Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:August:24 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/8/24-26 [Consumer/TV] UID:25669 Activity:moderate
8/23    What's a good video card/chipset to let me play DVD full screen
        on a tv-out while doing win32 stuff on the monitor?  Nvidia for
        example seems to want to put this ugly black border around the
        tv-out image.
        \_Matrox Radeon All-In-Wonder.
        \_ATI Radeon All-In-Wonder.
        \_ well, if you want to tweak the black border, try tvtool
           ( ... incidentally, if you don't know why
           the black border is there in the first place, it's to try to
           correct for overscan, which varies from television to television.
        \_ hey this program says I have a tv out chip on my card but I only
           have one output.  Is there a cable I can get that lets me connect
           from a standard monitor output to my tv?
           \_ they're called scanline converters, and they're not cheap.
            \_ but supposedly my card has all that already, just not the port
               I need to plug into my tv.  Where is it?
               \_ well, maybe it would help if you mentioned exactly what
                  card you have?  maybe your card is supposed to be used in
                  conjunction with an nVidia Personal Cinema card or something?
                  or maybe the chip is there because it was on a reference
                  board, but to reduce costs it can't actually be used for
                  \_Just buy a DVD player.
2002/8/24 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:25670 Activity:very high
8/23    Is it just me, or are threads being purged three or four times
        a day?  It seems like, just as motd starts to be entertaining
        or interesting, someone purges it.  What gives?      -mice
        \_ revolution starts in '03.
        \_ I think there are those who do not want the motd to be
           entertaining or interesting. They want it to be nothing
           but "couch for sale" and "sysadmin question of the day".
           \_ We go through cycles of this.  Everyone few months a new geek
              shows up who think they're going to be the one who "cleans up
              the motd" and "kills all the trolls" and blah blah blah.  They
              fight a losing battle for a few days, sometimes as long as a
              week or two and then grow up and go away and find better ways
              to spend their time than cull non-nerd topics from the motd.
              No big deal.  I know who this particular loser is.  It won't
              last much longer.  Be patient, keep posting and keep reposting
              from your copy after each idiotic blasting.  Works everytime.
              \_ I thought paolo gave up on that?
                \_ paolo wasn't culling, he was deleting the entire motd
                   every 3 minutes by an automated script.  -tom
2002/8/24-25 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:25671 Activity:nil
        Night shift sysadmin slacker job.  Do nothing.  Get paid.  Low skill
        level.  Get paid to do homework and play quake all night.  Berkeley.
        I don't know anything about the company but I figure one of you lazy
        game playing, web surfing, motd butchering, wall scribbling slackers
        might want to get paid to do what you're already doing now for free.
2002/8/24-25 [Uncategorized] UID:25672 Activity:moderate
8/23    Couch for sale.  Free.  Ghetto Chic. -jones
        \_ Capitalist pig!
           \_ Sigh... no, he's obviously an anti-capitalist traitor seeking to
              destroy the local economy as it pertains to pre-owned furniture.
2002/8/24-26 [Computer/Networking] UID:25673 Activity:nil
8/24    Does anyone have a multi-point wireless network at home? What
        products do you use? I bould a dsl/wireless router since it had
        an integrated switch, but it wouldn't bridge the internal switch
        with my existing wireless network. Would adding another access
        point in "infrastructure mode" and connecting it to a hub even
        work as a bridge? Thanks.
        \_ no.. 2 AP's in infrastructure mode using the same ssid
           doesnt bridge.. it screws things up.
2002/8/24-25 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc] UID:25674 Activity:nil
8/23    Isn't paolo's auto motd trim script subject to ban?
                \_ paolo wasn't culling, he was deleting the entire motd
                   every 3 minutes by an automated script.  -tom
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:August:24 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>