• SM (unregistered)

    What are arms?!

  • Jaco (unregistered)

    First!

    (Captcha: Eros)

  • Jaco (unregistered) in reply to Jaco

    Oh damn

  • kastein (cs)

    mutter, coaxial networking... it's too early in the morning for this. Ow. And even a horrible mix of 10Base2 and 10Base5, complete with vampire taps :(

    She was probably listening to an AM station though; FM should be fine (in fact should work better) with an antenna about 0.75 meters long, or a dipole about 1.5 meters long. The funny thing is, everything would have worked fine (AND given good reception) if she had left the cable plugged in and simply connected the antenna to the ground shield or connector housing on the coax...

  • fred (unregistered)

    "the undisclosed department of the government where Dario worked (let's call it the "Department of Government") "

    ......<snip>.....

    "and marched into the accounting department's area."

    Genius!

  • Anon (unregistered)

    So he left Seth on hold the whole time? This was 1996! Is Seth still on hold now?

  • Boing (unregistered)

    Seems like a perfectly good use for a network cable.

    I receive lots of broadcasts on the network I'm connected to.

  • rpjs (unregistered)

    Sounds like the local government I worked for back in the 90s...

  • Ben (unregistered) in reply to rpjs

    How else are you supposed to listen to a podcast?

  • Charlie Very Sure (unregistered)

    Ahh yes... coax, thicknet, taps... you haven't lived until you've wired up one of those spaghetti bowls and then had to explain to suspicious users "I don't know why it isn't working. I did everything perfectly right!"

    Then you hire some guy with a $10,000 "LANalyzer" (think wireshark) to come out and stare at his luggable laptop for an hour and tell you he can't find any problem either, but maybe you should buy a $3,000 bridge. What's that? Not exactly sure, but hey it might help, and I don't really have any other ideas.

    Oh yeah those were the days. You kids don't know how easy you have it.

  • Name goes here (unregistered) in reply to Ben
    Ben:
    How else are you supposed to listen to a podcast?

    Since this was 1996, I would say inventing podcasts would be a nice first step.

    Also I got a chuckle out of this since they sort of did this on Burn Notice this past season. Using the Banks network cabling to overcome the cell phone jammers the bank robbers were using.

  • webhamster (cs) in reply to fred
    fred:
    "the undisclosed department of the government where Dario worked (let's call it the "Department of Government") "

    ......<snip>.....

    "and marched into the accounting department's area."

    Genius!

    The "Department of Government" could have an Accounting Department. I assume that "Department of Government" is a placeholder for something like Defense, Treasury, Industry, etc. Each of those departments would have their own accounting departments.

  • webhamster (cs) in reply to Charlie Very Sure
    Charlie Very Sure:
    Oh yeah those were the days. You kids don't know how easy you have it.

    Agreed. Kids today with their Internets flying through the air. If they only knew...

  • RBoy (unregistered) in reply to webhamster
    webhamster:
    fred:
    "the undisclosed department of the government where Dario worked (let's call it the "Department of Government") "

    ......<snip>.....

    "and marched into the accounting department's area."

    Genius!

    The "Department of Government" could have an Accounting Department. I assume that "Department of Government" is a placeholder for something like Defense, Treasury, Industry, etc. Each of those departments would have their own accounting departments.

    Random "jokes"...

    Who accounts the accounters?

    There' now accounting for gov't waste.

  • MetaMan (unregistered)

    Just ask yourself, what would Jessica Simpson and Megan Fox do in a situation like this?

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    This could've been equally humorous in half the space, but why use 500 words when 1300+ would do, right?

  • ubersoldat (cs) in reply to MetaMan
    MetaMan:
    Just ask yourself, what would Jessica Simpson and Megan Fox do in a situation like this?

    I don't know, probably cry and call their daddys since they were like 10 in 1996!

  • Zapp Brannigan (unregistered) in reply to MetaMan

    Anything they want.

    Jessica - It's so hot in here climbing on these desks with all this restrictive clothing and high-heels. Oops I just popped a button.

    Megan - I'll try to pull that cable while swinging around this pole.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Ben
    Ben:
    How else are you supposed to listen to a podcast?

    Blue pl0x

  • Dennis (unregistered)

    The real WTF is that he hard-wired the T connectors.

    And I don't think I've ever heard of 10Base2 hubs.

  • jhkjh (unregistered)

    holy crap, this is both a WTF and AWESOME at the same time!

