* Posts by I3N

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IBM HR made me lie to US govt, says axed VP in age-discrim legal row: I was ordered to cover up layoffs of older workers

I3N
Pint

Some companies don't even pretend ....

"Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status."

HR slip up in all the job announcements, doubt it .... notice the operative word "consideration" for the rest ...

I3N
Angel

Re: Corporate Parasitism

Always been a bit pleased to know when issues were pursued about 5 HR'ers would be skittles ...

Man drives 6,000 miles to prove Uncle Sam's cellphone coverage maps are wrong – and, boy, did he manage it

I3N
Devil

Reg - This type of journalism ...

Man Bites Data Carrier, is best left to WIRED ....

Mainframe brains-slurper sues IBM for 'age discrim', calls Ginny and biz 'morally bankrupt'

I3N
Pint

Re: Sound like a business opportunity...

Naw ... reality - show us the tools to remove the training wheels and don't tell us when you let go of the seat ... redundant again ...

Oregon can't stop people from calling themselves engineers, judge rules in Traffic-Light-Math-Gate

I3N
Coat

Re: Great for this Engineer

Thought you were going to say sysadmin ....

Staff sacked after security sees 'suspect surfer' script of shame

I3N
Coat

Re: Trying to avoid the Wrath of Swambo?

I'll add a third ...

The Executive Director would meet with some of us as a group or participate in presentation training ...

Remember he told a story of getting a call from a wife about her husband who hadn't come home from work ...

Husband was found in front of computer with his pants down ... what was on the screen wasn't shared ...

I3N
Devil

Did you know that was about pr0n ... cinched it with lack of certificate!!!

So in the good 'ol days working with a lot of drones, my IP address got nicked ... FTP would sometimes show a printer ...

I guess I was in the airport in Houston when an story came on about littlebrother software ....

Back in office loaded it up and instantly could see who wasn't working ... I'd walk out into the hallway and shout "Knock it off [prefaced with I can see the web sites], I'm trying to find who has my IP address" ... that would work for about 20 minutes ...

First IT job for funds outside my group, replaced some hard drives ... current support was too slow and sponsor was picky about putting all the screws back ...

While transferring the files, some dodgy jpgs ... maybe ... remember it being a large file and loaded slowly only to be a big female ass ...

Heard that IT sent note to that guys branch head about the activity ...

Took that to my Branch and told him that it would be for his own good to pass it out ...

Next meeting I completely lost it ... while being lynched by a bunch of drones ...

So I'm in depositions and drone for IT was trying to bring that up as issue from 8 years prior ...

They let this drone go off on leave during the physical round, so this was by phone ...

Spoke to my lawyer on second line to ask drone if he has a forklift certificate and ... [see title]

Fraudster convicted of online banking thefts using… whatever the hell this thing is

I3N
Angel

Re: "Devotional postcard?"

Confounding, yes ...

Think about it ...

Who here doesn't recognize a shire with a flat screen display?

The dingo... er, Google stole my patent! Biz boss tells how Choc Factory staff tried to rip off idea from interview

I3N
Pint

Re: This is unfortunately a common Silicon Valley trick

Hear! Hear! ...

Would always leave out the fatal flaws and include bells and whistles to obfuscate ...

I3N
Angel

Re: Hang on!

'Tis a bit of irony somewhere here ...

Working my way through Pratchett ... haven't seen this yet ...

Although Mark Twain wrote this about 6th century England

"That reminds me to remark, in passing, that the very first official thing I did, in my administration — and it was on the very first day of it, too — was to start a patent office; for I knew that a country without a patent office and good patent laws was just a crab, and couldn’t travel any way but sideways or backways."

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, 1889

Analogue radio is the tech that just won't die

I3N
Devil

Was it because of Mary Ann and Ginger ...

"Even the transmitters aren't that hard. All it is is a modulator & amp and they can be salvaged from plenty of places."

Clearly, Russell Johnson wanted to stay ...

We asked the US military for its 'do not buy' list of Russian, Chinese gear. Surprise: It doesn't exist

I3N
Pint

Did anyone say Toshiba ...

Been this way probably forever ...

