'pon my sole!
778 posts • joined 16 Jun 2011
The new Doctor isnt doing too bad
Considering, that is, the abysmal plots, incessant plot contrivances and the gaping holes. Once upon a time, in a galaxy far away, the Doctor Who stories hung together and - almost - made sense. Nowadays they are riddled with inconsistencies, illogicalities and holes big enough to fly a Dalek mothership through without worrying the slightest about damaging the paintwork. Dont get me started on the saccharine political correctness and the endless guy-in-a-rubber aliens.
Amid polar vortex... Honeywell gets frosty reception after remote smart thermostat tech freezes up for a week
We've had the max velocity of sheep in a vacuum
How about adding a few more measurements to the Register System of Units?
Will we see a definition for Cable Length?
Is there a new pressure unit - the grunt strain, perhaps.
And what about all the Ograms, that'll need a raft of new units.
Or is that a shit idea?
Trying to log into Office 365 right now? It's a coin flip, says Microsoft: Service goes TITSUP as Azure portal wobbles
AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile US pledge, again, to not sell your location to shady geezers. Sorry, we don't believe them
If you wanna learn from the IT security blunders committed by hacked hospital group, here's some weekend reading
Had to endure this kind of thing for a while
Thank $Deity I no longer have to; assorted crap, judiciously mixed with buzzwords, (including "leverage as a verb) and salted by platitudes in "Personalised" emails and in-house Faecebook look-alike, from nameless members of "Your HR Team".
It doesn't get much less motivating than that.
I used to be somewhat sceptical about Feng Shui, until I started working at a place with a large bit of landscaped parkland out front that included a wonderful lake.
I confess to an almost instant conversion when I realised how utterly calming the sight of the water could be.
But only if you imagined one or other of the more odious company reps stuck into it head down.
A company for whom I worked a good few years back got into selling Toshiba Tosdic Distributed Control Systems (DCS). We'd put one in for a water company on their treatment works (water or poo - can't remember).
We had a few callouts that things were occasionally operating when they shouldn't. Looked like operator errors but they were adamant not.
Long story short, the truth eventually dawned - literally.
The Tosdic DCS consoles had an early kind of touchscreen, which was a lattice of IR beams across the front of a normal CRT. At a certain time of day, the sun shone through some high level windows in the control room. If the timing was perfect the poor IT lattice got confused and generated a teensy bit of garbage, but only if it was a fine and sunny morn.
A couple of sheets or printer paper taped over the offending windows sorted it until a more aesthetic solution could be fitted.