Dilbert: Keep The Plastic Bag

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Lynn McGuire

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Aug 9, 2022, 6:33:51 PMAug 9
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Dilbert: Keep The Plastic Bag
https://dilbert.com/strip/2022-08-09

I'll bet Dogbert's tail is wagging.

Lynn


Wolffan

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Aug 9, 2022, 7:50:12 PMAug 9
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On 09 Aug 2022, Lynn McGuire wrote
(in article <tcuncc$1gkga$1...@dont-email.me>):
Wouldn’t have worked on me. I put the plastic bags (all of them) into the
box. I put the spacers, the cable ties, the lot, into the box. I carefully
open the box and ant plastic bags in the first place, cutting along thje
tape, not through the bags/box/whatever. And then I keep the lot until the
warranty expires. On several occasions there have been Dogberts on the
Customer No Service line who have been very disappointed that I had
everything sitting ready to go back. Just in case. (Hewlett-Packard, I’m
thinking of _you_ There would be a _reason_ why I no longer buy HP
_anything_.)

Lynn McGuire

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Aug 10, 2022, 2:16:49 AMAug 10
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Plus all the crap that HP puts on their machines. Puts the decrapifyer
to a real workout.
https://www.pcdecrapifier.com/

Lynn

Gary R. Schmidt

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Aug 10, 2022, 10:24:07 AMAug 10
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I once got the classic delivery from HP - a 1m * 1m * 30cm box,
containing a single A4 sheet of paper, (inside a heat-sealed plastic
sleeve), authorising the use of HP-UX on the Spectrum 3000 machine we'd
had delivered a few months previously. It'd been up and running since
the day we got it, and making money since a week later. (Bureau
services, the good old days. :-) )

I did file the piece of paper somewhere, I doubt it matters now, but I
did recycle the box pretty quickly... Well, quickly after taking it
around and showing the entire office and any loitering clients what we
had received. :-)

At least the box didn't have any packing in it...

Cheers,
Gary B-)

Dimensional Traveler

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Aug 10, 2022, 10:47:26 AMAug 10
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"We've decided to discontinue support for The PC Decrapifer and it is
currently no longer available for download

The information on this site is for reference purposes. We are not
responding to any requests at this time. Thank you."


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rksh...@rosettacondot.com

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Aug 10, 2022, 12:03:04 PMAug 10
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We never had that happen, but our management got talked into OpenSpew. It
was licensed on a per-machine basis and each license was on a printed sheet,
in its own envelope, inside of a mailing envelope. They each had to be
entered into the system manually. I don't remember exactly how many systems
we had, but it was in excess of 500.
To add insult to injury, it was realized some weeks after the entire setup
was up and running that the main thing the performance monitoring piece of it
identified was that we were short on memory...the OpenSpew agent was using
all of it.

Robert
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Robert K. Shull Email: rkshull at rosettacon dot com

Paul S Person

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Aug 10, 2022, 12:26:43 PMAug 10
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On Tue, 09 Aug 2022 19:50:06 -0400, Wolffan <akwo...@zoho.com>
wrote:
I do much the same thing, but keep the boxes forever, as a result of
moving every three years while in the Army. I /used/ those boxes to
keep the equipment safe during the move.

Indeed, for my great cleanup when I got my present computer, I boxed
all the prior equipment before having it hauled away.

When I did my second great cleanup when I got my BD Player, I actually
taped 3x5 cards recording the state of the equipment on the outside of
the boxes. This is because electronic stuff can be donated to Goodwill
and might actually get re-used.

And I saved the box and everything for my new shopping (laundry) cart,
not because I ever expect to use it to hold the cart, but because it
is a convenient place to keep the spare parts, just in case. Not to
mention keeping the styrofoam contained.
--
"In this connexion, unquestionably the most significant
development was the disintegration, under Christian
influence, of classical conceptions of the family and
of family right."

Paul S Person

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Aug 10, 2022, 12:36:18 PMAug 10
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On Wed, 10 Aug 2022 15:56:02 -0000 (UTC), rksh...@rosettacondot.com
wrote:
Which may explain why Bing found "openspew" hard to find: it's idiotic
licensing policy and use of memory killed it. A design decision that
went wrong, no doubt.

Bing /did/ pull up a link to a discussion about "spew"
<https://github.com/davecgh/go-spew/issues/53>, which may or may not
be related to OpenSpew.

Paul S Person

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Aug 10, 2022, 12:37:49 PMAug 10
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Well, they missed their chance to use more styrofoam then, didn't
they.

Paul S Person

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Aug 10, 2022, 12:40:13 PMAug 10
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My policy toward "crap they put on computers", including crap that
comes with Windows is:
-- if it isn't useful, it is disabled
-- if it persists, it is removed
if it came disabled, I ignore it.

Saves a lot of time and trouble, IMHO.

Lynn McGuire

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Aug 10, 2022, 2:04:31 PMAug 10
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I saw that and am disappointed.

Lynn



Mark Jackson

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Aug 10, 2022, 2:16:58 PMAug 10
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On 8/10/2022 10:22 AM, Gary R. Schmidt wrote:

> I once got the classic delivery from HP - a 1m * 1m * 30cm box,
> containing a single A4 sheet of paper

> At least the box didn't have any packing in it...

I assume you reported the omission to the HP shipping department QC officer.

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Mark Jackson - https://mark-jackson.online/
There's no nondestructive test
for indestructibility. - Randall Munroe

rksh...@rosettacondot.com

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Aug 10, 2022, 4:08:05 PMAug 10
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Paul S Person <pspe...@old.netcom.invalid> wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Aug 2022 15:56:02 -0000 (UTC), rksh...@rosettacondot.com
> wrote:
>
>>Gary R. Schmidt <grsc...@acm.org> wrote:
>>> On 10/08/2022 16:16, Lynn McGuire wrote:
>>>> On 8/9/2022 6:50 PM, Wolffan wrote:
>>>>> On 09 Aug 2022, Lynn McGuire wrote
>>>>> (in article <tcuncc$1gkga$1...@dont-email.me>):
>>>>>
>>>>>> Dilbert: Keep The Plastic Bag
>>>>>> https://dilbert.com/strip/2022-08-09
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I'll bet Dogbert's tail is wagging.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Lynn
>>>>>
>>>>> Wouldn?t have worked on me. I put the plastic bags (all of them) into the
>>>>> box. I put the spacers, the cable ties, the lot, into the box. I
>>>>> carefully
>>>>> open the box and ant plastic bags in the first place, cutting along thje
>>>>> tape, not through the bags/box/whatever. And then I keep the lot until
>>>>> the
>>>>> warranty expires. On several occasions there have been Dogberts on the
>>>>> Customer No Service line who have been very disappointed that I had
>>>>> everything sitting ready to go back. Just in case. (Hewlett-Packard, I?m
OpenSpew was a common derogatory name for OpenView, which underwent a number
of different rebrandings over the years (this was in the late 1990s). Pieces
of it may still exist under different names. We ended up ripping it out rather
than double the amount of RAM in 500+ machines so that we could get (among
other things, granted) reports on how much RAM was in use.`

Rink

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Sep 12, 2022, 1:53:07 PMSep 12
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Op 10-8-2022 om 20:04 schreef Lynn McGuire:
Is this the same software?

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/pc-decrapifier/

Rink


Lynn McGuire

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Sep 12, 2022, 3:35:36 PMSep 12
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Not sure.

Lynn


Dimensional Traveler

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Sep 12, 2022, 5:14:57 PMSep 12
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The software at the second link does not list W10 as an OS is works with.
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