* Posts by ps2os2

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You know that silly fear about Alexa recording everything and leaking it online? It just happened

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Re: And that....

Exactly, I asked Alexa one time to play music by Bread. Alexa came up with nothing close to "Bread". last night I asked her to play music from 2001 a Space Odyssey and nothing close to it came out. Do not believe it will understand 50 percent of what you ask. I have a nothing accent, I am from the Midwest so nothing unusual. I pity anyone that has an accent.

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Re: And that....

As I said earlier I have Alexa. After weeks of yelling at it trying to figure out how to do something I needed to be done, I somehow came up with a 1-800 number for Washinton. I was up at 4 AM so I called it and I was surprised to actually talk with a technician. I started to ask questions and questions that lead to other questions. He was taking copious notes. He verified my configuration (he didn't say so but he implied he was looking at my set up in real time). Every time I asked him a question how do you do this? I would not get back a direct answer. After an hour and a half, I essentially got nothing back in terms of solutions. A month later I noticed that the changed on Amazon the wording on a lot of Alexa descriptions. They basically took every question I asked into a bullet saying Alexa can't do this! (with some extra verbiage to CYA). Was I mad. Everything I need Alexa to do was negated. One thing to warn everyone is that they don't give instruction manuals. The 4.95 book is considered an add-on and even that doesn't give you a hint on a lot of items. Apparently, you have to be an expert to hook two of them up together. I gave up as I am technically savvy but not Alexa savvy.

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Re: Unplugged most of the time.

I bought an Alexa as I have a disability and need it to remind of things I had to do and remembering medical items.

It has totally failed me I just use it to get the temperature outside and the weather. Otherwise, it is a rock on a table because It can't do things I need it to do, despite asking many times at Amazon and was assured it could. Do not believe anything you hear about it on Amazon. After my many complaints, they updated the descriptions, but I am stuck with it.

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US border cops told not to search seized devices just for the hell of it

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Re: The obvious solution

Your place(s) of visit must have been Democratic type places. Republicans will rob you and shoot you and then find you guilty because you stepped across a yellow line. They will probably sentence you to 30 years in a jail you have to pay for as well. America is becoming a banana republic before that happens I hope to be dead in a cemetery.

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Re: An important decision for all US citizens

You could always buy an iPhone and watch while they try opening it. Of course, you could always encrypt your entire drive on the MAC.

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Re: Hiding gun parts on/in person?

Kind of expensive, because guns going off inside an MRI would probably ruin it. I don't think they could make enough MRI's to handle the volume (and replacements). Or are we going to charge the person for each MRI ruined?

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Facebook confesses: Buckle up, there's plenty more privacy lapses where that came from

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Re: We got the joke already

Notice the almost unconscious assumption that Trump must be blamed on someone? That's not how his supporters see it, but the American media these days (and sadly, El Reg it seems) generally ignore popular attitudes that don't fit their world view.

Try waiting until Mueller has submitted his report and after you read it, you decide.

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Intel outside: Apple 'prepping' non-Chipzilla Macs by 2020 (stop us if you're having deja vu)

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Apple screws the consumer

Apple for the umpteenth time has decided that everybody must be uniform. Apple wants everybody to be exactly like everybody else, so they do not have to expend any energy on new products. Hey, as one Apple boy said, we all are the same under the covers, so Apple is doing us the favor of enforcing the idea that we are all equal. Said a second Apple boy wouldn't it be great to be the same as we will have all interchangeable parts and have only one OS. The consumer is damned! We will dictate to the world that every person is equal. The universe is one all hail APPLE!

Hey, Apple I do not want this uniformity. I do not like your phone why ruin a perfectly good OS interface by dumbing down everyone?

You buggy OSX has already got me thinking to go back to windows, your system crashing is now on par with Windows. You are on the verge of losing a lot of customers. Fix what you have and become a stable OS first.

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What the @#$%&!? Microsoft bans nudity, swearing in Skype, emails, Office 365 docs

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Re: No Cussing Allowed?

Which is why it will be thrown out of court.

