With those odds, with my luck....
.........I would win the lottery, THEN get killed by the satellite
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............but why did Olympus not provide it on their FE5035 camera? (which I was given as a present. Would not have bought it myself BECAUSE...). It has a USB connection for downloading pictures, but to charge it you have to REMOVE the battery and place it in an external charger. Add to which the "micro USB" connection is a non-standard one!!
D'uH! - shouldn't someone at Olympus "get with" the technology.
"The latest SDO results would seem to indicate a greater cooling effect from a calming Sun than would previously have been expected by physicists."
These "Physicists" obviously didn't have as good a Physics teacher as I had.
Blazing furnace nearby, turn up the heat - you get hotter, turn down the heat - you get colder.
............ I agree completely - Joke company just about says it all.
The WORST joke is the pay review process. If the company was just honest and said "You ain't getting one - EVER" then at least you would know where you stood. Instead, they go through this great rigmarole of "peer assessment", etc. THEN tell you, although you had a good performance rating, that they are going to downgrade your performance rating so that (oh NOT sorry) we cannot give you a pay rise.
Probably the MOST dishonest company I ever worked for. The Indians in Bangalore don't mind - they just get trained up, then swop jobs, leaving the poor sods in the UK to train up yet another set of incompetents.
I bet the taxpayers of Birmingham are not happy with the idea that their (hard-earned) taxes were going to be given away to India (a country which appears to be in a better financial state than the UK). At the same time increasing the unemployed so that the drain on the UK state purse is even greater.
ALL OFFSHORING IS THEFT!!!!
.....Ah! - they are the ones who GET PAID for talking C**P.
We live a mere 93million miles from a raging nuclear furnace.
Because of the Earth's tilt, the temperature from Summer to Winter can vary by a large amount 20degrees or more, so does it not make sense that variations in the SUN's activity MIGHT just cause the variations in Earth's temperature?
On no - of course - I don't get PAID to know what I am talking about.
It's all about taxing the public (aka A SCAM!!!!!)
From my experience when we went to outsourced network maintenance, I would suggest that the levels of user satisfaction are likely to PLUMMET with cloud computing. Outsourcing companies are (more often than not) not really aware of user uptime requirements. It's bad enough when you are on the LAN with the support guys near enough to kick, but when they are miles away.........
Senior managers for the FAILED ID card project and the FAILED NHS computerisation - Where do they get these people? Are they FAILED managers from the private sector?
Doesn't anyone get references or at least do some BASIC checks on their competence?
Or is it, as we suspect, "jobs for the boys (or in this case girlies)"
Especially those making money out of us poor taxpayers.
Global warming or cooling - when you are a mere 93million miles from a huge nuclear furnace, what do you expect? If it turns the heat up, we get warm, it it turns the heat down, then we skate on the Thames - As Alexsander would say "Simples!"
Why not shoot all the "green" activists and so-calle scientists who spout more hot air even than politicians.
Mmmmm... perhaps we could shoot all the politicians too.
By the way, in case the "greens" hadn't noticed, the rainforests are INCREASING in density and absorbing more CO2. Ain't nature wonderful, it even makes adjustments for politicians and "green" activists.
In which case getting Microsoft to do the software should be OK?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! - they never have been any good at mobile phone software either.
It's no wonder that the VERY PROPRIETARY iPhone has done well.
Big mistake Messrs Gates and Balmer. - Must try harder.
It seems that Apple have taken yet one more step in ensuring thet their proprietary systems remain undesirable and potentially unusable.
As someone who has been in the computer industry since 1967, I note that the "proprietary" Windows+Intel (or AMD) system is the most "open" and useable of all computer systems ever invented. Umpteen million users says it all.
I was involved with "experiments" on having word processing and spreadsheet calculations performed at the end of a "thin piece of string" back in the 1980's (today the somewhat sluggish internet connections) - IT JUST DOES NOT WORK! - It's too slow and unresponsive, which is why PCs (with their LOCAL processing) were/are so succesful. I have tried the "Office in the cloud" and, guess what? - too slow and unresponsive.
