Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2007:March:30 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
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2007/3/30-4/2 [Uncategorized] UID:46148 Activity:nil
3/29    My Costco/Amex card no longer gives back 1% when I buy
        Costco gas. Anyone noticed this?
2007/3/30-4/2 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus, Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:46149 Activity:nil
3/29    http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000781.html
        Coding Horror, Programming and human factors by Jeff Atwood.
        \_ An interesting link from that page, a test to seperate out people
           who can never learn to program.  With serious scientific paper.
           http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000635.html
           \_ I love this:
              "To write a computer program you have to ... accept that
               whatever you might want the program to mean, the machine
               will blindly follow its meaningless rules and come to
               some meaningless conclusion."
2007/3/30-4/3 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:46150 Activity:low 50%like:46237
3/31    is mail working? no new mailing coming in.
        \_ i like it when I delete mail, then it comes back like i didn't
           do anything
           \_ I believe soda thinks that the mail is on a read-only FS.
              \_ Actually, mead seems to have it mounted read-only.  And it
                 looks like they're trying to move it to maildirs, and failing.
        \_ According to dans, you should now run a cost/benefit analysis
           and submit it to the politburo so they can consider whether to
           view lack of email as a problem.  -tom
           \_ I will be be bringing up whether you are good for and a danger
              to the CSUA at the next Politburo meeting.  I asked you not to
              speak about me.  Now you have gone too far. -dans
              \_ Who knew annoying dans was a squishable offense?
                 \_ Tom must be taught a lesson!
                 \_ Tom must be taught a lesson! -dans
              \_ Strength through ignorance!
           view lack of email as a problem.  And psb, stop impersonating
           other people on the MOTD.  -tom
           \_ would 2 snickers bars do?
        \_ not for me.  so sad.
2007/3/30-4/3 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:46151 Activity:nil
3/38    Out of 69 senate votes on the war, Clinton and Obama differ on only
        one vote, the confirmation of Casey:
        http://electioncentral.tpmcafe.com/blog/electioncentral/2007/mar/29/comparison_of_hillary_and_obama_votes_on_iraq
        \_ I am going to vote for the one that pisses off the most Republicans.
        \_ I am going to vote for the one that pisses off the most Freepers.
           \_ I'm pretty sure that would be Clinton.
           \_ Or (shockingly) you could vote for who you honestly think would
              be the best President for the country....
2007/3/30-4/3 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:46152 Activity:nil
3/30    Batman Lego Game:
        http://www.majorspoilers.com/archives/1189.htm
        \_ If it's as fun as Lego Star Wars, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
           \_ Totally, Lego Star Wars (I and II) were excellent games.
              You know what would be really k3wl - Lego Monkey Island.
2007/3/30-4/3 [Recreation/Humor] UID:46153 Activity:nil Cat_by:auto
3/30    Scientists vs. Normal People:
        http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/the_difference.png
2007/3/30-4/3 [Consumer/Audio] UID:46154 Activity:nil
3/30    Free Audio Books:
        http://www.simplyaudiobooks.com/Free_Audiobooks/dp/202
2007/3/30-4/3 [Recreation/Dating, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:46155 Activity:nil
3/30    "Bush Fish and Wildlife Service appointee not only sends internal
        government reports to industry lobbyists but also to online gaming
        'virtual friend' for unbiased second opinion."
        http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/002929.php
        \_ Worth reading for the WoW reference alone...
2007/3/30-4/3 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:46156 Activity:nil
3/30    Are CDR audio discs known to damage older stereos? A couple of CD
        players in my stereos died after playing CDRs. Maybe it's just because
        they were really old though (like a decade  old)
2007/3/30 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:46157 Activity:nil
3/30    \_ I've been in CSUA for roughly 14 years, and during most of that
           time (13 yrs) it has been a stable environment.  It's only been the
           past year or so where it's been having a bunch of issues.  Is there any
           reason why now?  Did CSUA lose funding?  Admin Support?  Or something
           that drove it into the unstable environment it is today?  I know it's
           been a quasi-volunteer effort, so I appreciate the attention it has been
           given, but did the volunteerism just fall-off the past year?
