Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 54110
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5/19    Uh, is anyone still using this? Please mark here if you post and
        haven't added this yet. I'll start:
        \_ person k
        \_ ausman, I check in about once a week.
        \_ erikred, twice a week or so.
        \_ mehlhaff, I login when I actually own my home directory instead of
              'nobody', which means not often.
        \_ toulouse, every few days, to make sure root knows when soda goes down
           so someone with access to windows can kick vSphere and reboot shit
        \_ toulouse, every few days, to make sure root knows when soda goes
           down so someone with access to windows can kick vSphere and reboot
           shit
        \_ I am an undergrad and use this machine.  Please don't take it away.
        \_ rory. I go away for long periods of time but then come back when
           i remember how much i love the motd and how much i've learned here
           over the years .... no seriously
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