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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby OperaTenor » Mon Nov 17, 2003 12:30 am

Originally posted by Selma in San Diego:
Another Eye, Dee, Ten, Tee error. I sure wish you IT techie types could do something about those I D 10 T errors.
Talk like that could get you put on someone's special high-intensity training list! :p
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby OperaTenor » Mon Nov 17, 2003 12:34 am

PEBCAK: problem exists between chair and keyboard


~3000 hits when googled.
In m/c terms, we refer to that as "the nut at the handle bars".

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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Mon Nov 17, 2003 4:18 am

Then there was the MAF that we had xeroxed and mounted in the Cal lab. Problem was described by pilot as:
IFF XVR WILL NOT TRANS IN OFF POSN

and another:
FLIR WILL NOT XMIT
OK, that one I'll at least comment on. A FLIR is a passive infrared system, and is not supposed to transmit. Passive systems often don't.

There was also the equally infamous recurrent gripe (and this is apocryphal, as I did not see the MAF myself) that the radio band setting knob was too hard to turn from detent to detent. The MAF was repeatedly answered NPF. Next time this pilot flew, same gripe.

The gripe was finally alleged to have been signed off by the squadron maintenance officer with the resolution "Install stronger pilot".

I'm going to remember PEBCAK. Although I must admit that I like Ethan's "evil chicken" translation a lot more than the chair/keyboard one.
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Mon Nov 17, 2003 4:22 am

Originally posted by operatenor:
Talk like that could get you put on someone's special high-intensity training list! :p
Too late. Long time permanent resident, many nominations in past. However, much excellent company.
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby piqaboo » Mon Nov 17, 2003 1:46 pm

Have you been given complete remedial assessment processing ?
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Mon Nov 17, 2003 2:03 pm

Not yet. There's a proposal in the works, but the HAZMAT provisions are giving the boss some trouble.
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby piqaboo » Mon Nov 17, 2003 9:22 pm

surely its just a matter of appropriate biohazard management?

Tell him, double red bags with his name and address on each one. No orange, in case someone confuses them with Cal-Trans trashbags (no j/k).
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