• Those who live in glass houses... (unregistered)

    I wish all you ivory tower wannabes would get off your high horses. Base-64 is encryption! Do you even know what encryption means? It means to put in a code. Base-64 is a code. Now STFU.

    An this is for all you pathetic jackwagons posting in Base-64:

    Wkj3382KEKjfjkTquIkllP=

  • arm (unregistered) in reply to Those who live in glass houses...
    Those who live in glass houses...:
    I wish all you ivory tower wannabes would get off your high horses. Base-64 is encryption! Do you even know what encryption means? It means to put in a code. Base-64 is a code. Now STFU.

    An this is for all you pathetic jackwagons posting in Base-64:

    Wkj3382KEKjfjkTquIkllP=

    what

  • Someone (unregistered)
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  • boog (cs)
    ...threats that 'heads would roll'...
    I know I always solve problems so much faster when threatened with decapitation.
  • Steve The Cynic (cs)

    Interesting that connecting a network port to live mains electricity didn't blow the switch to Kingdom come...

    Must be that weedy stuff you USians call electricity. (joke)

    That said, did you know that the voltage called "earth" or "ground" isn't the same everywhere? No, neither did I. I remember the tale, told to me by a guy who saw it, of two buildings, one at the top of a hill, one at the bottom. They were linked by a 75-ohm coax cable carrying a primitive one megabit network protocol based on Arcnet. The two buildings were far enough apart that the different earth potentials caused several amps to flow through the signal ground of this poor cable...

  • Nagesh (unregistered)
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  • frits (unregistered) in reply to boog
    boog:
    ...threats that 'heads would roll'...
    I know I always solve problems so much faster when threatened with decapitation.
    Your not too smart, are you?
  • Those who live in glass houses... (unregistered) in reply to Steve The Cynic
    Steve The Cynic:
    Interesting that connecting a network port to live mains electricity didn't blow the switch to Kingdom come...

    Must be that weedy stuff you USians call electricity. (joke)

    That said, did you know that the voltage called "earth" or "ground" isn't the same everywhere? No, neither did I. I remember the tale, told to me by a guy who saw it, of two buildings, one at the top of a hill, one at the bottom. They were linked by a 75-ohm coax cable carrying a primitive one megabit network protocol based on Arcnet. The two buildings were far enough apart that the different earth potentials caused several amps to flow through the signal ground of this poor cable...

    I wish all you ivory tower wannabes would get off your high horses. Data cables ARE power cables! Do you even know how data is transmitted? Electrical current. An ethernet cable is a power cable. Now STFU.

  • confused of t. wells (unregistered)

    So, what was the thump?

  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to confused of t. wells
    confused of t. wells:
    So, what was the thump?
    His forehead landing on his desk...
  • Pepster (unregistered) in reply to confused of t. wells

    Probably the circuit breaker tripping.

    Captcha: Luptatum - An individual piece of data on the incidence of lupus in a polulation.

  • CnC (cs) in reply to Those who live in glass houses...
    Those who live in glass houses...:
    I wish all you ivory tower wannabes would get off your high horses. Data cables ARE power cables! Do you even know how data is transmitted? Electrical current. An ethernet cable is a power cable. Now STFU.

    Shh, don't tell anyone about PoE.

  • Henri (unregistered) in reply to confused of t. wells

    I think it's a reference to the title of this article.

    It'll get you, .,. eventually...

  • Henri (unregistered) in reply to Henri
    Henri:
    I think it's a reference to the title of this article.

    It'll get you, .,. eventually...

    Oops, I meant to say:

    It'll get to you, ... eventually ...

  • Blu (unregistered)
    TFA:
    "Oh, The Boss’s son asked us to set up a cable last summer," came the answer, and Drew winced.
    If Drew has a problem with nepotism, he should talk to God.
  • neminem (cs)

    Those who live in glass houses... I think you're living in the past. Specifically, yesterday.

    And, we once lost internet building-wide for an entire morning because some moron was (legitimately) drilling into a wall, and drilled the wrong place, right into the wall of the server room, right into some cabling. That was fun. This definitely beats it, though.

  • DCRoss (cs) in reply to confused of t. wells
    confused of t. wells:
    So, what was the thump?

    Probably the sound of a literary allusion being stretched to its breaking point.

    http://www.literature.org/authors/poe-edgar-allan/tell-tale-heart.html, in case you somehow missed the reference.

