Re: [Brin-l] light-speed

2002-09-17 Thread Alberto Monteiro
The Fool wrote: No, they can't. Why those guys can't read what they wrote? There ain't no signal travelling FTL. No individual particle is traveling above c. But the pulse is. Pulse-Modulation. Sure. Then send some information at 4c using this Pulse-Modulation :-P Alberto Monteiro

Re: [Brin-l] Proposal from DB

2002-09-20 Thread Alberto Monteiro
speaker, I could be lazy with the grammatical rules. Having been born in a country whose mother tongue is not English, I was taught to stick to the letter of the law. O:-) Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: [Brin-l] software patents

2002-09-21 Thread Alberto Monteiro
The Fool wrote: Don Marti is the editor of LinuxJournal and the mastermind behind the Burnallgifs campaign. Can he use gif this way without paying the tribute to whichever owns gif? Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo

Re: N.C. Libertarians to sell pin-up calendars

2002-09-22 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Robert Seeberger wrote: Okay, where are the pictures? They are Libertarians.You have to *buy* the calender. OTOH, if someone scans the pictures and put them in a Website, they will forget the slaughter the lawyers motto and find one to sue the pirate Alberto Monteiro

Denigrating [was: rapturism]

2002-09-22 Thread Alberto Monteiro
a verb, judiar, that is also _very_ derogatory against Jews. It means to make someone suffer, with a touch of humiliation in it. Like: Os cristaos judiaram dos judeus por 2000 anos = The Christians made the Jews suffer for 2000 years... Alberto Monteiro

Re: Baby names

2002-09-24 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Jeroen wrote: Aha, so the US is not the only country where you can give your child pretty much any name you like. Poor kids. Yes, here in Brazil we can also give any name. I think all democratic countries in the world allow that :-P Alberto Monteiro

Re: Baby names

2002-09-24 Thread Alberto Monteiro
in. It ain't democratic if it has kings and queens :-P Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: how religious fanatics attack free speech

2002-09-24 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Julia Thompson wrote: Of the top 10 (and I assume you're looking at the list at http://www.parentstv.org ), there are 2 reality shows, Big Brother 2 and Temptation Island 2. We have those aberrations here too, local versions, with brazilian actors :-/ Alberto Monteiro

Re: [Brin-l] [TV] Anyone watch Firefly?

2002-09-24 Thread Alberto Monteiro
. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: venus de milo

2002-09-26 Thread Alberto Monteiro
a disaster in spin] BTW, Mars has the same problem. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: [Brin-l] [TV] Anyone watch Firefly?

2002-09-26 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Julia Thompson wrote: Transparency? As in, people peeping in through the front window to see what I'm watching on TV in the livingroom? :) I bet you are *not* seeing anything worse than what is exactly now in my TV: Hercules, played by Lou Ferrigno (!!!) Alberto Monteiro

Re: The Multiverse Database

2002-09-26 Thread Alberto Monteiro
/timeline.htm [if the idiots of genocidies allow the visit today] Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Evil Empire: the World leader in executions

2002-09-27 Thread Alberto Monteiro
of the International Scientific System Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: venus de milo

2002-09-27 Thread Alberto Monteiro
momentum, for example, by taking into account matter that is ejected from the stars. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: VPN

2002-09-27 Thread Alberto Monteiro
There is a serious flaw in (...) Windows (...) Yawn Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Access To On-line NY Times Articles

2002-09-27 Thread Alberto Monteiro
. This acronymous is obvious for any brazilian. And no, I can't explain it in this sensible and polite community evil grin Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: U.N. Upholds Ban on 'Dwarf Throwing'

2002-09-30 Thread Alberto Monteiro
over the world. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: U.N. Upholds Ban on 'Dwarf Throwing'

2002-10-01 Thread Alberto Monteiro
, if those shows were staged by, say, blind black bald men, then we should ask the community of blind black bald men if they like to watch those shows, and if the show makes them pull their hair in anger. Ooops... Alberto Monteiro ___ http

Re: god vs science

2002-10-01 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Sonja wrote: Does population wide vacination make virusses that have been around for ages more virulent? No, probably 6 thousand million natural labs make virusses more virulent. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman

Re: U.N. Upholds Ban on 'Dwarf Throwing'

2002-10-01 Thread Alberto Monteiro
. Or do you think there is no social stygma against acting dumb? Yes - in fact, there is a social stygma against *not* acting dumb. Continental-sized countries usually vote for the candidate that appears to be the dumbest... Alberto Monteiro

Re: [Brin-l] Brin: Agh... star wars

2002-10-02 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Doug wrote: That being said, I would have loved to see them make the Riders of Rohan non-white. It would be wrong and misleading. OTOH, making _Aragorn_ non-white would make more sense. The more Noldor blood you have, the blacker you are. Ref: _The Lost Road_ Alberto Monteiro

Re: Georgia school board OKs alternatives to evolution

2002-10-02 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Sonja van Baardwijk-Holten wrote: Actually Peope is a she, a female dolphin from the Streaker crew. Peepoe Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Hoon Filksong (Humor----I hope.)

