Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:June:19 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2006/6/19-21 [Transportation/Car] UID:43427 Activity:low
6/19    How do you guys like the new Ford commercial featuring Taylor Hicks?
        Sexy? Bold? Makes you want to buy a Ford? FORD. BOLD. Yeah baby.
        \_ Dropping 25k jobs here to dump $9.2B into 150k jobs at 3 plants
           in Mexico:  BOLD.
        \_ The one where the woman pays for the guy's drycleaning and passes
           along her business card make me think "chemically imbalanced" not
           along her business card makes me think "chemically imbalanced" not
           \_ You prefer your women demure and stupid, giggling in the corner
              with the rest of their friends waiting, oh just hoping beyond
              hope that *you* will come by and save them from the solitary
              life of old maid?
              \_ Your entire experience of women consists of only two classes,
                 those who make passes at random guys they've only seen through
                 their rear-view mirrors and those who are demure and stupid?
                 Shutdown the computer and go outside. Now.
                 \_ Not at all.  Does your entire experience of people consist
                    of the flip 3 line comments from the motd?  "Shutdown the
                    computer and go outside. Now."
                    \_ You're either a misgynist troll or you need to be more
                       clear in your writing. Either way, some time away from
                       the computer would certainly improve your condition.
                       Just remember to use sunscreen to protect your pale
                       \_ How is being an admirer of aggresive women make
                          one misogynist? I really can't wrap my head around
                          that kind of thinking that would make you come up
                          with that assessment. Btw, giving a guy your number
                          is not the same as "making a pass at." -!op
                          \_ Reply poster seemed to posit that woman come in
                             only two flavors: those who give their phone
                             numbers to random guys on the basis of how they
                             look in a rear-view mirror, or those who are
                             demure and stupid. How is this not misogynist?
                             \_ How about you ask?  Poster was saying that
                                there is nothing "mental" about an aggressive
                                woman.  In fact, if it was the other way around
                                we wouldn't call the guy aggressive, so why do
                                we say she's chemically imbalanced and
                                aggressive but he wouldn't be?  Not only is the
                                poster not misogynist but some reading comp.
                                would show the opposite and Mr. "She's
                                Chemically Imbalanced" is the one with the
                                woman-hating issue here.  The "get some sun"
                                comments are just stupid.  You're posting to
                                the motd all day long from your cube.
                                \_ Mostly because Reply poster didn't bother
                                   asking before assuming that I was saying
                                   that any bold woman is chemically
                                   imbalanced. If poster had asked, I would
                                   have gladly explained that it's the act of
                                   tossing your number out to any stranger on
                                   the basis of one glance in the rear-view
                                   mirror that strikes me as chemically
                                   imbalanced, no matter which gender. Oh,
                                   that and the idea that you get your bold
                                   qualities from a car. Instead, assumptions
                                   were made, and from there to facile
                                   \_ Ok.  So we're back at step 1.  The woman
                                      was hitting on the guy based on his looks
                                      in the rear view.  What is different
                                      between that and meeting him in a bar and
                                      giving him her number?  If he did the
                                      same thing (paying for her dry cleaning,
                                      etc) would you say he was chemically
                                      imbalanced?  Probably not which is what
                                      I was getting at.  Please correct me if
                                      you think just as poorly of guys doing
                                      the same thing.  As far as getting your
                                      qualities from your car goes, I didn't
                                      even realise it was a car commercial. :)
                                      \_ Honestly, if it was a guy doing this,
                                         I'd immediately think he was kinda
                                         sleazy, but that's because I'm an
                                         utter cynic. And you didn't realize
                                         this was a car commercial??? OMG. :)
                                         \_ I auto tune out most commercials.
                                            I got the 'plot' on this one, but
                                            not the product, which is normal
                                            for me.  Mostly I was thinking how
                                            cool it would be if someone paid
                                            for my dry cleaning.  :)
                                            \_ Now, see, I would love it if
                                               that were the point of the
2006/6/19-21 [Uncategorized] UID:43428 Activity:nil
        Aerial photograph of Hawaii big island coast. Pretty pretty.
2006/6/19 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:43429 Activity:low
6/18    What's up with
        $ telnet 2005
        Connected to
        Escape character is '^]'.
        Senha Incorreta!
        Connection closed by foreign host.
        \_ This is what I get:
           soda {102}% telnet 2005
           telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
           \_ process died.
2006/6/19-21 [Uncategorized] UID:43430 Activity:nil
6/19    Old crap re-purged.
2006/6/19-21 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:43431 Activity:low
6/19    The motd is just not the same after account reactivation. So
        boring, where did all the troller's go? How am I supposed to
        get through my workday??!!
        \_ They didn't let certain people come back.
        \_ Don't worry, with the latest hack, there are lots of new people on!
        \_ The motd isn't here to entertain you.  You want trolls?  Start
           trolling.  The motd is what we all make of it.  I know you're
           kidding.  I'm not.
           \_ There's a difference between knowing the troll, and walking
              the troll.
           \_ Dere's some difference between knowin' de troll, an' walkin'
              de troll.  What it is, Mama!
        \_ The ratio of interesting poster to idiot is at a 5 year low.
           \_ You sure you don't have it backwards?  Trolling seems down to me.
        \_ Sorry, too busy to do my usual muckracking/trolling. -Great Swami
        \_ Let's see.. Guns are good. Guns are bad. Drivers' license for
           illegals violates Article 1, Section 10.
