Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2007:September:07 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
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2007/9/7 [Uncategorized] UID:47925 Activity:nil
9/6     I have more tom docking with psb's gigantic internet
        penis porn.  WHO IS WITH ME?
2007/9/7-10 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:47926 Activity:nil
9/6     NSFW: At least she runs Linux!:
        http://i2.tinypic.com/4vit5sj.jpg
        \_ How can you tell that's linux?
           \_ There is a redhat linux box in the bottom corner.
              \_ Oh!  I was only looking at the screen. :-)
                 \_ Doesn't mean it is installed on anything.
        \_ What's NSFW about this?
2007/9/7-10 [Recreation/Dating] UID:47927 Activity:low
9/7     Everyone on motd too old to go out, are fat and married,
        have children or have topped 280 pounds from playing WoW all day,
        new episode of HUMAN WEAPON tonight!
        \_ I get fatter everytime I watch.  What is tonight's episode on?
           \_ Muay Thai
              \_ Again?  Wasn't this featured a few weaks ago.
              \_ Again?  Wasn't this featured a few weeks ago.
        \_ I really like sex with gigantic over 5'8" women with huge
           breasts.  I blame the gigantic hot giant Zentraedi girls from
           Robotech.  Seriously.
                 \_ Reruns. Btw, the Prankation episode BLEW MY MIND. Where
                    can I find an SFBA location that trains like those guys?
        \_ I really like sex with gigantic fat women.  I blame the gigantic
           hot giant Zentraedi girls from Robotech.  Seriously.
           \_ Doesn't this belong in a different thread?
           \_ Do you like girls with green hair too?
              \_ Lothar always got the babes
                 \_ Lothar is from Voltron you idiot, not Robotech.
              \_ My friend name his daughter "Miriya". No joke.
                 \_ I think it's 'Lo-tar" ?
2007/9/7-10 [Transportation/Car/Hybrid, Transportation/Car/RoadHogs] UID:47928 Activity:nil
9/7     "Gas Price, Style Drive Small Car Growth"
        http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070824/small_cars_big_gains.html?.v=4
        "Now competitors have upgraded small car interiors and safety systems,
        and U.S. buyers are responding because the cars are far safer than
        their predecessors,"
2007/9/7-10 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:47929 Activity:nil
9/7     "World's largest photograph displayed in California"
        link:www.yahoo.com/s/670318
        Is there anything in that large photo???  All I see is some gray color.
2007/9/7-10 [Politics/Domestic/Gay] UID:47930 Activity:moderate
9/6     I think it's hilarious and everything an anti-gay Senator
        is found looking for hot dudes in airport bathrooms, but no one
        should be hounded out of government for being gay.
        \_ And he's not being hounded out of govt for being gay. He's being
           hounded out of govt for being a scumsucking hypocrite and liar. It's
           hard to defend a record of vehement anti-gay legislating when you're
           cruising men's rooms at airports.
           \_ No, he is being hounded out of the GOP for being gay.
              \_ Really? Someone has actually said, "Craig, you're gay, so
                 you're out"? Or is it more like, "Craig, you got caught being
                 a hypocrite and a liar. You're dragging down the party"?
                 \_ You may want to Google '"David Vitter" prostitute'
           \_ If being gay wasn't a huge stigma, he wouldn't need to
                 \_ Are there any out gay GOP elected officials?
           \_ If being gay wasn't a huge stigma, dans wouldn't need to
           \_ If being gay wasn't a huge stigma, he wouldn't need to
              cruise bathrooms.
              \_ It's hard to know where to begin here: 1) Being gay !=
                 cruising bathrooms. 2) If there's a huge stigma on being gay,
                 it's in large part due to legislation Craig himself introduced
                 and supported.
                 \_ Do you think Craig is personally responsible for most
                    of America being afraid of queers?
                    \_ What makes you think that most of America is
                       "afraid of queers"?
                       \_ They keep living in the same area, taking care of
                          their lawns and driving up housing prices.
                    \_ What makes you think most of America is "afraid of
                       queers"?
                       \_ You seen what happens when you mention gay marriage
                          to most americans?  Let me give you a hint, that
                          reaction stems from fear.
                          \_ 89% of Americans think that gays should be
                             able to work without discrimination.
                             79% think they should be allowed to serve
                             in the military.
                             A majority think they should have legal
                             civil unions.
                             Most people aren't afraid the way you are.
                             \_ 63% of statistics are made up.
                                \_ ... including the "63%" above. :-)
                                \_ http://www.pollingreport.com/civil.htm
                                   \_ Which shows Americans oppose gay
                                      marriage. I don't think that's fear
                                      of queers per se. Ok maybe it is. They
                                      are pretty creepy.
                                      \_ And also shows 89%, 79%, etc...
2007/9/7-10 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:47931 Activity:nil
9/6     http://berkeleydailyplanet.com/article.cfm?issue=09-07-07&storyID=27961

        Editors, Daily Planet

        I flew from Tennessee to California to attend the UT-CAL game this
        past Saturday. The Cal campus is beautiful. Although I wore the most
        obnoxious orange clothes and shoes I had, everyone I met was
        exceedingly friendly and gracious. Except for the fact that my team
        lost the game (the better team won) everything else about my time and
        experience in Berkeley and on campus was exceptionally positive.

