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2007/10/17-18 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:48339 Activity:high
10/16   Is there any free tool on soda or in Windoze / Linux that takes a
        bunch of .jpg files (wedding pictures, etc.) and generates
        some good-looking web pages that I can host on soda?  Thanks.
        \_ I know of such a free tool on Windows, but I don't know of any
           for this Windoze thing.  Sorry.  Is Windoze / Linux sort of like
           RMS's GNU / Linux?
           \_ Windows tool please then?
        \_ Why host it on soda when it's reliability is um, non-existent
           and the quota sucks? There are tons of ad-free picture hosting
           sites (e.g. link:picasaweb.google.com with 1G quota,
           auto compression upload, folder management, unlimited
           bandwidth, 99.998% up time, etc.
           \_ Because, really, your wedding photos need four nines of uptime.
              And, in the interest of being pedantic, name *one* photo site
              with four nines of up time?  Hell, name one with three. -dans
              \_ Yahoo's Flickr. You lose.
                 \_ Are they really four 9's? Most of Yahoo certainly is not.
                    \_ they're way better than soda, anyway.
                       \_ What is soda's 9's?
                          \_ two?
                             \_ two 9's would be 3.65 days, so soda has
                                one 9.
                 \_ Flickr has had total outages > 8 hours, and has daily
                    (hourly?) localized outages.  You're just wrong.  And once
                    again, I ask, why do you need even three 9's of uptime for
                    your wedding photos? -dans
                    \_ because it sucks to have any service unavailable at
                       unpredictable times, even if it's only for an hour
                       a month.  Not that soda comes close to three 9's.
           \_ There is still quota on soda?
2007/10/17-18 [Politics/Domestic] UID:48340 Activity:kinda low
10/15   http://www.cafepress.com/irregulargoods.32084028
        Why Democrats can't win. "You heard me right. There is no correlation
        between being smarter than your opponent and actually, you know,
        winning the election."
        \_ Yeah, and that 2006 election just goes to show that... uh...
           \_ When two morons run, nobody wins.
              \_ Those morons were selected by the voters in the primaries.
                 So, uh, yeah.
2007/10/17 [Uncategorized] UID:48341 Activity:high
10/17   Go to Build-a-Bear and you may win a trip for 4 to NYC for
        Hannah Montana's concert!
        \_ http://tv.disney.go.com/disneychannel/hannahmontana
           Oh ya, like, us mid 30 old farts are interested, unless of
           course, you're writing to motd child molesters?
2007/10/17-19 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:48342 Activity:nil
10/17   Best headline ever
        http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/world/5220416.html
        "Cemetery feels pinch as violence drops"
        \_ There's always a downside to war.  Now the grave digger's union
           is complaining about insufficient death toll.  What next?  Enemy
           files discrimination lawsuit?  "TERRORISTS SAY US ARMY TARGETS
           THEM!  FILES SUIT IN 9TH CIRCUIT!"
           \_ We should start executing politicans and lawyers to make
              up thelack.
2007/10/17-18 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:48343 Activity:nil
10/16   Not only do we have global warming, we now have global wetting.
        http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071010/ap_on_sc/global_warming_humidity
        "This story does now fit together; there are now no loose ends, ......
        The message is pretty compelling that natural causes alone just can't
        cut it."
2007/10/17-18 [Uncategorized] UID:48344 Activity:low
10/17   anyone else think they might be allergic to gluten?
        http://www.eastbayexpress.com/2007-10-17/news/sliced-dread
        \_ My boss's wife is allergic to gluten.
2007/10/17-19 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan, Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:48345 Activity:high
10/17   What are some examples of successful & sustainable colonies?
        \_ Israel
           \_ A colony of what country, USA? You're funny.
           \_ We do give them a few billion a year.  Same with Egypt.
              I doubt Egypt or Israel would exist in its present state
              without our aid.  You could argue that they'd be better off
              in a different version.
        \_ phillipines (better troll)
           \_ A colony of what country, USA? You'rnes (better troll)
           \_ A colony of what country?
        \_ Ants and Bees
        \_  Sheffield, Cairo, Marco Nicosia, Odessa, Sabishii, Mangala,
            Dorsa Brevia, Christianopolis, Acheron
        \_ USA
           \_ No you stupid. USA is not a colony, USA is a sovereign
              nation and has been since 1776. A colony is one that depends
              on the motherland. Georgia, Massachussettes, etc were
              colonies of England. Likewise, Poland, France, etc were
              colonies of Nazi Germany. They're all sovereign entities
              now, but not colonies.
              \_ You have a different definition of success than me, then.
        \_ Hong Kong (before it went back to China.)
        \_ The United States of America
           \_ Someone already said "USA" above.
              \_ Maybe they meant Usa, Japan?
                 \_ My wife's family is originally from Usa, Japan. --erikred
                    \_ Her family were colonists?  How cool is that!
                       \_ Oh, the truths spoken in ignorance. :) Usa's a
                          fishing town on the southern coast of Shikoku.
