Nothing like starting off your Friday with a reprimand at work!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by FenderPusher, Oct 1, 2010.

    Oct 1, 2010
  1. FenderPusher Beardcore Apologist

    Yep - first thing this morning, pulled into the boss' office. They told me I came up on the list of top 10 internet users, I didn't know whether to be proud or scared. My boss is cool, it wasn't as much a reprimand as a warning. Half of the sites he showed me were either gmail or weather channel hits (I have a weather channel toolbar in Firefox) that refresh throughout the day, hence the hits. Plus he told me they track internet usage like cell phone minutes, so if I have a browser with five tabs open all day, it's as if I was one five sites for eight hours. :freak:

    It's cool, as an I.T. guy I have an open line which they don't track. That's where I'm posting from. :jj:
     
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  3. Prages User Error

    Tell him you're doing research. :weebz:
     
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  5. Mark Wein :mad:

    You're an Achievement Weiner!

    Was this one of the sites that showed up?
     
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  7. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

    if i get a new job, i'll definitely be posting from my cell phone instead of my work computer.
     
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  9. FenderPusher Beardcore Apologist

    Well, partially. It said I had 501 hits on Youtube, which I never go to at work, so I KNEW every time I click a thread and somebody posts a Youtube video it counts it as a hit. Fuckers.
     
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  11. Mark Wein :mad:

    You're not just watching my gear demos over and over again?



    :weebz:
     
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  13. A friend of mine used to work for Dow Jones in the IT dept. He said they had dedicated servers for movies they'd downloaded off the net.
     
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  15. Prages User Error

    Mrs. P works for the US Treasury Department and up until they got busted a few years ago, they had a server dedicated to MP3s. They called it "The Magic Jukebox". :weebz:
     
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  17. mattburnside ***hole. Major ***hole.

    "So apparently I'm winning at the internet. I fail to see the problem."
     
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  19. cfgsteak n00b

    *logs off*

    lol, kiddin
     
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  21. aliensporebomb Fretted instrument fan

    A place I used to work had a particular building that was absolutely LOADED with what I believed was pirated software. They claimed it was all legit to test all commercial software against their products but I later talked to one of the guys who admitted it was one of the biggest servers in the entire company and all pirated and another one was dedicated for porn. Who knew!?!?!?! That was the most liberal place I ever worked, many jobs back but I have to wonder if they still run things like that now? They're under several different ownership changes now so I'm guessing not.
     
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  23. Mark Wein :mad:

    Thats crazy but probably not too uncommon. At least until recently...
     
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  25. Tiltsta Bliuw fan my ôf!

    I can only imagine what is on our servers. We have a crapload of common storage space, really fast network access, and basically no restrictions on staff use of the net. I remember when I started, in 2005, I asked for some storage and scratchdisk space for some old x-ray data we were still working with, and they said 'no problem, is 20 TB enough for now, once you get your drives all mapped, you can consider the storage essentially unlimited.'. I'd be willing to bet one, or more, of our postdocs has written code to encode/rip DVD and mp3 on the IBM Checkmate project supercomputer.
     
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