           Not trolling, seriously wondering.
2007/3/30-4/3 [Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:46158 Activity:kinda low
3/30    Oh yeah, that was definitely written by an English-speaker:
        http://www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=10654
        \_ "To British People"
        \_ You never know, she might have gone to public school...
           \_ William Shatner does the best cover of this.
           \_ Heh, you are aware of the difference in meaning for the
              term "public school" between Britian and England?
              \_ I guess not, what is the difference between a public school
                 in Britian and one in England?
              term "public school" between Britian and America?
              \_ I am now.  Looked it up.
        \_ Reminds me of the opening paragraph of "Family Romance."
           http://www.erinoconnor.org/archives/2007/03/great_openings.html
2007/3/30-4/3 [Health/Disease/General] UID:46159 Activity:nil
3/30    Wow, crazy stalker impersonates dying blogger
        http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,261916,00.html
        \_ This is HORRIBLE. Only a Libural would do something like this.
2007/3/30-4/3 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:46160 Activity:kinda low
3/30    I've been in CSUA for roughly 14 years, and during most of that
        time (13 yrs) it has been a stable environment.  It's only been the
        past year or so where it's been having a bunch of issues.  Is there any
        reason why now?  Did CSUA lose funding?  Admin Support?  Or something
        that drove it into the unstable environment it is today?  I know it's
        been a quasi-volunteer effort, so I appreciate the attention it has
        been given, but did the volunteerism just fall-off the past year?  Not
        trolling, seriously wondering.
        \_ soda moved to a linux box
           \_ That's a symptom, not a cause.
        \_ too many new hot cs girls? no time to be a geek
           \_ too many mmorpgs, no time to be a unix geek. Seriously, in
              recent years I've noticed that fresh grads are far less
              interested/knowledgeable about unix than in the late 90s
              and early 2000s. Even the ones who run Linux are way to
              dependent on guis and point and click. I think that the
              world has moved on and we crusty old geezers have been
              left behind.
              \_ Great, this week I've been called a "crusty old geezer" and
                 bought a walkman I used at Cal that is titled "vintage" on
                 eBay.
                 bought a walkman I used at Cal now labeled "vintage" on eBay.
                 \_ On my 31st birthday I was asked how it felt to be
                    a member of the AARP by an undergrad. It was ment
                    as a joke, but still being around kids who were
                    barely alive when 4.4BSD was released makes one
                    feel OLD. I wonder what it will feel like when
                    they start playing U2 on the "oldies" stations.
2007/3/30-4/3 [Politics/Domestic] UID:46161 Activity:nil
3/30    Why Mommy is a Democrat:
        http://littledemocrats.net
        \_ Is that a parody?  "Democrats make sure we all share our toys."
            \_ No, I believe this is in earnest.  I keep flipping between
               horrified astonishment and ROTFLMAO.
2007/3/30-4/22 [Uncategorized] UID:46162 Activity:nil
03/30   Mail directories are acting kind of hinky.  I'm looking into it; don't
        be shocked if there's more weirdness in that vein later today.
2007/3/30-4/3 [Uncategorized] UID:46163 Activity:nil
3/30    Carl's Jr Buffalo Wings Chicken Sandwich
        http://youtube.com/watch?v=EKr_bvd8h2I
        This is the HOTTEST girl I have ever seen in my life. What do you
        guys think? Hottest yay? I can jerk off to her all day.
2007/3/30-4/3 [Uncategorized] UID:46164 Activity:nil
3/30    http://youtube.com/watch?v=QitksTITOCY
        Speed bandits in Denmark. I have to say Danish women are much
        more attractive (and natural looking) than fake American boobs.
        \_ Were you aiming for a synecdoche, or do you just write poorly?
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