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ladyknight1

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #2565 on: April 11, 2014, 09:22:28 AM »
You shouldn't sleep in class. Especially a 1 hour class that only meets once a week.

If you miss class, and don't have a close friend you can get notes from, you don't get to complain when you have no idea what those questions on the exam are about.
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
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« Reply #2566 on: April 11, 2014, 05:24:07 PM »
It annoyed me when on several flights from LA to Honolulu, people (Americans) asked me where they should change currency.

Then I took a ferry from LA to Santa Catalina Island and got the exact same question. I could just kinda stare, open-mouthed, and say, "You're not even leaving Los Angeles COUNTY! Dollars will work!"

Let's not even get into the arguments with people (including post office workers!) about whether Ontario, CALIFORNIA required international postage.

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« Reply #2567 on: April 12, 2014, 05:57:32 AM »
Yes, there is no really valid reason why north is Up. Could be SSW or NW or anything.

The convention used to be that east was up. That's why we refer to being "oriented."
That's interesting. I never knew that.

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« Reply #2568 on: April 12, 2014, 08:19:15 AM »
We used a map of the Blue Ridge Parkway (USA, North Carolina to Virginia) which goes SW to NE. The map was printed on a strip in order to not have tons of extra paper to deal with, so it had NE at the top.


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« Reply #2569 on: April 12, 2014, 10:00:11 AM »
I spent 20 minutes trying to explain the concept of "B.C." to someone who couldn't understand why, on a timeline, the B.C. years were listed backwards.  When we finished, he was still not getting it and I was beginning to wonder why it was that way myself.

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« Reply #2570 on: April 12, 2014, 04:12:54 PM »
I'm headed to a satellite office on Monday, and asked IT if I could possibly have a loaner computer.

I got a phone message from IT, asking for my password so they could set up my account on the loaner before I arrive on Monday. He then stressed NOT TO E-MAIL THE PASSWORD, as it's a bad practice, and TO CALL HIM, NOT E-MAIL, and if I wasn't in, just forget it and we could do it real quick on Monday, because he does NOT want me to e-mail my password.

That must happen a lot.

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« Reply #2571 on: April 12, 2014, 05:17:20 PM »
I'm headed to a satellite office on Monday, and asked IT if I could possibly have a loaner computer.

I got a phone message from IT, asking for my password so they could set up my account on the loaner before I arrive on Monday. He then stressed NOT TO E-MAIL THE PASSWORD, as it's a bad practice, and TO CALL HIM, NOT E-MAIL, and if I wasn't in, just forget it and we could do it real quick on Monday, because he does NOT want me to e-mail my password.

That must happen a lot.

Sadly, yes. Yes, it does.

source: my husband works in IT.

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #2572 on: April 13, 2014, 04:23:35 AM »
I'm headed to a satellite office on Monday, and asked IT if I could possibly have a loaner computer.

I got a phone message from IT, asking for my password so they could set up my account on the loaner before I arrive on Monday. He then stressed NOT TO E-MAIL THE PASSWORD, as it's a bad practice, and TO CALL HIM, NOT E-MAIL, and if I wasn't in, just forget it and we could do it real quick on Monday, because he does NOT want me to e-mail my password.

That must happen a lot.

Sadly, yes. Yes, it does.

source: my husband works in IT.

On that note, and tying in with the subject of this threat:
Once, not that many moons ago, I got a new job. As I started, I didn't have any user account yet, but was allowed to use that of a colleague, while mine was being created.
After a couple of weeks, I started asking around about my used account, and was told it had been created, including an email account, and that all details had been sent to my supervisor, an IT specialist as myself.
I then had a talk with said supervisor, and remind him that forwarding my account name and password to my email account is not the same as sharing it with me. How can I read my email when I don't have the account information yet?
He then printed the mail and gave me the hardcopy.

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #2573 on: April 13, 2014, 08:44:18 AM »
A  few years ago, when we still had dialup, I was at the hospital for tests and we decided I would call when it was time for a ride home. We only have one cell phone, and I had it. So guess how Lucas decides to pass the time  while waiting for my call? On the internet, of course.

I think that was the final straw to convince us to spring for cable service.

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« Reply #2574 on: April 13, 2014, 12:21:43 PM »
I spent 20 minutes trying to explain the concept of "B.C." to someone who couldn't understand why, on a timeline, the B.C. years were listed backwards.  When we finished, he was still not getting it and I was beginning to wonder why it was that way myself.

Watch out for that one.  When this happens on a grand scale we're all in trouble.





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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #2575 on: April 13, 2014, 08:20:44 PM »
I'm headed to a satellite office on Monday, and asked IT if I could possibly have a loaner computer.

I got a phone message from IT, asking for my password so they could set up my account on the loaner before I arrive on Monday. He then stressed NOT TO E-MAIL THE PASSWORD, as it's a bad practice, and TO CALL HIM, NOT E-MAIL, and if I wasn't in, just forget it and we could do it real quick on Monday, because he does NOT want me to e-mail my password.

That must happen a lot.

Sadly, yes. Yes, it does.

source: my husband works in IT.

