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2020/02/25 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2001/3/14 [Uncategorized] UID:20781 Activity:nil
3/13    http://files.nutz.org/multimedia/movies/backside_boys-i_want_a_fat_babe.swf
        A parody on the Backstreeet Boys.
        \_ Wouldn't we have to know the original song to appreciate the
           parody?  This is like doing a parody of Bill Haley's "13 women".
           Never heard of that one, huh?  Then how funny could a parody be?
           I *know* no one here is lame enough to listen to the back street
           boys... more than once.
2001/3/14-15 [Uncategorized] UID:20772 Activity:low
3/13    What time and channel is Keeping Up Appearances on?
        \_ Sunday evenings on KTEH.
        \_ http://www.zap2it.com and lookup your local TV schedule
2001/3/14 [Uncategorized] UID:20771 Activity:nil
3/13    LAST!
2001/3/14 [Uncategorized] UID:20769 Activity:nil
I have no new mail.
I have no life, clue, or friends.
2001/3/9-10 [Uncategorized] UID:20744 Activity:nil
3/39    [restored]
2001/3/9-10 [Uncategorized] UID:20740 Activity:low
3/9     When I cut and paste my xterm the lines are all messed up. Why's that?
        \_ "all messed up".  That's a helpful description of your problem.
           I suggest that "your cut n paste is broken!" is the problem.
        \_ Are you doing this in vi with autoindent enabled?  Just a guess.
2001/3/9 [Uncategorized] UID:20738 Activity:nil
3/9     Another link making the rounds.
2001/3/9-10 [Uncategorized] UID:20728 Activity:nil
3/9     Are the meeting minutes not being posted to http://ucb.org.csua anymore?
        \_ No.
        \_ Yes.
        \_ Use a newsreader and see for yourself lame-ass.  If they're not,
           mail secretary@csua and don't bother the motd.
2001/3/9-4/27 [Uncategorized] UID:20725 Activity:nil 71%like:20891
03/07   General Meeting 03/15 6:00PM in 306 Soda
2020/02/25 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2001/3/5 [Uncategorized] UID:20724 Activity:nil
3/3     More apm fun.  apm, apmd work, but halt -p causes a reboot.  Any
        \_ Truss/strace/trace it.
           \_ ktrace
2001/3/5 [Uncategorized] UID:20721 Activity:nil
3/4     WTF is wrong with's Berkeley's internet connection?
        \_ Pipe got severed. Same reason Seti can't upload units.
2001/2/27 [Uncategorized] UID:20708 Activity:nil
        Stop deleting my troll anotations.
2001/2/26-27 [Uncategorized] UID:20704 Activity:high
2/26    Forgive my ignorance, but what does the acronym "SOMA" stand for?  I
        saw it in the phrase "... what's hot in SOMA and Silicon Valley" in
        a head hunter web site.
        \_ south of market?
        \_ Learn to use Google.
           \_ Yes South Of MArket.
        \_ South Of Market Area
        \_ A gramme is better than a damn. -geordan
        \_ And SOHO is South of HOuston
           \_ Pronounced "How-ston" not "Hyoo-ston"
                \_ My born-and-raised-in-Houston friend said "hyoo-ston".
                   \_ Houston, TX, or Houston St., NY?
                   \_ Tell your friend to stay out of Manhattan. "Houston,"
                      as in "South Of HOuston," is pronounced "How-stun"
2001/2/26 [Uncategorized] UID:20700 Activity:nil
2/26    Forgive my ignorance, but what does the acronym "SOMA" stand for?  Thx.
        \_ south of market?
        \_ Learn to use Google.
2001/2/26 [Uncategorized] UID:20693 Activity:nil
2/25    just curious, so how was the Dwight Way "party"?
2001/2/26-27 [Uncategorized] UID:20692 Activity:nil
2/25    Why are only four bytes guaranteed for ungetc?
        \_ according to K&R, only one char is guaranteed.
        \_ getc/ungetc is a fundamentally broken paradigm like
           many other unix APIs.  If four bytes are guaranteed
           on your particular OS, it's proably because the dumbass
           implementing this stuff has a 32-bit word that he's using
           as a shift register to spool characters into.
        \_ As the above says, your 4 bytes are specific to the system
           you're on.  You should only count on one byte guaranteed.
2001/2/25 [Uncategorized] UID:20686 Activity:nil 80%like:20680
2/24    anybody know if pedro rizzo won last night?
troll   \_ Yes.  I know.
2001/2/25 [Uncategorized] UID:20684 Activity:nil 64%like:20679
2/25    All motd hamsters will now be marked with hamster on the side. As
        such, all authors of hamsters shall be subjected to horse
hamster \_ Uh whatever.  A hamster is in the eye of the beholder anyway.  It's
           really the fault of the rest of you for encouraging it by responding
           or getting suckered into flame wars about it.
        \_ So why is the following a hamster:
           "R1D3 B1K3! RUN GN00/L1N5UX! D00D! - 3133T H@X0R"
           While this one isn't a trool:
           5UV! 5UV! 1T'5 A11 A80U+ 5UV D00D! GA5 GU55L3R & 5H1T!
           You have no standards.
           \_ Too much work. I only mark first and second level hamsters.
              Plus, if a new thread comes under a hamster it is automatically
              considered a hamster.
        \_ The bite-covered hamster rises from the dead!--More--
2001/2/25-26 [Uncategorized] UID:20680 Activity:moderate 80%like:20686
2/24    anybody know if pedro rizzo won last night?
        \_ Yes.  I know.
2001/2/24-26 [Uncategorized] UID:20676 Activity:high
2/24    looking for a URL that references the fencing term that's pronounced
        too.shey. How is it spelled? What is it?
        \_ touche'
           \_ Or touché, in ISO Latin-1.  It means "touched" in French.
        \_ note that most search engines don't index vowel diacritics
           separately, so searching for just "touche", without the accent,
           will get you what you need.  -alexf
           \_ just like resume,huh?
           \_ just like resume, huh?
                \_ Yeah, just like.  Join this millenium.
                   \_ millennium, even.
                      \_ I thought we was in da new willennium.
