Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2003:September:25 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2003/9/25-26 [Uncategorized] UID:10317 Activity:nil 54%like:11646
9/25    screen-4.0.1+idle installed; bugs to mconst.
2003/9/25 [Politics/Domestic, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:10318 Activity:nil
9/25    Motd restored, motd n00ker foiled.  Huzzah, men!
        \_ The enemies of Freedom shall not prevail -Dubya
           \_ Yes, let's pray it goes the other way and the enemies of freedom
              prevail so the Democrats have a good issue in the next election
              cycle.  It's good to have priorities.
              \_ if the enemies of freedom truly prevailed, there would be
                 no 'next election cycle'
2003/9/25 [Consumer/PDA] UID:10319 Activity:nil
9/25    Anyone have experience with the PocketPC phone? I'm sick and tired
        of having to carry my cell and PDA all the time.
        \_ The Treo 600 is getting very good reviews, but it's Palm based.
           \_ extra point for me... for palm-based.
2003/9/25 [Consumer/CellPhone] UID:10320 Activity:nil
9/25    What are some good Nokia tri-band phones? Want tri-band to maximize
        coverage. ok thx.
        \_ Nokia 3100 :p
2003/9/25 [Uncategorized] UID:10321 Activity:kinda low
9/25    How does generate revenue and how does it survive?
        \_ They're planning to charge for certain features in a few months.
        \_ I'm guessing harvesting e-mail addresses and selling them to
           \_ Why would you guess that? There is almost no money in it
              and doing such a thing would destroy their business.
              \_ He would guess that because it makes him sound like
                 a L33T GN00 L1NUX H4X()R!!!!!11!!!!
              \_ why not?  once they have everyone's email addresses, who
                 cares if they continue to run their "business"?  As for
                 money--well, they aren't getting any money NOW, so it's
                 a step up.
        \_ Step three: PROFIT!
           \_ What's step two?
        \_ You're all wrong.  They're now getting VC.  They're going to give
           themselves huge salaries to suck it dry (there's only about 6 guys
           running it and 4 are low paid staff), then retire when it runs out.
           I'm not being sarcastic.  This is the plan.
2003/9/25-26 [Computer/Networking] UID:10322 Activity:low
9/25    I need to extend an ethernet to about 200m between buildings.
        Any recommendations? how about:
        \_ SX fiber (multimode) --dim
           \_ What's the cost, and where to buy? any specific models?
              Forgot to say, it's for a church, so low cost is needed,
              and each remote building only has a couple computers in it.
              can 802.11b really go 300m at < 5Mbps. 1Mbps would be fine.
              just need something better than dial-up.
              \_ your best bet is to get directional antenna kits from
                 someplace like this... in my opinion, worth the money.
              \_ If it's line of sight you can get some cheap antennas to
                 focus the signal.  Google for "cantenna"... but don't
                 actually use a pringle's can, get something that'll last.
        \_ It's for a church?  Fuck religion!  Death to you and your vast right
           wing christian conspiracy!
           \_ Give'em a break.  They just wanna set up live cams between
              buildings for their boy-loving fiesta.
2003/9/25-26 [Recreation/Dating, Reference/Law/Court] UID:10323 Activity:low
9/25    What does jail bait mean?
        \_ ask google, or jeeves. -- the web has all the answers you need
        \_ A hot underaged girl.
           \_ typically a girl.  could also be a boy.  age varies from state
              to state.
              \_ wait, it's not all under 18?
                 \_ here we go again...
                 \_ 'jail bait' implies by getting involved with said person,
                    you are risking breaking statutory rape laws.  Generally
                    < 18, but its a bit more complex than that.  IANAL
        \_ Age of Consent Laws in the United States
             Age 14:  Hawaii, Pennsylvania
                 15:  Colorado, South Carolina
                 16:  Alabama, Connecticut, Deleware, District of Columbia,
                      Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine,
                      Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana,
                      Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North
                      Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakata, Utah, Vermont,
                      Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming
                 17:  Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Texas
                 18:  Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Calif., Florida, Idaho,
                      Illinois, Mississippi, North Dakata, Oklahoma, Oregon,
                      Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin
                    \_ mmm.... underaged anal.
