173 posts • joined Thursday 6th March 2008 22:43 GMT
Nice quote from that independent australian movie "the castle"
pity when they broadcast it in the UK, they cut the casually racist comments that the aussies are so good at.
the question should have read "what benefits are there to you in running an email server"? Then you are trying to elicit a response and further information, rather than sounding dismissive. I haul up people from time to time in meetings to try and get them to ask "the right questions"; ie. ones that don't drive an agenda.
BTW, the answer for me would be "I can experiment and train with mail setups and security in a non-Production environment".
I am showing my predilections here
but if you want to join in, realpunting.com shows uk escorts doing the deed, so you can "try before you buy". Alternatively, the private club in birmingham is a good place to visit when they are filming for their websites. (I am not associated with these sites).
Nice to see "Spud" from "Trainspotting"
has got himself a real job.
Did they include the Ian Chappell speciality in this game?
The under-arm delivery
The BBC News website describes the game as "farcical"
Apparently the computer version is pretty shit too!
Scruffy = status in sysadmin world;
the less formally you are allowed to dress, the more status you have.
Re: Makes you think....
"There hasn't been a genuine number one since the beatles split up"
It's common knowledge inside the Royal Protection Unit that HRH was part of the SOE during the war and not the Transport Corp. Apparently Micheal Fagan was a bit of a mess after she had worked him over for daring to sneak into her room.
Re: Milton wrote about a vision of Hell....
Hey, if it was good enough for Cliff Richard on roller skates in the 80s,.... (would that be slower or faster than 12 mph)?
Re: You can't win
My favourite saying in the public service IT agency I worked in was.,...
"The customer is always right about what they think! they want, not what they actually need and not what is technically feasible".
Numpty senior users telling me at the 11th hour they wanted to use the DR system as a milestone image for releases as well, does not go down well with me.
A tech holding down a relationship with a woman for more than 1 hour and less than 120 quid?
It'll never catch on!
Unlike real soccer, where the rules stay the same. And does it allow your players to be burgled while they are playing away? and does it allow your players to take out super-injunctions because they were "playing away"? Come on EA, keep up with the times!
LOL. I think I might have Aspergers
because when I was trying to fix a problem last year, everyone at the client who knew the technicians names and phone numbers kept calling and asking for an update. I ended up picking up my phone at the 12th call, saying "the problem will continue as long as everyone keeps bugging me for updates. you are not important enough to be briefed directly, so phone the helpdesk". I then took my phone off the hook and shouted my progress updates across the partition to the lone helpdesk operator. Needless to say, my boss had a quiet word to me later about talking to the client "in my ubiquitous manner". I stuck to my guns and pointed out the helpdesk and him are there to keep this sort of shit away from me when I am working on a problem like this.
Jennifer Lopez's expression while Freddy Flintoff tries to explain cricket to her. ("We play for 5 days, take meal breaks during each day and there is no guarantee of a result").
Maybe he stays behind the scenes
because he still can't say "Awec Bahdwin!"
Can you imagine
the episode of "Storage Wars" this would have made?
In NZ, the number of women attending university outnumbers men now,..
I am starting a campaign to get more men into university, don't think I will get much traction tho.
BTW, the women who now attend uni insist on a tertiary educated partner themselves and bemoan the fact there are not enough suitable candidates. Irony much?
(For comprehensive attendees only)
Think about the last time you were lumped together with a fairly representative sample of society ie. school. And thinking back, on average how many of your classmates were useless / thick / weird? 1 in 30 was my experience, so 3% of the sample. That accounts for half the unemployed so far, the rest are probably short-term unemployed between jobs.
Anyone a fan of "big data"? I would like from the govt a complete anonymised list of unemployed, along with their educational level, county of residence, and duration of unemployment. It would be interesting to massage and see where the fail point are.
How many STFUs are there in the word "Cacophony"?
one person talking at a time, guys (and sara)
Bugger, now I will have to spend all my porno budget
Best stunt ever would be,...
have Mark Zuckerberg named-dropped in the tech press by a MS insider. Biggest flame war ever.
I was going to download at home and listen
but my ISP in NZ only allows 60GB bandwidth per calender month, so will listen (and snigger) at work tomorrow. When my boss is in meetings, of course.
Re: SAP is for saps
because SAP "empowers the users" and makes them think they can "do IT". And then they get their butts handed to them and the techies have to take over.
The users are always right,... about what they THINK! they want, not about what they actually want, nor about what is best technical practice.
I didn't know that Iain Thomson
was the pen-name of Jerry Bruckheimer? Stand by for Bay-hem(tm)!
Seriously, did April 1st come late this year?
Unless my eyes deceive me, she got to reprise the lines again in the remake. (but without the head exploding this time).
Oh, won't someone think of the panelbeaters,...
and the speed camera technicians, and the tow truck drivers, and the driving instructors, etc.
Seriously, has anyone thought of the impact on the "motorist economy"? (Those who make bucks out of training drivers or cleaning up after their mistakes).
