Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:August:29 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2006/8/29-30 [Consumer/Camera] UID:44180 Activity:moderate
8/29    Michelle Malkin summarizes the fake ambulance stories from Hizbullah
        More detail at:
        \_ Oh now there's a source I trust.
           \_ How about the clip she shows of Anderson Cooper who talks about
              Hizbullah faking ambulance shots?
           \_ How about the clip Malkin shows of Anderson Cooper who talks
              about Hizbullah faking ambulance shots?  And zombietime has a
              history of good photography analysis.
                \_ Zombietime, like many highly partisan websites on both
                   sides of the issues, has a history of taking one photo
                   out of thousands, the one photo that can be used to
                   say what he wants to say, and using that one photo
                   to paint an entire issue with a broad brush.  If that's
                   what you consider analysis these days then analysis is
                   dead.  And Malkin is just a raving loon.
                        \_ I thought it was pretty convincing: bombed out
                           bus not very damaged on the inside, RUST in
                           the bullet holes, super healing ambulance driver,
                           etc. -- the story didn't rely on just 1 image.
                        \_ You don't like Malkin?  Is that an Anne Coulter
                           thing where everyone is going to post pictures of
                           her looking bad as proof she's stupid?
                           \_ Nah, they'll just post links to her frothing and
                              call it a day.
2006/8/29-31 [Recreation/Media, Computer/SW/Languages/Python] UID:44181 Activity:nil
8/29    Halo meets Monty Python: (
2006/8/29-31 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:44182 Activity:nil
8/29    HD Star Trek?
2006/8/29-31 [Uncategorized] UID:44183 Activity:nil
8/29    The Federation PADD is here: (
2006/8/29-31 [Uncategorized] UID:44184 Activity:nil
8/29    Sigma reveals the SD14:
        \_ poor marketing trick.  They should learn a thing or two from Apple.
2006/8/29-31 [Uncategorized] UID:44185 Activity:nil
8/28    is there some google product that lets me keep
        track of people's email address/phone number/postal address?
        \_  It works very well and they dont' spam anymore.
2006/8/29-9/1 [Politics/Domestic/Immigration] UID:44186 Activity:nil
8/29    Personal accounts of the events in Maywood over the weekend (8MB mp3): (starting around 19 minutes in)
        (Summary: activists opposed to illegal immigration had a protest in the
        self-declared "sanctuary city".  They were mobbed by violent illegal-
        immigration supporters.)
        Photos and video of illegal-immigration supporters hoisting Mexican
        flag over US post office in Maywood:
        \_ Really, disguising Malkin links is just plain silly. Post proud or
           go home.
2006/8/29-31 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:44187 Activity:kinda low
8/29    What SMTP settings should I be enabling/disabling for soda?  I can
        receive csua mails over IMAP on my treo just fine, but I always
        get relay denied errors when sending outside
        \_ Dunno the answer, but I have the same problem.  I ended up
           using Gmail's SMTP server.  The only thing is that you'll have
           register your CSUA email account with Gmail so that it'll let
           you send mail on your behalf.
           \_ What do you need to do to "register your CSUA email
              account with gmail"?
              \_ Log in and go to "Settings" and goto "Accounts" tab.
                 Basically register your CSUA email.  It'll do an email
                 verification thing.  After that, Gmail' SMTP will
                 relay email with CSUA email as your "From:" field.
        \_ enable authentication
           \_ Have you actually tried this yourself? I have, and it doesn't
              work with my client at least. For now, I'm using the cell
              network's ISP, which does not support SSL/TLS. It(cingular's
              SMTP for wireless) also doesn't require authentication, which
              may be the reason blocks of cingular cell IP blocks are on many
              anti-spam databases.
              \_ sorry, no.  I don't use soda for email.  But I just tried
                 it and it looks like there's no support for AUTH, even SSL'd
                 AUTH LOGIN
                 503 5.3.3 AUTH not available
                 bother root
           \_ If you have an answer, please provide specific steps and
              settings.  I also haven't been able to get SMTP working
              with either SSL or TLS; I keep getting relaying-denied
2006/8/29-31 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:44188 Activity:nil
8/29    % uptime
        13:46:57 up 41 days,  2:41, 100 users,  load average: 18.09, 18.04, 19.47
        \_ % uptime
           11:25:33 up 42 days, 19 min, 90 users,  load average: 31.67, 28.68, 20.81
           What the?
