Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:July:14 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/7/14-15 [Computer/SW/OS/Solaris] UID:25353 Activity:moderate
7/13    Has anyone experienced the difference in qsort between Solaris and
        Linux?  I found that when the indices are the same, the sorting order
        is different.  Is there any way to get the Solaris-equivalent qsort
        on Linux?
        \_ The recursive nature of qsort means that you can never get
           a stable sort out of it (AFAIK), meaning that
           "The relative order in the output of two items  that  compare
           as equal is unpredictable." (-Solaris manpage).  Use mergesort.
        \_ The strange thing is, the qsort on Solaris and HPUX give the same
           sorting order.  Is there any way to get the source code of qsort
           for HP or Solaris? -op
2002/7/14-15 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China, Finance/Investment] UID:25354 Activity:moderate
7/13    Be glad you're not today's children...
        \_ guys like this exist at all points on the political spectrum:
           they spout off about how bad everything is while doing nothing
           to help and posing no possible solutions.  this country has
           many dire problems, but it has *no* problems that will
           every be solved by blowhard pundits(except for providing income
           for said pundits.)
        \_ it should have been Mao saying we'd sell them the rope to hang us
2002/7/14 [Computer/HW/Memory] UID:25355 Activity:nil
7/14    What's a good/cheap motherboard that supports 168 pinn (PC133) and
        184 pinn (DDR) ram? I need a slight upgrade to play Warcraft 3 but
        don't want to buy new RAM.
2002/7/14 [Uncategorized] UID:25356 Activity:nil
7/14    So wtf is tonytung doing?
        \_ dunno, someone thank paolo for logging in and fixing stuff.
           (cleaning up var, etc)
        \_ 11M mail spool and growing...
        \_ looks like it's a cronjob running once a minute.
2002/7/14-15 [Uncategorized] UID:25357 Activity:high
7/13    Whoever bought the GF4 MX 440 card: How is it? It's about half the
        price of the GF4 4200 so I was going to go with it (based on
        Tom's Hardware, it seems to be about 25% slower).
        \_ Hello.  I don't really game with it, as it turns out, so
           I'm glad I didn't go with the more expensive board.  I've
           got it working both on Linux and on Windows using two monitors.
           I've got no problem with the 2D performance.  I really should
           fire up Descent3... -PeterM
           \_ I took a leap of faith and just ordered it. thanks.
2002/7/14-16 [Computer/SW/SpamAssassin] UID:25358 Activity:moderate
7/14    I read email using mutt over IMAP. I want to set up something
        (fetchmail?) that will periodically download email, scan for
        important emails (e.g. sender is Joe) and email them to my
        cell phone email addr. But that's it. I don't want fetchmail
        to deliver emails or in any way modify my IMAP spool. How do
        I do this?
        \_ Copy your mailspool on the mailhost, then have fetchmail download
           it occasionally.  Then do with it what you need to (filter,
           forward, whatever.) -John
        \_ If filtering with procmail is allowed on that server, I'd take
           that route. Otherwide, I see no easy way of doing it (in case
           if marking messages as "read" on the server without deleting them
           qualifies as mail spool modification)
           \_ If you can forward mail from the IMAP account, perhaps you
              have access to a unix machine that you can run procmail on.
              Actually, there's even procmail for cygwin.
        \_ I tried this with my email-pager. Just to forward *portions* of
           important emails (from specific folks). Ooops, underestimated the
           amount of email I get and they charged me $3100 one month
           (10 cents per character after my monthly limit).
           \_ You didn't actually pay that bill did you?  When a previous
              company started sending out email pages to system staff we
              racked up a $34k bill one bad month.  The VP told them to go
              fuck themselves.  We changed pager companies, end of story.
2002/7/14-15 [Uncategorized] UID:25359 Activity:very high
7/14    for that guy who asked 'why not go below 8% body fat', here:
        \_ Thanks.  I will keep that in mind. I'll eat more avocado or
           something to keep my body fat above 8%.  :-)
           \_ Olive oil, nuts, and/or fish, though avocado is probably fine.
        \_ Here's another one:  <DEAD><DEAD>
           \_ What's her body fat?  She seems to have some.
              \_ her body fat percentage is probably high, ironically.
                 she doesn't seem to have much muscle, is more likely the
                 the truth.
2002/7/14-15 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:25360 Activity:moderate
7/13    stupid Linux question - can i copy files from a Linux machine
        onto a floppy disc and read them on a windows machine? (it didn't
        work when i tried it and i don't know if it's because my floppy
        drive is broken or because i'm doing it wrong).
        \_ I've done it.  Is it a DOS floppy?  Did you type 'sync' before
           removing the floppy, or otherwise unmount it properly?  --PeterM
        \_ If you have a dos formatted floppy (yes, you can format it under
           Linux as well), there's usually something like mount -t msdos
           <floppy device> <directory>  Then copy files into that directory,
           unmount it, and voila.  -John
        \_ Does anyone still use the mutils?  mformat, mdir, mcopy, etc.
           Basically DOS filesystem utilities for floppy disks on *nix OSes.
           \_ well, I think trying to mount the floppy drive isn't working.
              I type 'mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy' and the floppy
              drive light comes on briefly but when I try to umount it, it
              doesn't seem to exist ('no such file or directory'). -op
2002/7/14-15 [Uncategorized] UID:25361 Activity:moderate
7/14/02  Day = Month * Year
         \_ It's that kind of date management that led to y2k, buddy.
            Someone will get sloppy, and suddenly it's July 14014!
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:July:14 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>