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2002/12/10 [Uncategorized] UID:26770 Activity:nil
12.9    Is there a way to config IE6 to let me download more than 4 items
        at a time?
2002/12/10 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:26771 Activity:nil
12/9    Why is Clarence Thomas hated?
        Because he was selected only because he was the only black person
        Bush could find who was stupid enough to buy the conservative
        agenda, and Bush didn't seem to mind that he was completely
        unqualified for the position, and is a complete idiot to boot.
        \_ Because the Democrats are Playah Hatahs.
        \_ Wow, this is perhaps the most racist statement I've ever seen.
           Why do you think one's skin color determines political party or
           idealogy? -emarkp
           \_ why're you so quick to jump up and cry racism?  A strict reading
              of the OP claims that black persons are smart.  Certainly smarter
              than most conservatives, many of whom are white..
              \_ the point is that you'd have to be an idiot to be both a
                 black person and a conservative; intelligent black people
                 know that guys named Bush are not their friends.
2002/12/10 [Computer/SW/Apps/Media, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Israel] UID:26772 Activity:high
12/9    "Suit Against Cheney Task Force Dismissed"
        http://csua.org/u/691
        "...... was an unprecedented act that raised serious separation-of
        -powers issues between the executive and legislative branches of
        government."  An issue deeper than separation of church and state
        and affirmitive action.
        \_ dbushong: can you set up your URL-shortener to include the
           domain name in the shortened URL?  something like
           link:csua.org/u/yahoo.com/691 would be helpful.  In this case
           I was interested in the article, but it sounded like it might
           be just another freeper link.
           \_ or at least post where the shortener actually rediercts to
              so we can gauge whether a link is work-safe before finding out
              the hard way...
              \_ you mean goatsex flashing all over your screen would be a
                 problem?  you must not work for the same porno e-mag as me.
           \_ freeper links are simply stories linked from other news sites.
2002/12/10 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:26773 Activity:nil
12/9    Why is Clarence Thomas hated?
        http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/803541/posts?page=1,50
        \_ Would you want a pubic hair in your coke?
           \_ i don't know.  are you hot?
2002/12/10 [Recreation/Dating] UID:26774 Activity:nil
12/9    why does my posts about my friend's wife keep getting deleted?
        Do you have an axe to grind?  Why keep changing 'wife' to 'duck'?
        \_ Liberals will stop at nothing to avoid discussion of these
           kinds of things.
        \_ "Duck" is much funnier than "wife", and you're a total
           duckhead loser-troll.
2002/12/10 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:26775 Activity:nil
12/9    My question was deleted but I found the answer:
        Search google for "internet explorer multiple downloads" to find the
        question and answer.
2002/12/10 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:26776 Activity:nil
12/8    NY Times: http://csua.org/u/684
        On how California is deeply fucked.  There's no one left to tax and
        they won't cut social programs.
2002/12/10 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:26777 Activity:insanely high
12/9    MOTD Poll: I became a CSUA member in:
        1983 or earlier:
        1984:
        1985:
        1986:
        1987:
        1988:
        1989:
        1990 or later: .....
        Never:
        \_ I troll the motd:
           Often:
           Usually:
           Always:
           \_ I claim harmless things are trolls:
              Never (liar):
              Often:
              Usually:
              Always:
              Only when a viewpoint is expressed different from my own:
2002/12/10 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:26778 Activity:nil
12/10   Small-ish web job available for a client of mine in Switzerland.
        Details in /csua/pub/jobs/web.  -John
2002/12/10 [Computer/SW/Security, Computer/Theory] UID:26779 Activity:high
12/9    Story on Blum at
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/10/science/physical/10COMP.html
        Question - why is Blum "Professor Emeritus" of the CS dept when in
        fact he was happy enticed from Berkeley and is now ensconced at CMU
        with a full and productive lab?
