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2008/8/29-9/3 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:50995 Activity:nil
8/29    “As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer
        that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that
        the VP does every day?" - Sarah Palin
        http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12969.html
        \_ Wakes up and checks the obituaries.
           \_ http://amipresidentornot.com
2008/8/29-9/3 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:50996 Activity:nil
8/29    So Obama's energy policy is:  natural gas, coal, and nuclear.
        \_ And McCain's is drill more till no more.
        \_ Link?
           \_ http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUKN2835798020080829?virtualBrandChannel=10112
2008/8/29-9/3 [Science/Battery] UID:50997 Activity:nil
8/29    I have 2 AA rechargeable batteries. One is at 300mAH and the other
        one is at 600mAH. They used to be 2400mAH. Is there anything useful
        I can use them for?
        \_ How do you know this?
           \_ http://www.amazon.com/Crosse-Technology-BC-900-AlphaPower-Battery/dp/B00077AA5Q/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1220035985&sr=8-1
           \_ http://www.amazon.com/Crosse-Technology-BC-900-AlphaPower-Battery/dp/B00077AA5Q
              I love it. PS thanks for tinyurl this for me! I love motd
              tinyurl minions.
              \_ shortified
        \_ How long have you owned them?
2008/8/29-9/3 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:50998 Activity:nil
8/29    crap.  mccain inc and 9000 years of eternal darkness starts in Nov.
        you heard it here first.
        \_ do you have a point?
        \_ yes.. voting for mcCain now since Palin is a real woman.
         \_ right... we believe you
        \_ The question is, are you a racist, or are you a sexist?
2008/8/29-9/3 [Recreation/Food, Finance/Investment] UID:50999 Activity:nil
8/29    I'm a Googler. I'm also one of the most senior Googlers and I
        barely joined in 2005. A bunch of old timers, esp. those before
        2003 dumped their options a while ago. One guy I know became a real
        estate developer. Another started his own coffee shop.  Another guy
        is traveling around the world. There were also quite a few who went
        in stealth mode trying to start their own companies. Ya know, when
        a bunch of old farts realized they could pursue their lifelong dreams
        without financial worries, they simply dumped their stocks and did
        what anyone else would do. Pursuing their dreams. Most of them loved
        pre 2004 Google but wanted to pursue their dreams even more. I presume
        this is common everywhere else even Microsoft in the heydays. People
        may call the liquidation of stocks "insider trading." I think it's
        normal in a successful company that has become too successful. Ya
        know, I joined late and I'm not a millionaire, but if I were in
        their shoes, I'd do the exact same thing. I'd love to open up my own
        coffee shop. I hate tech. Fuck tech. Bye for now.
        \_ Coffee shops are not capital intensive enterprises. You probably can
           own one if you want to. Joe Blow employee is not usually an insider,
           by the way. We're talking about officers, directors, board
           members, and so on.
           \_ But living well on the income from a coffee shop is hard.  It
              is nice to be able to do somthing you want to do and not have
              to worry about making money.
2008/8/29-9/3 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51000 Activity:nil
8/29    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/28/republicans.react.to.obama
        Obama to raise tax for people making $42K? That is screwed up.
        \_ No, not really. McCain is lying again. That is screwed up:
           http://www.newsweek.com/id/151621/page/2
           \_ It's not a lie. Even your own article says it is true.
2008/8/29-9/3 [Uncategorized] UID:51001 Activity:nil
8/29    anyone got an easy to use complete Nomachine install url?
        \_ wtf does that even mean? what are you trying to do, and
           what's the problem? are you using nomachine's packages, or are
           you trying to use freenx or something?
           \_ FreeNX
              \_ debian's freenx has worked all right for me before.
                 look into how the distros do it, otherwise, hah, good luck.
2008/8/29-9/3 [Uncategorized] UID:51002 Activity:nil
8/29    mommy why am i retarded?
        \_ 'Cos Mommy's a dittohead.
2008/8/29-9/3 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:51003 Activity:nil
8/29    Does Firefox 3 really use less memory than Firefox 2?  I run 2.0.0.16
        and 3.0.1 side-by-side in two XP VMs, and here are the VM Size numbers
        (in MB) I see in Task Manager:
                                        2.0.0.16        3.0.1
        - Startup.                      15              25
        - Go to http://www.yahoo.com          18              27
        - Open 6 news articles in       45              51
          6 new tabs.
