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2006/8/31-9/3 [Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:44212 Activity:low
8/31    Windows SSH to a Mac Xserve, would like display pop-up error messages
        generated on Mac onto Windows.
        \_ Can't be done via SSH.  VNC, perhaps.  -tom
        \_ Get a windows X server, such as Exceed, run it, configure the SSH
           to do X forwarding (putty can do this), or find some other way to
           set the DISPLAY environment variable to point back to the windows
           -ERic
           \_ That doesn't work for Mac OS dialog boxes.  -tom
             \_ didnt know they were non-X -ERic
                \_ Unfortunately, 'tis so.  -tom
2006/8/31-9/3 [Uncategorized] UID:44213 Activity:nil
8/31    Is it normal to see buildings in San Diego in the shape of a Swastika?
        http://tinyurl.com/kuy9f
        \_ Not normal, no, but not new.
        \_ Is it a Hindu or Buddhist temple?
           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika
           \_ I think it's part of the base
2006/8/31-9/3 [Health/Men, Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:44214 Activity:nil
8/31    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060831/ts_nm/crime_art_scream_dc_3
        Even thought I've seen this picture many times before, it still sends
        chill up my spine every time I look at it.
        \_ That article is pretty devoid of details.  This article is a
           bit better:
           http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5303200.stm?ls
           \_ british news sources >> US/wire news sources
2006/8/31-9/3 [Computer/HW/Laptop, Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:44215 Activity:nil
8/31    its that time of year again.  i would like to buy
        a reliable mac laptop.  i dont need blazing ass speed.
        i would like light and reliable.  i dont need a gigantic
        display.  i would like to haul it to cafes and look cool.
        what should i get?  a new one?  a slightly used one?
        are they all intel now?  do they all have battery problems?
        \_ Wait until the problem with the white MacBook palm rests
           gets solved, and get one of those. (they are intel)
        \_ Since Intel just released the mobile Core2 Duo (Merom), expect an
           update to Apple's laptop line soon.
           \_ Do you know if there are any plans for a 12" one?  I am
              loving my 12" PB, and may look at a MacBook next year.  -John
                \_ All signs point to 13 inches being the new 12 inches.
                   I miss the smaller size too.
                   \_ obthatswhatshesaid
                   \_ obthatswhathesaid
2006/8/31-9/3 [Uncategorized] UID:44216 Activity:nil
8/31    100,000 messages in mqueue dating back to April.  What's going on?
        \_ this is the new stability provided for by the new soda.
        \_ Why are there so many messages in mqueue?
        \_ It's all spam anyway.
2006/8/31-9/3 [Uncategorized] UID:44217 Activity:nil
8/31    Its motd mad libs!
        My Chinese ______ doesn't want to _______.  I don't understand this,
        because _______.  On top of this, Isreal has a right to ______ because
        _________ are fascists, and look what happened with Hitler.
        \_ Kalshnikov...fire...I'm an alien...make their own tomato soup...
           Campbell's
        \_ Wang... make Cream of Sum Yung Gi... me so horny... bacon... Moses
           \_ What's "Sum Yung Gi"?
              \_ "some young guy"
2006/8/31-9/3 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:44218 Activity:nil
8/31    I just got a proxy vote. It says:
        -PROPOSAL FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE ADOPTION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2007
         EXECUTIVE BONUS PLAN. Directors Recommend: FOR
        -PROPOSAL FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE AMENDED AND RESTATED 1993 DIRECTORS'
         STOCK PLAN. Directors Recommend: FOR
        Fuck the directors.
        \_ Unfortunately, the directors are often large shareholders and/or
           buddies of the large shareholders. Feel free to cast your 100
           votes against.
2006/8/31-9/5 [Science/GlobalWarming, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iran, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Others] UID:44219 Activity:low
8/31    "There's simply no explanation for the range of Iranian behavior which
        we've seen over the years other than that they're pursuing a weapons
        capability" -UN Ambassador John Bolton
        \_ Stunning analysis!
