Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:June:14 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2006/6/14-16 [Uncategorized] UID:43379 Activity:nil
6/13    Has anybody used stainless steel (downhill) skis?  Any thoguhts
        about them compared to the usual fibreglass skis?
        \- One of my pairs of skis are some older Volants [Power Karves].
           Does anybody else make steel skis? They are pretty aggressive
           skis and ok for cruddy conditions. Volant has been sold a few
           times and now is in the hands of the ATOMIC people. Not sure
           what their plans are.  It's essentially impossible to give ski
           advice without info about yor ability level, terrain type and
           priorities. I suppose "if you have to ask", your probably dont
           want Volants [$$$]. --psb
        \- One of my pairs of skis are some older Volants. Does anybody else
           make steel skis? They are pretty aggressive skis and ok for cruddy
           conditions.  Volant has been sold a few times and now is in the
           hands of the ATOMIC people. Not sure what their plans are. --psb
           what their plans are. BTW, it's essentially imppossible to
           give ski gear advice without knowing how good a skiier you are,
           typicaly terrain, and priorities [downhill racing or slalom].
           typical terrain, and priorities [downhill racing or slalom].
           If you have to ask, Volant skis are probably not the right ones
           [$$$ and good in bad conditions]. --psb
2006/6/14-15 [Politics/Domestic, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:43380 Activity:nil
6/13    Should be interesting to watch the Webv vs Allen senate race in VA.
        Webb is RR's fmr Secretary of the Navy who left the R party over
        the Iraq war. Allen has much better recognition but the rhetoric
        in that election may be interesting to follow, espe if Allen decide
        to run for President in 2008.
        \_ Politics is local.
2006/6/14-15 [Reference/History/WW2/Germany] UID:43381 Activity:nil
        Henry Ford was a Nazi, and the Ford Corporation loved money more
        than principle. Boycott Ford!
        \_ So let's stop buying anything from IBM, any Germany company, Ford,
           and hey anyone who knows anyone who might be German.
        \_ i hate to say this, but Nazi is not necessarily mean absolute evil.
           During the Nanjing massacare, the guy who saved most of lives were
           member of SA party while rest of British/American personnel didn't
           do squat.
           \_ Yo, chicom troll!  Buddy!  Great to see you back!
           \_ How many dudes got 'saved'?  20?  50?  please give url
              ok tnx
           \_ God damnit, America is evil! Boycott all American made vehicles
              to make their industry suffer!
        \_ Carls Jr founder donated to teh KKK. So what?
2006/6/14-16 [Computer/Companies/Apple, Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:43382 Activity:nil
6/14    I am thinking of getting a 17" Macbook Pro to replace my 17"
        Powerbook G4. I haven't been following CPUs lately. Is there any
        reason to wait (i.e. something better is just around the corner)?
        \_ merom is supposed to be released around september.  it will be
           64 bit and use less power than the current chip.  if you can wait
           that long, you might as well.
           \_ Do you think that is when Intel will be shipping the chips or
              the chips will be shipping in products?
              \_ that's when intel will release merom.
              \_ that's when intel will ship merom.
              \_ in an OEM world, yes.  by the time a chip is shipped in
                 retail, many products will be shipping with chip in it.
                 Rather Mac has such deal with Intel or not is another story.
                 Rather you are willing to pay hundreds of dollars of premium
                 for a new chip is another story.  And no, I don't see what is
                 the big deal of having 64bit CPU when OS and applications and
                 device drivers are all 32 bits.        knharv
           \_ merom?  Looks pretty similar to 'yermom'
           \_ Don't you think Apple might take a little longer to put the new
              revision of MBPs out?  The new chip isn't massively better than
              the old so I'd expect them to put it in a regular product refresh
              \_ Sounds like it might be a while. Will it be true 64 bit?
                 If so, does that mean there will be a 64 bit version of
                 MacOS X for Intel?
                    If it's true it looks like it should be a pretty simple
                    drop in replacement.
2006/6/14-19 [Politics/Domestic/President/Reagan, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:43383 Activity:nil
        Republican disgised as a Democrat wins. Watch out November.
        \_ talking about disgise.  You should really go to Taiwan and
           take a look.  Candidates of DPP are removing the DPP party logos,
           many of them are getting rid of the party-color of green in
           their campaign banners, posters, and ads.  Very interesting.
