Can it be re-purposed?
To overturn referendum results?
398 posts • joined 12 Oct 2009
To overturn referendum results?
You know, not all British Citizens actually live in Britain.
I suspect Dublin will do very nicely out of all of this.
You need to take into account potential future earnings, which are now undoubtedly diminished with his criminal record.
It kind of assumes every boat is a migrant boat. Rather than just, say, a boat.
Scrambling the navy every time someone spots a boat wouldn't be particularly efficient.
Used to run a business in Malaysia, selling printer ribbons to offices.
Theirs were not the cheapest (far from it), or the best, but they they made a fortune. The reason being they would send vouchers - redeemable at most local stores - to the low-paid office-workers buying the things for their company. The workers liked the vouchers a lot. So they bought a lot of ribbons, leading to many of them having enormous stockpiles of things.
They were on hold to the outsourced support line for the past 2000 years.
Quite normal. I once had to do a project. The CEO (a total asshat) asked how long it would take. I said 6 months, conservatively. He said you have 3. I said no, it'll take 6. He said it WILL be done in 3.
Fast forward 2 months and they finally iron out the contracts and I'm allowed to start. And, of course, I now have 1 month to do it. At the end of the month I was off on holiday.
He told me I couldn't go. I basically said well I'm going, fire me when I get back if you want and off I went. I didn't get fired and he didn't get his project finished to his timescales either. In the end, with a lot of work and a very reduced set of testing, we got it done in about 5 months IIRC.
I was unfortunate enough to visit one of their stores on the weekend, and witnessed a customer approach a member of staff, hand them a shoe, ask if they had it in a size 9, and then He scanned it with some form of device, and it told him they were in stock!! .
I was shocked.
Dabbsy - your reach is large and quick.
^^^ Not a euphamism.
That's me. Finding shoes is a real PITF.
My usual gambit these days is to order several styles and sizes from Sole Trader online, try them all on, find the one that fits and take the rest back into the nearest store for a refund. The bonus being that you tend to get the Quidco applied to the entire initial purchase still, thus reducing the cost of the pair you actually keep (hey it's not my fault their systems are not joined up enough!).
FWIW, I've found Cat quite good for width and flatness. For trainers, try Sweatshop. They will stick you on a treadmill, film your feet in slow-motion and recommend you trainers that are actually what you need, and bring you out many styles and sizes to try on.
How long did your coma last?
It's pronounced comb-over
"It's either quarter to nine or I need to turn left."
Or, indeed, both.
They put about 20 of us "at risk" in the early noughties. That meant we were supposed to come to the office, but didn't have to do any work and were allowed time out for interviews etc. Due to a clause in my contract my place of employment was listed as my home, so I showed up in my lounge every day for 6 weeks.
Then I went in for my exit interview/form-signing/here's-your-payoff-meeting to be told that someone had resigned last night and they could keep one person and they wanted to keep me and move me to a proper software development role to fill the role that was now vacant. I said that all the jobs I'd been looking at were paying more than I was on. They said to give them a week and they'd get me an offer.
At the end of the week they came back with a £5k pay increase and told me to report back in in another week. All told I had about 2 months off on full pay, and then went back to a higher salary and a more interesting job.
I'm doing one of these BYOD flights in a couple of months. What worries me (1st world problems) is the bandwidth.
Assuming that it's only SD not HD, that's still about 2Mb/s per stream. And assuming 300 passengers, that's 600Mb/s (I'm good at maths, me).
What kind of wifi can support that?? Or will, as I am wearily expecting, the experience be utterly shit resulting in 9 hours of Kevin Bacon-style "Buffer face"?
I used to do phone support for a venerable ISP/Online Service back in the 90s. We had a 6-minute deadline and got hassled by supervisors if we went over. Eventually I became a supervisor and was able to do the hassling myself. Oh the power (at 18 years of age!).
The best trick was, when it was quite (which was rarely), if you flicked your phone into "I'm busy, don't give me any calls" mode (used for when typing up notes following a call) and then back to available you'd end up at the back of the available agents queue. So with no waiting calls, just do that every few minutes and hours would pass with no need to speak to a customer.