  • Kuba (cs) in reply to Steve The Cynic

    Connecting a network port to "live mains" (some wires to live, some to neutral) will, usually, blow up that port's isolation transformer and balancing resistors and related PCB traces inside of the switch's port card, and that's about it. That port on the switch won't ever work again. The story seems quite implausible, because when you actually try it (DON'T unless you have proper EE background), it won't cause any sort of networking disruption as in "increased" network load etc. You can't generate any sort of a valid network traffic with a 60Hz AC source. Most modern switches are store-and-forward, they don't store invalid packets. Good luck generating a correct CRC with a 60Hz sine wave ;)

    If the story was in fact true, then it'd help to know what switch was involved and to stay away, because it had design issues that made the original problem manifest as something very much unrelated -- it shouldn't do that, in other words.

    DISCLAIMER: I have designed a switch (as a part of a larger device) that would behave like that when presented with fault scenario as given in the story (mains L and N on two random pins of RJ-45 connector). YMMV with a different switch. Don't blame me if you break the internets or electrocute yourself.

  • Those who live in glass houses... (unregistered) in reply to neminem
    neminem:
    Those who live in glass houses... I think you're living in the past. Specifically, yesterday.

    And, we once lost internet building-wide for an entire morning because some moron was (legitimately) drilling into a wall, and drilled the wrong place, right into the wall of the server room, right into some cabling. That was fun. This definitely beats it, though.

    I wish all you ivory tower wannabes would get off your high horses. Yesterday IS today! Do you even know what the international date line is? Two different dates in different parts of the world. Yesterday is still today at some point. Now STFU.

  • apple's comericals aren't even funny (unregistered) in reply to boog
    boog:
    ...threats that 'heads would roll'...
    I know I always solve problems so much faster when promised sodomy.
  • hoodaticus (cs) in reply to Those who live in glass houses...
    Those who live in glass houses...:
    Steve The Cynic:
    Interesting that connecting a network port to live mains electricity didn't blow the switch to Kingdom come...

    Must be that weedy stuff you USians call electricity. (joke)

    That said, did you know that the voltage called "earth" or "ground" isn't the same everywhere? No, neither did I. I remember the tale, told to me by a guy who saw it, of two buildings, one at the top of a hill, one at the bottom. They were linked by a 75-ohm coax cable carrying a primitive one megabit network protocol based on Arcnet. The two buildings were far enough apart that the different earth potentials caused several amps to flow through the signal ground of this poor cable...

    I wish all you ivory tower wannabes would get off your high horses. Data cables ARE power cables! Do you even know how data is transmitted? Electrical current. An ethernet cable is a power cable. Now STFU.

    After his 20x repeated comments in yesterday's article, is there any way you could IP ban this guy or his entire country?

  • the subtle (but violating) touch of zunesis (unregistered) in reply to hoodaticus
    hoodaticus:
    Those who live in glass houses...:
    Steve The Cynic:
    Interesting that connecting a network port to live mains electricity didn't blow the switch to Kingdom come...

    Must be that weedy stuff you USians call electricity. (joke)

    That said, did you know that the voltage called "earth" or "ground" isn't the same everywhere? No, neither did I. I remember the tale, told to me by a guy who saw it, of two buildings, one at the top of a hill, one at the bottom. They were linked by a 75-ohm coax cable carrying a primitive one megabit network protocol based on Arcnet. The two buildings were far enough apart that the different earth potentials caused several amps to flow through the signal ground of this poor cable...

    I wish all you ivory tower wannabes would get off your high horses. Data cables ARE power cables! Do you even know how data is transmitted? Electrical current. An ethernet cable is a power cable. Now STFU.

    After his 20x repeated comments in yesterday's article, is there any way you could viciously sodomize/throatfuck/make him swallow and then force him to cuddle this guy or his entire country?

  • hoodaticus (cs) in reply to the subtle (but violating) touch of zunesis
    the subtle (but violating) touch of zunesis:
    hoodaticus:
    Those who live in glass houses...:
    Steve The Cynic:
    Interesting that connecting a network port to live mains electricity didn't blow the switch to Kingdom come...

    Must be that weedy stuff you USians call electricity. (joke)

    That said, did you know that the voltage called "earth" or "ground" isn't the same everywhere? No, neither did I. I remember the tale, told to me by a guy who saw it, of two buildings, one at the top of a hill, one at the bottom. They were linked by a 75-ohm coax cable carrying a primitive one megabit network protocol based on Arcnet. The two buildings were far enough apart that the different earth potentials caused several amps to flow through the signal ground of this poor cable...

