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#31 User is offline   evillepaintball 

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 06:07 AM

View PostMurderDeathKill, on 02 September 2010 - 03:11 PM, said:

I have a Top Secret military security clearance.


Mine is only Secret :(

View PostB-Dazl, on 02 September 2010 - 05:10 PM, said:

I work at Special Ops Paintball......

Our shipping guy Donny...... really isn't named Donny.......


Should he shut the FRAG up? Is he out of his element?
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 01:14 AM

View Postmtaylor, on 03 September 2010 - 07:50 PM, said:

There's a lot more asbestos in a lot of buildings than you think.<BR>


so true. Many of our buildings are full of asbestos containing material. So many floor tiles are made of it and covered over with non asbestos tiles, that when you have to drill the floor to mount a bay and anchor it you are supposed to put shaving cream down to kill the dust from rising with the drill.

Telecom is as simple to wire as two wires...a tip and ring, or transmit and recieve.&nbsp; Not hard at all.

The actual work that goes into transmitting a call is very complicated. Pulse Code Modulation is an amazing feat. That isn't your voice on the recieving end fo the phone call. It is your voice, hacked up 8000 times a second, assigned a value from -127 to +127, given an 8 bit binary word to represent that, then multiplexed down the line, and reformed back into a voice at that other end. That's why you never sound the same on the phone, it's not you...it's a digital recreation of you. We have 256 possible tones that can represent your voice, so it's as close as we can get.

Telecom equipment all runs on -48V DC power.

random fact, all electronics really run on DC, even the ones you plug into your wall, there is a rectifier somewhere in the plug/power supply that converts the 120/220 V AC into DC to be used by the device.

Cellphones don't go all wireless. They is a landline based backbone to the network. So even if you call your friend who is right next to you on the same wireless carrier. Your call goes to the nearest cell tower, is routed to the nearest telecom switch via landlines, then from there gets routed back to the nearest tower to your friend, and then sent wirelessly to their phone.

When you pick up a phone off the reciever over 2000 tests are done to get you the ok to give you dialtone, all this is done before the phone even reaches your ear.

You don't technically need dialtone to dial the phone and connect a call.&nbsp; Dialtone is just the switches way of telling you yes you are ok to call and everything is ready. In crisis times the switch might be too overloaded to give dialtone to everyone. So even if you don't hear it, try to dial anyways, it might work.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 02:38 PM

View PostLegato, on 08 September 2010 - 04:14 AM, said:

View Postmtaylor, on 03 September 2010 - 07:50 PM, said:

There's a lot more asbestos in a lot of buildings than you think.<BR>


so true. Many of our buildings are full of asbestos containing material. So many floor tiles are made of it and covered over with non asbestos tiles, that when you have to drill the floor to mount a bay and anchor it you are supposed to put shaving cream down to kill the dust from rising with the drill.

Telecom is as simple to wire as two wires...a tip and ring, or transmit and recieve.&nbsp; Not hard at all.

The actual work that goes into transmitting a call is very complicated. Pulse Code Modulation is an amazing feat. That isn't your voice on the recieving end fo the phone call. It is your voice, hacked up 8000 times a second, assigned a value from -127 to +127, given an 8 bit binary word to represent that, then multiplexed down the line, and reformed back into a voice at that other end. That's why you never sound the same on the phone, it's not you...it's a digital recreation of you. We have 256 possible tones that can represent your voice, so it's as close as we can get.

Telecom equipment all runs on -48V DC power.

random fact, all electronics really run on DC, even the ones you plug into your wall, there is a rectifier somewhere in the plug/power supply that converts the 120/220 V AC into DC to be used by the device.

Cellphones don't go all wireless. They is a landline based backbone to the network. So even if you call your friend who is right next to you on the same wireless carrier. Your call goes to the nearest cell tower, is routed to the nearest telecom switch via landlines, then from there gets routed back to the nearest tower to your friend, and then sent wirelessly to their phone.

When you pick up a phone off the reciever over 2000 tests are done to get you the ok to give you dialtone, all this is done before the phone even reaches your ear.

You don't technically need dialtone to dial the phone and connect a call.&nbsp; Dialtone is just the switches way of telling you yes you are ok to call and everything is ready. In crisis times the switch might be too overloaded to give dialtone to everyone. So even if you don't hear it, try to dial anyways, it might work.




all you had to say was "multiplexing" and i had a nerd hard-on.


another thing to contribute to my last post, i'm doing a customer guitar build and am having to lose about $40 of profit because of a major FRAG up on my part. the customer will never know.
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:19 AM

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 07:47 AM

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 02:28 PM

Golf course maintenance:

We start so early that often times employees never bothered to go to sleep after their parties the night before. As such, they are still a bit (or maybe very...) tipsy. Thus, you never need wonder why some fairways/tee boxes/greens aren't mowed in even remotely straight lines.

