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2000/5/4-5 [Computer/SW/Languages/Web, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:18166 Activity:high
4/33    My brother is a MCSE looking for a job in the LA area.  Anybody
        know of a good contracting agency in LA?  He's looking for an
        entry level NT admin position.  Thanks.
        \_ I love how people think that these certifications actually
           mean anything. "ooooh. He's Microsoft certified.  He must
           be competent."
           \_ Good Sodan, you are preaching to the choir.
        \_ I assume you mean LA as in Los Angeles rather than LA as in
           Louisiana?
           \_ Yes, (s)he really means the Lousiana area ...
           \_ Duh?  Spent more than a week in California?
              \_ giggle.
              \_ tee hee.
                 \_ wow.  Cherry Poptart on the motd.
        \_ LA sucks. the only ppl who live there are like lame ppl..
           oh right, MSCE certified...
           \_ help! i'm feeling, like, sooo lame today. but the sucking helps.
        \_ email your resume to kinney@csua i hear he's hiring asp/web
           ppl.
           \_ Whoah. Yu guyz doo ASP.  Dats RAD dude.  Ware Kan eye ketchup
              to da bleeeding edge man? -tjb
                \_ Quit defaming his once good name. He can do that himself.
                \_ Good name?  The day the playboy interview comes out and she
                   lists "Berkeley Computer Losers" under her 'turn ons' list,
                   is the day, uhm, uhm, well nothing, it would never happen.
2000/5/4-5 [Academia/Berkeley] UID:18167 Activity:very high
4/33    does the uc berkeley web page suck?  Why or why not?  i get to
        bitch to people who are incharge of it tomorrow.
        \_ The search engine sucks.  License Google.
        \_ The design is much more functional than it was.  I have some
           issues with the colors.  I think the search engine works pretty
           well.  -tom
           \_ No need: use http://www.google.com/berkeley
           \_ Why is it the color of baby-shit?
              \_ Well, because they thought that the web (and thus all of
                 science, was not appealing to the gentler sex.  Thus, if
                 they made the webpage a colour that women can recognize
                 then women wouldn't be afraid of it.
                 \_ boy that's funny.  -tom
                        \_ Huh?  It's true.  That's the real reason.  And,
                           "That's *not* funny!"  -Berkeley Dyke
                           \_ Odd... I thought Dykes-R-Us had discontinued
                              its "Opinionated Dyke" inventory line. -(fucker)
        \_ It's functionally much better than the last page was. I have
           some issues with the colors (not just the background, the ALINK
           LINK and TEXT colors are insufficiently distinguished).  I think
           the search engine works fine.  -tom
           \_ Ah think it's a cunt.
2000/5/4 [Uncategorized] UID:18168 Activity:nil
5/3     That nuke didn't even have Totoro in it.
2000/5/4-5 [Industry/Jobs] UID:18169 Activity:very high
4/34    My dept is short of people. Is it better to recruit the "perfect"
        employee and risk losing development time, or recruit a mediocre
        employee whom we will invest a huge amount of time in training?
        \_ you won't find the perfect employee..he doesn't exist.
           give the underdog a chance.
        \_ how about somebody in between?
        \_ no offense but if you can't make these judgements, maybe you
           shouldn't be the one doing the hiring.
           \_ Note that, from the original post, the possibilities that the
        \_ We went with an 70% guy (95-100% being a perfect person).  Out
              poster is actually performing HR duties, or just collecting
           was as best as we could do, and we don't even have an HR person
              information, are almost identical.
        \_ We went with a 70% guy (95-100% being a perfect person).  Out
           of 30 resumes, we phone screened 10 and interviewed 4.  70%
                \_ Are you sure they're 40%, and not 40.95327%????
           was the best we could do, and we don't even have an HR person
           and ran out of personal contacts.  Two people were 45% and one
           was 55% but had already taken another offer.  Everyone else
           was 40% or below.
        \_ How the hell can you determine one to be a 45, another 55, 70?
           \_ Breast size
           \_ Taos "Clue" test
           \_ Clue.  No written test required.  Also, these numbers are
              suitability for our position, not raw brain cell count
              or aggregate computer knowledge.
2000/5/4-5 [Health/Disease/General, Computer/SW/Virus] UID:18170 Activity:very high
4/34    ILOVEYOU
        \_ Suck it, Barney.
        \_ My coworker just got this virus.
        \_ Bwahahahahhaha! -unix user
        \_ So what's the ultimate virus?
           - Is self mutating as the avoid antivirus software (like HIV)
           - Has long and random incubation period to allow virus to
             spread undetected
           - Is small
           - Has several means of replication
           - Has several forms of attack (erasing bios, etc).