2001/2/24-27 [Uncategorized] UID:20675 Activity:high 50%like:20691
2/23    Large, somewhat worn but reasonably nice couch, available for the
        pick-up (near Piedmont Ave., Oakland).
        http://www.csua.berkeley.edu/~tom/couch1.jpg.  Mail tom.
troll   \_ thank goodness you're getting a new one -- that one's pretty ugly!
et al      \_ thank goodness I'm not the only one who thinks so! - cynthia
                \_ it has a certain something... not a good certain something,
                   but something.  It shows a certain kind of... taste.
                   \_ the kind known as "bad"?
                        \_ I bought it for $50 from my roommate who was
                           leaving town, 8 years ago.  It is not
                           particularly a reflection of my taste.  And I
                           challenge you to find a better couch for free. -tom
                             \_rent a truck, check craigslist. it's easy to
                             find good couches and beds for free, people just
                             want them out. (this posting case in point)
                           \_  My couch could like TOTALLY kick your couch's
                               \_ My couch runs GN00/L1NSUX!
                           \_ tom's trying to get a free couch upgrade here...
                           \_ You _paid_ for that?  Wow... I put the trash
                              out every Wednesday night.  Can you stop by and
                              pick it up early Thursday morning and pay me
                              $50/week?  Another $25 and you can have the
                              recyclables, too.
                           \_ what does your new couch look like?
                                \_ we don't have it yet.  -tom
        \_ thank goodness you're getting a new one -- that one's pretty ugly!
           \_ thank goodness I'm not the only one who things so! - cynthia
                \_ it has a certain something... not a good certain something,
                   but something.  It shows a certain kind of... taste.
                   \_ the kind known as "bad"?
                        \_ I bought it for $50 from my roommate who was
                           leaving town, 8 years ago.  It is not
                           particularly a reflection of my taste.  And I
                           challenge you to find a better couch for free. -tom
                           \_  My couch could like TOTALLY kick your couch's
                               \_ My couch runs GN00/L1NSUX!
                           \_ tom's trying to get a free couch upgrade here...
                           \_ You _paid_ for that?  Wow... I put the trash
                              out every Wednesday night.  Can you stop by and
                              pick it up early Thursday morning and pay me
                              $50/week?  Another $25 and you can have the
                              recyclables, too.
                           \_ what does your new couch look like?
                                \_ we don't have it yet.  -tom
        \_ i hope you're enjoying this, mr. tom. this is the atmosphere
           YOU created many years ago.
                \_ what are you talking about, ikiru?  -tom
                   \_ if you have to ask, you don't know.
        \_ You can censor the comments but the couch is still ugly.  You're
           going to have to pay to get it hauled away.  Or you could just drop
           it on someone else's front lawn in the middle of the night.  It's
           Oakland, right?
2001/2/24 [Uncategorized] UID:20668 Activity:nil
2/24    You censoring bitch. Stop fucking your ass with the stick that's in it.
2001/2/23-24 [Uncategorized] UID:20666 Activity:nil
2/23    Reverse Traceroute Tool:
        Interesting Idea.
2001/2/23-24 [Uncategorized] UID:20665 Activity:low
2/23    Any dancers have opinions on codpieces? I'm debating whether to
        just go freesytle.
        \_ Ever been kicked in the head with a steel tipped boot?  Ever been
           a prisoner in a Turkish prison?
2001/2/23 [Uncategorized] UID:20664 Activity:nil
2/23    The Empire Strikes Back.
        \_ eh?
2001/2/22-23 [Uncategorized] UID:20651 Activity:low
2/22    So, what's this wall thing?
        \_ Do a "wall y" at your prompt to find out.
           \_ not many new users use wall.  it has been depricated.
2001/2/22 [Uncategorized] UID:20642 Activity:nil
2/21    What's hoserchat and why are so many CSUAers using it?
        \_ run ~brg/bin/hoserchat and you'll see.
2001/2/21 [Uncategorized] UID:20638 Activity:nil
2/19    Is it possible to find a room in an aparatment or house within a
        walking distance from campus for $500/month?
        \_ Yes. http://www.calrentals.housing.berkeley.edu
2001/2/21 [Uncategorized] UID:20636 Activity:nil
2/20    http://www.beapimp.com -- kinda like amihotornot
        \_ I love these sites. Where do you find this shit?
           \_ came across it while reading fuckedcompany message board.
2001/2/21 [Uncategorized] UID:20633 Activity:high
2/20    For how long can you keep seeds in a dry and cool place before planting
        them?  I'm wondering about Jacaranda or Castanea seeds but my question
        is more general.  Note that I'm NOT asking about bulbs.  Thanks.
        \_ if you keep them more than 53 days and 6 hours, they will all die.
           \_ That's only in equitorial regions man.  I think that's more
              like 57 days and 19 hours in more temperate regions.
        \_ you can keep them indefinitely.  The longer you keep them the less
            likely they will sprout when planted.  Its not an absolute step
            function, and the 'half life' of the seeds depends on the seed.
2001/2/17 [Uncategorized] UID:20626 Activity:nil
2/17    UC to consider dropping SAT I:
2001/2/17-18 [Uncategorized] UID:20625 Activity:nil
2/16    tiger.census.gov is a good map site.  It has details street maps
        along with capability to put in lat/long lines.  But, the lines
        only show every .1 degrees, which means that they don't show up
        on a zoomed in map, not very useful.  Is there is a similar site
        with the capability to have the lat/long lines more evenly spaced?
2001/2/17-18 [Uncategorized] UID:20624 Activity:high
2/16    I'm going to SE Asia for 2.5 months.  I have a question about
        anti-malaria pills.  Anyone who's been to SE Asia and is at all
        familiar with anti-malaria drugs, please email me.
        (asb@eci.ucsb.edu) -asb
                      \- malaria prophylactics work in a very different way
                      from other vaccinations. you can ask your Q here, but
                      if you have a medical question, best to ask a medical
                      person rather than a fellow traveller. CDC should have
                      some region-specific info ... this is very important for
                      malaria --psb, who has done meflequin, chloroquin etc.
        \_ peace corps?