(And yes I did not include Insurers - you really think less people having less accidents will mean they will lower your premiums?)
If we have automated driverless cars,...
how much more often will you go out and get liqoured, knowing the ride home is safe, legal and assured? (Tip: Buy shares in Guinness)
In the words of Arnold,...
"Judgement Day is inevitable". So, innovate slower, just enough to show progress, and suck it up when you have to throw it out every 2 - 3 years and essentially redo it again, only slightly better. If we innovate too fast, we will do ourselves out of jobs quicker.
How can you pass keys around securely....
when Big Brother holds history of your traffic, and could conceivably recover the key you sent someone ages ago? Simple, you reverse the paradigm and make the key insecure but the data hidden, preferably physically on someones body, where it can be vouched for and transferred around. In short, we need a Mnemonic courier service (ie. the way OBL managed to exchange data so long without the authorities finding him - it was human intel that got him in the end).
Houdini? as in Harry?
its not Harry Hill, is it? Fuck no! (Could be Harry Windsor, big showbiz name there!)
will the council be able to obtain a court order for your power records to prove it was you using the electric hedge-trimmer at the alleged time? Also, will they match power usage against council tax rates to project occupancy figures? (If you are on a single occupancy rate)
They have done this for rubbish bins, why not power usage?
DId someone remember
to send Ed Snowden anything to celebrate?
Whatever happened to sewer-net as the last 100m?
10 years ago this was touted as the solution to sh!t broadband. Combine with FTTC and the throughput should be sh!t-hot (Yes yes, I'm going!)
Kudos to Trevor
for sharing his experience and exposing himself to the self-righteous and indignant of the world.
"Enemy of the State" meets "The Worlds End".
Re: Where is the fourth estate?
Too much of the fourth estate is tied to commercial interests in the US. However I was there last year during election run-up and Rachel Maddow (from MSNBC) used to get really irate when other networks misrepresented the facts, and would sometimes throw her notes at the camera in frustration. It was very refreshing to watch, I tuned in most nights to hear what she had to say.
Lets face it,
the chances of anything coming from mars are a million-to-one
Middle managers - sometimes bad, sometimes good
I worked for a multinational where the CEO of the IT section decided to hold informal coffee mornings with groups of employees, and where middle managers were banned. After the third meeting, he discovered most of what his middle managers were telling him was either extremely out of date or bald-faced lies. Cue a "cleanup of the communication lines" toot-sweet.
Perhaps a GUI that builds the command line and presents it to you, to customise as needed and then submit. You know, like MS-SQL used to do with Table Joins 15+ years ago?
Re: useful presents, eh? -Costly but worthless gifts facilitate courtship
Best pointless gift, 2 tickets to the ballet, then you can sit there in your best bib-and-tucker and ask the following questions,...
- Which one is Wayne Sleep? he's the only one I know.
- Will there be a half-time break?
- There's no numbers on their backs - how does the referee know when they're offside?
- Why is there a net over the orchestra pit?
It may be painful in the short term but you will get silence and non-participation during the next footy game.
some slightly enhanced additions.,...
Determine before a crisis what the recovery strategy will be for the various scenarios. You can guarantee a DBA will pipe up and go "I reckon I can fix that" then stuff around for 4+ hours before admitting defeat and reducing the actual time you have to work with.
By all means do a FS restore of the Application but make sure you have an OS image of all the libraries / dependencies / config files - selectively trying to pick packages / files to reinstall in a crisis is a painful hit-and-miss exercise.
Be sure you know how to switch off all the processes that are non-essential to the system while it is being recovered. There is nothing worse that having am automated process stomp all over what you are trying to do.
I'd always wondered
what happened to the girl from Aqua and Mr T from the A-Team. Now I know, they now sell computers.
Like it or not,
a great deal of IT is showing your working out (if you work in a role with design responsibilities) or communicating with people, so the symptoms of Aspergers is a drawback and you should expect correspondingly less pay / responsibility / scope for freedom if you exhibit these (like myself, whom no-one listened to credibly in meetings yet who was proven right time and again. Who is now a sysadmin with no architecture responsibilities in another company).
I always snort when that kid from Day After Tomorrow whinges about having to show his working out, as the object of the class is to teach the process as well as the answer, and the world is full of situations where you just can't say "but I know" and have to show that you do. I like to use situations like that as a "self-important f*ckwit" filter.
Do they publish the entitlements and criteria for benefits on a website anywhere?
Then why don't some smug commenters start a crowd-sourced development project for an alternative benefits system?
Re: Great view
In the rear view mirror of your car?
A more important question
Why are Vulcans named directly after their planet? I am an Earth-ling, Marvin was a Mar-tian but Spock is a Vulcan. Do they not believe in hyphens?
I can't remember where I saw it
but there was a masking rule I used recently where the last character typed was visible only and the rest was masked, which allowed you to stop and verify what you had got up to. I did find it both helpful and disconcerting in equal measure.
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