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  • you;re off by a fact on the Thames Water supply - 15 million ;-)

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  • Martin2012 wrote:

    you;re off by a fact on the Thames Water supply - 15 million ;-)

    I'm not sure what you're saying... that Thames has more than 15 million or are you referring to the 1.6 which was about South Staffordshire Water?

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  • Android 13 - Tiramisu

    Yummy

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  • Sean (Spiceworks) wrote:

    Martin2012 wrote:

    you;re off by a fact on the Thames Water supply - 15 million ;-)

    I'm not sure what you're saying... that Thames has more than 15 million or are you referring to the 1.6 which was about South Staffordshire Water?

    Could have sworn that said Thames water......

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  • ColonelCrash wrote:

    Android 13 - Tiramisu

    Yummy

    Oh, I am so replacing the featured image with one of Tiramisu... *drools*

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  • Whoever let the caterers store stuff in the server closet is partially to blame for that mess!

    No one should have been allowed in there except the IT people responsible for the hardware.

    Sloppy cabling or not, you can't entangle yourself in a mess if you aren't given access to it.

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  • Martin2012 wrote:

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    Martin2012 wrote:

    you;re off by a fact on the Thames Water supply - 15 million ;-)

    I'm not sure what you're saying... that Thames has more than 15 million or are you referring to the 1.6 which was about South Staffordshire Water?

    Could have sworn that said Thames water......

    South Staffordshire Water was the place that was breached, but they tried to extort Thames... whether because they didn't realize it wasn't the same place or just because they thought it might work (shrug).

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  • Updated to Android 13 last night. Uses more space, but it seems battery life is a little better. 

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  • Sean (Spiceworks) wrote:

    Martin2012 wrote:

    Sean (Spiceworks) wrote:

    Martin2012 wrote:

    you;re off by a fact on the Thames Water supply - 15 million ;-)

    I'm not sure what you're saying... that Thames has more than 15 million or are you referring to the 1.6 which was about South Staffordshire Water?

    Could have sworn that said Thames water......

    South Staffordshire Water was the place that was breached, but they tried to extort Thames... whether because they didn't realize it wasn't the same place or just because they thought it might work (shrug).

    waves from across Reading railway station at Thames Water....

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  • Keep your cables tidy. You never know when someone might need some wine

    This week's WHO, ME? is pretty entertaining. I mean, who could have predicted that mixing a server room and alcohol could have gone wrong?

    According to The Register:

    "We've all heard the one about the cleaner in the hospital pulling the wrong plug. But managing to push back the schedule by months through sheer brute force? Welcome to Who, Me?

    Our story comes from a reader Regomized as "Tom" and concerns the time his employer, a major parcel delivery company, was planning to open a new international hub in a far-flung continent at the turn of the century.

    The buildout had gone well. The hub was ready to go. The IT systems were up, running and tested. Parcels could be tracked, and their details sent back to the mothership in Western Europe where eager customers could log in and check the progress of their precious packages. Everything was going swimmingly. Possibly a bit too swimmingly, as things turned out."

    Learn more about the Tale of "Tom" at The Register.

    Before you go, don't forget to check out Raquel (Spiceworks)'s Motivational Quote of the Week.

    What was the most interesting story today? Vote in our poll below. Also, check out previous editions of Snap! to stay in the know on important and entertaining tech and science news.

    WHO THE HELL LET THE CATERER INTO THE DATACENTER?!?!?!?! 

    Whoever authorized letting the caterer use the datacenter as a refrigerator should be fired outright.

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  • Keep your cables tidy. You never know when someone might need some wine

    Wow I hope they at least enjoyed the party and wine before this happened! I also really hope they had a disaster recovery plan or some type of backup. 


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  • Had a boss decide to "quarantine" himself in the server room redoing the network cables in the office so they were neat and tidy and color coded.  He was doing this during the middle of the day and with a 102F fever.  Needless to say, things were a bit "glitchy" for the 4 hours he was working and the remainder of the day when we started undoing all his loopbacks he created.

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  • I'm excited to see Artemis finally launch!

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  • CooperJS1 wrote:

    Whoever let the caterers store stuff in the server closet is partially to blame for that mess!

    No one should have been allowed in there except the IT people responsible for the hardware.

    Sloppy cabling or not, you can't entangle yourself in a mess if you aren't given access to it.

    Exactly what I was going to say, why is food and drink and people allowed into this area at all?

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  • Imagine hacking someone and making claims you hacked someone else, just wild

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  • Tell a joke day? Okay here goes.

    Due to a declining birth rate in Japan they have recently ruled that you can no longer marry a robot or android legally.

    In a clarification statement they have however said it's still fine to data cable.

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  • I know what I'm streaming tonight!

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  • I have been thinking about getting the new Pixel 6a as a phone upgrade... Maybe now is the time to do so 🤔

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  • The last time we were at KSC the talk was all about SLS and going back to the moon. Giant endeavors like this are a lot like watching paint dry.

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  • Terecia5538 wrote:

    Had a boss decide to "quarantine" himself in the server room redoing the network cables in the office so they were neat and tidy and color coded.  He was doing this during the middle of the day and with a 102F fever.  Needless to say, things were a bit "glitchy" for the 4 hours he was working and the remainder of the day when we started undoing all his loopbacks he created.

    Sounds like what happens when I'm low on blood-sugar. Start doing something then it becomes a mess; I go eat something come back and undo all the stupid I just did.

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  • And you can't not know this.
    Well, yes I can, I read it yesterday!🤓  Love the Who Me? at El Reg!  Plenty of blame to go around there...  Start at the top!
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  • The next version of Android! Chomping at the bits waiting for it to hit my phone!

