Re: Bureaucratic procurement
We are approved to supply, and it's a bloody hard struggle to get approved
150 posts • joined 6 Nov 2009
We are approved to supply, and it's a bloody hard struggle to get approved
I do a lot of work for the NHS, the kit we supply is reasonably priced
Having said that, If I want a network point or fused spur point, it'll add maybe £3.5k to the project PER Department.
So we supply network cables & a plug on the kit when possible, to save costs for them.
It's not us that's charging for the Network or Power it's their internal works departments.
I required a server provisioned recently in a hospital data centre & the cost was accidently emailed to me, I really could have gone online and purcheased everything we needed for about £6k less.
It absolutely stupid!
Could I also join your cave club, I have to admit to having a facebook account, but it gets about 20 seconds of use every other day. Sometimes it's nice to see what the wife & kids are up to during the school holidays, and believe it or not I get a few messages from personal customers every few months that keeps me in beer money.
BTW I don't use twatter, I won't lower my standards that far.
There was a large carpark near one of our installations and an empty building nearby
The criminals had setup a jammer on 433.92Mhz to operate between 5pm & 10pm weekdays & all weekend
We operate monitoring equipment on that frequency and every day between 5 & 10pm and the weekend, we couldn't recieve any signals from the equipment.
I ended up sitting outside with a portable radio scanner for 2 evenings to figure it out, we contacted the police and the problem went away the next day.
mad physicist Fiona
"Personally I find it surprising that sort of unraveling of a messy dataset can be done at a range of tens of kilometres, but I certainly haven't the background to contradict them."
That was my point, geologists can determine magnetic field shifts, by looking at rocks. Did they have some expendable geologists on the craft that jumped out, drilled a core sample and measured the magnetic field reversals? I bet they were a happy bunch for about 1 second or until they vaporised.
Thats why i don't get it. I think you need actual rock samples to measure. Or am I completely wrong?
My Geologist friends are now complaining!
How can you tell a magnetic field is 4 Billion Years old?
If you're measuring the field it's like using a compass, so the magnetic field is now
As the craft hit the planet, how could they read age of the field?
It's not like they have a load of magnetic samples to compare
... When they pry it from my dead hands!
Hey El-Reg Stream the video, some of us like myself live in rural West Cornwall and can't take the time off to drive to London.
Why can't you stream the video?
We might have broadband by then! ;)
Should I dye all my wifes and let her use them or just dye them and flush them away?
Inquiring minds need to know, as she WILL ask why the boxes are emply
Hope it works for septic tanks, as we don't have mains sewers here!!! ;)
The icon looks close to tampons
A few years ago if you were stupid enough to be looking for expensive boats or houses you could get hit, but the other day I was looking for a cheap air conditioning unit and the image files were trying to load executables.
I have a friend who remotely manages a rather large number of commercial Wind Farms.
He once showed me how secure they were, by 'dialing one up' analogue modem.This was maybe 5 years ago. Recently they have all had thier phone lines disconnected and it's all managed with a web interface. The scary part was him logging in and the u/n & p/w were the defaults with admin rights, and he said he wasn't allowed to change them, even if he could.
Put it this way, at least my router had a password even if it rubbish when I got it.
Login can be done from ANY internet access point, even a 3G dongle works no problem. The controller has no URL, just an IP Address, and that was in the UK range, a different IP Address for each site, that were stored in his favorites list.
RIP Leonard Nimoy
Mr Spock was one of my favorites
Je suis Charlie
I've been looking for half decent coverage around my house, this sounds just the thing
Wow do Google really have office on the Lizard?
I'll checkit out tomorrow on the way to my grannys
I've decided to do this in my office!
20U rack, 5Kva UPS, 2 HP 1U servers & 1 4U management Console
External Temp is 11.6c, Internal temp is 24.6c
Lovely and warm in here
Where is the 'to' in that sentence?
You lucky sod, I failed my Cycling Proficiency
All I've got is my birth & marriage certificates!
My best guess at the answer is....
A: Mobile Phone
Now where is my free family holiday to Florida with £1000 spending money?
Or anywhere south of Exeter would be easier, I'm not about to drive 5 hours to a speech and then 5 hours back again!
