Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2005:July:27 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2005/7/27 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:38837 Activity:moderate
7/26    I'm suprised no one has posted this yet:
        I enjoyed the quote "The more you tighten your grip, Bill,
        the more systems will slip through your fingers."  But the
        subject itself doesn't bode well.  Microsoft is beggining a
        drastic rollout of anti-piracy features that will make pirating
        windows and or software in general near impossible.
        \_ The idea is after yesterday, even keygen'd Windows XP will no longer
           be able to get non-security-related downloads from Windows Update.
           Conceivably this could be extended to all downloads.
        \_ If I had a nickel for every time I heard about an impregnable
           anti-piracy system...
        \_ Is that "near impossible" thing your own opinion? Cuz it's just
           wrong. Very wrong.
           \_ I guess "more inconvenient" is the right phrase.  E.g., copying
              music is more inconvenient these days with the lawsuits
              directed to individuals and companies.
              Unless the evil pirates make it less inconvenient again.
              \_ They always do.
2005/7/27-29 [Computer/Companies/Yahoo] UID:38840 Activity:nil
7/27    Which map service gives you GPS location? It's not on yahoo map
        or map blast. Thanks.
        \_ Mapblast (aka MSN Maps) always puts the latitude and longitude
           in the URL.  For both Yahoo Maps and Google Maps, you can click
           on "Link to this map" and then it'll be in the URL.
2005/7/27-29 [Transportation/Bicycle] UID:38841 Activity:nil
        Note the fatalities per billion km table about 1/3 through the
        article. Is there a similar table out there for particular US cities?
        Anyone..anyone...holub? -- ulysses
2005/7/27-29 [Uncategorized] UID:38842 Activity:nil
7/27    any free UML tools to download?
        \_ Must...kill...UML...
2005/7/27-29 [Reference/Religion, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:38843 Activity:nil
7/27    I think this is the most interesting blog I've ever read.  It's
        written by a journalist about his tooling around Iraq.  He spends
        a lot of time with a unit in Mosul, but the section on the
        Yezidis is also really interesting.
2005/7/27-29 [Computer/SW/WWW/Server] UID:38845 Activity:nil
7/27    Sorry, I broke my webserver (mod_perl fall down and go boom). stuff will hopefully be back up by tonight.  --dbushong
        \_ Or...tomorrow.  mod_perl is not happy.  Sigh.
        \_ Does anyone actually USE I don't and haven't even since
  proved to be much better
           \_ Holy mythical creatures, batman!  His wounds are closing!
        \_ OK, fixed.  All it took was a buildworld, perl rebuild, apache
           rebuild, mod_perl rebuild, and a chicken.
2005/7/27-29 [Recreation/Dating, Health/Women] UID:38846 Activity:nil
7/27    Lonely old Vietnamese whose women have been taken by Koreans whose women
        have been taken by dorky white guys can buy Japanese android women:
        \_ don't worry, closet apartheid guy, my CS geek friend from Cal is
           vietnamese but he married a corn-fed blonde Indiana girl and it
           all averages out.
2005/7/27-29 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:38847 Activity:low
        What a dumb bitch.
        \_ She's a bitch regardless, but only dumb if she can't win.
        \_ I remember back when Tipper Gore and the PMRC were pulling all their
           idiotic shenanigans over explicit song lyrics.  Remember when Dee
           Snyder and Frank Zappa came in and made them all look stupid?  Where
           are the heroic game designer equivalents of those musicians?
           Who will reveal Hillary Clinton and Orrin Hatch to be the
           grandstanding tools that they are?
           \_ I haven't seen anything by Hatch, what did he say?
              \_ Sigh.  Google Orrin Hatch video games.  Like the War On Drugs,
                 the War On Indecent Anything is a bipartisan fallacy.  All
                 politicians love to grandstand.
           \_ Well I like how the article never mentions the obvious, uh what's
              the right phrase here? anyway that the game was already rated
              "Mature (17+)" and these idiots are buying it for kids. And they
              are so concerned about essentially harmless sex scenes that a kid
              cannot see without specifically looking for how to access it and
              then using a 3rd party patch/tool, whereas with far less effort
              he can type "lolitas" into google, or whatever, and furthermore
              they couldn't care less about the game's extreme violence. Fuck
         Sen. Danforth:  "There is nothing on the face of the album which would
           notify you if the record has pornographic material or
           material glorifying violence?"
         Tipper Gore:    "No, there is nothing that would suggest that to me."
