Not creepy. At all!
I am sure The Saj here in Blighty will love the idea of these so he can sack all the GPs.
It is a bit ROTM hence icon
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A university I worked at had a multi part carbon registration form. Every student got one. Every year they redesigned it and every year I had a nightmare trying to get the bloody thing to print from the huge dot matrix printer they spent a fortune maintaining. At a meeting I suggested that it might be better to have a standard A4 and perhaps distribute the form electronically to the relevant parts (registry, exams, teaching department and student). The head a registry exploded on the spot and came close to shouting at me in (the lowly sysadmin) a large meeting. I was even prepared to configure a posh laser printer with multiple trays if they wanted to have different colours.
Other than that, it was a great gig and I became friends with the head of Registry.
I needed to copy some config files from one machine to another.
Source machine: tar cvf /tmp/roger.tar /etc/some/dir
scp roger.tar to dest machine
Destination machine: tar xvf /tmp/roger.tar
"Ooh why does /etc not contain any files now?
This was when I found that the backups hadn't been working.
Four days later and I had sort of bodged the machine back into a working state and I learnt the lesson to extract a tarball into a different directory
Which rather brings us round to the story (away from gun control and colonialism anyway). The Lady in the story appeas to have decided that the gentleman was her property and that if she couldn't own him, no one could. I am sure that the court will go into the ins and outs of that possible assumption fully.
I have a feeling that it is an idea whose time has come. After all, the unions fought for Saturday off and (then) 48 hour weeks in the early years of the last century. So instead of 'that Friday feeling' you will have that Thursday vibe!
Here is another idea, back when pension schemes were more valuable than they are now one I knew of had a facility where you could start winding down your working week a few years before normal pension age. A colleague I knew went from 5 to 4 and then 3 days a week till he finally chucked it in. Perhaps that is something that could be widened out.
I am still a few years off being able to hang up my work email.
At one level, remuneration in a private company (as opposed to a public, taxpayer funded organisation) is not in the public domain. The trouble is that large companies are large employers and have a huge impact on society as a whole. Studies have shown that excessive disparities between the highest and lowest wages are not good for society. So, what C-level people are paid in relation to their employees is of public concern.
For a while I worked to migrate off sendmail to another mta and subscribed to the mailing lists. It was staggeringly rude and contemptuous of newbies. I understand the need to look through the archives first and to post all relevant information but even then you asked a question at your peril. I really hope that these practises do die.
When on earth will they come up with an equivalent of du?
full file system and you want to find the culprit in *nix
ls /some/dir | while read line
du -sh $line
I once found the code in powershell but it was so ugly I couldn't deal with it. It is good to have powercli on linux though so I can take snapshots etc. So, on balance I suppose it is a good thing.
My sympathies are very much with your views. The problem is that anyone who has to promote anything is forced to sup with these devils with quite short spoons. An example, any indie author has to have a presence on all the antisocials to promote their wares.
Politicians, in particular have to be on them even if they are diametrically opposed to most political anti social types.
It seems that Linkedout is now becoming important for when you are looking for a job in our august profession.
I do wish that people would be less interested in the narcissistic rantings of the Musk Ox and where he indulges in his shopping habits.
My Father was a photographer and loathed doing weddings. One of the things he always did when doing a wedding was to stamp proof all over the initial set of prints (25 years ago CMOS was a glint in someone's eye or only on Voyager). They always created about this and said that cousin 'Dave' would do it for £50.
I am known as the street geek on our road and regularly get asked questions about spinning up Wordpress sites even though I am a systems admin and not good at design. I haven't the heart to charge them an hour's consultancy to say I don't know anything about that but can spin up an AWS instance for them but they will have to design and maintain the site.
Ooh Palin. That would be good for the popcorn market.
On the idea of the demented musk ox buying an antisocial media platform. So what? I don't have an antsocial media account (not personal just for my wife's pen name) and I doubt I will be in the market for a Tesla or be able to afford a seat on his penis extension.
---> because he should have a couple.
There seems to be this perception that an organisation has to adopt a single model. All off site, all in the office, all doing some combination (e.g. 60/40).
Why? Some roles can be done entirely remotely, some need you in the office/shop/factory all the time. The same with people. some love the office. Some love being at home in their jim jams. Why would an employer feel that they can impose a single model on everyone and expect everyone to be happy.
I know where I sit on this continuum though I don't wear pyjamas at my desk and I am lucky to be in a role that can be done remotely. Any future job will bear this in mind. I've already turned down a job after initial enquiries found that most of the time would have to be on site in central London
This is more of a who-me but ...
Come my final year and dissertation time had come round. I was one of the few with a computer - an Atari ST for the nostalgic. I had completed my dissertation and the lady with whom I was in lust with needed to type hers up so I lent her my shiny tech toy.
All went well till she was just about to finish and I get a visit to say that it won't save. I got annoyed and guessed that her floppy had got corrupted. I snatched the next floppy and saved dissert.doc. as it was saving I realised with horror that I was just in the process of overwriting my own dissertation with hers. Lots of swearing and panicked bowel lossening pondering on how long an extension I could get till I remembered that the WP software saved a .bak on each disk as well. Sure enough, I opened up the .bak file and mine was there. I hastily saved it to another disk and we plugged in my dot matrix printer to have our eardrums bored out with ages of screaming.
The lust bit never came to anything though which might be just was well.
It would be great to do this. Facefail and the rest need to die - at least in their current form.
The problem is that if you want to promote anything you have to sup with the devil.
My Wife has an indie published book out and the only tools for promoting it are the above mentioned evil corps.
This creates a problem as the accounts are in the name of her pen name rather than her actual name. How do you allow such promotional work while requiring people not to 'hide' behind fake IDs?
Typical stupidity of our benighted government!
During my stint at a London Borough they had an ICL mainframe. That wasn't my problem but I did have a couple of horrible Team Servers. Come the time when the application was finally replaced I caused a bit of a stir in CAB when I asked to throw them off the roof as part of the decommission process.
My you are angry! In the narrow sense of the word you are right in that the ICRC has allowed an attack to work - likely through inaction. It was still a criminal act though - breaking into an unlocked house is still breaking and entering.
However, in the quote from the spokesperson I don't see them trying to shift blame - rather they are appealing to whoever did steal the information not to make use of what they have stolen. Can you condemn them for that?
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