Well these comments
just show one thing
Where the endless supply of fuck wits I have to put up with come from...................
<<<launches into a tirade about company recruitment policy.. IE snatch random people off the street
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just show one thing
Where the endless supply of fuck wits I have to put up with come from...................
<<<launches into a tirade about company recruitment policy.. IE snatch random people off the street
And the repair depot at Pearl.
Without that everything would have had to have been towed back to the US to be fixed
Oh and the Submarine base.
In fact theres quite a lot of stuff the Japanese missed.... but then that was supposed to be hit by the third attack wave...... which the Japanese admiral cancelled after reading the reports of the first 2 waves....
So long as we can prise those offshore millions into the tax system.
Putting it simply in my case, a UBI would allow me to quit my unloved job and sign on with the local university and finally finish my degree, and then I can go on and try things I might to try my hand at before Mr Grimm turns up to see me about some reaping.
With UBI , you'd see the end of crummy employers treating their min wage workers as disposable scum, why, because they'd be able to go and find other low skilled work where the employers treat them as human beings.
As for most people, we all want a better tv/car/holiday/house so we'd carry on working regardless, however with UBI , employers would only have to pay people like me £10k a yr instead of £25k
But as with all wonderful ideas to make the people happy, it falls over for exactly the same reason as pure capitalism or communism falls over... human nature and its desire to grab more resources for the individual regardless of other people
The telemetry won't lie.
Which is why both my motorbikes are fitted with cameras (called rather morbidly "My last five seconds" )
Their job is to record what I run into and what it and I were doing before hand (in case I get splattered by events and cant say anything)
Far as I'm concerned every motor vehicle on the road should be fitted with one (and a black box recording things like throttle/brakes/steering and gear), and you might see some better driving out there
As for the tesla.... a tesla car hit a cyclist, cyclist died.. thats all we know.
Come on guys, you're the very people who cut back on training schemes resulting in low skilled workers
Also you outsource at a drop of a hat, and cheerfully hire 100 min wage workers instead of investing in high tech plant that can do the job of a 100 min wage workers.
And keep wages low so that anyone with any talent wont bother applying as they'll be earning 5K to 25K less .
So the low take up is caused by what exactly........... oh yes by C level manglement who are exactly the people making up the CBI.....
Even if anthropogenic effects are not the main driver of global warming, minimising them will reduce the damage of global warming.
Which is the position of the mainstream green parties
Shame they all hate nuclear power even more than CO2 emission then.......
"Whats worse? 50 000 dead from a nuclear accident every 50 yrs or 500 million from global warming?" James Lovelock
I'm out of a job
No more f***ing about with stupid robots/cnc machines or the attendent personel problems caused by low quality operators.... and as a bonus, when the demented designers upstairs come up with even more stupidily designed crap , they'll have the honour of running the machine that makes it so they can explain to the board why the part fails in service instead of blaming us lot in the machine room.
<<muttering darkly about the idiot today who insisted on sharp recessed corners on a part subject to high shock and vibration loads.....
seen of elderly catholic priests, the only answers they should be giving the younger less senior ones is
And most of those noise objections disappeared when
A. people found out that concorde did'nt hang about once it had taken off
and B. Someone played the noise of concorde and another aircraft to a bunch of congress critters and pointed out concorde was the quieter of the 2 and the noisy fekker was airforce 1 ....
lucky with their latest legal hire
with the speed limits is not that the car will get a speeding ticket or who will pay for it, but the car will get a ticket as a result of being unable to read the f**king sign because the council allowed greenery to grow out and cover it.
I'm looking at you west sussex council.....(also theres plenty of thoers out there...)
The usual key buzzwords, the usual glossy booklet, keen figures from whatever industry is involved.
And then, we get down to the basics.
And just like the health service, to get any results you need long term training , planning and investment.
(hint : training someone like me takes 3 to 4 yrs basic/apprenticeship followed by 4 yrs experience after wards) so thats the government less than interested as any result will occur during the next government.
And you can be sure theres no training budget from private companies because all the C level manglement will think is "If we train our staff, they'll want more money or they'll clear off somewhere else, but we can always outsource the lot of them, claim a stonking great bonus and clear off ourselves before the company goes titsup"
In short, another glitzy idea to con money out of the government without addressing the actual problems facing the modern workforce.
And Job insecurity.
"And… he’s about to find out why we don’t put server rooms in the basement?"
