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This pilot fish is a contractor at a military base, working on some very cool fire-control systems for tanks. But when he spots something obviously wrong during a live-fire test, he can't get the firing-range commander's attention.
This non-IT pilot fish who works for an air-conditioning equipment distributor has to head into the office on Saturday morning to pick up a part for a customer -- and there he finds the IT guys, who have racks full of servers to move.
Computer operator at a big university is headed across campus to print payroll checks. But as she's leaving the main campus parking lot, the security guard warns her that she probably won't be able to come back.