Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:September:06 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2006/9/6-7 [Uncategorized] UID:44284 Activity:nil
9/5     What a typical boy racer would do if he owned a few oil wells:
        \_ For this much trouble, why not make the damn thing walk?
2006/9/6-8 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Israel] UID:44285 Activity:nil
9/6     The media and the Israel/Palestinian conflict
        \_ Holy crap!  This is the first thing I've ever seen that makes me
           respect the Palestinians at all.  Manipulating the media whores
           with simple street theater--genius!  I'm not about to go off
           supporting the Palestinian "cause" any time soon, but this sure
           beats terrorism, and is probably also more effective.
        \_ This is precisely how things like got spread around.
           Label your stuff, or expect people to ignore you.
           \_ What's  Anyway, thanks for the advice.  I added
              a description.  -op
                 \_ Under the def of of "Too Much Information" should be a ref
                    to that page.
2006/9/6-10 [Computer/HW/Laptop] UID:44286 Activity:nil
9/6     Korean Air bans Macs and Dells:
        \_ Reason no. 1,423,918 why you shouldn't buy a Mac. -pc user
           \_ or a dell - another pc user
              \_ Don't even bother with a laptop.  PDAs are the future.
2006/9/6-12 [Academia/Berkeley/Classes] UID:44287 Activity:nil
9/6     Papa's got a brand new bag^H^H^H^H book.  On Algorithms.  For the
        time being, a free download.
        \_ I think I just had an Umesh Moment[tm]
           \- Momento Umesh:
              BTW, have you read Papadimitriou's p0rn book?
              \_ Wow, where's that from?  And re: p0rn... no... urlP
           \- what is an Umesh Moment?
              \_ I believe the term was coined after ngeci bowman admitted to
                 having a strange, inexplicable, momentary crush on Vazirani,
                 which she described as an "umesh moment"  This must have been,
                 if the politburo minutes are to be believed, somewhere around
                 '97 --dbushong
                 \_ That's obscure, but who is Umesh, and why would he
                    have such a moment?  pp is saying they had a momentary
                    inexplicable crush on the book?
                    \_ Umesh Vazarani was our CS170 co-prof, along with
                    \_ Umesh Vazirani was our CS170 co-prof, along with
                       Christos Papadimitriou --dbushong
                       \- well in an odd coincidence then, at
                          cheeseboard i just ran into an associate
                          of mine who had "many umesh moments" [used
                          to traffic with him ... may still occasionally].
                          maybe your friend will accept umesh's brother
                          as a substitute ... they are in the same field.
        \_ There's a mistake on page 11 of the book. Movable type was invented
           in China 400 years before Gutenberg and the metal printing press
           was developed in Korea a little while later (still before 1400).
           - ciyer
           \_ Did they publicize their results in Europe? No? Then bully for
              \_ You're in idiot.  Steve Guttenberg never invented shit.
              \_ You're an idiot.  Steve Guttenberg never invented shit.
                 \_ That's not what the Stonecutters told me.
                 \_ Dude! But he was in Police Academy! Surely he invented
                    \_ He invented his own Australian accent:
           \_ Clearly only the western inventors count.
2006/9/6-7 [Uncategorized] UID:44288 Activity:high
        Heil Swiss John! Was this you? -ausman
        \_ Thanks for identifying yourself ausman, otherwise I'd get
           blamed for erroneously  -former Heil German John who Heiled
           John every day till he found out he's just a fucking Swiss
        \_ No, I was vacationing in Chili.  -John
        \_ Yes.  -John
           \_ Swiss Humor, not very funny for us dumb Americans.
           \_ How long did it take to get the smell out of your hair?
2006/9/6-10 [Uncategorized] UID:44289 Activity:nil
9/6     Who wrote /usr/local/bin/ef?  Just curious since I wrote the same
        thing years ago in tcsh.
        \_ I don't remember who wrote the original, but I did some work on it.