I loved the tour, the wife and kids were not quite so impressed. Damn non-geeks.
The cafe served some very nice cake if I remember correctly.
Not too many months ago on here, it was like:
Taxi Firms? Boo!
Seems to have reversed now.
1 - The person who did it (although there's a chance they were not on the plane, or where on the plane and one of their mates did it for a laugh without them knowing).
2 - The captain delaying the flight for it.
3 - The people who demanded to get off thus causing further delays.
Looks like a standard light fitting:
Kind of a shame though.
I backed the original Pebble and the Pebble Time Steel, but neither have been great. They've been good, but just not great. The first Pebble had a very glitchy screen. The PTS I have now has a great screen, but frequently does not give me notifications - and that's what I mainly use it for (apart from telling the time, natch). The supposed Gorilla Glass has scratched a LOT (and I've been fairly careful). No other watch I have owned has scratched at all really. Also, it frequently has to be reset and re-paired and the firmware updated.
I like smartwatches, and I admire the way Pebble pretty much started the industry, but when the Apple Watch V2 comes out, I'll probably switch to that.
CVS, Walgreens, Walmart etc all sell it in packs of 500.
Came across one today very similar to the VBA one above.
When stepping through the code it worked, when run normally it didn't. Took me a while to track down that it was reading a DB value that was updated in one scope that hadn't quite updated fully, and due to the read uncommitted isolation level, I was still picking up the old value.
We tried to change the phone number on my wife's Natwest account the other day, but it won't let you without a card-reader.
Compare this to Barclays, who allow it to be changed at will. This happened to my daughter a couple of months ago. Account hacked, £3000 taken. Barclay's were hopelessly incompetent at sorting it out. No communication and they never gave us any details on how it happened. They tried to blame her of course saying we must have a virus on the computer. We all use Macs with AV installed. I ran multiple Malware scans - nothing. No phishing either.
Because they changed the phone number, she got no alerts. And after reporting it and giving them the correct number, the fraud team kept trying to reach her on the number belonging to the thieving scum! Beggars belief...
Eventually she got it back, but she's leaving Barclay's obviously...
I'm assuming the proof reader is still hungover from the weekend.
An Imperial Wembley sounds like a bowel problem.
No, an Imperial Wembley sounds like a 1960s sports car.
"Ah yes, I had an Imperial Wembley once, replaced it with a Jenson Interceptor".
Surely FBiOS would be a more suitable name?
Sounds to me like they've invented C#
When a C64 equivalent arrives. :)
Yev from Backblaze here -> The data was being deleted from Mac user's drives, not Backblaze drives. Also Backblaze user's backups were not affected, just a Backblaze file on the drive.
Can I just give a thumbs-up to Blackbaze for keeping their customers informed? Many places would try and sweep it under the carpet or ignore the issue because it was caused by someone else.
Yet again Backblaze makes me thankful that I am a customer!
They lost me, too. The continual price-rises finally got to me. I usually worked around it by saying I was going to leave and getting a discount for a while, but this time I just ditched the TV altogether. Most watching is NowTV (which actually has Sky Atlantic) and Netflix anyway. Freeview fills in most of the gaps.
I kept the broadband (ultimately theirs is better) but reduced my spend by about £40 p/m. A month in and I haven't missed it once.
Service Oriented Architectures do work well in my experience, but making everything stateless isn't a solution when you need transactional integrity, as all systems writing data to a database do.
This is indeed the problem. The other trend I'm seeing now is each microservice to store data pertaining to that service in its own database. Which is fine, until you need to do something transactionally across multiple services, i.e. create an order and update the user's account at the same time.
So what ends up happening is someone writes an orchestration layer that wraps up calls to those individual services in a transaction-friendly way, but by then you're pretty much back to what you started with 5 years ago.
Overall though I do like the idea of microservices, especially the easy-release cycle that it allows. But - as every single poster has correctly pointed out - it does NOT negate the need for proper integration testing!
Now I'm going to have Master of Puppets stuck in my head all day.
