Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2007:May:25 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2007/5/25-28 [Politics/Domestic/Immigration] UID:46746 Activity:nil
5/25    Hazleton PA mayor fighting illegal immigration won the primary for
        both parties by massive amounts.
2007/5/25-28 [Transportation/Bicycle] UID:46747 Activity:nil
        \_ "It feels really strange to have a truck run over your head."
        \_ BS story; the truck ran over the peaked back of the helmet, not
           over his head.
2007/5/25-28 [Academia/StanfUrd] UID:46748 Activity:nil
5/25    18-year-old Asian girl from OC pretends to have gotten into Stanfurd
        \_ poor taste.
           \_ poor answer. Do you have a simplified brain? Think harder.
                           \_ Is that a cheap chinese knockoff of
                              "Your brain has been classified as: small."
        \_ "What s friends do know is that they are scared and angry that
           someone slipped through the cracks for eight months." There's one
           difference between Cal and Standfurd, I don't think any students at
           Cal would have been scared or angered, just amused.
           \_ I wouldn't be so sure, the current crop of students are some
              of the wimpiest little twits ever.
           \_ Or confused. Why the heck would anyone want to impersonate
              a Cal student? It's not like our facilities are as nice as
              at the Farm.
        \_ The funniest thing about this is that if she had used a fake name,
           and gotten out when her RA was first catching on, they never would
           have caught her.  She pushed it too long.
        \_ Chateau had squatters all the time.
        \_ Perhaps to make her parents happy? Most Asian parents still thinks
           that their kids happiness is defined as getting into Ivy-League type
           schools. She probably does it to fool her parents.
2007/5/25-28 [Computer/HW/IO] UID:46749 Activity:low
5/25    Happy towel day.  Question:  does anyone know of a Windows screen
        saver that displays the user desktop as it is, including showing
        updates (such as from logfile scrolling by in an application, etc.)
        but works with the normal MS screen lock function?  -John
        \_ If the screen saver displays the desktop as it is, how does it save
           the screen?
           \_ screen burn-in isn't an issue anymore.
              \_ I've got an LCD at work.  There are several images burned in.
                 I thought that too until I was able to read the screen lock
                 text while logged in.
              \_ But energy-saving is.
           \_ My main reason for a screensaver is the locking feature, not the
              burn-in feature.  While it won't help John, I used to use
              xtrlock in unix systems which just took over the mouse and
        \_ Google for transparent screensaver or clear screensaver.  I looked
           at some a while ago but didn't find a free one so stopped.  There
           should be several commercial solutions.
        \_ Try using a transparent image and load it as a custom image.  I've
           never done this but it might work.
2007/5/25-28 [Computer/HW/Display] UID:46750 Activity:nil
5/25    I just found out none of the Sony Bravias have DVI inputs. How
        would you connect your PC to these LCDs?
        \_ Analog VGA cable same as the last 20 years?
           \_ You can't use an analog cable and an LCD.  It looks like shit and
              text is unreadable.
              \_ Funny, I'm doing that right now and it's just fine.
                 \_ Me too.  Switched to DVI after a week and it looked
                    exactly the same.
        \_ There are DVI-HDMI adapters.
2007/5/25-28 [Transportation/Car, Computer/SW/Apps/Media] UID:46751 Activity:nil 66%like:46744
5/24    The Pinkberry song
        \_ Speaking of Pinkberry, I'm the op who posted the following:
           After talking to a bunch of people it appears that no one seems
           to be sympathetic to the traffic congestion it has caused. On
           the bright side I see a bunch of attractive looking college
           women waiting for their pinkberries.
           \_ Ask them about their pinkberries.
2007/5/25-28 [Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:46752 Activity:nil
5/25    "There is little available evidence that the United States has more
        relative mobility than other advanced nations. If anything, the data
        seem to suggest the opposite. Using the relationship between parents'
        and children's incomes as an indicator of relative mobility, data show
        that a number of countries, including Denmark, Norway, Finland, Canada,
        Sweden, Germany, and France have more relative mobility than does the
        United States."
        \_ After unions and WWII, manufacturing jobs overpaid for low-skill work.
           Now globalization is letting anyone else with the same set of skills
           do those jobs, for relatively less in wages (though well paid in their home
           country.) Getting an education and a job in industries that are America's
           strengths is the path to prosperity. Cutting student loan subsidies was
           a huge mistake.
2007/5/25 [Recreation/Dating] UID:46753 Activity:nil
5/25    I cried in the dressing room when I was measured as a 32DDD last year
        (I'm only 25!)  My boobs look ginormous.  We're talking Pamela Anderson
        sized basketball boobs.  They are so big that I often fantasize
        about weighing them in the produce section of the supermarket
        (you know, those big scales that hang from the ceiling)
        just to see how much weight I have strapped to my chest.
        I'd have to weigh 'em one at a time because both at one might break
        the scale.
2007/5/25-28 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:46754 Activity:nil
5/25    I would like to write a script to login to a windows machine remotely
        and start a simulation (basically a poor man's version of a Windows
        Beowulf cluser). The simplest way to do this seems to be to run sshd
        on cygwin. Are there better ways? (Obviously, one better way would be
        to install LINUX, but that isn't possible in the near term). Thanks.
        \_ There are some OpenSSH implementations for Windows you can install
           without the full cygwin implementation.
           \_ Can you list some? Thanks.
           \_ copSSH works well for me. -!pp
              \_ What is the advantage of copSSH over cygwin+sshd? From the
                 (brief) webpage for copSSH it sounds like it is cygwin+sshd.