         Frank Zappa:    "I would say that a buzz saw blade between the guy's
           legs on the album cover is good indication that it's
           not for little Johnny."
           -- The Senate Commerce Committee hearing on rock
              lyrics, from The Village Voice, 6 Oct 1985
        \_ Have you at least played through 50% of the game?
           Don't tell me, "I haven't but I know what's going on Hillary's a
           dumb bitch!!1!" or "I only saw it at a friend's house".
           \_ No, Hillary is a very smart and venal bitch. -- ilyas
              \_ as opposed to dubya being ...
                 \_ I am sorry what does this entire thread have to do with
                    Bush? -- ilyas
        \_ fyi hot coffee video for proper background
                    \_ by presenting one fact without another highly related
                       fact, there is the perception of misleading information.
                       For example, the statement, "The CIA's judgment is that
                       there are no WMDs in Iraq" is true.  However, you
                       need to specify also, "But at the time Dubya made
                       the decision, the CIA's judgement was there were WMDs
                       in Iraq".  Withou the 2nd sentence, there is the
                       perception of misleading information ... an incomplete
                       picture not including critical elements.
                       It's what lawyers do everyday anyway.
                       \_ But that's not what pp said.  He brought up Bush
                          because I said a Bad Thing about Hillary. -- ilyas
                          \_ That's 'cause we all know you're a BUSH LOVER,
                             \_ Yes, I am apparently an administration
                                apologist. -- ilyas
                                \_ Yes. Motd says you are. Now go stand in the
                                   corner and hang your head in shame.  -motd
           \_ Actually yes, I have. What is your point? I was actually
              referring to the old woman plaintiff but as for Hillary I'm
              gonna go with ilyas' assessment. GTA is definitely a "mature"
              game but it has nothing on a lot of R rated movies. For example
              the movie "Colors".
              \_ being able to control my rate of screwing and vary my sexual
                 positions among 5 different virtual girlfriends while viewing
                 it with sound effects in an MA+-rated product from arguably
                 the most popular software publisher (Rockstar) using an
                 easily downloadable and well-known activation mod is
                 revolutionary (not to mention the simulated oral sex)!
                 \_ You should sue women for having hidden sexual body parts.
        \_ fyi hot coffee video for proper background
2005/7/27-29 [Reference/BayArea] UID:38848 Activity:nil
7/27    Looking to buy/rent a ponytailed(long-hair) garden gnome.
        I figure someplace in the Bay Area (Berkeley?) or online
        would have it? Any ideas?
2005/7/27-29 [Transportation/Airplane] UID:38849 Activity:low
7/27    If there is a 2% chance of fatalities on space flights, should
        human manned space flights be suspended?
        \_ There's a high chance of fatalities in many professions.
           Join the military (even during peace time), become a mine
           worker, become a cop, operate a crane. It's all dangerous
           but we still do it.
           \_ 2% is high.  But if the risk can be reduced to .5% or less.
        \_ You're overestimating the danger by 100%!
        \_ The real problem here isn't the fatalities. Lots of people would
           like to go if the probability was 50%. The problem is that
           replacing a blown-up space vehicle every other flight can get
           expensive. It has to be reliable to be affordable, unless someone
           figures out how to make spaceships for cheap.
           \_ Also, a blown-up vehicle is bad PR, which makes soliciting future
              fundings more difficult.
        \_ if there is a 100% chance of fatality from living, should all life
           be suspended?
2005/7/27-28 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:38850 Activity:nil
7/27    Blind (optic-nerve not connected) 17-year-old kicks your ass in Soul
        Caliber 2 - (AP)  cf. Woozie in GTA3: SA
        "I freak people out by playing facing backwards [away from screen]."
2005/7/27-28 [Uncategorized] UID:38851 Activity:nil
7/27    3D printer? how does this thing work?
        \_ It builds things up in layers.  These things have been around
           for a while.
2005/7/27-29 [Uncategorized] UID:38852 Activity:nil
7/27    "Call it luck or whatever, it didn't harm the orbiter," said shuttle
        program manager Bill Parsons. "We think that would have been really
        bad, so it's not acceptable," said Parsons' deputy, Wayne Hale.
        \_ Your point being ...?
           \_ You make the mistake of thinking everything needs to have
              a "point"
2005/7/27-28 [Recreation/Media] UID:38853 Activity:nil
7/27    Flying StarWars ships:
2005/7/27-28 [Consumer/Camera] UID:38854 Activity:nil
7/27    Cellphones could lead to eye problems:
2018/12/19 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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