Re: What we need
Interested in your thoughts regarding Betamax v VHS . . . .
749 posts • joined 7 Sep 2006
Interested in your thoughts regarding Betamax v VHS . . . .
"your national flag"
Well today, of all days, it should be the white rose of the Yorkshire flag.
"Those same tills have access to every single customer who has ever purchased from Carphone Warehouse."
Unless you paid cash (and some still do).
"forget to attach"
So many times Thunderbird has saved me from that one.
"Because they might choose "never" because their machines are running nice and stable."
(Having just spent several hours wrestling a time clock system back to life - on Monday when the reports are needed.)
Updates now disabled.
You should write Vogon poetry, I feel your talents would then be better appreciated.
1. That means you heard it before it was released (impressed).
2. Damn we're old.
. . . compared to the mess caused when they closed the technical discussion forums (without notice) and re-branded them "communities" a few years ago. Not recovered yet. (Yes I am a member).
"idiot proof guides" - see httpsiseasy.com
I have several of these. 1/1/70 being a favourite.
Reminds me of the many shortcut descriptions in the techy field.
As a young apprentice I worked with a guy referred to as Fubsy. His real name was probably Dave, but everyone said "See Fubsy about that ... Fubsy has the key .... Borrow one off Fubsy etc". Took me months to find out FUB meant effing useless bastard.
Surely along with the list of El-Reg standards we should have a list of these many useful acronyms.
A friend of mine has one he calls the WHIP syndrome when he has trouble working out what has gone wrong with some electronic gismo. (What haven't I pressed).
These are my facebook details and if you don't like them then I have others. (Groucho Marx 1933)
Send drone towards miscreant. In the civilised world it would then land on top with a magnet and a tracker allowing the chase car to back off. In other places attempt to shoot out the tyres?
Speed more important than range. I bet someone has already done this but I missed it.
I recently had reason to question why we had to change to orange hi-vis, when for decades it has been yellow. Apparently the orange is less attractive to insects. You live and learn.
I've got a couple of those as well. Bought to be essentially disposable, they have proved remarkably rugged and even more surprisingly, accurate. Top boffinry.
When I were a lad you turned on the TV and it took 5 minutes to warm up before you got a picture (in monochrome). Then came electronics and TV screens were almost instantaneous colour - magic. Now we are back to a 5 minute warm up while the digital box boots up, coupled with random video artifacts for no good reason.
Once upon a time you turned on your AM or FM radio and got joyous sound in an instant. Then came DAB and the box has to find the strongest signal resulting in short audio jumps and repeats as it swaps from one tower to another, really weird when listening to speech.
Currently when I lift my phone handset I have an instant dial tone ready to receive my instructions. The general experience and quality is totally reliable. It also works when the power goes out.
I really hope that this time the "improvements" work for the user, not just the supplier.
. . is a feature I would almost pay for.
Lovely description, really took me back - thank you. I learned to double de-clutch in an Austin Maxi because the gearbox was shagged. Happy days.
You didn't need a fancy electronic key in those days, my mate's Ford takeaway key could open my Morris Ital every time.
Private unless you visit a website using flash - then flashplayer keeps its own archive/cache outside the browser.
Try getting a user to hold a scope probe and watch the 50hz hum jump. Shirley this proves the user is radiating and is the source of the problem!
I'm with you - right tool for the job. Standard office tools have a place but far too often we get engineering drawings somehow created in a spreadsheet and sent to us. That's room plans, schematics, mechanical panel layouts, anything to avoid using a proper CAD system. Completely inappropriate but cheap! As the article says, they are trying to reduce the amount of email, empower more of the workforce and do things differently - makes sense. Google started about 10 years ahead of Microsoft on collaboration and I'm not sure they've caught up yet.
"All we need to do is make sure we keep talking"
The updates can run whilst you check the windows, lights, oil, water, tyres etc before each journey. We all do that surely?
That I would pay to see, as discussed elsewhere:-
Is performing in Perth W.A. tonight. Just in case you need to know that. Being 8 hours ahead of the UK, that's on now. Wonder if he's streaming it?
Candidate for rant of the week - lovely.
"24 flats, all with 230v mains" - I put money on these flats being fed from a 3ph supply so getting the feed from more than one crossed would be interesting.
but those three are particularly difficult to separate from the ore (managerium)
If you need a lot of AI help updating a CV have you considered that you may be applying for the wrong job?
Are you sure it's a screw?
I think you will find that Dalek poo gives a better power to weight ratio
How on earth did you resist?
on the contrary - surely it should be cloud based?
A: all of them as we can't afford any more
too prone to leaks.
I feel Linspired
Lady asked to go into bank to draw out some money for her father.
No problem says the cashier - let me update your passbook while you're here.
Passbook updated. Hang on - unknown transaction - withdrawal from an ATM.
Cue big argument - cashier insists the system cannot be wrong. Lady insists her father cannot have withdrawn the money as the ATM was 100 miles away and he is too ill to travel. Cashier insists the system cannot be wrong. Argument escalates to senior supervisor who insists system cannot be wrong, no one can keep track of another person 100%, ill or not.
Lady says she can prove it was not withdrawn by her father - he hasn't got an ATM card.
Money duly restored to account.
Moral of the story - the system cannot be wrong. Except it can and you have to prove it.
" if scientists and engineers " be careful what you wish for - not everyone is such a kind and benevolent person as you.
Then again, I do see your point.
p.s. cheers to the scientists and engineers who build and run these awesome spacecraft.
"What have they screwed up on Server?"
They will be busy "tasking out some actions to the team"
". . wireless power transfer has been around for over a century"
". . it's only left to bayonet the wounded"
I see what you did there.
But, but, 7 is much more than 2! :-)
Exactly - the fine should be related to the number of calls/complaints. £100 per complaint would do it - half to the person called to encourage reporting.
. . . and you'll never get to 100% - mission creep will see to that.
The vote went against that but I haven't seen a recent update other than they are keeping their options open. I'm in Munich next week - shall I ask them over a beer?
I bet that will piss off Bill G.
Sympathise with this.
Today I used this little program, unmodified, and it still saves hours:-
// Withdrawable Plugs Program
// RG Started 29/10/96 last updated:- 4/11/96
// C++ - filename = wd.cpp
// IDE Notes :-
// set editor tab size to 3
// load project wd.prj
I am sure other readers will have more ancient stuff they still use?
"Consider that 17025 specifies that exhibits cannot be outside the exhibit store for more than n minutes at a time."
Not true - that is not in the standard. The word "exhibit" doesn't even exist in the version I have. It may be in your procedures, but that is a different problem.
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