Where, presumably, many government ministers learned all they know about IT.
Says it all in one sentence *sigh*
85 posts • joined 23 Jun 2008
Says it all in one sentence *sigh*
...it was fail fast - at least that is relatively inexpensive.
Yep, me too
...that is the most idiotic comment I have read for a while. It is satirical I hope.
SOAPY TIT WANK!
There, indeed, are - I worked for one.
I am pretty sure their two main cluster incarnations have been since 1990 (I recall rewriting some ancient C++ code that run there where the previous edit had been done in 1992 and this was five years ago).
They also did a full data centre move, mainframes and all, in a weekend which was pretty bloody impressive.
OpenVMS really is spectacularly resilient, the only downside (apart from debugging which was hideously slow) was the boxes puny network cards.
That reminds me.
Years and years ago my department's intranet web server lived in the same office as the network manager (next to mine) as there was nowhere else to put it and it had a dinky UPS to keep it alive just in case.
However, when the time came, and some Thames Water workers accidentally cut the power cable for our building.
1. Everything goes dark with just the sounds of dying fans piercing the silence.
2. There is a loud explosion
3. The slightly singed Network Manager stumbles, coughing, out of his office in the midst of a cloud of smoke.
4. Smoke alarms go ape (thanks to PP3 batteries)
I have been wary of UPSs ever since
Many years ago the company I worked for was merged into our parent and, as a result, we moved into the parent company's office building.
The whole move was organised by the MD including a nice little goldfish bowl for said MD.
Rather callously the MD's prize for the smooth office move was getting fired on the Monday morning directly after the weekend of the move itself.
I arrived on the office on Tuesday morning to find crime scene tape all over the ex-MD's office complete with chalk dead body outline and oodles a fake blood.
We never did find out who was responsible...
No wonder you posted as AC.
Ignorance is bliss and you are very blissed out.
I am old enough to remember the days when most employers recruited bright kids and then trained them. If a company is short sighted enough not to even consider this approach when the job market is competitive then tough titty.
As I see the cherry picking season is still in full swing.
...My home connection went iffy last night and still is this morning,
I called BTs help line to be informed that their fault recording system is down for "maintenance" and could I call back in 2-3 hours.
I am with you on that, the BBC is too important to leave to (quoting Robin Day) "here today, gone tomorrow" politicians.
The charter renewal should be the responsibility of a non partisan body and this should lead it to be less open to party political abuse.
Also the license fee is becoming increasingly anachronistic (even if it is a simple and cheap way of collecting revenue). I think it should paid from general taxation BUT there should be legislation to protect it from the grasp of the Treasury.
The idea that it should not attempt mass appeal TV is ludicrous and a pretty transparent ruse to make the BBC a lesser broadcaster therefore easier to take to pieces politically (having said that - The Voice is still shite).
Blimey! It's The Blob!
A couple of years ago I had the letter asking to change my electricity meter for a smart one as the meter was due for replacement (it looked pretty new to me).
I said no thanks but was happy for them to put a new dumb meter in,
Never heard back
There is now way that this HP will have enough grunt to play Minecraft acceptably and certainly won't be up for video editing.
What on earth are these smart meters meant to achieve?
Unless they have some magic powers to reduce electricity if course. Do they contain some secret electical fairy dust?
...that the GDS was staffed entirely by Agile code ninjas. Have we been misled?
...in that glass was a stupid idea in the first place and no amount of positive PR was ever going to change that,
Er, this is kind of how public service and taxation works (for tax is what the license fee is).
Don't be silly - that is far too sensible an idea.
...why not ditch their stupid BIOS whitelist policy as well.
My son's Lenovo laptop WiFi card went titsup and Lenovo support were unable to tell me which WiFi cards the laptop BIOS would accept.
Were you were another ex ADSL24 custiomer?
Had exaclty the same thing with Coms (along with 2 long complete outages) and moved on once BT got round to putting a fibre cabinet in at the end of my road - not at all surprised Coms are in trouble.
Sadly it does have facebook and twitter natively - your search continues...
How long will their VC money last though?
Had this last year when they tried to convince me that they had to install a smart meter for safety reasons. I said fine but can i have a dumb meter instead if safety was their concern. They said of course and, 18 month on, have heard nothing more from them on the subject.
I just cannot fathom how fitting a smart meter will magically reduce bills by 2% (unless they fit external insulation for free as part of the service).
1. It appears to be impossible to clear the file cache - clearing the cache manually rarely works entirely and the options to stop caching while the dev tools are open is flaky too. Incognito also caches files. This is bloody annoying if you are debugging js includes and Chrome is keeping hold of stale files.
2. Whoever thought "Aw Snap!" was amusing needs a knee in the nads.
that there is such a reward for building stuff that is obsolescent in just 2 years. Not quite as bad as the fashion industry but close.
... IDS doesn't do trivial things like deadlines and project plans. He was on Radio 4 earlier on this week reiterating this very point. Apparently deadlines would represent an existential risk to the project as they are invariably unrealistic and compromise delivery (i.e. they will always be missed).
Blaming the (unnamed) service provider is like blaming the Royal Mail if they had used post to communicate.
This was a human intelligence failure by the security services of they want to find someone to blame.
Too right they don't.
Would you expect UK providers to comply with warrants from the USA? Russia? North Korea?
Two bald men fighting over a comb.
Blimey! That didn't take long.
Best guess is that the bondholders will get whatever PWC manage to extract from the remnants of the business post redundancy payments before the other creditors.
...If you wish to while away your commute with Flappy Bird you still can,
EE and Vodafone need no outside help when it comes to brand reputation and Phones4u were certainly no worse.
That phones4u did do, however, was offer a variety of handsets that the networks sometimes didn't carry themselves and (from my experience) undercut the carriers using a like for like comparison thus breaking the carrier cartel.
Consumers will be poorer as this is another supply route cut off.
Agree absolutely with all that.
I swapped from to a Q10 from the HTC One and the BB10 Hub pisses all over the (non-existent) Android messaging alert "system".
"but this requires user to sideload a third-party app called Snap first"
No it doesn't.
10.1 runs android apps without any of this snap sideloading malarkey.
That was Starbucks best wheeze.
When buying all their UK coffee beans from that famous coffee growing country Switzerland wasn't enough the UK arm gets charged a whopping sum for using the Starbucks name. Hey Presto! Profit turns to loss.
Quite how that got past the transfer pricing rules is a mite baffling.
>Wonder why I'm only seeing people with tablets and phones?
Depends where you look really, nobody in my office uses a tablet or mobile for any work stuff (apart from the test team).
Azure you say?
Of course that has never had an outage whatsoever...
I know, not very clever but it is our personal data NOT yours.
As an ex HTC One user i absolutely concur.
Looks fantastic, great screen and toys.
...terrible call quaility (drop outs and random voice volume), iffy connection, almost impossible to hold (too slim and slippery and frankly blummin uncomfortable). If anyone has worked out a way of putting it down without dropping the thing I'd like to know how.
Still, it is very shiny - Mmmmmm.
...goes the bubble.
...brings back bad memories.
Sanctimonious rubbish there Gaz. Do not confuse freedom of speech with freedom to spout blatantly sexist threats. We have laws against this sort of stuff for a reason.
Totally agree - The hard keyboard is Blackberry's USP. If BB10 is any good and the Q10 has decent real world battery life I'm having one. The Z10 really doesn't stand a chance as the johnny come lately of touch slab phones.
www.veber.co.uk is currently down.
Oh the irony!