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Old 19th Jul 2007, 22:45
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Qantas blocks PPrune access

It appears that Qantas has resticted access to PPRuNe on their internet, can anyone else confirm this?
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Old 19th Jul 2007, 23:08
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no-one at QF can get onto PPRuNe to confirm...................
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Old 19th Jul 2007, 23:15
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Old 19th Jul 2007, 23:29
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VB did the same thing a long time ago............. too many office workers spending all day on it probably
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 03:53
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A senior engineer was interviewed by QF security re his accessing of PPRuNe on the QF internet system. Yes BB or DC watch every move you make in other words do your accessing from elsewhere.
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 04:25
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There are so many ways around it.

I.e Surf the web usinging a different IP simply run a search in google under free proxy servers and walah PRESTO!!!!!!!

now thats why i can access my private emails here at work
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 04:33
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Ansett did it once...and it was a post of mine that did it!!!
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 04:37
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...get back to work!!! Stop wasting time in the office posting. Do it from home in your own.
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 05:22
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...get back to work!!! Stop wasting time in the office posting. Do it from home in your own.

Should you be at work???????

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Old 20th Jul 2007, 05:28
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Whats work?

I always PPRuNe from home...

PS: Is that what all those reserve days are for?
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 05:30
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Buster Busted!!

I should ban it here too, being the boss and all!

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Old 20th Jul 2007, 06:03
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Don't want to sound sanctimonious but what is so wrong with Qantas doing this, as claimed? You can be sure that many other employers have all kinds of limits on Internet use.

Having been a manager and supervisor, and employer, I can say from experience that Internet access is a great time waster. Most employees do not require Internet access to do their jobs and the tools are readily available for any employer to limit Internet access not only to those who genuinely need it but also to restrict access to sites that are required for an employee to do his or her job.
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 06:04
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Suggest employees get a lap top if its that important
Err...and a wireless connection too!

Squawk...Never got Busted actually, but I think I came close. That Capt. almost got his pound of FLESH! MARK my words...
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 06:21
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(Caution thread drift!)

That's something I've wondered for a while now is that you are strictly not allowed to turn on your mobile phone in flight, but your laptop with its wireless network card can transmit away all it likes looking for a network when you boot it up to use it in flight.

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Old 20th Jul 2007, 09:09
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That's something I've wondered for a while now is that you are strictly not allowed to turn on your mobile phone in flight, but your laptop with its wireless network card can transmit away all it likes looking for a network when you boot it up to use it in flight.
When WiFi first came out, I asked the head of QF Flight Ops Technical whether it posed similar problems to mobile phones. His response was that WiFi signals are much lower in power than mobile phones and have been assessed as having no risks to aircraft. When you think about how short WiFi ranges are in comparison to mobile phone range then it makes sense.
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 19:03
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I am not part of QANTAS so I wouldn't know if it is fact or not.

BUT!

Just have a look around you and check out how many people bite the hand that feeds them..... Never before have I seen so many employees go out of their way to sink the boots into their employer.

Any [email protected]@dy wonder they would cut access to some of the dribble that makes these boards.

M.P.
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 22:10
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Managers Perspective..

By your own admission you are not with Qantas and I used to be however, your right that a lot of QF employees are not happy.

Now could it be that so many people are wrong,bitter and self absorbed or could it be that a few QF managers are wrong,bitter and self absorbed?

You would have to ask why the majority are disillusioned and unhappy.

From managements point of view you have to or should be asking yourself why are so many staff unhappy?

As far as your ludicrous statement in another post about QF's long standing safety record is concerned you have just shown your position.

QF's safety record is no myth and is worth defending against those who are more interested in a bonus.
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Old 21st Jul 2007, 07:45
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A real organisation would take note of the gripes & issues on boards such as PPRuNe, separate the wheat from the chaff, and use the knowledge constructively. Build relations & trust.

Qantas, it appears, is not one of those organisations.
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Old 21st Jul 2007, 11:19
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and Qantas Club yet for as long as I can remember.

It's a bugger even on the wifi. Still I spose whilst I am drinking bucketloads of Geofreys Chivas and fine reds (had a great and very fine Torbrecks the other night, threi premium stuff sells for more than Grange overseas, which is why it is hard to get in Oz ) I don't spose I should complain.
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 13:11
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warning - possible thread drift

A real organisation would take note of the gripes & issues on boards such as PPRuNe, separate the wheat from the chaff, and use the knowledge constructively. Build relations & trust.

Qantas, it appears, is not one of those organisations.
How do you take note of gripes and issues written by a relatively small number of people, anonymously, and in a manner that is generally aggressive and intolerant of opposite views, and use the knowledge constructively?

Anonymity in a forum is a two edged sword. Geat because people express their view, but bad because people are able to abdicate responsibility for those same opinions which by definition fosters extremism. If this was a place where there was intelligent, considered debate instead of flames and criticism (how does slandering management help), then you would have a point. As an exercise, go through the recent threads on Qantas and delete those that abuse someone and see what's left.

As it is, PPRuNe seems to be a venue for people to vent their disatisfaction at qantas, and that's about it. Perhaps that is the takeout for Qantas management.

(this is not a comment on those threads where there is an actual technical-type discussion, which appear more than beneficial albeit of little use to qantas management)

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