From: Ulysees (ulysees at domain ulysees.com)
Date: Thu 04 Oct 2001 - 10:50:41 IST
ah now, no bashin colm's seti process, you just had to learn how to set your
own seti agent a higher priority :)
hmmmm, does the hamlabs still have that wonderfull odour ?
mmmm many nights coke and mars bars
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ronan Cunniffe" <rcunniff at domain wilde.cs.tcd.ie>
To: <ilug at domain linux.ie>
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 11:55 PM
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Linux at domain college (subtopic: Let's bash TCD)
> On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, Colm Buckley wrote:
> > On Wed 03 Oct 2001 00:19, Alan Horkan wrote:
> > > 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.
> > I've been worried about this for at least the last five years; since
> > before I was a sysadmin there. When I was an undergrad in CS
> > (1989-1993), almost all of our courses were founded on Unix and VMS;
> > with the workstation/PC end of things being introduced in the latter
> > half of the course; in first year we wrote stuff in Modula-2 on VMS
> > and in 68k assembler on those peculiar custom boxes that used to be
> > upstairs in the Pearse Street block.
> Ah yes, the old Waterloo pizza boxes..... I've got one of them!
> (Practically using it as a footrest as we speak!)
> > With the introduction of more "focussed" courses, especially the
> > various night diploma and degree courses, and the ICT undergrad day
> > course; the department necessarily shifted away from pure theory
> > towards "training" in particular environments.
> > > The Maths Department are gods gift to students, if you are a science
> > > student you will be given a *nix (BSD and RHAT linux) account and
> > > probably end up knowing more about *nix than most of the CS Dept (read
> > > the previous paragraph again).
> > While I totally agree that the "attitude" of the School of Maths with
> > respect to "real" operating systems is preferable to that of the
> > Department of Computer Science, I'd like to point out a couple of
> > things:
> > (a) The DoCS has twenty times as many students as the SoM. Some
> > policies regarding access and environmental diversity scale well,
> > others don't.
> Particularly co-opting undergrads (one David W. Malone comes to mind...)
> as sysadmins. Absolutely impossible to do similar in the CS Dept.
> > > The admins dont hate students (unlike the CS dept)
> > Excuse me, point of information; we didn't hate students; we merely
> > hated *you*.
> > (Insert smileys for the sarcasm-impaired.)
> And we hated you, Colm. At least, we hated your username. Which we saw
> regularly. In a list of running processes, next to the process name
> "setiathome" on all the Suns in Westland Row. You bastard. You're why
> Netscape Nastyigator took twelve seconds to load, and thereafter ran above
> a flashing disk light. I shudder at the recollections of Mentor
> I've just re-read that last paragraph. I'm more bitter than I thought!
> Ronan C.
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