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2005/4/11-12 [Uncategorized] UID:37138 Activity:nil
4/10    For those of you with "digital wallets" for "nearline" photo
        storage, is it simple for multiple people or multiple cameras
        to share one wallet? i.e. a good way to have a hierarchical
        directory structure.
        \_ No.  One directory per download.
2005/4/11-13 [Transportation/Bicycle] UID:37139 Activity:nil
4/11    RIDE Chainless BIKE:
        http://www.dynamicbicycles.com
        \_ much cooler shaft-drive bike:  http://www.biomega.dk
        \_ http://www.dynamicbicycles.com/bikes/default.php
           "Shaft drive bicycle technology is not new."
           \_ Funny that nowhere on the site did I find a mention of weight.
              That is usually a standard thing to list about a bike or frame
              set...
              \_ From http://www.dynamicbicycles.com/chainless :
                 "Our shaft drive bikes weigh about one pound more than a
                  comparable chain and derailleur bike, yet their perfect
                  balance keeps the feel of the bike light and responsive."
                  --dbushong
        \_ That's misleading. The main thing is they're using Shimano Nexus
           gearhubs. Internal hubs have been around forever. That Shimano is
           good enough for a casual city bike but not for performance.
           They also list the weight in their "Q&A": 32 lbs. Boat. Anchor.
           Rohloff Speedhubs are cool though: http://www.rohloffusa.com
2005/4/11-14 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus] UID:37140 Activity:low
4/11    I've been programming professionaly for about 4 years but my background
        is in the sciences, so sometimes I feel my knowledge of CS concepts
        and/or theory has a few holes.  Would you care to reccomend a book
        that would help me fill out areas I might have missed?  I'm not looking
        for a language book, or an "all about [compilers|databases|graphics]"
        but rather "these are the data structures, here are some smart
        algorithms, heres how to architect something".  --Thanks
        \_ Get a copy of CLR. Other algorithms/programming books I've
           like include 'Algorithms in C' by Sedgwick and 'Expert C
           Programming' by van der Linden.
           \_ Huh?  I tried STFW.
              \_ Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest, Intro to Algorithms  - yap
              \_ http://theory.lcs.mit.edu/~clr
           \_ What about Design Patterns?  Useful or hype?
              \_ Thumbs up from me. Not that we shouldn't learn how to write
                 them from scratch, but I think STL and Boost and design
                 patterns are all really useful for a wide range of software
                 problems these days.
        \_ Check out the lecture notes on MIT Open Courseware, excellent stuff! -ray
              \_ I thought DP was all hype. It did nothing for me,
                 but I've mostly been doing systems, network and
                 security programming. Might be useful if you are
                 doing application programming. FYI, my background
                 was science but I've been a coder for about 5 yrs
                 so a lot of stuff that I didn't know I picked up
                 by eiether taking courses via SITN or bumming books
                 from co-workers.
                 \_ Design Patterns are very useful.  Even if you don't know
                    anything about it you will notice much of your code
                    actually fit one or more of the design patterns once you
                    start reading it.  I am an application programmer.
              \_ What are Design Patterns?
                 \_ When you see the code of a large application,
                    sometimes you will wonder why it is written that
                    way, and how did whoever wrote it decide to write
                    it the way it is.  Design Patterns is the attempt
                    to systematize the above, as opposed to learning
                    it through experience or sheer intelligence.  At
                    least that is my understanding.
        \_ Check out the lecture notes on MIT Open Courseware, excellent
           stuff! -ray
           \_ http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Electrical-Engineering-and-Computer-Science/6-170Laboratory-in-Software-EngineeringFall2001/LectureNotes/index.htm
           \_ http://tinyurl.com/53tpe (owc.mit.edu)
              check out lecture notes 12/13/14 on design pattern.
2005/4/11-13 [Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:37141 Activity:high
4/11    Did Camilla's two children become prince and princess after the civil
        wedding?
        \_ Is she still not claiming the title of Princess?  I'd guess her
           children would not be in the line of succession.  Or if they were,
           it would be WAY down the line.
           \_ Her new title is Duchess of Cornwall. Her kids don't get a title.
              If she becomes queen, her kids would be put into the line of
              succession.
              \_ As I understand it; it follows the blood line. So,
        unless these kids are really the Prince's ; they are not in
        line of sucession
              \_ As I understand it; it follows the blood line. So, unless
                 these kids are really the Prince's ; they are not in line
                 of sucession
                 \_ Hmm, can't wait until the next issue of the Sun tabloid.
        \_ From the BBC:
           "Prince Charles remains heir to the throne, with his and
           Princess Diana's oldest son, Prince William, next in line to
           the throne. Any change in the succession needs the assent of
           all Commonwealth members. Mrs Parker-Bowles has two children,
           Tom and Laura, from her first marriage but they do not join the
           line of succession."
           BTW, here is the line of succession:
   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_of_Succession_to_the_British_Throne
           http://tinyurl.com/49v4f
                \- i think once the mother cockroach dies, there will be a
                   bit of a reckoning in england. i have known a few
                   british people in the 30-50 age range who have said
                   "E2 is my queen but he will never be my king" ... i guess
                   they remember QE2 being a symbol after ww2 and being good
                   for the country, but it is obvious to everybody that the
                   more recently generations are genetically freakish spoiled
                   wastrels. --psb
                   \_ I think William and Harry are quite popular, no?
