"I didnt get where I am today by investing my own money in iGrot"
One line I'll always remember, along with the lickspittle characters who said "super" and "great" to anything CJ said
1255 posts • joined 10 Mar 2008
"I didnt get where I am today by investing my own money in iGrot"
One line I'll always remember, along with the lickspittle characters who said "super" and "great" to anything CJ said
You'll be lucky, so long as the customer has a flashy gizmo that works, they wont care.
The guys who baked the certs have long since been dismissed, after all, who needs engies after the product is finished, and the CEOs etc have also moved on to other companies... taking their dodgey practises (does it work ok? yes? ship it then) with them.
One silver lining though.. at least the NSA/GCHQ only have to decrypt a few 100 certs to be able to listen to most of the internet ...
Arianna reliable.. sure now... just dont load a 5 with 4's software..... they tend to blow up then.
Soyuz.. yupp reliable now, but it was developed in the era of the Soviet union.... and we all know how the successes of the soviet space program were blasted across the world and how the failures drowned in silence.
But spaceX still have to do the inflight abort test, and prove that the strut issue is behind them by doing a few more launches.
But rather them than the pork boondoggle that is Boeing's effort...
I've just spent an hour playing Elite.... must be a different game/company that never delivered
Icon says it all
to dump virgin and its cable
But to goto what in this area? BT openretch , sky (via openretch) , plus net (via openretch) etc etc
Sadly VM is the only game in town, service is generally ok, the engineers are good and know what they are doing, the 2nd line helpdesk in Scotland is excellent too, but its all let down by "john" or "jenny" in india being forced (no doubt at gunpoint) to read the 'help' script.
Quote "Speed is however a massive factor."
It sure is, one of the worst accidents I've seen happened at 30 mph, when a driver joined a motorway at 30 mph into a road packed full of trucks and rush hour traffic doing 50-60
But thats a bit off topic
How about the ASA fine companys for lying on their BB ads and make them put the full price on them instead of the 6 month new customer
the snowden revalations came out about the NSA spying on people, I got voted down for saying everyone spies on everyone else.
Who was right?
<smug mode on>
far prefer listening to everyone's chat so they can blackmail various politicians into increasing their budget/workforce under the guise of saving us from peadoterrorists instead of doing the job they'd be better at such as hunting down these crooks and giving them a good kicking/locking them away.
that most of the politicians/senior civil servants are all oxbridge arts/ppe grads with no understanding of sciance or technology anyway.
Just like the last one it will be used on people sending their kids to the wrong school ,people who use the wrong recycling bins and people who let their dogs shit on the grass.
The peadoterrorists know exactly howto avoid such things.
Quote "Yes we all love free stuff but most things are free for a reason."
Which is the most eloquent reason for staying the hell away from win10 as I've ever heard
I have to use win7, win8 and win 10 at work, the OS that gives the least trouble is win7, win8 can be a bit of a problem, but win 10... how can such a high end laptop be so goddamn slow? and the CAD software we have sometimes just locks up on there (the other 2 laptops work fine)
The biggest linux related problem I've found is getting my HP officejet prunter to work, but on centos/mint and even a crummy fedora 14 installation, the HP drivers have worked fine.
So I can see no reason now why there should'nt be a mass migration to Linux recommended by every IT pro, because that free win10 OS you've just installed will have a cost added to it somewhere.....
NASA for an old Z80 programmer?
Used to enjoy doing interupt driven programs, gives you a nice feeling when you have 64 mSec to execute the interupt code and return from it before the next interupt occurs.
(please note... bad things happen when it takes 65 mSec .. like calculating the number of clock cycles for each route through the code to see exactly which route and by how many you are too long)
But I'm still a dab hand at robot programming of one variety or another, so I guess brushing up on Fortan to command another robot should'nt be too hard.
Hold software sellers and their executives responsible for their failures and software will become secure overnight.