           \- Yeah, it's pretty clever how the RNC sent him "deep undercover"
              by having him publicly denounce the Iraq war and mock W's
              Vietnam War "service". This was clearly written by KROVE
              and just signed by JWEBB ...
                  Recent statements defending Bush claim that the
                  National Guard was not a haven for those who wished
                  to avoid Vietnam; but it clearly was ... Bush used
                  his father's political influence to move past many
                  on the Texas Guard's waiting list ... Bush arguably
                  has committed the greatest strategic blunder in
                  modern memory ... The reckless course that Bush and
                  his advisers have set will affect the economic and
                  military energy of our nation for decades. It is
                  only the tactical competence of our military that,
                  to this point, has protected him from the harsh
                  judgment that he deserves ... At the same time,
                  those around Bush, many of whom came of age during
                  Vietnam and almost none of whom served, have
                  attempted to assassinate the character and insult
                  the patriotism of anyone who disagrees with
                  them. Some have impugned the culture, history and
                  integrity of entire nations, particularly in Europe,
                  that have been our country's great friends for
                  generations and, in some cases, for centuries. Bush
                  has yet to fire a single person responsible for this
                  strategy. Nor has he reined in those who have made
                  irresponsible comments while claiming to represent
                  his administration. One only can conclude that he
                  agrees with both their methods and their message.
                                   --James Webb, Feb. 2004.
2006/6/14-19 [Reference/RealEstate] UID:43384 Activity:nil
        How to get richer and richer! By the finance guru Kiyosaki
2006/6/14-17 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:43385 Activity:nil
        Bush says something's different in Iraq! Watch out you disorganized
        Democrats without a unified voice, the Republicans are fighting back.
        The point is you don't have to change anything to get people to
        like you. You just need to tell people what they want to hear,
        and you say it with confidence. You lost 2000 and 2004 because you
        failed to understand how to win the heart of the people. Let's
        summarize your lessons: 1) don't change anything 2) if you did
        something bad, ignore it 3) cover up 2 by saying something clever
        or something new, tell people what they want to hear 4) say it with
        optimism, enthusiasm, smile, and don't repeatedly sigh like Al Gore.
        Good luck in November.
        \_ Evil will always win, because good is stupid.
           \_ "Evil will always triumph over good because good is dumb."
               - Dark Helmet
           \_ Even if good = dumb, dumb != good.  The fact that the Dems
              are dumb does not imply that they are good.
              \_ Wingnut Troll Alert!  Wingnut Troll Alert!
                 \_ Nice of you to announce yourself.  Did you have
                    something to say as well?
                    \_ Perhaps we should ship you back to texas with your
                       little wingnut friends (or perhaps get williamc to
                       pay for your deporatation to canada).
                       \_ It's always disappointing to me when this is the
                          best a college educated person can do. -someone else
                          \_ It's always disappointing to me when this is
                             the best a college educated person can
                             do. -someone else
                          \_ It's always disappointing to me when this is the
                             best a college educated person can do.
                             -someone else
        \_ Actually they won both those elections but were defrauded. But
           to really win people's hearts, you need to be an actor above all.
           Just really look, sound, and act presidential, so women feel
           good just looking at you. For the issues, have analysts design
           something as middle-of-the-road as possible. Talk as if you're
           mostly conservative, but still support all the big government
           programs even as you badmouth big government and say you won't
           raise taxes. Actually better promise to cut some taxes too,
           and also promise to cut the deficit. Talk about families and
           how important they are, because most people are part of families
           and will appreciate your understanding. Have really top shelf
           speechwriters. Hope the other guy says something dumb or does
           a Howard Dean. Humor is good, but spontaneous is too dangerous:
           memorize some humor based on projected common public scenarios.
           \_ Hillary?  Is that you?
           \_ Wow, still bringing up the election fraud canard?  Way to
              not let facts get in the way of your beliefs.
              \_ Is it really a canard?  I think there's enough circumstantial
                 evidence to strongly implicate Republicans strategists
                 with deliberately attempting to prevent blocks of people
                 from voting who were not inclined to vote Republicans,
                 be they black people or felons who have done their time.
                 It might not be real fraud, but it's pretty devious and
                 infuriating when it was such a close election, and now
                 the administration in power is busy attempting to make
                 the entire world loathe and despise us.  Thanks guys!
                 \_ Ok so it wasn't really fraud but now it is fraud-lite?
