Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:August:20 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/8/20 [Uncategorized] UID:25616 Activity:nil
8/20    ...and the girl she kinda knows from the gym!
2002/8/20-21 [Computer/HW/IO] UID:25617 Activity:low
8/20    If you use a Kinesis ergo keyboard, do you use the default
        keybindings or did you come up with your own?
        \_ Backspace=shift, Delete=Backspace. I use a modified dvorak layout
2002/8/20 [Reference/History/WW2/Germany] UID:25618 Activity:low
8/20    motd nazi, who are you?
        \_ If you can't keep proper track of the motd... It's pretty damned
           easy to figure out who writes what and who censors what in near
           real time.
2002/8/20 [Recreation/Dating, Academia/Berkeley/Classes, Transportation] UID:25619 Activity:moderate
8/20    Does the EECS department filter for porn and such coming in on
        its network?
        \_ Yes, they do.  However, they don't block it, they just add it
           to their own porn archive.
        \_ They monitor all network traffic and if you're found in violation
           of the network traffic policies too many times you won't be allowed
           to graduate.
        \_ pass port 80 redirect 1984

2002/8/20 [Academia/GradSchool] UID:25620 Activity:high
8/19    The post below got me wondering, what are the main things Cal
        looks for in grad school applicants? Can it be narrowed down
        to one (or more) factors? I'm interested in a cs masters
        \_ you will be eaten by a grue.
        \_ twohey, please reply.
        \_ Ten years ago I heard that CS grad school admission prefers
           applicants from other schools to those from Cal.
                \_ how closely do they look at the cs subject gre?
           \_ That's largely BS. I know people who wouldn't have had a chance
              to get in who got in because they knew a prof. nweaver, do you
              think you would have gotten in if you weren't at Cal for ugrad?
              Going to Cal for undergrad gives you the chance to do research
              as a ugrad, which can help you out, esp if your prof is on the
              \_ If you weren't kissing someone's ass for years as a ugrad
                 you won't get in.  If you were one of the faceless masses
                 who simply went to school and got good grades you're fucked.
                 Potstickers anyone?
                 \_ I dont think Brian Harvey has that much oomph in admissions.
                    He's a lecturer, not a research prof.  If you must kiss
                    ass, kiss the right ass at the very least.
                    \_ It's a general concept.  Don't over apply an example to
                       all cases.
2002/8/20-21 [Computer/Networking] UID:25621 Activity:very high
8/20    For DSL, do the upload & download rates share the same bandwidth?
        \_ No.  Typical DSL is ADSL (A for Asymmetric).  The bandwidth is rated
           for download/upload separately.  I get about 1.5Mb/s dl and about
           128Kb/s ul.  At work we have business (in our case symmetric) DSL,
           with 1.5Mb/s ul/dl.  Though the minimum guarntees are less than that.
           \_ Sorry, I didn't make myself clear. Can you get both 1.5Mb/s dl
              and 128kb/s ul simultaneously? Or just one or the other, or in
              some combo?
              \_ I have not found this to be so.  If I am using all of my
                 upstream bandwidth, the download suffers badly.  It's
                 not as bad the other way around.  --PeterM
                 \_ ACK packets need some tiny but non-zero bandwidth.
        \_ as usual, the right answer was google. why do you fucks keep
           posting dumb questions in the motd?
           \_ If you pull that stick out slowly, it might not hurt as much.
           \_ did you even read your own link?  it doesn't answer the OP's
              question, dumbass.  if you're going to get all RTFW on someone
              and post google links, at least POST THE RIGHT FUCKING LINK!
              \_ Funny, didn't see anything helpful in your post.
                 \_ I don't know the anwer but I'm not posting worthless links.
                    I'm usefully pointing out that reading that link for the
                    answer is a waste of time and the link poster is a fool.
                    Thank you for your guidance and useful assistance.
2002/8/20-21 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:25622 Activity:low
8/20    How do you declare static array in C++ class?
        \_ you mean something like this?
2002/8/20-21 [Computer/SW/Mail, Computer/SW/Security] UID:25623 Activity:very high
8/20    using gpg i want to associate someones public_key with a wildly
        different alias that they also use to mail me encrypted text.
        I skimmed the long man-page but didn't find it.
        \_ you really think the nsa cant read your text in real time?  get
           real.  they can spot the gpg signature and flag your packets to
           make certain a human reads the messages.  sheesh.  dont you know
           the best way to hide is in plain sight where your traffic looks like
           everyone else's and only the computers will read (and ignore) it?
           \_ (!OP): I don't care about the NSA. I care about business
              competitors, 1337 haxors, and the like.
              \_ w3 @1r3d33 0wNz y00.
           \_ (TOP) o.k. i love to ecourage trolls..
                1)  I'm trading commercial "secrets" not military ones so I
                    don't much care if some cypher-wonk in the basement of
                    the pentagon reads my mail.
