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2017/10/18 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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2000/5/29 [Uncategorized] UID:18364 Activity:nil
5/29    Hey, Network Solutions tried to use me as a spam host! Did this
        happen to anyone else?

        Checking for rejected mail hosts:
           1 <DEAD>new-dump.prod.netsol.com<DEAD>
2000/5/28-29 [Uncategorized] UID:18358 Activity:low
5/27    What does the B in Bcc: stand for in mail programs?
        \_ Blind
           \_ Is this to suppress the mailing list?
              \_ When you bcc someone, you send them a copy, but that
                 person's name isn't in the message header.  Like, you
                 don't want other people to know who you're bcc'ing it
                 to.
                \_ bcc is for weenies.
        \_ Blind Cunt Copy
2000/5/27-28 [Uncategorized] UID:18352 Activity:nil
5/26    Who's responsible for "you must be this tall" in the motd.public
        header? And how long has it been there?
        \_ Why do you care?
2000/5/27-28 [Uncategorized] UID:18351 Activity:kinda low
5/27    THIS SHIT RULES!!
        http://www.mp3.com/deepoceanblue
        next big thing. i'm telling you.
        \_ Waste of bits.
        \_ A waste of motd let me tell you.
2000/5/26 [Uncategorized] UID:18350 Activity:nil
5/26    Why do the censors not censor the ObSlashdot reposts? WE ALL
        READ SLASHDOT.
2000/5/25-29 [Uncategorized] UID:18343 Activity:nil
5/24    Is there a Free streaming video server for linux?  Where?
        \_ Yes.  On the net.
            \_ never under-estimate the smartassness of CSUAers -top
        \_ ee.lbl.gov/vat
        \_ Nothing worth using.  Try windows.
2000/5/25 [Uncategorized] UID:18341 Activity:very high
5/25    on my tape measure, there is a little black diamond every 19 3/16
        of an inch.  This is not half a meter(its off by over a
        centimeter).  what the hell is it?  we have something in the
        lab that was machined in england which is exactly that height,
        and it seems like an unlikely coincidence, if that gives any
        clues.  thanks.
        \_ I would guess it's the distance center-to-center from one stud to the
           next, but I thought that was every 18". -emarkp
        \_  Q. What is the 19 3/16 inch marks at the small diamonds on my
            tape measure?

            A. 19 3/16 multiplied by five equals 96 inches(95 15/16) or
            eight feet. This is another stud layout. It is typically used
            by commercial builders when minimum code is satisfied. This
            practice cuts cost on framing material on large jobs.
            \_ thank you.
            \_ thank you.  i guess the dimensions of our part that was
               machined in england are just a coincidence.
2000/5/24 [Uncategorized] UID:18332 Activity:nil
5/23    bitch.
2000/5/24 [Uncategorized] UID:18331 Activity:nil
5/23    is mine.
2000/5/24-26 [Uncategorized] UID:18329 Activity:moderate
5/24    There are many choices of online map, but which one is more reliable
        for driving directions?
           \_ http://mapquest.com seems okay, I haven't got lost yet. Others that
              have worked okay include http://vicinity.com and http://mapblast.com.
              ----ranga
        \_ http://analquest.com
           \_ I tried it.  The directions were ass-backwards.
2000/5/24 [Uncategorized] UID:18328 Activity:nil
5/23    Your ass.
2000/5/24 [Uncategorized] UID:18327 Activity:kinda low
5/23 could someone please post a good troll?  im tired of coding, and want
      to participate in a good flame war.
     \_ Heinous or forgivable:
        -- Being Ugly;
        -- Having two girlfriends and telling people that you can't
           break up with them because you don't want to hurt them;
        -- Posting other people's personal life on the motd for laughs;
        -- Replying to the motd and passing judgment on others
        All situations completely hypothetical, of course, and any
        resemblance to real events/characters completely coincidental.
2000/5/23 [Uncategorized] UID:18325 Activity:nil 52%like:18334
5/23    Skydive!  Join jor and lila on Sunday, June 25th in hollister.
        read ~jor/skydive for details.
        \_ No.
2000/5/23-24 [Uncategorized] UID:18321 Activity:kinda low
5/22    How do I get gnuplot to treat my x data values as just adjacent
        points? i.e. if my data set is
        100 74
        500 34
        I dont want it to draw on the x axis a tick on 100, 200, ... 500
        I want it to treat the 100 and 500 points as adjacent points.
        \_ either: add another column which is just the row index (1,2,..)
           and plot versus that column, or use a good graphing program (xmgr!)
           which supports plotting via row index
           which supports plotting versus row index
           \_ try grace, it's the new xmgr and it kicks ass,
              <DEAD>plasma-gate.weizmann.ac.il/Grace<DEAD>  -dpetrou
             \_ thanks. can you highlight some of the ass kickers?
2000/5/23 [Uncategorized] UID:18317 Activity:nil
5/22    Priceline-- what's the point of naming my own price (how about 50
        cents) when it is not going to happen? Priceline-- it is stupid
        and it is a complete waste of time. I hope it goes bankrupt.
2000/5/19-20 [Uncategorized] UID:18303 Activity:nil
5/18    slashdot crap deleted.  go to slashdot.
2000/5/19 [Uncategorized] UID:18302 Activity:high 62%like:18293
5/18    \_ Yes.  I have tested the range of those 2.4 GHz cordless phones.
                \_ Pretty long.
        \_ These remarks brought to you by the Incredibly Moronic
                \_ Is the domain name for sale?
                \_ Pansy.
                   \_ Pussy.
2000/5/19-20 [Uncategorized] UID:18300 Activity:low
5/18    Is American Ballet Theatre the best ballet company in the states?
        Where can I find more info. about ballet in U.S.?
        \_ Pansy.
           \_ Pussy.
        \_ "Best" is subjective. ABT and NYC Ballet are probably the top
           two. Joffrey is right behind. Why does it matter? You can
           find more info on the Web, or maybe alt.arts.ballet . Also
           check out "Dance" magazine. --dim (whose girlfriend studies
                                             ballet and who has taken a few
                                             classes himself)
                \_ Pansy.
