You do know that talking to yourself is the first sign of madness?
(The second sign is a saxophone solo in the middle 8)
8651 posts • joined 5 Oct 2007
From experience, the most likely explanation is that despite being expected and on schedule, everyone indoors was asleep and it took three hours to wake the bastards up to open the door.
They can't just drop a "sorry we missed you" card and bugger off like everyone else who finds that they're delivering to inconsiderate idiots.
...there really is nothing like proving beyond a shadow of doubt to a local boss that his staff are a bunch of lying little shits.
Bonus revenge points for Germany or France as they're culturally only too ready to cast aspersions elsewhere at the drop of a hat. -ve points for Italy as that'd be like kicking kittens for fun.
The undoubted Dog's Bollocks of commercial flying.
None of the crews they put in a simulator afterwards, given the same situation, got anywhere near landing the thing so 184 survivors is up there with loaves/fishes and water walking as miracles go.
They actually got it on the floor intact, but couldn't keep it on the runway as they had no rudder control. All the damage was done when it veered off and rolled.
Personally I reckon gear up into the adjacent cornfield was a better bet, but....(!)
So there's an open source product.
Someone else takes open source product and modifies it to suit.
They then publish the full source of "their" version.
Isn't that the way it's supposed to work? None of the licenses seem to support the notion that you have to kiss the original author before you fuck them.
It happens. Piss off the wrong types and everything you've posted on an article that appears on the main pages will aquire a downvote.
Have a riffle back through your recent posts and find the one guaranteed to offend some True Believer In The Faith, no matter how accurate it was.
 Freetards, Openistas, Fanbois, Nazis/Marxists, etc...
...planned its first operational mission in a matter of months.
God forbid that anyone would actually plan for time to fix stuff found in testing and retest, that would just be silly.
I sometimes wonder what Project Managers think testing is for, apart from being that inconvenient obstruction to hitting their deadlines of course.
The Anandtech review of that CPU is a scream. Opens with some blurb about how odd it is to see a premium priced processor from AMD, then puts it up against Intel's top end i9.
The summary starts with; "I don't like to use the word 'bloodbath', but...", then goes on to rub salt into the wounds by pointing out exactly why you'd be mad to consider the Intel product. Finally closes with a message to Intel that , if they were thinking of cobbling something together and rushing it out to compete, tough shit 'cos AMD have a 64 core one about to ship.
It probably sucks even more for Intel that their most puissant offering got its clock cleaned even when setup in the "please pwn me" mode of Hyperthreading on.....(!)
What made Rahman special is that he was continually mentioned in Private Eye over the years.
IIRC he even threatened to sue and got the Arkel v. Pressdram response, which is shorthand for "Feel free, hope you've got deep pockets as we can prove every bloody word.".
...click rates vary from 7 per cent to 45 per cent, depending on the survey.
Ask people if they would click on an iffy link and presto, a whopping 93% of them say; "Oh no, not me, I'm way too smart to do that.".
Send them an iffy link and there's yer 45%.
Many moons gone around these parts there was a story on how Mozilla, having sent their user base a prompt to update their Flash plugins, were bemoaning the fact that only 35% of them had bothered to do so. A shade over six months later there was (inevitably, as I saw it) another story on how a coincidental 35% of FF users had been pwned by a fake upgrade.
As far as I am aware, Skype is still with us, still working, still bulletproof and also built into Office / Teams.
Unfortunately, it lacks the UI candy of the ludicrously insecure Zoom so, as Joe Bloggs doesn't give a flying fuck about security but loves shiny and wants its babies, that's where the sheep have gone en masse.
Any time Siri heard something it couldn't understand...
If that is the only time it saves a recording for analysis then I have to say it's probably right to do it. I can't quite see how Apple (or anyone for that matter) can fix their voice recog failures without the sample that failed.
The key element here is how the user is informed. MS ask up front if they can capture errors/ problems to improve the service, so it's an opt in/out for the user, do Apple do this too?
Ah. The Boss.
One place I joined, the DPM would take each new starter (including myself) and give them The Talk. One part of The Talk was to log into the '38, show the PWRDWNSYS command, point out the the default action is *CNTRLD (IBM-spik for "dies on its arse in a hideously and agonisingly drawn-out manner" as it disables each terminal, subsystem, controller, etc as soon as they are unused), show that we always change this to *IMMED and close with; "But we really don't want to do that now" and CMD-3 to quit.
Years later, I was out on site setting up a '36 and ready to test linking it back home. I called a colleague:
"Ok, all ready here. Can we test it now?".
"Why the fuck not? I want to finish today and get away."
"The comms subsystem is down."
"Well bring it back up!"
"Somebody's down a PWRDWNSYS *CNTRLD."
"WHAT!!??!! What sort of monumental fucking idiot would do that??"
"New starter and the DPM hit the wrong key..."
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