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Re: Moving OT a bit [was] Re: [SLUG] Re: Proceedure for preventing 'linux single' at lilo promp t
- To: Howard Lowndes <lannet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Angus Lees <gusl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Moving OT a bit [was] Re: [SLUG] Re: Proceedure for preventing 'linux single' at lilo promp t
- From: Jon Biddell <jon@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Sep 21 21:27:13 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: Bowen Mountain Systems
- Reply-to: jon@xxxxxxxxx
On Fri, 15 Sep 2000, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> I did hear a rumour that RAM theft is a problem in corporate
> environments. Does anyone have any first hand experience of just how
> prevelent it might be.
I have a major problem with the DEVELOPERS (EvilWare development tools,
like SmallTalk, Visual Age, VB6) pinching RAM from other users'
machines in IT !!
I got to work today and my machine wouldn't boot - opened case - my
128Mb was gone...
Hmmm... Let's piss the developers off - dragged 3 x 256Mb DIMMS from my
safe in the computer room (in sturage for a few server upgrades) and
was ... "flying" is unfortunately the only adjective that comes to
mind... running EvilWare 2000
Result: One very annoyed developer, who gave herself away !!
We use IBM machines (300PL's) and have applied a padlock to the
case... It's the only way, apart from sacking them...
At least it's not as bad as the UNSW lab several years ago (about 1993
I think) - not only lost the RAM from 24 x Alphas, but the CPUs as well
"It is irresponsible to connect a Windows machine
to the Internet" ....... John Wiltshire (SLUG)