    I wish all you ivory tower wannabes would get off your high horses. Data cables ARE power cables! Do you even know how data is transmitted? Electrical current. An ethernet cable is a power cable. Now STFU.

    After his 20x repeated comments in yesterday's article, is there any way you could viciously sodomize/throatfuck/make him swallow and then force him to cuddle this guy or his entire country?
    That too.

  • Benjamin Nitzburg (unregistered)

    Reminds me of the time I interned at my highschool before college. I wasn't there that day, but I heard all about it a few days later. Apparently, a kid saw a disconnected ethernet cable hanging below the computer desks. He didn't know that the cable was connected on one end (probably for a laptop), so he plugged it back into an empty ethernet slot in the wall. The resulting mess of having the same ethernet cable connecting to two ports on a switch caused an "ARP storm" and massive packet loss.

  • Mister Cheese (unregistered) in reply to Kuba
    Kuba:
    Connecting a network port to "live mains" (some wires to live, some to neutral) will, usually, blow up that port's isolation transformer and balancing resistors and related PCB traces inside of the switch's port card, and that's about it. That port on the switch won't ever work again. The story seems quite implausible, because when you actually try it (DON'T unless you have proper EE background), it won't cause any sort of networking disruption as in "increased" network load etc. You can't generate any sort of a valid network traffic with a 60Hz AC source. Most modern switches are store-and-forward, they don't store invalid packets. Good luck generating a correct CRC with a 60Hz sine wave ;)

    I'm guessing that it wasn't directly wired into the mains, but after the breaker was turned on there was a bit of induced current which caused the problem. Now, if they'd twisted the pairs together correctly instead of separating them, and therefore breaking the idea of an unshielded twisted-pair, none of this would have happened... maybe...

  • airdrik (unregistered) in reply to Those who live in glass houses...
    Those who live in Pots...:
    neminem:
    Those who live in glass houses... I think you're living in the past. Specifically, yesterday.

    And, we once lost internet building-wide for an entire morning because some moron was (legitimately) drilling into a wall, and drilled the wrong place, right into the wall of the server room, right into some cabling. That was fun. This definitely beats it, though.

    I wish all you Kettle wannabes would get off your high boilers. Yesterday IS today! Do you even know what the international date line is? Two different dates in different parts of the world. Yesterday is still today at some point. Now STFU.

    hurray for dumb memes!

  • ContraCorners (cs) in reply to Henri
    Henri:
    I think it's a reference to the title of this article.

    It'll get you, .,. eventually...

    Not if we don't tell him about PoE
  • Phelps (unregistered) in reply to frits
    frits:
    boog:
    ...threats that 'heads would roll'...
    I know I always solve problems so much faster when threatened with decapitation.
    Your not too smart, are you?

    You're.

    You might want to make sure you use the right words when you try to convince people how stupid you think someone else is.

  • paul (unregistered)

    Wow, I just read two pages of yesterday's comments. I don't understand how so many people can be so baffled by the difference between encoding and encryption. Truly, the intelligence level of our society is in steep decline.

  • a flaming pineapple (unregistered)

    This story makes no sense. Edgar Allen Poe did NOT invent the internet, Al Gore did. Jeez.

  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to Phelps
    Phelps:
    frits (retarded and unoriginal fake):
    boog:
    ...threats that 'heads would roll'...
    I know I always solve problems so much faster when threatened with decapitation.
    Your not too smart, are you?

    You're.

    You might want to make sure you use the right words when you try to convince people how stupid you think someone else is.

    And the funny thing is that frits right now is thinking he is so damn clever that you fell for his "trap" because you haven't been haunting TDWTF forums for years and don't have the requisite meme dictionary at hand. Let me guess, he'll "woosh" you, or perhaps he'll reply to your post with "Your not too smart, are you?".

    Man, these guys are getting smarter and more original by the second, I tells ya...

  • ted (the other one) (unregistered) in reply to Phelps
    Phelps:
    frits:
    boog:
    ...threats that 'heads would roll'...
    I know I always solve problems so much faster when threatened with decapitation.
    Your not too smart, are you?

    You're.

    You might want to make sure you use the right words when you try to convince people how stupid you think someone else is.

    Are you new here?

  • YR (unregistered)

    What kind of admins are these that do not filter browsing content?

  • boog (unregistered) in reply to C-Octothorpe
    C-Octothorpe:
    Phelps:
    frits (retarded and unoriginal fake):
    boog:
    ...threats that 'heads would roll'...
    I know I always solve problems so much faster when threatened with decapitation.
    Your not too smart, are you?

