Random Thoughts 14: I can see clearly now 2020 edition

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  1. Entropy

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    In the final department meeting before Spring Break I brought up that the IT overlords may have to rescind their death strangle on all things technology (in their defense some of my less seasoned colleagues caused a major virus/trojan issue 12+ months ago and it took a really long time to clean up) and give us access so we can get the software we need to deliver the content that's been mandated.

    To my surprise it was granted. Request an admin password (works for 24 hours) and you can download what you need.

    Iowa State's a much larger bureaucracy, but that seemed to be a fairly painless way to accommodate reasonably intelligent people.
     
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    This reminds me from long ago when there was a virus attached to an email with the subject Anna Kournikova pictures. This one guy at work clicked on the attachment and of course he got infected. The virus protection software sent an alarm to our PC guy who came over, took over he pc and got it all cleaned up.
    By the time he got back to his office he had a second notification that the same guy's pc was infected. He came back and asked why the guy clicked on the attachment again. His answer "I still haven't seen the pictures"
     
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    No jury would convict him.
     
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    True
     
  6. ImJustKCClone

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    Our departmental server (which I refused to be a part of...didn't need to be) got blown up twice by viral infection, once by Melissa & once by I Love You.
     
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    I remember when I Love You hit us, probably about 4am when one guy got it and opened it starting the whole mess.
     
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    **** **** **** **** ****
     
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    ??????
     
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  12. BCClone

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    Kinda what I also think when I see pictures of Anna!


    EDIT: Unless this is about milo then please don't reply to my joke as I will delete it.
     
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    Okay...I'm done crying now. I think.
    Milo has a LOT of abnormalities in his blood work...but no definitive diagnosis yet. He's back at the vet. They're waiting for him to provide a urine sample. Blood work doesn't indicate kidneys much, but they want to rule it out. WBC is 36K. There's an inflammation somewhere, but he didn't hear it in Milo's lungs or heart. Not a blockage (slow onset of symptoms as opposed to immediate). After the urinalysis and a repeat couple of other tests (FiV & FiL) he had as a baby, that's as far as my vet can go, and Milo would be referred to ISU. I've gone that route before, with mixed results (gave a 13-yr-old cat an extra four years, gave a 3-yr-old cat an extra three months, for different conditions).

    I'm sorry if I'm over-dramatic, but these cats (Milo in particular) are my "kids".
     
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  14. ImJustKCClone

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    You meant no harm. Don't worry about it.
     
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    Well, alert OCD is done. Just cleared it out. Hit 1836 last I remember. Not going through all of them.
     
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    How old is MIlo?
     
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    Well, if that's how you want to be, see if I like anything you say ever again.
     
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    6-1/2
     
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    cat years or human?
     
  20. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    That's too bad. Hopefully they can figure out what's wrong.
     

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