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'I knew the company was doomed after managers brawled in a biker bar'

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Floors collapsing in DC

About 30 years ago we were brought in to update the operating system and to update the companies telecommunication system. The third day I was there I got a call about something that wasn't quite right going on the operating system, I asked the operator to step aside while I issued some operator commands to try and determine what was going on. After I looked at the output of the operator commands. I stood up and gave the operator in charge of the console. I was trying to think what would cause the situation and I was slowly moving back inches at a time because I wanted to stay out of the way of the operators. I was thinking and not paying attention to anything other than the operator's movement. The operator got up from his console and I stepped back. Suddenly I heard a crack and I went flying down and backward. The raised flooring in the computer room had started to fall apart (nobody told me until afterward). I was wearing a suit and my pants leg was split open and a little blood was coming out. I got up to see if there was any other damage and there wasn't but the blood turned into a trickle. The company was thankfully located downtown and there were 1 or 2 hospitals nearby, so I chose the one I had been there before and took a taxi there to the emergency room. Luckily there were only 1 or 2 people in the emergency room, so I was seen as soon as the registration was done. To make the story a little short, they cut off one leg of my pants and put a bandage on my leg, They discharged me, but I could go back to work with only one pant leg covered, so I decided to go home and change. AÏter changing I went back to work. I brought with me the receipt for my suit (I had just purchased it 5 days before). After I got settled into my desk, I filled out an expense report for the suit and the taxi cabs I took. I took the paperwork to my bosses boss and handed it to him and he said what is this for and I explained to him what had happened in the computer room and how I fell through the floor. All was in order as far as I was concerned but then he started in why didn't I look where I was going and I explained again I was moving backward to keep out of the way from an operator. He said "no it's your fault", I said you have got to be kidding, he said no go away I have work to do. I was mad by that time, so I took the elevator up 5 floors to the executive floor and looked to see if VP of IT was there and luckily he was. I walked up to his secretary and asked if I could see him for 3-4 minutes. She looked at his calendar and said let me see. I sat down (now I was starting to get sore from the leg). She said he will see me now. I limped into his office and explained the incident and how the boss would not authorize payment for the suit and the taxi cab rides. He asked me if I was alright and I said yes except for a stiff leg. He got on the phone to the legal department and after explaining to a lawyer what had happened, he got off the phone and signed the expense report and asked me to stop by the lawyer's office and sign some paperwork, which I did. Next day my bosses boss was no longer employed and the operators were told to be careful around the raised flooring and that new tiles have been ordered.

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Disk drive fired 'Frisbees of death' across data centre after storage admin crossed his wires

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Flying tiles of death

Back in the 1970's our computer room became a dangerous place. People (including myself) were tripping on the tiles that covered the raised floor. Nothing like this has ever happened before, and we didn't have any idea why. New/old it didn't matter. One Sunday morning a fellow sysprog was called by the VP of the data center to get his camera down to the DC and take pictures. When the sysprog got down to the data center, he found a couple of tiles ripped off of the floor and thrown all over the place. One, unfortunately, hit a few switch's for disk drives. It's been a long time, so I don't remember the brand, but it was a plug compatible switch for IBM's 2914. He took the pictures (back then the data center was closed on Sunday's). The next day IBM showed up in the VP's office and pleaded guilty to doing the damages. His apology included the fact that he kept tripping on the floor because of the tiles. There was not any major damage done, but I think I heard the number of 750. USD. The VP went through the roof when he heard this has been going on for weeks. He got the head of the Data Center up in his office and demanded why this wasn't this brought to his attention and what was causing the problem? The DC manager didn't know either. That afternoon one of the operators noticed that the cleaning clue was using a dry mop to clean the computer room floor and he had the idea that might be the cause of the issue. The VP called the VP that was responsible for the cleaning of the computer room floor. The people who manufactured the cleaner were brought into the fray, and they denied responsibility saying it was used nationwide and no one else has had the issue. The DC manager was not taking no for an answer as he didn't want to get into any more trouble, so he asked the provider to run tests as it was the only possible candidate. Meanwhile, the cleaning people were ordered to change to the previous cleaner. AÏter 2 weeks the manufacturer came back and said "oops" it was the cleaner. The VP said to replace all the flooring or else you will have a lawsuit. The manufacturer didn't have much choice and if I remember the cost turned to be a lot of money if memory serves me it was 100,000 USD (I could be wrong). We got all new flooring (not that it was old, to begin with). The manufacturer also paid for cleaning supplies for two years. I don't know if there was a recall or not and if it happened at any other DC but we were happy, IBM was happy.

