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 2007/3/15-20 [Science/Electric, Science/GlobalWarming] UID:45973 Activity:low ```3/15 According to ABC, 90% of the energy used by incandescent bulb is wasted in heat. That mean only 10% of the enery it takes in outputs useful light. In addition compact flourescent light takes about 1/4 of the same energy for the same output. So let's suppose I have a 25W compact flourescent bulb and outputs as much as a 100W incandescent bulb (or 10W of useful light). Can I safely assume the compact flourescent bulb also outputs 10W of useful light and 15W wasted in heat, or 10/25 (40%) efficiency? \_ I'm sure that will make a major diff. in 'saving the planet' Of course it won't. The only real way is population control. \_ 36 years old and no kids yet. Can I have a tax break? \_ of course in winter, the 'heat' isn't wasted. \_ Yeah. But in summer, not only is the heat wasted, it makes your AC work harder which takes even more energy. \_ not entirely -- except when you consider the energey used to generate that electricity in the first place. Usually generated by some form of heat engine, again usually burning fossill fuels. So that 90W of electrically-created heat required the waste of another ~200W of heat at the power plant. Compare this to burning gas locally to generate heat, where virtually all the heat in the gas goes to heating. \_ totally agree. But neither heat nor power generation is factored into light bulb efficiency anyways -pp \_ Yeah. But household furnace usually burns natural gas. Burning gas to generate heat is more efficient than burning gas to generate electricity and then using electricity to generate heat, which in turn is cleaner than burning coal to generate electricity and then using electricity to generate heat. Also, in summer, not only is the heat wasted, it also makes your AC work harder which uses even more electricity. That's the same reason why, if you leave your PC and monitor idling at, say, 20W in an air-conditioned room, you're actually wasting more than 20W. in an air-conditioned room, you're actually using more than 20W.```
 2007/3/15-20 [Uncategorized] UID:45974 Activity:nil ```3/15 Pelosi was a hottie when she was in her mid 20s. Same with Boxer and Feinstein. I'd totally do them had I been around in the 1960s. One exception is Clinton-- she was totally fugly till she turned 40 when she started using makeups and wearing contacts. \_ Pics please? \_ Busty Pelosi: www.wyolife.com/kerryfest/WHAT'S-HER-FACE.gif```
 2007/3/15 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:45975 Activity:nil ```3/14 Dear NFS gurus. I have a huge problem that I think may be related to NFS. I have root on my machine and my /home/joe is mounted on NFS. According to /etc/mtab it is mounted with "nw,nosuid,rize=8192, wsize=8192,intr,bg". I am trying to setup suexec on apache2, but for some reason it just wouldn't work when suexec is enabled. I'm guessing the "nosuid" in nfs is interfering. I tried taking nosuid in /etc/mtab and umount, but it keeps saying the device is busy. What should I do? \_ Update: I did a umount -l /directory (lazy) and it unmounted. However I just found out my /home/* is on automount and I'm unable to do anything in /etc/fstab. I think /etc/mtab is auto generated, since editing it has absolutely no effect on mount/unmount. Help! -joe \_ you're right, mtab is auto generated. nosuid isn't your problem unless your apache2 setup lives in /home. You can override automounts with regular mounts. \_ you should pay mconst \$20 to fix and explain it all to you. you have more "issues" than nfs. --nfs expert```
 2007/3/15 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:45976 Activity:nil 54%like:45978 ```3/14 Firefox tricks: http://lifehacker.com/software/firefox-2/geek-to-live-top-firefox-2-config-tweaks-209941.php Must have Firefox extensions: http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9011975&pageNumber=1 Firefox 2.0 tab annoyance fix: addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1122 Also try out AdBlockPlus with Filterset.G \_ http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/tips#oth_memcache tips and tricks```
 2007/3/15-17 [Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD] UID:45977 Activity:nil ```3/14 http://www.csua.org/u/i8o Remote exploit in OpenBSD kernel. Security is hard. And yes, it would be really difficult to exploit this in practice. -dans```
 2007/3/15-17 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:45978 Activity:nil 54%like:45976 ```3/14 Firefox tricks: http://preview.tinyurl.com/2mqrmd (lifehacker.com) Must have Firefox extensions: http://preview.tinyurl.com/3ak76a (computerworld.com) \_ Except for Foxmarks, most of these seem pretty useless. Firefox 2.0 tab annoyance fix: addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1122 Also try out AdBlockPlus with Filterset.G```
 2007/3/15-20 [Uncategorized] UID:45979 Activity:low ```3/15 So this dude Khalid Sheikh Mohammed must be the Danger Mouse or something, it looks like he is the mastermind behind every dastardly deed in the last 20 years. Or is this just proof that with enough\ torture, anyone will admit to anything? \_ He is #3 Al Qaeda and we got him. America is now safer. \_ How many "#3"'s do they have? Haven't we gotten half a dozen #3s? \_ YOU are #6. \_ his case has been the prime argument the BushCo have been presenting FOR their "agressive interrogation techniques" \_ He looks like Ron Jeremy.```
