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2002/5/20-21 [Consumer/Audio] UID:24886 Activity:high
5/19    I'm looking at DVD players and all of them say they support MP3.
        Do they actually support playing of MP3 CD's?
        \_ I have one which does play MP3's.
        \_ if they say they support mp3's, then they do.
        \_ But some will only play them sequentially, or make it hard
           to select the ones you want to hear.
           \_ try before you buy.
2002/5/20-21 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:24887 Activity:nil
5/19    Heard anything about Stauder Automotive near College & Claremont?
        \_ I heard there's a thread about it on the motd; perhaps you should
           check there.
           \_ recursive (n) \ree-ker-siv\: see recursive.
2002/5/20-21 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:24888 Activity:nil 85%like:25038
5/20    [see /csua/tmp/motd.kinney]
        \_ beware.  Episode 2 spoilers that way are. --yoda @csua not
           \_ some.  it was mostly semi-coherent ranting about something that
              might have had to do with star wars.
2002/5/20-21 [Transportation/Car] UID:24889 Activity:low
5/20    Recently a white line appeared on the treads of my car tire.  It goes
        around in a circle in the direction of the rotation.  Is it a sign
        that the tire should be replaced?  The treads are not bold yet.
        Thanks.
        \_ have it inspected?  Is it paint that you ran over?
        \_ Yes. The manufacturer of the tire intended it as an indicator
           that the tire needs to be replaced. --dim
           \_ Thanks.  I forgot to mention that the tire is Goodyear Wrangler.
        \_ Depends... the CA DMV says you can be down to something like 2mm
           or so and still be legal.  The test was the distance from the outer
           edge of a penny to the top of lincoln's head.  I personally think
           this is unsafe but the DMV says its ok.
2002/5/20-21 [Health] UID:24890 Activity:moderate
5/20    Is there a rule of thumb regarding exercise and gaining muscle?
        Like if you work out with free weights for X hours a day for Y
        weeks you'll gain Z pounds of muscle.  Assuming correct diet and
        such.  I've been working out and I've gained ten pounds of muscle
        on my upper body but I need to gain another 10 pounds.  That's my
        goal but it doesn't seem to be happening.  I'm still doing the
        same exercises but I don't seem to see any results now. Thanks.
        \_ the only rule of thumb (that I've heard) as far as weight
            gain and exercise go is that to gain 1 extra pound you
            need to eat an extra 100 calories a day for a week. it's
            difficult to include the details of a weight lifting workout
            since there are lots of variations in workouts (muscle
            massbuilding vs endurance vs definition, for example).
            \_ what do you usually eat to add 100 calories?
        \_ Rotate your exercises. Your body grows efficient to the same
           routine. Mix it up. For example, I do the same shoulder exercises
           for 3-4 weeks, then I do something different for the next 4.
        \_ This happens to a lot of people. Sometimes you can get
           through it by changing the pace of your workouts, sometimes not.
           Make sure you are not over training (working the same muscle
           group more than 4 times a week). This is the major cause
           of plateauing.
           \_ I don't see how I can change the exercises.  I'm trying to
              build up my upper body.  So I do pushups and curls, etc.  What
              exercise can I change that'll still build up my upper body?
                \_ not change the exercises, but just change either the
                   order in which you perform them, the numbers that you
                   how many days a week you do them, etc.
                \_ May I suggest doing your upper-body workout in the following
                   order: a) dumbbells, b) barbells, c) cable and d) machines.
                   The dumbbells would fatigue your muscles but since you work
                   your way down from hardest to easiest, your muscles develop
                   evenly. Also, do try to rotate your exercise every 6 weeks
                   or so, increase your weights when it's becoming too easy
                   for you to lift and S.L.O.W. your repetition. (faster rep
                   is to tone, slower rep is to build) Hope this helps!
                    \_ aah I see.  I'm going to try that.  Thanks a lot man!
                \_ Most magazines tell you that you will put on 10-20 lbs
                   of muscle the first year of working out, and 6 at
                   most each year after that.  Just keep increasing the
                   weight and eating a ton of protein.  So the answer to
                   your question is, you get .5 lbs of muscle a month
                   assuming you work out 3-4 times a week.  -ax
2002/5/20-21 [Transportation/Car] UID:24891 Activity:moderate
5/20    I'm changing the brakes on my car.  Assuming I don't care much
        about brake dust on my wheels, is it worthwhile to get the more
        expensive pads, or will the cheap ones work just as well.  Thanks
        \_ I've been told that if there's one part in your car that's
           using car manufacturer's brand equipment, it should be your
           break pad.  I don't know much about cars.  I'm just the messenger.
           \_ Well, it's a rather old GM car, and I doubt I can get
              name brand pads.  Here's the approx breakdown (Pep Boys):
                http://www.pepboys.com/service/brake_serv.shtm
                It seems like all I get for spending twice as much is
                less dust and less noise.
        \_ I don't know much about cars either, but I really think brakes and
           tires are not the things you should go cheap.  You can go cheap by
           skipping oil changes and screwing up your engine or whatever.  Being
           able to stop or control the direction is much more important than
           anything else.
           \_ Small tip on buying tires:
              http://forum.cooltux.org/viewtopic.php?t=117
              \_ CostCo is the way to go if you don't need a huge selection.
                 Includes free rotation/balance. Lines aren't too bad.
                 \_ The selection was a big minus for me when I needed new
                    tires.  The ones Costco carried for the size I needed
                    had terrible reviews online.  I was able buy a set of tire
                    that had much better reviews for cheaper than what I
                    would haved paid for the cheapest tires at Costco.