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Night before Xmas and all through American Airlines, not a pilot was flying, thanks to this bug

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Re: Time and a half or a holiday over christmas

When I first started programming, I was the only single guy on the team, so I was told to come in on Thanksgiving and play operator to get a report out, for our VP. I was young and had not been in computer operations in the bank I worked at. I won't go into the whole story, but to make it short, I was surrounded by security guards as no one told Computer operations I was supposed to be there. I was taken to a holding cell while they called the police. I finally got to talk with the senior guard and showed him my ID. I got them to hold the call and asked them to call my boss. The boss (whom I had talked to earlier) phone was not functioning at this time. I asked them to call the VP, and they did, and I was eventually let go, and I went back to the computer room and ran the job that produced the 1-page report for my VP and shut down the computer and placed the report on his desk.

The following Monday as I was sitting down, my boss grabbed me and escorted me to the VP's office. I asked my boss was I in some trouble as I was doing this under the boss's supervision. He said we both might be in trouble and not to say anything just follow his lead. The VP said he was happy he got his report and looked at my boss and said you better not have any more phone troubles. He got up and left with the one-page report and looked at me and said thank you for working on Thanksgiving and left the room. That afternoon my boss took me over to the computer room and introduced me to everyone and made sure I knew where everything was kept.

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As Apple fixes macOS root password hole, here's what went wrong

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Re: Mistakes happen

I have been a MAC user for about 18 years. I pretty much start at OS9. After converting to OS X, I have been reluctant to say this, but the code quality has *REALLY* gone downhill.The last decent os X was 10.4.11. I have been noticing so many bugs it seems that Apple has finally caught up with Windows as far as bugs. I am on 10.12.6, and it is somewhat stable although there are still many software bugs. The one that costs me four extra hours a day is by MAIL.APP. It does not show emails that have attachments. My conversation with Apple was at first they were interested in it until High Sierra came out and they dropped the bug report and insisted I upgrade to HS before they talk to me. Now, here comes the fun part, since Apple has had *SO MANY* bugs that people are reluctant (except a few Apple fanboys) to upgrade as Apple in their infinite wisdom has made the upgrade dangerous as they force you to upgrade the internal drive to be their new "thing" and makes it very hard to go back without jumping through hoops for an average MAC user. Since I am not an advanced Mac user I will wait six months to a year to upgrade because I do not want to have a chance of losing data, the cure according to Apple is making a few copies of every HD. I have news for Apple we all do not have an empty pocket and simply cannot make all the copies to be safe.

Color me an Apple person thas jaded eyes after all the bugs that Apple has come up with, Example: in 3 weeks Apple came up with an update each week.

Bah Humbug.

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IBM's pension fund sells most of its IBM shares

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Re: IBM

We bought a CPU from one of these outsourcers. Support was zippo if there was a question you wanted to ask it was an automatic $1000 extra billing and some VP had to sign a contract to authorize it. We weren't even allowed to talk to the salesman. It was the first time we ever ran into this. Needless to say, after that we went with IBM, even though it cost more. Now it sounds like all of IBM is going that way. Needless to say, now everybody is looking to convert off the mainframe, way to go IBM, you bit the hands that feed you.

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The axeman strikes again: Microsoft has real commitment issues

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Re: Some would say...

Maybe they could trim down to the bone. Then there wouldn't be any more cloud cr** that never works when you need it, but by MS's account the availability is ta 95 percent and hey 95 percent is good enough, right? Hey, there Mr. Robot car would mind taking me home, please? Mr. Robot car: SIr the clouds are wet and it will be iffy if I can get you close, how about Scotland? Apple and a few others are about to put another major chink in MS's armor. Frankly, even if MS ever did get a car on the road I would refuse to ride in it, their attitude towards the customer frankly su***. And I am sure the customer would like to pay extra to use the cloud that doesn't work 5 percent of the time, would they put a meter in the car and every time the car accesses the cloud the costs would go up while driving you to your destination and gets lost.

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The award for worst ISP goes to... it starts with Talk and ends with Talk

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COMCAST is the WORST ISP PERIOD

I called up support people about people were sending me emails, and they were bouncing as according to COMCAST email servers I didn't exist.

I talked to one support person who passed me off to another. I finally put my foot down and told the person I want to talk to a manager.

The manager gets on the line and tells me he will have it fixed by next day.

Next day I get a call from a telephone person saying that the birds are causing the problem and he has some magical spray that will put an end to that. I rolled my eyes and told him to go for it.

I saw him spraying. Next day I called up and informed them the issue was not resolved. I told them I want a server person that could explain the issue. I was told I couldn't talk to them. I said OK, how about canceling my service.

