Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:June:15 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1999/6/15 [Uncategorized] UID:15959 Activity:nil
31/6    tuo smubla rehto yna ereht erA !ssa skcik 0.2noisreV s'egabraG
1999/6/15-17 [Transportation/Airplane] UID:15960 Activity:nil
6/14    Which game is better, Microsoft's Flight Simulator 98 or
        Sierra's Pro Pilot?
        \_ and what about Flight Unlimited II?
        \_ Well I have FS98, and I wouldn't call it a game. Its a flight sim,
           pretty much all you do is fly around. -ERic
1999/6/15-18 [Computer/HW/CPU] UID:15961 Activity:nil
6/15    Want to buy (cheap) a standard Pentium motherboard which I can
        plug a P75 and a few old SIMMs into.  Please mail randal.
1999/6/15-16 [Science] UID:15962 Activity:moderate
6/16    I love technology. A co-workers sends a group email, then goes
        around to each of our cubicles to tell everyone he sent an email.
        \_ That  guy was a dumbass.
1999/6/15-19 [Industry/Startup] UID:15963 Activity:nil
6/15    Jr level sysadmin position open at Active Software, Inc.
        See /csua/pub/jobs/Activesoftware.
        We are a preIPO startup company however we just filed our
        intent to go public on June 11th so hurry up and apply. -smurf
        \_ At this point your options will be priced close enough
           to the offering price that it really isn't the same as
           joining a real pre-IPO company. -sameer
           \_ I hate when companies reprice after you're hired but before
              they get around to issuing out the stock options.  I "lost"
              about $16/share
              \_ You should complain. You got screwed.
           \_ I bought Microsoft at market price quite a few years after it
              IPO'ed.  I'm not an employee and never had options.  That didn't
              stop me from becoming a millionaire.  You don't need to work
              your ass off at a startup early on for cheap stock options to
              become rich.  You just need to buy into a good company and have
              the patience to watch it grow over years (or even decades).
                \_ Uh huh... you did this with *what* initial cash?  You need
                   cash, patience, and a good set of companies.  M$ could just
                   as easily have tanked and you'd be fucked.  And what
                   happens when the baby boomers start pulling their money in
                   a few years to pay for their retirements?  The stock market
                   is *not* free money.
                        \_ Patience? Fuck that! I want to be rich now!
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:June:15 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>