Suggested Video - The Flash trips and crashes into garbage truck
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Suggested Video - The Flash trips and crashes into garbage truck
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There are a lot of parallels between private and public IT projects, awards for failure, pretending things didn't happen etc.
The main difference I have found is that usually in private IT the buck stops with someone, usually the person nominally in charge. In govt projects (local or central, I've done both) the buck goes to committee to be passed around endlessly.
I doubt that's a bug, that's going to be a data error, a value missing from a database.
It's going to be a fall back to a default value, not the programmers fault, this one's the fault of the beancounters.
"we can spend all weekend fixing it without causing significant damage to the company processes"
You've been sucked in there.
Changes are made when people are around to notice them and people (you) are getting paid to fix them, why the hell would you spend your free time doing the corporates a favour? You can be damned sure they won't do you any.
I'm guessing that the one's who know someone who has been robbed at gunpoint are the ones holding the guns....
Deal with the euro transaction issue by getting a Metro bank account.
It uses the mastercard exchange rates and doesn't charge a foreign transaction fee for european transactions, it has saved me money on foreign holidays and importing from europe.
It won't speed up or discount delivery though, but I am very comfortable in going to foreign websites using google translate to turn them into something almost readable and buying things from them.
Give it a try, it'll feel just like someone else is doing it.
Are gathering wankstats not the primary function of the device then?
+1 for the sarcasm
-1 for just annoying the damned hell out of me
AAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH so conflicted!
guffpulse for word of the year
I'm not sure what to expect from that website....
I'm amazed they managed to do that with a pair of canine carcasses.
I guess it must be technical wizardry like the kind used in doctor who & cinderella (tardis & pumpkin coach respectively)
I must have watched that movie about 20 times when I was young, repeatedly borrowing it from the video store down the road.
I thought I was the only person in the world who had watched it and thought it was fantastic.
Don't beat yourself up about it, there are worse things to get paid for.
I used to work in sales. I'm so sorry, I need to go wash my soul now...
excellent, that means I can sell my vote numerous times, TYVM
I don't understand your logic.
"Probably about as well as your phone does."
You could even go as far as to say
EXACTLY as well as your phone does.
Ah you have a problem you see, it's built using a coding language that's already got bugs in it.
I expect he's a well paid asshole...
To be honest they'd probably spend a lot of it on drinking and partying, I know I would have.
I'm not entirely sure whether or not that's actually a better deal for the taxpayer, I don't think there's that much in it.
Surely that's Peter Mandelson
You're not buying what they want you to buy!
Nope, I'm way too far down the chain to do that, it's only the people near the top who are allowed to do that sort of thing.
Bizarrely when our office found that their old laptops couldn't easily be upgraded to Windows 7 from XP started issuing new laptops, which have slower CPU's less memory and no DVD/CD reader let alone writer in them, that might be okay if they also provided everyone with a means to transfer information.
Working within a department that deals with govt. data means we need a secure means of transferring data between systems, this has always meant CD's or DVD's which are shredded after use.
The alternative is encrypted USB memory sticks, however these are small in capacity, relatively slow and apparently non-existent as far as the IT ordering system goes.
I lucked out by virtue of getting a fairly new laptop in the right gap between upgrades which meant that it came with windows 7 installed and was actually better than the old one, including coming with a DVDRW drive.
When I say lucky it comes with the downside of a queue of people holding blank CD's...
I often have the same suspicions when these things happen, that it's all backhanders and deals made on the golf course.
More often than that it's just blind incompetence from what I can gather.
It happens so much in govt contracts I think it has to be.
Yes, it's not the first time. I've seen it before, they want to pay for an off the shelf solution, but they want it to do things that the off the shelf solution doesn't do, and then they don't want to pay for development, they want that to be paid for by the solution provider (at risk), and then they still want to keep the IP.
Optimistic, I was thinking "If" instead of "When".
What sort of tossing is that? The SFW kind or the NSFW kind?
I'm afraid I get a bit confounded by daily mail rhetoric.
How come the response was not -
"Fuck you it's parody, and fair use"
In the taskbar the heading is truncated to
as a prefix,
gateway, gatecrasher, gatehouse, gatepost, gatekeeper (I am the gatekeeper, you are the keymaster)
Ha! I scoff at your request.
Oh, that's absolutely brilliant! That even gives them an "avenue" to accidentally "slurp" more data.
They can collect vast amounts of "DNA".
Get my patent lawyers on the phone.
That copyright symbol, it looks to me like another hexagon and from the bottom picture it appears to be another weather formation (maelstrom/vortex?)
Even storms encompassed in storms on Saturn are mightier than the whole of Blighty's winter storms...
I concur, I've given polenta many chances, at least three, and that's three more than I wish.
I would consider it to be the Anti-bacon, but I've already given that accolade to celery.
Is that place where that temperature was achieved still that cold?
Or did they turn the machine off?
I am pretty sure that it's currently no longer as cold as it was, there maybe some other experiment running currently which is making a specific location cold for a short while, but let's face it, they're really not going to stay colder than this place in any kind of timescale that's going to appear on a geological clock.
Agreed, magenta is #FF00FF, that's the colour there.
Pink, I'd say is #FFCCCC.
(Not a grammar nazi, a colour nazi)
My kids are great, wonderful things they are, without them I couldn't justify the amount of money I've spent on star wars lego, or video games.
Kids are the perfect excuse for buying these things, but honestly do you actually want them to get their sticky hands all over the stuff?
Just give them the box and tell them to use their imagination.
Why on earth would you let children near this?
Sticky little things that they are.
It took longer than the usual google, but I think the OP about Muiderpoort is probably referring to this -
Of course I think past lives are all total garbage and are filed in my brain alongside religion, voodoo, snake oil, tarot, ghosts and honest politicians.
It used to be that journalists and writers determined the language particularly the broadsheets. Now everyone considers themselves a writer, subsequently regional dialects are considered part of the language, at least by some.
Are you sure it's valid in the context that's being used here?
"and" is a conjunction, you could play hide and seek, you could even try and convict.
If you try and kick a ball then you are successfully kicking a ball, but who/what are you trying?
I thought you try to do something.
If you try and do something then it's not really trying, it's achieving.
Just because the general populace use the construct doesn't mean it's grammatically correct, we're not all writers.
This is (mostly) an IT publication, logic means something.
"I'm sure you never use any state provided services, like roads, museums, emergency services, etc..."
Not in Scotland, no.
The place where I found it easy to work, and calming was a data centre.
There's just the white noise of the fans and the single console where you can access everything you need to.
People would try to contact me by phone, couldn't hear it over the white noise.
The best way to get my attention was to stand by the side and wave hands in front of the screen.
The down sides are that all the consoles are in cold aisles and no natural light resulting in SAD.
Put the consoles in the warm aisles at least!
If they're selfies and someone is publishing them then how about going for copyright infringement?
Could the victims not go for a class action suit of that nature?
Was that some kind of confession?