[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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