A often thought assumption by the general public but not true.
948 posts • joined 2 Jul 2007
What happens when a Royal Navy warship sees a NATO task force headed straight for it? A crash course in Morse
Virgin Galactic test flight reaches space for the first time, lugging NASA cargo in place of tourists
Re: I can't get the sensor to fit
When I worked for Ferranti, we had the usual Military and Space standards.
Amazing how many assemblers would botch their job to get a time bonus.
We as the prefinal testers would regularly see amazing errors that people would do.
The next stage from us was environmental testing. Then it was fitted into the Space craft or Fighter Jet.
I was in disbelief at one PCB that had a dozen 2" long component leads still attached to the board so that you couldn't close the carry case it came in.
The Quality Inspector who was supposed to check assembly before me said, "anyone can make a mistake". Yeah right a little mistake caused by the Assembler and you!
If the British Air force pilots or Ariane knew how many errors were spotted and fixed at the last moment, I doubt the Pilots would switch their planes/Rockets on!
Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for my 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help
Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)
SMS 2FA gave us sweet FA security, says Reddit: Hackers stole database backup of user account info, posts, messages
From toothbrushes to coffee makers to computers: Europe fines Asus, Pioneer, Philips for rigging prices of kit
Re: They're still at it!
They do that to get around the rules.
Supermarkets often sell items which look superficial the same as elsewhere. But in fact they've removed features and hope the customer doesn't spot the difference.
Most buyers don't know about this practise. It creates more profits.
In Maplin, big brands wouldn't sell their products unless you'd guarantee a minimum sales number per month.
You were restricted to how low you could sell their products.
Even Apple would restrict us on how close other products could be to theirs!
If you had walked into Maplin, you would think we didn't sell Apple products.
Apple wanted a minimum of 1 metre distance from others and dedicated areas with just their products. Hardly achievable in a ordinary shop.
I went to help out my Boss's friends Accountancy business IT.
The company has 15+ staff and turns around £3+ million . OK. not huge. But then they're handling the accounts of thousands of local businesses.
I discovered that their 3 year old Backup system, which consisted of a DAT tape getting backed up every night at 2am, was coming up with "Do you want to overwrite this tap?" window and defaulting to no because no one was around!
The CEO was duly swapping the tape every morning for the last 3 years. But sadly didn't bother to actually check it was working. The set of tapes were full of 3 year old data....
I wish I had taken a picture of the CEO when he went very pale and then very red and sat down as the enormity of what mess his company and his reputation would have been in if his system had fallen over.
All I had to do was add /Y to the backup script line. Two ascii characters that would have costed him £3+ million?
You have to laugh at folks.....
OK, why did this so called professional IT company not have the UPS in a standard regular test mode so at least the customer knew that the battery was needing replaced.
They should have had a email from the UPS that it was dead.
They also need to read up about lead acid batteries safety. No need to call the emergency services.