No access to the OBDII in my car, the previous owner cut the cables to it,
Now I wonder why they cut the cable? did they know something you guys know?
If some-one wants to mess with my 2001 Skoda, good luck to them
Apart from the two computers on my network, what on earth could they attack me with?
Should I buy a WiFi router just to be on the wild side?
8 million MPH - 93 Million Miles to travel isn't that 93/8 = 11.625 hours
how does that equate to 2-3 days?
You will be missed!
Is to install a 10Kva UPS in the next couple of weeks. (UPS is here, just need to re-cable house)
That will totally screw the stats from any smart meter they install wont it?
We suffer regular power outages, hence i'm up at 4am working due to a 6 hour power outage today.
Beer because - it doesn't need power and I don't have to work tomorrow
Naaa, the A303 is still the same around there!
I think that might still be my local, strange place!
Err maybe not then :(
It bloody works for me, why don't cloudy things I use, crash!
I wondered why my wife started talking, I thought I'd done something wrong!
Thank god for Ebay & Facebook, they keep her out of my hair ;)
That every luser out there uses password as their password?
Did somebody search google for google?
Just trying to decide what to tell the wife I'm buying into.
She doesn't like letting off rockets with our 7yo at the best of times!
Couldn't you do a "appears on CC bill as strip club" or something?
A bit like Microsoft Azure crashing out this morning in Northern Europe then!
I just gave up in the end, I think it's back now though!
Go And Do Something Less Boring Instead
I've been with my ISP since they first came into exsistance in 1995, Eclipse internet. I've moved house on numerous occasions and changed 'options' a number of times, depending on my needs.
I've recently started paying for my phone calls with them and I'm now saving on average £50 per month.
I still have to pay BT for line rental, but they do 'own' the wires after all and will fix usually within 24 hours. I would recommend eclipse to anyone who can get it in their area, customer service & support is pretty good.
Not sure if there would be a problem if I wanted to cancel, but as it's fast, reliable & cost effective, I don't see the need at the moment!
Can El Reg please expose the spanners please?
Last year i purchased a full set 5mm - 30mm Open & ring ended, now in the box are 5 left, and I haven't had the need to use any. (points accusingly at son)
Son swears blind he put them back in the box after use, so now i'm left with 5mm, 9mm, 27mm, 28mm & 30mm sizes that i have no idea what they might fit!
The rest appear to have de-materialised or turned into carpet mats for an Astra!
I recently cleared out one of our sheds! I found screwdrivers from my youth, perhaps they actually went back to the screwdriver phase after becoming rags from a bag that had disintergrated.
Why is it that I can never find a screw of the correct size, when I know they were in a pot, specifically used for rogue laptop screws and I know there were loads in there!
Is there an unwritten rule that states 'you will always have left over screws' or do they multiply overnight if left unattended?
Why! when you put a screwdriver down right beside any computer or rack equipment. The bugger decides to move and you physically have to get up and look elsewhere for it!
Happened to me this morning, working on a laptop, put screwdriver to the right of the main body, and next thing I know it's moved itself behind the screen!
How do they do that?
Flight going to be. Any Ideas?
SysAdmin Day ------>
So how do you store everyones metadata?
I'm guessing SQL would probably be a little overloaded in a very short space of time!
Or are they going to have a database per person in the UK, wow that would be a big SQL array
I guess 'Cloud Storage' might have an end in sight!
As for my servers they are all hosted internally :)
All 40ish of them
They need to keep replacing it because the battery life is so rubbish.
It's not just you with this issue
I was on a Tesco PAYG phone for years and it worked all over the house.
I wanted a contract phone and ended up with a Galaxy S3 on O2
No signal to be found anywhere near where I live, but
If I put the sim into my old Tesco phone, Hey Presto, Full signal on O2 everywhere
I think it's the Galaxy that's the problem, not the network in my area
Quote "we now have to jump through hoops and fill in loads of forms to justify our usage for each and every one"
I didn't have that problem, I rang my ISP and asked for 10 IPV4 addresses, and within 5 minutes they were allocated and working!
I asked at the time "isn't there a shortage" their reply was "not here"
I think I'll stick to IPV4 for the foreseeable future
Is the OS XP?