1193 posts • joined Sunday 6th April 2008 17:17 GMT
Re: So many posts so much silliness
Most people posting here regards IT as a cost, such a short sighted view. All it takes is a decent CEO who knows what is going on and take the longer view of IT always pays off in the future. It's only short sighted CEO's that cause the problems and bad management.
Well shit, you finally touched on the problem, but not really.
The problem, at least as I see it, is the obsession of Wall Street types with short term profits; over long term profitability.
Wall Street types want their fucking money now; they won't be around in 5 years. Carl Icahn is a fine example of that breed. The other part of the problem is the Business Schools that reinforce this activity. "You must have better quarterly performance numbers, regardless of the financial climate."
Wall Street types == Assholes!
Re: Been there, done that
You have to demonstrate to
"senior" senile management that they're screwed, without screwing them yourself, and without getting screwed by outages.
FFS, please get it right???
RE: rituals and sacrifices
Maybe even with rituals and sacrifices to ensure proper functioning.
And the sysadmin in a long red robe, holding a dead chicken and chanting in front of the blinkenlichten...
With manglement offered up as the sacrificial virgin!
Re: Outsourced / offshored?
If it's mission-critical and it fails because of under-investment, the CIO (and possibly CEO, rest of board) should be taken out and shot.
That will never fucking happen.
Bankers Wankers always get someone else to shoulder the blame (or the 'clean up costs').
RE: It is too early to speculate on the cause
... further helps to identify who should be
fired summarily executed because at the moment...
Huge bonuses for manglement at year end for their invaluable attempts at increasing shareholder value.
Now there is an idea
Because of last year's and this year's fuckups, no one in manglement should get a bonus at year end. The costs to clean up after the shit hit the fan should be borne by manglement. Think that'll teach them??? Doubt it!
Or at least it was until the current management turned up...
You struck the "nail" squarely on the head!!!!!
Too bad, one can't use a 10kg sledge on the grubby fingers of manglement.
Oooops! We screwed up!
In a mea culpa statement, chief exec Ross McEwan said that the systems failure on Cyber Monday was "unacceptable" and admitted that the group had failed to invest properly in IT "for decades".
"It will take time, but we are investing heavily in building IT systems our customers can rely on," he said.
That load of bullshit caused me to expel lunch violently towards that poor monitor. Now I have to get another one.
What the fuck do you expect from damagement whose only method of increasing shareholder value is to keep on cutting costs while rewarding themselves with ever increasing bonuses?
This is RBS:
Amazon "Prime Air"
In trying to ship products from distribution centers to consumers' homes via the just-announced "Prime Air" service, Amazon faces a number of critical technical and regulatory challenges that could cause headaches for
Bezos Bozos & Co.
Re: Magic Smoke
It's one thing smelling something, it's another thing finding which bit of equipment is producing the smell.
I had that happen one day to me.
I walked into the shipping department, and the distinct odor of frying electronics hit my nostrils. I asked the workers there if they noticed THAT SMELL? Not one of them did.
A little hunting with the nose led me to the culprit - the wall wart feeding the digital scale. As I moved my hand closer to it, I began to feel a serious increase in temperature, thank $DEITY I didn't touch it. It was quite hot.
I used a pair of adjustable pliers to remove it from the wall socket, and let it cool down. Inspecting the side of the wart that contacted the receptacle, indicated a nice brown stain from overheating. $DEITY knows how long that it would have been allowed to sit there, cooking itself if I hadn't "noticed" it..
“We can. It’s like a superpower,” I say. “You’ve probably got some similar skill from a lifetime of exposure to stuff you know intimately. You’d be able to detect that smell better than most.”
 also known as BULLSHIT!!!!
Shouldn't the computers hosting the pirated software have been seized and destroyed?
Goose, gander etc.
I wonder WHO had the balls to turn the US military into the BSA???
There's a reason it only has a sub-1% penetration - it doesn't work for the average user.
Is that you, Loverock????
Re: "Bare metal" vs Wubi?
That caught my eye too.
