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Re: Thousands of Publicly Accessible Printers

Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

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Why does anyone keep their printer working when they aren't using it? =/

Wait, what? You prefer to just 'Office Space' stop your printer after each print job? That would get sort of expensive....

So yes.. I prefer my printer to maintain its "able to work" status when I am not using it.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

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this thread reminded me to look into cloud printing yesterday, what a pain in the ass. how do these fuckers accidentally do what i am too lazy to do on purpose?
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

View PostKBoogle, on 29 January 2013 - 01:46 PM, said:

Why does anyone keep their printer working when they aren't using it? =/


Honestly how many users are going to bother turning their printer off when they aren't using it, especially with the amount of time it takes to turn back on. And I doubt most people are smart enough to yank the ethernet cord.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:00 AM

This reminds me of what happened to us at work a while ago.

Some one found our fax number online and sent us a bunch of pure black pages. Wasted a lot of ink. (I thought it was funny but my boss didn't, for obvious reasons.)


I can see how that can be a(n expensive) problem for some people, though. Fucking HP.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

You'd think fax machines are smart enough these days to detect a black fax.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

Duh.. what do you think "pc load letter" error means? It means it's too damn black to be sent! It is an error message left over from the annuals of the confederacy.

I think it might have been first used by Colonel Angus. It would be up his alley as it is said he sometimes rubs people the wrong way.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

only racist fax machines segregate black pages.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:00 AM

Fax machines? It's the 21st century! Email a pdf.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:13 AM

Hey.. some of us still enjoy the gentle hum of a dot-matrix printer happily spooling off one's documentation and code.

In Japan, fax machines remain important because of language and culture

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 30 January 2013 - 12:44 PM, said:

I think it might have been first used by Colonel Angus. It would be up his alley as it is said he sometimes rubs people the wrong way.


As opposed to gabehabe, who always rubs people the right way.

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EDIT: BTW, modi, I printed my high school English papers on an Okidata printer - I don't remember if it was a ML92 precisely, but it looked a lot like that one

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:24 AM

True.. though I heard Colonel Angus is an acquired taste, but gabehabe is a favorite right out of the gate.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

View PostCTphpnwb, on 31 January 2013 - 10:00 AM, said:

Fax machines? It's the 21st century! Email a pdf.

In some cases that's unacceptable. I know according to the HIPAA laws, information can only be delivered in person or sent via fax. Scanning and emailing PDFs is not allowed.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

Then fax an e-mail.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

View PostCreecher, on 31 January 2013 - 04:52 PM, said:

View PostCTphpnwb, on 31 January 2013 - 10:00 AM, said:

Fax machines? It's the 21st century! Email a pdf.

In some cases that's unacceptable. I know according to the HIPAA laws, information can only be delivered in person or sent via fax. Scanning and emailing PDFs is not allowed.

Medical information can be sent electronically but it needs to be properly encrypted. Often Usually when you log into a hospital's records you either need to be onsite or have a vpn. Fax machines aren't encrypted and the paper is printed out in the open. They are far less secure.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:12 PM

View PostCreecher, on 31 January 2013 - 03:52 PM, said:

View PostCTphpnwb, on 31 January 2013 - 10:00 AM, said:

Fax machines? It's the 21st century! Email a pdf.

In some cases that's unacceptable. I know according to the HIPAA laws, information can only be delivered in person or sent via fax. Scanning and emailing PDFs is not allowed.



Where do you get this idea? I used to work in an insurance office, and while I was there I was on the HIPAA compliance team. I looked at a lot of HIPAA documents, and none of what I saw ever specified one modality of transmission over another. Compliance was specified in terms of due diligence, not in terms of procedures: as long as you could document that you'd done everything reasonable to secure any PHI, you were in compliance.

Sending a fax can be a compliant transmission, if you take certain steps but it's not specified as such in the law as far as I could see.
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