Re: Microsoft is trying very hard to kill itself.
"What have they screwed up on Server?"
710 posts • joined 7 Sep 2006
"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.
Otherwise known as doing it properly with records i.e. ISO9001 without the old manufacturing bias. Minimum (external) cost is about £2k to £3K for the first audit for a small lab, then £1K per year after that, plus your own time of course. Any labs not already certified to ISO9001 may find this hard, but the 2 standards are very closely linked and compliance with ISO17025 means you are operating in accordance with ISO9001 (says so in the introduction).
So glad to see this being considered for inclusion as an IEC standard unit. I have had to explain a slack handful many times when it is clearly self describing. Perhaps the Reg. standards converter could be updated to assist those who have led a sheltered life in the IT world?
"The Mythical Man Month" was by Frederick P Brooks as all El Reg readers will surely know.
"wasting their time they aren't scamming someone else"
It is our solemn duty, while trying not to laugh.
(Personally I prefer "Code in .." a few times, then "Hold the line please while I trace the call")
"we pressure the computer makers to ship LINUX versions"
Whilst I admire the sentiment, I don't know how you are going to do that. The fact is money talks - if enough folks bought something other than Windows (enough to affect the stats and the bottom line) then change would come. But sadly few people are that interested in this petty squabble of ours and therefore buy whatever is in the shop and from whoever has the largest marketing budget/slush fund.
For what it's worth, my last machine at home running an MS product was Win95 in 1996 on a second hand computer.
Regarding "two days quarantine", this would hit one of the main uses of email for business. We transfer drawings and specifications by the bucket load every day instead of using the postal service. We also receive orders that way - and they ring up 5 minutes after pressing send to make sure you got it (yes really).
So probably not realistic for health services either.
Just fill it full of garbage then it's hard to sort out the truthiness - there are surely enough desperate users among 500m who accept all requests to be your friend. Works for facebook :-)
The desktop version of old (2003?) had a facility we liked a lot - called shared spreadsheets or similar and it sort of worked most of the time. The trouble is it was very flaky and would hang - we got fed up of round tripping it through openoffice every week to clear out the cruft.
I have tried the online version but it still has a way to go in the user friendly department.
Open/Libre office never got there either.
. . . more of a catch up with the competition. (We switched to google docs for this feature alone. 10 years ago).
“long-range combat search and rescue” or “long-range high-speed delivery of mission essential spares and stores"
That's what drones are for. You can buy and operate a lot of drones for the cost of any chopper.
Immense range, lower risk to operators, high tech so keeping business happy with upgrades and replacements.
Surely this will be the future for most robots. Not all, of course, but central management and control solves a lot of day-to-day problems. This is already happening with infrastructure kit (electrical power, for instance) - you plug in new kit and it downloads all its settings from central management. Some kit has been doing this for decades (industrial controls) so it is only a matter of time before the mobile robotic chromebook arrives.
The folks who swap the kit in the field could be significantly de-skilled from days of ye olde fault finding.
Yup - will be a cooling issue. If you remove all the air you remove the risk of flash - hence vacuum circuit breakers.
Blame the algorithm?
After all, how much does one report of "bad" count against 50 "likes" - I am sure it won't be a real person looking at this until the scales swing the other way. If these images were in a hidden/private group it shouldn't be a surprise they were appreciated by the members. I wonder if any accounts have been suspended yet? Any arrests? After all, the real names policy will make it easy to identify them . . . . . . .
"As of the 1st of April 2016, these functions have reverted to being delivered as in-house council shared services."
We're obviously getting old and less relevant to the yoof of today.
The line was a bit obscure and UK centric but it was used in many episodes. Thank you for noticing - small victories.
"There are some evil corrupt bastards . ."
Aren't you being a bit harsh on a very well meaning body of men?
"Do bees eat pies?"
I bet they do.
You assume that the left hand is conversing with the right and that they can co-ordinate their actions?
Money - it's a hit
Nailed it. Most adolescents are not fit for work either.
But he used the Duckfield Lewisham method - not allowed on a Thursday.
With the tagline "Leaving the Earths' crust"
. .the more idiots will start using VPNs etc. If such folk wise up to also deleting their browser history as well it makes gathering evidence in criminal cases so much more difficult. At the moment they probably form the "low hanging fruit" for the police in all sorts of cases (e.g. Thomas Mair). Unintended consequences etc.
. . many moons ago.
Fascinating story here https://www.wired.com/2015/10/margaret-hamilton-nasa-apollo/
" . . was not evidence . . "
Sounds like trying to argue with bomb 20
. . .life is too short to stuff a mushroom.
During my apprenticeship mumble years ago, we used to get folk on sandwich courses turn up for a few weeks in the summer. Some were 4 or 5 years older than us and utterly clueless (generally, not just the work). Can't beat time on the job alongside the classroom to keep you grounded.
I've tried that - no one rings the landline except scammers do they?
Try "Code In . . . . " a few times then ask them to hold.
Thank you - interesting. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold-aluminium_intermetallic
Also http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0038110170901723 but you have to pay (article from 1970)
I was thinking more along the lines of the radar being switched off, but go for it.
When I first saw the name "Yahoo" I laughed, but look at it now.
Well you can piss right off - I know the start of a Vogon poem when I see one.
Top boffins never retire, they just go off the payroll:- http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/03/founding-uncs-computer-science-department-was-an-experiment-but-it-paid-off-for-fred-brooks
Yup, you only have to look at file formats to see how that pans out. I have 20 to 25 year old CAD drawings here with no software to read them anymore (Looking at you, Autodesk). The things we made from the drawings are still in service and will be for some time.
In years gone by every time I did a PLC program I kept a hardcopy printout - they survived longer than the equipment to do the programming and associated tapes.
. why didn't they just re-run it with a better speaker?
Thanks for reaching out.
But humans don't always react according to their training and are often influenced by "lubrication" to do the wrong or unsafe thing. I would expect that the machine is programmed to "fail safe", however inconvenient it may seem at the time. Fascinating to see how this develops and how much effort is put into coping with unexpected inputs compared to making the thing go.
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