Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:August:21 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2008/8/21-26 [Uncategorized] UID:50920 Activity:nil
8/22    Anyone know of a bank that does not have an internet presence at all?
        or at least one that has a very limited one?  Small banks preferred.
        \_ Hello traveler from the future!
        \_ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃูŽูƒู’!
2008/8/21-26 [Academia/GradSchool, Industry/Jobs, Industry/Startup] UID:50921 Activity:nil
8/21    So I am trying to apply for a senior/staff job position at this
        place and I'm wondering if I should apply directly, or ask a
        headhunter to represent me. Mind you, I'm an old fart and have had
        a lot of bad experiences where the company gave me a hard time
        during the interview process and negotiation process. On the other
        hand I've had one really good experience where the headhunter did
        everything she could to negotiate with the company and got me the
        exact salary I asked for and the job I wanted. Obviously, I don't
        have a lot of data points, but I wonder in general, is it good/bad
        to ask a headhunter to represent me? I can see tons of arguments
        from both sides and I'm just wondering what you guys think. Thanks.
        \_ When did this trend of starting with "So" start?
        \_ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃูŽูƒู’!
2008/8/21-26 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:50922 Activity:kinda low
8/21    I know 1 or 2 of you guys know about this, but why aren't you
        moving your money out of stocks--and into CDs, savings, or Treasury
        money markets?  IMO we are looking at significant downside or sideways
        movement that may persist for ~10 years.  Even if you only earn 3%
        interest/1yr, this is much better than losing 0 to 10% after 10 years.
        My money is where my mouth is -- I moved all my 401(k) money out of
        energy (my previous safe play) and into T money markets ~ 9 months ago.
        Of course, you should only make these moves rarely (not more than
        once every few years) for retirement accounts--otherwise you will
        whipsaw out and meet the traditional definition of not being able to
        time the market.
        The Nikkei 225 is still down 67% from its peak 19 years ago--our drop
        will be less in size and duration, IMO, but still nothing to laugh at.
        \_ IMO we're not.
           \_ why?
        \_ IMO following the herd will get you run over. Buying high and selling
              \_ why do you think we are in for 10 years of downside?
                 i don't know about the overall indices but it should be
                 obvious that some will win and some will lose.
                 there's a vast amount of invested wealth out there in
                 the world and it's gonna go somewhere.
        \_ IMO following the herd will get you run over. Buying high and
        \_ IMO following the herd will get you run over. Buy high and sell
           low is a terrible investment strategy. I have gradually been
           moving my money into dividend paying stocks, most of which do a
           significant share of their business overseas. The S&P 500 is flat
           over the last decade, do you really believe that we are going to
           have another lost decade? I do not.
           have another lost decade? I do not. Also, getting 3%/yr is going
           to mean you fall back in real wealth because of inflation. Surely
           somewhere in the world, there is an investment opportunity that
           will do better than that, right?
        \_ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃูŽูƒู’!
           \_ Another lost decade?  Maybe 5-10 more years.
              Investment opportunity ... like energy?
              Why?  Significant global deleveraging and shrinking of credit.
        \_ Are you GOOG short 100 guy?
           \_ No.
2008/8/21-26 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/California/Prop] UID:50923 Activity:kinda low
8/21    CA highest income tax bracket hits at 44K?
        \_ seems like it's 60k for head of household, which would apply
           for anyone not claimed as a dependent I believe.  --jwm
           \_ So 90K for married filing jointly.  Anyone here call that rich?
           \_ I think Head of Household is when you are not married and you
              pay for more than 50% of the living expense of another person
              who is not a dependent of another taxpayer.
             \_ Yeah you're not head of household if you are just a single
                dude without dependents. (like me). fuck.
        \_ Well, at least we still have one of the lowest property
           taxes, and capped so that when we retire, we don't have to
           worry about ridiculously amounts of tax increase! By a happy
           owner. Once you buy a home in CA, DON'T EVER SELL!!! Trust
           me. This is the way of life in California.
           \_ ObSwami
        \_ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃูŽูƒู’!
           \_ No, our property taxes are around the median.
