Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:July:12 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2006/7/12-11/12 [Uncategorized] UID:43640 Activity:nil
7/12    Crash.
2006/7/12-16 [Transportation/Car, Politics/Domestic/Crime] UID:43641 Activity:low
7/12    Edith Delgado, the Redwood City teenager who single-handedly stemmed
        democratic reforms in the island kingdom of Tonga. (
        Neither nor found this photo.
        \_ So you can kill royal family members and go to jail for only 8
           years?  Automobiles-- the best instrument for murder.
           \_ I think there's this little issue of intent.  Without intent,
              it's not technically murder.  OTOH, if you try to run down
              someone with your car with clear intent to hit them, that's a
              whole different ball park.
        \_ Stemmed?  Perhaps stymied would be closer to the truth....
        \_ she's already dead.. just a matter of time a couple of
        samoans approach her if they find her..
        \_ the pic is from her myspace profile, which appears to have been
           shut down
        \_ I thought Americans are pro-democracy.
           \_ Yup, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Russia... all of them are fine
              example of democracy.
        \_ Going 100mph with a five-month old license.  What a bitch.  (I'm not
           saying experience drivers can go 100mph.)
           saying experienced drivers can go 100mph.)
           saying experienced drivers can go 100mph, though.)
        \_ I don't know the details, but from the description, it sounds like
           it should have been a survivable crash. I guess Ford Explorers suck.
           \_ And Mustangs totally kick ass.
              \_ Well it sounded like she just sideswiped the Explorer, which
                 then swerved and rolled. I wonder how fast it was going.
                 Not excusing the idiot girl in any way btw...
              \_ Incidentally, both Explorers and Mustangs are Ford.
        \_ please stop putting up fotos of fat girls, ok thx.
           \_ She's got boobs.
2006/7/12-18 [Computer, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:43642 Activity:nil
7/13    Is mail working?  Neither incoming nor outgoing mail seems to be
        working.  I've received no email (not even spam) since last night.
        And outgoing mail doesn't seem to be working (or at least it's
        delayed more than a couple minutes).
                I think there are about 50K messages in the queue... -ax
                \_ Is the queue being unqueued.  soda's been up for 3 hours
                   and I haven't received a single email.  I normally get
                   a few per hour, including spam.
                \_ soda uses sendmail, right?  sendmail isn't running... -ax
                  \_ Forgive me if it's a stupid question, but why not?
                     Is something not working, or did someone just forget
                     to turn it on?
                        \_ No one knows, we are all waiting for root to start
                           it back up.  -ax
        \_ In the words of Ted Stevens ("internet expert"):
           The internet is not something that you just dump something on.
           It's not a big tr uck. It's a series of tubes. And if you don't
           It's not a big truck. It's a series of tubes. And if you don't
           understand that those tubes can be filled, and if they're filled
           when you put your message in it, it gets in line, it's gonna be
           delayed by anyone who puts into that tube enormous amounts of
           material, enormous amounts of material. Ten movies streaming
           across that that, inte rnet, and what happens to your own
           across that that, internet, and what happens to your own
           personal internet? I...just the other day, got internet was
           sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday, I got
           it yesterday. Why?
        \_ root installed clamav after being told by SNS to do something
           about the stream of virus laden email from soda or have network
           access blocked.

           clamav/MTA interaction fucked up soda around midnight.  mikeh was
           nice enough to reboot soda while in the machine room doing other
           things for work.  he was also nice enough to turn sendmail and
           clamav off so that soda would stay up without getting it's network
           access turned off.

           i should note that it was an alumni (not me) who set up virus
           scanning for soda, not any of the undergraduates. --Jon
           \_ Bottom line - mail broken?
           \_ Why no incoming mail?
           \_ Err... why is there a stream of virus-laden email coming
              from soda?
              \_ because its running debian inside of vmware on w2k3
              \_ think .forward/procmail
2006/7/12-13 [Recreation/Dating] UID:43643 Activity:nil
        In the age of breast augmentation, this is just bizzar
        \_ bizarre, even.
        \_ This is population control.  1) Damaged breast -> ugly breast ->
           less sex -> fewer pregnancies -> lower population growth.
           2) Damaged breast -> less or no breast milk -> less antibodies and
           nutrients for infants -> higher infant death rates -> lower
           population growth.
2006/7/12-17 [Reference/RealEstate] UID:43644 Activity:nil
        The next real estate boom-- dense settlements, not sprawling ranch
        suburbian style houses, are the future.
        \_ only 150 people in the settlement?
2006/7/12-18 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:43645 Activity:nil 50%like:43591
7/12    Kchang -- thanks for turning the search feature back on!
        \_ you're welcome. I spent some time making sure that even if the
           mysql passwords are stolen, it would only have read only access.
           It would have been easier with suexec, but I guess the current
           admins insist that CGIs run as "nobody", which is a security risk
           that I guess they just don't care about anymore.     -kchang
        \_ Intellidiff is back too! Thanks!   -Intellidiff #1 fan
           \_ It is broken. I use scp to edit but it blames someone else.