2006/8/29-9/1 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:44189 Activity:nil
8/29 (
        Bush Katrina memorial photo-op.  Oh look, who are the token black
        folks in the back?
        Uh oh, even a couple of the white folks looks pissed.
2006/8/29-9/1 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:44190 Activity:nil
8/29    I hadn't noticed this story until now--it turns out that Iraq was
        indeed pursuing yellowcake in Niger and Joe Wilson simply missed it.
        \_ I wouldn't call Christopher Hitchens the end all source of
           what was really going on with Niger and Iraq.  Some big things
                                         \_ Uh, he cites other sources.
           he misses:
           No one besides Hitchens believes that Zahawie was trying
           to dig up yellowcake in Iraq:
           Joe Wilson never denied being in Niger because of the CIA.
           The non US intelligence forces (Italy, France, England) were
           drawing their conclusions from the same forged documents,
           not a seperate source.
           I don't understand Hitchens' problem and it upsets me
           that people take his rantings as fact.
           \- CHITCHENS is rhetorical terorrist.
              \_ So he blows up innocent people with his words in order to
                 achieve a political goal?  Perhaps the pen really is mightier
                 than the sword.
           \_ Add to all of this that he begins his article with the unsub-
              stantiated assertion that Novak actually dispelled claims that he
              outed Plame as a CIA Agent as a result of Administration payback.
2006/8/29-31 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:44191 Activity:nil
8/29    Any recommendations for windoze software for backing up files to an
        external hard drive? I'd prefer that the backup isn't one huge .bkf
        file a directory? Is this possible with the ntbackup.exe that comes
        with windows XP.. Also I'd like the software to be a GUI that normal
        non-technical people could run. THanks.
        \_ Not for windows but if you're running any flavor of Unix, just
           add a daily crontab
           > rsync -az --rsh=ssh <src dir> <remote dst dir>
        \_ Not sure if you're looking for freeware or not. I 'borrowed' a
           program called Second Copy from a friend and I think it does a
           good job (but it costs $30 to buy).
        \_ Probably not what you're looking for, but I use the following
           batch script (where z: is the backup drive):
           xcopy /e /c /d /y /f c:\to_back_up z:\
           Recursively copies files with newer modification times, overwriting
           without prompting, displays what was being copied, and will recover
           from network hiccups if the drives are network shares.
           \_ Thanks.. those are just what I was looking for -op
2006/8/29-31 [Recreation/Dating] UID:44192 Activity:nil
        Wow, guess the same enthusiasm that got him an undergraduate excellence
        in teaching award translated into other exploits.
        \- E_DEADGIRL || E_LIVEBOY
           BTW, there was a ChemE prof at UCB do "dissappeared" one day
           with teh Feds coming to look for him soon after. When they finally
           decided to clean up his lab and office, the grad student assigned
           to do so found his child p0rn.  Kinda weird to store the stuff
           in your office.
2006/8/29-31 [Computer/SW/Languages/JavaScript] UID:44193 Activity:nil
8/29    I hate javascript, I always disable javascripts. However, lately,
        I've been running into critical sites I need (information, banking,
        etc) and have had to enable javascript occasionally. Even popular
        programs like gmail and <DEAD><DEAD> use javascript. If javascript
        is here to stay in the next decade or so, the WWW world would be a
        very dark place to be. Imagine all the incompatibility issues for
        users, write-once debug everywhere nightmares for developers, unwanted
        pop-ups, unwanted browser auto resize, and other things going out of
        control as a result of our addiction to javascript. -javascript hater
        \_ You, sir, are a luddite
        \_ I hate it too, mainly because of its use for popups, premercials
           etc. So I use a firefox extension that adds quick on/off buttons
           at the bottom. It's as good as you can get unfortunately. It's
           just a few sites where I need it anyway.
