Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2009:January:27 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2009/1/27-2/1 [Computer/HW/IO] UID:52473 Activity:nil
1/26    How much new computer can i buy for exactly $153.47. thanks.
        sans monitor, keyboard, periphs, natch.
        \_ #153.47 worth of computer
        \_ Maaaster!  We will begin looking for a computer immediately
           to your specifications, Maaaster!  We have nothing better to
           do than configure a computer for you for exactly $153.47!
        \_ I'll sell you my Athalon 2800+ for that.
2009/1/27-2/1 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:52474 Activity:nil
1/26    Has anyone tried using solid state hard drive as the OS+swap to
        improve performance?
        \_ you know I haven't seen my machine touch swap in years.  How
           much RAM do you have?
        \_ Set it as swap and it might last a few hours.  You know SSDs have a
           write limit, right?
           \_ "I did not know that." How many times can I write to my
              flash drive before kaput?
           \_ All drives have a write limit.  10-15 years ago flash had a
              write limit in the 1000's of writes per sector.  Those days
              are long gone and SSDs a simaler level of mean time before
              failure as hard drives.
           \_ "Industrial Strength" CF cards (used in Industrial computers
               / automation controllers) has a guarentee life of about
               100k write.   Most of the SSD in you use are *NOT* industrial
               grade by a long shot, as industrial grade is *A LOT MORE*
               (e.g. 4x or more) expensive.
2009/1/27-2/1 [Uncategorized] UID:52475 Activity:nil
        \_ "Assimilate This!"
2009/1/27-2/1 [Uncategorized] UID:52476 Activity:nil
2009/1/27-2/1 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Israel] UID:52477 Activity:kinda low
        In one classroom Saturday, when UNRWA schools reopened, a Palestinian
        teacher was filmed asking children about their trauma during the war.
        The unidentified teacher then told the children that Palestinians have
        to "wage war against them (Israelis) until they leave their land," and
        asked her students, aged about 8, how they should react.

        Two children in the class suggested hurling stones or rockets back at
        Israel. "Okay," the teacher said, apparently summing up her class'
        position. "We throw rockets at them, we throw stones at them," she
        \_ Yawn
        \_ Yes, the appropriate response to invasion by foreigners is
           surrender! How dare they defend themselves?
           \_ Would you like freedom fries with that?
           \_ I wouldn't ever advise kids to throw rocks at an army.  Maybe the
              teacher should be throwing rocks at Hamas (their elected gov't).
                \_ right! we got rid of our moron leader Bush.. they should
                 do the same or stfu
           \_ Who is the foreigner? The land belongs to both. However, only
              one side is willing to accept the presence of the other.
              \_ Complete bullshit.  c.f. "right of return".  Also, there are
                 Israelis who don't accept the presence of the Arabs.  Clearly
                 the Palestinians have by far the worse situation, they have
                 the worst land, are poor, and live under a sort of Israeli
                 lockdown.  So it's not really surprising that Israel is more
                 accepting of this situation.
                 But this is how peace always works.  It takes one side or the
                 other to basically give up.  But this only works when there is
                 a viable alternative path, like Germany and Japan after WWII
                 were pretty fucked, especially Germany, but there was an
                 economic path to prosperity.  The Palestinians' situation is
                 being in disjointed non-nation territories with various
                 instances of Israeli settlement and security checkpoints etc.
                 \_ Israel has a rather large Palestinian population (20%) and
                    Palestinians are represented in the Knesset. There is
                    no reason why the Palestinians cannot live in Israel.
                    As for 'right of return' they mostly left on their own
                    accord fearing that Israelis would be as barbaric as they
                    are and most of them don't want back. They want their
                    own State, which they already fought for and lost.
                    \_ Isreal will not let them back, that is why they
                       cannot live in Israel. Some left in 48, some were
                       forcibly moved and most were born since then.
                       \_ If they were born since then how can they "go back"?
                          Can Americans go back to England? Can Mexicans
                          go back to Spain? They are being ridiculous.
                          \_ How could the Jews "go back" to "their" holy land.
                             \_ Thank the Brits.
                          \_ Germans can "go back" to Germany, even the ones
                             born two generations after their grandparents
                             were shipped by Stalin to the Urals. Many other
                             countries use Jus sanguinis (nationality by
                             blood) rather than Jus soli (nationality by
                             place of birth) even the US, to a certain
        \_ can I say Israel is a "racist" nation just because by definition
           it is a "Jewish" state?   It is well known that Palestinians in
           Israel doesn't have the same right as regular Jews.
2009/1/27-2/1 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:52478 Activity:nil
        [Title: Hilary's Bush Connection. Summary: Ties to Alan Quasha.]
        \_ I knew hillary was evil!
        \- in case you are interested, the old white guy to the right of
           the clinton-bushco picture [chalmers johnson] is a former ucb
           prof who sort of went nuts.
2009/1/27-2/1 [Uncategorized] UID:52479 Activity:nil
1/27    Heh, this made me laugh
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2009:January:27 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>