131 posts • joined Friday 22nd February 2008 19:41 GMT
Could method for filling old fountain pens be adopted by manufactuers for filling the e-cigs?
Re: Inside job?
Their IT manager previously worked at symantec, not sure if that instils confidence or not
The parent company appears to be based in Slough www.affinioninternational.com and regulated by the FSA, wonder will there be any fallout from this?
So when we spread ourselves out over the universe some enterprising types could just set up a mine out near the top of the stream and collect the iron and nickle. No need for a refinery!
Wake me when it comes in GOLD
PERFORM UNTIL 1 = 2 *> Infinte Loop until end of GDG
It makes sense to create in the context of the programm... but an infinite loop on purpose. I was scratching my head for a while and then thought.. well it works I'll leave it alone.
I have been thinking about purchasing a more comfortable mouse but don't want to take the dive without a bit of research into the pros and cons of ergonomic lefthanded mouse vs an ambidexterous one.
From reading the reviews of the ergonomic ones on amazon it appears that opinions are mixed in that the shapes of them would not suit everyone.
The way I currently use a normal ambi mouse is to leave it setup for righthanded clicking and to pinch it between thumb and 2nd finger from left, then click using only the index finger for both buttons. This does result in some stress on my wrist.
Has anyone found a really good lefthanded mouse?
Re: US Justice
You are incorrect, stealing money from banks does not in one bit affect the ELITES. It affects the mules, people conned into allowing their bank accounts to be used for money laundering. The banks and credit card companies refund the money to their customers then recover the money from the intimedery mules accounts, those people taken in by "work from home" scams who cash checks for the criminals.
when the fan is hit
I especially like the bit about the lightning rod. I wish more managers acted that way during issues with mission critical systems instead of acting like a headless chicken and interferring with staff trying to fix it.
Fix first disect later and prevention after that, the blame game can go jump.
Re: new mainframe solution??
That would complicate things more than a little if they inherited all the smaller mainframe from the member banks and tied the batch of each ones together with file transfers and attempting to schedule and trigger jobs between them.
This could tie in with the "new mainframe" plan mentioned, which would go someway to explain how this could be a solution to their problems.
new mainframe solution??
Switching out one IBM mainframe for a newer one is pretty par for course and relatively painless.
From what I heard about the RBS meltdown caused by the CA7 upgrade most if not all of the ensueing madness was down to the way that the various mergers over the years affected their ability to roll forward daily batches to catch up with what they had missed over the days while still allowing some day-to-day banking.
The hardware upgrade will do nothing to fix these issues, rather they need to go back and properly intergrate the various disparate batches and clearing processes of the banks that make up RBS ( not straightforward by any means )
Re: Robert Roberts
Sold as Campbells Perfect Tea in the UK
Here in Ireland the discussion is normally Barrys vs Lyons but I suggest the underappreciated Robert Roberts ( none of that Bewleys Irish tea stuff you get handed in hotels )
Re: Sonic Screwdriver
might not be far off, someone could have recorded enough combinations to sell a fob/key that simply cycles through a rainbow codebook of codes quickly in the hope that one opens a nearby door. Miscreants simply watch the carpark for flashing lights and dive in.
Re: Will be forced on us
The need for ID's for bank accounts is to do with money laundering.
tesco mobile + tesco credit card
Wait, don't tesco have tesco mobile and offer a tesco credit card...
What exactly is stopping them offering a tesco NFC mobile phone/credit card ?
There would be a Tandem line between the mainframe and the ATM network. If it goes down or out of sync it can take some coordination restarts to bring it back up.
terms and conditions
What about those landing pages that have "Terms and Conditions" that you have to agree to?
If you are bypassing and them have not read them what kind of legal issues if any might accumlate?
Could this be used to clean up water contaiminated by radioactive leaks?
Re: Reposted from previous article
the 4gig vsam limit should have been resolved with upgrades since but they could well have encountered limits elsewhere.
I would be very suprised if it was a security issue, there are many more ways to mess up a batch and corrupt a database. However most of these are quickly recoverable within a few hours and happen more often than banks would admit. As long as mainframe ops and support do their job noone knows they do it at all.
Re: Reposted from previous article
This I can't understand.
Upgrade ca7 on a test LPAR.. all works fine!
Upgrade ca7 on production.. panic! Then follow backout proceedure for the upgrade and continue
maybe a 3 hour delay to batch...
how can you completely mess that up??
Re: Switch it all of and backonagain !
obiviously never IPL'd a mainframe...
Re: "Vast complexity"
or maybe typing quiesce.....
That could be it my bad.
I thought that EDS ( owned by HP ) run the RBS systems ?
Guess this is what you get when HP run your systems
This impacted on Ulster Bank in Ireland as well. Epic fail, http://www.ulsterbank.ie/roi/personal/generic/service-update.ashx
Lazy starbucks marketing
This is causing quite a fuss here in Ireland, starbucks posted this message to its "Irish" twitter account
"Happy hour is on! Show us what makes you proud to be British for a chance to win. Don't forget to tag #MyFrappuccino bit.ly/JlXOcu"
Good analysis of it here.
"The issue isn’t that the company mistakenly tweeted a message for its UK users to Ireland but that it has, since it set up its Irish account, always been posting UK messages to its Irish users. And this is just bad customer service."
No experience of q-matic but having had exposure to an MQ system linking legacy and new systems I would imagine that a messaging queue system linking products not only from different vendors but managed by different teams form different vendors would be an utter mess. I would be amazed if each vendor wasn't opperating different contracts with different priortites leading to an unholy game of pass the parcel.
Only recently changed the road signs in Ireland, didn't take that much effort. For a few years though the speed limit signs were mph while the distances were in km
With a fair few defunct satilites and the growing heap of space garbage I wonder would a recycle and repurposing centre be of any use up there? Start off simply refueling old sats and then move onto collecting other bits and bobs of end of use kit to repurpose?
With the word "holistic" in the title I was suprised to find myself not playing bullshit bingo while reading the article.
We have a pretty pro-active service management team in work and to be fair to them as annoying as they can be they do a decent job communicating to us what customers and clients want from us.
Fair play to them for a prompt speedy response to the problem. Other companies could learn from this level of openess.
Interested in this, have you got links to the studies they carried out?
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