* Posts by Syn3rg

23 posts • joined 6 Jul 2015

Galileo got it wrong – official: Jupiter actually wet, not super-dry: 'No one would have guessed that water might be so variable across the planet'



don't wake the Hydrogues.

Never let something so flimsy as a locked door to the computer room stand in the way of an auditor on the warpath


Re: whether if they'd had their sidearms they could have shot the lock off instead

That's why beaching protocol involves shooting the hinges with a shotgun.

Citrix mysteriously quiet amid whisperings of senior layoffs: Executives, teams logged out, it is claimed


Re: Crying and walking out?

>Yes, security walked us out, but they apologized profusely that they were doing it.

They too are human.

They're BAAACK: Windows 10 nagware team loads trebuchet with annoying reminders to GTFO Windows 7


And the petunias thought,

"Not again".

Sure, we've got a problem but we don't really want to spend any money on the tech guy you're sending to fix it


It is a more sensible unit of measure, consider:

0 degrees F == cold; 100 degrees F == hot

0 degrees C == chilly; 100 degrees C == dead

0 kelvin == dead; 100 kelvin == dead

Now, hold on. This may shock you... Oracle allegedly juices its cloud sales with threats and shoddy on-prem support


Re: Cloud fraud

"A millionaire lookin' for another million dollars

A poor man lookin' for one

A chainstore owner lookin' for another store

A hungry man lookin' for a bone"

--Piece of the Rock, Mother's Finest, 1977

Reliable system was so reliable, no one noticed its licence had expired... until it was too late


Re: Never assume soon means less than lifetime of Universe

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary solution.

Users fail to squeak through basic computer skills test. Well, it was the '90s


Re: Not sure...

I hope you married her...

The D in SystemD stands for Dammmit... Security holes found in much-adored Linux toolkit


Security holes found in much-reviled Linux rootkit


What's 23 times the size of Earth, uncomfortably warm – and has astroboffins excited?


LHS 3884b

Well now we know where to build the next triple-max slam.

Dust off that old Pentium, Linux fans: It's Elive


Re: If it's snappy on old kit...

Considering the movie offered that same courtesy to Dick Tufeld (Robot, voice), Mark Goddard (Major Don West), June Lockhart (Maureen Robinson), Marta Kristen (Judy Robinson), and Angela Cartwright (Penny Robinson), it does seem a missed opportunity.

Please no Basic Instinct flashing, HPE legal eagles warn staffers


Nae, kilt!

‘I crashed a rack full of servers with my butt’


Late 90's Netware Gefingerpoken

It was the late 90's, and there was a known condition that would arise on one NetWare 4 server. The workaround, from Novell, was to cold-boot the box. So I roll into that data center at 3AM, still somewhat groggy despite a 75 minute drive, walk to the server, open the door and push in the power button. It was at that exact moment that I realized that my finger was on the button of a nearly identically named server (two transposed letters in the middle of the name). Needless to say, I was now fully awake. I then proceeded to do the one-handed-shutdown boogie from the KVM in the next rack.

User stepped on mouse, complained pedal wasn’t making PC go faster


At the other end of the spectrum

... is my 77 year old Dad, who can write in C, C++, COBOL, FORTRAN, and Assembly.




I've seen ID10T files in system areas at times.

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the data centre temp's delightful


Inlet Air Sensor OIDs

>I was never able to get the budget to install room temp sensors

Same here, but I was able to find the OID for the Air Inlet Sensors on my servers and I monitor those.




User asked help desk to debug a Post-it Note that survived a reboot



I hope you asked them if they still had the box in which the computer came.

How alien civilizations deal with climate is a measure of how smart they are. Just sayin'...


Re: Re. Aliens

Good think they haven't visited, because we all know what will happen when a Cajun sees a 3-foot crab: interplanetary incident.

Secure microkernel in a KVM switch offers spy-grade app virtualization


Defeating the purpose

- "Those air gaps provide hygiene so that organisations feel satisfied data can't move between applications."

- "... and even allow cut and paste between windows".

Aren't these statements mutually exclusive?

WannaCry-killer Marcus Hutchins denies Feds' malware claims


Gun range

I'm curious, how many opportunities would he have in the UK to visit a gun range? I know there are three within five miles of my location here in the States.

'Toyota dealer stole my wife's saucy snaps from phone, emailed them to a swingers website'


Re: @Emmeran: Maybe...

An apostrophe can be used on an initialization, an acronym, or on a shortened word, if is placement clears up confusion. Not sure in this case, however; this looks more like the all too common usage 'LOOK OUT PEOPLE, HERE COMES AN "S"!'

Got a GUITAR, daddio? Wanna plug it into iOS or Droid? Try the iRig 2


+1 #Zoom

I use the Zoom B3 mainly because it will run off of batteries (to eliminate hum), and it has XLR out.


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