It was a joke. I would have used a different company, but a quick search showed them be the only broadband provider there.
Meh, this is modern America. If you work in the public sector and don't plan your retirement by working for corporations you helped secure contracts, you aren't planning for your future.
This act of civil disobedience has been funded by Charter Communications, small town USA's favorite Internet service monopoly.
If you find one that goes too high, it'll send you to intermission. I went for quite a while, and there was always something there. It's like My Little Pony, Minecraft, and Mario Brothers were thrown in a blender and thrown on a Geocities page.
That's pretty much what I was thinking. I thought they had all closed a few years ago.
I was taught to do it with a snake. Rare earth magnets weren't all that common in the consumer market at the time, and there was no Internet to order them on.
So you have heard of Greenpeace.
Don't forget a snake to chase the cables through the walls. Getting the cable from the attic to the right level at the wall is usually the hardest part. Depending on the home construction, it can be almost impossible.
I ran the surround sound speakers for a friend. The TV, receiver, etc, were in a corner of two outside walls. The standard local construction was concrete blocks, a 1x2 or 1x3 strip vertically, some very thin fiberglass and vapor barrier, and finally the drywall for the interior. Outside walls also have a double layer of 2x4 for the header.
Since you're working where the roof meets the wall, you usually barely have room to get a drill in, and definitely can't get close enough to see down the hole.
Inside walls are a lot easier, if you can use them. They don't usually have a header, nor insulation.
It helps to have a friend (but not to be the friend) who has done it before. It takes some pretty serious bribes to get me to even think about doing it.
I always suggest wired over wireless. It will always be a better connection.
I'm not worried about it at all. I'm still curious though. Unless he was looking for some specific phrasing, I answered it in complete enough detail to make your own telnet client.
You can get one, but it will be delayed by years.
Much like Duke Nukem Forever, I'll believe it when I can buy it.
I noticed they don't have a pricetag anywhere. I suspect this toy will be one of those toys that most normal people can't afford.
You didn't give us a challenge, you didn't give us sufficient information. I'll just pick one at random.
Sarah, Sara, Zara, Seraiah, Sarai.
I really liked PayPal's solution for limiting risk when paying sites that didn't support PayPal. Their Virtual Debit Card product was great. I could provide whatever information I wanted, restrict the virtual card to exactly the amount of the transaction, and optionally allow it for recurring transactions. They were awesome, especially when purchasing from small companies with very little information about if they were legitimate or not.
PayPal if nice and all, but plenty of people fall for the common traps, like variations on the domain name which are phisher traps.
People here were generally better at avoiding scams, but that doesn't help the > 90% of the population who never check.
One does not simply invite the Romulans.
The rejections you got may not have been because you didn't know a specific answer to a very technical question.
Something I've come across in the past is something similar. It's not knowing the specific answer. Sometimes it's knowing what specific answer *they* want.
For example, "How can you change the IP on a current RHEL or CentOS box".
There are a bunch of right answers.
- edit the appropriate
- use ifconfig directly (not durable through a reboot, but
- change the static entry on the dhcp server for that network interface
- modify it in cfengine, and wait for it to update.
Some places insist that you use the full path to scripts, in case someone else put one farther up in your path (like
When I've been interviewing people, I don't work from a hard set of answers. If the interviewee comes close enough, they got it right. If they gave the "system-config-network" answer, I'd just ask "Do you know what files that modifies related to IPs?"
I've interviewed with Google a few times. One of the questions they asked was "How does telnet work?" I answered, and the interviewer asked me the question again. I gave the brief description, the detailed description, all the way down to the opening of sockets and how TCP works. Finally I just had to tell him, "I'm not sure what you're looking for in the answer. Can you please clarify the question?" He didn't. I don't know if that was a pass, fail, or just a stress question.