Re: Topten help!
Article: 8888 of alt.hackers From: email@example.com (Christopher Thompson) Newsgroups: alt.hackers Subject: Re: Topten help! Date: 18 Oct 1995 20:16:57 GMT Organization: Computing Science, U of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada Lines: 66 Approved: <-- Message-ID: firstname.lastname@example.org NNTP-Posting-Host: obed.cs.ualberta.ca X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2] Status: RO
Hammond Andrew (email@example.com) wrote: : : Anyway, if anyone out there has a (humorous) topten (or top 100) list : : of reasons to be in CompSci, *please* pass them along to me. I'd really : : appreciate it. The list was due in last Friday [sigh]. : Have you tried ARCHIE and VERONICA yet? What about one of the web : searcher sites? I haven't tried archie yet but I've used all the web search sites I could find. Webcrawler, Yahoo, Lycos, and many more. With many different search words. NOTHING. Nada. Nothing at all showed up, at least nothing remotely close to what I was looking for. : That's not a hack! Or, if it is, then it's really pushing the no hack is : too small boundary. You could have just done an anonymous ftp, no? Nope. Didn't work. : What's wrong with tcsh's sched or cron? Or don't you run UNIX : on your home box? If you're at all CS oriented, you might want to : consider dedicating a little HD space to set it up. I would. But not enough ram. Not enough disk space. Not enough time. And no nice CD-ROM drive (or one that isn't nice) to install it from. And I don't want to install from disk. : Well, if you're running a real OS, say, Linux on your machine then this is : the case all the time. ;) I'd love to run Linux. Just give me the memory. I don't have any money to buy any. Plea: If you have any top ten lists remotely related to Computing Science, PLEASE send them to me. I'm far past desperate. ObCheesyHack: Damnit. Now I have to think of one. Well, this is guaranteed to be pretty lame. How about the yellow-pages book we use to get my answering machine to work? It always sticks, gets jammed on the tape, when you turn the answer on. When you hit it *really* hard with a yellow-pages book, it solves the problem. The answering machine is more than eight years old, I figure it's quite amazing it's lasted this long. Especially once we started hitting it. ObAlmostAsCheesyHack: I really wanted to take Psychology 104 this semester. Because I didn't try registering until the end of August, *everything* was full. I had to go on waiting lists for all of my computer courses. And the psychology course that I wanted was full. Registration deadline was fast approaching so I signed up for an earlier class. One that conflicted with a lab I had for a different course. Our telephone registration allows us to do that. The registration deadline came and went. I started showing up to the psyco 104 class that I *wanted* to be in. I ignored the one starting at 8:00 am (god-aweful time) that conflicted with a lab. Once the drop deadline started approaching and the class had thinned out a little, I went down to the psychology department and asked to be transferred across sections. They let me. They wouldn't have if I hadn't already been registered in a psychology course. Now, to handle compute 204... [sigh] -=Christopher Thompson=-