Re: Civil servants are confused
These .boots where made for walking.
1880 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
Intel is not hiding it, note all the publicity earlier on in the year. Unfortunately the bug is in code that is so fundamental to how modern day multi threaded processors work that to fully fix it will require a fundamental redesign of the chips. Current chips IIRC can't be patched without causing a slowdown.
The amount of slowdown depends on what each program is actually doing and can't be guessed.
AMD and other chip manufacturers have the same problem.
As to legal liability I doubt it, we wos warned.
 Please correct this if I'm wrong
i inherited a lot of "select * from table where thing = '" + strinput + "'" in an aspx intranet. I was bloody frightening they hadnt been hit before. Idiots.
But try getting a) budget or b) time from Management to fix this stuff, you'll get the 'it works so don't touch it' excuse.
With just over 7 months to go until B-Day the Home office has started looking for a new manager, a process that is likely to take two months minimum, leaving a couple of months to get up to speed with what the rest of the department is doing, another month to recruit sufficient support staff and two, yes two months to write the report saying we are up shit creak and not only don't we have a paddle, someone has nicked the boat as well.
a computer spots you and wrongly thinks you're an arrested crook breaking their conditions of bail
The crook was keeping to their bail conditions and becoming a productive member of society and now because you walked past the store they robbed last year they are back in jail.
I'd go with compulsory voting as long as there was a non of the above box on the ballot paper and if that option won in a constituency there had to be a by-election with non of the candidates who stood in the general election allowed to stand. If that has non of the above winning then repeat, blocking the candidates who stood in the by-election as well. Repeat until someone beets the non of the above vote.
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