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jbc [TotalFark]
2006-03-28 01:43:57 AM  
Your website should provide useful information and be a credit to the IT world. I do not believe it should be used to incite the users.


Wait until he sees what this website is capable of doing.
 
2006-03-28 01:55:44 AM  
I bet the vhosts conf file has a typo of "www.buttle.gov".

/geek joke
//go rent Brazil
 
2006-03-28 02:05:28 AM  
jbc: Wait until he sees what this website is capable of doing.

bwah-ha-ha-ha-ah!
 
2006-03-28 02:16:45 AM  
This and the previous thread of the same story was a long but entertaining read.

Best "get off my lawn" story yet.
 
2006-03-28 02:28:43 AM  
I used to love these kinds of people when I was in tech support. I wanted to hug them, and squeeze them, and bop them over the head with a mallet.
 
2006-03-28 07:57:45 AM  
Quite understandable; he was really trying to hack the mayor of Buttle, OK.
 
2006-03-28 08:00:06 AM  
Tom Tuttle from Tacoma, Washington isn't too pleased either
 
2006-03-28 08:01:37 AM  
Whoo-eeee tain't had nuthin near this exciting since this guy:

www.maxwellfootballclub.org
brought the heisman home.

BTW, you go through that town you are constantly reminded of that. What a shame too that is the only thing you have to put out there for the world.
 
2006-03-28 08:02:14 AM  
Mr. Tuttle from Saved by the Bell?

/motivate, motivate, motivate...
 
2006-03-28 08:02:41 AM  
I, for one, welcome our technically incompetent elected officials.
 
2006-03-28 08:04:33 AM  
Wanted for questioning...
img355.imageshack.us
 
2006-03-28 08:07:40 AM  
threadjack*
Ghey = taking away the armless, heroic, mountain guy article
end threadjack*
 
2006-03-28 08:08:17 AM  
oh my god. go to the website and they have a pic of j.w. on the front page.
 
2006-03-28 08:10:02 AM  
Stupid hillbilly that can't spell.

So where's the news here?
 
2006-03-28 08:11:01 AM  
From TFA: Your website should provide useful information and be a credit to the IT world. I do not believe it should be used to incite the users.

I rather think it does. I learned several things.

1: Never work in Tuttle.
2: Elected officials are, by and large, complete tards.
3: Managers are, by and large, complete tards.

(Okay, points 2 and 3 are pretty obvious to anyone in IT anyway, but...)
 
2006-03-28 08:14:04 AM  
I am computer literate! I have 22 years in computer systems engineering and operation. Now, can you tell me how to remove 'your software' that you acknowledge you provided free of charge? I consider this 'hacking.'

Ahhh politicians, as trustworthy and reliable as ever, I see.
 
rpm
2006-03-28 08:16:00 AM  
I do not follow instructions that show up when a website that I am not familiar with appears on my computer and I do not think anyone with experience would do so either.

Those freaking instructions are "contact your sysadmin/webmaster". That should be the Weeners, regardless.
 
2006-03-28 08:16:21 AM  
Oh N03s!! They hax0r3d the id10T file and reconfigured the IP Johnson Rod to only except non determined packets. Quick! Defrag your computer and replace all your USB ports with only OEM WIFI symmetry controllers.
 
rpm
2006-03-28 08:16:41 AM  
Semjaza: (Okay, points 2 and 3 are pretty obvious to anyone in IT anyway, but...)

Fixed it for you.
 
2006-03-28 08:19:45 AM  
A small-town American politician wants a British newspaper to turn off the Internet.

Say that to yourself a few times. Please.
 
2006-03-28 08:23:09 AM  
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Wait...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Alright, I'm done. Amusingly, www.cityoftuttle.org (fark won't let me link) is still not fixed. Excellent.
 
2006-03-28 08:23:34 AM  
boilerplate Apache web server configuration page? He got pissed about that? They're pretty self explainitory. Though I have to say, I am instantly suspicious of an IT guy who doesn't use spell check and a proof-reader.
 
