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Date:      Fri, 5 Aug 2011 11:46:16 -0400
From:      Alejandro Imass <>
To:        "" <>
Subject:   Re: more information
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In-Reply-To: <20110805150003.GA43820@guilt.hydra>
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On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 11:00 AM, Chad Perrin <> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 05, 2011 at 10:47:54AM -0400, Alejandro Imass wrote:
> . . . a bunch of stuff.
> I had no interest in reading the attached PDF until I saw the message by
> Alejandro Imass. =A0Now that I've read it, I can only think that if one
> takes the tasks described in that PDF literally and seriously the project
> must be the equivalent of a Master's thesis. =A0Holy crap. =A0That's a lo=
t of
> work, and if someone does a good job on that set of tasks for FreeBSD,
> that person should end up knowing more than me about FreeBSD despite
> having spent six years using it so far.
> I hope this isn't some two-week project.

Ja! Especially fun will be cutting and pasting sections II.a and b.

Here you go, Zareena, all you need to do is divide this list about
30/70 into points IIa and IIb, I'm sure your teacher's won't know the
difference which goes where:

What's sad IMHO is that IT Colleges world-wide, not in the OP's
country, have gotten so pirate, that they don't really teach
computing, but rather create "users".... maybe analogous to
Agricultural schools which teach the techniques and legal aspects of
cross-pollination for planting with Monsanto seeds.

Anyway, the fact that the teacher assigned this student FreeBSD at
least is a sign of hope ;-) but on the other hand it's no wonder why
the largest IT companies in the world were formed by University

The curriculum is probably OK, for example as you said, if this
assignment would be taken seriously.... but you can clearly see the
attitude of students which is probably an x-ray into his college.

Then again, I think the FBSD Handbook is even more complete than this
homework assignment.


Alejandro Imass

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