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 2007/12/15 [Uncategorized] UID:48809 Activity:nil  \_ Girls Gone Wild is all nude girls, some female masturbation or girl-girl fun. No guy on girl action.
 2007/12/15-19 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:48810 Activity:moderate 12/15 Ran through AdAware and SpyBot but computer still slow and still getting weird pop-ups from http://casalemedia.com. Best solution? Block all of these IPs in less than a minute! http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm Click on the "To view the HOSTS file in plain text form" and then put it in your /etc/hosts file. If using Winblows: Windows Vista = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC Windows XP = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC Windows 2K = C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC Win 98/ME = C:\WINDOWS \_ THANKS! Doing this also got rid of all the annoying iframe advertisements, click tracking load, etc. GREAT idea. \_ Great, so you don't get popups but because you're too lazy to take care of your machine you're still a spam sending zombie. The rest of the intertubes think you should clean your machine or reinstall if you are $windows_clue--. That is the best solution in your case. \_ That's stupid. Fix the source, not the symptom. \_ Like I said I ran through all the anti-spyware programs out there and couldn't find anything and I don't want to reinstall the OS all over again so this is the next best thing \_ THANKS! Doing this also got rid of all the annoying iframe advertisements, click tracking load, etc. GREAT idea.  2007/12/15-20 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:48811 Activity:low 12/15 Finally the global warming fanatics reveal their agenda. "A climate change response must have at its heart a redistribution of wealth and resources" http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/965 http://csua.org/u/k9c \_ Finally? This isn't news to anyone paying attention to the hoaxers. \_ I don't know if I would agree with that, but the people doing the most polluting are certainly going to have to find a way to pollute less. \- "most polluting" is kinda tricky. obviously you have to factor in population, but maybe also factor in what the country does. although you cant just use portion of world GDP, since if i am tasked to produce a billion dollars of billable legal time and you are tasked to produce a billion dollars of aluminium, you reasonably get more "pollution credits" than i do. also, shouldnt say people in quatar or alaska be entitled to use more heating/ colling energy than say bay area people who just want to be cooling energy than say bay area people who just want to be \epsilon more comfortable or have a bigger house etc. that's a problem of willing-to-pay -> utility -> efficiency analysis ... if billg or ALGOR is willing to may more to have their giant house go from outside temp of 85 to a comfortable 72 vs a than a poor person is willing (able) to pay to go from 36deg to 45deg or 110 to 90 for their small space, that doesnt mean the comfort of the rich offsets the lives of the poor. how about a spa tax. \_ Volume of C0^2 emitted is not that complex an idea. People who live energy intensive lifestyles, whether it involve using lots of aluminum, living in Dubai or Nome or some other not really habitable place, or burning up lots of fuel in long commutes, are probably not going to be able to continue to live like that. The adjustment will be tough, but one way or another it is going to end up happening. \- it's not the science/engineering [volume of co2] that is complicated it's the economics/philosophy/politics. \_ Fair enough. Neither a straight "each citizen is alloted X pollution credits, which they may use or sell as they see fit" nor "each pound of C0^2 gets a one cent tax" solution is likely to be acceptable to enough people to work. But we have figured out ways to stop pollution before, it is not like this is the \- we have solved the problem before *inside a soverign state*, meaning there is a legal process for making decisions, and a legal system for enforcing decisons [property rights, torts etc]. the international system is anarchic. and really the problem isnt that well solved inside states. e.g. hypersubsidized water etc. there are some decent articles in the e'ist on problems in the EU pollution trading regime. there is also some good econ theory on when a tax is better and when a cap + trading regime is better. i dont remember the name of the classic paper in this area but i can look it up maybe. it turns a lot on whether the "total target" is well or ill defined, i.e. there are some forms of pollution where "more is worse" but it's fairly smooth. there are other areas where things degrade slowly up to a certain point but then fairly catastrophic things happen, so the marginal cost depends on scale factors. first problem of this type ever. Much sticker is going to be considering the cost and responsibility for past damage to the atmosphere. Who is responsible for all the C0^2 that has