Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2007:August:04 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2007/8/4-22 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:47529 Activity:low
        "Walking to shops damages planet more than going by car".  You called
        me a troll when I brought up some of the things this article says.
        Have a nice day and next time drive, don't walk, if you want to go
        green.  ;-)
        \_ Why do you waste our time with this crap?  Some examples: (huh?)
           - Someone who installs a "green" lightbulb undoes a year's worth
             of energy-saving by buying two bags of imported veg,
             as so much carbon is wasted flying the food to Britain

             of energy-saving by buying two bags of imported veg, as so much
             carbon is wasted flying the food to Britain
             \_ ok fine.  what do the concepts in the above 3 lines have
                anything to do with each other?  can't you find a better
                piece than this, this article is making me dumber by existing.
           - Trees, regarded as shields against global warming because they
             absorb carbon, were found by German scientists to be
             major producers of methane, a much more harmful greenhouse gas
             absorb carbon, were found by German scientists to be major
             producers of methane, a much more harmful greenhouse gas
             \_ The German study may be incorrect as a Dutch study has
                failed to confirm the same:
           Who are you?  Please kill yourself.
           \_ If you have a counter then please post it.  If all you have to
              say is childish nonsense and more personal attack, then you
              can stop anytime.  I was waiting for someone intelligent to
              reply, not a knee jerker.  Have a nice day, friend.
              \_ He's suggesting that you produce a lot of carbon dioxide and
                 that he'd like you to offset his own carbon production by
                 ceasing your output. Sounds like a winnning solution. -!pp
                 \_ Childish smearing:  A good way to avoid any intelligent
                    debate.  As expected.
        \_ Who gets 100% of their calories from beef? What a silly "study."
           The obvious answer, which is later in the article, is to eat less
           meat and imported veggies. Also, live less then 3 miles from the
           store. Who lives that far from the store? Suburbanites?
           \_ Up until this July there wasn't a grocery store in downtown LA.
        \_ "180 calories to walk to the store.
           150 calories to remain alive while sitting on the couch for the
           same time period.
           maybe we should all just die instead.
           tc, bogota, colombia"
           This comment on the "study" says it all.
           \_ Except it isn't 150 calories to sit on the couch or we'd all
              be starving.  Here's some basic math on that number.  Let's
              assume the poster meant 150 calories per hour to sit on the
              couch.  150 calories/hour X 24 hours = 3600 calories/day.
              Depending on how active you are 1800-2400 calories will maintain
              body weight.  By this person's "says it all" comment, we'd all
              quickly starve to death on a normal diet just sitting on the
              \_ Is someone talking? Can't you read? That comment said it all.
                 \_ I read.  Try some math.  The comment was stupid.  Try
              \_ If you sit on the couch 24hrs a day and not letting yourself
                 fall asleep, yeah you'll quickly die.  Anyway, a body awake
                 burns more calories than a body asleep.
                 \_ Trolling or just pedantic?
                    \_ A sleeping body generates less heat.  That's why you
                       use a blanket when you sleep in order to not feel
                       chilly and wake up.
                       \_ Ok, and this changes the numbers how?  At zero
                          calories for 8 hours of sleep you're still burning
                          2400 calories/day if you burn 150/hour slacking on
                          the couch the other 16.  You'd still starve, just
                          more slowly.  And that's zero calories for sleeping
                          which we know is too low but I'm taking the extreme
                          case against my point for demonstration purposes.
        \_ What percentage of people who get all their calories from beef
           actually walk anywhere?
2007/8/4-6 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc, Reference/Religion] UID:47530 Activity:nil
8/4     The real Da Vinci Code: (
2007/8/4-22 [Academia/Berkeley] UID:47531 Activity:nil
8/4     Q: What's the address of UC Berkeley? Assume that a person did not
        know which department to send something to and they were trying to
        route mail in a general sense. Thanks.
        \_ Berkeley, CA 94720
2007/8/4-22 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:47532 Activity:nil
8/4     O'Hanlan and Pollack rapidly backpedal from their op-ed
        \_ Liberal media, my ass.
2007/8/4 [Recreation/Pets] UID:47533 Activity:nil
8/4     Hello, I think I've found a puppy mill and I'd like to report it
        to the authority. How do I go about doing this? The mill/broker
        is called Star Yorkie Kennel located in Encino, CA.
        There are a few very obvious signs of an irresponsible breeder:
        1) They specialize in tea-cups, in multiple breeds. I emailed
           them about the lifespan of tea-cups (which is usually very
           short), and they simply side-stepped the question. Good breeders
           don't purposely breed tiny breeds, since they tend to have liver
           problems, thyroid problems, and sickly puppies in general that end
           up tiny. The average lifespan of a teacup is less than 5 years.
        2) Their registry is KDF (Korean Dog Federation) instead of
           AKC/Canadian CKC. I'm unable to find any references to KDF on the
           web site, nor can I google for it. Sounds like a fake registry.
           Good breeders use AKC or Canadian CKC.
        3) They say we cannot see their parents (their FAQ says "they're in
           Korea")-- good breeders are open and are happy to give you
           physical addresses for inspection.
        4) They take credit card and will ship the pet to you directly
           without any question. Good breeders will ask you questions to make
           sure their pups go to good homes.
        5) "I have puppies available all the time", "Puppies are
           available all the time." -- Good breeders take time to breed 1-3
           litters a year, and take time to socialize pups up to 3-4 months.
        How do I get the authority to investigate their business? Thanks.
           Crooks they are.
        \_ First and foremost, contact AKC. Look here for more help:
        \_ Check this out, they pretend that they're not breeders
2007/8/4-6 [Finance, Finance/Investment] UID:47534 Activity:nil
8/4     It's not easy being a mere single digit millionaire:
        \_ Obviously, we need to cut more tax.          -Conservative
        \_ I read that in the paper.  Bunch of fucking whiners.
        \_ This guy is an idiot. His house is paid and he has $2M. Maybe
           I'd keep working if I was 31, but at 51 he needs to do
           something he likes. If work is what he likes then fine, but
           then admit that and don't complain about 12 hour days. The
           article is full of suckers, which I think is the point. If the
           guy cannot afford Hillsborough then maybe he should sell.
           There's no honor in going bankrupt living a life you cannot
           afford just because you were once worth $50M 10 years ago.
2007/8/4-22 [Uncategorized] UID:47535 Activity:nil
8/4     The worst bosses get promoted: (
        \_ Likewise loud and obnoxious people get more recognition than
           quiet worker bees. It's been like that since the dawn of
           mankind. Nothing new.
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