Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:August:21 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2006/8/21-24 [Uncategorized] UID:44075 Activity:nil
8/20    What did the tampon say to the other tampon?
        Nothing, they were both stuck up bitches.
        \_ ob dang!
2006/8/21-22 [Uncategorized] UID:44076 Activity:low
8/21    what to do when you run out of underwear
        \_ About as comfortable as having your underwear ride way the hell up,
           an about as fashionable as parading around in your underwear. On
           the plus side, crazy people tend not to get mugged.
          \_ You'd be surprised.  Thongs are surprisingly comfortable, if
             designed & built for a male.  I wear them all the time.
             \_ You are correct: I would be surprised.
             \_ Why would you ever prefer a thong in your ass over say a nice
                pair of cotton boxer-briefs? (Since plain boxers can kind of
                bunch up sometimes. And are not as "secure".)
2006/8/21-23 [Computer/SW/OS/OsX, Computer/SW/Database] UID:44077 Activity:kinda low
8/21    Does anyone know how to set up a web browser (any browser) to only
        be able to go to a few select pages?  None of the popular browsers
        seem to have this type of whitelisting built in.  This is for a
        \_ A typical approach is to setup a proxy server that all web
           traffics are required to go through and do the filtering on the
           proxy server.
           \_ Seconded. Try DansGuardian:
              \_ soda needs a danh guardian
                 \_ Your pocket protector isn't doing the job?
                 \_ If someone makes a proxy server that automatically
                    generates rules to block all URLs that danh walls, it'll
                    make billions!
              \_ it'll protect us from dans?
                 \_ ob you're either with us or against us
        \_ I don't know the answer, but maybe you can ask a library that
           already has something like this.  Hayward Public Library provides
           web surfing using IE.
        \_ I think i need to be more specific.  In this case, the browsers
           should only be able to go to 1 site.  It's a computer
           specifically for looking up auto repair information on a site the
           library has a subscription to.  DansGaurdian seems like overkill.
           \_ Disable your DNS and place the auto repair site in your hosts
              \_ In windows.  (Where is the hosts file in windows?)
                 \_ What windows version?  (hint, google will tell you)
                 \_ %WINDIR%\system32\drivers\etc
        \_ Google for kiosk mode for the browser you'd like to use.
        \_ I needed the same thing a couple of months ago. After looking
           into the options, I just ended up writing my own Mac web browser
           using the WebKit (what Safari uses). The browser and URL filtering
           code takes up about 20 lines. I also capture the display so the
           user can't switch to other apps or access the desktop -- that adds
           another 80 lines. I can send you code if you want. - ciyer
2006/8/21-24 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:44078 Activity:nil
8/21    Does the CSUA still have speakers during the school year?
        \_ I'm pretty sure if you bring them in, the CSUA will host them.
           \_ One of my friends works on OpenSolaris kernel and dtrace.
              He's given talks about those topics before at other schools.
              I was wondering if the CSUA would be interested in having
              him talk at some point during this semester. Who should I
              contact about this? -out of touch alum
              \_ email politburo.  The school year is just starting though,
                 so don't expect too much yet. -less out of touch alum
2006/8/21-23 [Computer/SW/SpamAssassin] UID:44079 Activity:nil
8/21    Recent soda spam 3x usual P?
        \_ I haven't noticed.    3x infinity = infinity
        \_ We should have the death penalty for spammers. Especially ones who
           deliberately try to evade spam filters. Think about it: they
           harm millions and millions of people. Add it up: they deserve death.
        \_ I've noticed a remarkable jump in the number of spam runs in the
           last 2-4 weeks, as have colleagues on a number of systems.  -John
2006/8/21-23 [Computer/SW/Virus] UID:44080 Activity:nil
8/21    Does spybot do real-time detection if I use Firefox in XP?  Is there a
        process in Task Manager that I can look for to make sure Spybot is
        running on my PC?  Thanks.
        \_ Spybot is marginally effective against spyware now. Get
           Process Explorer from for something better than
           Task Manager.
2006/8/21-23 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Others, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:44081 Activity:nil
8/21    Why is Iran shelling northern Iraq?
        \_ Link?
              \_ Thank you both. --pp
        \_ Turkey, Iran, the U.S, and the UK all agree that the PKK is a
           terrorist organization
        \_ The establishment of an independent Kurdistan following the first
           Gulf War presents a fascinating counterfactual.
2006/8/21-24 [Computer/HW/CPU] UID:44082 Activity:nil
8/21    So I was looking for a good distributed computing project to join.
        SETI@Home looks like a waste of effort (just my opinion)
        Folding@Home is poorly set up for multiproc systems.
        Can someone suggest a project that is worthwhile, has a multithreaded
        computation, doesn't use boatloads of RAM, and preferably has a
        halfway decent screensaver?
        \_ If we can harness all the idle computers to render 3D graphics
           porn, like Final Fantasy Porn, imagine all the wonderful
           changes we'd make to mankind!
        \_  It _is_ a screensaver.
           \_ Looks neat but all the main work is done in a single thread
              according to their research paper.
              \_ It doesn't even use all of a single CPU -- it's currently
                 limited by the network bandwidth of the server, not by the
                 processing speed of the clients.  But hey, that means you
                 could run Electric Sheep as your screensaver and something
                 more useful in the background.
        \_ I have a dual-processor XP machine, and I run one instance of
           SETI@home (BOINC) and one instance of FightAIDS@home (World
           Community Grid).
        \_ Why is seti a waste?
           \_ I have pessimistic paramaters for the Drake Equation.
2006/8/21-24 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:44083 Activity:nil
8/21    Iain Banks next book is late b/c he played too much Civ:
        \_ I loved his references to Civ in Complicity. Mind you, he wanted
           Civ Advances like Pharmaceuticals and City Improvements like
           Addictive Substances to keep his cities in line....
           \_ I thought the newer Civ allowed for custom user mods?
              \_ Of course, and so did Civ2, but Banks is not a modder.
                 \_ Well there's that.  I haven't tried but I thought it was
                    supposed to be *really* easy to do.  shrug.
                    \_ Oh, you're absolutely right, it's easy to do, but I'm
                       here to tell you, modding is even more of a time-sink
                       than the actual game itself.
2006/8/21-22 [Uncategorized] UID:44084 Activity:nil
8/21    Which one of the online traffic schools is good to use?
        \_ I used because (at the time) they were the only one
           that didn't require you to present yourself at a testing center to
           verify ID (not necessarily to take the test): instead they send you
           a webcam that you keep (part of the fee).  All in all pretty easy.
2006/8/21-22 [Uncategorized] UID:44085 Activity:kinda low
8/21    WWIII starts tomorrow.
        Make your time.
        \_ You do realize that they're making fun of the U.S. the WSJ, and thus
           about half of the motd, right?
        \_ All your flame are belong to us
           \_ All your snake are belong to us:
        \_ Nothing interesting will happen tomorrow re: Iran.  Just editors
           looking to fill column inches.
           \_ And as predicted: nothing happened.  But this was an easy one.
2006/8/21-22 [Transportation/Motorcycle, Recreation/Humor] UID:44086 Activity:nil Cat_by:auto
8/21    Funny motorcycle commercials:
2006/8/21-22 [Reference/Military, Politics/Domestic/911] UID:44087 Activity:nil
        Open letter from terrorist lovers to Israeli defense minister
2006/8/21-24 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:44088 Activity:nil
8/21    Apparently, you need to pay $1.00 to Direct Marketing Association to
        have your name taken off of the junk mailing list. When did they
        start charging for this?
2022/01/25 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:August:21 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>