Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2005:May:07 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
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2005/5/7-8 [Uncategorized] UID:37565 Activity:high
5/6     Lame question: does anyone know how to get ntpd to add 10 mins to
        the acutal time (w/o a src change)?
        \_ what, Berkeley Standard Time?
           \_ I like to set my clocks ahead by 10 mins, and I wanted to
              know if I could do that w/ my computer.
              \_ If you really want to do this, just make up your own time zone
                 that's ten minutes off from PST/PDT:   setenv TZ PPST7:50PPDT
                 --mconst
              \_ you're a moron.
2005/5/7-9 [Reference/BayArea, Reference/History, Academia/OtherSchools] UID:37566 Activity:high
5/6     MIT Time Travel Conference:
        http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/06/national/06time.html
        \_ You should go/have gone. We will have/had a great time. Even HG
           Wells will make/made an appearance.
           \_ well you can always travel back in time to make it.
        \_ Well, see you in the past, folks!
        \_ Well, see you guys in the past!
        \_ I showed up, but they weren't letting any more people into
           the conference hall.  Got to see the countdown at the (much to
           small) landing pad though.  The smoke machine was a little hokie,
           but the milk and cookies that someone had left was a nice touch.
           --darin
        \_ Nobody from the future came because they already knew the party
           sucked.
           \_ I predict that in the future MIT will not be a place of choice for
              parties.
              \_ We should try this again, but at CSU Chico instead.  -tom
              \_ Yeah, SF is the place of choice for parties. Why else
                 would they build Starfleet Academy there?
                 \_ If I had to bet money on the Bay Area of the distant future,
                    I'd put my money on the Philip K. Dick square, not the
                    Gene Rodenbery square.
2005/5/7-9 [Computer/HW/Memory] UID:37567 Activity:nil
5/6     Just curious what's the upper bound on the number of flash drive
        read/write before the sector fails? Is it 10^10? 10^20? ??
        What about floppies, and HD? Just curious.
        \_ For flash drives it's around 10^4-10^5 IIRC.
        \_ What about Secure Digital (SD) cards?
           \_ Same technology as flash drives.  'Secure' refers to DRM support.
2005/5/7-8 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:37568 Activity:nil
5/6     Read on for an all-geek, all-tech, all-boring, no fun motd!  Thank you
        Mr. Motd Cleaner Man!
2005/5/7-11 [Recreation/Computer/Games, Recreation/Sports] UID:37569 Activity:nil
5/6     Awhile back I asked if anybody knew a place where one could rent
        game consoles. Nobody responded with a useful answer. So, if
        anybody else care, Silver Screen on Grand rents PS2s, XBoxes and game
        cubes.
2005/5/7-9 [Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:37570 Activity:nil
5/6     Does Mac OS X have a destructive badblocks test on the install media?
        \_ Yes, both for the HD and the install cd.  -scottyg
            \_ Great! Where?
                \_ run hdutils?
                       \_ hdutils: command not found
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