        \_ I had malaria; it's no big deal
                \_ you mean "have"
                   \_ you're right, I meant to say "got"
        \_ My girlfriend went to India for 6 months... took Malaria pills...
           had terrible nightmares the whole time... stopped taking them and
           they went away.      ...my two cents
2001/2/17-18 [Uncategorized] UID:20623 Activity:low
2/16    363 days left to find a date for next year.
        \_ nah.  rave happening at fenwick right now.  lots of people
           walking around with large bottles of water. hmm.
        \_ Got mine already.  What's your problem?      -married hozer
2001/2/17-18 [Uncategorized] UID:20619 Activity:nil
2/16    Yo, does anyone have hilfinger's foreskin?
        \_ You wanna java.lang.Object.clone() him and hope to boost the
           advancement of the field of CS?
           \_ I think he wants a chew toy.
        \_ does he ever teach grad courses?
           \_ hilfinger has taught 263 and 264 before.
2001/2/17-18 [Uncategorized] UID:20618 Activity:low
2/16    85292   paulos          25705   21623   21623
        Clean up yer space on robotics, paulos!
        \_ PaulOS
           \_ Phillip's brother?  -John
           \_ I agree with Paul. ----dumbshit
2001/2/17 [Uncategorized] UID:20615 Activity:nil
2/16    <DEAD>www.buyscraponline.com<DEAD>
        ObCommentDemandedByMotdGods: <<BOOOOM!!>>
2001/2/17 [Uncategorized] UID:20614 Activity:nil
2/16    Where can I get caffeine benchmark source code?
2001/2/16-18 [Uncategorized] UID:20610 Activity:nil
2/16   http://www.playboy.com/arts-entertainment/comversation
       - henry rollins, age 40, interview.
        \_ why is this motd'd?
2001/2/15-16 [Uncategorized] UID:20605 Activity:high
2/15    Keyinfo is broken (Can't do setuid).
        \_ Industry sucks, academia rewlz!!
2001/2/15 [Uncategorized] UID:20600 Activity:nil
2/14    http://www.fifaworldcup.com .. the new mascot for 2002's look is extremely
        disturbing ...
        \_ One of them looks like an alien from ID4. The only difference is
           the color (the mascot is blue, with the alien was gray).
2001/2/14-15 [Uncategorized] UID:20597 Activity:low
2/14    Happy Hallmark Day.
        \_ Happy See's Candy Day.
        \_ Happy National Hate Day!
           \_ Yes!!!
        \_ Happy VD
2001/2/14-15 [Uncategorized] UID:20589 Activity:kinda low
2/13    google took over http://deja.com.. now i can't find jack in newsgroups :(
        \_ you don't know jack.
           \_ but he knows you, and he's pretty pissed off.
              \_ jack... off... oh yeah. speaking of things to do while
                 since vi commands only need 1 hand on the keyboard...
2001/2/14-15 [Uncategorized] UID:20588 Activity:nil
2/13    wot ees da difference between data-flow analysis and control-flow
        \_ dependency between data objects vs. traces of execution.
2001/2/13-14 [Uncategorized] UID:20582 Activity:nil
2/13    Has anyone heard about email wiretap?  Anyone got pointers to the
        source code?
2001/2/13 [Uncategorized] UID:20576 Activity:very high 66%like:20971 57%like:20170
2/12    Poll. Most of the time I am (a):
        motd reader     |******
        motd poster     |****
        motd distorter  |***
        motd censorer   |*
             \_ censor, you [CENSORED]
        motd nuker      |
        motd mutator    |*
        motd reformator |*
        loser           |*************
        kchang (loser)  |*
        tom             |**
        ali             |***
        psb             |****
        proud troll     |*
        stupid troll    |*
        ignorant troll  |*
        earning twink
          points        |*
        motd?  huh?     |***
        just amused     |*
        picker          |
        grinner         |
        lover           |
        sinner          |
        joker           |
        smoker          |
        midnight toker  |
        looking for tjb |*
        tjb            *|
        bitch           |*
        mother          |*
        lover           |*
        sinner          |*
        saint           |*
        \_ some of these are redundant. loser is inclusive of troll,
           censor, nuker, mutator. And censor is inclusive of
           tom and ali.
2001/2/12-13 [Uncategorized] UID:20570 Activity:nil
2/12    Go see "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?".  Very well done.  A bit weird
        but so are you if you're reading this.
2001/2/12 [Uncategorized] UID:20569 Activity:kinda low
2/12    [uncommted url removed, dan]
        \_ you are so cool!
          \_ you are not.
2001/2/12-13 [Uncategorized] UID:20566 Activity:very high
2/12    If space is a vacum how is heat dissipated in a spacecraft?
        \_ Space isn't a true/pure vacuum.  Roughly 1 hydrogen atom per
           10 cubic centimeters in deep space.  So they say.  I haven't
           personally measured.
           \_ What's your point?  Are you trying to assert that this
              low density of gas removes significant heat?  Or are you
              just spouting idiotic irrelevancies?
              \_ I think his is just trying to say that space is not a vacuum.
                 \_ Yes.  That's what I was saying.  Unfortunately, some motd
                    posters are too clueless to recognise a simple correction
                    of fact for what it is.  "If space is a vacum[sp] how..."
                    is based n the false premise that space is a vacuum.
                    \_ Perhaps you need help -- look up "sophistry" in the
                       dictionary.  Perhaps "semantic" and "specious" as
                        \_ Nice try but the dictionary won't help you.  You
                           were just being stupid and obnoxious.
                           \_ No, actually I'm saying that this fool is
                              puffing himself up with easily acquired
                              information, without actually answering
                              or in any way addressing the question.  Oh, and
                              speaking of the dictionary, you might want to
                              start by looking up "clue" before posting again.
        \_ infrared, low frequency EM
        \_ they use radiators.  Black body radiation isn't as efficient
           at getting rid of heat as conduction is, but when you have no
           atmosphere, it's yer only choice, unless you want to waste a
           lot of mass in evaporating or ablating a cooling  material.
           \_ someone who's not an idiot!
                \_ Yourself?  Don't be a fool, idiot.
        \_ Same way as how heat is dissipated from the Sun.
