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2007/2/16-23 [Consumer/GPS] UID:45747 Activity:nil
2/16    Any recommendations on a navigation system (GPS) for driving?
        I'm looking for something in the $300-$400 range ...
        \_ I have the Garmin 2610 and I love it. Very customizable in
           terms of what to display (tabs), and the remote comes very
           handy. The screen is also among the better ones, and have
           automatic brightness adjustment based on surrounding light
           level. It is a slightly dated model. The 2720 was just on
           sale at http://buy.com for $450. It has the 3D interface, voice
           pronounce, but less customizable. Their C320 series is
           pretty decent, but the screen pales in comparison to the
           2610, looks washed out in the sun.
           \_ My girlfriend has what I think is a Garmin c320,
              and it's been great.  I imagine you're right about it
              looking washed out in the sun, but that hasn't been a
              problem for me.  (Admittedly, having no experience with
              other navigation systems, I have nothing to compare it to.)
              I have no particular complaints.  It's $300 or so.  -niloc
2007/2/16-20 [Recreation/Humor, Recreation/Media] UID:45748 Activity:nil
2/16    Harry Potter book 7 Spoilers! (Ok, not really, funny comic)
        http://www.homeonthestrange.com/comics/2007/2007-02-16.png
        \_ Remind me never to trust your opinions ever again.
2007/2/16-20 [Uncategorized] UID:45749 Activity:nil
2/16    Do refurb printers for sale ta Fry's include toner?
        \_ most do, but the toner will be 1/3 or 1/2 full only.
2007/2/16 [Recreation/Dating] UID:45750 Activity:nil
2/17    I'm glad my roommate with the huge tits isn't as huge as
        http://tinyurl.com/2nuxnq
2007/2/16-20 [Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:45751 Activity:nil
2/16    Emacs keybindings for Word on Mac:
        http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20070215034801484
2007/2/16-18 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:45752 Activity:nil
2/16    Hi csua-ers, have you sort out the pine not loading new emils
        problem? - tia
        \_ I forward my email to my gmail acct.  That seems to do the trick.
           \_ hahah...what about spam filtering?
              \_ gmail does a great job filtering spam.
2007/2/16-23 [Computer/Companies/Google, Computer/SW/Languages/Misc] UID:45753 Activity:high
2/16    Google is so annoying nowadays.. keep having to type in a
        word every 3 searches for them to weed out automated searches
        \_ Offer an alternative.
        \_ switch to yahoo
           \_ I decided to do this for now. I have no loyalty to google
              and they're overhyped anyway.
        \_ Did you have a point, or were you just crying out at the motd like
           some doomed Greek hero who cries out against the gods? -dans
           \_ It's the motd.  He doesn't need a point, but there was the
              off chance a real conversation could have started.
              \_ I know he doesn't need to have a point, but I'm generally
                 more interested in people that have a point that people who
                 are just trolling or wanking.  Curious, what real
                 conversation would start?  The OMGLOLBBQ Google is big now
                 let's bash them conversation?  What an insightful and telling
                 conversation.  I'm sure we'd get exposed to all sorts of new
                 information from unbiased sources! -dans
                 \_ There was the 'off chance' that one of the google staff
                    who is on the motd might tell us what they're doing to
                    improve search or something we don't know about how to
                    use it better or any of a number of things that don't
                    involve knee jerk attack or defense of random search
                    corporation.
                    \_ There are google staff on the motd?  None of the CSUA
                       alumni I know at google follow the motd. -dans
                       \_ There were at one time.  How do you know they still
                          don't?  How do you know ex-employee's don't?  How
                          do you know that someone from another search
                          engine or working in the field doesn't?
                \_ Gmail's adsense just showed me an ad entirely in Persian
                   followed by an add for doughnut recipes, neither of which
                   followed by an ad for doughnut recipes, neither of which
                   were at all relevant to me or my email content.  I'm
                   guessing the people who paid for the Persian ad or the
                   doughnut recipe ad would probably be pretty bummed
                   if they knew I was seeing their ad.  Maybe this is the sort
                   of thing that pisses people off about Google these days?
                   --not the op
                   \_ I'm curious to know how you could tell Farsi from other
                      languages that use the same script.  Would you feel
                      better about google if it advertised to you in Urdu?
                      \_ I only click on Urdu ads.
                      \_ Interesting.  I didn't know that Farsi and Urdu use
                         the same script.  Curiious, what is the Farsi script
                         called (i.e. Russian uses Cyrillic)?  How similar or
                         dissimilar is the Farsi script to written Arabic?
                         -dans
                         \_ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farsi#Orthography
                            \_ Thanks! -dans
2007/2/16-17 [Uncategorized] UID:45754 Activity:nil
2/16    Can someone go through these and rank which ones have the
        biggest tits?  ok tnx.
        http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/features/2007_swimsuit/models
        \_ Grow up.
2007/2/16-18 [Uncategorized] UID:45755 Activity:nil
2/16    I've never been so high
        http://youtube.com/watch?v=D_5t3q7js4Y
2007/2/16-18 [Uncategorized] UID:45756 Activity:nil
2/16    How do I make rhythmbox 'dock' in my taskbar in GNOME?
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