                   \_ Pussy.
2000/5/19 [Uncategorized] UID:18297 Activity:nil
18MAY   yo, does anyone have old legos they'd be willing to part with?
        i want to build a castle for my tortoise.  i don't need many.
        it's only 2".  butt it'd have to be a permanent giveaway,
        seeing as how he smears shit all around town... eml ahm
        if this is a go, yo.  grassy ass.
                \_ umm, i dont' really talk like that, but thanks
                for the edit.  ==ham.
2017/10/18 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
10/18   

2000/5/18 [Uncategorized] UID:18292 Activity:nil
5/18    MR.GATES: I've been getting a lot of mail that says: I love you.
        (Applause.)
        MR. GATES: And it's just filling up my mailbox, and I'm saying to
        myself, this is kind of like an IQ test. Am I going to open that
        enclosure or not? So, it's always interesting to see which employees
        I get that mail from.
        (Applause.)
         - Remarks by Bill Gates, Networld + Interop 2000 Las Vegas,
           May 9, 2000
2000/5/17 [Uncategorized] UID:18288 Activity:nil
5/16    WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG, YOU FUCKERS.
2000/5/17 [Uncategorized] UID:18286 Activity:high
5/16    Is there a way to check if a 2nd or 3rd edition of a book is in
        the works? -jones
        \_ email the author
        \_ Or the publisher of the last edition.
2000/5/16 [Uncategorized] UID:18284 Activity:nil
5/16    Please sign your name below if you think that kchang's account
        should be reactivated.  -- brought to you by the committee to
        reinstate kchang BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY
2000/5/16-17 [Uncategorized] UID:18280 Activity:nil
5/16    destroy all motd nazis with debt and depression
2000/5/16-17 [Uncategorized] UID:18279 Activity:nil
5/16    ObSlashdotRepost
2000/5/16-17 [Uncategorized] UID:18275 Activity:low
5/15    Doesn't unrelenting cynicism ever get a little, well, BORING?
        \_ no. -tom
           \_ hear, hear!
           \_ okay, tom excluded.
                \_ tom is always excluded.  theres a reason for that
2000/5/15 [Uncategorized] UID:18267 Activity:nil
2000-05-15      motd restored to a useless state.
2000/5/15-17 [Uncategorized] UID:18266 Activity:high
5/16    http://www.easybuy2000.com/store/products/mp3/mp3_discman.html
        Something not mentioned below.  Someone posted this awhile back.
        did actually anybody one else purchase?  I did.  there's they But said
        a 2-wk waiting period for restocking.  Does anybody have any more info?
        \_ there are others listed at http://www.mp3car.com/tethered.html -shac
        \_ http://www.nomadworld.com/products/nomad-jukebox

emacs user was here
vi user was here
2000/5/15 [Uncategorized] UID:18264 Activity:nil 80%like:17405
5/15    Happy MetaMOTD Day!
2000/5/15 [Uncategorized] UID:18262 Activity:nil
5/15    I'm looking for a SW package that can let me draw 2D floorplans.
        Note, I only need 2D, 3D is useless except for the "coolness" factor.
        Anybody know of a cheap and useful title?  Thanks.
2000/5/14-15 [Uncategorized] UID:18259 Activity:nil
5/14    Did anyone else receive job Spam from siliconinfinity?
        \_ no
        Does anyone know how they got a list of CSUA emails?
2000/5/14 [Uncategorized] UID:18258 Activity:nil 66%like:18256
5/14    Goddamn, quit posting that old ass
2000/5/14 [Uncategorized] UID:18256 Activity:nil 66%like:18258
5/14    Goddamn, quit posting that old-ass PB thread.
2000/5/13 [Uncategorized] UID:18253 Activity:nil
5/13    Tired playboy foolishness purged.
2000/5/11 [Uncategorized] UID:18238 Activity:nil
5/10    Suggestions for cheap, but good dates? (i like fruits). thanks
        \_ <DEAD>www.cheapbutgooddates.com<DEAD>
                \_ The domain is available if your mom needs another website.
2000/5/11 [Uncategorized] UID:18236 Activity:moderate
5/10    Hello, sailor!
        \_ Are you lookin' for a good time?
           \_ wrong reference
              \_ OOh, stupid me.  It is so clear with the context, now
                 that you mention it!
        \_ Oh ye who go about saying unto each: "Hello sailor":
           Dost thou know the magnitude of thy sin before the gods?
           Yea, verily, thou shalt be ground between two stones.
2000/5/10 [Uncategorized] UID:18226 Activity:kinda low
5/10    Has anyone actually seen sky's girlfriend? Does anyone have her
        contact information?
        \_ interested in his hot babe?
          \_ who isn't?
             \_ I am not.
2000/5/10 [Uncategorized] UID:18225 Activity:kinda low
5/10    psb, you're smart. When are you going back to grad sk00l?
        \_ Obviously someone who knows nothing about psb.  - psb #1 fan
2000/5/10-23 [Uncategorized] UID:18222 Activity:nil 53%like:17204 60%like:17699
05/09  mutt upgraded to 1.2; bugs to brg
2000/5/10 [Uncategorized] UID:18220 Activity:nil
5/9     Today's Top 10 from <DEAD>www.hillary2000.com<DEAD>  [Yes, go ahead, delete this,
        restoring it without damaging the rest of the motd is trivial]

Top ten reasons that Bill and Hillary did not adopt another child (as she
considered during their first campaign).
2000/5/9 [Uncategorized] UID:18213 Activity:nil
05/08   Thanks for the advice on office DSL.
2000/5/9 [Uncategorized] UID:18211 Activity:high
5/8     Joanna Dark looks like Yasmeen Bleeth.  Coincidence?
        \_ No.  Same person.
2000/5/9 [Uncategorized] UID:18208 Activity:nil
5/8     Evidently >> or | only grab STDOUT what if i want STDERR too/instead?
        \_ If you're using tcsh, >>& and |& will grab STDERR as well...
           I dont know about other shells.
