Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:April:26 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
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2002/4/26 [Computer/HW/Drives, Reference/Tax] UID:24595 Activity:high
4/26    RIAA wants to use our tax $s against us:
        http://news.com.com/2100-1023-891521.html?tag=fd_top
        \_ reposting slashdot topics is lame.
        \_ No, only against thieves.  Stop stealing music.
           \_ You can rest assured that it will NOT only be used
              against thieves.
                \_ Ok ConspiracyGuy, who will it be used against?
           \_ Stopping theivery is one thing, but the RIAA's
              primary concern isn't theivery, it is fair use.
              They are unhappy that current law allows you to
              make a copy of a cd so that you can listen to it
              in your car or on your computer. They are even
              unhappier that once you buy the cd you can listen
              to it as many times as you want and you can even
              sell it or give it to a friend without compensating
              the RIAA. Same goes for movies.
              The actions and measurse they are proposing
              (ex. cdr tax, new justice dept. branches) are
              far to extereme if the goal is just to stop
              theivery. These measures are a modern sugar and
              stamp act designed to provide the RIAA/MPAA with
              a continuous revenue stream at the expense of
              the consumer and fair use. They want the gov.
              to enforce this act so that non-compliance will
              be exteremely costly.
              \_ Most of this stuff is already going on in
                 Canada and we all admire everything Canadian,
                 especially their medical system, so what's
                 the problem?
                 \_ You are being sarcastic right?
                    \_ Well yeah but it felt good.
        \_ Who's money did you expect them to use?
2002/4/26 [Politics/Domestic/California, Transportation/Car] UID:24596 Activity:low
4/26    http://www.cnn.com/2002/SHOWBIZ/Music/04/26/obit.lopes/index.html
        Is there something about young soul divas in warm weather?
        \_ I think it's just something about young/stupid people with too
           much money and free time.
        \_ No-one else injured.  Interesting car accident.
           \_ Yeah it's a conspiracy to defeminise the Latina female!
2002/4/26 [Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs] UID:24597 Activity:low
4/26    In Emacs20, is there a way to expand the status bar (the inverted line
        displaying file name, mode, line nubmers, etc.) to two lines instead
        of one?  I'm using too many minor modes and the information doesn't
        fit in one line.  Thanks.
        \_ No, but you can use the "diminish" package to shorten or delete the
           names minor modes
2002/4/26 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:24598 Activity:low
4/26    http://sinfest.net/d/20010811.html
        \_ amen brother. - bdg
        \_ "pansy" no uhm wait... "loser"... no... "sucker"... hmmm....
2002/4/26 [Uncategorized] UID:24599 Activity:low
4/25    Where can I find the real-time status of the UCB data network?
        \_ closest thing is probably http://fragment1.berkeley.edu/~cricket
           -tom
        \_ what's the bandwidth cap currently?
2002/4/26 [Uncategorized] UID:24600 Activity:nil
4/25    Has anyone worked with Apache SOAP and was able to serialize
        an ArrayList object?  Any pointer/help is appreciated.  Thx.
2002/4/26 [Academia/Berkeley/Classes] UID:24601 Activity:moderate
4/25    http://www.studentsreview.com/CA/UCB_c.html#comments
        "The EECS dept. gives too much work... :(
        Berkeley girls are ugly... EECS girls are uglier."
        "Another cause of the mutation the UCB student is the consistent
        teaching of left-wing ideals in every area of study without showing
        the other viewpoint."  There's another viewpoint?
        \_ every area of study?  is there some political implication of
           the sign of the exponent in the fourier trasform i don't know
           about?
           \- This is actually an interesting question that is still generating
              ddbate in certain cicrles. ok tnx.
           \_ If you really don't know then there's probably no point in
              explaining it to you. The overwhelming academic support for
              the positive sign is pretty well documented, except
              maybe in bastions of freepers and Bushies like the motd.
              \_ Yeah Bushies only believe in 3 function math... Uh yeah
                 whatever... freak.
           \_ Wrenowsky et al came up with an elegant proof that resolved this
              argument. Read my pages if you're curious. Oh, did I mention
              my collection of guns? -ilyas
              my collection of guns?
              \_ Very funny. -- ilyas
           \_ Nobody but a few losers which missed the fall of Berlin Wall
              hiding away in a places like Cal still support positive sign.
