Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2005:February:19 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2005/2/19-21 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:36246 Activity:high
2/19    Did you, as an undergrad, watch Animaniacs, listen to Beatles,
        and sing Russian peasant drinking songs on Hearst? If you did,
        can you say something about yourself, like when you were there,
        who you're with, etc? I'm trying to locate old friends. ok thx.
        \_ yes, yes, no(at least I don't remember,but maybe I was too drunk)
          \_ Budu zhdat' tebja zaranee U izluchiny reki. Prihodi zhe na
             svidanie, Ja prochtu tebe stihi, -- Pro podruzhek pro veselyh
             I zatejlivyh rebjat, Pro tebja, moja ljubimaja, Srazu tri
             stiha podrjad.
             \_ someone please translate this???
        \_ Everyday I'd watch Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, and Batman on Fox from
           3:30 to 5:00. If time didn't allow I'd watch them on pre-recorded
           VHS tape. WEB (Workstations at Evan's Basement) was too far at
           night, so I'd dial into Berkeley's free PPP connection and telnet
           to using my state of the art 33Mhz 386 with 16M
           RAM via my blazingly fast 14.4K baud modem. From there I'd do a
           lot of stuff, like checking email, reading motd, and stuff like
           that. I'd listen to Arthur Rubenstein playing Chopin from a tape
           set using my dad's old Panasonic tape player. Usually there were
           a lot of work to be done, but since they're not urgent, I'd play
           DikuMUD, chat/nwrite/ytalk to people online while listening to
           Chopin's Noctures (on cassette tapes), on rainy, quiet, somewhat
           lonely nights.
             That was over a decade ago. I'm now ssh'ed into soda (now known
           as using my P4 3Ghz 1G RAM machine via broadbnd.
           There are a lot of things I have to do but since they're not
           urgent, I'm just checking motd, gmail, surfing, and chatting people
           on AIM and Yahoo Messenger. Yes, it's a raining, quiet, somewhat
           lonely night, and I'm listening to Chopin's Noctures, on MP3.
             It's amazing how some things have changed, and how some things
           haven't. I guess when you get old you start to treasure things that
           do not change, or things that seemed insignificant at the time, but
           now you have this strange fond memories of, like logging into soda.
           I love soda and I hope it will never go away.             -old man
           \_ I'm not sure whether I should join in the reminiscing
              or mock you.
                \_ both is acceptable
           \_ Did you ever get a girlfriend all those years?
           \_ I was across the street drinking myself to sweet oblivion.
2005/2/19-20 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus, Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs] UID:36247 Activity:nil
2/18    Emacs guru please help.  I am running shell within emacs and have a
        couple hundred lines of text beyond the current prompt, which I use
        one by one as some command argument.  Somehow it just all disappeared
        (from the current prompt to the end).  It is not a c-w because I
        couldn't yank it back.  I didn't save it to another file/buffer.  Is
        there anyway to get it  back?
2005/2/19 [Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:36248 Activity:nil 75%like:38773
2/19    So, do we still have to call them Freedom Fries?
2005/2/19-20 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:36249 Activity:nil
2/19    Looking for quotes that are syntactially different, but are equivalent
        semantically. I'll start:
        \_ BlockBuster: "There is NO LATE FEE. There is a restocking fee after
                         7 days"
           \_ "The end of late fees... the start of more."
           Clinton: "I did not have sex with that woman. Monica Lewinski. I did
                     have oral actions with her."
           Bush: "There will be NO DRAFT. Extended volunteer will be required
                  for some people."
                  \_ who are already in the military... Nice one troll.
                     \_ Some soldiers who were already scheduled to leave
                        or wanted to leave have not been allowed. --> Draft.
                        \_ Is that "equivalent"?
2005/2/19 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:36250 Activity:nil
2/19    emarkp, jrleek, did it piss you guys off when Clinton had sex with all
        these women? Did you think that he was an incapable president for
        having sex in white house and that he should have been impeached for it?
        \_ I have a related question. How many of you were pissed off that
           the President of the Nnited States had to settle for a fat ugly
           LA girl? If he's going to be boining in the White House it
           should have been a HOTTIE.