"Yep," the PFY says, as he turns the key on the basement deluge control…
You lot owe me another keyboard.... and a pot of coffee, and a new chair because I've fallen off this one laughing and several 1000 pounds to cover the lost earning because I hurt my back too
Because the majority of those civil servants are well paid, live out in suburbia, and more than likely to a man/woman vote tory.
Plus if you sack them all, BAe wont have a ready pool of 'talent' to recruit from......
Old enough to remember the local tory in 1979 saying "Labour want to close the dockyard and sack all 6 000 workers.. the dockyard will only be safe with the tories in charge"
Fuck off the lot of you
1982.... erm those that have'nt left yet.. could you build up a taskforce for us on the double
1983 thanks for everything... and heres your P45
to me, I've got a spare room (actually its where I'm typing this right now, but I can move the computers out easily enough), its right next to the bathroom, so I'll stick my name down and get £1000/month
And once a week , I'll ask for another patient and another £1000/week
Due to the speed the civil/health service moves I think I'll be good for about 2 years before anyone notices that I seem to have several hundred patients...
Oh and my house backs onto a dogfood factory.....
in O-O at the open university (for those that took the first M206 and M301 modules all I'll say is .. the frogs... the frogs.... and then... the bacon aieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee)
<3 hrs of therapy later>
I come from an industrial background, and to me O-O was natural progression from the module design I was used to using in CNC control programs (particually macros where you pass a series of parameters to the module and let it get on with it) and from Z-80 assembly programs where again I always used a module based technique
The OU taught that O-O was the next big thing, and we could forget all about the programming we'd done before, except for one minor and tiny tiny problem.
Its all well and good using the O-O design, but when it comes down to it, its just a way of hiding what actually goes on inside a class, but you've still got to program that class , AND make sure it cant be broken by bad inputs.
And then you inherit and extend, and hope to god what you've inherited does actually work.
Its good for a top down systems design, where everything is planned out in advance, but its no different to any 1 of a number of different programming techniques we have to use in order to get any code out of the door (or widgets in my case)
You always use whats best for the problem at hand, and thats what we always have to hide from the manglement when they're wandering around playing buzzword bullshit
reminds of the junior sys admin job posted by the local council
"Trainee sys admin needed, good for a starter job, training provided, must have 5 yrs prior experience of sys admin in the councils IT department"
have the accident with the shredder, just make the e.stop button is well hidden....
<<mutters darkly about a manager who got his tie caught in the cardboard shredder at a previous job....
No more windows mobile
Now... can we have a proper desktop on win10 that looks like win7/vista/xp/98/95
After all.. its only an update away....
<<<has been stuck in win10 hell all day and it looks .. to put it bluntly.. belgium... totally and utterly belgium
Now it's bugging me to upgrade again and I don't want to push that button.
During the 'free' win10 upgrade thing, I told everyone who used the win7 laptop not to press the upgrade to win10 button, because it buggered up the communication programs we use to talk to the robots/machines and we could'nt afford the downtime to sort it.
(plus I hate the win10 gui)
In fact theres only the CAD package we use and the accounting software that keeps us tied to windows, if we could get both of those on linux, we'd be off to redhat or something like it in 2 seconds flat.
Because windows is a flakey unstable pos.
Why else would one of the win10 laptops keep losing network access at random.
Its BSOD time "opps something has gone wrong :) please wait while we gather information for the next 30 mins... " fek off 3 fingered salute and reboot ... we've got work to do
It took m$ a number of years (win95/98 and XP, and win7) to come up with a winning formula... why did they change it?
<<wishing for win10 with the GUI and stability of win7
imagine the scene when certain parties get access to Aristotle
"Now then children... tell Aristotle if you heard mummy and daddy talking about politics, and then tell me if they used rude words to describe our leaders, because if they did, Aristotle could get you better parents who'll give you lots of sweets and candies and let you stay up for as long as you wanted"
just proves that the CEO/CIO of equifuckup are worth every penny of their salaries and did their best to run the company for the benefit of its shareholders and to give great and timely customer service, we therefore dismiss all charges against them and they are free to go.
Bob the IT intern , you stand charged and have been proven guilty of allowing the hack by not updating stuff, therefore crashing the company and costing the shareholders millions of dollars .. oh and ruining the lives of millions of people, we therefore sentence you to 140 million life imprisonment terms. or the death penalty.. whichever you prefer
I think I'm too cynical sometimes.....
