Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2005:December:29 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
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2005/12/29 [Consumer/TV] UID:41159 Activity:nil
12/28   Blu-ray Blu-ray Blu-ray!!!
2005/12/29-2006/1/1 [Uncategorized] UID:41162 Activity:nil
12/29   Seriously, do Googlers really not have any life outside of work?
        If that's the case, why would you want to work there?
        \_ get a life.  nobody cares.
           \_ I'm not the op, but I am interested in the answer.
2005/12/29-2006/1/4 [Politics/Domestic/Crime] UID:41163 Activity:nil
12/28   I don't think you can do this by accident
        http://www.courttv.com/news/2005/1213/garcia_ctv.html
        \_ He should have made sure that he was the heir of something
           rich and powerful before doing something controversial.
        \_ Ok, a guy does a BillClinton on a woman's dress, so what?
           There are worse things happening everyday and people still get
           away with it, especially the rich people. For example, an heiress
           kills a man, but gets only 60 days in jail even though she
           was found guilty.  An heiress paid money for school assignments.
           Why single out this minor peccadile BillClinton wannabe?
           http://csua.com/?entry=38950
           http://csua.com/?entry=40218
           \_ I used to buy Vanity Fair a lot last year before getting
              on planes, and I was always reading about that Long
              Island scion who got away with chopping up a woman into
              parts and sticking her in a suitcase.
           \_ The only thing that causes this case to stand out is how out-
              rageous the alleged crime is. He hired her, then, while she's
              working at her desk, he ejaculates on her. Dude, seriously,
              wtf?
              \_ Actually, the part that made it stand out even more to me
                 was that he then allegedly, "apologized and stated that
                 he did not mean to do that." Ummm... did not mean to do
                 what?  That's pretty freakin' hard to do by accident.
                 \_ Didn't mean to get any on her.
                    \_ probably was trying to get it to go *over* her
        \_ Wait, is there DNA evidence? If there is, then this is going
           to become a He-said/She-said case; if not, why the hell is he
           even saying it was consensual? Didn't LewinskyGate teach people
           anything?
           \_ It's hard to believe there wouldn't be DNA evidence.
              \_ she called the cops three weeks later.
                 \_ Hmmm.. well that certainly makes her story sound less
                    reliable.
              \_ Everyone knows you keep cum stained clothes unwashed for at
                 least 4 months for potential future impeachment purposes.
2005/12/29-2006/1/4 [Reference/History/WW2/Germany, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:41164 Activity:nil
12/28   Former Iraq Hostage Makes Bizzare TV Appearance
        If nothing else, the picture is worth checking out
        http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,392690,00.html
2005/12/29-2006/1/1 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/India, Politics/Domestic/Crime] UID:41165 Activity:kinda low
12/28   Come on guys, murdering women and children?  NOT Honorable.
        http://csua.org/u/eg8
        \_ You're being culturally insensitive.
           \_ Go away, troll.
        \_ they need to teach muslims the power of forgiving.  not every-
           thing has to be eye for an eye.  hopefully this gives fuel
           to us Westerners as to how ruthless these people are.
           \_ I think this has more to do with "third world" than Islam.
2005/12/29-2006/1/4 [Consumer/Audio] UID:41166 Activity:nil
12/29   Any recommendations for converting DVD video to iPod video?
        \_ http://howto.diveintomark.org/ipod-dvd-ripping-guide
           I've used Quicktime Pro to convert pre-existing files to iPod
           video.  It's pretty easy.  This looks easier, though I've
           never tried it.
           \_ I should have included "for Windoze" -op
        \_ http://arstechnica.com/guides/tweaks/ipod-video.ars

           Free solution for the Mac: Install Handbrake.
           Free solution for the PC: Install the following:
           * DVD Decrypter 3.5.4.0
           * meGUI
           * AviSynth 2.5.5
           * Helix YV12 code (unless you've recently installed XviD codecs)
           * the x264.exe CLI encoder
           * BeLight 0.22b8
           * MP4box
           * DGIndex 1.4.5
2005/12/29-2006/1/1 [Politics/Domestic/911, Politics/Foreign] UID:41167 Activity:nil
12/29   http://www.courttv.com/onair/shows/dunne/episodes/scandal.html
        More proof that justice = power + privilege.
        \_ Why did you post this in a new thread when it's mentioned not
           a page down?
           \_ because those that have power + privileges deserve
              more attention on motd?
        \_ heh, I read the article as "Her lavish estate in Virginia's
           exclusive Hunt Country was a refuge for the shy woman and
           her beloved penises."
