Are all of those people putting off their CPU purchases also going to put off VM deployments until the paying system is fixed?
You're right. These problems all need fixed, but the world has to keep turning in the meantime.
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Well, it's UAE underneath - you'd expect it to be spot-on.
I remember (vaguely - it was between 10 and 15 years ago, I think) one of the then-owners (or perhaps not since there's been so much dispute) made a formal decree that UAE was "officially" an Amiga, and software could not be described as Amiga-compatible unless it ran correctly on it.
So, it turns out that your emulated Amiga isn't an emulated Amiga - it's a real Amiga.
(Still something nice about using original hardware, though - cracking out Virtua Fighter on a 32X, for example, is much better than using NeoGenesis.)
Putting off the updates for every whim basically now means that you don't get the option to put off the updates. Ever.
If it's really as farcical as you say, get out. Get your CV all polished up and move on. They'll just keep expecting you to pull miracles out of your arse every time. I've been there. I've done it. You're totally overlooked and unappreciated if they overrule you each and every time you schedule work on your own time. That's just toxic, and you'll never change it. And when a problem inevitably happens, it'll all be your fault.
I've been that guy performing an in-place upgrade of Exchange Server on a Wednesday night because the boss didn't want to use a VPN to pick up his email, and neither did his mate in Dubai. I've been the guy reinstalling the Linux boxes over Christmas via the iLOs from home. I've been the guy dealing with one group of people moaning that the backups are interrupting their work at midnight and you can't possibly do work on the servers in the evening, and another group starting at 8am, 4 timezones ahead of you. Nobody cares, and the best you'll get is some arse going "I don't care what everyone says - you're alright. <arf arf>". Looking back on it, I should have been out there a lot sooner.
Fuck 'em. Go. Run. Only look back from a safe distance to watch the flames. Good luck!
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Worked about 5 hours extra, but managed to get to work the following morning, only about 10 minutes late.
I've been that guy. I'm sure we've all been that guy at some point, but I was that guy who watched the multi-site Active Directory fall to bits one Thursday, spent from noon until about 9:30am Friday trying to fix it, got home, napped for a half-hour, went to the airport and flew to the other site, worked there until 10pm, <hotel>, back onsite at 7am Saturday, worked until 9pm and had by then found the cause of the problems and fixed it, <hotel>, back onsite at 9am Sunday, worked through until about 3 getting everything tidied up at that end, back home, back into the first site around 7pm, worked through until 9:30am Monday, made sure that everyone could get logged in and everything was nice and stable, grabbed my coat and headed to the door to get an earful from a senior member of staff asking where I thought I was going.
Would have been nice to get an apology...
Also would have been nice if Bulldog hadn't spuriously broken the MTU on the SDSL at the remote site, which was the reason that domain replication traffic, file transfers and emails had suddenly gone to rat-shit, but pings were absolutely fine across the VPN...
I never realised I could function with so little rest. Good practice for kids!
Nothing generates staff downtime quite like rushing a job. One mistake is all it takes.
Not blaming the individual doing the work, but his management should have been prepared to swallow a little idle time to get it done safely.
Also, if you're running around the office fast enough to tear your shirt off, you're running too fast in an office. That's my Health and Safety announcement for the day.
They had Netware 3, so it was an IPX network. Then there was an IPX->IP gateway, which (of course) logged website access. One of the senior partners was flagged in the logs on gay porn sites (interesting because he was married with kids), during office hours, and frequenting the subscription areas (which were paid with his company card).
We passed it up the chain as an external IT provider. The Managing Partner mentioned porn browsing (at the time she didn't know it was gay subscription whatever blah blah), and half the room went very pink and quiet, apparently.
Yeah - we use WebTitan these day - MITM for HTTPS. The cert is deployed by GPO. Fun, fun, fun...
One of our clients used to use a Mac email application named after a bird you'd send down a mine to check the air.
Whenever his password expired, it would try to authenticate over 100 times a second. And that's across the internet - not even locally. His account would be locked in an instant...
We told him to stop using it, once the devs didn't seem to bothered about fixing it.
Dark chocolate dipped streaky bacon
Not remotely surprising. I remember reading about a delicacy in Georgia (think Tbilisi, not Atlanta) which was cooked pork fat covered in really dark chocolate. First impression was "eww", and after a minute "oooh". Bacon can't be that different.
Also, The Simpsons came up with bacon and fudge, which sounds amazing.
Old British motorbikes used to use the TAF standard - Tight As Fuck. Then those bloody Japanese turned up with their reliable, fast bikes, all built to specific tolerances, and forced us all to actually think before applying a spanner.
