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By ReallyEvilCanine (Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 03:05:08 AM EST) A Day in the Life, WTF, load balancing, Citrix, fuckwits, pie (all tags)

The day the we figure out how to run cars on stupidity is the day the derricks go up in Paris. I simply can't comprehend how so much dumb can be crammed into one head.

If you're unable to do telephone banking because there's no fucking dial tone, the French thing to do would be to blame the bank. It must be the bank's fault and couldn't possibly have anything to do with the months of unpaid phone bills.

Poll: capital punishment
x-posted to da brog.

We are currently using $LoadBalancer we note the same behavior for following We can not perform action expected, and we get the error message "Error contacting license  server".
Uh, Sparky? We don't have a fucking license server. You've been using our software for 10 years and should know this by now. $LoadBalancer also has no fucking license server. In fact, the only software which comes to mind that does have a license server is... Citrix. And we don't support it. You can't admin $LoadBalancer because you're using Citrix to get to it and Citrix is broken. Go bother them.

And that should've been the end of it. But it wasn't; it never is.

PLease note today we receive several error message today:
SACLB1RR_14451 (saclb1rr) : ERROR: [saclb1rr]: $LoadBalancer administrator password is not defined yet. Please use menu.

What is the issue?

It's a good thing stupid is massless or there'd be a fucking black hole centered in the 7th Arrondissement. Root Cause: 17. 
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Stupidity is often a capital crime. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 03:08:56 AM EST
My own has damned near killed me a couple of times.

When I was in the Army we occasionally lost people from stupidity.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Isn't that a Nivenism? by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 05:53:01 AM EST
"Stupidity is the only capital crime that brings it's punishment with it." Or something like that. He was talking about people who don't check their tanks before a dive, who assume the brakes would always work because they always worked before... that kind of thing.

Has anybody seen my clue? I know I had it when I came in here.
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Heinlein, IIRC. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 06:08:28 AM EST

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Notebooks of Lazurus Long <en tansafl> by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 05:00:37 PM EST

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My question by duxup (4.00 / 1) #2 Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 03:22:01 AM EST
Sometimes after working with a customer I just want to know how it is that with such idiocy they haven't accidentally impaled themselves on something yet.
I don't think it's stupidity as such by Herring (4.00 / 1) #5 Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 01:42:43 PM EST
It's a condition that I describe as "Hard of listening". In a way, it's like "hard of hearing" except that there is no detectable impairment in the ears, instead it's just the inability to process incoming information.

I believe that this condition is becomming more common and I put it down to the fact that people are bombarded with incoming messages, most of which are worthless. Take the average weekend broadsheet newspaper in the UK. It weighs slightly more than Carol Thatcher, goes on mostly about alternative "medicine", houses in trendy places, trendy furniture, trendy opinions and other expensive shit. Learning to ignore most of that is a life skill.

Come to think of it, by volume, the News of the World may well now have a higher percentage of true stuff than The Observer. Obviously more than the Sunday Times.

Anyway, my point was that in a world full of bullshit, why should customer listen to you just because you're right?

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

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