Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2007:June:29 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
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2007/6/29-7/2 [Uncategorized] UID:47113 Activity:nil
6/28    Stick figures:
        http://youtube.com/watch?v=7Qg9yNfY03M
        http://youtube.com/watch?v=0sjp2PSBxtc
2007/6/29-7/1 [Transportation/Car] UID:47114 Activity:nil
6/29    so what are you all doing today?
        getting an iphone:
        watching that pixar French rat movie:
        going to see Sicko:
        feeling vaguely uneasy someone ALMOST managed to
        light off a big car bomb in the middle of Picadilly
        Circus in Oakland:
        helping Hans Reiser find the real killers:
        proving that Libby was railroaded by Hillary and the 9/11
        conspiracy crowd: .
        \_ Picadilly Circus in Oakland?
           \_ Not Oakland, it was London.
           \_ Yeah, seriously..  And really, car bomb?  The guy had two
              full 25 gallon drums of gas... Liquid gasoline doesn't explode
              big boy...
              \_ shhhhh dont tell anyone
              \_ Liquid gasoline doesn't explode?  What blew up the MacArthur
                 Maze connector a while ago?  OTOH liquid diesel doesn't
                 explode.
                 \_ I didn't say it doesn't burn.  Burn != explode.
                    They found the car full of smoke.  The guy probably
                    tried to light it, closed the door, ran, and the fire
                    used up the oxygen in the car and went out.
                \_ That's why there are 'fuel air bombs'.  you have to
                   spray the fuel over a wide area, THEN light it.
                   \_ Note that this trick also works with flour.
                      \_ Don't tell the TSA, or we won't be allowed to
                         bring crackers on flights either.
                \_ I'm actually kind of glad in a grim way they don't
                   teach hardcore physics in those madrassas.
             \_ The description I'm reading also talks about "gas cansiters."
                Assuming that's propane, I suppose you could light the gasoline
                to heat up the propane, which would then explode...
        helping Hans Reiser find the real killers:
        proving that Libby was railroaded by Hitlary and Karl Rove: .
2007/6/29-30 [Transportation/Bicycle] UID:47115 Activity:moderate
6/29    74 year old Walnut Creek man in Cadillac mows down and kills
        member of Cal cycling team
        http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=25343
        \_ I can't see, but thank heavens I can still drive!
        \_ Stupid cyclist probably provoked him.
                \_ This troll is in very poor taste.
                   \_ Look, a mass of cyclists was blockading the sidewalk.
                   \_ Look, a mass of cyclists was blockading the crosswalk.
                      What other choice did the poor guy have? He was probably
                      in fear for his life!
                \_ every single female i see with a cal cycling
                   jersey is incredibly hot.
        \_ Why do you have to add your own editorial comment?  And why does
           the driver's age matter?  There are plenty of 16-73 year olds who
           have been at fault in fatal collisions.
           \_ I added the age because it made it seem more interesting.
              and it is!
              \_ You thought the link wasn't interesting enough without making
                 stuff up?  Ok, then don't post boring links.
                 \_ Geez man, I think you'd better go see a doctor about
                    that stick in your rectum. -!op
        \_ This just proves my contention that we need to erect checkpoints
           leading into and out of Walnut Creek.
        \_ What was she doing in a crosswalk?
           \_ Probably her own personal Critical Mass.
2007/6/29-30 [Consumer/CellPhone, Computer/Companies/Apple] UID:47116 Activity:nil
6/29    libs hate the iphone
        http://twitter.com/anildash/statuses/126304372
2007/6/29-30 [Uncategorized] UID:47117 Activity:nil
6/29    necro boob guy here.  I promise to label everything NSFW.
2007/6/29-7/1 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:47118 Activity:nil
6/29    worksafe
        http://www.playcornhole.org/president.shtml
        \_ I'm not going to a site called "play corn hole", no matter what you
           label it.
           \_ WORKSAFE! I SWEAR!
           \_ http://www.playcornhole.org/whatis.shtml
              "Cornhole or Corn Toss is similar to horseshoes except you use
              wooden boxes called cornhole platforms and corn bags instead of
              horseshoes and metal stakes. Contestants take turns pitching
              their corn bags at the cornhole platform until a contestant
              reaches the score of 21 points. A corn bag in the hole scores 3
              points, while one on the platform scores 1 point."
2007/6/29-30 [Consumer/CellPhone] UID:47119 Activity:nil
6/29    For every single iPhone sold, Nokia/Motorola/LG/whoever
        will sell 1000 or so phones.  Why aren't they worth a gajillion
        dollars?
