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2007/2/20-22 [Uncategorized] UID:45775 Activity:nil
2/20    Larry King interviews the guy who tattooed Britney
        "How long did it take?"
        "How much did it cost?"
        http://redirx.com/?7ylz
2007/2/20-23 [Science/GlobalWarming, Computer/HW] UID:45776 Activity:nil
2/20    Second Life is truly retarded:
        http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02/20/second_life_analysis
        The coverage was less than complete, however. For example, there was
        scant mention of Linden Lab's scaling issues. Second Life's servers -
        which are hosted exclusively by Linden Lab - can only support between
        50 and 100 avatars in one place at one time. Newsnight's party crashed
        after only 30 "guests" arrived. Melbourne's The Age reported Ben Folds
        launching an album before an "in world" audience of 25.
        \_ I suspect the motd has exactly 1 Second Life subscriber.
2007/2/20-23 [Recreation/Dating, Politics/Domestic/Gay] UID:45777 Activity:moderate
2/20    Largest plurality of single male and females:
        http://www.phdcomics.com/blog_images/ng_singles.jpg
        \_ Should've gone to the east coast and married a better woman.
           \_ Have you seen the women back East? If you have, then you
              know why they are single.
              \_ Oh, never mind.  But I wonder if the women back East say the
                 same thing about men here in the west.
              \_ So your theory is the men back east thought they were too
                 ugly and moved to the west coast, leading to local
                 imbalances? All those extra single females should have
                 corresponding single males if the populations were even,
                 and there isn't some mass gay marriage phenomenon.
                 \_ No, all the good looking East Coast guys moved West
                    and turned gay.
2007/2/20-23 [Health/Disease/General, Health/Sleeping] UID:45778 Activity:nil
2/20    TV is literally a health risk
        http://physorg.com/news91104374.html
2007/2/20-23 [Finance] UID:45779 Activity:nil
2/20    Any recommendations on where to find out about debt collection and
        making an offer in compromise?  My sister has a debt for a car that
        was repossesed years ago, and I'd like to help her take care of it.
        \_ "I can takes care of it" -- Guido "the bat" Vercotti
2007/2/20 [Uncategorized] UID:45780 Activity:nil 55%like:45784
2/20    This is a good idea: shave your head, and then start operating your
        mouse on top of it.
2007/2/20-23 [Recreation/Food] UID:45781 Activity:nil
2/20    Alumni BBQ is scheduled for April 27, 2007
        Location has been moved from the Volleyball court to
        the Wozniak Lounge.  I hope that you all can make it.
        Please RSVP to president@csua so that we can
        purchase food accordingly.
        --minghay
        \_ For those of us who have been gone too long, where the hell
           is the Woz lounge again?
           \_ It's a BBQ so it has to be one of Soda's ground
              levels.
           \_ It's on the fourth floor on the north side of the building.
              It has a balcony overlooking the Volleyball court. -dans
        \_ Who pays for it?
           \_ Who wants to know? -dans
2007/2/20-22 [Computer/SW/Security, Computer/SW/WWW/Server] UID:45782 Activity:high
2/20    Any recommendations on a cheap/easy-to-use digital signature system?
        \- i dunno exactly wat you are looking for or what the status of this
           project is, but if the obvious [gnupg] wont do, you can google
           for AKENTI. --psb
        \_ What do you want exactly?  A toolkit for digitally signing various
           files?  OpenSSL is free.  It is, however, a pain in the ass to use,
           but, once you know what you want to do with it, you probably won't
           ever have to figure it out again. -dans
           \_ Mostly documents that are federally mandated in the development
              process of medical software. The team is somewhat distributed, so
              I was hoping for something fairly easy to use.  Years ago I'd
              have used PGP, but I don't know how things have progressed and
              what a good (preferably open) system is.
        \_ GnuPG is fairly easy to use and its free. Many commercial apps use
           it for digital signatures: http://gnupg.org
           \_ Yeah, I pretty much agree.  If price is the key, find a decent
               frontend to gnupg and tweak it to fit your needs.  If usability
               is key, it's worth buying a copy of PGP.  Both support the
               OpenPGP standard.  OpenSSL is too low level for what you want.
               -dans
               \_ GnuPG seems to be the way to go. I've got everything figured
                  out except verifying signatures. Thanks for the advice. -op
                  \_ This is from memory, not the man page, but I think it was
                     something like gpg --verify.  Or are you trying to do
                     something more complicated? -dans
                     \_ You're right that --verify is the command line
                        solution, but I was going for something in a GUI. It
                        turns out that GPGee (Win Explorer extension) has that
                        ability, and works great. Thanks again. -op
2007/2/20-21 [Uncategorized] UID:45783 Activity:nil 66%like:45786
2/20    Swami Roxs:
        link:tinyurl.com/2hngc2
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