I usually defend Microsoft quite a lot
The mind simply boggles -->
5160 posts • joined 29 May 2007
I usually defend Microsoft quite a lot
The mind simply boggles -->
Normally a change has a 'rollback' option.
So if they aren't 'rolling back' the change, they obviously have no idea what caused the issue in the first place. Unauthorised change/hack?
for all these bank cockups.
Almost all of these banks have built up a plethora of bespoke applications/scripts over the years to perform tasks that no off-the-shelf products could do.
These applications and scripts were developed and supported by in-house technical expertise.
Then the bean-counters came along and thought that off-shoring all those technical jobs would be so much cheaper and give the bank more profits.
So, now they are in the situation where aging scripts and apps are failing to meet the changes that inevitably happen and they no longer have the expertise to make changes without screwing things up.
You might ask me how I know this, but I couldn't possibly comment.
You mad fucker..
This causes him to meow noisily, probably the feline equivalent of "fucking open the fuck up you fucking fucked fucker"
Highlight of my day so far :)
I don't actually need a new keyboard, I like mine pebble-dashed with luke-warm porridge.
Does other person?
Mine's in the one made from a conceptualized waveform -->
I have detailed files ->
"At that point, all you can do is pray"
You're such an optimist :P
Who is buying all these instances? I don't know if BU people would buy lots of IAAS instances themselves, that is a little too technical for most BU users I know
A number of large companies I've worked for have departments that are run internally like mini-businesses, so they will fund a project for a cloud service and farm that out to an internal (or third party) design team.
Those design teams are constrained by the brief, and budget. If someone (increasingly rare, but it still happens) tries to point out that to do what they want *securely* it will take 'x' more days and 'y' more money. I'm sure you can see where this is going.
Of course, most of the time the techies* ensure they get their security objections noted in writing so that when they are ignored at least it doesn't come back on them.
*Well, the ones** who have been around the block a bit do at any rate.
**Also the ones who can see that 'the light at the end of the tunnel' means 'get off the tracks'.
Isn't fog just a cloud at low altitude?
More like Brazil
Don't forget, 'pirating' music & films killed the industry stone dead.
From where I'm sitting it looks like the water is already at 102 C, the frogs are remarkably dense it seems.
I might cost a lot, but I'm *great* value ;)
I did a stint once as an account manager for a Global ISP who were going through some dodgy financial issues at the time.
I was given the 'most difficult customer in the world' as one of my accounts. I went along to see him and it was clear in about 5 seconds that this guy hated bullshit more than anything. So I proceeded to explain that some of the issues on his network was down to the really shit routers the company was supplying him.
I eventually worked out a deal where he would upgrade all of his leased lines (recurring revenue) in exchange for our company replacing all his shit routers with Cisco kit. When I presented this to the sales/finance team they went banana's - that is until they realised that the kit cost peanuts and the increased revenue was about £500k/year (which I didn't see a penny of, even though I sold it), and this was at a time when the company was losing accounts hand over fist.
Still didn't stop them forcing me to quit after I got a bollocking in the middle of a crowded office for 'talking' for the last 10 minutes of the day - bloody place was run like a school playground.
I once worked a contract in the city for a very well known firm, ending up effectively doing two jobs (for two different managers) at once. One of them was always having a go at me for not spending enough time on their projects.
It all came to a head when I was planning a road trip across Italy (during my lunch break) and the manager decided I was a lazy sod and terminated my contract.
About two months later I ended up having drinks with a few former colleagues and discovered that they'd had to hire two contractors to replace me, and neither of them was getting as much done as I did in 1/2 the time :)
Speaking of interviews, I landed my most lucrative contract ever even though I was stacked up against people who had 5* the qualifications that I did.
When the hiring manager told me I asked him why he hired me instead of the others - he said that compared to my CV, what I told him during the interview made it clear I had done 10* more than the CV contained, yet when he spoke to the others it was the other way round :)
Some people 'get it' - but not everyone unfortunately.
Contracts do not supersede the law. For example, you cannot sign away your consumer rights in the UK just by opening a software package where all the details are wrapped in the cellophane, the opening of which means 'you agree to this contract' etc.
About time these shady practices were kicked into the long grass. Now, if only we could sort out planned obsolescence - that should be outlawed too for environmental reasons alone.
