Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:August:04 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/8/4 [Uncategorized] UID:25488 Activity:nil
8/3     You know you love it!
        ===> bin/ed
2002/8/4-6 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:25489 Activity:kinda low
8/3     Are CD-RW as reliable as CD-R?
        \_ In what sense?  They can both get scratched, etc.
           \_ in respect to tolerance to heat, humidity, etc
              \_ It varies by manufacturer.  You'd have to check the specs
                 online by maker for each product line.  In general though I
                 suspect that under normal conditions they behave the same.
2002/8/4-6 [Computer/SW/Apps/Media, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:25490 Activity:nil
8/3     What plug-in do I need to play AVI's on my pc?
        \_ on Windows?  Windows Media Player?
        \_ i bet it's divx avi.  search the web for divx codecs
           \_ if so, and you're not planning on doing encoding, install
              ffdshow instead.
              It'll decode divx3/4/5 and xvid video and has good
              postprocessing control. --jameslin
2002/8/4 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:25491 Activity:very high
        We're all doomed.  - danh
           Unlike the alternet drivel, kur5hin's article acknowledges the
           actual real history of what was going on at the time.
           actual real history of what was going on at the time and possibly
           what has happened since the inspectors got kicked out years ago.
        \_ Here's the Big Lie in the article, "According to Scott Ritter, who
           spent seven years in Iraq with the UNSCOM weapons inspection teams
           performing detailed investigations into Iraq's weapons program, no
           such capability exists".  What they fail to mention is that *4
           YEARS* ago Ritter and all other inspectors were kicked out of the
                \_ the article mentions that a number of times.
                   \_ No. It doesn't.  Not once.  Quote it.  At best it says
                      the year he left and doesn't say it was because they were
                      kicked out.  Care to try again?  There are numerous other
                      lies in the article but this was the most flagrant.  The
                      article is crap and a quick read of any real news source
                      from the net reporting on it would tell you that.  It's
                      commonly known history which the article denies by
                      failing to acknowledge.  You can't change reality by
                      simply willing to be different.
                        \_ "Ritter himself and no weapons inspection
                            team has set foot in Iraq since 1998."  Back to
                            English 1a for you.
                            \_ Yes this is the part of English 1A where you
                               missed the context around that one sentence
                               which makes it *painfully* clear that they're
                               trying to claim he left because there was
                               nothing left to find, not because they were
                               kicked out.  I was waiting for you to stick
                               your foot in your mouth on that line.  Go read
                               the article without extracting sub-pieces and
                               twisting them to suit yourself.  Also, this one
                               line is still not "a number of times" as you
                               claimed and again, does not say they were kicked
                               out.  English 1A indeed.
           after wasting 7 years playing hide and seek (and losing)
           with the Iraqi military/government.  Not only can a *lot* happen in
           4 years but the odds they found and destroyed all the Iraqi WMD in
           the previous 7 years is flat out zero.  This story is crap.  For
           the record, (like Scott Ritter), I voted for Bush and I'm highly
           disappointed with the way Bush has handled _all_ of the corporate
           responsibilities mess but the real problem with Iraq was Bush Sr.
           playing global power balance politics the first time not with his
           son cleaning up the mess later.  Clinton should have done this 4
           years ago when the inspectors got kicked out and since he didn't,
           the next guy in line should do it no matter what his party.
           \_ you're wasting your time in CS, your calling is talk radio.
              \_ *laugh*  Welcome to the motd, the home of personal attack.
                 If the best you can do is personally insult someone then don't
                 bother wasting disk space.
           \_ The burden of proof on someone who wants his country to invade
              another country and cause the death of many thousands of people
              is on the invader, not the peacelover. Can you give any evidence
              that Iraq does have WMD, other than overheated Bush rhetoric?
           \_ I love the MOTD! - danh
2002/8/4 [Uncategorized] UID:25492 Activity:nil
8/3     You know you love it!
        ===> bin/ed
        [hey that was my /bin/ed compile you deleted!  Bastard! That was
         ED! coming to LIFE for christssake!]
2002/8/4-6 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:25493 Activity:moderate
8/3     Anyone use SecureCRT? For some reason it keeps disconnecting me to
        CSUA if I'm idle for more than 20 minutes. No other ssh program
        (Windows or UNIX) does that to me, and I don't see any settings
        related to timeout. Any ideas?
        \_ I use the very old 2.4 version which doesn't disconnect me although
           it'd probably be healthier if it did.  ;-)
        \_ Relatedly, any recommendations for a win ssh client that supports
        \_ I use it and haven't experienced any problems.
        \_ Go to Options, Session Options, Options and turn on "anti-idle" -bhc
        \_ perhaps you're behind a NAT gateway with a low idle session timeout
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:August:04 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>