2000/5/8-10 [Uncategorized] UID:18203 Activity:nil
05/08   Anybody know if companies can ask Berkeley to give them your transcript
        or other proof of your graduation?  Well anybody can ask, but will
        UCB release such information to anyone who asks for it?  Thanks.
        \_ No, go ahead and lie.
        \_ They won't release transcripts, but a friend of mine in HR
           claims they can vouch that you graduated (or at least were
           a student). --dim
        \_ UCB cannot release transcripts to employers/companies/third
           parties without your written consent (e.g., a signature on a
           consent form).
        \_ The only information UC will give without your consent is
           dates of attendance (including whether or not you're currently
           enrolled), degrees recieved, and field of study
2000/5/8-9 [Uncategorized] UID:18198 Activity:moderate
05/07   Hey, I'm going to be on BattleBots in San Francisco (new show
        for Comedy Central in June)! Watch for me and my bot "trailing slash"
        \_ yes, mr. anonymous man.
           \_ his bot isnt anonymous.
2000/5/7 [Uncategorized] UID:18196 Activity:nil
5/7     Help!  Trying to find book on how to start my own cult.
2000/5/7 [Uncategorized] UID:18194 Activity:nil
5/6     Help!  I'm in a new relationship and have lost my free will!  I'm
        in a situation very similar to being drugged and put in a Soviet
        style brain washing camp!  -dans
2000/5/7 [Uncategorized] UID:18192 Activity:nil
5/6     May I put your network interface card into promiscuous mode?
        \_ permission denied
           \_ but I'm super user!
              \_ yermom knows how
2000/5/6 [Uncategorized] UID:18188 Activity:nil
05/06   What's up with the people who seem to think that April
        hasn't ended?
2000/5/5-7 [Uncategorized] UID:18180 Activity:kinda low
4/35    So I'm just like ya know sitting here and like thinking that like
        some DBZ would be cool right now and then hey like there it is.
        \_ What is/are DBZ?
                \_ The only good thing in your life.
2000/5/4-6 [Uncategorized] UID:18173 Activity:low
4/34    What kind of a name is "twohey"?  Do you pronouce it two hey?
        \_ ][e
2000/5/4 [Uncategorized] UID:18168 Activity:nil
5/3     That nuke didn't even have Totoro in it.
2000/5/3 [Uncategorized] UID:18165 Activity:nil
4/33    How can i make ls NOT descend directories?
        \_ ls -d
        \_ ls | man ls
2000/5/2 [Uncategorized] UID:18157 Activity:high 70%like:18158
5/2     What are the best job search/employee search websites for non-techies?
        \_ Who cares?  There aren't any.  Use a newspaper.  Check the signs
           on the doors at local fast food places.  Maybe you can get a job at
           Krispie Kream and those of us with real jobs can skip the line?
2000/5/2-3 [Uncategorized] UID:18152 Activity:high
4/32    If Taos is a recruiting firm, how many HR do they have?
        \_ next to none.
        \_ if you count only "people who do benefits" as HR, then next to none.
           if you count recruiters as HR, then tons.  in the last year, they've
           expanded recruiting so much that now they're in the first floor
           of the Santa Clara office.
        \_ Jobs available at Sendmail!
                \_ um, it's full of fierce, overworked, unhappy QA people
                        \_ I heard they treat the QA Interns with 4 year
                           degrees really well, even if they can't get a
                           simply job posting written properly.
                           \_ simple
2000/4/29 [Uncategorized] UID:18149 Activity:nil
4/28    Hey if you have been getting mail/SPAM from "80-20 initiative"
        would you please drop me a line. I'd like to discuss something
        with you guys. --psb@ieee.eecs.berkeley.edu
2000/4/29 [Uncategorized] UID:18146 Activity:very high
4/28    LICK MY LEGS, I'M ON FIRE
        \_ LICK MY LEGS OF DESIRE
        \_ photoP?
2000/4/29 [Uncategorized] UID:18145 Activity:high
4/28    What is "hoserchat"?  Pointers to info?
        \_ ~dbushong/bin/hoserchat  - it's a chatroom.
        \_ If you have to ask, you don't know.
           \_ U n33d 2 B 31337 2 YUZ h0Z3rCh@T
        \_ It's like wall, only with more bitching and less flaming.
2000/4/29 [Uncategorized] UID:18144 Activity:nil
4/28    2050 vlsb Saturday 7pm
        April 29, 2000
        Berkeley Student Film Festival - tpc
2000/4/29 [Uncategorized] UID:18143 Activity:nil
4/28    mifune, shattuck cinemas, 10pm
        dinner prior, crepes de vine, 8pm
2000/4/27-29 [Uncategorized] UID:18131 Activity:very high
4/27    Anybody read Michael Crichton's "Timeline"?  How was it?  And would
        you recommend it?  thanks.
        \_ I liked it. Easy reading, interesting storyline, lame physics talk,
           and abrubt ending.
        \_ this is trash, not high lit.  You just pick up a copy and see
           if you like it.  You need recomendations for a book that you will
           forget in a week?
        \_ It's VERY fast reading.  Sit down a couple of days at B&N and
           you'll finish it.  Not his best work, though.  The physics,
           as someone else mentioned, is lame.  The ending is ridiculous.
           He wrote himself into a corner and used a contrived plot
           gimmick to end.  Utterly predictable.
        \_ Stupid Americans.  Read real literature, like Dostoyevsky or
           Shakespeare.
           \_ Reading lit obviously doesn't make you a better person.
           \_ Been there, done that.  Now let me get back to my NY Times
              Bestseller.
                \_ Eye of Argon is the only Literature I'll ever need.  -John
              \_ Please summarize the plot of Brothers Karamazov.  Feel
                 free to leave it in /tmp somewhere.  I am curious about
                 your claims.
                 \_ Why put in /tmp what you could put in motd.public?
                    Better yet, don't summarize; append the whole thing! --pld
                 \_ Pointless.  You can find this sort of stuff all over
                    the net.  Who is to say *you* ever read it either?  How
                    about you put your summary in /tmp?
                    \_ I trust you not to do that.  The offer still stands.
                        \_ You're an idiot.  No one needs to prove anything
                           to you and you haven't made an offer.
                           \_ Little man.  You have read nothing.
