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2007/8/13-15 [Computer/HW/Laptop, Computer/HW/Display] UID:47594 Activity:low
8/13    I'm thinking of buyng a 23" Apple Cinema LCD Display. Does anyone
        have one and what is your opinion?
        \_ I have one of these and I love it. I find that it is brighter
           and sharper than my brother's 24" Dell LCD.
           \_ Huh?  Unless your brother was driving his monitor using
              analogue signaling, one LCD cannot be sharper than another,
              as they're addressed pixel-by-pixel.  Either way, isn't 23"
              panel in the Apple outdated?  You can get better units for
              that kind of price.  Also, I used to have a Dell 24".  Sold
              that crap built with cheap components (panel itself is fine)
              at a loss and bought an Eizo and have been happy ever since.
              \_ I agree there is no reason that things should look sharper
                 on the Apple v. the Dell b/c both monitors were driven by
                 DVI.
                 It is my purely subjective assessment that images look
                 sharper on the Apple. The only factual basis that I think
                 of for this is that the slightly smaller size of the 23"
                 means that the pixels are more densely packed, giving
                 the appearance of "sharpness" when viewing images at
                 full resolution.
                 Re Outdated: I don't know if 23" is outdated.
2007/8/13-15 [Politics/Domestic/Gay] UID:47595 Activity:low
8/12    San Diego Firefighters Forced To Attend Gay Pride Parade:
        http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1877779/posts
        \_ Young man, there's no need to feel down
           I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground
           I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town
           There's no need - to - be - unhappy ...
           \_ Is that the YMCA song?
2007/8/13 [Uncategorized] UID:47596 Activity:high
8/13    having successfully destroyed America I look forward to spending
        more time with my family
        \_ And you won't have Karl Rove to kick around anymore.
2007/8/13-15 [Politics/Domestic/911, Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:47597 Activity:high
8/13    ANDREW SULLIVAN: The man's legacy is a conservative movement
        largely discredited and disunited, a president with lower consistent
        approval ratings than any in modern history, a generational shift
        to the Democrats, a resurgent al Qaeda, an endless catastrophe in
        Iraq, a long hard struggle in Afghanistan, a fiscal legacy that means
        bankrupting America within a decade, and the poisoning of American
        religion with politics and vice-versa. For this, he got two terms
        of power - which the GOP used mainly to enrich themselves, their
        clients and to expand government's reach and and drain on the
        productive sector. In the re-election, the president with a
        relatively strong economy, and a war in progress, managed to
        eke out 51 percent. Why? Because Rove preferred to divide the
        country and get his 51 percent, than unite it and get America's 60.
        \_ "My guys: Good.  Your guys: Evil".
           \_ Who was the one who claimed to have a "Permanent Republican
              Majority"? Remove the plank from your own eye.
              \_ 1) You "missed the point".
                 2) You also seem blind to the fact that a post like yours
                    is exactly the point you missed.
                 3) I'll try again for you, more slowly this time:
                    "My guys: Gooooood.   Your guys: Eeeeeeevil".
                    \_ I think even people who like Karl Rove will
                       admit he's pretty evil.
                       \_ I don't particularly like or dislike Rove.  I think
                          he's pretty much like all DC political 'advisor'
                          types, he's just better at it than most we've seen
                          in recent years.  Maybe that makes him more evil
                          than the others?
                    \_ Did you know that Andrew Sullivan is a conservative?
                       Knowing that, what exactly is the point that you claim
                       that you are trying to make?
                       \_ AS hasn't written a conservative piece in many years.
                          Find me one and we'll discuss.
                          \_ gotta agree with you there.  being gay and
                             conservative is like waking up in the morning
                             and shoving a scissors in your eye every day.
                          \_ Uh, his book?
                          \_ I see. I didn't realize that I was talking to the
                             guy who gets to decide who wears the label of
                             "Real" Conservtive and who doesn't. My apologies.
                             Real Conservative and who doesn't. My apologies.
        \_ I think your entire "my guy" concept needs to go.
           \_ It is much easier to just divide the world into two teams than
              to bother to think. Especially for this guy, though we are
              still working on him.
              \_ Still missing the point.  Maybe you'll get it one day.
                 \_ Still waiting for you to make one...
                    \_ I assume it was something to the effect that any
                       negative judgment of Rove is actually, despite any
                       pretenses to the contrary, mere partisan zeal.
                       All politicians are equal and they all do the
                       exact same stuff, or wish they had thought of it
                       first. In short, "nyah nyah i'm not listening!"
                       \_ In other words, complaints about partisanship
                          are in fact partisan themselves. Complaints about
                          complaints about partisanship, on the other hand
                          are really cool. And complaints about complaints
                          about complaints about partisanship are further
                          proof of partisanship. Do I have that about
                          right there?