              Yet another useless program written by someone useless.
2006/7/12-18 [Recreation/Dating, Reference/Law/Court] UID:43646 Activity:nil
        How did an Orthodox Jewish lawyer and family man fall so hard for a
        Scores stripper that he invited her to his kids' bar mitzvahs?
        \_ this is from Aug 2002? Is this apropos of anythign in
           in particular??
        \_ Sounds like a story for
        \_ Is going to strip clubs really that common a business practice?
           \_ Unless you're gay or a religious person, yes. That's how the
              world works to close big deals. No string sex or no deal,
              take your pick.
        \_ I read the article and noticed that it's incredibly similar to
           a Law & Order CI rerun that I watched recently, right down to
           the really small details (except there was a murder involved in
           the tv show). Is it legal for a show to take a story like this and
           make it into an episode? can they still claim that "any similarity
           to persons living or dead" is just a coincidence?
2006/7/12 [Recreation/Dating] UID:43647 Activity:nil
        Proof that everyone can be bought.
        \_ NSFW.
2006/7/12-18 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:43648 Activity:nil
        They interview a guy named Mike Litoris.
        \_ Speaking of I-580, anyone know what the HUGE construction project
           happening all along the north hillside of the Dublin grade is?
        \_ Who's that?
           \_ He's a protege of Seymour Butts.
        \_ Is his middle initial 'C'?
           \_ No, his middle name is Ockrubbingagainstyermomsc
              \_ wait, how do you know? didnt mention that in the article
              \_ Oh well.  It would have been "Mike C.Litoris".
                 \_ Do you sta-stutter?
                 \_ Umm.. Mike Litoris == "My Clitoris" say it out loud.
                    \_ ]finger beavis
                        finger: beavis: no such user.
                        Are you using an alias of some kind, Beavis?
                       \_ $finger cornholio
                    \_ Is it from The Simpsons?
2006/7/12-18 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iran, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Others] UID:43649 Activity:nil
        "Russia and China Support Sanctions Threat for Iran"
        What I call "sloppy sanctions", as predicted six weeks ago, in an
        eventual deal that would benefit everyone but the U.S.
        \_ They support "sanctions threat" or actual sanctions?
           \_ threat.  all i'm saying is, with all of their playing hard to
              get on sanctions, when we actually "get" them to apply sanctions,
              the terms of the sanctions will be so sloppy that they'll get
              everything they want.
           \_ remember, US has economic embargo against Iran already, so
              UN sanction is not going to hurt US any more.  China and Russia,
              OTOH, has huge trade relationship with Iran and literally
              hundreds of millions at stake.  Further, Iran supplies
              something like 15-18% of oil to China.  China is not going to
              do anything against its oil supplier, just like US is not going
              to wage War on Terror against Saudi's.
2006/7/12-16 [Transportation/Bicycle] UID:43650 Activity:nil
7/12    I'm very mechanically inclined and I've been able to clean my
        front and back shifters, as well as installing and adjusting
        indexed derailleurs (I'm familiar with the HI/LO screws). Are
        there other reasons why I should pay $45 to my local bike shop,
        or $75 to REI to get a "tune-up"?
        \_ No.  -tom
           \_ what about for true'ing his wheels?
              \_ Bike shops tend to do a shitty job of truing wheels; I'm sure
                 REI is worse.  And it's not like it's rocket science; when
                 you tighten a spoke, the rim moves towards that spoke, and
                 you want spoke tensions to be roughly equal (for rear wheels,
                 roughly equal relative to other spokes on the same side of
                 the wheel).  -tom
                 \_ Thanks tom, I feel the same as well. I spent $50 for
                    some guy to tune my bike thinking that he'd make it all
                    nice again. Turns out that he adjusted the brake badly
                    (one side of the brake-pad was favored by a lot over the
                    other one), an easy job that I could have done myself in
                    5 minutes. Pretty much the only thing that he did was
                    cleaning and lubbing the chains, which IMHO, I could have
                    done a much better job cleaning, and pumping the tires.
                    So actually, I have no idea why everyone tells me that I
                    should go to a mechanic to get my bike tuned. No mechanic
                    cares about his job as much as I care about my bike.
                    $50 down the drain, live and learn.
                 \_ Why do you hate REI?  I've only had one experience with
                    their bike mechanics, but it was overwhelmingly positive.
                    I broke down a ways from home, and had just been refused
                    help at any price from the little snot at the local
                    independently owned bike shop, and I walked down the street
                    to REI and go the problem fixed in minutes for five bucks.
                    Anecdotal?  Yes.  But I've never heard anecdotal evidence
                    that they suck either.
2006/7/12-17 [Computer/Networking, Transportation/Bicycle] UID:43651 Activity:nil
        Bicycle routes the easy way
2006/7/12-18 [Finance/CC, Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:43652 Activity:nil
        Use your head to solve problems
        \_ Could have been done so much better.
        \_ I thought this was hilarious:
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