Re: Ahh yes the
Its 350 yards....
With constant interuptions all the way......
Why dont we have head banging against a wall icon and why are'nt I in the pub yet... stupid working hours
2161 posts • joined 10 Mar 2008
dreaded walk to whatever machine is throwing a hissy fit today.....
And it can take nearly an hour to walk from the office at one end of factory to the problem (and its only 6 units )
Still.... cant beat "Computer doesn't want to send programs to the robots" call
"bet hes using the wrong setup for that robot as usual" comes my thought
Get to the location ... eventually
Well the screen is showing the correct setup(for a change) however the fact that its only hanging onto the laptop body by 1 very bent hinge is a clear hint that something is amiss
Further inspection shows further damage consistant with said laptop being dropped onto the concrete floor... and the cable is inserted in the usb slot... however the usb connector inside is nowhere near the slot... to be honest I'm surprised said laptop is actually working... and yes you guessed it
"I never dropped it.. was like that when I got it..."
Cue dragging the laptop bits to the office , managing to get a USB stick to connect, and downloading the drives data to it.. all done while swearing very loudly, then raising a ticket to replace it... to which the PHB said "well it still works" arrgrgh I need to retire
To the pub
I certainly have access to all kinds of right wing nonsense via the internet, is yours not working?
You should try the left wing nonsense as well........ almost as batshit crazy as the right wingers..
Caught a rant about racists on one, that if you changed the word "racist" for the word "jew", it would almost read like a goebballs speach from the 1930's...
What the hell, I'm an engineer. I can stop any time I like... can't I?
The short answer is no... 40 odd years of experience have taught me that... ever more fiendish devices for killing luckless managers/operato ... oops.... for producing widgets ever faster have proved that to me
The long answer is you can stop any time you like, but you really have to tell yourself you want to stop
E e e engineering... I can hhhandle it.. cant I?
these 'b.gates wants to inject us all with microchips spread by 5G" things (they're not theories btw) come from the internets messaging forums (bit like this one but way crazier)
These forums have 2 types of posters, first group is the smaller one, these are the ones who to be blunt, need treatment for mental illness, the second and much larger group is the trolls coming up with ever more outlandish ideas for the first group to believe
Anyway... the mind control chips are already implanted in our phones.....usually the order is "buy a new phone.. you must buy a new phone" because nothing else can explain why someone throws away a year old phone for a new one costing even more....
The problem is not crapita, but the contracts signed by the civil service to crapita.
Because there'll be a change in minister with a "wouldn't it be good if xxx was added to the system", with the civil service drawing up a new spec and handing it to crapita who then charge an arm and a leg for the varience on the contract.
And then outsourcing the work to the cheapest job shop they can find, and pocket the change.
Followed by offering the minister's wife/children/cousins a job
up my dream of IT work after job ads such as
'must have 2 yrs+ experience in C# ' ... which was a bit difficult as it had only been out 9 months(maybe they wanted to hire the guys who created it)
But the real kick in the balls was
"IT junior admin needed for the local council (basically a PFY) ideal for A level grad or someone looking to change careers" bingo lets apply
"Must be a keen learner" Yupp Open university undergrad here
"Must be know about computers" well dur
"IT qualification" well a diploma from the OU counts .. right?
"Must have 5 yrs previous experience adminning the council's IT infrastructure" YOU ****ING WHAT! well if they have 5 yrs previous , they aint gonna be a junior, and if they just got their A levels, then they started working on the councils computers aged 13......
Just a job spec written for an internal promotion/job change for a useless twonk that they had to advertise and ensure only the internal candidate got the job......
Aerospace crap to me
When we get new aerospace stuff in, its examined, inspected, process written up and 16 different forms created before we even cut any metal... and then its 100% with the inspection, check methods, dump the programs to the backing store and sign off the dump (means we know who created it all and when.... so no modifying)
Then send the parts to the customer with all the paperwork and hope it all flies through... heh flies.. get it... ok I'll quit that.
Take an aerospace part we've been making for years , its all 'meh' it looks ok... its size... send it... and the programs were changed about 3 yrs ago by someone to make it a bit quicker but we cant remember who changed it or what the change actually was....
