Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:June:30 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2008/6/30-7/14 [Reference/Military] UID:50418 Activity:nil
6/30    Gun-fearing lefty changes to Armed Feminist
        \_ Dear Gun Owners Forum, I never thought it would happen to me, but...
2008/6/30-7/14 [Science/Electric, Science] UID:50419 Activity:nil
6/30    Does the average tech worker in SV really make $144k/yr??? (Business Week)
        \_ Average is meaningless.  Median is the statistic that you should
           care about.
        \_ The smaller headline reads "And with the number of tech grads
           falling, demand will only rise".  The author never took Econ 1.
        \_ The comments to the article don't seem to agree with the article.
        \_ Is this because all the tech workers who made less were sufficiently
           replaceable that their jobs were outsourced out of SV?
2008/6/30-7/14 [Transportation/Car, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:50420 Activity:nil Cat_by:auto
7/1     So I'm in NYC now and I've been walking or taking a cab. I wish I
        hadn't returned my rental car, because driving here was so easy
        (I drove the first day), especially compared to Boston. Streets are
        laid out in a grid and traffic isn't so bad. I won't use mass transit
        at all here. I am rethinking my take on mass transit. Before I thought
        it only worked in dense cities. Now I don't think it's really needed
        anywhere. BTW, in Boston I had the experience of being kicked off
        the T for not having a ticket, but the station I was at didn't
        sell tickets. Talk about Catch 22. That was the Fine Arts station,
        which tourists like me presumably use. Mass transit is so user
        friendly and easy to use.
        \_ Now you are just trolling.
        \_ You win the high on crack award.
        \_ I think you're just plain stupid. "Now I don't think it's really
           needed anywhere." - Traffic in NYC is bad enough with the number
           of people that drive right now. If NYC didn't have mass transit
           it'd be ten times worse.
           \_ And more so in Tokyo and Hong Kong.  -- !OP
           \_ Or maybe there wouldn't be so many people crammed together
              and they'd be happier for it. The worst problem with driving
              in NYC is the cost of parking. I really do wish I had kept
              my rental car, though. My independence is limited without it
              and everyone talks about scary NYC driving but that's a myth
              perpetuated by, presumably, tourists who live in small towns.
              \_ Yeah everyone who lives in cities would be happier if they
                 just spread out, we understand your (bizarre) worldview.
                 It is actually quite doable to drive in NYC, I have done
                 it as well, but after a while you realize that you are
                 annoying all the cabbies. The only reason you can get
                 away with driving in lower manhatten is because almost
                 everyone on the road is a professional driver and they
                 make allowances for you. Just don't hit a bicyclist.
2008/6/30-7/14 [Reference/Military] UID:50421 Activity:nil
6/30    Nightline did a segment on open carry.  Pretty good actually.
        \_ -niloc
        \_ I'm waiting for,, and
           We should have all of these things just like the good old west.
                \_ Ha ha!  The 2nd ammendment protects the right to bear
                   arms.  It does not promote whoremongering, stupidity,
                   and perversion.
                   \_ And remember, kids, Scalia's Opinion opined as to the
                      nature of modern arms, so if we ever go to phazers set
                      to stun, your projectile weapon stops being a right.
2008/6/30-7/14 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:50422 Activity:nil
6/30    That Wesley Clark, class act right there.
        \_ How was Clark questioning McCain's record?  In what way was this
           "swift boating?"
           \_ It wasn't.  The right is just filled with Righteous Anger with
              nowhere to focus it.
              \_ It's not a "swift boat" because it's so stupid it will never
                 \_ It's not a swift boat because it isn't someone lieing
                    about McCain's record.  If it was a switft boat Clark
                    would be claiming that there is a serious allegation
                    that McCain actually intentionally crashed his plane
                    and then just hid in a bunker for umpty whatever years
                    and was never actually a POW in the first place.  Instead
                    what you have is Clark making the very sane point that
                    being a POW doesn't count as experiance towards being
                    president.  (Re: Kerry.  I never thought that being
                    a war hero would make someone a good president (or a
                    bad one) but the swift boaters were lieing in order to
                    cast doubt on if Kerry actually WAS a war hero, not
                    asking "does it matter if he was a war hero?")
        \_ Did McCain really lose five planes in Vietnam?
        \_ When is McCain going to sign his SF-180? What does he have to hide?
2008/6/30-7/14 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic] UID:50423 Activity:nil
        Please explain to me why Mugabe doesn't get arrested as soon as he
        leaves Zimbabwe?
