Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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

  1. caspian

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    I hope they are better turd herders than they are at running a website, because the fucking thing is down *again*. beyond a joke.
     
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    Luke212ception :wired:
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    I'm sure they'd tell you they were merely following policy. ;)
     
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    but we're not computer people, we don't understand all of that IT stuff! why is it all so hard?


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  6. NSanity

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    no dad.

    no they can't
     
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    as evidenced by Apple making bi-directional plugs - because flip it upside down was too hard for their user base to figure out.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    I'm pretty sure most people can't do the puzzle on the left.
     
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    "technologist"
    "evangelist"
    "ninja"

    the worst I've ever seen is "threat hunter"

    Said threat hunter was such a great hunter of threats, he upgraded his main edge FWs in the middle of the day, only did one of the HA pair, walked away and then acted ignorant when the cluster started acting funny. He also didn't tell anyone and then was on the incident bridge yelling at Ops the whole time the cluster was doing fugazi things.
     
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    Which part of the Australian Census team did this threat hunter work for?
     
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    This reminds me of when my sister set up her own PC after moving house. Kept complaining about monitor issues. I showed up and she had HDMI, DVI and VGA from the motherboard and GPU connected to the 1 monitor.

    People aren't always the smart.
     
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    How much are you getting from their bug bounty program...
     
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    About Tree Fiddy
     
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    i know it was shittalk friday but they did fix it for me. they created a private update for me, and will include the fix for everyone on the next version release.

    the guy was surprisingly smart. i usually talk down to people but this guy was lightning quick.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Free signatures! Get your free signatures right here!
     
  16. PabloEscobar

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    What was the actual issue?
     
  17. caspian

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    I used to support an ISDN product (which is on the list of things I am never doing again). the NTU had an S/T bus that presented as an 8P8C, plus a USB B-socket. I have no idea how many people I spoke to who managed to jam the USB B-plug into the s-bus socket.

    the other trick they used to do was run an ethernet cable from the s-bus to their LAN socket because it fitted. that was OK in the days of 100Mbps onboard LAN. along came gigabit. the s-bus puts out 96 volts across pair 1...
     
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    And the magic blue smoke disappeared, and suddenly the lights all went dim and never turned on again....
     
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    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    i have personally witnessed the outcome of a user screwing in the plug for a ps/2 keyboard.
     
  20. caspian

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    yeah, a friend of mine did something similar years ago when he purchased a secondhand scanner made for a Mac off eBay. it took some effort to get an ADB plug to go into a PS/2 port but he showed it who was boss.
     

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