China has competition commissioners? In a communist coiuntry?
The world is too weird for me!
3013 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
Well, Lovefilm doesn't list "Dambusters" but does have "Dangerous Moonlight" and both of Ms Agutter's versions of "The railway children". And "Casablanca" and "Nosfesterau" and All of Alan Plater's Beiderbecke series.
Netflix refuses to discuss what it has unless I join up. So buggerem.
Decision made, I feel.
Years ago I used to work on seismic survey boats. They all had 'talkback' systems - grab mikes and 100V line speakers all over the shop. People could grab a mike and say "the port tailbuoy is in the water" (or upside down) and people in the recording room could say "we are going to turn now" and everyone knew what was going on.
Then a new ship was planned and specified by an ex-naval commander. He had the speakers, but the only microphone was on the bridge. When challenged, he replied
"People on the back deck are told what to do. They don't have anything to say about it."
You are rather assuming there will be 2nd level staff around. At the moment there aren't.
I notice you rather gloss over the problem of non-core applications, too. Last time I had a rebuild it took two days to re-install the non-core applications and their updates (backup/restore is not permitted because of fear of viruses) including getting new licence instances.
No, I am just anticipating the chaos for the 2 out of 10 cases where it doesn't work.
No, I am annoyed that the work previously done by IT support staff paid around £15 per hour will now be being done by sales force or design engineers paid £20 per hour or more and someone thinks they are saving money.
No, I anticipate real problems because of lost production while I re-install engineering apps that are not part of the core build.
No, I am worried that after every restore we will loose the machines while patches and updates are downloaded when we could have just fixed the real problem instead.
No, I am anticipating that any problems that persist through a restore will never be addressed.
There's a very old joke about the engineer watching the labourer lay paving slabs.
The labourer gets annoyed and asks the engineer what his game is, and in the ensuing conversation the engineer explains that he develops machines that will measure down to the nearest micrometre.
"That'll be no good to me", says Paddy, "The council expect me to be spot on!"
>Developers working on Gnome, KDE and such mostly do not intersect with
>those that work on the kernel and drivers.
Except, perhaps, in organizations where they are paid to make linux work.
Yes, Mr Cannonical. I'd have far rather you came up with a Linux version of TWAIN that will work inside all graphical and photo apps, than bugger about with the desktop that isn't broken.
Or stop pitching and rolling from one audio driver, patch panel, and music app to another like a drunken sailor who has the price of one bottle of rum and is equidistant between three of them.
My wife bought me a nice cannon scanner that only works in Windoze, because the one in my HP all-in-one is so bleeding slow.
Or stupid android phones that don't use USB bulk storage, but expect MCP instead
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