Re: Here I am ...
Maybe spend some time with the doors. They may make you happier
320 posts • joined 11 May 2018
JIT for a hospital does not sound a very good idea at all regardless of implementation. Especially if that is apparently involving medical supplies.
A factory running out of materials is expensive, and annoying but is not life and death.
Medicine is a great source of what may be "characterised" as unpredictable workloads in their speak. It is not a production line, like the delivery of toilet roll or catering supplies. I certainly would not want to be the one saying, "sorry madam we couldn't save him, the supplies needed were stuck on the motorway"
Sounds to me like the model is doomed to fail regardless of software and comes right back to poor management decisions.
And I ask myself, what did he want with the personnel data? was it to help him poach colleagues? Was it to allow him to stalk Emma from accounts? Was he just sucking up everything he had access too "just in case".
I wonder if he was not really getting on well with his bosses, or if he is just a digital kleptomaniac... I feel sure there is a part 2 to this story that hasn't come out into the light yet.
by occasionally deleting user profiles along with all setting, data, documents etc then insist line manager re-requests all your access from scratch. Far quicker than re-imaging a laptop while creating similar feelings of loss and hopelessness in the user (although that included us techies, grrr)
I never did find out if this was BOFH behaviour or simple incompetence though.
[They don't know about sites like this where prudent people will sit back after an update is released and what breaks or test it themselves.]
What, you think techie muggles should asking for help here? They'll get 105 downvotes and about 30 sarcastic remarks before someone posts a link to a fix or simply says, you shouldn't have done that ... Dave...
Careful, you may retain your intergalactic velocity, and being just outside the door you may find yourself flying towards the queue. It may be a useful way of making sure there is no crowd stopping the other passengers from getting off though, just try to make sure the crater is not too big...
If it was a prank, bullying may have had some credibility... It does not sound like that was the case though. I know that helldesks often try to keep people offline for a day or so while they replace a drive which can make people rage temporarily.
If indeed she was supposed to be working on security related stuff they probably should be assuming the device has been compromised anyway, not just faffing with re-installs.
Sounds like a combination of helldesk processes being flawed along with a grumpy trainee
wifi - overshared - cheap ad ridden proxies - poor deployments at scale, can however create a private network and secure it yourself
5g - expensive - crap back haul moving bottleneck back but not eliminating it. - cant create a private network with it, security based on provider trust only.
I'm sorry I don't think 5g is in a position to start roasting yet, particularly while it remains the preserve of telco's
Anyone that trusts what the internet says blindly is, frankly, asking for trouble.
Even technical advice for problem solving, although often helpful, is often resolving a problem that is only "similar" and therefore the solution may either be ineffective or add to the problems you have.
I rarely find advice that directly matches the situation I encounter, or relates to the same combination of software versions I am running.
Unless what you read is close to, aha, I would have thought of that eventually, you may want to get a second opinion...
Outside the techie world there is a great deal of "advice" which is positively malicious too, and plays the gullible to brick their devices, and remove their data...
They range from ad-spamming relinking sites, to shills, to pay to get listed models. Even relatively well behaved sites like u-switch have in the past been caught out for not providing a level playing field.
Insurance companies put different prices on comparison sites than they do to direct customer too, for example.
The whole area is a minefield for non-savvy consumers, and even if google provided no shopping service at all I am certain that this would be engineered into becoming a google issue anyway. Why are you listing site shilledprices.com over clickbaitcomparisons.com when the direct supplier with the lowest price is 10 rows down the list.
As far as I am concerned this action is just one fragment of a wider issue which will simply result in a differently confused proposition for consumers.
is the more we work towards unstoppable, data loss sensitive systems, the less the developers of said systems realise you need some sort of hot maintenance functionality for all layers of the implementation stack. The objective of build for deployment, not build for sustain becomes a much greater issue in this scenario.
In many cases of me looking at pitches for these platforms as soon as I ask how to I keep it supported the fixed sales smiles are rigid and answers of "we'll get back to you" start coming out.
Perhaps I am just getting old and fussy, but the old issues have not really gone away...
Aha, then you can explain to my cat why she should not hold down the lock with one paw, and claw open the door with the other, thus defeating the locking mechanism. If I need the cats to stay in for some reason I have to put something in front of their door, not just lock it!
My cat is the engineer and has one up on you!
is the basic nature of the issues. These are not issues with specific drivers, old hardware, or other unusual configurations. How TF do you break mapping drives which frankly even many home users do. Never mind removing access to personal files and deleting them etc.
