Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:June:09 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2006/6/9-13 [Science/GlobalWarming, Reference/RealEstate] UID:43332 Activity:nil
6/9     I REALLY need to reduce neighbor sound in my place. How much does
        it cost to add sound insulation for a 300 sqft room? Thanks.
        \_ If you're in an apartment or townhome with shared surfaces (wall/
           floor/ceiling), the only things you can do to fix the problem are
           1) get your neighbor to be quiet, 2) get your neighbor to move out,
           3) move out yourself.  No amount of sound insulation will prevent
           sound from coming through support structures unless you make a
           floating structure inside your room, kind of like a room in a room.
           You can try to make truce with an agreement like "no noise between
           10pm and 7am" or something like that.  My previous neighbor was a
           drug addict or something.  There was no choice other than moving
           \_ I have no choice, I have a condo. Hip-hop penetrates
              through everything.                              -pp
              \_ Put your speakers right up to the wall and blast country.
                 \_ Err, why not just knock on their door and ask them to
                    turn down the base?
           \_ While this might be technically true, you can certainly do things
              to reduce the amount of sound coming through. Adding insulation,
              rugs, an extra layer of sheet rock all help. If you really
              want to reduce it you need to add a lot of extra mass to absorb
              the energy or isolate the studs, which are both expensive. -ausman
        \_ I recently checked out pricing on foamy stuff to reduce noise for
           my computer case.  It was shockingly expensive.  Try an audiophile
           shop online, maybe it's cheaper for bulk rate stuff for your walls.
2006/6/9-10 [Uncategorized] UID:43333 Activity:nil 50%like:43373
6/9     Pre-6/8: purged in bulk.  Carry on.
2006/6/9-13 [Computer/Companies/Apple] UID:43334 Activity:nil
6/9     Is there an easy way to get iPhoto to export all pictures in an
        album into directories with the iPhoto folder names?  -John
        \_ this is the reason why I refused to use Apple's product :D
           \_ Good point.  Just found Canon imageviewer for the Mac, maybe
              that'll do.  I just hate that iphoto  has some cool features,
              but automatically saves images in date-sorted folders (which
              are different from the in-application folders.)  -John
2006/6/9-13 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:43335 Activity:nil
6/9     Is there any way in Java to get the equivalent of a function pointer
        besides reflection?
        \_ Anonymous inner classes
        \_ Or Interfaces, depending on what you are trying to do. - ciyer
2006/6/9 [Uncategorized] UID:43336 Activity:nil 75%like:43341
6/9     dcs and dim, are you guys Republicans?
        \_ More to the point, dim, how's Irvine?
2006/6/9-11 [Politics/Domestic/Election, Politics/Domestic] UID:43337 Activity:nil
6/9     Those tolerant Democrats. (
        \_ 'Cos it's so much harder to write: "Rep. accuses Dem. activist
           of stuffing dog shit through her mail slot."
2006/6/9-11 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:43338 Activity:nil
        A left-wing nut mails shit (yes, feces) to a Republican candidate.
        Would you do the same thing to GWB? Vote now:
        yes: .
        no: .
        \_ I submit that if you think that's a reasonable thing to do,
           there's is something wrong with you.
2006/6/9-11 [Reference/History/WW2/Germany, Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:43339 Activity:nil
        How to kill a women with a German sausage
2006/6/9-13 [Transportation/Bicycle] UID:43340 Activity:nil
6/9     Ok I've narrowed down my dream bike to two choices. Specialized
        Roubaix Triple Comp ($1999), or the Giant TCR C3 ($1500). Anyone
        have experience with one or both of these bikes? Advice?
        \_ The Roubaix has much better components by far and in my opinion a
           better frame.  It also has a greater gear range, useful in the hills.           -scottyg
2006/6/9-11 [Politics/Domestic] UID:43341 Activity:nil 75%like:43336
6/9     dcs and dim, are you gays Republicans?
        \_ More to the point, dim, how's Irvine?
           \_ I'm not Republican, I'm not in Irvine, and I detest both -
              especially Irvine. Thanks for asking! --dim
              \_ Irvine looks nike. All the homes look clean and neat.
                 Why do you hate Irvine?
        \_ Why don't you email them and ask?
2006/6/9-11 [Transportation/Car] UID:43342 Activity:low
6/9     An animated fable about happy cars might have made sense before gas
        hit three bucks a gallon, but even an earlier sticker date couldn't
        shake the story's underlying creepiness, which comes down to the fact
        that there's nothing alive here: nada, zip. In this respect, the film
        can't help but bring to mind James Cameron's dystopic masterpiece,
        "The Terminator"...
        \_ $3.49 for me last week, thanks.
           \_ only $3.39 for me, and that's premium at Chevron
              \_ You guys should buy cars that don't require
                 premium.  Don't put premium in cars that don't
                 require it.  (It can pollute more)
                 \_ Why should we buy cars that don't require premium?
                    \_ There is no such thing as "premium" gas.  "Premium gas"
                       is a pure marketing term.  There are "high octane" gas
                       and "low octane" gas.  Engine's compression ratio,
                       for all practical purposes, is the only determing
                       factor on what kind of gas you need.  high-compression
                       ratio engine requires high octane gas, etc. AND yes,
                       high-compression ratio engine is often being associated
                       with high-performing cars, but that is not necessarily
                       true.  The oil company is marketing "high octane" gas
                       as "premium gas" because the profit margin on refining
                       high octane gas is higher than low octane gas.  And
                       there are plenty people, including you, who are stupid
                       enough to equate "high-octane" to "higher quality"
                       and unnecessarily paid extra $0.2 per gallon to fuel
                       their car.                       -kngharv
                    \_ Cost $.20 more a gallon, and most cars that use it
                       don't seem to get any better milage.  I could be
                       wrong there though.
                       \_ Not exactly. Premium gas doesn't really help
                          you achieve better mileage. Certain high-end
                          engines require premium gas so that the engine
                          doesn't knock.
                       \_ So in other words "to save 20/gallon"... which
                          works out (for me) to < $100/yr.  Factor that into
                          the price of a car and it's pretty much negligible.
                          Besides, recently the difference has been more like
                          \_ No kidding. It's a 5% difference. I put premium
                             into all of my cars, even my old beater. I
                             read that older cars actually need it more.
                             \_ Umm.. no.  If your car doesn't knock, it
                                doesn't do you any good, and pollutes more.
        \_ Don't split a post in the middle.
2006/6/9 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll/Ilyas, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:43343 Activity:nil 83%like:43345
6/9     name your favorite CSUA meme(s) or meme-like things:
        /usr/mexico: .
        tamtam: .
        "if you have to ask, you don't know": .
        < Anything in a cow: .. >
                \   ^__^
                 \  (oo)\_______
                    (__)\       )\/\
                        ||----w |
                        ||     ||
        CSUA meme
        poetry of minerals
        spread zinc through the world: .
        slap marco: .
        phillip nunez: .
        GOMD: .
        tell about the stars (ilyas): .
2006/6/9-13 [Computer] UID:43344 Activity:nil
6/9     Tandy Computer WhizKids comics.  Pretty awesome.
2021/06/21 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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