        \_ Does he leave?  Does he leave to go to countries that have the
           political power and will to arrest him?  Does he leave to got o
           countries with the political power and will to arrest them who
           haven't given their word not to arrest him?
           \_ He just arrived in Egypt for an African Union meeting.
            \_ If you have an African Union meeting and you arrest the leaders
               who go there it isn't going to be very Unionious for long.
        \_ Hey: "he was elected, he took an oath, and he is here with us, so
           he is president". What's your problem, huh?
           \_ >.< Lines like that make the baby jeebus weep blood.
2008/6/30 [Uncategorized] UID:50424 Activity:nil
6/30    I just got spam claiming to be from an international antiterrorism
        action committee. How odd.
2008/6/30-7/14 [Politics/Domestic/Election, Reference/Military, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:50425 Activity:nil
        Bush Administration aiming the US toward war with Iran.  McCain
        would go along.  Voting for McCain might get us into a war
        with Iran.
2008/6/30-7/14 [Transportation/Bicycle] UID:50426 Activity:nil
6/30    Has anyone used this bicycle hoist?  Is it good?  Is it worth using if
        I bike on a daily basis? -emarkp
        \_ I use it to SAVE SPACE but it does TAKE TIME to put it on.
           You're trading TIME for SPACE. Nothing comes for free. If space
           is a PREMIUM like my little apartment, this is a really great
           thing to have. By the way, I commend you for riding bicycle
           to reduce our carbon footprint. Moving 200 pounds instead of
           3000 pounds reduces pollution and our dependency on foreign
           oil. Kudos to you! Lastly, how do you CCW when biking to/from
        \_ I've just been hanging it from the front wheel via a big hook.  Is
           that bad?
           \_ It is if you leave it like that for any amount of time.
              \_ How long is "any amount"?
               \_ Dunno.  But I left a bike like that for a few months and
                  it totally deformed the front wheel.
                  \_ Huh, I left it that was for months and... the wheel was
                     still deformed.  I guess it's hard to tell when your
                     wheels are already way out of true.
                  \_ Hanging your bike by a hook shouldn't throw the wheel
                     out of true, if there's a reasonable amount of tension
                     in the wheel.  -tom
                     \_ It was a pretty shitty bike.  Shrug.  Now I just
                        avoid hanging my bike by a hook.
                        \_ I've hung lots of bikes by two hooks and never
                           had a problem. I could imagine if you have a
                           really heavy bike then hanging off one wheel
                           may not be a good idea. Two should work, if the
                           bike doesn't deform itself just riding around
                           under its own + your weight already.
2008/6/30-7/14 [Politics/Domestic/Gay] UID:50427 Activity:nil
6/30    Right wing website runs into, umm, trouble when using filters to make
        news stories more "correct:"
2008/6/30-7/14 [Recreation/Computer/Games, Recreation/Sports] UID:50428 Activity:nil
6/30    Hey, this is it!  One of my first memories is of this game on the
        TI 99/4A! I've been trying to figure out what game this was forever.
        \_ Was it really necessary to post a pretty-girl link in reference to
           a game?
           \_ Obviusly, someone changed this link.  Fixed.
        \_ Update: This emulator legally has this ROM and a bunch of others.
           It's actually still pretty fun.  And hard.
        \_ Oh, wow, that brings back tons of memories!
2008/6/30-7/14 [Recreation/Dating] UID:50429 Activity:low
6/30    motd not getting laid guy here. girlfriend is out of town for a few
        weeks so i invited hot chick to stay with me for a bit.  she's on her
        period, so it's just been blowjoys in the morning, blowjobs in the
        afternoon, blowjobs before i fall asleep.  its a little annoying.  i
        have to go work early in the morning, lately we have been doing the
        pair programming thing.  i am absolutely useless now since i can barely
        keep my eyes open.  my agile partner must really hate me.  now
        i never get enough sleep, i am really mellow all day, and im
        thinking about taking up drinking coffee all of the time to
        \_ Dear motd, I never thought it would happen to me, but...
        \_ are you Mormon?
           \_ Wha?
        \_ What does your g/f think about all this?
           \_ dunno, she'll be back next week.  this morning the hot chick
              kept trying to have sex with me at 5am but all I wanted to do
              is sleep.  so tiresome.
              \_ Drink more coffee. You are only young once.
2008/6/30-7/14 [Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:50430 Activity:nil
6/30    Work in Los Angeles as an Entry Level IT person with Linux, OSX,
        and Windows.
                      \_ A
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