Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:January:14 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/1/14 [Uncategorized] UID:23554 Activity:low
1/14    Is it too late to sell stocks for a loss and write it off?
        What's the last day?
        \_ Yes. AFAIK Dec 31.
2002/1/14 [Uncategorized] UID:23555 Activity:nil
1/14    Men with big stinky pipes rule!
2002/1/14 [Uncategorized] UID:23556 Activity:nil
1/13    there's this giant 30th steel virgin mary sculpture
        visible from the freeway near santa clara, what is it?
        which church?  what am i talking about?  thanks - danh
        \_ Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, off of 101
        \_ You mean "Our Lady of Perpetual Power Supply"? --scotsman
2002/1/14 [Uncategorized] UID:23557 Activity:nil
1/13    Where can I find CSUA's SSI "Exec" policy?
        \_ /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf
2002/1/14 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:23558 Activity:moderate
1/14    Bush chokes on pretzel:
        \_ Uh yes.  This is newsworthy because?  This isn't even worth motd
           space much less the ridiculous national media attention.  I don't
           care about this any more than I cared about Carter's hemorrhoids,
           Reagan's flu, the first Bush's spots, or the warts on Clinton's
           face and neck.  One would think there were more interesting things
           going on in the world than someone choking on a snack, even the
           President.  This is only more painful seeing it come from the BBC,
           so now we know pretzels are an international issue.  Sheesh.
           \_ I'm sure Clinton had warts on other parts of his body...
                \_ Probably but I don't want to know that either.
              \_ And Lewinsky choked on ......
              \_ And Lewinsky choked on ...... a toothpick.
2002/1/14 [Academia/Berkeley] UID:23559 Activity:insanely high
1/14    I was driving on I80E and I saw a green suspension-bridge-like
        crossing near the University Ave. exit.  Is that real?  What's that?
        I haven't been to Berkeley for years.  Thx.
        \_ Pedestrian/bike crossing. Replaces the current ped crossing at
        \_ Are they trying to look different/special?
                \_ yes...Kris Worthington, among others, insisted on a
                   "signature" bridge.  For all those pedestrians walking
                   to Skates.  -tom
                   \_ ex-USCA co-op genius enters city politics.  Perfect.
                   \_ He (she?) thinks he's building another GG Bridge?  Ha Ha.
                        \_ He.
2002/1/14-15 [Reference/Tax, Finance/Investment] UID:23560 Activity:very high
1/14  Is it too late to contribute to Roth IRA for 2001?  How much
      can one contribute for 2001?  2002?
      \_ No. $2000. $3000. !an accountant
      \_it's more complicated... CA Tax Franchise Board
        still goes by the old rules... so.. if you want
        to be safe, then it is $2000
      \_ The last day to contribute to a Roth IRA for 2001 is 4/15/2002.
             With the new tax law signed by President Bush on 6/7/01:
                year    max contribution (age < 50)     (age >= 50)
                2001                     $2000          $2000
                2002                     $3000          $3500
                2003                     $3000          $3500
                2004                     $3000          $3500
                2005                     $4000          $4500
                2006                     $4000          $5000
                2007                     $4000          $5000
                2008                     $5000          $6000
                2009+   Annually adjusted for inflation in increments
                        of $500.  Those who are 50 years old or older
                        can contribute $1000 more (called catch-up
                If one makes less than the max contribution amount, one can
                only contribute the compenstaion made during the year.
             Also, the phase out income for singles is still 95K-110K (AGI) and
                150-160K (couples).   - yakurar
                150-160K (couples).   - yakura
      \_ Thanks for all the answers!  You guys are great!  These 401k match,
         tax deferment, SPPs, Roth IRA are all great, but do any of you find
         it difficult to squeeze out so much money for retirement?  I mean,
         I still want to buy some toys.
         \_ Budget. Plus with 401k, the money never gets into your bank
            account to spend. Monthly auto-deductions work too.
         \_ I manage to max out my 401k even though I still have to send
            $1k/mo non-tax-deductible to my parents.  And I don't make top
                \_ Oh yeah?  How'd your 401k do in the last 18 months?
         \_ I do it by having roommates. You can save a lot on rent that way.
            And not driving a car. Add up how much a car costs you and
            you will see that taking a cab 10 times a month is cheaper.
            \_ Having an apartment mate is a good idea, except that my parents
               like to visit for around 3 months every summer, so I can only
               find short term apartment mates.
            \_ Biking is also cheaper than driving a car and having a gym
               membership.  (But keep a cheap one around for trips)
        \_ Stop buying meat for cooking at home.  You'll save a few hundred for
           the year and you can eat with impudence at a restaurant.  (Health
           and money-wise)
2002/1/14-15 [Computer/SW/Security, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:23561 Activity:very high
1/15  .name URLs now available
        \_ What is it?
        \_ Is it permanent?  (I mean as permanent as
              \_ Gee.  They might as well open up the name space for *anything*
                 that is descriptive, e.g. "
                 berkeley", "JohnDoe@2345.dwight.way.apt12.berkeley.ca94704",
        \_ worthless.  Making a 4 letter extension is going to break all sorts
           of code out there.
           \_ Maybe badly written code...  There have been >3 letter extensions
              for quite a while.
              \_ Not to mention 2-letter extensions like .tv and all the
                 international extensions (.jp, .it, .ca, etc)
                 \_ They're called TLDs people, not "extensions". This ain't DOS.
        \_ yeah baby, <DEAD>cum.cum.cum<DEAD>
2002/1/14-15 [Recreation/Dating] UID:23562 Activity:insanely high
1/14  Is there a study on the belief that there is a correlation
      between how much sex a man has vs. his intelligence (e.g. more sex->
      less urge->less intelligence)?
      \_  i find that my mathematical ability goes downhill fast after
          24 hours without orgasm.
        \_ you want to correlate sexual urge with increased intelligence?
           explain.  (anyway more sex doesn't necessarily mean less urge.)
           \_ maybe he saw that Seinfeld episode where George becomes a
              genius by abstaining, while Elaine becomes a bumbling fool.
      \_ How does "more sex" yield "less urge"?  Heard of sex addicts?  More
         like "has more sex" _because_ "more urge".  Also, how do you make
         the *GIANT* leap from "less urge" to "less intelligence"?!?!?!
         \_ People who are virile are more intelligent.  Dummkopf...
      \_ There was this study done to see the correlation between sex
         frequency v.s. education level.  They found the higher degrees
         you have, the less often you have sex.  The explaination the
         study offered was because better-educated people have more
         "things to worry about" in life.
        \_ I think the poster was trying to see if having sex somehow
           decreases a person's intelligence
         \_  I suspect it might have to do with intelligence having
            reverse correlation to chance of getting laid through
            bad social skills and lower attractiveness.
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