Next day the problem was fixed.

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WORST ISP ... Not even close it is COMCAST

I called up support people about people were sending me emails, and they were bouncing as according to COMCAST email servers I didn't exist.

I talked to one support person who passed me off to another. I finally put my foot down and told the person I want to talk to a manager.

The manager gets on the line and tells me he will have it fixed by next day.

Next day I get a call from a telephone person saying that the birds are causing the problem and he has some magical spray that will put an end to that. I rolled my eyes and told him to go for it.

I saw him spraying. Next day I called up and informed them the issue was not resolved. I told them I want a server person that could explain the issue. I was told I couldn't talk to them. I said OK, how about canceling my service.

Next day the problem was fixed.

That is the worst ISP.

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What's that, Equifax? Most people expect to be notified of a breach within hours?

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Why is it the none of the "reporters" and none of the "Government agencies" have engaged their brain cells on this..............

One Answer: Trump

Follow on the answer: Trump has put billionaires and other people entirely unqualified people in charge of the government. He is making the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) into a political hack that you will no longer be able to trust any medication that is sold in the US. The others range from a person who is supposed to be in charge of education to one that wants to outsource education to other companies who want to run the system for profit. Another wants to close down our National Park system, like The Grand Canyon, or Yellowstone etc. Another one that has been put in charge of our Nuclear system to a person who wants to shut it down. This country will poison itself before the communist take over.

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NASA Earthonauts emerge from eight-month isolation in simulated Mars visit

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The real question is when Trump blows the planet up and there is nothing to come back to, what do the astronauts do?

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Noise-canceling headphones with a DO NOT DISTURB light can't silence your critics

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Re: Rolf

Hope there is no shrinkage because of the noise cancelling earphones.

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Indian call centre scammers are targeting BT customers

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Scammers are children compared to US scammers

Everyone in a while you pick up your phone and there is this unbelievable fast talking person after they get you to stay on the line for about 5 minutes, they then will start talking about your brothers and sisters with her name and they know what age they are, they go into extremely detailed discussion of your life and the amount of DEBT you have and about how much you owe in credit card debt. They also know how much you owe on your house and how they could get you a better rate.

I listened to one for two minutes he thought he had me fooled. I hung up on him, I don't have time for such foolishness. These guys are *GOOD*.

If you want the personal touch you can call these 1-800 (toll-free) and talk with a person that has a special talent and she will read you like you have never been read before. These girls are scary, They also get $5 a minute so they keep you on the line as long as possible.I am told these women are excellent talks and before long your phone bill is-logging with charges, first its $5 then connect time j

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NYPD head of IT doubles down on Windows smartphone idiocy

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Is the blond in the article the same person that did this deal?

If it is, start watching out for the ditzy blond jokes as she is one of her own makings.

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Uber sued by Uber for tarnishing the good name of Uber

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Re: Maybe just change your name?

4. Trump Hotels

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New York Police scrap 36,000 Windows smartphones

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Re: Why does she still have that job??

The old Daley days are long gone and sure there are some hangers on. But, for the most part, the old timers are retired (or left).

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Re: Brilliant.

They probably know she is incompetent and wouldn't let her work there.

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Because she is the daughter of a billionaire, that is why.

Bloomberg did a good job for NYC. The powers that be decided hey if one billionaire can do a good job, why can't another?

This indeed what happens when you let rich people who don't have any concept of the job try to do a job that they are incapable of doing.

Bloomberg did it right and got the best people, he would never have allowed her in the job in the first place.

There is a term for these types of people, but it is lost in short term memory.

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Sorry, but those huge walls of terms and conditions you never read are legally binding

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Uber

This is typical of a dot com company to treat its users so poorly. I would never use them as the people that I know can't make a living off of it and they do work 12 hours a day.

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Drive-thru drive-by at McDs after ice cream no-show, say cops

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A couple of years ago, there was a picture of a BMW convertible that was parked next to a fire hydrant. (illegal in the US). The picture also showed 10 fire hoses and the water that comes with them. The inside of the BMW was a small pond. Couldn't have happened to a better person.

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He already has a golf course down there (which at one time was advertised on the State Department web site but taken down).

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Global Warming and Florida

Be careful, if Trump hears about that, he will build a wall along the northern border of Florida and will tell the US that Florida will have to pay for it.

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Re: Flaunting a replica assault weapon in the US?

In the US the police tend to gather at one of two places. Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, to be eligible for a Darwin Award the event would have had to take place at either place.

