Re: "Have you ever stumbled upon something that just doesn't belong in the data centre?"
There have been a few vendor reps that should have had the halon treatment...
2410 posts • joined 10 May 2010
There have been a few vendor reps that should have had the halon treatment...
I'm sure all Win Admins have experienced this on a regular basis... The brick that runs flawlessly?
Looks way to nice and edible...
Further to the point, never pay for food with a credit card!
And we'll grab the popcorn waiting for the real number of affected customers to be revealed.
@ Kevin Fairhurst
"on same base station" is only one step removed from physical access. So, I won't be worrying about this. I'll leave that to the professional paranoids.
C'mon Reg, where is that tinfoil hat icon?
Beware the PFY when he's not even mentioned!
Sounds like Simon has been to Texas:
From the State of Texas, where drinking and driving is considered a
sport, comes a true story about drinking wisely.
Recently a routine police patrol was parked outside a local
neighborhood bar. Late in the evening the officer noticed a man
leaving the bar so
intoxicated that he could barely walk. The man stumbled around the
parking lot for a few minutes with the officer quietly observing.
After what seemed an
eternity and trying his keys on five different vehicles, the man
managed to find his own car, which he fell into. He was there for a
few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove off.
Finally he started the car, switched the wipers on and off (it was a
dry night), flicked the hazard flasher on and off, tooted the horn and
switched on the lights. He moved the vehicle forward a few inches,
reversed a little and then remained stationary for a few more minutes
patrons left in their vehicles. At last he pulled out of the parking
lot and started to drive slowly down the street. The police officer,
having patiently waited all this time, now started up his patrol car,
put on the flashing lights, promptly pulled the man over and carried
out a Breathalyzer test. To his amazement the Breathalyzer indicated
no evidence of the man having consumed alcohol at all! Dumbfounded,
the officer said "I'll have to ask you to accompany me
to the Police station. This Breathalyzer equipment must be broken."
"I doubt it," said the man, "Tonight I'm the designated decoy."
Where was this story? I read the front page on Friday and yesterday and wondered where the BOFH was this week? Then today, on Sunday the story pops up on the front page?
Has something changed? Do I need to look deeper that the front page for BOFH now?
Please oh please, let me buy stock in the company that gets this piece of the pie? If this does roll through as stated, someone stands to make a shitload of shitloads of cash...
Those kind of conditions never occur randomly in this day and age.
The fix is in... the horses have bolted and the truth is dead.
Which film did the hero say "they've gotten to you...?
Where's the blind man icon, cause even a blind man knows which way the wind blows....
Whew, only Win10 affected? my Win users are still riding out the storm on Win7.
I have to call BS on that one... No screengrab?
+10 if I could there... I have friends in Munich and The Hague\Rijswijk who I just had dinner with last weekend, and I thought IT was making me old, but they both look tired and well worn especially as one is 15 years younger than I...
Tramp because he looks better than they did...
To not looking over the stall in the personal? Can't private data stay private?
Too many people aren't up to speed with the new gadget they bought, nor do they care to be...
what color is your district? Like the El Reg banner at the top of the page?
+1 for finding that link. Karma is a bitch, maybe she'll bite V-Tech too?
I bought my nieces many V-Tech products, as that is what their mother put on the Christmas their wish list. I don't recall any of those products being WiFi capable... When my son came along, we didn't even consider any V-Tech products. Reading Dan 55's link makes me glad we didn't...
Until it's dead? This is a trick question right?
...and not bringing any booze or snacks. MS should have just stayed at home. I agree with posters above regarding MS NOT rebranding the Nokia kit. That may have helped a bit, but the phenom of the iPhone had made it's mark. I think it was game over by then...
I used AIM quite a bit in the late 90's and beyond.
Looks like Verizon is sucking up all the starting to age old companies. I wonder who will be sucked up next?
I can't comment to that. Even the missus thought it was crap.
That proves the stupidity in our fellow man, dare I say fellow IT practitioner?