           For a previous job I beefed it up a bunch to be more cross-platform
           and optionally send mail with a copy of the checkin message on
           every save (and also to deal more nicely w/ files that someone
           skipped using rcsvi on and not blow away their changes)  Ping me
           if you want a copy.  --dbushong
        \_ I did, biotch.  -root
        \_ Why are /csua/bin/ef and /usr/local/bin/ef different?
2006/9/6-12 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:44290 Activity:nil
9/6     Do all HP LaserJet 6P printers have postscript capability, or
        is this an add-on component upgrade?
        \_ Not all.  All 6MP printers have PS though.
2006/9/6-7 [Academia/Berkeley/Classes, Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:44291 Activity:nil 66%like:44311
9/6     Purge, Iranian style!
        \_ Sounds like he's been taking notes from David Horowitz.
2006/9/6-7 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:44292 Activity:low 66%like:44310
9/6     Iraqis Will Greet U.S. Soldiers As Liberators. God Bless.
        \_ See, free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack
           each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass
        \_ I'm the decider, and I decide what is best. And whats best is
           for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the Secretary of Defense
        \_ We've got hundreds of sites to exploit, looking for the chemical
           and biological weapons that we know Saddam Hussein had prior to
           our entrance into Iraq
        \_ We believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons.
           [a few months later]
           I don't believe anyone that I know in the administration
           ever said that Iraq had nuclear weapons.
        \_ Housing prices will never fall.
2006/9/6-12 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:44293 Activity:nil
        43 percent of the Americans today believe Saddam Hussein was
        personally involved in September 11, 2001. Question for you
        motd academics. What is your estimate on how many of the 43
        percent also believe in Intelligent Design?
        \_ 99.5%  Note, all this says to me is that the default course of the
           intellectually lazy in this country is to be Christian.  I think
           even if you're a Christian you can agree with that.
           \_ ALERT: The above is an unpatriotic liberal message
           \_ Being Christian != believing in ID.  -tom
              \_ Being Christian != believing the bible?
              \_ I think the Vatican's latest position is that they believe in
                 ID and they don't think ID should be taught as science.
                 ID and they think ID shouldn't be taught as science.
              \_ I understand that, but I think Christians are the largest
                 segment of ID supporters, and intellectually lazy ones the
                 largest segment of those.
        \_ 69.69 percent.  -freshman
2006/9/6-12 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:44294 Activity:nil
9/6     It's official: Bush confirms existence of secret CIA prisons:
        \_ What's awesome is that the Gitmo "compromise" they are pushing
           will force Congress to essentially choose between letting KSM go or
           allowing evidence extracted via torture to be used in court.
2006/9/6-12 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:44295 Activity:nil
9/6     Bush was against revealing secret prisons before he was for it:
2006/9/6-12 [Uncategorized] UID:44296 Activity:nil
9/6     Tragic. I really hate people:
        \_ Read further down the motd.
2006/9/6-12 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Others] UID:44297 Activity:nil
9/6     Dem nominee says 9/11 attacks were a conspiracy orchestrated by Dick
        Cheney.  Video: (
        Iran agrees with this, BTW
        \_ What's wacky is that this just might play in the South.
2006/9/6-12 [Recreation/Media] UID:44298 Activity:nil
9/6     Life of a cell: -mrauser
        \_ "art" for undergraduate education it is
           This is the correct way it's done:
  (Google video, oldie but goodie)
2006/9/6-12 [Uncategorized] UID:44299 Activity:nil
        Professor Hambrick reveals that on average, narcissitic CEOs do not
        outperform or underperform non-narcissistic CEOs. If you have
        a narcissistic CEO, LEAVE!
        \_ What if my CEO is congress?
        \_ "At the heart of narcissism is a lack of self-esteem."  Of course,
           we all know that Bill is Micro and Bill is Soft.
2018/12/10 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:September:06 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>