This is all very silly: robots aren't like that at all. Rather than inadvertently switching from its default "Sew A Button" mode to a "Tear Limbs Off All Humans" subroutine that a mischievous programmer cut and pasted from GitHub, a real-life robot has different objectives.
Actually , when you get down to programming the bastards, you'll find that the "Tear limbs off all humans" mode is actually the default mode, and the "sew a button" mode take ages to sort out because any errors in the code and it goes back to default mode.
Which is why I need a new boss......... and a new apprentice........ well there was no way I was going to enter the cage and try and stop the bloody thing.
<<making do with zips and velcro
some of the tiles inside the torus
Bloody horrible graphite/fibre mix that was a complete pita to machine.
Took over machining the facing plates on the diverters at the bottom too, previous guy to me kept asking for more material because he had'nt been supplied with enough in the first place.
Turned out he was altering the stock delivery cards and hiding the plates he was scrapping..
Ahhh the joys of making nuclear stuff... see icon
PS we found all the 'lost' plates behind the tooling cabinets when we decided to move everything around one day :)
"Everybody knows it's still legal to kill a Welshman with a bow and arrow."
Only in Chester on a sunday... sorry
nobody will watch the weeks and weeks of blue screens followed by stupid smiliys going "something has gone wrong"
the guy informing Iceland (in another el-reg story today) that their web security sucks would be committing a crime by finding out Iceland's web security sucks
And then another crime by going public with the information 12 months after telling Iceland their web security sucks.
Is this what is ment by "Security through obscurity"?
to apply, sadly theres no place for a tired old robot programmer with a liking for turning them into terminators instead of 'place widget A in hole B' type robots
Plus the fact a season ticket from here to the smoke costs 5K a year
history of war/genocide/setting people on fire for not believing in the right sky fairies
I'd suspect theres no way aliens would even want to contact us and would setup an exclusion zone around the solar system to stop any casual vistor from arriving.
Imagine the damage humanity could do with the tech that could enable us to travel to the stars... e.g. taking a 100mm asteroid, accelerating it to 99.% of C and aiming at our earthside enemies.....
I've been hating m$ for alot longer than 2 mins
And for many good reasons
no matter what you do to your existing customer base if you sell your product cheaply enough then muppets will always buy it.
OI Some of us have'nt got any choice when it comes to decent internet speeds... No way I'm going back to a BT openretch supplied murdoch offering... Yay you can have any speed you like, and indeed we'll sell you any speed you like , but dont complain if you only get 50K between 6pm and 11pm
Perhaps she complained about the lack of headroom in the sub and he solved the problem by cutting off her head
(Originally used by one S.Baldrick to solve the problem of his mother's low ceiling)
making it up as he goes along
how smart your meter is... since we're all moving to 'lleccy cars and have to rip out most of the underground cables in order that they dont melt down under the load at 3am of 100 cars recharging......
The only use I have for a smart meter is that they are proof that humans can take a basic problem and come up with some god awful solutions....
for the educated among us
Crap news for those (and theres lots more of them) who aren't educated
PS... if the vast majority are unemployed, just how are they going to spend money buying tat from robot staffed warehouses?
from Guards Guards, where the said guards arrest a man whos just seen a dragon burn all his not so evil associates to death
"Cant we do something for the poor man" Said Lady Ramkin, as he stood there shivering with fear
"I can kick him in the bollocks" replied Nobby
One from the 'SPG' style of policing ....
Burn me over an iron turtle if that is'nt true
Only for downloading better web browsers when using a windows PC for the first time
"Still, I would like to see how the budget was spent..."
Item 1. Office refurbishment for the management including new desks/chair/blinds and new paint(Ok it had only been done 2 yrs previously but it was starting to look worn out)
Item 2. New PCs for the management, because they were starting to look worn out (the arrow on the return key was faded)
Item 3. Training the management to use the new PCs
Item 4. Getting several contractors to re-install windows after 1 of the managers gets a virus
Item 5. Several surveys of NHS trusts to find out how they coped with viruses(hotel stays and full expenses included... strange how the surveys were during the summer and in Cornwall/West Wales)
Item 6. Drawing up a report for the senior NHS manglement recommending that the NHS increases the number of in-house IT staff, making a disaster backup plan and training all staff to use the NHS computer systems properly
Item 7. Buying a shredder and inserting said report into it as thats cheaper and quicker than doing item 6.
