Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by elvis, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Unframed

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    Yeah I saw some of his, uh, skills when invited to functions for his business(es). The XKCD comic is pretty on point.
     
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    FTFY
     
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    "Mastermind criminals" = CEOs or politicians.

    (And even some of them get caught).
     
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    anyone seeing any issues with telstra's network provider time having issues on their mobile network? IE our mobile phones times (Set to use mobile provider time) in certain parts are jumping all over the place and are causing sync issues with our mobile platform due to mismatching times?
     
  7. samus

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    My day today:

    Sifting though literally hundreds of floppy disks, to see if they are readable.

    I have:

    A hammer.
    3 floppy drives
    My sanity, for the moment.
     
  8. Dilbery

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    What in the hell did you do to deserve that?
     
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    Gah, well good luck - remember to inspect for mould else you can dirty the heads and damage all the subsequent disks...
     
  10. Gunna

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    Take a magnet to them - now they are unreadable. Go to the pub!
     
  11. Unframed

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    Use hammer
    End it all

    No need to worry about sanity.
     
  12. samus

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    Be in IT, they said, see the world, they said!

    Here:

    20190110_104726.jpg
     
  13. Gunna

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    Are you hoping to reuse them, looking for data or can you not just shred them?
     
  14. samus

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    Believe me brother, if i could, they would be in the bin. Most of them have financial data from 99-02 on them, the outgoing finance manager didn't like using the share drive back then, well before my time.
     
  15. Gunna

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    Why would you need data that old? Aren't financial requirements 10yrs? 16+ seems excessive and if they need a report i'd ask if they can rebuild it.
     
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    Again, you would think right, government has differing requirements, we are required to keep some stuff forever, especially EOY financial reports.
     
  17. Gunna

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    Yeah fuck that, i'd be pushing it back to finance and setting them up with the FDD. This isnt a technical issue, this is a man power issue caused by that departments poor policies.
     
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  18. samus

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    Yeah, you know what, im just gonna plug in a podcast and zone out for the day. Even though the rhythmic sound of floppy drives whirring takes me right back to 1997.

    *Ohhmm*
     
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    i'm starting to miss the sound of hard drives, although it irks me no end when someone uses hdd noises outside of context on tele or in movies.

    maybe i should just use an old raptor as a swapfile or something.
     
  20. samus

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    I got you fam:

     
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