Its the same attitude from NASA SpaceX.. new... check everything 14 times and then 15 more for luck... oh its Boeing... they know what they're doing... plus its 5 hrs from DC to Seattle.... it will be ok....
Because it is virtue signalling of the greatest degree.
To say "here I've done something by removing a word" whereas a friend in Louisiana says "The damn important thing is that we get rid of the bad cops, and retrain the rest not to kill people at the slightest inkling of not complying"
Remember that guy swatted a few years ago.... police do a no knock warrent, guy is in his hallway being shouted at by the police, goes to pull his trousers up, gets shot dead by the cops.
Or the kid with a toy gun, cops shoot him instantly... or the guy in the car "Hi, yes I have a firearm in the car, its in the glove compar"<BANGBANGBANG>
But I suppose the virtue signalling is a bit like work.. where the ones good at what they do just keep their heads down and let their work speak for them, and the one crap at their jobs need to shout loudly about how good they are in order play politics to keep their jobs
the bible is expunged of all the times the word 'Slave' is used in there, indeed in several places it seems to say that slavery is natural for some people ...
<<<wondering whether to change the signs on the robots to "idiot in charge" and "dumb moron blindly following orders".......
Woohoo I achieved something for race relations... now I can go home and do f*** all about any of the real problems...
And if it ends up making money, HMG takes profits or can flog off it's investment at a later date.
Correction if it ends up making money , then it will be flogged off to the governments best mates from university for about 40% of the actual market value ASAP
Then instantly sold on for 100% of the actual value with best mate making a 'donation' to the tory party, and getting more government contracts/sell offs/glittery bongs as a result
Me (as well as feeds my well founded paranoia about using on-line banking)
Why cant the bank host all the scripts/data its website needs? surely thats a more secure way of doing things than what seems like downloading random scripts from some archive.
Download the scripts data to your testing servers, check them out... run the tests, shift to production.
Or am I being too simple ?
Make it law that any battery powered e-device can have its battery changed for a new one by its owner with the minimum of tools (eg a kitchen knife and a hammer),then enshrine right to repair into law too... you paid for the device, its yours to fix/repair/modify as you see fit, and make the manufacturer have to provide parts for the device for 10 yrs after it went out of production
After all.. could you imagine a car market where you HAD to take your car to Ford for new tyres? , where you could'nt have a different exhaust fitted to the one Ford specify? and when the F150 went out of production you couldn't buy any spares for it?
Sadly google and apple will quickly bribe sorry lobby for that sorta law to be squished ASAP
Yes, but people here accused of terrorism still have the right to a fair trial, overseen by an independent judge with a 12 person jury where the evidence is heard by all parties and a defence entered for the accused.
China .. national security panel consisting of judges appointed by the cheif exec( or the central government) , extradition to the mainland if the case is thought serious with no right of appeal
Finally a section rather like the old article 58 of the USSR's criminal code that can be used to criminalise anything said or done by a protestor with penalties from 5yrs to life in jail.
Give it 5 years and Hong Kong wil be just another big chinese city
As far as the programmers - aging, moving out of coding, retiring, dying - check, check, check, and check.
As far as the language - difficult to learn, often not taught in schools, negativity perceived - check, check, and check.
As far as the code - poor documentation, poor sample code, poor mentoring - check, check, and check.
As far as external drivers - potential panic from a date apocalypse - check.
Torvalds hit the nail on the head and 2030 might be optimistic.
To be honest , you could be describing any one of the high skill low status jobs out there in today's world.
You know.. the stuff that actually makes the world work instead of a flashy website or cool animation.
I've had my fill of concurrent and system programming and as far as I'm concerned.. you can stuff it.
So I stick with the robots who wait around endlessly because you've forgotten to put a Sync() in the program... stilll that better than the idiot who starts the robot and does'nt check to sync() with the machine and punches a robot hand through a closed door...
Maybe we could automate Linus .... a swear bot and a punching robot should do the trick
the only reason its a US/UK thing is because the stupid idiot decided to skip bail and hide in an embassy for 7 yrs(then pissed off the country owning the embassy and got kicked out)
Otherwise we would have mailed him to Sweden with a very firm 'goodbye and dont come back' message, and not given a toss about him after that.