There, because as we've found out with VW, its all too easy to blame the guys on the shop floor when in reality, its board level decisions cocking everything up
Which is a far better use of the NSA/GCHQ 's time than trying to listen in on every single phone conversation on the planet at once.
revoke his passport before he can get to the US and cause more gun crime than they've already got
I fear Mr Dabbs maybe slipping into the same trap we all fall in eventually..." the yelling "git orf ma grass" out the window" stage of aging
of those bloody websites that popup links to everywhere when you try and browse them , a favorite of the ad sites on facebork.
Only take 1 of them to be slightly dodgey and blammo.. the cops have you and the interview will end up going like this
<Police> we know you surfed an illegal site, we have the records, what did ISIS tell you to do?
<you> What site?
<police> you know very well which site
<you> I dont know what you are talking about
<police> right seems he denies surfing that site, lets 'encourage' him to co-operate
<you> ow ow ow ow ow ow
<Judge> you are found guilty of surfing an illegal site
<you> I dont know what site you are on about
<Judge> sentenced to 25 yrs in prison
<you> what site?
Much much later
<Lawyer> I've finally been granted access to the list of webistes you surfed that day
<You> and what site was it?
Says it all
After all its only in the past 150 yrs we've found other enemies to fight...(much to the relief of the french)
spending on R&D and sciencey stuff is good.
Not because you need to know exactly how a up-quark interacts with a higgs boson, but because the scientists charged and funded to research the matter noticed by chance another interaction between sub-atomic particles that means cold fusion is entirely possible......
Science works like that, strange things noticed from leaving dishes to grow mould over the weekend etc etc etc
food scoffing nonsense to watch on TV while eating.
still waiting for the OMG moment though..... 7/10
they mandate that all wi-fi routers have physically set frequencies to use (as defined by the transmitter hardware) and that you cant change the frequencies unless you open said routers, remove the chips and timing circuits and then put new ones in.
Or am I being naive?
bank wonders why I tell them to "go forth and multipy" whenever they want me to use their online banking sca... operation.
Last time they demanded it since I needed it to register a new credit card... gave them a string of numbers I cant remember as the passphrase, then promptly called their "uk" call center, and asked for a balance inquiry and gave the wrong passphrase... which means the account is locked out of online banking and phone banking and I need to goto the branch and prove who I am to release the lock.
And since my cards work fine... I'm not going to bother.
"Taking the piss"
I have to pay PAYE and NI, I cant escape them as I'm employed and my employer deducts them from my wages before they are transfered to the bank (whether he sends the money onto HMRC is another matter).. also that tax is NOT repeat NOT paid by my employer I pay it, if income tax rates were 70% he'd still pay me the same as if income tax rates were 1%, my labour is a fixed cost regardless of tax rate.
Facebook UK are making sales, I dont care if they are being sent via Ireland, the cayman islands and the secret moonbase. A UK company calls facebook UK and says "I want to buy advertising space" Facebook UK give them the price and its paid making Facebook UK a profit, and you can be damned sure the tax on the yearly profits is more than 4 000 quid.
So if I have no choice about being forced to pay my share of taxes, why the f*** are our government letting big companies get away with paying less tax than I FUCKING DO!.
Enjoyable piece of hookum while dinner was scoffed.
Or maybe I just posted that last week after seeing what I wrote this week..
Hey ho... big bad monster could have been used a bit better though 7&1/2 outa 10
Because some of us are smart enough to use a password of " I'm not telling you".
Worst that could happen is you goto prison for 5 yrs, you'll still pass every polygraph test going with that one.
And for sure, the cops are'nt smart enough to type it in
plus Apple would drag all the car makers through the patent courts because they've infringed Apple's patent on rounded corners on the outside of the car.
Because we shipped all the rebelious and criminal types off to foriegn lands a long time ago.
But never under-estimate us.
If you put the milk in the cup before the tea we get bloody furious.
And god help you if you interrupt the tea supply...
Can do in the 'hot corners' guy as well?
