Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2005:January:23 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2005/1/23-24 [Transportation/Motorcycle] UID:35862 Activity:moderate
1/23    My motorcycle (old and unregistered) was just towed.  By the time i was
        notified the fees the towyard wanted were more than the old bike was
        worth.  When this happened to me years ago, I just signed over the
        vehicle to the towyard (or let them lien sale it) and was done with it.
        My brother, though, assures me that the towyard will now come after
        me for 30 days worth of fees plus dismantling + ...   Anyone have any
        contemporary info on this?  What if I just send in a release of
        liability form right now?  I have tried to negotiate with the towyard
        it has not worked.
        \_ Why don't you just ask the tow yard?  And how did you not
           notice your bike was missing?
        \_ I would advise that you pay the towyard.  They can be quite
           aggressive about going after you via credit agencies, which can
           ruin your credit for years to come.
           destabilize your credit for years to come.
        \_ Is this in San Francisco? Google for Chicken John and City Tow.
2005/1/23-24 [Politics/Domestic/President/Reagan, Politics/Domestic/RepublicanMedia] UID:35863 Activity:kinda low
1/23    Johnny Carson, RIP.
        \_ was he blue, red, or purple?
        \_ Johnny Cash, Johnny Carson, who will be next?
           \_ *shrug*  You, if we're lucky.
           \_ Johnny Ramone beat Carson to it. That's three. Leave it alone.
2005/1/23-24 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:35864 Activity:kinda low
1/23    If I were to put a small 12V 2-3" fan nearby my hot HD, is it better
        to blow on the top silver side, or is it better to blow on the lower
        bottom (motor) side? My HD is really really really hot and I'm afraid
        it might break down if I don't do anything about it.
        \_ Heat rises.  Blow on the top side.  That's what Yermom told me.
           \_ So Hismom told you to start blowing?
        \_ Heat rises.  Blow on the top side.
2005/1/23-24 [Consumer/Audio, Transportation/Car/Hybrid] UID:35865 Activity:nil
1/23    My car is about 10 years old and has a cassette tape desk.  I have
        an adaptor that I can plug an iPod or portable CD player into
        the tape desk to play music.  Sometimes it works fine, but all too
        often, it spontaneously ejects the "tape" and won't play it even
        after re-inserting.  I've had the same problem with more than 1
        tape adaptor, so I think it's something about my car's casette
        player.  What can I do to fix this?  Would a tape head cleaner do
        the trick, or is that only for fixing poor sound quality?
        \_ get a hybrid car
          \_ I may consider that when I get a new car, but since my car
             works just fine now, I don't think I'll be spending $10000+
             for a new one.  But thanks for the suggestion.  -op
        \_ get a new player.  $100-$200.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2005:January:23 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>