The Internet - right?

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21 May 2004 17:25 #60 by webmistress
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Uhhh yep,

I have been laughing about this right the first time I've heard/seen this one:

Remember Lynley in "If Wishes were Horses", when within the lasts scenes he's talking to Dr. Jellicoe about her computer in her office at the hospital? He is saying something like "Do you know that the pages you visit on the internet leave a trace on your harddisk and it will remain there indelibly" (you folks in the UK may correct it to the exact wording)... now that's a nice thought - but let me tell you as a girl who's not a PC buff, but I know a little about our nice machines: NOPE! :x

Not at all in any case - let's say almost impossible. Yes, there are files that are being saved to the disk, but you can very easily remove them. There is a chance to recover them as all data, but that is a task which takes months to do. But hey, Havers just sits in front of Dr. Jellicoe's PC and upps starts the PC (not one single password that protects a PC of a DOCTOR in a hospital - excuse me?) and another uuups: there comes the internet page with the bomb installation guide for hobby terrorists.

Holy Cow! The magic of PC's and the Internet is described just beyond belief when it comes to our dear script-writers... B)

Cheerio

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24 May 2004 17:20 #67 by Sina
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Hi Jessy,

But hey, Havers just sits in front of Dr. Jellicoe's PC and
upps starts the PC (not one single password that protects a PC of a DOCTOR in a hospital - excuse
me?) and another uuups: there comes the internet page with the bomb installation guide for hobby
terrorists.


...oh yes! That was funny indeed! :laugh:
Ok, the protection of PC's in hospitals might sometimes be a bit...sloppy. But if you were planning an assassination would you honestly gather all the information via internet from your office??? Fatal error...

sina

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07 Jun 2004 12:20 #112 by honey
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My husband and I are in the computer business and last night we watched "If Wishes were Horses" and funny thing as you say the internet WOW, you can clean out your harddisk and delelt things if you want. The good Dr. must have not thought of getting rid of the bad things she looks at on the net. That was one of the scenes my husband picked up on. And ya when Havers goes to see the Dr.'s computer and up pops all her files, the Doc must not have logged out when she used the computer last. OOPS
:blink:
carolyn

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09 Jun 2004 04:50 #116 by webmistress
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I do work in the computer business, too - funny, eh?

Well I am not a pro PC freak, but I have been wondering as to how the good Doc could be so careless with her own PC. I mean: dealing with dangerous topics on your working PC isn't really clever in the first place. But to have it un-secured (no password, no login/logout function) seems to be stone-age standard these days, right?

Cheers! :P

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09 Jun 2004 15:27 #119 by sweetlittlepixie
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I work in hospital admin and our computers log themselves out after only a very few minutes, so that was a glaring flaw to me!!

Pixie

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10 Jun 2004 01:16 #122 by Debbie
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We can relate. I'm a medical transcriptionist who has worked both at a hospital and at home presently. There are privacy laws out there now, not just what is in the computer, but whenever you go to a doctor or dentist since the law's installment, you are asked to read and sign a paper, etc. I have to deal directly with records of many patients each day that I type and send out, etc. There are real people behind the computer, so to speak. All of us have our own pswd. user name, code, to get in. I've said this before, but I'm almost convinced that the bloopers are happening on purpose to add interest to the viewers so they can say "Aha! I saw that", or "Did you see that--that doesn't make sense", etc. (LOL) :laugh:

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