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31 posts • joined 28 Feb 2010
In the 1980's the large-ish company where I worked trotted out a new email system. Many members of management were unable to adapt and continued to dictate messages to their secretaries to be sent by email with a typed copy placed in a file drawer, followed by an interoffice FAX of the identical message, followed by the secretary hand carrying a printed copy of the email to the recipient's office. The behaviors improved over time, but is still amazes me the company was profitable.
Recently a site at which I had registered through their "secure server" returned a clear text email with my login credentials, including my Carefully Crafted Unique Password (TM!). When I poked the site owner, he responded his IT staff said it was impossible to retrieve a password. Obviously someone was lying.
My point is many site owners are PHB's who are out of their technical depth on any matter relating to actual system operation.
A few decades ago, I managed a small general aviation avionics repair shop. Around that time, Cessna introduced BEIGE panels on the front of their radios because their marketing geniuses had concluded grease, oil, and dirt are never present on a flight line. We had one customer who would come in weekly to complain that the navigation receiver was out of whack and needed recalibrating. Every week we would connect the test set and every week the Nav functions were better than spec.
One week, after performing the ritual check and again finding nothing required adjusting, I noticed the BEIGE front panel was looking rather krufty. I fetched the bottle of Panel Cleaner (Windex (r)), gave it a couple of spritzes and wiped it off. A few days later, the customer came in to say how happy he was we had found the problem with his radio and it was working perfectly!
As with so many of the other anecdotes in this thread, the moral is don't spend a lot of time looking for a technical solution when psychology can accomplish so much more.
Copied from merriam-webster.com because I wasn't interested in subscribing to the OED.
"Definition of ordnance
a : military supplies including weapons, ammunition, combat vehicles, and maintenance tools and equipment
bombers dropped heavy concentrations of ordnance on every targeted airfield — Ron Dick
b : a service of the army charged with the procuring, distributing, and safekeeping of ordnance"
My question: Is this another color vs colour spelling mismatch or is something more sinister afoot?
To explain further (same source):
Definition of ord.i.nance
a : an authoritative decree or direction : order On that day the king signed three ordinances.
b : a law set forth by a governmental authority; specifically : a municipal regulation A city ordinance forbids construction work to start before 8 a.m.
: something ordained or decreed by fate or a deity
Let ordinance come as the gods foresay [=foretell] it. — William Shakespeare
: a prescribed usage, practice, or ceremony observes the ordinance of abstinence during Lent
"we are moving to the realization of the neocon wet dream fast."
WTF does that mean?
Given a choice between a socialist, a candidate under investigation by the FBI, and a businessman who isn't part of the DC cesspool, I think the outcome is acceptable.
What's a "neocon".
"But he had no concerns about stinking up the IT department and also, more importantly, had rank."
It generally applies when referring to management compared to people who actually perform useful work, this manager was "ranker" than the IT department. While he was in Jim's office, he was the rankest person in the room.
[quote]On the other hand, Microsoft – like other American tech companies – can be compelled to hand over this sort of customer information to the Feds, who are about to be under the control of a remorseless bully who loves to hold a grudge.[/quote]
Give it a rest!
"This practice undermines the credibility of the independent news media, and should not be tolerated," said RCFP litigation director Katie Townsend.
What with the distortions, lies, altering of relevant facts by omission or commission, and a predatory bias in nearly all reportage, the "independent news media", as you call them, are doing a fabulous job of undermining their own credibility. Outside help is not needed.
One has to wonder how firm Timmy's stance will be when it's Apple's own employees and facilities which have been attacked and there is an iThing left at the scene which may expose more information about the perpetrators. In other words, I suspect the strength of his morality is relative to how close the bullets fly to his own sorry butt.
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