                       \_ It's pretty much the same as 18+ anal.
                          \_ Shh!  Don't spoil his fantasies with your pesky
2003/9/25-26 [Uncategorized] UID:10324 Activity:low
        The line from Matt Houston near the bottom made me laugh.  They
        brainwash em young these days.
        \_ interesting article, ignorant comment. How was the quote you
           reference any more brainwashed than the other guy....
           \_ Matt's X vs Y comparison is apples and oranges.  He's comparing
              what affirmative action is based on vs the stated purpose of
              affirmative action.  I find the race/price bake sale to be very
              clever.  You'll note the school closed it down to avoid an
              outbreak of violence, not for any other reason you might imagine.
              This raises the question of why would such a thing cause someone
              to get violent?  I suggest anyone who lacks such a minimal level
              of self control doesn't belong at school, but rather prison or
              a psychiatric ward.
              \_ Um, perhaps because it's deliberately insulting.  Not to
                 mention a failed analogy.  And the comparison is not apples
                 and oranges.  It's a 19 year old who hasn't taken enough
                 rhetoric classes.  Do you disagree with the goals of
                 affirmative action?  With the methods?  Other than quibbling
                 over a teenager's verbiage, you've said nothing --scotsman
                 \_ Just getting a kick out of the state of education and
                    complete inability for Joe Student to make a point in
                    a semi-coherent manner.  Being 19 is no excuse for being
                    stupid.  Even worse he let himself get quoted being
                    completely stupid.  Rhetoric classes shouldn't be required
                    to not make an ass of one's self in public.  As far as AA
                    goes, I don't care.  The pendulum is swinging back and
                    it'll be dead soon anyway no matter what I think.  -op
2003/9/25 [Politics/Domestic/California/Arnold] UID:10325 Activity:very high
9/25    I missed the debates and the rebroadcast was so late I fell asleep
        before it started.  Vote for who you think presented the best plan
        to restore California's economy and job situation:
        Arianna:  "Bush is bad!"
        Arnold:   "Bring business baaack."
        Cruz:     "I am so ashamed."
        Peter:    "Free Manifestos for all!"
        Tom:      "Keep your bloody gubmint hands off my money!"
        Gray:     "Am I still here?"
        \_ You know, this is pretty close to my intepretation of the debate.
        \_ I want Davis out because he's the type of coward that didn't want
           to face Riordan but the weaker Simon instead.  And he "sprung"
           the budget deficit on us.  Bustamante just seems slimy.
           I'm voting Yes on Recall, and I'll be voting for, between Arnold
           and McClintock, who is more likely to get more votes.
           I wouldn't be upset, though, if Bustamante won -- the main point
           is Davis gets booted.  Two weeks from now he better not be
           gloating over the failed recall and then going back to business as
           \_ Oh man.  Bustamonte would be so much worse than Davis.
              \_ Keep repeating it, it must be true!!!
                 \_ Oh man.  Bustamonte would be so much worse than Davis.
                    \_ Make sure you spell his name right on future
                       repetitions, mmm kay?
                       \_ I thought that spelling looked wrong.  Thanks.
                          Oh man.  Bustamante would be so much worse than Davis.
        \_ Political debates are completely meaningless these days anyway -
           viewers only hear what they want to hear and see what they want
           to see, and it largely becomes a contest of who looks best on
           television.  This is nothing new  - the JFK vs. Nixon debate was
           probably where it started.  And even after the debate is over, who
           "won" is almost entirely a matter of media spin - cf George Will
           coaching Reagan for a debate, and then praising his performance in
           a later column.
