Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2005:March:12 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2005/3/12 [Transportation/Car, Reference/Law/Court] UID:36657 Activity:high
3/12    So when are they going to catch this guy?  From how it sounds, he took
        the Grand Theft Auto strategy and won't be killing himself; he sounds
        determined and focused, and wants to survive.
        Jury foreman: "He seemed like a pretty logical, intelligent, articulate
        Neighbor: "He walked around with no T-shirt, and didn't come off as a
        9-to-5 guy. Some of the women liked him, but I didn't trust him at all." He was accused of binding his ex-girlfriend -- an executive
        at a Fortune 500 company -- with duct tape and assaulting her over a
        three-day period last fall. ... Nichols had claimed the sex was
        consensual. His first trial began two weeks ago, but ended in a
        hung jury. ... Nichols' last known job was as a computer technician
        for a subsidiary of UPS.
        Prosecutor: "I really believe that this was a random situation. This is
        not a defendant who has demonstrated violence in the past. The violence
        in his past was specific to his victim."
        \_ Already have:
           \_ Yeah, I thought he would go to a friend's house.  He would have
              needed to have surfaced to buy food if he really slept in his
              car.  Guess he gave up.
2005/3/12 [Recreation/Celebrity/MichaelJackson] UID:36658 Activity:nil
3/12    Biggest prediction of 2005. Michael Jackson will commit suicide
        before the trial is over.                       -Oracle #1
        \_ It's not a really big prediction, since drudgereport already
           scooped you by two or three days.
2005/3/12 [Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:36659 Activity:nil
3/12    More Sgrena.  The Italian justice mister tells her to shut up.
        (More or less),,11965-4190767,00.html
2005/3/12 [Transportation/Car/RoadHogs] UID:36660 Activity:kinda low
3/12    SUV as public nuisance:
        SUV drivers cause more fatalities per mile than drivers of other
        vehicles. They are a safety risk to other drivers on the road,
        almost the textbook example of a nuisance.
        1. nuisance -- ((law) a broad legal concept including anything
        that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers
        life and health or is offensive)
        \_ Yes most people know they're evil. Tell that to our governator and
           our oil loving politicians, I'm sure they'll be sympathetic and
           do something about it. Yeah.
        \_ The key phrase is "use of your property", that means real
           property (land) not chattels such as cars. Products liability
           actions against manufacturers of SUVs by people injured in
           accidents w/ SUVs is more promising.
2005/3/12 [Science/Space, Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:36661 Activity:nil
3/12    Errr... whoops.  The Italian general who was supposed to be
        keeping the Americans informed of the Sgrena rescue mission, was
        never told of the mission.
2005/3/12-14 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:36662 Activity:nil
3/12    New Legend of Zelda Trailer:
2005/3/12-14 [Uncategorized] UID:36663 Activity:nil
3/12    If you or anybody you know took EE 123 here in Fall 1993, could you
        email me? Specifically interested in that course, that semester
        only (long story). -alexf@cs (yes, very random question, but the
        motd is the only place I can think of where I'd have even a tiny
        chance of finding someone who did)
2005/3/12 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:36664 Activity:nil
3/12    Who says Microsoft is all that evil [red]?
        Also, I'm definitely going to stop eating at Outback Steakhouse:
        And here's why the blue loses. Almost all food/grocery stores are Red,
        while almost all computer software and tech are blue. The reddies
        don't have to (and are too stupid) to use computers, but the blues
        can't survive without eating.
2005/3/12-14 [Recreation/Shopping] UID:36665 Activity:kinda low
3/12    Woe is me.  Legs too short.  Someone recommend me a tailor that
        hems pants for cheap?!  Berk/Oak/El Cerrito.  Somewhere around
        \_ While I'm not an expert on the matter, 'Jim the Tailor' did a good
           job taking up the sleves of my wool overcoat for $20.  He's just
           west of Telegraph near Rasputin.
        \_ There used to be a great Chinese laundry around Shattuck &
           University where the grumpy, asocial grandmother hanging out in
           the booth would do excellent alterations for $5-$20.  -John
        \_ I hear you can get your legs made longer at Abu Graib.
           \_ That's tasteless, I expect better of the motd.
2005/3/12 [Uncategorized] UID:36666 Activity:nil
3/12    Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy --
        \_ not work safe, but then again, why are you working on a weekend?
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