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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:
           <DEAD>www.wyolife.com/kerryfest/WHAT'S-HER-FACE.gif<DEAD>
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:
        <DEAD>addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1122<DEAD>
        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:
        <DEAD>addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1122<DEAD>
        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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