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Get a grip laddie

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AlienFTM

MIA
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Just as I thought, there are clearly hackers on this site. Explains why I have received so many un-wanted advert emails of Arrse nature (removed to spam), every time I go to my inbox since joining Arrse.
Hacking is easy. In your browser menu bar, enter the target's internet address (it's like a url, but numeric, translated by DNS). You can get right in and hack the target's machine. You could even delete the contents.

My address is 127.0.0.1 — try it. Tell me how you get on.

I lie. 127.0.0.1 is anybody's local machine IP loopback address. Don't try it children.
 
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Harsh.

It is understandable that @KnockKnock dislikes foul language. You have to remember that in the years and days leading up to the end of National Service, bad language hadn’t been invented and nobody had hitherto been offended by it.

The end of National Service brought about a brand new lexicon of nasty words.
I've seen it in old films.
Those ruddy blighters.
Swearing was introduced to Britain in the late 70s by the Dutch.
 
Hacking is easy. In your browser menu bar, enter the target's internet address (it's like a url, but numeric, translated by DNS. You can can get right in and hack the target's machine. You could even delete the contents.

My address is 127.0.0.1 — try it. Tell me how you get on.

I lie. 127.0.0.1 is anybody's local machine UP rollback address. Don't try it children.
You dirty bastard.

That porn is disgusting.. That dwarf and the Donkey FFS!!
 

KnockKnock

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This thread has at last unearthed a member proudly boasting to have "...managed to grab a screenshot of him...." Hacked into a members computer? Thought there was a law about that?
"...and he'll the himself in knots...." Is that supposed to be english?
 
Hacking is easy. In your browser menu bar, enter the target's internet address (it's like a url, but numeric, translated by DNS. You can can get right in and hack the target's machine. You could even delete the contents.

My address is 127.0.0.1 — try it. Tell me how you get on.

I lie. 127.0.0.1 is anybody's local machine UP rollback address. Don't try it children.
Honestly, I can't stop laughing! :)
 

AlienFTM

MIA
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Joker62

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Book Reviewer
I don't need to be a moderator. Between 1998 and 2015, every time you put your bank card into an ATM, you logged into your bank, you performed any retail transaction that wasn't cash, your transaction went into the bank, retail, whatever mainframe and accessed the DB2 database, usually via a CICS transaction processing system, the message was passed to the data through MQ.

During that time, I built, tested, packaged and shipped MQ for z/OS. First time the news reported that a bank's systems were down due to a failed upgrade, my heart was in my mouth. Was it my installation software?

On the Monday, I was assured I'd have been called in long before the news was reporting it. For 18 years I never lost a wink of sleep over it because I knew we did it properly. I knew others (ever had a failed Windows update?) didn't do it properly. And I knew in my last year or two that we were dumbing down because we couldn't get decent mainframe software engineers. In the year after I left, I stopped counting "a bank's systems are down because of a failed upgrade".

I know what sh¡t programmers look like, but I'm retired. I no longer need anything to do with anything behind the screen thank you. So just **** off.

So was OS/2 just used for the more customer facing banking stuff?
 

KnockKnock

Old-Salt
Well, that explains a lot.
Now report me please, on some grounds or other, and let me get permenently banned from Arrse, so my details are removed completely.
It also explains how a couple of members both displaying 5 Arrse 'medals' recently got access to all my posts and within less than 3 minutes (not enough time to read more than 2 posts), had in two goes, posted 'dumb' on 20-25 posts in one go. Not in the spirit of being members, just thinking themselves so clever!

I only joined this site, to highlight how those of us veterans, who served on active service in Malaya before 1957 Malaysian Independence, are not therefore allowed to apply for the Malaysian PJM medal.
I was wasting my time, as I am in a minority on this site and obviously the many thousand veterans posted to Malaya 1946-1957, just do not (or are not around any more) and don't post on this site.
Todays thread 'Get a Grip,Laddie,'might explain why old guys don't join this Forum, as having to do National Service was regarded by many, as something to be forgotten.
As for medals I've never worn any medal on my blazer and have no wish to do so, it's just that the PJM seems to be regarded by many as covering the whole Malayan Emegency, which it doesn't.
 
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AlienFTM

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So was OS/2 just used for the more customer facing banking stuff?
To a degree. And only if the customer didn't write everything front-end themselves.

Open up a mainframe around the turn of the century, the first things you see on the left hand side were two ThinkPads running OS/2. One ran the dial home (no mainframe will work unless it's connected to HQ IBM by telephone) and monitored the microcode. Anything in danger of breaking, ThinkPad phones home with diagnostics. If parts are going to be required, they'll be ordered and shipped, to arrive just ahead of the engineer.

The second ThinkPad monitored the first ThinkPad in case it failed.

I don't know what they're like since IBM sold off the ThinkPad division to Lenovo and it dumbed down.
 

AlienFTM

MIA
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Well, that explains a lot.
Now report me please, on some grounds or other, and let me get permenently banned from Arrse, so my details are removed completely.
It also explains how a couple of members both displaying 5 Arrse 'medals' recently got access to all my posts and within less than 3 minutes (not enough time to read more than 2 posts), had posted 'dumb' on 20-25 posts in one go. Not in the spirit of being members, just thinking themselves so clever.

This has been a public service post on behalf of the Department of Cüntology.

For the benefit of @BugsyIV
 

Joker62

ADC
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Well, that explains a lot.
Now report me please, on some grounds or other, and let me get permenently banned from Arrse, so my details are removed completely.
It also explains how a couple of members both displaying 5 Arrse 'medals' recently got access to all my posts and within less than 3 minutes (not enough time to read more than 2 posts), had posted 'dumb' on 20-25 posts in one go. Not in the spirit of being members, just thinking themselves so clever.
No tech wizardry involved, just hover over the name on the avatar, left click and your profile page opens up, leading all of your posts and then "dumb "away to your hearts content!
 
Hacking is easy. In your browser menu bar, enter the target's internet address (it's like a url, but numeric, translated by DNS). You can get right in and hack the target's machine. You could even delete the contents.

My address is 127.0.0.1 — try it. Tell me how you get on.

I lie. 127.0.0.1 is anybody's local machine IP loopback address. Don't try it children.

To make it easier for them a depiction of hacking in a well known film

 
Well, that explains a lot.
Now report me please, on some grounds or other, and let me get permenently banned from Arrse, so my details are removed completely.
It also explains how a couple of members both displaying 5 Arrse 'medals' recently got access to all my posts and within less than 3 minutes (not enough time to read more than 2 posts), had posted 'dumb' on 20-25 posts in one go. Not in the spirit of being members, just thinking themselves so clever.

ffs

This a (vaguely) military themed website, not an international airport - you don't have to announce your departure :rolleyes:
 

HCL

War Hero
During National Service, I remember the drill sergeant screeching “Get a grip laddie”, as we did our best to march along in some sort of order. So I say to the Webmaster of this site ‘Get a Grip ’ on the publication of foul swear words used in posts on this site.

Posts containing c… and f…four letter words, no matter what the forum, are printed out in full, but in any responses, the copied original post has the four letter words automatically reduced to ****. How coy,… is the Webmaster so sensitive to swear words that they are only to be allowed copied as ****?

My suggestion is, when a member includes fully spelt out c*** or f*** , that member should lose one of their ‘arrse medals. Would be no problem, for I have found the worst offenders who use four letter words in their numerous posts have five ‘arrse’ ‘medals with their avatar, some even ‘moderator’.

You trying for a late run at sport?
 
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