Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:June:30 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2006/6/30-7/3 [Computer/SW] UID:43533 Activity:nil
6/29    How does mysqlhotcopy backup innodb? I know that ISAM tables are
        easy to copy, but innodb contents are all in this one innodb file,
        so I'm wondering how it deals with innodb. Curious.
2006/6/30-7/3 [Recreation/Media] UID:43534 Activity:nil
6/30    Al Gore in Futurama commercial
        \_ The comments seem to be for... a different video.
2006/6/30-7/3 [Reference/BayArea] UID:43535 Activity:nil
6/29    Interesting US cultural maps:
        This one illustrates regional divisions based on what cities
        people consider their cultural and economic center. I guess the SF bay
        area is confused because you have strong pulls from different
        directions (SF versus San Jose or "silicon valley")
        Kind of related: soda vs. pop vs. coke
2006/6/30-7/3 [Transportation/Bicycle] UID:43536 Activity:nil
6/29    Do all 10s Shimano Ultegra levers come with buttons? In another
        word, say you buy a bike with Ultegra levers but without the
        computer, what additional accessories do you need to buy to
        mount your own computer?
2006/6/30-7/3 [Transportation/Bicycle] UID:43537 Activity:nil
6/29    My Shimano Ultegra double crankset has a few bits that are worn
        out. I'm thinking about changing it to a triple crankset.
        Approximately how much would it cost to change it yourself?
        Also do I need to change my left shift lever?
        \_ First you will need to find out if your derailers can handle a triple\
           crankset.  My Shimano Dura-Ace rear derailer didn't allow for
           the chain tension differences that a triple causes, so I had to just
           go with a larger cassette instead.  Your front and rear derailer
           may be less picky.  If you have to replace everything your looking
           at 800-1200.  I believe that the shift levers allow for 2 or 3
           indexes, so you may be in luck there.  -scottyg
        \_ Obviously you'd need to replace the right crank and chainrings.
           You probably also need to replace the front derailleur.  Depending
           on the clearance, you may need to replace the bottom bracket
           (a triple might not clear your frame). I haven't done such a swap
           since everything switched to the stupid integrated brake and
           shift levers, but I'd guess you don't need a new lever.  -tom
2006/6/30 [Reference/Religion] UID:43538 Activity:nil
6/30    "Youths" Kick Man to Death on Crowded Antwerp Bus
2006/6/30-7/5 [Uncategorized] UID:43539 Activity:nil 66%like:43501 75%like:43512
6/30 updated: 1057 PST
        \_ Updated: 1407 PST
2006/6/30-7/5 [Recreation/Dating] UID:43540 Activity:nil 80%like:43565
6/30    ax where are you
        \_ ...was there a point to this?
           \_ If you have to ask, you don't know...
                \_ I'm still here, and it's good to see the motd is
                   as kind to me as ever.  Thanks!!  -ax
2006/6/30-7/5 [Politics/Domestic/Gay] UID:43541 Activity:nil
6/30    Melanie Morgan calls for death penalty for NYTimes reporters.
        \_ This story is serving as a good litmus test to detect obvious
           shills for the administration.  The Pres announced a program
           like this in a public speech in the rose garden, and plenty
           of newspapers reported the financial transaction monitoring,
           not just the NYT.  It pisses me off that the House and Senate
           appears to be full of fucking idiots.
2006/6/30-7/6 [Computer/HW/Display] UID:43542 Activity:nil
6/30    Besides speakers and a tuner, are there any differences between TV's
        and monitors? If I buy a 24" LCD w/ DVI, will I be able to use the
        output from a cable/satellite box to my monitor? A friend of mine said
        it might not work, said something about adjusting resolutions correctly
        It's hard to google for this information w/o getting references to
        Linux or retailers.
        \_ Resolution, dot pitch, gamma, ...
           \_ Yes, I've heard these terms, but usually monitors have higher
              res and smaller dot pitch than TVs. I currently have a 2001fpw
              but don't have a cable box to test this with. I don't want to
              order cable/satellite if this isn't going to work. Has anyone
              tried this? Currently, I use the monitor mostly for DVDs and
              connecting to my laptop.
        \_ Some monitors (PVA and MVA technology) are optimized for accurate
           color but exhibit fairly bad ghosting with moving images.
