Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2003:December:23 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2003/12/23 [Politics/Domestic/Election, Reference/Tax] UID:11567 Activity:kinda low
12/22   The UN Tax?
        \_ Except for the gratuitous slap at Dean, this is pretty amusing.
           \_ look at the other articles on the site.  at least a third of
              them are bullshit "news" stories primarily focused on why Dean
              is part of some evil conspiracy or another.
              here's a direct quote from another article on the site
              "Any of these candidates who hesitates in even the tiniest way to
              declare unwavering support for our Commander-in-Chief in the
              face of another 9-11 terrorist attack will have demonstrated an
              unfitness and unworthiness ever to be President."
        \_ "...he would repeal the Bush tax cuts -- even though this would
            boost the average family.s tax burden by nearly $2,000."
           When did the richest 2% of our population become the average
           \_ Must we go through this one again?  Nevermind, just go back and
              retake Math P.  Thanks, troll.
              \_ Go for it, explain to me what the average family makes,
                 and how much the Bush tax cuts saved this imaginary family.
                 If it's $2,000 or so, I'll post my apology.  If not, I want
                 you to post yours.
2003/12/23 [Politics/Domestic/911] UID:11568 Activity:nil
12/22   Is this for real?
        \_ why do you think they killed off the lone gunmen?
        \_ Who's to say the terrorists weren't x-files fans, and got
           the ideas from the TV show?
           \_ It would probably take more than five months to plan this.
           \_ This plot device has been used in a number of books and movies
              over the years, some with variations like chemical weapons on
              board.  How d'you think Jack Ryan became president?
              \_ It also has been mentioned as a threat in various official
                 documents over the years.  The poeple who compose intelligence
                 like this are geeks like us.  It's the morons who read
                 and interpret the intelligence who are the problem.
2003/12/23 [Uncategorized] UID:11569 Activity:high
        \_ You get the motd blue ribbon award for nerdiest tongue in cheek
           post for 2003.  Congratulations for sneaking that one in at the
           last second.  Let's hear it for our late entry winner!
2003/12/23 [Uncategorized] UID:11570 Activity:nil 100%like:29734
12/23   All right, you got us:
2003/12/23 [Reference/Tax] UID:11571 Activity:nil
12/23   I just bought the cheapest CD burner I could buy at Fry's. Is it
        going to break inside of 24 hour's time?
        \_ If it breaks within 30 days, it doesn't matter.

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\_ that might have been funny if you hadn't deleted my calculator troll.  why
   don't you go send some commie messages to your friends using your TI-85,
   \_ Is Arvin Hsu REALLY a commie? That's what we'd like to know.
      \_ of course I am.  Fuk'n capitalist.  -nivra
\_ So, what you're saying is, you can't explain how the average family suffers
   a $2,000 per year increase in their tax burden if the Bush tax cuts are
   repealed, and you have no clue what kinds of chocolate are really good.
2003/12/23-24 [Politics/Domestic/California/Arnold] UID:11572 Activity:kinda low
        Democrat Governor stops parole, while Republican Governor
        lets those on parole free?
        \_ That's because Arnold is actually more liberal than Davis was.
        \_ Arnold is busy trying to be a Champion of Women.
        \_ Dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!
2003/12/23-24 [Politics/Domestic/Crime, Politics] UID:11573 Activity:high
12/23   Malvo gets life in prison w/o parole.  Question:  Is this punishment
        actually worse than death by lethal injection?
        \_ I say yes (unless you're terrified of death, in which case
           that'd be the worst). Life in prison, even 20+ years in
           prison, is a hugely significant event. Most of the prisoners
           I'm sure probably wish they could die after being trapped
           inside concrete walls for years on end.
           \_ Evidently not, or there'd be a lot more dead prisoners.
              It's not all THAT hard to commit suicide.
        \_ Well I'm just surprised that race wasn't brought up as an issue.
           Smart black men hire smart lawyers to defend them based on race
           and they often get away with it.
        \_ Does life without parole really mean there's no possiblity of parole
           (aside from wrong conviction) and we really never have to worry
           about seeing the convicted on the streets again?