Virtual desktop is liable to suffer the same fate when servers and local networks get overloaded.
Long live local processing!!
Bet they don't give their employees decent pay rises, though.
And, no doubt, they still put their employees through the ridiculous self-flagellation process whereby. after documenting performance (how???), their so-called "staff manager" who usually has no idea of their capability argues for a share of the meagre "pot" against other employees who he equally does not know.
I only got decent pay rises before working for and after leaving Logica - 'nuff said!!!
I thought that stupid designation "Web 2.0" had been quietly consigned to the Marketing wastebin. We never had a Web 1.1; 1.2; 1.3 (or in Oracle's case that would be 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1210a and be sure to get the CD with the BLUE label using that specific version number, because it is not the same as the other versions using the same number)
This whole numbering system gets ridiculous - Windows 7? - Pah! - it's actually NT version 6.1.
If we did get "Web 2.0" would there ever be a version 2.1?
Er........ "Windows 7" (version 6.1) was only a bug fix for Vista (version 6.0), so what version will the so-called "Windows 8" actually be?
To check, go to Windows Explorer, Help, About.
For historians, the first really useable NT system was NT4 (version 4.0)
Then there was Windows 2000 (version 5.0)
Then there was Windows XP (version 5.1)
Windows 3, 3.11, 95, 98 and ME were just GUI front-ends to DOS
...and this design shows the "average" level is dropping. Either that or the so-called "designers" were having a SERIOUS laugh and the judges fell for it - IDIOTS!
I expect this to appear on "Made by Monkeys" any day soon.
.........They don't treat their techhies properly, then when they leave for better jobs (the other man's grass is always greener), the employers then outsource to foreign companies because the management don't know what to do and the outsourcers are (allegedly) cheaper. No wonder no-one in the UK wants to go into technology. Been there done that - thank you very much.
A friend was complaining about a problem on his machine. I suggested a rebuild, but he said he couldn't find his Windows 95 disks!!!!
My Dell Dimension Pentium 200Mhz (ie: Pentium 1) originally bought as a Win 95 desktop, now upgraded to 64Mb of RAM and Win 2000 Advanced Server, still makes a fairly good file and print server. Only hardware failure - one CD drive about 8 years ago.
For incremental DATA backups, I run a scheduled task on a batch file containing the line:
xcopy "\\server_name\c-drive\Data\*.*" "G:\DATAbackup" /D /E /C /H /R /Y
Where G: can be a mapped drive on another machine, an external USB-connected disk, or, if you don't have that much data, a memory stick.
Yes, I know it doesn't do deletes, but is that always a bad thing?
Change the path_names to suit your setup.
Microsoft never have been able to do hardware properly and the X-Box is a good demonstration of that generic failing. You only have to look at the various forums to see what sort of problems people have with X-Box and I seem to remember it even featured on BBC's "Watchdog" program.
No, Microsoft - stick to software, but stop producing disasters like Windows ME and Vista. Listen to those who test it, NOT your bean counters screaming for more revenue from inadequately tested products.
There was a VERY definite problem sending mail via Hotmail accounts using Outlook. I have 2 accounts (one hotmail.com and one on live.co.uk) and experienced nearly 100% blocking when trying to send mail from Outlook. All the forum and Knowledgebase stuff suggested it was a problem with port numbers being blocked ON USERS PCS, which of course it wasn't. It seemed to last for ages before MS (VERY quietly) fixed it.
Microsoft never have been able to "do search" - so disabling their search is probably a very GOOD THING. I had terrible trouble with searching until I realised the so-called "Windows Search 4.0" had installed along with security fixes and bug-fixes, but was able to remove it via Add/Remove programs. Ah! - that's better! Searching now works.
Microsoft should leave "searching" to Google who do it a gazillion times better than Microsoft.
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