FAILDESK TEST - 2008 AGM
1\. Each question is worth three (3) marks, unless otherwise specified.
The pass mark is 40\. One (1) mark is reserved for humour and it will be awarded if your answers make the person correcting your exam laugh out loud at all. Therefore, if your answers are not funny, your highest possible
score is 99.
2\. In previous tests it has been necessary for you to answer questions as though you were actually replying to the user. While we may mark your exam more favourably if you do, if you are stuck for time, you needn't bother.
3\. Write your answers on a separate page and number them.
4\. Assume that all users are using the following:
5\. If you don't know the answer, you can still receive partial marks for telling the user exactly where to find it (for example, if they want to know
how to view the permissions for their files in a directory and you don't know about ls -l you can tell them that man ls will give them the info they
6\. Answers such as "RTFM" and "check a search engine" won't get you any marks.
The internet is full of idiots. RedBrick is no exception. As a member of helpdesk your mission is to break your back helping people who are less
knowledgeable than you. It's a difficult, thankless job, but somebody has to do it. Will that somebody be you? *dramatic music*
I'm an alumnus from DCU with an old account I'd like to get deleted just to
get rid of my website etc. My username is: fagface and my password is:
I can't get in to do it myself because the account is expired so can you
give me temporary access to remove my site, or you guys can just go ahead
and delete the account completely?
Hi I've recently renewed my membership as an associate by transfering the
fee into your bank account. My username is 'fagface'. However I've forgotten
my password and also what the host name is when you log into win scp. Can
you pls. resend them.
Hai u guise!
what mail server do i use to get my redbrick mail using my own mail client
how do I make a tarball/gzip backup of my whole redbrick account?
Hi. I have a question. What is SSH and how do I connect to RedBrick using it? I only have Linux, not Windows.
Thank you, O Gods of Helpdesk.
OMG HAI2U!1 I'M LIEK, TOOOTALLY SOOO EXCITIED TO B A MEMBER OF REDBRICK LOL!! JST 1 QUICK QUESTION! IM TRYING 2 CONNECT 2 MY ACCOUNT USING MY FTP
PROGRAM BUT ITS NOT LETTING ME IN
im using this login info
server = login.redbrick.dcu.ie
username = retard
password = epicretard
i know the user/pass are rite, what cud b wrong?? thx!!
public class wtf
public static void main(String  args)
Error occurred during initialization of VM
Could not reserve enough space for object heap
Could not create the Java virtual machine.
i cant compile my java program!! help me!!
hi i need help, im trying to learn C++, does rb have any resources for getting started with this language? also can you recommend a decent website
for more advanced techniques, or a rb member who can help me out? thx.
i uploaded my website to my redbrick public_html folder but whenever i go to look at it i get an error "access forbidden"? WTF?!?!?!???? How do i fix
I was in the labs the other day and this talk, lanky fellow with punk clothes from Donegal was able to log into redbrick WITHOUT USING A PASSWORD!!
What is this sorcery and how do I subscribe to it?
i want to look at a file called 'mystuff.txt'
i know that i need to type 'cat mystuff.txt' to look at it, but it's
scrolling really fast past the screen,
how do i slow it down so i can read it?
how do I access the boards and post messages?
ive been using chat for a while but lobby is getting boring without zyox and goldfish's lulzy antics to keep me entertained. are there any other good
channels? how do i access them?
what is screen? how do i set it up?
my screen just crashed!! i detached it but now i can't reattach it. when i type 'screen -ls' it says my session is still detached though, and 'screen
-wipe' doesn't work. how do i kill screen and start over?
how do i leave a channel in chat with a quit message? also, how do i close a pm window?
GAH! eleventyone! I'm trying to ssh from redbrick to my own machine,
omg.tbh.lolzore.org and it's just hanging there, i know it's online,
but i can't get SSH to go through! what's going on?!
oh noes! All of the mail going to my redbrick address is being forwarded to my DCU address! how do I stop this from happening?
how do i use hey? how do I stop receiving heys? how do I edit my hey border?
in chat, how do I see who's been talking about me in a channel and what's been said?
i have some files that i want other rb users to be able to edit. how do i do this?
when im logging in to redbrick, i type my username in fine but when i go to type my password it doesnt show up. what am i doing wrong?
Some prick on IRC keeps sending me ascii goatse images. How do I block this spa's messages?
i stopped forwarding my redbrick e-mail to my dcu account. how do i read the e-mail in my rb account now?
bollocks!! I think i lost a hey from someone.. I was posting to the boards and the hey popped up for a second but now it's gone. can i find it
somewhere or at least find out who sent it? thanks!
How do I connect to a different irc server when I'm in RB chat? is there anything i should know about doing this?
i want to know how to "pm" someone. is this like a private channel on irc? how do i do it?
i want to change my real name to Lulzmaster so this shows up when someone runs a whois on my username. help me plz!
my terminal has stopped responding but my net connection is fine. any explanations for this?
Can you recommend any decent text editors on RedBrick? I need to edit my website but I'd prefer not to have to upload the HTML file every time. Which
is easiest to use?
Question 31 (9 marks)
Explain how you would go about setting up a tutorial for DCU students on some technical-related matter, in conjunction with your two helpdesk
buddies. It can be about anything you want (previous tutorials have covered topics such as Photoshop, how to install/use Linux, etc.)
Someone keeps e-mailing you about their account not being active. You've told them to go away but they are persisting. Explain in great detail what
you would like to do to this person (and no, they are not a girl with a DD cup).
"There are only 10 kinds of people in this world. Those who understand binary, those who don't, and those who confuse it for ternary."
Are you confused?
Question? Tell me what you think about me...
Thesis: johan's cock is bigger than landa2's. Discuss.