do that?
           \_ Cuz that's the only reason yoo watch the superbowl, nutmeg.
                \_ I see.  I guess I had no reason to watch then.
        \_ ?
        \_ <DEAD><DEAD> - tien
           \_ This costs money!
              \_ Yeah, that's great! I bet you eat out for lunch every day.
2002/2/4-5 [Recreation/Dating] UID:23770 Activity:very high
2/3     I understand reflexive, transitive, and symmetric relationships.
        But what is anitsymmetry?
        \_ So symmetry is where aRb implies bRa (where a and b are in
           some set, and R is a relation). Then antisymmetry is just that
           if aRb then it is NOT the case that bRa... in other words,
           aRb and bRa impies a=b. Check Mathworld.             - rory
           \_ So does that mean antisymmetry implies reflexivity?
              \_ No.
                 \_ For example, < is anti-symmetric but not reflexive.
           \_ I always thought antisymmetry means not symmetry!!!
              \_ Think about the difference between apathy and antipathy.
        \_ a high school way to think about it is sin[x] in [x, -Pi, Pi]
           is anti-symmetric, and cos[x] in [x, -Pi, Pi] is symmetric.
           \_ An alternative is to think about it the right way.
        \_ antisymmetry is when you buy a house, ring, etc etc and then
           you get a divorce, pay alimony, lose a house, so on and so
           forth.                       -bmg
2002/2/4 [Academia/StanfUrd] UID:23771 Activity:nil
2/3     I'm an sitn student. How come .forward and .procmailrc don't work
        on the Stanford machines?
        \_ <DEAD><DEAD>. Why are you
           asking this on a csua machine? consult@leland will answer these
           questions. Sheesh.
        \_ talg is this you?
2002/2/4-5 [Computer/Networking] UID:23772 Activity:moderate
2/4     after all is said and done, what the hell was mlife?
        \_ at&t wireless' new brand. i'm trying to figure out what makes it
           so different from services readily available. wasn't
           too helpful.
        \_ From what I can tell it's that
           mlife : att wireless as cingular : pacbell wireless.
                \_ cingular is not just pacbell/sbc fyi
        \_ A way to confuse wireless with life insurance?
        \_ After spend millions on the superbowl commercial, when I
           logged on and try to find out what mlife was, the web server
           was down for the good part of the game.  Good work.
           \_ Maybe the commercial worked too well and attracted too many hits.
           \_ "That *was* stupid, Bob."
           \_ NO, you logged on?! Now THEY win...
2002/2/4-5 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:23773 Activity:kinda low
2/4     could someone put when the next politburo/csua meetings
        are, in advance, in the motd.official?  thanks
        \_ try emailing the secretary, karthik
2002/2/4-5 [Recreation/Computer/Games, Recreation/Sports] UID:23774 Activity:very high
2/4     chiapet, what did you think of the Pats-Rams game
        \_ I here they're calling it the "Super Bowl" these days
           \_ I hear they're spelling it "hear" these days.
                \_ I hear they "should've gotten a Dell, dude" these days.
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