Re: HOLD IT right THEIR!!!
I thought that ElReg banned Jim The Boss!!!
2066 posts • joined 6 Apr 2008
I thought that ElReg banned Jim The Boss!!!
Now, would any of them happen to belong to manglement???
I have only one question:
WHAT took so fucking LONG!!!!!!
Back in the '90's my employer would be hounded by assholes trying their copier supplies scam.
I had a dial up modem attached to the pc, and wired in parallel with the 'guts' of a 1A deskset1.
One day this asshole calls up, and tries to pull his shit over on me, and I wasn't having it. I fired up the modem program and had it dial a number. As the modem started to bang out the tones, I screamed out at the top of my lungs: "God dammit Sarah, you stupid c--t! Can't you see that I am using this line!" I then hung up on the SOB.
The boss walked in, and had this puzzled look on his face, a short explanation resulted in a smirk as he walked out of my office.
1 For those who are too young to know, the 1A key systems were electro-mechanical in nature, using a 'fat' telephone cable (25 or 50 pairs), and one or two rows of line selectors ('keys')
If you want further reading:
<quote>See also https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/eud-security-guidance-ubuntu-1604-lts where they also advise that all usual user accounts should have 'other' access removes (e.g. chmod o-rx /home/*)</quote>
I can think of one reason why you would not want to do that: """shared"""1 files.
I have some 'media files' located on my home partition that I want to make available to a 'guest' user, or others who have accounts on the box.
1 In the sense that I "own" the files, and have set the 'others' permissions to 'r--' (read only). this way, valuable disk space isn't eaten up by duplicates.
1) Have your browser clear the cache on exit every time you close it, (and close it frequently), and
2) Frequently overwrite free disk space to remove any fragments of deleted files.
<quote>Who then reported the issue to the outsourced Indian
intern tech support.</quote>
There, FTFY!!!! ..
Planned replacement of aging infrastructure???
We can't afford it! Not enough money for the executive bonus pool.
4. To kiss the ass of Government regulators.
<quote>MS seems to have a fondness for shooting itself in the
In a past life, were you known as Loverock Davidson???????
Now will someone take a 'cluebat' to the developers at Mozilla, WRT Firefox????
You forgot the most important recommendation:
Don't use Windows, PERIOD!!!!!!!
It is for this very reason, I politely, but firmly decline to create a web portal account with my medical practitioners.
Sorry, but I do not need that info floating out there in the cloud.
<quote>What's wrong with just throwing it out there and letting the punters find the bugs, like everyone else seems to?</quote>
Do you mean the Microsoft way of writing code???
Simples: UP SHIT CREEK, WITHOUT A PADDLE!
Nice first attempt, but you have failed to list some optional equipment. Such as:
Pressurized (alcoholic) beverage dispenser (beer keg),
Horizontal beverage support counter (bar),
Nourishment container (bowl for peanuts),
Employee seating (bar stool),
Deluxe 'Power Point' display panel (flat screen TV),
Sound system, (jukebox),
Mood inducing lighting (strobe lights),
PHB attitude adjuster (baseball, cluebat, etc),
"""Candy""" (recreational drugs and pharmaceuticals),
Sporting equipment intended to """sharpen""" focus on achieving corporate goals (dart board with plenty of darts, and life size photos of obnoxious PHB's).
Combine these to create a 'desirable' work experience.
<snip>it is the work of the devil - </snip>
Check out the name of the developer of PulseAudio and Systemd:
I have never understood the driving force behind such a tight release schedule; nor the whole number version bumps that accompany it. IMHO it must have come from some marketing weasel that felt that Firefox is 'old' if it did not bump its version number every time a new release is shit out. You know - mimic Chrome.
What else is pointless is the useless UI changes that get made (again, IMHO `marketing weasel` inspired) that show up; while long standing bugs get ignored.
I have said this before:
`Mozilla fix your goddamn code first, then worry about the fucking UI.`
Such conversation might consist of:
vendor: <quote>"OK NSA, we know you've exploited THESE vulnerabilities, but what else are you not telling us?"</quote>
NSA: "Sorry, but that information is classified!"
