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2006/6/12-13 [Finance/Banking, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:43352 Activity:nil
6/11    Do mp3s encoded with Christian conservative compression rates have
        noticeably lower sound quality compared to normal CDs when played in
        the modern car CD players.
        \_ Why don't you try it and see?  Only you can tell whether it's
           noticable to you.  -tom
2006/6/12-13 [Transportation/Car, Transportation/Airplane] UID:43353 Activity:low
6/11    Can you get a ticket for going 65MPH in the carpool/fast lane?
        What if you do what those stupid Atlanta kids did?
        \_ yes, you can.  my brother got the ticket for it and it cost him
           something like $65 :D
           \_ What was the ticket and did he fight it? I don't understand
              how you can be ticketed for going the MAXIMUM speed as posted
              by law? What I hate most about the US isn't Bush or Liberurls,
              it's the stupid speed limit law that allows any cop to
              arbitrarily decide who to ticket bc everyone goes >65mph.
              \_ If traffic is moving at say, 30mph, driving 35mph over traffic
                 flow is unsafe.  Yes carpool lanes should keep moving, but
                 staying at 55 or so is probably a good idea.  That way if
                 people want to merge in/out of the carpool lane they actually
                 can.
                 \_ If you go below the speed limit in the carpool lane you
                    usually get massively tailgated.
2006/6/12-14 [Politics/Domestic/Crime] UID:43354 Activity:nil
6/12    http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/06/12/crime.rate/index.html
        Violent crime rate takes first big jump since '93. The
        murder rate in the United States shot up 4.8 percent last year,
        and overall violent crime was up 2.5 percent for the year,
        \_ Remember, it's all Clinton's fault.                  -Conservative
        \_ It's because Massachusetts legalized gay marriage.
2006/6/12-13 [Computer/SW/Security, Health/Women] UID:43355 Activity:nil
6/12    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060612/od_nm/newzealand_streaker_dc
        Are all New Zeland women as attractive as this one? Are they
        more fit than say, American women in general? Damn I gotta
        move there!
        \_ Most of the women I've met from New Zeland looks more like
           this:
http://www.manuphotos.com/images/NEw%20Zealand/NZ%20Maori%20Woman%2001.jpg
2006/6/12-14 [Uncategorized] UID:43356 Activity:nil
6/12    RIP Gyorgy Ligeti
2006/6/12-14 [Academia/GradSchool] UID:43357 Activity:nil
6/12    http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20060612/cm_usatoday/heygradshaveyoufiguredouttherestofyourlifeyet
        Damn new grads are unmotivated and damn lazy and many are boomerang
        kids but that is actually a good thing because they learn a
        lot from bumming around.
        \_ Nothing wrong with being unmotivated and lazy right out of school.
           Although going to live back at home is pathetic, if you can eke out
           Although going to live back at home is pathetic, if you can eek out
           enough to survive on your own there is often good reason to
           spend some time out of the rat race.  I'm sad I didn't wait a few
           years before going to school for instance, I would have gotten a
           lot more out of my classes had I been ready.  On the same vein I'm
           quite glad I spent a few years after I graduated not focused on
           a career and a living.  So I may have missed a few years of income,
           but I'm happier and well adjusted and am now making good money doing
           things I like.
2006/6/12 [Recreation/Dating, Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan, Reference/History/WW2/Japan] UID:43358 Activity:nil
6/12    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060612/od_nm/japan_robber_dc
        Proof that little yellow men are lousy robbers:
2006/6/12-14 [Transportation/Bicycle] UID:43359 Activity:moderate
6/12    I'm a new cyclist and I'm thinking about wearing spandex and tight
        shirts to be more comfortable. However, I'm a bit conscious about my
        looks. I'm a lot skinnier than the guy below and I'd look really
        weird with cycling clothes. Men will laugh at me and my peers
        will be disgusted by my new looks. What do you guys do to overcome
        this psychological hurdle?
        http://www.roadcyclinguk.com/news/images/rasmussen.jpg
        \_ We are the cyclists.  The intermediate stage between humans and pure\
           energy.  I see you are driving a "car". We have dispensed with such
           primitive modes of transport.  All we require are our bicycles, our
           shiny helmets, our burex shorts, and the tarmac surface paid for by
           billions of dollars from your road taxes.  But now we must go, for
           altho the lights are still red, mere rules do not apply to us.
        \_ Boring troll, but +1 for originality.
        \_ The biking outfits, especially the more revealing colors, are
           awfully gay -- not that there's anything wrong with that!
        \_ What are you trying to accomplish?  There are plenty of cycling
           clothes which look "normal" if that's what you're concerned
           about.  See Rivendell for wool jerseys, and there are a number
           of good lined baggy shorts.  Edit to add: I ride almost
           exclusively in cotton t-shirts.  Thousands of miles.  -tom
        \_ Get over it.  You only need to worry if your a big fatty.
           \_ Or if you don't know the difference between "your" and "you're".