        \_ Hey man, like what a traitor!  I can't believe that!  I'm just like
           ya know totally stunned and completely bummed!  And like he ya know
           stole an emerity thingy from us!  Man!
                \_Who said anything about him being a traitor?  Just wondering
                why he has this title, which means "Retired but retaining an
                honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before
                 retirement" when he's anything but retired.
        \_ From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
           Emeritus \E*mer"i*tus\, a. [L., having served out his time, p.
           p. of emerere, emereri, to obtain by service, serve out one's
           term; e out + merere, mereri, to merit, earn, serve.]
           Honorably discharged from the performance of public duty on
           account of age, infirmity, or __long and faithful services__; --
           said of an officer of a college or pastor of a church.
        \_ enticed by his wife, no less.
           \_ yet another reason why marriage is evil.  - bdg fan #3
2002/12/10-12 [Uncategorized] UID:26780 Activity:high
12/10   is there a way to get hotmail to automatically empty the "Trash Can"
        folder, so that it doesn't take up space?
        \_ try using pine instead.
        \_ no.  think about it.  why would hotmail want to provide that
           functionality?
           \_ why not?  what good does it do MS to not have an auto-purge
              option for mail you never want to see?
        \_ I thought it empties automatically every couple of days... do
           you want it to empty faster than that?
2002/12/10-12 [Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:26781 Activity:high
12/10   What program do you use to backup your *nix system at home?  Needs to
        be compatible with OS X.
        \_ If you have another box somewhere you can use as a backup server,
           use rsync.  -John
           \_ rsync doesn't handle hfs+ files by default.
        \_ dump
           \_ Does 10.2's dump work properly with resource forks? The
              version of dump in older versions had problems.
        \_ I dd my /etc/* to another disk.  The rest is crap.
           \_ OS X doesn't use /etc for most of its configs. You
              need to grab the netinfo stuff from /var.
        \_ The only effective soln for OS X that I've seen is something
           called Carbon Copy Cloner:
                http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html
           You could try the hacked version of cp that apple includes
           in the dev tools or a version of gnu tar that is hfs+ aware
           (search on google for it). If you have trouble with the hfs+
           patch, I can roll you a binary.
           \_ The original question was modified to say it's OSX.  If I had an
              OSX system I wouldn't backup anything.  It'd all be crap.
        \_ Thanks for the answers.  It is surprising that people notice this
        tiny question in between huge threads.  I have just located hfstar
        and hfspax on the net.  I still want to know if there is a one stop
        solution for backuping to CD-R(W), or I just have to tar it then
        burn it to CD.
                \_ CCC (mentioned above) will be easier to use than hfspax
                   and hfstar. Just use disk util to make a dmg and use
                   CCC to back up to that dmg, then you can use apple
                   script to have the finder (or toast) burn a cd for you.
        \_ Retrospect.  I don't know of a free one that handles HFS+
           files properly.  -tom
        \_ You might find the Distributed Internet Backup System (DIBS)
           interesting.  DIBS lets you backup your data by sending it
           to other people on the Internet (and in return you backup
           their data).  For more details, see
           ~emin/public_html/source_code/dibs/index.html. -emin
           \_ http://oceanstore.cs.berkeley.edu
2002/12/10-12 [Computer/HW/Display] UID:26782 Activity:moderate
12/10   when I had an ultra 1 I made a two headed display out of it by
        installing a cgsix framebuffer (grabbed from another ultra 1).  is
        it possible to do the same with an ultra 5?  The graphics card seems
        to be built into the motherboard.  So I can't rip it off from another
        workstation.  Anybody made a two monitor system out of ultra 5 or 10?
        Thanks.
        \_ You have to get a compatible PCI VGA card for your Ultra5, either
           PGX32 or PGX64 should do fine. You can pick up used PGX32s on ebay
           for about $100,
        \_ We had a Ultra with 12 heads thanks to the magic of PCI expansion
           chassis.   Arranged all in a row logically, you got a workout
           moving the mouse from one end to the other.
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