Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:June:17 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/6/17-18 [Computer/HW/Laptop, Computer/HW/IO, Computer/HW/Display] UID:25119 Activity:high
6/16    Where can I get a monitor mirror (so I can tell when my boss is
        standing behind me watching me work on my computer)? I know it is
        available on, but I want one now. Compusa didn't have it.
        \_ how about a car shop?
        \_ I just make use of the reflection on the monitor surface.  Works
           quite well since I use a black background.
        \_ try those bubble mirrors for wide angle viewing at car shops, like
           the pep boys.  also, check out baby stores (like babies r us or
           the right start) for those rear-view mirrors (so parents can see
           their babies in the back from the front seats).
        \_ Fry's has some
        \_ why don't you just tell your boss to get off your back?
           \_ It doesn't work that way. -twice fired
2002/6/17-18 [Recreation/House] UID:25120 Activity:very high
6/16    Home depot voting with its feet, and not doing business with the
        Federal Gov't:
        They're trying to avoid 3 regulations listed in the article.
        Seems sort of extreme  --PeterM
        \_ Desperate times call for desperate measures!  We're at war, for
           God's sake.  If we can't be guaranteed to sell hardware and
           plumbing equipment at our constituionally protected margins,
           then the bad guys have won!  If you're shopping at Lowes, you're
           shopping with bin Laden.
        \_ Can the federal govt sue Home Depot for discriminating against
           the govt as customers?
           \_ no.  this isn't discrimination.
        \_ This doesn't make any sense.  There must be more to the story.
           \_ The SF Comical said something brief about avoiding 3 laws that
              "federal government contractors" have to follow regarding
              affirmative action related stuff but didn't go into it.  I'm
              thinking some company lawyer made some exec panic and send a
        \_ welcome to Dick Cheney's America.
           \_ uh whatever.
        \_ "If you are not with us, you are with the terrorists." -GWB
           \_ Which has *nothing* to do with the article.  You might as well
              start off with, "I did not have sex with that woman... Lewinsky".
              Same value to this thread.  None.
              \_ Home Depot is clearly with the terrorists.
                 \_ They won't sell to the government but I'll bet Ali or
                    Akbar could go in there and buy all the makings of a good
                    Kansas City style bomb.  Think about that one.
                    \_ didn't admiral Akbar fight for the rebel
                       alliance at the battle of Endor?
                        \_ No. "Akbar" makes regular appearances with "Jeff"
                           in the "Life is Hell" comic.
2002/6/17-18 [Uncategorized] UID:25121 Activity:nil
6/16    support yer local sodan: (play it)
2002/6/17-18 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:25122 Activity:low
6/17    I need to write an interrupt service routine to detect hardware
        interrupts, under Win2000, but I don't want to reinvent the
        wheel.  Is there some place that offers skeleton code for ISR's
        so I don't need to write one entirely myself? I searched the
        msdn site but they only had a few help pages worth of material,
        nothing else.
        \_ Just copy the sample code in any NT driver book.  E.g. "Windoze NT
           Device Driver Development" from OSR, or "Developing Windoze NT
           Device Drivers" from Addison Wesley.
        \_ Install the Windows 2000 DDK.  Install sample source.
           Look in src\general\int\stat.c for the function
           statInterruptServiceRoutine.  Note I am looking in the NT 4.0
           DDK...It might be different in the 2K or XP DDK
2002/6/17 [Computer/Networking] UID:25123 Activity:nil
6/17    On a cisco box, are system and boot flash stored on the same chip?
        For example, if I have 8MB of each, does that mean I have a single
        16MB chip that is both system and boot flash?
2002/6/17 [Uncategorized] UID:25124 Activity:nil
6/17    Apparently around 11:43, someone nuked /etc/motd.lock.  This is
        preventing /etc/motd to be populated with motd.public.  Yell at
        your favorite root person
2002/6/17-18 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:25125 Activity:high
6/17    Send your mail (postal) now.  First class rate goes to 37 cents
        June 30?
        \_ obBuyPennyStamps
           \_ or just swap return and sending addresses.
              \_ Doesn't really work if you're paying bills via mail which
                 is what most people sending mail are doing.
        \_ Yes.
        \_ what was the cheapest rate for a first class stamp that you
           \_ 13 cents.
              \_ did you actually mail a 13 cent letter?
                 \_ Probably not.  I was a child but I remember it.  It had
                    a bald eagle with r/w/b USA style theme.
2002/6/17 [Recreation/Dating] UID:25126 Activity:nil
6/17    I don't have a sister, but I'm finding that I get turned on by
        brother/sister incest porn.  Is this an unhealthy thing?
        \_ Been surfing eh?
        \_ Only if you start asking yermom for a sister.
           \_ Asking?
2002/6/17-18 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:25127 Activity:high
6/17    The international war crimes court's first case:
        \_ I thought the ICC was prosecuting Milosevic right now.
           \_ They are.
2002/6/17-18 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:25128 Activity:high
6/17    How does WinNT schedule Tasks?  Who gets priority?
        \_ Priorities 16-31 are "realtime" priorities which are absolute.  Any
           thread with a higher number runs until idle before any thread with
           a lower number can run.  Priorities 1-15 are normal priorities.
           a lower number can run.  Priorities 1-15 are dynamic priorities.
           CPU cycles.  Not sure about priority 0. --- yuen
           A thread with a higher number gets a bigger share, but not 100%, of
           CPU cycles.  Not sure about priority 0. It probably means it doesn't
           run until all other threads with priority 1 or above are idle.
           --- yuen
           \_ thanks.  But what is the behavior of equal priority tasks?
              \_ For normal priorities, timeslicing.  For "realtime"
                 priorities, a thread runs until idle before another thread of
                 the same priority can run.  --- yuen
                 \_ Can one thread interrupt another?
                    \_ sure, causing a BSOD would be a pretty nasty
                    \_ Yes, if it has a higher priority.
                       \_ Where can I get the nitty gritty ugly details of
                          exactly how threading works in 98/nt/2k/xp?
2002/6/17-18 [Uncategorized] UID:25129 Activity:nil
6/17    Beam me up Scotty:,4057,4523607%255E15306,00.html
        \_ Billions of innocent photons were heartlessly destroyed in this
           inhumane experiment!  We should all be outraged!
2002/6/17 [Uncategorized] UID:25130 Activity:nil
6/17    Who keeps deleting my thread on brother/sister incest?!  It's a
        serious question.  I don't have any sisters but I'm strangely
        arounsed by brother/sister incest porn.  This is normal?
2019/01/19 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:June:17 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>