        I was, however, slightly unnerved by the people in the trees.
        Everywhere I went I heard people saying they had high-powered rifles
        and could be snipers. Although I didn.t take such talk seriously it
        did create a slight sense of uneasiness. I asked a police official
        stationed at the base of an occupied tree overlooking the football
        field if there were any truth to the .rumors.. His half-smile while
        saying "no" was not very reassuring.

        The attitude of the authorities and people in California is cavalier
        and dismissive as if a Virginia Tech or University of Texas Bell Tower
        incident couldn.t happen there. I know this is very unpleasant,
        uncomfortable, difficult and even painful to contemplate for some of
        you but it could happen.
        Perhaps they have conducted background checks and psychological tests
        to ensure the people they allow in the trees are emotionally and
        psychologically healthy and stable. I hope so.

        Robert W. Overman
        Memphis, TN
2007/9/7-10 [Finance/Investment] UID:47932 Activity:low
9/7     You know how they say stocks always outperform everything else over
        30 years?  We may now be entering that period where it underperforms
        for several years.
        \_ What will it underperform? Real estate?
           \_ bonds, CDs - assuming you bought them three months ago
              \_ Heck, if I can go back in time, why not just buy winning
                 lottery tickets?
                 \_ hey, you asked me about historical performance
                    \_ "...will it..." What part of that sentence is past tense?
                       \_ okay fine.  why don't we just say CDs may outperform
                          stocks from the present time.
                          \_ They might, but I doubt it. What do you think?
                             I am about 20% in muni bonds and 5% in CDs, but
                             the rest is in the market.
              \_ The bond market is not looking too good right now. All
                 analysts say blue chips are the place to be. They are
                 historically cheap.
                 \_ is it time yet to buy buy buy?
                    \_ Not as good as a year ago (when they were even
                       cheaper) but still good, yes.
                       \_ That is what I think, too. -pp
        \_ You can make more money in the slave trade.  Just join the UN.
2007/9/7-10 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:47933 Activity:low
9/7     Bush didn't lie, he just deliberately squelched any information
        that didn't support his pre-determined agenda:
        http://www.salon.com/opinion/blumenthal/2007/09/06/bush_wmd
        \_ "Sidney Blumenthal served as assistant and senior adviser to Bill
           Clinton from August 1997 until January 2001."  Tell me what Karl
           Rove writes about Clinton.  Yeah, like I trust that guy.
        \_ ...the hell? Is Blumenthal reading the motd?
        \_ I think this is treason and people involved should be tried.
2007/9/7-10 [Recreation/Media] UID:47934 Activity:nil
9/7     Tobey Maguire is slated to star in a "Robotech" movie, which will
        make him an even bigger star among nerds.
        \_ Except the movie will suck.  Maybe they should film Wing Commander2?
2007/9/7 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:47935 Activity:nil
9/7     ayn rand was right
        \_ Good for NOAA
        \_ Why do they continue to ignore solar activity?
           http://csua.org/u/jfv
           \_ they don't.
2007/9/7-10 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc] UID:47936 Activity:nil
9/7     Would the person running the auto url shortening script please
        go fuck himself with much vigor?  Thank you.
        \_ Yah, especially if there isn't a way to preview.
        \_ Or, you know, it actually destroys the url. -- ilyas
        \_ Or, you know, if it actually destroys the url. -- ilyas
           \_ Can someone track down who the url shorterning script guy is?
              \_ Yes but it would be better if they just fixed their regex.
                 If I "outted" them what would you do?  Show at the next PB
                 meeting asking for a squishing?  It's only the motd.  Please
                 chill.
                 \_ Except this person isn't fixing his regexp, he ran it
                    AGAIN after it was known it didn't work on an existing
                    url currently on the motd.  A wise man once said
                    "don't be a hoser."  The threat of a squishing may actually
                    prompt this person to not be a hoser.  Clearly his own
                    bug isn't doing the job. -- ilyas
2007/9/7-10 [Academia/Berkeley/Classes] UID:47937 Activity:nil
9/7     Head-on commercial says "Head-on, apply directly on THE forehead"
        but it is written as "Head-on, apply directly on forehead."
        This this a result of marketing to [the] FOBs?
        \_ Most FOBs don't write "This this ...".  Also, I think what you
           intended to write was not "... a result of marketing to ...", but
           "... a result of Head-on's intention to market to ...".  Maybe you
           are an FOB too?   --- FOB 18yrs ago
           \_ EECS would not be in it's current glorious state had it not
              been for the influx of FOBs and lousy TAs (with incomprehensible
              English) but do kick ass research and fundings. Case in point
              Chancellor Tien. GO BEAH!!!
              \_ Tien was the best thing to happen to UC during my time here.
                 \_ Really? When were you here?
              \_ Wasn't Tien in the Mechanical Engr. dept., not EECS?
2007/9/7-10 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:47938 Activity:nil
9/7     Dems support the troops! (pre-emptively dismiss the Petraeus report)