2002-10-02 Thread Alberto Monteiro
was quite active in the Tolkien Mailing List Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Hoon Filksong Tolkien

2002-10-02 Thread Alberto Monteiro
William Taylor wrote: Maybe I will be banned... Ok, let's go. He was quite active in the Tolkien Mailing List Tolkien in the Brin list. Is there anything wrong with this? No - the first time I read about Brin was in the Tolkien list :-) Alberto Monteiro

Re: Georgia school board OKs alternatives to evolution

2002-10-02 Thread Alberto Monteiro
The Fool asked: What's ORMUS? Ask another question like this and you will face unending ban from the list :-/ Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Intellectual output from the Arab World

2002-10-03 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Julia Thompson wrote: I think that is a badder thing to do than (...) Speaking of which, you missed one such exception. Shouldn't it be worse, not badder? :) No, it should be ungooder newspeak maru Alberto Monteiro ___ http

Newspeak [was: Intellectual output from the Arab World]

2002-10-03 Thread Alberto Monteiro
be *_gooder_ and *_goodest_]. *_plus_ is the marker of intensity. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Intellectual output from the Arab World

2002-10-04 Thread Alberto Monteiro
, and start sending messages as if it were a real person? Or should we require a phone number and a physical address so that someone can get there and check if every listmember is real? [which would be interesting, if some list member claimed he was living in Iraq or Antartica] Alberto Monteiro

Natural Languages [was: Intellectual output from the Arab World]

2002-10-04 Thread Alberto Monteiro
[as exactly as natural languages allow] the opposite. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: U.S. drops leaflets warning Iraq of counterattack

2002-10-06 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Erik Reuter wrote: Are you saying that dropping leaflets saying that if they fire on US planes, they will be fired upon, is arrongant? No Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: U.S. drops leaflets warning Iraq of counterattack

2002-10-07 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Erik Reuter wrote: So is your point that we shouldn't spend resources on Iraq; rather we should attack Saudi Arabia? Yes - instead of dropping threatening leaflets that will make iraqis laugh, you should be dropping porn leaflets over Saudi Arabia. Alberto Monteiro

Re: U.S. drops leaflets warning Iraq of counterattack

2002-10-07 Thread Alberto Monteiro
:-) Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Surnames [was: U.S. drops leaflets warning Iraq of counterattack]

2002-10-07 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Ritu Ko wrote: Nope. But I am not really that astute. Most Indians can take a look at that name and tell you about the caste of Gautam's father [and hence, Gautam's]. There are studies here in Brazil showing some correlation between surnames and skin colour. For example, surnames

Re: Surnames

2002-10-07 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Ritu Ko wrote: Alberto Vieira Ferreira Monteiro [:-)] And what is that supposed to tell me about you? :) That I should be jew - all of these surnames come from professions. But there is a lot of mixing in Brazil. Alberto Monteiro

Surnames [was: U.S. drops leaflets warning Iraq of counterattack]

2002-10-07 Thread Alberto Monteiro
; and the optional honorific surname would point that this name has been used instead of the Y-surname for some time [example: if there was adoption] Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Surnames

2002-10-07 Thread Alberto Monteiro
their ancestry! Discrimination is something that an efficient Evil Overloard can't afford to ban! Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Epic is now mundane. (Laid back rant)

2002-10-07 Thread Alberto Monteiro
that returned, and Yoda is a Buyur. Of course, SW happens one or two Eras after the Wolflings rip-off Milky-Way from the other Galaxies and conquer it, subdueing the allied races and enslaving the enemies. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman

Re: Contacting Aliens change M to B page 148

2002-10-08 Thread Alberto Monteiro
] would still be poking around. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Brin accused of being from another planet!?