2006/6/19-24 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:43432 Activity:nil
6/19 (, Dan Froomkin)
        From Ron Suskind's new book titled "The One Percent Doctrine":
        Cheney remarked that America had to deal with a new type of threat --
        what he called a "low-probability, high-impact event" ...
        "If there's a 1% chance that Pakistani scientists are helping al-Qaeda
        build or develop a nuclear weapon, we have to treat it as a certainty
        in terms of our response." -VP Cheney
        "The problem here is that there will always be some uncertainty about
        how quickly [Saddam] can acquire nuclear weapons. But we don't want the
        smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud." -Sec State Rice
        "Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt
        that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most
        lethal weapons ever devised." -dubya!
        \_ you're not allowed to post items like this without adding personal
        \_ Yeah, the idiots in charge have no idea how to do risk analysis.
           Is that a surprise to you???
        \_ 1% of Pakistani scientists?  dude, there is only *ONE* scientists
           in Pakistan that was actively in the nuclear blackmarket business.
           and USA is BLOCKING IAEA's investigation.
           and USA is BLOCKING IKEA's investigation.
2006/6/19-22 [Uncategorized] UID:43433 Activity:nil
6/19    Thought this might be useful for anyone shoved into a windows admin
        job:  ~scotsman/contact_info.cgi
        LDAP editor for contact info in the AD.  If you make useful changes,
        please keep me apprised.  Thanks.
        \_ Other options include and
2006/6/19-24 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc] UID:43434 Activity:low
6/19    Oh motd, help me get a new job. What does this mean?
           \_ Quick google search says YouTube
        \_ Tried pasting it into a browser?  -John
        \_ Have you no honor?  Stop discussing this.
           It's like lying on your resume.  This is
           what makes hiring hard cause you can't
           tell the posers from the hackers.
           \_ laugh
        \_ Who gave that to you?
           \_ Quick google search says YouTube
        \_ Been trying to figure this out--any clues?  I've tried various
           number and substitution combos... -John
           \_ As it's not a simple rotation:
              that suggests it's a cryptogram.
              But without word boundaries, that makes it tres dificil.  The
              BUXGIBUGI should be a good hint, but I haven't been able to
              make much headway.  --scotsman
           \_ The string is the same length as:
              But the letter count from neither string matches the
              encoded string. -peterl
              \_ Maybe a Vigenere cipher with one of the above as key?  But
                 that just seems way too complicated.  I wonder if there
                 are any other clues in the job ad?  The ZZs also could be
                 something.  I also tried fiddling with the ascii values as
                 aspo suggested but no dice.  -John
           \_ In theory it could mean anything. It could mean "FOOD".
              ORUGKIDBN = "F", ZZ = "OO", XOZLSEBUXGIBUGI = "D". I win!
              Hasn't somebody written some kind of decoding program yet?
              Something that would run a bunch of decode possibilities and
              compare results against a dictionary and spit out a sorted list
              of possibilities? Brute force ftw!
                 \_ Yeah, maybe it's a Vigenere cipher.  The job ad mentions
                    TLA's (three letter acronyms), so maybe that's a clue.
                    \_ 26 letters is really small for a crackable Vigenere.
                       Assume a 5-letter key ... that's only 5.2 letters per
                       key-letter to try to break it ... that'd be real tough.
                       It's not Playfair; having 26 letters argues against
                       any sort of 3-letter code.
                       \_ You couldn't use a Kasiski crack on it because it's
                          too short, but that's why I was trying to look for
                          clues in the job posting itself to supply the key.
                          They wouldn't just post a cipher without some
                          bearing on the posting, subject, company, job,
                          what have you.  And the TLAs are a good idea, I
                          tried various ones.  Other possibilities are a
                          straightforward jumble.  -John
                          \_ dunno if it's related, but the html has
                             this at the top:
                             IGhvdyB5b3UgZm91bmQgdGhpcyBVUkwu -->
                             [my wrapping, they have it on one long line]
                             \_ Only problem:  The original string is purely
                                numbers, while this one is alphanumerical.  I
                                also wonder whether the whole 26-letter thing
                                is a red herring.
                                \- that long string is also embedded at:
                                   Look at the TLAs.
                             \_ Which base64 decodes to:
                                "Are you a superstar systems administrator?  We want you!  Apply at http:// and mention how you found this URL." --dbushong
        \_ Maybe keyword is related to: "YOUTUBE BROADCAST YOURSELF" ?
           \_ using what decryption technique?
           \_ partial KEY:
              Y = O U
              O = R Z X
              U = U K G
              T = G E
              B = I N
              E = D U
              blank = B B
              R = Z I
              A = L L
              D = O
              C = Z
              S = S B
              L = G
              F = I
              \- part of the message is "Yes?" --nsa@soda
2006/6/19-24 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan, Computer/SW] UID:43435 Activity:nil
6/19    O Lazy Web, research for me: a Japanese company plans to market a
        SoundBug-based head-sound apparatus. Why wouldn't reverberating your
        skull slosh your brain around like a concussion?
        \_ without searching the web, I'd guess this has something to do with
           the frequency of typical sound to be reproduced is
           nowhere near the resonant frequency of a brain inside the skull.
           Not to mention the minimal amplitude.
        \_ So this SoundBug thing... does it actually use less power and sound
           better than a portable speaker the same size?
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