Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2004:October:24 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>
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2004/10/24 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:34314 Activity:kinda low
10/24   Washington Post endorses John Kerry for President.
        \_ annnnnd... so?
           \_ Duh!
2004/10/24-25 [Computer/HW/Drives, Recreation/Dating] UID:34315 Activity:very high
10/24   Can somebody tell me what this is:
        http://www.airetight.com/images/Via%20Resti%20Vid%20Web%20st.mov
        \_ In a word...boring.  I haven't felt this ripped off from a motd
           link since the last time John posted one of those ass links.
                \- it seems to me this was an inquiry and not an attempt to
                   entertain.
           \_ I don't remember posting an ass link, but if I did, you can
              be assured that it would be a discriminating, fascinating and
              interesting ass link.  -John
              \_ Judge for yourself, dude.
                 http://csua.com/?entry=32231
                 \_ Oh yeah, _that_, well, that was, er, an artistic
                    statement (or me getting impatient with the HEIL GERMAN
                    JOHN guy, I forget.)  Anyway, it's the context that
                    counts.  I thought the contrast of the dirndl/girlfriend
                    thing with an ass link was nicely representative of the
                    duality of man.  -John
                    \_ Good recovery.
                        \_ It's a skill I've honed relentlessly ever since
                           that raid on Macho Grande.  -John
        \-Hello, if you mean thepiece of music, it is the "Via resti servita,
          Madama, brillante" duet from the middle of ActI of Le Nozze di
          Figaro. The woman in red sings Susanna [to marry Figaro] and the
          other one plays Marcellina [who is an old bat in the opera] ... the
          scene is sort of a funny bitch vs bitch encounter. If you are asking
          about the the performance, I dont know who/where it is but it looks
          like some kind of lesbo-Sex in the City hybrid performace art
          version. ok tnx.
          \_ psb, is that you. Only psb uses \-
             \_ But he puts a space after it.
                \-well, not always. --psb
             \_ psb also signs off with the "ok tnx"
             \_ he's also the only one who says "Hello, ..."
          \_ If I buy the full DVD, do they get nekkid and start making out?
             \- that is what happens in the original 2 act version of NdF
                but was changed in the modern 4act version. --psb
                \_ You need to buy the director's cut platinum commemorative
                   DVD.  It's got a killer WAM lookalike commenting on the
                   hot lesbo action.  -John
2004/10/24-25 [Computer/SW/SpamAssassin] UID:34316 Activity:moderate
10/24   Is everybody getting spams purportedly from SBC that ask you to click
        at some http://sbc.m0.net/xxxxxx ? The emails look legit enough and
        SBC does have my my soda email, but I explicitly opted out from any
        updates and the link address looks suspicious.
        \_ It's known as "phishing", is very common (especially to try to
           collect bank/login details for some official-looking page), and
           often uses some sort of browser exploit to make you think you're
           at a legit page (in this case obviously not.)  -John
        \_ <DEAD>m0.net<DEAD> is a domain used by Digital Impact, which is a legit email
           marketing company that makes suspicious URIs
           http://www.digitalimpact.com/clientslist.php
           \_ Don't you just hate it when companies do that?  I got a mail
              from ETRADE through <DEAD>p0.com<DEAD> and thought it was fake, so I
              forwarded it to security@ and got a reply saying that it's
              real.  No matter.  I always go to their site directly and find
              where I need to go, even when they give me a link.
              \_ Since I explicitly opted out of everything when I signed up,
                 is SBC risking big fines by spamming me, or is there always
                 an escape clause for big companies?  -op
                 \_ What they usually do is add a new class of message that
                    you have to opt out of.  It is very unlikely you'll
                    successfully sue them.  -tom
                 \_ Maybe you should ask a trial lawyer
2004/10/24-25 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus] UID:34317 Activity:nil
10/23   What's the difference between a mode A, mode C, and mode S
        transponder? Mode A/C is having altitude/no altitude encoding
        right? What about mode S?               -squawk ident guy
        \_ What the hell are you talking about?  -half of soda
2004/10/24-25 [Computer/Domains] UID:34318 Activity:kinda low
10/24   What is the timeline of events when a .com name expires?