    You're.

    You might want to make sure you use the right words when you try to convince people how stupid you think someone else is.

    And the funny thing is that frits right now is thinking he is so damn clever that you fell for his "trap" because you haven't been haunting TDWTF forums for years and don't have the requisite meme dictionary at hand. Let me guess, he'll "woosh" you, or perhaps he'll reply to your post with "Your not too smart, are you?".

    Man, these guys are getting smarter and more original by the second, I tells ya...

    Who cares?

  • the subtle (but violating) touch of zunesis (unregistered) in reply to hoodaticus

    [quote user="hoodaticus"][quote user="the subtle (but violating) touch of zunesis"]After his 20x repeated comments in yesterday's article, is there any way you could viciously sodomize/throatfuck/make him swallow and then force him to cuddle this guy or his entire country?[/quote][/quote]That too.[/quote]Yeah! And while you're doing it it you bend over him (and everyone in his country) to maximize skin contact and pheromone exchange. Lick him on the cheek just so he can't forget that you're there and that for a good 20 minutes, you were God to him.

    ha ha ha!

  • daqq (unregistered)

    This sounds suspicious to me. Normally, this type of cabling is completely isolated (electrically) from one another. There shouldn't be any such problems network wide, no matter what you put on one cable. The worst thing that could happen is a burned out transformer on the switch, perhaps the switch itself (though unlikely).

  • the subtle (but violating) touch of zunesis (unregistered) in reply to the subtle (but violating) touch of zunesis
    the subtle (but violating) touch of zunesis:
    hoodaticus:
    the subtle (but violating) touch of zunesis:
    After his 20x repeated comments in yesterday's article, is there any way you could viciously sodomize/throatfuck/make him swallow and then force him to cuddle this guy or his entire country?
    That too.
    Yeah! And while you're doing it it you bend over him (and everyone in his country) to maximize skin contact and pheromone exchange. Lick him on the cheek just so he can't forget that you're there and that for a good 20 minutes, you were God to him.

    ha ha ha!

  • forgottenlord (unregistered)
    very once in a while, if you listen very carefully near his desk, you can almost hear the faint sound of...

    Thump.

    I thought you said he'd left for greener pastures, not wallbanging pastures.

  • gef (unregistered)

    So... every one of these stories features an incompetent son, a screaming boss, and an uncle who is hopeless. Are all American businesses run by such a triumvirate?

  • Matt Westwood (cs)

    Reminds me of how someone plugged something in they weren't supposed to once and stuff stopped working.

  • galgorah (cs) in reply to YR
    YR:
    What kind of admins are these that do not filter browsing content?
    Us admins only have access to moderate the forums. Articles are a seperate deal.
  • Matt Westwood (cs) in reply to gef
    gef:
    So... every one of these stories features an incompetent son, a screaming boss, and an uncle who is hopeless. Are all American businesses run by such a triumvirate?

    Most of them. That's why the country's on the verge of economic collapse.

  • Ray (unregistered) in reply to Someone
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  • boog (cs) in reply to gef
    gef:
    So... every one of these stories features an incompetent son, a screaming boss, and an uncle who is hopeless...
    Every one of these stories? Which site are you reading?
  • anon (unregistered) in reply to paul
    paul:
    Wow, I just read two pages of yesterday's comments. I don't understand how so many people can be so baffled by the difference between encoding and encryption. Truly, the intelligence level of our society is in steep decline.

    Wow, I just read yesterdays comments also. I don't understand how so many people can be confused between a real post and an unbelievably obvious troll. I also do not understand how someone cannot grasp that if they want to comment on yesterday's discussion, they should post in yesterday's discussion, not today's. Truly, the intelligence level of our society is nonexistent.

  • dataDomain (unregistered) in reply to Ray
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  • Level 2 (unregistered) in reply to Matt Westwood
    Matt Westwood:
    Reminds me of how someone plugged something in they weren't supposed to once and stuff stopped working.

    Cool story bro

  • foo (unregistered) in reply to Matt Westwood
    Matt Westwood:
    Reminds me of how someone did something stupid and breakage ensued.
    FTFY
  • Geoff (unregistered) in reply to gef

    In my experience yes, they are and chances are pretty good any of the female executive staff is sleeping with one or more of those three.

  • Askimet (unregistered) in reply to CnC

    Peace on Earth? Purity of Essence?

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