2007/5/25-28 [Industry/Jobs] UID:46755 Activity:moderate
5/25    I'm looking for pointers on how to recruit excellent junior/mid level
        computer scientists or programmers. For those of you who have hired
        people, what is a good way to go about recruiting? Basically we want
        really smart people who know and love CS and programming. Money is
        not a constraint, but we don't want people just in it for the money.
        Google seems to have a good way of doing this, but I don't know if
        there methods apply to much smaller organizations. Thanks.
        \_ Google hires excellent people by hiring a lot of people and letting
           probability take care of the rest.
        \_ I would start getting your employees to refer someone they know to
           come in and talk to you. Or if you have good/trusted friends in the
           IT industry, see if they can refer someone to you as well. Good people
           hire good people. (most of the time).
           IT industry, see if they can refer someone to you as well. Good
           people hire good people. (most of the time).
           \_ Myth.  All people hire people they like.  Not everyone knows or
              likes good people.  If this myth were true then good people would
              be running all these companies and we know that isn't true.
        \_ Google is struggling to hire anyone decent.  There is no reason for
           a non-PhD to go to Google these days and it shows in their
           increasingly desperate hiring behavior.  As far as money goes, 99%
           of people are 'in it for the money' because there are lots of things
           they could be doing they would enjoy more that don't pay as much yet
           there's their resume in front of you.  Ask yourself if you would
           do the same job if you got paid half as much, no options, etc.
           \_ I wouldn't be doing the same job if the compensation were
              halved, but there isn't any other job I would want unless the
              compensation was more than twice what I get now. That's what I
              meant by not in it for the money.
              \_ Fair enough.  Just curious, are you married?  Have kids?
           My medium-size company has arrangements with some recruiters who are not
           employees to find good candidates based on resumes, referrals, etc.
           employees to find good candidates based on their resumes, or references, etc.
           They will figure out what you are looking for. Then you have to screen
           and interview a ton of people to find the ones worth hiring.
           and interview a ton of people to find the good ones.
           \_ Very good link.  Thanks for posting that.  If only more hiring
              managers would follow his advice.
2007/5/25-28 [Recreation/Food/Alcohol, Recreation/Food] UID:46756 Activity:moderate
5/25    I don't really care about ethics and how people look at me. Is it
        perfectly legal to be an asshole and NOT tip at restaurants?
        \_ If you can't afford to leave a few bucks on the table then you
           can't afford to eat out.  It is legal but you should examine your
           economic situation more closely if that level of cash outlay
           actually matters to you before you go out again.  Or just eat at
           fast food places where we don't tip.  McDonald's sounds like the
           right level for you anyway.  And woe be if you're out with 99% of
           this country and don't put in your fair share for tip.  Your
           fellow diners will remember and hold it against you forever which
           is likely to cost you a lot more over time than the tip.  So don't
           be a trolling cheap-ass and leave a few bucks.
        \_ It's legal.  You should move to Korea.  No tipping culture.
           \_ Or Japan.
        \_ just dont go to the same place twice..unless you like
           special sauces or something
        \_ In a country where people's wages are reduced because they're
           expected to get tips, it's rude, boorish, and petty to not tip.
           There are plenty of countries where failing to tip is fine, but
           the U.S. isn't one of them.
           However, it's not illegal.  Just fuckin' stupid.  -tom
           \- why is it stupid? it may obviously cause problems at
              tip-expected restaurants you expect to go back to, but
              for one offs, i think it is assholish and you might get
              deservedly abused, but stupid suggesting it will hurt
              you, not sure why you would say that.
              \_ driving a single-occupant SUV to work every day may not
                 hurt you, but it's stupid.
                 \- i think buying $400 shoes is usually stupid too, but
                    usually people mean something like "it is irrational"
                    rather than "i wouldnt do it" or other "bad" behavior
                    like being selfish, or an asshole etc. in fact often
                    assholeish behavior like freeriding is "rational".
                    is not contributing to npr/public tv stupid? no, i dont
                    think so. so in some cases you can show people are
                    behaving irrationally when they dont realize it, but
                    it's incumbent on you do present some argument. for
                    example the study that shows there is a corrlation
                    between car price and a question like "how much do you
                    like your car" but there isnt a correlation between
                    car price and how pleasant/unpleasant was your commute.
                    i.e. people thing about their cars different when they
                    are thinkign about their cars and how the use experience
                    transpires. ok thanks i have to go now i am in a hurry.
                    \_ I don't know about you but I personally think a late
                       30 year old ambiguously gay Indian guy spending
                       ~$1000 a month eating nice food and drinking
                       fine wine is beyond stupid.
                       \- i probably drink less than 2 bottles of wine a
                          month. i hate spending money on wine. to me it
                          is a "tax" on going out to eat with friends.
                          unless you live with your parents, i probably also
                          have a higher savings rate than you do. of all the
                          ad hominems directed at me in the motd, this is
                          about the lamest, e.g. starting with "i dont know
                          about you ..."
2007/5/25-28 [Politics] UID:46757 Activity:nil
        Is George Lucas a member of LDS?  Nauvoo sounds
        suspiciously like Naboo.
        \_ Nauvoo is derived from Hebrew.  Meaning "beautiful". -emarkp
           \- lucas has a lot of proper nouns that sort of sound like
              some word from latin, sanskrit etc. e.g. you dont have to
              be a classics scholar to know "sidious" is a bad guy. dooku
              my be from "dukka" ... for unhappiness, suffering etc.
              \_ I thought it was from "dookie"
                \_ Ugh I forgot about Count Dookie.  Lucas is obviously
                   surrounded by yes-men.
                   \- oota boota loocas
2007/5/25-28 [Uncategorized] UID:46758 Activity:nil
5/25    Loser.
2007/5/25-30 [Finance] UID:46759 Activity:nil
5/25    Tips on tipping:
2021/06/24 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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