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August 13th, 2002


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04:54 pm - Dow!
One of these days, these kids are going to have to pay a mortgage and get a job. And they're not going to become lawyers or doctors -- they're going to do what they're good at. And that means getting a career in the security industry," Hines said.


I really wish someone had told me that when I was 18. I thought the key was doing stuff you are not good at. Shit.

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From:maryneedssleep
Date:August 13th, 2002 03:30 pm (UTC)
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we all had silly ideas when we were 18
From:ex_trurl
Date:August 13th, 2002 03:56 pm (UTC)
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Indeed. I still can't figure how I got here from there.
From:ex_trurl
Date:August 13th, 2002 03:56 pm (UTC)
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What are you good at BTW? :-P
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From:daemonv
Date:August 14th, 2002 07:05 am (UTC)
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Um. You mean were, right? And of course, so I don't have to make this private, the hypothetical were.

In this hypothetical world, I was pretty good at network communications interceptions (sniffing, spoofing, false detection, firewall/router bouncing). Mostly just good at making sure there were not routes between my house and any particular machine that might have a prompt. But then I mostly became interested in personal system security (running a freenet and all)... then I turned 18 and...

Or are you just making fun of the fact that I have minimal competency in a lot of things but no direction of mastery?
From:ex_trurl
Date:August 14th, 2002 07:19 am (UTC)
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Heh. I was simultaenously poking fun and genuinely curious as to where you thought your talent lay.
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From:daemonv
Date:August 14th, 2002 07:35 am (UTC)
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Oh. Faking it. And as we all know, I'm not terribly good at that either.
From:ex_trurl
Date:August 14th, 2002 07:46 am (UTC)
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You're doing well enough.

Taking those bioinformatics courses this fall?
From:ex_trurl
Date:August 13th, 2002 03:58 pm (UTC)
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There is another dimension that isn't mentioned, whether you are happy doing what you're good at.
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From:daemonv
Date:August 14th, 2002 07:06 am (UTC)
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Happiness is a concept pushed down upon the masses to keep the populous miserable and distracted and propagating the elite powerstructure!
From:ex_trurl
Date:August 14th, 2002 07:20 am (UTC)
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Could be. Could be. Damn biochemistry.
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From:daemonv
Date:August 14th, 2002 07:35 am (UTC)
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HAPPINESS IS A VIRUS! SPREAD THE WORD! THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE. AHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhh!
From:ex_trurl
Date:August 14th, 2002 07:45 am (UTC)
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Could someone infect Palestine/Israal while they're at it?

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