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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?
 
2006-03-28 09:31:21 AM  
www.nova.cz

Unavailable for Comment

/subtle?
 
2006-03-28 09:46:31 AM  
FarkingHippie: Unavailable for Comment

/subtle?


Actually, this was the first thing I thought of...
 
2006-03-28 09:48:22 AM  
My name is Jerry Taylor, and I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies.

Some of you guys are very good at making it sound like you know what you are talking about.

But trust me.... You don't.

I think you just want to make yourself sound smart, when in reality you don't know what you are talking about.

This is how bad info gets passed around.

If you dont know about the topic....Don't make yourself sound like you do. Because I have 22 years experience in years in computer systems engineering and operation

Cuz some people believe anything they read on Fark

/sorry :-p
 
2006-03-28 09:50:13 AM  
img465.imageshack.us
 
2006-03-28 10:00:37 AM  
img399.imageshack.us
He's gonna getcha!
 
2006-03-28 10:05:38 AM  
zaphnod

Awesome.
 
2006-03-28 10:12:56 AM  
www.movieactors.com
You watch your phraseology, you young rapscallion! We've got trouble, my friends - right here in Tuttle City! That's trouble with a capital T; that rhymes with E an' that stands for Email! All that Interweb stuff... pornography!!! Child Molestion!!! and now Terrorists set to strike right here at the heart of our fair city!!
 
2006-03-28 10:13:45 AM  
Zaphnod
That's freaking spectacular

I have found another image of our boy that may lend itself to a better shop though...

Jerry and a Tiger
http://www.tuttletimes.com/images/949.jpg
 
2006-03-28 10:18:55 AM  
Bwhahaha I need to see the quaker guy with
you hacked my internets!!!!

/what a n00b
 
2006-03-28 10:21:46 AM  
Sure it's bullying. It's also exactly what this amazing asshat deserves.

Were E-Systems managers really that bad? I have a couple of friends who worked for E-Systems in Falls Church in the mid-to-late 90s -- they never mentioned that sort of thing in my recollection, but maybe it was before their time. I've seen at least two people mention this old-time E-Systems tendency to yell and scream in relation to this story.
 
2006-03-28 10:26:09 AM  
I hope I'm not insulting Jimmy Durante.

Separated at birth?

www.tuttle-ok.govimages.art.com
 
2006-03-28 10:26:41 AM  
ProfessorTomoe: immyjackfunk: 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



A LART?
 
2006-03-28 10:31:42 AM  
The Philosopher: FarkingHippie: Unavailable for Comment

/subtle?

Actually, this was the first thing I thought of...


Hey I didn't get a degree from Berlinicus Polyteshnicus just to be ignored here
 
2006-03-28 10:32:37 AM  
Despite the invitation on his City of Tuttle bio page to send him an email...

"My door is always open and I answer all calls. Click on my name to send an email. "

The link has been removed. Of course, Google still knows...
 
2006-03-28 10:34:02 AM  
img352.imageshack.us

A$$hat?
 
2006-03-28 10:37:39 AM  
VonKraut: how's this?

img87.imageshack.us
 
2006-03-28 10:40:50 AM  
exarch:

M*A*S*H - said by Hawkeye.
 
2006-03-28 10:43:43 AM  
media.phillyburbs.com
"On the other side of the screen, it all looks so easy..."
 
2006-03-28 10:57:53 AM  
so first he threatens an open source developer with the FBI.

Now he threatens the internet for using the 1st ammendment?

What a giant douche.

IMHO someone at CentOS should just send him a bill. And add on a "shiathead fee".
 
2006-03-28 11:25:22 AM  
139.78.95.188

/ Dick and Quirty
 
2006-03-28 11:34:26 AM  
Get this web site off my home page!!!!!
It is blocking access to my website!!!!~!


- I especially love the tilde...

The email exchange is on the centOS website forum:
http://www.centos.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=127
 
2006-03-28 11:44:57 AM  
RatOmeter: / Dick and Quirty

Beautiful.
 
2006-03-28 11:44:59 AM  
This isn't news.

At the call center I work at, we've had people threaten to call the FBI, the CIA, the secretary of the treasury.
 
2006-03-28 12:05:17 PM  
I wonder what he would think about fark.
 
2006-03-28 12:21:15 PM  
I imediatly thought of Brazil when I saw the headline.

Question: What does Hawkeye have to do with this?

/used to watch M*A*S*H with her grandfater
//kinda misses it actualy
 
Ant
2006-03-28 01:08:40 PM  
Comic Sans? Aaaaaggghhhhhh!!!!
 
2006-03-28 01:35:12 PM  
2006-03-28 08:11:01 AM Semjaza

"2: Elected officials are, by and large, complete tards."

City managers are generally hired, not elected.
 