2003/12/23-24 [Politics/Domestic/911] UID:11574 Activity:kinda low
12/23   Another fine Republican bigot:
        \_ $2 million more to fund terrorism, alright!
2003/12/23 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Israel] UID:11575 Activity:nil
12/23   Boring MOTD, so I will spice it up:
        Details Isreali PR campaign to get more US tax dollars.
2003/12/23-24 [Recreation/Humor] UID:11576 Activity:low
        \_ GI Joe "and knowing is half the battle" clips re-edited.  Very
        \_ BODY massage.
           \_ Great catch, blanco nino!  Too bad you got SAAAAAAAAAACKED.
2003/12/23-24 [Politics/Foreign, Politics/Foreign/Canada] UID:11577 Activity:high
12/23   Has anyone ever taken a chartered flight out of the country?  Even
        to somewhere close like canada/mexico/caribbean?  I'm wondering about
        what kind of searches they do.  And do you need to go through customs
        at the foreign country once you land?  I'm thinking maybe not since
        you're on a private plane and not landing at a regular airline
        terminal.  Thanks.
        \_ This just in: the Bush administration has just announced that the
           terror alert level is being elevated to red, due to US intelligence
           agencies detecting a credible terrorist threat on an undisclosed
           online forum located in Berkeley, CA.
        \_ Not really answering your question, but once I flew on a flight
           chartered for a tour package.  Upon landing one of the engines
           bursted into flame for a few seconds and then went out.  The crew
           acted as if nothing out of the ordinary happened.
           \_ one time, my pet snake came out of its jar, slithering this way
              and that, and i thought it was going to eat my cat, but then
              it didn't.
              you are an idiot. -ali
              \_ Gees, ali, what the fuck is your problem?  Thesis not going
                 well, so you are taking it out on the motd?
              \_ I bet you got really hairy balls.
                 \_ Ali shaves his balls, I believe.
              \_ That was poetic. Did you compose it yourself asshole?
                \_ ali, you arrogant prick. I know where you live and I will
                   BB gun your car some time this week. Good luck.
2003/12/23-24 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:11578 Activity:nil
12/23  After I upgraded my computer to XP, images viewed under IE looked
       really bad.  Mozilla still loads them fine.  What could possiblely
       be causing this?
       \_ Thanks but I found the answer in the registry...
          HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Exploer\Main\UseHR
          needs to be set to 0.
          \_ What does that value mean?
                If this value is defined to 1, IE will scale images if the
                Windows DPI setting (in Display Properties -> Settings ->
                Advanced) is set to higher than 96 DPI.
                Set the value to 0 to turn off IE scaling of images.
2003/12/23 [Computer/SW/Apps] UID:29730 Activity:high
12/22   Urination question.  I walked into the men's room today and saw a
        guy using the urinal with his hands on his hips.  He was peeing
        "hands-free".  WTF?  I've never seen this.  Everybody is holding
        it.  Anybody else pee like this?  Thanks.
        \_ This RULES!!!!! we need more threads like this!!
           can someone dig up the ASCII graphic of pissing from the last
           time we had a thread like this?
           \_ What are you, fucking 10?  Urination is funny?  Moron.
        \_ What's so strange about it? I don't do it personally, but it's not
           like you really have to aim.
        \_ I only do it when I'm dead tired.  But never at a public restroom.
           \_ you have a urinal in your home?
              \_ I once looked at some new home in Mississippi, and they do
                 have urinals in the bathroom!  Never seen it before.  And the
                 agent acted like there's nothing special.
        \_ Btw was there some discussion a while back about the optimal way
           to avoid urinal splashback? I missed that. Please share your tips.
           \_ That was me.  Aim obliquely at a sidewall instead of straight
              at the center wall.  But it doesn't work if the center wall is
              too wide such that the side walls are too far away.  I didn't
              save my ASCII graphics.
        \_ There are several things wrong with it.  First, it's just looks
           unnatural.  I noticed it because it looks so strange.  Second,
           the fly has metal teeth.  If you don't hold your penis it rests
           on the fly teeth and can be uncomfortable.  Third, don't you need
           \_ Maybe he's larger than you, and this is not a problem.
           or want to control the aim?  Sometimes there's pubic hair or other
           junk in the urinal and I try to flush it down with my urine.
