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2008/10/24 [Uncategorized] UID:51664 Activity:nil
10/24   JP Morgan Chase (proud owners of your local WaMu) now forecasts
        -4.0% GDP for 3Q (annualized).  Target FFT of 0.75%.
2008/10/24 [Consumer/Camera, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:51665 Activity:nil
10/24   Canon XSi for only $489.99:
        http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=A0726001&cs=19&c=us&l=en&dgc=SS&cid=30322&lid=680414
2008/10/24-28 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51666 Activity:kinda low
10/24   Latest Republican endorsement of Obama: William Weld
        http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2008/10/weld_backs_obam.html
        \_ BTW, are there any publicly known Democrats endorsing McCain?  (The
           Governator doesn't count.)
           \_ Lieberman of course.  And I can't imagine Zell Miller is voting
              Obama.
              \_ Lieberman the Independent?
                 \_ I didn't leave the Democratic Party, the Democratic Party
                    left me...
                    \_ I didn't leave the Dems; they just didn't select me
                       in the Primary, so I ran as an Independent.
                    \_ In Soviet Russia ......
2008/10/24-28 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:51667 Activity:nil
10/24   Are there anyone still using Firefox 2.x?  Is there a reason not to
        upgrade to 3.x?  Thx.
        \_ 3.03 on MacOS crashes for me several times per day. 2.x never
           had that issue.
        \_ hell I'm still stuck on ff 2.0.0.12, stupid corporate packaging
           weenies keeping us locked on an old version.
2008/10/24-28 [Finance/Investment] UID:51668 Activity:nil
10/24   Week trade guy, what brokerage do you use? I'm curious about how
        you are trading indexes.
        \_ I'm using Etrade. It's very expensive, at $10 a trade. But
           since my volume is super low, it's not a big deal. Also I
           have Etrade bank at 3.3% interest rate and that's where my
           paycheck goes. I only trade 2 things right now: DIA and QQQQ.
           I make it VERY SIMPLE and only use limit orders. If it goes down
           10-15% more, limit trigger buys more. If it go up 10-15%,
           trigger sell and I simply wait till the next market panic. At one
           time
           I only have 4 limit orders to worry about: sell DIA/QQQQ if high,
           buy more DIA/QQQQ if low. My life is very carefree. I don't run
           all that number crunching bullshit. It's meaningless in a recession
           where anything goes. KEEP IT SIMPLE and your life will be
           carefree... My typical day is just 5 min research, adjust limit,
           then go to sleep. I go to work without having to stare at the stock
           market ticker. It's been carefree and profitable. I like week
           trading.
           \_ Is it possible to trade VIX?
2008/10/24-28 [Politics/Domestic/Abortion, Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51669 Activity:nil
10/24   Palin: "I don't know" if abortion clinic bombers are terrorists
        http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27343688
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hu1NeI4M1k
        \_ I am so pro Abortion.  Abortions for all!
           \_ Miniature american flags for others...
        \_ Bombing for Jesus! Talk about moral relativism!
2008/10/24-28 [Uncategorized] UID:51670 Activity:nil
10/24   two times this morning already!
        \_ What a great way to start the day with two blowjobs from your
           boyfriend.
2008/10/24-28 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51671 Activity:nil
10/24   McCain volunteer who claimed attack confesses making up story
        Charges will be filed.  Funny, NO MENTION of this on Drudge!
        <DEAD>tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/report_mccain_volunteer_who_cl.php<DEAD>
        http://kdka.com/local/attack.McCain.Bloomfield.2.847628.html
        "If this incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain’s quest for the
        presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting."
        http://foxforum.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/10/23/jmoody_1023
        \_ Uh, it's on the top of drudge right now.
        \_http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081024/ap_on_re_us/attack_mccain_sticker
        \_ What do you expect?  Joe the Plumber's real name is not Joe either.
        \_ stupeed demz!!
2008/10/24-28 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:51672 Activity:nil
10/24   Sysadmin jobs at Zetta. See /csua/pub/jobs/Zetta -ccook
2008/10/24-28 [Consumer/Camera, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:51673 Activity:low
10/24   Whoa, used Canon 5D (original) is only about $1300 on eBay. Now
        I don't have to worry about stupid crop factors. Good deal? What
        do you guys think?
        \_ I think $1300 for a camera is crazy $$$ unless you are a semi-pro.
           \_ what if you want to use FX lenses that you can't get on
              EF-S/DX lenses?
        \_ how much is 5D new?  In general, I encourge full-frame for 2 reasons
           1. larger sensor almost always yields better image
           2. you can get a cheaper lens instead of an expensive super-wide
              angle.
           \_ Canon 5D new is $1999, and the 5D Mark II is $2699. The two
              are VERY different. Much better sensor and amazing features
              on the Mark II.
2008/10/24-28 [Academia/Berkeley] UID:51674 Activity:nil
10/24   GO BEARS
        http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/24/BASR13NPM1.DTL
        \_ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsfQsUYZ5Y8
2008/10/24-28 [Recreation/Dating] UID:51675 Activity:kinda low
10/24   would you drive 240 miles to get laid?
        \_ well that would DEPEND on how hot the other person is, yes?
        \_ Would depend on who was doing the laying.
        \_ Also depends on how long since I last got laid.  Definitely not now.
        \_ When I was young and horny, I once drove 770 miles to get laid.
           Now I just wake up my wife.
           Now I just roll over and wake up my wife.
           \_ I'm sure she loves being disturbed from slumber because you
              have needs. Divorce is iminent.
              have needs. Divorce is imminent.
              \_ Statistically not. Ten minutes once or twice a week
                 is hardly a burden.
                 \_ There are statistics about divorce rates for inconsiderate
                    husbands?
               \_ This morning she rolled over and woke me up, so I am not too
                  worried.
        \_ Done already -- might drive 752 miles or maybe fly in a month or
           two.
        \_ Only if I was an idiot who was afraid to fly. It's a 1 hour flight!
        \_ I just did 100 miles each way, so that's 200 miles RT.
        \_ I used to take Amtrak 150mi each way on the weekends for this
           exact purpose.
2008/10/24-28 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51676 Activity:nil
10/24   McCain aide was spreading incendiary version of hoax mugging story
        before any facts were known
        http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/mccain_aide_gave_reporters_inc.php
        \_ http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/gawker/2008/10/skyx.jpg
        \_ Isn't it refeshing how there is no more racism in America?
           \_ Dude, this was obviously referring to Ayers.
        \_ http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/24/mccain.sticker/index.htm
           Conservatism is a mental illness.
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