* Posts by dmacleo

218 posts • joined 21 Mar 2015


BOFH: Bye desktop, bye desk. Hello 'slab and a beanbag on the floor


"We could name a chapter of the book after you if you like," the PFY says. "Posthumously."


awesome reply.

Techie in need of a doorstop picks up 'chunk of metal' – only to find out it's rather pricey


all I ever found....

was some unobtanium....

Hold horror stories: Chief, we've got a f*cking idiot on line 1. Oh, you heard all that


years ago was involved with initial rollout and testing of pc upgrades to major airline.

systems were locked down, software needed to certify aircraft could not be used.

when asked my thoughts on conference call (base personal in my office) I said a fking idiot planned this.

did not know it, VP of company (at time largest carrier in world) was on call and spoke up said I am that idiot.

I said I stand by my statement and in my primary job (records) may ground most of your regional fleet due to this.

issue was fixed in less than a week.

could have heard a pin drop when I refused to apologize for calling him a fking idiot.

but...I was sweating a few days LOL

Fake fuse: Bloke admits selling counterfeit chips for use in B-1 bomber, other US military gear


ex airline mtx records and stores dept here

its unfathomable how this would happen. spent many years dealing with parts certifications on civilian aircraft (FAR121 carrier) and this is just bad.

spent even more years in records section of airline VERIFYING parts paperwork (certification under FAA/EASE), proper paperwork for the mtx done on the aircraft and proper inspections done after the replacement.

this should not have happened.

Tech support discovers users who buy the 'sh*ttest PCs known to Man' struggle with basics


sounds like the last few years of monarch computer (in US) who went from a great vendor to trash suddenly and then out of business. they had help desk manned by the pc builders for a short time.

Boeing 737 pilots battled confused safety system that plunged aircraft to their deaths – black box


in US (under FAR part 121 carriers) AOA sensors req a FCF (Functional Check Flight) after RAR (Remove And Replace) so odd the FCF (if reqd there, often reqs are mirrored) did not catch anything.

'My entire company is without comms': Gamma's Horizon cloud PBX goes DOWN


least I don't have to worry about that...

course I have to worry about daily stuff here, single digit (F) temps, high winds, 6-12 inches of heavy wet snow dropping tonight, etc so on and so forth. life in rural northeast maine can be....interesting.

but...as Old Dominion sings....thats a song for another time...


best of luck to everyone dealing with this, hope its fixed soon.

edit:fixed odd link to video

Windows XP? Pfff! Parts of the Royal Navy are running Win ME


man had 15 pcs running ME, mix of ide, eide and some sata cards. none of them worked reliably even with no network or usb connections.

seems like the systems self degraded after 60 days or so.

can understand xp, can even support decision to keep it depending on situation.

but ME....jeez.

I downgraded some to 98SE and move others to 2K just to get OFF ME

Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server


do you really want to poke something that has the clap????

to each their own....burning sensation... I guess


Facebook sets Linux kernel tools free


Re: Been around for many years

man thats a blast from the past, like that song and not thought of it in decades.

'Desperate' North Korea turns to bank hacking sprees to rake in much-needed dosh


this applies to the son also ...


Android Phones are 10: For once, Google won fair and square


seems like was just 9+ years ago when I got my motorola a855 droid-1

ah time flies.

was a solid phone, liked the actual keyboard too.

Couldn't give a fsck about patching? Well, that's your WordPress website pwned, then


Re: No excuse really

have used the all in one wp alongside decuri plugin and worked well.

paid securi also had tech support that would work any issues.

Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for my 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help


be true to yourself

thats all I would say. if that means cussing a lot so be it.

make all relocate... Linux kernel dev summit shifts to Scotland – to fit Torvald's holiday plans


he advised carrying on w/o him.

they decided to follow him.

any blame is upon them.

Fast food, slow user – techie tears hair out over crashed drive-thru till


heh I love the question is the internet down?

well, as a whole I doubt it.

but I will get Kyle from south park to reboot the router.


Windows 0-day pops up out of nowhere Twitter


gpo help?

would using (on domain) the prohibit new task creation template possibly mitigate this a bit?

if off domain no idea if template exists.

have not messed around with it so no idea if useful or not.

The future of humanity: A Bluetooth ball hitting your face – forever


shooter gamers.....please stay away from this tech :)

Patch Tuesday heats up with pair of exploited zero-days squashed – plus 58 other vulns fixed


Re: Incomprehensible

Can you imagine it, a bridge gets built, but then needs to be closed 18 thousand times for patches


I just wanna see someone reboot that bridge...

The last phablet? 6.4in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaves you $1k lighter, needs 'water cooling'


got a 12.2 pro

love my galaxy 12.2 pro tablet, kindle stuff much better on the bigger screen.

will run them (got 3) until they die.

Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)


wikipedia bot will be earning its pittance now.....

Greybeard greebos do runner from care home to attend world's largest heavy metal fest Wacken


Re: Care Homes had better get used to it

Album title anybody?


meatloafed...bat came back from hell?


damned winds of change, making those under the same sun rock like a hurricane.

ah I got nothing, no idea if scorpions even there or right genre.

Game over for Google: Fortnite snubs Play Store, keeps its 30%, sparks security fears


ah gotcha, thanks.

never really paid much attn to the finer details of it as am just user not dev.


whats fdroid charge? never looked, possible less risky way for them to go. dunno.