I think boiling in stale yak urine for 16 days should be a suitable punishment for them
<<runs his remote destop windows full screen , with some other applications.... and nearly always hits the hot corner instead of the X button to close the window....... aaaaaaaaaarghhhhhhhh
Could have done with more tension, but dont forget .. its a pre-watershed show and we cant scare the kiddies too much... sadly
Did'nt see the 2 parter ending coming though...
But as a brain out piece of tv hookum... it was worth watching while I scoffed my dinner
I've voted for Elon Musk, I suspect it will be the moist dead soil may have had life in it 300 billion years ago.
Option 1 (if it occoured) would never ever be made public along with all the other advanced life options because the world government, including the illumanti, masons, the guys that staged 9-11 and faked the moon landing would never allow us mere mortals to have such knowledge*
we can always hope though
*Statistical hint : If you add up the number of people involved with all the various conspiracies, there is no way any of them could be kept secret and what you have, if you believe in them, is paranoia
Ps dont bother turning off your computer, we can still watch you through it when its un-powered
Especially when you've just had to put up with 1/2 a days "training" in the safe use of machinery from one of those yellow vested bastards(complete with stylish orange tint safety glasses in our case)
Makes me wish I'd 'accidently' uploaded the skynet program to one of the robots instead of the tame picking/drop program I was made to put in.....
Its already been filled.
LIke all civil service jobs (except those at the very bottom), its been written up so that a very specific person will tick all the boxes, and thus be the only suitable candidate.
They only advertise because they have to.
these were office 2003 and windows XP licences and microsoft did'nt want anyone looking at their previous work, comparing it to the current offering and thinking "this new stuff is a pile of poo"
In any case , what do M$ care.. they've been paid once for them.. or is it a case of pay and pay again because win 10 is'nt selling as expected.....
hooked this jaded old cynical roach when the child said at the start "My name is Davros"
And the entrance on a tank carrying a guitar to an axe fight I suspect owed more than a passing nod to Bill and Ted's excellent adventure... dudes
Anyways... lets see what next week's brings...
My only wish is that they start it at the right time at the same time every week grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
last thing I want is matching socks (I never wear pairs, they bring the sort of bad luck such as being caught out in the rain, getting fired, having a car accident and major heart failure).
Anyway, good hint about using the microwave, but I feel a touch unnessasary because , being techies, I thought we all used the microwave for drying clothes....
All that effort I put into being a climate skeptic and I would have thought the money would have been rolling in from big oil and other global multinationals eager to destroy the planet by now.
Sadly my income has been £0.00
Well I'm off to contribute more to CO2 emissions by driving to work tommorrow and as I pointed out to the electric car owner sitting smugly in his office today "All you've done is transfer your travel pollution from here to nearest power station".
beer.. because I need one.... hold on what about CO2 emissions from beer , thats got to contribute too...
of the lathe operator as a CNC supervisor bit.
And still cant get my head around it.
As I've always pointed out in comments like these.
The situation used to be 4 skilled lathe setters and 10 lathe operators.
Now its changed, we now have 4 CNC lathe setters....... and 2 operators.
The automation has replaced the unskilled jobs, we dont need someone to load bar into the the machines for machining the first operation because we have automated bar magazines to do that for us now, the 2nd operation loaders.. they're gone because the machines have 2 spindles and can transfer the parts themselves, heck even milling slots and holes is done on the same machine so the operators and machines to do that are gone.
We still have the need for skilled educated people who can be trained up, but for a lot of folks... unemployment looms, and what defines us as a society is how we deal with the hordes of people who become unemployed due to the increasing use of robots.
Great we have a left wing socialist in charge of labour ..how long until various senior members start showing him the loyalty he showed the labor leaders of previous years ?
"we're going to save the NHS" comes the heroic cry.. except how is he? by throwing money at it? when the 2 key problems are not enough hospitals/equipment and not enough staff.