Now look here jAKE, hoo are you U calling a NERD!
Unless it's *nix or a password I couldn't give a monkey's about CAPS :P
That dialect is a travesty to all clean thinking persons :P
amanfrommars1 is actually quite intelligible when compared to his predecessor.
"which I assume is the mouth-full-of-potato variant,"
It's spoken with a 'plum' in the mouth, sheesh, these foreeners.
"Well, there's always Aramaic..."
Lovely bloke - sound as a pound.
I 'goog'ing love the Register comments section :D
My main concern around the most recent generation(s) is that they don't seem to have any unifying identities around which to rally and rebel, like most previous generations did.
Maybe this is a sign of advanced spiritual maturity, perhaps not :)
On the topic of poor vs. rich from the article, it is oft noted that the poor are poor in attitude and a shift to the positive can be reflected with a positive shift in their financial circumstances.
For example, smoking is now *very* expensive, yet I bet the largest percentage of smokers would be from poor backgrounds.
Of course amazon et all will pish all over their good priniciples and aims, but there's still a small chance to carve out out a niche for privacy respecting alternatives because of these guys/gals work.
Fair point, well made.
"Even if it belongs to your significant other and it houses something priceless to him/her, meaning percussive maintenance may well result in lawyers/solicitors?"
"Apologies for the extreme example."
Don't apologise, there's a pretty good chance that whatever we can imagine will be trumped by reality in about 0.2microSheepFartSpeedInAVacuum
You've actually provided a useful example - and one that would therefore never happen.
Not 'Salmon Fishing in Fly's' then?
"Humans will probably be the least effective, and are often the weakest link in the cyber world."
Doesn't it concern anyone else when a phrase like 'humans are the weakest link' is directly correlated to AI driven military hardware?
Shit, how blind/corrupt are these people?
"I used to know someone whose real name is Richard Large..."
He has a wife you know....
My Uncle, who'd had a stroke (and consequently a bit lairy at times) was at a weeding of a Mr David Hunt. At full volume across the hushed church he said
"It's a good job his name isn't Isaac".
I laughed like a drain, most everyone else just went pale and shocked :D
"That "prefix your email" thing dosnet work for yahoo,"
In the settings you should be able to create a single alias, with multiple variations.
For example - base alias = firstname.lastname@example.org
All the variants would then be along the lines of something-<variant>@yahoo.mail.com
You can have *lots* of variants.
"You would end up with sons called "Opening Batsman" and daughters called "Big Tits""
Thank you for my second laugh of the day :D
" I have three books published on Amazon that are under this name and not my own."
What, Anonymous Coward? How do we know it's really you then?
. I have now 12 books of names for people with fresh babies
!! As opposed to...??!
Thank you for my first out loud laugh moment of the day :)
Avast isn't that far aware from Vista either.
My Starbucks name is "Tex". Good job no-one there asks for a surname to go with that... I'd answer "Piss".
You could say 'Message' as your surname for Tex :)
"I pronounce my own name as Allister."
Have you tried 'Dare, Alice' as your weekend pseudonym?
Perhaps TPTB don't want anyone looking too closely at the *actual* chip blueprints?
I am suitably terrified, even though I only studied the barest spattering of what was available at the time of my state sponsored education, although at a bit of a loss as to how learning more about it would lead me to feelings of contentment and satisfaction (I lie, but to admit the truth would be like admitting I believe in Unicorns).
I'm pretty sure that the article asking 'does knowledge of AI make you less afraid of it' is a case of taking something obvious and stating it in reverse.
The actual truth of the matter is simple..
The less you know of something, the more afraid of it you are.
(also: Familiarity breeds contempt)
"Mīn lyfthærnflota is ful ǣla."
Wonderful use of juxtaposition Jake :)
Now we just need somewhere for the eels to fit in.
Perhaps it's two small black holes that are squeezing out electrons like tiddlywinks?
Whilst I find your work laudable, did you have to teach them Northern?
Ah, well, better than now't.
https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/containing/3012243 [Thursday 27th October 2016 09:49 GMT]
"What I don't know is if I am somehow deemed to be an 'employee' and wotnot, does the company/agency I am working with have to pay their side of things too? (Such as pension contributions and holiday/sick pay etc.)."
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