[linux] Fwd: BookCrossing News & Whatnot - Spring Hire (fwd)

Timothy D. Hoehn hoehnt at u.washington.edu
Sat Mar 20 04:36:37 PST 2004


Anybody who can decrypt viruses has great job security with Microsoft the #1 software company in the world :-)


On Fri, 19 Mar 2004 jeffsilv at u.washington.edu wrote:


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> On Fri, 19 Mar 2004, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:

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> > > >I would say that the out of date books are better than nothing at all in

> > > >terms of educational material. If Iraq is currently having trouble with

> > > >basic infrustructural needs with things like like water and sewage, their

> > > >probably not too concerned with having the most recent edition of books.

> > > >I imagine broadband of any kind is pretty rare right now actually.

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> > > I know, I was mostly being a wise-acre. You (and Richard) are quite

> > > right that the bulk of the technology that we (on this list) use and

> > > recommend is mature, well-documented, and doesn't differ radically from

> > > that which was in use 5 years ago.

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> > Well, I'm in the middle of packing up my VAX assembly book right now!

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> I loved the VAX assembly language. Everything I bothered to learn after that (6502, 8080, Z-80, Z-8000, Alpha) (Well, the Z-8000 and the Alpha were not so bad, but they failed in the marketplace) was just so ad hoc.

> One of these days, I am going to have to learn Pentium assembly so I can decrypt viruses, but I am not looking forward to that. I am putting it off until somebody actually writes a Linux virus :-) .

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> The whole concept of assembly language now seems so obsolete and academic.

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> Jeff

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