Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2003:January:04 Saturday <Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2003/1/4 [Computer/SW/Languages] UID:26969 Activity:very high
1/3     Any computer store in the Berkeley area that sells a PS/2
        Female-Female connector? (too lazy to go to Fry's). Thx!
        \_ Radio shit?
        \_ Al Lasher still around?
           \_ Yeah.  They probably would have it.  They close pretty
              early, though.
        \_ on the off-chance that this is not a troll,
           will have what you want, and will ship next day if needed.
           when it comes to electronics parts, brick and mortar stores
           are just a waste of your time.
        \_ Try Good Vibrations.
           \_ Double-headed dildo?
        \_ female-female connector for what?
        \_ what type of plug are you talking about? computer, stereo,
           tv, vcr, phone, electrical, etc...?
2003/1/4 [Uncategorized] UID:26970 Activity:nil 72%like:26987
1/3     Happy Eleventy-first, Mr. Tolkien!
2003/1/4 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll/TJB] UID:26971 Activity:nil
1/3     I need an update on tjb.  (yes I'm bored).  what's the fucker
        up to these days.  I miss the contraversy and his emails.
        \_ He got so tormented by all the abuse the csua heaped upon
           him, he decided to kill himself. I hope you are proud of yourself.
           \_ What did his suicide note say?  How did he off himself?
              What did his obituary say?  Come on, being dead is no
              excuse for not entertaining me.
        \_ Actually, I'm curious as well, I found this page:
           His post have gone completely insane.  (even moreso than
           before) what's been going on?
        \_ Yay!  We love making fun of schizophrenics!
2003/1/4 [Recreation/Dating, Computer/SW/Apps/Media] UID:26972 Activity:nil
1/3     What's that song that plays over the VH1 promo where they show all
        the artists?  It's a cool song, wanna download it.  "DJ" something?
        And, yes, I watch VH1.  I love "I love the 80's" .  That show rocks.
2003/1/4 [Reference/Law/Court] UID:26973 Activity:low
1/3     So if my idiot manager tells me my attitude is unacceptable and wants
        to know if I'm going through some sort of 'phase' and we're going to
        have a discussion about it, is that a good sign or a bad sign?  ;-)
        \_ How's your resume looking?
        \_ definitely not a good sign, but not necessarily a bad one either.
           make up some excuses and then work on improving your attitude,
           if you like your job, that is.
           \_ Tell him your hooker has skipped town right after you gave
              her rent money. So now you are broke and not getting laid
              to boot. That will ensure his sympathy.
           \_ I think it's too late for that when it's gotten to
              this point. Esp. since the manager is called "idiot".
              \_ Yeah, we're waaaay past the point of fixing anything.  Idiot
                 is so stupid I can't even read Dilbert anymore because the
                 Dilbert boss is smarter than mine.  Resume is looking really
                 damned good.  Been interviewing well.  I'm the only tech so
                 I'm unlikely to get flat out fired without enough warning to
                 bail out first.  --op
                 \_ If you're patient and like revenge, I recommend that you
                    continue interviewing, get offers, and then get fired.
                    After you get fired, get a lawyer and sue them.
                    Wrongful termination lawsuits are usually settled out of
                    court if you did your job and got fired just for
                    "attitude" problems.  You can probably milk a years
                    worth of salary out of them.
                    \_ Aren't we in an at-will state?  Does he even need
                       to give a reason to terminate?
                       \_ It's a bad idea anyhow. Why worry about revenge if
                          you're better off someplace else? They don't need
                          a reason to fire him, but it sounds like they are
                          afraid to do that.
                          \- Look for something else. Quit. Write reasonable
                             toned letter making reasonable points to boss^2.
                             Your grievance is with your boss not the company.
                             So when you retaliate you should "keep your eye on
                             the boss". --psb
2003/1/4 [Recreation/Media] UID:26974 Activity:low
1/3     What are some instances of performances occurring in backward's order?
        Previous to _Memento_ and Moby's "Run On" video was an episode of
        _Seinfeld_, but I'm wondering if any preceded these.
        \_ Transit.  Festival of Animation.
          \_ That one was awesome!  I've been looking for it for a while,
             but never saw it for sale or on the P2P networks.  Any ideas
             on where to find it? - mds
        \_ No. None. Ever. The writers of Seinfeld are geniuses! --dim
        \_ there was a drew carey show episode like that
        \_ The Star Wars movies?
        \_ ER a few weeks ago
2003/1/4 [Recreation/Travel/LasVegas] UID:26975 Activity:nil
1/3     This is what happens when you elect commies like da Silva:
        \_ Yeah, how else will they defend themselves against the evil
        \_ Could be worse, could be Las Vegas.
2003/1/4 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:26976 Activity:nil
1/3     Conservative censorship in action
        Someone else can run this through the URL redirector.  Maybe if
        we all close our eyes the problem will go away.
        \_ his claim is that this single-number economic indicator
           is *really* important for letting the average person judge the
           health of corporate America, huh?  How many people here have
           heard of this, or would trust it , vs. the number of people
           who have heard of and trust the figures from
           If the US atorney general were to go after fuckedcompany for
           some reason, it would be censorship. there are plenty  of examples
           of the Bush adminsistration trying to restrict speach in the U.S.
           without making them up.
