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  • Why RAID 0 is not a good idea.

    Originally posted by Dumber View Post
    ...Personally I really really hate if I put a lot of effort in ... and suddenly one drive fails and then I loose all my data.
    That just happened to me last week. I accidentally my entire naughty pic collection.
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    Re: Best Hyper-V physical disk arrangement

    Originally posted by ahinson View Post
    That just happened to me last week. I accidentally my entire naughty pic collection.
    Oh man.. sorry to hear that. I hope you had a backup somewhere online which you can share with us?
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    • #3
      Re: Best Hyper-V physical disk arrangement

      I remember when I found the stash of porn one of our storesmen had hidden in his Local Settings folder. I also remember how despondent he looked when he got in one morning and found that I'd replaced his PC... and not transferred his local settings over from the old one. Seemed to improve his productivity quite noticably

      (Yes, we did fire him).
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        Re: Best Hyper-V physical disk arrangement

        Originally posted by gforceindustries View Post
        I remember when I found the stash of porn one of our storesmen had hidden in his Local Settings folder. I also remember how despondent he looked when he got in one morning and found that I'd replaced his PC... and not transferred his local settings over from the old one. Seemed to improve his productivity quite noticably

        (Yes, we did fire him).
        I had this happen to me at my previous employer.

        We had a background logon script that would scan local drives for jpg, gif, etc. and log files over a certain file size. It reported ~800 images so I took a look. I made an image of the disk to a network location then pushed a fresh image.

        When this dude arrived at work he found his laptop with a fresh image pushed to it and came calling at my door asking for data recovery. He was claiming that I erased images of his "kids", so I informed him of the policy regarding storing personal data on company equipment - it's strictly prohibited and if something goes poof too bad. If he had not persisted I was planning on saying nothing - I'm a nice guy like that. For some reason, people think that just because they can take a laptop home they can do the things they'd normally do at home on them. My plan was to give him a warning about doing non-work related "stuff" on his computer, especially when it comes to the Internet and what might be considered questionable material - basically if you wouldn't do it at work don't do it at home on your laptop. Unfortunately for him, he kept on so I showed him an image from the pre-wipe data. He got quite defensive and angry when I browsed to a picture of his "daughter". She was a looker

        At this point two of my co-workers were in my office because they heard yelling. I guess he realized he was done for and took a swing at me, which I easily avoided. Anyway, I gave him a nice introduction to the back of my hand. He ran off to HR claiming he'd have my job which didn't happen. He was let go that day. Dumbass.
        Last edited by ahinson; 12th January 2009, 06:43.
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          Re: Best Hyper-V physical disk arrangement

          I've never had someone get violent - I always make sure though that my super is present before confronting a user though, just in case. The only time I didn't was once when the NOD32 console showed that somebody was accessing a dodgy site less than 30 seconds earlier - so I headed over to the office in question and picked up the employee's supervisor on the way. He was caught in a rather... undignified position.
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          "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

          "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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            Re: Best Hyper-V physical disk arrangement

            Originally posted by gforceindustries View Post
            I've never had someone get violent - I always make sure though that my super is present before confronting a user though, just in case. The only time I didn't was once when the NOD32 console showed that somebody was accessing a dodgy site less than 30 seconds earlier - so I headed over to the office in question and picked up the employee's supervisor on the way. He was caught in a rather... undignified position.
            Nice, pants around the ankles I'd imagine.

            One of my co-worker caught a dude looking at gay (pre-teen boys) kiddie porn. The dude sent in a support ticket for phone issues, my co-worker tried to email and IM him but got out of office messages so he went to the guy's office. He walked in on this dude (300+ lb guy) at his desk semi-nude, with a half-gallon of ice cream at his desk fapping. I've not sense heard of or seen anything worse.

            As for the original guy...