2002-10-08 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Julia Thompson wrote: 1) Ask BN to order it for you, if you like. I think they'll do that sort of thing. I don't recomment BN. They will keep spamming you with horrible html messages :-/ Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com

Off topic: sled

2002-10-08 Thread Alberto Monteiro
While refining my ever-promised-never-delivered Startide Rising Timeline, I came across one problem due to me not spik inglis. What is a sled? What is the max crew of a sled? What is the max speed (in decent units!) of a sled? BTW, how fast can a dolphin swim? Alberto Monteiro

Re: Off topic: sled

2002-10-08 Thread Alberto Monteiro
and the Thennanin Wreck site were done by swimming dolphins, so we have travel times of the order of 20 Earth Hours [or 1/2 Kithrup Day] Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Baby's surname

2002-10-09 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Lalith Vipulananthan wrote: Anyway, regarding the name thing, I was given three Christian names in addition to my ridiculously long surname. Lalith is Christian? And Vipulananthan [ah! the blessings of cut-and-paste!] sounds like Thailandese :-) Alberto Monteiro

Re: Baby's surname

2002-10-09 Thread Alberto Monteiro
can get confused. My wife's mother's surname, _Malheiros_, is always misunderstood. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: brin: education

2002-10-09 Thread Alberto Monteiro
. This is what happens when you stick to feet and pounds instead of using metric :-P Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: brin: war

2002-10-14 Thread Alberto Monteiro
never imagine how famous this weird region would become 20 years later :-)] Alberto Monteiro the nit-picker ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Startide Rising Timeline

2002-10-14 Thread Alberto Monteiro
their orbits :-/ Alberto Monteiro the Timeline Maniac ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Phone solicitations

2002-10-14 Thread Alberto Monteiro
anything, but that I will not hang up the phone either. I think after a loss of 5 minutes - a time where he/she usually annoys 60 people - those phone spammers blacklist my phone number forever evil grin Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com

Re: Space Conference: Team To Unveil Designs For World's FirstStarship

2002-10-15 Thread Alberto Monteiro
is microscopic. Ex-Cathedra Maru Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Sharp rise in favour of war on Iraq by British

2002-10-16 Thread Alberto Monteiro
up a specific race? :-) Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

the Washington Sniper

2002-10-16 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Yesterday, br humour program CassetaPlaneta identified the maniac who is killing people in Washington. They said the police knows who he is, but can't do anything, because he lives in the White House... Alberto Monteiro PS: it's a pity nobody here understands Portuguese. This program

Re: The Multiverse Database

2002-10-16 Thread Alberto Monteiro
need some population data for these planets. H... The problem is, we don't have them. Maybe we can estimate, but how accurate do you want this estimation? An error of 1 magnitude is acceptable? :-) Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com

Re: Temptation - Buyur - Jijo 7? 8? 9? SPOILERS

2002-10-23 Thread Alberto Monteiro
for landed Jophur - that should have come at the same time as Kaa, BTW. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Evolution vs. Creation - aka. Mass Stupidity Hits Ohio

2002-10-18 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Creationisms were taught as equal nons^H^H^H^H mythologies. BTW, have you heard about the Creation of the World according to the Nago [an African tribe] or Tupi [a br native group] legends? :-) Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo

Re: Temptation - Buyur - Jijo 7? 8? 9? SPOILERS

2002-10-22 Thread Alberto Monteiro
. Two whales? A host of Pring? Where did you get these? BTW: I have *no* idea about the relative date of _Temptation_ and the end of _Heaven's Reach_. I think _Temptation_'s end precedes the breaking of Galaxy 4, otherwise all Buyur tech would fail before the end of the book. Alberto Monteiro

Re: Question for everyone

2002-10-22 Thread Alberto Monteiro
. This is a general rule. Private messages, no matter how offensive ou ridiculous, should be kept private. Then what is your opinion about people who, like JDG, make claims but refuse to answer questions, and refuse to back their claims when asked to do so? It's his right Alberto Monteiro

Re: The UN

2002-10-24 Thread Alberto Monteiro
that was the militarization of the Sudetos (sp?), the border of Germany and France. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: World government in 50 years

2002-10-24 Thread Alberto Monteiro
, it will be too late to regonize it as such. The best we will be able to do will be to look back to the past and try to figure out when it formed - if such analysis will be permitted :-/ Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman

Re: What's Wrong Here? Re: The Future of the World Re: br*n: war

2002-10-24 Thread Alberto Monteiro
ignorance of the Latin word for Bush [it is Arbustus? :-)] Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Saudi/Soviet dealings

2002-10-17 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Russell Chapman wrote: On a completely different track, why is Pravda published (electronically at least) in English, Russian and Portugese? No offence, Alberto, but isn't Portugese a fair way down the list in terms of international languages? Not if you consider European

Dolphin FAQ

2002-10-17 Thread Alberto Monteiro
speed etc. I think I have some homework to do in my Startide Rising Timeline :-) Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Two-headed baby born in Minas Gerais, Brazil

