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these anon guys only caused $100 of damage
Get some consultants in.. we'll soon get the damage bill to $1 000 000 (and thats only our cost for listening to them)
And you wait
until some very unlucky kiddie in your area disappears
You can bet the first people to be trawled in will be all those who opted for a full smut internet experience
And after your home is trashed, and you've been beaten to a pulp, it turns out said kiddie is at the bottom of the local canal after being stamped on by her drunken drug addled and known to the police/social services step-dad......
Us Kerbal Space Program
fans were yelling "just press the damned spacebar will ya"
But then we're used to rockets not doing exactly what we expect them to.......
That game was released because the publishers were having cash flow problems, and Frontier sent them a pre-release version to show them what progress was being made on the game.
The publishers then went and published it........
What did I say
when this first came out
"I bet the yanks are'nt the only ones listening in on private conversations"
Mind you... perhaps the leaders should take it as a status symbol... that your country is rated highly enough to deserve having the leader's phone hacked and listened to by everyone else
remember the price difference if the iPhone and its parts were made in the evil capitalist west
Just think... all those unskilled unemployed we have could have jobs , yes , shit ones.
But getting an iPhone/Galaxy phone for £400 over 24 months is sooooooooooooo much better than paying £425 over the same time.
Re: It's a bad career choice
I can only agree with the first paragraph,
Heck even a software engineer beats what I do for a living (programming and setting up industrial robots and machining centers)
Hey maybe I could write an ad to see if I can sex up the job
"Think you are good at computing software, come down to Boris's industrial robots and prove you've got what it takes to be a top notch programmer.... If you get it wrong , we dont just goto the backup and restore, we call the temp agency and get a new operator because you just killed the last one by inserting a paintgun in his ear.
Yes you too can be a man(or woman... or gender of your choice) in robot programming
Qualifications needed : 2:1 or higher degree, 5 years+ years experience in Heidenhain PLC programming, SQL, C++, Java , PHP, and 10 years experience in Windows 8 and 8.1 applications development.
Pay: bugger all
Benefits: we like those because they top up our pay
Social status: just below the people who muck out the lepers
Prospects: If you are good, none at all because we'll never find someone to replace you if you get promoted"
Tramp... because thats what you'll look like after 5 yrs doing this nonsense
Re: Shamsung execs?
To afraid they'd get imprisoned in the land of the free for not paying a Cali based multi-national that manufactures most of its products in China and refuses to bring the profits back to the US unless it gets a tax break.
you can be
pretty sure if the data backed global warming, or pointed to it or was in any way positive about it, the data would be released pretty damned quickly.
By not releasing it, it just plays into the hands of the denial people.
Actually CO2 emissions are going up, the temp appears to have gone up... so the best course of action would be to shut down all the non co2 producing nuclear power stations and rely on solar/wind voodoo power backed by dirty brown polish coal (and borrowing France's nuclear when they are not looking)
This solution was brought to you by the German government
You also could'nt get insurance against the discharge of nuclear weapons.
At least thats what the insurance co said when I bought my house near to the end of the cold war
But for all those anti-nuclear people out there... that nice granite worktop you just installed in your kitchen is spitting out more radation than most of the fukushima residents will have been exposed to
an engineering company taking delivery of new equipment on dec 23rd, and the manglement demanding that its installed and ready to go over christmas.
The installation crew said yeah we'll work christmas day/boxing day so long as the manglement team is here to sort out and sign off any problems.
Stand upto your employers and tell them to 'naff off' if they want you working out of hours without some form of extra compensation
He could have been a politician with that tag
Re: El Reg, there IS a choice about IE11 upgrades, many have made it already!
I certainly have,the only PC with windows on is this one... my games machine.
The other 2 are linux boxes and the only time windows (xp) runs is in a VM with NO 'net connectivity to stop it phoning home all the time and downloading 6 tons of crap unneeded in a testing machine.
wow thats interesting
I must have used IE on this machine all of once in 2 years... and that was to d/l firefox
And never forget
that having an iPhone built in the high wage west (thats Europe/North America) would result in the iPhone costing $40 more (or knocking $40 off apple's profit margin)
Re: No programming required
My background in programming was zx-81 basic, then moved onto Z-80 assembler before branching out into ISO machine tool langauge, Then decided to get some comp/sci education from the open university.