            Normally, I wouldn't get involved at all. This guy took it upon himself to come to IT and speak to someone about it as if he was innocent. He seemed legit to our dept secretary who directed him to me. It was entirely a coincidence that I happened to be the one who did it. It could have been me or three other people. Normally, I would've notified the appropriate supervisors and done nothing else. It would then be their responsibility for letting them go if there was adequate evidence. Due to policy, there was gray area about the time of the occurrence, so I'd warn them once with our generic Internet violation notice by email. If they did it again, I'd report it.
            Last edited by ahinson; 12th January 2009, 06:44.
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            • #7
              Re: Best Hyper-V physical disk arrangement

              Ice cream? Takes all sorts...

              Violating the internet usage policy is one thing, but breaking the law is another entirely - if it was indeed child porn, then we'd involve the police.

              Naturally, up until we caught the guy in the act there was always some measure of doubt over whether it was him or somebody using his account. We did all the standard stuff - reduced his password lifetime to a week, ordered him never to give it out, set his machine to automatically lock after a minute etc. Of course he always protested that it must have been someone else. We've not appointed a replacement due to the state of the economy - it'd be nice to have another storeman but it's not essential. When we do though, we'll be investing in fingerprint readers for their machines.
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              "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

              "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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              • #8
                Re: Best Hyper-V physical disk arrangement

                Yes! Ice cream.

                We called the police but, I never heard whether or not they successfully prosecuted him.

                Right, with fingerprint authentication they can't deny it .
                Last edited by ahinson; 12th January 2009, 06:48.
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                • #9
                  Re: Best Hyper-V physical disk arrangement

                  Well I've been awake all night due to the girl upstairs doing what girls upstairs do. I may have to take it out on the users by cranking the max password age down to 0 days. Or leaving it at 90, but cranking the password expiry warning up to 91 days. Any preference?

                  Originally posted by ahinson View Post
                  Yes! Ice cream
                  But... dude... srsly what?

                  Originally posted by ahinson View Post
                  Right, with fingerprint authentication they can't deny it .
                  At my school we had fingerprint readers for registration. Every morning and afternoon we'd scan our fingerprints to confirm our attendance. However we soon found an interesting quirk in the system - scan your print twice, and it toggles your status twice.

                  We also found out that the readers they used could easily be tricked - if you pressed a water balloon up against the glass, it registered the last user's fingerprint.

                  They went through five different models of reader before they found one that wasn't susceptible to that, rather than simply adding a single IF to the code. God knows why - the software was developed in house.

                  Hmm... think we're nearing the stage where we need to split this off into the coffee lounge?
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                  "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

                  "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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                    Re: Best Hyper-V physical disk arrangement

                    Originally posted by gforceindustries View Post
                    Hmm... think we're nearing the stage where we need to split this off into the coffee lounge?
                    That point was 8 posts ago ... Out of 22 posts in the thread ...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Best Hyper-V physical disk arrangement

                      Reported to split from here: http://forums.petri.com/showthread.p...627#post141627
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                      • #12
                        Re: Best Hyper-V physical disk arrangement

                        Originally posted by sorinso View Post
                        That point was 8 posts ago ... Out of 22 posts in the thread ...
                        Yes, the thread was officially hijacked. Sorry about that
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                        • #13
                          Re: Best Hyper-V physical disk arrangement

                          Originally posted by ahinson View Post
                          Yes, the thread was officially hijacked. Sorry about that
                          as in, "hijacked by an official of the forum"... LOL


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                          • #14
                            Re: Why RAID 0 is not a good idea.

                            Can my title be changed from Guru to "The devil on ahinson's shoulder?"
                            Gareth Howells

                            BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

                            Any advice is given in good faith and without warranty.

                            Please give reputation points if somebody has helped you.

                            "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

                            "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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                              Re: Why RAID 0 is not a good idea.

                              Originally posted by gforceindustries View Post
                              Can my title be changed from Guru to "The devil on ahinson's shoulder?"
                              Why not Jiminy Criket?

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