                                \_ You're an idiot.  Still trying to figure
                                   out why anyone would leave you a plot
                                   summary in /tmp.  Maybe you're just a
                                   troll.
           \_ Shakespeare and Dostoyevsky?  How middle brow.  Can we be
              even more obvious?  How about a rainy afternoon with James
              Joyce and the Dubliners?  or chill with Nietzsche and
              Zarathustra when you've just been snubbed by the salesgirl
              at Macy's?  and for added contrast, some Edgar Allen Poe
              while sunbathing on the beach?  Ah, how pristine the bygone
              eras of unfeigned vulgarity when people read Lolita because
              they thought it was porn.
                \_ I read alt.sex.lolita everyday.  Does that count?
              \_ Hey this is pretty funny.  You post like (fucker) but with
                 a stick up your ass.  -(fucker)'s #1 fan
                 \_ Better yet, http://www.goatse.cx  -John
2000/4/27-29 [Uncategorized] UID:18129 Activity:moderate
4/27    I just moved to Fremont and subsribed recycling service from BFI.
        How come they recycle newspaper separately from "mixed paper"?
        \_ Because BFI is an anagram for FBI and they're really in it
           to rumage through your trash.
        \_ Flowers By Irene
2000/4/27-5/2 [Uncategorized] UID:18125 Activity:nil
04/27 --==<        Tuesday, May 2nd, 5pm, 337 Soda Hall       >==--
           \         Fall 2000 Politburo Elections           /
             --------------========**=========--------------
2000/4/26 [Uncategorized] UID:18118 Activity:nil
4/25    http://ulysse-nardin.com/watches/erotic/erotic.htm
2000/4/25-26 [Uncategorized] UID:18108 Activity:nil
4/24    What is the equiv. of top for seeing io stats?
        \_ iostat, vmstat
                \_ stupid! you're not suppose to put anything useful in motd!
2000/4/25 [Uncategorized] UID:18106 Activity:low
4/24    http://www.bertisevil.com/bert035.htm - Curious in Cali
        \_ Adult Check ID required to see Bert in XXX scenes.
2000/4/24 [Uncategorized] UID:18105 Activity:nil
4/24    You missed the part where we don't give a shit about Elian.
        \_ But I missed saying that its about time the feds busted up
          the kidnappers. The relatives should be thrown in jail for
          committing a felony.
2000/4/24 [Uncategorized] UID:18102 Activity:nil
4/24    How many psb's does it take to change a light bulb ?
2000/4/24-25 [Uncategorized] UID:18098 Activity:nil
4/24 Any good links on the procedures/hints to incorporate for contracting
     purposes (including setting up self-directed retirement accounts, health
     care and so on?).  Good accountants are okay as well.  Thanks!
        \_ Procedure: use tabs.
2000/4/24 [Uncategorized] UID:18096 Activity:nil
        Screw you guys
        I'm going home!
 |\|\  /
 |  00\
 | /^^\|
 |_m_m/
2000/4/23 [Uncategorized] UID:18094 Activity:nil
4/22    [elian discussion killed due to redundancy. everyone talks about
         it everywhere. talk about something else.]
2000/4/23-24 [Uncategorized] UID:18092 Activity:moderate
4/23    http://www-inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~summerm
        \_ Bwahahahahah
              \_ Sure, I guess.
2000/4/23-24 [Uncategorized] UID:18085 Activity:high
4/22  Can someone please post the most frequently asked Taos interview
      questions? Thanks.                              -joe
      \_ Dont worry. If you know any UNIX and are reasonably normal
         they'll make you an offer.
         \_ will you work for 17.50 an hour?
            \_ You should get offered about twice that, or more DOE
               \_ Not at Taos you won't
                      \_ I did with limited experience.  What's your problem?
      \_ don't sell yourself short, work for MindSource (http://www.mindsrc.com
2000/4/22 [Uncategorized] UID:18079 Activity:nil
24/1    JOIN THE ORANGE SHIRT CULT.  WORSHIP THE SELF-PROCLAIMED MESIAH
        WHOM YOU'VE NEVER MET.
        \_ i think you mean "messiah" and he's not exactly self-proclaimed.
           they chose him to represent the "every man"; he didn't ask for it.
           (they being the coalition of religious groups running this thing)
           \_ I never asked anyone to "represent me".  Fuck Paul and his
              stupid group.
2000/4/21-22 [Uncategorized] UID:18076 Activity:very high 66%like:17237 66%like:17496 66%like:17721 66%like:18116 66%like:18670 66%like:18671
4/21    what is a troll?
        \_ Gary Bauer
        \_ That little guy on Different Strokes and Mini-Me in
           AP2 (god what a shitty movie).
           \_ what about Emmanuel Lewis?
        \_ Check you AD&D players handbook for more info.
2000/4/21-22 [Uncategorized] UID:18073 Activity:high
4/22    Some body kill elian gonzalez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        Slap all his relatives in miami as well.
        \_ Should Elian Gonzales be tried as an adult and be put to death?
           Sure, I guess.
        \_ Reno is going in with an Apache Heli again. you'll see. your
           wish will come true.
           \_ VX gas!
        \_ The media needs Elian to boost ratings.
        \_ how about, instead of killing Elian we'll kill all the morons
           stupid enough to care about Elian.  Like the person who started
           this thread.  -tom
        \_ E-Lian
           \_ Cool!  When is IPO?
        \_ A-lian.
2000/4/21-22 [Uncategorized] UID:18072 Activity:low
4/20    The return value of rsh bears no relation to the return value of the
        command you're trying to execute on a remote system. So how do I get
        that return value?
        \_ e.g. rsh <machine> 'grep -i foo bar; echo $status'
           \_ Or you could use ssh, which does return the exit status of
              the remote command.
           \_ Many thanx.
2000/4/20-21 [Uncategorized] UID:18071 Activity:nil 66%like:17405
4/20    HAPPY 4/20 to all!
2000/4/20 [Uncategorized] UID:18069 Activity:high
4/20    I Agree With Ilyas.
        Do You Agree With Ilyas?
