Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2003:July:08 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2003/7/8 [Recreation/Computer, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd, Computer/SW/SpamAssassin] UID:28956 Activity:very high
7/7     What's the best resource for finding contact info for Cal alumni?
        I'm trying to look for a friend in Civil Eng. that graduated ~96-97.
        She probably was not a Soda user, but was definitely a uclink user.
        \_ <DEAD><DEAD>  -tom
        \_ Wow, I never even knew <DEAD><DEAD> existed.  You should
           definitely sign up for some email and phone solicitiation spam so
           you can find out your friend didn't know about it either.  I suggest
           google and various 411 phone style people finders on the net.  If
           you're really into stalking and want a chance to tell her years
           later how much you always loved her only to hear her say, "Uhm, did
           we know each other?" then try paying a private investigator $50.
           \_ I bet you have no friends, get a life.
              \_ All my friends are on <DEAD><DEAD>!  Sign up now to find
                 us and hang out with the kewlest Cal graduates!
        \_ Cal alumni association,,, people search,
           google, 411 services, yellow pages
           \_ I see I'm not the only sodan who's honed my stalking skills.
           \_ and don't forget the latest craze: friendster
           \_  I signed up my spam account there
              and some of my high school friends found me for a reunion.
              Bit weird... -John
        \_ Post her name. We'll find her. The MOTD is the best resource.
           I have copies of hardcopy and online directories and email
           addresses from that period. Seriously, you can also send her
           a letter care of the UCB Alumni Records Office or the Civil Engr
           Alumni Records office and they will forward it, if they have
           an address. Same with the DMV. But then you'll let her on to
           your stalking plans.
           \_ I didn't know we had our own resident expert stalker here.  How
              much do you charge other csuaers for your services?
        \_ Hmmm...I knew a girl that fits your description.  is she asian?
           and if so, which in particular?
2003/7/8 [Computer/HW/Languages] UID:28957 Activity:nil
7/8     Now hiring.  see /csua/pub/jobs/Synopsys -mel
2003/7/8 [Uncategorized] UID:28958 Activity:very high
7/7     What's a commonly available open source CRC32 utility? Thanks.
        \_ obgoogle
           \_ i did. it's not clear why gnu doesn't have one in textutils
              or something. crc32 is still fairly common, no?
              \_ The alg. is public.  Write it and release it under the GPL!
        \_ zlib
           \_ zlib isn't a utility, genius.
        \_ cksum
           \_ yes, i did try this, but it doesn't give the same result as
              the algorithm pkzip (and most other applications, it seems)
2003/7/8 [Recreation/Computer] UID:28959 Activity:nil
7/8     Lila has 109 friends on friendster (mostly guys). How much does she
        charge per night? I'm interested.                       -geek
2003/7/8 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:28960 Activity:high
7/8     What's the best way to print tiff and png image files from the linux
        command line to a networked HP laserjet postscript printer?
        \_ convert them to postscript, then print or have the print filters
           do it for you.
            \_ Thanks. Are text and postscript the only data streams that
               can get piped to a printer w/o/ filtering?
               \_ No. PCL or (to plotters) HPGL.
               \_ Maybe, but it depends on the specific printer model. In
                  any case, when printing from Unix, even if printer doesn't
                  speak postscript, postscript is usually  still used as a sort
                  of intermediate language between your data format and the
                  native printer language.
                  \- well this is perhaps not appropriate for your homebase
                     but for an institutional pritinting setup, you can
                     certainly create filters so that you can do lpr
                     foo.(dvi|tex|pdf) and the right thing happens ... this
                     is what i do at my lab. Similarly you should be able to
                     create an automatic filter for tiff etc. i dunno if that
                     is the right thing to do however. --psb
                     \_ Are your filters shell scripts? My printer is a
                        "HP LaserJet 4M plus PS" it has an ethernet
                        print-server card built in, so I'm also going to
                        have to do something to supress the "job info"
                        sheet that it prints with each print job. This
                        print server seems to ignore the relevant command
                        in the printcap file. I have this wierd fear that
                        I'm going to break my printer by setting it up
                        wrong under linux. Is this possible? Thanks a bunch
                        for your help! -op
                        \_ This is where "STFW" must be invoked.  There are
                           a multitude of pages dedicated to exactly this.
                           \_ Fair enough. -op
2003/7/8 [Uncategorized] UID:28961 Activity:nil
7/8     Micheal Savage fired for anti-gay remarks:
2003/7/8 [Transportation/Car] UID:28962 Activity:nil
7/8     A truck on the freeway kicked up a pipe that dented the hood of
        my rental car. Does anyone know how insurance is gonna work for
        this? I didn't get the rental place's insurance.
2003/7/8 [Uncategorized] UID:28963 Activity:nil
7/8     George W taunts Iraqi guerillas:
        \_ Where have you been?  This troll went by within hours of his saying
           it days ago.  Get off the motd, you slacker troll!
           \_ i know! the gall of a troll not trolling properly!
              \_ It has nothing to do with propriety, and everything to do with
2003/7/8 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:28964 Activity:nil
7/8     I asked earlier about programs that mount tar file, compressed or not,
        as a filesystem.  Thanks for the answers, though they are not exactly
        what I wanted.  What I want is some way to store a large number of
        (readonly) files, such as the mirror of some web sites, in one file.
        It is easier to move around and take much less space.  Failing mounting
        tar, any other way to achieve this?
        \- emacs can read/write remote tar.gz files over various transport
           protocols. --psb
        \_ tar without compression won't get you what you want.  It won't save
           space.  You want a tool like rsync that makes moving files easier.
           Write some scripts then GPL and share them so we can all enjoy the
           fruits of your labors.  You stand on the shoulders of giants!
                \_ tar can save a small amount of space by packing the files
                   in and not wasting as much unused space at the end of each
                   \_ Huh. I'm no cs guy, but I've generally found uncompressed
                      tar files to be larger than the directories they
                      reproduced - particularly when a large number of small
                      files were in the directory. I had to do a lot of this
                      for my Master's thesis a few years ago. -- ulysses
        \_ What about making a cd-rom (ISO) image with "mkisofs" then you can
           mount that as a read-only loop device. (You don't need to have a
           CD to do this). name the file whatever.iso
           \_ Along the same lines, at least FreeBSD has a method for
              mounting ISO files as if they were a standard disk device.
2003/7/8 [Uncategorized] UID:28965 Activity:nil
7/8     What are the pros and cons of wearing full leather vs. textile gears
        (cordura, leather-tex, etc)? Thanks.
        \_ Leather will attract the standard crowd.  The others will get you
           a smaller but interesting set of 'friends'.
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