Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2009:January:12 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2009/1/12-15 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Israel] UID:52359 Activity:nil
1/12    Is this an example of terrorism?
        "The problem was, how do you find the people on the blacklist? It's not
        like you had their address and telephone number. The normal procedure
        would be to go into a village and just grab someone and say, 'Where's
        Nguyen so-and-so?' Half the time the people were so afraid they would
        say anything. Then a Phoenix team would take the informant, put a
        sandbag over his head, poke out two holes so he could see, put commo
        wire around his neck like a long leash, and walk him through the
        village and say, 'When we go by Nguyen's house scratch your head.'
        Then that night Phoenix would come back, knock on the door, and say,
        'April Fool, motherfucker.' Whoever answered the door would get wasted.\
        As far as they were concerned whoever answered was a Communist,
        including family members. Sometimes they'd come back to camp with
        ears to prove that they killed people."
        \_ this is:
           \_ As much as the last administration tried to claim the
              contrary, protest is not terrorism.
              \_ it is, if it's done by saracens!
2009/1/12-15 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:52360 Activity:nil
1/12    Sometimes my Thinkpad hangs for 5-10 minutes when I unsuspend it.
        Sometimes it comes back in only 10 seconds. Whats up man? I've
        noticed that my MacBook is starting to take a while too (5-10
        seconds) but the old MacBooks were almost instantaneous. I've
        experimented with turning off services, and the only one that
        seems to do the trick is closing Yahoo Messenger, which...
        isn't even a big binary. This is very baffling.
        \_ Do you have firefox running when you suspend it? I've found
           that unsuspend takes a long time sometimes if firefox is
           running. Exit firefox before you suspend, see if thep
           problem occurs.
        \_ Do you mean suspend (state saved to RAM, minimal power continues) or
           hibernate (state saved to disk, powered off)?
2009/1/12-15 [Consumer/Camera] UID:52361 Activity:nil
1/12    I bought a camera from Costco 2 months ago and the price dropped
        by another $80. Costco has a 3 month return policy even on
        electronics. Do they give you the price difference (price
        guarantee)? I'd like to keep it but if not, I'll just return it.
        \_ Why not call them?
        \_ The quick answer is yes. The long answer is that you might need
           to do the return-buy again cha-cha.
2009/1/12-15 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/California/Arnold] UID:52362 Activity:moderate
1/12    Californians fleeing to other states in record numbers:
        \_ Thank god, I hope this will ease up with congestion. On the
           other hand, this may result in Latino explosion... hmmm....
              \_ I don't mind more Salma Hayek and Yurizan Beltran.
           \_ " fact, the state's population continues to increase
        \_ Yay!
           \_ So you think California sucking ass is a good thing?  Did
              you read the article?
              \_ I think that California could do with a little more fleeage.
        \_ I would flee CA if my job wasn't so awesome.
           \_ It's in the 60s in January here in SFBA. It's 16 in Kansas. Not
              \_ It's in the 80s here in SoCal in January, which is why
                 I did move. Arizona and Florida are also nice this time
                 of year, so it's not all about weather.
                 \_ But Arizona and Florida suck in the summer.
                    \_ Suck in general. Sorry, can't stand most of non-
                       California's attitude toward race and politics.
                       \_ do you have a thick accent and wear People's
                          republic of Berkeley tshirts?
                       \_ what year are you living in, new england is fine.
                          \_ Boston is the new Sunnyvale.
                           \_ Somerville is the new Sunnyvale.
2009/1/12-15 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:52363 Activity:nil
1/12    Good news everyone! You get to enjoy another month of instability, since
        the manufacturer dropped the ball and the case+power for the server we
        ordered on 12/8 has been delayed to 2/16! Yay! --t
        \_ where did you order this?
        \_ This is why you buy from HP or Dell and not some White Box POS.
           It used to not be worth the premium to pay for a name brand,
           but these days the big makers are competitive. I always built
           my PCs from scratch, but I haven't built a PC in years.
        \_ Can you cancel that order?  It doesn't sound like a good deal.
        \_ Why don't you post the specs (configuration, price, and source)?
           Perhaps someone on the motd can point you to a better deal from
           a vendor that can actually deliver.
2009/1/12-15 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers, Recreation/Media] UID:52364 Activity:kinda low
        Kicks slumdog's ass.
        \_ why do people like slumdog so much?
           \_ indianspotting.  bollywood opium chic.  Mexico is tapped.
              \_ That was 20 years ago!
              \_ That movie was AWESOME.
            \_ Let me guess.  You're Star Trek Movie Guy.
               \_ He's not, but I would ask the same question. -stmg
2009/1/12-15 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China] UID:52365 Activity:low
1/12    What is the purpose of having best men and groomsmen besides
        standing around so the groom doesn't look like a loser? Why would
        you need 2 groomsmen, let alone 3, 4, 5? Do they actually DO
        anything besides costing you money and trouble to get them
        exact same type of tux+bow ties?                -wedding dumb
        \_ yes. Typically you're supposed to represent family members
           from either side as the groomsmen.  Normally the person being
           the godparent of the childe would be there.  Back in the day
           weddings weren't just about the couple, they were about the
           uniting (think: politics) of two houses.  Now they're just
           glorified ushers.  Just go to vegas. save your money for the
           5 or 10 year anniv.
           \_ Forget Vegas. Do a Taco Bell wedding.
        \_ The best man is supposed to keep track of the wedding ring.  And in
           Chinese wedding the best man is supposed to divert to himself any
           drinking challenges directed at the groom.
           \_ Does that ever actually work? Most weddings I've been to, groom
              is soused in no time.
        \_ In Hong Kong there used to be only best man and maid of honor,
           no groomsmen or bridesmaids.  And the best man and maid of honor
           had to be single.  Nowadays I don't know.
2009/1/12-15 [Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD] UID:52366 Activity:nil
1/12    new soda to run FreeBSD, we have taken it back!
        \_ Daemon worshippers.
        \_ there goes the linux holy land
           \_ "But Stallman and Linus between them would make a better world."
              \_ "If it lives only for a while, Tiberias, it still has lived."
        \_ well at least the new logo is cooler
        \_ I hope they start a traition of training sysamins to run freebs
           on future politburos.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2009:January:12 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>