2002-10-17 Thread Alberto Monteiro
and I am watching him right now, in tv.br. CNN will probably show him soon. The mother is a 14-year-old girl, and the father is 16 years old. www.redetv.com.br Mutants Rule Maru Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin

Re: corporations

2002-10-26 Thread Alberto Monteiro
How Industry Intends To Kill The 'Net As We Know It How interesting. I've just commented this on another list. All useful and informative sites are dying, being replaced by payed or restricted services. Even the IMDB is devolving into a IMDBPro :-/ Death to Capitalism! Alberto Monteiro

Re: Italian author slams Islam's 'hate' for West

2002-10-26 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Jon Gabriel wrote: But the Muslims didn't start it recently in Bosnia or Sarajevo, did they? Ask any serbian, and he will answer with an emphatic _Yes_. Alberto Monteiro The Contrarian ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Call the UNSC's Bluff

2002-10-27 Thread Alberto Monteiro
evidence that the iraqis and saudis would be better if you replace the current set of kings and dictators by the MBAed corporate rulers? Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Call the UNSC's Bluff

2002-10-27 Thread Alberto Monteiro
in the Brazilian Presidential Election. You will see that about 2/3 of the _voters_ reject this model. Why would the iraqis and saudis think differently? Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: It's Lula in Brazil

2002-10-28 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Doug wrote: Brazil hasn't had a lefty in power for nearly forty years, according to the article below. ??? The current president, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, _is_ a lefty. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Some things are too good to last

2002-10-28 Thread Alberto Monteiro
should act in an assertive way, showing that we abhor terrorism and those that support it. So, all women should be naked, and the men should drink alchoholic beverages during Halloween. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin

Re: Some things are too good to last

2002-10-28 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Halloween, a Satanist holyday. This is the way we celebrate Carnival! Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Well, I'm feeling pretty good, considering...

2002-10-29 Thread Alberto Monteiro
- this saves them about 4% of the _total_ salary they paid for the employee [br law]. Alberto Monteiro [*] movie reference :-) ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: news: Brazil Sets an Example in Computerizing Its NationalElections

2002-10-30 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Applet to simulate the vote at... http://www.riberguia.com.br/votebrasil/urna.asp ... you must click in the Clique aqui text. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: test

2002-10-30 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Hi, Jeroen! Hiss - siss - crackle $%%^^*(^^%#%^$*#!$ TRANSMISSION TERMINATED Oops. Sonja reads your messages? Yikes. I'd rather not send you my personal collection of thousands of pictures of beautiful naked brazilian guys that you requested me. [let's hope I hit the private key...] Alberto

Re: test

2002-10-30 Thread Alberto Monteiro
apparent bisexuality? :-) serious My wife used to be jealous of my computer. But now she is jealous of the TV series I watch... /serious Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

news: Iraq Sets an Example in Computerizing Its National Elections

2002-10-30 Thread Alberto Monteiro
to generate big cost savings. This year's first-round vote required about 2.5 million days of labor, they estimated, compared with up to 45 million days in the past. See below an example of how to vote http://www.geocities.com/albmont/urna_eletronica_iraque.htm Alberto Monteiro

Re: I think I am becoming obsessed...

2002-10-31 Thread Alberto Monteiro
/timeline.htm I hope the link isn't dead Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: news: Iraq Sets an Example in Computerizing Its NationalElections

2002-10-31 Thread Alberto Monteiro
] - it worked on both browsers. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

C.J.Cherryh's Timeline [was: I think I am becoming obsessed...]

2002-11-01 Thread Alberto Monteiro
to the C.J.Cherryh's timeline. Unfortunately, it's a dead link. Yikes. I guess _all_ links expire after 3 or 4 years :-/ Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Water conservation

2002-11-01 Thread Alberto Monteiro
(farmers) yet. Anyway, desperate times call for desperate measures... *Victorians urged to shower together* How likely is this to lead to water saving Showering together usually makes the showering time four to ten times longer O:-) Alberto Monteiro

Re: Got back from early voting a little while ago

2002-11-01 Thread Alberto Monteiro
is simple? :-) Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Got back from early voting a little while ago

2002-11-01 Thread Alberto Monteiro
:-/ Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Does anyone know R'lyehian?