2007/6/29-7/2 [Academia/GradSchool] UID:47120 Activity:low
6/29    I can't wait for the Fairness Doctrine!  I've been waiting for a 50/50
        split of ideology in public Universities and schools.
        \_ You clearly have no idea what the Fairness Doctrine is.  You may
           stop talking now.
        \_ Good luck.  The Unfairness Doctrine isn't going anywhere and it
           wouldn't apply to anywhere but the free market of ideas.
           \_ The Invisible Hand: groping your ideas without your knowledge or
              consent since the American Revolution.
              \_ Adam Smith doesn't like your tone --the invisible hand
              \_ Adam Smith doesn't like your tone --iHand
              \_ Adam Smith doesn't like your tone --ihand
2007/6/29-7/2 [Uncategorized/Profanity, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:47121 Activity:low
6/29    NSFW Is that picture what I think it is???
        NSFW <DEAD>-cetina-.blogspot.com/2006/12/radiografia-duna-felaci.html<DEAD>
        NSFW Can someone who reads Spanish care to translate please?
        \_ I don't think thisis Spanish, it is something kind of close but not
        \_ This is not Spanish, it is something kind of close but not
           quite. Catalan?
           \_ Catalan.  Llobregat gives it away.  -John
              \_ Thanks.  Learned something new everyday.  -- OP
2007/6/29-7/2 [Recreation/Pets] UID:47122 Activity:nil
6/29    http://www.netpets.com/dogs/healthspa/longevity1.html
        Miniature poodles live the longest. I'm going to guess they have
        rich owners who can afford expensive treatments.
2007/6/29-7/2 [Recreation/Dating, Transportation/Car] UID:47123 Activity:nil
6/29    "Roadshow: Mark your calendar: Drive Speed Limit Day June 29
        JOIN MR. ROADSHOW AND YOUR NEIGHBORS IN SAVING GAS, MONEY"
        link:www.mercurynews.com/ci_6183621

        `When Phil Palmintere of Cupertino drives solo, he moves into the far
        right lane at 50 to 55 mph. "I can get 27 mpg this way on the
        freeway," he said, "and there sure is less stress."
        `When his wife is with him, "she gets annoyed that everyone passes us,
        so after a brief argument which she invariably wins, it's back to 60
        to 65 mph."
        `And his mileage is back down to 18 a gallon, he says.'

        This sounds so much like my wife and me.
        \_ My wife usually wants me to slow down. This seems true of
           women in general. What kind of pussy must you be if your wife
           actually wants you to speed up?
                    \_Are you talking about driving?
           \_ It's funny that my wife doesn't even have a driver's license.
              --- OP
        \_ My wife gets mad at me for a similar reason: she wants me to
           tailgate, which I refuse to do. I drive much faster than her
           on the open road, but in traffic I am too defensive for her
           tastes.
2007/6/29-7/2 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:47124 Activity:nil
6/29    How much energy is required to produce a typical 4 door sedan
        vs. how much energy will the same sedan use throughout its lifetime?
        I'm just curious how much energy is required to extra metal,
        refine, melt, shape, weld, assembly, etc. If the cost of energy
        (gas) doubles, would the cost of the sedan double? More? Less?
2007/6/29-7/2 [Recreation/Pets] UID:47125 Activity:nil
6/29    http://images.google.com/images?q=miniature%20poodle
        Some of the white poodles have those pom-pom looking hair on
        their legs. Is that natural for white poodles or is it
        artificially groomed-cut?
        \_ They are cut that way, dufus.
           \_ Yes but WHY?
              \_ http://www.slate.com/id/2095247
                 History of Poodle's weird hairdos.
        \_ Poodles come in different clippings (cuts) and grooming:
           http://www.poodle-place.com/poodleclip.htm
2007/6/29-7/1 [Politics/Foreign, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:47126 Activity:nil
6/29    Hi I'm lazy, do my work for me.  Is it true that the government's
        official 9/11 report completely refrains from mentioning
        WTC Building 7?
        I was reading http://www.patriotsquestion911.com ,
        which doesn't appear to be populated by the raving tinfoil
        hat crowd.  Maybe the ex military retired tinfoil hat crowd.
        \_ Yes, it was all an inside job by the competent Bush administration
           with the help of TEH JOOS as commanded by His High Lord Elvis and
           His Right Paw Of Greatness, Bigfoot.  There is no truth to the
           rumors that Area 51 and the Greys were involved.