Strangely programming concepts introduced were very close to the concepts I had already learned , even when it came to multi-threaded and concurrent design (mostly because a lot of machine tools are of that design... god help you if you drive sub-spindle 1 forward at 2000 rpm while the turret in in the way drilling a hole on spindle 0
you missed one
This is a rare sighting, but all too common, the more correct technical name for this type of manager is the ADHD manager.
This type is entirely driven by customer demands regardless of whether his decisions make any rational sense, or indeed, any sense at all.
For example, Customer A has a regular order for 1000 parts that make the company £10 each, Customer B orders 10 parts at a time every other day and complains when they dont appear at the loading dock at 9am the next day, Customer C orders 60 parts a week come rain, shine, or the last judgement.
Each of them phones the ADHD manager in turn demanding parts...... so that manager instantly runs downstairs after customer A has rung and stops everything to do their job, customer B rings 30 mins later and the orders all change, customer C rings 40 mins later and its all change again.
1hr later and the ADHD manager is flapping all over the place trying to figure why nothing has gone out of the door today, or why nothing has been made and the remaining staff are using the company internet to look up mail order AK-47s
for genesis here
If only for the terrified memories of Tom Baker staggering about being strangled by a baby dalek and him having to choose if he wanted to destroy them all.
About the only one to come close to that was Chrispher Ecclestone in 'Dalek' where he rants and raves about killing all the daleks and the poor all alone dalek rasps... "you would make a good dalek"
I actually work
at the sharp end of engineering
In a sub-contract manufacturing facility.
This money will do **** all to supply us with the skilled people we need to make the extremely complex parts we're getting from the customers(as well as the simple stuff also sent to us)
What we need is school leavers with a mechanical aptitude who can do basic maths and english as well... not much to ask for... or better still , we can poach staff from other companies....
But there are'nt any
Because the goons in charge of the CBI who bleat about skills shortages are the same ****ing twats who cut the training programs out at the first sign of it may affect the value of their share options.
So theres less and less highly skilled robotic programmers out there.
And the learning takes ages. 4 yrs apprenticing, and 4-5 yrs post-apprenticeship? but its all 'put the part in, press the start button ' you cry... and I'd expect you'd be happy having a 16 yr old do heart surgery because 'its just a bit of cutting and stitching'
And the pay is shit too
Re: He's Right
Actually they are Reagan phones.
Try some history channel instead of fox
does'nt the ASA say to the ISPs
No more running 'unlimited' adverts with little * that you then add a small subtext at the bottom of the ad in a 3 high font saying
*subject to usage caps, and technical problems
Re: Its down to personal choice
And we cant block google because they can afford better lawyers than we can due to all those pesky UK taxes they avoided paying
theres a simple reason why the people involved in 'ultra' never leaked anything.
Its because they knew if they leaked it to our press, the government would D-notice the press and throw the leaker in jail, and if the leaker gave stuff to the germans , the leaker would be taken for a short dangle from a piece of rope in Pentonville jail....
damn thing I want is more bleeding coders
Takes long enough to hammer the basics of controling the robots into a 17 yr old brain first without having to remove whatever 'coding' or 'programing' they've done first
Take a simple safety routine of querying the PLC bits for guarding and if the machine is a safe state to start.
Said 17 yr old will write a routine that queries each of the 16 bits in turn, then get upset when I punch him in the face and tell him to use a 16 bit AND function to test all the bits at once because its way quicker than asking the plc for 16 different items to return.
Also its a good point to remember that the world is divided into 2, those who can code... and those that mock those who can code.
Gawd I'm getting grumpy on a friday
like the fact that although productivity has risen by using computers/robots etc, individual productivity has actually dropped because the remaining employees have to cover for the 2 or 3 missing people who were sacked due to buying computers and robots, which eats into their time they used to use for doing their own job and not 3 or 4 other ones too
Re: They're burning brown coal
Its where OUR air pollution has gone.
