* Posts by deathOfRats

9 posts • joined 13 Jan 2017

Drunk user blow-dried laptop after dog lifted its leg over the keyboard

deathOfRats

Re: Bollocks!

It's not the piss. It's the attitude.

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Regulate This! Time to subject algorithms to our laws

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Re: Sounds like the makings of a witch hunt to me.

Yeeesss... that would be scary, but, how many would many be? Something like one, two, three, many, many-one, many-two, many-three, LOTS?

Even then, I would be scared, though...

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Troll it your way: Burger King ad tries to hijack Google Home gadgets

deathOfRats

instead of "OK Google!" maybe I want my safe word to be "Hey Fucknut!"...

Well, the devs for the BrainPal in Old Man's War had already solved that problem.

But, of course, that was fictional and totally unrelated to real life...

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deathOfRats

"It's very very impressive... "

Freaking impressive, I'd say...

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deathOfRats

Re: I'm getting tired of people constantly playing the victim role...

"... sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. For most people, that's what it is..."

Exactly THAT.

In this last two weeks only I've been asked to do just that "Just do your magic" (translated, but sounds quite similar in spanish. And yes, you should read it in ALL CAPS!!1!) about 5 times. At work. One of them it was about some carpentry thing that was in NO WAY related to IT. But that's for another rant.

As I see it, you can't put the blame in those non-techy ones that have bought that shiny little thingy doing something they don't even know why they want it for. They do NOT know, NOR they want to know how to secure them, or even make them work if at first them don't when trying to access your secured network (and subsequentially yelling at you because "teh fscking WIFI isn't working. AGAIN!!1!").

Please, put the DefaultUserName(random) and DefaultPassword(random) at random locations in the FsckingManual(PrintedPrettyPlease).

Better leave it at this... Let's not start with the family, friends... Too many interconected thingies. Can we go back to the 80's, please? I could even come to terms with the music...

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Palmtop nostalgia is tinny music to my elephantine ears

deathOfRats

Re: A man after my own heart

"Bugger fixing something, I'm going to cannibalise and improve!"

That's the spirit!

And you'll notice the rest of your gadgets will behave or even improve once you start with the cannibalising.

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Installing disks is basically LEGO, right? This admin failed LEGO

deathOfRats

Welllll... the HDD replacing part is just the 35th step. The previous 34 ones are just to get there. And THAT part's even easier than LEGO, nowadays. You just CANNOT force-plug the connectors... Well, you can. I've seen it. Broken bits of plastic and all ("Yeah, some bits fell off... But IT FITTED! This HD IS @$#&*!")...

Aniway, your example is not exactly about a hot-swappable caddy in a server.

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Boffins turn timid mice into psycho killers – by firing lasers into brains

deathOfRats

I was thinking more on the line of the original Syndicate by Bullfrog.

Though I can see how you came to your conclussion.

By the way, have 1 upvote for the old times.

Cat servant here, too.

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Terry Pratchett's self-written documentary to be broadcast in 2017

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Yes, I am.

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