Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:October:20 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2008/10/20-21 [Finance/Investment] UID:51585 Activity:nil
10/19   Oldie but goodie:  Don't borrow (leverage up) to buy stocks
2008/10/20-22 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51586 Activity:kinda low
10/19   30 Obama supporters vehicles get their tires slashed in North Carolina
        \_ KKK?
           \_ Inevitable result of the slimiest Republican campaign in memory.
              \_ It's the truth.  If a campaign spends most of it's energy
                 implying that the other candidate is unamerican and a danger
                 to the very roots of democracy, this is the result.  But I
                 forgot, McCain for some reason isn't responsible for how he
                 runs his campaign.
                 \_ Uh, it's because Obama *does* hate america and is
                    socialist.  However, don't think these kind of things only
                    happen by nuts on one side.
                    \_ Wow you are both batshit insane and a moron.
                    \_ Even if Obama *does* hate America, and *is* a socialist,
                       who better to improve America than someone who hates
                       its faults?  And how about social benefits for the
                       middle class and the poor for a change, instead of
                       bailouts for rich companies and tax cuts for the
                       rich who don't need anyone's help?
                       \_ Hating America's faults != hating America.  Hating
                          faults and caring enough to want to fix them is
                          a good thing.  Think about that engineer you know
                          who doesn't give a shit about how crappy their code
                          is, now compare that to the one who fixes those
                          code path nightmares and makes things better.  Which
                          one would you rather have working on your project?
                          \_ To the conservative wingnut cadre, hating America's
                             faults or talking down on any aspect of how
                             Americans customarily do business is hating
                             America.  In their eyes, "hating America" and
                             "hating America's faults" is a distinction
                             without a difference.  Don't like American
                             interventionism or imperialism?  You HATE
                             AMERICA.  Don't like America's welfare for
                             the rich?  WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA?
        \_ The tire-slashing was an inside job by Obama supporters to fire up
           their supporters and create blog fodder.
           \_ Another member of the "batshit insane/moron" club!
           Bulletin board by highway in MO.
           \_ But remember, this isn't racist.  Only people that think this is
              in any way racist - are racist.
        \_ Why don't you post to the motd when the Democrats do it?
           \_ Note that the motd has a pretty good track record of calling both
              Dems _and_ the GOP on BS. It's not the motd's fault if the GOP
              crew are just more likely to spew/pull BS.
2008/10/20-26 [Computer/HW/Laptop, Computer/HW/Display] UID:51587 Activity:nil
10/20   Do people in photographic or graphic arts or advertising industries
        use LCD monitors?  When my Samsung SyncMaster 204B displays a picture
        or some color graphics, the colors change when I move my head around
        the monitor.  I don't remember seeing this problem when I had a CRT.
        How do people in the above fields use LCD monitors when color precision
        is extermely important?  Thx.
        \_ you want a display with good viewing angles.  I used to know all
           the terminology.  Good viewing angles don't necessarily give you
           accurate colors.  Visit, Displays.  You will pay more.
           \_ LCD guru, are Macs better for these type of things? I think
              Macs in general have more vibrant colors, but I don't know
              how accurate they are.
              \_ The difference can be pretty dramatic.  Go to a Costco or Best
                 Buy and check out the viewing angles.  Then go to an Apple
                 store.  Seeing is believing.
              \_ google for color reproduction cinema
        \_ I don't know about now, but in the recent past (say 4-5 years
           ago) they did not use LCDs in favor of CRTs. No idea how that
           has changed over the years, though.
        \_ I worked for a game company and all the illustrators and graphic
           artists had CRTs while the rest of the company had LCDs.
2008/10/20-21 [Uncategorized] UID:51588 Activity:nil
10/20   Video of people stealing campaign signs....and getting busted
2008/10/20-21 [Consumer/Camera] UID:51589 Activity:high
10/20   Brokers with hands on their faces!
        \_ Nice Bokeh! Are these shot with Nikon or Canon lenses?
           \_ exiftool shows that none of those .jpg files contain camera
              information.  This is expected anyway as the pictures are most
              likely scaled-down version of their originals.
        \_ Those guys are spreading diseases by doing that.
2008/10/20-22 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:51590 Activity:nil
10/20   GOP: Vote Fraud!  Vote Fraud....Vote Fra....oh...errr....
        quick, look over there!
2008/10/20-22 [Transportation/Bicycle] UID:51591 Activity:nil
10/20   RIDE BIKES. I'm meeting a bunch of people on Sproul at 6:30 pm
        tomorrow (Tuesday) to ride bikes and drink beers. Pace is "considerate"
        (no man left behind). Mail me if you have questions. Otherwise
        just show up. -ali
2008/10/20-22 [Consumer/CellPhone] UID:51592 Activity:nil
10/20   I have a bunch of old cell phones from the 1990 days and I'm
        wondering what the best way is to dispose them. Any ideas? thx.
        \_  My previous
           company used to periodically collect old phones and chargers from
           employees to send to this program.  Tax deductible.
        \_ isn't this kind of dumb?  will a cell phone from the 90s work
           on current US networks?  Are they just going to donate the phones
           to someone so they can make IUDs?
        \_ How about BestBuy?
2008/10/20-22 [Computer/Companies/Google] UID:51593 Activity:kinda low
10/20   I just got a job at the GOOG, I moved in with a hot 23 year old
        who I have witnessed cause traffic accidents from the view of
        her butt just walking down the street, and Obama is about to be
                \_ YT?
        elected El Presidente.  Life is good.
        \_ shut up Paolo.
        \_ ali is that you?
           \_ No, definitely paolo.
              \_ WHY would anyone want to join GOOG at this time? I mean,
                 it's a well established company and you're only going to be
                 a little cog in the big machine, trying to maintain and
                 fix broken things left by the retired Googlers.
                 \_ Job security among other things.
                 \_ Free gourmet lunches.
2008/10/20-21 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51594 Activity:nil
        What's the phrase that the freeper contigent seems to be so fond
        of?  Oh yeah, "stay classy Replublicans."
        \_ Obviously this was referring to Ayers.
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