2006-03-28 08:27:06 AM  
Oh man... I read this the other day. Let this be a lesson to all you farkers with parents on that thar intarweb, this could happen to them ;)

I can just picture my Dad having issues with his web browser, in full evangelical rage against some poor tech for an entirely unrelated application.
 
2006-03-28 08:27:12 AM  
www.fanboyradio.com

ALERT THE INTERNET!
 
2006-03-28 08:32:59 AM  
From page 2:

"The whole debacle in Oklahoma should not come as a shock to anyone. This is exactly the sort of thing that happens when you give people in developing countries computers. If we can just manage to stay the course, we can help these poor bastards overcome the gap."
Charles Henderson
 
2006-03-28 08:34:33 AM  
Somebody needs to actually hack the site and demonstrate to him what type of really interesting things appear on your home page when it truly happens.
 
2006-03-28 08:35:10 AM  
www.nndb.com

I'm Tommy Tuttle from Tacoma
 
2006-03-28 08:37:09 AM  
This guy is too stupid to breathe on his own. He's bound to have a secretary or something that reminds him, else he'd be dead.
 
2006-03-28 08:42:04 AM  
Excuse me, but I also think some of the responsibility falls on their company web service provider who initially had no clue when contacted.
 
2006-03-28 08:43:33 AM  
Gibberiberia

I tried the .org link and it was a test page for Apache. I have the here unless they were going to change it or something.
 
2006-03-28 08:45:24 AM  
link to original thread?
 
2006-03-28 08:52:40 AM  
I'm going to post a response to his Register e-mail b/c I am sure he has shut down his e-mail address by now.

I only got help after threatening to contact the FBI.

NO, sir. WRONG, sir. You still do not get it, you thick headed cretin! You did not "get help". You were not entitled to the help you received. You cajoled charity. You were like a retard trying to cross a busy street and someone decided to take pity on your stupid ass and help you across. You did not receive this pity BECAUSE of your ridiculous attempts at felony false reporting, but in spite of them. If you had actually contacted the FBI, this situation would have been much, much worse - FOR YOU!
 
2006-03-28 08:54:24 AM  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Taylor
http://www.centos.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=127

I can't tell what irritates me more, that a man like this is in a position of power, or that humanity let it happen.
 
2006-03-28 08:57:25 AM  
BTW, the local newspaper for the town can be found online here:

http://www.tuttletimes.com

I wonder if they're aware how big an asshat they've got for a city manager. Maybe someone should contact them and let them know... ^_^
 
2006-03-28 08:59:06 AM  
Okay, now it's just bullying.

Leave the guy alone. We all had a laugh, but now the focus seems to be on making the gent's life a living hell of harassment and public humiliation.

Did you folks learn nothing from high school?
 
2006-03-28 09:02:03 AM  
ProfessorTomoe

That all depends if the city manager is already in hot water for something else of asshatriness(sic). If that is the case, that newspaper would run the story until the cows come home, which this being rural Oklahoma, you never know, that could be anytime.
 
2006-03-28 09:02:42 AM  
Cdn_Nrrd: Okay, now it's just bullying.

Leave the guy alone. We all had a laugh, but now the focus seems to be on making the gent's life a living hell of harassment and public humiliation.

Did you folks learn nothing from high school?


Erm, yes, but apparently he didn't. What do you think he was doing to the CentOS people in the first place???
 
2006-03-28 09:03:19 AM  
 
2006-03-28 09:05:05 AM  
jimmyjackfunk: That all depends if the city manager is already in hot water for something else of asshatriness(sic). If that is the case, that newspaper would run the story until the cows come home, which this being rural Oklahoma, you never know, that could be anytime.

I see no problem with this. The guy needs to apologize. He doesn't even think he did anything wrong, as far as I can tell. He could use a great deal of attidute readjustment right now.

/not usually this harsh in my opinions
//this is an exception
 
2006-03-28 09:05:20 AM  
Tuttle is a soulless little blob but isn't nearly as bad as Mustang, just down the road a couple of miles.

jimmyjackfunk is right, they're playing White's Heisman for all it's worth. There are like 23498324 signs all over town. But other than buttle.com, he's all they've got to offer the world.
 
