Re: From Experience (and In Hindsight)...
When you hit one side with one shoulder, then ricochet off & slam the other one into the other side before, finally, pinballing your way through.
199 posts • joined 27 Sep 2013
Nobody seems to be able to justify the silly thing anyway. Safety, energy conservation, farming considerations...none of them actually hold up under critical scrutiny. Time to dump it.
It did when it was introduced, as it meant that people could do the things they needed to after work without needing artificial lighting, thus lowering the energy grid requirements during the war, (when it was introduced, I believe).
These days, however, you are quite right, and it serves little functional purpose.
Back when I was an avionics tech at a national airline, we had a new system & terminals for ordering, logging work etc. As the new PC was being installed, I saw a sticker on the back & asked, "So, we have seven servers, right?"
To which I received the reply, "Yep!"
The sticker read, "YOUR SERVER IS GRUMPY"
That one happened to a friend of mine in the late 80's.
User, "I think my monitors on fire."
User, "There's smoke coming out of it!"
Friend, "Have you turned it off yet?"
User, "Are you crazy!? I'm not going near that thing!"
Cue friend running out of the building, up the street to the other building where the user worked in the pathology lab, & into the lab to disconnect the monitor. Turned out that they has spilled a significant quantity of ethanol into it... (or maybe water, not sure any more.)
They used to do that to apprentices in the repair center I worked at to teach them not to try & catch things. They also had this nice conductive paint. It was only conductive once it was dry, though...
Cue someone* painting the prongs of a 240VAC plug, replacing it in the GPO & wandering off... Nothing happens at first, but then as it dries, it starts conducting a little via high resistance. I^2*R=>heat. Paint starts drying faster. The faster it dries, the more heat...
I'm told it was about 20 minutes later that the power point exploded.
*I was told about it. It occurred before I started there.
Well, neither of you tried to leg it, so you passed the first test of "Are they doing something they think they shouldn't be?"
"Smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave."
A relevant part of a talk by Deviant Ollam on whether or not you are really red team pentesting: https://youtu.be/mj2iSdBw4-0?t=907
"Yeh, the old REAL (tm) gods razed cities, flooded worlds and spread pestilence. Modern gods, wimps the lot of them"
The new gods move in different ways, take Media for example. She can arrange all of that if she wants. (Or at least arrange for us to to it to ourselves.)
"She had plans to get more budget... waiting for the ultimate clusterFcsk to cry to her superiors. She just couldn't trust the n00b on the team to keep the secret?"
It's hard to keep a secret when you haven't been told what it is you are not supposed to let people know!
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