Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:November:24 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2008/11/24-28 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China, Recreation/Food/Alcohol] UID:52084 Activity:nil
11/23   Sic Transit Gloria Bud
2008/11/24-29 [Consumer/Camera, Reference/RealEstate] UID:52085 Activity:nil
11/23   Is there any photo rental place near the Fremont or Hayward area where
        I can rent backdrops and a stand for shooting family portraits?  I
        see that Looking Glass has such rental, but I now live in Fremont. Thx.
        \_ Can't help you there, but I'm wondering what kind of camera
           equipments you have? Do you already have the strobes?
           \_ I don't have strobes, but I have two electronic flashes and two
              Photogenic Eclipse 45" umbrellas (I wish I had got the 60").  All
              I need is a backdrop.
        \_ if you know exactly what you are doing is one thing.  If you don't
           have a clue what kind of strobe
           \_ ???
2008/11/24-12/1 [Finance/Investment] UID:52086 Activity:nil
        Citigroup gets $306B bailout.
        \_ hey econ whizzzzes, Citigroup is worth about 15 billion now.
           Why doesn't the Government just buy Citigroup completely?
           \_ What would they do with it afterwards?
2008/11/24 [Transportation/Car] UID:52087 Activity:kinda low
11/22   Have you guys noticed an absence of car commercials these days?
        Bahahahahahahaha.                               -bike loving hippy
        \_ Are you high? It seemed like there were nothing _but_ car
           commercials on Monday when I was watching Heroes.
           \_ Heroes is basically one giant car ad.
              \_ Rats, I was hoping you'd make "have to be high to
                 understand Heroes" gag.
              \_ Actually, that would be Knight Rider.
        \_ Football is all car and truck and beer ads, as usual.
2008/11/24-28 [Uncategorized] UID:52088 Activity:nil
11/23   Big rally today, DOW up 350 points. Did you guys do well?
        \_ Yes.
2008/11/24-12/1 [Finance/Banking, Finance/CC, Finance/Investment] UID:52089 Activity:nil
        \_ bahahahaha most hilarious
        \_ Whatever happened to all the FREE MARKET IS BETTER vote
           for GWB drones on motd?
2008/11/24-28 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:52090 Activity:nil
11/23   How do you find the max # of forkable threads in a unix
        environment? Is it system or user based?
        \_ getrlimit, or ulimit -a (in bash)
2008/11/24-28 [Consumer/Camera] UID:52091 Activity:nil
11/23   Nikon sensor (D3, D700) beat Canon sensor (1Ds Mark 3), after
        Nikon admits losing face for so many years in the DSLR world!
2008/11/24-12/1 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:52092 Activity:nil
11/23   Cal's own Christina Romer to head White House Council of Econ Advisors:
        \_ Were there any other Cal people after Randy Katz who served at the
           White House?
           \_ Brad DeLong
           \_ There's an economics dude.  I forget his name, but he's been
              on Daily Show/Colbert Report.  Short guy.  Beard.
               \- robert reich came to berkeley after washington. he is a
                  lawyer not an economist.
        \_ Ug, he really is trying to recreate the clinton whitehouse.  Taking
           a popular cal professor to chair the CEA.  Problem is that
           Laura Tyson >> Christina Romer
             \- you dont know what you are talking about. i bet harvard
                is now upset over the Romer Fiasco.
                \_ Well, you are close to right. I don't know what YOU are
                   talking about.  What is the "Romer Fiasco"?  As for what
                   i'm talking about: I had both as professors and have read
                   a good deal from both of them and I assure you that
                   Laura Tyson is a far superior Economist.  In fact, i'd go
                   so far as to say that she is actually reasonably smart, which
                   is rare in the field.
                   \- compare
                      [which should answer the harvard fiasco question] with all
                      the criticism of LT when appointed to the CEA chair.
                   so far as to say that she is actually reasonably smart,
                   which is rare in the field.
                   \- well maybe you are smarter than "the field" but
                      the "the field" disagrees with you in terms of
                      academic reputation. compare
                      [which should answer the harvard fiasco question] with
                      all the criticism of LT when appointed to the CEA chair:
                      [i've only dealt with LT directly and am pretty familar with
                      her work on japan and "administrative guidance]. i only know
                      CR's work on the depression indirectly.
                      [i've only dealt with LT directly and am pretty familar
                      with her work on japan and "administrative guidance"].
                      i only know CR's work on the Depression indirectly.
                      also your premise that picking a berkeley economist for
                      cea-> recreate the clinton whitehouse suggests you arent
                      to be taken seriously. a better bit of evidence is the
                      presence of LT and RR on the transition team.
2008/11/24-29 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus] UID:52093 Activity:nil
11/23   C++ question: If I have "char *p = new char[10];", is there any real
        difference between "delete p;" and "delete[] p;" after compilation?
        The Standard C free() function only has one form and works for freeing
        both a single character and a character array.  Why are there separate
        forms in C++?  Thx.
        \_ For an array of char, there's no difference.  If you have an array
           of objects, though, delete[] needs to call the destructor for each
           one.  --mconst
           \_ Thanks to both replies.  -- OP
2008/11/24-12/1 [Finance/Investment] UID:52094 Activity:nil
11/23   Investors giving up on the market:
        \_ That's weird, I am doing alright doing week trade.
           That's for spending only 5-10 min a night setting up limit
           orders, and not looking at the ticker or even thinking about
           it during the day. I could probably make more if I stare
           at it during the day but that's over my stress limit and
           will interfere with my real work.            -week trader
           \_ You have to remember that traders like you and I are not
              'investors'. I will dump a stock the minute I make my 10% on
              it. That's not really 'investing'.
              \_ That's very very true
2008/11/24-28 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:52095 Activity:nil
11/23   i know the election is over and all, but I want to gloat a TINY
        bit ok and I'll go away, thanks.  here:
        "I don't know, because I remember the discussion about Africa, my
        concern has been the atrocities there in Darfur and the relevance to
        me with that issue, as we spoke about Africa and some of the countries
        there that were kind of the people succumbing to the dictators and the
        corruption of some collapsed governments on the continent, the
        relevance was Alaska's investment in Darfur with some of our
        permanent fund dollars, I wanted to make sure that that didn't happen
        \_ Palin is awesome.  She got the first black man elected President
           of the freakin' UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.  I salute you, Sarah Palin.
           No, really, it couldn't have happened without you.  Now I wish you
           would go back into obscurity.  ok I'm done gloating.
2022/08/19 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:November:24 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>