        http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/09/05/346444.aspx
        http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/archives/2007/09/democrats_pre-emptively_dismiss_bush_report
        \_ http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1883904/posts
           "... the left is doing its usual adept job of spewing treasonous
            rhetoric over things that only exist in their Bush-hating
            conspiracy-riddled minds."
2007/9/7-10 [Recreation/Dating] UID:47939 Activity:kinda low
9/7     I love lizards and snakes but my gf doesn't want them in our
        apartment. What can I do to convince her to have them?
        \_ Tell her that snake > your dick, and lizard > your tongue.
        \_ Tell her that snake > your dick, and lizard tongue > your tongue.
        \_ Serious answer: get over the lizard thing or get a new gf who
           likes lizards.  Some people just find them creepy and you're
           going to end up like Mr. NotLaidIn200Days if you push her on
           your lizard fetish.
           \_ Hey it's only been 160 days.
              \_ oops.  163 days now.  crap.
              \_ Sorry, my error, I haven't been keeping up with your sexless
                 saga:  s/200/160/g
2007/9/7-10 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:47940 Activity:moderate
9/7     Hey dipstick, thanks for nuking a link to a very thoughtful essay.
        Let's try again.
        "The Capitalist Threat," by George Soros.
        http://www.theatlantic.com/ideastour/philanthropy/soros-full.mhtml
        \_ Maybe you could add a summary or something?
           \_ I did that the first time and it was immediately nuked.  Let's
              try again.
        \_ OH hey, this is the famous "relexivity" essay. I thought I
           recognized it. Yes, this is a very interesting idea from
           Soros, but not light reading.
        \_ Essays sometimes say more about the author than the subject matter.
           We don't have good models for how real economies work, but we also
           don't have good models of income redistribution, or more generally
           good models of how to intervene in a society effectively to achieve
           given ends.  A smart man once said that best way to help society
           isn't to crusade for a given cause but to work on eliminating
           biases in oneself.  Otherwise you run the risk of dismissing a
           distressing truth as 'too absurd to be true,' for example. -- ilyas
           \_ Yeah, I remember in 2003 when I said that Bush had presented
              no evidence that Saddam Hussein had WMD and was dismissed as
              being "too absurd to be true."
           \_ My way or the highway, pal!  You're clearly just a <insert
              random insult>.
           \_ Yes, I remember suggesting that there was no evidence that Saddam
              Hussein had WMD before the war and being dismissed as "too
              absurd to be true."
2007/9/7 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China, Finance/Investment] UID:47941 Activity:nil 66%like:47948
9/7     Is China Quietly Dumping US Securities?
        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2007/09/05/bcnchina105.xml
2007/9/7-10 [Recreation/Activities] UID:47942 Activity:nil
9/7     Poll: Sexiest female athelete? I'll start:
        Anna Kournikova http://bix.yahoo.com/entry/44190
        (no bras! SFW!!!)
        \_ Allison Stokke
           \_ I second that, except, she's not well known and is not
              a real professional athlete.
        \_ Serena Williams: link:www.csua.org/u/jgt (http://www.blazinbeautines.com
        \_ Maria Sharapova > Anna Kournikova both in looks and in tennis
           \_ > in looks, >>>> in tennis
           \_ Maria Sharapova was very hot in her first Canon TV commercial.
              Not as hot in the second one, but still hot.
        \_ Natalie Coughlin:
        http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2002/04/08_coughlin.html
2007/9/7-10 [Recreation/Activities] UID:47943 Activity:nil
9/7     Just saw snippets of 1970's Mens' US Tennis Open finals. Did
        men in the old days always play like pussies? Even Henin and
        Williams would kick their ass.
        \_ with wood-framed rackets?
        \_ With tennis shoes that had less grip to the ground because of old
           rubber technology?
2007/9/7-10 [Computer/SW] UID:47944 Activity:nil
9/7     Iron File Systems
        http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~vijayan/vijayan-thesis.pdf
2007/9/7-10 [Transportation] UID:47945 Activity:nil
9/7     Don't you hate it when environmentalist ideas actually harm the
        environment?
        http://www.iht.com/bin/print.php?id=4632588
        (Coral reefs vs. tires)
        \_ I didn't know Goodyear and the Army Corps of Engineers
           counted as environmentalists.
        \_ Next you'll tell us that sinking oil derricks and dumping pig
           iron into tropical waters isn't environmentally friendly!  -tom
2007/9/7 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:47946 Activity:nil
9/7     Norman Hsu, big Hillary fundraiser, now under indictmen,
        "falls" on trainride to Arkansas:
        http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1892624/posts
2007/9/7 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:47947 Activity:nil
9/7     Is Norman Hsu in witness protection program after "falling"
        on the train?
        http://www.csua.org/u/jgy
2007/9/7 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China, Finance/Investment] UID:47948 Activity:high 66%like:47941
9/7     I can repost just as much as you can delete.
        Is China Quietly Dumping US Securities?
        http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1891633/posts
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