Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2003:June:09 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2003/6/9 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:28672 Activity:nil
6/8     Hillary Clinton hates American Soldiers:
        \_ Neocons can't even bother to lie straight anymore:
        \_ After all it Biille Clintoon who wrote how he 'loathed'
           the military while at Oxford.
2003/6/9 [Uncategorized] UID:28673 Activity:nil
6/8     Does the 'Tony' in "Tony Awards" stand for something,
        like "theatre of new york"? Can't find anything on the web.
2003/6/9 [Reference/Religion] UID:28674 Activity:high
6/8     A friend attends a church called the Church of Christ, Scientist.
        Is there a difference between this and Scientology?  If so, where
        does the Church of Christ, Scientist fit in the rest of the
        Catholic/Protestant/Unitarian/I-Agree-With-Paul hierarchy?
        Serious question.  Thanks.      -- unreligious guy
        \_ Christian Science is very different than Scientology.
           Scientology has nothing to do with Christianity, Christian Science
           is just one of the more different offshoots of Christianity.
           They're the ones that believe, despite the name, that modern
           medical science is bad, and prayer is the only valid treatment
           for illness.
           \_ two different founders.  L. Ron Hubbard for Scientology,
              Mary Baker for Church of Christ Scientist.
        \_ I've always wondered if there was any association between
           Christian Science and the Christian Science Monitor.   -!op
                \_ mary baker eddy founded Church Of Christ, Scientist
                   and the newspaper the Christian Science Monitor,
                   scientology and members of the
                   church of christ scientist (christian scientists)
                   Have absolutely nothing to do with each other. - danh
2003/6/9 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:28675 Activity:very high
6/8     Are Maxtor disk drives reliable?
        \_ No.
          \_ examples? sources? tests?
        \_ I second that no.
        \_ My past two HDs have been Maxtor DiamondMax's (the ultra quiet
           ones). No issues with either. In my limited experience, I've
           had shit luck with Quantum (are they even still around?)
        \_ Maxtor bought Quantum's HD division and sacrificed their own
           DiamondMax for Quantum's Fireball line (on the SCSI they also
           chose Quantum's Atlas line).
        \_ Not really.  At my job I maintain about 3/4s of a gazillion TB. I
           replace a lot of maxtor drives.  I hardly ever replace scsi or FC
           drives except Fujitsu which I don't allow in my machines anymore.
           In general IDE drives are not reliable, period.  Get what you pay
           for in the data storage world.  All drives will break at the least
           convenient time.  That's what raid is for.
           \_ For those interested, IBM bought Fujitsu a short time ago.  I
              don't know if it's just Fujitsu's IDEs or if IBM's using all
              Fujitsu all the time.
              \_ actually you got that backwards. IBM sold it's storage
                 business / division to Fujitsu. Fujitsu now manufactures
                 and sells what were IBM drives (such as the Deskstar and
                 TravelStar). That's why IBM is using Fujitsu drives...
                 So now for the most part, Maxtor is Quantum and Fujitsu
                 is IBM.
                 \_ BZZT.  Wrong.  IBM sold it to hitachi. -jon
                    \_ sorry, yes. jon wins. fatality
                       \_ Doesn't matter who owns them.  Fujitsu drives suck.
           \_ Thank y'all. Those are good answers -op
2003/6/9-10 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan] UID:28676 Activity:nil
6/9     To whomever was asking about work permits in Europe--it varies from
        country to country, and I have a Swiss passport.  Depending on where/
        for whom you work, it can be very easy.  -John
        \_ John, did your passport stem from marriage, ancestry, or place
           of birth?  Does the US recognize dual citizenship for EU countries
           or did you have to pretend to renounce?  I'm curious to see how
           this differs from the process of getting a Japanese passport.