Any money just thrown at it without taking these 2 considerations will just be swallowed in pay rises for all concerned, IE £5/week for the floor moppers and £2000/week for the manglement without any improvement to the service it provides.
Energy... re-open deep coal mines... yeah right good luck with that, another subsidy to go on everyone's power bills along with wind, solar and nuclear , although I suspect that last one will come off and nuclear will be shutdown(there goes 18% of our power supply, best buy the french electrickery to make up for the shortfall ... generated by... yes you guessed it .... nuclear)
And throw open the borders to all who can make it here.... without building extra hospitals, homes, power supplies, water supplies, roads, sewers, law courts, and employing the extra doctors, nurses, midwives, policemen, lawyers, etc etc etc that a modern city would need.
Without that , all it will do is force up house prices even more and force the citizens already here to face a worse service from things like the NHS than it already gets.
And thats true face of labour, claim to be all about 'protecting' the working class while screwing them in the arse....... the tories are no better , but at least they are honest about it
knew the TSA used master keys
I always thought they just smashed the locks open, put the note inside and said "tough luck"
I'm still annoyed about the TSA morons cutting the straps on my backpack to get it open despite the fact its only held shut by a plastic clip 2" from where they cut it
Its inside the business and it exists because it can and the muppets know howto hide there.
Take a small business, it employs 23 people for its day to day activities, each person has an area of expertise to use within the business in order to further the aims of the business.
If one of those employees turns out to be a complete muppet , its very easy to identify said muppet and give him/her some corrective action (sending them to the job center is my favourite).
Now take a huge business.. like say BT, it employs 1000's of people, many of who are doing the same role.
One turns out to be a complete waste of space, you've got to identify which employee it is, then spend hours arguing with the personel dept over the right way to go about correcting said muppet.
So it does'nt get done, the good employees have to cover for the muppet , while the muppet f***s up everything they get involved with, and from experience, the muppet is good at brown nosing the boss, and so gets promoted over the competent employees
It maybe drivel.... but he gets paid for it and you read it
by my local doctors emailing prescriptions to the local chemist (50yrds down the road), I'll think I'll stick with a paper one (least I can check if he's left something off again)
post 1945 came as a result of 2 things.
1. the huge leap in technology due to ww2 and the return of an upskilled labour force
2. More importantly, many middle and senior managers had been conscripted into the armed services and felt akin to the men they now employed because they had faced the same risks their employees had.
Its very hard not to care about Joe bloggs the employee after he'd been Flt. Sgt J. Bloggs the tail gunner and had saved your life from a FW190 attack.
Plus you had capital controls to stop vast sums of money being sent out of your economy unless the government approved it.
I'm sure the prophet was etc etc etc
However the members of ISIS have shown no mercy to captives, no kindness, no patience, so as far as I'm concerned ISIS are not an islamic organisation,(and quite a few true followers of Islam say that too) and in fact, closely resemble the nazi SS in the way they treat people different to them.
And as a civilisation, we should say to ISIS "surrender or die ... your choice"
some helpful advice from a non-techie friend
"windows 10 is not very good, do not upgrade"
Actually thats not what he said, but I've made it polite
wont be long before linux gets banned then......
Yes we're watching you....
Until the HDD has an accident and is 'accidently' pulled out of the drive bay and has an encounter with a steam hammer followed by several days in the melting furnace..*
Then a shiny new blank HDD is fitted and Linux mint installed and none of the users noticed.
*if thats enough to wipe the stain of win10 off the disk...
TEN *&%^$^&ING YEARS FOR PIRACY?????????????????????????
I know a scumbag who got involved in kiddie fiddling and child porn.
He was caught and done for it.
Because he pleaded guilty to everything , he got an 8 year sentence, later increased on appeal to 10
So in the media morguls minds , ripping and copying game of thrones is the same as molesting children.
just posted by the dialy mirror
Windows 10 will delete any pirated software, and disable any hardware that should'nt be connected.