That's how this comes over to me - Oh, and extreme attention seeking.
5184 posts • joined 8 Sep 2007
As an impressionable teenager, my first proper job was home-visits TV servicing. I was permanently scarred by the 'unbelievable' things I saw. Bare wires stuffed in the old 15A unswitched round pin sockets for starters!
"Well you see, it saves messing about when you've got lots of things you want on at the same time"
A long-gone solicitor relative of mine told a group of us kids that the way to defeat eavesdroppers is with anything that rustles. To demonstrate he had one of us sit opposite him at a small table, and the rest of us were at the other end of the room. He just casually rustled a newspaper, while speaking in an even quiet voice. We couldn't work out anything, except just the occasional random word.
The engineering company I used to work for was asked to provide network access to complex machinery a few times. The on-site crew (the ones the manglement wanted to get rid of) understood the risks immediately, but the Ivory Tower lot only started to think a bit when they saw our contract terms in big bold lettering:
"The company accepts no liability for loss or damage due to network faults or external interference."
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