So the last season of Rake was an Oz Parliament documentary?
Why don't they just ask Huawei for the info?
776 posts • joined 2 Aug 2012
Why don't they just ask Huawei for the info?
Yes, but the article states "... a roster that included working for 12 days straight (a total of 76 hours) immediately after the New Year holidays", which is only 6 hours and 20 minutes per day. Which is shorter than the core 09:00 - 17:30 which is 7 hours and 30 minutes working time (lunch hour not counted as work).
The story indicates the complaint was she didn't want to work 12 days in a row as she needed her rest day. IIRC the law allows 14 x 14 hour days straight before it becomes a legal necessity to take a 24 hour rest period. There are other regs covering those working in the human cargo industries (pilots, drivers, rail maintenance workers, etc) but no one recognises accountants as being a safety critical group* even in those industries. (* except for skimpy budgeting on safety materials quality)
However she does mention a 76 hour week in her email which is not mentioned the story line. So who is lying the reportee or the reporter?
Interesting idea of being "managed by your sick leave". How is that done? Small dose of thallium tea if your annoying, escalating to polonium if you are a real PITA?
I've seen plenty of pictures of politicians on buses here!
You put it on back-to-front, the mesh bit is for the eyes ;)
Sorry ... but someone had to say it :)
Mines got the copy of Sweeny Todd in the pocket.
Don't need a smart meter for load shedding, South Africa has been doing it for decades with hot water heaters. They are fitted with a device that switches the water heaters off via a ripple put through the electricity supply and a similar ripple turns them on again; was used mostly for peak demand time like cooking dinner. Now they just blackout whole areas*.
*Since the ANC's energy ministers famous "Why do we need these extra giga-watts when we have so much more mega-watts now?" comment! It has become standard practice for rolling blackouts during the winter months as a load balancing method. Eskom (state supplier) publishes the time table of when you need to light the candles.
Old joke - What did Zimbabwe use for lighting and cooking before candles and paraffin burners? Answer - electricity. SA is headed the same way. So damned sad.
The time stamps and the camera were just evidence that the authorities were ALREADY LOOKING FOR.
FFS RTFA before leaping to the wrong conclusion. Meh!
Neither do I, as I wouldn't waste my time watching them, but hey, each to their own.
... what about all those cat videos? Oh the felinity! Such a loss!
Jules can sit and rot in Ecuadorian comfort for another six years of well earned, self imposed isolation for all I care.
Hope he does, then the idiots at the embassy can continue to enjoy his aromatic company and paying for his living expenses, which they so well deserve.
... should be missing 6 toes and sporting a few see through holes.
Cyclic migration time again?
Meh - next distances in rods and cubits.
Any thing cloud based is vapour-ware when the cloud goes BSD (Blue Sky of Death ©), but in this case MS seem have excelled themselves again and so soon after their glorious Win 10 fuck-update.
Oh it has those too. Don't think they were running a mini genset for the electrics :)
With the electrically powered gyros bust they had to use fuel to point the comms at earth just to transfer the collected data, doubled the drain probably.
If they had used imperial gallons it would still have a little life left.
Sod's Law dictates the neighbour would have gone a crime spree and now your sharing a cell with him thanks to GoogleFace.
Better leave it at home strapped to the dogs collar so it moves about the house and garden.
Went OSX in 2001 and have been fighting the schadenfreude ever since.*
Three weeks into a major release and still problems, well done M$.
I avoid any MS product that I can. I have used Skype to stay in touch with friends but have a feeling that will end when I try the enforced new version.
* - unsuccessfully :) , but in this case I am starting to feel sorry for the poor sods stuck with it.
Because Crapita has only had the contract for 15 years. Project plan due soon.*
*PS: Don't hold your breath
Then just close and reopen the browser after visiting a site on the list of tracking 'suspects'. Easy.
Back in the late seventies when I was living in Paris the local councils would have your apartment sprayed twice a year for roaches. All along the skirting boards and bottom edges inside of floor level cupboards, whether you liked it or not. The older buildings were permanently infested due to wooden floors and loads of hiding places.
insert your answer here ____
Just a thought.
Yep. Also, both ribose and deoxyribose are carbohydrates and contain no phosphorous; it's the phosphorous groups which link the sugars to form the backbone of the respective RNA and DNA molecules. DNA is double stranded and RNA is single stranded, no helix shape.