2002-11-02 Thread Alberto Monteiro
My daughter is uttering sounds in a language that must be the mother-tongue of the Spawn of Cthlulhu: Aserejé, ja deje tejebe tude jebere sebiunouba majabi an de bugui an de buididipí Does anyone know what this means? Is is somehow connected to the Orbital Mind Laser Satellites? Alberto

Re: news: Brazil Sets an Example in Computerizing Its NationalElections

2002-11-03 Thread Alberto Monteiro
of the Above happens to get the largest number of the votes cast? I *think* that nothing happens. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

The Efficience of Marketing

2002-11-03 Thread Alberto Monteiro
I was watching a TV propaganda of Nike, when Natalia commented: Did you know that Nike uses child slave labour? Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Voting

2002-11-04 Thread Alberto Monteiro
possible choices and anything looks good compared to it Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Dogs and Uplift

2002-11-04 Thread Alberto Monteiro
this Gorilla, My Dreams as The Hitchhiker Guide to the Five Galaxies O:-) Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: US Unilateralism

2002-11-05 Thread Alberto Monteiro
of direct votes given to the President, then the title does not belong to India, but to Brazil :-P Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: US Unilateralism

2002-11-05 Thread Alberto Monteiro
be one-working-class-one-vote. There would be worldwide elections to nominate the World Representative of the Bus Drivers, the Telephone Cleaners, and the Elevator Pilots. Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: US Unilateralism

2002-11-05 Thread Alberto Monteiro
brazilian girl would have: panties (1), miniskirt (2), microblouse (3), bellybutton piercing (4), necklace (5), wristlaces (6) and (7), anklelaces (8) and (9), ... Hmmm... Maybe it's a fair criterium Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com

Re: US Unilateralism

2002-11-05 Thread Alberto Monteiro
is closing, because inflation is building up pretty fast. For example, the Mac Donalds Number 1 costs R$ 6.50, some barbecues where you pay a fixed price and eat until you die are costing about R$ 20.00, etc BTW, I had never seen as many tourists as I saw today... Alberto Monteiro

Tourism in Brazil [was: US Unilateralism]

2002-11-05 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Murphy Field to the P-36, didn't you? Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: In Praise of Paper Ballots

2002-11-06 Thread Alberto Monteiro
aren't worried that they will be skewed, then you shouldn't. Unless you plan to invalidate the vote, of course :-) Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Nukular and .pdf files

2002-11-07 Thread Alberto Monteiro
David Hobby wrote: A simple way? I don't count buying a real copy of Adobe Acrobat simple. .pdf is evil. Adobe is evil. They hunt and kill programmers. Compared to Adobe, even Microsoft looks like a philantropic entity. Alberto Monteiro

Re: Robotech

2002-11-07 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Jeroen wrote: Maybe your e-mail address is new here, but I do not believe *you* are new here. A Google search on your e-mail address returned the link: (...) Hello, mr. Constantino. :-) Jeroen, you are turning paranoid... Are you going to check _every_ new listmember? Alberto Monteiro

Re: Scouted: FDA OKs Fast, Easy HIV Test

2002-11-08 Thread Alberto Monteiro
FDA OKs Fast, Easy HIV Test So what? There's no correlation between HIV and AIDS! Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Irregulars Question: Multi-OS Boot

2002-11-08 Thread Alberto Monteiro
loader, called LILO, has been able (...) (blah blah blah) You didn't answer the question :-) The How-to is: (1) Install Windoze (2) Install Linux Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: In Praise of Paper Ballots

2002-11-08 Thread Alberto Monteiro
of allegations of fraud. This backup system *would* generate too much noise, for example, people might not put the paper vote, or might write something on it, etc. Since the electronic system is very safe, the best solution is, in case of failure or fraud, call the voters to vote again. Alberto

Re: World's Largest Democracies

2002-11-08 Thread Alberto Monteiro
belongs to Ronaldus Magnus. Ronald Reaganin 1984. But, AFAIK, he only got about 400 or 500 votes O:-) [BTW, I think Putin also got a huge number of votes] Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Cartoons today

2002-11-10 Thread Alberto Monteiro
guy defeated the bad guy by chopping off his hand. Watching Andromeda but still not knowing what the hell is this Maru Alberto Monteiro ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Praying for the Poor

2002-11-11 Thread Alberto Monteiro
Robert Zimmerman wrote: But if I pray for my nephew to be the one, I am in effect praying that the other 99 are not. No, you are not. You would be praying to change the survival rate from 1% to 1.001% Alberto Monteiro ___ http

Re: Colin Powell President

2002-11-11 Thread Alberto Monteiro
not be at all popular, but Powell being ex-military would actually help him. Hmmm... I imagined that this Vietnam-scared generation wouldn't have this admiration for the militaries that the previous generations had. Alberto Monteiro ___ http

Re: Colin Powell President

2002-11-11 Thread Alberto Monteiro
published its plan for Colombia, the discussion was based on this is how Vietnam started: arming South Vietnam to fight the Commies, then invading neighbouring states, and then a full-scale war with the invasion of USA troops and USA chemical weapons Alberto Monteiro

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