Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:March:30 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2008/3/30-4/6 [Computer/SW/Languages/JavaScript, Computer/SW/Languages/Misc] UID:49612 Activity:nil
3/28    Possibly the first computer attack designed to cause physical harm
        to the victims
2008/3/30-4/6 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton, Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:49613 Activity:nil
3/28    Finally, the Clinton Death Spiral?  Obama up 10 pts in Gallup tracking
        poll for first time
        \_ And McCain still up on both. (Barely.)
          \_ Not a problem once the democrats have a decisive choice.  Voter
             turnout in the primaries had the 2nd place democratic candidate
             often beating the sum total of all republican votes so I think
             the presidential will pretty much be decided by the Clinton/
             Obama choice.
             \_ Are there any numbers from previous elections that equate
                higher primary turnout with general election victory?  Are
                you taking into account the huge number of cross over voters
                this year who voted strategically?  Are you counting the number
                of people in both C and O camps who said they would stay home
                or vote for M if their candidate didn't get the nomination?
                \_ I don't think he was counting anything.  His statement was
                   more of a statement of faith than anything else. -!pp
2008/3/30-4/6 [Computer/SW/OS/Solaris] UID:49614 Activity:nil
3/30    Question: I just deleted 60 GB of files from an 80 GB disk. The
        disk activity lights were blinking like crazy and I could hear the
        drive crunch while the data was deleted. This is under Solaris.
        Anyway, I think UNIX uses unlink() when files are deleted. Shouldn't
        it just update the free list on the superblock and call it a day?
        What is all the crunching about?
        \_ Well, I guess it depends on how you delete it.  I assume you did
           'rm -rf *'?  In that case it would go through all the directories
           delete each file by name one at a time.  You could get the behavior
           you were hoping for by formatting or rewriting the partition table.
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