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Apple bag-search class action sueball moves to Cali supreme court

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Re: When will this bosses realise it works both ways?

I used to be a manager (until I quit). One of the groups I managed was a help desk. I asked for volunteers to come in 15 minutes early on each shift to take turnover. This woman said she would. great, about a week afterward I came in 30 minutes and was doing something else and I watched her come in and sign in and sit down and read a book. I asked the shift people did she ever take turnover, and they said no. I let this go on a few days and watched her out of the side of one eye. I finally went over to her and asked her why she wasn't doing her assigned job to do a take over from the previous shift. She indicated, well if they had anything to say they would. I told her she couldn't come in 15 minutes early anymore and I would find another person to do takeover. She went straight to personal and complained that I was discriminating against her. I explained the situation to personal and they said I had to give her 2 weeks notice before taking her off. I was really mad. Next day I told her that she had 2 weeks and then no more overtime. She went up again to personal and complained. They called me up and I ask, what was the problem now? They said I could not tell her any more overtime, even though I would give it to others. I said fine next time there is an issue you will have to take care of it as you are micromanaging this. The woman was never offered over time again.

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The cheek of it! Beach bar owner shoots nude bather in the booty

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Low jeans

The Low Jeans thingy has been around the US for 20 or so years. Mostly the black gangster types do it. It's their thing and if they like it and it doesn't hurt anyone let them have their "Fashion" statement.

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User filed fake trouble tickets to take helpful sysadmin to lunches

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re: Has a customer ever apologized to you

My incident revolved around an auditor. He had a distrust of the mainframe where I worked. Whenever he called I was honest with him to a fault. Our security system was not IBM's but another one. He was always calling up and asking questions like why did I access this specific data set. I informed that that was part of my job as when a drive was just about to go, I would move all the data off of it to one that was ready for use. That way I told him there would never be calls at 0300 about a drive failing. I was also responsible for all the DASD on the system. It was typical for me to do hundred+ datasets at a time. He was suspicious of me. for some reason. I was installing maintenance on a copy of the system and all of a sudden I was seeing thousands of loggings of datasets that were *mine* (well they belonged to the system). I watched as the logging went up to 3000 or so. For the sake of good relations, I called him up and asked if he wanted to see what I was doing. The listing for applying maintenance can grow rather large as practically every system data set is updated, it was 6 foot high. I put it on a paper cart and took it up to his office and said where do you want me to go through this with you. He was surprised that the listing was so large.

I went through each update and why it was logged. I think his eyes glazed over as I went through every fix that went on. I asked him after 50 pages if he wanted to continue. and he said well could I come back later, I said yes. The next day he called me up and asked if I could start again. I said yes. I got a cola and went up there prepared to start up again. Sitting at the conference table was a VP and our security person and I thought oh no I am getting fired. I asked him if he wanted to start over and he said yes, I was not happy to repeat myself but I thought if I was going down for something, it wasn't what I was doing as it was part and parcel of every day on the job. So I explained the process of how IBM sends out fixes and a little bit on how they are packaged. So I started at the first logging message and what was going on. This was way over the VP's head but the security guy grasped the fundamentals and understood vaguely what was going on. He was getting into it pretty good and the VP fidgeted looking for a way out. I asked the security guy that what I was doing was normal and he said "yes". With that the VP got up and walked out of the room. I asked the auditor if I should continue and he said no. The auditor and the security guy got up and left. So I took 6 foot of paper back to my desk to go through by myself and was done in 2 hours as I knew what if any issues I had to look for.

After that I never was questioned about anything I did. The Auditor actually warmed up to me and apologized for getting me into the situation. He thought I was doing something I shouldn't have and he saw tha it was normal for me to update system data sets on a not currently used system.

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China's 'future-proof' crypto: We talk to firm behind crazy quantum key distribution network

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Didn't the Swiss do this first?

I remember an article about the Swiss doing thi a year or two ago. Anybody remember?

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RBS is to lay off 92 UK techies and outsource jobs to India – reports

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There is a video on YouTube about exactly this and how HR could get around the H1B visa issue and it makes one sick watching it. It is a step by step instruction video on how to get people cheaply for IT.

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America's net neutrality rage hits academia

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Re: It's fairly safe to say..

Wonder how you would react to a Trump Tweet?

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NHS WannaCrypt postmortem: Outbreak blamed on lack of accountability

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Easy fix

Just get rid of all your Windows machines and convert to LINUX. And before the flames get too high, there are plenty of application that will run on Linux.