 2007/3/15 [Politics/Domestic/Election, Politics/Domestic/President] UID:45980 Activity:high 88%like:45986 ```3/15 I repeat, Dems are pussies http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/emanuel-tells-freshmen-to-avoid-stephen-colbert-2007-03-14.html \_ You are right, they should start a war to prove how manly they are. \_ No, I think debating would be fine.```
 2007/3/15-17 [Consumer/CellPhone, Reference/Law/Court] UID:45981 Activity:nil ```3/15 http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/03/15/national/a072741D41.DTL Spann's father, Gary Spann, told The Sacramento Bee in 2005 his daughter routinely called the girl a "devil child," and she belonged to a cult that worshipped the late rapper Tupac Shakur as the reincarnation of the 16th century political philosopher Machiavelli. She also was upset because her daughter kept getting out of bed and interrupting a telephone conversation, according to the court filings.```
 2007/3/15-20 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:45982 Activity:nil ```3/15 I deleted all of my p0rn. Thanks motd! \_ I am, in general, opposed to self-censorship and prudishness, but leaving your lifestyle choices up to the motd is like begging for someone to whip you at the Folsom Street Fair.```
 2007/3/15-20 [Health/Men] UID:45983 Activity:nil ```3/15 http://www.csua.org/u/i8v (Yahoo! News) "The chemicals, known as phthalates, have already been implicated in male reproductive problems including low sperm counts and low testosterone levels." Look honey, I told you I hate taking showers for a reason.```
 2007/3/15-20 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:45984 Activity:nil ```3/15 LGFers supporting Muhammed's assasination plots against Carter, Clinton http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald \_ But... but... Anne Coutler is an entertainer. And MoveOn thinks Bush is hitler. And... and... it's all Clinton's fault! Bush is Hitler. And... and... it's all Clinton's fault!```
 2007/3/15-20 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:45985 Activity:nil ```3/15 What will Dubya do? Leahy has subpoenaed the fired U.S. attorneys, and they will probably provide sworn testimony. Months earlier Dubya's ppl told them he'd help them "land on their feet" if they didn't fight their firing. You probably have some attorneys who already have found new jobs w/o Dubya's help, and some still looking. You really just want to prevent any of these guys from testifying at all. One approach that was tried was to ask for them to come in voluntarily, providing non-sworn testimony, but this was obvious and flaccid. ... The default approach would be to just let it happen, then spin it to death. \- does anybody want to bet on ALBERTO RESIGN? \_ already are - tradesports shows 55% for March resignation \- i meant on sloda. \_ How does this tradesports thing work? Can I make cash moneys by becoming famous and then betting on myself to do things? \_ http://csua.com/?entry=45235 \_ http://www.csua.org/u/i9h (LA Times) "no leading Republican in Congress has stepped forward to defend Gonzales" Torquemada is toast.```
 2007/3/15-20 [Politics/Domestic/Crime, Politics/Domestic/President] UID:45986 Activity:nil 88%like:45980 ```3/15 I repeat, Dems are pussies http://preview.tinyurl.com/yqcoz7 (thehill.com) \_ You are right, they should start a war to prove how manly they are. \_ Yeah that didn't happen August 1964. \_ No, I think debating would be fine. \_ I love Colbert, but he can be murder on an unprepared politician no matter how sympathetic you may be toward them. \- the "cocaine and hookers" interview was great. \_ Agreed. Too bad the humor was lost on so many. Btw, Colbert's rebuttal to his guest's critics was also great.```
 2007/3/15-20 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll/Jblack, Politics/Domestic/RepublicanMedia] UID:45987 Activity:low ```3/15 I haven't seen a single freerepublic link this year. What's up? \_ jblack must have gotten a g/f or something... \_ It's better that way. Why would you want to? \_ Jews took over the site ~2004```
 2007/3/15-17 [Science/Space] UID:45988 Activity:low ```3/15 Immense ice deposits found at south pole of Mars!!! http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070315/ts_nm/mars_water_dc \_ If only they had oil. \_ ObGlobalWarmingIsAHoax \_ Mars is much further away from the Sun than Earth is. Inverse square law. \_ Time for some terra-forming.```
 2007/3/15-20 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:45989 Activity:nil ```3/15 Biden sounds unhappy. He should go smoke some weed, chill, have a bbq, it's nice weather now, plus he sounds unsupportive of the troops. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ehzEgU-oVI \_ Good ole's xerox.. keepin it real.```
 2007/3/15-20 [Computer/HW/Memory, Computer/Rants] UID:45990 Activity:nil ```3/15 YEEEHAAAA!!!! 'ATLANTA - A panel of Georgia lawmakers signed off Thursday on a plan to create a Confederate heritage month, even as legislative leaders reacted coolly to a push to apologize for the state's role in slavery. Sen. Jeff Mullis' bill would dub April as Confederate History and Heritage Month to honor the memory of the Confederacy and "all those millions of its citizens of various races and ethnic groups and religions who contributed in sundry and myriad ways to the cause of Southern Independence."' http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070315/ap_on_re_us/confederate_month \_ WTF? Is that a joke? \_ Nope. YEEEEHAAAAA!!!```
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