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2003/6/6 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:28647 Activity:high
6/5     Does anybody still have the URL of the picture of the one forklift
        lifting the other forklift lifting the load? thanks.
        I think the line in the motd was "when OSHA isn't watching"
        \_ /home/digital/mehlhaff/tmp/motd,v
           \_ Thanks, that's even better.
2003/6/6 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:28648 Activity:high 80%like:28654
6/5     SimOnline: Fobs Form:
        http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/6019958.htm
        \_ UPDATE: It's a nice day outside.  -John
        \_ So here's two side-by-side items I think the typical CSUAer will
           find most the interesting:
               ``I am amazed personally as to how this whole game has become
               so real . . . I spend more time with my computer than I do with
               my friends,'' said Velie, who like about 60 percent of the
               players, is a woman.
           Which makes it clear that you *can* meet women online, just not
           playing quake, *and* those women are just as fucked up as you are.
                        We prefer to be called differently _/
                        prioritized, thank you.
2003/6/6 [Uncategorized] UID:28649 Activity:high
6/5     What's the big deal with the three FCC commissioners and Michael
        Powell?
        \_ Do you have a real question?  Something in English that someone
           might be able to address, perhaps?
2003/6/6 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/Gay] UID:28650 Activity:nil
6/5     This is just bizarre:
        http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/6012988.htm
        \_ even moreso:
           http://www.aclu.org/FreeSpeech/FreeSpeech.cfm?ID=12805&c=50
2003/6/6 [Uncategorized] UID:28651 Activity:high
6/6     It's amazing how you knuckleheads managed to turn the O(n) notation
        question into a flame fest.  You guys rock!
        \_ nerd flame?
2003/6/6 [Uncategorized] UID:28652 Activity:nil
6/6     I nearly wet myself laughing at this page:
        http://www.candyboots.com/wwcards.html          -John
        \_ Oh thank you, John. This almost wins you an indulgence for the rest
           of your tawdry sins.
           \_ It wasn't that funny.
2003/6/6 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:28653 Activity:high
6/6     http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,88691,00.html shows Bush would
        easily beat Clinton (either) or any of the 7 (D)warves.  Read em and
        weep, kids.
        \_ must...resist...troll...must..resist
           \_ must...resist...reality...must...deny...facts...resist
                \_ wow, an incumbent president, go figure
                 \_ not to mention vs. someone who isn't campaigning at all.
                    \_ engaging reality distortion field... NOW!  There are
                       7+ people on that poll campaigning right now, most of
                       whom don't even exist to the bulk of the populous.
                        \_ I was refering to clinton, the person with the
                           name regonition on that poll who isn't Bush.
                           Oh by the way, in 1991 there was a Bush in the
                           White House everyone said could not be beat, and
                           there was someone pathetic little cracker from
                           Arkansas who was running the Democrat primaries
                           who had single digit name recognition.  All
                           conventional wisdom was that the best he could
                           hope for was to survive through the first few
                           primaries before reallity hit him and he'd drop out.
                           Funny how life works.
                           \_ missing point: the only person on there anyone
                              knows is the previous president and they wouldn't
                              vote for him anyway.  4 more years, kids!
        \_ and Dubya isn't worried about 2004!
2003/6/6-7 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:28654 Activity:kinda low 80%like:28648
6/5     SimOnline: Mobs Form:
        http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/6019958.htm
        \_ UPDATE: It's a nice day outside.  -John
        \_ So here's two side-by-side items I think the typical CSUAer will
           find most the interesting:
               ``I am amazed personally as to how this whole game has become
               so real . . . I spend more time with my computer than I do with
               my friends,'' said Velie, who like about 60 percent of the
               players, is a woman.
           Which makes it clear that you *can* meet women online, just not
           playing quake, *and* those women are just as fucked up as you are.
                        We prefer to be called differently _/
                        prioritized, thank you.
                        \_ You can prefer anything.  You're still fucked up
                           as much as any other lifeless drone who spends
                           more time online than off.
2003/6/6-7 [Transportation/Bicycle, Transportation/Motorcycle] UID:28655 Activity:moderate
6/6     Has anyone highsided their motorcycle? How would one "save" it?
        \_ Once you would call it a highside, you're in the air.  Nothing
           to save.  A step short would be a tankslapper.
           \_ http://www.msgroup.org/TIP001.html
        \_ With the blue or the puke orange neon?
2003/6/6-7 [Computer/SW/Apps] UID:28656 Activity:nil
6/6     Is there any sort of utility that takes an acrobat file that is
        mostly text and then extracts the text and outputs it as a word
        document?
        \_ Omnipage Pro
           \_ And by that, I mean you don't have to print it and scan it.  It
              can open .pdf files.  Sadly, it doesn't appear to extract the text
              (I've had documents that I could copy from in Acrobat, and while
              the text was there and correct, the formatting was lost.  Omnipage
              got the formatting right, but some of the text was wrong.  Go
              figure.)
        \_ pdf2ps | ps2html does a pretty good job, and then you can open in
           word, save as .doc
2003/6/6-8 [Uncategorized] UID:28657 Activity:low
6/6     If something is c*N^(M-1), is it O(N^(M-1)) or O(N^(M))?
        \_ N^(M) = N*(N^(M-1)  ==> O(N^(M-1)) is a better fit.
        \_ Yes. (wrong answer deleted -- N is not a constant)
        \_ You show a distinct lack of understanding of what O() notation
           is about.
           \_ Not really.  It's a good question.  We typically drop constants
              like '-1', but N^(M-1) == N^M / N which means that the '-1' isn't
              a constant at all. --not OP
2003/6/6-8 [Consumer/CellPhone, Finance/Investment] UID:28658 Activity:moderate
6/6     You can keep your cell phone number if you switch carriers:
        http://csua.org/u/35g  (story.news.yahoo.com)
        \_ Well, in November.
        \_ This is the kind of crap you get when you let the government
           meddle in the free market.
           \_ There's an e-gap between the rich and poor.  We need taxes on
              hardware and software to fund a technofare program to train the
              poor on these technologies so they won't be left behind.  Free
              cell phones and air time for the poor!  Down with your VRWC to
              oppress the poor by keeping cell phones from them!
              \_ What does that have to do with cell phone number portability?
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