        Does it matter which registrar was used?
        \_ It depends on how far in advance you paid for it.  The typical
           domain contract is for 1 year but some registrars will allow
           and even encourage you to pay up to 10 years in advance.  I let
           one of my 1 year domain expire last month, another will last 2
           more years and my primary domain is good for another 4.
        \_ Oops.  I misread what you were asking.  When my old domain was soon
           to expire, my registrar sent me a series of emails notifying me of
           the coming event, explained that it would be put on some sort of
           hold list for 30 days and then would be available for the public
           again.  My other reply is off topic, sorry.
2004/10/24-25 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll/Ilyas, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:34319 Activity:high
10/24   Daily Show upload is back: /csua/tmp/dailyshow/README
        \_ You are da man! Thanks so much!
        \_ Isn't this both illegal and against soda policy?
           \_ SHUT UP.  SHUT UP.  SHUT UP.
           \_ Well now, let's not be hasty.  Let me ask the campus policy people
              first.  Heh. -- ilyas
                \_ ilyas do you have ANY friends?  seriously.
              \_ why do you find that amusing?
                 \_ I am just waiting for the self-righteous assholes who keep
                    complaining about motd nuking 'violating soda policy' to
                    show up and start complaining about this, you know, much
                    more serious violation.  I am not holding my breath.
                      -- ilyas
                    \_ The basic difference is motd nukers in general are
                       behaving like assholes, whereas illegal video uploads
                       don't hurt you until someone complains.
                       Don't side with the assholes.
                       \_ So, uh, let me get this straight.  Something illegal
                          is only bad until I get hurt?  So if I see someone
                          raped on the street, I should just walk past?
                            -- ilyas
                          \_ are you really this stupid?  Oh, I forgot,
                             yes you are.  -tom
                             \_ John: case in point. -- ilyas
                                \_ Ilyas:  awful comparison, fallacy of
                                   equation.  Tom:  be nice.  Both of you,
                                   bench for 3 minutes with mandatory John
                                   ass link viewing.  -John
                             \_ hey, thanks for adding the obligatory personal
                                insult to the motd.  we didn't have enough
                                haters or hatred here already.
                    \_ pp has it right; the fact that MOTD nuking is against
                       policy is not the reason why it's a bad thing to do.
                       For what it's worth, I see a lot of take-down notices
                       from RIAA and MPAA, but haven't seen any about TV shows
                       yet.  (Still, I don't think swapping TV shows is an
                       activity the CSUA should be condoning).  -tom
                       \_ FCC recently cleared tivo to allow file sharing.
                          TV is a broadcast medium, and doesn't infringe on
                          a commodity ala music/films.  I guess the cable
                          company could get up in arms that it's encroaching
                          on their household count, but i doubt they could.
                          \_ Radio is also a broadcast medium.  Is it legal
                             to tape off the radio and pass copies around?
                       \_ Is this Matt&Trey thinking?
                    \_ So anyone who calls ilyas on his antisocial behavior
                       is a "self-righteous asshole." And anyone who calls
                       him stupid is resorting to ad hominem. Glad we cleared
                       that up.
2004/10/24-25 [Academia/Berkeley/HKN] UID:34320 Activity:kinda low
10/23   Have you guys heard about what's happening with the HKN course
        surveys?  I'd like to get a message to current ucb gsi's, but
        the only ones I know are associated with hkn.  Do you know any
        non-hkn affiliated ucb gsi's that would be willing to send a
        message to their distribution list? Please respond, thanks.
        \_ The short version: due to privacy concerns relating to FERPA
           (http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html the
           University (OAR, I think) has determined that GSI evaluations may
           not be displayed online. HKN is looking into ways to find a
           compromise between privacy concerns and free access. I think there
           was a discussion on the subject on the EECS grad student mailing
           list, but I'm not on the list, so I don't know the details. Mail me
           if you want (a little) more information. -gm (!hkn)
2004/10/24-25 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:34321 Activity:nil
10/24   Is there a way to block cookies in Firefox by cookie's name
        rather than the originating site?  For example, I want to block
        cookies named WEBTRENDS_ID cookies regardless which site it is
        from.  Thanks.
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