Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:October:06 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2006/10/6-7 [Finance/Banking, Reference/Tax] UID:44705 Activity:low
10/5    Are recreational vehicles tax deductible?
        \_ (
        \_ if you live in it as your primary residence, like a house
2006/10/6-7 [Computer/SW/Languages/Perl, Computer/SW/Languages/Python] UID:44706 Activity:moderate
10/5    Python experts, help. I'd like to do the following Perl regexp
        and reg substitution equivalent in Python, what's the best way?
        if ($line=~/(foo\w+)/) {
           $myfoo = $1;
        } elsif ($line=~/(bar\w+)/) {
           $mybar = $1;
        My limited Python knowledge says I must do the followings which
        seems really awkward:
        import re
        matchFoo = http://re.compile('(foo\w+)')
        matchBar = http://re.compile('(bar\w+)')
        m = matchFoo.match(line)
        if (m):
          myfoo =
        \_ I don't know Perl so I'm not sure what you are trying to do,
           maybe this link will be of some help:
        \_ One of the reasons I gave up on Python and love Ruby is that Ruby
           has OO but maintains the nice regex syntax of Perl.
           \_ Its OO is also a lot cleaner and more consistent than Python's,
              and none of this indentation-is-important i-can't-paste-code
              \_ Yeah, those would be some more of the reasons.
        \_ I don't know python, but this would be the equivalent, AFAICT:
           import re
           line = re.sub(r'(?i)hello', 'world', line)
           m ='foo\w+', line)
           if m:
             myfoo =
             m ='bar\w+', line)
             if m:
               mybar =
           \_ Now I remember why I never learned python.
2006/10/6-7 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:44707 Activity:moderate
10/6    What is President Bush's job?
        \_ I purposely left out the word "President" for a reason.
           \_ And I purposely added it back in for a reason.  Did you delete
              this post for a reason?
              \_ 1. I posted the original link without the word "President"
        \_ I purpos3ly left out the word "President" for a reason.
           \_ And I purpo5ely added it b@ck in for a reason.  Did you de7ete
              this post for a r3ason?
              \_ 1. I posted the 0riginal link wiThout the word "President"
                 so you never added it "back", you simply added it. 2. I
                 never deleted the post. I even let you keep your
                 "President Bush".
                 never de7eted the p0st. I even let you keep your
                 "President Bu$h".
2006/10/6-9 [Reference/RealEstate] UID:44708 Activity:kinda low
10/6    Mmmmmm... housing idiot:
        Young 20-something buys 8 homes in 8 months seeking fabulous fortune.
        \_ What parade of idiots gave him credit for this real estate spree?
           \_ The article says he got a lot of stated income loans and
              lied on the applications.
               \_ And they didn't check??
                  \_ "Stated income" means "stated income". If they checked
                     then it wouldn't be "stated income".
        \_ Kind of a neat idea: When young, make some really big financial
           gambles by taking out huge loans.  If you win, great.  If you lose,
           declare bankruptcy and be free and clear in several years.
           \_ Free and clear?  I think it's worse than that.  This little shit
              has been promoting his sob story all over both the MSM and the
              housing bubble blogs now for quite a while.  I predict that
              his book deal will make way more money than he ends up losing.
           \_ Not with the new bankruptcy laws it isn't.
              \_ can't you circumvent the new laws by living with your parents
                 and studying for your next job for a couple years, maybe
                 go get an advanced degree?
              \_ With a less-than-median income and massive debt, you are
                 fine to BK even with the new law.
                 \_ There's still a lot more to it.  And he'd have to go
                    many months without a job.  Not to mention credit
                    counciling that might tell him he could get that 200k debt,
                    suck it up, get a web job and pay it off in 30 years.
                    \_ Credit counseling required under Chapter 7 is a joke.
                       In any case, he can easily declare for Chapter 13.
          \_ Bad credit or not, he might be prosecuted if he lied on the
             application forms.
2006/10/6-7 [Consumer/Audio] UID:44709 Activity:moderate
10/6    What's a good FM modulator for mp3 players to use in the car? I
        am looking for one that takes line-out. Sound quality is more
        important to me than size/money.
        \_ The cheapest wire system still has better fidelity than the
           most expensive wireless system.
        \_ if sound quality is more important than $, buy a new stereo with
           a line-in jack --oj
2006/10/6-9 [Health/Women] UID:44710 Activity:nil
10/6    Pregnant teens are taking up smoking b/c they think it will mean
        smaller babies: (
        \_ I like having sex with pregnant teens.
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