Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:August:14 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2008/8/14-17 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc] UID:50866 Activity:nil
8/14    someone messed up their svn motd branch merge script
2008/8/14-18 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China] UID:50867 Activity:moderate
8/14    Cheating China caught changing the web articles exposing the cheating
        \_ What is it with communist countries giving way too much importance
           to the Olympics?
           \_ It's the trappings of democracy. They love the appearance of
              legitimacy without all of the mess of actually going legit.
           \_ Totalitarian governments need propaganda to legitimize themselves
              and rally popular support. It's like how they build fancy
              buildings to demonstrate how great the government is doing.
           \_ I'm pretty sure capitalist countries give way more importance to
              sports than communist countries.
              \_ capitalist countries don't drug their female athletes
                 with steroid and other dosages like they did in
                 East Germany (when they incidentally won a bunch of
                 metals in the 70s and 80s) and tried to hide the
                 records in secret government files.
                 \_ yeah, right, they just drug them with steroids and other
                    dosages and try to hide the records in secret corporate
                    files.  -tom
                    \_ So what's worse, government sponsored steroid or
                       corporate sponsored steroid?
                       \_ I choose: none of the above.
                    \_ Uh no, they don't.
                       \_ what planet are you living on?  -tom
                          \_ So western governments drug people and hide
                             the records in corporate files?  Prove it?
                             People may take drugs, but that's different.
                             \_ Are you Lack Of Reading Comprehension Guy?
                                Here's a hint: google BALCO.  -tom
                                \_ The Invisible Hand doesn't like your tone
                                   of voice.
                                \_ You dumbass, that wasn't a "country" doing
                                   that. Our country investigated that shit,
                                   not instigated it.  Tom, I revoke your
                                   \_ One smack for misspelling "privileges."
                                      Another smack for making me look up
                                      the correct spelling. For fuck's sake,
                                      look it up next time.
                                     \_ some joker added that sentence to
                                        my post
             \_ Sorry, to be more specific, I meant 'governments.'  Also,
                'Olympics' != 'sports'.
        \_ Between the fake fireworks on TV ( and
           the Milli-Vanilli on stage ( this is not
           that bad.
2008/8/14-18 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:50868 Activity:nil
8/13    Can I use color laser printer to print my passport picture?
        It'll save me $8-$12 bucks
        \_ Quite possibly. See:
        \_ Don't know about color laser printer.  I used my color inkjet
           printer to print my passport pictures, because I can use photo
           paper with it.
2008/8/14-19 [Recreation/Food] UID:50869 Activity:nil
8/13    Do you like Breakfast at Tiffany's more or Breakfast Club?
        I know it's apple & orange but just tell us what you prefer.
        \_ Geez. One features a screen legend and the other gives us
           Emilio Estevez. Breakfast Club is okay if you were the right
           age at the right time, but Breakfast at Tiffany's is a classic.
           \_ My thoughts exactly! -!op
           \_ Yeah, and one has a completely racist portrayal of an Asian
              man and the other doesn't. John Hughes FTW.
              \_ Of course John Hughes did give us The Donger.
              \_ On the other hand, the asian guy is the only good person in
                 the whole movie.
                 \_ How is he "good"?
                    \_ It's been a while since I saw the movie, so I might be
                       mixed up, but as I recall he was the only hard working,
                       honest, intelligent person in the movie.
                       \_ How is the male gigalo not hard working and
                          honest? He has to put up with shit from old
                          women to make a living, is that not hard working?
                          \_ Wait, there is a gigalo in The Breakfast Club?
                             Why don't I remember that part?
        \_ They have the exact same rating at IMDB so they must both be
           about equally as good.
2008/8/14-19 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:50870 Activity:nil
8/13    Malwebolence - The World of Web Trolling   [nyt]
2008/8/14 [Uncategorized] UID:50871 Activity:nil
8/13    Is it possible to hold 3 citizenships?
        \_ I can't see why not.
           \_ Some countries will not even allow dual citizenship but how
              they enforce that is a different question
        \_ You whore.
2008/8/14-21 [Computer/HW/CPU] UID:50872 Activity:nil
8/14    WTF SUNW got renamed into JAVA? Even after a 1 for 4 shares _reverse_
        stock split, JAVA trades at around $10. Nothing has changed.
        Still trying to cling onto Java(TM). Losers.
        \_ Any thoughts on AMD?  I bought in around 4.5 a few weeks ago
           after Ruiz kicked out.  Debating whether to get out around +15%.
           But a lot of new announcements, but in areas I don't understand
           (GPUs).  And now there is the "fabless" plan.
           \_ Very high risk, but I doubt that Intel will want to kill their
              only competitor and risk DoJ wrath.
              \_ Intel can totally crush AMD any time it wants to. I worked
                 there for a while and the basic strategy is Intel always
                 has benchmarks and projects ahead of its time, and whenever
                 competitors release a new benchmark, they'd release an
                 even better one. They keep competitors around like cats
                 playing with 1/2 dead mice. It's no fun when you kill
                 them, so let them live a little.
                 \_ Yes, I agree with that ... that's what I told my
                    engineering friends: Intel can complete on two
                    axes, performance and price, while AMD only had
                    one hope ... combine that with the management and
                    operational disfunction.  On the other hand, I think
                    it's a reasonable question to ask "Is AMD worth more
                    than $3.5 billion".  Well, it's nice to be up another
                    6% today.  It's a small position, since when I bought
                    in I was staring at the abyss.
           \_ AMD has a very sexy atom competitor coming out soon.  If
              notebooks do take off like they are threatinging it could be
              good news for amd.
        \_ This was announced a year ago, wasn't it?
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