Re: Time to leave
Stephen Harper in Canada is a bit Bliar/Camoron. good country though.
147 posts • joined 5 Oct 2007
Stephen Harper in Canada is a bit Bliar/Camoron. good country though.
I have always had is to collect some sea water mid ocean and boil it off to make salt. it can then be called pelagic salt and I can ascribe all sorts of mystical bullshit to it in order to sell it for a fortune in Covent Garden. After all, some idiot does that for rock salt from the Himalayas.
Beer because, I would be able to get lots of it if the idea took off.
87000 miles or more than three times round the world ...
We need an El Reg standard on this. How many blue whales laid end to end is that?
Cracking research though so a virtual beer to the research team.
Were I to fit HF (SSB or HAM) radio to the boat the normal solution to an aerial is to put two insulators on the backstay and use that. Not sure how well a liquid metal backstay would work when beating into a stiff force 6.
You could really put yourself in harms way by adding a bit of a highly inflammable and volatile liquid with the chemical formula C6H6O which is known to have serious psychoactive effects on human brains and make them do stupid things but it does guarantee that us ugly buggers get to have sex.
I remember a 20 year old Ultra1 running some business critical system. Over and over I said it was a huge risk running an unsupported version of solaris blah blah. The answer, we don't have time to upgrade/migrate/decommission and it would be too expensive.
It never actually fell over while I was there but it was no fun being the only one left with some knowledge of Solaris 2.5.
The challenge is often getting the business to recognise the costs and risks with legacy stuff rather than precious old timers guaranteeing their pensions.
I liked the pictorial reference to the new bit of Navy. We saw them last summer in the Tamar and the rotating ball got them the name of bollock of death!
Beer because we are closed tomorrow and a virtual one for the writers.
With Sherlock, it was typically Opium if I remember my Conan Doyle correctly.
Someone on Hawaii will be launching a lawsuit to stop NASA doing this as they think it will purturb the orbit of the moon and make it crash into the earth. After all they tried to stop the LHC on the basis that it would create a black hole that would swallow us up.
Not OOO but still a heart stopper at the time. Some workmen were doing things in the computer room. They were hammering away when they hammered so hard they triggered the emergency cut off switch.
Most of it went down with a bang but a few things had standalone UPS so we spent a mad few minutes desperately shutting those down.
As I remember nothing got seriously borked.
Beer because lots of it is needed after such events.
... I like the cover photo.
Step away from the computer sir! You have been found guilty of a web2ism and need to be shot.
the most tenuous link to IT goes to ...
Beer because I like it and need a beer even at this time of the morning.
Ok. So they build a dick sensor into it. Then the terr'sts du jour will hack into them and sterilize an entire country at a stroke!
But those who can can't necessarily teach. An often overlooked point.
I had to read this twice before I realised you weren't making some obscure reference to Charlie Hebdo with your frogs in pots.
if [ ! $THREAT ]
let $THREAT = 1
let $THREAT = 1
One day CEOs of geek companies will say "why the hell are we giving all our money to lawyers. Lets stop suing each other and we can make some actual money"
Laughs hysterically and gets coat.
Ermm. Evdence is a noun I am afraid.
"If the party that makes an accusation cannot or will not provide evidence, I don't believe the accusation."
Lynn Truss eat your heart out!
Typical Reg. I ask a semi flippant question and get a load of sensible ideas.
I have actually looked into solar stills. The trouble is keeping it stable on a moving platform like a small boat (10.4M in my case). I will think more about it though as I think it would be the best solution for water. No good for distilling shit though.
I agree that it is much easier to process sea water than poo but if the poo could be reduced a bit for storage and disposal offshore it would be all to the good. Think anchoring in remote coral atolls here.
1) Get a reverse osmosis machine.
yes, but they need a shed load of energy - either electricity or run off the engine flywheel. Both options mean running the engine more than is preferable.
2) Sail more than 12 nautical miles from land. and 3) Throw sewage overboard.
That is what we do (I won't admit to doing at less than 12 miles though). Holding tanks are horrible things and being able to reduce the amount of shit being lugged around would be nice.
I just like the idea of being able to get water from shit as well as carrying jerry cans lashed to the guardwires.
Just got back from sailing an Atlantic circuit and dealing with poo|shit|effluent was a pain in the arse. We also had a challenge carrying sufficient drinking water for the long passages. The chance to recycle the water out of the holding tank would have real appeal.
