Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:February:17 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/2/17-7/10 [Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD, Computer/SW/Editors/Vi] UID:23891 Activity:nil 50%like:22027 57%like:25321
FreeBSD 4.5-RELEASE (MKVI) #0: Sat Feb 16 12:46:17 PST 2002

Welcome to Soda Mark VI, an Athlon/700 donated by AMD.
2002/2/17-4/1 [Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD] UID:23892 Activity:nil
02/16   Soda has been upgraded to FreeBSD 4.5-RELEASE.  -root
2002/2/17-19 [Transportation/PublicTransit] UID:23894 Activity:high
2/16    How does taking a bus across the bay compare to BART?
        \_ Since you don't tell us how close you are at either end to a bus
           or BART station it's almost impossible to answer this question.
           If you were equally close to both at each end I'd take BART.
        \_ I have a friend who loves taking the bus.  no dealing
           with parking at bart, picks him up in alameda (where he lives),
           faster across as long as there isn't horrid traffic.
           \_ Also cheaper and faster than walking to BART if the line stops
        \_ traffic vs time it takes to reach BART is the constraint problem
        \_ Having done both, I'd take BART. The only advantage the bus has
           is that it runs 24/7. --dim
           \_ when did it start running past 1 or 2am?
              \_ The bus that crosses the bay runs all night. I got to see
                 all the fun parts of Oakland by bus in the middle of the
                 night. Here are the "night owl" routes:
                 \_ Cool, good to know. I was only thinking about the F line.
                    I wonder how it compares to current taxi rates because
                       other useful bus lines (like the 51 and the 43).
                    the A line doesn't exactly drop me off where I want to be.
                    \_ Look at the rest of the AC transit night service --
                       the A line gives you free, timed transfers to several
                       other useful bus lines (like the 51 and the 40).
2002/2/17 [Finance/Investment] UID:23895 Activity:low
2/16    Is it a wash sale to exchange one large cap mutual fund to another?
        Or a small cap mutual fund to another?  (switch right away)
        \_ No.  It's a common technique when you've got a fund that's down
           to take the paper loss for tax purposes, while still maintaining
           your portfolio's diversification strategy.  Usually people do this
           at the end of the year, though.
           \_ thanks. will clean this up soon.
2002/2/17-18 [Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD] UID:23896 Activity:moderate
2/16    I'm looking for information on network performance of FreeBSD.
        Specifically I'm wondering about the different x86 chips and how
        fast they have to be to fill up a 100bT or 1000bT pipe.  E.g., is
        it possible to do per packet filtering on a gige using a N mhz x86
        with freebsd?  Is there a web site that archives this kind of
        data?  I bet somebody must have done tests like this.  Thanks.
        \_ freebsd is gay, yo.
           \_ okay paolo ...
           \_ hi paolo
        \- we do packet filtering on fast nets with fleebsd. in my experience
        there are few generic answers. for one things it depends whether you
        are talking about "typical traffic" or whether someone can maliciously
        hose you. 100mb shouldnt be a problem on modern hw with normal traffic.
        ok tnx --psb
2002/2/17 [Recreation/Shopping] UID:23897 Activity:insanely high
2/16    Buffalo exchange didn't take my used clothes - they weren't indie
        rock enough (there's nothing wrong with them, tho).  ANyone know of
        a normal place to sell used clothes? - guy who has to resort to
                                               selling clothes to buy food
                                               cos his degree don't mean shit.
                                               (and yes, it's CS).
                                               \_ i know too many people
                                                  who barely finished
                                                  highschool and make six
                                                  figure s to hve any
                                                  sympathy for you. try
                                                  sparechanging on telegraph.
                                                  \_ i ain't asking for yer
                                                     sympathy, don't
                                                     pass the hate.
                                                     If you have nothing nice
                                                     to say...
                \_ i can't imagine who this is!
        \_ lye is that you?
2002/2/17 [Uncategorized] UID:23898 Activity:nil
2/16    I have 2 i.i.d. exponential r.v.'s, w/ f(x)= exp(-x). What is
        distribution of their sum, using convolution?  I get
        f(z) = Integral(-inf,inf)[exp(-z)dx], where exp(-z) is a
        constant, so the integral is simply x*exp(-z), but limits
        from 0 to infinity is unintegrable.  Help?  Thx.  -nivra
2002/2/17 [Science/Space, Science/GlobalWarming] UID:23899 Activity:nil
2/16    America's laser of death cleared for take-off
        Exactly what problem do you have with this - its the
        airborne chemical laser?
2002/2/17 [Uncategorized] UID:23900 Activity:nil
        Sigh...  And we're still trying, why?
2002/2/17-19 [Uncategorized] UID:23901 Activity:nil
2/17    Has anyone ever seen anything remotely decent at Subterranean
        Shakespeare (the basement of LaVals)? --scotsman
        \_ Never.  If you want to impress your sophomore gf on a first date
           with how artsy you are this is a good place to take her for cheap.
           Most freshman aren't ready for artsy yet and juniors/seniors should
           know better than LaVals for theatre.
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