              \_ I propose we deport all the immigrants who cannot
                 write English properly.
                 \_ What do we do with the natives who cannot write English
                    properly?
                    \_ We ship them to back to Texas.
        \_ I don't care if you're a fatty or if you're a magnificent human
           specimen in top physical shape: please don't get the
           super-tight-package-emphasizing pants some of my coworkers have.
           they are the cyclist equivalent of speedos. If you are a
           professional biker/swimmer and it helps your performance it's
           justifiable, but otherwise no one wants to see it.  -soda gal
           \_ Bike shorts aren't about improving performance.  The point is
              that they don't chafe.  Try going for a fifty mile bike ride
              wearing normal shorts and underwear and see if it's an experience
              you'd like to repeat.  Why do your coworkers' bike clothes
              bother you?  Come to think of it, I used to have a coworker
              who wore bike shorts to the office every day just because he
              liked them (he didn't bike).  That was just weird.
              \_  We are the cyclists, and we are many.  our prime directive
                  is to protect the environment. Everything we purchase is
                  eco friendly apart from our  lycra clothes which are made in
                  a sweat shop in China.  Leader, we must return to the hive!
              \_ I do that. I like the ones with a big chamois so it looks
                 like I have a diaper underneath or something. Then I give
                 myself a half-boner and hang out by the coffee machine
                 chatting. I also have very hairy legs.
                 Ok I don't do that. People need to bring some normal
                 shorts to slip on if they're gonna wear those.
              \_ If comfort is the issue, try:
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=19825&subcategory_ID=1122
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=22291&subcategory_ID=1110
                 Fairly inexpensive, effective, and you won't look like an
                 alien wearing them.  -tom
           \_ Are you a lesbian? You don't want to see hot guys in speedos
              or tight bicycle shorts?
              \_ That is not a sign of lesbianism.  It is a sign of good taste.
                 \_ We are the cyclists.  The most energy efficient beings on
                    the planet Everything we do aimed at conserving the earth's
                    resources. Altho the construction of our tungsten graphite
                    bicycles emitted 14,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, mine
                    bicycles emitted 14,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide,mine
                    is red.
2006/6/12-15 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc] UID:43360 Activity:nil
6/12    I am running into problems with http://dreamhost.com. They're cheap, but
        they're very restrictive as to the things you can do there. For
        example, they don't allow a script to run for over 30 seconds
        (they have an auto kill script and are unwilling to be flexible,
        so my sa-learn always gets killed). They don't allow X11 forwarding.
        They don't allow many things. What are other hosting alternatives
        you guys have tried and recommend? Thanks.
        \_ Question seconded.  My only experiences are self-hosting or something
           really "heavy-weight" like johncompanies.  --dbushong
2006/6/12-15 [Transportation/Car, Industry/Startup] UID:43361 Activity:nil
6/12    http://washingtontimes.com/world/20060522-110420-9433r.htm
        40 self-reliant climbers left an Everest climber to die.
        I bet most of them are Republicans.
        \- while this is troubling and there may be relevant details
        \- while this is disturbing and there may be relevant details
           which are not mentioned, the "moral hazard" problem with
           something like an expensive everest trip is a very real
           one. "moral hazard" in ths case meaning "i can go in
           underprepared because someone else will have to pull
           my bacon out of the fire". in the everest case, unlike
           say mckinley maybe, the answer is not "they should be
           forced to post a rescue bond or get some kind of evac
           insurance", because helipoptering somebody out is not
           insurance", because helicoptering somebody out is not
           really an option. also, as the size of the climbing
           community widens, it's highly likely the norms of a small
           group with repeated encounters and thicker bonds will
           change. so is your "democratic" solution the nepalese
           govt should simply not allow non-highly outfitted
           climbers on to the mountain? deaths are perhaps not a
           daily event in the sola khumbu [the everest region]
           but a certain fact of operating there [when i was in
           that part of nepal, i heard about 5 deaths, and i wasnt
           there in the main pre-monsoon climbing season but in
           the post monsoon secondary season] and i am sure we
           didnt hear about everything.
           didnt hear about everything. i'll avoid a broader and
           more abstract dscussion about moral obligation in efforts
           to cut down my motd time.
           \_ Once again your long discussion has been classified as:
              Lots of words but contributes very little to the discussion.
              \- you clearly dont know what "moral hazard" means,
                 have not followed the mckinley insurance controversy ,
                 and dont have a framework to think about reputational
                 effects in different sized social groups.
                 i.e. you are E_TOOSHORT and missing the points.
                 you on the other hand truly contribute nothing, and
                 dont get style points for originality either.
