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2006/1/3-5 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll/Jblack] UID:41204 Activity:nil
12/3    Can someone confirm that jblack the Bush loving troller is
        posting anonymously? I just love trolls!
        \_ Is this International Irony Day, or what?
2006/1/3 [Uncategorized] UID:41205 Activity:nil
1/2     Noooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        http://youtube.com/w/Booty-Shake?v=u8Obc1G6Aeg&search=booty
2006/1/3-5 [Transportation/Airplane, Politics/Domestic] UID:41206 Activity:nil
12/3    RocketMan for real:
        http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/safety/detail_page.cgi?ID=613
        \_ Those wacky Finns.
2006/1/3-5 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:41207 Activity:nil
12/3    Remote SMTP access is still down.  Would someone explain to me what
        are the technical challenges for setting this up?  or there isn't much
        technical issues just that root haven't get the chance to look into
        it?
        \_ workin' fine now. whats yer probelm?
           \_ I can only send email to myself via pop, or i get authentication
              error.  I haven't changed my setting in any way and it was
              working fine until soda got upgraded.     kngharv
              \_ send mail via pop?
              \_ so you're trying to use soda's smtp server to send mail
                 elsewhere?  This is a tricky thing to setup without also
                 allowing spammers to relay mail through soda.
                 \_ isn't that what smtp auth is?
        \_ You've verified that your ISP currently allows 3rd party SMTP, right?
2006/1/3 [Computer/SW/WWW/Server] UID:41208 Activity:nil
12/3    anyone know what the command is to see what modules my apache
        installation has installed? I know I've done this before but
        can never remember. tried googling. thanks.       - rory
        \_ httpd -l will list the statically-compiled modules. For dynamic
           modules, I think you need to look for LoadModule lines in
           httpd.conf. -gm
           \_ perfect. thanks
2006/1/3-5 [Consumer/Audio] UID:41209 Activity:nil
1/3     What headphones (non-earbud) do you use or recommend for your
        Ipod or other MP3 Player?
        \_ I borrowed my friend's Sennheiser HD500 and could hear sounds
           I've never heard before on many songs. They're quite pricey
           but you'll notice the difference in sound quality.
        \_ I wonder why iPod doesn't have bluetooth. I hate the wires.
        \_ Are you excluding in-ear canalphones too?
           \_ yes.  Why do you like earbuds/canalphones?
              \_ they're not as bulky. i was using Sennheiser HD280 Pro's at
                 work for 2 yrs before I switched to Shure E2c's. -someone else
              \_ They're smaller, lighter, and more portable, which makes
                 them more convenient.  They're not as likely to fall off your
                 head, and canalphones are good are blocking out external
                 noise so I can listen to music at a much lower volume.
        \_ thoughts on Bose Triport?
           \_ tried these at sharper image. pretty good, but i wouldn't pay
              $150 for em.
        \_ While I love my canalphones, I also have some Sennheiser HD212s that
           I got for around $50.  They have fairly good clarity and a bit of
           passive blocking of outside noise.  They overemphasize bass too,
           which could be a plus or minus depending on your tastes.
        \_ What's your budget?  I have a pair of Sennheiser HD590s, and they're
           very nice.  Pricey though.  On the less expensive end, I've had at
           different times Koss PortaPros and KSC-35(? funky behind the ear
           jobs that I found uncomfortable).  I also have a headphone amp, which
           makes a huge difference.  I'm not sure if many (any?) portable
           players can do a good job driving my Senn's or even the Koss's.
2006/1/3-5 [Computer/HW/Drives, Computer/HW/CPU] UID:41210 Activity:nil
1/3     I noticed firefox on certain pages left idle will start to consume
        100% cpu, and cpu usage will drop back to normal after I close
        that tab. Anyone seen similar problem? This is 1.5 but I've
        seen it since 1.04.. I seem to have it on http://www.techbargain.com
        and today http://Gizmodo.com.
        \_ I've seen this happen with java applets.  Perhaps those pages have
           applets on their pages?
        \_ not sure if it is related, but with 1.5 I've noticed that
           when I return from standby both firefox and thunderbird go
           crazy w.r.t. cpu usage (until I close and restart them, which
           is a real hassle since I usually have multiple tab sessions
           open).
           \_ Have you tried waiting a while to see if they're just swap-crazy?
              \_ Disk isn't spinning - the machine just sits.  It might still
                 be swap related, but I'm thinking likely not.  Just looked,
                 there are a few things in the forums that refer to a possible
                 problem with flash, trying the flash-block extension.
           \_ I noticed the same thing, and now have the habit of
              quitting firefox before I enter standby. -op
           \_ Same thing happens in Opera sometimes.  It appears to depend on
              what's open.  My guess is that it has to do with auto-refresh
              pages--that when you resume, the browser queues up a bunch of
              refresh events that gum up the system.
        \_ Nope.  Maybe evil broken Javascript?  Actually, as of 1.5, it'll
           start noticing things like javascript loops and offer to nuke the
           page for you.
2006/1/3-5 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:41211 Activity:moderate
1/3     what's the best terminal program (I just want to ssh from my laptop
        to soda) for macosx?
        \_ don't like terminal?
        \_ What's wrong with /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app?
        \_ iTerm looks/works well for me.  -scottyg
           \_ second.
        \_ Terminal doesn't have mouse support.
           \_ What do you mean by "mouse support"? If you want cursor
              positioning, you can turn it on via the window settings.