2002/5/20-21 [Computer/SW/SpamAssassin] UID:24892 Activity:low
5/20    I got this spam today, it was to: bo*@csua.. through bw*@csua..
        "Cum See The Hardest XXX site on the net. $2.95 Worth it
        folwqvyylisgimirpwnhnhvmbtohepprwgdwhnu"
        Where are they getting batches of our email addresses? -b
        \_ the csua is selling addresses to pay for nettaps...  RUN WHILE
           YOU CAN!
        \_ maybe we can modify the csua web pages (the official ones).
           Maybe it is a spam spider program getting our names.
           \_ Who puts their real email address on a web page anymore?
                \_ I'm talking about the CSUA's official web page with
                        everyone's name and a link to "finger".
2002/5/20-21 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:24893 Activity:moderate
5/20    I just finished reading 3001 and I must say that it was a huge
        disappointment for me. I disliked the explanation of the nature
        of the monoliths (basically dumb robots, not even as intelligent
        as HAL) and their vulnerability to 20th/21st century computer
        viruses (deja vu ID4?). Did any of you read the book and like it?
        If so, what aspects did you like?
        \_ clarke is a hack.  get a clue.  -tom
           \_ 2001 and 2010 were pretty good. If clarke is such a hack
              what sci-fi authors do you recommend reading?
              \_ Gene Wolfe, Stanislaw Lem, Kage Baker.  --pld
              \_ Dan Simmons, "Hyperion"
                 Vernor Vinge, "A Fire Upon The Deep"
                 Connie Willis.
                 Iain M. Banks.
                 To some extent, Greg Bear and Kim Stanley Robinson.
                 Most decent sci-fi writers also write stuff other than
                 sci-fi.  -tom
              \_ if you don't want to read hacks, don't read sci-fi. -!tom
              \_ Clarke wasn't a hack in his earlier days (_2001_, _Childhood's
                 End_, etc.), but he's since taken to the senile dementia/"I
                 need the money" path trailblazed by other classic SF authors
                 (Azimov, Heinlein, et. al.) of cranking out low-to-no-quality
                 books, knowing that a certain group of people will buy them
                 just because they have his holy name on the cover.  As for
                 authors I'd recommend in the SF/F arena: Iain M. Banks, John
                 Brunner, Lois McMaster Bujold, Philip K. Dick, Barry Hughart,
                 Cyril Kornbluth, Johnathan Lethem, Tim Powers, Kim Stanley
                 Robinson, Clifford Simak, Neal Stephenson, Connie Willis,
                 and Vernor Vinge, for starters (these aren't entirely blanket
                 author recommendations, though; there are definitely some
                 works by the above-listed that you'd be better off
                 avoiding).  -- kahogan
                 \_ Heinlein doesn't need the money anymore....
                    \_ Libertarians keep score from beyond the grave.
2002/5/20-21 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:24894 Activity:high
5/20    curl? why?
                \_ Curling is an exciting Olympic sport that the whole
                   family can enjoy. Try it today!!
        \_ Which curl? The useful unix utility or the useless programming
           language?
           \_ Since they say "why?" I'd guess they mean the useless language.
              The value of the unix utility is self evident.  My answer to
              why curl as yet another useless language is, "why not?"  No one
              is being forced to use it.  It's harmless.  If it's ever useful
              you'll be glad for it.
        \_ any takes on REBEL?
        \_ becasue sometimes div just isn't enough. -chialea
        \_ pray tell, how many upper div courses does one need to become
           a grad? --jon
2002/5/20-21 [Computer/Networking] UID:24895 Activity:high
5/20    Is there a way given an ethernet address to get the corresponding ip?
        [i.e. something that will probe your subnet for a matching ethernet
        address]
        \_ arp
           \_ ping your broadcast address and then use arp.
              you ping first so you can populate your arp cache which
              would probably be pretty empty -- it gets cleared pretty
              quickly.  You may also benefit from pings to each of the
              addresses on your subnet since some hosts may (intentionally)
              fail to respond to icmp echo req's sent to the broadcast
              address.  -yoda
              \_ Is there a way to write out a packet onto the local subnet
                 with a known ethernet address and have that frame pickedup
                 by the corresponding machine and then have that send back a
                 packet with its ip address. normal RARP users an all ones
                 broadcast so another machines can answer the RARP query,
                 but isnt there a way just to ask the single machine matching
                 the ethernet address you are looking for?
                 \_ not without coding
                 \_ Via the persistant info on the switch?
2002/5/20-21 [Recreation/Dating] UID:24896 Activity:high
5/20    What sorts of gifts are typically given at a bridal shower? My gf was
        invited to one for the first time and has no idea what to get. --dim
        \_ And she asked you to find out? (whooosh-crack)
        \_ yermom says ligurie.
        \_ A towel.
        \_ If the bride-to-be is registered someplace, that's a good place to
           start. Otherwise, gifts range from lingerie, adult toys to
           cookware, how-to books, or even things they would use at the
           wedding. It all depends on the theme of the bridal shower (your gf
           needs to inquire with the sponsor). Hope this helps!
        \_ How about a sybian for her!
           http://www.sybian.com
2002/5/20-21 [Uncategorized] UID:24897 Activity:kinda low
5/20    welcome tohell, mr gould!
        \_ That's Professor Gould, Morningstar.
        \_ so you didn't agree with his views on evolution?
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