Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2009:May:12 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2009/5/12-18 [Computer/SW/OS/OsX, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:52984 Activity:nil
5/10    Is it possible to install MacOS on a built yourself PC?
        \_ There are some hacks which should make it possible.
   It's a license violation,
           of course.  -tom
        \_ One Step Install:
2009/5/12-20 [Industry/Jobs, Computer/SW/Languages/Web] UID:52985 Activity:nil
5/12    What's the going rate these days for a CS summer intern doing some PHP
        and MYSQL work on a web app? Doesn't really have to be that particular,
        but that's just an example of what we're doing. Dog food and scraps
        doesn't count as fair pay.
        \_ My company is paying $0/hr, while my friend's company is paying
           \_ That's less than it was 10 years ago. Sucks.
        \_ Interns aren't paid in most industries. Why isn't that true in
           CS? (Not that I'm complaining, having made a few dollars myself
           as an intern.)
           \_ Supply and demand.
           \_ Most engineering interns get paid. MBA interns generally get
              paid. Also, undergrad business interns in accounting, consulting,
              banking, etc. Supply and demand is the answer but your premise
              was not true.
2009/5/12-20 [Finance/Investment] UID:52986 Activity:nil
5/12    March lows were a "textbook bottom", and you should dollar cost
        average into any pullbacks in the market, says Charles Schwab
        Chief Investment Officer.  BUY BUY BUY you fucks!! (, video)
        \_ If someone's mentioning dollar cost averaging, they're trying to
           sell you something.  -tom
           \_ What are they trying to tell you?
              \_ Usually, "give me money."  -tom
           Classic Bottom (SFW?)
2009/5/12-18 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:52987 Activity:nil
5/10  John Yoo is now a newspaper columnist. - danh
        \_ See also: "I don't want to go to jail."
2009/5/12-20 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China] UID:52988 Activity:nil
5/12    How many people have your light bulbs poisoned?
        \_ Why do you hate the environment?
        \_ There is no reason the factories can't be set up to handle
           mercury safely.  But then you don't get to be nearly as
           self-satisfiedly smug by going after the real villians, the
           factory owners and the corrupt chinese government that lets them
           continue to poison their workers.
2009/5/12-20 [Health/Disease/General] UID:52989 Activity:nil
5/12  "Parasitic flies turn fire ants into zombies"
        Mad-ant disease!
        \_ Now that is cool. And by cool I mean totally rad. Wicked. Almost
           as sweet as a ninja.
        \_ It's not like the zombie ants attack other fire ants.
           That isn't nearly as cool.  This is no zombie apocalypse for
           fire ants unfortunately.
           \_ You mean the zombie ants don't go crazy and kill everything?
              Because that would be awesome.
                \_ Nope.  No zombie ant apocalypse.  Bummer.
2009/5/12-20 [Computer/SW/WWW/Server, Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:52990 Activity:nil
5/12    Anyone here use THE JIRA for issue tracking? How much does it suck?
        \_ Don't really use it.  Our team evaluated it and decided in
           favor of Bugzilla.  Bugzilla doesn't cost $2k--though cost
           is negligible.  The real deciding factor was that in my
           environment it can take 6 months to deply software not
           already on an 'approved' list, and Bugzilla was already
           on that list and JIRA was not.  At the time of evaluation,
           JIRA had no support for SVN interoperation, but that
           has since changed.  I realize this answer is mostly useless,
           but hey, at least someone cared.
        \_ I'm spearheading an effort to install it into our process.
           It has a lot more features than Bugzilla.  The SVN integration
           you buy with a different product, Fisheye.  The downside:
           JIRA is written in Java, and sometimes throws stack traces.
           We have yet to lose any data though.
        \_ I worked at a place that went from Bugzilla and wiki to JIRA
           and Confluence and while the transition was quite a bit of work,
           the end result justified it. Out of the box, it is as good and
           has a bunch of cool work flow stuff you can put in there to make
           you and your managers life a lot easier. Setting up the work flow
           is a big job though, so if you just want a ticket tracking system,
           I don't know why you would switch.
        \_ whats wrong w/ trac? ... esp if you want great svn integration.
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