        \_ I'm getting tired of these anonymous questions directed at me.  I'll
           just comment that Clinton was not impeached for having sex in the
           white house. -emarkp
2005/2/19-20 [Recreation/Humor, Recreation/Stripclub] UID:36251 Activity:nil Cat_by:auto
2/19        Strip Club becomes an Art Club
2005/2/19-21 [Uncategorized] UID:36252 Activity:nil
2/19    Simple request to whoever maintains the "wall" program: Add in
        the timezone of the waller into the date format.
        \_ aaron used to be the wall keeper (back in 1997 he modified the
           binary to make it output funny messages). He no longer maintains
           the wall binary and the wall archive. RIP lwall.
2005/2/19-21 [Computer/SW/Security, Computer/Companies/Yahoo] UID:36253 Activity:nil
2/19    So I spend hours loading pics to yahoo photo albums and arranging
        them in the order that I want.  And then I go back and all the
        pictures in every album are out of order.  Why does this happen?
        And maybe more importantly, what's a similar service that people
        recommend that won't have this problem.  Basically just somewhere
        I can load my pics to that anyone can look at, even without them
        having a passwd or account or anything.  -pissed off at yahoo
        \_ Definitely send them a pissed off email.  Maybe someone will get
           yelled at.
        \_ shutterfly.
2005/2/19-20 [Uncategorized] UID:36254 Activity:nil
2/19    Remember when the Congress changed the name of French Fries
        to "Freedom Fries"? Did they ever change the name back or
        do they still call them that in the House cafeteria?
2005/2/19-22 [Computer/SW/Virus] UID:36255 Activity:kinda low
2/19    What are the best anti-spyware programs?  I am looking for something
        that my parents can run occasionally to try to keep their windows
        machine clean.  I'm a BSD user so I don't deal with this type of
        stuff much. Thanks --jwm
        \_ For PC's use "spybot search & destroy" and "adAware".
        \_ My detected spyware has dropped to almost nil after switching
           browsers away from IE.
           \_ ditto.  The best way would be to re-install M$oft, then install
              Firefox for them.
        \_ I gave my parents a clean Win2k install, then put Firefox on it
           and added Spybot and SpywareBlaster just in case someone unwittingly
           ran IE. But I switched them over to a mac about 6 months ago, which
           works fine for all the websites that don't suck in Safari.
2005/2/19-22 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:36256 Activity:moderate
2/19    Looking for DVD players that play AVI/DIVX/misc files, recommendation?
        \_ Hacked xbox (+ airport express for wireless file transfer,
           if needed). The only limitation is that xbm can only up-convert
           un-encrypted vobs, so you have to rip your dvds and re-burn or
           ftp them to the xbox before you can watch movies in HD.
           \_ how hard is it to hack xbox? and do you install linux on it?
                 If you're not handy with a soldering iron, you can always
                 hire someone to do it.
           \_ The Xbox is pretty noisy.  It's not a problem for gaming, but
              it's distracting when watching movies.
        \_ The Philips 642 is fairly nice/cheap.  It tends to crop subtitles
           on some of the divx files I've played though
           \_ can I put 10 400M AVI's and make it play 10 hours? That's what
              I really need..
              \_ Seriously get a hacked xbox. Just drop in a 120 gb hd and
                 forget about wasting cds and dvds.
           \_ Right, the DVP642 is the standard DivX player currently.
              It's $63 on Amazon but sometimes back-ordered.  I have one, it's
              fine; actually, many, many people have one.
        \_ I'm still waiting for a portable DVD player that plays AVI/DIVX/etc.
2005/2/19-20 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus, Computer/SW/Graphics] UID:36257 Activity:nil
2/19    M$ on '1337 Speak:
        \_ I guess when you have billions of dollars, you can waste
           money on useless primers like this.
        \_ This is old and has already been posted:
2005/2/19-21 [Computer/SW/Unix, Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:36258 Activity:low
2/19    EQII's new /pizza command is really quite brilliant, but they're missing
        out on dozens of other marketing opportunities.  What sort of ideas
        can you think of?
        \_ /hooker
           \_ Yay!
        \_ /term paper
        \_ /shower
           I recommend "/psychologist"
           \_ You mean M-x doctor
        \_ /quit
2018/11/14 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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