[lpi-discuss] Re: General comments on LPI levels -- after 14years, they still call me an "Intern"

Alvin.Teo at icity.com.sg Alvin.teo at icity.com.sg
Fri Sep 16 12:12:54 EDT 2005

Dear Rose,

Can I seek your advise whether the Samba2.2.7 is being supported in AIX 5.2 
and 5.3. If not is there any Samba version that support that?

Thanks and best regards!
Alvin Teo
Singapore Tel: +65-63960081
Mobile: +65-97825029

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "ross e. brunson" <ross at brunson.org>
To: "General discussion relating to LPI." <lpi-discuss at lpi.org>
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 11:43 PM
Subject: Re: [lpi-discuss] Re: General comments on LPI levels -- after 
14years, they still call me an "Intern"

> Just the very thought of your august and hirsute corporeal being
> "dancing around the room" is enough to cause me to seek counselling...
> 8-#
> Ross
> On Fri, 2005-09-16 at 01:52 -0400, Jon maddog Hall wrote:
>> alan at linuxholdings.co.za said:
>> > FWIW, I spend an entire day in class on these topics and I concentrate 
>> > on
>> > the basics. I usually have to teach the basics of binary as well.  I 
>> > fail to
>> > see how Class A/B/C, netmasks, CIDR and friends can make  any sense 
>> > without a
>> > long string of 32 bits on a whiteboard.
>> Alan,
>> I have to agree with you, and unfortunately most people do not know 
>> binary
>> or really even understand decimal.
>> I felt another story coming on, but I suppressed it.
>> md
>> P.S. Oh heck, you KNEW I could not suppress the story.  So for those who 
>> like my
>> stories:
>> When I was teaching at Hartford State Technical College I had to teach
>> machine and assembly language, which pretty much requires a knowledge of
>> the binary number system, with niceties (at the time) of octal and hex as
>> well.
>> I tried for two weeks to get them to understand binary.  Then I realized 
>> they
>> did not understand decimal.
>> You see, my "kids" were raised on Chisembop (aka Chisenbop) which was a 
>> fast
>> way of doing arithmetic by using your fingers.  It was not bad, I 
>> suppose,
>> until you had to add something up while carrying a bag of groceries, or 
>> unless
>> you had a couple of fingers amputated.  But it relied heavily on having
>> ten fingers....and those of us with only two fingers (my PDP-8 comes to 
>> mind)
>> did not do very well with it.
>> My "kids" did not understand that "4 plus 7 equals one group of ten with 
>> one
>> left over".  They just thought of it as "eleven".  See the problem?
>> Once I realized what the problem was, it took me only a day to teach them
>> what they had really been doing for twelve years, and that all number 
>> systems
>> were really the same.  A new dawn had broken for them, for they now 
>> understood
>> multiplication and division also.  They were even developing base 14 
>> number
>> systems, just for fun.
>> We were dancing around the room (some of the students had tears in their 
>> eyes,
>> they were so happy) yelling "Its all the same, its all the same" when the 
>> Dean
>> of Instruction came by, looked in, and went away shaking his head.
>> It is all true...even the dancing.
>> Warmest regards,
>> maddog
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