Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:August:26 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/8/26 [Uncategorized] UID:25684 Activity:high
8/26    For the readers of the NYTimes
        \_ Boo-f&%ing-hoo. If the NYPost is more your speed, knock yourself
           out. They're both online.
        \_ Let's see, the New York Times is an example of "super-liberalism"
           and the Moonie run Washington Times is an example of objective
           discourse. What a strange and wonderful world you must live in.
           \_ Mr. I-Hate-The-WT, you have yet to actually prove or demonstrate
              or provide *any* evidence whatsoever that the WT reporting is
              influenced by the moonies, whereas the NYT is clearly a leftist
              mouth piece.
2002/8/26 [Uncategorized] UID:25685 Activity:kinda low
8/26    ok sue me, but what in the hell is up with pine?
        \_ Its not working.
           \_ Works fine now (12:10am).  It was acting funny earlier for
              me too (taking a loooong time to start), but it seems okay now.
              \_ startup time for mh: zero.
2002/8/26 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:25686 Activity:high
8.26    if you're not out conquoring the world then you're wasting your lives
        \_ Gee, Brain. What are we going to do tomorrow night?
        \_ fuck... if I conquered the world what would I do with it?
           \_ You'd have a place for all of your stuff.
2002/8/26 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:25687 Activity:moderate
8/26    Hi.  Got a message "You can't cancel someone else's article" when I
        tried to cancel my own message from trn.

        from usenet:

> NOTE #2:  If you follow the instructions, but get an error message that
> says something like "You can't cancel someone else's article", that means
> that your newsreader was not installed properly.

