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2007/8/8-13 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:47559 Activity:moderate
8/7     Am I the only one who thinks Biden makes a lot more sense than
        either Hilary or Obama?
        \_ I don't know much about Biden, but I'm not much for either Hillary
           or Obama, so, sell him to me.
           \_ Have you checked out Edwards? He has by far the most comprehensive
              ideas so far. But yeah, if I was not backing Edwards, I would
              be checking out Biden. He has impressed me at the debates, too.
              \_ Maybe I should get over my gut-level aversion to Edwards. He
                 reminds me of Dan Quayle for some reason.
        \_
           http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/06/04/debate.analysis/index.html?eref=rss_mostpopular
           http://www.aflcio.org/issues/politics/questionnaires_joebiden.cfm#15
           \_ Have you checked out Edwards? He has by far the most
              comprehensive ideas so far. But yeah, if I was not
              backing Edwards, I would be checking out Biden. He
              has impressed me at the debates, too.
              \_ Maybe I should get over my gut-level aversion to Edwards.
                 He reminds me of Dan Quayle for some reason.
        \_ http://preview.tinyurl.com/2zgnqh (cnn.com)
           http://preview.tinyurl.com/yw935k (aflcio.com)
        \_ Joe "the plagiarist" Biden?
           \_ I'd rather have a plagarist president who takes the best
              ideas and implements them, though fails to cite properly,
              than some idiot who sticks to his own ideas no matter how
              stupid.
              \_ Biden's a shill.  Anyone who voted for the bankruptcy
                 changes should be made to explain, in depth, why.
              \_ Why can't we have someone who is actually quality?  Why is
                 "He's better than BUSH!!!" a reason to like someone?
                 \_ I actually like Romney, I think he's really solid on the
                    things I care about.  He has a solid track record on
                    balancing budgets, technology issues, and health care.
                    \_ Oh and we think similarly because we have similar
                       backgrounds (e.g. core Mormon values)    -pp
                       \_ We will have a gay president before we have a
                          Mormon president.
                          \_ You forgot Abe.
                          \_ So you think more voters are religious bigots than
                             sexual preference bigots?  Or is this just your
                             personal expression of greater dislike of mormons
                             than gays?
                             \_ The former.
                    \_ Which is he is now disavowing in a rapid rush to the
                       right in order to get the nomination... You don't
                       find his blatant pandering in the least disgusting?
2007/8/8-13 [Reference/RealEstate] UID:47560 Activity:nil
8/7     House takes big step forward for lobby and ethics reform:
        http://preview.tinyurl.com/3yahy6 (Common Cause)
2007/8/8-10 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:47561 Activity:nil
8/7     The perfect gift for motd boob guy!  (Safe for work)
        http://kotaku.com/gaming/this-summer-brings/dork-pillows-with-humps-287064.php
        \_ During: http://www.akibaos.com/img.php?img=20070807z14
           After:  http://www.akibaos.com/img.php?img=20070807z15
2007/8/8-10 [Uncategorized] UID:47562 Activity:nil
8/8     Vicious ultra ring wingnut Margaret Carlson bashes new ethics law:
http://bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&refer=columnist_carlson&sid=aSwNPAuJbnbU
        \- on a sort of weird note, MCARLSON used to traffic with FTHOMPSON
2007/8/8-13 [Finance/Banking, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:47563 Activity:nil
8/8     CD rates went down, WTF???
        \_ Flight to safety. 10 government bonds went down too.
2007/8/8-13 [Computer/Companies/Yahoo, Politics] UID:47564 Activity:nil
8/8     Feminine guys better for long-term love: study - Yahoo! News:
        http://www.csua.berkeley.edu/~jon
2007/8/8-13 [Computer/Networking] UID:47565 Activity:nil
8/8     Deal EE engineers. Can you please tell me if the following is
        possible? My condo offers HOA-paid basic DirecTV/Multiband
        (re-broadcasted into channel 2 all the way to 70) cable. It also
        offers TimeWarner broadband. There is only ONE cable going from
        the condo switch box into my unit, and I've been told that
        I can either get DirecTV/Multiband cable, or broadband cable, but
        not both since there's only ONE cable from the switch to my unit.
        Is there ANY way to combine them, say by using a "diplexer" to
        split the tv (channel 2-70) and broadband cable modem frequencies
        and then recombining them into one cable that goes into my unit?
        I talked to the tech support from DirecTV/Multiband and TimeWarner
        and they all said it's never been done, and I'm free to experiment
        but they just don't have the expertise to deal with this. Is
        this configuration even possible? Thanks for any advice.
        \_ It's probably more trouble than it is worth.  The channels
           are probably at the same frequencies so they cannot simply
           both be loaded onto the same cable, they'd interfere.  So
           you'd have to get special hardware to de-modulate all 70+
           channels from their original carrier frequency and then
           re-modulate the signals to channels which are not being
           used.  Now, since you propose to send ALL channels
           simultaneously over one cable, that would require de/re
           modulation of 70+ channels simultaneously--which is the
           domain of *really* expensive equipment.  It's possible you
           could play some sort of trick--like modulating all 70+ channels
           on one cable simultaneously with a single new carrier
           frequency, but the bandwidth requirement would be enormous
           and likely be similarly expensive.  Frankly, it's probably
           cheaper just to get them to run a second cable for you.
2007/8/8-10 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:47566 Activity:nil 66%like:47603
8/7     not that you're gonna read this ROOT but you could you restore
        /csua/bin/mtd ? thanks
        \_ ObDansFlamewar
           \_ Huh? -dans
              \_ I guess he means that you're famous for flaming
                 anyone who ever complains about ROOT not doing
                 anything or not fixing things that meet the wants
                 of the alums.
                 \_ Kind of an oversimplification, but whatever. -dans
        \_ There was a setuid script /csua/bin/mtd what I assumed cron
           periodically uses to merge /etc/motd.official and /etc/motd.public .
           I just want root to put it back, and while they're at it,
           make /csua/bin/ sticky.  I mailed root@csua too.
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