2001/2/11-12 [Uncategorized] UID:20564 Activity:nil
2/11    Spoken word by tolkien.  Note gollum's vocal resemblance to yoda:
2001/2/10 [Uncategorized] UID:20559 Activity:nil 75%like:20556
2/9     Ali ba ba, do I say the K in Knuth? http://csua/~ali/analasians09.JPG
2001/2/10-11 [Uncategorized] UID:20557 Activity:kinda low
2.9     Hannibal good.  Ridley Scott true to BladeRunner/Alien form.
        \_ a little too weird for me.
        \_ read the salon review.
2001/2/10 [Uncategorized] UID:20556 Activity:nil 75%like:20559
2/9     Ali ba ba, do I say the K in Knuth? <DEAD>csua/~ali<DEAD>
2001/2/8 [Uncategorized] UID:20538 Activity:nil
2/7     Domifex (Dominatrix Finance): Get the credit you don't deserve. PIG.
        [URL description posted.  Complaint about URL deletion deleted.]
2001/2/8 [Uncategorized] UID:20535 Activity:nil
2/7     Looking for a library of Statement of Purpose, computer science.
2001/2/8 [Uncategorized] UID:20534 Activity:moderate
2/7     <DEAD>www.whypeoplewhodeleteotherpeoplesurlssuck.com<DEAD>
        \_ How do you delete a person? Is that a new feature
           in the GN00 rm?
                \_ Unfortunately, the "deleteperson" API is not yet fully
                   implemented in this version of the product, although our
                   engineers are working hard on it at this very moment.
                   Please enjoy the use of the fully functional
                   "deletepersonsurl" API call instead.  Licensing fees are
                   still being worked out for the deleteperson call for
                   different OS's.
2001/2/7-9 [Uncategorized] UID:20532 Activity:very high
2/7     Poll-- after you got married, you
        had more sex:           |*****
                                \_ bastards. I want to know what you are
                                   drugging your wives with. I'll pay you.
                                   \_ Perhaps they are not having sex
                                      with their spouses.
                                        \_ Yow!  Good call on that one.
        had less sex:           |**
        starting having sex:    |
        sex, what's sex?        |*
        N/A (gay):              |**
        turned gay:             |*
        same as before:         |***
           \_ being gay doesn't necessarily make this question n/a.
              you can rephrase it as "after you made a ceremonial commitment"
        \_ "Breeding will be permitted only once every seven years.  For
            many of me, this will mean much less breeding.  For some of us,
            many of you, this will mean much less breeding.  For some of us,
            it will mean much, much more."
            \_ When are we going to get to my brocolli program?
            \_ What's this line from?
               \_ The Simpsons
2001/2/7 [Uncategorized] UID:20526 Activity:nil
2/6     Lila do you Swing?
2001/2/7 [Uncategorized] UID:20524 Activity:nil
2/6     Anyone have any experience with the magicolor 2200 color laser
        printer?  It's under $1,000 after rebates, 20ppm bw 4ppm color.
        http://www.minolta-qms.com  I know it has no PostScript.
2001/2/7 [Uncategorized] UID:20521 Activity:high
2/6     Any particular reason why abstruse technical publications (ACM,
        Sigmod, what not) are usually in two columns?
        \_ it reads better than one column
        \_ as above, same reason most large-format books are two-column,
           and novels are usually small pages: people lose track if
           their eyes have to sweep too far left to right.
        \_ CHI is not abstruse and it's also two column. it might also
           be because it's more space efficient: equations rarely span
           the entire with of the page. -ali
2001/2/6 [Uncategorized] UID:20520 Activity:nil
2/6     I'm 6'5 and weigh 164 pounds and my diastolic BP was 53 this
        morning. Where can I get a pogo stick for my BP?
        \_ Lose some weight first.
2001/2/6 [Uncategorized] UID:20518 Activity:high
2/6     I weigh about 180 pounds.  where can i buy a pogo stick that will
        not break that will bounce pretty high?
        \_ Say please first.
2001/2/6-7 [Uncategorized] UID:20515 Activity:nil
2/6     Besides craigslist, is there somewhere else that anyone can suggest
        where I can look at online postings for parking space rentals?  I've
        tried yahoo classifieds, sfgate classifieds, sf chron as well.
        Thanks.  -- joeking
2001/2/6 [Uncategorized] UID:20506 Activity:low
2/5     <DEAD>russellkansas.dhs.org<DEAD>  - just about says it all.
        \_ Hi paolo.
2001/2/2 [Uncategorized] UID:20501 Activity:nil
2/1     Why does scp make the permisions world writable by default?  how
        to stop it? (i don't want to preserve the time stamp if avoidable)
2001/2/1-2 [Uncategorized] UID:20491 Activity:nil
1/31    I have a HUGE utmpx log.  What kind of data is in there?
        would someone post an example getutxent statement that pulls some
        historical data? are sepecific commands issued by users in there?
        \_ utmpx is only current logins.  wtmpx is historical data (login/out
           time & hostname, not commands).  Use 'who' & 'last' to view the
           contents of each.  -alan-
        \_ Most folks set up utmp and wtmp to get rotated and purged over
           time.  If you have some security or user tracking concerns, you
           might rotate them to another box and eventually dump them to tape
           or something.  Most don't save em.
2001/2/1 [Uncategorized] UID:20488 Activity:nil
1/31    http://www.policeguide.com/cgi-bin/criminal-search

        Pretty interesting really. The kind of information that
        you can get online.
        \_ Wow.  That's actually pretty.  Neat.  I'll have to.  Remember
           to check it.  Out when I get a.  Chance.  Thanks.
2001/2/1 [Uncategorized] UID:20487 Activity:low
1/31    How do you increase the number of connection in IE?
        \_ you start a second one.
2001/1/31-2/1 [Uncategorized] UID:20484 Activity:nil
1/30    \_ Thanks, but i figured it out.  8.2.2 was allowing me to
           get away with " (  " on its own line and 8.2.3 requires
           it on the line above - as does 9. (feel free to delete
           this thread now, or i'll do it tomorrow)
            \_ Why put ( on it's own line anyway?  Aesthetics?
                \_ Random Neural activity.  That's just how i happened to
                   type it for the first domain.  All others were just
                   basically copies.