        Is this a problem I need to fix or something else?  Thanks
        \_ It's already 'out there'. Cancelling it won't help.  I can still
           find things I posted years ago and cancelled minutes later on the
           various usenet archives.  The cancel message immediately follows
           the original in the archives... useless.
2002/8/26 [Computer/SW/OS/Solaris] UID:25688 Activity:high
8/26    How do you specify the defaultrouter on the second interface, say
        qe1, on Solaris?
        \_ ifconfig manually or via script
2002/8/26 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:25689 Activity:moderate
8/26    Any recommendations for web hosting services with good latency from
        campus? Looking for cheap service to host low traffic www site.
        \_ Low latency?  You're playing quake from your campus office?
2002/8/26 [Consumer/TV] UID:25690 Activity:high
8/26    I'm looking for satellite or cable provider for mandarin language
        programs.  Taiwanese or HK programs in mandarin to be precise.
        What's a good provider?  Thanks.
        \_  I don't watch it though.  --- yuen
        \_ I think directv has a few stations.
           \_ directv does NOT have any chinese channels (except possibly
              through local channels that may exist in your area. -uctt
              \_ Phoenix TV via DIRECTV:
                 I don't have DIRECTV either.  --- yuen
2002/8/26 [Computer/HW/Drives, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:25691 Activity:high
8/26    How do I prevent a particular host or user from having write acess
        to an NFS mounted disk?  There is some rogue process tring to fill
        up my disk, and I haven't been able to block it.  I've tried
        variations on
        \_ what server os?
        \_ you can prevent a certain host from writing to a volume but you
           can't prevent a user from writing if the file system has been
           exported in read-write mode to that host.
           \- actually there is kind of a hairy way to do this with
              some experimental work on nfs filter layers. the work
              involves some extensions to the *_quash routines.
              while it is experimental, the people doing it really know
              what they are doing ... however this is probably one of
              those cases where "if you have to ask, this 'solution' isnt
              for you". if this is you really important you can talk to me.
              ok tnx.
2002/8/26 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:25692 Activity:high
8/26    After doing quickie install/try/delete of about 15 recent games over
        the weekend I finally found one that's actually fun.  The Thing.  I'm
        not a big fan of FPS-style games (this is over the shoulder but same
        idea) but I like this one.  There's an actual plot, you can't trust
        your team mates, they don't trust you, and everything is classic
        military quality fubar.
        \_ does it have anything to do with the movie?
           \_ Yes, it's a game-based 'sequel' where you're the commander on the
              ground of a military unit sent to find out what happened to the
              scientists in the movie.  There's a few direct movie references
              but nothing that gets in the way of the game.  Sort of like the
              way Aliens was the military sequel to Alien but with The Thing
              \_ Are they ever coming out with the movie sequel Thing II, or
                 did I miss it? Not another remake, but real sequel.
2002/8/26-27 [Science/Electric] UID:25693 Activity:very high
8/26    On the higher-end models of the Toyota Matrix there's an 110V 100W AC
        outlet.  How is the AC power generated on a car?  I though converting
        DC to AC is hard.  Thanks.
        \_ do a google search on dc to ac inverters
                \_ inverters?
                   \_ yes, inverters.  was it really easier to post the
                      word "inverters?" on the motd than do the google
                      \_ someone sohlud write /csua/bin/gg that either returns
                         the "I'm feeling lucky" result or the first 10
                         descriptions/urls (of a google response, of course).
        \_ dc->ac inverters are common.  You can buy them at frys for ~$20
           that plug into your cigarette lighter output.  Most auto parts
           stores have them too. -ERic
2002/8/26-27 [Computer/SW/Security, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:25694 Activity:high
8/26    After I save a file in win95, I need to process it from DOS prompt
        (to use with sftp for putty for example). I find the file name to be
        "currupted" - it's shorter and contains strange characters like "~".
        I know this must be a feature from MS but how to get around it and
        access the file from DOS using the real file name?
        \_ try using cygwin
        \_ the win95 shell displays that because it's DOS and DOS doesn't
           do more than 8.1 filenames. Just use those shorter names
           (i believe they show up correctly in windows), use the long name
           with quotes around it (i think that works) or better yet
           upgrade to win 2000.
        \_ if you use the short file name with scp, you'll lose the long file
           name on the other side.  you need to double quote the LFN to do
           what you're talking about.  or as the above say use cygwin or w2k.
        \_ By "DOS prompt", do you mean the DOS window in Win95, restarting
           Win95 in DOS mode, or plain MS-DOS 6.xx?
        \_ Enclose your long/full name with double quotes.
        \_ Use double quotes.
        \_ I think double quotes will do the trick.
2002/8/26-27 [Computer/HW/Laptop, Science/Battery] UID:25695 Activity:nil
8/26    I want to work outdoors for longer than my battery life.  any
        recomendations for solar laptop power supplies?  I saw quite
        a few on the web, but i'd rather not buy some expensive thing
        if i'm not *sure* it will work.  has anyone here done this?
        \_ what about an extra battery?  What about powering your
           laptop with alternate sources like a car battery or something
           like that?
           \_ or a foot pedal?
                   \- is there relly something like that?
                      that would be pretty cool for long remote trips.
                      i know there is a flashlight you can charge with
                      human power. ok tnx.
        \_ saw something like this at Fry's in Sunnyvale. Fry's is great
           for try-and-buy, as long as there's no restocking fee.
2002/8/26 [Uncategorized] UID:25696 Activity:nil
8/26    Is there a way to make slrn show the entire thread when there are
        one or more messages that are unread?
        \_ use the source, luke.
2002/8/26 [Uncategorized] UID:25697 Activity:nil
8/26    CSS question: how do I prevent a hyperlink from being underlined?
        \_ { text-decoration: none }
           \_ don't you need an 'a' before that? ie:
                <style> a { text-decoration: none } </style>
2002/8/26 [Politics/Domestic/911] UID:25698 Activity:high
8/26    Cool.  Now they're doing popularity polls re: terrorist groups and
        reporting it as straight news. The world has truly gone mad. (urld has been here)
        \_ so...did you just recover from a coma, or what?  all the
           mainstream media is full of opinion polls reported as news.
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Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:August:26 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>