  • kmactane (cs) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    This could've been equally humorous in half the space, but why use 500 words when 1300+ would do, right?
    Indeed: "Brevity is the soul of wit." And here at the Daily WTF, we won't have any of that "soul", nosirree. (Soulless creations of mad science for us, thank you very much.)
  • Stew (unregistered) in reply to Charlie Very Sure
    Charlie Very Sure:
    Oh yeah those were the days. You kids don't know how easy you have it.

    Yes we do.

  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered) in reply to webhamster
    webhamster:
    fred:
    "the undisclosed department of the government where Dario worked (let's call it the "Department of Government") "

    ......<snip>.....

    "and marched into the accounting department's area."

    Genius!

    The "Department of Government" could have an Accounting Department. I assume that "Department of Government" is a placeholder for something like Defense, Treasury, Industry, etc. Each of those departments would have their own accounting departments.

    Haven't you been reading the recent news about the wiretapping scandals? The Department of Defense couldn't possibly have an accounting department, they aren't accountable for anything!

  • XioPod (cs)
    he'd catch a stink eye from one of the accountants
    I hope they could turn the other cheek once he fixed everything...

    0_o

  • Been There-Got Fired for being RIGHT! (unregistered)

    OMFG! They MAY actually be dumber than MY users! I don't THINK my user community would have pulled something THAT stupid.

  • JT (unregistered) in reply to XioPod

    They never do.

  • Someone You Know (cs) in reply to RBoy
    RBoy:
    Random "jokes"...

    Who accounts the accounters?

    There' now accounting for gov't waste.

    Congratulations. That is the most bizarrely illogical and senseless version of their/there/they're confusion I have ever seen.

  • who the hell knows (unregistered) in reply to MetaMan
    MetaMan:
    Just ask yourself, what would Jessica Simpson and Megan Fox do in a situation like this?

    Make out with each other? I dunno, I completely missed any sort of joke you could have been making.

  • Charles400 (cs)

    Justice finally came to Helga, the very large woman, when in 2009 she booked a flight on United Airlines...

  • SteamBoat (cs) in reply to Been There-Got Fired for being RIGHT!
    Been There-Got Fired for being RIGHT!:
    OMFG! They MAY actually be dumber than MY users! I don't THINK my user community would have pulled something THAT stupid.

    Could that be because they are too stupid to think of it?

    Me and the other people around here that need antenna extensions just hook them onto the bars on the window.

    MArk B.

  • Zor (cs)
    Worse, the mess had extended onto the floor under her desk, which is why it was the only desk that Dario hadn't given a thorough check previously. The blight cloud that surrounded her desk was why Dario had given it the least thorough check before.
    Maybe I missed something, but why didn't he check Helga's desk earlier?
  • Dennis (unregistered) in reply to XioPod
    XioPod:
    he'd catch a stink eye from one of the accountants
    I hope they could turn the other cheek once he fixed everything...

    0_o

    I don't think you understand the correct use of "turn the other cheek". It's the recipient of abuse who is the one who does the cheek turning - not the giver.

  • LightStyx (cs)

    Solution for any user problem:

    Find the fattest, stinkiest, grossest man/woman in the office... the rest will follow.

  • Mitur Binesderti (unregistered)

    I think they've changed it so the article writers are the brunt of the joke now days. I mean how unprofessional can this "support" guy be?

    I'm sorry let me phrase it in the way the article writer did: Argh! Another idiot tech support guy that thinks he know everything is going to write about how stupid everyone else is and how brilliant he is but he can't get a job other than tech support.

    I mean this guy works on the PHONE and doesn't know it's polite to say "Hi, this is <insert name here>" when calling someone?

    I can just imagine a tech support call by this guy:

    Tech Support Moron: "Grrrr, you try reboot?", He says into the ringing phone. User: {picking up phone} "Hello. Dewey, Chetum, & Howe?" TSM: "Grrrrrr! You try turn off, turn on!" User: "Exuse me? Who is this?" TSM: "Grrrrrrrrrrrr! Stupit user!" {hangs up phone, surfs to WTF, posts article he's been writing for a few weeks}

    Um... yeah... I didn't even bother to read his idiotic post. I'm done with morons. Hell, I'm not even going to read MY OWN post and neither should you! Leave now!

  • Mitur Binesderti (unregistered) in reply to Mitur Binesderti
    Mitur Binesderti:
    ...

    Um... yeah... I didn't even bother to read his idiotic post. I'm done with morons. Hell, I'm not even going to read MY OWN post and neither should you! Leave now!