        \_ I have not been able to find any information that is was
           not deliberately brought down by demolition.  Also, it appears
           there were highly-sensitive gov't offices in that building.
           Keep digging deeper and you may come to understand who
           controls the political and economic power structure in this
           country, parallels with the Weimar republic.
2007/6/29-7/2 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll/TJB] UID:47127 Activity:nil
6/29    is michelle marsh fake or natural
        NSFW
        http://www.hollywoodtuna.com/?cat=77
        \_ Looks natural to me: (NSFW)
           http://the-feeding-tube.com/media/1/20060907-MM-MAXIM-00.jpg
           \_ PERMISSION DENIED. Though I noticed some photos of Brooke
              Biggs, who tjb once refused sex, on the front door of that site.
           \_ PERMISSION DENIED.
              \_ Oops.  Looks like the server doesn't like direct access to
                 the URL without a referrer.  Here's the original page.  Scroll
                 down to the Maxim cover.
                 http://www.the-feeding-tube.com/category/michelle-marsh
2007/6/29-30 [Recreation/Pets] UID:47128 Activity:kinda low
6/29    Romney mistreated his dog
        http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-On-the-2008-Trail.html
        \_ Actaully, that sounds fine to me.  Dog had a carrier and a wind-
           shield.
           \_ Other than that it was illegal...
              \_ Actually no. It would be illegal only if it was "an
                 unnecessarily cruel or inhuman[e] manner or in a way
                 and manner which might endanger the animal carried
                 thereon."
                 From the article, it does not seem likely that the
                 putting the dog in a carrier on the roof of the car
                 was "unnecessarily cruel or inhuman[e] manner."
                 Also, provided the carrier was properly secured, it
                 seems unlikely that this would endanger the dog.
                 In any case, I am still surprised anyone would do
                 this and it would be pretty funny if this campaign
                 ended b/c of a 25 year old incident with a dog on
                 the roof.
           \_ The dog was litterally scared shitless.
              \_ You know this how?  Really the only info in the story is that
                 the dog pooped.
           \_ Probably the best time the dog ever had
           \_ It isn't fine.  In a wreck the dog is going to get smeared and
              wind shield or no the dog is still exposed to the elements,
              getting nailed with debris kicked up from the road, etc.
              \_ Uh, 25 years ago it was common not to wear seat belts.  If the
                 car didn't roll, the dog is probably safter than the people
                 inside.  And there was a windscreen, so it wasn't exposed to
                 things kicked up from the road.
        \_ Would love to see his campaign implode over this particular
           incident.  Romney, fucked by his dog.
        \_ I am a member of PETA = people eating tasty animals
2007/6/29-7/2 [Reference/Law/Visa, Politics/Domestic/President] UID:47129 Activity:low
6/29    Ted Kennedy self-Godwins after immigration bill dies:
        "Referring to opponents of the bill, Mr. Kennedy said: 'We know what
        they don't like. What are they for? What are they going to do with the
        12 million who are undocumented here? Send them back to countries
        around the world? Develop a type of Gestapo here to seek out these
        people that are in the shadows? What's their alternative?'"
        \_ Gush Ted, how about we enforce some of those laws from the last
        \_ Gosh Ted, how about we enforce some of those laws from the last
           amnesty bill in 86 that the Feds completely ignored?  Then after
           we try out those laws for a few years we can see where we stand.
           \_ Isn't it the job of the executive branch to enforce the laws?
              I don't think Congress has a very large police force...
              \_ Didn't PP say it's the Feds who ignored the law?
2007/6/29-30 [Uncategorized] UID:47130 Activity:nil
6/29    MMC - Live Free, Die Hard, is it really as good as the original?
2007/6/29-7/2 [Uncategorized] UID:47131 Activity:low
6/29    Can someone please remind me why I'm an asshole if I'm interested
        in buying a pure-bred pup from pup mills instead of grown up
        ones from the shelter?
        \_ The motd is a parody of itself.
2007/6/29-7/2 [Recreation/Pets] UID:47132 Activity:nil
6/29    Dear cat lovers, look:
        http://www.petmedsonline.org/top-10-smartest-dogs-in-the-world.html
        http://www.petmedsonline.org/least-intelligent-dogs.html
        Search for the word "cat-like characteristics" on both of these
        pages. Many of the dumb dogs have cat-like characteristics.
        Yes, I think cats are dumb. Sorry.
        \_ I love it when cat owners always give the argument "Well *my* cat
           is too smart to listen to anyone."
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