On that note, and tying in with the subject of this threat:
Once, not that many moons ago, I got a new job. As I started, I didn't have any user account yet, but was allowed to use that of a colleague, while mine was being created.
After a couple of weeks, I started asking around about my used account, and was told it had been created, including an email account, and that all details had been sent to my supervisor, an IT specialist as myself.
I then had a talk with said supervisor, and remind him that forwarding my account name and password to my email account is not the same as sharing it with me. How can I read my email when I don't have the account information yet?
He then printed the mail and gave me the hardcopy.

We had that happen once. Our server went down (or something like that, which made signing in to e-mail impossible.) When it was fixed...we all got an e-mail telling us that. Except, of course, nobody was signed in to e-mail to see.

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #2576 on: April 14, 2014, 09:15:37 AM »
I'm headed to a satellite office on Monday, and asked IT if I could possibly have a loaner computer.

I got a phone message from IT, asking for my password so they could set up my account on the loaner before I arrive on Monday. He then stressed NOT TO E-MAIL THE PASSWORD, as it's a bad practice, and TO CALL HIM, NOT E-MAIL, and if I wasn't in, just forget it and we could do it real quick on Monday, because he does NOT want me to e-mail my password.

That must happen a lot.

Sadly, yes. Yes, it does.

source: my husband works in IT.

Yes, I've had interactions with users that went

Me: Can you tell me your username please?
Them: User1 and the password is xxx...
Me: No, that's ok! I just need your username, you shouldn't be giving me or anyone else your password for anything!

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #2577 on: April 14, 2014, 10:36:31 AM »
I'm headed to a satellite office on Monday, and asked IT if I could possibly have a loaner computer.

I got a phone message from IT, asking for my password so they could set up my account on the loaner before I arrive on Monday. He then stressed NOT TO E-MAIL THE PASSWORD, as it's a bad practice, and TO CALL HIM, NOT E-MAIL, and if I wasn't in, just forget it and we could do it real quick on Monday, because he does NOT want me to e-mail my password.

That must happen a lot.

Sadly, yes. Yes, it does.

source: my husband works in IT.

On that note, and tying in with the subject of this threat:
Once, not that many moons ago, I got a new job. As I started, I didn't have any user account yet, but was allowed to use that of a colleague, while mine was being created.
After a couple of weeks, I started asking around about my used account, and was told it had been created, including an email account, and that all details had been sent to my supervisor, an IT specialist as myself.
I then had a talk with said supervisor, and remind him that forwarding my account name and password to my email account is not the same as sharing it with me. How can I read my email when I don't have the account information yet?
He then printed the mail and gave me the hardcopy.

We had that happen once. Our server went down (or something like that, which made signing in to e-mail impossible.) When it was fixed...we all got an e-mail telling us that. Except, of course, nobody was signed in to e-mail to see.

My sister had this with her phone company. She had contacted them to let them know her (land line) phone was not working. They kept cancelling appointments for the
 engineer to come out, because she had not responded to their phone messages asking her to confirm. When she reported the problem, she gave them her mobile number and e-mail address...

What with that, and the fact that it turned out the fault was caused by heir own contractors severing her line when they installed one next door, they wound up giving her free service for about 6 months , but it was very frustrating while it lasted.

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #2578 on: April 14, 2014, 10:38:02 AM »
I'm headed to a satellite office on Monday, and asked IT if I could possibly have a loaner computer.

I got a phone message from IT, asking for my password so they could set up my account on the loaner before I arrive on Monday. He then stressed NOT TO E-MAIL THE PASSWORD, as it's a bad practice, and TO CALL HIM, NOT E-MAIL, and if I wasn't in, just forget it and we could do it real quick on Monday, because he does NOT want me to e-mail my password.

That must happen a lot.

Sadly, yes. Yes, it does.

source: my husband works in IT.

On that note, and tying in with the subject of this threat:
Once, not that many moons ago, I got a new job. As I started, I didn't have any user account yet, but was allowed to use that of a colleague, while mine was being created.
After a couple of weeks, I started asking around about my used account, and was told it had been created, including an email account, and that all details had been sent to my supervisor, an IT specialist as myself.
I then had a talk with said supervisor, and remind him that forwarding my account name and password to my email account is not the same as sharing it with me. How can I read my email when I don't have the account information yet?
He then printed the mail and gave me the hardcopy.

We had that happen once. Our server went down (or something like that, which made signing in to e-mail impossible.) When it was fixed...we all got an e-mail telling us that. Except, of course, nobody was signed in to e-mail to see.

I forgot how to check my email from home, so I called IT and got the answering machine. Gave them my home phone. Stressed that they shouldn't email me the answer, because I couldn't GET to my email from home. But I needed to know what the URL was to get into email remotely.

I didn't hear from them. Called a couple of hours later, left the same message.

They emailed me the info. Both times.

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #2579 on: April 14, 2014, 11:11:47 AM »
When my daughter started working for Target, she was hired for a brand-new store that was still going through some growing pains.  One of those pains was their main phone number - for some reason it could dial out just fine, but it didn't receive calls.  If you tried calling it, it would just ring and ring - no-one would answer, and no voice-mail either.  We called the 1-800 line for Target over and over to tell them about the problem, and they never seemed to think it was a big enough deal to fix until the store had been open for months.   ???