Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2009:October:01 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2009/10/1-12 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:53416 Activity:nil
10/1    I typed man ls on soda and didn't get a man page.  How can
        I fix this?
        \_ I have this line in my .cshrc:
           setenv MANPATH "/usr/man:/usr/local/man:/usr/X11/man:/csua/man:/usr/share/man"
           setenv MANPATH "/usr/man:/usr/local/man:/usr/X11/man:/csua/man:
           (I don't even remember whether it came with my account or I added
           it myself.)
                \_ it worked.  thank you.
2009/10/1-21 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:53417 Activity:moderate
10/1    I am thinking of installing firefox on soda under my home directory.
        Will this make me a hozer?
        \_ Possibly. I wonder if we should have another VM for that...btw,
           I remember someone saying they're glad we're not on FreeBSD
           anymore, but last I checked, a bunch of our stuff is on FreeBSD,
           but our login server is not.
        \_ Installing it would not make you a h0zer, but running it might.
        \_ Why do you want to do this?
            \_ I hear that I can get some journal articles for free
               if I'm on the inside of a university, but would have
               to pay for them if I went there directly.
               \_ That would be filed under 'being a hoser'.   Get real.  Also
                  What kind of nerd are you?  Don't run firefox on Soda.
                  Download/write a perl www proxy, or better yet SSH to
                  Soda and open a socks proxy that you can run Firefox on
                  your local machine through.
              \_ Just use lynx + curl to do the same thing.
              \_ Use ssh -D, you idiot.
                 \_ 1. Can I do the same with PuTTY in XP?
                    2. How do I tell FireFox to use this?
                    Thanks.  -- another idiot, !OP
                    \_ Yes, Putty can do it too. Dynamic proxy on port 8080.
                       Firefox natively supports SOCKS proxies.
                       \_ When my FireFox uses the "No proxy" setting, every
                          time I go to a site it goes through the DNS on the
                          company network which blocks some sites.  How do I
                          force FireFox to go through the "proxy" or "tunnel"
                          that PuTTY has just set up on the local machine?
                          -- PP
                          \_ set it to use socks proxy on whatever port
                             \_ Specifically, use "Manual proxy configuration".
                                Enter "localhost" for the SOCKS proxy, and
                                whatever port number you picked for the dynamic
                                port forwarding in PuTTY as the port number.
                                If you want DNS to go through the proxy too,
                                go to about:config, type "dns", and set
                                "network.proxy.socks_remote_dns" to true.
                                \_ It works!  The first few minutes I tried
                          or any other site, I
                                   only got a blank page and no error message.
                                   But when I try again now, it works!  Thank
                                   you MOTD!
2009/10/1-8 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China] UID:53418 Activity:kinda low
9/30    China October 1st national day parade:
        "The soldiers goose-stepping past Tiananmen Square at exactly 116
        steps a minute carried the message that this Party knows how to run a
        show -- and a huge, restive country."
        1. What's the significance of the speed 116/min ?
        2. It's not hard to do.  For each unit of soldires, desinate one in the
           front row of the unit as the leader.  Make him carry a small
           one-way radio in his pocket (no need for earpiece) which listens to
           a central broadcast.  At the broadcasting station, just put the
           microphone next to a cheap metronome that music students use, and
           set it to 116.  Since all spectators are banned anyway, no one that
           would leak the secret would be close enough to hear the ticks.
           \_ you're an idiot.
              \_ How so?  It's not like they didn't fake the fireworks on TV
                 ( or pull a Milli-Vanilli
                 ( during the Olympics or anything.
        \_ Maybe they should have done 118, 188, or 888 beats a minute.
           It's more auspicious for the Communist Party.
2009/10/1-8 [Reference/Tax] UID:53419 Activity:nil
9/30    It's 9/30 people! Wake up!
        Anyway, I have a lot of rewards points from my bank which I can
        redeem for cash and this got me wondering if I owe tax when I
        redeem points for rewards. Knowing the government, I do. Anyone
        know? I guess it depends on whether they are considered coupons or
        rebates versus income.
        \_ Blow it off like everyone else.  Get drunk.  Enjoy yourself.
2009/10/1-8 [Uncategorized] UID:53420 Activity:nil
9/30    "Drivers who text are 20 times more likely to have an accident."
2009/10/1-12 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China] UID:53421 Activity:kinda low
10/1    Signs that Communist China is really opening up! (
        \_ WOW that is TOTALLY AWESOME. I'd love to see a porn
           of this genre. Asian. Lesbians. Military. That
           is just awesome.
           \_ This unit has unusually good drill and ceremony discipline.
              Check out what an American unit on parade looks like. Maybe
              they are primarily a ceremonial unit though and spend all their
              time on the parade field. I like the white boots. Hot.
              \_ You expect miniskirts and white boots from American units?
                 Our GI Janes aren't cheerleaders.
                    Check out how crooked the formation is in both of these
                    The Old Guard looks good, but it is a ceremonial unit:
           \_ I envison a series with Asian women in the light blue uniforms
              and the white boots, and Asian guys in marine camouflage.  Scenes
              include the women lying at the edge of king-size beds with their
              miniskits rolled up and their legs in white boots placed on the
              shoulders of the guys with pants down; the guys thrusting into
              the women in wheelbarrow position to the beats of "March of the
              Volunteers", the last line of which literally being "Advance!
              Advance! Enter!"
        \_ This is better than the Miniskirt Police of Japan, and this is real.
           \_ Those two faces are creepy.
2009/10/1-22 [Finance/Investment] UID:53422 Activity:nil
        Bubble bubble, multiply and change colors!
2009/10/1-21 [Computer/SW/Database, Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:53423 Activity:nil
10/1    Why Larry Ellison is such an ignorant fool:
2009/10/1-22 [Computer/Companies/Google, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:53424 Activity:kinda low
10/1    google wave is a really fancy version of wall.  i can pipe
        giant ascii text files through it.  my dream has come true.
        does anyone remember when jwang made it so if you walled
        embedded html tags, it would appear in the csua lwall www page?
        google wave is a little better than that. - danh
           Google wave is as easy to understand as Sarah Palin
           Awesome video what a GWave is.
        \_ So is there a crusty csuaer wave?
        \_ lets make one when Wave is totally public.  Politburo has
           successfully driven just about everyone off of soda now through
           the VM and security holes.  I'm not mad at the VP, I realize school
           is time intensive.  I like the motd though.
           \_ how are you going to ensure that the Google account holder
              is also a member of CSUA who signed up before?
              \_ No.
                 \_ My point is there are a bunch of forums out there for
                    which you don't need to be a member of anything to join.
                    Most of us are already using some type of forum, whether
                    it is Yahoo Groups, Google Groups, or some niche
                    specific groups. What makes motd unique is the
                    membership where we can participate in some type of
                    UCB+sysadm+comp sci+social forum. Once you let in
                    a bunch of random spammers in, then motd will be no
                    different than a random forum on the internet.
                    \_ True.  I really doubt anyone besides people who
                       have edited the motd && walled will care.  I am not
                       \_ Then you can leave motd and join random forums
                          already. Good bye.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2009:October:01 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>