'Can you just pop in to the office and hit the power button?' 'Not really... the G8 is on'


Re: Just a beer?

You honestly think millennials and marketing clowns aren't world-wide phenomena?


just like all plagues...

Serverless Computing: Here's an easy way to save £££s from the start


man I really hate the misnomer serverless computing.

call it what it is, offsite or cloud computing.

Another German state plans switch back from Linux to Windows


Re: Lots of companies run Linux including Google

And how do you get outlook.office.com to update the display panel outside each meeting room?


Windows 10 Insiders see double as new builds hit the deck – with promises to end Update Rage


Re: Predictive Fuckups

I have tried that w/o much luck. but honestly was prob failure on my end.

another resource is using manageengine desktop central to approve/deploy updates.

its free for 25 computers and handles windows updates as well as third party software installs/u[pdates.


Re: Predictive Fuckups

if spare pc laying around can turn into a wsus server and use wsus for workgroup program


sorry wrong link posted first, left in place just to show trace


can then approve/decline updates as needed per groups.

this would be for non domain pc's.

domain (active directory) pcs dont need to use tool, just use wsus normally.

Western Digital formats hard disk drive factory as demand spins down


very possibly indicative of a deeper viability issue with the company itself. they have already killed off their home entertainment/media player division, dropping manufacturing for items used in their OWN nas boxes is a symptom I think.

Tech team trapped in data centre as hypoxic gas flooded in. Again


Re: Hasn't halon been banned or something in the '90s?

when I worked in airline business (in USA) until december 2007 halon was still used in cargo compartment. and as far as I can tell was still (in 2017) used there.

at same time handheld bottles and the like were NOT halon due to the regs.


have had to take mechanics to hospital due to halon fire bottles in cargo area of aircraft blowing. even if no known inhalation you still need to be put onto O2 and blood gases measured/etc.

Cops suspect Detroit fuel station was hacked before 10 drivers made off with 2.3k 'free' litres


Re: Outrageous!

about 2.82 $ here in maine right now, +/- a bit of course depending on actual location and store


god forbid clerk block the pump off and lock the handle.

course that would involve walking outside alone in detroit....

'Plane Hacker' Roberts: I put a network sniffer on my truck to see what it was sharing. Holy crap!


using can bus in vehicles for all pcm items was bad idea, once obd-2 became mandatory (1996 iirc?) system should have used its own bus. can is low level with no built in (nor ability to add) security.

Git365. Git for Teams. Quatermass and the Git Pit. GitHub simply won't do now Microsoft has it





A pretty and helpful user interface? Nahhh. Is that really you, Samsung?


eh I use go launcher hd anyways on my s9plus.

if wife s7edge gets it will see how it is.

First A380 flown in anger to be broken up for parts


Re: This underlines one more thing

IATA/IACO (International Air Transport Association and International Civil Aviation Organization) were supposedly to have a lot of input to ETOPS driving the FAA regs.

BOFH: Their bright orange plumage warns other species, 'Back off! I'm dangerous!'


Re: One evening about ten year ago...

if they were not gentile were they gentle?


Re: One evening about ten year ago...

correct. in my time as firefighter they were used to let the individual firefighters where safe spot was as I was hooking up hoses/etc as needed.


"Which is why I always carry a carrot for self-defence," the PFY chips in.


PFY is a real treasure, might say he/she is a caret....

Tech support made the news after bomb squad and police showed up to 'defuse' leaky UPS


Re: Boom!

big bang very quickly with 4 6volts wired series and someone makes one wire mistake.

was supposed to be 2 "banks" of 2 6volts in series and guy decided to hook cable from another truck across last 2 terminals instead of the truck (ironically fire truck) + / - leads.

luckily we had MANY fire extinguishers and axes that would cut cable very handy LOL

Admin needed server fast, skipped factory config … then bricked it


had sort of opposite happen to me, older ml350g1 tower that, for unknown reason, had a manual 120/240 switch on psu instead of auto sense auto switch.

had been set at 240 and nothing worked when plugged in. took few moments to figure out what was going on as was ordered with auto switch psu. got it figured out, got it running while vendor (iirc was straight from compaq) sent correct psu.

BOFH: But I did log in to the portal, Dave


Re: I've been there

yeah I think so, was merger in late 2017 iic with micro focus and hp enterprise

Audiophiles have really taken to the warm digital tone of streaming music


only stream if no physical medium (cd in my case) available yet.

have amazon prime get mp3 with the cd so works out ok.

still, I do miss my vinyl stuff just cannot afford to get back into it that heavily

Samsung Galaxy S9: Still the Lord of All Droids


got an s9 plus and love it.

do wish the otterbox defender cases for it had screen protector for them but many screen protectors fit with the defender case so am protected.

when out plowing snow lot of shoveling involed sometimes and defender case saved my s7 edge MANY times

'Disappearing' data under ZFS on Linux sparks small swift tweak


seems to me caught quickly at least.

Gmail is secure. Netflix is secure. Together they're a phishing threat


I had same email 2 weeks or so ago. it was correct address yet I could see on my xeams proxy spam server that there were some (for my domain) NOT using period coming from a gmail server. didn't really pay to much attn to it as it never reached exchange server.

Facebook crosses off one legal headache, another pops up: Server blueprint theft spat with Bladeroom settled, but...


what really bugs me is he, and only he, has ability/authority to remove/scrub HIS data yet nobody else does. IMO disservice to users.


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