Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:November:11 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2008/11/11-26 [Finance/Investment] UID:51902 Activity:nil
11/10   As an employee of a company, I'm prohibited to short my own
        company's stock. I'm also prohibited to trade during blackout
        period. But am I prohibited to day trade my own company's
        stock during open period? Thanks for any help!
        \_ If you were prohibited during open period, why have a blackout
           period at all?
        \_ You are always prohibited from trading stock if you have
           material insider information, but otherwise, you should be
           allowed to trade in your own companies stock during open
           trading periods. Why not ask your company instead of the motd?
        \_ Vader's wingman panics at the sight of the oncoming pirate starship
           and veers radically to one side, colliding with Vader's TIE fighter
           (MMIFF delayed)
2008/11/11-13 [Uncategorized] UID:51903 Activity:nil
        Bahahahahaha (URL says it all)
        \_ All my options are underwater, but that's where restricted stock
           grants come into play. -!googler
2008/11/11-13 [Politics/Domestic/President/Reagan, Politics/Domestic/California/Prop] UID:51906 Activity:low
11/11   Ronald Reagan is my hero.
        \_ Did you know about his support of California's lovely Proposition
           \_ My hero!   -landowner and landlord, love prop 13 and 14
        \_ Yup.  He won in two landslide elections.
              \_ You are aware of the blatant racism involved in the prop. 14
                 campaign, and that the supremes overturned it in '67 anyway?
                 \_ if I'm a landlord, I could care less. Go Pete Wilson!
                    \_ What does Pete Wilson have to do with the '60s?  Oh
                       I see, you are just a dumb troll.
                       \_ Maybe you're too young to remember this but Pete
                          Wilson was a racist and people loved him for
                          Prop 187. YES ON PROP 187 Pete.
                 \_ ofc not, he's a troll.
        \_ Yup.  He won in two landslide elections, better than how Clinton
           did in his two.
           \_ But Obama just won a larger percentage of the vote than Reagan
              in '80.
        \_ "Gov't should protect people from each other but not from
           themselves."  Also you gotta love how he ordered the nat'l guard
           to open fire on the UCB protesters.
              \_ "So you wanna be treated like a communist, huh hippie?"
        \_ You're an idiot, but you're not alone. That doesn't mean you're
           not an idiot.
2008/11/11-13 [Recreation/Media] UID:51907 Activity:kinda low 72%like:51957
11/11   The animated Clone Wars TV series is pretty cool, no?
        \_ No.
        \_ I've been watching it from and I must admit it is
           exceeding my very low expectations. -ERic
            \_ Yeah I expected crap.  I've watched the movie and a couple eps
               it seems to be improving each time around.  The animation
               seems to be improving.  There are some moments that capture
               the best of what Star Wars is about.  The acting was so
               terrible in parts of Ep1-3 that these animated characters
               are actually an improvement in some respects. The Star
               Wars universe itself requires a certain willful suspension
               of disbelief but that's ok. -op
        \_ The southpark bit where lucas and spielberg meet indy jones by
           a video game machine is much better and more realistic.
        \_ Except for the most recent eps. (R2 gets lost), I've found
           the series to be pretty enjoyable.
        \_ Am increasingly of the opinion that they should have done the
           entire first three movies this way. Ah, well.
           \_ Agreed. Clone Wars seems almost like Lucas' apology for
              making Eps. 1-3.
2008/11/11-26 [Computer/Rants, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:51908 Activity:nil
11/11   Look, even the Secretary of Defence has BDS now:
        "They also noted that Mr. Gates carries around an electronic keychain
        whose display shows the number of days until the end of the Bush
        \_ The photo of Gates has nice bokeh. What kind of lens do you
           think they used?
2008/11/11-26 [Computer/Domains, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:51909 Activity:nil
11/11   I want a home nas so my laptops aren't always running out of space,
        what's a good buy?
