513 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
@David W & Sir Runcible Spoon
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.
Re: Given the amount of practice they've had...
Ah you have a problem you see, it's built using a coding language that's already got bugs in it.
Re: Read the T&Cs of the web site
I expect he's a well paid asshole...
Re: 'If you're a millionaire, you literally can't fail'
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.
Re: It's obvious!
Surely that's Peter Mandelson
But, but, but
You're not buying what they want you to buy!
Re: ITs going backwards
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.
ITs going backwards
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...
@John Smith 19
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"
You did that deliberately
In the taskbar the heading is truncated to
I think it's okay
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...
Re: Could be a lot worse
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.
Re: PINK!? PINK!?
Agreed, magenta is #FF00FF, that's the colour there.
Pink, I'd say is #FFCCCC.
(Not a grammar nazi, a colour nazi)
Re: I want one @Richard 120
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.
Re: I want one
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.
Re: "Sic" yourself
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.
Re: "Sic" yourself
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?
Re: "Sic" yourself
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.
Re: Noise pollution
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?
Re: Have you ever tried robbing a financial institution?
Was that some kind of confession?
It's just to avoid trademark infringement.
Re: Best get off that high horse....
I think that's a proxy (or poxy) server thing from what I can gather.
Were you aware that if your train is delayed by an hour or more you are most likely due compensation.
If your tube journey is delayed by 15 minutes or more then your journey should be gratis.
Your examples are all based on your own choice, the employees are not given the choice to leave without having their bag checked.
It's about compensation, people should be properly compensated for what they do.
What would be the problem with keeping them on the clock for the time they spend being checked?
I don't work for free, and you're not doing yourself or anybody else any favours if you do.
Work to Live, not the other way round.
The profit machine
Surely the way to do it would be for Apple to charge the fee, basically become the middle man, find the price point which people are prepared to pay (I think the touts have already done this), resulting in the profit going to the megacorp, rather than the touts.
Drive the competition out of business.
Re: One thought...
Hard to crash a tractor. N'est-ce pas?
Which is it?
Does consilidating save money or does splitting things up save money?
I'm sure I've read that both do (at different times), but from experience it costs money to do either.
Re: Stop the Pigeon
I think I can untangle this.
The Lady Penelope being referred to by the honourable JayBizzle is a totally different character to the Penelope Pitstop of Wacky Races fame (and The Perils of Penelope Pitstop)
I'm assuming the association JayBizzle was making to Lady Penelope was as a result of the link to FAB-001, F.A.B. being the radio acknowldgement of the Thunderbirds pilots.
I was making a reference to the OP defining the situation as a farce, Stop the Pigeon was a farce and I was drawing a parallel to the nature of the Pigeon (being a spy messenger) and his pursuer the repeatedly foiled Dick Dastardly. I was not building on the Thunderbirds reference.
Now that that's all sorted out everyone else can all go back to their lives safe in the knowledge that there is someone who is anal enough to read the replies to his own posts, try to understand them, point out continuity errors or misunderstandings and how they were derived.
Unfortunately I have to live with myself.
Stop the Pigeon
Starring Barrack Obama as Dick Dastardly
Re: Brain bleach required
That was a very similar experience to goatse.cx
Re: It'd be nice
Oh come on, it's a joke, why the downvote?
I've been endorsed by a number of people I have worked with, for my apparent skills with Solaris.
I have worked on solaris for about 3 months about 9 years ago during a career of 17 years (and counting) it's not a skill I added to my profile myself, someone else endorsed me for it and it appeared.
Now I'm not saying I'm not good at it, but I'd have thought that the people who have endorsed me would know what I actually have worked on when I work/worked with them.
I can only speculate they're confusing Solaris with SuSE Linux.
I prefer the written endorsements, particularly when I can say mine are all unsolicited and not reciprocal.
I like lots of cheeses, of those I would consider putting on a cheese toastie I would probably put them in this order -
1. Cheddar (something stronger than mild)
4. Red Leicester
5. Bavarian smoked
Depending on the cheese I'd put on some worcercestershire sauce and/or some pepper, and maybe some tabasco.
Re: "The board is seeking submissions from Brits"
Ahhh, but is that actually cheese?
Are you allowed to put bacon on it?
Bacon makes everything better.
I hope the laws aren't enforced by some kind of rechtschreibung Stasi.
Re: That's not German, that's Swiss
Schultz, that is the best example of typical German humour I have ever read, you owe me a new keyboard.
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