Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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

  1. Dre_

    Dre_ Member

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    Yeah they have.... Google harder
     
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  2. GreyWolfe01

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    They have. The company got into trouble for collecting data and not telling users about it.
     
  3. EvilGenius

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    Over the years I've gotten in the habit of asking users if they mind if I clear their deleted items/empty the recycle bin. The amount of times this exact scenario comes up.. It's even more fun now with SSD's, empty that recycle bin and the files are gooooone. On the bright side I waste a lot less time running file recovery software :)
     
  4. PabloEscobar

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    Retention Policies on Deleted Items folder, and it becomes a non-issue.

    Sure, Idiots gonna Idiot, but if the tools exist to tone down how much idioting they can do, then they should be used.
     
  5. Foliage

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    I love doing this. The other day I got blasted for rebooting a server with the email sent to about 12 people including a director at our work.

    Anyway about 3 seconds later I replied attaching the email they sent me themselves (from the same email address) asking me to do it. I also included another email saying they acknowledged the restart would occur on day x and they had booked a blackout with the monitoring company.

    I hope they looked sufficiently stupid to the 12 people they CCd in.
     
  6. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Ah, the old "CC used as a tool to threaten, but it backfired" game. Never gets less funny no matter how many times I see it.
     
  8. TehCamel

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    I had someone ask me to archive their deleted items folder once. It was a pop3 style email, back in the day.

    "So we need to free up some space, how about i empty deleted items"
    "will it be gone?"
    'yes..'
    "but what if i need to keep it? Can we archive it?"
    'you want to archive your deleted items?'
    "yes, I might need them again"
    'but.. you've deleted them? didn't you do that because you didn't need them?'
    "......."
     
  9. GreenBeret

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    Yeah ours is called /scratch as well, but I've seen the same behaviours with /tmp and ephemeral storage.

    Done the PXE wipe stuff a lot, people were not happy. :lol: I remember seeing a note here and there saying something similar too.

    They're still doing it now even though they should know (been a while now) that the compute nodes are automatically wiped (as it, deleted from "the cloud" to free up resources) after not receiving any job for a short while. And the scratch space is only available while their jobs are running, although that could last for days.

    I used to know the Mail / Exchange team at an old job. One day they implemented the policy to wipe Outlook's Deleted Items after 7 days or something, and they received about 20 complaints from everywhere, many rather high-ranked users, because they had important things saved in it. Used to joke with them that if the company ever wished to save a few millions per year, they could just fire everyone who made that complaint.

    I'm not sure why that's such a popular place for idiots to store important stuff, as it seems that every IT guy everywhere has heard of such lusers.
     
  10. cvidler

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    Turn off Safe Search....

    crontab
    * * * * * touch myimportantfiles/*

    :lol:
     
  11. PabloEscobar

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    Don't care, met policy.
     
  12. freaky_beeky

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    I'm not sure if this one will be IoT connected however...
    Lioness NSFW?

    And the we-vibe, this model in particular IIRC is the one that was referenced as getting in trouble for storing all the metadata like time and frequency of use, favourite settings, temperature and a whole host of other things.
    We-Vibe4 More likely NSFW

    EDIT: Triplej Hack article on metadata storage of IoT vibrator
     
  13. Sphinx

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    When purchasing Fibre leads: Turns out LC are the Smaller sized connector and SC are the older Larger ones.. Makes sense in opposite-land :rolleyes:
     
  14. EvilGenius

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    TIL - teledildonics is a word/thing/whatever. Wow.
     
  15. cvidler

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    Little Connector, Standard Connector (because there are much bigger ones)
     
  16. wintermute000

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    Protip: look up unfamiliar acronyms or standards

    Fun fact: ST is the old round ones
     
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  17. ir0nhide

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    Stone cold. Love it!
     
  18. looktall

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    It standards for straight tip.


    LC is lucent connector but could also be remembered as little connector.

    I know this because almost all of the patch leads I use are LC/ST.

    The rest are either ST/ST or LC/SC.
    SC being short for square connector.
     
  19. j3ll0

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    I always remember it as Stab and Twist

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  20. Dutch Wink

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    Sounds like words of experience underpinned by his self-proclaimed T7-9 vision.

    +1 Little connector. Pains in the arse to try and pluck out of a densely packed patch panel though.
     

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