I was wondering WTF!!! Why do something that
stupid nonsensical, and cripple the performance of the machine having to deal with WindblowZE.
Just completely nuke that thing, and be done with it.
Re: The wifi router in the comms cabinet
These suuuuper-geniuses signed up for a broadband package without telling IT or indeed anyone above their pay grade.
We had a marketing asshole do almost exactly the same thing, except, he used a secondary wired connection at his wall jack to give himself a public IP address on a second NIC clandestinely installed in the desktop PC.
The networking guys picked up on it, and three security guys came to his desk and dragged his ass out of the chair, and booted him out of the building. My boss and the CEO me him at the front door and told him WHY he was being fired. While we are primarily a *nix shop, he was one of the (l)users still using Windows, which bridged our LAN and his public IP address together. Dumbass!
Re: I don't want control
Still, they are at least grateful for us saving their jobs and career right? RIGHT?!!
If they were your typical assholes, NOT A CHANCE!!!!!
Re: @Don Jefe
Exactly. It's all about having a CIO/CTO with the knowledge and personality to communicate this effectively to the other C-levels and the clout and balls to carry the day.
Oh, you mean like what my CIO did last year when Finance went out and bought some fruity fondleslabs without consulting IT??? She went to the CEO and demanded (and got) over $65K from Finance's budget to cover the costs of supporting those worthless (for us) things.
For some strange reason, they seemed to have disappeared at year end.
Re: Pictures please
... now my boss is on his way here to have a severe word with me.
Set your browser to clear its cache upon close, or engage "private browsing" mode.
Re: ..I don't need to apply..
Count me as another one who would pass on this job.
Heart attack and ulcer potential: beyond the stratosphere (more likely LEO).
1) Let's be clear. HP's decision to buy Autonomy effectively took $10Bn, piled it up and burned it.
2) It's money that could not be used for more useful tasks within the company.
3) It's not money that could be used to add to the dividend to stockholders.
OK, I agree with the first statement.
I think statements 2 and 3 would better read as:
2) It's money that could
not be used for more useful tasks have been put to better use within the company.
not money that could be used to add to the dividend to stockholders.
Both of these revised statements assume that one agrees with the idea that the Autonomy purchase was a bad investment in the first place.
Re: Nerd Wars: Episode V
Nerd Wars: Episode VI
The Pointy Hairs endure a free fall in a lift (elevator for us USAsians) shaft.
Very short movie.
Re: "diversity, empowerment, innovation, risk-taking and agility"
a full house bullshit, I think.
Re: And now for a recital of NSA poetry
No, you must mean Bullshit Bingo-Dictionary
That damn thing is thicker that the NYC phone book!!!
re: Especially when compared with MySpace's data centre
i thought that was a picture of the hosting site for Mickeysoft's Office 365 servers.
Re: Name Change?
perhaps just: Windows Gone
or perhaps just: Shattered Windows
The person who did has
gone to explore other career options been placed on another career trajectory.
Re: Why Windows is doomed.
>>That "lazy code" has mostly been ripped out with most developers now writing .Net applications the API's are fairly clean and fast.
Nobody uses .Net unless they
want to be locked down to proprietary Windows platforms are gluttons for punishment. Both in development, and in distribution. That's not to mention the fact that it's dog slow.
Re: Windows XP came on a CD, Win 7 on a DVD. I rest my case.
and Windows 8 on a BD.
Completed that for you!!!
RE: I'd like the Government to make it illegal to strip the metadata from uploaded material.
You do know that photos can be watermarked, don't you??
RE: ... he just won several decades of salary. That's pretty good...
The National Media Photographers Association says the average full time professional media photographer makes $35k annual. So he just won several decades of salary.
However, you have to wait for the appeal to run out, and then pay your
lawyer shyster a percentage; then it doesn't look that sizable of an award.
Hell might freeze over before he can collect.
From the article:
The outage hit on Thursday, and knocked over key websites such as Xbox.com and Outlook.com off, axed connectivity to the Office 365 online software suite, and cut off multiple Azure cloud services from the outside world.
I wonder how many corporate bean counters will have to explain why their employer's staff are just sitting there twiddling their thumbs while Mickeysoft gets its shit together.