           \_ I disagree.  We got to see Arnold wasn't a complete buffoon,
                Say what? We got to see that Ahnold believes that if _/
                you shout louder and repeat your words more, you can
                silence the opposition.  That's not going to change
                anyone's opinion of him as a buffoon. --erikred
              Bustamante is a oily politician, McClintock is a cut-taxes
              Republican, Camejo is the intellectual Green who has no chance of
              winning, and Arianna really is a be-yatch.
              \_ There you go, proving my point.  You see what you want to
                 \_ Arnold didn't show himself to be a "complete" buffoon.
                    This would result if he were timid, became red-faced and
                    started shouting obscenities, or demonstrated a level of
                    political knowledge less than the average Californian
                    (which is pretty darn minimal already).
              \_ [I don't believe in censorship, but if you're going to use
                  that kind of language, you can bloody well sign your posts
                  or expect to be deleted.]
                 \_ You *do* believe in censorship.  You just deleted a post
                    expressing an opinion because they language used was too
                    spicey for you despite the fact that the motd is covered
                    in similar language every fucking day.  Oops!  Did I say
                    "fucking"?  Will do wield the Puritan Axe of Censorship
                    on this now, too?
                    \_ No.
                 \_ To put it another way, don't try to spin this.  You're
                    much better off deleting the "arianna is a c*nt"
                    comment and writing "That language doesn't belong on
                    the motd".  This is much more reflective of what you're
                    really thinking.
                    \_ True. [poster]
              \_ Arianna really disgusted me yesterday. I lost a lot of respect
                 for her vindictive attacks against Arnold. She really brought
                 some important issues to the table in previous debates and
                 news conferences, but yesterday with all the candidates at the
                 table and issues to discuss, she dropped the ball and came
                 to the table in order to try to destroy Arnold. She failed
                 at that, and destroyed her own credibility. As an independent,
                 and someone whose voice is suppose to be different, she
                 sounded like most of the drivel that is spouted in tabloids
                 and the hallways of sacramento. Arnold held his own against
                 her, but it wasn't pretty and kinda sad that two grown ppl
                 had to display such school yard antics. Whether you agree with
                 their politics or not, Camejo and McClintock were the only
                 ones that made a real impression on me. Both don't really have
                 much of a chance, though.
                       can't compete with men in politics so you're a
                 \_ someone overwrote this, I put it back for you
                       I think of Boxer or Feinstein, and I don't think they
                    \_ thx.
                 \_ If Arianna was a man, you wouldn't be saying this.  Sorry
                    but its true.
                    \_ I knew someone would say this, and you're wrong.
                    \_ doesn't Arianna radiate that "I am a woman, so you
                       better treat me nicely" attitude, combined with a
                       "If you insult me, it must be because you think women
                       can't compete with men in politics so you must be a
                       chauvinistic bigot" way of thinking?
                       I think of Boxer or Feinstein, and I don't feel they
                       operate in this way.
                       \_ When Ahnold kept offering her a role in the next
                          Terminator movie, I couldn't help but picture
                          him stuffing her upside down into a toilet.
                 \_ On a side note, the democrats keep saying this is a circus.
                    I'd rather have an inclusive circus, than the exclusive 2
                    horse pony of the usual democrats/republicans fiasco that
                    we usually have. If we had a more open political process,
                    then we wouldn't have had 2 such distasteful politicians
                    to choose from last election. Either choice, you lose. We
                    need a change in politics to make elections like this the
                    norm, instead of the exception. Bring on the circus!
                    -usually fat sysadmin/sheepfucker
                    - usually democrat/indie
                    [CENSORED: -usually fat sysadmin/sheepfucker
                    \_ So fat sysadmin/indie == fat sysadmin/sheepfucker? I
                       did not know that. Thanks for your enlightenment. If
                       Rhiordan ran instead of Simon, I would have voted for
                       him as a member of the fat sysadmin/sheepfuckers party.
                       Got wool?]
                       \_ The fat/sheepfucker motd censor is so funny.
                \_ I think Huffington rocked.
                   \_ She had my respect (not vote) until yesterday.