<quote>Because hey everyone wants a
hand out suitcase full of cash campaign contributions for their cooperation.</quote>
<quote>Bosses card always 5 mins late entering the building overly long lunches and leaves 5 minutes early every day.</quote>
Not quite right
Bosses card log him entering the building, and the script erases that entry 5 minutes later, and does the same when he exits; so his attendance is essentially unprovable. Higher ups fire said boss for absenteeism. """The computer doesn't LIE!!!"""
<quote>"Someone needs to fork Wikileaks..."
Grammar!: Someone used the wrong verb.
executive bonus pool corporate pork barrel is depleted SEND MORE MONEY NOW STOP</quote>
Chase this asshole into the Everglades, and let the gators have at it.
This being mating season, and after some 'thrashing and splashing' in the swamp they get hungry.
Probably some derogatory reference to the "High Priest of Microsoft" - Steve Ballmer, if I were to hazard a guess.
Hey Loverock, go back under your rock!!!!!
Don't you worry, they will have all of that in the contracts.
I would suspect that this contract covers the basic infrastructure buildout, and operation.
Outlier construction costs, and additional features are extra.
If one thing the telcos learned well is the art of nickling and diming their customers to death. Hey Verizon, I am looking at you! A T Mobile commercial that 'nails you':
I had the unfortunate pleasure of a Catholic Grammar School Education.
Complete with `Sister Mary Alice discipline' administered by a steel drafting triangle.
My knuckles still ache to this day (some 55 years later). I would hope that the proper punishment for those incompetents at Eircom be subjected to DAILY finger racking by each of the nuns living there.
<quote>Funny, when I do pen testing, I usually just scribble it on a piece of paper to see if the ink runs :-)</quote>
Followed up by a lob into the wastebasket if they fail.
$DEITY knows how many biros I have tossed out.
<quote>It put an abstraction layer between management and technology so they (management) can distance themselves from
technical faults their stupid decisions.</quote>
<quote>Yes and I am unable to connect to the DRM server to validate your account, so this door aint opening and it's dry cornflakes for you.</quote>
<quote>... (or should that be Kick Boxing the Senior Management in the nuts?)</quote>
We have another entrant in the Revolving Door Executive Sweepstakes, considering her short tenure.
Any one care to speculate on the real reason for the departure???
In terms of tenure in position, this Revolving Door Executive's very short tenure will probably stand as one of the shortest:
At least he can not bitch about the size of his Golden Parachute!!!!!
I am sorry Mr Mangler, but seems that you fail to have an effective understanding of the risks that your proposed actions may have on the company.
It would be in the best interests of the company for us to assist you in finding new career opportunities elsewhere. Like our competitors.
That assistance begins with the door hitting you in the ass as you exit the company. You have five minutes to collect your personal effects and vacate the premises.
About fucking time!!!!
Weld the fucking door shut!
I have a friend who works for such a company.
Back in 2010, a 'parasite' found itself on the company's BoD, and in a few short months, drove out the other directors, who were replaced by other 'parasites'.
In September, they arranged to 'force out' the entire executive team that ran the company profitably, and install more parasites in their regional offices.
In September 2011, they had their tickets to the Gravy Train Express1 renewed, riding that train for another year. Repeat in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. All during the while the company was slowly losing money. They hid their losses by mortgaging the company's future receipts (i.e. loaded up on debt), turning an original 96% shareholder equity/4% debt ratio around (4% equity/96% debt). In early 2016, the stockholders pawned off the company in a quiet 'fire sale', because the buyers wanted time to root out the cause of the losses. The new owners contacted the legal firms handling their affairs in each of the more than 50 cities they did business in, and arranged to 'loop in' one key assistant in each regional office to perform much of the 'leg work'. My friend who was an assistant regional COO was contacted, and agreed to assist in ridding the company of the 'parasites'. My friend had to keep knowledge of the ownership change, and their plans to rid the company of the 'parasites' quiet for nearly 6 months all the while doing the necessary digging.
