Re: me too
We had machines like that with a client. And the client's staff liked the "new" slip cases that had come out for laptops.
So every time they pulled their laptop out it's case, it snagged the wifi switch into the off position.
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We had a sales guy who had his email on Pipex.
One day his office based subordinate was going on holiday, and set their email to forward to him.
All went well till a virus infected email our system didn't detect came in. It forward it to pipex, who rejected it due to the content.
The NDR was duly forwarded, and rejected.
Cue 1 email loop around and around, slowly getting larger and larger.
It was about 3meg when we found it, on the n-hundredth loop.
It could been worse, but the slowness of our single ISDN channel kept the loop from going any faster!
We have multiple clients where their current network connectivity is "adsl" or "leased line", it's weird how a small company with say, 8 phones paying £40 for their internet at the moment sees a £300 a month leased line as "a bit on the expensive side". Their choice for when ISDN goes? Sticking to adsl and doing all their calls on mobile phones seems to be their only choice.
I'm more with the late Mr Adams on that...
“Many were increasingly of the opinion that they’d all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. And some said that even the trees had been a bad move, and that no one should ever have left the oceans.”
"Even one claiming to be encrypted and secure, because eventually it wont be secure anymore (once the Fuzz get hold of the servers)."
Not even then? Surely anything you share you're at a risk of someone else taking a copy/police getting their computer/etc and therefore getting a copy of the image?
I see sharing something like that in the way of keeping a secret - once you tell anyone else, you have to trust them not to share/leak it from that moment.
It's as helpful as asking someone if they have tried not to be ill?
Using words would mean I don't just have to now get the letters right in the word (and in the right order) but to also beable to count them.. which means writing them down so I can count them. I might as well just carry the PIN written with me.
Barcleys allow this. I'm a chip and sign user due to my dyslexia, and run a business. The first thing you have to do to setup the app? Choose a 5 digit number.
I asked why they think I can remember a 5 digit number when they accept I can't remember a 4 digit pin, and their reply "It's not a PIN, it's a passcode".
Yes, they honestly told me that as it's got a different title, that should be enough to over come my inability to remember numbers in the right order :(
We had a client with a US parent company, at the time their software ran on a *nix machine with IBM InfoWindow terminals. So the shipped over a MUX, terminals and printers for us to use. They made us buy 240/120 step down transformers for every item. When I checked them.. every thing they sent had auto ranging 100-240V PSUs. That's a lot of transformers we ended up just stacking in the warehouse.
55 days of "streaming per month" assumes only 1 stream. Add in say 2 streams, a twitch watcher, etc and I can see it quickly building up,
I pay for 2 lines with Zen, my house and my employee's (which is his partner and himself).
We all work from home atm.
My down/up total for this month is 302.7GB down/182.3GB up.
Theirs is 659.6 down, 43.4 up.
I had a primary school where mice kept acting up, but the teachers couldn't work out why it worked for some people (them) and not others (pupils).
I traced it down to the mice casing allowing IR to pass though it when the sun was in the right (wrong?) place. The kids hands were too small to cover the entire mouse body, but the teacher's did.
Coating the inside of the shell with paint fixed the issue till the mice were eventually replaced with the new fangled optical mice.
We had a client in the 386/486 days who liked his HP desktop so much, he upgraded it himself to a small 386 motherboard.
Issue was the pitch of the ISA slots between the 386 and his HP's case wasn't the same. When I met this machine, most of the card bracket had been sawed out, and the cards held in with wood screws and hot melt glue!
I'm dyslexic and have issues with numbers, and use chip and sign cards.
I looked at the app for my credit card, to find the same, a) it's a full on banking app, and b) you have to set a 6 digit PIN to use it. Again I'm in the situation where the bank/etc understands I can't use a 4 digit PIN to use a card, but can't understand why I can't just use a 6 digit number I can remember for their app/etc. :(
I've just had to delete my online banking with M&S credit cards, because they need you to use a pin based token, or a pin based app on your phone. I have chip and sign cards.
As usual the response "Can't you just use a number you'll remember?", and yet no one seems to understand the idea that if I could remember numbers like that, I wouldn't have or need chip and sign cards in the first place!
Next suggestion is of course to write the PIN down for when I need it... :(
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