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2003/2/13 [Reference/History/WW2/Germany, Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:27392 Activity:nil
2/12    "As Berman reported, Mr. Fischer (German Foreign Minister),
        you rose in public life as an important
        figure in the anti-American, anti-liberal, neo-Marxist,
        revolution-minded German radical left of the generation of 1968."
        http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59725-2003Feb11.html
2003/2/13 [Uncategorized] UID:27393 Activity:nil
2/12    what happened to /usr/share/misc/zipcodes? -crebbs
        \_ You're not cleared for that information- !TIA
2003/2/13 [Computer/SW/Database] UID:27394 Activity:nil
2/12    I Would like to allow the developer to change the mysql tables at will
        (add non-constrained columns, etc.) and propegate only those structural
        changes to the production mysql database without also updating the data
        itself, when i "release".  Can anyone tell me the easiest way? or point
        me to the appropriate reference/section in the docs?
2003/2/13 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:27395 Activity:moderate
2/12    Is FTP all plain text? Is there an extension to FTP that is secure?
        \_ http://safetp.cs.berkeley.edu
        \_ sftp, but it's not really ftp and it requires both a client and
           server upgrade.
           \_ try scp.
        \_ search for gridftp for a widely-used PKI implementation.
           ftp has more extension RFCs than previously thought imagineable.
2003/2/13 [Uncategorized] UID:27396 Activity:nil
2/12    Why do some words show up on http://m-w.com but not via dict?
        harrumph is an example. harrumph!
        \_ humph is in dict though. in general though, dict references free
           sources so it's not like you're getting the OED on there.
2003/2/13-14 [Uncategorized] UID:27397 Activity:moderate
2/13    What's a reasonable price for a potted, single-stem orchid? I'm
        in NYC trying to buy one for a friend and I can't find one for
        less than $55.... most are around $90.
        \_ it depends a lot on what kind it is and the quality. Also, you'll
           get charged a lot more for having it delivered rather than picking
           it up yourself. In the bay area you can get cheap ones at Trader
           Joe's for less than $20. Some of them look really nice but are
           small and won't last as long. Really nice ones are $30-60 from a
           grower or florist. This won't help you in NYC but if you're on the
           peninsula i recommend 2 places: Rod McLellan in San Mateo and
           Stanford Florists in Palo Alto. by the way, orchids >> roses.
            yeah, no kidding. thanks for substantiating my thoughts._/
            that's why I wsa asking. btw, I bought a single-stem
            lavender one for $60 w/ delivery from a pretty nice florist
            Thanks for the advice.
2003/2/13 [Uncategorized] UID:27398 Activity:nil
2/13    nasty blue ice
        link:www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/5171342.htm
2003/2/13-14 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:27399 Activity:nil
2/13    What's the difference between scp and sftp?
        \_ What's the difference between rcp and ftp?  Sort of like that.
           \_ if on unix: man scp
                          man sftp
2003/2/13-14 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:27400 Activity:low
2/13    Looking for <DEAD>anonymizer.com<DEAD> like websites that are free. Thanks.
        \_ like water for chocolate.
        \_ get a colo somewhere and run squid on it. set up the acls
           so you and your friends can access it by others can't. Enable
           https to http proxying and you've got all of the features
           of anonymizer for next to nothing.
2003/2/13-14 [Science/Physics] UID:27401 Activity:very high
2/13    What was the most impressive classroom science demonstration you've
        ever seen? ok to inlude TV, but only if it *could* be done in a
        classroom.
        \_ O-ring in a glass of ice water.
        \_ Detonation of a hydrogen-oxygen filled balloon.
        \_ Thermit reaction.  Very very bright and molten metal drips out
                the bottom.
        \_ first place  nuclear fusion, followed by a photon torpedo
           as a close second.
        \_ Something called a "Roman Candle". Lighting up a bunch of different
           chemicals that explode with different candles , starting with
           18M sulphuric acid. When I was in HS, I did this experiment in front
           of a bunch of 8th graders, who were thoroughly impressed.
        \_ we put a flux capacitor in the teachers deloreon
           \_ The one they do in Chem 1A during big game week with the blue
              and gold solutions.   ha ha ha.
        \_ In HS, our crazy scientist physics teacher put the van de
           graff generator up against the classroom's metal door knob.
           so when the attendance boy came to open the door, he got
           a nasty shock. our physics teacher giggled for hours. not
           so much impressive as amusing.
        \_ I always liked the demonstration of oxygen's magnetic properties
           by dumping liquid oxygen between two poles of a magnet and watching
           the liquid spin around as it evaporates.  If you must have the
           pyrotechnics, you could always light it and blow yourself up . . .
           \_ Pure oxygen doesn't combust.  It needs fuel.