Side note: this is a very humorous phenomenon for other employees such as myself to observe in progress. :laugh:

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 02:51 PM

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:11 PM

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View Postdeltapaintball, on 02 September 2010 - 07:09 PM, said:

I work in politics.

99% of people think that if you call the Senator, he/she has a magic wand to make issues with the local government go away. They don't.


The Senator should get a law passed that solves that problem.


Not when the person wants something for nothing.
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Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:20 PM

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View PostFenrisulfr, on 02 September 2010 - 09:47 PM, said:

View Postdeltapaintball, on 02 September 2010 - 07:09 PM, said:

I work in politics.

99% of people think that if you call the Senator, he/she has a magic wand to make issues with the local government go away. They don't.


The Senator should get a law passed that solves that problem.


Not when the person wants something for nothing.


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Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:21 PM

View PostMurderDeathKill, on 02 September 2010 - 04:11 PM, said:

I have a Top Secret military security clearance.

This has me covered as well.
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Posted 15 September 2010 - 05:03 AM

View PostPistolWhipped, on 13 September 2010 - 09:20 PM, said:

View Postdeltapaintball, on 13 September 2010 - 09:11 PM, said:

View PostFenrisulfr, on 02 September 2010 - 09:47 PM, said:

View Postdeltapaintball, on 02 September 2010 - 07:09 PM, said:

I work in politics.

99% of people think that if you call the Senator, he/she has a magic wand to make issues with the local government go away. They don't.


The Senator should get a law passed that solves that problem.


Not when the person wants something for nothing.


Isn't that how government works?


The case workers in my office are swamped with people looking for the government to pay for this or that. I am just lucky that I do not have to deal with that stuff.
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Posted 19 September 2010 - 07:39 PM

^^^ what happened to that crazy guy on late night infomercials advertising the big book of free governemtn money and programs? he looked like a gay riddler. you should just hand out his card. lol.
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Posted 19 September 2010 - 09:54 PM

I work with kids that have been diagnosed with some sort of severe emotional disturbia (ADD, ADHD, and then there are the bad ones...lol)

Talking about a client can get me fined up to and exceeding one million dollars. Just for mentioning their name and that they are a client.
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:19 AM

I work as a network administrator:

1. A network administrator or other technician's primary goal when interacting with you is to get you to leave him alone. They do not typically want to chat. They simply want to solve the problem quickly so they can get away from you and go back to something more interesting.

2. Very frequently, the network administrator is NOT held to the same firewall restrictions and monitoring that you are. They set up the network and manage it. As such, they often exempt themselves.

3. We really don't give a crap about your problem. It's just more work for us. Ideally we'd just sit in the network room and surf the Internet all day. This gets interrupted whenever you bug us.

4. We can, if sufficiently annoyed, make your life significantly more difficult. However, this must be carefully balanced; otherwise you'll just call and bug us more. This can involve "fixing" your problem in a ghetto fashion that creates more work for you every time you do a certain task. You can't really complain because it "works" as we showed you it would, but we may have been able to do a more thorough fix had we been so inclined.

5. What do we really do all day? It varies depending on what goes wrong. Some days we just get paid to be there and surf the Internet. Other days we're dealing with major issues and don't get to go home until long after you do. If you have a minor problem on such a day and it's not convenient to fix it, you get to wait. Tough nuggets.

6. If we do our job well, most days are quiet. Thus it's to our longterm benefit to permanently resolve recurring issues and automate as many things as possible. We're efficient out of a desire to be lazy. If nothing is going wrong, it means we've done a good job.

7. It's YOUR job to report problems. We can't magically know every single thing that's gone wrong on our network. Don't go complaining to the boss that you've had a problem for weeks or months if you never bothered to report it to us.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 10:14 AM

View PostWardenWolf, on 22 September 2010 - 08:19 AM, said:

I work as a network administrator:


Where?

Only say this because my network admin job doesn't allow much in the way of internet surfing. We used to, but now personal machines are a big "no" and it seems the boss thinks I need to invent problems to solve before they're a problem if I'm not working on solving actual problems.

Take this post. I'm writing it on my lunch break. It's not really against work rules as stated in the employee handbook (technically, web surfing itself isn't against the rules either) It's just frowned on because apparently, we have to look busy for the other departments so they know we really mean "it'll be a few days" when they make requests that actually take a few days. Our sales people in particular seem to think they can sell a customer a new managed server on our network and expect it up in a few hours (especially multi-server orders that exceed our typical "on hand inventory" ).

Or in other words, we have to look busy because our delays are caused by issues not of our own doing, but that isn't an answer that the other people can seem to understand. Somehow, "we're busy with... <some random project>" works a lot better than "you didn't lead this out enough or check with us on hardware inventory, so it'll be a few days."

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