Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:February:08 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/2/8 [Uncategorized] UID:23810 Activity:nil
2/07    What is the relationship between KHZ and bitrate for streaming audio.
        e.g. to stream at 22.1 KHz what kind of a bitrate (Kb/sec) do i need?
        \_ I think if it's 8-bit sampling you need 22100 * 8 bit/sec.  if it's
           16-bit you need 22100 * 16.
        \_ bitrate = sampling rate * sample bit depth
           now go back to school.
2002/2/8 [Uncategorized] UID:23811 Activity:nil
2/7     I know this sounds dumb, but what is so cool about meditation? I mean
        if I really want to relax, I'd go to the beach or listen to KOIT.
        And if I want to rest, I'd take a nap. What can I get with meditation
        that I can't using other methods?
        \_ Meditation is not just relaxing, and while it can feel restful, you
           generally don't "rest".  It's a focusing of your thoughts and your
           physical actions.  It takes a lot of active thought and physical
           discipline to meditate well, and in turn meditation helps exercise
           both mind and body.  But if you find listening to KOIT relaxing,
           you have bigger problems.  --scotsman
           \_ Geez. Now I have to wonder if I've been masturbating well or
              poorly all these years.
            \_ "Using meditation as a relaxation technique is like using
                the Hope Diamond to scratch a phone message for your roommate
                on the bathroom mirror."  --Tom Robbins
                \_ "Quoting Tom Robbins in the motd is like scratching
                    an old 45 with a Hope Diamond." --Me
2002/2/8 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll/Kinney, Recreation/Pets] UID:23812 Activity:nil
2/7     If kinney were in prison, would he be a:
        bull queer:
        bitch: .
        J-Cat: .
        blameless victim of society imprisoned unfairly by The Man: ..
2002/2/8-9 [Uncategorized] UID:23813 Activity:moderate
2/7     I know I can use "dig" to find out what foo is MXed to, but is
        there a way to find out every MXed to bar ? (at least on an
        authoritative name server ?)
        \_ host -t MX -l <DEAD><DEAD> | grep bar
        \_ Thats like trying to find out every webpage that links to a
           particular page.  There is no back reference, so you can't really
           know find this out.  Sure, looking at access logs might give you
           all the links that were used, but you'd still have an unknown
           number of unused ones out there.
        \_ No.  This is why relay-based-on-mx can be trivially spoofed.
2002/2/8 [Recreation/Dating] UID:23814 Activity:nil
2/7     Tonight on PBS:
        Description: see last segment of URL.
        \_ I wonder if this was the program I saw half a year ago when I saw
           an Asian porn star in green bikini with cute face and big boob in
           a porn documentary on TV.  --- guy looking for porn star half a
           year ago
           \_ Was it the girl who set the record for largest "gang-bang" and
              then found out that she got AIDS from it? I saw that
              documentary... very sad.
2002/2/8-9 [Computer/SW/OS/Solaris] UID:23815 Activity:high
2/7     Is there a Solaris LKM or some other way to log all the filenames
        which are read and written on a SUN  ?
        \_ how much will you pay me to write you one --aaron
                \_ FIE DOLLA! The amount you paid for h07 a$|n ho in China
           \_ the Dell dude is better looking than aaron [although the dude is
              definitely more annoying]
        \_ lsof.  "ls open files".  Open source.  Get from net if not alreadyy
           \_ That can only take snapshots.  I think the poster means
              what he means.
                 \_ On occasion, I use prex, which loses the filename
                    abstraction and is a bit of a pain to use, but it's
                    a logging system not a snapshot system. OK, thanks. -psb
        \_ If there is no such module, it shouldn't be very hard to write as
           long as you can find documentation on how to do it. Doing something
           like this on Linux seems to be trivial after I have read a
           related article on Linux Journal recently.
              \_ It's better than what he has now and the source is open.
                 \_ um... he didn't say what he has now, and it doesn't do
                    what he wants.  how is that "better"?
