They should resort to more traditional methods of doing away with a knight, and stage a duel.
Hopefully between the about to be deposed gong recipient and a nice shiny fully crewed and armed tank. Now that would be justice.
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It's just not effective because the addresses can be recycled fairly quickly so that you get assigned one after it has become blacklisted.
My ISP or RSP as they are now called here, has assigned me 54,000 Quadrillion IP addresses so I am not running out of numbers (and letters) any time soon if my machine(s) are part of any attack. They would have to block the subnet rather than the IP or range.
I carry a backup, on a 2TB USB drive USB drive, with me when I leave the abode overnight,.........Mine are 2TB (have 2 of them), 3TB, 4TB, and 5TB.
Sounds like you don't deal with regular users. They never listen when told to do regular backups and they don't want to spend $500 on a NAS ($10 per week for 1 year only) because it is soooo expensive for their business turning over $4 Million a year despite me telling them it is very cheap insurance.
Not only will in not run unless you have Windshit 10 but you also need Play Store installed which is not present on Enterprise. Just peachy.
Now if only Microshits would put out a tool to recover drives/partitions from a RAW state. Now that would be useful. (Don't say other apps already do that because I tried 8 or 9 and didn't find one that would find even one file. Some didn't even recognise the partition)
Oh yes, calling to get a prescription renewal is the best thing to come out of COVID-19. It used to shit me to tears getting an appointment every 2 weeks and then wait for up to an hour coz the Doc always ran late. (Starts at 9am and by his second victim would be 15 minutes behind).
Phoning in and picking up the script from reception and no waiting is just wonderful and saves me a lot of time.
Drew Scriver said, My dad (who is old enough to have been on sentry duty on the East German border during the Cuba crisis) is rather computer-challenged.
Linux is not then an option in this case. The GUI is totally different to what he is presently using. It is bad enough trying to find shit when MS used to release a new O/S. A significantly/totally different O/S will just add to the man's stress levels.
If Linux, in all the different flavours, was the answer, then surely they would have a massive market share of the desktop operating system and not just the present fanboi users.
Some idiot Congresscritter announced in his local paper after a trip to a decoding station in Melbourne Oz that Our boys down there (it was Oz male and female decryppies) had broken the Japanese code. Japan changed the code within a couple of days of publication and it took them 3 weeks to break the new code. One of the women involved wondered how many troops were killed because some big mouthed idiot couldn't keep his gob shut.
If 100% markup is fair; then HP should give every customer $30.
An HP Server in 1999 had a floppy drive fail a couple of months out of warranty. HP wanted $160 for a replacement floppy drive. I supplied a standard drive for $25 retail. I think HPs markup is slightly more than 100%.
Thanks for that URL Martin but does Mars really spin on a vertical axis? If it does then that would make it easier for me to walk in a straight line unlike her on Earth with its 23.5° tilt that causes me to walk funny. Life is not easy being D'Under.
Re cables, I just had several rolls of different electrical tape and a chart stating what each colour was. We didn't have a label machine so the tape was the next best thing. One of the best presents I was given many years ago was a LapLink cable and the whole thing was coloured yellow. It was easier to locate than even the tape coloured one.
Didn't know the University of Woolloomooloo had an engineering department
Is it staffed by guys called Bruce?
Don't forget this was the day when you could enter a password and log in to the machine using the password, or click "cancel" on the login in prompt and log in to the same machine without using the password
You could then go to the Windows folder, delete the .PWL file and reset their password. Hehehehe
exceed the 15 - 16 character maximum that Microsoft allows!
When I created my TechNet account in 1999, I tired using a very secure password (would still be reasonably secure now) but it kept being rejected. Took a while but I finally figured out that if you kept the password to 8 characters or less then it would accept it. Guess Mirodorks haven't changed.
20 years ago I was physically running between classrooms rolling out computers in catholic schools. All they had was a Server (NT4.0) and Win98 boxes joined to the Domain. ALL software needed to be installed, user accounts created, email accounts created. All servers had a 2GB FAT32 and 2GB NTFS partition with ZERO network storage capacity. Most had 14 tray CD towers with a drive mapped to each tray so Office 97 could be deployed and Encarta 98 gave the students research ability because a 64k ISDN line was of so inadequate for online access.
There was no deployment software (tight fisted bastards wouldn't purchase Ghost 5) so each machine had to be individually installed and configured. The company I worked for provided each school with 3.5 hours per fortnight irrespective of whether they had 10 machines in one or 180 in my largest one. I personally looked after 850 desktops, 120ish laptops, 100+ printers, 41 Servers (each school had an Admin and Curriculum Domain), 40+ 3Com (pieces of crap) SuperStack II switches that would take 6 weeks to replace even if they were DOA. One of the schools had 4 of those demon switches and I had 5 (not a typo) of them replaced in a 4 year period. In fact all 16 of my then schools had at least one switch fail in the first year of operation.
Twenty years ago was a very exhausting time for me.
single line printer - very fast, very noisy
Wasn't an Oki was it as I remember the 9 pin dot matrix ones being oh so noisy.
My brother worked in a place that had a line printer. I was told if the "catching tray" was removed, the paper shot up 12 feet into the air. 12 may have been an exaggeration but even 3 or 4 feet would have been impressive. 1200 lines a minute was the print rate if my memory serves me correctly (but I have doubts these days.
Was walking, along with a teacher, past a row of computers in a school. I stopped and said I can smell bakerlite and thinking a PSU may have had a very hot power IC, I started sniffing for the offending machine before the PSU went BANG and possibly caused some damage. Teacher pulled me aside out of students hearing and said one of the students (about 8 or 9 years old) had parents who were VERY heavy smokers and what I smelt was the poor boys clothes. Poor little bugger and seemed like such a nice kid.
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