2001/1/31-2/1 [Uncategorized] UID:20482 Activity:nil
1/31    What's a "shared call drivers" and how does it improve dispatch?
2001/1/31-2/1 [Uncategorized] UID:20477 Activity:high 50%like:20476
1/30    What's an "open question"?  Thanks.  -- non-native English speaker
        \_ no difinitive answer
        \_ one that hasn't been solved
           \_ this is the right one.
        \_ He might also be talking about an "open-ended question," which
           grade school teachers call essay prompts these days.  It's
           basically a question that has no right answer but can be answered
           intelligently nonetheless.
        [all wrong answers purged.  let's try to be helpful sometimes.]
        \_ Thanks for all the help!
        \_ Thanks for all the help!  So "Is there life outside of earth?" is
           an open question, while "Should we extend BART to San Jose?" is an
           open-ended question.
           \_ well... most of terrestrial life is "outside" the earth...
2001/1/31 [Uncategorized] UID:20476 Activity:nil 50%like:20477
1/30    What's an "open question"?  Thanks.
2001/1/30-2/2 [Uncategorized] UID:20472 Activity:nil 57%like:20485
01/30   If anyone has/can guess the Soda MkV bios password, email vp@csua.
        (it's been that long).
2001/1/30 [Uncategorized] UID:20468 Activity:nil
1/29    "Harry Potter may look like an intellectual with his glasses and his
unruly hair, but once deconstructed he is only too clearly the hero of a
political allegory for the triumph of the socially ascendant petite
        It's tough to be a fictional character sometimes....
2001/1/30 [Uncategorized] UID:20467 Activity:nil
1/29    My name is Barney Gumble and I'm an alcoholic.
        \_ Mr. Gumble, this is a Girl Scout meeting.
2001/1/29-31 [Uncategorized] UID:20465 Activity:moderate
1/29    Which of the search engines updates itself most often?  i.e. Which
        should i use if i want to find out tech stuff that likely was
        published today?
        \_ I doubt search engines work that fast.  Unless there is a service
           such as the AP wires.
        \_ Try http://headlines.hotbot.com.  Not sure if it's still up or not.
           \_ thanks, but I can watch the worthless news.  I'm looking for
                something that does a lot of crawling nightly so that when
                i see some big headline i can get an independent take while
                i'm still interested.
                \_ It used to crawl 4x a day.  Shrug.
2001/1/28 [Uncategorized] UID:20458 Activity:moderate
1/28    I cannot see Ted Danson as a soldier.
        \_ Enough steroids and hey why not?
2001/1/27 [Uncategorized] UID:20452 Activity:nil
1/26    http://www.georgewbush2001.com
        Requires flash plugin, audio out, and sense of humor.
2001/1/27 [Uncategorized] UID:20446 Activity:nil
2001/1/26-27 [Uncategorized] UID:20443 Activity:moderate
1/25    Now is the winter of our discontent.
        \_ Turned glorious summer by this Mint of York
           The peppermint tingles my tongue and still
           Most scrumptious chocolate lingers on my lips.
        \_ Twillig was the night brigade, rode the 600!
2001/1/26 [Uncategorized] UID:20440 Activity:nil
1/25    ali, how long are you going to be editing the motd?
2001/1/26 [Uncategorized] UID:20438 Activity:high
1/25    "The challenges of today still exist but they are different."
        -sound bite
        \_ What's wrong with that?
           \_ Boy, you must be the type of person, when asked to write
              a simple 5 page English paper, use the 14.5 point Courier
              font with 1.33" margins on all sides and inundate your
              paper with irrelevant quotes from the book you were supposed
              to have read not thinking that the teacher will notice.
              \_ No, I'm a politically savvy conservative who knows
                 how to connect with the common people, while pleasantly
                 surprising dismissive intellectuals who learn that
                 there is intelligence behind empathy.
                 \_ Isn't "savvy" a bit of an overstatement there?
                    You're certainly not connecting with me or
                    impressing anyone with your self-praising concept
                    if "intelligence". I don't know who the hell said
                    that challenges still exist and are different but
                    (s)he must have been a real dumbshit and the
                    journalist who quoted it must have been a moron
2001/1/25-26 [Uncategorized] UID:20436 Activity:nil
1/25    When is the first IPO of this year?
        \_ A couple of weeks ago.
        \_ Peet's Coffee & Tea and 2 others this week. (from WSJ)
2001/1/25-26 [Uncategorized] UID:20434 Activity:very high
1/25    ooh ooh ooh. somebody say something mean!  Everybody's being
        nice and polite.  It's annoying.
        \_ yermom likes my dad.
           \_ Your dad?  You mean to say you know who he really is?
        \_ yermom sews socks that smell.
        \_ Did you know that most of our imports come from other
           \_ Wrong.  All of our imports come from other countries. -- yuen
              \_ Most is inclusive of all. Besides, that was not
              \_ 'Most' is inclusive of 'All'. Besides, that was not
                 meant to be a statement of truth but an "insightful
                 fact" I learned from a certain person whose name
                 I will not mention on the motd. Obviously, some
                 people's idea of "insightful" includes things that
                 are just plain obvious.
                 \_ huh?
                    \_ I dunno.  Nothing has anything to do with anything.
                       \_ Hey, 'Nothing' is inclusive of 'anything'.
                          Insightfully obvious for plain mentioning.
2001/1/25-26 [Uncategorized] UID:20424 Activity:nil
1/25    A patched version of diff that handles names pipes properly
        is installed in /usr/local/bin; bugs to mconst.
2001/1/24 [Uncategorized] UID:20423 Activity:nil
1/24    Go to google and do a search on "dumb motherfucker"
        \_ that kicks ass
2001/1/24 [Uncategorized] UID:20420 Activity:high
1/24    Is 'chialea' somehow related to 'chiapet'?
        \_ ch-ch-ch-chia!
        \_ No they're not related, but it is DESTINY.
2001/1/24 [Uncategorized] UID:20419 Activity:nil
1/23    Is there another place (e.g. cheaper transaction) to get Broadway
        tickets besides http://ticketmaster.com?
