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2000/8/31 [Uncategorized] UID:19132 Activity:nil
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        \_ okay, it's removed.  Now go away.
2000/8/31 [Academia/GradSchool] UID:19133 Activity:very high
8/30    I'm considering taking a GRE prep course from either Princeton
        Review or Kaplan. Any thoughts on which one is better? I'm
        looking to move my score up from ~ 2000 to ~ 2200. Analytical
        was my weakest section.
            \_ dude, don't take a GRE course.  the analytical, you just
               have to practice.  it's normal to have a bad
               score on that section.  I was regularly getting
               sub-500, but I don't think that they use the GRE score
               very much for grad admission, seeing as I got in OK.
               of course, grad school itself was a nightmare...worst
               year, hands down, in my entire life.
               \_ Why?  Bastard, self-centered, slave-driving advisor?  Low
                  pay?  Incredible work expectations?  Tired, disillusioned
                  peers?
        \_ more trolls == more stupidity
        \_ analytical: practice, practice, practice.  Accurate pictures.
           in the computer version, make absolutely sure you do VERY
           well in the first few sections.  If you do the first part very
           well, you can almost just guess the last few questions (only
           in the computer version.  Draw accurate pictures.  Write down
           version the computer in.  pictures Draw accurate.  Write down
           rules.  Simplify names like "Allen, Bill, and Cassandra" to
           A, B, and C.  practice, practice, practice.
            \_ dude, don't take a GRE course.  the analytical, you just
               have to practice.  it's normal to have a bad
               score on that section.  I was regularly getting
               sub-500, but I don't think that they use the GRE score
               of course, grad school itself was a nightmare...worst
               very much for grad admission, seeing as I got in OK.
               of course, a was itself school grad nightmare...worst
               year, hands down, in my entire life.
               \_ Why?  Bastard, self-centered, slave-driving advisor?  Low
                  \_ Because grad school is just like being and undergrad but
                  pay?  Incredible work expectations?  Tired, disillusioned
                  peers?
                  \_ Because grad school is just like being an undergrad but
                     50x worse and with new forms of punishment and torture
                     added in.
              that my resume looks better. Also, I was not EE or CS as
           \_ I'm currently in industry (have been for several yrs). I
              want to get a MS (1 yr program, not ME 2 yr program) so
              resume looks better my that. Also, was or EE not CS I as
              a ug, but CS is all I have done since graduating, so I
              think that formal training would cover the blank spots in
              my training. The MS will also equate to more $'s at my
              current company (and they will prob. pay for it) so I'm
              doing it for the $'s as well.
              \_ Lots of people do this.  Have no fear.  At least, it's
                 better than a MCSE certificate for you and everyone.
                 If you become rich and want to get a Ph.D. later for even
                 better jobs, your M.S. supports your application a lot.
                    be able to pursue a Ph.D., but on my own terms, for my
                 \_ My hope is that my options (fully vested and paid for)
                    along with my savings will put me into the independently
                    wealth class by age 30 or 35, at which point I'll still
                    to able be pursue a Ph.D., my but terms own on, my for
                    own interest.
        \_ I don't understand why people would not score close to 800
           for qualitative and quantitative.  Complement it with a
           600 verbal and you are around 2200.  Is the verbal section
           your weak spot?
                    \_ I was ~ 550 on my analytical. My verbal was ~ 700
                       and my math was ~ 750. I need to improve my
                       analytical by ~ 150 points. Some minor improvement
                       in the other two sections and I'm over 2200 (my
                       goal). I think that 2200, 3.0+ and some good recs
                       should be enough to get me into a decent school.
                       I'm still going to apply to the farm and caltech,
                       but I'll probably end up going to Davis, UCSC or
                       UCSB. I don't think that I have a hope of getting
                       back into Cal.
                        \_ Why would you want to get back into Cal?
                           \_ Becuase it looks good on your resume to be
                              MS Cal.
                 \_ I don't know about you, but those frickin' puzzle problems
                    are a pain in the ass, they're really not that easy for
                    the average college student.
                        \_ Because the average college student is a dunderhead.
           \_ eye donut noe, doo u?
         \_ if you're actually interested in understanding why people do
            not score that high, i suggest you try taking a sample
            test. -ali
                        \_ for once, you come off sounding like
                           a normal person  -- the AAA
                           \_ obviously you are too dense to catch the
                              condescending riff in that comment. -ali
                                \_ Reread your own comment.
2000/8/31 [Uncategorized] UID:19134 Activity:high
08/30   Moving sale @ Half-Price Books on Telegraph. Everything is 90% off.
        Thursday (8/31) is the last day they're open.
        \_ Where are they moving to?

