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2002/5/28-29 [Transportation/Car] UID:24956 Activity:nil
5/28    How bad is the 101 between Redwood City and Santa Clara?
        \_ Depends on time and direction. Generally it gets bad going
           south in the afternoons around Great America Parkway. Going
           north in the afternoons is not bad until about Palo Alto
           because of the Dumbarton. In the mornings, reverse what I
           just said.
        \_ It's hell, either way. There are some really really bad spots,
           but also some stretches (both directions, morning or afternoon)
           where there's not much traffic so it's not bad the whole way.
           Not just dumbarton and GA Parkway but also Mt.View, 237,85
           can be bad during certain times of day/direction.
           Then again, thousands do it everyday, so you can survive.
        \_ all car commuting sucks.
2002/5/28-29 [Uncategorized] UID:24957 Activity:high
5/27    so what's the final word on splitting infinitives. is it still
        not considered gramatically correct, or is that just an
        antiquated rule?
        \_ Go ahead and split your infinitives if you think it makes the
           sentence sound better. There is no longer any rule against it,
           though given a choice, it is better to avoid doing that.
           \_ It doesn't gain anything stylistically, and it's really NOT
              THAT HARD.  If it "sounds wrong," it's because your ear is
              trained "wrong".  I'm all for the democratic spirit, but
              without a standard of language democracy is impossible.
               \_ go back to france, you useless fucking snob.
                  \_ I concur.
           \_ no longer any rule against it?  source?
              \_ "...to boldly go where no man has gone before..."
                 \_ nice.
                    \_ Yes, I use Star Trek as my guide to English grammar.
                       \_ "I spell nife with an 'n'"
                          \_ "I love *you* but I *don't* love *you*"
                             "But we are the same in all ways"
                             "But we are the same in all ways"
              \_ http://public.logica.com/~stepneys/cyc/s/split.htm
                 http://www.princeton.edu/~jmkelly/split_infin.html
                 \- hello, is there a different meaning between "the potato
                    was not peeled, and the carrot was" and "the potato was
                    unpeeled, and the carrot was"? pls dont tell me how to
                    state either "state" more clearly ... I'm asking do those
                    two statements respresent the same or different states
                    of the world. ok tnx. --psb
                    \_ no.
                    \_ they're different.  the latter says both the potato and
                       carrot are unpeeled.
                        \_ no, actually the former says that.
                           \_ okay, I suppose that the first form COULD be
                              be interpreted either way, but how can the
                              second form be interpreted as the carrot being
                              peeled?
                              \_ look, I already answered when I simply said,
                                 "no" and then you pedants have to get all
                                 pedantic about it.  stop now.
2002/5/28 [Uncategorized] UID:24958 Activity:nil
5/28    please help me name my Big Black Dildo!  i've decided that
        "Big Black" just isn't personalized enough, and it needs a
        real name before i dress it up in cute doll clothes and give
        it its own webpage.  what should i call it?    -lila
2002/5/28 [Uncategorized] UID:24959 Activity:high
5/28    Why can't I check out Haas students on <DEAD>cal.berkeley.edu<DEAD>?
        \_ because they're out of your league.
2002/5/28 [Politics/Domestic/911] UID:24960 Activity:nil
5/28    What happened to all those conpiracy sites that claim that Pearl
        Harbor+911+SpanishAm War were gov sponsored? They don't seem to
        stay that long.
        \_ modern evidence points to the Maine as an accident
2002/5/28 [Reference/Religion] UID:24961 Activity:nil
5/28    Jews launch their own spy satellite.  No one is safe now.
        <DEAD>library.northernlight.com/EC20020528100000066.html?cb=0&dx=1006&sc=0#doc<DEAD>
        \_ Sign your posts so that we know whom to laugh at. -alexf
        \_ yeah, as if it's as good as Lockheed's Kh-12 builtin Sunnyvale for
           the US
        \_ you are forgetting that 1/6th of Israelis are Muslim or Christian,
           pay taxes, vote, and have representation in parliment. This comment
           is about the same as saying 'Christians wage war...' etc with the US
           in Afganistan or elswhere.
        \_ neither the US or afghanistan were founded on the premise of a
           state for those of a certain religion.  Israel was founded on such
           a premise.
           \_ The US wasn't founded on the premises of native Indian nations
              of certain religion(s)?
2002/5/28 [Computer/SW/OS/Solaris] UID:24962 Activity:high
5/28    Why would I "buy Solaris" instead of getting the free version?
        http://wwws.sun.com/software/solaris/get.html
        Do I need to pay the extra $200 to keep my support?
        It looks like I need to "buy" Solaris only if I have multiple CPU's.
        Am I missing anything?
        \_ Say what?
        \_ It looks like you have to purchase a media kit and licenses
           separately. There are several media kits that differ by the amount
           of included printed documentation, value-added software, languages
           CDs, etc. I just ordered a Solaris 8 02/02 media kit with all
           software but no printed documentation for $75 and Solaris 9 FCS
           media kit for $95. Now, if you need to run it on multiprocessor
           machines, add the cost of license on top of that. As for the "free"
           version, it only includes the Solaris OS and no value added
           software. May be this is exactly what you need. Solaris 8 media
           kit includes some useful freebies like the iPLanet directory server
           with a license for up to 200,000 directory entries. Note that
           Solaris 9 ISOs are still not up for a free download..
           \_ I think that you also get the vol mgr with the paid version
             \_ That was up to Solaris 7. Disksuite packages for Solaris 8 were
                included on the second Solaris software CD, although, hidden in
                a directory suspiciously called "EA". As of Solaris 9, the vol
                manager has been integrated into the OS, so you shouldn't even
                need to deal separate packages any more.
2002/5/28 [Uncategorized] UID:24963 Activity:nil
5/28    Is anyone else is getting spammed from address axis-of-evil@gwbush.com?
        \_ no
2002/5/28 [Uncategorized] UID:24964 Activity:nil
5/28    What's the diff. between V.90 and V.92 for 56K modems?
        Is it worth $1.50 for a V.92 (ceteris peribus).
                                              \- [sic] -> "paribus"
                                                 --Arbiter Eleganitae
                                                 \_ Hi arbiter psbae!
        \_ Ya, it's worth it. You can get notified of caller ID while you're
           online and decide whether or not to take the call.
2002/5/28 [Uncategorized] UID:24965 Activity:nil
5/28    Who nuked the motd?
2002/5/28 [Uncategorized] UID:24966 Activity:nil
5/28    regarding slit infinitives:  In writing, it is better not to split
        infinitives.  In speech, do whatever the fuck you want.  Once you
        master the rule, in writing, feel free to do whatever your writer's
        heart wants.  However, most beginner writers don't know the rule to
        begin with: that splitting infinitives is poor writing style,
        rather than any hard or fast grammar rule.
2002/5/28 [Uncategorized] UID:24967 Activity:nil 66%like:24951
5/28    How was the logout?
2002/5/28 [Uncategorized] UID:24968 Activity:nil
5/28    for whomever it was who can't wait for the dildo's own website,
        i do have some pictures of myself with it on mine.  and i'm still
        accepting name suggestions.  and no i'm not going to take it for
        a joyride to find out its true name.  it's, um, really big.  -lila
        \_ To curb disappointment, the pictures aren't actually as
           exciting as "pictures of myself with [my dildo]" might imply.
2002/5/28 [Uncategorized] UID:24969 Activity:nil
5/28    How does Amazon copyright/patent the stupid 1-Click ordering? I
        thought GUIs are not patentable.
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