Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:June:26 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2008/6/26-30 [Reference/Military] UID:50383 Activity:nil
6/26    Details aren't out yet, but SCOTUS has ruled:
        Guns are an individual right.
        \_ Details are out:
           In a nutshell: "you can have a reasonable loaded gun in your house
           \_ What is "reasonable loaded"? 8 rounds? 20? 100 round
              extender? How about one shell with crazy ass projectiles?
              \_ Yes, welcome to the next level of constitutional arguments.
              \_ phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range -t101
           without a trigger lock, so long as you meet reasonable licensing
           It's a remarkably restrained opinion from Scalia. More power to
               \- it was a 5-4 decision. the restraint may
                  say more about "the rule of five"
                  [BRENNAN J.: "if you get 5, you rule"]
                  than ASCALIA's "moderation". but yeah, i
                  agree there were various narrowing
                  options ... although maybe that's to keep
                  the guns away from the scary people. --psb
           \_ that's fine. i can have my handgun without a trigger lock
              and my 50 BMG with a trigger lock. kewl
           \_ Given how relatively restrained it is, I'm shocked there are 4
              dissenting justices. -emarkp
              \_ how many shells do you put in your loaded gun?
                 \_ In CA I'm only allowed a 10-round magazine. -emarkp
              \_ I will reserve judgment on this until I read the dissenting
                 opinions. Perhaps you should do the same.
                 \_ Okay, read: Breyer's arguing from a different interpreta-
                    tion of 2ndA; in the context of his reading, his arguments
                    hold. In light of the various issues at hand, it's not
                    that shocking to me that there would be 4 dissenting
                    Justices; this is a complicated issue and deserves scrutiny
                    and discussion.
        \_ Of course individuals have a Constitutional right to firearms as
           both a check against govt tyranny and for self-protection.  Legal
           disputes are about where you can carry what level of lethal
           - On one extreme you can only have a single shotgun in the home with
             child locks within a locked safe and for which you need to
             re-permit every year
           - On the other extreme any 21-year-old can openly carry one fully
             automatic weapon with matching handgun and clip extender as long
             as the safeties are always engaged.  Firearms must be secured
             in a locked gun rack in your cube when you're away, of course.
2008/6/26-30 [Uncategorized] UID:50384 Activity:nil
6/26    So what's up with Miyazaki's obsession with little girls?
        \_ Huh?
           \_ Go see "My Neighbor Totoro" and then work your way
              \_ Those movies are made _for_ little girls, not about them.
              \_ Anyone who make moves for children is obviously a pervert.
                 I mean, how about that Walt Disney guy anyway? Perv!
        \_ what's up with YOUR obsession with little girls?
2008/6/26-30 [Recreation/Dating] UID:50385 Activity:low
6/26    Dating Asian male, the latest fad. So how long is this one going
        to last? And what will be the next fad?
           "I heard that everybody likes Asian. I like Asians a lot."
           "I really like Asians... if you're Asian and plan on marrying
            me, that'd be really awesome."
        \_ To be on TV as an Asian, you gotta be wimpy or ugly or sing
           like that retarded Cal kid:
           \_ SULU was not wimpy or ugly. While I can't remember exactly
              how he sang, it was nowhere near as bad as W. HUNG.
              \_ (gay, though)
           \_ Harold and Kumar!
              \_ Movies are different than TV.
                 \_ Acutally, sadly, they aren't.  How many asian leading men
                    can you think of who aren't hong kong action stars?
                    \_ Ben Kingsley?
                       \_ Does he get the Mickey Rooney honorary asian award
                          \_ Ben Kingsley is not an honorary asian, he is
                             asian (his dad is Indian).
           \_ B. D. Wong (gay, though)
           \_ Bruce Lee? Jet Li? C'mon...
              \_ Yeah PP obviously forgot "or can do all that chop-suey
                 karate shit"
                 \_ I don't think SULU can "do all that chop-suey karate shit"
                    \_ Sci-fi shows are more likely to feature aliens.
                       Asians == aliens. There were Asian guys on Lost too,
                       which is basically sci-fi.
                       \_ Sulu (George Takei) in Star Trek.
                    \_ But he can fence!
        \_ You cannot possibly comprehend how little I care about this subject.
2008/6/26-30 [Science/Disaster] UID:50386 Activity:nil
6/26    when the super collidor ends the earth's rotation, will the oceans
        still stick around or will they create the biggest world tsunami
        \_ The oceans will synchronously and magically stop with the rest
           of the planet.  However, the black hole which is your brain
           will merge with the one created by the supercollider and pass
           into another dimension, leaving your skull empty, which no
           one will notice.
        \_ The high tides we get twice a day are more or less tsunamis, IMHO.
        \_ Its not going to, you can return your raft.  No force can just
           stop the earth, so the mythical scenario of "what happens to
           the ocean when it happens" doesn't matter.  They would obey Newton's
           laws though, so if it magically did happen, they would slosh all
           over west coasts (the earth rotates to the east, hence the water
           has "eastward" momentum).  They would also likely create more
           tsunamis as they receeded from being all over wester coasts toward
           the eastern coasts.
        \_ How is one defining "earth?"  It's not like land is all that solid.
2008/6/26-30 [Uncategorized] UID:50387 Activity:nil
6/26    Oh, Zombie put up another post on the tree-sit a while back.
        "Dumpster Muffin?"  How did she pick the pseudonym?  I suppose it's
        supposed to affectionately refer to her dumpster diving habits, but
        it just makes think of a "toilet loaf."
2008/6/26-30 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:50388 Activity:nil
6/26    Classic Clips: Bill Gates Chews Out Microsoft Over XP: (gizmodo, text)
2008/6/26-30 [Uncategorized] UID:50389 Activity:nil
6/26    Sick of youtube? Now here's jewtube!
2008/6/26-27 [Uncategorized] UID:50390 Activity:high 66%like:50401
6/26    Well, I tell you, I sure do love the suprmarket
        \_ I wonder what his said.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:June:26 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>