                    If you want to be that 'nuanced' about it, you're opening
                    a huge can of worms.  Let's start with slashing the tires
                    on the (R) get-out-the-vote vans.  What was that?  Just
                    \_ 5 kids in Milwaukee vs. RNC backed operatives and
                       elected officials in NH, NV, OH, FL, etc dumping
                       D voter registrations, jamming DNC GOTV phone lines,
                       lowballing turnout estimates in highly D areas leading
                       to 8 hour lines, "cleansing" voter roles, etc.
                    \_ I don't think that happened on a very wide scale.
                       The organized effort to hire companies to
                       analyze the voting rolls for ineligible voters,
                       removing those people from the rolls with no
                       fact checking, was on a much wider scale, and in
                       several states.  Who cares about get-out
                       the-vote vans.
                    some isolated little prank?  How about all the college
                    students double (and more) voting?  How about the fact
                    that without an ID system anyone, citizen or not, can
                    \_ Have you ever voted?  It doesn't work that way.
                       Oh sanchez now, good one.
                       \_ I've never been asked for my ID and I vote in
                          every election. They just ask me my name and
                    vote?  Sanchez got in fair n square?  You really don't
                    want to walk down this path.
2006/6/14-19 [Transportation/Car/Hybrid] UID:43386 Activity:nil
6/14    Anyone know how long the Prius waiting list is in the Bay Area?  I
        want to try to get it before the HOV carpool sticker quota runs out.
        I realize that most of the discussions are about economy (Prius does
        NOT save you money) and that for the same price I can get a bigger
        and faster car, or for a much lower price I can get something that has
        a slightly lower fuel economy. Those are good points, but I don't
        care because I just want to get a carpool sticker. Thanks so much.
        \_ Don't have an answer to your question, but last I heard the HOV
           sticker is projected to run out by Aug/Sept timeframe.  Check
           with some of the online forums (such as and see
           what the lastest sticker # is.
2006/6/14-15 [Politics/Domestic/California/Arnold] UID:43387 Activity:nil
6/14    Heh, I just saw a Governator commercial on the History Channel
        totally bashing Angelino. It reminds me of 2004 when I saw GWB's
        commercial on the History Channel every 10 minutes: "Hello, I'm
        George W Bush and I approve this message."
2006/6/14-16 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:43388 Activity:nil
6/14    I've thrown together an LDAP cgi to let people update their
        phone numbers in active directory.  Small problem: Outlook
        no longer grabs the "facsimileTelephoneNumber" attribute
        for Business Fax.  It sees that attr as "Other Fax".  Does
        anyone know what attribute Outlook is looking for now for
        "Business Fax".  This is Outlook 2003/Exchange 2003/Windows 2000
        native AD with Exch 2003 Schema changes.
        \_ please resist the temptation of modifying standard schema
           to comply with MS product.
                mujahedeem against embrace, extent, and eliminate
           \_ It's not a temptation.  It's an operational requirement.
2006/6/14-16 [Politics/Domestic/911, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:43389 Activity:nil
6/14    Bush resume:
2006/6/14-19 [Health/Disease/General, Health/Women] UID:43390 Activity:nil
6/14    Why do Canadians want girls?  I understand why Chinese want boys.,0,6133219.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines
        \_ `It's new. It's scary. We understand that.'  Wow.  Condecending
        \_ Boy kids are a pain in the ass.  Girl teenagers are a pain in
           in the ass.
        \_ Ok, so no one knows anything about Canadian culture and why they
           would prefer girls to such an extent they'd pay big $ for them? -op
           \_ This doesn't quite help but, it's an article on sex
              selective abortions in Canada, but doesn't mention a girl
              preference at all:
           \_ Study contradicting original article's claim:
2006/6/14-19 [Recreation/Activities] UID:43391 Activity:nil
6/14    What is the best brand of walking shoes for uneven terrain (not hiking)
        but city walking, that you've ever had?  Did you get them from REI?
2006/6/14-17 [Computer/HW/CPU] UID:43392 Activity:nil
6/14    I have old computer hardwares that I am getting rid of before my move.
