Windows = virus/worm/trojan petri dish
1896 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010
Got a call from a pub (back in the days) - printer not working.
So off I toddled, expecting the usual LPT cable issue.
But it was not that, a family of cockroaches made said printer their nest, and a couple of roaches got caught up, and gummed up the printer gears driving the head back and forwards...
And it stank of roach. That familiar smell. Disgusting.
Cleaned said printer, it worked fine afterwards. Except for the smell.
"Alistair Dabbs is a freelance technology tart, juggling tech journalism, training and digital publishing. He genuinely wishes PAL-V luck with its plans but reserves the right to keep waiting for someone to develop a real flying car – which is to say one that hovers by anti-grav and folds into a suitcase like for George Jetson with a single squeeze of his knob."
'ere, 'aff one for youse...
And another career ruined.
Why do people think that getting revenge by scrambling data/charlie foxtrotting servers/dropping the Bossly Unit in a remote-controlled wheelchair down a manhole is a good option?
As others said it, I will also say it, stay away from such BOFH antics, it will never end well for you.
If only one contractor showed losses, then it was most probably due to some dipping into the tills.
But if multiple contractors all show losses, then the lowest common denominator (the IT system and its associated software system) need to be investigated firstly and properly before accusing anybody of dipping.
But it is so much easier to accuse than to admit that there's a problem with your system... probably somebody siphoning off funds somewhere, thus framing innocent people?
Single Input Queue
Gotta love the silly old SIQ... one app chokes the SIQ and you can do absolutely nothing, except hard reboot :)
Fun times indeed. I had a couple of SIQ incidents as well. All but forgotten, but recalled to memory now :) Sometimes a CTRL-ALT-DEL would work, sometimes not.
And who remember the CTRL-ALT-NUMLOCK-NUMLOCK sequence?
Re: Interesting times
On the other hand, my experience with OS/2 on a 33MHz 386SX with 4Mb RAM was excellent. First 2.1 then Warp, then Merlin... haven't had any crashes or funny things. Just wished the dang PC would go faster.
DooM played better than under DOS and some games just loved the extra memory I was able to give to them with the DOS settings under OS/2...
Good days, good memories.
Superiority - Arthur C. Clarke.
That's what the F35 fiasco reminds me of.
To quote but a snippet :
"The ultimate cause of our failure was a simple one: despite all statements to the contrary, it was not due to lack of bravery on the part of our men, or to any fault of the Fleet's. We were defeated by one thing only - by the inferior science of our enemies. I repeat - by the inferior science of our enemies."
Re: Interfering mice
And that is one thing I hate about the newer wireless mice and keyboards - if you lose the wireless usb dongle, you toss said mouse and keyboard as you will not be able to sync them to another usb dongle again.
Rather get a bluetooth mouse and keyboard. You can use these on Android devices as well.
"More than 30 years after Microsoft introduced Windows, it still supports Alt-F4 to close a window, just as IBM said it must in 1987. "
Great fun could be had during the IRC boom when you drop something like "To see a naked photo of <insert celebrity here> press ALT+F4
Suffice to say you got cussed out after the victim rejoined the channel :) Great fun.