        \_ if not, identify yourselves now, so that we can locate and
            Enlighten you
        \_ Yes I do.  Death to the white man!
        \_ It's either ilyas or Ilya. Ilyas is some weird Turkish TA.
        \_ Who cares?
2000/4/20-22 [Uncategorized] UID:18064 Activity:moderate
4/21    Once again, who the hell is PAUL and why should I agree with him?
        \_ No one special and you shouldn't.
        \_ t-shirt seen on Sproul: "I Agree With RuPaul".
           Paul is an airhead zealot who you shouldn't agree with.  -tom
2000/4/19-20 [Uncategorized] UID:18050 Activity:moderate
4/18    stupidity deleted
           \_ question is, how do you log finger attempts to you?
                \_ People still use finger?  Who cares?
                \_ this is by far the more useful question - i know at the
                ocf you used to have fingerlog information. anyone
                know how this was implemented?
                \_ We hacked the finger source.  -alan-
                \_ roll your own
                \_ finger blojo.securityhole
                                         \_ ooh!
              \_ Something like making .plan a pipe and having a script listen
                 to it.  I think achoi showed me how to do it.  -- yuen
                        \_ Doesn't work if your home dir is NFS mounted or
                           your system's finger is smart enough to only open
                           real files for .plans.  (If the program on the other
                           end of the pipe dies, you'll end up with lots of
                           hung finger & fingerd processes).
2000/4/18 [Uncategorized] UID:18046 Activity:nil
4/17    PAUL IS CUMMING
        \_ GABO IS COMING
        \_ What would Paul do?
2000/4/18 [Uncategorized] UID:18044 Activity:nil
4/17    PAUL IS COMING
        \_ GABO IS COMING
        \_ What would Paul do?
2000/4/18 [Uncategorized] UID:18042 Activity:high
4/17    Jeremiah was a bullfrog.
        \_ was a good friend of mine
           \_ I bet you most people don't know the words from here until
              the "Joy to the World part".  Without looking/searching
              the internet, make your attempts at the words between this
              and the refrain.
                \_ never understood a single word he said,
                   but I helped him a-drinkin' his wine,
                   yes he always had some mighty fine wine  -tom (fogie)
                                        (I can do the other verses too)
                   \_ do you know the words to "don't walk away renee?" -ali
                        \_ No.  -tom
                \_ You're right.  You win.  So what?
                   \_ just interesting to some weird people, that's all.
                      No big deal.
2000/4/17-18 [Uncategorized] UID:18040 Activity:kinda low
4/17    Need some enlightenment on philthis, philthat, and all the other
        phil utilities.  Who is Philip Nunez anyway?  Are these utilities
        generally damaging utilities or annoying utilities?
        \_ There is a strong need for philmotdedit.
           \_ RTFM. -phil
              \_ ]man phil
              No manual entry for phil
              ]man philedit
              No manual entry for philedit
              ]
              \_ not all phil commands have man pages
                 otherwise, man -M /csua/man philbiff
                \_ http://www.csua.berkeley.edu/~mikeh/consp.txt
       \_ What is the matrix?
                \_ If you need to ask, you don't know
2000/4/17-18 [Uncategorized] UID:18038 Activity:nil
4/16    Anyone know how to make philbiff not dance across the screen ?
        it makes it really hard to kill that way
        \_ Please tell me this is a troll.  Seriously, don't use the
           -mchammer option when you run it.  Also, you can kill it with the
           kill command and specifying its PID. -dans
           \_ does noone know what troll means anymore?
2000/4/17 [Uncategorized] UID:18031 Activity:nil
4/16    Ghoul, and ghoul response to ghoul, censored.
        \_ I don't think it was a ghoul so I added the thread back.
           Please explain why an honest request for information followed
           by a reasonable response is considered a ghoul.
                \_ the ghoul was not the thread below.
2000/4/17 [Uncategorized] UID:18030 Activity:nil
4/16    Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day 2000 is set for April 18th
2000/4/16 [Uncategorized] UID:18023 Activity:high
      __
  \__/ .\/ tweet tweet
  /     /\
  \____/
   | |
   ^ ^
2000/4/16 [Uncategorized] UID:18022 Activity:nil 60%like:18021
        /etc/motd.public has moved. See /etc/motd.ilyas for further details.
        \_ idiot. no such file.
2000/4/16 [Uncategorized] UID:18021 Activity:nil 60%like:18022
        /etc/motd.public has moved to /etc/motd.ilyas. Further details
        await you there.
2000/4/15 [Uncategorized] UID:18017 Activity:nil
4/14    Should Elian be tried as an adult and put to death?
        Jesus, I don't know.  Yes, I guess.
2000/4/15 [Uncategorized] UID:18016 Activity:nil
4/14    Haha... bet all your portfolios are way down!
2000/4/15-17 [Uncategorized] UID:18015 Activity:nil
4/14    Does anyone else use Sun GigE cards? I just started using them
        and have had two failures (out of 8) in a week. -ausman
2000/4/15-17 [Uncategorized] UID:18012 Activity:low
4/14    Is there a good online site for finding freelancing opportunities?
                \_ http://guru.com but Craig's List is the best
        \_ http://guru.com but Craig's List is the best
        \_ jobserve.co.uk for Europe/middle east.  -JOhn
2000/4/14-15 [Uncategorized] UID:18009 Activity:moderate 50%like:16802
4/15    What's the big deal with "shannon llewellyn"?
        \_ Dunno.  Who is she?  What *is* the big deal?
        \_ isn't doug llewellyn a LA newscaster! maybe she's his daughter!
                \_ llewellyn is not an uncommon name.  They are more likely
                   absolutely no relation.
        \_ Who the hell is shannon llewellyn?
2000/4/13-14 [Uncategorized] UID:18005 Activity:nil
4/13    Troll deleted.  Search the web or something if you really want to know
2000/4/13 [Uncategorized] UID:17995 Activity:high
4/12    Who is best looking woman  on soda ?
        \_ obYerMom
        \_ tmonroe
        \_ dpassage
        \_ babe
        \_ "- Have you ever been mistaken for a man?
            - No, have you?"
                \_ Asian?
