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    Does Youtube Medium restriction block political stuff?

    Why block youtube video in the first place? In a college of all places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halbarad View Post
    Also annoying are the people who claim "I'm not a computer person" despite a computer being an integral part of their job and has been for years.
    This. sooo. much.

    They can't even properly name/distinguish the most basic items.
    "File, link, URL ... there's a difference?"
    "Yeah, you moron, there is."
    "I'm not a computer guy."

    (Me grabs his hand and drags him down to the parking lot)
    I point at at least 50 different pieces on the car, like steering wheel, gear, brake pedal etc., which he had no problem giving the proper name

    "You are not a car mechanic, you use your car ca. 1 h a day, yet you can identify a large amount of items by its correct name. If questioned, I'm sure you could also explain the basic idea of how a combustion engine works. And if I point at a steering wheel and even ask someone who has never driven a car in his life, he would be most likely be able to properly identify it, because OTHERWISE YOU'D BE CONSIDERED TO BE A COMPLETE MORON BY EVERYONE - AND RIGHTFULLY SO!"

    "Now let's see the difference: The PC is your main tool, you're using it ~ 8 h a day. Taking it away from you would immediately kill your job. And yet you can't arsed to even learn the most basic terms?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by root View Post
    Does Youtube Medium restriction block political stuff?

    Why block youtube video in the first place? In a college of all places.
    'cos i'm a power mad fascist m8
    first i came for their gang fight videos, then i came for the BBC.
    erm - or something
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    I can beat this:

    We have a teacher without an e-mail address who refuses to use a computer.

    None of our classrooms has a conventional black/white board anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    I can beat this:

    We have a teacher without an e-mail address who refuses to use a computer.

    None of our classrooms has a conventional black/white board anymore.
    How do they deal with all the electronic entry they need to do for their job? I'm assuming they do it by hand and then someone else enters it into systems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by halbarad View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    I can beat this:

    We have a teacher without an e-mail address who refuses to use a computer.

    None of our classrooms has a conventional black/white board anymore.
    How do they deal with all the electronic entry they need to do for their job? I'm assuming they do it by hand and then someone else enters it into systems?
    What data entry? Beyond the report cards at the end of semester, there isn't any really necessary in day to day teaching. If you ignore the constant stream of emails our principal sends.
    nevar forget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
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    I can beat this:

    We have a teacher without an e-mail address who refuses to use a computer.

    None of our classrooms has a conventional black/white board anymore.
    How do they deal with all the electronic entry they need to do for their job? I'm assuming they do it by hand and then someone else enters it into systems?
    What data entry? Beyond the report cards at the end of semester, there isn't any really necessary in day to day teaching. If you ignore the constant stream of emails our principal sends.
    The UK has a lot of data entry; register for every lesson, results of every module (either exam or coursework or both), predicted grades, actual grades, and probably a bunch of other stuff that's changed since I stopped working in education a few years ago.

    I guess German data laws make it a lot harder to do this sort of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halbarad View Post
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    I can beat this:

    We have a teacher without an e-mail address who refuses to use a computer.

    None of our classrooms has a conventional black/white board anymore.
    How do they deal with all the electronic entry they need to do for their job? I'm assuming they do it by hand and then someone else enters it into systems?
    What data entry? Beyond the report cards at the end of semester, there isn't any really necessary in day to day teaching. If you ignore the constant stream of emails our principal sends.
    The UK has a lot of data entry; register for every lesson, results of every module (either exam or coursework or both), predicted grades, actual grades, and probably a bunch of other stuff that's changed since I stopped working in education a few years ago.

    I guess German data laws make it a lot harder to do this sort of thing.
    Yes, they do. Register for every lesson is done in paper, though there are systems available on the market to do that digitally. Berlin bought them for every school, but then realized that our data protection laws don't really allow it even though the system is LAN only. Brandenburg doesn't give a fuck and uses a cloud based system. Yet still bans teachers from using commercial cloud storage services for student data (like grades). Go figure.
    Results of every module aren't recorded centrally at all, as a teacher you have to prove if challenged how you got your grades. Only exception are some subjects (German, Math, English) have 4 major tests per school year, we will now start to scan those due to them being singularly subjectable to review. We don't need to predict grades. Actual grades are only compiled for the report cards.
    nevar forget

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    Needed a SD card reader to flash a microSD card with an RPi image. Didn't have one and didn't feel like using my dad's computer, so I hooked up my old Garmin GPS and used its SD card slot. Slow, but usable.
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    Today I found out how RC controllers determine there frequency hopping pattern. Obviously depends on the protocol but the are a lot more random than I thought.
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    HELP!

    I've got a db server that's creating .BAK backups and filling it's C: drive - SOMEHOW. SQL job monitor has nothing that looks useful and task maanger also has nothing.
    Is there somewhere else i should be looking, or is it going to be a shitty app making them.
    Any ideas how to see what process makes them short of procmon ?