              \_ You're an idiot. -tom
              http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/banner/click/2
              You think they could get over it.
             <drivel deleted by kinneydriveld>
                \_ Aw!  I missed the drivel!  Damnit.
2002/4/26-27 [Computer/Domains, Computer/Networking] UID:24602 Activity:kinda low
4/29    recommendations for free DNS services? (i'm about to
        go through an isp/ip transfer).
        \_ <DEAD>dhs.org<DEAD>?
        \_ http://secondary.com, http://everydns.net
2002/4/26-27 [Uncategorized] UID:24603 Activity:kinda low
4/29    why do my frozed dinners say not to use a toaster oven.
        As long as i preheat, the closeness of the heating elements
        shouldn't matter that much, right?
        \_ Maybe the company never tested it with a toaster oven so they want
           to avoid liability.
           to avoid liability in case it doesn't work.
2002/4/26-27 [Uncategorized] UID:24604 Activity:high
4/29    Is it myth or reality that cracking your knuckles or other parts of
        your body is bad for you?
        \_ What I was told by a doctor years ago: the 'pop' sound is the
           noise from pressure buildup in your knuckles being released.
           Overall this is no big deal but over many many years you could in
           theory damage the joints not due to popping them per se but only
           because you're adding additional and unnecessary wear.  So what I
           got out of this is it's not a big deal but it's better if you don't.
           \_ I've been cracking for the past 20 years.  I tried getting rid
              of the habit but I couldn't.  -- !orig poster
           \_ Isn't that much less wear than playing the piano or typing?
        \_ I started cracking my knuckles about 5 years ago and wasn't able
           to kick the habit until just recently. I finally made myself
           stop because I felt that I noticed general aches and pains in
           the areas I was cracking (which had grown to include all fingers,
           wrists, thumbs, elbows, ankles, etc etc) When I first stopped
           there was more soreness since I wasn't able to crack and release
           the pressure, but after a couple weeks, I think it feels much
           better than before.
        \_ what's the oddest joint you can crack? I can sometimes crack
           the ones between my ribs and my sternum
           the ones between my ribs and sternum
2002/4/26-27 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:24605 Activity:nil
4/29    Work for http://EFF.org in SF as 'webmaster'.  $(30-35)k.  Make a few bucks
        with your religion.
        http://www.craigslist.org/sfo/sfc/art/3664167.html
2002/4/26 [Academia/UCLA] UID:24606 Activity:high
4/30    ucla ee guy, how come you applied for ucla ee and cornell/ucsd/usc ms?
        What's your emphasis, CAD or something (both ee/cs)?
        \_ I applied ee @ ucla, ucsd, cornell and stanford. I applied
           cs @ usc only because I knew a prof. in the cs dept. there.
           I'm interested in embedded systems, specifically l2-l4
           switching, transparent caching and security.
2002/4/26 [Academia/UCLA] UID:24607 Activity:nil
4/30    Endless ucla ee guy crap deleted.  Exchange email addresses.
2002/4/26-27 [Uncategorized] UID:24608 Activity:high
4/26    Left Eye dead. that makes #8
        \_ holy shit
        \_ Dude, I posted this below like six hours ago.
        \_ Good, you can be my client in my experiment with my latest invention.
2002/4/26-28 [Recreation/Travel] UID:24609 Activity:very high
4/26    Getting married in Tilden, ~100 people all from out of town.
        I need to recommend hotels in the area (reserve a block of rooms?)
        Recommendations? Hotels that will give me discounts? (i think i
        will need at least one "good" and one *cheap*)
        \_ Campus motel on U. Ave is clean and kind of cheap.  My dad usually
           stayed there when he visited.  Claremont Hotel must be good but
           I've never tried.
           \- claremont isnt all that. i would be surprised if they were
              helpful in your case.  since you didnt specify east bay,
              i would stay in SF. cheap = tent in tilden.  --psb
              \_ the wedding is in tilden, why would you stay in the west bay?
           \_ The Claremont is expensive and really beat up, worn out, shitty,
              old and bad attitude ridden.  Do not send anyone there unless
              you want them to hate you.  Campus Motel?  Didn't that used to
              be called the Ping Flamingo or something?  Always good for a
              laugh when passing by.
