Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:November:28 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/11/28 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:26655 Activity:high
11/27   I need a unix utility that can check for existence of certain file on
        an ftp or http site without actually downloading it. What should I
        \_ wget --server-response -spider
           \_ I think wget -S is enough.  I don't think you need -spider.
              \_ You need --spider if you don't want to download the file.
                 \_ Hmm... I need a new wget.
2002/11/28-30 [Uncategorized] UID:26656 Activity:high
11/27   Hah!  According to /. Firedfly is toast!  That and Birds of Prayer
        makes it 2 for 2.
        \_ Not toast yet, but certainly on the hospice-care track.
           \_ It's so toast.  Name any shows that have ever recovered from the
              lows a new show like Firedfly has plunged to.
              \_ *shrug* I don't really watch TV, so I can't.  I just read the
                 \_ Toast.
                    \_ ...and you clearly didn't read it.  *shrug*   whatever.
                       \_ Idiot.  I read it.  Toast.  Where do you see that it
                          isn't toast?  In this country first season shows that
                          don't do well and have some funky premise like space
                          cowboys from the deep south post-civil war get axed.
                    \_ Toasty!
2002/11/28 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:26657 Activity:high
11/28   President Bush Opens U.S. Roads to Mexican Trucks,50
        \_ Yes, the rest of us knew that from real news sources which the FR
           is not.  Did you have a reason to post this?
2002/11/28 [Uncategorized] UID:26658 Activity:nil
11/28   Figured out the mysql_connect() thing--it was php's include_path.
        Thanks for the suggestions!  -John
2002/11/28-30 [Health, Recreation/Media] UID:26659 Activity:nil
11/27   My new favorite movie: Bordello of Blood.  I can't do it justice with
        a mere motd post.
        \_ yeah, thanks for reminding me, i should watch that again. that
           was a good one. --aaron
2002/11/28-30 [Reference/Celebration] UID:26660 Activity:high
11/28   happy thanksgiving!
        \_ Bugger you with a rusty turkey-carver.
        \_ Happy Bird-day to you!
        \_ the most politically-incorrect holiday... wondering why no one
           at Berkeley took the street for it.
                \_ Not really--they just started it to be grateful for not
                   starving cause a bunch of Injuns taught them to feed their
                   miserable selves.  Most un-PC would be Columbus Day, or
                   Armistice day (Veterans day, I guess.)  -John
                   \_ Idiot Euro Weenies.... It's anti-PC because it is the
                      celebration of the beginning of white men slaughtering
                      and raping their way across the Native Peoples *and* it
                      is the ultimate anti-vegan day as well.
                      \_ See... Proper satire needs to at least be based in
                         reality.  Otherwise you just sound like an idiot.
                         \_ Go read a history book.  RTFHB.
                      \_ Let's have a vegan for dinner this T-day.
                         \_ Sure, vegans usually act like turkeys
                            \_ Turkeys always turn me on.
                               \_ I fear you.
2002/11/28 [Finance/Banking, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:26661 Activity:nil
11/28   Does anyone use for music?  I've noticed more
        than once that they advertise a deal (e.g., "Buy 1, Get 3 free")
        but when I actually put the 3rd free CD in my cart it comes up
        as a charged item.  Is this simple incompetence or something more
        \_ Because the RIAA is so techie smart this must be a devious plot!
2002/11/28-30 [Politics/Domestic/911, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:26662 Activity:moderate
11/28   But when Scott Armstrong, founder of the National Security Archive
        and a former staff member of Senate Watergate committee was
        told of the news, he laughed for a solid minute. - danh
        \_ was told of what news?  WTF are you trying to talk about?
           thankfully no one is able to read your mind.  post a link or kill
           your post.  you're wasting precious bits.
        \_ Henry Kissinger: This Man Is On The Other Side
           \_ The above about Armstrong is *not* in the freeper link.  This
              is all BS.
        \_ Here's what plastic has to say about Kissinger:
           Poliitical satire became obsolete when they awarded Henry
           Kissinger the Nobel Peace Prize.
2002/11/28-30 [Politics/Domestic/Gay, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:26663 Activity:high
11/28   This is pretty gross: - danh
        \_ Not to excuse him, but he sounds like a damn good teacher.
           \_ Why do you mention this?  Do you not understand that the type
              mostly likely to be molesting kids is the type who is going to
              go out of their way to spend time with kids?  It's kind of a
              "well, duh" thing.  None of that shit makes him a good teacher
              anyway.  Weirdo.
              \_ a guy who teaches 1/2/3 grades and went to Mills is
                 either gay or trouble or both.
                 \_ "a guy who ... went to Mills" is all we needed to know.
                    I wonder how many years he was surrounded by man hating
                    dykes fingering each other all day while he got nothing?
                    \_ does that make one gay, or just a misogynist?
                       \_ neither.  it obviously makes one a child molester.
           \_ people with normal IQ do not become teachers unless they
              are turned on by kids.  Almost all good teachers are pedophile.
                \_ Does this just apply to men, or women as well?
                   \_ just men.  women have sub-par IQs and teaching is a
                      traditional woman's job anyway so it's ok to be a stupid
                      woman teacher.  it's expected.
        \_ "He helped out with the school's clown troupe"... c'mon, everyone
           should have seen this coming a mile away.
           \_ Did he play the Kiddy Lovin' Clown?  C'mere and sit on Kinko's
2002/11/28-30 [Uncategorized] UID:26664 Activity:kinda low
11/28   Zsa Zsa in coma after car wreck!  They come in threes!!!
        \_ Who are the other two?  or are you expecting some more?
           \_ There's gotta be more but poor Zsa Zsa has to go first.
                \_ Eva and Magda Gabor.  -John
                   \_ No! Not Eva!  I'm still waiting for the Green Acres
                      Reunion movie!
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