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2007/11/9-15 [Computer/Rants, Politics/Foreign/Asia/China] UID:48586 Activity:nil
11/8    For the person who claimed the "toys from China" debacle could not
        be laid at BushCo's feet:
        http://www.suntimes.com/news/commentary/630782,CST-EDT-edit01a.article
        Only one person for toy testing.  Think that might cause a bit of a
        backlog?  Just maybe?
        \_ The problem is that China is holding $1.4 Trillion in cash.  Don't
           piss them off, or they'll crash the entire US economy.
           \_ Yeah, that's the direct cause of the obliteration of our safety
              agencies... Uh huh...
              \_ You haven't heard the noise China has been making, saying
                 we're making the whole lead thing up?
2007/11/9-15 [Recreation/Pets] UID:48587 Activity:nil
11/8    There it is, 9 dog breeds that bite the most. Boy, I hate dogs. I
        hate CHOW CHOWS esp., they're stupid and unlike many other dogs
        they'll bite without warnings. Chow chows are fit to be eaten
        but not fit as human companions.                -i hate dog troller
        http://www.trivia-library.com/a/9-dog-breeds-that-bite-the-most.htm
        http://www.resource4dogbitelaw.com/viciousdogs.html
        \_ Poodle #3. THEre It IS, proof that poodles suck, not just chows
        \_ The best and smartest trail dog I've ever met was a chow mix.
           And in any case, they're smarter than you.  -tom
           And in any case, they're smarter than you, kchang.  -tom
           \_ That's because mixed dogs are smarter. Haven't you ever
              heard of gene shuffle, genetic vigor, and diversity?
              \_ That is why I married an Asian woman -white guy
                 \_ Too bad that idea is false.
                    \_ Too bad you're wrong. Google for hybrid vigor.
                       Mixed species are beautiful and healthy.
                       Case in point look at mixed Hollywood stars.
                       \_ Fallacy. Case in point look at non-mixed Hollywood
                          stars. They are stars because they are beautiful
                          and healthy, not because they are "hybrids". They
                          are not mixed species either, dummy.
                          Look at some breeds of cats like Burmese. They are
                          smarter than the average cat.
                          Hybrid vigor is applied *when* a hybrid is more
                          vigorous. It's not necessarily true that they
                          always are. They simply can be, especially if
                          the parents are inbred like many dog breeds.
                          \_ All purebreds are by definition INBRED. Stupid.
                             \_ That doesn't contradict what I said stupid.
                                \_ I need to stop talking to stupid people.
                                   Damn I've been trolled.
                                  \_ Nah, you're just stupid.
        \_ I own a chow.  At first I thought you were just misinformed so
           I provided facts and anecdotes to help you over your confusion.
           But now it is obvious you're just a troll.  How about you stop
           wasting bits on the motd with this and find something else to
           troll about?  -chow owner, can't be trolled twice
                                      \_ Little do you know, you just were.
                                         \_ you too, idiot.     -idiot #2
                                         \_ calling someone on their trolling
                                            is not being trolled.  you're not
                                            the sharpest knife in the kitchen.
           \_ Dogs are dirty and leave poops on your lawn.
              \_ My chow not only uses the toilet, he washes his paws after
                 with antibacterial soap.
2007/11/9-12 [Uncategorized] UID:48588 Activity:nil
11/9    How do I install font-16 on the nx server?
        \_ set font path
2007/11/9-12 [Health/Disease/General] UID:48589 Activity:nil
11/9    does abortion cause breast cancer?  I read a letter to the editor
        about it in a major paper.
        \_ Sort of. Having children early is a good protection against
           getting breast cancer.
           \_ See it's God's punishment.
           \_ So... do lesbians have a higher incident rate?
              \_ Hard to infer that.  Lesbians' hormonal balance might be
                 different.
2007/11/9-12 [Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs] UID:48590 Activity:nil 75%like:48591
11/9    What's the best Xemacs font for coding?
        \- the Entrella Font
          \_ no no, the ETANRETLA font!
2007/11/9-11 [Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs] UID:48591 Activity:nil 75%like:48590
11/9    What's the best standard Xemacs font?
2007/11/9-12 [Recreation/Dating] UID:48592 Activity:nil
11/9    Max should have had sex with Miriya when she was still a giant.
        He could have crawled inside or something.
        \_ There is an entire genre of porn just for you!  Take a look at
           http://bustartist.blogspot.com
2007/11/9-14 [Uncategorized] UID:48593 Activity:nil
11/9    Mommy, why does the USD/Japanese Yen exchange rate match up exactly
        with the DJIA average?
        http://tinyurl.com/23t5a8 (yahoo.com)
        \_ Ignore the man behind the curtain.
2007/11/9-12 [Science/Electric, Science/GlobalWarming] UID:48594 Activity:nil
11/9    this new fujitsu technology of monitors on standby
        that consumes no power is awesome!  go nippon!
        \_ I invented that technology long time ago. Go finger power!
           \_ huh are you sure?  I suspect that modern monitors consume
              power even when off, due to the big capacitors in the
              voltage transformer.  this is true of a lot of consumer
              electronic devices.  i am a big hippy and keep those on a
              power strip that i shut off manually.
