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 2003/2/19 [Uncategorized] UID:27455 Activity:nil 2/18 http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/story.jsp?story=379623 3 iraqi ships floating around for months, radio silence, etc. busted?
 2003/2/19 [Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:27456 Activity:high 2/18 What is the command that does low level (media) verification of a disk? \_ fsck \_ Doesn't fsck check the consistency of filesystem only? I want \_ format to check the consistency of the raw media, or at most one level up, the sectors. \_ I posted the answer earlier but some fuckup deleted it: format The unix format command will verify raw media in both a destructive and non-destructive way. And to whichever of you stupid ignorant know-nothing assholes deleted my reply because you didn't know the right answer when shoved in front of your face, I give you a simple obFuckyou. \_ Thanks for your answer and I did not remove it, but I did indicate that no such command exists in OS X, not yet. That line was erased too. There is a program in OS 9 and before that does it: Drive Setup but that feature is no where to be found in OS X. -- op \_ What OS? \_ OS X
 2003/2/19-20 [Reference/Tax] UID:27457 Activity:moderate 2/18 any recommendations for web-based tax services? I know of Web TurboTax, but I'd rather avoid dealing with any TurboTax products. \_ Just yesterday there was news of a hacker stealing 5 million credit card numbers. You sure you want your tax info kept on somebody else's server? Just get TaxCut. \_ The danger of your card number being stolen is greatly exaggerated. Almost all card issues won't hold you responsible at all for any charges incurred on the stolen card. \_ You are poorly informed and the danger is real. The credit card companies will not hold you liable but you may find yourself wasting hundreds of hours (yes, hundreds) of your time fixing the mess if you become a target. This happened to my gf's sister and, citably, to the Chron's financial columnist. Note that the danger is more your SSN, DL and DOB getting stolen rather than a credit card number \_ If I bought TaxCut I'd be filing online and my tax information (and CC number) would be on their server anyway. \_ That's why you should never file online. Doing things the old fashion way by paper and snail mail is the safest way of doing thing. \_ I liked H&R Block's service.
 2003/2/19 [Uncategorized] UID:27458 Activity:nil 2/19 http://www.uclick.com/client/nyt/db/2003/02/06/index.html I miss him. I do.
 2003/2/19 [Finance/CC] UID:27459 Activity:nil 2/19 http://www.savekaryn.com \_ http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/02/17/1045330537167.html
 2003/2/19-20 [Science/GlobalWarming, Politics/Domestic/SocialSecurity] UID:27460 Activity:high 2/19 http://www.paulgraham.com/nerds.html To those of you who got your secondary education outside the U.S.: Are things really fundamentally different elsewhere? \_ Russian education tries to educate, so there is social selection based on academic performance. At least when I was there. I think this guy is right on. \_ "You failed. Off to Chechnya with you!" \_ In Soviet Russia, butt wipe you! \_ In Soviet Russia, school teach YOU! \_ Yes and no. My experience in China had a lot of overlap. A diff. was that coolness was less exploited by the industry and less extreme, though that must be changing very much toward the direction of the U.S. now. Still, the popular kids would turn out to be dumb, and the smarter ones (not necessarily nerds) would get bullied. I had suicidal thoughts but not attempts. I actually did not dislike my short U.S. high school experience. I was not much involved with the other kids and left alone. The coursework the U.S.). This gave to me time to explore my own interest but I am sure those who actually need feeding did not learn much. was extremely easy (at supposedly one of the best public school in the U.S.). This gave me time to explore my own interest but I am sure those who actually needed feeding did not learn much. I also had some experience dealing with people who did their H.S. in soviet/russia in academic circles. They have a reputation of being smart almost by default but are not particularly impressive in real world accomplishments. \_ HS here was easy for you because we don't take education too seriously in this country until college and mostly not even then. Everyone gets the education they strive for. \_ That's mostly ok, except for math and sciences which require more work during earlier years. End result is that only ugly no-life nerds make it in science and engineering in the US. \_ what is your explanation ofor American dominance in science and math research and tenchology? us "nerds" have done pretty damn well for the last 100 years or so in this country in spite of a nonfunctional education system. \_ Those of us with the balls took it upon ourselves. And it doesn't hurt to have highly educated parents as well. \_ Meaning you had an unfair advantage over others? The educational playing field should be level! \_ That's easy: an over abundance of ugly nerds! What else are they going to do?
 2003/2/19-21 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc] UID:27461 Activity:low 2/19 Is there something like the hyperref package for latex 2.09? I want to automatically add hyperlinks for \ref \cite etc in a large latex 2.09 file. Ok tnx. \_ pdflatex supports it, IIRC, but since I don't think dvi has "hyperlinks" per se, I don't think it would have such a thing. -chialea
 2003/2/19 [Reference/Celebration] UID:27462 Activity:nil 2/19 Happy bday, lila! You ho. \_ stop insulting the hard-working hos of this world --datapimp \_ You tell him daddy! Now slap him down! Slap him hard! --dataho \_ Shut the fuck up, bitch! --datapimp \_ Sorry datapimp daddy. I was just sayin'. --dataho
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