With an OS that seriously objects if you don't apply all the latest patches because it's trying to be a service it is even harder to dodge the tripwires being added to the platform. I don't want workarounds at an enterprise scale either. That may be OK for a techie at home or a small business with a techie, but when you are talking thousands of seats of both non technical, and access restricted staff these become a serious issue.
Microsoft will kill their own business if the as-a-service model destroys more than it creates. Note to M$ slow down your release cycle, and start testing if you want to keep credibility and customers.
That Autopilot, is not an autopilot.
If it was called something else the level of scepticism and the gap between expectation and reality would be substantially narrowed.
Based on the issues described, even if you still have hands on the wheel AKA normal cruise control, it can make unexpected decisions so quickly even a human can struggle to correct it in time.
It is an interesting technology but does not work well when roads and other human drivers are not (and probably cannot in all cases) be optimised for fully automated driving.
@AC even a few seconds of music can attract the bot blunderbuss, even if it is incidental as in your case. It makes posting anything involving gaming, out at the fairground or shopping, night out etc almost impossible.
How many public spaces now have background muzak in the background. The blunderbuss does not work, nor is it identifying real pirated content. I've seem TV programmes simply modified with a picture frame to avoid the controls.
To be fair on google they will probably always be behind in the arms race, copyright holders should also not insist on nitpicking a few seconds of background in otherwise entirely non violating content.
I can't see either side reaching a satisfactory conclusion though.
While the town "pines" for a more respectably sized tree, this story resin-ated with me as other towns have gone through this in recent years. I find that in some cases the people have actually got a point, so its no wonder they start needling the council.
The problem is that if there is too much girth you cant fit it into the hole. If there is too much length it starts getting wobbly and cannot maintain its erection. My wife tells me that tinsel is too scratchy and irritating leaving me with just the balls for decoration.
@severus "It's unforgivable that banks do not enforce two factor authentication..."
I'd very much like to agree with you but the general public think 2FA is a time consuming annoyance, to the point where people even change provider to avoid it.
As far as I am concerned its a 2FA is great, but good luck in making it the norm. Don't forget that with "open banking" people are even authorising third parties to operate banking on their behalf. Technically, fairly secure but the more doors you have into your account the more likely one of them is to be compromised.
People seem to have forgotten that digital currency is still currency just like old school cash but its now just an "app".
@Bongojoe - aimed at clueless bosses that wilt every time a new buzzword flies past their ears. Their wallets magically open, then come back to tell you what magic they have paid for that you can't find a use-case for.
even with the limited quotes in the article you could have scored a full house playing BS Bingo never mind listening to hours of it...
Good coders have a good approach that is far more important than knowing syntax for an arbitrary programming language used in an exam.
Seeing code does not necessarily demonstrate a good approach, only that you managed to get something to work (or compile).
I am of two minds on this, but I am disappointed that the only reason this is a debate is that the schools teaching computing don't have enough to run the exams and therefore same probably applies to the underlying teaching also.
ET probably has rules about blinding pilots with lasers same as we do. Also surely by the time ET notices the transmission (possibly an eye popping sight) the signal will have passed.
I can't imagine an ET using laser as an interstellar transmission medium though. Apart from the speed-of-light delivery there are far too many things to disrupt and weaken the signal over long distances.
So as above, the only response this is likely to generate is a knock at the door from the interstellar police asking if we can turn off the laser, hand it over, and be forced to listen to vogon poetry for a few hours...
@Anonymous South African Coward... A Terminator as a burglar alarm. That's not really using the T1000 to its cost effective extent...
Apart from being an IoT system due to the need to connect to Skynet, surely it can eliminate the need to sound the alarm, by simply er, terminating the intruders.
I would not be happy with the risk of the spherical elimination of material and subsequent fires that its deployment creates. I am not convinced that this solution is better than the problem.
I do like the idea of having my own Terminator though, "Hasta La Vista Baby..."
Have you ever looked at Chinese? Get someone to walk through a character by character translation of almost anything (i.e. not google translate) and you will see what I mean...
We do however have a propensity for looking for double meanings...
It's not that silly - historically at least I always preferred KDE.
In an enterprise environment the choice of GUI can be limited but then again in an enterprise you are probably mostly using shell and a selection of external management tools.
Using Linux as a desktop environment rather than just a server GUI though KDE was a good choice. The challenge is will KDE survive being just a desktop GUI?
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