        1. ASUS A7V mobo with K6 processor around 733MHz
        2. Intel desktop mobo with P3 833MHz
        3. Tyan S2500 mobo with 2x P3 ~800-1GHz cpus
        4. Cyrix 586 133MHz system
        It's free for whoever wants it and can pick it up on campus.  They
        are mounted on the case, and you must take the whole combo (mobo, case
        cpu)  #1 has a working power supply as well.  #3 requires registered
        ECC RAM, and I have 2x512MB that'll be included as well.  #1 and #2
        should be working, but no guarantee.  #3 and #4 were working when
        last turned off.  Anything
        not picked up by Friday will go to ACCRC.  Email johndkim.
2006/6/14-19 [Transportation/Car, Transportation/Car/RoadHogs] UID:43393 Activity:nil
        Our attempts to abate traffic in big cities has largely failed.
        \_ The automobile has been a massive failure as a personal
           transportation system.
           \_ On the contrary. The automobile has allowed poor average Joes
              to live in typical suburbian McMansions that dim-wits and
              his followers love, and provides a lifestyle that was
              unimaginable in the pre-WW2 era. The American dream is to buy
              a big home, and the only affordable way is to live in the boony
              far away from civilization.
           \_ It's done great so far, it won't be so great when
              we're out of oil.
              \_ You're mixing up the issue of growing oil scarcity with
                 that of traffic congestion.  There's no reason why we'll have
                 to stick with petroleum engines in cars in the long run, but
                 traffic will remain a problem.  -John
           \_ Freedom is slavery!  Red is green!  Power is weakness!
           \_ Tell that to the people who walk 100+ miles a day to
              get anywhere. You should really take a trip, not a vacation,
              and visit those places. See how lucky you have it. How
              much of a whining little baby everyone who complains as inanely
              and useless as that is.
              \_ That's funny.  I spent 3 months bicycling through SE Asia
                 and people got along just fine riding bicycles and motorcycles.\
                 There are other options besides cars for personal
                 transportation. IMOP cars/trucks should only be used for
                 freight.  Also, having ridden 100miles in one day on a bike,
                 there is no way you can walk 100+ miles a day.  Maybe you
                 are the one that needs to get out more. -scottyg
              \_ Who walks more than 100+ miles a day?  At 5 mph that is a
                 minimum of 20 hrs a day spent walking.
                 \_ At least kids today don't have to walk uphill both ways!
              \_ You really should take a trip, not a vacation, to a place
                 that has a good transit system not based on the automobile.
                 See how stupid it is to spend thousands of hours of your
                 life sitting in a two ton steel box, often not moving.
                 See how silly those whining SUV drivers really are.
2006/6/14-18 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc, Computer/SW/Languages/Web] UID:43394 Activity:nil
6/14    Need php assistance. Let's say I have the following XML:
        Then I parse it as follows:
          xml_set_character_data_handler($xml_parser, "my_function");
        My problem is my handler function "my_function" will parse it as
        <, then Hello, then > separately instead of one line!  How do I make
        the XML parser parse the <hello> content just once? Thanks.
        \_ Don't forget it's &gt; and &lt; not &gt and &lt
           I'd recommend using the domxml functions:
           $x = domxml_open_mem('<xml><hello>&lt;Hello&gt;</hello></xml>');
           $d = $x->document_element();
           $hs = $x->get_elements_by_tagname('hello'); $h = $hs[0];
           $hs = $x->getElementsByTagName('hello'); $h = $hs[0]; //stupid php
           $hs = $x->get_elements_by_tag_name('hello'); $h = $hs[0];
           $h->get_content();  // == "<Hello>"
           \_ How do I access deeper levels? Repeated
              ->... doesn't seem to work
              \_ note that it's get_element*s*_by_tagname.  it returns an
                 array.  note the $h = $hs[0] above.  PHP sucks and you can't
                 do $obj->method()[0]->method()[0], etc. so you have to keep
                 assigning to variables.  I actually made a function at one
                 point to make this a little easier:
                 function first($arr) { return $arr[0]; } so then you can say:
                 $h = first($x->get_elements_by_tagname('hello'));
                 If you want to access a specific deep thing, consider using the
                 xpath functions that API provides.  --dbushong
2006/6/14-18 [Uncategorized] UID:43395 Activity:nil
6/14    Conan, what is best in life?
        - A shit so good that your pants fit better after not
          relieving yourself after 4 days
        - Really awesome oral sex with your hot girlfriend
        - A marathon wank session in the parking garage at work
        - A good steak
        - I guess vanilla sex is all right too.
          \_ A good base ogg is better than shitty sex.
           \_ dude, parking tickets are better than shitty sex
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