19 posts • joined Thursday 26th May 2011 12:40 GMT
BITE YOUR TOUNGE SIR!
Slaps you with a copy of the bible!
Re: 350 million odd inhabitants
I dispute your use of very.
We are EXTREMELY ODD and proud of it
Re: ITIL manual
As a Teir 3 desktop support
We had to go through the whole training
We have NO interest or involvement in any project as minor shop monkeys we do what the larger better paid monkeys tell us.
WHY DID THEY WASTE OUR TIME LETTING THE TICKET QUEUE grow to almost 100 tickets in the week that it took the 5 of us to complete the master level training.
Re: How about Greenhills?
Polarized Screen with a narrow Angle of view-ability OR no screen at all but an optical output to a pair of Glasses
Re: "The whole Wikileaks and A$$nut farce has happened completely under Obama's watch."
As you do not understand how the US government works. Blaming Obama or Bush or Regan or any sitting president for ecconomic issues is like blaming the iceberg for sinking the Titanic.
Title Viii of the Civil Rights act of 1968 Signed by a democrat.
the Addition of the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 signed by a Democrat
The changes made in 1989 and 1991 allowed for greater transparancy signed by ... a REPUBLICAN.
Legislative changes 1992 Signed by a Democrat.
Although minor amendments were made directly to the Community Reinvestment Act concerning the consideration of minority and female owned institutions & partnerships during evaluations first established in 1991, other portions of the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 indirectly affected the CRA practices at the time in requiring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government sponsored enterprises that purchase and securitize mortgages, to devote a percentage of their lending to support affordable housing.
Riegle-Neal Interstate Banking and Branching Efficiency Act of 1994 signed by ... A DEMOCRAT
Regulatory changes 1995 signed by A DEMOCRAT
in 1995 BILLY CLINTON (A DEMOCRAT) In July 1993, President Bill Clinton asked regulators to reform the CRA in order to make examinations more consistent, clarify performance standards, and reduce cost and compliance burden. Robert Rubin, the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, under President Clinton, explained that this was in line with President Clinton's strategy to "deal with the problems of the inner city and distressed rural communities". Discussing the reasons for the Clinton administration's proposal to strengthen the CRA and further reduce red-lining, Lloyd Bentsen, Secretary of the Treasury at that time, affirmed his belief that availability of credit should not depend on where a person lives, "The only thing that ought to matter on a loan application is whether or not you can pay it back, not where you live." Bentsen said that the proposed changes would "make it easier for lenders to show how they're complying with the Community Reinvestment Act", and "cut back a lot of the paperwork and the cost on small business loans".
By early 1995, the proposed CRA regulations were substantially revised to address criticisms that the regulations, and the agencies' implementation of them through the examination process to date, were too process-oriented, burdensome, and not sufficiently focused on actual results. The CRA examination process itself was reformed to incorporate the pending changes. Information about banking institutions' CRA ratings was made available via web page for public review as well. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) also moved to revise its regulation structure allowing lenders subject to the CRA to claim community development loan credits for loans made to help finance the environmental cleanup or redevelopment of industrial sites when it was part of an effort to revitalize the low- and moderate-income community where the site was located.
During one of the Congressional hearings addressing the proposed changes in 1995, William A. Niskanen, chair of the Cato Institute, criticized both the 1993 and 1994 sets of proposals for political favoritism in allocating credit, for micromanagement by regulators and for the lack of assurances that banks would not be expected to operate at a loss to achieve CRA compliance. He predicted the proposed changes would be very costly to the economy and the banking system in general. Niskanen believed that the primary long term effect would be an artificial contraction of the banking system. Niskanen recommended Congress repeal the Act.
Niskanen's, and other respondents to the proposed changes, voiced their concerns during the public comment & testimony periods in late 1993 through early 1995. In response to the aggregate concerns recorded by then, the Federal financial supervisory agencies (the OCC, FRB, FDIC, and OTS) made further clarifications relating to definition, assessment, ratings and scope; sufficiently resolving many of the issues raised in the process. The agencies jointly reported their final amended regulations for implementing the Community Reinvestment Act in the Federal Register on May 4, 1995. The final amended regulations replaced the existing CRA regulations in their entirety. (See the notes in the "1995" column of Table I. for the specifics)
Legislative changes 1999.