           \_ Will take under advisement for the next edition.  Thanks.
        \_ http://bbwchan.org/inflation/src/1186529046760.jpg
2007/8/13 [Uncategorized] UID:47598 Activity:nil
8/13    mpany Said to Commit Suicide
        "said"
        \_ ?
2007/8/13-15 [Uncategorized] UID:47599 Activity:nil
8/13    Those 'VIVA VIAGRA' commercials are really creepy
2007/8/13 [Uncategorized] UID:47600 Activity:nil
8/13    NSFW
        this is the weirdest thing i've seen all day
        http://pics.cheggit.nl/pics/2007/08/13/28-maxininja.jpg
2007/8/13-15 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:47601 Activity:nil
8/13    Rove Resigns :
        http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/08/13/rove.resign/index.html
        \_ Having successfully destroyed America I look forward to spending
           more time with my family
        \_ And you won't have Karl Rove to kick around anymore.
        \_ Actually all this really means is he's going back to doing what
           he does: working as a polling wonk to get Republicans elected.
2007/8/13 [Science/Space] UID:47602 Activity:low
8/13    those miners are so screwed
        \_ Gee, ya think?  Why, because they've been down there a week without
           any additional food or water?  Or that it's 50 degrees and wet down
           there?
        \_ no, they're dead by now.  it's been what? a week?  buried, with no
           water?
        \_ can you drink someone else's urine?
2007/8/13 [Computer/SW/Security, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:47603 Activity:kinda low 66%like:47566 80%like:47652
8/13    hey root would you restore /csua/bin/mtd ? thanks.
        \_ Have you emailed root?  Because the motd.public isn't the preferred
           contact method.
           \_  I did.
            \_ Hey root, i think Spamassassin is dead too.
               \_ I think root is too busy leveling in WoW.
2007/8/13 [Uncategorized] UID:47604 Activity:nil 60%like:47617
8/13    stop restoring last week's junk.
        \_ why do you fear stocky black men?
           \_ What?
2007/8/13 [Computer/SW/Security, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:47605 Activity:nil
8/13    hey root would you engage in scrotal inflation?  thanks
        \_ Have you emailed root?  Because the motd.public isn't the preferred
           contact method.
           \_  I did.
            \_ Hey root, i think Spamassassin is dead too.
               \_ I think root is too busy leveling in WoW.
2007/8/13-15 [Recreation/Dating] UID:47606 Activity:nil
8/13    what is a mustache ride?
        \_ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustache_ride (NSFW)
2007/8/13-15 [Politics/Domestic/Abortion, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:47607 Activity:moderate
8/13    http://preview.tinyurl.com/2xosmq (The Economist)
        The Republicans have failed the most important test of any
        political movement: wielding power successfully. They have
        botched a war. They have splurged on spending. And they
        have alienated a huge section of the population. It is now
        the Democrats' game to win or lose.
        [No doubt another partisan screed]
2007/8/13-15 [Computer/SW/Languages/Perl] UID:47608 Activity:very high
8/13    Is there a unix command to print the full filesystem path of
        something? e.g.
        % pwd
        /home/troll
        % print-full-path drivel
        /home/troll/drivel
        \_ function print-full-path { (cd "$1"; pwd); }
           Implementation as a csh alias left as an exercise.
           \_ that doesn't work... $1 could be a file
        \_ You need something like:
           FDIR=`dirname "$relpath"`
           FBASE=`basename "$relpath"`
           FABS="`cd \"$D\" 2>/dev/null && pwd || echo \"$D\"`/$B"
           \_ christ. ok the answer is "no, you need a script".
        \_ which foo
        \_ Ok here's my little perl script for this, if anyone cares. -op
           \_ locate foo
              whereis foo
              find `pwd` -name foo -maxdepth 1
              echo `pwd`/foo
              \_ that last thing would work but I wanted symbolic links
              \_ `pwd`/foo would work but I wanted symbolic links
                 and relative paths converted to absolute paths.
                 The others don't work in general.
        \_ Here's my perl script for this, if anyone cares. -op
                #!/usr/bin/perl
                chop($cwd = `pwd`);
                foreach $arg (@ARGV) {
                  chdir $cwd;
                  chop($rel = `dirname $arg`);
                  chop($base = `basename $arg`);
                  chdir $rel || die "path not found: $rel\n";
                  chop($full = `pwd`);
                  print $full;
                  print "/" if ($full ne "/");
                  print $base if ($base ne "/");
                  print "\n";
                }
                \_ Look up chomp() as a chop() replacement for removing \n.
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