That would be the German BASF plant.
189 posts • joined 7 Nov 2012
Re: Supplies for Download festival !!!!
Watch out for John Amalfi.
Re: Those who do not understand VMS...
Except that DCL was a sight more logical than Powershell.
Have to agree with you there Bill. I left in 2011 after they lost the BNFL account. Bloated middle management and no regard for the people who did the work. And my personal bugbear - too much HR performance, compliance, box-ticking crap.
This split will be popular with US investors. The Federal business was the target of the hostile takeover attempt in the mid-noughties by a consortium which included Lockheed Martin. I suspect the rest of the world part will just be left to be picked over by the likes of Atos, HP, Siemens and Crapita.
Re: impact of uncertainty
The majority of trade between the UK and the rest of the EU is inwards to the UK. Europe would be shooting itself in the foot by erecting trade barriers against itself. In short, the Germans would lose sales and that is not on!
Re: chain printer
"Also unless my memory isn't what it used to be, assembler didn't seem that hard compared to C++ today!"
Damn right. A lot easier than writing programs in which most of the statements are compiler directives!
Have a milkshake.
+1,000,000 upvotes for pointing out that one!
Re: sounds like...
I suspect it's more like he wants the announcements, flyers through the post, etc. to get ignored in the general pre-election deluge of crap which most sensible people ignore.
Re: Cortana GTFO
Watch your back and load your assault rifle if she suddenly starts calling you John or Spartan 119.
p.s. She only has a 7 year life span before she goes rampant.
Re: Cortana GTFO
I believe the correct term is 'yank me'.
Re: Backup policies
Who gives a fuck about how good or bad it is. It paid my wages!
Re: Backup policies
Give the choice of restoring a SAP system and associated DB from tape and rebuilding the the system from scratch I'll take the former - it's about 2 weeks faster.
Spot on. Stopped shopping there 18 months ago when I realised how sodding expensive most things were. That, combined with the shitty service means no more data for Dunnhumby.
Re: Crap Crap Crap Crap
Totally agree - ditch pictures and video (if planned, we know it is).
PLEASE PLEASE get rid of the effing pop-up menu bar!!!!
Re: 'Well said' to that.
Grace Hopper ended up as a Rear-Admiral so I presume the US Navy do the same as the Royal Navy and give officers a honorary promotion on retirement. Can any left-pondian confirm this?
DAM @Re: Not a perfect solution, but...
And some ice if you want to get away with it.
Re: Even if we do go there...
No Problem, Bruce Willis has some lightweight drilling kit and a highly trained team of actors.
Caldy - Affluent?
Describing Caldy as affluent is like saying the Pope is interested in religon. Seriously rich would be more accurate.
Re: "Beverly Hills 90210" was the best show ever!
How come Derbyshire uses DE as it's Code?
It's Mass Effect
I think the modern usage of side-boob came from the descriptions of the sex scenes in Mass Effect. Also seen as 'Alien side-boob'.
Americano is black piss. Make your coffee properly by infusion. Adding boiling water to a greasy expresso does not produce something that tastes of anything.
Where to chop.
Let's see - US Public Service revenues down, Global Services (i.e. everywhere else) doing well - Yep, job cuts in Europe. 'Specially in the UK where it's easier to get rid of people. My old company never changes.
Re: Bing Bong!
There's a guy there named Winston Smith. Have a word with him and he'll get any references removed. He may go a little bit too far though.
Win 9 on Subscription
If Microsoft have a real death wish they will make Win 9 subscription-only.
Try inserting the word 'thought' between 'researchers' and 'originally'.
The UK three-pin models that I have are A1299 and A1399.
I bet Dyson will at some point improve it..
If he does, it will make a sound similar to a VC-10 taking off. Just so the punter 'knows it's working'.
@Stuart Van O
There is one country where landfills don't work - Holland. Guess who pushed through the EU regs on reducing landfill use.
Re: come on, tell us what os so wrong with bash?
>Mind you, I spent a lot of years using DCL and that probably spoiled me for good.
Did you ever work out what the /TIFY modifier did?
Hope you remembered to set EA. You lifted the DEPOSIT, hitting it just snapped the key off.
Re: "create a BASIC interpreter "
>It's probably worth mentioning that Gates and Allen developed their port using stolen time on a PDP11.
Actually, it was a DECsystem-10.
Re: I'm still trying
The other way to keep documents from going pear-shaped is to turn off "Automatically generate new styles". That feature destroys document formatting.
Re: NSA fail either way
Nah, they just issued themselves a National Security Letter. Perfect get-out!
Re: Sleeveface at the MOMA?
It's got to be Blind Failth - that should ruffle a few feathers.
One of the reasons I stopped shopping at Tescos. They really are the worst offenders for this. Even the staff didn't know where stuff was.
Re: Argh! If you are going to do a review - DO THE RESEARCH FIRST!
Nice rant but countered by the 'would of seen' in para 2 - Yuk!
In english next time please.
Re: I thought it looked a bit small through my scope
You've got very big pockets.
Re: So what is going on?
See the pilot forums on www.pprune.com. When asked if you could land a B777 on an unpaved runway, the usual answer from B777 pilots was 'once'.
There are also some good explanantions of the arcs from the satellite pings. They are a time of flight for the pings and are measured from a geostationary satellite. So the arcs just show the distance of the last ping received. The gap in the middle is the overlap from the adjacent satellite - the ping was not received by that one - hence the gap.
Long Range Foundation?
Someone at NASA has been reading "Time For The Stars". Look out for a proposed trip to nearby stars and the formation of the LRF.
Re: Is El Reg running out of e-ink?
That bloody animated image means that I miss the first paragraphs of some stories where it appears on the right bar. Had to block the web address for the dancing Balmer one.
Agree about the date too. What wrong with detail? This is a tech site!
Re: Larson-Green's """Promotion"""
Don't forget all the wonderful work she did on the Office ribbon.
Re: This is rather sad
If you know a bit of astronomy you'll also know that most of the major stars have Arabic names. All catalogued by Muslim scholars when most of Europe was throwing rocks at Romans.
Re: Something else we need to know
It's worse - Atos.
Re: In the 70's
I thought that instruction was in the Cray-1 rather than the CDC.
Keep your asteroid but stay away from Mars.
Re: Interesting, but
Re: Microsoft change CPUs???
Not a relevant comment. NT on Alpha worked fine - we used to run a massive SAP system on that platform. They did get cold feet and pull the OS variant which more or less killed the hardware platform as far as we were concerned. NT was quite hardware agnostic for a while.
Re: RPN FTW!
Still have mine, bought in 1978 on a journey to the States. Never got a UK charger for it but just used AA cells in it which have worked fine over the years. Had to strip and clean the keyboard about 10 years ago but it still works fine. Also have a HP16C which does multiple bases and machine code arithmatic. Great calculators.
Of course, the fault with the HP33E was that you could enter quite complex programs in it which disappeared when it was switched off. The HP33C came out one year after I bought mine.
You really don't know what 'Taking the piss' means, do you?