2003/6/9-10 [Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD] UID:28677 Activity:kinda low
6/9     Does anyone have a FreeBSD box set up via a TV-out card to play
        divx and other movie formats to a TV?  FreeBSD because I happen to have
        a box already running (my file/print server) in the same room as the
        TV and want to see if I can use it to play MPEG-4 and friends.  What
        players/cards should I look at?  -John
        \_ You should check the hardware compatibility list online.
                \_ I have.  I was sort of hoping for recommendations based
                   on experience.  -John
2003/6/9 [Uncategorized] UID:28678 Activity:nil
6/9     Where can I find more info on SSE instructions?
2003/6/9 [Uncategorized] UID:28679 Activity:nil
6/9     tight pants or loose pants on a first date?  ok tnx.
        \_ male or female?
           \_ the victim is female
        \_ Neither.  Kilt.  If yer man enough.  -John
2003/6/9 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:28680 Activity:kinda low
6/9     V is coming back:
        \_ Was a sci-fi allegory of the nazi take over of germany in the 30s?
           Say what?  More like what happened when the Europeans took over the
           world and used/abused natives everywhere.  I see my girl Diana is
           coming back.  Too bad she won't be anything like her younger self.
           \_ No, it's more like Republicans that lie and cheat their way
              into office, and invade nations claiming to protect the world
              from WMD's when they were after oil all along.
              \_ Waaah!  The republicans really want to eat Iraqi flesh!
                 \_ Mmmmmm... Iraqi fleeesh... <garrrgh>
              \_ Wow dude, you really need to take a break from the leftist
                 propaganda machine and chill out for a bit.
2003/6/9 [Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD] UID:28681 Activity:kinda low
6/9     RIP Alan Eldridge
        \_ URLp. I find a number of Alan Eldridges via google.
              \_ This is what happens when your only social outlet is the
                 pseudo-friends you have on the net.  This poor bastard didn't
                 seem to have any real world contact with anyone.  Hanging out
                 on IRC and exchanging email isn't social contact.  All alone
                 in the world his 'friends' unable to support him, he took his
                 own life rather than go on alone day after lonely day.
                 \_ get a clue.
                    \_ *laugh* that was a brilliant and pithy reply!  you've
                       obviously put a lot of thought into this and are a
                       source of authority we should all turn to on this and
                       many other topics.
                       \_ i agree.
2003/6/9 [Uncategorized] UID:28682 Activity:nil
6/9     Quack quack . . . sorry, I'm in SoCal.
2003/6/9-10 [Industry/Jobs] UID:28683 Activity:very high
6/9     Ok got a technical onsite interview at a big company in Sunnyvale.
        Should I or should I not wear suits and why/why not?
        \_ You will look overdressed but that isn't such a big deal IF you
           look comfortable in a suit and it fits you well.  If you look like
           you have a suit that you only wear to job interviews you will look
           silly.  Just wear a nice pair of pants and a buttondown.
           \_ Agreed.  You must be comfy but don't go in looking like a slob
              either.  No jeans, sneakers, etc.
        \_ curious: what position are you interviewing for?
                \_ internship as a grad student for MTS.
                   \_ Shirt 'n slacks. Decent shoes please.
        \_ for experienced folks, dress professionally, but don't need to
           use coats and ties.
        \_ The suit will never hurt you and might help. Wear it. I've seen
           what CS/IS guys consider to be business casual. Yikes. Oh wait.
           I've seen the suits, too. Double yikes.
           \_ actually it can hurt you.  Although it is unlikely anyone will
              mark you down for wearing one, if you are one of those poeple
              who look awkward in a suit because you never wear one and dress
              pretty casual normally or your suit is cheap or doesn't fit
              well or whatever it will increase the awkwardness of the
              interview and that does hurt. -aspo
              \_ holy shit!  the sky is opening and raining flaming frogs!  i
                 agree with aspo on something!  must've been a bad batch....
        \_ is "try not to look better than your potential boss" a good tip?
           \_ no.
2018/12/19 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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