We exported it to places like China because it was cheaper to get stuff made there than here
Hence our cities are nice and clean and free of air pollution while china's lucky citizens choke to death... much as we used to.....
thought the idea of the futures market was that the producer could get a stable price and a customer for his stuff and the consumer would get a stable price and delivery.
Eg Farmer John contracts to sell 1000 tons of wheat to bingo bakery at £10/ton on Sept 10th
So the easiest way to reform the futures market and to drive out the speculators would be to only allow traders into the market who can actually take physical delivery or supply the stuff in question.
So mad trader John would have to buy a storage depot for 100 000 tons of oil if that was the amount of oil he wanted to sign a futures contract for.
And remember when oil spiked to $180/barrel... there was no supply side problem that ment there was any less oil being delivered than 6 months previously... when the price was $70
Oh dear god
I may have to put down my Kerbal Space Program addiction for something even more addictive.
KSP: Howto build a spaceship by following swedish furniture assembly instructions.......
yupp been there
That is inside a broken machine when the customer has rung up and I'm the only guy the office gal can find because our alledged management has done a vanishing act.
The disruption to my carefully planned work schedule ended up having me make a sign saying "if the building aint on fire, your message is not important" and sticking it on my back.
But I see the symptoms you describe quite well when looking in the mirror....
B******ks... (rymes with rollocks)
"The company has previously defended its tax arrangements in the UK by claiming that it helps the British economy by hiring staff here, who in turn pay taxes to the government. "
That money paid to the staff gets deducted from the google accounts before profits are declared, corparation tax is a tax on profits, therefore if the profits figure stays the same, the tax demand remains the same and it matter not a jot how many staff are employed.
But then google has deep pockets and can afford clever lawyers and accountants, more than the IRS can, and the IRS can afford better lawyers and accountants than you can... therefore lets go after the guy who under paid his taxes by $50.. rather than the big boys dodging billions by shuffling money to shell companies in off shore locations
Re: some good points...
But you are forgetting one important point
That is the equation Watts = Volts * Amps
So you want to supply my uber PC with 1Kw of power and use a 12/24v DC supply, then the power cable is going to have to be able to take a lot of amps, which , due to the cable's resistance, will make the power lead very hot... unless it has a suitably large cross sectional area
Which all boils down to a big chunky cable that can only be bent in a fly press.....
And the cost of the cable power lead in metal will be huge
And you dont even want to know about running an electric cooker on 12/24v DC........
its the end of civilisation.
Whats up with you? cant you wrap a blanket on for the 30 secs it takes to get from bed to the heating system control panel and turn it on.
Fook knows how you'd survived the joys of the early 70's with no heating, occasional power cuts and ice on the single glazed windows
You youngsters have it easy... we worked 14 hrs a day, walked 15 miles to t'pit drone drone drone drone
Re: Watching with interest
I could buy a PS3 without having to worry about drivers?
What planet are you on?
I remember a very embarassing xmas when my nephews got a PS3 from mom and dad, and mad uncle Boris bought the games.
Cue 90 mins of the PS3 needing to 'update' its OS in order to run said games and thats before they got installed
What fun that was with 2 hyper active boys waiting to blast zombies/race cars/beat each other up....
Re: glue and screw
I still cant figure why the battery has to be glued in .....
are the iphone designers scared it may come loose during use?
or does removing the battery make the phone crash or reset or something?
Or is it just to f*** the customer over?
Drones are cowardly?
what planet are you on?
The mission for any armed forces is to win the war and come home alive.
You goto war, you kill the enemy , you make sure your troops suffer the minimum dead, and then you go home.
If using drones means 1000 enemy dies for every trooper you lose, thats a winning situation.
If you order a frontal attack by 1000 troops into the teeth of machine gun fire while you've got drones sitting on the ground, everyone will start saying "Wtf dude"
Re: How to make a big company pay their debts on time
We do a contract for all customers to sign when they order work from us
"30 days payable from reciept of goods, interest will be charged at xx% per day on all accounts outstanding unless the managing director gives the ok to waive the fee.
