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Linux Nukes 386 Support

Dysan2k On noes! The satellites! (464 comments)

If I remember correctly, don't quite a few sats run on i386 and i486 procs? They'll fall from the skies in protest! Oh noes!!

Realistically speaking, I'm kind of glad to see it go. Especially if they have been having to make things overly complex trying to retain backwards compatibility.

more than 2 years ago

Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

Dysan2k Goodbyte, Taco... (1521 comments)

Thanks for the memories, Taco... I've loved /. for a long, long time.. (Though I wish I could have gotten my original user back after losing the password and changing jobs...) We'll miss ya, man. Good luck on the future and enjoy some family time!

more than 3 years ago

Heart of the Milky Way Photos From NASA

Dysan2k I see a rainbow planet!! (111 comments)

Quick! Sell the location to the Melnorme before our Ur-Quan overlords detect our shields aren't working!!

more than 5 years ago

Initial Reviews of Google Wave; Neat, but Noisy

Dysan2k Re:D&D (336 comments)

Oddly, I was thinking the exact same thing.

more than 5 years ago

Low-Budget Electronics Projects For High School?

Dysan2k Nand Gate or Power Supply (364 comments)

A nand gate would be good to build with transistors since those are used in RAM and modern circuits. Also power supplies can't go wrong either (for charging a cell phone or something.)

more than 5 years ago

NY Bill Proposes Fat Tax On Games, DVDs, Junk Food

Dysan2k Re:Money Grab (793 comments)

How DARE you make any sense!! Those are all free things that just happen! Volunteers and all that. FEH!

more than 5 years ago

Intel Threatens To Revoke AMD's x86 License

Dysan2k Bring back the 6510!! (476 comments)

Just update the sucker for more modern hardware, chunk it to 64-bit ops, and let's relive the C=64 days!

more than 5 years ago

Managing Online Forums

Dysan2k Re:Actuallly 3.5Kram (118 comments)

Nah.. BASIC was fine...

10 for $i=0 to 50
20 read $x
25 poke 22000+$i,$x
30 next $i
40 data 00 04 96 28 ...

All the assembly you needed via Basic :)

more than 5 years ago

IT Job Without a Degree?

Dysan2k Yes, it's possible, but from scratch... (1123 comments)

If you want, I'll give you the long version of it, but bottom line is you'll have to start at the bottom (helpdesk) and work your way up. Because a sysadmin tends to work with very critical systems, you'll have to build a reputation of handling more and more responsibility with the same amount of precision. Basically, you'll need to outshine your peers for quite a while.

That being said, I've worked with both degreed and non-degreed people. Experience is the only thing that ever seperated them. Degreed people, I've noticed, tend to complete jobs more often; but I have found that they also tend to think a little too highly of themselves and ignore the people who have been doing it for years.

So, it'll be a struggle, but I, along with quite a few other /.'ers, are living proof that it can be done.

more than 6 years ago


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