    TIA
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    As a quick initial check, I'd check the file's owner first, perhaps that's already giving away who created them.

    I'd also check the common autostart locations (folder "Startup", registry "Run" key, Scheduled Tasks) to see if there's hiding some script which creates 'em.

    [Added]
    And last but not least, there may be some kind of 3rd party backup software, that creates them. Either installed directly on the machine or via some agent on the machine, that gets its commands from a backup software server elsewhere.
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    Working with another supplier for a customer. We're trying to install something automatically that the other supplier claims can't be done (or they've never seen anyone do it), they are experts in this software and doing custom dev for it apparently.

    I looked on the iso for it and there are batch files there to do it. They don't quite work for the infrastructure we have to use but luckily a mix of Orca and examining log files from manual installs shows me what I need to do and the MST values I need to add. Part 2 of the application needs Sharepoint and a bunch of config there, easy enough to handle since we've got that stuff scripted already, but still hitting issues with it.

    I decided to email their "specialist" some log files and a summary of the errors I'd seen in them to see if he knew anything and his response was "no but Google suggests these things....". I then get an email from their PM, who works in very strict time frames and doesn't seem to understand that as we're deploying to Azure x days of effort doesn't mean x calendar days. The email is basically summed up to "we were expecting it done for next week, will it be ready? Why haven't you asked us for help more often if you are having problems?"

    It's very tempting to reply with a few snide comments about how their experts claimed what were doing isn't possible but we've almost done it and how the times I've asked theyve just sent me Google results back. I suspect that wouldn't go down well with them or my bosses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halbarad View Post
    doesn't seem to understand that as we're deploying to Azure x days of effort doesn't mean x calendar days.
    Is this some Azure-specific thing, or simply them not getting that e.g. 2.5 days of effort might be half a day every weekday of a week, as in it's not your only priority? Before accounting for some progress having to wait on others.
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    Idk about that, and i'm fucking stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daneel Trevize View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by halbarad View Post
    doesn't seem to understand that as we're deploying to Azure x days of effort doesn't mean x calendar days.
    Is this some Azure-specific thing, or simply them not getting that e.g. 2.5 days of effort might be half a day every weekday of a week, as in it's not your only priority? Before accounting for some progress having to wait on others.
    A mix of both. I'm deploying the full stack as templates that take ~3 hours to fully deploy and configure. I can shortcut this a little and just deploy it once and keep reapplying the configuration script to the VM (PowerShell DSC in this case) and slowly iron out the bugs but at some point I'm going to have to redeploy the whole thing to make sure the full process works, and sometimes you end up with installs that just won't cleanly remove themselves if they fail so you need to redeploy at least some of it.

    The installation for this part of the platform takes anywhere between 10-30 mins before I hit errors. I think their problem mostly boils down to "we like the idea of automating this (especially if they get copies of what we're creating so they can reuse it) but we just want to get paid for the work and you're slowing us down by trying to do things 'right'" or something like that.

    Their PM is really focused on sticking to the timeline that they set out, to the degree that we spent about an hour on a conference call where they discussed every single step on this gantt chart and what was involved when they could have just went with "at each of these stages we'll do x, y and z unless otherwise noted".

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    Quote Originally Posted by halbarad View Post
    Their PM is really focused on sticking to the timeline that they set out, to the degree that we spent about an hour on a conference call where they discussed every single step on this gantt chart and what was involved when they could have just went with "at each of these stages we'll do x, y and z unless otherwise noted".
    Everything after the second word is redundant.

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    Viking, n.:
    1. Daring Scandinavian seafarers, explorers, adventurers, entrepreneurs world-famous for their aggressive, nautical import business, highly leveraged takeovers and blue eyes.
    2. Bloodthirsty sea pirates who ravaged northern Europe beginning in the 9th century.

    Hagar's note: The first definition is much preferred; the second is used only by malcontents, the envious, and disgruntled owners of waterfront property.

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    See also https://www.reddit.com/r/programming...struction_set/

    Still waiting for which CPU the halt vuln is on. https://twitter.com/xoreaxeaxeax
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    Idk about that, and i'm fucking stupid.

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    if he where looking for "official" back-doors he should be looking for shared instructions rather than stuff that stands out per vendor, but then some things are best left undisturbed.
    Viking, n.:
    1. Daring Scandinavian seafarers, explorers, adventurers, entrepreneurs world-famous for their aggressive, nautical import business, highly leveraged takeovers and blue eyes.
    2. Bloodthirsty sea pirates who ravaged northern Europe beginning in the 9th century.

    Hagar's note: The first definition is much preferred; the second is used only by malcontents, the envious, and disgruntled owners of waterfront property.

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    Hey, at least we all recently gained the NSA's ability to disable the Intel Management Engine (sorry, enable "High Assurance Platform" compliance) if you don't trust networked black boxes inside your CPU.
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    Idk about that, and i'm fucking stupid.

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