Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2003:May:31 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2003/5/31 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:28588 Activity:moderate
5/30    Anybody know what happened to the dear_raed blog?  I've heard it's back
        up, but where?
        \_ It's back up at the same old place:
2003/5/31 [Uncategorized] UID:28589 Activity:kinda low
5/30    why does eudora totally screw up pop3 transfers off soda on a
        regular basis?  i end up with a box full of duplicate messages...
        very annoying!
        \_ you stick a shitty mail client with a shitty mail protocol on a
           machine managed by students and you wonder why it's broken?
2003/5/31 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:28590 Activity:nil
        Right wing nut head takes over and destroys another radio station
        with the help of Michael Powell and his endless efforts at eliminating
        small time radio and killing all neutral voices on radio.  We want our
        air waves back!
2003/5/31 [Uncategorized] UID:28591 Activity:nil
5/30    <DEAD><DEAD>
        \_ is this work safe?  in general would people please say if something
           is work safe and if it makes noise or not if it isn't a known site?
           \_ it's work safe but it's boring.
2003/5/31 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:28592 Activity:nil
2003/5/31 [Science/Battery, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:28593 Activity:high 50%like:28598
5/31    I had another hard drive failure recently, making this 2 drives over
        2 years that have failed in under a year.  (And they weren't even IBM
        deathstars)  Is there any independent website logging failures
        to keep manufacturers honest about their MTBFs?
        \_ Could be your environment. Have you checked your powersupply lately?_
        \_ Could be your environment. Have you checked your powersupply
        \_ SARS?
        \_ You using a battery backup?  I think that helps make your power
           better too.  I've had two hd crashes / slow death before, but not
           in the 5 years since I started using battery backups.
        \_ what brand do you use?
        \_ could be the heat, get extra fans to blow on them.
        \_ what drives are they?
2003/5/31-6/1 [Computer/SW/Apps/Media, Computer/SW/P2P] UID:28594 Activity:moderate
5/31    Anybody know where to find old version of programs like Kazaa and
        Real Player?  Their respective web sites only have the latest version
        but the latest version always have bloatware or spyware.  I just want
        to be able to play some .rm files and d/l some music without some
        100 meg monster program.  Yes, I've searched google, but it has too
        many results to sift through.  There must be a site that archives
        some of this stuff somewhere.  Thanks.
        \_ STFW
        \_ STFW for Kazaa Lite
        \_ real has old version on the web.
        \_ For Kazaa, does anyone tried giFT ?
           \_ No, I prefer outright thEFT.
2003/5/31-6/1 [Academia/GradSchool, Industry/Jobs] UID:28595 Activity:high
5/31    "Tom Devlin, director of UC Berkeley's career center, said that 2 out
        of 3 of the university's 6,000 graduating seniors are expected to be
        working full time six months after graduating."
        \_ Retail, burger flipping, and car washing count.  The other third
           are in prison on drug and prostitution charges.
           \_ Oh, come on, it's not that bad.  I had to get a job as a lookout
              four a few months, but now I've got a good position in a major
              cartel as a runner, and things are looking good.
              \_ Hey that's great!  I was in the back in the chemlab naked for
                 the first 6 months before they let me be a courier!  What's
                 the secret to your success in our field?
                 \_ I put caltech on my resume instead of cal, and told them
                    i'd lived in the dorm that got busted for making smack.
                    it also helps to blow the pilots, since they have the
                    strongest connections to the higher-ups in colombia.
                    \_ Thanks for the resume tip.  I'll switch to Caltech too!
                     \_ Nasty little men like you always get their comeuppance.
                        \_ you're an idiot.  im going places.  by xmas ill be
                           one of the top 10 guys in columbia.
2003/5/31 [Uncategorized] UID:28596 Activity:nil
5/31    Poll: back in 96 you thought the Olympic Bombing was done by:
        Mideast Terrorist:      .
        Home brewed nut:        .
        Ted Kaczynski follower:
        GWB: .
2003/5/31-6/2 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush, Science/Space] UID:28597 Activity:kinda low
5/31    Who here has worked at JPL? What's it like there?
        \_ Think Matrix...
           \_ So everyone at JPL over-philosophises everything, wears dark
              glasses indoors, has super powers that allow them to ignore the
              laws of physics but don't use them, and looks better on a
              computer screen than in real life?  Where do I sign up?!
        \_ Not Half Life?  The Administrator is pretty evil.
        \_ Talked to couple Cal Tech Geeks working in colaboration with
           JPL.  They told me that a lot of interesting projects got
           axed in Bush's tax plan.  Make sure whatever you are interested in
           gets the budget for it.
        \_ I work at JPL. What do you want to know? E-mail me. --dim
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