Procurement folks are one way - by vendor, foreign military sales another - by item ...

Even the A6M folks were let in ... damn Chrysler part of that car and little shame for management lies ...

Up to three million kids' GPS watches can be tracked by parents... and any miscreant: Flaws spill pick-and-choose catalog for perverts

I3N
Pint

Re: I've seriously been thinking about "starting something"

Yeah, hard to argue for doing it proper, when the response is "We'll let the market work it out."

After typing this ... had installed Win 2000 Pro on VM ... worked at getting the right USB to RS-232 drivers loaded ...

All those long gone "Other Devices" manufacturers ...

Cathay Pacific hack: Airline admits techies fought off cyber-siege for months

I3N
Big Brother

Exactly in what way?

" ... Chinese territory’s equivalent of Parliament"

My hoard of obsolete hardware might be useful… one day

I3N
Pint

Re: Just one more thing...

Only if one port is a Hi-Z port ...

I think (50 * 50)/(50+50) still equals 25 ...

Talk about Micron-aggression: US charges Chinese biz, staff over DRAM chip secrets theft

I3N
Pint

And demand reparations ...

Sir Ron ... you undervalue your worth ... the contravening side gets $0.50 ...

It's raining drones, but just one specimen: DJI's Matrice 200 quadcopter

I3N
Pint

Damn batteries ...

SCMP not my favorite source -

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/2170547/drone-display-hong-kong-wine-dine-festival-cancelled-after-40

But to blame 4G???

http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1425392-20181029.htm

China tells Trump to use a Huawei phone to avoid eavesdroppers

I3N
Pint

Re: Imagine what he'd say if Hillary had done this?

Same old Hua

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying spoke out in Kong's support on Friday.

The journalist had been "obstructed in every possible way and even treated roughly" when trying to express her views, Hua told a regular news conference in Beijing.

"The attitude of the British police has been inconsistent, and makes one suspect the reasons behind it," she said, calling on the U.K. government to "safeguard" bilateral ties.

I3N
Pint

Re: Imagine what he'd say if Hillary had done this?

So out of character for Hua Chunying to display anything resembling wit ...

Pints all around if this is the new and improved China foreign ministry ...

Hubble 'scope gyro drama: Hey, NASA, have you tried turning it off and on again? Oh, you did. And it worked? Cool

I3N
Boffin

Hand of God or Superstition ...

All for laying on the Touch ... VW Variant S - jumped up and down on back bumper until starter lined up to engage ... slamming the lid on the washer so that transmission would engage (later version so that lid lock switch would report closed.)

Ex-Huawei man claims Chinese giant is suing his startup to 'surpass' US tech dominance

I3N
Pint

Re: Employee poaching?

Perfected IP to be poached by a**hats for their dumb a**hats ...

https://twitter.com/tech_gaming/status/1053113356733698050

modified rant!

HP Ink CEO: That $550m Apogee buy was to stop rivals slurping it

I3N
Pint

Re: Still miss my 4MV + mods ...

Sole user for both ... a DON boffins life ...

Acquisition of the 4MV is one of those Friday tales ...

To watch that DesignJet 1055CM being mangled left me heart broken ...

I could/should have done replacing the belt myself ... without the hammer ...

I3N
Boffin

Still miss my 4MV + mods ...

11 x 17 for schematics ....

lost it to an unscrupulous repairman ...

what another one did to my 1055CM - criminal ... broke all the plastic snaps in disassembly ...

Take my advice: The only safe ID is a fake ID

I3N
Pint

Re: Space, Phil

So since I can't add multiple up votes for the KOTH reference ... I'll have multiple Alamos ....

I find your lack of faith disturbing, IBM: Big Blue fires photon torpedo at Pentagon JEDI cloud contract

I3N
Coat

Re: “IBM knows what it takes to build a world-class cloud.”

C'mon, you IT folks know it's no fun to award a contract for something that works right out of the box ....

More so over at DOD ...

Hate to burst your Hubble: Science stops as boffins scramble to diagnose gyro problem

I3N
Pint

Re: Nystagmus is hard to fix 340 miles up

Damn, feel their pain ...

