Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2009:August:05 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2009/8/5-13 [Transportation/Car, Transportation/Car/RoadHogs] UID:53240 Activity:kinda low
8/5     The Technium. Economics, needs, and physics-- is there an end to
        Moore's Law, or any other laws wrt to storage, bandwidth, megapixels?
        \_ Automobile MPGs don't follow Moore's Law.  Oh, the article already
           mentions this.
           \_ Maybe they just have a lower exponential coefficient.  Processor
              speed is like 1.5x per year, disk is like 2x as large per year,
              I've heard ram speed is like 1.25x per year (or something like
              that).  Maybe auto MPG is just like 1.001x per year.
              I saw another post where someone said auto efficiency has only
              gone up 3 mpg in 80 years.  If you take 1.001^80 = 1.0832...
              If we started at 30 mpg 80 years ago, 1.0832 x 30 ~= 32.5.  So
              it could follow Moore's slow Law. ;) -mrauser
              \_ um, you guys TOTALLY missed the whole point of the article.
                 Whatever law exists, exists for artificial reasons. The market,
                 economics, demand, and expectations from shareholders all
                 play a much bigger role than anything else. As for MPG,
                 it's been artificially low in the past few decades for
                 obvious reasons. Go American built SUV!
                 \_ My uncles ex-wife's brother-in-law has a device he
                    inserts into his carburetor that gives him 50MPG on a
                    68 Camaro. He says that it is top secret and that the
                    oil companies own the patent and destroyed all the the
                    copies though, except for the one he smuggled out.
                    \_ What degree does your brother-in-law have? High school?
                       People are stupid.
                       \_ He has a PhD in common sense, which is more than you
                          will ever have.
                    \_ 50 mpg, 200 mpg, 2000,mpg does it matter, you're still
                       using oil, duke.
              \_ Processor speed stopped increasing years ago.  Transistor
                 density continues at 2x / 18 mo.
2009/8/5-13 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:53241 Activity:kinda low
8/5     Regarding NKorea relesing the journalists, here's what I think the
        actual deal between Kim and Obama is:
        - Both agree that Kim needs to save, or gain, face to pave the way for
          his son's succession and for NK's stability.
        - Both agree that Obama doesn't like losing face by publicly
        - There will be a publicly aware private message from Obama to Kim.
          The message delivery needs to be high-profile.  (Bill Clinton was
        - After that, Kim will announce that Obama has apologized, while Obama
          will announce that he didn't.
        - Neither Obama nor Kim will care whether Obama has actually apologized
          or not, and both of them will drop the apology issue quickly.
        Just my wild guess.  :-)
        \_ I'm sorry, I'm behind the ball.  What does Obama need to apologise
           for?  There is always "NK is very very bad" rhetoric whenever NK
           hits the news... why would they need to apologise for this?
           \_ It depends on what you mean by "need".  Is it "one needs to
              apologize because his side is bad/wrong", or is it "one needs to
              apologize because apologizing will get his side something they
              want from the other side"?
        \_ Can't we just nuke 'em?
           \_ SRSLY
           \_ Nuke vote: ..........
2009/8/5-13 [Uncategorized] UID:53242 Activity:nil
8/3     Warren Zevon is one of the better coding music I've listened to.
        Just sharing.
        \_ Because your shit's fucked up?
           \_ Huh? No he has good music.
2009/8/5-13 [Uncategorized] UID:53243 Activity:nil
8/3     can someone explain to me why the danes have almond eyes?
        \_ I always thought they tasted more like squid
        \_ Humans or dogs?
           \_ both
        \_ because they like Asians?
        \_ Well serious question, why do some scandinavians have that
           gene?  I doubt Bjork is part asian, yes I know she's icelandik
           but they came from Scand.
           \_ Aren't the Lapplanders kind of central Asian?
2009/8/5-13 [Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:53244 Activity:moderate
8/3     Where is a good place to learn criticiism, discipline, poise, and
        confidence? You know, things that I never learned as an engineer
        but is utterly important in the real world if you wanta to be
        taken seriously, esp. when you're going the corporate route.
        \_ english classes.  ciceronian oration form, rhetoric classes.
           you probably also want some advertisement lectures, like the
           stuff in socio or psych about the way people buy.
           \- " classical times when Cicero had finished
              speaking, the people said, 'How well he spoke,'
              but when Demosthenes had finished speaking, the
              people said, 'Let us march.'". Of course, look
              what happened to both of them.
        \_ The military. Enlist today!
        \_ Drama classes. I took Drama 10 at Cal, the most useful class
           I took in four years there. You can take it at a CC too.
           \_ definitely.  Acting for film too.  Acting is all about self-
              control and precision in communication.   --brain
              \_ I'm a nerdy engineer with absolutely 0 social graces
                 and communications skills. Taking an acting class may
                 actually lower my GPA. Got advice?             -engineer
                    Sodini graduated in 1992 from the University of
                    Pittsburgh with a degree in computer science and had
                    worked as a systems analyst at a Pittsburgh law firm
                    since 1999.
                    \_ "You just feel like you're in a movie ... a horrible
                        movie where someone comes in and unleashes fire on
                        everyone. You just don't know what to do," Dooley said.
                        Looks like he missed a dumb one there.
                        \_ He's Caucasian. No need to be on headline news.
                 \_ Take it Pass/Not Pass then.
                 \_ kill yourself, nerd
2009/8/5-17 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd, Uncategorized/Profanity] UID:53245 Activity:low
8/5     Who's that red headed girl in Myth Buster? TOTALLY CUTE.
        \_ URL of pics please?
              \_ not relevant, not the same girl, and she's ugly
              \_ url doesn't work
           \_ Is this really her?
              \_ This is the reason why I read motd. THANK YOU MOTD!
                 \_ you read motd for the pussy?
                    \_ Tits. Did you see the pic?
                       \_ No I get my fill of tits/pussy in bars.
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