Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:May:14 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/5/14 [Recreation/Stripclub] UID:24815 Activity:nil
5/14    Cool! The motd has no freeper rants, two or more stalkers, strip club
        recommendations and guys looking for nookie in Fremont. I feel like I've
        come back home!
2002/5/14 [Uncategorized] UID:24816 Activity:moderate 50%like:23849 60%like:23919 61%like:24157
5/14    where's a good place to get action in fremont?
        \_ HAHAHHAHAHHHH!...  oy...  fremont and action in the same sentence...
        \_ are you stalking geordan too? maybe we could get together at the
           hub. --geordan stalker #23
           \_ I don't know what bothers me more, the looking for action
              in Fremont bit or... no, it's definitely the looking for
              action in Fremont part. -geordan
        \_ Go to McDonalds near Newpark Mall during lunch hour.  Lots of high
           school kids and grandparents.
2002/5/14-15 [Computer/SW] UID:24817 Activity:low
5/14    anyone know where I can learn about the "rip up and retry"
        algorithm for circuit board routing? haven't yet found a
        web page that describes it; they all only list it as a feature
        as a part of software applications.
        \_ get paper shredder.  throw design into shredder. start over.
                \_ but how does it create that design?
2002/5/14-15 [Academia/GradSchool] UID:24818 Activity:low
5/14    I forgot, is there some special action that needs to be taken to
        have AP scores sent to colleges, or do they just get sent
        automatically? This is for a highschool friend of mine that
        wants help. Thanks.
        \_ I seem to recall that when you sign up for the test, you list the
           schools you're sending the score to, like the SAT.  But I'm not
        \_ I was just looking into this for my sister... you should be able
           to find a pretty informative FAQ on the college board's AP website
           (or ETS or something) just google it. It had all the info about
           cancelling and sending scores, etc.
2002/5/14 [Academia/UCLA] UID:24819 Activity:moderate 66%like:25284
5/14    ucla ee guy, will you marry ucla cs guy and just get it over with?
        \_ yeah, they can go and buy each other matching clothes at Fred
           Segal every weekend
        \_ Sorry I don't go for that same sex thing (I'm assuming
           that ucla cs guy is really a guy and not a girl pretending
           to be a guy out of fear from potential stalkers on the motd)
           \_ Fuck the stalkers. No hiding. -chialea
              \_ careful what you wish for.
                \_ are you a "kill PhD candidate" candidate?
2002/5/14-15 [Uncategorized] UID:24820 Activity:low
        SRS Video In 5 Parts
        \_ Damn, "she"'s so cute.
2002/5/14 [Uncategorized] UID:24821 Activity:nil
2002/5/14 [Academia/GradSchool] UID:24822 Activity:nil 50%like:24779
5/13    ucla ee guy, did you get into USC? I applied to their PhD
        but was offered their MS program. I declined, how about you?
        \_ I got into MS. I didn't apply to PhD, mostly because a
           USC prof. who wrote me a letter of rec told me that it
           wasn't worth my time to do a PhD right now.
                \_ PhD is rarely financially sound. Having that
                   said I'm surprised that he gave you that advise.
                   Maybe he thinks that you're not a PhD material.
                   \_ Frankly I don't think I'm PhD material, but
                      some of my ex-bosses (Stanford Profs.) think
                      I could easily do it. Anyway, the USC prof.
                      advice was based on purely financial
                      considerations (I have some ISO options that
                      would lapse if I went on an extended loa which
                      would be required for a PhD but not a Masters).
           \_ so where are you going?
              \_ ucla
2002/5/14-15 [Reference/BayArea] UID:24823 Activity:moderate
5/14   We will be back visiting Berkeley and SF in July and October for
       about ten days at a stretch with another couple. Any suggestions
       for where to look for a decent short-term rental? 2br clean safe
       area, but nothing chi-chi.  - larson
        \_ will you be throwing orgy parties?
           \_ who wants to know?
              \_ who doesn't?
2002/5/14 [Uncategorized] UID:24824 Activity:nil 75%like:24828
5/14    The (12,8) FEC hamming code has the following 4 correcting bits:
        P1 = sum(D1,D2,D4,D5,D7) mod 2
        P2 = sum(D1,D2,D6,D7) mod 2
        P3 = sum(D2,D3,D4,D8) mod 2
        P4 = sum(D5,D6,D7,D8) mod 2.
        How does one derive that?
2002/5/14-15 [Recreation/Food] UID:24825 Activity:high
5/14    "Stealing a man's pizza is a felony in my book."
                        --UCPD Officer R. A.  McAlister
        For those of you who don't normally read the meeting minutes, you
        should read them this time, the "pizza incident" is one of the
        funniest things to happen at a meeting in many years.
        \_ I'm curious about what happened.  Did the guy steal the pizza
           because he's an asshole type or was he more like a poor starving
           student type?
           \_ I think "dumbass" has to be considered here.
        \_ Where's the minutes?  Thanks.
           \_ I second the motion for op to post the minutes.
           \_ /csua/pub/minutes -geordan
              \_ Is it the May minutes?  If so, permissions need to be set.
           \_ The interesting bits are here:
        \_ They should have pressed criminal charges. Or at the least,
           extorted a lot more $$$ out of the dumbass.
2002/5/14-15 [Finance/Investment] UID:24826 Activity:high
5/14    What's a war bond, how does it work, and how come there is no more?
