Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:October:21 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
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2006/10/21 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:44897 Activity:nil
10/21   M$ to make its own chips:
        http://www.electronista.com/articles/06/10/20/microsoft.produces.chips
2006/10/21-23 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:44898 Activity:nil
10/21   M$ to make its own chips:
        http://tinyurl.com/yy6veb (electronista.com)
        \_ Gates is tired of being micro and soft?  Being micro but hard is
           surely one step forward.
2006/10/21-24 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:44899 Activity:low
10/21   More evidence of Bush Administration War Crimes revealed:
        http://www.csua.org/u/h9x (news.yahoo.com)
        \_ War Crimes is what the winners do to the losers.
        \_ I don't see any evidence of war crimes on that page. Let
           me know when your FOIA request turns up the Haliburton
           contract for building "showers" in gitmo that includes a
           cost savings provision based on the fact they will be
           using pows as slave labor.
           \_ So the defense of Bush's misdeeds has moved from "he's
              better than Saddam" to "he's better than Hitler."
              Interesting.
              \_ Abuse of Power != War Crime. Maybe he has abused
                 the power of the Presidency, maybe he hasn't; but
                 whatever he has done, I just don't see it rising
                 to the level of a war crime.
                 to the level of a war crime. I think that calling
                 the President's actions war crimes serves only to
                 stifle real debate over administration's handling
                 of the WOT.
                 \_ As opposed to saying "Bush is totally better than
                    Hitler!!!!1", which fosters mature debate?  Come on.
                    No, I'm not OP, and no I have not used the word "war
                    crime".
                \_ You "just don't see it" but others, including the
                   USSC and Alberto Gonzalez, did. Looks like your
                   position is the weaker one. There is a law in the US,
                   called the "War Crimes Act" that forbids grave
                   breaches of the Geneva Convention. The USSC just
                   ruled the prisons at Gitmo are covered under
                   Art 3 of the Geneva Convention. Was the torture
                   described in the article a "grave breach"? I am not
                   sure, and I guess you must be some kind of expert
                   on International Law to be so sure that is not.
                   http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4999734
2006/10/21-24 [Reference/History/WW2/Japan] UID:44900 Activity:nil
10/21   Any review on Clint Eastwood's yet another film about Iwojima?
        Does it say anything negative about the evil "Japs" and how
        glorious our fathers were?
        \_ The Fresh Air review made it sound more like a stark portrayal of
           the inanities of pro-war propaganda even in war-time.
        \_ You do realize this is actually a psuedo two-part movie. The other
           one is called Letters from Iwo Jima, telling the story from the
           Japanese side.
           http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0498380
           \_ Then how come none of the trailers or posters say anything
              about, "Part 1 of 2" or "The First Chapter in the Iwo Jima
              Saga" or something like that?
              \_ http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/iwojima-movies/trailer/large.html
                 The last few seconds does mention Letter from Iwo Jima as the
                 counterpart of this movie.  The three big Japanese characters
                 in the screen before is "Soshite" which means "and.  BTW I'm
                 surprised that Flags of our Fathers are showing in Japan.  I
                 thought people and the govt in Japan are very sensitive to
                 WWII issues.  -- !PP
           \_ I didn't know it's a two-sided movie(s).  I wasn't going to see
              Flags of our Fathers, but now I will.  I haven't seen a two-sided
              movie since Tora Tora Tora.  -- !OP
2006/10/21-24 [Uncategorized] UID:44901 Activity:nil
10/21   Scouts, get your Copyright Sensitivity Badge:
        http://tinyurl.com/y2jlun (seattlepi.nwsource.com)
        \_ That'll fit nicely between the Atheism is Evil and Gays are Evil
           badges.
        \_ This would make a great sticker for your pirate DVDs. -ausman
        \_ To teach it you must have gotten your Price Gouging certificate
           from the studios before hand.
2006/10/21-23 [Uncategorized] UID:44902 Activity:nil
10/21   Cylon Jack-o-Lantern:
        http://www.flickr.com/photos/oskay/274464845
2006/10/21-24 [Uncategorized] UID:44903 Activity:nil
10/21   http://www.christian-sex.net
        \_ Safe for work?
2006/10/21-24 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:44904 Activity:nil
10/21   Maybe Clinton should have inhaled:
        http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/health/289205_alzheimer19.html
2006/10/21-23 [Uncategorized] UID:44905 Activity:nil
10/21   Hey guy I found a GREAT invention that saved me a whole weekend from
        having to weed-wack my yard! It's called the DR Field & Brush Mower.
        100X better than the weed wacker.
        Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/ep9h2
2006/10/21-23 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:44906 Activity:nil
10/21   From the the Fall 2006 Forefront:
        "In response to Dean Newton's message [spring 2006], the world is
        indeed 'flat.'  But Friedman is wrong about our technological and
        economic preeminence being in jeorpardy because more degrees are coming
        out of Asia.  Every engineer with a degree tries to develop a product
        that makes life better or makes millions of dollars.  I was able to do
        this even without a degree, so we shouldn't feel threatened."
        --Trevor J. Buckingham, Senior Software Engineer and Owner, QL2
          Software Company, Chicago (EECS 1998-200)
        \_ Looks like his brother (father?) is CEO.  Guess that's the real route
           to success.
        \_ Looks like his brother (father?) is CEO.  Guess that's the real
           route to success.
           \_ It always has been.  Nothing new there.
2006/10/21-24 [Uncategorized] UID:44907 Activity:nil
10/21   http://whoresofwarcraft.com
        \_ Silly yet still NSFW.
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