HMS Sharky McLaserface
103 posts • joined 23 Jun 2008
Since when has supporting an election winner become mandatory?
"And you forget the only thing that matters: Germany needs to export to the UK. Their auto industry will be rioting if the EU insists on tariffs."
You're flat wrong by the way. Politics will trump economics - the EU will not give us tariff free access unless we accept the four freedoms and that is that. They cannot give us a special deal as it will encourage others trying it on.
Re: Why have you included a picture of Christopher Biggins!
I have an open mind about this.
Where I work we have a large collection of web applications running on a portal server and deliver new stuff monthly using agile and continuous deployments and it works pretty well. Probably the most productive I have been in twenty years and our business bods are pretty pleased with what we do.
One of our management people is muttering about DevOps (largely because our ops team aren't particularly good) but I have yet to hear anything about how this approach will help us be more productive, it appears to be all about architecture rather than actually churning our working new stuff (which is what the business side are actually interested in).
Does anyone here have any practical answers?
I have read papers that say that data (which, after all, is the heart of most applications) is difficult without actually explaining how this difficulty is overcome.
I thought that sharing personal data without consent was contrary to the data protection act?
Might be pretty hard to get the private to play nicely if the government decides it is above the law
Not surprising that the Hayek inspired IEA are calling for a slashing of regulation as that is their only strategy. Worked for the banks didn't it?
Re: Best practices like remediation coaching and eLearning
Indeed they do
They are also running a devops security roadshow tour at this very moment
The real question is... why would the Russians want Trump to win?
Pretty obvious that one:
Trump and Putin have been acquaintences for a while.
Trump is rowing back on the US's NATO article 5 commitments (collective defence).
Trump thinks Russia didn't invade eastern Ukraine (even though they admitted it).
Trump is, by nature, an isolationst.
All this would give Russia a free hand in foreign policy to carry on its military adventurism unchecked by the US. Trump's comments on article 5 could potentially leave the Baltic states vulnerable to an invasion similar to Ukraine
Got a 3DTV a few years ago by accident purely as it was at a huge discount (and a bloody good plasma screen as well).
Have watched a fair few 3D movies on it and only two have ever worked well (even Gravity was so-so). This two were TT Closer to the edge because the on bike 3D sequences are terrifying and it really brings home how scary the TT course is. The other was Dredd purely for the 3D blood flying everywhere in balletic slomo.
Re: I've got a cunning plan my lord
I was wondering that too.
Re: Is another term for press subjugation to the Home Affarirs committee...
You are in the right anatomical area
Re: 'EU' -> 'UK' -> 'K'
Re: So where is the post to balance this out?
Perverse it might be but that is exactly what the leave campaign implies
Re: The Cloud...
According to the article they deal with the failing cloud.
Funny old business model that
"He assures them, with apparent belief, that the company will remain independent of the Beast of Redmond."
I give it two years max
Re: Problem is that Agile doesn't work
Disagree completely - I have worked in three places that did Agile well and it worked very well indeed. As far as I can tell the main thrust of the article is creect in that you really need everyone (especially the business sponsors) to buy into it too. If they don't understand the process then you might as well not bother..
You beat me to it (Wankers was my choice)
Where, presumably, many government ministers learned all they know about IT.
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!
Re: Long-lived VMSclusters?
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...
Re: Drop Java
No wonder you posted as AC.
Ignorance is bliss and you are very blissed out.
Re: Universities can't do training, they just do "Education"
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.
It gets better...
...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.
Re: That's the problem with politicians....
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).
Re: I, for one, welcome our slimy alien overlords...
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
Have to agree with anon
There is now way that this HP will have enough grunt to play Minecraft acceptably and certainly won't be up for video editing.
I don't get it at all.
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?
And there was me thinking...
...that the GDS was staffed entirely by Agile code ninjas. Have we been misled?
He missed the main problem...
...in that glass was a stupid idea in the first place and no amount of positive PR was ever going to change that,
Re: self-indulgent onanism
Re: We should pay for TV we dont want
Er, this is kind of how public service and taxation works (for tax is what the license fee is).
Re: Being in the US, I'm no expert on the BBC...
Don't be silly - that is far too sensible an idea.
While they are about it...
...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.
Re: They took over my broadband provider
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...
Re: Cheap BDs from Asda
How long will their VC money last though?
Re: Pointless and dangerous fads
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).
Re: How Widespread?
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.
The NAO might be waiting a fair old while...
... 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.