I do hope that she has the hide of a rhinocerous though. Everyone hates the regulator, probably even more than the IT types since they tell us IT types that we can't do it either.
Many years ago I spent the best part of two years (I was only 25 then and two years felt a lot longer than it does now) driving taxis in Taunton. It was OK at the time but the pay was abysmal, the hours unspeakable and there was a lot of abuse from passengers. Now I work in IT for less abysmal pay and (slightly) shorter hours but still get grief from customers though it is of a slightly different kind. At least it is not my problem if the punter does a runner now.
In conclusion, were I a cabby, I would be happy to retrain and provide the extensive second line support these new toys are going to need.
Tampax for your baby. Something a bit screwy with that search algorithm methinks.
Beer because it is that time of year. No Slade though if you don't mind.
We Europeans should be looking at this as an opportunity. It is time to for there to be a credible non US based cloud provider.
I know that this would be a huge challenge to break into a maturing market but surely not all the tech giants have to be based in Silicon Valley?
So, either this company out googles google or out Rackspaces Rackspace or both. I suspect that breaking the MS monopoly would be too big a challenge.
I am only a lowly sysadmin so don't have the nous/contacts to get VC funding or whatever but it _should_ be possible. Also, I want to go sailing again in three years time.
BSOD of course!
Wouldn't it be a good idea for this to be done in house. A very large strategic infrastructure and all that. If it is in house you would have full strategic control and all that management bollocks/consultancy.
I am sure that the project will plod on though. Sorry had to do it. I'm off.
but has it got horse DNA in it?
Beer because tomorrow is my last day
More likely Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz has blown some snot out of his nose so fast it has overtaken his ship and got here first.
Beer because it is Friday.
That joke has a very long pedigree.
Just make sure you haven't got any Colombian nose candy on your person though.
for samba 4 in RHEL/Centos soon then?
so Christopher Robin won't be able to nail it back on.
Paris because I avoided crude jokes about donkeys
I drifted into IT after not having the werewithal to do things like law post first degree. I started with a first line desktop job and moved into server support and then made the jump to UNIX/Linux from Windows. I did do half of an MsC in Computer Science at Birkbeck (well worth considering). I even use (abuse) some of the stuff I learn't there.
The vendor specific courses are often good but very expensive and the current climate in companies to pay for training seems to be built round the harsh laugh and FOAD principle - others can disabuse me of this idea.
One of the troubles is that the industry is in a state of change and the traditional sysadmin role is going to disappear quite soon. In my view anyway.
I would start with working to expand your knowledge by building different stuff at home. E.G. put linux on an old PC and then try to get samba and ldap working so you can get some knowledge of how these things work. You could also play with things like apache and such like in this way. Of course, this won't let you put x years experience with Linux sysadmin on your CV. Hell desk jobs tend to be poorly paid and not located in London
Good luck with the career change.
Beer because you will need it :-)
The only requirement would be that you stood in tragic poses with one hand inside your jacket and that you would hatch wild plots for the domination of Europe.
Take the phone off the hook until you know what has gone wrong. That way you can concentrate on diagnosing it without answering idiot questions from know nothings.
Beer because I am sure the BT engineers (or whoever they have outsourced it to) will need lots after today.
Just as we have facefail - now there is sofail
Surely we don't need to worry. it will take one of these hyper intelligent machines seven and a half million years to work out that the answer is 42 anyway.
Methinks that these Cambridge types are Majikthise and Loonqwaal.
Doing the same for same sex couples? There really could be a safety aspect there when some homophobe decides that they need to burn in hell or whatever and takes steps to put themself there with a shotgun or whatever.
and certainly not who coined it but it is good.
"Downtime: That time during which the system is stable and immune from user input."
When will it turn on him and break his neck?
Sorry, had to be done!
Was there a cosmic giant with a match to light this fart?
... it when everyone makes Hitchhikers jokes. How can I maintain the pretence that my spotty friends and I were the only ones who got Douglas Adams when we were in our teens.
OT but I had to get that off my now unspotty chest.
A Home Secretary speaks some sense. They must have forgotten to give her the medication this morning.
would sponsor me to put on a suitable suit with some sort of heat shield and then take a step out of the ISS. 370,000m freefall has to be the best! Haven't fallen out of a plane since the eighties and I would have to shed quite a lot of lard but it would be worth it!
What will the republicans think when they get all the UK IP addresses hitting their site - assume we are doing a DDoS and launch drone attacks?