                      \_ They are and it is possible that QE might outlive
                         Charles. If Charles dies then William takes over,
                         despite Camilla being alive or not. Charles may
                         never be king.
                         \_ I've always assumed that Charles would abdicate
                            and allow the crown to pass to William.
                            \-Let's hope he meets the same fate as Charles I.
                              Here is a fun trivia question: Who doesnt belong:
                              Oliver Cromwell, Edward II, Richard III,
                              Papa Doc Duvalier, Vlad the Impaler.
                              Google away, bitches. --psb
                              \_ What has he done to deserve beheading?
2005/4/11 [Computer/SW/Security, Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:37142 Activity:very high
4/11    What's the best way to transfer files between Macs and PCs? I don't
        want to install NFS (too heavy weight), there must be another way.
        Like, I don't want to use SCP because it doesn't do recursive copy...
            \_ my problem with WinSCP is that it doesn't like to copy file
               names with foreign letters (accented e, Ooo, etc). What other
               alternatives are there besides WinSCP which I like a lot?
               \_ You were given the correct answer and deleted it.  go away.
            \_ scp doesn't do recursive copy? have you tried scp -r?
        \_ scp -r.  windows scp clients do this too.  fool
        \_ samba on the Mac.  -tom
        \_ Why not just connect to the PC from the Mac? OS X has a built-in
           SMB client or you can just enable Windows Sharing on OS X for
           the opposite direction.
            \_ my problem with WinSCP is that it doesn't like to copy file
               names with foreign letters (accented e, Ooo, etc). What other
               alternatives are there besides WinSCP which I like a lot?
               \_ You were given the correct answer and deleted it.  go away.
            \_ scp doesn't do recursive copy? have you tried scp -r?
        \_ USB2.0/IEEE1394 hard drive enclosure
           \_ Why was this deleted?
        \_ rsync over ssh.
        \_ car full of cdrs!
           \_ Only if copied and driven by a hot naked chick, who you have sex
              with during the copying.
           \_ Only if the data is lisp code.
        \_ 4" floppy disk
        \_ smb share + net.
           \_ seconded. If you have OpenSSH installed on your Win* box,
              then you can even use ssh tunneling.
2005/4/11-13 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:37143 Activity:nil
4/11    I called Berkeley's fraud alert hotline and the only info the thieves
        had are: My full name, SSN, and the money I made. That's weird, I
        don't remember putting down how much money I made when I applied to
        Berkeley. Anyways, they told me to call Experian 888-397-3742
        Option 2, 2, 3, 2, 1, 2 to put myself on fraud alert.
        \_ Is this pre-emptive or has somebody already started using the
           stolen ID info? -- ulysses
           \_ I don't think there's been any evidence that the stolen ID info
              has been used.  -tom
           \_ who is deleting useful replies?
              There is as of yet no evidence that the stolen data have been
              used.   -tom
2005/4/11 [Uncategorized] UID:37144 Activity:very high
4/11    Winner:  unfortunate juxtaposition award:
        http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_100224001.html
        Note the line just above the copyright:
        "SLIDESHOW: See hte news in photos!"
        \_ "CBS 2"?
           \_ Uh, I would guess CBS is channel 2 in Chicago...
        \_ I don't get it.
           \_ Did you read the article?
           \_ Ha ha I do
2005/4/11-13 [Politics/Domestic/911] UID:37145 Activity:nil
4/11    Bad Ass Sikh keeps terrorist body as souvenir:
        http://xo.typepad.com/blog/2005/04/man_who_killed_.html
        \- See also KPS Gill
           http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/1975997.stm
2005/4/11-13 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:37146 Activity:nil
4/11    Korean minister says he supports army gaming corps:
        http://tinyurl.com/6o45o
        \_ To understand why this actually sort of makes sense, you have
           to know the place Starcraft holds in Korea.  It is a very
           popular sport.  At least 2 channels show tournoments almost all
           day long.  The players hold the same position for people as
           popular sports figures.  It is a big deal. -jrleek
2005/4/11-14 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:37147 Activity:nil
4/11    I have a ripped DVD that I would like to view without having to
        go through the bother of burning it to DVD, what is the easiest
        way to do this?  (windows or linux or both)
        \_ For windows use Daemon Tools: http://csua.org/u/bnj
           --dbushong
        \_ Rip it as an ISO image and then mount it with Daemon Tools.
        \_ PowerDVD lets you do it.
        \_ PowerDVD, WinDVD, allows you to "open DVD from file" on your HD.
        \_ mplayer and vlc used to let you play the vobs directly
2005/4/11 [Uncategorized/Spanish] UID:37148 Activity:nil
4/11    ?Porque in Espanol, es 'el agua' y no 'la agua'?
        \_ Perche qualche volta, una parola che fine con <<a>> e
           masculine.
        \_ Y el įguila, y El Papa, et cetera.
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