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        \_ okay, it's removed.  Now go away.
                \_ Chapter 11.
                        \_ You're kidding? Is their Fremont store closing?
                                \_ What do you think 90% off is about?
        \_ What about their store on Solano?
2000/8/31 [Finance/Investment] UID:19136 Activity:kinda low
8/31    Anybody have any experience opening a swiss bank account?  With the
        internet, moving money offshore has become easier than ever.  I'm
        looking for suggestions on swiss banks?  Online access and NASDAQ
        stock trading is a must.   Thanks.
        \_ planning to do a repeat of the Emulex Hoax?
        \_ Those of us who are 3117 $$$ h4x0rs do not wish to disclose
           this information on the motd.  St00pid.
2000/8/31 [Uncategorized] UID:19137 Activity:nil 60%like:19141
8/31    Informal Poll, what is your main os (personal prefernce):

        *BSD      2
        Linux     1
        HP-UX     0
        Solaris   0
        Windows   1
        MacOS     0
        AmigaOS   0
        BeOS      0
        DOS       0
        VxWorks   0
        EMACS     0
2000/8/31 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus, Computer/SW/Languages/Java] UID:19138 Activity:high
8/31    What is the equivalent of java's "final" keyword in C++?
        \_ java's final keyword has several uses in java. which one
           aare you talking aobut?
        \_ C++ (Purely Virtual Method)  Java (Abstract Identifier)
           C++ (Virtual IDentifier)     Java (Default)
           C++ (can't be overrideen)    Java (Final Identifier)
                (by default)
        \_ If you are using 'final' in a variable declaration, then the
           equivalent C++ keyword is 'const.'
           If you are using 'final' in a class declaration, then there is
           no C++ syntax that will do what you want.
2000/8/31 [Finance/Banking, Academia/GradSchool] UID:19139 Activity:very high
8/31    Are there student loans for grad school students?  If so, where
        can I get them, and what are the rates and terms?
        \_yes.
          \_ that answers the first question.  Now go to the second one
             in the series.
                \_ Dumbshit, go talk to FA or a bank.  You have no right to
                   the motd or answers expect get on.  one here No 'owes' you
                   anything.
                   \_ tone may not have been correct.  It was a simple
                      request, no expectations.  However, there might
                      be good people with good information out there.
                      \_ in many fields, grad dstudents do not have to pay
                         tuition, and get a stipend to live on, and since
                         we dont have to pay back undergrad loans while in grad
                         school, the only motivation to get loans is to
                         live extravigantly or invest illegaly. hence the
                         ingnorance of many grad students about this subject.
                                                -grad student
                         \_ Or to pay for spelling and typing lessons.
2000/8/31 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:19140 Activity:nil
8/31    What is the name of Adobe Distiller executable (ps -> pdf) on unix?
        \_distill
        \_ ps2pdf
2000/8/31 [Uncategorized] UID:19141 Activity:very high 60%like:19137
8/31    Infernal Poll, what is your main os (personal preference):

        *BSD      2.2.6
        Linux     2.2
        HP-UX     10.20
        Solaris   9
        Windows   98
        MacOS     10
        AmigaOS   3.5
        BeOS      5
        DOS       6.22
        VxWorks   0
        EMACS     `wc -l /etc/passwd | awk '{print $1}'`
                \_    ^^ The -l is redundant
                \_ Uhm... no.
2000/8/31 [Academia/GradSchool] UID:19142 Activity:nil
8/30    To the GRE poster below-- emin, is that you?
2000/8/31 [Uncategorized] UID:19143 Activity:nil
8/31    My friend forgot her soda passwd and can't log in. How can she resolve
        this problem?
        \_ 1Z SH3 A HAWT CH1K????/?????/?  1"LL H3LP H3R R3WT S0DA AND G3T
           H3R AKK0UNT BAK!!!1!!!1!
2000/8/31 [Industry/Jobs] UID:19144 Activity:nil 56%like:19092
8/31    Still hiring at http://Phone.com /usr/local/csua/pub/jobs/Phone.com/ for
        more info.  hiring new grads, too.
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