[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
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!
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----- 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...
> 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.
>> I have to agree with you, and unfortunately most people do not know
>> or really even understand decimal.
>> I felt another story coming on, but I suppressed it.
>> P.S. Oh heck, you KNEW I could not suppress the story. So for those who
>> like my
>> 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
>> I tried for two weeks to get them to understand binary. Then I realized
>> did not understand decimal.
>> You see, my "kids" were raised on Chisembop (aka Chisenbop) which was a
>> way of doing arithmetic by using your fingers. It was not bad, I
>> until you had to add something up while carrying a bag of groceries, or
>> 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
>> did not do very well with it.
>> My "kids" did not understand that "4 plus 7 equals one group of ten with
>> 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
>> were really the same. A new dawn had broken for them, for they now
>> multiplication and division also. They were even developing base 14
>> systems, just for fun.
>> We were dancing around the room (some of the students had tears in their
>> they were so happy) yelling "Its all the same, its all the same" when the
>> of Instruction came by, looked in, and went away shaking his head.
>> It is all true...even the dancing.
>> Warmest regards,
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