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2005/5/4 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:37511 Activity:nil
5/3     Does anyone here own Midway Arcade Treasures 2 for the PS2?  Do
        you know how to select Ralph in Rampage World Tour?  If I use
        Controller 1 I get George, if I use Controller 2 I get Lizzie, how
        can I choose Ralph?
        \_ Character selection in Rampage
           To play as the following characters, start the Rampage game
           with controller one. At the start screen for Rampage press
           Start on any of the other controllers. You can disconnect the
           first controller if you only have one and plug it into another
           port.
        George the Gorilla: Controller one
        Lizzie the Lizard: Controller two
        Ralph the Wolf: Controller three
        \_ So you need a four-player tap to use Ralph?  What a retarded
           system. -!op
        \_ That's what I was afraid of, agree with the above poster,
           that's stupid of Midway.  He was my fav, and I don't want to
           buy a multi-tap just to play as him :(
           \_ Heh, you posted on rec.games.video.classic as well.
        \_ dun dun Dun Dun DUN DUN DUN DUN DA DA DA DADADAH! dahdahdun
2005/5/4-6 [Transportation/PublicTransit] UID:37512 Activity:kinda low
5/4     I ride BART daily and listen to music.  I currently have Sennheiser
        MX500 earbuds but am considering the Etymotic ER-6.  I like that my
        MX500 are fairly comfortable (for earbuds) and have good 'articulation'
        or whatever you call it.  What's people's opinion on the ER-6, and does
        its noise-canceling help a lot or a little on BART?
        \_ 5-6 ppl I work with (music related company) really like the ER-6.
           At least two also got an amp that goes with it. I think the amp
           is USB powered and basically acts as a sound card detached from the
           computer
        \_ Again, as before deletion:  Shure earbuds are kind of nice,
           albeit awkward the first few times.  -John
        \_ noise cancelling is only going to save a few dB and only in
           certain lower frequencies.  the isolation of the in-ear plugs
           helps too.  but BART is horribly noisy across a wide frequency
           range.  the electronic cancellation will reduce the rumbles
           a bit and the plug will cut some of the howl, so you lower the
           noise floor a bit.  but it won't go away nor stun you with a
           huge drop unless your current ones are not isolating at all
           and you have never used ear plugs or ear muffs of any kind.
           \_ ER-6 are passive noise canceling by virtue of being in-ear and
              as such are more or less earplugs.
        \_ I actually just switched from MX400(MX500 w/o volume control) to
           ER-6i, primarily for the BART ride in fact.  I don't go cross-bay,
           but I can barely hear any of the train noise.  Even less so when I
           turn the music on.  When it's in right, it's clearer than MX400.
           But when it's not completely sealed, sounds kinda muddy.  ER-6i
           is supposed to be better than ER-6 for portable devices if you're
           not planning on using amps.  It only comes in white, though, which
           I hate.  Can the above poster tell me which amp is usb powered?
        \_ I have a Senheisser.  My biggest complain is too many wires.
           \_ HeadRoom Total BitHead
              http://headroom.headphone.com/layout.php?productID=0000010004
        \_ I have a Sennheiser PX300.  I actually prefer active noise
           reduction, as I would be more aware of my environment (e.g.
           streets + scooters that doesn't follow traffic rules) than
           a passive NR headphone.  My biggest complain for PX300 is too
           many wires(it has a seperate switch/battery compartment) and
           my hands/body movement tend to get tangled with it.
           if you walk alot, take number of wires into consideration.
2005/5/4-5 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:37513 Activity:low
5/4     Is there any way to make something like a symbolic or hard link in
        Windows (NTFS)?  Shortcuts don't count because they can't be followed
        as part of a path.
        \_ You can make symbolic links to directories (junction points) and
           hard links to files.  Sysinternals has a junction tool, and
           you can search Google for "NTFS hardlink" for hardlink tools.
           (Be forewarned: junction points on Windows are dangerous.
           Explorer doesn't distinguish them from normal directories, so
           deleting a junction point deletes all the /contents/.  grumble.)
        \_ Trying to make Windows act like UNIX is a bad idea.
        \_ Install cygwin, then you can ln -s all you want
2005/5/4 [Recreation/Food] UID:37514 Activity:kinda low
5/3     ax, do you eat raw eggs to get to where you are now?   -curious
        \_ Where is he now, the hospital?
