Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:October:05 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/10/5 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:26106 Activity:high
10/4    i know that most ppl sign an at-will contract with their high tech
        employers, but can an employer let you go and might possibly hire
        someone without cause (other than perhaps "don't like you" or "don't
        like your attitude")?  if not and they did, is there anything that one
        can do?  and, will you be able to get umemployment benefit?
        \_ If you're not in a union, you're at will in CA.  You can ask a
           labor lawyer or the CA state labor board (or whatever it's called).
           If fired = no unemployment.  If laid off = yes unemployment.
        \_ At will doesn't really mean at will. They can't fire you because
           you're too old, or because you're black, or because you won't give
           a blow job to the boss, or whatever... you have rights.
           \_ Don't be naive.  They won't put "fired: old, black, lousy bjs"
              on your exit forms.  You're in CA.  You're at will.
           \_ But can they fire you if you won't get a blowjob from the boss?
              \_ Yes.  They can fire you for not accepting your boss's offer
                 of a mandatory bj.  You're at-will.  You can be fired for
                 absolutely anything.
2002/10/5 [Computer/HW/Laptop, Computer/HW/IO, Computer/HW/Display] UID:26107 Activity:nil 60%like:26104
10/4    Quality protest in action:
2002/10/5-6 [Computer/Companies/Apple, Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:26108 Activity:high
10/5    It's all about the Woz, kids.  Just keep the Woz in mind and you'll
        be ok.
        \_ that rules.  it's all been downhill since the Apple IIc.
           I fucking hated the IIgs and knew apple was doomed when I saw
           that evil mac-loving piece of shit.
           \_ what was wrong with the IIgs??? I loved that thing... it
              was the first hard-drive I ever used.
              \_ I guess it's just personal.  the computer teacher at my
                 junior high was obsesesd with that thing, and i hated
                 him deeply.  he was also obscessed with the mac, which
                 i still hate.
                 \_ displacement, anyone?  maybe you should call him.  Deal
                    with these feelings you're having...
2002/10/5-6 [Uncategorized] UID:26109 Activity:high
10/5    Mail Order Monsters on a C64 emulator.  What could be better than
        that?  I pity the fool that's playing UT2003 this weekend.
        \_ Dude!  That fucking REWLS!
2002/10/5-6 [Uncategorized] UID:26110 Activity:moderate
10/5    Damnit, has lost it.
        \_ ??
        \_ huh?  Same exact crap they always have.
           \_ but this time it wasn't funny. preachy too.
2002/10/5 [Recreation/Dating] UID:26111 Activity:moderate
10/5    Any easy ways to ignore namespaces in gcc 3.2, that is to make std::
        part of :: without having to do invasive changes to your code?
        \_ "using namespace std;" ?
           \_ This falls down because hash_* is in __gnu_cxx.  I tried making
              another namespace, putting 'using namespace std; using namespace
              __gnu_cxx;', and then using that namespace but that didn't work
              either.  Sorry for not mentioning this earlier.
              \_ using namespace __gnu_cxx;
                 using namespace std;
                 namespace std
                   using namespace __gnu_cxx;
                 using namespace std;
        \_ why do you want to do this?
2002/10/5 [Academia/StanfUrd] UID:26112 Activity:nil
10/5 -- does this mean we're heading toward the SITN
        direction, that we're slowing catching up to the Furds?
        \_ Stanford >> Cal in most things except self inflated sense of worth.
           \_ Except math.  And ee.  And theory.  And philosophy.  And a bunch
              of other stuff I can't remember right now.
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