103 posts • joined Wednesday 15th July 2009 17:31 GMT
Yeah, yeah, isn't this the way it should be? What are they doing with new computers?
Re: And yet, and yet ...
I don't know. What's Gartner have to say about it?
He's two weeks late with this gag. Maybe someone messed with his Google Calendar.
Implying that the FAA would know. lol
Obligatory Dilbert: http://search.dilbert.com/search?w=Flight++laptop&view=list&filter=type%3Acomic
A Great Way to Finance Your Business
1. Build shabby website.
2. Wait for inevitable "hacking" attempt. (could simply be a frustrated sustomer, who cares)
3. Get gov't to prosecute & sue for restitution
4. Use restitution to hire engin^H^H^H^H more marketing!
Nothing could ever produce as much gas as a politician.
Re: "a full rehearsal costs money they weren't willing to spend"
Of course, you could switch on all the lights and deep-fat fryers and even the HVAC systems; but how would you model the effect of all the added people on the HVAC systems' behavior? Hire 90,000 people to stand in as seat warmers?
A full rehearsal does cost money they weren't willing to spend, and it wouldn't have given them the answers they needed in any case.
Cleanliness is close to godliness
This is just an over-reaction to a very conscientious employee putting in extra hours and trying to help keep things clean and shiny.
Re: "those who were in the know"
"Where are these disgraceful people employed now? Do they have clear consciences? Do they even have names (decisions like these are NOT made by nameless faceless people)?"
I don't know about all of them, but this one is "available for speaking engagements."
It is well known that in the future, we'll all dress as though we're in a Daft Punk video. Now we know why.
Re: US Authorities
The US gov has a tradition of choosing unsympathetic characters when attempting to expand judicial power. Downvoted, per your invitation.
Re: Good God...
Why can't people get it through their heads. Theft by definition requires that someone is wrongfully deprived of their property. Making copies of things that supposedly belong to other people, and then giving them away may be a crime, but it is not theft.
Schwartz seemed to think that academic work belongs in the public domain; most especially, academic work that was financed by the public. I completely agree.
From what I have read regarding the case against Schwartz, and my meager layperson's understanding of the law, the USDOJ has violated the 8th Amendment by charging him so excessively.
Re: There is no God given right...
There is also no God given* right for you to live a life free of annoyance.
* FSM has not weighed in on the matter either.
Re: Reports from pilots and aircraft crew members...
Holy hell that search function on the NASA site is a piece of shit.
Re: One experience
GPS antennae are on the outside of the aircraft. They are connected to the GPS computer and display via shielded coaxial cable. The aircraft is also made of metal. Aircraft are not delicate machines that fail catastrophically at the slightest provocation. If they were, we'd see it happen every day. More likely he heard the characteristic chirping that occurs when a GSM phone is hunting a connection, over his intercom, which is merely an annoyance, (unless you buy the official fiction). What the pilot believed isn't relevant, since he's a pilot, not an EMI test engineer, or other relevant professional.
Re: What a dumb fuck
It is very important for you to hear the safety announcement prior to disembarking. Even though you may have already heard it thousands of times, including once or twice on earlier flight segments on the very same day. Could be they've added something new!
Re: Problem solved?
May I assume that you're posting this from the basement of a rugged shelter, and that you're wearing full PPE including a helmet? Even though; YOU CAN NEVER BE CERTAIN THAT YOU ARE PROTECTED FROM EVERY FAILURE MODE.
"The Register can’t help but wonder ..."
"The Register can’t help but wonder whether the public Internet can ever be a good place for industrial control systems."
Well... Ready or not, here she comes!
Burying your head in the sand on this issue will get you/us a couple things.
1. A huge missed opportunity in terms of a business. Stop whining about how bad an idea it is, and start solving problems.
2. A lot of nasty industrial scale surprises.
The thing is, this data is often quite valuable. People / companies want it, and they are going to have it; one way or another. It WILL happen on the public internet, if, for no other reason than the way that the incumbent telecom industry has treated any sort of non-standard request.
Death by Snu snu!
They could stop charging a flat rate for the whole DB. Or, even better, if the subject of the query had to give permission before any data could be released.
Disclosure: I think credit reporting agencies are scumbags.
What good is an electronic control system stranded on an island?
When substation / unit / process / assembly line / thing X goes haywire, do you want to learn of that event via SMS from the plant floor, or via phone call from VP of Operations?
Not To Worry!
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"Ladies, by contrast, are issued their entire load of eggs at a relatively young age,..."
Negatory. And damn you for making me read through these articles to find you a link. http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/02/human-egg-stem-cells-isolated.html
Re: @desk jockey
..."The secret with coppers is not to make yourself interesting to them."
Got it. Don't be black, or Mexican, or Middle-Eastern. Sage advice.
Re: In the real world
Thank you Desk Jockey, for setting my mind at ease! So there's no potential for abuse, and it's for our protection, and, these machines are proven 100% reliable. I guess I am just too excitable.
Why AMD will stay alive
AMD will always stay afloat as long as Intel needs someone to hold up to the US DOJ and say: "See, we don't got no monopoly. Honest, it's a competitive market."
The force is strong with this one.
Re: having little first hand knowledge of such things.
A thousand times yes.
re: penny-sized plastic speakers
Judging by your title, Sir, I'll assume you mean a British penny; and not a US penny, or one from Cananada, or even some lesser country.
Good grief people
Lightsquared's plan was scuppered by incumbent wireless profiteers ^H^H^H^H erm, providers.
Re: Maybe it will finally happen
It's crazy that people still pay (anything) to have a new office document file format installed; that will then annoy the hell out of everyone they work with by causing them to need an upgrade. While we're at it, I may as well mention how much us Linuxtards loath people who fling their .docx turds around completely oblivious to how inconsiderate it is.
Here's a tip:
If you want me to edit it, send it in a non-proprietary format.
If you don't want me to edit it, send it as pdf, ps, or other non-proprietary format.
Can it run Crysis?
They will pay, one way or another.
Not a Micros~1 admin, but since one of you requested some Linux comments...
Trinity TRK. There may be better ones out there, but I've used it for years and it has never failed me in my mission (especially when the mission was pissing off a Windows-only corporate admin type).
KnoppixSTD has been handy on occasion as well.
Cygwin (can't live without proper regular expressions, sorry), Python, Notepad++, Firefox, Opera, or Chrome, and Bonzi Buddy ;o)
The banks will fix this, here's how...
It's unfortunate that this identity theft risk can't be mitigated. But! Not to worry! For the low low price of ten dollars per month, we can sell you some identity theft insurance!
Credit card companies pretending to be upset about CC fraud. lol