              \_ By not living in suburban Southern Cal in my entire
                 life, I've saved enough power that'll last me
                 a lifetime of 10 24" LCDs, powered on.
                 \_ SoCal's energy grid is damaged?  Have you reported this?
2007/11/9-15 [Consumer/TV] UID:48595 Activity:kinda low
11/9    Sony LCD TV, worth the extra 30% cost or overrated?
        \_ ConsumerReports recommends the Toshiba in the 40" category.
           Further question: does 1080p vs. 720p make that much of a
           difference at the 40" level? --erikred
           \_ general consensus is no on movies, even blu-ray/hd-dvd.  I think
              it makes a diff if you like to plug into VGA with 1280x1024 res
              or something like I do
              \_ ty. --erikred
           \_ We bought a Sharp Aquos 42" LCD (on sale) and an Oppo Digital
           \_ We bought a Sharp Aquos 42" LCD 1080p and an Oppo Digital
              Up-Converting DVD player.  Do your homework on the
              Up-Converting DVD player, but they are *defiitely* worth it.
              We were dispappointed with our regular DVD player and the
              42" Aquos, but then we added the Oppo and were blown away.
              We also used the home theater and video tuning DVD (by Avia?)
              and then watched The Matrix lobby scene.  It almost made
              me a little teary eyed.
              \_ Informative++. Thank you. --erikred
                 \_ Glad I could help.  --peterl
           \_ Samsung is very good too. 1080p making a difference depends
              on the TV size vs. how close you are sitting to it. With 40"
              it won't make a difference unless you sit abnormally close to
              the screen.
        \_ Get a Panasonic Plasma. Great picture quality. LCD is
           hyped. If picture quality is important to you, especially
           when you watch action DVD movies, or scenes that black
           level is important to you, get Plasma. I've been a happy
           Plasma camper for almost 2 years, no burn in what so ever.
           Don't buy into the LCD hype and take it home and wonder why
           your picture doesn't look as good. Costco had some recent
           deals, you can get a 42" HD plasma for about 1k, and a 50"
           one for about 1.6k as I recall.
           \_ I would read Consumer Reports and spend some quality time
              doing side-by-side comparisons at Best Buy.  Don't fall
              for any hype about Plasma >> LCD or LCD >> Plasma.  Just
              do some reading and watching.
              \_ You can't really do good side by side comparison at
                 best buy. None of the sets are calibrated, and the
                 input is often composite video, splitted 10 ways.
                 You need to find a place that set up the display
                 properly and have spend at least a small amount of
                 time calibrating the display. However, when all is
                 said and done, you are more likely to be happy with a
                 calibrated Panasonic Plasma than a calibrated LCD
                 display.
          \_ Actually the best plasmas are supposed to be the Pioneers
             currently. (e.g. "Kuro" series)
             Personally, I think the latest, best LCDs now look very
             good, with good black levels. LCDs also draw less power
             than plasmas. I was surprised. The best plasmas still have a
             better size and quality vs. price ratio.
2007/11/9-12 [Reference/Military] UID:48596 Activity:kinda low
11/9    HUMAN WEAPONS tonight. Russian army.    -not getting laid #3 guy
        \_ russians were weaky weecs
           \_ The History of Sex on the History Channel is really really
              pissing me off                    -not getting laid
              \- you may wish to take a class from TLACQUER
        \_ I didn't watch this episode, but I heard a few years ago that part
           of their training is to have someone continuously kick your stomach
           to train your muscles there.
           to train your muscles there.  Such training was uncovered because
           someone died from it.
           \_ Why did they think kicking your stomach going to help?  Wouldn't
              that just damage the muscle tissues and put other organs at
              risk?
2007/11/9-15 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll/TJB, Reference/Military] UID:48597 Activity:nil
11/9    sameer should join the army. aaron should join the army.
        tjb should join the army.
        \_ sameer already joined THE MARINES.  aaron is off visiting places
           that poorer people can't afford to.  dunno what happened to tjb.
           \_ I challenge you the concept of "expensive." Silicon Valley
              is already pretty expensive.
              \_ SV doesn't cost $2000/night.
           \_ Is Aaron doing an Asian Sex Tour, or something?
        \_ Aaron Smith does not want to fight. Aaron Smith wants Asian pussy.
        \_ Does anyone know where to find the tjb archives online?  I was
           looking for them recently, to no avail.  -niloc
           \_ Maybe someone felt bad about archiving the ranting of a guy
              who was actually insane.
2007/11/9-14 [Transportation/Airplane, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush, Reference/Military] UID:48598 Activity:nil
11/9    AP IMPACT: New Army chopper overheats
        http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071109/ap_on_re_us/overheating_helicopters
        "The cost of an air conditioning unit per aircraft is about $98,000,"
        Gee, since these choppers are for disaster relief instead of combat,
        why don't they just paint it white or leave it unpainted as silver to
        reflect the heat away?
        \_ because you won't get that jack booted thug  look
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