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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55625 on: April 13, 2020, 01:42:33 pm »
I have a Z series thinkpad that is still running XP, but it has no parallel port  :-DD
I have enough to clean up, and I still have 2 or 3 books to read (and understand (!!), which is the tough part ) while trying to find the long lost motivation after putting in about 35 hours of overtime since returning from Hawaii ...
Please note that my university days were filled with neuropsychology, clinical psychology, physiology classes. I did not major in electronics, anything I know in that regard is self-taught .
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55626 on: April 13, 2020, 01:46:07 pm »
To be fair I have an EE degree but most of what I know is self-taught. University was honestly a waste of time. I could have avoided the cost and jumped into the IT sector and no one would be any wiser  :-DD

I had I think a thinkpad with parallel port years ago. Can't remember which model. It was an ultrabay addition. I rarely used it as there was a battery rammed in it most of the time.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55627 on: April 13, 2020, 01:47:40 pm »
Read into this muppet. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Robinson_(activist)

Until a motive is established keep an open mind.
There are a load of weird people all around us, look at the UK's history over the last 5 years, and even now some people still cannot see how we should be working and cooperating together with other EU countries even down to not accepting their help with Covid-19 FFS  :palm:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55628 on: April 13, 2020, 01:52:12 pm »
if you are open for anything, you have a major leak.

Sorry, my feeble attempt at translating this, hope I preserved the gist ...

I like this version:

"Be careful not to be so open-minded that the contents fall out!"

Actually, I think that IS the more appropriate translation.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55629 on: April 13, 2020, 01:54:43 pm »
To be fair I have an EE degree but most of what I know is self-taught. University was honestly a waste of time. I could have avoided the cost and jumped into the IT sector and no one would be any wiser  :-DD

I had I think a thinkpad with parallel port years ago. Can't remember which model. It was an ultrabay addition. I rarely used it as there was a battery rammed in it most of the time.
The world is full of people who have university degrees, and most of them end up doing mundane jobs, I think in reality it is very hard to beat decent on the job learning backed up with day release college courses, that way when you get your passes and certificates , you actually know a hell of lot more than just the theory, also know how to put that theory into practise.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55630 on: April 13, 2020, 01:57:40 pm »
if you are open for anything, you have a major leak.

Sorry, my feeble attempt at translating this, hope I preserved the gist ...

I like this version:

"Be careful not to be so open-minded that the contents fall out!"

Actually, I think that IS the more appropriate translation.
I don't agree, because if it was the more appropriate translation, then it would be a relatively easy task to shake those stupid notions out of their heads, but in reality it dosen't seem to be does it?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55631 on: April 13, 2020, 02:02:01 pm »
Going back to the saying earlier, or translation anyway, I tend to like to evaluate most possibilities. It's fun finding the stupid ones and gives you great insight into the human condition and people's line of thought. Don't forget that their failures are lessons you can learn from too  :-DD

The world is full of people who have university degrees, and most of them end up doing mundane jobs, I think in reality it is very hard to beat decent on the job learning backed up with day release college courses, that way when you get your passes and certificates , you actually know a hell of lot more than just the theory, also know how to put that theory into practise.

Indeed. I'm recruiting at the moment and I can't find anyone who knows what they are doing qualified in any way or another. So I have to look for people who have the initiative to get from zero to knowledgeable on their own or with assistance. The best guy we have is an actuary strangely enough.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55632 on: April 13, 2020, 02:11:53 pm »

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55633 on: April 13, 2020, 02:15:46 pm »
See now you could buy an old thinkpad to run XP  :popcorn:

Boooooooored. Have tidied everything up, done the shopping and done all the housework. ebay is dead. Everything in the house works. My todo list is empty and I can't be arsed to start any new projects at the moment :(

then you need one of these: 

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which you can find here:  eBay auction: #373018371799

you can thank me later.  ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55634 on: April 13, 2020, 02:16:41 pm »
No wonder we have muppets running around destroying 5G towers, someone should section this idiot quickly, lock him up and then throw away the key, he is clearly a dangerous person to have running around stirring up conspiracy theories and fake information like this.  :palm:

Done my bit      Also reported it under "domestic terrorism"   I've attacked a few other responses as well.



Also reported. I don't expect either of our posts to last the day; but hopefully we'll get this fuckwit banned long enough to have to generate a new account. :palm:

if you are open for anything, you have a major leak.   Sorry, my feeble attempt at translating this, hope I preserved the gist ...
I like this version:   "Be careful not to be so open-minded that the contents fall out!"
Actually, I think that IS the more appropriate translation.
I don't agree, because if it was the more appropriate translation, then it would be a relatively easy task to shake those stupid notions out of their heads, but in reality it dosen't seem to be does it?

I think the English equivalent would be this old adage my mother used to repeat quite often:

"Keep a sufficiently open mind, and people will throw all manner of crap into it."


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55635 on: April 13, 2020, 02:17:16 pm »
See now you could buy an old thinkpad to run XP  :popcorn:

Boooooooored. Have tidied everything up, done the shopping and done all the housework. ebay is dead. Everything in the house works. My todo list is empty and I can't be arsed to start any new projects at the moment :(

then you need one of these: 

[attach=1]

which you can find here:  eBay auction: #373018371799

you can thank me later.  ;D

Hahaha I have actually been looking at radios today  :-DD

Alas it won't be an S38 here as we're all 50Hz and 240V so requires step down transformer and some luck, none of which I have  :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55636 on: April 13, 2020, 02:21:24 pm »
The world is full of people who have university degrees, and most of them end up doing mundane jobs, I think in reality it is very hard to beat decent on the job learning backed up with day release college courses, that way when you get your passes and certificates , you actually know a hell of lot more than just the theory, also know how to put that theory into practise.