The new owners waited until September 30, 2016 (the last day of the contract) to deliver the bad news. It was delivered by employees of the company appearing at the executives' company housing at 8 AM with moving vans. They carried a message from the owners that said: "YOUR CONTRACT WILL NOT BE RENEWED, and we do not need your services any more. You have 4 hours to get out of company housing."
It was no secret to the office staff that the executives were Milking The Cow, and, some wag decided that a perfect metaphor for the events of September 30, 2016 could be expressed by a drawing of a cow leaving behind a pile of tape worm infested shit. Within an hour or so of its first appearance, that cartoon was scanned and emailed to every other regional office. It was a morale booster.
They are still attempting to determine exactly how bad the losses were, as the executive fools compromised the books, and getting an accurate picture just might involve reviewing all transactions since October 2010. <sarcasm>I know that the office staff would shed loads of crocodile tears should the company bring charges against the executives.</sarcasm>
1 The derogatory term used by the office employees to describe the compensation package, perks and benefits these executives enjoyed. Work from home, company car for both business and personal use, company credit cards often used for personal items, no limit on vacation time, FREE company housing.
<quote>is into building nuclear reactors.</quote>
They might want to ask Toshiba about that one.
<quote>@thomn8r - Short answer - no. The real answer is about PHBs looking at the
wages on their Excel spreadsheet size of their BONUS check and trying to reduce them increase it.</quote>
Would be to suck down a shitload of politicians, followed up by lawyers and then finally PHB's.
As for politicians, we here in Merica can nominate any of 537 that come off the top of my head. From what I read of the attitude over on your side of the pond, there is considerable sentiment for sending someone named 'May' down it.
Reports like this will be branded as:
It's a shame that ElReg does not support the <blink> tag!
<quote>Even democracy can be corrupted by conning an unknowledgeable electorate.</quote>
So that's YOUR explanation of last November's election results?
<quote>t is a highly politicized office and is populated with hacks, morons, corrupt incompetents, media whores1, and criminals in their own right.</quote>
1 Edited to include such types as Joe Arpaio (formerly sheriff of Maricopa County Arizona), and a more closer to home one, (Grady Judd of Polk County Florida who just loves to tout his department's successes on local TV).
Before he steps down as Chair, Shigenori Shiga should pay the US headquarters of Westinghouse a visit, bring his katana along with him.
Call in the executives involved and remind them of how the Japanese atone1 for bringing shame to one's self, family or company. And have a carpet cleaning crew at hand to clean up the bloody mess.
They are taken out to the Great Wall of China, and shot.
<quote>The dumbing down of America is well underway. Have look at Common Curriculum in the schools for an example. The result is people who want pap of which reality tv is a good example. Documentaries? Nope. Anything that might be science? Nope.
The powers that be want
a managed population.</quote>
1) to re-introduce serfdom anyway possible,
2) to turn out 'worker bees' with the most minimal skills possible, while funneling the education money into Charter Schools, or to make gaining the requisite education so damn expensive, the college graduate is 6 figures in debt on the they day they graduate,
3) plenty of cheap prison labor, because they fear the browning of America, and the best way to keep the browns from voting is to deport them or lock them up, and
4) to insure that the children of good Christian families1 get all of the breaks, and every one else gets the shaft.
1 Read as White Anglo-Saxon Protestant. Catholics and Jews need not apply.
<quote>The correct term as used by
real news outlets such as the Republican Party Mouthpiece, Fox News and the White House Press Office is "alternate facting Comcast".</quote>
In most cases, shareholders of publicly traded companies are free to DUMP the shares of any such company whenever they choose. It is all a matter of whether or not you will get what you want for the stock.
Thus, if you are not happy with the way a company is run/its social mores/CEO and other executive bonus arrangements, you are free to divest yourself of them.
Most C-suites in publicly traded companies never want ot see their stock price free fall, and a massive dumping of stock by disgruntled shareholders would tend to imply dissatisfaction on the part of the shareholders.
<quote>Their protests are starting to turn violent, and their rhetoric has turned to the extremes. </quote>
Dear Big John,
These 'targeted disruptions' may be the result of FBI dirty tricks.
It isn't the first time the FBI has stepped into that cesspool:
And I bet you think that the devs write kernel code in something cute, like Visual Basic?
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