        \_ HDCP compliance is a good idea if you can get it.  It will be
           required more and more in the future.  -ax
           required more and more in the future.  Some cable/satellite
           boxes require it.  If you are thinking of using something like a
           Dell 2405 and connecting it to a HD-Tivo, I would expect that to work, but
           not with HDCP sources.  Check out the Westinghouse lvm-37w3 for an
           example for a 37" LCD panel with DVI/HDCP.  It's $1300 or so.
           not with HDCP sources.  Check out the Westinghouse lvm-37w3 as an
           example of a 37" LCD panel with DVI/HDCP.  It's $1300 or so.
           Read for more info.  -ax
2006/6/30-7/5 [Politics/Domestic/RepublicanMedia] UID:43543 Activity:low
6/30    This photo of Ann Coulter was at the top of today. (
        \_ It's funny how a woman that's passably (objectively) attractive can
           begin to look so foul just by reading what she's written and said.
           \_ Light is faster than sound. This is why some people appear
              brighter until you hear them speak....
           \_ I've never understood why people think she is attractive.  She
              just spends a lot of time on how she looks, that's way different
              from attractive.  Almost anyone not ugly can spend too much time
              to look good for a camera.  That's not beauty, that's craft.
              \_ She's thin and blond and reasonably photogenic.  I think that's
                 enough to qualify as "passably attractive"
                 \_ She's not thin, she's bony.  And her fact looks like a
                    grinning skull.  I still say if you met her in person you'd
                    be amazed how much worse she looks.  There is a ton of
                    effort being made to make her look good on camera.
              \_ She's reasonably attractive in the candid photos of her,
                 like the one of her at the softball game:
                 \_ She looks like a reasonably passable transexual:
                \_ The woman's neither particularly attractive, nor is she
                   ugly.  The word is average, there are many others far
                   nicer-looking than her, and not as ugly in their style
                   and opinions.  What's the fascination?  -John
                   \_ No doubt. There's so much to criticize about her. Why,
                      then, do her critics focus so much on her (at least
                      average if not better) looks?
                      \_ what planet are you from?  In our society, women
                         are judged first on their looks, regardless of
                         their talent or accomplishments.  -tom
                         \_ True in many cases, no doubt.  However, in hers,
                            I'm willing to discount this because it's pretty
                            obvious that she wants to present herself as
                            someone for freeper geeks to drool over (to
                            compensate for her obvious deficits.)  -John
                         \_ Except that she actually looks fairly good and
                            people want to insinuate that she looks like
                            a man. This is a case of her politics actually
                            influencing the perception of her appearance.
                            I think she's offensive and not very bright,
                            but she is physically reasonably attractive.
                            Why not attack her politics if it's her politics
                            that lead to assinine comments about her
                            appearance? It's like saying that GWB looks ugly.
                            It's neither accurate nor relevant.
                            \_ Once again, what planet are you from?  -tom
                               \_ If she was judged first by her looks
                                  more people would probably like her.
                                  \_ Again:  she's average (at best.)  -John
                                     \_ Laura Ingraham >> ACOULTER ... although
                                        she looks sort of lesbo on her Iraq
2006/6/30-7/5 [Computer/SW/Mail, Computer/SW/Security] UID:43544 Activity:nil
6/30    I'm trying to set up SSH port forwarding of VNC between my laptop and
        my home server.  Once I had it working but I lost be client-side
        config.  I can use PuTTY to set up port forwarding and can successfully
        load webpages off the remote server by using <DEAD>localhost<DEAD>
        My problem is that I can't seem to forward port 5900 (VNC) to my
        remote machine.  When I try telnetting to localhost port 5900 I get
        a connection but don't get the standard VNC handshake: "RFB 003.003"
        I know VNC is up on that machine because I can connect to it just fine
        when I am on the same subnet.  Any ideas?
        \_ You're not running VNC on your local box on port 5900, are you?
           \_ Ooh, good idea.. but no.
        \_ OK, so in PuTTY, your Forwarded ports: lines for your server Session
           look like:
           L80 localhost:80
           L5900 localhost:5900
           Is that right?  What OS is the server?
           \_ I had this:
              I changed the second one to
              L5900 locahlost:5900 and now it works.  Thanks!
              But why did the HTTP forwarding work then?
              \_ Maybe your firewall/VNC server/whatever would allow loopback
                 connections, but not connections on the "real" IP
2006/6/30-7/5 [Computer/SW/Apps] UID:43545 Activity:nil
6/30    Can anyone recommend a good site that has professional looking
        Powerpoint templates, for free? Thanks.
        \_ screw powerpoint, S5 all the way
                \_ Well given what's available at this conference, it has
                   to be PPT. So forget the "screw powerpoint" advice. -op
        \_ Make your own.  It's not hard.  Drop me a line (email in my
           .plan) or sign your name if you want help.  -John
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