Minecraft demands it, too.
Someone retrieved a record and selected the "also retrieve records of relatives" box. Bingo - every single record returned.
Disclaimer - my family hails from Lincolnshire.
Yeah it was always fun getting a close up look at the Cockpit. I guess they don't do that anymore though. But, yes those were the days!
Capt. Oveur: Have you ever been in a plane cockpit before?
Joey: No, sir.
Capt. Oveur: Ever seen a grown man naked?
Flicking through the upper echelons of TV channels the other day with my 10 year old boy and came across a re-run. He was instantly hooked and when I said it was coming back he asked if we could go. A quick Google revealed the on-going tour (I had no idea that was a thing!) would be visiting somewhere not too far away from us in the summer. 2 minutes later and tickets were booked.
You can use microservices instead of components.
Microservices may well use components.
And then presumably the defendants were slapped with Contempt of Court, and possibly Perjury charges?
When I phoned up to get it switched off, I was asked "what are the URLs of the sites you're trying to view"!
I'm surprised they don't block anything with "Virgin" in it anyway!
Got sent a nice hamper one year by our parent company, as a thanks for a ton of work I'd done for them that just happened to go live shortly beforehand. Emphatically NOT a Xmas pressie, but a "thanks for getting the site live" pressie.
But of course because it was just before Xmas my boss didn't want it to look like I was getting stuff that nobody else was, so made me share it out.
>>“I’ve been running Alan Sugar’s companies for the last 25 years, and that’s why I know a little bit about technology,”
What a wonderful sentence. One could spend hours thinking about the possible interpretations.
Indeed, I was thinking:
I’ve been running Alan Sugar’s companies for the last 25 years, and that’s why I know a little bit - and only a little bit - about technology,
It was 99% of his shares... I don't know if that was actually "the 99% remaining after he'd given 50% of them to the kid".
$50bn is its market valuation, not its turnover. I suspect its profit is fairly small.
Yep, dropped dead Monday evening, but got an urgent call from the boss demanding I come in anyway to fix a problem.
Three years later and I'm still undead.
I used to look forward to when Zzap 64 had a free game demo on a cassette on the magazine.
As a young teenager I looked forward to the floppy disk on Computer Shopper, and as an older teenager, the CD-ROM on the cover of PCW.
Today you can get a magazine with an entire computer included.
<shakes head incredulously>
If our choice is things warming up and some low-level land getting flooded - with the side effect of excellent plant growth for food, or things going freezing putting much of the entire planet under ice - with the side effect of being unable to grow food and humanity starving to death, I know which I'd choose.
Also need to say that "deniers" and "believers" are not scientific words, so I don't know why they get used in scientific debate.
.. which repair cars they drive around in, so let's just ban everyone with a beard from having a car.
I'd just ban everyone with a beard* full stop. Then we'd get rid of hipsters, too.
*Except Santa. My kids would never forgive me.
Used to do tech support at Compuserve as my first job out of school. Everyone's favourite line when they couldn't fix it was: "Right, well that should be ok now. If you can just hang up and try again.", thus forcing the poor customer to get off the line, find out it still didn't work and then call back back and sit in another 45 minute queue to get through to someone else. Hopefully someone else in a different call centre.
Then of course the worst line to hear in reply was: "No need, I've got a second line for the modem." as dreams of getting a lunch break and keeping your call time under the allocated 6 minutes disappeared...
I'm confused by the reports of what's happened. Was this a DDOS or a hack?
Frankly, it sounds like a DDOS. Quite possibly one of those ransom attempts that seem popular these days. That would not result in data being taken, just in the site being offline.
If you are hacking to actually steal customer data, you do not flood the site with traffic*, but rather would try and sneak in undetected. If the data is exposed by the front end (which is unlikely but possible if there was some kind of SQL Injection vuln or something) then flooding the front-end with traffic is just going to make it unavailable for the hack, also.
So I'm a bit puzzled.
*I admit there is a chance it was a diversion.
Does anyone else think the moon traversing the earth looks rather like a Death Star going past? Or is that just me?