Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2007:September:08 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2007/9/8-9 [Consumer/TV] UID:47949 Activity:nil
9/8     Isn't there a Cal game today?  What time?
        What tv channel do i tune to?  I live in the bay area.
        \_ STFW. It's on right now.
        \_ 610 if you have DirecTV
2007/9/8-10 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:47950 Activity:nil
9/8     Linux Genuine Advantage cracked:
2007/9/8-10 [Uncategorized] UID:47951 Activity:nil
9/8     US Open is today. Who are you rooting for, Federer or Davydenko?
        \_ Swiss guys are assholes and Swiss gals are bitches. Fuck them
           all. Go Davydenko, whatever your nationality is.
2007/9/8-10 [Politics/Domestic/Immigration] UID:47952 Activity:moderate
9/8     I summon: emarkp !
        remember the heroic border patrol agents who shot the drug
        dealer in the butt as her was running away?  You can read
        facts about the case here:
        \_ My predicted response from emarkp:
           "I don't respond to anonymous cowards."
           \_ I think that is tom's mo, not emarkp
            \_ I may be anonymous, but I would be interested in hearing
               a self described conservative's opinion on the whole case.
               Notice I'm not asking him his opinion on Mormon bathed
               in blood axe murders or if he got a good deal on golden
               plates at the last Wal-Mart sale.  Not trolling, just
               \_ Based on historical records, there is a 92% chance
                  that he'll respond with "Hi anonymous troll!  -emarkp"
                  \_ Why should he respond to someone calling him out?
                     He has no responsibility.  If you really want to chat
                     seriously with him, send him email.
                  \_ Typically I don't like responding to anonymous people
                     calling me out by name.  However, I've been fairly
                     strongly opinionated on this topic so my response is
                     below. -emarkp
        \_ my opinion:  they missed and should have been aiming about 18"
           higher.  -not emarkp anonymous coward
        \_ I'll take a look at it, but I've already read a substantial portion
           of the trial transcripts.  -emarkp
           \_ Okay, I've read the first paragraph and it's full of crap.  Ramos
              said in his own testimony that he reported the shooting over the
              radio.  Yet the article says, "Neither agent announced the
              shooting over the radio or informed his supervisor of what had
              happened; the official report about the pursuit made no mention
              of their firing their weapons."
              Oops.  Bad reporting. -emarkp
           \_ More bad reporting:
              "The bullet was removed by Army doctors at Fort Bliss, and
              ballistics tests showed that it had been fired from Ramos.s
              handgun, which investigators had taken under the guise of
              performing a firearms audit. That night, federal agents arrested
              Ramos and Compean at their homes on assault charges."
              The bullet was fragmented.  They couldn't match the agent's gun.
                "In truth, defense attorneys ---- and Ramos himself ----
                 signed a document agreeing that the bullet came from
                 Ramos' gun."
                 Is that true?
                 \_ He should have used a shotgun.
                 \_ I'm not aware of that one.  However this *does* contradict
                    the claim by the other article that the bullet was matched.
2007/9/8-10 [Uncategorized] UID:47953 Activity:nil
9/8     update: AM IN THE CAN
        \_ Further update: 3 pounds lighter.  wow.  I feel like I just
           gave birth.
           \_ Welcome to motd twitter?
              \_ That is an excellent idea!
2007/9/8-10 [Transportation/Car] UID:47954 Activity:nil
9/8     Any good comments regarding the new VW Rabbit? Or should I
        avoid VW altogether (due to previous VW bashing on motd)?
2007/9/8-10 [Computer/Companies/Apple] UID:47955 Activity:nil
9/8     Bitter Sexless Guy here.  I was out last night with the internet
        illuminati, and he said he bought an iphone when it first came out
        for $600, and then amex price protection is giving him $200
        because of the recent price drop, and Apple is giving him $100
        in credit, so now he's pretty happy with his $300 iphone.
        \_ Have you looked into SSRI? I'm on my 300th day without sex
           and still feel alright!
        \_ The problem for me is the cost of the service and not the cost
           of the phone.
2007/9/8-10 [Politics/Domestic/Election, Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:47956 Activity:nil
9/8     John Edwards calls upon world to join us in fight against terrorism
        saying you're either with us or against us:
        \_ Can't wait to vote for Obama in the Primaries.
        \_ Imagine the gall of the guy, actually trying to engage our allies.
           Wouldn't we have better luck if we called them Cheese Eating
           Surrender Monkeys and renamed fried potatoes Freedom Fries?
           \_ You didn't RTA.  He is doing no such thing.  Read his quotes,
              not the "journalist's" description of it.  You join us and
              follow our rules or you're with the terrorists.  Your second
              sentence is just noise.  Not even Bush has called anyone that.
              \_ Once again, your reading skills are subpar:
                 "Those nations who refuse to join will be called out before
                  the world."
                 Explain to me how you get "you're with the terrorists" from
                 this. At worst, I see a vagueness in what will happen to
                 nations that refuse to join. -!pp
              \_ On 11 March 2003, Representatives Robert W. Ney (R-Ohio) and
                 Walter B. Jones, Jr. (R-North Carolina) declared that all
                 references to French fries and French toast on the menus of
                 the restaurants and snack bars run by the House of
                 Representatives would be removed. House cafeterias were
                 ordered to rename French fries as "freedom fries".
2007/9/8-10 [Computer/SW/Editors/Vi] UID:47957 Activity:nil
9/8     What are some of the most useful but uncommon vi commands you
        didn't know about for a while till recently? I'll start:
        "cw" (change word) instead of "x x ... x x i"
        \_ You can combine nearly all action commands with motion commands.  So
           "dw" is delete word, etc.  Check out "inner word" (diw), p for
           paragraph.  Or if you're using Vim, just do ":help motion"
        \_ mine is this:  :q! <cr> followed by: emacs $filename
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