"We can save $$$ by going to Office 365!!!" was probably the rationale for jumping into that cesspool.
And so the lemmings jumped.
Why do I feel no compassion for bean counters who don't fully appreciate the stupidity of their decisions?
Someone find me a cattleprod, I have some PHB's that need educating!!!!!!
Re: It's strange how their attitude changed
...I'm not sure the general (i.e. less tech-savvy) public really understand the implications...
Whet the hell do you expect of sheeple.
So damn many have only a 140 character attention span.
Re: Voted with feet
... I decided to vote with my feet.
Is the only way to teach these arrogant assholes a lesson - don't buy their shit!
LG now joins Sony on my list of companies that I will never patronize. Fuck them!
...replace it with something that has a GUI apparently designed in 1975. The fuckwittedness of that decision is just off the bloody scale.
As an Ubuntu user, I really despise Unity, considering it a clusterfuck.
However, once I saw the Windows 8 UI, it (the Windows 8 UI) became the definition of clusterfuck.
I take it that reading comprehension is not your strong point?
Probably because this poster is still in grammar school.
Why is it that when we see the word "exploit" or the phrase "security problems/issues", the article is always about Microsoft.
Look, I enjoy bashing the hell out of Mickeysoft, but, if you even had the smallest bit of understanding how internet traffic gets routed globally; then you would have realized that your diatribe was completely full of shit. End of story!!
Take Mickeysoft out to the woodshed and give them the 'shellacking' they truly deserve; when they screw up; but this is not one of those instances.
Go back to school!
Re: BAH HUMBUG!
Easytag ExFalso on Linux. I use that alongside Rhythmbox, no problems here.
Re: No new service packs??
Sounds like Ubuntu's release cycle...
I have always considered the non LTS variants as alpha and beta test versions unleashed on the general public for bug fixing and usability testing; which is why my main Ubuntu install is currently 12.04LTS.
I have a DAILY build of 14.04 sitting on an external hard drive for 'poking around'.
Re: Oops. I'm ten years behind
What's the point of "upgrading" from one "just good enough" version to another "just good enough" version?
Because it has the new and improved user interface, that's why. And, BTW,
Microsoft Mickeysoft could use the money. It has to pay for Ballmer's Golden Parachute somehow!!!'
Re: Tree Style Tabs
Is one addon I can not do without.
So much nicer having that left hand tab stack to pick out which "page" I want to see., also, a few other tricks minimizes the vertical height of the header, also giving you more room for the page.
Re: Maybe So, Look at Macintosh
My observation is that Macintosh computers became acceptable when Microsoft released Vista and the world
said "meh" and looked what else was out there expressed its dissatisfaction with a collective gag reflex...
The Trojan infects systems running Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, and XP.
That part is so telling.
Poor, hapless WindblowZE (l)users, if they were not chained to the deck of the MS Titanic.
Re: I'm in
Personally, I've drifted to a preference for GNU/Linux for home use, over the last few years, although I'm still firmly
with shackled to Windows at work.
PS, you poor soul ('shackled' to WindblowZE)
Re: Micrososft FUD machine in full swing.
@AC 09:51. I think I hear a stuck record, or is it a broken one?
No, just a tape loop repeating the same shit, over and over again.
Re: Hard to find faults with PS4, isn't it?
Actually it is quite easy, if you were one of the people affected by this arrogant company's root infected CD's of a few years back.
It is a Sony, enough said!
Their arrogance has permanently turned me off to ANYTHING they make.
Why should I
patronize contribute to the exorbitant profits of such a arrogant bunch of assholes!???
Re: Jail time would be more appropriate.
NO, it would not!!!
An appropriate sentence would be summary execution for those filthy pricks.
Re: re: next disaster will be:
What's to be embarrassed about? She was just stroking her pussy.
YOU owe me a new monitor.
Re: Oh. My. Fucking. Gawd/ess.
Microsoft's marketing department has finally lost it completely.
I was beginning to suspect that when that dancing office worker ad campaign for the Surface ran.
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