Re: Do not be so mean to merc drivers
You missed the sarcasm tags..
277 posts • joined 13 Jul 2010
You missed the sarcasm tags..
" I guess the labor laws in South Korea are a bit behind"
Same in australia, Coles, 7-eleven, grilld are good examples of how to abuse your employees.
Mines the one with the spaceling in the pocket.
-0.9s two wind farms drop out -192MW
The fact that two wind farms that would be geographically separated drop out within 0.1 of a second indicates that a lot more was going on. Whatever caused them to drop out would also be the trigger to cause the interconnect to also drop out.
It appears to me that if you are going to overload a wind farm it will drop out hence both going at the same time followed closely by the interconnect.
It would appear that SRAS1 start-up failed due to a software issue
Haha M$ strikes again! DEATH BY BSOD.
Are you contending that if the wind farms had not been built, and new or existing power stations had been in their place the blackout wouldn't have occurred?
It doesn't matter how many new power stations that SA had if the feeders dropped out and disconnected them from the grid. It is not normal practice to place a coal fired power station in the middle of the city, it would be placed closest to the coal fields. Say at the end of a 275 kV feeder...
Why is nuclear power not even considered in Oz, considering the amount of Uranium we dig up?
Because it costs considerable amounts of money to build and run nuclear power stations. Australia may have the ore but it has nothing to turn it into fuel for a reactor.
No it doesn't, how many MW was lost when the three 275 kV distributors dropped out. That would have caused more of a pull from victoria than any wind farm drop down.
The direct contributing factor was the loss of the distributors... not the wind farms.
you think i'm going to show my fucking parents the difference between Xfce or GNOME or KDE and play "find the start bar" for them
Yea, I'm sick to death of trying to explain to my friends and family where everything has disappeared to in windoze8 and windoze 10. The standard comment was why did they change it? I can't find anything anymore. etc.
With the UI change especially to W8 it might have been easier to move my friends to linux as from their point of view both UIs are nothing like they used before.
Yeah, but the outcomes are pretty unpredictable.
Not at all! The more beer the uglier the result.
Beer helping ugly people breed since forever.
I have no problems with the concept of modern technology it it just the way some f*ckwits implement it. Seriously what the f*ck where the thinking sending anything in the clear! Absolute bloody tools, this is basically criminally negligent.
Will always over come youth and beauty. The icon says it all <G>
No IBM has methods to get rid of you from there as well.... Been there have the scars!
As it was in the back pocket he might have been "clenching it wrong" instead!
Nah, I recon he dropped the S.B.D. from hell. icon says it all...
..."unlimited cloud storage for free" will not be unlimited or free?
Of course it is free, paid for by the NSA...
There was a letter in the local paper that stated that politician needed to be lawyers to allow then to create laws.
Guess what, they probably ended up as politicians as they were crap lawyers.
I have just received a 3rd paper census form to fill in! The original arrived 2 days late was fill in and posted back weeks ago.... And they still keep posting census forms through the letter box.
How much is this crap fest costing?
Have you ever ordered a fruit-flavored gelatin dessert?
No, I just order jelly.
You've described Scrum. Minimal ceremony, self organising team.
No! Scrum IS a ceremony, it is the prayer at the altar of the church of agile
Agile tends to foster good communication WITHIN a team and makes it easier for everyone to engage with the project;
Pure double speak bullsh*t, this is just another way that agile is used to blame the development team.
What! it failed!!!!! You devs must have failed to communicate!!!! BAD DEVS
Totally disagree with your disagreement.
Never worked in an Agile project that actually worked.
Currently working on project, seen two attempts to deliver, now on the third and still no delivery. Agile is an excuse for having no idea how to do something and just starting and attempting to learn on the job.
In the real world when you have a multi million dollar project with a fixed functionality, fixed time frame and fixed budget agile doesn't work.
The agile approach is to start with an undefined idea, no requirements, stuff around for ages, waste a lot of money then deliver some flaky stuff that does something. This might be ok for a startup where the stuff delivered becomes hipster and takes off for a couple of months. But if you are a real world bricks and mortar place with real stuff to do with people and suppliers to pay then build your software using the same techniques as you would build a building, dam etc. Start with a set of solid requirements functional and NON-functional, plan it cost it then start building. At least you will have a chance of getting it built on time and on schedule.
