Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2001:September:22 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
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2001/9/22 [Uncategorized] UID:22584 Activity:nil
9/21    Investors are cowardly traitors:
        http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-000075190sep19.column?coll=la%2Dnews%2Dcomment%2Dopinions
2001/9/22 [Finance, Politics] UID:22585 Activity:low
9/21    What is the formal definition of a recession and depression?
        >dict depression
       2: a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and
          low prices and low levels of trade and investment
        >dict recession
       n 1: the state of the economy declines; a widespread decline in
            the GDP and employment and trade lasting from six months
            to a year
        >conclusion: depression = long term, recession = short term
        \_ A recession, at one time, was just that--a shrinking economy
           (not just decreasing economic growth) which often went hand
           in hand with a panic.  Herbert Hoover coined the term "depression"
           to try and reassure people during the prolonged effects of the 1929
           crash (it's just a little depression is all, or something to that
           nature)--it was probably taken ironically, and worked its way
           into common usage.  -John
2001/9/22 [Transportation/Airplane, Politics/Domestic/911] UID:22586 Activity:moderate
9/21    http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/09/21/gen.airlines.arabs.removed
        \_ Idiot Americans ask innocent people to leave airplanes because
           they are perceived to be Middle Easterners. Get a fucking
           clue, people.
           \_ As opposed to idiot Middle Easterners killing innocent
              people with airplanes because they are perceived to be
              Americans.
                \_ zing
           \_ sigh. of course you know, radical German terrorists
              or perhaps even militia members will have a field day
              (no one will be watching them).
              \_ radical German terrorists? who are they and what do they want?
                \_ didn't you see lebowski? they're nihilists!
                   they want NOTHING!
                   \_ hey man....nice ferret.
                        \_ The Dude abides, man. The Dude abides.
2001/9/22 [Uncategorized] UID:22587 Activity:nil
9/21    Suppressed.
2001/9/22 [Uncategorized] UID:22588 Activity:low
9/21    Anybody here taken the notory public exam?  I'm going to take it and
        I'm thinking if I can wing it.  Do I really need to take a class or buy
        some of those study aid books to pass this?  Thanks.
        \_ I recommend taking at least a couple of lessons so that you don't
           bomb it on the first question, "How many o's are there in the word
           'notary'?"
2001/9/22 [Uncategorized] UID:22589 Activity:nil
9/21    [Suppression message suppressed]
2001/9/22 [Uncategorized] UID:22590 Activity:nil
9/22    how does one escape the "dick in the jar"-type "friendship"?
        \_ do you mean "a dick in a glass case"?  being a platonic friend?
           \_ easily.  one just takes the girl off the pedestal he put her
              on, sees her for her faults; makes  a move, and if she says
              no, he moves on to another girl.  I believe i put it once:
               "You say it's good we're only friends...
                ..well all good things come to an end."
           \_ by having friendship with someone you're not interested in?
              if you're interested, pursue it, or live with it.
                      "when one burns one's bridges,
                       what a very nice fire it makes."
                                 --ok tnx, dylan thomas
        \_ I haven't had much luck with penis pumps.
2001/9/22 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:22591 Activity:high
9/22    Please list your experiences with 60G hard disks:
        How many, how long, does it work well? IDE
        60G IBM:
        60G Samsung:
        60G Western Digital:
        60G Seagate:
        60G Maxtor:
2001/9/22 [Uncategorized] UID:22592 Activity:high
9/22    http://www.austin360.com/aas/greig provides details on how the
        draft works these days.  No more endless deferments for college
        students.  If there's a draft, your ass is in the army after finals.
        Which reminds me: is ROTC still around on campus or they finally
        give up on Cal after their offices got destroyed again?
        \_ ROTC is still around, living in Hearst Gym.  -tom
        \_ Why/how/when did their offices get destroyed?
        \_ http://www.ulc.org  I believe, and correct me if I'm wrong, that
           ordained ministers are deferred.  -Rev. John
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