        \_ If the Bush administration plans to bomb Iran regardless of what
           Iran does, what motivation does Iran have to listen to them?
           Where's the carrot?  Does anyone think they're *not* going to
           attack Iran eventually, assuming that they can maintain control
           of the government, and that there is no impeachment?
           \_ I think it's extremely unlikely Dubya will bomb Iran.
              This is strategically not the best move for the U.S.
        \_ I haven't heard anyone (other than Iran) actually say they believe
           Iran _isn't_ going for nukes.  I mean, it's the right thing to do,
           strategically.
           \_ It's one thing to say they're gunning for nukes, it's another
              thing to say they they want to conduct activity legal under the
              NPT which also puts them closer to breaking out to a nuke
              capability if they have to.
           \_ Plus the Iranians basically all but running around in their
              nuke-patterned underoos and "I'm with the other nuke powers"
              t-shirts, doing the "we've got nukes" dance while yelling LA LA
              LA WE HAVE NUKES AND YOU CAN'T STOP US.  -John
              \_ hmm... Israel has the bomb, India has the bomb, Pakistan has
                 the bomb.  AND US/UK/Israel have the track record of
                 overthrown Iranian government at their whim. And now 80% of
                 US' deployable force is right across the border.
                 Having a bomb is actually a sound, defensive policy!
                 Further, our policy toward NPT is like a football game.
                 Once you reach the goal line, you actually get rewarded.
                 \_ Erm, Israel has overthrown the Iranian government when?
                    \_ ok ok ok, Israel didn't overthrow Iranian government
                       in 1953, but Israel worked closely with Shah.  This
                       pisses Iranian off even today.
                       \_ Um, is it that or that they're all Jews.
           \_ Iran does best strategically not to go nukes now, but to go
              nuclear energy, and use the possibility of breakout as a
              deterrent.
              \_ Right, and this is where Bolton's statement falls apart.
                 There _is_ another explanation for the range of Iranian
                 behavior, and that is that this path is the same you'd need
                 to follow to get utterly legal nuclear power.
                 \_ Not quite utterly legal.  I think the most recent UN
                    resolution is legally binding, although I think it's quite
                    explicit in having further discussions on punishment and
                    not being an automatic sanction/war pass for member
                    states. -breakout guy
                    resolution is legally binding, although I think there are
                    definitive clauses which say further discussions on
                    punishment are needed, and not being an automatic
                    sanction/war pass for member states. -breakout guy
                    \_ A good point. Let me back up and say that this is a
                       path to nuclear power that works within the NPT.
              \_ Not really.. they're best off to prove they already have them
                 ASAP, like Pakistan.
                 \_ I should say "best strategically and also best practically"
                 \_ I should say "best strategically & also best practically"
2006/8/31-9/3 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:44220 Activity:nil
8/31    With this sort of thing going on, I'm really surprised the James
        Dobson's of the world can't find more common ground with the
        Bin Laden's of the world:
        http://www.csua.org/u/gte (yahoo! news)
2006/8/31-9/5 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:44221 Activity:nil
8/31    Firefox 2.0 B2 is out:
        http://www.mozilla.org/projects/bonecho/all-beta.html
        \_ This url may be more useful (and is what they recommend
           be given out): http://csua.org/u/gtl -niloc
2006/8/31-9/5 [Computer/HW/CPU] UID:44222 Activity:nil
8/31    Intel to have internal webcast Tuesday, presenting results of 90-day
        efficiency review.  <= 10,000 or 20,000 employees rumored to be laid
        off.
        http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-6111478.html
        http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/08/31/intel_fire
        \- clever headline. nice use of "decimate" in the classical sense
           ["to kill one in 10"]. worthy of the e'ist. --psb
        \_ INTC up $0.17.
2006/8/31-9/3 [Uncategorized] UID:44223 Activity:nil
8/31    Dear Berkeley Mormon, who's your Prophet and what does he predict?
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