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     Nibbled To Death By Ducks 1 month, 1 week ago.

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      Nibbled To Death By Ducks
      AskWoody Lounger

      GoneToPlaid’s post about stress-relieving meds maybe being on the upswing since patches started going bad made me think of this:

      Tech Gone Really Wrong:

      One can look at this clip (1:36, short) of the classic movie “Dark Star”* and wonder if the Ordinance Officer in the foreground’ reaction reminds any of you of a similar reaction whilst a patch or update rips up your system…

      https://youtu.be/WsrVw9Jwtio

      (*Made in 1974 by Dan O’Bannon of Alien franchise fame; his first flick, shot for $60,000 USD! [about $230,000 USD now. it’s a hoot if you’re into sci-fi…it’s an Anti-Star Trek)

      Don’t know about you, but that reaction around here has been seen a lot…the crew was probably running some future version of Windows…

      Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "A/B [negative] :)", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't check for updates-Full Manual Mode."
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      "The more kinks you put in the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the pipes!" -Scotty

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      GoneToPlaid
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      Hah! I had all but forgotten about that movie. Our junior high school got a copy of the movie to show to all of us kids. I guess they should have watched it first, before showing it to us kids. They told us that it was nearly as good as Star Wars. Within 15 minutes all of us kids were ignoring the movie and talking to each other instead. After 20 minutes, the school cancelled showing the rest of the movie.

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      Lars220
      AskWoody Lounger

      Thanks NTDBD, nice to have some humour around here. Here is another YouTube video, this one is only 1:20 minutes long and concerns a more modern look at technology failures.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLc4yZ-A0Qo

      Smart Homes for everyone coming soon to a neighborhood near you. Cheers 🙂

       

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      Nibbled To Death By Ducks
      AskWoody Lounger

      Within 15 minutes all of us kids were ignoring the movie and talking to each other instead. After 20 minutes, the school cancelled showing the rest of the movie.

      Gad. Talk about “Short Attention Span Theatre”!?! But kids that age can rarely appreciate satire….you have to live a little.

      And watch tech break!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEABgEozZXM

      Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "A/B [negative] :)", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't check for updates-Full Manual Mode."
      --
      "The more kinks you put in the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the pipes!" -Scotty

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      Nibbled To Death By Ducks
      AskWoody Lounger

      Thanks NTDBD, nice to have some humour around here. Here is another YouTube video, this one is only 1:20 minutes long and concerns a more modern look at technology failures. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLc4yZ-A0Qo Smart Homes for everyone coming soon to a neighborhood near you. Cheers  

      Hilarious! Thanks!

      I was doing some Valentine’s Day Shopping in a department store, and with a WiFi scanning app found two completely open, unsecured, non-password protected net-connected Smart LG refrigerators just waiting to be taken over. I notified the manager, who didn’t have a clue. Man, anyone could have turned that thing into a SPAM machine…it’s happened in the past, I think!

      I will never have an Internet of Trash device in my home, period. And I’ve been in Tech in some form or another for 45 years. Uh-uh, no way!

      Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "A/B [negative] :)", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't check for updates-Full Manual Mode."
      --
      "The more kinks you put in the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the pipes!" -Scotty

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