There... I think that just about covers it
Quote: DON'T BUY SMART APPLIANCES!
You wont have a choice soon as they'll be needed to talk to your new spiffy smart electric meter... so they can shut you down if you :
A forget to pay the bill (somewhat likely)
B. they forgot to build enough power stations(very likely)
Besides if they can see the TV is'nt on, they know you could be doing something subversive ......
like writing an illegal journal in the one spot the televisor cant see..........
Or more likely
"we fired that area of the business as it never made us any money"
the 3 major religions that worships one god
can be described as
1. fair comment lets ignore it
2. online hate speech worthy of a fine
3. online hate speech with genocide worthy of a prison sentence
Depending which one you criticise and the mood of the bored plod whos having to listen to the umpteenth complaint that day.
Perhaps its better if I dont say anything bad about religion.......
WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT THE B*******DS WANT YOU TO DO
Can you imagine the court cases where the nazi is whining that his twitter feed is full of "f. you nazi" and goes on to win?
You forgot to add "making a tescos cheap pizza last from monday to thursday"
Or was that just me?
And i'm not shedding one tear for the "boo hoo I've got it hard" generation either
Especially since I'm a graduate of "earning too much to qualify for benefit and help with uni fees, but having to live on 30 quid a week because they cant take my uni fees into account when calculating if I qualify for benefit"
Next .. on a lighter note
4 yorkshire men
Its the results of brexit... bet them old foogies dreaming of WW2 and empire didn't expect that
Actually, I've found that black and asian people can be just as vile and racist as us white folks.
To suggest that they cant be is in itself , racist and discrimatory..
And wtf are we on about in a pointless and boring discussion about sex and race when everyone turns red when you get 5mm inside and if you go any deeper, you find green and purple tubey bits.
FFFFFSFfsfssssssss and pass me the chanti ....
he should name the NSA as co-defendant....... especially since they created the malware that wannacry exploited....
More seriously, never share code on the internet is the lesson for us all now, especially if you travel to the US.
After all, someone can take your code, combine it with someone else's , then stir in their own and bingo.. a key logging trojan.. that you can be collared for.
And if you're unlucky enough to be collared in the US like this guy was , always remember one thing.
Even though your an ebil thieving malware code slinger(in the cops view)... the bill of rights applies to you just as much as any US citizen.... so 5th amendment and make sure you have a lawyer when you're interviewed.
Why else were terrorists waterboarded in cuba.... because it would have been illegal in the USA......
The reason for the huge sentences in the US are 2 fold
1. Is to get the perp to squeal in return for a reduced sentence
2. because the US still relies on the for profit prison industry to supply it with cheap labour... why else would over 2 million people be locked up in the 'free' USA
Well, the next time she goes online shopping she can post her credit card details, and everything else needed for the order in plain text to the supplier.
After all.. REAL people dont need encryption.....
PS what is it about the home office that turns regular politicians into outright fascist b*****ds?
Quote:- On the other hand I know they are paying for that with a long, lingering and agnoising death so I hold my breath as best I can and limp past when I need to.
Best anti-smoking ad I've found was one night in the MAU at the local hospital(I was there with repeat chest pains) and there was a guy there about 60'ish sounding like he was drowning.... gurgle gurgle gurgle
Then a nurse would turn up and turn on the suction pump and he could breathe for a bit before going back to gurgling.
Should play that noise back to the kids who think smoking is cool with a note saying "this is how you'll die if you smoke"
output of the sun is rising (well its surface temperature is)
In about 1.5 billion years time it will be enough to get earth's average temp to about 60-70 degrees c..... at which point it stops raining and all the water in the oceans ends up in the atmosphere very rapidly.
This increases the green house effect and air pressure at the surface resulting in a runaway action and earth ends up like venus.
Surface temp 400c+, pressure 90bar+
Enough to fry all life... even Keith Richards
That will kill people
99.99% of the time, you're going along happy and cheerful, you've started off, joined a main route and now you've stopped at your destination without ever really having to be anything than an alert passenger
That 00.01% of the time, your pilot side pitot tube has had tape left on it and the aircraft software cant decide how fast you are going, never thinks to check the input from the co-pilot's side and your spiffy airbus does a nose plunge into the sea as the pilots cant decide what the hell the flight software is on about.
If aircraft flight control software can throw up that sort of glitch WITH all the testing that goes on, you've got f all chance of getting me inside one of those cars.
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