2006-03-28 09:12:55 AM  
Cdn_Nrrd: Leave the guy alone. We all had a laugh, but now the focus seems to be on making the gent's life a living hell of harassment and public humiliation.

Well ya, but we should at least stick to what we are good at :P

Go with what you know!

N.
 
2006-03-28 09:13:27 AM  
Coolhaus: I bet the vhosts conf file has a typo of "www.buttle.gov".

/geek joke
//go rent Brazil


Nailed it in two posts. you give me hope to carry on, Coolhaus!

/and here's My reciept for YOUR reciept!
 
2006-03-28 09:13:52 AM  
Cdn_Nrrd
Okay, now it's just bullying.

Leave the guy alone. We all had a laugh, but now the focus seems to be on making the gent's life a living hell of harassment and public humiliation.


Hey, he said it himself: he *welcomes* the publicity.
 
2006-03-28 09:15:05 AM  
PLEASE, EVERYONE:

"Jerry Taylor (the city manager of Tuttle, Oklahoma) IS NOT AN "IT PROFESSIONAL".

He is a EE. And a self important, blowhard know-nothing MBA jerk. Of standard stripe. With all this demanding FBI littered BS, Id bet my life he votes Republican

This isnt an IT guy getting bent -- OBVIOUSLY. Only an IT poseur (i mean this literally) could make such mistakes. By definition, the man is NOT an IT guy if he makes such mistakes.
 
2006-03-28 09:16:38 AM  
Cdn_Nrrd

Leave him alone? Why? He still hasn't thanked CentOS for helping. In fact, he seems to be of the opinion that they were obligated to fix the problem for him, and were only compliant after he threatened to call the FBI.
 
2006-03-28 09:18:08 AM  
ProfessorTomoe: What do you think he was doing to the CentOS people in the first place???


He was being an arrogant, incompetent twat. All of you with real-world jobs will know those are a dime-a-dozen.

Yeah, I think the e-mail exchange was as funny as all-get-out to read as well, but the current focus seems to be a mean-spirited attack by nerds who should know better.
 
2006-03-28 09:21:08 AM  
Oh yeah? You think *your* Tuttle references are obscure?

-Yeah, if anybody said 'who knocked over the garbage?', I'd say Tuttle, 'Who broke the window?' Tuttle, 'Who wet the bed?'

- Tuttle

- He had no control at all
 
2006-03-28 09:22:59 AM  
biggest moron ever.
 
2006-03-28 09:26:12 AM  
This is why monkeys aren't allowed computers. They just bang on them and squish bananas into the keyboards.
 
2006-03-28 09:29:00 AM  
You_Really_Like_Me

"Excuse me, but I also think some of the responsibility falls on their company web service provider who initially had no clue when contacted. "

This is because you dont understand what happened.

He phoned his Internet Service provider (ISP). And "explained" his problem. Your ISP has nothing to do with the servers you contact on the internet. His Web Server Hosting Service (in whatever incarnation that is) has "responsibility for www.tuttle-ok.org".

The ISP has no technical relationship to www.tuttle-ok.org any more than www.fark.com.

What likely happened is Jerry Taylor (idiot) phoned his ISP in a huff and dropped his ignorance on them... they either explained what ive said above, or didnt understand what the fark he was talking about (because, obviously Jerry Taylor (idiot) didnt know what the fark he was talking about.)

in short, Jerry Taylor is an idiot and deserves to be fired for his gross misconduct. Do people actually act this way and get away with it?

==============

IS THERE A LAWYER HERE?

LAWYER:

Is it legal to threaten, completely without reason, to "call the FBI"?

Is it legal to say "Unless you do XZY" (which you have no obligation to do), "I will baselessly accuse you of something to the authorities".

Could it be blackmail?

Is this intimidation/threatening actionable in any way?

I believe it is actionable to threaten legal recourse without cause (some kind of 'legal abuse') -- is there anything that can happen to this guy for this tantrum?
 
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