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Teen girl who texted boyfriend to kill himself guilty of manslaughter

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Re: A bit flippant

Look at Trump, what would happen if he tweeted the wrong word. Nuclear war might happen.

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BA passengers caught in crossfire of Heathrow baggage meltdown

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About 20 years ago, I was leaving for vacation as I used to do every year. This year I was traveling to a remote island. I landed and went to the baggage area. After 2 hours I gave up and went to the airline's problem area. Nobody there. Couldn't report missing baggage because there was no one there. I stayed overnight at a hotel (planned). Next morning I went to pick up my luggage and of course, it wasn't there. After talking to some people they referred me to the "right" people. After explaining the issue, I was told since I waited overnight it was not a priority issue. I couldn't get through to them that there was no one there to report it to.

So I took my next hop to a remote island where I stayed two weeks without luggage. I arrived at my home two weeks later and was called by the airline (United Air) that they found my baggage, great I thought but they want *ME* to pay to have the luggage delivered to my home. I called my travel agent and let her know what was going on and next day I had my luggage. Have no idea where it was for 2 weeks though.

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Beaten passenger, check. Dead giant rabbit, check. Now United loses cockpit door codes

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Re: Waiting....

Knowing that airlines cheap out on just about everything. I expect there is a clause in the insurance policy that if you somehow give access to the pilot your insurance isn't valid. If however you die because of resistance to a hijacker then your policy is limited to X.

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IBM: Customer visit costing £75 in travel? Kill it with extreme prejudice

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Around 1995 I was working for a company that had decided to buy a new MainFrame. I needed some numbers for a report I was doing for management, so I called our "local" IBM rep. He informed me that in order to get the numbers I needed we would have to get a contract for IBM to supply the numbers. It went down hill after that. The people IBM brought in were non IBM types and wouldn't talk to the customer unless we signed anoth contract. I brought this issue to my boss and he almost had a heart attack. He called up the IBM rep and was told the same thing. IBM came withing an inch to loosing a sale over that.

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Re: Nobody got fired for buying IBM-

IBM's network (here in the states) has a lousy uptime number. The Mainframe keeps chugging along at .999999 percent uptime. Of course IBM is using INTEL now and it is showing (and not in a good way).

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FYI – There's a legal storm brewing in Cali that threatens to destroy online free speech

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Re: "Proper notification of court proceedings is central to our concept of adverse legal process"

This ruling is likened to our FISA Court. Where proceedings are so secret no one but the filing person knows what is going on. While I admit there is a need for the court, I hope it never expands to anyhthing but espionage.

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Re: Thanks California...

This smells like a Grosuch decision.

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SPY-tunes scandal: Bloke sues Bose after headphones app squeals on his playlist

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US Government

Is doing much worse now. Trump gave the go ahead for the ISP's to sell your browser history. Seems like the greedy just got greedier. Privacy just evaporated.

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Trump signs exec order signaling foreign H-1B visa techie crackdown

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Re: Grandstanding on both sides

He won't be able to do away with them as he uses them in his hotels and his Florida golf course.

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FAIL

Donald's Products

We know his ties are made in a foreign country, there are several other of his products as well. What is his wife going to handle it? If he is true to form he won't. He has contradicted himself so many times you can't figure out when he is telling the truth(even then its up to interpertation).

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As you stare at the dead British Airways website, remember the hundreds of tech staff it laid off

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Re: You are obviously running a puppy farm

In the US its called a puppy mill. We are trying to eliminate them but pesky state rules get involved.

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Stop us if you've heard this one before: IBM sheds more workers – this time, tech sales

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IBM then and now

IBM at one time was the top notch employer in the US. People lined up for jobs and were considered lucky if they were hired.

When I had a question on Sales I would walk over to the friendly IBM salesman that had his own desk in our office.

Ten years go by.

I had to ask around who our sales rep was, nobody knew.

I finally get a phone number. I call the person and he listens to my question and says something to the effect that your going to have to sign a contract in order to speak to tecnical person at IBM.

I asked HUH?

He tells me any question that has to be asked a technical person at IBM now requires a contract.

I left shaking my head.

IBM did a 180 turn around in 10 years. I couldn't even ask about a new CPU that we had bought, We had to sign a contract... sigh.

IBM used to be the customers friend and would gladly answer a question without a flinch.

IBM will pay for this in the long run.

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