                    \_ If he had anything now he wouldn't be asking on the
                       motd and it kind of does what he wants.  Since he
                       didn't say what he's using it for you don't know it
                       doesn't do what he wants.  Out in the real world away
                       from the small minded ivory towers of academia we
                       call "something" better than "nothing".  Until the
                       poster comes back and say exactly what they need "lsof"
                       is a better answer than "you're wrong because that's
                       not what they wanted".  ok tnx.
                       \_ Most people who know what a "solaris lkm" is also
                          know what lsof is.  The poster does mean what he
                          means.  Thanks for the suggestion but dont get
                          snippy.  This is not a academia vs industry thing.
                          Both communities need to take file system traces
                          so I am looking for such a tool.
                          \_ It isn't academia vs industry.  It's "here's a
                             partial answer, go look at the source" vs. "you
                             didn't 100% answer the question so you're wrong".
                             We still don't seem to have the OP here to say
                             exactly what they know or don't know and want/need
                             or don't want/need.
              \_ it can teach him the routines used.
                 \- on occasion i use prex, which loses the filename
                    abstraction and is a bit of a pain to use but it is
                    a logging system not a snapshot system. ok tnx. --psb
                    \_ ok tnx.
                       \- pls pay me the "ok tnx" tax. ok tnx. --psb
                          \_ The information wants to be free! Fascist! ok tnx.
2002/2/8 [Recreation/Dating] UID:23816 Activity:high
2/8     porn is good for you.  -female
        \_ porn is hard.  let's get hookers!
        \_ Uhm yeah.  Porn is a way for people in a sexual repressed society
           to get some release.  Porn isn't exactly a 'cure'.
2002/2/8 [Computer/Theory] UID:23817 Activity:nil
2/8     tonight on PBS:
2002/2/8 [Uncategorized] UID:23818 Activity:nil
2/8     Ali is 1/8th Caucasian.
2002/2/8-9 [Uncategorized] UID:23819 Activity:kinda low
2/8     For adult illiterates, how long does it usually take them to learn
        how to read/write...months? years?
        \_ Most adult illiterates aren't illiterate in the same sense as a
           child who is learning from scratch.  They're "functionally
           illiterate" which means they can read a few words or maybe simple
           phrases and probably know the alphabet but can't read and
           understand lengthy passages.  Time to learn depends on why they're
           like that.  Some learning disabilities are physical and not easily
           overcome but a poor education as a child won't slow them as an
           \_ But a child has many more hours per day to learn something than
              an adult.  An adult has to work, or do the housework, or take
              care of the kids, etc.
                \_ But the child isn't spending any more time than the adult
                   and also doesn't have the cultural background an adult has
                   to understand the context of the words.  Given the same
                   time an adult will become functionally literate before a
                   child if the adult is illiterate due to poor education and
                   not mental/physical disability that hinders learning.
2002/2/8 [Uncategorized] UID:23820 Activity:high
2/8     Am I the only one who thinks this whole "Daniel Pearl: American
        Kidnapped" thing is just a hoax? By him.
        Does this make me unpatriotic? or just skeptical and jaded.
        \_ Just a moron.
2002/2/8-9 [Uncategorized] UID:23821 Activity:nil
2/8     Can I use ispell in jove? if not, where is spell?
2002/2/8-9 [Uncategorized] UID:23822 Activity:low
2/8     Why do government officials sometimes talk about something on condition
        of anonymity?  If what they're saying is not supposed to leak out and
        they worry about being caught, they shouldn't even say that they
        represent the government, right?
        \_ Reporters generally contact them, not the other way around.
        \_ Sometimes they do that because letting the information be
           known is beneficial to them or to their superiors, or damaging
           to their adversaries , but the fact that they leaked the
           information would be a negative for them.  Other times it's
           because the reporter is good and the person owes the reporter
           a favour.
        \_ i think it is a way the officials use to test an initial
           response from the public.  same thing happens in the corporate
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