Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:February:11 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2006/2/11-13 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:41802 Activity:nil
2/10    Recently retired CIA Senior Analyst says Bush Administration
        politicized and distorted the intel to make their
        case for the war in Iraq: (Foreign Affairs)
        \_ Pillar coordinated intelligence on Iraq from all 15 agencies of
           the intelligence community, and he was "the" senior analyst for
           the Middle East.  He says "politicized", but not "distorted".  He
           does say "cherry-picking" intelligence to justify decisions already
           the Middle East.  He also says there was "cherry-picking" of
           intelligence to justify decisions already made.
           \_ So the war is this guy's fault?
              \_ Hah! +1 funny!
2006/2/11-13 [Politics/Domestic/Immigration] UID:41803 Activity:kinda low
2/11    If we'd just stop our racist border policies and remove the
        predominantly white male agents from the area, these things would
        stop happening:
        \_ i think you're the racist.. we have americans at the border
           .. i dont see white people. this is america. if u don't
           like it we can escort your ass to the border
           \_ The make up of the border patrol is not representative of the
              people coming over the border.
              \_ why would it be? it's is representative of the  USA..
                if i go to Germany's border i want to see germans not
        \_ Are you being sarcastic?
           \_ Don't try to make light of such a serious situation.
        \_ just performing the shootings and fire bombings Americans don't
           want to perform themselves.
        \_ Please try to explain how our border policies are racist.
           \- If you mean immigration enforcement, it is because
              employers arent more harshly penalized for employing
              illegals. although this is really more a case of the
              politically empowered vs the non- rather than a racist issue.
2006/2/11-13 [Computer/HW/Display] UID:41804 Activity:kinda low
2/11    Follow-up to the "what computer did you have at UCB" topic,
        what kind of monitor did you have?
        I had a $1400 Nanao 21" CRT that was worth more than my car.
        \_ built-in 9" mono -> same -> 12" VGA -> $700 17" Iiyama VM Pro
        \_ built-in 9" mono -> same -> 12" VGA -> $700 17" Iiyama "Diamondtron"
        \_ 14" IBM vga -> 17" iiyama vision master pro (typing on it now) and
           they were attached to 286-10 -> 386-33 -> 486-66?.  Today I have the
           Iiyama attached to my unix box and a Sony 21" multiscan/etc hooked
           up to my dual cpu blah blah blah box.
        \_ 15" no name vga from frys -> 19" Sun color monitor
        \_ What are you guys talking about? Only current berkeley students are
           allowed access to these machines!
        \_ Cheap brand HGC B/W monitor.  Lasted 7 yrs in my home, and another
           three years in my uncle's restaurant where it's used 10hrs a day 7
           days a week.
        \_ Cheap brand HGC B/W monitor.
        \_ I remember being very excited when VGA came out and when Doom
           came out.  The graphics were great.
2006/2/11-13 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:41805 Activity:nil
2/11    Is there a command line program I can use on csua to resize images?
        I have a directory of images I'd like to resize to thumbnails and
        such without having to run them through photoshop or such.
        \_ convert image.jpg -resize 120x120 thumbnail.jpg
           \_ You rock. Thank you!
              \_ FYI, that is part of ImageMagik library.  Very cool.
        \_ There used to be /csua/bin/thumbnail_index.  Don't know where it
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