           \_  That's better.  You just register
              those few sites.
              \_ Ah, cool. Seems obvious in retrospect. Thanks.
2006/8/29 [Uncategorized/Profanity] UID:44194 Activity:very high 66%like:44123
8/28    Nice b&w naked girl photos:  -John
        \_ Didn't you post the same link four days ago?
           \_ He must get some click revenue.
           \_ I didn't post this, it's either someone trying to annoy
              me, or attempting to piss off the killjoy who deleted
              the original link (a good cause, IMHO.)  -John
              \_ I like your links. Please post more.   -ax #1 fan
              \_ There's nothing particularly special about your link.
                 I'm reposting not because I want to piss you off or
                 because I support you. I'm posting for the sake of telling
                 the asshole who keeps censoring motd to piss off. I will
                 keep reposting your shit for a whole month.
        \_ there are plenty of naked pictures on the net, and I am sorry,
           these pictures don't stand out.
           \_ True, but it is a statement to the asshole who keeps censoring
              motd-- fuck off asshole, if you censor this message
              the entire motd will be nuked for a whole month.          -op
           \_ Feel free to share, then, e.g. put up or shut up.
2006/8/29-30 [Uncategorized] UID:44195 Activity:kinda low
        Round 1, FIGHT!
        \_ I'd like to hit a SCA person with a sword, I just wouldn't want
           to have to join SCA to do it.  -tom
        \_ I'd say the guy with the walkie talkie at right is certainly
           creatively anachronistic.  -John
           \_ Heh I didn't notice that till you mentioned it. Thanks
              German John!
                \_ He's a judge.  Pensic actually has results and a winning
                   \_ Anyone see pensic/pennsic and see "penis"?  Or is my
                      brain just wired incorrectly ...
2006/8/29-9/1 [Politics/Domestic/911] UID:44196 Activity:nil
8/29    Homeland Security (Coast Guard) whistleblower on youtube:
        \_ Interesting.  I don't doubt the veracity of his technical
           details, but I think he blows them a bit out of proportion.
           (For example, using unshielded cables for transmissions probably
           doesn't create enough leakage to be a security problem in the
           common case).  Still, he does get at some of the core issues
           of the military-industrial complex, and how it has little
           incentive to produce taxpayer value.  -tom
           \_ Government has no incentive to produce tax payer value.  Period.
              Not at the Federal level, the State, the County, or City.  How
              much tax payer value does the typical employee provide if they
              are sitting on the wall and motd all day?
              \_ gee, most of the people on the wall and motd are not
                 government employees, and neither is the guy in the video.
                 \_ transparent strawman.  non-responsive.  F.
              \_ motd has answered technical questions that have saved this
                 govt. employee money and time on numerous occasions. I think
                 this outweighs the detriments of the occasional flamewar with
                 ChiCom troll. --erikred
                 \_ No doubt at all that some make better use of their time
                    here than others.
                    \- I have personally improved the efficiency of a
                       $100million dollar machine by 1.71%, so I have done
                       my part. BTW, if you want to rain against perverse
                       incentives, you should talk about Management Buyouts.
2006/8/29-31 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:44197 Activity:nil
        51% of the poll respondents this month see Bush as a strong and
        decisive leader. Americans is still stupid.
        \_ Indeed.  Americans is still stupid.  You don't say?
           \_ cue laughtrack
2006/8/29 [Uncategorized] UID:44198 Activity:nil
8/29    ilyas test 1
2006/8/29-31 [Uncategorized] UID:44199 Activity:nil
8/29 gives current driving conditions, but is there any way to
        get predicted driving conditions?  I need to pick my sister up in
        Santa Cruz Friday.  I'm curious about how conditions are likely
        to be. (Route is Livermore to Santa Cruz, leaving Livermore at 1pm
        or so.  Coming back at 4pm. )
        \_ Barring accidents, you can check the condition at the same hour
           seven days before.
        \_ I would expect that south bay -> livermore would be pretty awful
           from 4-6pm on a Friday.
2018/03/17 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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