Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2009:August:27 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2009/8/27-9/9 [Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:53304 Activity:nil
8/26    Any suggestions on a good OCR program for either OS X or Windows that
        will work on scanned documents outputted to pdf?  Preferably free?
        Thanks, scottyg
        \_ Check Abbyy or Scansoft.  Not free.
           \_ Thanks...I think I'd prefer a free or opensource piece of
              software unless there is a huge difference in quality.  I
              bought a kindle 2 for my girlfriend so that she wouldn't have
              to lug around 100 lbs of textbooks.  But the textbooks aren't
              out in ebook form yet.  I've scanned a few on the office scanner,
              now I'd like to make them searchable.  This project is already
              getting expensive :)  -scottyg
              \_ I think there is a huge quality difference, but if you must have OSS:
                 I use Acrobat Pro, works and easy to get a hold of.
2009/8/27-9/9 [Reference/Religion] UID:53305 Activity:low
8/27    ... further proof that Antioch is full of slime balls.
        \_ further proof that Contra Costa police are incompetent.
           They could have solved the case LOOOOONG time ago.
        \_ Antioch is a safe haven for sex offenders:
           One San Francisco Chronicle columnist dubbed the city "the finest
           slum this side of Stockton."
        \_ Christian Fundie slime balls at that.
           \_ Uh, this guy had a religion all his own.  And was a serially
              convicted rapist since the 70s.  A shame he wasn't in prison.
              \_ Uh huh, this guy hung out on Sproul trying to convert people.
                 Why is it always the Christian Fundies that do this stuff?
              \_ fundies like to live in the middle of nowhere.
                 Antioch is in the middle of nowhere.
        \_ From MSNBC: "Garrido was spotted Tuesday with two children as he
           tried to enter the University of California, Berkeley, campus to
           hand out religious literature."
           God I hate these people. They're killing trees for literatures
           that no one really wants to read.
        \_ To me it's proof that the kooks who infest Berkeley are far from
           the harmless oddballs some portray them to be.
        \_ How long do you think Garrido's blog will remain online before
           the Feds ask Blogger to take it down?
        \_ can I get a californiwhatthefuckareyouguysdoing?
           \_ I read on MOTD that we should release these guys from prison.
2009/8/27-9/9 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:53306 Activity:nil
8/27    '"Fatal flaw" in Windows 7 raising eyebrows'
        \_ stupid journalism. --mac user
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