At 60 days from reciept of goods, the debt will be sold to a debt collection agency"
But it is fun when a big company gets the balifes arrive to lock the door because you've gone to a small claims court and they've ignored the mail......
there a seagull that got the pointy end of a space shuttle up its bum a few years ago?
I'm delaying the patching for another week... and damn glad I always delay it a week from issuing anyways
Oh well back to linux boxes that never need patchin... oh bugger....... well at least I dont have to reboot them 37 times per patch
about the companies that setup a sub contractor abroad then go "not under british jurestriction"
Or worse still, sell your details to various foriegn marketeers who then spam you.
Oh brb phone call.... no I dont want to claim &%^&$&^&ppi , workplace comp, sue the bloke outside for farting in my general direction
the number of patches for windows , I'll be surprised if theres any original code left in the product, and it merely consists of patches now
New windows 9.... download the installer, set it running and you'll get a new version of windows delivered every year in monthly bite sized chunks....
Yeah and I know about the holes in Linux too
Re: Time to get off this planet for survival of the species
I like this plan... but it has a minor flaw, that once the bickering high IQ peeps have settled things out on the moon and built themselves an ideal society that looks after each other, and has enough food/water/energy for all residents, the eyes of an envious earth cast themselves over the huge distances between the moon and them and slowly, and surely drew up their plans.....
I got a
facebook message earlier stating that they needed my phone number for security purposes
For security purposes I decided not to give it to facebook
Therefore I win
I also have a fake name on facebook, but everyone on my friends list knows my real one and the reason I use a fake.. hahahha I win again
Give up yet zucky boy ?
because I never spent enough on the credit card to make it worth claiming the ppi back
Or took out enough of an overdraft/loans either...
"eee Mr Boris.. if you take out £2500 loan for your heating system you can pay it back over 3 years in small sums"
"But if I blow all my savings and use a 700 quid overdraft paid back in 4 months, I pay 150 quid in charges vs 450 quid in interest and ppi..."
And I wonder why the banks describe me as a deadbeat
I dont want to work for m$
5. "I don't really know that anybody's proven that a random collection of people doing their own thing actually creates value."
If the company I work for did'nt allow us programmers/setters the flexibilty to do stuff at random, then we would'nt be able to make a shed load of money on some of our work.
Of course there are some jobs set in stone, they must be done in a particular way using particular tooling on a particular machine, but if you can justify change to the management, maybe new tools, maybe a different setup and it will be faster/cheaper than before, then you'll more than likely to get approval for a change.
Does'nt sound like any of that would happen at m$ for fear of upsetting your manager, or department head
And thats why hopefully m$ will crash
guess my copy of XP will be relegated to running on a VM on the linux box
On the plus side, that will free up about 250 gig of disk space for a new linux install.
Anyone know if they are turning off the validation servers too (for us that legally own a copy)
Theres a nice BT sport advert plastered on a wall on my way to work
"Watch BT sport free"....
then in small print it says "if you have BT broadband and line rental costing 21 quid a month"
How about the ASA saying to the broadband companies
"Listen up you lot, list the full price charged to the customer to obtain said package in the same size font you use for the headlines in your ads, failure to do so will result in a 1.5 million pound fine per advert"
But my therapist says I'm quite deluded sometimes......
like a typical insurance co
Liek the one that refused to pay out on a theft because there were bad locks on the backdoor, the fact the scummy theives kicked in the front door did'nt worry them...
'Ahh yes Mr Cockroach, you've taken out our special "no claims" insurance, this means that any claim made by you will not be paid out by us'
Its the spooks
Why did they outsource a key resource to a private company?
if they kept all the sysadmins in house, then you can hit them with official secrets acts if they do something as stupid as snowden, plus you may be able to vet them better than a private company would.
Or is it about private companies suckling at the government teat because certain people have been paid off to make that sort of decision?
is she'll earn in a day what it will take the 4chan twats a month of working at MacD's to earn
Assuming of course they are capable of turning up for work for a complete month....
But the best treatment for a abusive poster is to ignore it, since all the abuser wants is to get a response from the victim to make him feel better.
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