Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:October:31 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
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2008/10/31-11/1 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/California/Arnold] UID:51754 Activity:low Entry has been invalidated. Access denied.
2008/10/31 [Uncategorized] UID:51755 Activity:low
10/31   I was snooping around in HR after hours and notice every
        employee has a folder in the employee cabinet, except me.
        What does that mean?
        \_ They moved your folder to the "to-be-fired" tray, and you've just
        \_ They moved your folder to the "To Be Fired" tray, and you've just
           explained the reason.
        \_ HR girl (or guy) has a crush on you and has your file at home!
2008/10/31 [Uncategorized] UID:51756 Activity:nil
10/31   I have a crime scene to clean up I mean I'M RIDING BIKE IN THE RAIN.
        where do i get a Tyvek rain suit?
2008/10/31 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:51757 Activity:high
10/31   Who is the fuckstick that keeps spamming the motd with that
        california proposition trash?  Go eat a bag of dicks, shitstain.
        -anti-free speech sadan
2008/10/31 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:51758 Activity:nil
10/31   [vote no on everything]
2008/10/31 [Uncategorized] UID:51759 Activity:nil
10/31   $2.99/gal regular at Shell in Foster City this morning.  Haven't seen
        it below $3 for a long while.  This is going to hurt the movement
        towards fuel-efficient cars.
        \_ Does anyone seriously believe that this is more than a temporary
2008/10/31 [Uncategorized] UID:51760 Activity:nil
10/31   Check out this awesome NBC story about the squeeze on the middle class:
2008/10/31 [Consumer/Camera] UID:51761 Activity:nil
10/31   Phil Greenspun likes 'em nude, heh. NSFW.
2008/10/31 [Consumer/Camera] UID:51762 Activity:nil
10/31   I'm the Nikon D90 guy. This has been a very difficult decision I've
        had to make but I've decided to ditch Nikon. What helped me decide
        was the fact that I shoot RAW, and RAW on Canon is vastly superior
        over Nikon. All the software that Nikon gives you is horrible! I
        tried View NX (free) which gives you very basic features like viewing,
        EXIF info, and launching yet another program (Picture Control Utility)
        within the viewer to do quick color adjustments. It is really slow.
        The user interface is nothing like I've ever seen, it's like it was
        written in the late-80s where you have very awkward interfaces and
        unintuitive, ineffective work flow buttons. The other program that
        Nikon lets you try for 60 days free is Capture NX 2. This program
        is much much more powerful.  I like how you can drag/drop the dark
        areas, and quickly tune the color. Unfortunately, it is huge and slow
        (I have a 2GHz Pentium 2GB ram). It takes nearly a minute to launch,
        and every little action you do takes quite a while. The batch
        processing feature is pretty powerful... but converting each NEF to
        JPG takes minutes!!! This is such a horrible piece of software, I
        can't believe they're selling it for $100-150.
          Out of curiousity, I downloaded Canon's free DPP 3 online and
        downloaded a few sample CR2 files. DPP is incredibly easy to use,
        and looks like software that's built in the 21st century. It's got
        everything I need (color adjustment, macro button 1/2/3). It is
        amazingly FAST. Unfortunately, these features are only available for
        CRx files, exclusive to Canon shooters.
          At this point, I'm very disappointed with Nikon. I love their
        camera and how they feel in my hands. The CLS system is nice too as
        I have a couple of SB-800 and SB-600. But everything else about it,
        like comparable lens price (compare the prices of their 24-70mm f/2.8,
        zoom, etc), software, features, etc. Speaking of software, I would
        not even pay $10 for Capture NX 2 given that DPP is free and does
        everything I need already, at 5-10X the speed. At this point, I
        regret getting my D90. I waited long enough but Nikon just can't
        keep up /w the 21st century. Good bye Nikon, and hello Canon... will
        keep you guys updated on my new Canon acquisitions soon.
2008/10/31 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:51763 Activity:high
10/31   Look asshole, NO ONE cares what YOU think ok? Vote your vote,
        we don't care. Fucking asshole. If you want to post an essay
        over 24 lines, put it on a blog. We'll respond to it maturely.