It depends on what the job entails. Your suggestion is appropriate for people slotting into working with existing products/technologies/application domains. It is unlikely to be very successful if one or more of those are novel, or just new to a company.

In the fun interesting places that I have worked, this has always been what interviewers (I've been on both sides of the table) have been looking for...

Indeed. I'm recruiting at the moment and I can't find anyone who knows what they are doing qualified in any way or another. So I have to look for people who have the initiative to get from zero to knowledgeable on their own or with assistance.

Such bootstrapping usually requires a sufficient knowledge of the fundamental theory, so that it can be applied to new circumstances.

Such employees tend to be good long-term employees since they will adjust to the changing requirements over the years. After all, the half-life of specific "which button do I press" knowledge is a couple of years.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55637 on: April 13, 2020, 02:24:58 pm »
Indeed. I'm recruiting at the moment and I can't find anyone who knows what they are doing qualified in any way or another. So I have to look for people who have the initiative to get from zero to knowledgeable on their own or with assistance.

Such bootstrapping usually requires a sufficient knowledge of the fundamental theory, so that it can be applied to new circumstances.

Such employees tend to be good long-term employees since they will adjust to the changing requirements over the years. After all, the half-life of specific "which button do I press" knowledge is a couple of years.

Yes that's true on both counts. However they don't teach the fundamental theory of what we do at universities. Instead we need broken people with battle scars. Need more Harry Tuttles to keep a 14th century church from collapsing :)

Just found this picture which covers wingnuttery and how far it goes. This is the Russian orthodox church blessing a computer system to protect against WannaCry  :palm:

 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55638 on: April 13, 2020, 02:38:36 pm »
Batten down the hatches.  :o We are having a rain storm today with high winds. A few minutes ago there was one hell of gust and within 2 minutes two calls in town for multiple trees down. And my power flashed for a second but stayed on....so far.  :scared:

Later today supposed to up the ante with thunderstorms. Luckily we are NOT in what's considered an area prone to tornadoes but every once in a while one does come through.


Update....now a 3rd call for a tree down across a road. Gonna be an interesting afternoon.  :palm:   
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55639 on: April 13, 2020, 02:41:01 pm »
Hopefully the trees will land on your local idiots  :-DD
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55640 on: April 13, 2020, 02:44:11 pm »
See now you could buy an old thinkpad to run XP  :popcorn:

Boooooooored. Have tidied everything up, done the shopping and done all the housework. ebay is dead. Everything in the house works. My todo list is empty and I can't be arsed to start any new projects at the moment :(

then you need one of these: 

[attach=1]

which you can find here:  eBay auction: #373018371799

you can thank me later.  ;D

Hahaha I have actually been looking at radios today  :-DD

Alas it won't be an S38 here as we're all 50Hz and 240V so requires step down transformer and some luck, none of which I have  :-DD

Those are just the things that make it an interesting project.   >:D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55641 on: April 13, 2020, 02:44:33 pm »
Well I've got his home address already from a grey hat source. I'm not going to post it on here but will refer it to Ofcom and the police.

This is actually a criminal act (ofcom are already jumping on people) and he should be prosecuted for it. I suspect that they're building case evidence against him at the moment anyway. I'm sure a few YT syndication links will help that case.
Sit outside his house in a porcupine car. That will make him absolutely ape shit.  :-DD

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2. Hire deliberately nondescript man in suit and bowler hat to follow subject around public places with a clipboard, randomly taking gibberish notes which are "accidentally" left for him to find after he has noticed "the observating man".   

*These were simpler times; long before we as a breed had swallowed the "war on terror" lie hook, line & sinker. :palm:

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55642 on: April 13, 2020, 02:45:45 pm »
Just found this picture which covers wingnuttery and how far it goes. This is the Russian orthodox church blessing a computer system to protect against WannaCry  :palm:

Put that guy to work on COVID-19!  :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55643 on: April 13, 2020, 02:45:51 pm »
I'm not aware of any dangerous idiots like the individual we've been discussing. But there are individuals wandering the streets down there who are completely harmless because while the lights are on but there's nobody home.  :P :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55644 on: April 13, 2020, 03:05:26 pm »
If you wanna hear the weather forecast for me log onto Discord right now. I've got the National Weather Service on.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55645 on: April 13, 2020, 03:38:39 pm »


med's forecast for those who missed it.

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« Reply #55646 on: April 13, 2020, 03:43:17 pm »
Meh....more like this.... >:D

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55647 on: April 13, 2020, 03:45:21 pm »
I'm not aware of any dangerous idiots like the individual we've been discussing. But there are individuals wandering the streets down there who are completely harmless because while the lights are on but there's nobody home.  :P :-DD

I first had my eyes opened at university. One of my landladies had a husband that was the skipper of a boat that went to sea every day (to dump sewage!). Even with that nautical/aquatic connection, she seriously believed that fish came up to the surface to breath.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55648 on: April 13, 2020, 03:45:32 pm »
@med: Yeah, that's the great thing about CNY weather this time of year; if you don't like it, just wait 5 minutes.  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55649 on: April 13, 2020, 05:00:41 pm »
I'm not aware of any dangerous idiots like the individual we've been discussing. But there are individuals wandering the streets down there who are completely harmless because while the lights are on but there's nobody home.  :P :-DD
I think its more of a case that you havent been looking hard enough :-DD They are literally everywhere, hell you even have one in charge over there, compared to him, our Boris looks almost bleeding normal :-DD :-DD :-DD
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