I have to slap my Nexus 7 every now and then to get its INS sensor to respond properly ...

What could be more embarrassing for a Russian spy: Their info splashed online – or that they drive a Lada?

I3N
Happy

Re: "The (Karl) Marx Brothers"?

:) ...

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Uncle Sam gives itself the right to shoot down any drone, anywhere, any time, any how

I3N
Pint

Didn't think I needed to practice ...

Still can picture the dirt clod missing - down and to the right ...

Debated over rock ... which would have done more damage on the down side ... and the sparsity of clods ...

Construction guys told me today that the gas company prohibits pictures of the lines being installed in the streets along our property ... reports to the fuzz and something about making the terrorist list ...

Told them if this was the PRC, would be invited to have tea while being strapped into an interrogation chair fitted with leg cuffs and a metal hoop for a handcuff attachment, and are priced between $75 and $460 on Taobao.

sigh ...

WWII Bombe operator Ruth Bourne: I'd never heard of Enigma until long after the war

I3N
Pint

Re: Cribs from touch

Mark Twain wrote about 'touch' in 1889 as such

"-and then came a click that was as familiar to me as a human voice; for Clarence had been my own pupil ... They would have known my touch, maybe, ..."

Down voted gladly accepted if you know the reference ...

Look at me! Phone industry contracts nasty case of 5g-itis

I3N
Boffin

'Unprecedented levels of performance improvement' ...

Spoke to a recruiter ...I said I wouldn't apply directly to the company because of my concerns regarding 'Revolutionary' antenna technology ...

Looking for old hand to provide lacking experience ...

When he said $150K-$175K ... me: meh ... background, equipment, laboratory, processes and knowledge base is worth much more than that ...

Asked to write something about background and 5G because recruiter was asked by VC to find someone for the position ...

wrote: "... you asked about 5G experience. 5G, a marketing term, is shorthand for 3rd Generation Partnership Project Release 15 (forward) or 3GPP for 5G New Radio, or something like that."

Pluto is more alive than Mars, huff physicists who are still not over dwarf planet's demotion

I3N
Angel

To Hades with all of them ...

Planet Laika ... support the effort! ... even sounds better!

Hackers can cook you alive using 'microwave oven' sat-comms – claim

I3N
Pint

Simpler times ... none of this fol-de-rol ...

Straight answers to straight questions ....

Checked out the 1964 the microwave engineers' handbook and buyers guide, Hansen has another chart - Power Density at 2D^2/lambda w/equation. Off the cuff, looks like Pavg of 300W, per the example, to satisfy near field exposure requirements ...

old guys left all the books, younger guys just left ...

Per the pdf,

"The computer used to produce the data used for this report was a government owned Z-248 (AT compatible) equipped with a numerical math coprocessor (80287 chip)."

The Air Force always was more enamored with decimal points, says the Navy ...

snatched 2 out of 4 Z-248's at Ship Stores ...

All those lost souls [suckers] waiting for the Unisys contract to deliver .... https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235040074_The_Zenith_Z-248_as_a_Scientific_Workstation

I3N
Coat

Black Hats ...

Would you watch a horror flick if it didn't try to scare you ...

I3N
Pint

Re: RF OOps

Your 4th paragraph is ... err ... flawed ... ever looked through a piece of waveguide ... high pass filter

I3N
Pint

Re: Cooked ALIVE? Seriously?

(*****)

But I always keep a scan of R.C. Hansen's Axial Power Density in the Near-Field Normalized to 2D^2/lambda handy for such occasions ...

sometimes wish I could post images ...

peaks at 0.1 or 230m at a ADP factor of 40 over APD of 1 at 1 (2.3km) per your example

This and gain (dBi) versus beamwidth were used to try to keep the snake-oil salesmen at bay ...

America's top maker of cop body cameras says facial-recog AI isn't safe

I3N
Flame

HELL, SAFE, SAFE? ... I've been waiting 8 months

for my body camera request and what finally arrives is my original request ...

cop: yelling and screaming at me about fence permit ...

me: is that thing on. ... cop: 24/7 ... me: mine too ... cop out back taking pictures ... me waving ....

cop writes me up for permit violation - cameras on utility pole

City wants nothing to do with fence permit, none required and have zoning approval

City really doesn't want utility pole issue ... not their problem or pole ... Pai got it set up so I can just declare I'm an Internet service with expedited approval

Out checking property markers two weeks later.

