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2006/12/1-8 [Science/GlobalWarming, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:45403 Activity:low
12/1    How much does polonium cost? I'm curious because I'm baffled as to
        why we didn't simply put polonium into Saddam Hussein (and his
        sons) food chain. It would have been faster and cheaper.
        \_ http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/03/weekinreview/03broad.html
           "$22.50 plus tax"
        \_ wouldn't his sons have just taken over
        \_ If he was that easy to poison, bon't you think we would've?
           We can't even poison Castro.  It's not like you have to use
           polonium, cynide works fine.
2006/12/1-2 [Uncategorized] UID:45404 Activity:nil
12/1    someone install wallall or give me tty access and ill do it - danh
        \_ Don't have the time to figure it out myself, you are in group tty
           now. - jvarga
2006/12/1-8 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:45405 Activity:nil
12/1    http://www.cagle.com/news/BushCivilWar/main.asp
        Cartoons on Iraq's [impending] Civil War
        \_ http://www.cagle.com/news/BushCivilWar/images/plante.jpg
        \_ http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2006-11-26-1.html
           \_ "For instance, in Connecticut, the voters rejected the
               extremist wing of the Democratic Party (otherwise known as
               "The Democratic Party") by reelecting Joseph Lieberman, the
               most notable (but not the only) Democrat who has the brains to
               understand that the War on Terror is vital to our national
               security."
              In other words, if you've OSC's rants before, there's nothing
              new here. I take that back: there's even more venom and
              invective.
2006/12/1-8 [Uncategorized] UID:45406 Activity:nil
12/1    Looking for a good&cheap Taiwanese internet TV subscription
        site, any recommendation?
2006/12/1-8 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:45407 Activity:moderate
12/1    Kudoes to jvarga and crew for getting soda back up. Looking forward
        to working cgi in the future, but for now, thank you for your efforts.
        --erikred
        \_ Agreed, thanks to the hardwork of alumni like jvarga soda is
           finally back. Soda needs alumni to PHYSICALLY go there and
           do the admin work, so... calling for big mentor(s) for the
           little kids in politburo!!! Help wanted.
           At this point I'd like to ask you guys to offer your token of
           appreciation to jvarga. Take him to dinner, strip club, or
           give him something he'd appreciate.          -jvarga #1 fan
           \_ I like how this guy thinks!
              \_ I think you just like going to the strip club
2006/12/1-8 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:45408 Activity:nil
11/30   For some reason after soda rebooted the motd defaulted to the Debian
        motd.  I've fixed the motd stuffs.  I really don't know what is going
        on with NFS locking.  Just as an FYI, mail is local and home dirs are
        remote mounted, so any locking issues would be if you have a procmail
        or similar script handling your mail. - jvarga
        \_ I removed my .forward, deleted a lock file, and it just
           reappears.  Mail sent to myself still apparently goes to
           /dev/null.  -asb
           \_ mrauser and I are having a horrible time figuring out what is
              going on here.  root@ is not getting delivered and you say your
              mail is being dropped on the floor.  Ugh!  - jvarga
              \_ It seems that most mail that seemed to be going nowhere has
                 now been delivered.  Thanks for fixing everything!!  -asb
2006/12/1-12 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java, Computer/SW/Languages/Misc] UID:45409 Activity:nil
11/30   I remember people complaining about http://dreamhost.com on the motd in
        recent months.  What were the complaints?
        \_ You can't run ANY script for over 20-30 seconds or else ALL of
           your processes will get killed, rendering cron and cgi
           useless. Mysql quota may be unlimited but is overloaded so
           takes SECONDS for each simple query. It has been hacked into
           over and over and over again this year, with down time of over
           10 days this year. The servers are way over subscribed (100X
           worse than soda) so keyboard response time lags by seconds.
           You like constant reboots? Every two days if you're lucky.
           Low price, low quality hosting. I'm surprised there hasn't been
           a class action lawsuit yet.
                http://csua.com/?entry=43853
                http://csua.com/?entry=43934
                http://csua.com/?entry=43865
                http://csua.com/?entry=43868
                http://csua.com/?entry=42931
        \_ search on google and you'll see (dreamhostsucks site)
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