2006/6/12-15 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan, Reference/History/WW2/Japan] UID:43362 Activity:nil
6/12    Has anyone heard of Mangajin magazine? It was around from 1991
        to 1997-ish, and had Japanese manga with detailed translations,
        plus various articles on Japanese culture. I'm looking for old
        issues (they occasionally pop up on ebay) and wondered if any
        sodan had some they'd be willing to part with. -bz
        \_ I've read it, but I only ever bought one issue, and I'm
           pretty sure it's been thrown out by now.  Sorry. -jrleek
2006/6/12-15 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:43363 Activity:nil
6/12    Dear Mr. President, you're a strong believer of the free market force
        and a smaller government. Why has the size of our government ballooned
        to levels we've never seen before? Why is there a strong reliance on
        government contracts in Iraq instead of the free market "invisible
        hand"? Where was the "invisible hand" during the Enron scam? Lastly,
        your tax-cutting trickle-down economy has worked out well for people
        making well over 100K, but when will the money finally trickle
        down to the poor people? If you don't believe in protectionism,
        wouldn't the wealth trickle down to India and China where they'll
        get the most from your trickle-down economy?
        \_ You've started with the wrong assumptions.  -tom
           \_ First off, that the president reads the motd.
              \_ I hear there's rumors on the Internets that we're going to
                 have a draft! -Dubya
        \_ Bush isn't in favor of small governments or free markets so the
           rest of your trollish letter is off base.
2006/6/12-15 [Recreation/Dating] UID:43364 Activity:nil
6/12    http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20060609/sc_space/maybetonighthoneyihaveamigraine
        I need to figure out how to give my wife a migrain. We haven't
        had consistent sex for a very long time and it's pissing me off.
        \_ Tell her you want to fuck her best friend/sister. She'll have
           a migraine all right. Seriously, welcome to marriage!
           \_ Why? Sounds like a fun threesome in the making.
              \_ Or a divorce.  Where's BDG when we need you?!
2006/6/12-15 [Consumer/Audio] UID:43365 Activity:nil
6/12    Can you guys hear this?
        http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060612/ap_on_sc/nyc_youth_ring_tone
        http://graphics.nytimes.com/packages/audio/nyregion/20060610_RINGTONE.mp3
        I'm 32 and I hear it loud and clear on both of my headset and my
        desktop speakers and it gives me a big headache. However, my friend
        can barely hear it. Same age. How about you?
        \_ Yes (27) but I found this one to be much less annoying:
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/wiltshire/content/articles/2006/04/04/mosquito_sound_wave_feature.shtml
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/wiltshire/audio/mosquito_sound.mp3
        \_ Yes, 32.4.
        \_ Yes, and ouch.                  -mice
        \_ Ow. --29.5
        \_ Yes, though it's much less noticible than regular audio at the same
           volume. --25.8
        \_ Yes. --37
        \_ Yes, that's horrible. -29
        \_ Yep. -28 (So much for that theory... although maybe in a classroom
           environment where people weren't actually listening for it, it would
           not be as noticeable.)
        \_ I'm 32 and I could barely notice it, especially in my right ear.
        \_ Painfully loud - 35.5
        \_ yes. -27
        \_ I hear a buzzing sound on desktop speakers. Nothing on headphones.
           --36
        \_ Yes, it hurts, but maybe if I was in another part of a busy room,
           no.  I suspect age is only an indicator of the real reason which
           is how much loud noise have you been subjected to over your life.
           At 36, a fair amount but not as much as most people.
        \_ I can hear it, but faintly. I cannot hear the "mosquito" at all. -ausman (41)
2006/6/12-15 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:43366 Activity:nil
6/12    Motd troll vote of the day: Tiffany or Debbie Gibson? Vote now.
        \_ No: .
        \_ Abstain: .
        \_ Only from behind: .
2006/6/12-15 [Reference/BayArea, Academia/OtherSchools] UID:43367 Activity:nil
6/12    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13278190
        Seattle is smarter than San Francisco.
        \_ These comparisons are idiotic. Where does Cambridge (home to
           MIT and Harvard both) rate? Is it more important to have 100
           MIT grads people or 200 U of Florida grads in your
           community? What if the U of F people also have Master's and
           the MIT people do not? What difference does it make if the
           community in question is 1000 individuals versus 2000? In
           short, there is no way to quantify "best educated" let alone
           what it might mean in terms of impact to a community.
           \_ hey, it's All Surveys Are Worthless Guy!
              \_ who?
                 \_ emarkp's follower
                    \_ Wha?  The trolls are becoming more nonsensical!
                       \_ Dunno, but he's making himself happy doing it so
                          whatever.  It's harmless.
2006/6/12-15 [Reference/BayArea, Transportation/Bicycle, Recreation/Stripclub] UID:43368 Activity:nil
6/12    SF naked bike ride.  My eyes...the goggles do nothing!
        http://www.zombietime.com/world_naked_bike_ride_2006
        \_ Interestingly enough you have posted a link that does not
           appear on the main page of the zombie time site at
           http://www.zombietime.com .  How did you do that?  - danh
           \_ Got it off a blog.
              \_ I was really hoping zombietime dude had a soda account. - danh
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