Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:July:19 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2006/7/19-23 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:43723 Activity:nil
7/18    We have lots of Unix IT admin openings in our Check Point/Zone Labs
        RWC office.  If you are interested send me an email at with your resume.  Thanks!
2006/7/19-11/12 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:43724 Activity:nil
7/19    Soda crashed today -- kernel panic. Soda (and scotch, incidentally)
        may be unstable this weekend as michener is leading a fixer-session.
        Anyone who would like to donate any hardware or throw a couple of
        bucks in the hat are highly encouraged to email politburo@csua at
        this time, as we are looking into new and better ways of keeping
        soda stable(r) (and donations always help this :) ).
2006/7/19-20 [Science/Biology] UID:43725 Activity:nil
7/19    Surrounded by 18 families who "adopted" frozen embryos not used by
        other couples, and then used those leftover embryos to have children:
        "[The stem cell bill] crosses a moral boundary that our decent society
        needs to respect, so I vetoed it ...
        Each of these children was still adopted while still an embryo ...
        These boys and girls are not spare parts." -dubya! (in first veto)
        \_ Ugh.  This is so stupid.  Why not adopt _real_ children are _are_
           alive and need homes!  (if you're busy being high and mighty about
           \_ Remember, Republicans and conservative Christians do not give
              ONE FUCK about you once you're born.  Before you're recognizable
              as a human being, you're sacred.
              \_ Who are these "Republicans and conservatives" you stereotype?
                 Met any?
                 \- until you become persistently vegetative, #ifdef WHITE
                 \- well until you become persistently vegetative and white
              \_ Well yeah in their world view The Creator is the one
                 who owns your body, you're just a temporary tenant.
                 \_ "Their world view"?  Who?
        \_ You're Republican the moment dad came!
2006/7/19-20 [Uncategorized] UID:43726 Activity:nil
7/19    AAAAAAAGH  -John
        \_ work safe?
           \_ Reasonably.
2006/7/19-20 [Transportation/Car, Transportation/Bicycle] UID:43727 Activity:nil
7/19    My wheel says it is 622-13c, but my tire says 700-23c. Shouldn't
        they fit? Did the previous owner fuck up the tire fit?
           It should fit.  Bike tire sizing is a mess.  -tom
2006/7/19-20 [Transportation/Motorcycle] UID:43728 Activity:nil
        Did you ride your motorcycle to work today? Ride To Work Day.
        \_ 50.1 mpg average?  I thought motorcycles aren't that fuel efficient.
           \_ ???  Did you think it was just has hard to move a 300lb
              bike as it was to move a 1 ton car?  Admittedly, most
              Americans drive around stupid, overly large motorcycles, but
              they're still smaller than a minivan.
              \_ Actually, my impression of bikes having low MPGs came from the
                 MOTD.  Below is part of an old thread in the archive:
        vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv OLD POSTING FROM ARCHIVE vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
        \_ what's the mileage of typical motorcycles?
           \_ My EX500 (top 120MPH) gets 45MPG.
              A typical race ready bikes like Honda 600RR (top ~160MPH)
              gets about 34MPG. Hiyabusa (top ~200MPH) gets even less.
              The biggest problem with motorcycles is DRAG.
           \_ I used to get 75MPG on my Honda 250. Top speed was only 75
              though. I get 30MPG on my Ducati around town, 45 on the
              highway. -ausman
        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ OLD POSTING FROM ARCHIVE ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

           \_ Let's say we are comparing two vehicles:
              A) American car, 3000 pounds, 27 MPG, 150HP
              B) 600cc motorcycle, 400 pounds, 50MPG, 95HP
                 (the actual MPG for sportbikes is actually much less than 50)
              Let's define the efficiency of moving weight as MPG*weight.
              A gets a score of 81000, and B gets a score of 20000. Per
              weight speaking, the car is at least 4 times as efficient as
              the motorcycle. So per person speaking, B is more efficient.
              But per weight speaking, A is much more efficient.
                \_ to be fair, when riding a 400 pound bike the 170-200 pound
                   rider makes a big difference.
2006/7/19-22 [Computer/HW/Drives, Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:43729 Activity:nil
7/19    Is there any way to use smartmontools (software) on a SMART capable
        drive in a firewire external enclosure? If so, which enclosure would
        you recommend? I would like to be able to remoteley monitor an
        external hard drive.
        \_ I don't think so, but I believe you can do so with a Serial ATA
           \_ darn, I don't think my Mac Mini does SATA  -op.
              \_ External enclosure+firewire/USB?  -John
                 \_ Right, but those don't to SMART.
                    \_ There are some.  I'm poking around now.  -John
2006/7/19-21 [Science/GlobalWarming, Finance/Investment] UID:43730 Activity:nil
7/19    1927-1933 Chart of Pompous Prognosticators
        \- it's a little strange to see Irving Fischer descibed as
           "PhD in economics"
        \- it's a little strange to see Irving Fisher descibed as
           "PhD in economics" ... somewhat interestingly, his advisor
           was JWGIBBS of Gibbs Free Energy fame.
2006/7/19-20 [Transportation/PublicTransit] UID:43731 Activity:nil
7/19    What is the cheapest shuttle service to OAK ?
        \_ Used the SuperShuttle a while ago and it was pretty cheap (less
           than $20). Don't know about now.
           \_yeah, a number of years ago that was the price from Berk.
              But they quoted me $100 from El Cerrito.
        \_ BART to Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART Station, then AirBART shuttle
           for $2.
2006/7/19-22 [Recreation/Humor] UID:43732 Activity:nil
7/19    Old but funny:  -John
        \_ Fucker, it took me months to get that out of my head
        \_ Is it suppose to be funny funny, intellectually funny, or
           dumb-and-dumber funny?
2006/7/19-22 [Transportation/Car, Transportation/Bicycle] UID:43733 Activity:nil 74%like:43683
7/20    Tomorrow, Fri 7/21, is the sixth (and most likely last) Spare the Air
        Day of the year with FREE transit rides all day and FREE parking at all
        BART stations.
        \_ I know for bike to work day there were places that gave you stuff
           like free coffee if you were on a bike.  Kinda nice.  Anyone know
           if anyone does that for Spare the Air Days?
           \_ Not that I know of.  But then you are already getting free stuff
              which are the free rides.
        \_ People are not going to ride bike unless there are immediate
           paybacks. People want incentives in the form of instant rewards.
           I propose we think about what this incentive should be. Coffee
           is nice, yes. But donut is better.
2006/7/19-20 [Uncategorized] UID:43734 Activity:nil
7/19    psb, how come you haven't been doing your job of cleaning up
        the motd? The archiver stops archiving when the size is too big.
2006/7/19 [Uncategorized] UID:43735 Activity:nil
7/19    Sniper Take Down
2006/7/19-22 [Transportation/Airplane] UID:43736 Activity:nil
7/19    Fly a dreamliner today:
        \_ what?
2019/09/15 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:July:19 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>