           \_ Nice public service.
        \_ Don't forget the "Russian Drunk": Leaning into the wall, one arm
           above urinal for support, one arm hanging, typically while mumbling
           or singing into said urinal with head down.
           \_ Eel.  Who'd want to touch a urinal?
2003/12/23 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:29731 Activity:nil
12/22   Fuck you right winger nut bags for censoring my "Clinton can connect
        the Al Qaeda/Iraqi dots, why can't Bush?" thread.
        \_ I still don't get your fucking conclusion, perhaps you should
           study fucking basic logic. How the fuck does your article
           help your stupid commie cause? So what if you dems knew about
           Al Quida and Iraq, you didn't do shit about it like
           Bush did.
        \_ Bad Troll, no cookie.
        \_ actually, it was squished along with ~ 5 other threads by the
           perpetual motd political censor.  Then a friendly neighborhood
           motd restorer(tm), restored most of the threads but left out that
           \_ This is why I just post on - no evil censor,
              and the signup isn't manditory (you can post anon).
              \_ from looking at that site, i'd say you and about ten other
                 people are having a great time posting every other day or so.
                 I'm just going to nip off to the local golf course and watch
                 the fucking grass grow now.
                 \_ It looks like they've been posting every day.
              \_ Hi lye!
2003/12/23 [Reference/Tax, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:29732 Activity:nil
12/23  Okay. Let's try this again before we all get coal in the old stocking.
       motd nuked. Play nice.
        \_ God bless us, every one!
        \_ Nah, I've got a hard-on for this $2,000 per average family tax
           increase the nuker keeps prattling on about.
2003/12/23-24 [Recreation/Dating] UID:29733 Activity:very high
12/23   After I date a woman for a while (less than 1 year), she starts
        losing all interests in sex. Is this a common problem for you guys?
        \_ Lost interest COMPLETELY or is she just not willing to do it as
           often as you guys did it when you started going out? If the latter,
           it is normal, as their mind is engaging on the next level of the
           I lose all interest in sex with her. I have had the problem
           relationship (i.e. it's not just about the sex). If the former then
           you need to communicate to her. Perhaps there is a medical reason
           to it, or perhaps it's mood issue. (nothing much you could do
           about this one). Good luck!
        \_  It's evolutionary.  If a sex partner doesn't get you pregnant
            or get pregnant in about 6 months, you lose interest and go
            looking for a fertile partner instead.
        \_ You are lame in bed.
           \_ or maybe he loses interest in hygiene
                \_ maybe you never got laid.
           \_ no. I ALWAYS get her there, and she always tells me that it
              feels really really good and that she likes it. So I don't
              think that is it.                         -op
              \_ Turn her over.  One side is done.
              \_ maybe she's always faking it.
              \_ Is she getting second thoughts about your relationship?
                 Perhaps she's thinking you're good in bed, but she wants
                 a more interesting lifelong partner.
        \_ I have the problem that after I start dating a woman for a while,
           I lose interest in sex with her. I have had the problem
           you describe, but only occasionally.
                \_ what is your remedy?
                   \_ I don't have one. Got any suggestions?
                      \_ sleep around?
        \_ I have had the same problem with couple of my ex.  It turned
           out they were both seeing someone else.  Basically, it just
           means they weren't as emotionally attached to you as they were
           at first.
        \_ How serious are you about this woman?  Serious enough to consider
           staying with despite no sex?  'Cause if the answer is no (and it
           wouldn't make you a bad guy to say no), then you need to either
           confront her about it or dump her quick. That, and start reading
           Savage Love:
2003/12/23-24 [Politics/Domestic/Gay] UID:29734 Activity:nil 100%like:11570
12/23   There is no
        \_ And there is no sense of humor on the motd. QED.
           \_ Look, if I had no sense of humor, I would have deleted
              your post instead of denying the existence of something
              that obviously exists... oh nevermind, you just don't get it.
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