Lloyd I think you are being a bit optimistic. Much further down the alphabet would be my assessment.
Just plain beautiful.
First thing I though of was a FTFY of "stand in line to be preyed on at the altar of dreams".
I'm late to the party today :(
Trickle down economy, pay a tramp to queue for you. Who says fanbois & gals don't have a social heart?
(damn just seen anthonyhedgedus beat me to it)
Rule No. 1: "Don't get caught"
Rule No. 2: see rule 1 .....
Epigenetics is not evolution nor is it mutation. It is the expression of "suppressed" genes due to changed environmental factors. The genes are already there by normal inheritance but another set or even the same set are just expressed differently due to need; think lung size when changing from a low altitude to a high altitude environment and vice versa.
Native High Andes dwellers have larger lungs than the norm, move them to a coastal environment and in three generations their lungs are the same as the norm. Move them back up and three generations later they have large lungs again.
Basically it's 'stored' responses to conditions experienced by the ancestors and allows fast adaptation to changing conditions.
I suspect that you are a solicitor/lawyer or married to one.
I can see the use of these scanners would result in a drop in business for the legal profession and a saving for the public purse.
Ah, but who's definition of wrong will this operate under?
Supposedly five black pages was enough to fuse the thermal print heads on the older models. Never tried it myself, much.
Well more likely having found a toker willing to share than any dementia, it was a metalheads event after all.
And thus a single point of failure if not backed up to an external device.
I am still on spinning rust but my next machine* will be all SSD for speed and physical shock resistance.
Apart from the big-iron exchangeable disc packs (8MB) my first hard drive was a 5MB Winchester on a CPM machine with 8" floppies, the HD replaced one of them. 1980 IIRC.
*assuming I outlive this one!
"I can imagine that it would be quite annoying for a word processor to flicker in and out of existence while writing a document, though."
If you are having to imagine it you obviously haven't tried Orifice 365 yet.
Probably just 1,100 of the new staff will be in new roles. 700 will replace existing roles in the IT division which have become vacant due to previous incumbents being condemned* to the hell desk (customer facing roles).
So just 1,800 "new" roles. I do agree with your escalation observation.
* a harsh but somewhat deserved punishment :)
They promote people who give customers headaches? Sounds even more like a bank to avoid.
I lived in Holland for a year or so and found Dutch hard to learn because everyone just replied or talked to me in English as soon as they heard my accent! My period of living in France was the exact opposite of course.
From the article : ' “This subsurface anomaly on Mars has radar properties matching water or water-rich sediments,” said Roberto Orosei'.
So could be just damp rock (water rich sediments). If it is actually liquid it would be a brine slushie at best.
So the cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, could account for the veins in the blue-cheese it's made of. It all starts to make sense at last.
Security experts - my arse!
"Capita just really don't seem competent in anything they do!"
Oh I don't know, they do seem to excel at getting undeserved business from the government while screwing them for large amounts of money for shoddy products.
You talking about Quick Build (QB)? Yep, it was
a bit crap but good old COBOL worked bloody well with IDMSX under ICL's VME op sys. Still my preferred network-database.
QB was crap at multiphase transactions due to page and table locks being released at the end of each phase. Had to code your own lock system and needed the low level calls available with the VME/B option.
To quote my team manager on an ICL to IBM conversion (last century) "A small step forward for IBM but a giant leap backwards for ...."
It was hard work converting a nicely integrated polished suite of systems to a less flexible architecture. That's just the hardware and op sys aspect. The fact that IBM only did IDMS as a database meant everything had to be recoded as the were no eXtended indexes.
Is it that what comentardery is about?
I see that they have updated the article to include "US" gallons and correct the miscalculated litre values. Was wondering why Detroit would be using imperial measures ;)
Well it's obvious they are talking 600 full-fat imperial gallons giving 2,728 litres as 600 US gallons would be 2,271 litres. So no need for us non-USAians to mention it! :)
You own more than one pair of jeans?
So IBM is now trying Crapita's game plan? Getting rid of the experienced employees is a great way of playing catch-up!
"Watch out where the huskies go, don't you eat that yellow snow."
(That line triggered a bit of Zappa nostalgia)
And then probably introduce a host of new attack vectors. Ho bloody hum!
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