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2006/8/14-16 [Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD, Computer/SW/Languages/Web] UID:43990 Activity:nil
8/14    Anyone know if there's a FreeBSD equivalent to Linux binfmt-misc?
        \_ Pretty sure not.  OOC, why do you want it?
           \_ Just setup apache with suexec and fcgid.  wanted userdir
              php modules to start in suexec w/o having to copy php binary
              to each user's public_html.  For now, will just create an
              entry in httpd.conf for each user and have a wrapper script
              copied to the public_html.  -op
2006/8/14-16 [Recreation] UID:43991 Activity:nil
8/14    Looking for a reid(sp) switch that's activated/deactivated when you
        open/close the door. Radio Shack used to sell these things but
        not anymore, and Fry's hobby section doesn't carry them either.
        What's a good place to go to buy hobby components these days
        without going to Mouser, Jameco or Digikey? I don't want to pay
        too much for S&H.
        \_ Al Lasher's
2006/8/14 [Health/Disease/AIDS] UID:43992 Activity:nil 70%like:43993
8/14    How do big scientific conference work?  The media often mentions
        conferences to talk about AIDS / femine / gravity wave / whatever
        that involving hunderds or even thousands of scientists.  How does
        someone get a chance to say anything?
2006/8/14-16 [Health/Disease/AIDS] UID:43993 Activity:nil 70%like:43992
8/14    How do big scientific conferences work?  The media often mentions
        conferences to talk about AIDS / famine / gravity waves / whatever
        that involve hundreds or even thousands of scientists.  How does
        someone get a chance to say anything?
        \_ Don't know how it is in other fields, but at the American Physical
           Society march meeting, which happens every year, there are roughly
           40 parallel sessions 8 hours a day, for five days, with most talks
           limited to 10 minutes with two minutes for questions.  There are
           also pretty huge poster sessions.  Everyone, and I mean *everyone*
           gets a chance to say something.  It's getting someone to listen
           that's the trick.  But it's not quite as crazy as it sounds.  The
           aps has software on their website that lets you hunt for talks
           of interest and generate a schedule for you for the week, although
           missing a talk because there's another interesting one at the same
           time is inevitable.  Conferences of this scale generally suck, as
           far as talks go, and exist mostly for networking and informal
           discussions after the talks.
           \_ Sounds similar to my experience at American Association of
              Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
              \- The programs for some of these are +1cm thick. Yes, "massive
                 parallization".
2006/8/14-16 [Computer/SW/Virus] UID:43994 Activity:nil
8/14    Are there any standard test spyware and test spam our there similar to
        http://eicar.com as the standard test virus for PC?  I suspect that the
        anti-spyware thing on my machine is not working.  Thx.
2006/8/14-16 [Computer/SW/Apps] UID:43995 Activity:nil
8/14    Pretty cool Photoshop filter:
        http://www.hdrsoft.com/index.html
        \_ While the results look pretty, they also almost uniformly have this
           "otherworldy" look to them, where the back of your brain goes
           "there is something very wrong with this picture; i just don't know
           what it is"
           \_ Exactly.  I felt like I was playing a videogame.
2006/8/14-17 [Transportation/Car, Transportation/Car/RoadHogs] UID:43996 Activity:low
8/14    Poll, Hummer drivers who take up 2 compact car spots should
        be ticketed or not, and if so, how much?
        Yes: ...
        No: .
        \_ This is stupid.  It's like me ticketing you for being stupid and
           ugly.  -average Hummer owner
        \_ So only one person says yes. I guess no one cares. Too bad,
           you Hummer hater.
        \_ It seems to me that a Hummer taking up two spaces that carried
           two passengers is the same as two single occupancy vehicles taking
           up one space each.  Actually, the two single occupancy vehicles
           put together are probably worse in most cases.
           \_ Does the Hummer driver pay two shares of parking fee?
                    \_ Could something like this be done with Google Earth?
        \_ Why should this be limited to Hummer drivers?  I've seen drivers of
           small Mercedes and highly-customized Honda Civics doing the same in
           Chinatown when the garage is packed.  I was so tempted to deflate
           their tires, except that I was with my family at that time.
           \_ Because the Governator needs to be Recalled.
           \_ Because OP is a troll?
              \_ This is what trolls do to cars:
                 http://www.see-seattle.com/odyssey-troll.jpg
           \_ Do Hummer drivers have a choice? Can they fit into a single spot?
              \_ Nice, do you pour red paint on people wearing fur?  -John
              \_ They had a choice when they were shopping for a vehicle.
                 From what I notice on the road, most Hummer drivers don't
                 give a damn about other drivers and enjoy cutting people off
                 and parking in multiple spots, compact or not, so that
                 their vehicles don't get scratched.