2001/1/24 [Uncategorized] UID:20417 Activity:nil
1/24    Are there any senior QA Silk whitebox testers that would be into
        working at a (funded) Voiceportal in Emeryville? How about SS7
        network engineers? Or... as a last resort... how about some
        mindless automatons who will enjoy decieving themselves about
        their indentured servitude? send email - seano
2001/1/24 [Uncategorized] UID:20416 Activity:nil
1/24    How can I increase the power output of an FRS radio?
2001/1/24 [Uncategorized] UID:20409 Activity:nil
1/23    I heard on the radio (KCBS AM740) this morning about a meeting or
        conference of some sort where twenty startup companies are given
        two minutes each to present their ideas in front of a big group
        (hundreds I think) of venture capitalists to solicit their investment.
        Has anyone else heard about this?  Any more info is greatly
        \_ Perhaps http://www.goldencapital.net
        \_ Maybe Demo2000 (<DEAD>www.demo2000.com<DEAD>  --chris
2001/1/24 [Uncategorized] UID:20408 Activity:nil
1/23    Top lists priority "PRI".  What is the difference between this
        and niceness?
        \_ niceness is what the user says he wants his process to act like (ie
           how much less resources the user is willing to get for that process
           than he otherwise would); priority is what the OS scheduler
           decides the current priority of the process is
2001/1/24 [Uncategorized] UID:20407 Activity:high
1/23    Just want to point out that http://citeseer.nj.nec.com is AWSOME.
        \_ I'm an e-business web junky, research is useless.
           \_ You mean you've been laid off from your non-work.
2001/1/22 [Uncategorized] UID:20404 Activity:nil
1/22    anyone know where this is  from
        "however, as a beginner, we suggest you kill everyone as fast
         as you can using the (popper)?" -ali
2001/1/22 [Uncategorized] UID:20401 Activity:kinda low
1/21    netstat -i gives you packet counts, from some time.  When?
        that last reboot?  Is there a way (short of reboot) to reset
        those numbers?
        \_ Check the -C option.  Not quite the same, but should give
           you the totals you're looking for.  This might be only an
           IRIX thing.  I'm not sure. - scotsman
2001/1/22 [Uncategorized] UID:20400 Activity:high
1/21    Congrats to director Ang Lee for winning the Best Film
        Director award at the Golden Globe.
        \_ No, no, no. That's not what it was about. Please sit back
           down. You're an embarrassment to the both of us.
        \_What are his chances for a Best Director Oscar?
           \_ Probably not great.  I don't think the Academy is that
                \_ RACIST!
                  \_ how is that racist? mostly realist
           |_ his chance is pretty good actually. asian fetish is now on.
              \_ huh? you are turned on by old asian men?
        \_ Ang Lee looks like Thuon Chen!
           \_ #F. Ang Lee looks like an OLDER version of Thuon Chen.
        \_ that's exactly what I was thinking last night
2001/1/22 [Uncategorized] UID:20399 Activity:nil
1/21    Proof that Americans have bad taste.
        \_ I would love to agree with him about us having bad taste, but
           I mean, really... It's Noel Gallagher... -scotsman
           \_ I'm your wonderwall.
2001/1/21-22 [Uncategorized] UID:20395 Activity:nil
1/21    Would some please test rz?  I'm trying a zmodem upload using
        SecureCRT and I'm getting massive numbers of checksums
        \_ I use SecureCRT with rz/sz all the time, and I normally don't have
           any problems.  On some occasions in the past, I have had some
           transfers that reported a large number of checksum -errors-.  I
           wouldn't be too concerned, though.
        \_ Wild guessing: did you try using 'rz -e' ?
2001/1/21-22 [Uncategorized] UID:20394 Activity:high
1/20    Why do people (or just men) shiver when they are or close to finish
        taking a leak?  Extraction of the hot piss?
        \_ What makes you think this is normal.  Freak.  --chris
           \_ Being nearly of the female persuasion, ms. Zilka is not expected
              to understand the sublime joys of taking a gigantic earth-
              shattering dump (q.v. "dropping the kids at the pool"), not to
              mention the fact that when you are taking a lash, the same
              bits are used as when you blow your wad.  Or sneeze.  Same
              difference, in the end.  -John
              \_ Still doesn't sound very normal to me! --chris
                \_ Okay.  Tube with lots of nerves.  Stuff going through it.
                   Squeeze to get the remaining stuff out.  Squeeze affects
                   nerves.  Shiver results.  -John
                   \_ Mmm.  Cock.
        \_ Same reason why people get shivers up their spine in general?
        \_ Your body temperature is at 98.6 degrees. You're eliminating a
           significant amount of liquid also at that temperature. Fill in
           the blanks.
        \_ that means you are gay
        \_ Wild guessing: skinny (or leaner) people feel it more often
        \_ pissing releases chemicals in your bloodstream that cause you
           to relax
        \_ It's contraction/release pressue on the prostate, of course.
           \_ how does one explain this phenomena in women, then?
              \_ Cold toilet seats.
2001/1/21 [Uncategorized] UID:20391 Activity:nil
1/20    Poll.  Dunkin' Donuts or Krispy Kreme?
        \_ I'd vote for wet pussy.
2001/1/20 [Uncategorized] UID:20386 Activity:low
        \_ For contract work?  You're getting screwed.
        \_ That's pretty standard nowadays.
                \_ If you're incompetent, maybe.
2001/1/20-22 [Uncategorized] UID:20384 Activity:nil
1/19    Is there a way in Tk to create one of those pop-up menus like
        the ones used by online-telebears to pick departments? I've looked
        all over this book and online but couldn't find it.
        \_ yes. bind a normal menu to a normal button. it's documented. -ali
2001/1/19-20 [Uncategorized] UID:20383 Activity:nil 66%like:21627 54%like:19584
1/19    [aempirei/...  URL without comments deleted, you fucking moron]
2001/1/19 [Uncategorized] UID:20382 Activity:nil 80%like:20375
1/19    Enough talk Partha Banerjee. When are you going to finish your
        bachelor degree in female sexuality?
2001/1/19 [Uncategorized] UID:20379 Activity:nil
1/19    http://www.subterrain.net/~aempirei
2001/1/19 [Uncategorized] UID:20375 Activity:nil 80%like:20382
1/19    Enough talk Partha Banerjee. When are you going to finish your
        bachelor degree in philosophy?