                        \_ For your future reference, "speech" is not spelled
                           "speach".  Thank you.
                           \_ my spelling isn't much worse than the
                              guys who wrote the constitution.
           \_ So the number of people who were laid off is unimportant? Then
              the corresponding number of how many jobs have been "created,"
              often a selling point in Presidental campaigns, is unimportant.
              How can you take into context one of these numbers without the
              other? It creates a statistic with a lack of context. The number
              has been used regularly by the media, economists, and people
              who make predictions on the national trends.
        \_ Ending a government program is censorship the same way
           smoking is free speech - i.e. it isn't.
        \_ I don't think this word censorship means what you think it means.
           And no, I've never heard of this until it was reported they were
           ending it.  It must be censorship that they didn't advertise the
           number more so more people would know about it so we could all tell
           how well the economy is doing instead of just looking at a
           newspaper.  Try harder, grasshopper.
           \_ Have you ever read a newspaper?  Where do you think they got
              all those "stories" about layoffs at all those companies?
        \_ It's not censorship.  It's called covering their asses.
           \_ That's not what CYA means.  It's definitely something but it
              sure isn't CYA.
2003/1/4 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc] UID:26977 Activity:low
1/33    I've noticed that some people are using the <bgsound ...> tag
        in their html. Is this actually portable across say both IE and
        NSCP? ok thx
        \_ where, for example?  Real questions is: is it Valid HTML?
        \_ As this page ^ says, "Do you really want to do this?
            Background sounds have a way of annoying people."
        \_ good thing PopUpCop can disable this.
           \_ related question on popups.  I've tried disabling javascript
              and java, but sometimes I still get popups!  How come?
                \_ maybe you have one of those background ad things installed.
                   e.g. GATOR.
                \_ maybe you're not using mozilla.
2003/1/4 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Others] UID:26978 Activity:moderate
1/3     hola, does anyone know of any chinese/vietanese bakeries and
        vietnamese sandwich shops [like saigon sandwich at larkin and eddy]
        in OAK downtown? i have to meet someone on franklin st on fri --psb
        \_ Franklin and 6th-12th Streets or so is in Chinatown.  There are a
           lot of such shops around there.
           lot of such AMPs around there.
           that serves great vietnamese sandwitches for like 2 bucks.  Forget
        \_ there is a hole in the wall right next to the mall in OAK chinatown
           that serves great vietnamese hookers for like 2 bucks.  Forget
           exactly where it is though.  Right across the street from one side
           or the other with a green awning.
                \_ thanks, best damn 2 dollar food I've had in ages
           \_ 10th and Webster, about a half block down Webster.  Right
                      $25 in food [and am feeling kind of ill now] at a couple
                      of bakeries and sandwich facilites. these include
              around the corner from where I work.  --erikred
                \_ thanks, best damn 2 dollar sex I've had in ages
                   \- what is the name of this place? i ended up buying like
        \_ what is a "vietnamese sandwich"? it doesn't bring a pleasant image
                      $25 in sex [and am feeling kind of ill now] at a couple
           \- it is a sandwich made with
                      of brothels and hookers facilites. these include
                      Cam Hong on Franklin and Lao Houng [807 E. 12th]
                      [sp? on both names ... might be \pm a vowel or so].
                      ok tnx. --psb
           \_ Any good place like this in Stanford/Palo Alto/MenloPark/Redwood
              City area?
        \_ what is a "vietnamese hookers"? it doesn't bring a pleasant image
        \_ what is a "vietnamese hooker"? it doesn't bring a pleasant image
           \- it is a hookers made with
           to mind.
           \- it is a hooker made with
              Mango, Oregano, Radishes, Olives, Nutella
           \_ fresh french baguette roll, a meat (pate, vietnamese
                grilled pork, chicken, etc), radish, carrots, cilantro,
                seasoning and some leafy lettuce.  and jalapeno slices.
                usually sell for $2-$3 depending on place.  damn good.
           \_ "vietnamese hookers" is good. Two young hookers and you slip
              some meat between a pair of buns. Only $1.50 each at some places
              \_ I slip my meat between a pair of buns?  Ooh, ahh.
        \_ oh, how clever!  hookers instead of sandwiches!
2003/1/4 [Recreation/Food] UID:26979 Activity:nil
1/3     So no one knows what was in the Wall Berlin building
        pre-Wall-Berlin around 1995 or so?
        \_ I think you mean 1993 or so
        \- it wasnt a place called "Axe" ort something like that was it? --psb
        \_ It was Gumby's pizza.
        \_ What was the Mexican restaurant around there that you could buy
           weed at?
           \_ Manuel's where Steve's bbq is at now.
        \_ or was that manache's?  or is that the same thing?
        \_ What are the cross-streets? Some of us arent on-site anymore.
