Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2005:September:03 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2005/9/3 [Uncategorized] UID:39468 Activity:nil
9/3     How do I force Word to use monospace font?
2005/9/3-4 [Finance/CC] UID:39469 Activity:moderate
9/3     When you use your CC in Canada, what kind of exchange rate and
        fee do they charge? I'm asking because I got ripped off by my
        Chase Freedom card. They gave me a 0.8246 exchange rate even
        though at the time, it was really 0.835X. They also attached
        an exchange rate adjustment fee, which was 2.9%. What a rip
        off! Are there other CC that give you a better rate? ok thx
        \_ Maybe it was because you were using your "freedom card" in
           a French part of Canada.
        \_ Typically, credit cards charge about 3% coversion fee.  Some it's
           as low as 1%.  I've never seen anything less than 1%.
        \_ Major credit cards have started charging 3% effective mid 2005.
           It used to be that MBNA and Capital One were the last bastions of
           1% foreign currency surcharge, but no more, starting Oct 1 '05.
           Look for credit union-issued Visa/Mastercard that still charges
        \_ MBNA isn't 1% any more?  Those bastards!
        \_ I withdrew money from Wells Fargo acct in the UK, they didn't charge
           any fees.
2005/9/3-4 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China] UID:39470 Activity:nil
9/3     Is there a Chinese tradition that the best man/bridesmaid must be
        single and not married? How often does this tradition get followed?
        And is there a thing about the NUMBER of best man/bridesmaid for
        not having bad luck (4 is a bad number for example)? Someone with
        experience with Chinese traditions please shed some light. Thanks!
        \_ Traditionally (imperial time, or during the day of my grand
           parents).  There is no such thing as best man /bridesmaid.
           Best man / brides maid is 100% western idea.  I don't know
           about mainland China, but in Taiwan, people kept adding all
           sort of Chinese twist to it.  Typically (i.e. socially acceptable
           norm), there is only one grooms man and brides maid.  And yes,
           they are usually single.  You want to avoid those who are
           divorced.  *AND* given the choice, make sure groom man /
           brides maid's parents are not seperated and still alive.
           Further, you want to make sure bride maid is not born in the
           year of ferocious animal, such as Tiger, etc.
           Honestly, if I were you, I'll go 100% western.  Very few
           does 100% Chinese any more, which I find it pity.  I really
           hate the idea of bride wearing white for two reason. 1. for
           Chinese, white is reserved for funeral.  and 2.  white supposely
           symbolize purity in Wstern culture.  Can you find any "pure"
           bride nowadays?      - bitter Chinese
           \_ yeah, I did! -happy Taiwanese
2005/9/3-5 [Politics/Domestic/911, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:39471 Activity:nil
9/3     "(Al Qaeda leader Osama) bin Laden, nice and dry in his hideaway,
        must be killing himself laughing [at the Bush Katrina disaster]."
        \_ Why would you make light of the suffering of others?
           \_ Because its not as much fun when it happens to you. :(
2005/9/3-5 [Politics/Domestic/Abortion, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:39472 Activity:moderate
9/3     "New Orleans now is abortion free. New Orleans now is Mardi Gras
        free. New Orleans now is free of Southern Decadence and the
        sodomites, the witchcraft workers, false religion -- it's free of
        all of those things now," Shanks says. "God simply, I believe, in
        His mercy purged all of that stuff out of there -- and now we're
        going to start over again." - Rev Bill Shanks (American Fam. Assoc.)
        \_ Damn those pagans! Now they pay for it!
        \_ Operation Blame The Fags kicks into high gear:
              \_ Gays are being denied FEMA aid.  Santa Monica has sent
                 aid earmarked for Gays.  Go to to donate. -tyms
           \_ This is one of the best trolls I've ever seen. You should see
              the captions and the pictures, it's hilarious. This is something
              liberals write for sarcasm, and conservatives actually agree on.
              \_ There are only 2 types of people, right?