                \_ I ate raw eggs in the early 90's by mixing them in
                milkshakes, say maybe 5 or 6 whites and 1 with the yellow
                still in.  I haven't had any since then.  I benched 335
                in 1993, I can do 285 now, but I run a lot and don't
                eat much protein. I weighed 190 or so then, 196 now.  -ax
                   \_ DUDE, LEARN TO INDENT. Anyways, you never had saminela?
                      \_ DUDE, LEARN TO SPELL. anyway. salmonella.
                \_ height?
                \_ penis size?
                   \_ delta?
                \_ cup size?
2005/5/4-5 [Computer/SW/SpamAssassin] UID:37515 Activity:nil
5/3     Procmail question.  For messages over, say 1 Meg, I want to
        add '[OVERSIZED]' to the subject.  The following works,

           | sed 's/^\(Subject:\)\(.*\)$/\1 \[OVERSIZED\]\2/'

        but, how can I do this if there is no "Subject" field to
        begin with?
        \_ Changing subject is quickly done using formail.
        http://info.ccone.at/INFO/Mail-Archives/procmail/Jan-2002/msg00413.html
           From there you should be able to figure out the rest.
          \_ Didn't work.  -op
            \_ This is a similar rule I had, that worked:
                :0 c
                * ^TO.*(list@uc-hiking-club.berkeley.ca.us)
                {
                        SUBJECT=`formail -xSubject:`
                        NEWSUBJ="Subject: CHAOS: $SUBJECT"
                       :0 fhw
                       | formail -i "$NEWSUBJ"
                       :0
                       ! address@imap.cs.berkeley.edu
                }
           \_ Right on!  That works.  Thanks!  -op
2005/5/4 [Computer/HW/Laptop] UID:37516 Activity:nil
5/4     Any sodan here who was contacted by UC that their info. was on the
        stolen laptop but hasn't requested a credit alert?  I am still
        hesitating because I have yet to find na authoritative description
        about the side effect of a credit alert (or else why won't everybody
        just choose it by default?), like whether it might affect renting an
        apartment or getting a job because some dumbass does not want to rent
        to or hire someone whose id might have been stolen.
        \_ I didn't. I figure 100,000 is a lot of people to go through, and
           that they wouldn't single me out because just have a dumb ass
           bachelors degree from Cal. I figure they'd be more interested at
           MS/PhD graduates.
           \_ The only people affected were grad students. Someone was doing
              some kind of study about graduate admissions and had the
              data on their laptop. I know because my fiance was one of
              those contacted by the UC. They said only her name and race
              were on the laptop. She is not too concerned.
2005/5/4 [Politics/Domestic/President, Politics/Domestic/California] UID:37517 Activity:moderate
5/4     http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/05/04/british.election
        Do YOU guys want Blair to win? Poll:
        Yes:
        No: .
        \_ It's pretty much a foregone conclusion.
        \_ I want Blair to step-down and have another Labour Party member
           step in as PM, saying, "Yeah, Blair lied.  I'm the new guy!"
           Or, I want Blair to say, "Yeah, I lied about these specific things."
           Then I would want him to win.
           \_ I want Blair to step-down and say "Yeah, I lied, in fact, Georgy
              promised me goodies if I lied."
           \_ They'll get Brown soon enough.  -John
        \_ We should start a letter writing campaign to tell regular British
           voters it's important for us that they vote Tory.  Yeah, that'll
           work.
2005/5/4 [Health/Disease/General] UID:37518 Activity:nil
5/4     US Religious groups trying to block HPV vaccination:
        http://www.newscientist.com/channel/sex/mg18624954.500
2005/5/4 [Politics/Domestic/RepublicanMedia] UID:37519 Activity:high
5/4     Google's liberal bias:
        Ad that ran: http://www.rightmarch.com/images/Google1.jpg
        Ad that was rejected: http://www.rightmarch.com/images/Google2.jpg
        \_ Good. It's about time we have a counter weight to Fox News which
           has permeated to a majority of Americans.
           \_ seconded.
           \_ Gee, and I thought the way to fight bias was with fact, not more
              bias.
              \_ Clearly you don't watch much television.
                \_ anyone familiar with recent news cannot equate
                   pelossi with delyy's scandals
                   \_ Great reasoning!  I must agree in the face of that.
        \_ If they were really biased, they wouldn't have accepted their
           pro-DeLay ad either.
2005/5/4 [Recreation/Dating, Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:37520 Activity:kinda low
5/4     John, your Euro gf looks sexy, cultured, and sophisticated, unlike
        heavy make-up, Britney Spears-like, Ameri-trash I'm used to seeing.
