Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:January:21 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2008/1/21-31 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:48977 Activity:nil
1/21    Does the "etc" in the Unix directory name "/etc" stand for "et cetera",
        or is it just a coincidence?  Thanks.
        \_ Yes it does.
2008/1/21-31 [Finance/Investment] UID:48978 Activity:nil
1/21    More lame financial headlines today:  FTSE 100, DAX, CAC 40 down
        5.5 to 7%.  DJIA futures down 500pts. (jump to 1:00 minute)
                                                   \_ nah, 3:20 is better. lol!
        \_ There are some who feel like that uh if we have shitty economic
           policies it might bite us in the ass. They don't understand what
           they're talking about if that's the case. Let me finish. Um, there
           are some who feel like conditions are such that there might be a
           recession. My answer is: bring it on.
        \_ Don't daytrade (or go to Vegas) with money you dan't afford to
           lose. Good lesson to learn that early in life.
        \_ da-mn.  today's headline is:  "I sold the BOTTOM"
           \_ This guy appears to be the perfect contra indicator.
              \_ maybe it's cmlee, the Anti-Analyst!
2008/1/21-31 [Computer/Companies/Google] UID:48979 Activity:nil
        I'm hearing rumblings of Google ePCM declines indicating a significant
        hit to outlook on GOOG revenue.  Is there any truth to this?
        \_ Hearing from what sources?
           \_ someone who hosts AdSense banners I think
2008/1/21-31 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:48980 Activity:nil
1/21    I'm trying to set up Thunderbird at with with gmail via IMAP.
        There is a proxy at work such that if I want to view a web page
        using Firefox or IE, it prompts me for my network login and
        password before it lets me onto the web.  When I try to get my mail
        in Thunderbird, it won't connect to the server.  I already tried
        setting the config option to tell it the proxy server address and
        port number.  But it still won't connect.  What can I do to get this
        to work, or is it possible that they have it set up at work that no
        matter what I do, it won't work?
        \_ It is likely that your firewall doesn't allow outbound traffic
           on the IMAP ports.  You might be able to SSH tunnel it from
           soda.  -tom
           \_ ssh is also blocked at work.  I guess I'm out of luck? -op
              \_ Try corkscrew.
                 You'll need to run a sshd on port 443 in most cases, though.
                 \_ Getting a router that can run dd-wrt or some other
                    firmware is a relatively easy way to get the sshd
                    if you don't want to leave your computer on all day.
              \_ Maybe this is a sign you should quit your job at the Kremlin.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:January:21 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>