2001/1/19 [Uncategorized] UID:20369 Activity:nil 52%like:20372
1/19    http://www.cra.org/statistics/industrial/99/indsal99.pdf
        Someone told me that CS Phds don't make that much more. This report
        says up to 200K.
2001/1/18-19 [Uncategorized] UID:20368 Activity:moderate
1/18    What's a good + cheap UPS to buy? I only need 3-4 minutes to shutdown
        \_ hehe
        \_ Better to use Fed Ex
        \_ Blackout Buster for $50 after rebate; goes on sale @CompUSA next
        \_ you can get an APC Back-UPS Office usually for around $70-90...
           if you can find one, of course...
2001/1/18 [Uncategorized] UID:20363 Activity:nil
1/18    Do MIT students also like to wear sandals and occasionally have
        greesy dandruffed hair?
        \_ no.
2001/1/18 [Uncategorized] UID:20361 Activity:low
1/17    The public school rankings for 2000 are out!  http://api.cde.ca.gov
        Boy am I happy with these scores.  With these numbers I'll be able
        to sell my house next year for $1+ million dollars.  -realestate broker
        \_ That's it?
2001/1/18 [Uncategorized] UID:20359 Activity:nil
1/18    After spending about 2 hours on http://www.amihotornot.com I still
        can't find lila's picture. What's up with that?
        \_ pictures are not left up forever.  they are decomissioned to make
           room for others.  plus the dildo picture was deemed inappropriate
           and deactivated shortly after posting.  any pictures of me that may
           have been on amihotornot can be found on my csua webpage.  -lila
2001/1/17-19 [Uncategorized] UID:20350 Activity:nil
1/17    To the person who inquired about sub-notebooks last month: did you
        ever buy one?  If so, which did you get, and how is it?
2001/1/17 [Uncategorized] UID:20346 Activity:nil
01/16   pburo election/gen meet 1700 1/18/01
2001/1/16-17 [Uncategorized] UID:20341 Activity:high
1/16    What does "sandbagging" mean?
        \_ slacking or malingering sorts of things.  doing less than
           you could.
           \_ Maybe in your crack-laced world.  For the rest of us, it
              means shoring up to prevent being overrun/flooded.
           \_ Avoid consorting with the peons. -TheMan
           \_ Often it's synonymous with foot-dragging in order to stall
              or kill a project. "We're just sandbagging until management
              realizes it's a poor idea and kills it." --dim
              \_ Sounds like you're misinterpreting a standard usage.
                 That would be more like "maintaining status-quo until
                 project is killed" rather than "foot-dragging until
                 project in killed" - scotsman
                 \_ Um, no. It's foot-dragging. Maintaining the status quo
                    when you're *supposed* to be working feverishly on
                    a project is dragging one's feet. --dim
        \_ in competitions where you are rated, you intentionally
           do poorly so you can go down one level and beat everyone up
           at the lower level to attain a prize.
           \_ that's the real definition.
           \_ A chessplayer, are you?  I think the term comes from
              horse racing; a new horse would be run in test races
              weighted down with concealed bags of sand, so that the
              oddsmakers would underestimate it.  I've also seen the
              term used in poker for starting with a check instead
              of a bet even though you have a good hand.
2001/1/16-17 [Uncategorized] UID:20338 Activity:moderate
1/16    Where are good places to look for contracting work?
        \_ http://www.jobs.co.uk (good contract market this side of the pond) -John
        \_ http://www.sofmag.com
        \_ http://dice.com
        \_ http://guru.com and also http://craigslist.org -- chris
        \_ the mirror
2001/1/16-18 [Uncategorized] UID:20335 Activity:nil
1/15    THere is a databse that will match legislature to a corporation/
        SIG that will fund it.  Anyone remember what it's called?
        (This really does exist.)  I just don't remember what it is to
        look at subscription prices for it.
        \_ Apparently you don't remember what it is well enough to describe
           it in coherent English, either.  Perhaps you mean something
           like http://www.opensecrets.org
2001/1/15 [Uncategorized] UID:20332 Activity:nil 60%like:20329
1/15    Who provides the time service at the number POP-NOOP (767-6667)?
        \_ "Kernel" Sanders
2001/1/15-16 [Uncategorized] UID:20330 Activity:moderate
1/15    Does soda sync its time with any time server out there?
        \_ Yes; read /etc/ntp.conf or run "ntpq -p".
        \_ I fucking hate time threads.
2001/1/15 [Uncategorized] UID:20323 Activity:nil 58%like:20331
01/15   Can someone recommend a reference/introduction to photo editing
        by conventional means (ie not digital)?
2001/1/15-16 [Uncategorized] UID:20315 Activity:moderate
1/14    http://oom.newhackcity.net/paramedia/CDC003.JPG
        \_ is Florida generally considered part of the Deep South?
           \_ sure is, can't get more Southern than Florida.  Except for
              the out-of-state seniors and the Cuban colony.
        \_ Florida was part of the Confederacy.
2001/1/15-16 [Uncategorized] UID:20314 Activity:nil
1/14    the motd has been pretty good with thins kind of question recently.
        can anyone identify the artist who did the mural behind Carter's
        desk in the movie Payback?  Carter is the first leader of the Outfit
        who Porter kills.  The mural is a very blocky industrial picture
        of beige and grey colors, and i thiunk it's awsome.  any help
        would be appreciated.
        \_ Joseph Biegler
2001/1/15 [Uncategorized] UID:20313 Activity:nil
1/14    does someone remember the *exact* name of the tapas(?) restaurant in
        the mission(?) which starts with a P and has an X in it? ok tnx.
2001/1/14-15 [Uncategorized] UID:20311 Activity:nil
1/13    Does anyone know that name of the track that Eminem uses as the
        background melody in "Stan"?  Any help would be much appreciated.
        \_ artist: Dido   track: "Thank You"   album: "No Angel"
           \_ Rock!  Thanks!
        \_ So how do people feel about Eminem's grammy nominations?
