Wait, what? Did I miss something?
Metalica, at some point in the past, had credibility? Well even if it is true at least I didn't miss much.
It’s that time of year again: CRM loyalists flood San Francisco for the annual Dreamforce conference hosted by Salesforce – but day one hasn’t exactly gone to plan. For a start, on Tuesday, protestors wheeled a huge wooden cage down the street outside the busy conference center to rally against Salesforce signing a multi- …
They were the best thrash band in the world, period, up to Justice for All. They completely revolutionized metal and rock with their first three albums. Then they realized they could make more money on ballads.
So they had credibility through about 1994 (I'll be generous and give them the black album). After that, forget it.
"Lars Ulrich, singer for middle-of-the-road aging rockers Metallica"
Ouch. Lars is actually drummer and chief foot-in-mouth spokesman.
Few bands in the metal genre can top Metallica's groundbreaking second and third albums (including the band themselves, sadly).
"Ouch. Lars is actually drummer and chief foot-in-mouth spokesman."
Yes, exactly, and he's probably the only one who had never sung in any song. But that's ok, given the energy he's spending on drums, I really don't see how he could sing at the same time !
At this point Babymetal are considerably more metal than Metallica
THIS. SO VERY MUCH THIS.
(for the uninitiated, imagine a girl's J-pop band getting into a tryst with the likes of oh, say, White Zombie, or Megadeth, or similar. Babymetal would be the love child born of that tryst.
(and they are damned good.)
Yep. I stopped listening to them and buying their crap once they went after Napster and started suing their fans. I am wholly neutral that Metallica still a thing.
I do have to confess to some amusement when James Hetfield fled San Fran for the High Plains. Apparently the town is too crazy even for him.
"Yep. I stopped listening to them and buying their crap once they went after Napster and started suing their fans."
For me, it was more to do with the fact that "And Justice ...", and everything that came after it, was complete and utter shite. Some things never change, though: Lars was a dick back then and he's still a dick now.
Mine's the one with the Master Of Puppets patch on the back.
Love it... And the lyrics actually work real well.
Come crawling faster
Obey your master
Your life burns faster
Obey your master
Master of Powerpoints
I'm pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me
You can't see a thing
Just call my name 'cause I'll hear you scream
Just call my name 'cause I'll hear you scream
I was at a VAR that was Sales Heavy. I was the Sr. Design/Build/Outside/Inside Eng/Tech (you know the drill). I was supposed to use it, but it's shit for Project and Task Management, which is my Primary Toolkit. I had an account, company kept paying for it, but there was Nothing in it that was useful to my function for the business.
Never had to put up with it since then.
We were supposed to use it as a software engineering bug-tracking system. It was awful. We wasted potfuls of money paying somebody to write some customer screens/flows/whatever. It never worked in a useful manner, but at least it was expensive and wasted a lot of time. After a couple years, we finally convinced the powers-that-be that it was hopeless, and they let us set up a MantisBT system. I guess, the sales and support people still use SF...
After reading the first few sentences of the article, I am hanging up my El Reg morning habit and deleting the bookmark. I liked that I didn't have to put up with political bias from this online resource in the past, but obviously it has taken sides:
"...the US Customs and Border Protection agency – best known for separating small kids from their asylum-seeking families at the American border."
Not true and seeks to create controversy. Quite a shame since I've followed you for so many years. Please change your ways or we lose yet another source of reliable information.
" Quite a shame since I've followed you for so many years"
If this is the first time they have upset your "beliefs" (and let's face it, if you think they border force aren't separating children from families then it's a belief right up there with flat earthers) then i doubt you've been following El Reg for years.
> best known for separating small kids from their asylum-seeking families at the American border
True only for a small percentage. And, police forces always "separate families" when they detain suspects. Definitely not true in the main, because, as it's clearly been reported (but not by the anti-Trump fanatics), families in Central America have been sending their kids to the border _without_ their families. It's a clearly known method of gaming the US system. Thus, the asylum-seeking families have already separated themselves, and they should be blamed, not the border police who have to deal with unaccompanied children.
Despite the El Reg reporting bias, I'll keep reading.
It's the parents of the children engaging in child abuse.
Breaking into places you are not allowed to go has consequences, one of them being arrest. When you're arrested, you're separated from your kids, and if there is no one else to take care of them at the moment, they become wards of the state until someone is found. That's how it works with _every_ parent arrested for any crime. If you break into a Wal-Mart with kids in tow, the same thing is going to happen... you will be arrested, and if no family or close friends can be found to take care of the kid, he's going to be a ward of the state for a while.
Don't like the terms? Don't break the law. It's a cause and effect... you know what the risks to your child are, but you decide to undertake the illegal action anyway. No one to blame but the lawbreaker.
The only ways to avoid this would be either a policy of incarcerating entire families when a parent is arrested, so they're not separated, or else having kids becomes a magic "get out of jail free" card, and no one with kids can ever be arrested, let alone sent to jail. Otherwise, you're going to have parents separated from their kids, and the fault for that lies with the individual who chose to disregard the law, not those charged with enforcing it.
"After reading the first few sentences of the article, I am hanging up my El Reg morning habit and deleting the bookmark. I liked that I didn't have to put up with political bias from this online resource in the past, but obviously it has taken sides:'
Sorry about that, we'll ask the Reg editors to put in trigger warnings so the right wing snowflakes don't melt.
I see more and more companies moving their support into SalesForce. Without exception, the user experience is absolute dogshit. Not just annoying or mildly dysfunctional, but breathtakingly awful. It's a combination of the worst of "the 90s called and wants their design language back" and "functionality designed by lazy interns with a attitude problems." It may do some wonderful things for the vendors' analytics and back-end CRM, but from the customer side there is literally nothing worse.
It's always been a reasonable system for managing pre-sales, after that point SalesForce starts to really show it's limitations. Yes, custom development can be put in along with all kinds of API led horrors, but in the end it's core business has always been about the pre-sales process. What people don't realise, until too late, is the limitations on the APIs and how it quickly gets very expensive but once an organisation has put the investment into it, it's hard to leave.
To be clear, Salesforce is opposed to the threats to restrict H1B. Not so much the changes in other policies.
And, after all, what's so wrong with separating children from their families and storing them in cages?
(Oh, wait, we are talking about puppies here, right? What, humans? Nevermind.)
Metallica's credibility as a band has been zero for a long time. Their reputation is now at it's very nadir with me as I found out the CHEAPEST tickets for the Manchester Arena gig next year is £105!!!! Yes, you read that right - over £100! Surprised they've not signed a sponsorship deal with Oracle with those prices.
Hey, if they can actually get people to pay £105 (or more), they have to be doing something people like. I would never pay that much (even for a pair of tickets), but if everyone agreed with me, I doubt the price would be that high. Either that or they're going to be playing to a lot of empty seats...
we can deliver great customer experiences for businesses around the world.
A great customer experience FOR A BUSINESS is to rinse them of every penny they've got, and find them banging on your door hoping to sell you some of their family members in exchange for more of your products.