        \_ I did a bunch of research and ended up with Dlink DNS-321. It
           is newer than DNS-323 with less problems. It doesn't have as
           much buffer as DNS-323, but if you're transfer files bigger
           than 32 megs, the sustained rate for both are equivalent. I
           bought a Western Digital green (5W 5400RPM) and mixed it up
           with Seagate Barracrasha (9W 7200RPM) for Raid-0. I know it's
           not the best of mix (5400 and 7200) but I did it for redundancy
           reasons. I don't trust either brands as I've had failures in the
           past from these two companies. Hopefully, the mix will allow
           one crash a lot sooner than the other, instead of both at the
           same time. If performance is a big thing for you, get two
           7200RPMs. By the way, WD green is really quiet!!! I love it,
           I can barely hear it at night. Seagate is slightly noiser, but
           not by much.
           \_ Can it hotswap disks?
              \_ Not this one, but DNS-34X something can do it (the one
                 with 4 drives). You'll pay a premium for it though. I got
                 DNS-321 because it's quite good for the price.
        \_ You can get a used NetApp on EBay for really cheap.
        \_ I'm told that Drobo + DroboShare is very nice.  I also know
           a several people who are very happy with Apple's Time Machine.
           \_ drobo sucks. it's loud and doesn't save your data. droboshare
              doesn't like non-ascii characters, even if it is HFS+J formatted
              \_ Any opinions on the netgear nases?
        \_ Qnap.  Anyone heard of it?
2008/11/11-26 [Academia/GradSchool] UID:51910 Activity:low
11/11   lulz Anyone have sex with someone who holds a PhD?  Any tips?
        \_ Sure: Don't think about the PhD.
        \_ Make sure it's a liberal arts PhD.
        \_ gag them.  say "Shut up and look cute" alot.
        \_ PhD in Coptic.  Hottt
           \_ How do you say 'ZOMG lolz wtfbbq' in Aramaic?
        \_ they secretly want to be punished by someone smarter.  ob fear of
        \_ is she at least decent?
        \_ Do you consider an MD an equivalent?
           \_ An MD is a technical degree, a PhD is an academic degree.
                         \_ ^technical^professional^?
        \_ MD, JD, MCP, MSN, a few grad students, but no PhDs, no.
        \_ I keep waiting for her to bust out in Ancient Greek
        \_ IEOR PhDs have extremely efficient sex.
        \_ I'm going for a tenured one over the holiday.  lol.
2008/11/11-26 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:51911 Activity:nil
11/11   My RAID box has an email alert setting that requires an SMTP
        server. Are there non-encrypted smtp servers I can use?
        \_ yes
2008/11/11-13 [Uncategorized] UID:51912 Activity:nil
11/11   Is Google going below $300? What do you guys think?
        \_ sure!
2008/11/11-26 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:51913 Activity:nil
11/11   lolz, in Winblows, when I move a huge directory to another directory,
        it would usually go half way before asking "This is a read only
        file, you sure you want to move it?" and 2 hours later I come back
        and have to click "Yes." Is there a better way to move Winblows
        files (without having that stupid prompt)?
        \_ Use cygwin or some other CLI interface like PowerShell.
        \_ TeraCopy
        \_ xcopy /y
        \_ you blow.  lulz.
2008/11/11-26 [Computer/HW/Laptop] UID:51914 Activity:nil
11/11   I have laptop running linux.  Can I buy a G1 and tether them to
        \_ are you this guy
        \_ afaik, G1 doesn't do tethering at all, no app support.
           (though there are a few solutions that make the G1 a web/socks
            proxy -- see
           -- Waiting for tethering before I get a G1
2008/11/11-26 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51915 Activity:nil
11/11   Classy Republicans:
        \_ election is over dude, you won.
           \_ angry sysadmin says
              chance of Obama doing the right thing:  10%
              chance of McCain doing the right thing:  0%
              -> we lose
              \_ chance of BushCo trying to pass thru legislations that will
                 fuck over the country while still being in power cos we're
                 all too busy congratulating each other and not looking: 100%
              \_ Mathematically, 10 over 0 is an infinite ratio. So
                 Obama is still infinitely better than McCain.