Cop shows up. Told him I'm filing a harassment complaint ...

cop: so what ... me: I want the video on what was said by that Trump loving, Hispanic woman to get you riled up ...

cop orders me out of street and then pulls over with lights flashing.

AND NOW THE FUCKING VIDEO CAN"T BE FOUND!!! WHO CARES ABOUT AI!

Profit-strapped Symantec pulls employee share scheme

I3N
Coat

Re: About those beancounters

Left me with the stapler ... wouldn't let me buy staples anymore except in the first month of the fiscal year ...

AI on Raspberry Pi, Waymo touts robo-rides to Arizonians, and more

I3N
Pint

Had forgotten what slow was ...

Been dustn' off an Atom Inside Logic Supply fanless ... needed 32-bit Windows 7 Pro to validate hardware dongle operation

Alaskan borough dusts off the typewriters after ransomware crims pwn entire network

I3N
Pint

Re: Because no one has ever stolen records from a filing cabinet before.

nor thousands of paper records except for some prolific secret hoarders ...

Some of you really don't want Windows 10's April 2018 update on your rigs

I3N
Pint

Re: From experience...

Tried several things over a couple of days and still no luck ... watched Windows 10 back out of the upgrade every time ... changed course to do something more productive - digging ditches and laying Cu water lines and then some 2" PVC conduit to run the POE out to the outhouse ... updating my F77 code to f03

Y'know... Publishing tech specs may be fair use, says appeals court

I3N
Big Brother

Re: How will JEDEC like that?

Or bow in allegiance to those unholy consortia like Zigbee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, USB, ....

I3N
Coat

As a Navy Boffin ...

Accepted the lack of copyright ownership in exchange for not having to wear suits and ties in journal article bio profile pics!

I3N
Angel

Well guess what, and I bought a copy of NFPA 101 2012

And as a NFPA member once upon a time, they required that I accept their terms and conditions. but first reset that forgotten password.

If you consider your email address as free-access payment, https://www.nfpa.org/Codes-and-Standards/All-Codes-and-Standards/Free-access

Was touring makerspaces. With arc welding at the front door and rear door blocked with satellite tv dishes - a 'Right, what's all this then?!' moment.

That type of reading, prefer print

I3N
Happy

Strong-Ties will turn any sysadmin into a construction expert

Love the stuff ... then I saw that I needed spec adhesive and bolt to fasten the 4X4 base in to the patio cement.

BTW, I'm neither.

Scumbag confesses in court: LuminosityLink creepware was my baby

I3N
Pint

"It slices!! It dices!! Also makes ...

... julienne fries!!"

Who fancies a six-core, 128GB RAM, 8TB NVMe … laptop?

I3N
Boffin

Re: What does it run?

So what you are saying is that you never had to use the forward hatch of a Los Angles class to set up ...

Gawd almighty, loved them there 17" Nanao's with the Trinitron tubes.

Thanks for the happy memories, Micron – now beat it, says China: Court bans chip sales

I3N
Pint

oxymoron

People's Court

Relive your misspent, 8-bit youth on the BBC's reopened Micro archive

I3N
Angel

Remember ASCII, hell ...

Sent some ASCII to a radio station on a floppy that contained a list of songs for if stranded on desert isle ...

Don't remember the songs ... but remember there was a bit of animation ... of course, once played the file 'sort of' deleted itself.

Scored two tickets, row 30, center at an outdoor amphitheater, to see Elvis Costello!!!

Script kiddie goes from 'Bitcoin Baron' to 'Lockup Lodger' after DDoSing 911 systems

I3N
Devil

This should be easy

Pls

Down vote if you can honestly say you've ever been to Chandler or Mesa.

Up vote if you'd ever want to go back!

Are your IoT gizmos, music boxes, smart home kit vulnerable to DNS rebinding attacks? Here's how to check

I3N
Coat

Do we have ...

... the same family?

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