Noting could beat addlestones cider fresh from the pump
Or addlebrains as we engineers called it... ahhh the stories... the bodges.... the outright disasters all caused by an innocent fermented liquid served to a bunch of government employed hammer wielders
"err professor... your device appears to be sinking"
"Its supposed to"
"But we havent opened the valve to flood it yet"
oggle goggle oggle goggle
"Best we ajourn back to the pub for more cider before anyone notices ..."
should try Left for dead in verses mode.
4 human survivors, and 4 human special infected
Its ended many a friendship and indeed ruined a couple of relationships.
But its damn good fun to face zombies with brains rather than the AI they normally run with.... along with the brief screams of unwary survivors
The comparision I'm making is that post office managers f***ed over their staff with finings and jailings and will more than likely be allowed to walk since 'too much time has passed' or 'retired early'
Where as old squadies from operation Banner get dragged into court regardless of the time since the alledged offense....
Will read as follows:
"There were systemic failing in the Horizons program regarding the amount of money put through the system compared to the amount horizons was saying had been put through
Post office managers then took the statements from horizons and wrongly inferred that theft had happened from the post office by sub-postmasters totally innocent of any such theft.
Fujitsu then supplied evidence under oath to the court that such theft had in fact happened with the result that innocent men and women were either threatened with jail, or in fact , sent to jail.
Fujitsu was aware of problems with the horizons system and had remotely corrected problems with post office accounts even though fujitsu said that remote access could not happen
Post office managers were informed that the data supplied by horizons could be and was faulty, yet decided to press on with charging innocent postmasters with theft, and forcing them to either pay back the 'missing' money of being jailed for theft.
The recommendation of this inquiry is that the managers at fujitsu and the post office be charged with contempt of court, lying under oath, and perjury"
However the chances of any report looking like that are slightly less than 1% with the report white washing the managers with the required phrases of "new procedures put in place" and "the guilty men have retired/moved on so would be unfair to charge them"
Old squaddies from northern ireland who may have committed crimes 45 yrs ago......
The only reason m$ continue in the dominant desktop position is because they wont port office/outlook to any other OS
Hence m$ has a captive market.
Introduce a few changes every year and goto a subscription based model and you'll keep the cash rolling in with very little work... just like IBM used to... until someone does to m$ what m$ did to IBM.......
<just installed linux mint on an ancient (2009) laptop... oh look it works and we can reuse said laptop....when win10 wouldn't even spit on it....
this piece must have been written by a resentful and bitter BOFH, forced to prowl the empty and decaying offices while maintaining the IT infrastructure that makes working from home possible.
With no victims to relive the tensions of each day full of "my cam has stopped working" emails, he resorts into hacking the conference streams with video of the lusers activities during the previous evening and then watching the resulting bunfight..... but this brings no where near the satifaction of the open window above the carpark or the none appearance of the lift at the open lift doors.
Soon the effects of being the only person in the building begin their dreadful toll with our BOFH starting to build traps for unwary janitors, with the result the seemingly empty building starts getting a dire repution, only to be hurried past at a run, with salvation being the at the nearest pub.
But even that is infected with stories of the hagged and pasty faced spectre that appears at 3pm on a friday demanding drinks......
Stupid UK gov leadership strikes again. Solution: MPs need electing that represent citizens interests not whatever is on their personal dinner plate at the time
What dream world are you living in?
Seriously... most MPs are lawyers and their hangers on/ lobbyists/ special advisors seem to sprout from the same university the MP went to.
So given a choice between lobbing taxpayer cash at a competent well planned company experienced in the matter in hand or lobbing it at their mate's start up that has a glossy folder full of PDFs... it will goto the mate... because he was a jolly good wheeze back at oxbridge.
Plus he has incriminating photos of the MP shagging a sheep.....
(quit the snidey remarks)
I'm a master craftsman, thats how I'm described..... so what do I change 'master' to to reflect the years of learning and practising I've put into my trade?