                 \_ There's two kinds of people in this world, my friend:
                 \_ There are two kinds of people in this world, my friend:
                    those with loaded guns, and those who dig.
                 \_ There are infinite type, but only 2 extreme types actively
                    shape our lives.
                    \_ Yes, idiots like yourself and everyone else.
                 \_ There are two types of people.  Those who separate people
                    into two different types and those who don't.  --jon
                 \_ There are 10 types of people. Those who understand
                    binary and those who don't.
                 \_ There are 10 types of people. Those who can count
                    in binary and those who can't.
        \_ "God attacked America and the prayers of the oppressed were
           answered, The wrath of the All-powerful fell upon the nation of
           oppressors. Their dead are in the thousands and their losses
           are in the billions," said the statement from the group led by
           Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who has a $25 million U.S. bounty on this head
           "Only recently America killed and starved whoever it wanted, but
           today it is appealing for oil and food," it added.
2005/9/3-4 [Recreation/Food] UID:39473 Activity:nil
9/3     Humour of the week: "Man Fired for Eating Pizza Wins Contest"
2005/9/3 [Uncategorized] UID:39474 Activity:nil
9/3     ""The LORD has purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion;
        He has stretched out the line, He hath not withdrawn His hand from
        destroying; but He has made the rampart and wall to mourn, they
        languish together."
        \_ "And the Lord punishes those who are still alive by denying these
           people KFC and hip-hop music." -motd troll
2005/9/3-4 [Recreation/Travel/Nola] UID:39475 Activity:nil
9/3     new orleans must be rebuilt, and quickly
2005/9/3-4 [Uncategorized] UID:39476 Activity:high 66%like:39480 66%like:39484
9/3     Rehnquist RIP. -- ilyas
        \_ (
        \_ Btw, if another cocksucker modifies my post, I ll nuke the entire
           motd like in the old days. -- ilyas
2005/9/3-5 [Science/Electric, Consumer/PDA] UID:39477 Activity:moderate
9/3     I have AC adaptors for my cell phone and PDA that say the input
        should be 120VAC.  If I try to use them in Europe where the voltage
        is 220V, will I fry my PDA and cell?  Obviously, I'll have to use
        a plug adaptor to plug them in.
        \_ Yes, they will fry.  Get a transformer that goes 220V -> 110V.
           \- if you are in berkeley, you can get a little voltage and
              outlet adapater travel kit at the travel bookstore near
              black oak books. not the absolute cheepest but convenient
              enough. --psb
              \_ easy travel closed about a year ago.
        \_ Most electronics are dual-voltage these days.  Check the device
           specs.  -tom
           \_ second that.  Most of chargers nowadays take 100-240Volts.
              you *DO* have to worry about different type of plugs, though.
              *PERSONALLY* I have an usb data cable that also charges
              batteries.  I found having such cable is a lot more convenient
              then trying to get more than one set of plug converters.
                                        -- frequent traveler
                \_ URL on where to buy? I've been looking for this.
                   \_ what kind of phone / PDA do you have?
2005/9/3-4 [Politics/Domestic/RepublicanMedia] UID:39478 Activity:nil
9/3     "The political blame game is a waste of time."
        "This is caused by the local politicians. They built a casino
         bought a private plane and failed to do anything else."
        Fox News fightings back. Fox News Reports, You Comply.
        Click *Video:Blame Game* on now.
2005/9/3-4 [Uncategorized] UID:39479 Activity:nil
9/3     Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
        And miss it each night and day
        I know I'm not wrong... this feeling's gettin' stronger
        The longer, I stay away
        Miss them moss covered vines...the tall sugar pines
        Where mockin' birds used to sing
        And I'd like to see that lazy Mississippi...hurryin' into spring

        The moonlight on the bayou.......a Creole tune.... that fills the air
        I dream... about Magnolias in bloom......and I'm wishin' I was there
2019/02/21 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2005:September:03 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>