Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 34065
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2018/03/24 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2004/10/12 [Computer/HW/Memory, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:34065 Activity:nil
10/12   Only what I want to talk about matters and I will keep posting it
        and reposting it ad initium forever. Get used to it.
        \_ Your system is low on virtual memory. Windows is increasing the
           size of your Virtual Memory Paging file.
2018/03/24 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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