Re: Aren't planets dark?
@ftb, Thank you, I had always wondered about that.
45 posts • joined 22 Jul 2016
You are making the unnatural assumption that editing, compiling and testing is considered work.
Real work consists of having an Excel spread sheet with hundreds and thousands of =VLOOKUP() formulae and several pivot tables. Each spread sheet takes 6 hours to update each day so that it is properly configured for the boss to see project status. The other 2 hours is for the sales staff to discuss handicaps and cycling performance results.
And of course the Imperial measures are so much more simpler. I mean, everyone can remember the sequence:
12 inches in a foot
3 feet make a yard
22 yards make a chain
10 chains make a furlong
8 furlongs make a mile
And don't forget thous, links, rods and leagues ...
All much simpler than this stupid EU metrification where everything is based on 10. I mean, who the hell can remember that ...
Or there is this one:
I have a lot of customers and a high percentage of them have been hit by ransomware attacks. None of them have paid the ransom. Even those who don't actually have an IT department but just "someone that knows how to reboot" have been able to recover their files.
I can think of 2 groups that would find these things very useful:
1 - The elderly who are finding it more difficult to get about - and this will mean they can stay slightly independent for a longer. And, they may still want to use rubbers ...
2 - The other group would be those with physical disabilities. Sometimes trying to order things online can be painful long-winded whereas simply hitting a button strategically located will make things easier.
A couple of years ago there was a celebration for the 1500 aircraft built. I believe it was a Lufthansa aircraft.
Not sure how accurate this statement is but it was the best I could find at short notice: https://www.quora.com/How-many-747s-are-still-in-active-service
If that is accurate, then we are probably talking about 40% still in use.
Yes, things like:
updation - who invented that one?
resources - they are people not things so say "it will require 10 people to complete the job"
acronyms - it irritates me when people use acronyms and then try and look smug when you ask what they are
I could go on but it is nearly home time and I'd suspect most readers would prefer not to read about my pet gripes ...
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