                          There's plenty of speculation about internat'l
                          relations among the fisherfolk, even under the
                          Tokugawa isolation policy. --erikred
                          \_ I'm aware of Usa, Japan.  You know about the
                             post-WW2 shipping labels, right?
                             \_ I'm aware of the "Made in Usa" urban legend,
                                yes.
                                \_ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usa%2C_Japan
                                   It says the myth part is that the city was
                                   renamed, not that anything was shipped
                                   from there.
        \_ Over the long term?  None.  They always either collapse or break
           away and go independent.  In a few cases they become absorbed but
           that is much rarer.
           \_ Breaking away doesn't mean they aren't successful and/or
              sustainable. The USA has been very helpful to the UK in the 20th
              century.
              \_ If it breaks away it isn't a colony.
                 \_ Ok, fine. But the USA, Australia, NZ are still cultural
                    colonies of England in a broad sense.
                    \_ Sure, ok, they all speak some form of English and have
                       some sort of democracy so in a "broad sense", sure. I
                       won't argue that.  In a broad sense.
                       \_ Canada and Australia are still under the Queen
                          of England, no? I would say that Canada, USA,
                          and Australia are examples of colonies that were
                          extremely successful and sustainable at least until
                          the point they broke away. What about Hawaii or
                          Puerto Rico? How do you classify those?
        \_ I don't know about you but Iraq has been sustainable so
           far and we're getting a hecka amount of oil from them.
           \_ I don't think we're getting any oil from them.  Damn, trolled.
              \_ We are, just not as much as hoped. Note the huge
                 military presence in key oil refineries.
                 \_ The Spice must flow!
                 \_ You know for a SF epic written in the back of a van
                    behind the old Chronicle/Examiner building, there are
                    an amazing amount of parallels you can draw between
                    Dune and current events.  Frank Herbert, you ruled.
                    \_ Here's hoping he got the Kwisatch Haderach part wrong...
                       \_ You just tipped the geek meter.  Grats.
        \_ Northern Ireland.
2007/10/17-18 [Uncategorized] UID:48346 Activity:nil
10/17   What's good on the History Channel this week?   -not getting laid #3
        \_ Bowden's "Stalking Jihad"
           Saturday, October 20 08:00 PM
           Sunday, October 21 12:00 AM
2007/10/17-18 [Computer/HW] UID:48347 Activity:kinda low
10/17   mail server is broken?
        \_ soda: yes.  use a real mail server.
2007/10/17-18 [Recreation/Dating] UID:48348 Activity:nil
10/17   motd inane guy, do you ever get laid?
        \_ You may have to be more specific than just 'inane'
2007/10/17-19 [Uncategorized] UID:48349 Activity:nil
tfrf55ftttttttttdedtrr43fgtr2qwwrrrrrrrrrrewww10/17     For the guy who wanted t\
o sue the cops for shutting down his aprtment
        for a shooting; I present to you another option:
        http://www.xkcd.org/53
2007/10/17-19 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:48350 Activity:low
10/17   Would people mind cleaning up their old job postings in /csua/pub/jobs?
        Thanks. -ausman
        \_ I suggest a cron'd script that erases anything more than $x days
           old.
           \_ How about nuking anything older than 2 years?
              \_ Sure, but I don't have root.
2007/10/17-19 [Uncategorized] UID:48351 Activity:nil
10/17   http://valleywag.com/photogallery/redditpartyoctober2007/2863504
        Frank Chu!
2007/10/17-19 [Computer/HW/Laptop] UID:48352 Activity:nil
10/17   There is this magical device that lets me connect a 2.5"
        laptop drive to my computer's USB port.  the IT dude at work
        had it.  What is it called?  I wanna buy one.  Thank you.
        \_ hard drive enclosure? they have ones that connect with
           firewire and SATA also
        \_ Did he use fairy dust or just the standard wand?  Fairy dust is
           much more expensive and prices fluctuate rapidly on the world
           market but you get much better data xfer rates.
2007/10/17-18 [Uncategorized] UID:48353 Activity:nil
10/17   motd not getting laid guy #4 here.  I recommend my brethren
        download House, Dexter, The Wire, and The Bionic Woman.
        \_ They don't help with intellectual nourishment.
2007/10/17-18 [Computer/SW/Languages, Recreation/Media] UID:48354 Activity:nil
10/17   Have you seen the print ads for the new Bionic Woman tv show?
        Are the main characters breasts as huge as they look, or is it
        a trick of the light?
        \_ Take a look:
           http://www.fitnessmodelsmagazine.com/MICHELLERYAN.htm
2007/10/17-19 [Uncategorized] UID:48355 Activity:nil
10/17   it would be cool if magazines sold editions without
        the 100 perfume cologne packets.  yuck.
        \_ I never have perfume packets in my issues of The Economist.
           \_ You must have the low cost cheap ass subscription then.  The
              last one came with Whif De Greenspan in mine.
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