        \_ ~sky/public_html/images/yy{2,7}.JPG
        \_ ~fonger/public_html/fds0005.gif
        \_  http://www.csua.berkeley.edu/~nickkral
        \_ http://www.CSUA.Berkeley.EDU/~willwong/pics/gallery.html
           Take yer pick.
        \_ <DEAD>localhost/~jean<DEAD>
           \_ Are you nuts?  She has been tainted by the touch of kchang.
           \_ "But my biggest idol is TOTORO!"
2000/4/13-14 [Uncategorized] UID:17993 Activity:kinda low
4/12    Does anyone remember the line that means "a victory won at a great
        cost."?  I just remember it being something like "A blah victory."
        where blah refers to some Roman king or general?
        \_ pyrrhic
        \_ are you trying to write a motivational speech?
                \- king pyrrhus was an enemy of rome in the campaigns to
                unify italy in the 3rd cent BC. he defeated the romans but
                lost third of his troops to do so and said something along
                the lines of not being able to afford another victory like
                that. this conflict is of interest because of the different
                orgaizational models of the roman and opposing forces.
                anyway, from the famous quote came the term "pyrrhic
                victory" ... not to be confused with a "parthian shot".
                See Pyrrhus, from Plutarch's Lives.
                                        --senate and the partha of rome
2000/4/12 [Uncategorized] UID:17983 Activity:nil
4/11    http://www.hotyellow98.com/uncleray/chupa2.jpg
2000/4/11-12 [Uncategorized] UID:17968 Activity:low
4/10    Does Berkeley have license to use OED?  What is the special URL?
        \_ 1F NE1 G0T TH3 COD3Z, MA1L ME PLZ TNX
2000/4/11-12 [Uncategorized] UID:17963 Activity:high
4/10    Any links or information on identity of the evans jumper?
        \_ yeah, here's a picture of him a couple of months ago:
           http://a312.g.akamaitech.net/7/312/51/31539999d56b68/www.apple.com/jobs/images/home6.gif
           \_ Thanks!
        \_ Evans jumper?
          \_ which word do you not understand?
             \_ It's the combination.  There was a jumper off Evans?
                \_ http://www.dailycal.org/article.asp?id=2184
2000/4/8-9 [Uncategorized] UID:17959 Activity:low
4/7     Where are the sources for the lottery scheduler?
        \_ 7H3R3 1S K3\/\/L W4R3Z 1N ~dpetrou/lottery
           \_ are you sure you wanna gamble with your scheduler? eheh
2000/4/7-8 [Uncategorized] UID:17956 Activity:low
4/7     What's the latest K&R Ansi C edition?  How different is it
        from the Second Edition?
        \_ What, you have some disability that allows you to type the question
           here but not search on Amazon?
2000/4/7-8 [Uncategorized] UID:17953 Activity:high
4/8     Is it just me, or ali has this "You don't know what yer talking
        about and I do" attitude?
        \_ ah give the poor guy a break.  He's hardly alone in that
           attitude.  You need only listen to wall to see what I'm talking
           about.  Or maybe that's what inspired this in the first place.
           about.  Or maybe that's what inspired this in the first place. -ali
        \_ but he does know what he is tlaking aobut.  And obviously most
           of the idiots on this motd who try to insist that blatently
           are talking about.  Somehow in the lkast few years the clue level
           wrong things are true are going to bring out attitudes like you
           are talking about.  Somehow in the last few years the clue level
           still insist that they know their ass from a hole in the wall.
           of the CSUA has gone way down and yet those self same clueless fucks
           still insist that they know their ass from a hole in the wall. -ali
                \_ Array's are not objects!  Yer an idiot if you think
                   they are!
           \_ Maybe they hang out in Dwinelle and their ass IS a hole in the
              wall.
           \_ Tell us about the stars ali.
        \_ i seriously depends on the antecedent of "yer" and the tone
           of an attitude.  But he's not such a bad guy.
           of the post i'm replying to. -ali.
           \_ Tell us about the stars ali. -ali #1 fan.
        \_ yes, ali's a smart guy.  Yes, ali sometimes gives the impression
           of an attitude.  But he's not such a bad guy. -ali.
2000/4/7 [Uncategorized] UID:17952 Activity:nil
4/8     You think me a whore? Than what be all of you?
        \_ Johns.
2000/4/7 [Uncategorized] UID:17949 Activity:nil
4/6     In C, is it possible to explicitly declare an enum type to be
        byte-sized?
        \_ Not in ANSI C.
2000/4/6 [Uncategorized] UID:17939 Activity:low
4/5     Anyone know where I can find resources on getting a webcam to work
        in Linux (Creative WebCamII parallel).
        \_ http://www.on-line.de/~m.wientapper/webcam/webcam.html - danh
2000/4/5-6 [Uncategorized] UID:17935 Activity:low
4/5     Free Pizza (well sort of...) IS&T is running a couple of focus
        groups next week and we'll feed you if you come.  See
        ~icrew/ist_focus_group.txt for complete details.  -icrew
2000/4/5-6 [Uncategorized] UID:17933 Activity:low
4/5     Bravo's been running Last Temptation of Jesus Christ. Scorcese Rocks.
        \_ Yeah.  it's kind of neat watching a film with absolutely no
           CG in it.  All script, scenery, and imagination.
           \_ Free your mind.
              \_ sell your soul.
2000/4/3 [Uncategorized] UID:17916 Activity:nil
4/4     Where do you want to go today? Apparently not up.
        \_ To get smashed by the court for my past criminal activity because
           I'm bull headed and stupid and will eventually pay the piper.  I'm
           too dumb to understand that you can't burn the government twice.
2000/4/3 [Uncategorized] UID:17914 Activity:nil
4/3     MSFT down 14% today.  Yeah!
2000/4/2-3 [Uncategorized] UID:17908 Activity:nil
4/1    Is it just me or has the quality of Farscape deteriorated.  The
       two episodes I've seen seem much different than before.  It seems
       like they changed writers, directors or both. -emin
        \_ Don't get FS anymore.  Now it's digital cable only.
2000/3/31 [Uncategorized] UID:17896 Activity:nil
3/30    Karma day will not be televised.