already built up and who will pay for cleaning it up? That is a much trickier and more political issue even than reducing current emissions. \_ CO2: we used to call it "air for plants", now we call it "pollution". It's a scam. \_ its a quantity thing. In low doses, it's fine. In high doeses it's a problem. \_ simplest way to look at it is globl warmnig being caused by people taking carbon from the ground, to eventually be used by their customers to put it in the air. A fee on extraction of in-ground energy consumers to take that same carbon out of the ecosystem is the most logicaly way to offset that. That fee could then go to operations to get the carbon out of the ecosystem. Or could go to "other parties" -- this is where the wealth redistribution issue comes, and obviously not where the money should go. Taxing the problem to pay for 'the poor' is actually going to be counter productive -- developing nations are only going to increase their energy consumption. \_ Temp. rises precede CO2 rises. CO2 does not cause GW. CO2 GW is a hoax. \_ I suppose a more succinct way of saying this is charging the 'big polluters' a fee to pay to the undeveloped countries is stupid and doesn't attack the problem. It exacerbates it by giving them capital to develop and become polluters themselves. Charging a fee to clean up or mitigate the mess makes more sense.  2007/12/15-20 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:48812 Activity:nil 12/15 Does soda actually support IMAP now? (No, this is not a troll; yes, if I have to ask, I don't know. I don't. I'm cool with that.) Shell access is a fine thing, but at work I'd rather have Alpine aggregate my mail. Thanks. \_ Yes. The IMAP server is mead.csua.berkeley.edu, though, and you have to use SSL. Let me know if it doesn't work for you. --mconst  2007/12/15-20 [Politics/Foreign, Politics/Foreign/Asia/Korea, Politics/Domestic/President] UID:48813 Activity:low 12/15 http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/12/15/military.gambling/index.html Military Slot Machines make$130mil/year from its soldiers to pay for things army can't pay for. \_ Our education system is paid for by lottery also. \_ This country is endlessly willing to take advantage of the weak/stupid -- witness our tolerance for predatory lending. And we don't even bother teaching people the financial ramifications in school anymore. What's more, we even made bankruptcy more difficult. Most people who end up in bankruptcy suffered from a medical emergency, or got divorced. Now we make it even more difficult for such people to recover--in the name of more profit for the already rich. What a generous Christian country we are! \_ Nice troll. Are you also against freedom to smoke and freedom to gamble? \_ How about being against manipulating nicotine levels to hook people without informing that nicotine was as addictive as heroin? How about being against not warning tobacco companies' victims that smoking causes cancer and emphysema, even if TC's knew it, but rather lying about those even if TC's knew it knew it, but rather lying about those two things? How about setting up slot machines with a .25 payout without saying so? Are you glad that Government forced regulation on industry in those instances? Now how about some regulations on predatory lending? \_ "Predatory lending". Pft. Everything is right there in front of the people signing. I didn't have a single finance class of \_ yes, but how many of them understand it and the real ramifications? Do you think it's OK for smart people to take advantage of stupid ones? Morally OK? Granted, government can't protect stupid people from themselves and all of the unscrupulous smart people, but right now government is aiding and abetting the bastards who're taking advantage of the stupid. You know, these contracts aren't really clear, they should read: "I know I am signing a contract which is likely to screw me over a few years down the road". screw me over a few years down the road". Much like the warnings on cigarette labels: "Warning: product causes cancer." \_ Best Troll Evar! any sort K-12+College but I still managed to figure out that an \_ congratulations, you're not stupid! Now how would you feel if by a combination of having been born stupid and having been taken advantage of by someone smarter than you, that you lost your house? Do you think that some divine right exists for smart people to screw stupid ones over? Now, do you think you're smarter than every possible bastard who would exploit your ignorance in some area to dispossess you for his benefit? ARM is incredibly risky, *requires* a refi before the rates go up and managed to figure out that the 40 year historic lows in the lending market were not going to stay that way forever. That's a totally different issue from the bakruptcy laws, medical or divorce induced financial collapse, etc. No one knows they're going to get sick but most people do have insurance and everyone knows they will get sick at some point. Divorce laws are just broken.
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