Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:August:29 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/8/29 [Health/Men, Recreation/Food] UID:25726 Activity:high
8/28    Anybody tried rogaine?  How does it work, and how well does it
        work?  How much does it cost?
        \_ In case this is a serious questions and not a random troll...
           I'm going to suggest something that doesn't cost you anything,
           in fact it might even save you money.  I'm not getting bald, I have
           a full set of hair.  I've noticed that I have MORE hair
           than before and my hair is growing faster and is shinier/healthier.
           The secret:  good nutrition.  I don't eat processed foods and I
           rarely eat out at restaurants.  If I do eat out it's at salad
           places like Fresh Choice.  If you cook and eat from fresh ingredient
           everyday, you will improve your health and might just stop the
           hair loss.  Again, this costs you nothing except the time it takes
           to prepare and cook your food.  It's definitely worth it if it
           can stop your hair loss.
                \_ I bet those scientists who believe in a genetic basis
                   to baldness are the same ones who believe in global
                   warming.  -tom
        \_ If you're Jewish, the yarlmulka provides a much cheaper solution.
        \_ just shave your head and be done with it.
           \_ or you could get a reverse-mohawk like the Harkonens in
              David Lynch's Dune movie.  if only someone could get that
              to be fashionable.
           \_ Amen, brother.     -mice
              \_ What can the sisters do?
        \_ My dad says that it kept the peachfuzz on top of his head from
        \_ Doesn't seem to help my receding hairline. Not too surprising,
           since that is not what it is indicated for, but I figured I
           would try anyway.
        \_ Don't let any drip down your forehead.  Unless you want peach
           fuzz in novel places.
        \_ taking propecia, never touched rogaine.  hairloss stopped.  i'm
           not seeing my hairline restored but it's not losing ground either.
           my doc says that using both works even better if youre really
           serious about it but i havent tried.
        \_ I guess this day was going to come sooner or later.  Motd trollers
           getting older and asking this type of questions.  In a few years,
           we'll be talking about getting that "procedure" done or which
           doctor is good for coronary bypass surgeries.
2002/8/29 [Uncategorized] UID:25727 Activity:nil
8/28    has this labor union strike affected anyone here directly?
        \_ Yes, too much noise at all major campus entrypoints, have to walk
           elsewhere to have a conversation at normal volume.
2002/8/29-30 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:25728 Activity:high
8/29    Anyone remembers when Netscape Communicator 4.8 was first released?
        \_ Why does Netscape keep on releasing newer 4.x versions when there
        \_ Why does Netscape keep on releasing newer 4.x versions when they
           are already doing 6.x versions?
           \_ And now 7.x
        \_ google "netscape release history"
        \_ Does AOL profit from Netscape browser now that it's free?
           \_ If it hurts MS it profits AOL.
2002/8/29-30 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java, Computer/SW/Apps/Media, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:25729 Activity:high
        For I am a pirate king...
        \_ This is not even good enough to be motd fodder. Who poasted this?
            \_ "Poasted"?  You're not good enough to be motd fodder...
                \_ Yes because typo flames are always better than content
                   \_ It's the motd.  Yermom responses are better than
                      everything else.  Except maybe running prices on 3D
                      video cards.
                        \_ or prices on yer mom
                           \_ probably, but the original link is still a waste
                              of bits.  maybe if it were funny in some way.
             \_ FYI, i typed posted on purpose... to see if it would generate
                a response. 5 layers deep... not bad!
                \_ liar.  next!
2002/8/29-30 [Computer/Networking] UID:25730 Activity:high
8/29    Am I cruel? I ordered two wireless PC cards and a wireless router
        from Amazon and took advantage of their free shipping for purchases
        above $50 and had it shipped in two instead of one package.
        Now they've lowered it to free shipping for $25 or above.
        If it ever gets down to like $1...
        \_ By increasing their costs, you are just making it less likely
           for them to do so.
        \_ Cruel?  No.  You can't be cruel to a company.  It's a company, duh.