                2)  By encrypting traffic "they"re not interested in i'm making
                    their job harder, if only a little, which makes me happy.
                \_ What mail client do you use to (en|de)crypt mail w/ gpg?
                   \_ mutt
                   \_ pine.  (flame away)
                \_ So you trust foreign governments such as the French who are
                   known to engage in industrial espionage for their
                   corporations not to steal your data and hand it over to
                   your competitors?  So much to learn, so little time....
2002/8/20 [Uncategorized] UID:25624 Activity:moderate
8/20    why aren't you all dead yet?
        \_ I'm feeling better!
        \_ please drink some antifreeze, I eagerly await your death
        \_ give it time.  it'll happen.
        \_ I'm working as hard as I can.
2002/8/20 [Recreation/Food] UID:25625 Activity:very high
8/20    I'm curious, what are your lunch arrangements?
        cook and pack my own lunch: .
        eat out:                    ..
        eat out sometimes, bring lunch other times:  ...
        eat in the dorms:
        deli sandwich+drink at my desk: .
        work provides free lunch: .
        cheeseboard: .
        \_ do you care whether you are working or are a student?
           \_ added third option for students
        \_ work provides free lunch
        \_ Damn I miss this place.
           \_ Me too
2002/8/20-21 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:25626 Activity:nil
8/20    When I use tab in a plain old xterm, it works fine.  If I run screen
        inside the xterm, tab stops working.  If I type ^v and then tab at
        the shell inside screen, I get "^[OI".  Is there something I can
        put in my .screenrc to make this work?  I tried 'bindkey "^[OI"
        stuff ^I', but screen complains that stuff requires one or two
        parameters.  This is on a Win32 machine running some X server.
2002/8/20-21 [Academia/Berkeley/Classes] UID:25627 Activity:high
8/20    Never took EE120, what's a good primer URL? ok thx
        \_ the previous semester's website.
        \_ /csua/tmp/Structures-and-Interpretations-of-Signals-and-Systems.pdf
                \_ wow, any other book/pdf you have?
                   \_ P2P.  It's all there.
2002/8/20 [Recreation/Food] UID:25628 Activity:high
8/20    Top Dog, Sun Hong Kong, Zona Rosa, Bongo Burger, Henry's
        \_ Zona Rosa is long gone
           \_ since when?
                \_ "long gone"
           \_ Zona Rosa --> Fabuloso --> Naan & Curry (2002-08-01)
        \_ What are "restaurants in berkeley"?
        \_ TC Garden #1!!!
        \_ what restaurants are currently northside?  The ones near Top
           \_ Sun HK is not northside. Neither is blondies.
        \_ Places to get ill!
        \_ "What is the OP's answer to the previous motd post?"
        \_ What? No Arnell's?
2002/8/20-21 [Computer/Networking] UID:25629 Activity:high
8/20    My roomate hogs up most of the bandwidth. How do you configure your
        Linux router to limit the bandwidth?
        \_ burst into his room while he's downloading porn and jerking
           off.  After catching him with his pants down, he'll cut back
           on the one-handed surfing.
           \_ dont forget to take digital pics and spam them across usenet's
              queer pics groups.  maybe set up a webcam and make some money
              while you're at it.
              \_ he doesn't have enough bandwidth to do that. his
                 roomate is hogging it.
                 \_ if the site gets popular enough, the income earned from
                    running the webcam in his room could be used to buy more
                    \_ A Stanford grad in the making....  Silly Bears can't
                       see a good business model if it bit them.
           Mainly 2.4, but should apply to 2.2 also.
2002/8/20-21 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan] UID:25630 Activity:very high
8/20    Anybody bought digital cams from Japan and bring them
        back to US?  a) How strict is the $400 custom limit
        (what about for gifts and personal use)?  b) Where can
        I find a 100V to 110V converter?  Thanks.
        \_ a) not very strict.  The custom doesn't know the price.  Usually
                they don't ask.  If you're still afraid, put down something
                like $450, and paid them maybe USD $6.00 (not sure about the
           b) most models are also exported, and the power supply adapts
              to most ranges.  My Sony works all over the world.

           The bigger question is how much Japanese you know.  The
           supplied software usually comes in Japanese and it may
           appear as garbage characters by the computers and garbages
           to you if you don't know Japanese.
        \_ Customs is a joke.  Don't worry about your declared value.  Just
           don't make bomb jokes or look foreign and you're ok to bring in
           a few bombs, some anthrax in marked containers and a few kilos of
           coke per trip.
        \_ Someone deleted this question: what's the difference between 110v
           and 120v? Some (usually electricians) refer to it as 120v, but most
           simply call it 110v.
           \- it is my opinion that stuff like clothes, electronics etc
              wont be a problems. you might not want it in new packaging
              and have the price tag on. booze, cigs and such are another
              matter. i dont think you can really claim "i bought that
              cognac on my last trip/at safeway". --psb
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