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  • That asteroid must have had a sh** ton of water in it.

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  • MachoManRandall wrote:

    I have been thinking about getting the new Pixel 6a as a phone upgrade... Maybe now is the time to do so 🤔

    Wait for the 7 line to come out this fall. The 6 line has been having some problems. Android 13 may fix it, but maybe not. I haven't seen anything on that yet. I have an older Pixel 4a5g. 

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  • I have accidently killed the switch that feeds our external internet and phone feeds... but that was a 10 min downtime...

    tearing the wires out of a backplane... that had to have been some AWFUL cable management, especially for a new construction...

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  • I been using the Android 13 Beta for a while. I really didn't notice any difference between that and 12.

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  • Maybe that's part of Thames Water's security plan; pretend to be someone else online, so you won't get hacked.

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  • DailyLlama wrote:

    Maybe that's part of Thames Water's security plan; pretend to be someone else online, so you won't get hacked.

    New form of "Incognito Mode"

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  • I remember Benny Hill once said that it is easy to tell who works for Thames, they have moldy shoes and a rusty zip. I'm sure that was not in reference to the water plant, but it fits anyway.

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  • A simple face palm is not enough for the IT team letting caterers into the data closet.


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  • Keep your cables tidy. You never know when someone might need some wine
    I was wondering how tidy cables would have anything to do with wine.  I'm glad I read the article.
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  • Speaking of Zoom security, you might want to also check out our recent posts about:

    Zoom Client 2FA

    And

    Zoom Like a Pro

    You don't want to be left in the dust....do you?

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  • Huh guess I'll go ahead and update my phone. Hadn't been following Android 13 closely so I'll have to look and see if there are any cool improvements.

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  • Space Asteroid Water: Wait... are they implicating that we may be the aliens?!?!
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  • lamocon wrote:

    Space Asteroid Water: Wait... are they implicating that we may be the aliens?!?!

    Obligatory meme...


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  • Space mission shows Earth's water may be from asteroids: study

    A recent study revealed that water might have been brought to Earth by asteroids from the outer edges of the solar system.

    Another example of someone trying to pass off unprovable fanciful ideas as science.

    Sigh.

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  • Graeme.N wrote:

    Space mission shows Earth's water may be from asteroids: study

    A recent study revealed that water might have been brought to Earth by asteroids from the outer edges of the solar system.

    Another example of someone trying to pass off unprovable fanciful ideas as science.

    Sigh.

    I've heard that theory for years - rock doesn't have water, so they've always reckoned that our water was brought to Earth by comets (which are mainly made up of ice).

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  • MachoManRandall wrote:

    I have been thinking about getting the new Pixel 6a as a phone upgrade... Maybe now is the time to do so 🤔

    I have a Pixel 6 and have zero and i will repeat, ZERO issues with it. There were some fingerprint things that i heard about but not had a single problem with it.

    The 6a is a cheaper not as good version of the 6. It would be a bad idea to get the 6a if you can get the 6. it is a better phone.

    But as AileenCJR said, wait for the 7 it can only be better.

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  • Graeme.N wrote:

    Space mission shows Earth's water may be from asteroids: study

    A recent study revealed that water might have been brought to Earth by asteroids from the outer edges of the solar system.

    Another example of someone trying to pass off unprovable fanciful ideas as science.

    Sigh.

    I know, it will be a blooming lot of asteroids!!

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  • Been watching the Artemis I "rollout" on the Spaceflight Now Youtube channel -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQsW7icfJk4

    - seems to have been better coverage than the NASA coverage linked above.

    The rolllout had a delayed start .. 2am GMT rather than 9pm GMT ... about 8.5 hours later, it's now on the launchpad complex, but it's not properly in position yet ... still getting there.

    The sky is starting to lighten as dawn approaches.

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  • We constantly had an issue with a remote office where the office admin (who changed the backup tapes for us) kept using the server room as a storage area.

    Kept finding boxes of paper for the copiers and such like in there.

    Final straw came when I went on site and found about 2 dozen large bags of sugar set against the server cabinet.  Could they find a more flammable thing to put there if they tried

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  • I am so used to Android I find iOS confusing. Alas I don't think my OnePlus Nord N200 5G will be receiving v13.

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  • deanmoncaster wrote:

    MachoManRandall wrote:

    I have been thinking about getting the new Pixel 6a as a phone upgrade... Maybe now is the time to do so 🤔

    I have a Pixel 6 and have zero and i will repeat, ZERO issues with it. There were some fingerprint things that i heard about but not had a single problem with it.

    The 6a is a cheaper not as good version of the 6. It would be a bad idea to get the 6a if you can get the 6. it is a better phone.

    But as AileenCJR said, wait for the 7 it can only be better.

    I am using Pixel 6 Pro but no updates yet. Ordered 6a for my mother as was getting it for ridiculous price ($10 CAD a month for 24 months so 240 plus tax ). She doesn't need anything top of the line. Only wants the phone to take good picture . Lets see how it goes. 

    The two problems I have with my phone is the low signal strength and weak GPS. Hope Android 13 fixes it.

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  • There's already been at least one user who's Pixel 6 got bricked with the Android 13 update anti-rollback "feature". https://www.androidpolice.com/pixel-6-partition-anti-boot-android-13/

    And yes, as deanmoncaster says, it's not all the 6 phones. A friend of mine got the pixel 6 a few months ago and she loves it. I had advised her to get the 5, but it wasn't available where she was shopping (cell provider store). No problems for her too. I do figure that tech folks would notice more subtle issues than my friend who is not tech savvy at all. 

    List of bug fixes https://www.droid-life.com/2022/08/15/android-13-fixes-a-whopping-150-bugs-heres-the-list/

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