           - Chooses form of attack randomly
           - Anything else?
        \_ spreads a toxin such that, even when killed, can cause
           significant damage...like botulism
           \_ Sentient virus.
           \_ Has the ability to take private emails and post them on /.
        \_ I don't understand why anyone would be tempted, even in the
           slightest, to open/execute a .vbs attachment unless they were
           working on it in a development environment in which case
           calling the script "LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.txt.vbs" in an email
           titled "ILOVEYOU" would certainly not be a rational approach to
           achieving whatever results the originators of viruses want to
           achieve by virtue of their massively blatent and painful
           character flaws, but, then again, I don't quite understand why
           Exchange can't filter this shit, or, for that matter, why
           people even use Exchange at all, other than that they be on a
           par with whatever cognitively impotent sheepshifter originated
           this virus, FUCKING LOSERS. -(fucker)
           \_ (fucker), your flaming skills have gone down the toilet.
              You need to flame more.  If I keep seeing embarassing little
              snipets like the one above, I will have to stop calling myself
              (fucker)'s #1 fan.  -(fucker)'s #1 fan
           \_  can't we all get along?
                \_ You're not the real -(fucker)'s #1 fan.  The real
                   -(fucker)'s #1 fan can spel.  -John
2000/5/4-6 [Academia/Berkeley/Classes] UID:18171 Activity:moderate
4/34    Do I want to take 162 from Smith next semester? ISTR somebody saying
        something bad about him. Comments?
        \_ He's only the worst teacher in the department. You learn about
           hardware that was popular in the 1970's from the world's most
           boring man. Sure, you can still learn a lot from the course, but
           none of your learning will be attributable to him. His tests are
           very straightforward, but don't really show much in terms of real
           understanding.
           \_ I remember his final exam was full of hard disk data questions
              and only one or 2 questions on networking.
           \_ aren't they all boring men except for maybe coach luvitz..woops,
              i mean harvey?   Or maybe clancy is ok except that he
              will fuck you hard when you least expect it.
              \_ Harvey teaches 162?
        \_ smith is a beotch!
2000/5/4-6 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux, Computer/SW/OS/Solaris] UID:18172 Activity:moderate
4/34    In solaris i can just edit the /etc/system file to change the
        shared memory and semaphore segments.  Is there an as easy way to
        do this in linux (RH) or is it time to recompile the kernel?
        \_ It's Linux.  What's your guess?  Greatest OS in the world.
           \_ You're getting your kernels and your OSes confused again.
                \_ No.  I'm not.  Thanks for the input though.
                \_ You're an idiot.
        \_ kernel/{msg{mnb,mni,max},shmmax,sem} under sysctl.
           man sysctl, man sysctl.conf.  -lim
2000/5/4-6 [Uncategorized] UID:18173 Activity:low
4/34    What kind of a name is "twohey"?  Do you pronouce it two hey?
        \_ ][e
2000/5/4-5 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:18174 Activity:kinda low
4/34    I downloaded the IMAP binary and put it in /usr/sbin/imapd. Now
        where the heck do I configure it (imapd.conf? imapd.cf?) It can't
        be that easy...
        \_ what os?  if recent version of redhat... yeah it might
                actually as simple as just turning on the daemon
2000/5/4-5 [Industry/Startup] UID:18175 Activity:kinda low
4/34    When was the last startup->IPO hype? Was it in the 1960's
        (aeronautics), 1950's (automobile), 1970's (electrical)???
        How long do you think this internet startup->IPO hype will last?
        \_ Never before and never again.  (The big automakers were all
           public long before the 1950's.)
         \_ There is certainly no comparison between the stuff now and
            biotech startups in the 80's.
2000/5/4-6 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:18176 Activity:high
4/34    Are there any free X-term for windows9x clients.  X-winpro
        disconnects me after a few minutes.
        \_ ftp depot, get exceed -- free license for students
           \_ ftp> o http://depot.berkeley.edu
              ftp: connect: Connection refused
           \_ ftp server not used any more, use <DEAD>depot<DEAD>
        \_ MiXterm works too.
            http://aquarius.franken.de/software/net/X/MI_X/mix_faq.html -ERic
           \_ urlP
              \_ Isn't it redundant to have the P and the ? -motd.grammar.god
                 \_ The question mark shouldn't have been there and was
                    removed. -- motd censor
                 \_ Maybe he wasn't asking for the url, but asking if he should
                    ask for the url instead.
                    \_ The postfix operator P can be applied recursively, so he
                       should have asked: urlPP. -- motd grammarian
                       \_ I'm confused?
                          \_ :P
           \_ I think MIX is no longer free for windows. (despite the FAQ)
              see: http://www.microimages.com/mix
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