So I can assume you are not a fan of BMW's management culture?
751 posts • joined 16 Oct 2009
Well you know what the BOFH always says, the best bean counter is a been counter
Having spent rather too much time visiting someone in hospital over the las t few months I can concur - semi anecdotally, uncontrolled samples, male only. After the first couple of times, I began to count the number of staff (identified by ID cards) who came into the loos and then attempted to leave without washing their hands. Over
3 months and about 60 logo trips, 1/3of staff tried to leave. I started challenging them (the sinks being conveniently close to the exit. There was an amazing mix of incredulity, denial, excuse and actually abuse. However they'd I'd all make a token approach to hand washing.
I wrote the the head of the trus (yes Cumberland and Westmorland, Carlisle I am talking about you). No answer after 3 weeks. Wrote again last week, but sent it recorded delivery and ccd the Health Care Commision. Just waiting.....
Re: Could someone explain the (multiple) phone calls ?
It could have well been a Wolf Spider - their bite can draw (a little) blood. Non venemous though as far as I know
Re: The moment the porn industry gets hold of this..
Deffo anon if you have slapped down a real credit card :-)
Re: Arf Arf Arf
Paris, because she could be the next President of those United States.
There could be worse. Based on the current runners, GOP and Dems that is.
I hope that critical national infrastructure is a little harder than that which would allow an internet based attack to cause major disruption. However, kill supply chains (to let's just say the five major supermarkets) and within a few days there would be trouble. And they well may be more vulnerable - after all security is just a cost is it not?
You were lucky. You have to see how much damage two pissed off parrots can do to infrastructure (electrical, computer and doors) to realise your budgie was just starting off. My nearest and dearest assure me that they didn't like their new grub....
Re: No Kidding!
Bloody right - but with a 'C' ark designed for politicians and senior civil (or not) servants
Re: It's all about the blinky lights
I solved our rat/mice problem by getting a company cat. We even claimed the VAT back on its food.
No joke. Two cats are important members of our team in a very small development data centre. Their sister does sterling work in our house. Very popular players. And yes, we also get VAT back on food, vets and claim them as a valid expense. We were pulled up by HMRC on this about 2 years ago (a fractional part of a fractional part of 1% of our turnover - but at least HMRC were reading the returns.......)
ps - no cute cat icon?
oxford does not appear to have a good record on promoting critical self awareness
Or even on and back off again?
Re: The scum leading the dumb
I'm just surprised this is anonymous. I assume that it is because of one of a number of reasons
- you have run out of sock puppet accounts based on the same IP address (well let's face it, its not worth the money to do even a basic job of obfuscation)
- you really believe it (and are not happy to take advice from others)
Re: Boo, hiss
The US seems to have been up front on their losses. Was the USSR actually being honest - or alternatively did they have a superior safety process combined with technology? Just wondering.
Re: Surprised? Nah
I think Twain was rather smarter than the average flea (or Congressman)
As a consumer (are many of us not), John Lewis seem to have pretty good prices (not the lowest, but then at least you know who you are handing your CC over to), seem to extend warranties to make up for part of that, but importantly don't quibble about warranties and get of their arses and collect/fix. Two recent examples, a Sony television (lovely picture, shame it stopped working) and a Lenovo laptop. Both collected, repaired/replaced with little hassle.
I don't have a financial interest, but maybe a little extra cash to get a better service is sometimes worth it?
Re: As an ICT teacher I am not surprised
If you want to get fancy AND truthful, maybe you could call them "micropayment experts" (generally involving someone else's credit card)...
The teams working on micropayments (except for a few specialised high volume chaps and chapesses) are the ones at the bottom of the pile.
Re: Those tasks are *bullshit*
Web designer, a skill?
Well given the differences between well designed web sites and the majority - yes, I would say there is skill there
But we know the answer to that would be 'don't be silly, don't you know how this business is run?'
Re: Is it the resolution or the model itself?
Quite. While I have no experience of climate modelling directly, I spent many years working on problems in numerical analysis, generally related to fluids. On many (not a few) occasions I saw groups led astray by concentrating on improving resolution through both code optimisation and improved machine performance. While these can help, throwing more resources at the wrong (sub) questions can result in a lot of wasted time.