              \_ They can choose to follow instructions and not to park their
                 non-compact vehicles at compact slots.
           \_ flat tires?  you are nice.  I am tempted to key the paint, and
              pour mercury on the cut so the mercury can oxidize the body
              panel!
              \_ Nice, do you pour red paint on people wearing fur?  -John
           \_ The worst offenders are BMW drivers. They routinely take up
              3 or 4 spaces by parking sides ways. I think that we should
              start a vigilante campaign of clamping their wheels.
              \_ This is what trolls do to cars:
                 http://www.see-seattle.com/odyssey-troll.jpg
              \_ I drive a BMW and I have never done this once. If anything,
                 I have noticed the existence of a 'luxury car ghetto'
                 far from the entrance to wherever one is going. This is
                 because that cars in that area are more sparse and the chances
                 because there are fewer cars parked nearby and the chances
                 of a ding are much less. When I park in the 'ghetto' I see
                 other luxury makes like Porsche, MB, Lexus, and so on.
                 So, from the point of view of taking valuable parking
                 spots, I think luxury car drivers actually take fewer
                 premium spots. Sure, there are probably inconsiderate
                 assholes out there. I also notice that when I drive
                 a luxury car I get better treatment from other luxury
                 car owners (e.g. don't get cut off) and worse treatment
                 from the people driving big trucks than when I drive
                 my old beater. BTW, what do bike riders do for shopping?
                 Take a cab?
              \_ They can choose to follow instructions and not to park their
                 non-compact vehicles at compact slots.
                 \_ Live in a walking district.  -tom
                    \_ That won't carry home 7 bags of groceries or similar.
                       I am talking about transporting items.
                       \_ Gee, it must be impossible to transport items
                          without a car! Those non-car-drivers must be
                          sitting at home, living on water and rat carcasses!
                          Are you really this clueless?  Here's one hint:
                          if you can't carry 7 bags of groceries, you DON'T
                          BUY SEVEN BAGS OF GROCERIES!  When you live a block
                          from the market, it's not a big deal to shop smaller.
                          Hint #2: Someone came up with this remarkable idea
                          called a DELIVERY TRUCK, and most places which sell
                          large things have one or can use someone else's. -tom
                          \_ I didn't say it was impossible, but it sure is
                             inconvenient. I remember when I didn't have a
                             car. I always had to take a taxi. I live a
                             block from the market, but I rarely walk
                             (or ride bike) because even small things like
                                                   \_ because you're a lazy
                                                      fuck.
                             a gallon of milk, cans of cat food and pasta
                             sauce, 2 pounds of apples, and a six pack of
                             beer can really add up (weight wise). As for
                             delivery trucks, that's not usually free. I
                             know you are a homeowner. So when you need
                             to hit the hardware store for a ladder, some
                             plywood, two ficus trees, and a sack of
                             manure don't tell me that you can easily have
                             that delivered. Of course, you can take a
                             cab. Might as well drive yourself, though.
        \_ Update: this is still cool. And the cloud data is another level of
           interestingness. (I can watch weather patterns developing. Right
           now there are interesting storms off the coast of Japan. Damn I
           wish I was running this when Katrina hit)
           \_ flat tires?  you are nice.  I am tempted to key the paint, and
              pour mercury on the cut so the mercury can oxidize the body
              panel!
                 \_ So you're saying other luxury car drivers treat you better
                    when you drive a luxury car then when you drive an old
                    beater?  Hmm, in that case luxury car drivers do deserve
                    bad treatment from the average people.
                    \_ Yes, I think so. However, 'average drivers' treat
                       you worse, so it evens out.
                             \_ Uh, yes, you can easily have stuff
                                delivered from a hardware store, and it's
                                way more convenient than trying to fit
                                plywood and ficus trees into your car.
                                And while delivery may not be free, it's
                                a hell of a lot cheaper than owning a
                                car.  -tom
                                \_ There are plenty of stores that do not
                                   deliver, though. I would say more do
                                   not than do. This isn't a value
                                   judgement, but I think people need to
                                   'fess up about how inconvenient life in
                                   the US is without a car. It's not
                                   something I really find practical. It's
                                   one thing to 'ride bike (or BART)' when
                                   possible, but quite another to avoid
                                   having a car altogether.
                                   \_ I've gone without a car for 15 years now
                                      and don't find it inconvenient at all.
                                      I spend a lot less time dealing with
                                      inconvenient things like traffic,
                                      parking, and auto maintenance.  You have
                                      a completely myopic view of the world.
                                       -tom
                                      \_ Myopic?  Pot, meet Kettle.
                                         \_ I was gonna say...
