Re: what's this "nice" unix thing? I'm a sysadmin...

Berlin Family (
Fri, 23 May 1997 11:25:02 -0700

I completely agree wit this.
I'm beginning to think that AOL cut some of it's work force, and they all
became sysadmins.
It seems there are three classes of admins: either very bright, trying
their best (ie will listen to open ideas, and if you explain to them how
niced processed work and such, they will get it, and actually learn), and
then there are the other 82%, who are just plain stupid, or arrogant.

> From: Eating Before Swimming <>
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> Subject: what's this "nice" unix thing? I'm a sysadmin...
> Date: Friday, May 23, 1997 7:41 AM
> I have got this EVERYWHERE I try to run or try to get friends to
> run clients.
> It seems that there needs to be some updated version of xload or the
> kernel's "load avg" facility. Or admins have to be educated a lot more.
> Or they have to stop trying to charge dollars for cycles.
> Strange, all this, since Im not a 'seasoned' admin who deals with users
> doing all sorts of nastyness to the system, since they deal with CS
> students and the like. (I usually scare my clients into not messing
> with the stuff we setup on their boxes, and they're usually good about
it. :)