Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2002:December:18 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2002/12/18 [Finance/CC] UID:26845 Activity:high
12/17   Question for the "conservative" sodans: Did you max out all of
        your credit cards like good corporate sheep or did the terrorists
        already win?
        \_ I pay off my balances every month before and after 9/11.
        \_ Hi troll!  Like the above, I also *never* kept a balance.
2002/12/18 [Politics/Domestic/Crime, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:26846 Activity:nil
12/17   So did the thief ever get his goods from another csua-er willing to
        self-identify as a criminal?
2002/12/18 [Uncategorized] UID:26847 Activity:nil
12/17   Daschle's a fool...  How many times can he miss the boat in a quarter.
        The boy needs an instinct transplant. --scotsman
2002/12/18 [Computer/HW/CPU] UID:26848 Activity:very high
12/18   If "single" is for 1 and "dual" is for 2, what are the corresponding
        words for 3 and 4?  Thanks.
        \_ In (linguistic) morphology, "trial" is used to describe a noun
           form in a couple of exotic languages (most famously, Fijian) that
           corresponds to 3 of that number (the single/plural distinction in
           English splits into single/dual/trial/plural in those). The OED
           has this as the sole usage of the term as an adjective. There is no
           corresponding term for 4 in this context since no known
           language splits off 4 as a separate number class. -alexf
        \_ triple, quadruple
           \_ But I thought "triple" and "quadruple" are in the same category
              as "double", not "dual".  No?
              \_ single, double, triple, quadruple
                 mono, bi, tri, quad
                 I believe dual is a unique case
                 \_ dual is a synonym.  (dict is your friend)
                    though the distinction of double (duplare) and dual
                    (dualis) is interesting to note.
                    \_ "dict dual" says:
                        "3: a grammatical number category referring to
                            two items or units (as opposed to one item
                            (singular) or more than one item (plural));"
                        So I guess it should be singular, dual, plural.  That
                        means since we call 1- and 4-processor machines single-
                        and quad-processor, we should call 2-processor machines
                        double-processor instead of dual-processor.
        \_ how about if applied to sex?
           unisexual, bisexual, menage a trois, gang bang?
                                               \_ forgot orgy
           \_ It should be abstinence, masturbation, monogamy, menage a trois
              and orgy for 0, 1, 2, 3 and many.
        \_ Where does "treble" fit in?
           \_ Music 1A
2002/12/18-19 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:26849 Activity:very high
12/18   I'm hurt.  A liberal (myself) criticizes Tom Daschle and gets removed.
        You people have no shame. --scotsman
        \_ Just like yermom
        \_ Daschle is a conservative lapdog.
           \_ ??? Joking, right?
        \_ What were you talking about? What did he do now? Please enlighten.
        \_ you get deleted because you're dull, and conservatives get killed
           because they're wrong.  i know, because i was the one who deleted
           you, and i often censor the conservatives.
           \_ conservatives are wrong?  Then why not let their posts stay and
              demonstrate their own wrongness?  Do you burn books, too?
              \_ The conservatives are backed by these huge capitalist
                 propaganda machines that drown out all efforts to
                 portray the TRUTH ACCCURATELY.  People are oppressed in
                 the Republican's fascist attempt to conquer Iraq, which
                 is just a veiled (thinly at that) attempt for the
                 multinational corporations to control the oil supply
                 in the Middle East.  This is the time for POSITIVE
                 DIRECT ACTION.
              \_ wouldn't you burn child pornography?
           \_ if you censor anyone ever, you're a fucking asshole, regardless
              of politics.  people like you make the world a worse place
              to live.  fuck you.
              \_ No, I mean I *don't* censor anyone.  I just "accidentally"
                 overwrite your changes because I don't use motdedit.  nudge
                 nudge wink wink.
                 \_ You're an idiot.
           \_ As I'm not a conservative, I'm not sure to what you are
              referring.  Daschle has no political instinct whatsoever,
              and the latest illustration (Lott's dillema and Daschle's
              reaction) is pulling this into tighter focus. --scotsman
              \_ Your party chose it's own leaders.  Don't like em?  Vote em
                 out.  I can't wait to see Lott take a huge fall and get the
                 hell out of party leadership or better yet my entire party.
                  \_ Yes Lott is a RINO who botched the Clinton impeachment
                     and the Jeffrey switch.  He has no political convictions.
                     He should step down as speaker.
                        \_ He should be replaced with a conservative.
                           Hopefully voters of Missisippi feel the same way.
                 \_ when are you going to vote lott out of office?  it's
                    your fucking party.
                    \_ Not being from his state nor having anyone from my party
                       in the senate from this state, I'm not in a position to
                       do as much about it as you are being a leftist in a
                       leftist state with your own leadership problems.  I'll
                       bet you voted for Clinton twice.
2002/12/18-19 [Reference/Religion] UID:26850 Activity:very high
12/18   Watch "Muhammmad: Legacy of a prophet" on PBS tonight at 9pm.
        \_ Why?
           \_ So you can taunt Muslims and know what you're talking about.
              It works well with Jews and various cults of Christ too.
              \_ So if I watch this cartoon I'll be able to taunt Christian
                 cultists?  You mean like the Catholics?  What exactly do you
                 consider a 'cult' vs a 'real' religion?  -!christian
                 \_ They are all cults in the end. Some are just bigger.
        \_ Learn about how Islam is a friendly and peaceful religion and the
           West is evil and ignorant and must be destroyed.
2002/12/18-19 [Uncategorized] UID:26851 Activity:nil
12/18   anyone know where I can get a free stencil sets for Kivio?
        the ones packaged with KDE are too basic.
2002/12/18 [Computer/Companies/Yahoo] UID:26852 Activity:nil
12/18   Boycot yahoo:
        \_ More like "Pity Yahoo." That's a miserable list of people to be
           picked from.
        \_ whatever. "<noun> of the <time>" awards are totally meaningless.
                \_ you are so <adjective>
                   \_ Oh god... please don't turn the motd into madlibs.
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