              \_ Median in rate, but because of Prop 13 they are lower than
                 most places if you've owned a property a long time. When
                 I bought my house for ~$350K N years ago it had been in
                 the seller's family for 65-70 years. They paid something
                 like $600/year property tax, which is definitely low. I
                 paid $4000/year on the same property when I bought it,
                 not that I'm complaining, because now my neighbors are
                 paying $8000+/year on similar houses.
                 \_ You know I wouldn't pay $100K for any piece of land in
                    inland Southern California, though I would be
                    willing to pay millions of dollars for Malibu and
                    coastal estates. S Cal inland in general is dumpy,
                    including Santa Ana, San Fernando, and even
                    Pasadena. Hot. Traffic. Dumpy.
                    \_ Yes, much better are New Jersey, Texas, and Florida.
2008/8/21-26 [Politics/Domestic/California/Prop] UID:50924 Activity:nil
8/21    greatest hammond organ solos of all time
        \_ I'm sorry, why is this even posted? Why is this so interesting
           and or special? Why would I care about some dude playing
           organ? Is he famous in the old days? If you post shit like
           this without explanation I'll just nuke next time.
           \_ I did describe it.  Does it have to be about BUSH==OBAMA
              or Prop 13 to pass your motd content test?
        \_ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃูŽูƒู’!
2008/8/21-26 [Uncategorized/German] UID:50925 Activity:nil
8/21    ich bein in America
        \_ I'm sorry, why is this even posted? WHY? What's so special
           about it? Oh well at least 1960s hippy girls look kind of
           cute. If only I could travel back in time...
        \_ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃูŽูƒู’!
2008/8/21-26 [Academia/UCLA] UID:50926 Activity:low
8/21    Top 10 American universities by 2008 Olympic participants:
        1. Stanford: 46
        2. (tie) USC: 41
        2. (tie) Cal: 41
        4. Florida: 34
        5. UCLA: 32
        6. Auburn: 31
        7. Arizona: 27
        8. (tie) Texas: 22
        8. (tie) Michigan: 22
        10. UNC: 20
        \_ Is American Fish Monster from Berkeley?
           \_ You mean "celebrity athlete with personality of carp?"
              \_ He is the fastest swimmer in the world.  Why does he need
                 a bubbly television personality?  Kobe Bryant is a
                 goddamn rapist.  Why don't we call him 'celebrity
                 basketball rapist?'
                 \_ Why not? Kobe's an ass.
                    \_ "God is a Warriors fan, Satan loves the Lakers.
                        God is a Warriors fan, Kobe is a rapist."
            \_ No, but Natalie Coughlin (total babe) is.
        \_ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃูŽูƒู’!
           \_ no, but Natalie Coughlin is, and she's a total babe.
              \_ Where's our pole vaulter?
                  \_ Huh huh hhuh huh, you said pole.
2008/8/21-26 [Reference/Religion] UID:50927 Activity:nil
8/22    Anyone know of a bank that's owned exclusively by Mormons?  I think
        Mormons prepare for the end times better than I do.  thanks.
        \_ Probably true, but I don't think such a bank exists.  Zion's Bank
           probably used to be, but I don't think that's been true for at least
           50 years...
        \_ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃูŽูƒู’!
        \_ The end times...?
2008/8/21-26 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:50928 Activity:moderate
8/21    What's the big deal with arugula anyway?  When did this become a
        talking point?  I like arugula.
        \_ Please give more context, thanks.
           \_ Apparently the McCain campaign keeps bringing this up.
              \_ if this election is won or lost on whether McCain can convince
                 Americans that Obama is a weird arugula
                 eating motherfucker, I am going to be really pissed off.
              \_ I haven't seen it recently except in jokes, because the
                 Obama quote is pretty funny. -!pp
                 \_ URL?  I don't watch TV and the argula eating staff of
                    the New York Times hasn't mentioned it yet.

                    \_ (NYTimes blog)
                       \_ I am a freak and read the paper version.
                 \_ The NY Times blog is dumb.  You can get arugula at freakin
                \_ McCain spokesman goes ape:
        \_ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃูŽูƒู’!
                   \_ Hahaha, McCain doesn't even know how many houses he
                      owns and apparently neither does his campaign. Such
                      a "man of the people" indeed!
