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2002/2/12 [Academia/GradSchool, Science/Physics] UID:23839 Activity:very high
2/11    What is the $ of a typical grad school and how much TA/RA money does
        one expect to get relative to the tuition and the cost of living?
                                -still waiting for grad schools to reply
        \_ in physics it's full tuition paid plus from 16 to 21 thousand a year
           stipend.
           \_ Because we need future weapon designers.
              \_ yeah, i belive there are three reasons: we built the bomb
                 and there is not enough money in physics to justify
                 students taking large debt in school and we provicde
                 comparitivly cheap labor.  fourty grand total a year including
                 tuition is still pretty cheap for what we do. and yes,
                 we design military technology of tomorow.
                 \_ a pacifist physics phd friend of mine thinks shes working
                    on detection equipment for nuclear treaty compliance of
                    some sort but it sounded like a better use was sticking it
                    on an interceptor so it can differentiate between real
                    and dummy/fake warheads....  I didn't break it to her.  She
                    seemed so happy thinking she was using physics for peace.
        \_ I dunno about other schools.  If you've got a TA or RA full-time
           position, you're going to get half/full ride on fees, +
           about 18k to maintain yourself.  This is in EECS/Berkeley.
           Half ride for a TA, full for an RA, and half ride leaves about 2k
           per semester in fees.  --PeterM
           \_ What's a "full-time TA/RA"? 20 hr/wk? 40 hr/wk? -alexf
              \_ Nominally 20 hr/wk.  However, some TA jobs are quite
                 a lot heavier.  If you TA, pick your assignment carefully.
                 Half-time is 10hr/wk.  --PeterM
        \_ did you apply for any fellowships? those pay tuition+books+
           somewhere around 20k a year, for about three years, on average...
           -chialea
                \_ no, I did not apply to any because both of my GPA and GRE
                   are lower than yours. I don't think that I'll qualify
                        \_ You never know what fellowship might apply.
                           There might be a fellowship targeted at anonymous
                           motd stalkers!  --PeterM
2002/2/12 [Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:23840 Activity:high
2/11    In ifconfig, what is broadcast? Is that only for multicast? Is it
        always X.Y.Z.255? Also what is NOTRAILERS? It's not on the f manpage.
        \_ No, the broadcast address is for .. broadcasts on the same subnet.
           You address hosts by a broadcast address when you need to contact
           all of them on the same subnet, for example when looking up
           MAC address for a host that you need to contact.
               \- "trailers" is a link level concept that isnt really ised by
               anyone today. both endpoints need to advertise this to use it
               and since no one does, you shouldnt advertise it. although in
               practice since it is extinct, i dunno if anything will happen
               if you leave it on. would have to look at specific implenation.
               you can look up "trailer encapsulation" in any of the rfc
               databases or ethernet specs.if you dont do -notrailers and it
               breaks your arp/mac layer stuff, dont blame me. ok bye --psb
               breaks your arp/mac layer stuff, dont blame me (the RFC use
               strong words on this point). ok bye --psb
               \- BTW, trailers were largely cooked up in Evans Hall --psb
               \_ IIRC there are some OS/swtich/router/whatever combos where
                  trailers will fuck up and slow down your net.  Just turn
                  them off like everyone else and forget about it.
2002/2/12 [Industry/Startup] UID:23841 Activity:nil
2/11    There is a piece of electronic equipment I need, but the company
        will only sell to another company.  Does anyone have a company I
        can "subcontract" (use as a front) to buy it?  It isn't illegal.
                - raytrace
        \_ Rachel!  hullo.  i think a number of sodans are incorporated.
           I think jwang is.  ping him, or ask on wall. --scotsman
                \_ i'm not incorporated. but i am disenfranchised. --jwang
                    \_ disenfranchised?  does that mean you were convicted
                       of a felony?
2002/2/12 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:23842 Activity:nil
2/11    Is the Big News about the 2.5.4 Kernel going out a motd quality
        post that won't get censored?  Can someone post a list of topics
        that are 'allowed' on the motd so we don't violate some unwritten
        standards?
        \_ Why are minor linux kernel revisions in the development tree
           interesting?  You'd think anyone who cared would be following it
           on their own.