2000/3/30 [Uncategorized] UID:17889 Activity:nil 60%like:19253
3/29    If La Jolla is pronounced as "La Hoya", how come Vallejo is pronounced
        as "Va-LAY-ho" instead of "Va-Yeh-ho"?
        \_ Is it ad-ver-tise-ment or
                 ed-ver-tis-ment?
        \_ The same reason why Los Angeles is pronounced "Los Anjeles"
           instead of "Los Anheles"
        \_ cause we're closer to the border :) -nick
        \_ RACIST!
        \_ if it's i before e except after c, what about "their"?
                \_ There are exceptions.  This is English, not Esperanto.  Did
                   you attend HS in this country?  Or any school?
                   \_ there was a point being made by the English exception
                      comment that you probably missed.
2000/3/30 [Uncategorized] UID:17886 Activity:nil
3/29    Who is :) -nick and why is he such a :) -moron?
        \_ probably from reading the motd too much
2000/3/29-30 [Uncategorized] UID:17884 Activity:nil
3/29    http://www.notifyus.com/notifyuscall.asp
2000/3/29 [Uncategorized] UID:17878 Activity:nil
3/28    Have a nice day! - danh
        \_ you too danh!
2000/3/29-30 [Uncategorized] UID:17877 Activity:nil
3/28    Why does uclink4 have a delayed reaction when you're trying to
        connect to it from off-campus but connects really quickly when
        doing so from within campus?
        \_ Think about it.
        \_ Do you mean from dorms/off-campus departments compared to
           from an on-campus lab?  I am guessing that, even though they
           might all be <DEAD>.berkeley.edu<DEAD>, they do not all have the same
           (shared) bandwith to uclink?
                \_ Napster
                \_ Macster
                \_ moo ha ha ha ha...fuck you RIAA!!!
2000/3/29 [Uncategorized] UID:17875 Activity:low
3/28    When there is a "-nick" posting on motd, is that nweaver or nickkral?
        \_ yes.
        \_ or maybe it's nick...
        \_ No.
        \_ Nick Kralevich, the deadbeat engineering buddy who never
            showed up.....thanks for the memories nick, old chap.
        \_ ORRR, it could be nick, as in login name "nick" -nick
2000/3/29 [Uncategorized] UID:17874 Activity:kinda low
3/28    what is the collective monetary valuation of sodans?
        if we got everybody together and someone set off a
        homemade explosive packed with small nails and glass
        shrapnel, would the world miss much?
        \_ Just counting those with soda accounts and inktomi options should
                produce a number in the many millions of dollars range.
        \_ Yeah, uhm, sure, whatever.  Like the people on soda are driving the
           Bay Area economy.
2000/3/27 [Uncategorized] UID:17868 Activity:nil 60%like:17863
3/27    /dev/da0e              2540480  2312510    24732    99%    /var/mail
         purge me again.  I dare Ya'!  Look how full it's getting tho!
2000/3/27 [Uncategorized] UID:17864 Activity:nil
3/27    Oh Tyler, I want your abortion!
2000/3/26-27 [Uncategorized] UID:17863 Activity:nil 60%like:17868
3/26    /dev/da0e              2540480  2316166    21076    99%    /var/mail
        OHMYGODD!!!  It's so FULL!
2000/3/26 [Uncategorized] UID:17859 Activity:nil
3/25    \_ If someone has the .com name I want
           How do I approach the person to buy?  Just send a note?
           \_ Why are you beginning a thread with a response?
2000/3/26 [Uncategorized] UID:17858 Activity:nil
3/25    Hey, fuck you, person who nuked the bottom portion of the motd.
        It takes time to type comments out you dickhead.
        \_ Uhm.  Try 'man cp'.
2000/3/26 [Uncategorized] UID:17854 Activity:nil
3/25    You know, when I see 'zero-knowledge freedom' up in motd.official
        it makes me think of sodans on the motd.
2000/3/25-26 [Uncategorized] UID:17851 Activity:moderate 66%like:19042
3/24    /dev/da0e     1270240  1161716     6905    99%    /var/mail
        \_ Don't even start this again.  Mail here is fucked and it's always
           been fucked and that won't change.  Future whining about spool
           usage on the motd will be purged without comment.
           \_ i knew this would get you excited.
           \_ Solve this problem once and for all by having everyone
              switch to a decent mail reader like mh where your can
              put the following in your .forward and get all your mail
              transfered to your home dir:
              "| /usr/local/lib/mh/slocal -user <lusername>"
              \_ This is not a solution. Smart people are already using
                 procmail to put all or most of their incoming messages in
                 their home directory. And those who aren't doing this already
                 are deserving getting their mail lost.
              \_ how about something equally impractical/lame:
                 forward to free emailers @ hotmail/yahoo/etc
                 \_ "> /dev/null"
        [followup comments purged.  this is the last time a mail spool gripe
         will appear on the motd and stay here for an extended period of time.
         move your own mail off the spool and shut up about it]
2000/3/24 [Uncategorized] UID:17846 Activity:nil
3/24    Sys Adm stereotype: strange hours, repetitive activities.  True?
        \_ shut the fuck up, cmlee.
2000/3/24-25 [Uncategorized] UID:17840 Activity:kinda low
3/23    In the professional world, does the word "hack" have a negative,
        neutral, or positive connotation?
        \_ 'hack' refers to a quick and dirty solution that isn't obvious,
           and probably isn't very robust.  'hacker' refers to a person and
           could be either complimentary or pejorative depending on the clique
           you run with.  I've never heard 'hack' used in a strictly positive
           manner.      -mice
        \_ -
        \_ unless you work for the nsa
        \_ I get the impression that in most of Europe, "hacker" is a sort-of
           positive and grudgingly admiring way of describing young techs
           by their coworkers.  -John
                \_ the stigma is avoided thanks to the language barrier
                   \_ True, I guess, otherwise people wouldn't expend so
                      much effort insisting that "hacker" is a positive
                      term :-)  -John
2000/3/23 [Uncategorized] UID:17835 Activity:nil
3/22    ALF and ELF save environment with radical dog food factory
        destruction!  Go ALF!
        http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20000323/us/eco_terrorism_1.html
2000/3/23 [Uncategorized] UID:17832 Activity:nil
3/22    Looking for free web site that let you store your files online.