              \_ Angry sysadmin is muttering under his breath about revolution,
                 quoting the Declaration of Independence on his blog and
                 stocking up on ammo.
                 \_ Angry sysadmins are great.  They pretty much exist to
                    be prodded and mocked.
                    \_ lol
                    \_ "lulz"
2008/11/11-26 [Computer/Networking] UID:51916 Activity:nil
11/11   Dumb question. My apartment has a bunch of inter-computer file
        exchange going on. Should I get a switch instead of a router to
        minimize traffic? Does it really make a difference? Let's say
        two computers exchanging info with each other are on the switch
        and the switch is connected to the router. The router will never
        know about the transfer between the two computers right?
        \_ It depends on whether they are on the same VLAN or not, but
           you are generally correct. Are you worried about overloading
           the router, or is this for <ahem> security concerns.
        \_ if your "router" is one of those Netgear/Linksys wireless gateway
           things, a switch won't help that much, and it should already be
           keeping local nw traffic apt-side only and w/a switch capability
2008/11/11 [Politics/Domestic, Politics/Domestic/Crime] UID:51917 Activity:nil
        \_ Are you having a conversation with yourself?
2008/11/11 [Uncategorized] UID:51918 Activity:nil
11/11   if i wanted a link on motd i'd post it there.
2008/11/11-26 [Science] UID:51919 Activity:nil
11/11   MSNBC plans to leapfrog CNN's "hologram" technology
2008/11/11-12 [Recreation/Humor] UID:51920 Activity:high
11/11   lulz
        \_ I don't get it...
           \_ lolz
        \_ You mean Stuff Rednecks Like. And that guy looks more like a
           hippy than a redneck. Badly setup joke.
        \_ This guy had one joke.  It might have been funny as a top-10 list.
           It's not now.
2008/11/11-26 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/Gay] UID:51921 Activity:nil
11/11   Forces of tolerance in Palm Springs (Fox affiliate news piece on old lady
        demanding to protest The Gay amidst Prop 8 opposition)
        \_ You shouldn't have to tolerate bigotry and hate
           \_ Yet we have to put up with you?
2008/11/11-26 [Reference/Tax] UID:51922 Activity:low
11/11   lulz, AMT ratfuck finally fixed:
        \_ "In San Mateo, we had someone who committed suicide over this."
           Well that doesn't seem like a smart move now does it?
        \_ No! I want rich people to pay!       -poor student/socialist
        \_ Yes! Bailout stupid people! It's OK to be "unlucky"!
           \_ Who else has to pay taxes on unrealized income?
              \_ the people responsible for it, obviously!
                 \_ No on pays taxes on unrealized income except for
                    (formerly) people who excercised options and held them.
                 \_ No one pays taxes on unrealized income except for
                    people who excercised options and held them.
                    You don't know what you are talking about.
                    \_ An exercised option isn't unrealized income, it's
                       non-cash realized income.  If you work for a company
                       that buys you a helicopter as part of your
                       compensation, you have to pay taxes on it, and if
                       you crash the helicopter, you still have to pay
                       taxes on it.  -tom
                       \_ It is today, but it's stupid to think of it ass
                          realized income. Unlike a helicopter, you can't do
                          anything with your stock other than sell, and at that
                          point it becomes realized.
                          \_ But your stock is making money.  Getting to
                             invest your money pre tax and not taking the
                             tax hit until you actually use the money
                             is a huge tax win.  That's why people being
                             paid in stock is such a great tax scam.
                          \_ You can vote with it. That can be valuable,
                             especially if you have enough stock.
                       \_ I am pretty sure that the latter part of your
                          statement is incorrect:
                          If you crash a car in an accident, you can take
                          that as a loss, for example. IANAL.
                          Also, a helicopter is a tangible gain, while a stock
                          certificate is not.
                          \_ You can take the car/helicopter as a capital loss,
                             but you still have to report the income.  -tom
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