        \_ list:
           - yermom
           - why gwb is a wanker who looks like a monkey and talks like
             an illerate member of the kkk
2002/2/12 [Uncategorized] UID:23843 Activity:nil
2/11    What are the qualifications for FAFSA? I've worked full time last
        year as a code monkey, how do I find out if I am eligible?
        \_ is your EFC (expected family contribution) based ONLY on last
           year's tax? Or could you somehow change it?
2002/2/12 [Computer/SW/Mail, Recreation/Woodworking] UID:23844 Activity:very high
2/11    [restoring previous question].  I've heard that it's illegal to take
        anything out of national parks.  Is this true?  I'm thinking of getting
        redwood and sequoia seeds out of their respective forests.  Thank.
        \_ Yes, it is. More to the point, what's wrong with your local
           nursery? --dim
           \_ Local nurseries don't carry the seeds that I want.  I've
              searched everywhere near the bay area.  Redwood seeds I can find,
              but not giant sequoia.  And after watching nova's program on
              the methuselah tree, I want some bristlecone pine seeds as well.
              \_ Forget about seeds. Just buy the tree already grown. You
                 *can* find giant sequoia in containers. I've seen it. I
                 hope you're not planning on tearing out a many-thousand
                 year-old bristlecone pine. You can get that from a
                 nursery, too. For giant sequoia:
                 <DEAD>www.monterybaynsy.com<DEAD>
                 I don't recommend the pine. Grows 4 feet in 14 years. Couldn't
                 find a *local* grower, but there is probably one. Otherwise,
                 ship from out-of-state. http://www.seedrack.com has seeds
                 for both trees, btw. --dim
        \_ Really?  I took a big pine cone from Yosemite, or more precisely,
           somewhere near the top of the 2nd waterfall of the Vernal Falls
           trail.  Now I have to bring it back.  :(
2002/2/12-13 [Computer/Networking, Computer/SW] UID:23845 Activity:high
2/12    I just bought a USB/parallel port scanner. Parallel seems to be a bit
        faster. Is that expected?
        \_The speed of your scanner isn't necessarily directly correllated with
        your type of port. Might be a driver issue, but theoretically USB
        should be faster.
          \_ All else being equal, how is it not correllated?
            \_ Well, you could just have a slow-ass scanner that doesn't
               work well with USB.
        \_ *smartass followup deleted* summary: USB is faster. Thanks.
        \_ USB: 1.5Mbits/sec or 12Mbits/sec. Parallel: 8Mbits/sec
           USBv2: 420Mbits/sec. IEEE-1394(firewire): 400Mbits/sec
2002/2/12-13 [Recreation/Travel/LasVegas, Recreation/Travel/Nola] UID:23846 Activity:moderate
2/12    What's a good site for finding cheap airfares these days? I know
        about Travelocity, but are there others?
        \_ http://cheaptickets.com, http://expedia.com, http://priceline.com
        \_ http://orbitz.com, http://hotwire.com
           \_ I concur... these are two excellent services that I have
              used several times. If you have more flexibility, you'll
              get a better deal with hotwire. I used hotwire to fly to
              mexico for a month, and orbitz to fly to DC for the
              weekend. Little known fact: Hotwire advertises to give
              you no flexibility in terms of changing or cancelling a
              purchased fare... but if you beg and plead enough, or
              have a good excuse, they'll give you one change or
              cancellation.                     - rory
        \_ For observation purpose only: http://www.air-fare.com/oak.htm
           \_ Thanks for the pointers. Has anyone had bad experiences with
              the sites listed above?
              \_ I did with Priceline.  See
                 http://www.angelfire.com/nt/priceline
                 \_ http://www.angelfire.com/nt/priceline/mystory2.html
                    "Page removed by request."
2002/2/12 [Uncategorized] UID:23847 Activity:nil
2/12    Bill, I believe this is killing me.
        \_You're sure that you could be a movie star?
          \_ Yeah, if I could get out of this place.
2002/2/12-13 [Computer/Domains] UID:23848 Activity:high
2/12    Is there a way to find all the internet host names (at least those
        known to my DNS server) that contain a certain string?  E.g. I want to
        find all of <DEAD>www.fooinc.com<DEAD> <DEAD>www.foo-systems.com<DEAD> <DEAD>www.foo-college.edu<DEAD>
        http://www.foo.net etc.  Thanks.
