Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2004:December:27 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2004/12/27 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:35450 Activity:high
12/26 Former csua VP at party.
        \_ If you're looking for incriminating former VP pics, lila and
           I have quite a few in our midst --scotsman
           \_ You talk a lot. Let's see you walk it some.
              \_ You putting up money?
        \_ Them csua VP's they sure know how to party.
           \_ And who is that?
              \_ Me.
        \_ So who is the guy with her then?
           \_ If memory serves me correctly, the portly fellow is
              Alex Weingarten.
              \_ Nope.
                 \_ No, that's njh you twit.
        \_ That's Lila? My god, you dorks needs to get out more.
           \_ Lila's much worse than that.
           \_ That girl is totally cute and no it isn't lila unless she
              has radically altered her appearance.
              \_ Nope, not Lila.  --me
2004/12/27-28 [Science/Electric] UID:35451 Activity:moderate
12/27   Anyone have experience with voltage regulators? Ie, it will
        correct under and over voltage back to 120v? I am trying to
        find one... Thanks.
        \_ Yes, they will do that. Is there anything more specific
           you wanted to knwo?
           \_ What particular ones have you used? How well does it work?
              Last night I measured 150v on one of my lines. Damn PG&E.
                \_ I don't remember the specific ones, but all the ones
                   I've used were IC's.
                   \_ Well, several questions come to mind.  What are you
                      trying to do that you care about the over/under voltage?
                      Assuming you're trying to do some ninja-EE trick, how
                      much current do you want to suck from the line?  The
                      answer is different depending on what you want to do with
                      the power.  Finally, if you are doing some kind of
                      project that requires homebrew AC regulation, do you
                      think you'll taste better burnt crispy or blackened, and
                      do you have a cute girlfriend and/or wife?  BTW, the
                      later AC conditioner suggestion is likely the correct
                      one.  Perhaps even running power through a UPS would be
              \_ peak or RMS?
                 \_ I measured it with my voltmeter, so I guess its peak?
                    how do I measure the RMS? 150 peak is still too high right?
                    \_ 150V peak * .707 = ~110V AC RMS
        \_ given the comment about PG&E, I think you are looking for
           AC power or "line" conditioners, not voltage regulators.
           \_ I think they are the same thing. Most voltage regulators I find
              are also called conditioners.
              \_ ok, sorry, my old school brain thinks voltage regulators
                 are just for pulling down a DC voltage a little off of
                 a battery or charging circuit.
2004/12/27-28 [Computer/SW/SpamAssassin] UID:35452 Activity:low
12/27   Why did spamassassin suddenly stop working?
        \_ it might not be working for you if you are over quota.
           \_ I am under quota.
              \_ Spamassassin has built-in anti-hozer technology.  You
                 are a hozer and spamass knows!  It doesn't like you!
                 \_ It works again now w/o me changing anything.
2004/12/27 [Science/Disaster] UID:35453 Activity:nil
12/27   Not trying to be insensitive here, but what exactly is the cause
        of death in the Tsunami? I mean the wave hit you, but if you
        know how to swim, you can just swim up right? I mean a 20 ft
        wave is not THAT tall, I assume people living on islands are
        excellent swimmers... I know I am missing something, but what
        is it? The force of the wave knocks you unconscious?
        \_ Your brain has been classified as small.
2004/12/27-28 [Science/Space] UID:35454 Activity:high
12/27   Let's try this again, because i'm actually interested now.
        How exactly do people die in such large numbers because of
        tsunamis? Let's leave insults out of this please.
        \_ Large number of people living in coastal areas, essentially large
           tidal wave hits coastal areas. People are not warned. People
           are slammed by tidal wave. Some die due to shock, some die due
           to drowning, some die due to stuff falling on them. I mean, c'mon,
           get a clue already... geez... And stop deleting threads once they
           show your lack of common sense. It's not like this is rocket
           science. Heck, it's not even Java.
           \_ You've got some issues. I posted the original thread but
              did not post the one above. Yes, this is harder than Java,
              so just answer the question and fuck off.
              \_ No, you have issues. I mean, c'mon, what are you going to
                 ask next, why someone would die from a gunshot wound to
                 the head? I mean, seriously, are you really that in need
                 of a clue?
                 \_ yeah, really the same. one pierces through your skull
                    and literally blows your brains out, and the other
                    makes you tread water and swallow some water
                    \_ Tread water and maybe swallow some water?  Holy
                       shit, are you naturally this stupid, or did you take
                       lessons?  If it was as mild as you seem to think, then
                       how is it that thousands of people died 'swallowing
                       a little water'?  Your original question may have been
                       a little ingenuous, but your insistence on brandishing
                       your stupidity is just....  I'm speechless.  Just...
                    \_  Must be the same fellow who said that classical
                        mechanics, quantum dynamics, and general relativity
                        were all wrong. How do people like this infect our
                        beloved campus? It's times like these I wish we could
                        have drill instructor like they do in the Marine Core
                        and weed out rejects like this. Please, OP, sign your
                        posts, so that way I'll be sure to dump your resume
                        directly into the shredder if you ever apply for a
                        job in Silicon Valley.
                    \_ waves were estimated to be three stories tall and
                       travelling at around 500 miles per hour.
                       \_ well, they do slow down as they hit shore, but
                          watching video of water overtaking running
                          victims, i'd say it is still going 50 mph at
                          least.  oh, and original poster really is dense!
                          \_ Could you point me to where you saw that video?
                             Heck the visualization might help op, as well.
                             \_ it was playing over and over on BBC and CNN
                                international news in Thailand.  op: visualize
                                a horizontal mudslide.  add trees, cars, and
                                houses.  extend upward 30 feet.  accelerate
                                to 50 mph.  now start treading water.
              \_ No, it's not.  It's you.
                 \_ Believe what you want to believe.
                    \_ No, seriously, he's right.  It's you.
                    \_ To paraphrase Leon Trotsky, "Every man has a right
                       to be stupid on occasion, but Comrade Original Poster
                       abuses the privilege."
                       \- good quote. to OP:  have you ever
                          tried surfing or white water rafting.
                          if you ran as fast as you could, lets say
                          that means you are going 10mph ... why dont
                          you try running as fast as you can into the side
                          of a bldg. --psb
        \_ Perhaps a better question would be, "Why is it so difficult to
           detect a tsunami?"
                \_ The US knew about the tsumani 1-1.5 hours before it hit
                   many of the shores since it detected the 9.0 earthquake.
                   It frantically tried to warn the nations in Asia but there
                   is no warning system in many of the affected locations
                   to warn the people of a tsunami.
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