Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2003:October:25 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2003/10/25 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:10780 Activity:nil
10/24   How do you guys deal with different backspace characters in different terminal
        programs? I have a screen where the terminal is set to erase = ^h, but then
        sometimes I use a terminal (on some other machine, say) where backspace
        sends ^?. Are there really any ways of dealing with this besides making sure
        every terminal I happen to use is configured to use the erase character I use
        in my screen?
        \_ Use bash. It's not 100% effective though, but modern versions of
        bash just accept both as backspace.
2003/10/25 [Uncategorized] UID:10781 Activity:nil
10/24   Randi is hot!
        Thanks to whoever posted the first link earlier!
        \_ Run away!
           \_ Short legs and hella top-heavy-- I doubt she could catch you.
              \_ That's fine, as long as I can catch her.
        \_ More girls at
           Also hot: #3 Wendy, #9 Stephane, #30 Sabrina, #38 Kim
           Second tier hot: #8 Hillary, #14 Maggie, #32 Vanessa
        \_ i think hillary is definite 1st tier material.
2003/10/25-26 [Computer/HW] UID:10782 Activity:nil 66%like:12947
10/14   Does a Mini-ITX Mobo fit an ATX case?
        \_ Sure.  It's smaller isn't it?
           \_ Yeah, but I mean will the holes line up?
              \_ Sorry, just being an ass.  I think so, but really, you
                 should check the specs on your motherboard for case
                 \_ Rad, the VIA EPIA is "Micro ATX Chassis Compliant"!
                 \_ Rad, just found: VIA EPIA "Micro ATX Chassis Compliant"!
2003/10/25 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:10783 Activity:moderate
10/24   Hail Bush and his citizens, the ruler of Earth, the Occupier of
        Terror, Fourth Reich of this planet!!!
        \_ Oklahoma City was done by Iraqis and the Government is
           covering it up!!!  There is a giant conspiracy to trick
           Americans into believing that Iraq has nothing to do with
           \_ s/Oklahoma\ City/USS\ Liberty
           \_ s/Oklahoma\ City/Liberty
        \_ Bush is Nazi, blah, blah.
           Actually, the funny is, I just watched Raiders of the Lost Ark,
           and one of the Nazi's in the truck scene looks a WHOLE lot like
           \_ Gee if we went by who we all looked like, then I think all
              Asians look like Mao, therefore they are potential dictators
              \_ You take yourself way too seriously, man.  Look up 'joke' and
2003/10/25-26 [Politics/Domestic/Crime, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush, Science/Physics] UID:10784 Activity:nil
10/24   How much extra radiation do you get when flying during a Coronal Mass
        Ejaculation?  Like the one occuring right now.
        \_ "When that bowel shock strikes the earth's magnetic field, it's
           traveling a million miles an hour or more. So it's really moving.
           That's a lot of particles, a lot of hydrogen particles protons and
           electrons slamming in the magnetic field. And it sort of makes it
        \_ You'll die.
           \_ Sooner?
              \_ Instantly.  Like a marshmellow over a fire pit.
        \_ Should you worry more about possible plane crash caused by
           communication to control tower or GPS satellites being disrupted,
           than the higher radiation that you body receives?
           \_ In a word, Yes.
              \_ Like a marshmellow.  ZZZZT!
                 \_ ORBITAL LASERS!
                    \_ The Mafia with the help of the Men in Black and The
                       Evil Scientists for a Better Tomorrow would like to
                       attack to control The Orbital Mind Control Lasers.
                       Base attack is 11 or less.  Anyone want to pay to
                       stop it?
                       \_ I have a B-1 Bomber with a 100 Megaton warhead.
                          \_ SDI!
                       \_ Since the Boy Sprouts have a controlling influence
                          on the Mafia, and since the Rand Corporation owns
                          the Men in Black, NPR will stop that attack on
                          their soveignity over the OMCL.
                          \_ Not yet they don't!  I've got White Collar Crime!
                             Enron shuts off power to NPR's broadcast towers
                             and TOMC are mine!
2003/10/25-27 [Uncategorized] UID:10785 Activity:nil
10/24   Can someone recommend good links describing what, if any effects
        Sarbanes-Oxley has on actual technical operations within financial
        service companies?  I've only found detailed info on changes
        in financial accounting, but I recall reading that it had a pretty
        serious impact on all transaction and communications logging.  -John
        \_ sounds like much of the changes are due to section 404(a)
           \_ You shouldn't ignore the scope of the a7-92 or the 640xm.  The
              Barnard-Simpley could be involved as well.
2003/10/25-26 [Industry/Jobs, Industry/Startup] UID:10786 Activity:nil
10/25   Had an interview yesterday with a startup.  It was just like 1998!
        Go go gadget economy go!
        \_ where?
           \_ hah!  not a chance!  *I* found it, its my 1998 startup and I
              aint telling!  --op
           \_ Top Dog!
              \_ Top Dog isn't a startup.  Squirrel-on-a-stick, on the other
                 \_ 1. Kill Squirrels
                    2. ?????
                    3. Profit!
                    \_ Arf! Arf!
                    \_ 2. Put squirrel on stick?
                       \_ Hey!  That was under NDA!  You're so sued!
                          \_ Dude, seriously, you *CAN'T* put a patent on
                             \_ we didn't patent squirrels but we have a
                                patent pending business method that involves
                                them.  I can't give you details yet but think
                                of: squirrels, the net, and one-click and
                                you're halfway there.
                             \_ See US patent number D369,202,
                                "The ornamental design for a squirrel skinner,
                                as shown and described."
                                Why am i not suprised this guy is from West
                                \_ I'm speechless.  Just...speechless.
                                \_ You're not surprised because you're a hater?
2003/10/25-26 [Uncategorized] UID:10787 Activity:nil
10/25 sale: (virtually) everything $6.99 per disc, free shipping.
        No obscure titles naturally but you'd be surprised: Sigur Ros, Charles
        Aznavour, etc.
        \_ dude, boycott any member of RIAA, man!
           \_ it's not like most of the people 'boycotting' anything are ever
              customers anyway.  like pacifists boycotting general dynamics,
              they just don't care.
        \_ Wait, why is this good? Isn't the default "buy 12 get 1 free" shit
           better? especially with a referral.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2003:October:25 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>