                 \_ So you're saying other luxury car drivers treat you better
                    when you drive a luxury car then when you drive an old
                    beater?  Hmm, in that case luxury car drivers do deserve
                    bad treatment from the average people.
                    \_ Yes, I think so. However, 'average drivers' treat
                       you worse, so it evens out.
                       \_ I drive a Hummer and I purposely drive and park like
                          crap just to piss you have-nots off.  -Hummer driver
2006/8/14-16 [Computer/SW/SpamAssassin] UID:43997 Activity:nil
8/14    I'm a newbie sysadm. Is configuring/installing pyzor and razor
        as simple as doing "apt-get install pyzor" and "razor"? I did both
        but I don't see any pyzor/razor daemons running. I hate spam and
        I want to minimize spam for my users. ok thx.
2006/8/14-16 [Transportation/Car/RoadHogs] UID:43998 Activity:nil
8/14    Hate SUVs? Pledge to give out fake SUV tickets for Failure to
        Care About the Environment:
        http://www.autoblog.com/2006/06/08/greens-issuing-citations-in-uk
        http://www.motherjones.com/news/exhibit/2003/01/ma_221_01.html
        http://www.stopurban4x4s.org.uk/shop.htm#parking
        \_ just give them out to all car owners.   and RIDE BIKE!
           \_ What the hell?  Am I the only person here who lives a car-free
              bike-based lifestyle for non-environmental reasons?  Sure, I think
              it's nifty that it's good for the environment, but if cars were
              zero-emissions, I still wouldn't be tempted.  Is it really that
              much of a sacrafice to give up an average of $7000/year down the
              rathole, hours and hours wasted behind the wheel when you could
              be working or at home or outside, the legal hassles, the
              logistical hassles, and the breakdowns?  I bike because when I'm
              on a bike, I'm *happy*, and when I'm in a car I'm *pissed*.  The
              rest is secondary.
              on a bike, I'm *happy*, and when I'm in a car I'm *pissed*, to
              save hundreds of thousands of dollars during my working lifetime,
              for health, to enjoy the outside, to avoid hassle, and lastly
              because it's good for the environment.  Are you environment
              motivated bikers all going to go buy SUVs if they come out
              with a zero emissions SUV?  Really?
           \_ You tree-huggers crack me. Keep posting crap like this.
              Meanwhile 3rd world countries are polluting en masse in ways
              thousands of SUVs could never do. I said it again - the only
              pro-enviroment thing a person can do is off themselves. Period.
              \_ I drive a car because I like the flexibility to change jobs
                 and not worry about having to move where I live.  I drive a
                 car because I like the flexibility of having an extra hour a
                 day I didn't spend "trapped on a bike".  I'd love a
                 zero-emissions vehicle.
                 \_ Fine.  Be your bad self with your car.  I was talking to
                    the RIDE BIKE people who at least pose on the motd as
                    if environmental concerns are the main reason they made
                    that choice.  I just find that hard to believe, anymore
                    than I believe you drive because you just love smog.
                    \_ There are plenty of environmental concerns related
                       to driving other than emissions.  -tom
                       \_  Yeah, I agree.  But suppose there were none at all.
                           Would you drive?  I wouldn't, and I'm just
                           wondering how many car-free people would or
                           would not drive if it were not for the
                           environmental impact.  There is no negative
                           environmental impact that I know of to pounding
                           railroad spikes through my cock, but I'm not
                           going to start doing that any time soon either.
                           \_ Many of the environmental problems of the
                              automobile are inherent to it (traffic and
                              sprawl being two examples).  -tom
                              \_ Do you enjoy driving?
                                 \_ I did.  I drove across the country in
                                    three days.  -tom
              \_ And you "Nothing I ever do makes any difference" people
                 annoy the hell out of me.  Why do you even bother living?
                 If a person used 10 less gallons of gasoline, that person
                 used 10 less gallons of gasoline.  You do it because it's
                         \_ fewer
                 a good thing to do, not because it's going to suddenly
                 change the world.
              \_ we're so sorry to hear of your passing.  -tom
        \_ Can we do the same to reckless drivers regardless of the type of
           vehicles they drive?  I was almost hit by a van last Friday which
           changed lane into mine.
           \_ Dude! that's a good idea.  We should have licenses for vehicles,
              and print little metal signs on them to indicate the number of
              the license, then we can have some "traffic laws", which  allow
              tickets to be handed out to reckless drivers by "cops".
              This idea might just go places.
              \_ You mean I can call the cops and they'll actually do something
                 about it???  I did copy down the license plate number and the
                 time and location, just to submit them to
                 http://www.baaqmd.gov/exhaust/exhaust.asp to give the owner a
                 little annoyance.  That's my powerless citizen's way to
                 punish him/her.