        She has no make-up but still looks incredibly nice. What's her secret?
        Is it from not drinking American Monsanto milk? Or eating natural
        European waxless apples? Or from walking a lot in sandle friendly
        Euro towns? Lastly, tell us about her. What's her nationality? Age?
        Languages? Curious :)
        \_ There's nothing wrong with American girls.  It's the American girls
           you hang out with that are the problem.  Find new girls.
        \_ wtf? are you a retard?
           \_ Sounds like kchang looking for a new stalking victim.
        \_ Holy shit.  The CSUA has got some scary people lurking about.
              \_ LILA!!!!! LILA PATTON!!!!!!!!!!!
        \_ Holy shit.  Who are these people, and how do they get CSUA
           membership?  Get your chronic masturbator self back to Craigslist
           Missed Connections!
2005/5/4-5 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:37521 Activity:kinda low
5/4     Has anyone checked in a cardboard box for a flight recently?  Will
        the security screener tape the box back to shipping condition if
        they open it for inspection?
        \_ Haven't recently, but expect it to be opened and no way to seal
           it. Of course you can bring your own or hit one of the "inside"
           stores for some tape (don't expect shipping tape).
        \_ I took my bike in a cardboard box and they didn't bother opening
           it.  But then again, it's probably easily identified using the x-ray
           machines.  Your best bet is to either not put anything suspicious, or\
           use one of those huge tupaware looking storage boxes as they atleast
           machines.  Your best bet is to either not put anything suspicious, or
           use one of those huge tupaware looking storage boxes as they atleast
           close up resonably afterwards.  -scottyg
           \_ I was asking for checked-in luggage.  I don't mind bring
              tapes but since security screening of checked in luggage
              is done without my presence, how can I make sure the screener
              seal it back?
2005/5/4-6 [Computer/HW/Laptop, Computer/HW/Memory] UID:37522 Activity:nil
5/4     Is kingmax memory a reliable brand (for laptop)?
        \_ yeah, it works fine
           just do a http://newegg.com search for "kingmax memory" and you'll get
           pages of 4 or five egg average user ratings.
           pages of 4- or 5-egg average user ratings.
           \_ tnx for the response (I just didn't know if ratings at a merchant
              site should be trusted).  Another question: are 2.5v and 2.6v
              memory compatible?  http://crucial.com give me a 2.5v module for my
              notebook, while kingmax has a module that has the same spec
              except a 0.1v higher voltage.
2005/5/4 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Korea] UID:37523 Activity:high
5/4     "Uhm. Tsu-Jae is Korean."
        \_ Yes, my friends and I know that. We just want to know how long
           it takes before jrleek realizes that. We're actually quite
           surprised considering that he married an Asian woman. Obviously
           he doesn't know, or doesn't care to know. At this point, we feel
           insulted enough and have decided that none of his messages are
           worth replying to.
        \_ Umm.. really?  There's no Korean syllable that would romanize
           to Tsu.  Are we talking about this person?  She looks Chinese,
           and her name sure isn't Korean. Maybe Chinese-Korean? -jrleek
           http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~tking
           Or are you saying kngharv is Korean?  I know no korean name
           romanizes to "King", although I guess you could translate the
           wang name. Never heard of anyone doing that though.
2005/5/4-5 [Health/Disease/General] UID:37524 Activity:nil
5/4     Fat states tend to be Red states:
        http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,155416,00.html
2005/5/4-5 [Health/Disease/General] UID:37528 Activity:nil
5/4     http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/352/18/1839
        http://www.crucell.com
        More on upcoming influenza pandemic yet again.
        \_ Yes. I'm not disagreeing with anything in the article. As the
           author points out, vaccination is like any other public
           infratructure, as it is best handled by international and
           centralized agencies. Unfortunately, I don't see the U.S.
           government doing anything (or have the budget for it). In addition,
           there is a trend to privatize every little bits of infrastructure
           in the U.S. Just look at the trend from 1950s to now-- privatized
           healthcare, social security, mass transit, water, power,
           comunication, and in some states, privatized freeways and toll
           road. The U.S. shifts healthcare burdens to private enterprises,
           who are unwilling to invest in infrastructures that have slow
           pay back (such as flu vaccines). Public infrastructures cost a
           lot of money and make share-holders unhappy. In short, I think U.S.
           is fucked.
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