From: Aidan Kehoe (kehoea at domain parhasard.net)
Date: Wed 03 Oct 2001 - 16:04:33 IST
Ar an 3u la de mi 10, scriobh username :
> what with it being freshers week and all ive been semi-permanently drunk
> but i can restrain myself no longer
> (I scaped through my exams and can now repeat third year)
> The Trinity Computer Science Department Officially sucks ass, about 200
> windows 2000 machines and about 10 Sun machines running Solaris and KDE
> which most CS students dont know exist or simply ignore.
You're not using them either, are you?
(I'm writing this on moloney.cs with 9wm and Xemacs remotely. The nice
thing is, there's no queues for them. The ugly thing is that you can't
change your shell, so you're stuck with Solaris' csh. *shudder*.)
> Did i say how unhelpful the CS Dept actually are? I should probably
> fake my address but it is highly unlikely that any of them are either on
> this list or actually care (hey Colm Buckley!).
> Netsoc have recently aquirred a mother f**cker of a machine from
Recently? That was long before summer. No sign of accounts on it yet.
> Sun and the Computer Science Society are making a comeback.
/me is about to go around spray-painting ducks on all the machines he
> There is a departement called "Engineering and Systems Sciences"
> which a bunch of Trinity courses get thrown into, basically CS &
> Eng. One of the more influential Engineering lecturers has a Mac
> fetish and has inflicted CodeWarrior on manys a student, but
> allegedly next term it will be all Mac OS X and some proper kickass
> POSIX shit (which the computer science soc hope to exploit).
From what I've heard, they won't install OS X on the the public
machines because of integration problems with the NT userspace
servers. Mightn't be a factor for the CS dept, tho'.
> properly configured, so if anyone knows an alternative, or how to get
Use the Solaris boxes.
-- `... when the elephant man broke strong men's necks, when he'd had too many Powers, ...'
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