Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:October:22 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2006/10/22-24 [Uncategorized] UID:44908 Activity:low
10/22   Worst analogies ever written on a HS essay:
        "Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever."
        \_ The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way
           a bowling ball wouldn't.
           \_ Plagurize!  Never let anyone else's work evade your eyes!
              So don't shade your eyes, plagurize, plagurize, plagurize!
           \_ Plagiarize!  Never let anyone else's work evade your eyes!
              So don't shade your eyes, plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize!
              \_ Spell correctly! Spell correctly! USE DICTIONARY!
                \_ Thanks, fixed.
                   \- isnt this a reference to the second page of James Joyce:
                      Portrait of an Artist as a Younf Man ... "Stepehen will
                      Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man ... "Stepehen will
                      apologize. Dante said: O, if not the eagles will come
                      and pull out his eyes. pull out his eyes. apologize ..."
        \_ That one's actually clever.
         \_ What do you expect, it was stolen from one of the better lines
            in Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy.
            \_ The bowling ball one was swiped from H2G2, yes, but I was
               referring to the "whatever" analogy; it's clever in that it
               sums up the girl's vocabulary through illustration of the same.
        \_ Those weren't actually found in HS essays, right?  Aren't
           they all from a contest for writing intentionally bad
           analogies? (They're still hilarious, regardless.)
           \- yeah i am sure some of those ... probably all ... are made up.
2006/10/22-24 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:44909 Activity:low
10/22   GT HD for PS3 looks crazy: (
        \_ Gosh I wish I could enjoy new toys like PS3 but I need to
           pay my mortgage, property tax, and countless trips to Home Depot
        \_ Looks like any racing game pretty much? No new actual features?
           \_ I haven't seen a racing game that look as good as GT HD.
              \_ The Xbox 360 ones look pretty similar to me. It's hard
                 to tell from a lowres youtube. But still no damage
                 modeling for example? Next gen should be about more than
2006/10/22-23 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:44910 Activity:nil
10/22   Using Windows XP Pro.  I got an Iomega external hard drive to use
        to backup my internal hard drive over a year ago.  I then installed
        the software.  Since then, whenever I start up my computer, the
        software would start up and then go to the background.  No problem.
        Today, for some reason, it starts up and then freezes up and doesn't
        respond.  I can manually end the process, but I can't actually get
        into the program, because it just freezes up when I start it up.  So,
        I'll have to manually end the process every time I turn on the
        computer and I can't actually use the program.  How can I stop it
        from starting up automatically (it doesn't seem to be there in the
        Startup folder)?  And how can I somehow get it to not freeze up so
        I can use it again some day to backup my computer?
        \_ No idea about your freezing but it sounds like either something else
           you installed is incompatible with your iomega ware or maybe there's
           a hardware/cable problem which is causing the ware to wig out.  Try
           uninstalling and reinstalling the ware and see what happens.
2006/10/22-23 [Politics/Domestic/911] UID:44911 Activity:nil
10/22   US bans evil dangerous terrorist vegemite:,23599,20623973-2,00.html  -John
        \_ POE!
           \_ I was thinking more along the lines of Soylent Green.  -John
2006/10/22-23 [Politics/Domestic/California/Arnold] UID:44912 Activity:nil
10/22   Merc endorses the Governator
        "Its the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine"
        \_ Right wing rag.
           \_ Yeah just like the ultra right wing fascists at the Chronicle.
2006/10/22-24 [Recreation/Food] UID:44913 Activity:low
10/22   Can someone recommend a good place to get Chicago-style pizza in
        Chicago?  Preferably somewhere that is easily accessibly by metra.
        \_ Try Pizzeria Uno (where deep dish-style pizza supposedly was
           first started).  Or Lou Malnati's.  Or any one of the many
           Giordano's that are scattered all over Chicago.
           \_ BTW, the Pizza Uno at Jack London Sq. is gone.
              \_ All the ones in the area seem to have gone.  Their website
                 claims the only ones left in CA are in Antioch and SoCal.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:October:22 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>