Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:October:07 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
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2006/10/7-10 [Reference/History/WW2] UID:44711 Activity:nil
10/7    Spitfire vs. P51 one on one, which one will win?
2006/10/7-10 [Computer/Theory] UID:44712 Activity:nil
10/7    Did anyone take Math 128B (Numerical analysis II) last semester
        with Kahan? Can you comment on your experience, selection of topics,
        grading, etc? He's teaching it again next semester.
        \_ I'm sorry I believe you're in the wrong place. This is the
           Computer Science of the Ultrabored Alumni. We talk about
           optimal ways of wasting our employees' money on wall, motd,
           bitchx, and irc.
2006/10/7-10 [Computer] UID:44713 Activity:nil
10/7    Can anyone who has Comcast DVR let me know how to transfer a
        show that I've recorded to my computer? I'm reading that the USB
        connector on this box is inactive. Please help. Thanks.
2006/10/7-10 [Finance/Banking] UID:44714 Activity:low
10/7    Wells Fargo online banking really sucks. You can only go back 60
        days and if you want to see statements before that you have to pay.
        Fuck Wells Fargo. Even Bank of America and Wash Mutual are better.
        \_ I guess maybe those other banks are better in that one respect,
           but I can tell you that I'd never bank with BofA unless I
           traveled/moved to different states a lot. Talk about backward.
        \_ I solved this problem (and others) by building a little web thing
           that keeps trac of when you paid your bills and how much it was.
           That way you can do simple forecasting and have all your own records.
           That way you can do simple forecasting and have all your own
           records.
           Then I made a GreaseMonkey script that automatically posts all the
           data I put into WellsFargo into my app when I'm done giving it to
           Wells.  Works pretty well.  I'm ironing out a few details, but if
           you're interested, email me and I'll send you a URL when it's ready
           for public consumption.  (If there's interest, it shouldn't be hard
           to write GreaseMonkey scripts for other banks, too)  --dbushong
        \_ There's another way to solve this problem.  Print out your online
           statements once a month.  And then save them.  Try it.  That thing
           called paper really works.
        \_ I use Wells Fargo and I can look at statements back to 2000 online.
           You click on "prior statements", and when they say "fees may apply",
           I believe they only mean if you choose "US Mail" instead of "Online"
           for the delivery method.  PDFs aren't as cool as their basic online
           interface, but they're better than nothing.  (Granted, I might be
           getting charged and not realizing it; I'll check.)  -niloc
2006/10/7-10 [Finance/Shopping] UID:44715 Activity:nil
10/7    All the Tower Records will close. Liquidation and cheap items now.
        \_ how cheap? (how much is a typical CD album going for?)
2006/10/7-10 [Transportation/Car, Transportation/Bicycle] UID:44716 Activity:low
10/7    I'm thinking about buying nice aero Shimano or Mavic wheel sets
        with 16/20 spokes front/back. Besides cost are there other things
        to consider? Is it harder to true the wheels with less spokes, and
        are they much less reliable?
        \_ Don't have an answer but I wonder why old slow ass
           middle-aged guys always have the hottest bikes.
           \_ Because they have more money than time.  -tom
        \_ Yes, they're harder to true, and yes, they're much less reliable.
           Total gimmicks aimed at clueless guys with too much money.  -tom
           \_ You're just jealous.
           \_ I have Shimano R540 wheels (the predecessor) with 16/16 spokes.
              I paid a lot for the set but they're very light and very
              quiet above 20MPH. I've put about 1000 miles on them
              and they're still pretty good. We'll see how well they
              hold up for the next couple thousand miles.
2006/10/7-10 [Politics/Domestic/911, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:44717 Activity:nil
10/7    I've been watching HBO's Rome series (about 80% historically accurate,
        20% gratuitous), so this Robert Harris NYT OpEd piece struck home:
        http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/30/opinion/30harris.html
2006/10/7-10 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:44718 Activity:low
10/7    GOP in meltdown: "How low can the Republicans go?"
        Bush at 33% approval
        35% want the Republicans to remain in power
        http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15167150/site/newsweek
        Cue "polls don't matter" dude and "Newsweek is left wing trash" guy.
        \_ Um, most Republicans no longer associate Bush with Republicanism.
           They'll still vote Republican because they value conservatism
           over liberalism, and it has nothing to do with Bush. The
           Bush Administration != GOP
           \_ Republicans are only a third of the voters, remember. --!Diebold
        \_ Wasn't Pete Wilson at something ridiculous like an 11% approval
           rating when he was governor of California?  And then he rode the
           anti-illegal immigration sentiment to a landslide re-election
           victory over Democratic challenger Kathleen Brown?  Just goes to
           show you that you should never under-estimate the ability of the
           GOP to unite white people by playing upon middle America's fears
           leading up to election time.
           \_ My dog could have beat Brown in that election.  She ran a truly
              horrible campaign.  I also saw her speak in person.  She was a
              fourth rate speaker who makes Bush look good.  She lost because
              she was the lesser candidate.
2006/10/7-10 [Academia/Berkeley] UID:44719 Activity:nil
10/7    Why is Jerry Brown white and Jerry White brown? It just doesn't
        make any sense!
        \_ Why is Chinese named Dong not have long dong?!
           \_ Judge me by my size, do you?
        \_ Wasn't there a fairly outspoken ASUC Senator at UC Berkeley a
           while back named Arian White?  If I recall correctly, that dude
           was black (and pretty militant about being black, too).  That's
           what we call either irony, or a cruel practical joke by Arian
           White's black father and black mother.
2006/10/7-10 [Reference/Tax] UID:44720 Activity:nil
10/7    Poll:
        tax is too high, cut it:
        services suck, raise tax:
        services suck, tax revenue is wasted, fix waste, lower taxes: .
        see world only black/white: ....................
        poll is stupid, weak troll, better done on a Monday when tax payers
        are actually reading the motd: .
2006/10/7 [Uncategorized] UID:44721 Activity:nil
10/7    Go Beah!
2006/10/7-10 [Consumer/Camera, Computer/SW/Database] UID:44722 Activity:nil
10/7    Howto make your own passport photos:
        http://www.dpchallenge.com/tutorial.php?TUTORIAL_ID=22
2017/09/24 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:October:07 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>