    Oh, damn! I accidentally read some of the post and it's basically this lazy tech support guy who's run horrible cabling all over the place and is now blaming the users when his poor cabling breaks! Wow.

  • dfkjlsdkj (unregistered) in reply to Someone You Know
    Someone You Know:
    RBoy:
    Random "jokes"...

    Who accounts the accounters?

    There' now accounting for gov't waste.

    Congratulations. That is the most bizarrely illogical and senseless version of their/there/they're confusion I have ever seen.

    i thought it was actually a missing S and a now/no confusion.

    as in: There's no accounting for gov't waste.

  • Zapp Brannigan (unregistered) in reply to LightStyx
    LightStyx:
    Solution for any user problem:

    Find the fattest, stinkiest, grossest man/woman in the office... the rest will follow.

    I resent that comment. I would respond further but one of our network techs wants to get a look at the cabling under my desk. They keep wanting to unplug the fan I use to dry my underwear and socks.

  • Mr. Mackey (unregistered)

    Was Helga hot? Mmmmkay.

  • Jamie (unregistered)

    Who is this Johnny?

    Why did Johnny not notice that the instant he spliced the network, everyone's connection started acting up?

    What does Helga have over Johnny, that makes him do favours for her?

    Where was Johnny while Dario was at the receiving end of this stink eye?

    C'mon, we want to know!

  • Crabs (unregistered) in reply to Name goes here
    Name goes here:
    Ben:
    How else are you supposed to listen to a podcast?

    Since this was 1996, I would say inventing podcasts would be a nice first step.

    Also I got a chuckle out of this since they sort of did this on Burn Notice this past season. Using the Banks network cabling to overcome the cell phone jammers the bank robbers were using.

    LOVE that show. I recognized this as well. It's a pretty smart idea in both cases if you don't care about how the actual network runs.

  • operagost (cs) in reply to Dennis
    Dennis:
    The real WTF is that he hard-wired the T connectors.

    And I don't think I've ever heard of 10Base2 hubs.

    Here's one.

  • NH (unregistered)

    Unfortunately all too common those days that the cabling was messed with.

    And people thinking that they could branch the coaxial cable with an extra T connector... Etc....

  • I remember 10Base2 Hubs (unregistered)

    Actually helped reduce the number of problems we had (since only one leg at a time would be off-line).

    He forgot a cheap and way of detecting the problem. Multi-meter and measure resistance in each direction. If it's anything other than 50 Ohms (+/- a bit) you know which direction the problem is in.

    Of course there's the time I was getting 16 Ohms (measured w/o breaking the cabling). Really weird.

    Then found someone had gotten "smart" and put a "leg" off of the main 10base2 cable to his desk 10' away. He at least was smart enough to put a resistor on the end of his leg. So now the network had 3 resistors!

  • me (unregistered) in reply to webhamster
    webhamster:
    fred:
    "the undisclosed department of the government where Dario worked (let's call it the "Department of Government") "

    ......<snip>.....

    "and marched into the accounting department's area."

    Genius!

    The "Department of Government" could have an Accounting Department. I assume that "Department of Government" is a placeholder for something like Defense, Treasury, Industry, etc. Each of those departments would have their own accounting departments.

    I don't know that the DoD uses and accounting "department" to keep track of their expenses. I'm thinking more like a small country.

  • Sutherlands (cs) in reply to Zor
    Zor:
    Worse, the mess had extended onto the floor under her desk, which is why it was the only desk that Dario hadn't given a thorough check previously. The blight cloud that surrounded her desk was why Dario had given it the least thorough check before.
    Maybe I missed something, but why didn't he check Helga's desk earlier?
    ...
  • Xanthus179 (cs)

    The first WTF I noticed was having to put someone calling the helpdesk on hold while grabbing another call. At least these days you have a phone queue, and people can work on one call at a time.

    Not to mention having people that only answer calls, and people that only work on the trouble tickets those calls produce.

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    This could've been equally humorous in half the space, but why use 500 words when 1300+ would do, right?
    Gotcha covered, dude. Here ya go:

    Some stuff went wrong in an unusual way. A guy had to go fix it. A female employee was fat, gross and nasty. Hahahahaha!!! It was her fault. Hahahahaha!!!

  • Someone (unregistered) in reply to Dennis
    Dennis:
    The real WTF is that he hard-wired the T connectors.

    And I don't think I've ever heard of 10Base2 hubs.

    Me neither. 10BaseT hubs with a BNC connector, yes, but not 10Base2 hubs.

  • Yanman (unregistered)

    True wtf is php.

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