        \_ The smokey serpent one:
           http://www.sas.org/E-Bulletin/2002-02-01/chem/body.html
        \_ In what grade are you target students?
           \_ second year undergrad, mostly EE students, some applied physics.
                                                                          -op
        \_ Dr Birkett's physics 7A demo when he shot a monkey (stuffed).
           Which included a performance by cal band for some reason
           \_ CAL BAND GREAT!
           \_ Jacobson did it better.
2003/2/13 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Korea] UID:27402 Activity:high
2/13    http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/asiapcf/east/02/12/us.nkorea/index.html
        For those non-believers.
        \_ But it's Saddam that is the evildoer. Why are you trying
           to distract the American people? Are you some kind of communist?
        \_ We knew this in 1999, probably before.  Similarly, we knew about
           the nukes since 1998, and there was intelligence suggesting they
           had them all the way back to 92.  But its Bush's fault right?
           North Korean ICBM 'Shocker' Known Since 1999
           http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/842429/posts
2003/2/13-14 [Industry/Jobs] UID:27403 Activity:very high
2/13    I had a managment job without a manager title.  My VP refused to
        make me a manager on the ground that "I didn't have enough years
        of experience".  I did all the management work, including hiring.
        Now I am looking for a new job with a manager title, how do I
        explain to my prospect employer about the situation when they
        challenge me that I didn't have a manager title before?
        \_ Put on your resume what you did. But you will still have
           tough time getting a job with "manager" in the title,
           especially in this job market.
        \_ My company's the opposite. Since all salaries are frozen,
           they've been throwing around titles like crazy. People haven't
           moved up the org chart, but we randomly create new positions w/
           fancy titles... pretty weak. we rule.
        \_ How many people did you really hire, and how many projects
           did you manage?
        \_ Put in your valid title and then in parens put "Acting Manager."
           Be sure to note all managerial tasks you performed in description.
           Of course, you're assuming that someone will check references...
           Have someone who worked "under" you as a reference.
           \_ I have done all this.  I just don't know how to answer
              questions like, "why didn't they just make you a manager?"
              What's the best way to answer that?  Be honest and said
              because the VP was an idiot and discriminated me against
              my young age? I don't think that would go too well? -op
              \_ you can be honest without sounding like you hated the VP
                 personally or whining about being "discriminated against".
                 just say that the policy at your company required a manager
                 to have a certain number of years of experience to have
                 the title but that your responsibilities were the same
                 as a manager.
              \_ "Headcount problem." They felt they didn't have the resources
                 to make my title official. It's a dodge, but a useful one.
                 Also note you can provide references to support it.
2003/2/13-14 [Uncategorized] UID:27404 Activity:very high
2/13    Anyone ever been interviewed by a government agency doing a
        background check on someone you know?  What kind of questions
        do they ask about the person being investigated, and what kind
        of questions do they ask about you yourself?
        \_ Yes.  They asked about general reliability, trustworthiness,
           financial responsibility.  As for me -- how long I'd known the
           person, etc.  They did not ask me if I were a terrorist,
           however.  -geordan
           \_ Give them enough time to check out your muslim heritage.
           \_ Don't forget the drug question.
        \_ When I got my Classified clearance, there were just a few very
           superficial interviews (How long have you known him, blah blah),
           but when I got my Secret clearance, they were substantially more
           thorough and tapped my phones for a while.  (No, I am not joking)
             \_ How do you know they tapped your phones?  This was just for
                a secret clearance?
           \_ I think this person is full of shit.  I've never heard of a
              "Classified" clearance.  There's "Secret" and "Top Secret" in
              DOD, and "L" and "Q" in DOE.
              \_ There is indeed a Classified clearance, it's just not
                 commonly used.  -- just had new hire orientation @ TRW
                \_ What does is mean "L" and "Q" clearances?
                \_ Also, it wouldn't be practical for "them" to tap
                   everyone's phone who is applying for a secret clearance.
                   I guess they might do it, though, if you were particularly
                   suspicious.
                \_ They follow you for top secret...
                  \_ You are kidding, right?
                     \_ lol, yeah.  They do follow you for the one above
                        top secret, "Double Top Secret" i think.  If you
                        have this you're not even suppose to take the same
                        road home everyday.
                        \_ Shhhh, you're not supposed to talk about the
                           Double Top Secret one!
                        \_ You go home to the same house every day?
2003/2/13 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:27405 Activity:nil
2/13    The Passion of Joschka Fischer:From the radicalism of the '60s
        to the interventionism of the '90s.
        No wonder Clinton got along so well with these people.
        link:www.tnr.com/082701/berman082701_print.html
        http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59725-2003Feb11.html
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