           \_ who really cares? all award shows are so masturbatory anyway
2001/1/12-15 [Uncategorized] UID:20309 Activity:high
1/12    Anyone works at Broadvision?   How's the work environment there?
        \_ lots of broads. yea baby.
        \_ Maybe you should call up one of the employees who gave
           you a business card, and ask for the skinny.
        \_ Several people work at broadvision.
                \_ is it hiring like mad? - ex-dotcom'er
                        \_ How should I know?  Ask them.
                           \_ webMethods is their preferred B2B integration
                                \_ This may be true but that doesn't answer
                                   the question as to whether Broadvision is
                                   hiring like mad.  Is Subject A English no
                                   longer a required class for stupid people?
                              \_ [ Pretentious Subject A twit vwapped ]
                                          - motd vwapping god
2001/1/11 [Uncategorized] UID:20302 Activity:nil
1/11    IT is coming!!!
2001/1/11 [Uncategorized] UID:20301 Activity:nil
1/11    Who can clean me up before the big policeman's ball?
        \_ The garbage man can!!!
           \_ Yes the garbage man can!!!
2001/1/11 [Uncategorized] UID:20300 Activity:high
01/11   <tomnoise deleted>
        \_ what is the spectrum of tomnoise?  is it white? pink? blue?
           something more awful sounding?
           \_ brown. and smells appropriately.
2001/1/11 [Uncategorized] UID:20299 Activity:nil
1/11    motd poll

        phone a friend:
        poll the audience:
2001/1/11 [Uncategorized] UID:20291 Activity:nil 66%like:19302
1/10    Are there any side effects to transfer money between your bank
        account using PayPal?
        \_ minor rash
2001/1/11 [Uncategorized] UID:20290 Activity:nil
1/10    Has anyone here worked in the kitchen of a nice restaurant?
        If so, how did you get the job, and what did you think of it?
        \- this is probably a lot different from what you expect. The book
        has other problems but you can read Kitchen Confidential. --psb
2001/1/10-6/15 [Uncategorized] UID:20289 Activity:nil 66%like:21524 50%like:21625 66%like:21627 66%like:18901
1/9     [url with no comment deleted]
        \- that's a good norm
2001/1/10 [Uncategorized] UID:20287 Activity:nil
1/9     http://zen.adjectivity.com/pub/ebon_airline.wav
2001/1/10 [Uncategorized] UID:20285 Activity:kinda low
1/8     More pools for married sodans:
        married & happy after 5 years: .
        married & unhappy after 5 years:..................................
        married & happy at 5 or fewer years: ....
        married & unhappy at 5 or fewer years: .
        \_ moral-- don't get married
2001/1/10 [Uncategorized] UID:20283 Activity:high
1/9     Anyone here do mods on their cars?  Why do you do it?
        \_ does it increase population density of asian chic?
           \_ no, it increases the population of dense asian chics.
              \_ Just remember, dense chics go down easier. That's
                 Physics, ya know.
2001/1/10 [Uncategorized] UID:20281 Activity:nil
1/9     Please kill the lock on the motd.public!
        \_ fucking please.
2001/1/10-11 [Uncategorized] UID:20280 Activity:moderate
1/9     Anyone know a way to get FRS radios for cheap?
        \_ Theft.
           \_ You mean 4 Finger Discounts
              \_ You mean 4 fingeR diScount
2001/1/9-10 [Uncategorized] UID:20272 Activity:nil
01/09   Can anyone recommend a good online reference for C++ and its standard
        \_ http://marshall-cline.home.att.net/cpp-faq-lite
        \_ http://www.rzg.mpg.de/rzg/batch/NEC/sx4a_doc/g1af05e/contents.html
2001/1/9-17 [Uncategorized] UID:20271 Activity:nil
01/08 savecore: reboot after panic: page fault
savecore: system went down at Mon Jan  8 15:01:36 2001
savecore: no dump, not enough free space on device (760006 available,
need 788408) -brg
2001/1/8 [Uncategorized] UID:20270 Activity:nil
1/8     Hey, what's the difference between a 1-minute cream of meat, and
        the, longer, 10-minute version?
        \_Nine minutes.
2001/1/7 [Uncategorized] UID:20262 Activity:nil
        20-30   ..
        <20     .
        \_ What's the argument?
2001/1/7 [Uncategorized] UID:20261 Activity:nil
        30-50   ..
2001/1/6 [Uncategorized] UID:20256 Activity:nil
1/4     Anybody have an idea why soda's sshd host ID keeps changing?  -John
        \_ someone is pulling man in the middle attacks on you.
2001/1/5 [Uncategorized] UID:20241 Activity:nil
1/4     Are there any good liberal/socialist countries left ?
        \_ Some Scandinavian ones maybe?
2001/1/4-5 [Uncategorized] UID:20235 Activity:kinda low
1/3     Is there still slush money? -ali
        \_ the "miscellaneous fund"
           \_ aka "$3.50 from twohey's night job as a prostitute"
              \_ So that's what he does! And he told me he had to go to
                 the lab for his CS project.
                \_ Same thing.
2001/1/4 [Uncategorized] UID:20234 Activity:nil
1/3     ED! is the standard EDitor!
2001/1/3-4 [Uncategorized] UID:20229 Activity:nil
1/3     DEATH TO AT&T! They bought CellOne + Cable and ever since then
        all of my bills have been fucked up!!!
2001/1/2 [Uncategorized] UID:20218 Activity:nil
"I simply write about my thoughts. Whatever happens happens, I hope they'll
find a good editor because most of it is crap."
2001/1/2-3 [Uncategorized] UID:20216 Activity:nil
1/1   One man trolled to death.
2001/1/2-3 [Uncategorized] UID:20213 Activity:moderate
1/2     AM I NOT MERCIFUL?!?
        \_ 4441 4d4e 2059 4f55 2120 4441 4d4e 2059
           4f55 2041 4c4c 2054 4f20 4845 4c4c 210a
        \_ johnny depp killed your brother
        \_ Please spare me from the body-splitting wrath of your 8.5 inches.
2000/12/30-31 [Uncategorized] UID:20201 Activity:nil
12/30   Hi echelon! oc256-07-p.nsac.ns.ca
        \_ Hi paolo! -echelon
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