117 posts • joined Friday 5th October 2007 13:55 GMT
Re: Why not?
but has it got horse DNA in it?
Beer because tomorrow is my last day
Re: "Seemingly there is no reason for these extraordinary intergalactic upsets...
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.
Re: Melbourne to Chelyabinsk
Just make sure you haven't got any Colombian nose candy on your person though.
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 :-)
Re: Ideal tourist destination
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.
First rule in a major outage
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.
wot no Hitchhikers reference yet?
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.
Marisol is a woman's name
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.
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?
Re: Inquiring minds... And I hate
... 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.
Shirly a crap energy drinks maker
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!
Folllowed the attach site
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?
Never been able to bond (Coat please!) with David Craig. Grew up with Roger Moore and liked Pierce Brosnan the most. Silly films should have humour and I think he brought good humour to it.
Tried a vodka martini once but prefer the traditional gin one. However, we do shake rather than stir them - I like the way the broken ice dilutes it slightly and in a very unscientific way I reckon the air being mixed in improves the flavour. I await the downvotes from purists
When are we likely to get a Jane Bond though? Might be interesting.
On a more serious note
A few years ago Vancouver (BC) police found that a pig farmer to the south of the border had been going to the red light district, murdering prostitutes and feeding them to his herd.
Very unpleasant and all that
Re: It's an attack against what we stand for, for free elections.
But then we would also have to allow free radicals.
Re: Re: Let me fix that.
Does this mean that I can break the insurance industry if I search for price comparisons in google?
£250K to burn
New engine for boat - £8K
New working jib - £1.5K
new lightweight Genoa - £1.5K
replace worn teak in cockpit (denuded rainforest included) - ~£1k
replace knackered radar £800
Some other odds and sods - ~£1k
Sail over horizon for duration - less than twelve grand and the other £230K for funding.
Spend another £25K on house and we can rent it for nearly the cost of keeping boat going - ergo go cruising for rest of my life or until inflation eats into savings too much.
Just a different and cheaper sort of geekiness.
Beer because beer would be drunk in various locations.
Re: @ 0765794e08
Step away from La Kate my good Sir!
does that mean
That we can expect Stephen Fry to be banged up in Reading Nick in the future?
Grunts have always been optional in all organisation. Gods and demigods are of course indespensable.
Would that lead to a spell of porridge?
Re: Maybe start younger
I know that some sports are "expensive" compared to regular ones but how much would it cost to fund the RYA to have a few fleets of oppies (Optimists for the non sailing geek) and encourage interschool regattas - plenty of reservoirs. Then they could graduate to Laser Picos/420s what have you at senior school and we might then get all the golds in Rio rather than let our antipodean friends take most of them.
Letting a kid be in charge of their destiny would also do wonders for the self esteem of those who aren't quite at the standard of Hannah Mills as well. Who knows, it might even help dissuade a young lad from deciding that selling crack is a good career choice!
Apropos of Appsung
Why are technology companies so addicted to suing each other. I used to work in a university where the lecturers in the law department got off on suing each other until they appointed the head of modern languages to be their HoD. She took them all down the pub and told them to stop fucking about. After some beers they sorted themselves out.
could we apply this model to the likes of Oracle/Google, Apple/Samsung and god knows who else.
Obvious icon and it is Friday. Good sailing in Weymouth to watch as well.
Re: What the reg really needs to offer is...
Oddly, LG is less prone to high profile disasters than their Whitehall colleagues.
This is a title
Correction. Playmobil or it didn't happen
whatever, I wish him luck. Though if he really wants to be hardcore he should design an ablating suit that lets him step out of the ISS and fall to earth from there.
4oD is crap. Not channel 4 though they have a lot to live down with BB (middle class wine drinking R4 listener here). AFAICT it is an IE only based thing so unavailable on anything that doesn't come from the beast of Redmond.
I for one
welcome our jellified overlords.
Sorry, had to be done.
There is wifi on the tube. Can we deploy the Trademarkr app to any idiot who feels the need to clutter up the underground by insisting on using a non e-enabled iwork web 1024 way of working and actually try and commute to a stone age office thus taking up valuable seating capacity for those wishing to watch the beach volleyball.
Or should I say old specs.
At the last Americas Cup, the skipper of Larry Ellison's toy had glasses that connected to the boats systems and projected vital information to shave 1/1000th of a second off the time to tack such a behemoth. Granted he had a backpack computer to interface with the boat.
Personally, i'll leave that sort of toy ashore and possibly stick to beer for getting a "nicer" of the world ashore as well.
The tube is one of the last bastions of being able to be out of touch. Last Worst Western's train line to the west country is also largely free of phone coverage west of Reading but I can't afford their train fares.
Grumpy bugger I know but I would far rather be out of touch in the middle of some bit of the Med than completely connected here in ...
Beer because I need one.
be calling the chip that they make out of these Bob?
Yes I know that there are delays on the District Line (again). Other than that, what am I going to want it for? Can't download pr0n I pr0n I presume.
Bit like twitter - a technology in search of a use.
While avoiding the loons on various sides. Political union does seem to be a solution worth considering for Europe. The current issues are at least a part of the fact that global financial systems are in need of serious reform. A federal Europe could provide impetus to that.
The democratic deficit in the EU can be readily addressed. Make the EU Parliament a real legislative body rather than just a rubber stamp for the Council of Ministers for example. Other reforms could address other undemocratic areas. The biggest problem would probably be getting power from the Council of Ministers or making them directly accountable rather than just accountable through the elections in their own countries.
Whether the different areas of Europe can be melded into one unit is an interesting question.
I might have to look at the headlines in the Daily Fail and other europhobe papers tomorrow though.
Beer because I _really_ like good Belgian ones (and UK ales, german, dutch ...). Can we have a wine icon for good wine from France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal. Then we need a harp for a certain Irish stout.
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