Good point about the privacy issue.
I've had similar problems in the AREC (Amateur Radio Emergency Corp) reporting the recovery of dead body during a SAR mission.
That was NOT information the search coordinator wanted exposed to the general public and reporters.
PS. The video both causes and cures cancer.
What happens if you play it backwards...
@Aus Tech why? I would have thought that as an ozze you should understand sarcasm, it's only the yanks who don't.
On the PDP 11 (not the micro code version) the closest was 014747(octal) MOV -(PC),-(PC)
You loaded into the last memory location and executed, it just filled the whole memory top to bottom with 014747.
The universe is finite, stupidity (especially human) is infinite!
Having everything in the cloud sounds nice, the only problem is if you have a crap connection then don't even bother....
Reasonably competent System Integrator IT Architects (and yes there sure are a lot still remaining, even in IBM) make reasonable recommendations.
The problem here is the SALES idiots that over sold a cheap substandard solution.
The competent architects should be involved in the bid process (I normally was) from that you then work out how much and how long. That is what you should be bidding, but no, some sales idiot looking for a commission says "They won't buy for that, we'll just drop they price and screw them over with scope changes" (been there) when you as architect get to deliver you have a major WTF moment!
That's at best. The far more likely scenario is that the ABS did not do enough to either specify the required level of protection or simply palmed that off to IBM and stuck their heads in the sand.
The IBM approach:
Customer: I would like to buy a car.
IBM: Certainly, $xxxx please
IBM: here is your car
Customer: Where are the tyres and there is no engine!!
IBM: Oh, you never asked for them, they are extra.
We just haven't checked our local galactic planning office.
>The vans detected the leaked local oscillator (not the IF) from the first stage of the radio receivers that picked up the TV signal.
I thought they actually used the 15,625 kHz from the EHT osc as that really radiates and using a null looped antenna you can get a very close direction.
Fail, the Fridge is not australian, a yank in the UK built the first working unit in 1834, a pom build a large scale plant in australian in 1856.
But the first "fridge" was in 1913 in the states.
The electric drill was patented in australia but never built, the first one was built in germany.
The tree of life is self pruning.
Just because we can't find it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
One option is to do the maths to see if this type of phenomena could explain dark matter / dark energy...
IT angle, 'nough said...
civilian citizen of good character And what the hell defines that! I've been in the states and from where I was the only definition of good was you went to the right church.
The fact that they may go to church is certainly no indication of being good, just ask those screwed over by the catholic priests...
Religion and guns are a bad mix.
Satire... We are talking about Americans here, aren't we?
centuries the language used in diplomacy was french..
Only in Europe.
I have no idea how far a meter is, it would depend on the size of the actual meter and maybe the type; audio, RF, voltmeter, amp meter, water meter...
I suspect you mean metre which is an actual unit of distance.
One day americans will get to understand metric...
Dropped cat with piece of buttered toast tied to its back.
>Which is why you have a contract...
Yea, right. What isn't included is excluded and if it is included there will be so many caveats around the inclusion that the whole thing means you a screwed.
Those who can do, those who can't teach (or set exams)...
That is nasty! I have a copy of pet rats and they are nice, clean, honest and cuddly. To imply that politicians are rats is an insult to rats.
>c# is great
C# is like having sex with too many condoms...
>Best give her machine the full AV treatment just to be sure she hasn't just installed a rather crafty piece of malware...
Nah, she is safe, W10 is the malware!
Must have had problems with moms cooking!
If you are going to use an external sensor then it is much easier to use a hardware random generator. Most electronic circuits generate noise especially shot noise, this can be enhanced and it will generate a stream of random 1 and 0s.
Just google hardware random number generator for circuits.
Hey, MonkeyCee the hydro plants in New Zealand that have been mothballed or dismantled were all old and small and most were closed down over 60 years ago and were under 1 MW. Most of the current shutdown plants were thermal.
5452 MW Hydro
2413 MW Thermal
1014 MW Geothermal
685 MW Wind
68 MW Bio
3400 MW Wind
1000 MW Thermal
285 MW Hydro
250 MW Geothermal
210 MW Tidal
I was fly in fly out implementing a new banking package. I didn't get massive amounts of money but over a million frequent flight points, accommodation points and loads of free accommodation for a good hotel chain.
We didn't spend much on holidays for a couple of years.