        \_ Free speech for me, but not for thee, eh?
           \_ Cut/paste from other source is not free speech, it is
              abusing motd. Cut it out.
           \_ it's too long, dude - clip out your one favorite, short part, and
              link the rest
              \_ Seriously.  It's a long ass rant that you are cutting and
                 pasting.  We all know how the web works, we are all
                 capable of using a browser.
2008/10/31 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd, Health/Women] UID:51764 Activity:high
10/31   All right, who's the new baby re the motd wipes?
        \_ tom, aspolito and the anti-free speech liberals on
           soda can't stand debate and diversity!
           \_ 300 lines of ranting and key phrases like 'anchor babies'
              and 'Mexifornia' makes me think you didn't write this and you're
              just copying it all from a blog post or forum.  Just post the
              url.  300 lines is too much. - danh
              url.  300 lines is too much.  you're also a jerk for
              deleting everything else on the motd except NIKON CANON GUY-danh
              \- what is an "anchor baby"? --psb
2008/10/31-11/2 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:51765 Activity:nil
10/31   If you like survival horror and Sci Fi, you owe it to yourself to play
        Dead Space.  Awesome game.  (Only drawback is non-skippable death
        animations, but at least those are all pretty amazing.)
        \_ xbox 360 or pc?
           \_ I played it on PC.  Played through in a single sitting (about 20

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2008/10/31 [Uncategorized] UID:51766 Activity:nil
10/31   shut up jerk face
2008/10/31 [Computer/SW/Unix, Computer/SW/Languages/Misc] UID:51767 Activity:high
10/31   I guess this idiot feels so disenfranchised with the implosion
        of his ideology that he has to spam completely unrelated forums
        with his drivel.  But since he's clearly doing it via some sort
        of script, can root please block him and squish the account?
        \_ Is this an example of the new liberal political order? -emarkp
           \_ no, it's an example of how it's not cool to post 300 lines of
              drivel to the motd.  -tom
        \_ what are you talking about
        \_ Hey, I remember some pretty crazy shit from the lefties on the
           motd back in the day. I might have even posted some of it myself...
2008/10/31 [Uncategorized] UID:51768 Activity:nil Entry has been invalidated. Access denied.
2008/10/31-11/2 [Computer/SW/Security, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:51769 Activity:nil
10/31   As root, is there a way to make "passwd" give the same "too short"
        and other bad password errors (or at least warn in those cases)? This
        is on linux.
2008/10/31-11/1 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd] UID:51770 Activity:high
10/31   root, could you please squish jblack's account for using a bot
        to post on motd?
        \_ heaven forbid we utilize our trade - turin
        \_ you mean for posting conservative views?
           \_ is he the guy that pasted two pages of text in the motd?
              what would be non-h0zerish is if he clipped a section he liked
              and linked the rest.
              \_ SOCIALISM
              \_ Dittohead Desperation Level: Gamma
        \_ Shouldn't you be squished for wiping his stuff over and over?
         \_ no
          \_ I disagree.  You should both be squished.
           \_ You are a moron, what can I say?
            \_ If you weren't a moron, you could say something else.
               You also wouldn't obsessively content-censor the motd.
2008/10/31-11/1 [Uncategorized] UID:51771 Activity:nil
10/31   I have a recorded signal that I am evaluating for periodicity.
        Using a FFT I get a peak at a certain frequency, but using an
        autocorrelation function I get a period (and thus frequency)
        that is quite different. Any ideas why the two methods would
        give different answers (assuming the signal is in fact
        periodic)? Thanks.
2008/10/31-11/2 [Politics/Domestic/Election, Politics/Domestic/Immigration] UID:51772 Activity:nil
10/31   This is it baby, the October Surprise we have been waiting for:
        \_ Dittohead Desperation Level: Cosmic
        \_ Awesome, because if that's all there is this thing is over.
        \_ What appened to the swift boat group?
        \_ Leaked by federal law enforcement to a Murdoch newspaper.  Nice.
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