              \_ No, Flamingo is a couple blocks closer to campus than Campus
                 Motel.
           \_ There are a bunch of new hotels that just went up in Emeryville,
              all within a few blocks of each other.  The older hotels in
              the area are the Four Points Sheraton and the Hilton.  -chaos
        \_ Hotel Durant.  Beau Sky.
           \_ Beau Sky refused to let me use their bathroom, and I will hate
              them forever.
        \_ Dorms?
        \_ Your best bet is Emeryville or downtown Oakland.  Sheraton Four
           Points, Woodfin Suite, and the Marriot in Emeryville are all
           reasonable, as is the Marriot downtown Oakland.  Also okay is
           the Radisson in the Berkeley Marina.  There are a variety of
           motels in Berkeley, but none that I'd put my mother and close
           friends at (unless you don't like them very much).
        \_ Where's The Bitter Divorced Guy to save you from this fate?
           \_ BDG! BDG! BDG!
           \_ What can I say that I have not said a thousand times? The
              poor fool, I pity him. I hope that he is strong enough to
              survive the experience. - BDG
              \_ clearly you weren't.
              \_ How many years was BDG married?
              \_ Do you have marriage advice for us, ladies?
2002/4/26-28 [Science/Space, Politics/Foreign/Asia/Others] UID:24610 Activity:nil
4/26    http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20020425.html
        Cringely's baby son dead. SIDS.
        \-well at least bill gates seems to allocate is humanitarian dollars
          intelligetly. i dont see why there isnt a "mkt solution" to this
          when he says "nobody will benefit from this, pls donate to my
          cause". something like the lbl cheap UV-based water filter.
          see e.g. http://www.lbl.gov/wonder/gadgil-2.html is a much better
          cause.  --psb
          \_ Bill Gates = PR and a job for his dad.
2002/4/26-27 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus] UID:24611 Activity:very high
4/26    Why when we travel close to speed of light, time starts to slow down and
        finally stops at v=c? Why time has anything to do with our cell division
        which controls our aging which also stops at v=c?
        \_ where's tom? ask ilyas about the stars....
        \_ why don't you talk to that guy who always hangs around leconte
           putting up posters about his "mono-pole" magnet?
           he'll answer all your questions.
        \_ time slows down for the other guys.
           \_ No, the rest of the world speeds up, you don't slow down.
        \_ go away.  Really.
        \_ obE190
        \_ For starter: when you "travel close to c", the speed of light with
           respect to you is still c.  At the same moment the speed of the same
           instance of light w.r.t. another person who is "stationary" is
           also c.  I vaguely remember that this strange observation is what
        \_ time dilation effects everything, including the atoms in your
           spawned Special Relativity.
        \_ time dilation affects everything, including the atoms in your
        \_ The above are all completely wrong.  As soon as you learn to format
           to less than 83 columns I'll reveal The Truth.
           cells.
           \_ but how cells in your body know time has stopped, this is weird.
              \_ You can't tell that time has "stopped", in your frame of
                 reference everything will appear normal. An observer in
                 in an inertial frame of reference (one that is at rest or
                 moving with constant velocity with respect to you) will
                        \_ what?  no.  if that other inertial frame of
                           reference is moving with constant velocity of 0
                           with respect to you, time will appear the same
                           in both reference frames.
                           \_ There is no way to objectively determine if
                              a frame is "at rest" or if both frames were
                              in motion at some time t with velocity v.
                              Consider the train experiment. The frame of
                              of the observer viewing the train and of
                              the train itself are both moving with
                              constant velocity equal to that of the
                              earth. Although the observer viewing the
                              train considers himself at rest, he really
                              isn't at rest.
                              \_ obviously, but my point was that observers in
                                 all reference frames do not think that time
                                 has stopped for you.
                 think that time has "stopped" for you. Both of you are
                 correct because of the nature of time and space.
             \_ hi, you're dumb.
        \_ Time has not stopped for the person travelling the speed of light.
           An observer with a different frame of reference will measure time
           has stopped for the individual travelling the speed of light.
        \_ Why are you people trying to explain -- oh, never mind. -geordan
        \_ hi, it's called physics 7c and get it over with.
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