I got this feeling there is a wee bit more to this story than has been told...
My first minimum wage in the states was $2.65. I worked for 10 hours a day in a cornfield in the middle of July. Now I see some states or cities have a mandatory $15+ for flipping burgers.
Time marches on...
Or hit by a bus? Or thrown under one!
I will remember this quote:
Smith's reply was: “That is my understanding, sir.” (My handlers spoon fed me this canned response)
So, Smith really had no knowledge of the issue, but preceded to dodge the question's intent, and then shift blame.
That's a proper corporate screwing...
I wouldn't be smiling (ever) if the company I was leading had such a massive fail. Marissa must be heavily medicated when she's photographed, or thinking of that awesome golden parachute?
As opposed to going number 1?
The politicians should really have a bite...
"patronising" techies that "sneered" at politicians.
"patronising" politicians that "sneered" at techies."
"Wow, I didn't know managers read El Reg."
They do what now? Even the comments?
+1 at least on this one. I laughed out loud when I read about his "demand' to apple.
His name is incredibly close to idjit... His picture makes me think of a slimy used car salesman
Microsoft vs. MikeRoweSoft was a legal dispute between Microsoft and a Canadian Belmont High School student named Mike Rowe over the domain name "MikeRoweSoft.com".
I laughed when I first read this, then I was pulling for the kid.
David and Goliath... so on and so forth.
I really wondered how they got access to that many Mac computers "legally"... I didn't see anything about "Enterprise" in the article.
When a real woman kick started her vibrator...
Yes, my coat with a Harley Davidson sales brochure in the pocket
BOFH and PFY going soft? I envisioned some collateral damage from our robotic friend...
I expect it to go berserk at any second, requiring military intervention to bring to a halt.
And not just rebooted once: they'd been up and down all night like someone who'd topped off a few beers with salmonella-tainted kebab.
I'm calling the cleaners now!
I bet they would click away rights to their first born! Like Bender said: "Warning, perform virus scan? Pffft, I'm waiting for porn over here."
never underestimate nasty needs...
you know, one of the stories the intern was supposed to approve for the front page... not just 14 days late either;-}
"Gartner has yet to respond to a request for information on how its conclusion was reached."
I won't be holding my breath...
Here's your worthless certificate of security... cost of paper greater than yada yada :-/
1. I will wait for a few point releases to even test the waters.
2. I still have a 1tb TimeCrapsule, backs up the 3 macbooks no problem.
3. I've managed to build up 12+tb storage in the house, I don't care about smaller formats for pix and vids at this time.*
4. Bottom line, nothing to see in this update.
*Glad to see development of this in any case.
Inside job. Somewhere along the line, someone with approved access dropped this little nugget.
I'll have to remember this little gem when they start poking around.
I'm not sure we shoulda have done dat...
What did the Justice Department do with Google's $500 million? Who reaped those benefits?
My friends went into an Apple store, I waited outside, down the block. I doubt I would even walk on the same street as a MS store.
3) Don't forget the tumbleweeds... ya gotta have tumbleweeds!
How does one utter such bilge with a straight face?
With a big fat salary in their hip pocket?
Consider it a 5 minute acting job...
"Tekagac is paying the price for thinking it was acceptable to steal from the public purse. He took his fraudulent income at the expense of honest taxpayers and businesses who play by the rules."
Closer to the mark...
"Tekagac is paying the price for thinking it was acceptable to steal from the public purse. He took his fraudulent income at the expense "of both" of the honest taxpayers and businesses who play by the rules."
ie, Not Apple, Not Google...
My science teacher in 7th grade used to spit on his finger to erase OHP boo boos! Classy?
@Anonymous South African Coward
I have a nice sign for my wall... used to be in my Mom's office
"Bad planning on your part does not necessarily constitute an automatic emergency on my part."
Looks of "What devilish sourcery is this?" abounded.
+1 isn't enough ;-}
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