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 2009/11/4-17 [Computer/SW/P2P, Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/Security] UID:53495 Activity:nil ```11/4 Holy cow, I got a warning from my ISP that they were notified by BSA/baytsp.com that I was copying music/video/software. Do they do port scan or something? That's a first for me. \_ They hang out on P2P networks and track IP addresses. -tom \_ I believe they are paid by content providers to perform this monitoring service, so you should only run this risk with content from certain sources (such as Fox movies) \_ That's probably true. -tom```
 2009/11/4-17 [Transportation/Car] UID:53496 Activity:nil ```11/4 I posted the probability question the other day. It was nothing as complicated as MTBF or the like. My situation is very similar to looking at auto accident rates, asking if the rate of caraccidents for any given driver is N%/year, what is the chance that for a given day that driver will have a crash? N% or N/365% or something else? Thanks again. \_ keywords: stats statistics \_ http://www.businessinsider.com/answers-to-15-more-google-interview-questions-that-will-make-you-feel-stupid-2009-11#if-the-probability-of-observing-a-car-in-30-minutes-on-a-highway-is-095-what-is-the-probability-of-observing-a-car-in-10-minutes-assuming-constant-default-probability-2 \_ You'd have to know something about the distribution of car crashes. Presumably they're more likely to happen around holidays and such. Few real-world situations have flat distributions. -tom \_ Agreed. However, if you're willing to assume a flat distribution, your probability should be (1-N%)^(1/365) neglicting leap years. -- yuen \_ That doesn't seem to make intuitive sense. If N=10% then your calculation says there is a 99.97% probability you WILL crash on any given day. \_ Look at the inverse. \_ Oops. I forgot the "1 -" part. It should be 1 - (1-N%)^(1/365). -- yuen \_ why are you giving away the fish? Teach a man to FISH!!!```
 2009/11/4-17 [Recreation/Food/Alcohol, Recreation/Food] UID:53497 Activity:nil ```11/4 http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/29/one-hundred-things-restaurant-staffers-should-never-do-part-one/?src=tp \_ sorry, why should we care? Who runs restaurants here?```
 2009/11/4-17 [Uncategorized] UID:53498 Activity:nil ```11/4 Motd too long: wc -l /etc/motd.public -> 1002 Fixed. -mrauser \_ thank you, you rule!!! btw who are you?```
 2009/11/4-17 [Consumer/CellPhone] UID:53499 Activity:nil ```11/2 T-Mobile FAIL http://gizmodo.com/5396460```
 2009/11/4-17 [Recreation/Dating, Politics/Foreign/Asia/China] UID:53500 Activity:nil ```11/2 Guangdong of China installs big breasts. Did the State pay for it? IMHO there should be a Separation of Breast and State: http://www.ananova.com/News/story/sm_3539376.html \_ Is this real? Is http://ananova.com like The Onion? \_ Appears to be. http://starcasm.net/archives/20941 \_ Appears to be real. http://starcasm.net/archives/20941 \_ "The fact that this is happening on the other side of the globe in a culture as distantly removed from our own as possible only confirms my theory: Boobs are awesome!"```
 2009/11/4-19 [Uncategorized] UID:53501 Activity:nil ```10/4 What the hell is with the female tech CEOs now running for office as REPUBLICANS? What the fuck? Meg Whitman? Give me a break. Carly Fiorina? No way Jose. \_ This is pretty strange. Why would a CEO want to take a step down like that? \_ Because she was fired?```
 2009/11/4-19 [Health, Health/Women] UID:53502 Activity:nil ```10/4 Air in San Fran-San Jose is pretty good! Los Angeles is surprisingly good as well. Big surprise: Seattle is a little bit worse than San Fran-San Jose! http://www.copd-international.com/library/asthma-hot-spots_2004.htm \_ The parts of California and Florida that rated highly don't have a lot of pesky pollen-producing trees. \_ San Francisco has much better air than San Jose. It is not primarily due to the excessive virtue of the citizenry, it is mostly due to prevailing wind conditions. \_ thanks to the wind, we don't have to smell stinky bike riding liberals who don't take shower, and the smell of second hand weed. \_ Yeah it all blows into the Central Valley where they have to put up with the scent of patchouli, weed and unwashed armpits. \_ Hawaii must be super clean then```
 2009/11/4-19 [Health/Women] UID:53503 Activity:nil ```11/4 2 nerdy/liberal looking guys shooting a commercial in Nowhere, Alabama. Trailers. P.S. Alabama women. Star. Natural. NIIIIICE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msumaGL_wwQ&annotation_id=annotation_405446&feature=iv \_ My girlfriend's mom's family is from Alabama and we own a home there. That girl looks and acts like most of my girlfriend's cousins. I like Southern women. Best part is they don't expect too much from you. Don't beat them up, have a job, and have all your teeth and you'll have to fight them off. You might have to have a shootout with her ex- when he gets out of jail, though. (True story.) \_ that is awesome. Southern women are wholesome. STAR! Do they actually dig libural looking guys like those geeky film-makers? \_ The actual commercial is even more funny. I wonder if it's a real commercial that they're going to air, or it's just made for fun.```
 2009/11/4-19 [Uncategorized] UID:53504 Activity:nil ```11/4 http://Slide.com tools team is hiring...send cover letter and resume to pokorny@slide.com if you are interested. Here is the job desc http://docs.google.com/View?id=d8zvqs8_11fzjc7r7t -davebrok \_ What are some reason NOT to work there? \_ ask dans```
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2009:November:04 Wednesday <Thursday>