2003/1/4 [Computer/SW/Apps/Media] UID:26980 Activity:nil
1/3     Who's the artist who sings that hip hop song
        with the what I assume is a female singing from a bollywood
        soundtrack, and the male American voice says
        \_ The Artist, formerly known as Prince?  Loved his movie.  That chick
           looked hot stripping down for the lake jump scene.
        \- are the words in hindi? what do they sound like?
        "Whatever she said, is where I'm at" ?
           is that what you're looking for?
                \_ no that's way too old.  I'm looking for
                   a much more recent song.
        \_ That would be Rakim, who Rap Aficionados consider one of the
                                \_ whom
                                   \_ er... no.
           greatest MC's of all time.  His voice and lyrics are very
           distinct.  Dre produced the track just to be sued later.
2003/1/4 [Computer/HW/Laptop] UID:26981 Activity:nil
1/03    Aren't any more companies going out of business?  I need a desktop and
        laptop and a LCD projector and i am a cheap bastard -crebbs
        \_ Hell, I'd settle for a decent desk chair.       -mice
        \_  no need to ask here.
2003/1/4 [Academia/StanfUrd] UID:26982 Activity:nil
1/2     I've got an extra ticket to Cal vs Stanford on Saturday
        $30; contact me if you're intersted --dpassage
2003/1/4-5 [Consumer/CellPhone] UID:26983 Activity:high
1/3     Nextel, Verizon or Cingular?  (for use in Berkeley, mainly)
        \_ Verizon.
        \_ Cingular coverage in berkeley sucks ass.
                \_ I agree. Calling a Cingular phone is as useful
                   as calling up the voicemail directly.
                \_ Cingular sucks ass, period.
        \_ Has anyone here tried Metro PCS?
2003/1/4-5 [Academia/StanfUrd] UID:26984 Activity:high
1/3     Anyone know of any good (preferably nonbetting) site that shows sports
        spreads? I want to know the spread for tomorrow's Cal/Stanford game.
        \_  Cal by 2
           \_ thanks. is there another site w/o the bbw (big breasted women)?
            \_ bbw means big and beautiful women, aka land whales
               \- that's no moon
2003/1/4 [Recreation/Sports] UID:26985 Activity:nil
1/3     will bcs critics finally shut up?
        \_ bcs?  If I knew what bcs is I might be willing to shutup.
           \_ You don't know what a BCS is? It's a TLA.
           \_ Bowl Championship Series. College football thing.
2003/1/4-5 [Computer/SW/Languages/Web] UID:26986 Activity:kinda low
1/3     Looking for a part-time / side job that involves programming (HTML,
        Javascript, VBScript, ASP, VB, Java - but not Enterprise Java).  I have
        a full time job already (tech-related, but not programming) but looking
        for something to gain additional experience (have experience with all
        of the above at a high level).  Not looking for a big supplemental
        income.  Any "coder-monkey" type jobs where I can work from home?  Not
        a troll.
        \_ Low income side jobs don't work with cable modem.
        \_ i'm unemployed and would be willing to do the same...
             \_ and this is why the employed geek above will have a hard
                time finding that situation right now.
2003/1/4 [Uncategorized] UID:26987 Activity:nil 72%like:26970
1/3     Happy Eleventy-First birthday, Mr. Tolkein!
                                           \_ Tolkien, you imbecile.
2003/1/4-5 [Uncategorized] UID:26988 Activity:nil
1/4     What's the best way to burn in a new PC?
        \_ I'll do it for you.
2003/1/4-5 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:26989 Activity:nil
        This game is awesome
2003/1/4-5 [Computer/SW/Apps/Media, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:26990 Activity:high
1/4     Is there a reason why a card reader (compact flash or smartmedia)
        would be limited to 1.5Mbps?  Is it a function of the media or
        something to do with the USB connection?  How does an iPod get
        around this limit?
        \_ maximum speed of USB 1.1 is 1.5 Mbps.  Firewire card readers exist.
           As for iPods: 1. they use Firewire, not USB. 2. they use HDDs, not
           flash.  What the heck are you talking about?
           \_ Maximum speed of USB 1.1 is 12 Mbps >> 1.5 Mbps.  I know
              that iPods use firewire; I asked because the hardware I'm
              talking about is a Microdrive (type II CF), which probably
              isn't dissimilar to a normal harddrive.  I'm basically
              wondering if I can achieve a higher throughput with a
              different cardreader (eg, with firewire), or if it will be
              the same because of a limitation in the compact flash spec.
              \_ iPod drives are generally faster than Microdrives but the
                 limiting factor is the limitation of USB. iPod's Firewire
                 connection runs at up to 400Mb/s while USB 1.1 only runs
                 at 12Mb/s (whole order of magnitude diff).
                 \_ I've seen some USB2.0 card readers, and the fastest
                    is 6MBps, which falls well short of the possible max
                    USB2.0 speed of 60MBps, so there's got to be an issue
                    with the card specification as well.
              \_ sorry, I misread (and meant) MBps, not Mbps.  Firewire CF
                 readers are faster, yes.
2003/1/4 [Consumer/Audio] UID:26991 Activity:nil
1/4     iPod says it can store 4000 songs. What if you have a lot of really
        small files, will it store more than 4000 songs?
2019/01/20 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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