I once cracked the oil cooler on my old Yamaha XJ - it was leaking very slightly, but just needed a new copper washer. I just needed to get home after rock-climbing. Blindly applying force without a torque-wrench once your arms are very warmed up, on a soft-metal component of substantial replacement cost is a damn fool idea. One clear "ping" later, and I had to ride home with waterproof overtrousers on.
No, this little nostalgia trip has absolutely nothing to do with the story. I'm just avoiding dealing with work.
Looks like a cheque too. Remember in the heady days of the 1990s when fractals were revered much like blockchain today, there was fractal image compression, and the spooks were investigating what you'd find if you expanded the image beyond the original which was fractally encoded (hoping to be able to create extra surroundings around the picture)? Nah? Just me? Could recreate a whole cheque then. It might even be worth me making the trek to a real branch of my bank...
A friend of mine paints cars, motorbikes, guitars, whatever. He told me that when it's a hot summer he paints naked. The other option is to turn fans on (streaks the paint) or open windows (lets insects in).
I'm sure you could get a ventilation system that doesn't streak the paint, but he's a one-man-band and I imagine that would be quite bespoke (pricey).
He also used to work with a trainee who kept wearing aftershave that interfered with the paint... And no, I wouldn't want to see him working naked.
...is that it's been so finely developed over so many years. Starting with something new is going to be a money pit for as long as it takes to develop it to compete with silicon. It may be significantly better in the long run, and it may be that the principles behind it are far superior, but it takes a lot of inertia to pass a worse idea that's been really well developed.
It ran on an Amiga. It was 25 years ago.
As someone who had a shot of one of the old Virtuality headsets (and even the venerable Virtual Boy), I can testify that they've come on leaps and bounds since then.
They're not perfect, not by a long shot. They're much, much better than they were then, though. For simulators they're great. My Vive struggles a bit on some things, though. Could use something with more poke than an R9-380. And therein lies the problem. To get something convincingly detailed and smooth takes a fair bit of poke, and that takes a fair bit of money. That's what'll keep VR in a niche corner, in my opinion.
This type of tech will raise the minimum cost of production
Initially, yes, but if it becomes moderately widespread the read/write heads with integrated laser diode will end up becoming a single component. And stop for a moment to think how cheap laser pickups for CD/DVD players are.
Besides, the companies that really need 20TB drives will be buying them instead of 14TB ones. I'm hopeful, at least.
Also, right now you can get 8TB drives for £200. It might just now be the manufacturer you want!
Group Policy works great for user setups on Windows. You just add a user in the correct OU, and it picks up the policy. Sets up home drives, profiles, application configs and stuff like that.
If you're spinning up lots at once, Powershell does the trick, but if they come in dribs and drabs then ADUC and GPO saves a lot of guesswork.
What happens if they both press it?
I'd like to hope that the Captain has priority then. After all, it's the Captain's aircraft. Which seat the Captain sits in can vary between airlines, but once the plane is set up for an airline it shouldn't need changed until it changes hands.
That's how I would do it, anyway... All opinion. I'm the guy sitting in the back.
Plan for the worst case, not the average case.
That's not how it works in most of the civilised world. Building a road bridge? What's the higher between traffic load and maximum wind load. Add a safety margin to that one factor, and you have the design load for the bridge.
However, Sky Q tends to tear up the civilised part of wifi and wipe its arse with it, so you may have a point there.
GPRS was added to that around 99/2000 to include data, but throughput was very variable maxing out at around 9KB/s in real world
You're close. GSM would support data (did on my old 8210), but at 9600bps. GPRS would go up to 45kbps. Given the dial-up alternatives it wasn't awful. I believe it gets about 115kbps these days, but that's still awful for modern web pages...
@DJV - To be fair to Mikrotik, that vulnerability was patched months ago. I updated my router no problem, and I can't really feel that we can lay blame at Mikrotik's feet if their customers don't click the Update button.
To others, yes it's a complex router and you have to put the effort in to secure it. It's only a couple of rules, but it would be nice if there were security levels on the ports so that traffic would automatically flow "down" or "across", but not "up". So long as there's no fundamental flaw, like they'll show my browsing history to my mum or something...
Because if you're going to have a seal of approval saying "this is secure", then it had better be secure and supported. If you have revisions later then you end up with secure 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and the consumer will just be confused. Look at how confusing it is on HDMI at the moment.
Get it as right as you reasonably can first time. Then you'll last a lot longer before having to tweak it (and cause inevitable confusion).
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