2003/9/25-26 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:10326 Activity:nil
9/25    SCO's creative Linux family tree:
        or also
        \_ But who are the evil UNIX engineers who helped create this diagram?
           \_ Evil?  What if it's true?  How would *you* know if it isn't?  Did
              Slashdot tell you so?
2003/9/25-26 [Consumer/TV] UID:10327 Activity:nil
9/25    Please share your experiences in making a PC-based DVR.  How
        comparable is it to TiVo or ReplayTV?
        \_ If you want a TiVo, get a TiVo.  PCs usually don't make good
           set-top boxes and are too unreliable.
2003/9/25-26 [Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:10328 Activity:nil
9/25    Is there a command line version of dict that does foreign languages?
        Not necessarily translation, but just definition in the same language.
        Specifically italian, thanks.
        \- see ispell. --psb
           \_ ?  Isn't that just for spell-checking?  I'm looking for a quick
              way to figure out what a particular word is while web browsing
              or reading text files.
              \- wall
                 \_ too long to get a response.
2003/9/25-26 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:10329 Activity:moderate
9/25    Hans Blix gets book deal.  It was always about the money.  It always
        is.  $500k to say, "We didn't find anything".
        \_ C.R.E.A.M.  baby.
        \_ But he's been saying that all along.  If someone wants to pay him,
           why not?  Besides, is he wrong?  May I remind you:
           STILL NO WMDS.
           \_ What was found or not has zippo to do with this guy going on the
              world stage solely to get a name for himself to sell his book
              which is going to say what?  What we already know?
              \_ Solely to get a name for himself?  Are you insane?  He was
                 trying to stop a war.  And at least one very powerful idiot
                 didn't listen to him, so now he's writing something that
                 history will be able to review.
                 \_ is this the point where I whine bc my response got deleted
                    and instead go "blah blah blah"?
        \_ I see, so it's "free market! free market!" all the way, until
           a non neo-conservative gets a small-time book deal?  Just trying
           to get the rules down, thanks.
           \_ The free market has nothing to do with Blix camera hogging while
              he was supposed to be working for the world's safety while he
              was really just writing a book.
              \_ There'd be nothing to write if Bush has listened to him.
2003/9/25-26 [Recreation/Dating] UID:10330 Activity:nil
9/25    The Darkness is COMING FOR YOU!
2003/9/25-26 [Reference/RealEstate] UID:10331 Activity:moderate
9/25    If I sign a m/m contract for an apt, is there a real chance the
        landlord will want to double the rent once/if(???) the economy
        picks up?  Is there some kind of statewide law on this or does this
        vary from one city to the next?  I am only concerned with the bay area.
        ok tnx.
        \_ Double is unlikely. 20-25% was common. Mine went up exactly 20%
           during the dot com era when it was really really hard to find
           housing and when traffic sucked and when it seemed like all your
           friends got rich except you. Thank god dot com dot bombed.
           \_ jealous mofo
        \_ Use motdedit, you ignorant loser.  ok tnx.
           \_ I didn't wipe your post.  Try again and take your med.
              \- this is very much dependent on the city. look at rent
                 control, vacancy decontrol etc. basically berkeley strongsish
                 rent control. oakland and sf are medium. --psb
                 \_ If you're in Oakland, "Rents may not be increased more
                    than 3% in any 12-month period for occupied units, and
                    6% in any 12-month period for units vacated after the
                    landlord terminated the tenancy." Note that the 3% is
                    dependent on the Rent Arbitration Board; last year it
                    was 0.6%. URL:  --erikred
        \_ YMMV. Which city? Each one has different regs.
2003/9/25-26 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China] UID:10332 Activity:high
9/25    Ted Rall sums it up quite nicely:
        \_ Yeah, I feel safer now already. The truth will never be found.
           But least one dictator is gone. Now for Syria, Iran, N.Korea,
           and Cuba.
           \_ Why not Liberia and the Congo?
              \_ Why not China and Kazakhstan?