2006-03-28 01:35:17 PM  
Nyteflame:

http://helmi.home.pages.at/mash/english/cast/tuttle.html

has the answer to all your questions.

(One of the best eps of M*A*S*H, in my opinion!)
 
2006-03-28 01:42:25 PM  
Photo of the idiot:

www.tuttle-ok.gov

Bust of Cato the Elder (pops)

upload.wikimedia.org



Perhaps he's Cato's long lost retarded brother?

/As long as we're going with personal attacks, he has big ears....
//Studying for Latin test, noticed a resemblance.....
///Slashies!
 
2006-03-28 01:46:06 PM  
Look at the forhead on the mayor:

www.tuttle-ok.gov
 
2006-03-28 02:29:51 PM  
Mr.Tuttle hires a kid with a Toro mower to mow his lawn. Little Jimmy does a half-assed job and goes home. Mr. Tuttle sees this and becomes angery. So he calls the Toro company and threatens to call the FBI if they don't mow his lawn.
 
2006-03-28 02:44:56 PM  
What an absolute cock.

All Taylor had to do was let the guy he e-mailed do what Taylor wanted him to do - in his second e-mail, no less - and he would have been fine. Instead, he acted like every other government offical. PANIC!

Maybe he'll resign, like the puke from Florida.
 
2006-03-28 03:40:12 PM  
It appears his email address has been taken offline...

Fortunatly it appears it still shows in google's cache for thoes of you still interested in emailing him.

Of course by posting this link I wonder if he'll tell me to take google off the internet...

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:PxCWwpAYRAEJ:www.tuttle-ok.gov/index.asp% 3FType%3DB_BASIC%26SEC%3D%257BCC5DEFB6-1B2A-4783-A5F8-A92275C95081%257D
 
Ant
2006-03-28 04:06:44 PM  
If this is a follow up, where's the original thread?
 
2006-03-28 04:13:54 PM  
mcreadyblue

Look at the forhead on the mayor:


Looks like a five-head to me. Damn.
 
2006-03-28 04:19:51 PM  
2006-03-28 02:16:45 AM Greg Rebellion

This and the previous thread of the same story was a long but entertaining read.


-----

TF only? I'd like to check the comments on that, but can't find it...
 
2006-03-28 06:46:58 PM  
sometimes when i read threads on Fark, i get the impression that i was wrong to assume that all the people who watched M*A*S*H and made it one of the most popular shows ever had died out and i was the only person in my generation who liked it.

"In fact, you might say, together we all made up Captain Tuttle."
 
2006-03-28 06:47:39 PM  
oh, and btw, that was off the top of my head

/pathetic
//love Brazil as well
 
2006-03-28 08:49:20 PM  
casuist: Captain tuttle was a good man.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1813789/

The first step is a whopper...
 
2006-03-29 08:46:51 PM  
Looks like the City of Tuttle has a large problem(pops) with their mayor too.
 
2006-03-30 08:13:52 AM  
I think this one says it all...
Jerry Taylor AKA Dr.Evil

home.swbell.net
 
2006-03-30 02:47:08 PM  
I love the M*A*S*H reference.

Nothing like confusing the hell out of people by spouting out random computer speak. Especially when they pretend to know what they're talking about. Then it just becomes too hilarious for words.
 
2006-03-30 04:40:50 PM  
If by the smallest chance Mr. Tuttle reads this forum, I've only got one thing to say.

Just salvage what little face you have left and apologize for misunderstanding the situation as a hack. Admit you made a mistake and went overboard on it. Laugh at yourself or others will do it for you.

Anything less, and you will be considered a complete tard by anyone who hears about this, no matter how much you try to shake this off. In fact, the more you try to deny it or shake it off, the more publicity you get as a tard.

If you won't admit it was a mistake, just shut up for now and forever and hope people forget.

Potentially, thinking it was a hack was something many people could have made. Calling out the fbi is something they still could have done. Not seeing your mistake and admitting it, and instead trying to fight it is what makes you look like a complete tard.

These are things I've learned by reading flame boards. It's funnier if the flamee gets mad and tries to fight. They usually end up making themselves look far worse. Even better, their continuing to argue makes the flaming last longer. If they just shut up, it would die out quickly and only seen by a few people.

Unfortunately, I doubt if Mr. Tuttle will ever see this forum, much less read this post. He will likely continue to provide humor for the rest of us for years.
 
2006-03-30 10:00:44 PM  
If you've been following the Jerry Taylor / Tuttle OK. fiasco, then you have to watch THIS!!!

KFOR TV Station Oklahoma City OK

Anyone who has followed this story must go to the KFOR TV web site. Hover over "Video" and then select "Video News." Then fire up the Tuesday 10 p.m web cast and fast forward to 4:14.
 
2006-04-08 04:52:32 PM  
I can't find it ... is there a more direct link?
 
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