Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:November:11 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1999/11/11 [Uncategorized] UID:16864 Activity:moderate
11/10   So the Oregon teen who shot his parents and two classmates got
        111 years in prison without parole. He could have gotten 220 years.
        What's the point of that many years? Isn't this basically a life
        \_ No -- those canny lawyers are banking on the incredible life-
           extension technologies that'll be available (along with flying
           cars and comfortable homes constructed entirely from plastic)
           in the glorious future to come!  You need to read more _Popular
           Science_!  Even teenagers incarcerated for mind-bogglingly long
           terms can look forward to a day when they can kill again!
        \_ I think this is to ensure that he really spends the rest of his
           life in jail.  If he pretends to behave well in jail and gets his
           sentense reduced, a left sentence will be reduced to 20 or 30 years
           which means he may get out one day, whereas a 220 years sentense
           will be reduced to maybe 100 or 150 years.
        \_ In addition to the above, the sentence is the sum of his crimes.
           If one of the murders later gets over turned or reduced, he's still
           fucked forever.  A long sentence likes this makes it pointless to
           try to play the legal system to squeeze a few years out.  He's gone.
1999/11/11 [Uncategorized] UID:16865 Activity:moderate
11/10   Is there a way I can find a person logged into one of soda hall's
        instructional machines without fingering them at random hosts?
        Something other than email per favore.
        \_ Take a tour of the labs.  If you spot your friend, you win.
           I'm assuming this is a friend.  If not, GIVE THE HELL UP AND
           FIND SOMEONE WHO LIKES YOU.  --PeterM
1999/11/11-12 [Uncategorized] UID:16866 Activity:nil
11/10   Anyone know who the artist was who did the song "Roses in the Wind",
        (I think that is what it was called?)  -peterm
        \_ Kansas "Dust in the Wind"
           Bob Dylan "Blowin in the Wind"
           Elton John "Candle in the Wind"
           Emmylou Harris "Sorrow in the Wind"
           Kathy Mattea "Willow in the Wind"  -- jsjacob
1999/11/11-12 [Uncategorized] UID:16867 Activity:nil
        (if you haven't seen it, it goes psdoom one better,
        in the spirit of remote NT administration)
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:November:11 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>