                 \_ What the hell is in Liberia, Congo, and Kazakhstan?
                    Last time the U.S. fought China it was a bloody draw.
                    \_ Actually, mind your history.  Last time the US fought
                       China, they'd driven them back halfway before the
                       PRC agreed to talk.  And that's without nuking the
                       crap out of their supply linse, which would have been
                       the logical thing to do.  Certainly would have
                       forestalled idiot motd PRC troll and his ignorant Tibet
                       drivel.  And that, kids, is what it's all about!  -John
                           \_ Not quite right.  The Chinese had 700,000 to
                              1 million + soldiers, the U.S. a few divisions.
                              Truman and McCarthur assumed the Chinese
                              were bluffing in their assertions they would
                              come into war.
                       \_ Hey John, to paraphse seano - lick my micturating
                          \_ Hey anonymous, to quote seano quoting me,
                             roses are red, violets are blue, tongue-fuck
                             my shithole, bitch.  -John
                          \_ how do you micturate out of your rectum?
                             and isn't driving someone back halfway pretty
                             much a draw, assuming you don't want to take
                             the step of using nukes, which the u.s.
                             apparently wasn't ready to do?
                             \_ Hey, if you have to ask...
                       \_ John, we have never officially fought the PRC
                          before.  Now, if you're talking about PRC units
                          in Korea, that's a different game.
                          \_ Duh.  It was "PRC units in Korea" vs "US units in
                             Korea".  WTF are you trying to say?
                       \_ Your history is whack here. After McCarther crossed
                          the Yalu, the PRC drove us all the way back to the
                          38th parallel. The war stalled there because open
                          the open terrain there was more advantagous to the
                          American style of combat, which was more dependent
                          on tanks and arty. As for nukes, it was the cold war:
                          Russia already told us that if we used them, they
                          would respond in kind. -ausman
                            \_ Not quite right.  The Chinese had 700,000 to
                               1 million + soldiers, the U.S. a few divisions.
                               Truman and McCarthur assumed the Chinese
                               were bluffing in their assertions they would
                               come into war.
        \_ [here I am]
           \_ Thanks for the laugh! I enjoyed it.
           \_ you are a pathetic little shit.
              \_ Tee hee. This makes it even more precious.
                 \_ ass shit fucks damn hell cunts
           \_ Cool, now I need to write a random cunt-word generating program
              so I can keep you busy... forever.  --ariana's cunt
2003/9/25-26 [Academia/Berkeley] UID:10333 Activity:nil
9/25    Berdahl stepping down as Berkeley chancellor
        \_ oh good. Let the Asians take Berkeley back to where it was.
           Go Tien! Go Beah!!!
2003/9/25-26 [Reference/Military] UID:10334 Activity:low
9/25    I'll post this here but you'll probably just delete it.  Ah futility!
        Michael Moore responds to criticisms of facts in Bowling for
        \_ One word : MOVE
           \_ Uh, is this some sort of code language I'm not supposed to
              \_ Yeah, how about another one : Don't call 911.
                 \_ 911 is a joke in your town
                    \_  Yeah, the real number is 912
                 \_ D00D U GUYZ R s0 fUNNi
        \_ Why would anyone delete anything from Michael Moore?  He's a total
           riot.  As soon as they medicate him and he starts making sense it
           might get interesting.
2003/9/25 [Computer/SW/SpamAssassin] UID:29544 Activity:nil
9/24    This is a serious question, i am getting about 160 spams a day..
        \_ curious here. are you people who keep on asking these spam
           questions just stupid, or are you new to the motd or something?
                 \_ man spam
                    \_ mmm, manspam. is that more kosher than spam
                      classic (tm)?
                        \_ It's a serious csua manpage
                      \_ An email is a sandwich but a manspam is a meal.
        \_ you should just reply to all of them and ask politely to be
           removed from their list.
           \_ Damn it!  I just nearly sprayed coffee on my screen!
              \_ The AMC strikes again!
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