              \_ Terminal.app does not have xterm mouse support.  iTerm does not.
                 Glterm does, but a new version has not been released in years.
              \_ Terminal.app does not have xterm mouse support.  iTerm does
                 not. Glterm does, but a new version has not been released
                 in years.
                 \_ you don't need xterm mouse support to ssh. -scottyg
                        \_ Who are you to tell me what I need or not?  xterm mouse
                           support doesn't work in Terminal.app.  it DOES work in
                           xterm when running X11 on the mac.  it works in Glterm.
                           I do not think you know what xterm mouse support is.
                    \_ Who are you to tell me what I need or not?  xterm
                       mouse support doesn't work in Terminal.app.  it
                       DOES work in xterm when running X11 on the mac.
                       it works in Glterm. I do not think you know what
                       xterm mouse support is.
                       \_ You need to limit your posts to 80 columns.
                          \_ Fixed. -formatd
                       \_ I'll bite, what is xterm mouse support? Is
                          this the selecting text copies and middle
                          button pastes "feature"?
                          \_ for instance run a text browser on Gmail.
                             you can click on things with your mouse if
                             you have proper xterm support.
                             \_ I still can't figure out what you mean.
                                When I click on stuff in lynx it just
                                copies it (I'm using an xterm in S10)
                                or pastes it or brings up a menu.
                       \_ Uh, assuming you're op, you said "...just want to
                          ssh..."  So scotty was correct, and you're a twit.
                       \_ Sorry, I thought you were not the OP and that you were\
                          adding additional requirements.  I also use a program
                          called xterm when I need X11 support, but I don't
                          generally like the look or feel of it. -scottyg
                       \_ Sorry, I thought you were not the OP and that you
                          were adding additional requirements.  I also use a
                          program called xterm when I need X11 support, but
                          I don't generally like the look or feel of it.
                          -scottyg
2006/1/3-5 [Computer/Networking] UID:41212 Activity:nil
1/3     I'm trying to configure a VPN across a cisco 1760 router - so far this
        has involved mostly confusion & cursing (their documentation and
        interfaces are terrible) - can anyone recommend a book that they have
        used to understand the process?  Thanks!
2006/1/3-5 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:41213 Activity:nil
1/3     M$ helps the Creative Commons meet their fund raising goal:
        http://www.lessig.org/blog/archives/003274.shtml
2006/1/3-5 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:41214 Activity:nil
1/3     Regarding the WMF vulnerability, is it true that if you're using
        Firefox 1.5, you'll always be prompted when there's a WMF image on a
        web page?  I know those using IE are SOL unless they install the 0-day
        patch from Ilfak Guilfanov mentioned here:
        http://www.grc.com/sn/notes-020.htm
        This part is funny:
        "Anti-Virus vendors quickly updated and began pushing out their A-V
        signature files. These have been effective, but a new very flexible
        exploit generation tool has appeared that's able to create so many
        different variations of the exploit that A-V signatures are having
        trouble keeping up."
        More info on how bad an infection can be here:
        http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/index.php?p=143&tag=nl.e589
        (Note that author does not address Ilfak's fix.)
        And just found out you can be infected by a (WMF-encoded) file with a
        .jpg extension:
        http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/archive-012006.html#00000759
        (you can also be infected if Google Desktop indexes the image)
        Other image extensions can also infect you:
        http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=992
        (Is this for real?  "McAfee announced on the radio yesterday they saw
        6% of their customer having been infected with the previous generation
        of the WMF exploits. 6% of their customer base is a huge number.")
        Pre-patch, try executing an innocuous hacked WMF file:
        http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1006
        http://sipr.net/test.wmf
        \_ Just use the regsvr32 /u fix.
           \_ http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=994
              says do both.  Doing the /u alone may not work because there may
              be "other avenues of attack against the Escape() function in
              gdi32.dll", and "we have some very stong indications that simply
              unregistering the shimgvw.dll isn't always successful"
        \_ For starters I've turned off image viewing in my browser.  The
           net is a lot faster now and I don't think I'm missing anything.
           I long for the days of gopher!
           \_ /usr/local/bin/lynx.
              \_ better: /usr/local/bin/links
2006/1/3-5 [Uncategorized] UID:41215 Activity:nil
1/3     Here's something for our Christian friends: (video)
        http://www.lowcarbcomedy.com/html/videos/therest/passionhill.htm
2006/1/3-5 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:41221 Activity:low
1/3     No, really?  Iran developing Nuclear Weapons and ballistic
        missiles.
        http://www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,12858,1677542,00.html?gusrc=rss
        \_ Okay, we have a "55-page report" with no title and no source,
           with exactly one sentence and one phrase excerpted in quotes.
           Not saying that Iran doesn't want the bomb, but this sourcing is
           really weak.
           \_ It's the guardian, what do you expect?  Actually, I recall some
              one *vigorously* defending the guardian here a year or two ago
              as the be-all end-all of the highest quality journalism including
              a url to their "prizes we won because we're great journalists"
              page.  Anyway, most journalists wouldn't know good journalism
              if it bit them on the ass.
              \_ Speaking of good journalism, go see "Good Night, and Good
                 Luck."  Highly recommended.
              \_ During the runup to the Iraq war the Guardian was basically
                 the only English language newspaper of any repute whatsover
                 doing the serious work of investigating Bush and Blair's
                 (bogus) claims about Iraq. I think they deserve kudos
                 for that.
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