1791 posts • joined Saturday 8th September 2007 11:08 GMT
Re: 99.9998% Availability.....
Length of failure time is less important that how badly everything can screw up during the failure.
Re: not just faults
Put an end to this stupid millisecond nonsense
Re: Thanks for bringing this back into my head...
Being the sad bugger I am (was), as a teenager I thoroughly leaned that one, and can still rattle it off at high speed with not the slightest hesitation.
I also learned a shopping list:
Cheap, chilled chives, corn cob, crisp crunchy carrots, chunky chutney, chump chops and chips.
It's the breaks in the rhythm that gets people.
C'mon guys. Give 'em a break
They're so used to breaking everyone else's stuff they thought it only fair to break their own as well - just to be 'one of the boys'.
I was going to ask "Is there no limit to the man's greed?" but I guess I know the answer already.
Maybe their vision has beome 'clouded'.
MBA has a chat with lobyist to make pen testing illegal even when invited to do so.
Lets get this straight.
Rape a defenceless girl and you get 2 years. Tell everyone that it happened and is being hushed up and you get 10 years.
Anyone see a problem there?
Won't work, they'll just breed a better class of idiot.
How Dare They
After all, it's not as if America has ever set up protectionist policies against foreign competitors. What's more they still don't. No way!
Re: How very Dilbertesque!
Actually, I think they very well understand how meaningless it all is, but we are not the target audience.
I'm reminded of the point in the Foundation series, where the politician makes a long impassioned speech and Hari Seldon mathematically analyses it, only to find it resolves to zero.
Won't somebody think of the chil... neutrinos
Poor little buggers, zipping around the universe at unbelievable speed, covering vast distances in an eye-blink only to be wiped out be a lump of common ice. What a sad story.
Re: Robots of renown
Ah yes, Silent Running. An absolute classic. Also I think its the robots that are definitely not 'real' in appearance that come over better as characters rather than just robots.
Re: I like it
Mine's the one with the 1 valve autodyne reciever in the pocket.
Abandoned TV a few years ago cos there was nothing worth watching - rather glad I did now!
Re: "Have you tried switching it off and on again?"
Try calling Barclays telephone banking... and actually understanding the reply.
"Have you tried switching it off and on again?"
... in a strong Indian accent.
Re: the middleman, in other words
My thoughts exactly. Have an upvote.
This seems to be a trend
Will nobody rid me of these turbulent clouds?
In other words
Don't let the door hit your arse on the way out.
They're all at it. So-called world leaders trying to be all ruffty-tuffty, just end up looking pathetic.
Damn our pathetically short lifetimes. It'd be truly awesome to be able to witness such an event!
What? Were they thinking ?
How about that?
Warum sind Sie außer diejenigen, die richtig sprechen?
My way of dealing with the phone is to carry it with me... while I'm out waking in zero-reception countryside. I keep it switched on of course, which sometimes has the 'unfortunate' effect of flattening the battery.
Re: Blame the cell phone
If I owned a pub I'd line the walls with foil backed plasterboard, then quietly inform a few people that for some reason there was no phone reception - reckon I'd be pretty busy.
Microsoft and Poundland... surely a marriage made in
It's true I tell you.
Linux does protect you from viruses or viri or whatever. Everyone in the office where I work has come down a a horrible snotty flu thingy except me. They all use Windows machines while mine is debian Linux.
Re: infrastructure that scales
Oh very good sir. May your skies be cloudless
Ah yes, Morgan Stanley
Having been involved in the fitting out of the eye-wateringly expensive electronic toys in their entire top floor of 4 combined buildings in central London they surely present the finest example of thrift for others to emulate.
P.S. that floor consisted of nothing but multiple boardrooms all fitted out with the most luxurious, expensive furnishings you can imagine. The boardroom tables themselves were 4inch thick solid mahogany.
Re: Well, they're right about the flying pigs.
Seeing as he hasn't got any, that would not be especially difficult.
So, we have someone who thinks they can read
Aesop's Fables Elop's fancy. I really don't think so. If Office went global it would result in a very quick death for Windows (no bad thing). Surely even the numptiest numpty could see that.
Re: from the makers....
I very much like what you're doing here but without wishing to teach grandma to suck eggs, don't be seduced by the idea of making it include everything (kitchen sink too). It can easily become the difference between a lawn and a bramble patch.
Re: I love the smell of rosin cored solder in the morning.
Actually you can still get tin/lead solder. You just need to say you are doing re-work on old kit.
... just don't bother to say exactly how old!
Re: How many worldwide wobbles are we up to now?
... don't they claim 99.999% uptime.
... starting 2020