But the serious problem is actually english, in that its a langauge where 1 word is used to describe several different unrelated situations.
Wish I could upvote this another 100 times.
Just try swapping careers aged 40, from say a slimey horrid little factory worker to being a bright trainee spark at an IT job.
Despite us older folks being more likely to turn up day in day out rather than a 21 yr old who cant be arsed after a night on the piss.
I know , lets get rid of a word, that will make everyone feel better about history... plus we dont actually have to do anything practical to help people
need to be charged
1. withholding evidence.
2. failure to disclose evidence.
If there was written proof of the failure of horizons on someones desk , and they knew about the court cases and did not inform the defence counsel, then they are guilty of the above offenses, regardless of whether the accused was actually guilty of theft.
If the prosecution QC knew about the horizons failures and did not mention it, then that will be a reason to throw him/her out of a job as a QC.
The inquiry should have the following terms.
Who knew about the failure of horizons?
Did they disclose that the failure could and did materially affect the course of several court cases?
What did they do about the said failures?
And finally , the most important thing
Will the inquiry be able to recommend that criminal charges of perjury, withholding evidence, failure to disclose evidence, and misleading the court be applied to those responsible within the post office and fujitsu organisations?
I work in aerospace engineering, one of the lowly 'face' workers, we have customers who send us a spec for a part and any blind man can see it wont work eg a fuel pump bearing having a particular size specified, yet the part is plated by the customer and we know that the size will change out of spec.
We can point this out to the manglers here and their attitude is "we're making it to the customers spec, now get on with it"
Of course the customer then calls us a few days later and says we made them wrong because now the fuel pumps seize up(if they can get the bearings in at all), shit then rolls downhill and lands on us.
In that situation , its easier to keep your head down and keep quiet about problems you see, because the manglement dont like uppity "I told you so" employees that call into question their own competence.
Its not a lack of ethics in the guys actually doing the job, because they can yell "it wont work" as much as they like if the manglement just ignore the problems because they want to hit the delivery targets in order to get bonuses etc.
"Send the program, we'll blame the programmers for any show stopping bugs, even though the programmers have told us there are show stoppers in the customers data format"
"hmm what that... the plane did a 180 roll 30 seconds after take off and plunged into the ground... must be the pilots fault...."
Ok lets translate my scribblings into something you may under stand
The accounts dept spots a difference between the amount tallied up by each branch vs the amount tallied up by the software.
Manager decides "The branches are stealing money" and gets branch managers sent to jail.
IT department comes along with "hey boss , the software is crap and full of errors in the tallying"
Manager responds with a robust sending away message and carries on jailing people
Several years later we find out the software WAS crap, and that innocent people were being jailed
Manager responsible walks away with a huge pay off and wont be jailed himself.
Would you be happy if you'd been falsly imprisoned?
of criminal proceding again post office managers.... ohh they've all retired.... well best not to
Meanwhile, old squaddies who commited crimes in Northern Ireland are still being chased by the police/law for events 40 years ago
Sorry but post office managers committed crimes by having innocent people jailed.
If we as a people are prepared to let those guilty go free, then what the **** is the point of the law... just like cummings and his lockdown eyetest.
cant land a rocket after its been in flight
You cant land a rocket on a ship in mid ocean..
You cant land 2 side boosters at the same time as landing a rocket on a ship in mid ocean.... (ok... maybe they just missed the last bit)
You cant launch people into space for less than a gizzilion dollars a seat...
Wonder what SpaceX are going to do next....
Oh and the noise in the background was partly the Falcon 9 taking off , but mostly the sound of 10 000 boeing execs seething and grinding their teeth as they realise their pork barrel is being taken away from them....
logbook of shame.
Mainly because thats what I say to errent operators who've fubar'ed the machines.
"Tell me exactly what you did"
"Dint do nuffing.. machine did it"
"The logbook will tell me if you've f***ed with the settings....."
At which point the truth comes out, or I resort to calling up the logbook and letting the managers deal with the fall out...
Hey ho.. never hide anything from the IT mob... we will find the evidence, and then use it against you at a time of our choosing...
PS has the BOFH been furloughed?
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