2005/12/29 [Consumer/Camera] UID:41168 Activity:nil
12/29   http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051229/od_nm/germany_camera_dc
2005/12/29-2006/1/1 [Health/Disease/General, Recreation/Pets] UID:41169 Activity:high
12/29   Damn, I can't believe I need a prescription for my fucking pet
        Are there any Mexican Vet Pharmacies online that will sell me
        some .8mg levothyroxine pills. - can't get throught the spam.
        \_ Unless you're opposed to prescriptions for humans, you have taken
           an inconsistent position.  Many of the medicines prescribed for pets
           are the same as those used in humans, especially painkillers.  If
           you think they should all be available over the counter, fine.
           But you can't just expect stores to sell prescription painkillers
           over the counter with a label that says "only for pets" and expect
           that to work.
           \_ And yet you can buy a lot of medicines at a farm supply
              (including some medicines a human would need a prescription
              for) that would require a prescription for, say, a dog.
              When a farmer needs to treat 1000 cows/chickens/whatever he
              often treats them all and without a prescription. The
              problem with shopping at a farm supply is that the
              concentrations are often too high to dose a single pet.
           \_ The law, much like life, is inconsistent. Deal with it.
        \_ Can't believe?  First pet?
        \_ My cat might have this, too. What were the symptoms of your
           pet?
                \_ sounds like his pet is hypothyroid, so it'll probably
                   be lethargic, tired, overweight, and slightly cold.
        \_ Why don't you just go to the vet. considering you know that
           your pet needs levothyroxine, I'm assuming you realized this
           because a vet told you.
        \_ http://www.inhousepharmacy.com/general/eltroxin.html
2005/12/29-2006/1/4 [Consumer/Audio, Transportation/Airplane] UID:41170 Activity:nil
12/29   Motd gadget guru, I would like to get a noise cancellation
        headphone for use on airplanes and commutes, should I go with
        something like Sennheiser PCX 250, or Shure E2/3c? The Shure
        is more portable, how well does it work in airplanes? Thanks.
        \_ Related question, are there any noise cancellation headphones
           with volume control? My Dad would be interested in such a
           thing.
        \_ I haven't tried noise-cancelling headphones, but I do have
           Shure e2c-s.  The e2c-s are good for blocking out quite a bit of
           noise, but airplanes are still loud enough that a lot still gets
           through.  I've hard that noise-cancelling headphones are good on
           airplanes.
           \_ BTW, I've heard that the e3c-s are generally much better than
              the e2c-s, although I don't know how they fare on airplanes.
        \_ Shure E4C has gotten great reviews. havne't tried it yet.  Have
           tried the much cheaper philips SBC HN050 and its quiet enough.
        \_ I use the Etymotic ER6-i on BART everyday and it is a godsend.  You
           can still hear the train but it is much quieter so I don't feel like
           I need to turn the volume up to 11 (usually more like 2-3).
        \_ I have a Sennheiser PCX 250.  Don't get it.  It has too many
           wires for any pratical use other than sleeping on the airplane.
           The actual noise cancelling mechanism is great.  but I've pulled
           the wires too many times that I need to get it fixed.
        \_ I am also looking for a noise-cancelling, bluetooth headset.
           any recommendation?
        \_ I have a pair of mid-range Shure earbuds.  They cancel noise.
           They are very uncomfortable.  Get anything that actually covers
           your ears.  -John
        \_ I've compared my friend's Etymotic with my Shure E3c and the
           Etymotic has noticably better sound quality.  The soundstage
           and detail was definately superior.  Having said that, you have
           to keep in mind what you are buying these for.  The Shures
           are much more efficient, and played comfortably at volume
           level 3 on my mp3 player where the Etymotic had to be run at
           volume 9-10 for equivalent volume. I use my Shures primarily
           to block out the noises from the surrounding cubicles at work,
           or while out and about.  The Shures were good enough for me
           soundwise, more comfortable, and I like to think they'd conserve
           more battery power due better efficiency.  They are still better
           than practically all other earbuds out there, but they just
           sound a little flat next to the Etymotics.  I've found
           that sponge earbud inserts are the most comfortable for me,
           and sponge earplugs (like the kind you can usually find
           in any datacenter) with a hole punched through them
           (I used a uniball pen) work great as cheap replacements.
           -rollee
2005/12/29-2006/1/1 [Uncategorized] UID:41171 Activity:low
12/29   The stupidity in this video is amazing.
        http://csua.org/u/egd
        \_ looks like its lots of fun, if its not your truck...
        \_ Looks like they found the guy who took out the fire hydrant in Chico...
           -jrleek
2005/12/29-30 [Reference/BayArea, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:41172 Activity:nil 65%like:41180
12/29   Any recommendations for data recovery software for FAT/NTFS
        for restoring deleted files or corrupted filesystems?
        Any recommendations for hard disk data recovery services in
        the bay area around berkeley?
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