Of course the US group might just have been unlucky with some of their initial conditions, rather than necessarily worse than the European team.
Or the mic in the non working shower (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Frontier_(novel) - 1959)
Or a dog/cat fancier (other species are available)
Fascinating. While I can see the reasons for developing TOR to further publicly declared US interests in free speech (overseas at least), I assume that the NSA were keeping a careful eye out and that it would not be allowed to come back and bite them on the buttox? Although I suppose that has worked well in similar 'well meaning' interventions - such as support for a nascent Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan?
Re: "and previously told investors it had "completed" a security audit."
No, they passed the formal audit....
Re: Well this answers one question
BND is directed by politicians on (about to be) on multinational payrolls.
Re: Successful government IT projects
There are a set of systems running in a certain doughnut that seem to make many people in gubbimint happy - do these count?
On a related note, there have been a couple of recorded incidents in the UK of enterprising thieves stealing high end bicycles by combining publicly available "map my ride" profiles (to approximate start/stop locations, and other social info.
Re: Ultimate goal
I question that cats are intelligent. Who did they choose for servants?
Dumb animals of course - uhhhh
Yup, with Atos running it, self service will be the only option - except that security requirements will prevent anyone form doing anything than the traditional turn it off and on again.
Absolutely. My father (in his eighties and a bit of a sucker for some of these things - I discouraged him from online banking and have a reasonable protocol in place with the Bank - HSBC actually, might be bad at some things but good here) had a problem with BT. Having failed to get them to realise that a £250 (yup £250) cancellation charge for a service he was persuaded to sign up for but which could never be delivered I went the OFCOM route and ccd BTs customer services. Within 72 hours, following a note from OFCOM requesting further details, BT cancelled the contract - without either apology or charge.
Get the facts right and inform OFCOM.
Lots lots more. Next question....
Re: I'll Sign Anything
Poor introduction to coke for your 13 year old daughter I suspect?
Yes but let's be fair, that particular guy is so stupid (cunning maybe - he ripped off the best writers) he wouldn't know how to turn the internet on.
But could be very expensive to pu put on the road pos mot/local equivalent
Re: Do they not have *** advisers in government?
"That's why we have the House of Lords, so that some people who actually know about
Generally very little. A majority are political appointments with a few hereditary peers thrown in. For example Andrew Floyd Flobber (a political appointment with a deep knowledge of popular musicals) flew back from the US to vote in a recent debacle.
Re: Subtle mind control
That said, I have to to start wondering why the CCC needs an app to stream data. That begins to look like the old, "you need a codec" ploy.
Probably an attempt to "stick it to the man"
Out of interest, what did the picture have to do with the article (even tangentially?)
Re: Drone Target Practice For The Gun Class
And created all sorts of other problems. Ever wondered why they are called emergency flares?
Re: Quantum engineers?
Just the uncertain ones
Re: the lion, the witch and the ... police box
And if you haven't watched GOT - your loss.
If you have, your loss too
Re: Reds are under the bed!
Strange place the USA. Once you get out og the DC/NTC/LA bubbles some of the views of the population are... well rather strange when compared to ours.
But it is often a very familiar place. Having lived in the US for a number of years, I (mostly) found it vey comfortable with liberal (in the best sense of the word) live and let live principles.
Re: Blind Man's Bluff
The Russians took better care with their codes and ciphers than the Nazis.
They had (have) some very good mathematicians as well and had probably learnt a lot about the human errors which exposed enigma.
Re: It's all lies, I tell you.
Rome as an empire started to decline more or less when the ruling class started to believe their own propaganda.
I think you need to use a little of your leisure time to read some history. Sorry to burst your little balloon but it was an ee bitty more complex than that and most high school/A level students with a history/latin qual could do better in one sentence.
Re: If you need to kill people with snake bites
Nah sure Black Mamba was a US import - didn't come to good end though
Re: I always was fond of overkill
Just what Mr Wolf wants for Christmas
Re: Mr Cynical
One might plausibly argue that monitoring politicians is careful targeted surveillance - given their historical behaviour
So a real number, rational or irrational?
Re: One for the wish list
Don't worry. A mid life crisis(real, imagined or fabricated) is a valid excuse
Well they all just seem to race past me - guess a lowly Toyota is not worth tailgating