Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2004:July:17 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2004/7/17-18 [Computer/HW/Laptop, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:32329 Activity:moderate
7/16    I have to use a PS2 to USB adapter for my computer. I bought an
        adapter, but everytime I boot it up, it doesn't work. I have to
        plug and unplug to get it recognized by WinXP. Occassionally,
        that method doesn't even work (the system says Unknown USB Device).
        What is going on and how do you solve this problem?
        \_ i had a similar problem with a 32-meg flash drive... turns
           out the usb connector wasn't very good... things usually
           improved when i wiggled the plug. are you on a laptop? i
           usually have more trouble with laptop usb ports.
        \_ PS/2 -> USB adapters vary wildly in quality.  I just buy a USB
           keyboard and mouse and be done with it, even though it takes up
           all my USB ports on my notebook.
           \_ You can get a little USB hub to expand total slot count.  I got
              a 4 port hub for $5.
2004/7/17 [Politics/Domestic/911, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:32330 Activity:nil
7/16    blowkay [bloh'-kay] adj. of an attitude, typically exhibited by the
        electorate, that elected officials who have sexual relations outside
        of marriage while in office are less deserving of impeachment than
        officials whose decisions lead to the loss of human life. Folks say
        the new senator from Rhode Island is a skirt chaser, but as long as
        he doesn't send thousands of Americans off to die in a war on false
        pretenses, he's blowkay with me.
        \_ fuck that.  I don't think it's too much to ask to have leaders
           who don't screw around with interns or lie to american people,
           or give government contracts to their buddies without bids
           or make deals with terrorists to fund secret wars to support
           dictators in latin america or run a secret gang of thugs from
           the whitehouse to perpetrate illegal "dirty tricks" on opponents
           or let a unwinnable war drag on forever while lying about it
           to the american people...goddamn all of them all to hell.
           \_ Moron, without corruption there would be no government.
              "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
              The founding fathers of this country weren't stupid, and they
              knew this, which is why our government is designed to be
              a balancing act. You can never eliminate graft or nepotism,
              it's the grease that keeps government working. You can't
              codify human behavior into simple law. The law is simply
              a framework which we work from.
2004/7/17-18 [Computer/SW/Security, Recreation/Humor, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:32331 Activity:high
7/16    The new official North Korean webpage!  Get your free email
        account!  Would someone mind making a csua account we all can use
        to read it?
        \_ bah! if you like dictators with web pages, check out this one:
           Qadhafi's official homepage.
        \_ I don't find NK very funny.  -- ilyas
           \_ You don't find anything very funny.
              \_ These days it seems every anonymous motd macaque knows more
                 about me than I do myself. -- ilyas
                 \_ I think you're funny.
                    \_ Oh, I think ilyas is funny. I just don't think ilyas
                       finds anything funny. I think that's part of what
                       makes him funny.
        \_ Login/Pass: phillip/philspell  enjoy.  -John
           \_ Thanks! I heartily recommend Politics->Leader->KJ IL->Anecdotes
              \_ Goddamn!  It's as if Francis Fukuyama lost a third of his
                 brain and kept on writing!
2004/7/17-18 [Politics/Domestic/California/Arnold] UID:32332 Activity:nil
7/16    Funding for jailing illegals falls short(711.2 Million a year),1413,207~12026~2277233,00.html
2004/7/17-18 [Politics/Domestic/RepublicanMedia] UID:32333 Activity:high
7/16    'Marxists' destroy 'New South Africa'
        \_ 'Neoconservatives' destroy 'United States of America'
2004/7/17-18 [Health/Disease/AIDS, Health/Disease/General, Computer/SW/Virus] UID:32334 Activity:moderate
7/16    What's this email supposedly from mconst sent to jobs@csua?  Which
        virus is this?
        \_ Why does it matter which virus it is?
           \_ It doesn't.  I'm just curious.
              \_ Worm.Bagle.AG detected by ClamAV
2004/7/17-18 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Others] UID:32335 Activity:very high
7/16    Iran Accused of Complicity in World Trade Center Attack!
        \_ Does Iran have any oil?  And why aren't we just shipping the oil
           out of Iraq straight to America for free?
        \_ Good thing to know we have another war to look forward to after
           Bush gets re-elected. Don't you think one will require the draft
           \_ I think Bush is sick and tire of pick on easy target.  Look at
              that "routine" military exercise involved 7 out of 12 air
              aircraft carriers.  I think Bush want to nuke China out of
              existance after he get elected.
              \_ At least it's easy to recognize chicom troll from his
                 hideous engrish.  Thanks for weighing in.
                 \_ a Jew who uses racial slur.
              \_ You went to all the trouble of getting a degree from
                 an American university.  Why not go the extra mile, and
                 actually learn our language?
                 \_ blame on Berkeley.
              \_ I'm getting a headache just trying to read this post.
              \_ Is a Taiwan educaton that good?  YT Lee should speed up his
        \_ How does this make them more complicitous than, say, Saudi Arabia?
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2004:July:17 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>