Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:March:01 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/3/1 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll/TJB] UID:24003 Activity:insanely high
3/01    tjb gets thrown out of UCB... now threatens terrorism!
        \_ See threads under "tibee" -- there are a number
           of them.
        \_ link?
                \_ please forward all TJB correspondence to brain
        \_ who is tjb?
          \_ He's kind of the Wesley Willis of EECS.
        \_ finger: tjb: no such user
        \_ just run tjb from the command line.
                \_ <DEAD><DEAD>
                   \_ i don't see anything on that list of events
                      as lame as compiling a list like that about
           \_ He was my floormate freshman year.  Not a bad guy.  Pretty
              coked up, but cool in that dorm sort of way.  But I think people
              who follow his story should admit something- the guy's pretty
              damn smart.  He'll either turn out to be the next Steve Jobs if
              he cleans up, or Ted Kazinski.  Has anybody else gotten this
              vibe about him?
              \_ He's smarter than the average UCB student, but far from
                 brilliant, and too socially incompetent to get anywhere in
                 the real world (other than perhaps in narcotics trade...)
                 Steve Jobs is right out. Ted Kazynski -- improbable, but
                 not at all impossible. -met tjb in person, not too willing
                 to admit that
              \_ My guess is that he will end up on lithium, put on 40 pounds,
                 move back to Ohio, get a job and marry a fat white blonde
2002/3/1 [Uncategorized] UID:24004 Activity:nil
3/01    Midnight... time for DBZ!  Gohan's First Date!
2002/3/1 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:24005 Activity:nil
2/28    Todd Solondz speaks! Saturday, Wheeler. 1 free ticket for all
        Cal students w/ Student ID at the Zellerbach Box Office.
        Would anyone in the CSUA be interested in possibly recording
        this (if possible) and hosting it on the web somewhere? I'm
        willing to help but don't have access to many of the needed
        resources.              - rory
        \_ who is todd solondz?
           \_ Isn't he the kid in Mask with Cher?
              \_ Eric Stoltz. :)
              \_ Sadly, I think that kid is dead. ...wonder if he
                 ever made it to Katmandu or wherever.
           \_ Indie movie director.
2002/3/1 [Uncategorized] UID:24006 Activity:high
2/28    Another end-of-month URL:
        What's wrong with this picture? Took me about a minute to figure it out
        \_ well, it's way over-sharpened, and uses too much jpg compression.
           The lighting is also difficult; it could use some studio lights
           to light the foreground and mute the effect of the bright
           sunlight in the window.  I don't see a real focus of interest;
           it would be better composed as a smaller picture, perhaps by
           placing the flowers on the table at the intersection of thirds.
        \_ I don't get it. Is the punchline the stupid scream?
           \_ So what is the answer?
        \_ Uuuuuh... whatever.
        \_ The wayboard.gif one was better (on the motd 1/12/2002)
           \_ Yup.
              \_ what's about the wayboard.gif?  I just see a junk yard.
                what is it supposed to be?
                \_ it's the same thing.  what's wrong with the picture.  takes
                   about a minute to figure out.
        \_ Try
2002/3/1-2 [Uncategorized] UID:24007 Activity:moderate
3/1     is there a good electronics dictionary/encyclopedia online?
        \_  I've found FOLDOC to be pretty handy:
            \_ just wanted to substantiate that claim... I've learned alot
               from FOLDOC over the years.
2002/3/1 [Consumer/Audio, Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:24008 Activity:nil
3/01    Have iPod, will Shoplift:,2125,50688,00.html
        \_ Wired is a pack of idiots.  (This is not news).  Firewire hard
           drives have been available for years.  -tom
           \_ FW HDs in the form factor of the iPod have not been
              available for "years". If you walk in with a 5 1/4"
              enclosure or even one of those "portable" drives
              under your jacket people are going to notice. But if
              you walk in with a iPod (walkman sized) its a whole
              different story.
                \_ we have a VST firewire hard drive, purchased at least
                   two years ago, that's maybe 20% bigger than the iPod.  -tom
2002/3/1-15 [Uncategorized] UID:24009 Activity:nil
03/01   GM Mar. 14, 6:00, in 306 Soda; we intend to amend the
        constitution at this meeting. --Galen
        \_ you can't be bothered to spell out "General Meeting?"
2002/3/1-2 [Uncategorized] UID:24010 Activity:high
3/1     I'm looking for a product that will let me page my keys, like
        how you can page a cordless phone when you lose it around the
        house.  Anyone know where I can get this?  Particularly one
        that can control many little pagers.
                It responds to a whistle.
                \_ too bad whistle is on key chain
        \_ the transceive that you'd have to attach to your keys would
           probably be pretty bulky and make this whole endeavor
           not practical.
           \_ It wouldn't have to support long ranges.
           \_ worst case, you could tape your phone to your keys. So it is
              not like it has to be *that* bulky, because you can get pretty
              small cordless phones these days.
        \_ I also want something that I can attach to my glasses and Palm
           Pilot. Something that will cost me $50 for like 4-5 sensors + base.
                It responds to a whistle.
                \_ What would be cool is if they can make something like
                   this, except the whistle would cause something in the
                   key ring attachment to resonate, which gets turned into
                   torque and make the whole thing hover in the air.
        \_ maybe brookstone or sharper image?
        \_ i remember seeing something like this for keys in "SkyMall", the
           ubercatalog they give you on airplanes to tempt you into buying
           stuff when you're bored out of your mind.
           shop away yuppie boy
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