                      \_ Turns out, he owns zero.  Cindy and related trusts
                         own eight properties.
                         \_ Arizona is a community property state, therefore
                            if she owns them, he owns them.
                            \_ Only if she bought them while they were
                               married. Not if she owned them prior to the
                               marriage or with funds that are clearly not
                               comingled with his in any manner.
                               \_ saying The Cindy/John McCain trusts own
                                  their property and the McCains is a complete
                                  cop-out, and you know it.
                                  \_ Like I said, McCain Corp doesn't even know
                                     how many houses he owns.
                               \_ You mean like how the GOP made fun of Kerry
                                  for "owning" four homes with his wife and
                                  how he was called a "Gigolo" with a "sugar
                                  daddy wife." Kind of like McCain is.
2008/8/21-26 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:50929 Activity:nil
8/21    Well, now they've got a timetable.  I guess the "facts on the ground"
        finally worked out. (shorten this please)
        \_ I really hope Miss I Have a freakin' PHD In Russian Studies Rice
           did not tell Georgia a few weeks ago that the US would stand
           behind Georgia if they were stupid enough to taunt Russia into
           attacking them.
        \_ I really hope alien freakin' UFOs having been mutilating my cattle.
        \_ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃูŽูƒู’!
        \_ Hey, did they ever find those Weapons of Mass Destruction they
           kept going on and on about?
2008/8/21-26 [Uncategorized] UID:50930 Activity:nil 53%like:50931
8/21    did any Sodans go to the Olympics?  aaron? norby?
2008/8/21 [Uncategorized] UID:50931 Activity:insanely high 53%like:50930
8/21    did any รœber-rich Sodans go to the Olympics?  aaron? norby? josh?
        spencer? tracs?
        \_ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃูŽูƒู’!
2008/8/21 [Computer/SW/Languages/Web] UID:50932 Activity:nil
8/21    what is your favorite PHP ide?  Eclipse?  vim?
2008/8/21 [Uncategorized] UID:50933 Activity:nil
8/21    Who is corrupting the motd text?
        \_ is not my fault you only know English - citizen of World
2008/8/21 [Uncategorized] UID:50934 Activity:high
8/22 bets on how long they last?
        \_ Paolo Soto they have been around for 10 years.  What is your point?
        \_ paolo they have been around for 10 years.  What is your point?
        \_ didn't those guys live at the cracktory?
           \_ lol cracktory
2008/8/21-29 [Uncategorized] UID:50935 Activity:nil
8/22    RGOULET sings Jezabel:
2008/8/21-26 [Uncategorized/Multicategory] UID:50936 Activity:moderate
        \_ bets on how long they last?
        \_ paolo they have been around for 10 years.  What is your point?
        \_ they have been around for 10 years.  What is your point?
        \_ didn't those guys live at the cracktory?
           \_ lol cracktory
              \_ paolo do you purchase fine grade crack or does your skin
              \_ do you purchase fine grade crack or does your skin
                 spontaneously generate it?
        \_ lol why do you respond 4 times to your own posts paolo?
        \_ lol why do you respond 4 times to your own posts?
        \_ lol paolo why do you respond 4 times to your own posts?
           \_ it's easier than auto-deleting the motd
              \_ a challenge!
              \_ god that was what, 10 years ago?
                 \_ more like 7 get it right, dork!
                    \_ oh
                       \_ lulz
                          \_ ZOGOMG
           \_ at least we're not selling arms to syria!
2008/8/21-29 [Politics/Domestic/President/Reagan] UID:50937 Activity:nil
8/22    I'm not sure how much of his failure to recollect is McCain joking or
        not.  My dad is 72, and while I love him, there is no way I'd want
        someone that age running the white house.   I recognize that as being
        "ageist" or whatever, but president is a pretty fucking demanding job.\
        Remember how hands-off shit got with Reagan the second term?
        \_ Saddleback debate.
        \_ Lets get rid of anyone over 30.  Cf. Logan's Run!
           \_ While that might help with the population problem, I don't
              think it would help enough, and you're not ridding the Earth
              of the people who contribute more to the population problem.
              (People under 30 have most of the kids.)
2022/05/27 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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