Re: A little different...
I am not sure that was the original paper I once read about COMEFROM programming, but here it is...
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No need to look at TOC: we rent our printing services (I disagree with renting but that's another debate) colour pages are ten (10) times the cost of B&W (even if the page has only B&W, if you selected colour printing, it is charged at the 10x cost). Easy decision to restrict access to colour printing.
While not in the UK, and not switched power plugs, many of the power outlets in this building have individual circuit breakers, outlet and breaker both installed in a trunking, at hips level...
And it is not only the hips; as the trunking runs just under the windows, if you pull the curtains, you could accidentally activate the lever on the circuit breaker.
One of my recent discovery is a chocolate made by Lindt with 99% cocoa. It is quite bitter (but I drink my coffee without sugar) but has such a strong taste that you still fill it in your mouth 30 minutes later.
The caramel and sea salt is great too, but so far I could only find it once.
"Lesson learned: NEVER decide to "clean up some old files" at 4:30 on a Friday afternoon. You WILL look for shortcuts and it WILL bite you on the ass."
Do not do anything of some significance on Friday. At all. Any major change, big operation, etc. must be made by Thursday at the latest, so in case of cock-up, you have the Friday (plus days week-end) to repair it.
"America remains on the leading edge economically, scientifically, technologically, and militarily"
What about socially? What good is being the leader in economy science and etc. if it is not to make the society and the people more happy?
"the platoon's only allowed call, to call the parents of their recently killed brother in arms"
Ditto. What good is an army that restrict the calls to the parents of a killed soldier?
I would add a couple of comments.
You don't move jacks, you add some at the new position when it is needed. The old ones should remain untouched as they will be used very soon by the new user of the premises.
IT is a support service, like finance is. No department would think about running their own finance, why would they run their own IT? Network infra belongs to IT and can only be managed/maintained by IT.
"That depends on the customer's design choice, not on Microsoft."
Yes? But no. What would be the point of going to an external provider if you have to implement all the replication by yourself? The service the cloud is selling *is* the replication and high availability. Else it is a co-hosting, not a cloud.
"On food this is a bit of a piss take considering that EU firms"
Only you take the wrong examples. All you cite are cases of miss behaving of certain designated firms, and their actions have been stopped and punished as sons as they have been known.
You cannot compare the foul play of one company with the practices accepted at country level like bleaching poultry, feeding GMO to ignoring customers, hormones in meat, OJ with nearly no orange in it, honey that does no come from bees, etc.
If the fire suppression gas had been released, I would not consider entering the server room before:
1) some professionals have cleared the danger of fire
2) the air has been replaced and all the gas evacuated
The gas is meant to be harmless to allow human exiting the room, not to continue working like nothing happened.
I have the feeling that maintenance people have always (still today) been sent in the field without prior maintenance of any form.
If only, because to organise a maintenance training, you need to have an experience f what can go wrong, and you need manuals and documentation, and we know when manual and documentation are written...
When I started working at my current place, we had two Ethernet thin coax network running in parallel. One was for TCP/IP, Unix, etc. and I think the other one was for Netware. Among the first thing I did was consolidating both networks into one, it was running much better and was easier to maintain after that.
To reply about rogue DHCP, home routers that florish on the net and so on, we established a policy, that got endorsed by the management and has provision for penalties. When a problem arise, we have the ground to take action. And being a university, with most of the students boarding, the problem arise often, but not only with the students.
"No, that's what you would do if they said both ways are fine. Saying either way is fine would leave the developer the freedom to choose one or the other."
I am not native English speaker, so give me a break. You understand perfectly what I was meant to say, that saying either format is ok means that the program could output any of the date format, and the module that will accept that for processing would accept and work with format 1 and format 2 the same.
"The calendar is extinct
Not if you're dealing with historical material."
That does not make it less extinct. Like Latin is an extinct language, even if there are professors still teaching Latin.
I would also assume that historians are not much concerned about the way a computer may handle dates, it is not like your old manuscript is getting out of stock any soon.
Speaking about ATM, I once did a withdrawal at the ATM in front of a bank and noticed the computer part of the machine was not properly closed, it was unlocked and I could open it. There was a police boot about 50m away, but I doubt any one was watching.
My guess is that some staff forgot to lock the machine after some work on it. I informed the central phone number of the bank and let it be.
"In rural Thailand,..."
It's changing. You now need an inspection check before your new house can be connected to the main power distribution, and proper electrical panel, with earth, earth leak breaker, etc. is part of the requirements.
How thorough may be questioned, but checks are supposed to exist.
In the (few) AT machines I have seen replenished, here in Thailand, not only the bank note were checked by drawer, but each note of each drawer is being checked too before the machine goes online. This allows to count the bills, check that there are no bill sticking, invalid, unrecognizable, etc. Rejected bills go to a reject drawer that will eventually go back to the bank to be treated by a human.
More over, even if the person in charge of inserting the drawers in the ATM may be a low wages person, the one filling the drawers with thousands of fresh bank notes (10, 20, 30, more thousand notes in a drawer) is probably a bank employee. Why should they make error? And why a 10 pounds drawer could be installed in a 20 pounds slot?
Laser printers solved the paper size 30 years ago...
I don't know if it is still the case, but at some stage, Gmail refused to send mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org." but "email@example.com" was OK.
The difference? A dot after the .com bit.
But example.com. (with the trailing dot) is a perfectly valid and resolvable name, why Gmail chosed to ignore it?
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