        - Close the 6 tabs above.       35              49
        It looks like Firefox 3 uses more memory than Firefox 2.
        \_ Now reopen those 6 tabs and close them again.
           \_ So what's the result?
2008/8/29-9/3 [Politics/Domestic/Election, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:51004 Activity:nil 66%like:51034 72%like:51038
8/29    Hooo boy, Palin on Iraq:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7niokOXyjs
        \_ hoo boy?
         \_ She sure as hell isn't good at the coherance thing.
2008/8/29-9/3 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51005 Activity:nil 70%like:51039
8/29    McCain only met with Palin once.
        http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/08/the_daily_bricabrac_sarah.php#more
        The facts on Palin are going to be gold for the Dems:
        http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12987.html
        \_ "Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9000 with
           zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the
           presidency," (Obama) I'm not sure what to make of experience
           criticism from Obama.  He has about the same amount of experience,
           and he wants to BE the president.
           \_ Hmmm, which other major candidate has been making the
              'experience' argument?
              \_ It's not that it isn't a valid criticism in general, just
                 that it's more dangerous to Obama than Palin.  Those in glass
                 houses and all that.
                 \_ The above quote was from an Obama campaign spokesman,
                    and their second statement was much milder.  I suspect
                    they'll just ignore her and continue to go after
                    McCain.  Meanwhile, this neutralizes McCain's one
                    solid attack, which was the experience argument.
                    Basically this was a really dumb, cynical move
                    to try to suck up Hillary voters and I'm surprised
                    conservatives think it was a good pick.  Though
                    I guess "conservative" basically means "Republican
                    hack" now for the most part.
                    \_ Oh, I must have misread the attribution.  My bad.
                       Anyway, I'm not really sure it neutralizes the
                       experience argument, since Palin isn't running for prez,
                       although it may sort of strengthen the "Mcain is old"
                       argument.  She's not who I would have picked, and I hate
                       picking a woman just to have a woman type thinking.  I
                       would hope no one actually votes that way, but it's
                       pretty obvious many people do.  It does bloster his
                       ticket with the Bible belt the way say, Romney, would
                       not have.  I really hope this means Mcain can quit
                       trying to pretend to be a far righty.
                 \_ Palin is a trivial figure, and someone comparing her
                    to Obama says far more about themselves than they do
                    about Obama.
                    \_ I guess you'll have to explain what you mean, because
                       I don't get it.  What makes an Alaskan Gov. more
                       trivial than an Illinois senator?
                       \_ She seems to be a lightweight and Obama is not. How
                          many books has she written? She was Miss Congeniality
                          for God's sake and went to the University of Idaho.
                          We will know more after her debates with Biden. If
                          she does well in them, my opinion of her will go up.
                          \_ And Arnold Schwarzenegger is governor of the most
                             populous state in the union.  People don't care
                             about book-writing academics.  Why don't we have
                             presidents who have Ph.Ds in political science and
                             economics?
                    \_ so what does it say?
                       \_ http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/08/29/an-astonishingly-arrogant-v-p-selection.aspx
                          \_ Comments are pretty good.
        \_ But Palin is 3,990,722 times hotter than Biden.  We live in an era
           of TV fluff politics.  Palin is a great choice.  Who else should he
           have picked?  One of the standard geezers wouldn't be interesting at
           all.  More than anything the VP is a figurehead role.  And Palin
           checks the conservative boxes.
           \_ It's really amusing how the GOP has become the affirmative
              action party.
        \- Consider also how the VP hopefulls feel to be snubbed for
           McCain's Folly, the Alaskan Cipher. Either it's obnoxious and
           insulting, or McCain couldnt stand anybody, or nobody wanted to
           go down with the S.S. McCain.
2008/8/29-9/3 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51006 Activity:nil
8/29    so your gf gets raped.  You get to raise the kid, according to Palin.
        No abortions for you.
        \_ You've got to be shitting me right? Oh well Palin will attract
           former Hillary supporters and the religious belt. Biden
           attracts... ??? Brilliant choice. The Karl Rove legacy lives on.
        \_ Link?
        \_ Yes, if there was only some way to let someone else raise the child.
           Some way to let another family "adopt" it... "adoption" if you will.
           \_ Yep, I hear there's a serious shortage of babies put up for
              adoption.
              \_ Of caucasian babies there is.
        \_ http://www.vpilf.com
           Words fail.
           \_ lulz
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