Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:July:03 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/7/3 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton, Politics/Domestic/Crime] UID:25269 Activity:nil
7/2     Court-martialed for refusing to wear UN uniform... (old story)
2002/7/3-4 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China, Computer/Rants] UID:25270 Activity:high
7/3     Seven airline crashes this year already, and we're only half way
        into the year.
        \_ Well, one of them was expected on account of being China Airlines
           (a misnomer since they don't really belong to China).
           \_ yeah it is.  Republic of China, stupid! If you don't know
              anything about it, shut the fuck up
              \_ Actually, it's the PRC, The People's Republic of China.  If
                 you're going to call someone stupid for not knowing something,
                 maybe, just maybe, it would be a good idea to know that same
                 thing yourself?  Just a suggestion.
                 \_ Wrong.  China Airlines is based in Taiwan, and Taiwan (plus
                    a few small islands) is Republic of China, ROC.  Air China
                    is based in Mainland China which is the People's Republic
                    of China, PRC.  (Of course each China claims ownership of
                    the other, unlike North/South Korea or East/West Germany,
                    but that's a different thread.)  -- yuen
        \_ Four of them were deliberate.
           \_ This is 2002, not 2001
              \_ April never ended
        \_ and all of them were the work of anti-semites.
        \_ Duh!  Where have you been all this time?  The rest of us knew about
           this conspiracy years ago!  Art Bell!
           \_ they were just blown up as a coverup for the chemtrails.
              ...must photograph flying triangles before black helicopters
              use weather control to destroy my home.
2002/7/3-4 [Reference/BayArea] UID:25271 Activity:kinda low
7/3     I heard there was some sort of "hostage situation" on 24 and 580
        this morning. What exactly happened?
        \_ front page on
        \_ The perpatrator is upset that SF outlawed public urination.
        \_ URL shrunken by the motd URL shrinker.
2002/7/3-4 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Israel] UID:25272 Activity:moderate
7/3     For those long URLs you tried to post to the motd, try
        \_ this application is obviously pro-palestinian and anti-semitic.
           \_ this comment is obviously pro-palestinian and anti-semitic.
              \_ dict semitic.  palestinians are semitic.
                 \_YOU'RE anti-semitic!
                 \_ After Israel succeeds in wiping out the palestinians
                    there will no longer be this ambiguity about the meaning
                    of the word semitic.
                    \_ *sigh*  you didn't read the definition, did you?
                       semitic people speak semitic languages, which
                       includes Arabic.  palestinians are not the only
                       arabic speakers in the world.  if you're going
                       to troll, troll, but at least use the language
                        \_ Sorry, sir.
                        \_ Semitic derived from progeny of Shem, descendant
                           of Noah.
                 \_ the extermination of the palestinian race is the only
                    way that israel can survive!  FUCK THEM PALESTINIANS.
                 \_ webster simitic.  The word can also refer to jewish only.
                    Your comment is obviously pro-dict and anti-webster. :-)
        \_ Wow!  Who wrote it?  How long are the shortcuts good for?
           \_ dbushong.  Until he cleans out the database.
        \_ cool.
        \_ It's the little things that count.  Nice work.
        \_ Wow, this is nice.
2002/7/3-4 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus] UID:25273 Activity:moderate
7/3     What format string do I use with printf() if I want to print out a
        variable of type "long"?  Thanks.  -- yuen
                         \_ Type shrunken by the motd type shrinker.
        \_ man -S3 printf.
           \_ Thanks.  -- yuen
           \_ Thx.  -- yuen
              \_ Common word shrunken by the motd common word shrinker.
2002/7/3-4 [Uncategorized] UID:25274 Activity:nil
7/3     What's the name of the program that makes big ascii words made up of
        many ascii characters. like for making old-fasioned banners?
        \_ figlet
        \_ banner
        \_ And we have a WINNER!  Banner in first with figlet trailing by a
           full length!
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:July:03 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>