           Stupid, though, yes, as the above reply makes clear.
           \_ That doesn't mean you cannot taunt the company and laugh at
              it's collective stupidity. That's okay.
              \_ "it's"?  watch those apostrophes...
              \_ Taunt?  Get over it.  They don't care.  It's a tiny box in
                 a spreadsheet somewhere.
                 \_ but, but...nweaver says so!
                    \_ oh yeah... ok in the future ill be sure to abuse various
                       company policies which benefit me as a consumer so
                       they'll stop all consumer beneficial activity and just
                       screw everyone as much as possible.  im all for that.
                       \_ You probably voated for Larouche, too.
2002/8/29-30 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:25731 Activity:low
8/29    Is there a website that tells you the elevation above sea-level
        of all the cities in the US (at least the major ones)?
        \_ No.  I have encrypted all of my copywritted material
           using an encryption algorithm based on US city elevation data,
           and releasing it now would be in violation of the DMCA.
           If you try to download that information from the web, I'll
           DOS your server.  -GIAA
        \_ Uh, Yeah, the first link from the google query:
        "us major cities elevation above sea level" -googled
2002/8/29-30 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:25732 Activity:high
8/29    Has anyone tried DMA? Does it really work? I'm afraid to use it for
        the same reason why I don't click on "unsubscribe me" from spams.
        \_ Yes it works. Both for mail and phone-based junk. It works best if
           you also request that the credit agencies not release your info as
           well and you foregoe mail forwarding when you move.
           \_ Those work very well for me, together with calling up companies
              to cancel junk catalogs under whoever's names and my address.
        \_ Direct memory access?  I love it.  Great stuff.  Works great and
           less filling at the same time!  Better than rogaine
        \_ No but I've tried MDA.  Is DMA some other analogue?
           \_ Direct Marketing Association, Inc.
              The posters are talking about DMA's Mail Preference Service which
              helps you stop junk mail.
              helps you stop junk mail.  Saves time and trees.
2002/8/29-30 [Uncategorized] UID:25733 Activity:high
8/29    Favorite Search Engine:
        1. Google: ..
        2. motd:   .
        3. friend:
        4. yermom: ....
        5. Yahoo:  .
           \_ ObNotASearchEngine
              \_ What engine is it then when I search in Yahoo?
                 \_ Well, it says "Powered by Google" when I search
                    from so I'm guessing it's probably
                    \_ Try again.  Software: google.  Indexes: yahoo
                                                        \_ Indices, jackass.
                From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
                  Index \In"dex\, n.; pl. E. {Indexes}, L. {Indices}(?).
                   \_ Did it really say "jackass" in the dictionary?
        7. Astalavista: .
        8. Kazaa:  .
        9. wall: .
2002/8/29-30 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:25734 Activity:high
8/29    Do you guys have a different password for every single account you
        own -- email, website, server, bank, etc?
        \_ Yes.
        \_ I have tiers of security-- like very secure, medium, and not at all
           secure. Usually as I retire my very secure passwords, I move them
           down to the lower tiers... except for the lowest level, which is
           almost always just based on my name or something.
           \_ I do this too.  I wonder how commmon it is.
           \_ How do you remember all the passwords?  I have like 10 passwords
              for maybe 30 accounts.  I can never remember which to use for
              what, except for the accounts I use daily.
        \_ I use the same password for all my accounts, home, work, root,
           hotmail, pr0n sites, my secret password with Visa, my
           home security company, everything.
           \_ Have you been to  What a fucking stupid website!
2002/8/29-30 [Uncategorized] UID:25735 Activity:nil
8/29    Anybody recognize the voice in the soundtrack of this movie?  The
        woman's voice is quite mesmerizing...
        I cannot find the information in the official site.  Thanks.
2002/8/29-9/4 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:25736 Activity:nil 50%like:27235
8/29    /csua/pub/jobs/ZoneLabs updated
        \_ permission denied
           \_ d'oh.  fixed -sky
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