        \_ No, think about it, you would have to query every authoritative
           DNS server in the internet.
        \_ force your DNS server to dump its database, and then grep through
            the dump file. -ERic
            \_ This will only give you the ones you already have cached.
        \_ sure, bribe someone at internic, and everywhere else
        \_ some registrars will give you a short list of similar names as
           'suggested alternatives' if the name you want is already taken
           but it's not the full db query you're looking for.  If it were
           that easy every idiot would be doing it.
2002/2/12-13 [Computer/HW/IO] UID:23849 Activity:high 50%like:24816
2/12    Where's a good place to start a Dvorak keyboard club?
        \_ far, far away
        \_ I'm genuinely curious as to what you'd talk
           about in a club for a keyboard layout. What'd be the
           mission statement? "Bringing people to better layouts
           one letter at a time?"
        \_ why is Antonin Dvorak pronouced "Di-Vor-Zhak" and Dvorak keyboard
           pronounced "Di-Vorak"?
           \_ Because the composer was born speaking Czech and thus knew how to
              pronounce it, whereas the inventor of the keyboard was, to the
              best of my knowledge, Czech only in the Nth generation, for N>1.
              BTW, it's not exactly "r-zh" in the former case either; it's
              a rather peculiar sound that _sort_of_ combines those two
              simultaneously; it's observed in virtually no language
              other than Czech. -alexf
              other than Czech. Oh, and there shouldn't be a vowel between
              the "d" and the "v" in either case. -alexf
                \_ It's a mix between "sh" and "zh". -dvorak
                   \_ No, not really. -alexf
2002/2/12-13 [Computer/Domains, Computer/SW/Security, Computer/HW] UID:23850 Activity:high
2/12    Is there a good way to find all the HOSTS in an nis domain, assuming
        you have access to master and slave servers?  It would be better if
        there was a log file to parse, but I can dump network traffic too.
        \_ ypcat passwd
        \_ ypcat hosts
           \_ That doesn't do anything useful.
              \- maybe "snoop rpc ypserv" --psb
2002/2/12-13 [Computer/SW/Graphics, Recreation/Media] UID:23851 Activity:high
2/12    Make sure you return your videos to blockbuster on time:
        http://www.LP.org/press/archive.php?function=view&record=565
        \_ Blockbuster is a horrible place to spend your money on rentals.
           Every so often their system will decide that you had a late return
           6 months before & charge you for it, without explaining what the
           charge is for-- sometimes directly to your credit card or
           sometimes at the checkout register.  If they type in the wrong
           information, you may end up paying for someone else's late return.
           At Berkeley's Shattuck store, they took my mom's CC number and
           PUT IT ON THE WRONG ACCOUNT.  Go with link:netflix.com instead.
           \_ this article has nothing to do with BlockBuster.  I could be
           Hollywood videos or any mom's & pop's store. Netflix is not idea
           unless you rent every month. Do you really spend $20 worth of
           rental in a month?  If so, netflix definitely is good for you.
                \_ my video rental bill is at least $50 per mo but Netflix is
                        just too slow...still going to try it -- not OP
        \_ This article would be more palatable if the writer didn't go
           so overboard every few paragraphs.
           \_ it's a libertarian web site, what do you expect?
                \_ The same as from any web site hosted by a politically
                   active group from any part of the spectrum.  Go read the
                   common sites from the other end of the spectrum.  They
                   mostly rant and self-confirm on message boards.  That's
                   the beauty of the net; anyone can be a publisher.  This is
                   what true free speech is all about.  You have the right to
                   speak but no one is required to listen.
2002/2/12 [Uncategorized] UID:23852 Activity:nil
2/12    Thank you dim for answering my questions on seeds.  Good thing we
        have a motd archive or else I would have missed it.  Why do people
        keep deleting my threads?
2002/2/12-13 [Computer/SW/OS/Solaris] UID:23853 Activity:moderate
2/12  It's not in dmesg, prtdiat or prtconf or the eeprom variables:  Is there
      a command on solaris that may list the serial number?  ISW?
        \_ No.
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