In 1999 the Congress enacted and President Clinton signed into law the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act. This law repealed the part of the Glass–Steagall Act that had prohibited a bank from offering a full range of investment, commercial banking, and insurance services since its enactment in 1933
Re: It's the economic model, stupid!
Unconstrained choice makes support difficult if not impossible. 3 or 4 choices is all a typical human can handle before they get caught in a descicion loop.
Re: The actual reason Linux has never seen mainstream successful on the desktop...
For windows I can buy right off the shelf Drop x processor into Y motherboard if they work together, Drop L ram providing it matches the specs of the board somewhat Pick 4 random PCI E cards for my peripherals (if they are not built onboard) Grab a any video card I want put em together with a standards compliant sufficiently powerfull Powersupply and it works without any real research. and they all WORK off the top.
Re: A bit off topic but...
I disagree... slightly
Most people use thier computer as a toy, not a tool, personal email, (that chain mail from aunt Gladys in particular) games, Facebook, myspace, whatever the @#$% are all are entertainment NOT functional. A TOOL is an Office Suite used for work purposes. A Toy is an office suite used to make a LolCats poster. The 99.999 percent of users are THICK Couldnt be arsed to wipe the spittle off thier chin playing with toys at home. The Home PC is the culmination of 100 years of evolution of personal entertainment. From Radio and telephone and board games to movies to TV to PC and console games to Cell phones and answering machines. All of which got wrapped up in a neat little package and Coupled with the military developed Darpanet giving us the internet.
linux doesnt work for the average user because
the learning curve is too steep, Too much expertise required, Hardware incompatibility, doesnt JUST WORK right out of the box on any sytem you can name. Expertise from one flavor does not transfer over to another... What works in one version does not work in another, 9 or 10 (ive lost count) different install methods. (none of which are compatible) Lack of Corporate use. No cross platform uniformity. The list goes on and on.
For home use it is to much of a bother for anything other than hobbyist use. it offers choice and freedom to punters who cant decide chicken, pork, fish or steak for dinner let alone something intricate like how they want thier computer desktop to look.
Re: Admit it, all you Microsoft employees/astroturfers/shills/fans/enthusiasts
Engineers make terrible stylists and terrible stylists make really terrible Gui's
Engineers code, Usability experts make it just that Useable. a GUI is needed for id wager 99.99 percent of all users. This New GUI will require hours and hours and hours of retraining which companies will not be doing. This Surface OS wont be used on corporate machines for at least 4-10 years.
I COULD disable java but then
99 percent of my job would be un doable
and the marjority of the web would be unuseable
Every e comerce site uses it
the Register itself uses it for log in log out
Just about every site you go to for social networking
Re: Sticks and stones may break my bones.
They are about the same level of wit, charm and inteligence.
Re: Yet the
In the US Freedom of speech includes annymous speach. The company would have to come out and prove liable/slander. Facebook (a US based company) could easily tell the UK based judge to get stuffed.
The Cloud is wonderful untill
some one comes along with a warrant to snoop.
Or till the companies are forced into being Network cops looking at everything you upload to a cloud store.
Or till the storage company goes out of buisness OR untill you miss a bill payment for your storage. Or you hit the storage cap. Ect Ect.
No skin in this fight ( i despise you facebook freaks)
But your folks aught to be able to see when your being a dumbass online. Better yet you must be this old before you can log on and have a credit card number.
as for bullying welcome to the real world.
Users personal Hardware
Users that bring personal hardware into the building get thier hardware confiscated by security if found.
A user has ZERO buisness using thier personal hardware for buisness. We provide you a laptop or desktop and a vpn connection with a Citrix cap for those who cant handle using a vpn. We provide you with a blackberry for a smart phone if you need it. Your personal devices have no buisness in our environment.
We do not support your personal hardware Your personal hardware should not even be in the building. Were it up to me I would grab your personal hard ware and smash it with my 15 pound sledge and or drop it on my degausser. Your hardware in our office is a corporate threat. and violates half a dozen corporate policies and at least 2 federal laws.
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