        \_ it was a treasury(?) bond sold during wartime.  i'm sure you can
           find old terms on google.  it is no more because there is no war.
           there is only unilateral executive action.
        \_ On a related note, you can buy I and EE bonds online using your
           cash rebate credit cards.
           \_ Don't think so. If they are, it might be considered a "cash
              advance." You'll get dinged for that.
              \_ FAQ for I bond says this is not the case. In fact,
                 unless you want to go purchase the bonds at auction,
                 or pay a broker a commission, you must purchase with
                 a credit card.I have done this and not had a problem.
                 -- jules
2002/5/14-15 [Industry/Jobs] UID:24827 Activity:moderate
5/14    Does "hiring freeze" mean no headcount increase, or no hiring for
        replacement even when someone leaves the company?
        \_ Both.  At least in my company, it was the latter.
           \_ I'm guessing it depends on what position leaves.  If it's
              a chief sysop or something, refill, otherwise, no?
           \_ mmm... reduction by attrition...
2002/5/14-15 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:24828 Activity:kinda low 75%like:24824
5/14    The (12,8) FEC hamming code has the following 4 correcting bits:
        (format is D8,D7,D6,D5,P4,D4,D3,D2,P3,D1,P2,P1)
        P1 = sum(D1,D2,D4,D5,D7) mod 2
        P2 = sum(D1,D2,D6,D7) mod 2
        P3 = sum(D2,D3,D4,D8) mod 2
        P4 = sum(D5,D6,D7,D8) mod 2.
        How does one derive that? I have (15,11) and (7,4) perfect code
        examples but I don't get how the parity bits are calculated. Thx.
        \_ what class is this?
2002/5/14 [Uncategorized] UID:24829 Activity:nil
5/14    Yoda Cool Pretty is
        \_ how does a short guy with a cane, fly around whooping Dooku's
           ass that easily?
           \_ Well, he doesn't actually whoop his ass.
2002/5/14-15 [Recreation/Dating] UID:24830 Activity:moderate
5/14    "Sunbather Mistaken for Kournikova Due to Nipples"
        \_ 'He said that while he had never seen Kournikova at a tournament, he
           had seen a photo of her on the Internet in which her tennis dress
           was soaked with sweat, revealing the shape of her nipples. "They
           were pretty evident ... the diameter matched what we had on film,"
           he said.'
           URL to that soaking wet picture will be much appreciated.
           \_ I've seen it, and it looks very much like a fake pic.  Not worth
2002/5/14-15 [Science/Space, Reference/RealEstate] UID:24831 Activity:insanely high
5/14    Anybody have a backyard pool?  I don't use it often enough and it's
        a major expense.  I'm considering making it non-functional for 1
        year or more.  Draining the water and stopping the pumps, etc.  This
        procedure have to be reversible though.  When I sell my house a few
        years down the road I want to start it up again.  Is that even
        Thanks.  -frustrated pool owner
        \_ sell your house. install linux. Seriously though, houses are a
           pain in the ass. Do you spend your vacation at Home Depot? HAHAHA
                        -former bitter house owner (BHO)
           \_ ride bike
        \_ The short answer is yes.  What kind of a pool is it?  If it is a
           concrete pool then this is easy.  If it is a rubber lined pool you
           have to be worried about the lining coming loose and it may be hard
           to put back in and get wrinkles.  (you can always pay someone to
        \_ I only have a hot tub but no pool.  Draining it wastes all the
           reinstall your liner if you have this issue, though it isn't that
           hard.) Also, with a rubber lined pool without water you probably
           want to keep it covered when it is dry. I don't know anything about
           above the ground pools, but i'm sure they're easy too. -crebbs
           \_ it's a concrete in-ground pool.  Do I need to take any special
              precautions on the skimmer or the various pumps?  Draining the
              pool and shutting the machines off is easy.  But I'm worried
              about starting the thing up again.  I definitely want the pool
              to be usable in 2 or more years.  Thanks.
              \_ obviously you don't skateboard, or you'd know what to do
                 with it.  you'd better take precautions to keep skaters
                 away after you drain it if it has a decent transition,
                 or people will sneak in to skate it.
                 \_ Now, some of you might think the above reply is joke,
                    but my boss had the same thing. Teenagers snuck into
                    his backyard and were using his drained-pool. My boss
                    had it filled with cement(they were just finishing up
                    when I visited, so he told me his story then). My co-
                    worker says actually it's a cover for his burying a
                    a dead body in it and normally you'd think that was a joke
                    but not if you knew my boss, you might not think so.
                    \_ i wasn't joking. if i knew where this guy's house
                       was, i'd skate it myself.
        \_ I only have a jacuzzi but no pool.  Draining it wastes all the
           water (unless you can re-use the water to irrigate your lawn or a
           nearby park, for example.)  Re-filling with tap water also costs
           you $2.18 per 1000 galloon in Alameda county.  Just two more things
           to consider.
           \_ yum. super-chlorinated water on your lawn?
2002/5/14-15 [Uncategorized] UID:24832 Activity:high 66%like:24866
5/14    [epII spoilers deleted]
        \_ thank you.  I have no intention of seeing it, but you never know.
        \_ wuss...
        \_ as if there are still people on the planet who haven't
           seen it yet
           \_ I haven't.
           \_ [lame responses deleted]
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