Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:May:20 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2006/5/20-25 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:43121 Activity:nil
5/20    for motd boob guy(s)
        \_ wtf's up w/ this one?:
2006/5/20-22 [Computer/HW/IO] UID:43122 Activity:nil
5/19    My mouse finger is hurting like hell. I'm thinking about buying a 3M
        Ergonomic Mouse from but it'll take at least a week for
        it to arrive. In the mean time, are there shareware/freeware that
        I can install to map one of the unused keys on my keyboard
        like shift or something, to simulate a mouse click? It'll really
        save my job in the mean time. Thanks so much.
        \_ If you use Windows, you could just enable mousekeys.  Or you
           might want to look into AutoHotkey.
        \_ If you are injured then simply switching to a different device is
           not going to help.  You need to change the way you work, do
           stretching, take breaks, and baby that hand until you recover.  If
           you recover.
        \_ switch your mouse to the other hand until the new one arrives.
           There will be some adjustment period, but not as much as you think.
           Also consider your desk arrangement... maybe there's something else
           that's contributing to the problem, like your mouse position or the
           height of your chair.  I agree with the above poster that you
           probably need to do more than just switch devices... my old boss
           used to switch hands every other week, and found that kept either
           of them from developing problems.
        \_ Is it from clicking, or mouse wheel scrolling?
        \_ Before you do anything, you should consult our noted local expert
           on typing and mousing injuries, williamc, so you can find out
           whether you're imagining the problem, or just trying to get out
           of work.
           Or, you could look at
2006/5/20-22 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers, Computer/SW/Security] UID:43123 Activity:nil 61%like:43119
5/19    I need a simple plug-in 128-bit (or so) C encryption library.
        Semmetric key is easiest, but public key is ok if that's the only
        thing I can get.  Any ideas?
        \_ symmetric
        thing I can get.  Any ideas?
        \_ --dbushong
           \_ Thanks, I'm checking it out.
2006/5/20-25 [Computer/Companies/Google] UID:43124 Activity:nil
5/20    Okay, now that finals are over, back to controversy.
        So our current robots.txt does a good job of keeping Google off
        lwall and stats -- so I've added wallrss.cgi to that list, and
        reenabled wallrss.cgi for all your Walling fun, sans Google
        \_ Can you please add suexec to cgi-bin?
        \_ what web stats?  where?  I can't read /var/log/apache/access.log
2006/5/20-28 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc] UID:43125 Activity:nil
5/20    Is there a format that's a "cross" between a wordprocessor
        (e.g. Word) and LaTeX? I want something that's higher quality
        than Word but a little easier to work with than LaTeX.
        \_ lyx?  gui frontend to LaTeX
        \_ You might like TeXMacs .
        \_ i really like lyx.  its very nice
2006/5/20 [Recreation/Stripclub] UID:43126 Activity:nil 80%like:43128
5/20    Naked Guy dies in jail
        - danh
2006/5/20-25 [Health/Disease/General] UID:43127 Activity:nil
5/20    Are you tall and skinny and have long fingers? You may be at risk
        for having the Marfan Syndrome and may develop problems that
        cause you to age and die prematurely. Check out the symptoms
        to see if you have the Marfan Syndrome.
        \_ Why are you so worried about Marfan's all of a sudden? why not
           post a similar entry about other disease entities?
           \_ Because I think I have it though I haven't seen a doctor yet.
              I fit in the profile, AND I have very loose joints. In fact
              I've dislocated both of my shoulders and my joints hurt
              a lot especially my mouse finger and emacs pinkies. I am
              afraid of finding out that I actually do have Marfan, or
              maybe I'm just over-reacting, and in fact based on my
              past experience with the medical community and from what I've
              heard, I think they'll probably just ignore me and think that
              I'm just over-reacting. So, until I have serious problems,
              I think I'll just ignore my symptoms. BTW, erikred, what
              exactly is the connective tissue disorder?        -op
              \_ OP, please email me. I would happy to discuss this further.
        \_ I was clinically diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome back in '84.
           Recent genetic testing (and a refinement of the clinical
           criteria needed to make a clinical diagnosis) reveals that I do not,
           in fact, have Marfan Syndrome. I may have some sort of connective
           tissue disorder, but it's not Marfan Syndrome. My point? Get a
           genetic test. --erikred
                \_ How tall are you, if you don't mind me asking? -pp
                   \_ Seven feet.
2006/5/20-28 [Recreation/Stripclub] UID:43128 Activity:nil 80%like:43126
5/20    Naked Guy dies in jail
        \- there is already a book out about this:
2006/5/20-28 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan, Reference/History/WW2/Japan] UID:43129 Activity:nil
5/20    Japanese Balloon bombs against the US
        \_ So?  Decades-old news?
           \_ It's called history.
              \_ So?  You don't see people posting articles about
                 the Civil War to the motd.
        \_ If you think that's interesting, look up the sub-launched air
           raids against the West Coast.  -John
           \_ How many American civilians did the Japs kill? Not that many
              compared to what we did to them. Now let me ask you, what about
              your people, John? The Swiss kept Nazi money safe for Nazi
              members many who fled to safe havens in South America. The
              Swiss people are mercenaries. You just need to give them lots
              of money and they'll do whatever it is you want them to do,
              without any consideration to moral values. Heil Nazi Loving
              Shameless Swiss John, and fuck the Swiss.
              \_ The Swiss are the descendants of the Templars, who brought
                 them the modern banking system.
              \_ This kind of stupidity makes me wonder why I bother with
                 the motd anymore.
                 \_ I was starting to worry about my troll farm since I
                    stopped baiting chicom troll and heil cherman john guy.
                    I'm glad at least their legacy lives on.  -John
              \_ Is it really so hard to avoid using racial slurs?
                 Is "Japanese" that hard to type?  Thanks.
                 \_ It's amusing how this troll seems to be guilty of many
                    of the attitudes that he ascribes to John.
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