        I need something big.  Not some dinky little 3 meg quota like
        yahoo.
        \_ think xdrive is like 50meg -shac
        \_ http://xdrive.com, http://idrive.com
2000/3/23 [Uncategorized] UID:17829 Activity:high
3/22    I've been asked to buy a computer book for a 12 year old.  He
        plays Homeworld and Pokemon Vermillion.  Any suggestions?  Abelson
        and Sussman doesn't count.
        \_ Pokemon!  Buy them all!  Woo hoo!
        \_ Knuth TAOCP! Buy them all! Woo hoooo!
2000/3/22-23 [Uncategorized] UID:17826 Activity:moderate
3/22    What do you think of Bud's "Whassup" commercials?
        \_ nothing.
        \_ frogs were better
        \_ You fucking stupid?  Who cares?
                \_ that's the point.  Its stupid.
                        \_ No.  I mean "Who cares if it's stupid?"  Why bother
                           mentioning yet another friggin' stupid commercial?
                           It's a commercial!  Of course it's stupid!
        \_ Ya know, this really shows me that my efforts to watch less TV are
           working -- the Boondocks (comic strip) mentioned these commercials
           too and I had no idea what it was talking about.
        \_  the superfriends remake of this as a .mov file is pretty funny.
2000/3/22-23 [Uncategorized] UID:17824 Activity:nil
3/21    Backstreet Boys "music" does serve a useful purpose!
        http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000322/re/life_backstreetboys_1.html
2000/3/22 [Uncategorized] UID:17823 Activity:nil
3/22    Does anyone know the proper technique for applying cunnilingus?
        my gf is too shy to talk about it with me.
2000/3/21-23 [Uncategorized] UID:17818 Activity:low
3/21    Is sowings graduating this semester? My friend and I made a $10 bet.
        \_ well... is he?
           \_ didn't he already graduate?
           \_ Fucking asking him and get off the motd.
2000/3/21 [Uncategorized] UID:17811 Activity:nil
3/17    Nobody gives a fuck. Stop censoring the motd.
2000/3/20-21 [Uncategorized] UID:17810 Activity:nil
3/20    SAVE SAFARI!
2000/3/20-21 [Uncategorized] UID:17805 Activity:high
3/20    Has anybody ever tried Australian King Crabs?  Those crabs have claws
        about the size of my forearm.  I'm wondering if their meat is tough.
        What do they taste like?  They're rather expensive too, almost $20/lb.
        \_ Don't eat crabs, there won't be any left.
           \_ Then what good are they if not for food?
        \_ IMHO, tastes like any other crab, but there's just A LOT more
           meat to eat.
2000/3/20-21 [Uncategorized] UID:17801 Activity:nil
3/19    Zapatista.  a different angle on "A Place called Chiapas" VLSB
2000/3/18-19 [Uncategorized] UID:17799 Activity:high
3/17    Vermont was better than Utah.  Fuck yourself.  At least mine had
        something to do with fags in a real state.  There's no reason to
        report anything from Utah.
        \_ Well, this was about the most context-free posting I had
           ever seen on the motd.  What the hell are you talking about?
           \_ They're probably playing around with context free languages.
              State : Utah { $$ = new Fuck(Yourself,in,@1); }
                    | Vermont { $$ = new Have(GaySex,tjb); }
                    ;
2000/3/17 [Uncategorized] UID:17794 Activity:nil
B
2000/3/17 [Uncategorized] UID:17791 Activity:moderate
3/16    can anyone recomend EDA software that doesn't suck ass?  i.e.
        *not* orcadd.  thanks.
        \_ If you had not used the sickening expression "suck ass" then yes,
           I could have but I won't.  Do you talk like that to your parents,
           professors or anyone else you might respect for any reason?  No?
           then why bring your dirty mouth to the CSUA?
           \_ You have GOT to be kidding.  Not only are you lecturing
               people on the MOTD, but you're doing a sulky-spoiled-little
               child routine with "Now I'm not going to tell you what I know
               so you'll be *SORRRY*".  Jesus fucking ass-sucking christ!
               Why don't you siddown, shaddup, and grow a pubic hairs before
               opening your naive, spoiled trolling little mouth again.
               *sheesh*
           \_ Game developers talk that way to people they respect,
              all the time.
                \_ He can go "suck ass" somewhere else.
        \_ hello, what is "EDA?" - p.
2000/3/16-17 [Uncategorized] UID:17785 Activity:low
3/16    Is People's Park still around?  What cross srtreets is it at?  It's
        not on the campus map at http://www.berkeley.edu/campus_map  (Having
        left campus for too many years.)
        \_ it was never on campus. it's between haste and channing, 1/2 block
           east of telegraph.
                \_ People's park is a part of the university but isn't
                   directly connected to the campus proper.
2000/3/16-17 [Uncategorized] UID:17781 Activity:nil
3/16    <DEAD>artists.mp3s.com/artists/37/thedopamine_reuptake_in.html<DEAD>
        -sky
2000/3/16-26 [Uncategorized] UID:17768 Activity:nil
03/14   Yes, soda crashed.  No, we did not get a dump.  Goodnight.  -vp
2000/3/14 [Uncategorized] UID:17767 Activity:nil
3/13   I know it's /. but it's so CSUAish (at least for some people) and
       the guy who posted it is a Cal grad student.
       <DEAD>www.lovegety.org<DEAD>
       \_ Yeah, they've been out in Japan for several years. -dans
2000/3/14 [Uncategorized] UID:17766 Activity:nil
3/13    I have a domainname and I have mod_ssl + Verisign. When I decide to
        change my domainname, will I have to repay Verisign?
2000/3/14 [Uncategorized] UID:17761 Activity:low
3/13    whats the difference between "try" and "buy" with staroffice?
        is try no-save-mode or timeout mode or what?
        \_ There is no "buy" with StarOffice (unless you want CD's and
           printed docs)  - it's free.
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