Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:September:20 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2008/9/20-23 [Computer/HW/Memory, Computer/HW/CPU] UID:51241 Activity:low
9/20    I am running NAT on an Extreme Networks switch connected to a
        Cisco switch at GigE speeds. Copying a file across the same link
        w/o using NAT gets about 25 MB/sec, but with NAT turned on I get
        2.5 MB/sec. The CPU is 98% idle and there is plenty of RAM. I know
        that NAT in s/w has an overhead but could it realistically be a
        factor of 10 slower?
        \_ what kind of file copy?
           \_ NFS or SFTP. Same symptoms with either.
        \_ Are you sure it is not your test platform that is slower? This
           seems really crappy. Are you perhaps having a duplex mismatch
           problem on the switch the NAT is connected to?
           \_ What test platform? You mean the one I am copying with? I
              said that I get 25 MB/sec with NAT off and 2.5 MB/sec with
              NAT on - using the exact same hardware. Therefore, I doubt
              it is a duplex problem or it would be present both times.
2008/9/20-23 [Consumer/PDA, Consumer/TV] UID:51242 Activity:nil
9/20    I'm looking for a multiple PIP (picture in picture) tuner for my
        new Sony Bravia TV. Sony has PIP, but what I really want is 3-4
        channel PIP that I can browse around even more easily. Any
        recommendation? Thanks!
        \_ not enough context, over-the-air-tv?, sat tv?, cable tv?
2008/9/20-23 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton, Politics/Domestic/President/Reagan] UID:51243 Activity:nil
9/20    "There isn't one grain of anything in the world that is sold in a free
        market. Not one! The only place you see a free market is in the
        speeches of politicians. People who are not in the Midwest do not
        understand that this is a socialist country."
           --Dwayne Orville Andreas, CEO of Archer Daniels Midland
2008/9/20-23 [Recreation/Dating, Computer/SW/Security] UID:51244 Activity:kinda low
9/20    Etiquette question: my gf's boss invited her to his son's bar-mitzvah.
        What is a proper attire to wear for non Jewish women? Black & white
        only? Long sleeves only? Can you have color? Can you take
        pictures? Thanks.
        \_ Ok my gf just wore long dress. Turns out they had a super fancy
           one with 200 people attending. They spent ~$30K on a bar-mitzvah.
           Is that how much they normally cost? It's very impressive.
           \_ $30K was more than my wedding, a LOT more. If you're spending
              that much on a 13 year old kid, it says a lot about how much
              you value bar-mitzvah. Or it could just mean that Jewish
              people ARE rich!
        \_ Mazel Tov! Think in terms of what you would wear to go to church,
           remembering that the actual Bar Mitzvah ceremony will be part of
           a service at a synagogue. Think in terms of a dress, a nice pants
           suit, or a skirt and nice top. Dress shoes and, if cooler weather,
           stockings. Nothing flashy or showing much flesh. There is typically
           no need for a head covering--if the congregation likes women to
           have head coverings, there'll have something in the lobby for you
           to put on. Colors are okay, although subdued would be best.
           A card including a check made out to the son is best, which you
           can give to the father anytime except during the service. If you've
           been invited to a party or a reception afterwards, that's a good
           time. It's traditional in Judaism to give money in multiples of $18,
           so think something like $54 or $72 or $90, depending on what you
           can afford and whether you've been invited only to the service or
           to a party afterward. In terms of the service, it will be a
           combination of English and Hebrew. The boy will recite prayers in
           Hebrew, and a portion of the Torah (what you may call the Old
           Testament) in Hebrew. There may also be a short speech in English.
           Just stand when the congregation stands and sit when they sit. If
           you understand the prayers and are comfortable reciting them with
           the congregation, do so, otherwise it's okay, since you're a
           visitor, just to read along in the prayer book (called a Siddur).
           \_ Give a card that says "In lieu of a gift, my tax dollars
              were sent to Israel".
              \_ LOL good one!!! It's almost Seinfeld material.
                 \- ok tnx
2008/9/20-23 [Transportation/Car] UID:51245 Activity:nil
9/20    I noticed that when I use Google, some browsers give me auto
        suggestions and some browsers don't. How do I enable auto
        suggestions for all of the browsers I use? Thanks.    -noob
2008/9/20-23 [Reference/Law/Court] UID:51246 Activity:low
9/20    Paulson is trying to pull off some kind of coup:
        Sec. 8. Review.
        Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are
        non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be
        reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.
        \_ The Paulson Plan is a crock of shit.  It must be stopped.
           \_ ugh.  are we totally fucked then?  I would hope that faced
              with GLOBAL FINANCIAL RUIN AND ANARCHY, the finance firms
              would shut the hell up and take their medicine.
           \_ Now he is talking about usuing taxpayers dollars to bail out
              foriegn banks? What kind of nonesense is this?
2008/9/20-23 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51247 Activity:moderate
9/20    "Moose Shooting Mama", a country music about Sarah Palin, is
        #4 most popular country download this week. She makes a
        great VP, yeehaw!!!
        \_ She's going to make an even better wtf footnote when Obama
           \_ History has proven over and over again that ignorance,
              gullibility, and loyalty is more powerful than mere
              intellect.        -hardcore D obama voter but has no faith
                                 in our own party
              \_ Not only that, but you nominated a nincompoop. Oops.
              \_ I appreciate the Dems' ability to screw things up in
                 4Q more often than the San Diego Chargers, but I think
                 it's time to shed the several-times-bitten,-hundred-
                 times-shy act and get on with winning this thing.
                 Obama's a solid candidate, and people like him; cf.
                 the RWC's contention that he's some sort of dema-
                 gogue for proof of this. Stay on target. The end of
                 the tunnel is in sight.
                 \_ GOD I hope you're right but I've lost faith long time
                    ago. All it takes is swift boaters fucking everything up.
                    Don't underestimate the power of R.         -pp
                    Each time a Republican candidate says "Remember 911!!!"
                    his approval rating goes up by 1%. I will vote for Obama
                    but I totally fear Republicans. FEAR!!!             -pp
                    \_ John Kerry was an old-school 80s Dem. He lost by 3%,
                       the same margin by which Yushchenko "lost" the
                       Ukrainian election. The difference? The Orange
                       Revolution crowd was behind Yushchenko all the way,
                       while even the hardcore Dems weren't really behind
                       Kerry. This is different. There's energy here.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:September:20 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>