Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2005:March:06 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2005/3/6-7 [Uncategorized] UID:36544 Activity:nil
3/6     The Geek Hierarchy - what do you guys think?
        \_ I think you're two years behind the times.
2005/3/6-7 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:36545 Activity:moderate
3/6     Hey kchang, what's the deal with kais motd external links defaulting
        opening in a new window? Didn't you get the memo that that's
        obnoxious and outdated behavior now that all sane browsers allow the
        users to have their own pick of same window/new tab/new window?
        \_ In case you hadn't noticed, kchang has no clue.  He uses <blink>.
           \_ I agree <blink> totally sucks.
           \_ ok fine I have no clue. Let's see you do a better job,
              Mr. cranky failed barely educated from cal tom holub.
        \_ Right click, then select "open in new tab"
           Your other option is to use something else.
           The sooner you stop whining the sooner you get what you want.
           This site teaches you how to 1) disable blink 2) force Firefox
           open in the same window or another tab. The blink and window
           problems are not exclusive to just Kais Motd, you know? Now
           get your fucking lazy ass learning something new instead of
           bitching about it, dumb fucks.
           \_ translation: "my site sucks, and I like it that way"
        \_ kchang, your website is a blessing and a boon. Ignore the haters.
2005/3/6-7 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Others] UID:36546 Activity:nil
3/6     Excellent article on the Lebanon situation
2005/3/6-7 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:36547 Activity:kinda low
3/4     "Screwdriver had to be taken away suddenly"?  Is this one of those
        PATRIOT act things where you can't tell us what the hell is going
        \_ Since I have no idea what the hell you're talking about, I decided
           to put the word "screwdriver" into  It turns out
           there's actually a hell of a lot of mayhem caused by
           screwdriver-wielding thugs worldwide.  So what *are* you talking
           \_ I assume "screwdriver" is a CSUA machine.  It's mentioned in
              \_ Ok, I figured that out now... I'm still glad I googled
                 "screwdriver", though.  Very amusing.
                 \_ did it have a link to a story on the kid who died outside
                    an internet cafe a few years ago after he was stabbed in
                    the head with a screwdriver?
                 \_ You should google "skrewdriver."  This will lead you to
                    some of the best of the web.
                    \_ Is "best of web" poorly done irony?  Or are you some
                       post-post-modern bemused intellectual?  I didn't
                       think UCB admitted white supremecy nutjobs.
        \_ Taken down, not away.  Our volunteer sysadmins are doing some
           work on the machine, and on various other CSUA machines.
           How many types of emergencies d'you think might cause this?
           Think for a minute.....   --PeterM
        \_ I was lead to understand it got hacked.
2005/3/6-7 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:36548 Activity:nil
3/6     This is a pretty fun TRON game:
2005/3/6-7 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:36549 Activity:moderate
3/6     What have the Americans ever done for us?,,19269-1510003_1,00.html
        \_ This kind of sums up the fundamental problem with most "pro-" or
           "anti-American" arguments--it's either "you're a bunch of fascist
           pigs", without paying attention to the good aspects of fascist
           piggery, or "love it or leave it, they saved us from Hitler", which
           flies in the face of the idea of being able to criticize a nation
           on its bad aspects, no matter how good the overall picture (yes,
           Ilya, I know, total war and all, don't start pleeease.)  -John
           \_ Even a Bald Eagle will poop on your windshield wussy
        \_ Well, there's the aquaducts...
        \_ Taleban: great move, kudoes! Oh, wait, the Taleban are coming back?
                    Um, wtf?
                    \_ Most likely the Taliban are not coming back:
              (yahoo news)
           Iraq: Yay, no more Saddam Hussein! Oh, wait, what's with this
                 insane surge in suicide bombings, stil no steady electricity,
                 and a religious-dominated new slate of parliamentatians?
           Libya: Yay, the negotiations we've been working on since 199x have
                  finally borne fruit.
           Syria: ??? What did the US do in Syria? Oh, you mean the popular
                  uprising against Syria in the wake of the bombing of a
                  popular Lebanese politician? Hm, did the Americans bomb his
           Egypt: Yay, elections! Wait, did the Egyptians say they're going to
                  abide by them?
           Saudi Arabia: See Egypt, with more oppression of women.
           Israel/Palestine: Um, the US killed Arafat?
                                     \_ You seriously believe this?
                                        \_ Of course not. After all, he's
                                           dead, isn't he?
                                        \_ Of course not, because the CIA is
                                           not that competent.
        \_ "It was always the express goal of the Bush Administration to
            change the regime in Baghdad, precisely because of the
            opportunities for democracy it would open up in the rest of the
            Arab world."
           Really? 'Cos they sold it to us as him being an imminent threat,
           what with those weapons of mass destruction and all.
           \_ "Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no
              doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some
              of the most lethal weapons ever devised. ...
              The danger is clear: Using chemical, biological or, one day,
              nuclear weapons obtained with the help of Iraq, the terrorists
              could fulfill their stated ambitions and kill thousands or
              hundreds of thousands of innocent people in our country or any
              other. ...
              Before the day of horror can come, before it is too late to
              act, this danger will be removed." -Dubya, 3/17/03
              \_  "Now, there are some who would like to rewrite history --
                   revisionist historians is what I like to call them." -GWB
2005/3/6-8 [Computer/HW/Memory] UID:36550 Activity:nil
3/6     My laptop memeory use PC2700, but I have a PC3200, other things being
        equal.  Is memory downward compatible or it has to be an exact match?
        \_ Yes, no.
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