        \_ There is no need for that because demand is down already:
           http://www.google.com/trends?q=Hummer+h2%2Chummer+h3
           Meanwhile demand for eco cars are um, almost the same:
           Meanwhile demand for eco cars are um, cyclical:
           http://www.google.com/trends?q=gasoline%2C+hybrid%2C+prius
           \_ GM does not believe in supply and demand.  Why should they?
              They can always get socialist LOOTER republicans to bail them
              out using our tax dollars taken by MEN WITH GUNS.
              \_ If the invisible hand allows GM to do what they are good
                 at doing, then they are deemed the best and the brightest
                 in the free-market and are automatically rewarded as
                 expected. Why do you hate capitalism you commie-pig?
                 \_ I am a capitalist and you are clearly not.  When a
                    company fails due to the consistent stupidity of its
                    management, it deserves to FAIL, not get bailed out
                    by the taxpayer.  That's socialism.  In a capitalist
                    system, GM would have either failed a long time ago or
                    actually started responding to market forces.
                    Of course people like you only call it socialism when you
                    give ten bucks to a poor person.  When you give ten billion
                    to a failing corporation you call it capitalism, but that
                    doesn't make it so.  GM management are like villains out of
                    an Ayn Rand novel, and so are you if you defend them.
                 \_ Who said GM was the best or brightest at anything?  You
                    are definitely not reading the financial news.  Your
                    point would be a lot strong (or even exist) if you knew
                    wth you were talking about.
2006/8/14-16 [Computer/Networking] UID:43999 Activity:nil
8/14    Free WiFi on Transbay buses!
        http://www.actransit.org/news/articledetail.wu?articleid=90e7a330
2006/8/14-16 [Uncategorized] UID:44000 Activity:nil
8/14    Has anyone taken delivery of a MacPro yet? How quiet is it compared
        to a dual 1.8 or 2.0 ghz G5? Any problems?
        \_ Very very hot and battery doesn't last too long. Idling MacPros
           are known to burn your legs and last less than 2 hours.
           \_ Why are you running a desktop off a battery and holding it
              on your lap?
              \_ I hate my ovaries.
              \_ My mistake. My reading comp has been classified as: low  -pp
2006/8/14-17 [Computer/HW, Computer/HW/Display] UID:44001 Activity:low
8/14    This is a fun little app. For someone spending too many hours in front
        of his PC, at least I can watch the day pass over the globe on my
        desktop. Ah, I see dawn approaches the Roman empire...
        http://codefromthe70s.org/desktopearth_dl.asp
        Oh and it looks pretty nice across two monitors.
        \_ It's too bad it's just random clouds instead of real-time satellite
           imgs so we can see Iraq/Lebanon burning
           \_ Well, there is a real-time cloud update feature based on weather
              satellite images. right click on the tray icon. But the default
              server in the list is some kind of distribution network that
              seems hosed. And I can't seem to force it to get a new image.
              So maybe try a different server first and test it in a browser.
              Ok nm I fooled it by changing the date. But it's from weather
              satellites... so it looks like the weatherman's stuff on TV.
           \_ How can we sleep while Leba-non's burnin'?
        \_ My battery's rated 60 months although I have to honestly say that
           I've never reached 60 months in the past 4 battery changes I've
           done in my life. I usually run them down, which is usually after
           3-4 years, call AAA when I need a jumpstart, and get a new one.
           \_ Isn't there a unix-y version of this?  i forget the name.
              \_ xearth
                 \_ Does that do satellite pics?  -John
                    \_ Could something like this be done with Google Earth?
                    \_ Nope.  There was one for X that had nicer graphics
                       called xglobe.
                       \_ Thanks, I remember xglobe.  Any ideas if there's
                          anything MacOS-native like this so I don't need to
                          run an xserver just for my screen background?  -John
                          \_ maybe try this -op
                             http://gabrielotte.com/osxplanet.html
                             or this ($) http://www.xericdesign.com/earthdesk.php
                             \_ Very cool thanks!  -John
        \_ Update: this is still cool. And the cloud data is another level of
           interestingness. (I can watch weather patterns developing. Right
           now there are interesting storms off the coast of Japan. Damn I
           wish I was running this when Katrina hit)
2006/8/14-16 [Uncategorized] UID:44002 Activity:nil
8/14    http://www.kosher-pork.com
        \_ Please enter a description next time, otherwise I'll just delete it
           \_ seconded.
2006/8/14-16 [Transportation/Car] UID:44003 Activity:nil
8/14    http://www.baaqmd.gov/exhaust/exhaust.asp
        Anyone know if there is an equivalent site for Los Angeles?
        \_ http://www.arb.ca.gov/enf/complaints/smoke.htm  -tom
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