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New plan at work, wired out, wireless in.
So see which wired sockets have not been used for a year and then disable them.
Then reduce the switch capacity to cope with the reduced demand.
Oh yes we have been on lockdown, and peoples sockets will not have been on for a year if they turned their kit off before they evacuated the buildings, but it will save us money honest.
This one could be fun when people return to work.
Interested people may want to read "A Game of Birds and Wolves" by Simon Parkin to get a fuller picture.
As an aside I playfully complained whilst there that they were offering discount to present and ex members of the armed forces but not present and ex merchant navy people.
They said they would look into it, so if you are serving or former MN suggest you bring your discharge book. (let the jokes commence)
Please correct me if I am wrong but unless the vaccine gives sterilizing immunity people will still be able to be infected by the virus if they have been vaccinated. They themselves may not go on to develop serious health issues but will be able to pass it on. I was under the impression that the testing of the vaccine only shows people who get it are less liable to fall seriously ill but does not show they cannot pass it on.
A couple of decades ago I had just started a job at Uni, running all the Unix stuff, workstations DNS server, NIS NFS, Mail,the whole shebang!
I was invited to go to the pub on Friday night early on and one night late on the tales of who did what to whom and who got caught started! As the newbie I just sat and listened.
First thing Monday morning I got a mail from the head of school, who wasn't one of the drinkers to the effect I shouldn't spread rumours and that doing so might end up bad for me at this time I was still under probation. Never one to sit and consider the options I went straight to his office and pointed out I wasn't the one saying anything as I had only been there a few weeks and all this stuff predated me so he should look to others as the issue.
Typical senior prof, ummed and ahed and said he wasn't picking on me and had actually sent it to all staff involved.
Nipping back to the office looking at the mail server I saw (without looking at anyone's mail I hasten to add) the modification stamp on my mailbox file was when the prof had sent the mail to me and no one else in the pub gang had been modified at the same time. (I always got in early Monday just to check before start of play).
Later spoke to people and they said no they hadn't received a mail about conduct off premises outside work hours about stuff which it was nothing to do with the boss!
Welcome to academia!
"The second step, however, isn't to triage across the org, but rather to start fixing issues. Teams who overspend energy triaging at the expense of fixing end up incurring greater risk.
When a very large proportion of the team are "managers" whose sole job it to push bits of paper around and try to look busy where is the incentive to actually fix something?
Not sure how typical Hull was but on leaving Junior School in 1975 there were three options excluding the fee paying "College". The comprehensives, the nautical school, (okay niche I know but it was Hull) and the technical school. I've tried to google it, sure it was called Reilly. Thought the whole point of having specialist academies was to allow this sort of focus. The school my daughter went to was supposed to be specialised in Business and the Performing Arts but was just a factory to get kids out with grades that kept OFSTED off their backs.
There are very few places on earth where life hasn't arrived.
Selection happens when there is pressure to survive so there is no reason why anything on earth would evolve to live in an environment which doesn't exist on earth.
Without looking into Scientific papers you can get an idea at
We will give them 212° Fahrenheit (1000° Celsius) is an unfortunate typo
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>>I'm going to modernise applications that my IT [department] perhaps weren't modern enough to change fast enough for me'.
So they will ask all the IT senior managers who will say "Oh not our fault look at our ancient staff, they are not agile enough".
Redundancies hit at the lower technical levels as we don't need them, only people who can manage a "Digital Transformation" will remain.
It all goes pear shaped. Senior IT management move on to their next positions and organisations are left with partially working systems (if they are lucky) and no one who can sort it.
As I say just a guess.
Anyone seriously had a look at WSL 2 recently.
I've been looking to see if it can replace having dual boot machines with Ubuntu 18_04 LTS and Win 10.
We have to run OpenFoam and it requires the sort of grunt Virtual Box is going to have issues with.
Also supporting Linux for people who have never heard of it but who need to use it for their PhDs is to say the least not fun.
So I have it installed and some simple benchmarks for simple file operations suggest WSL 2 is noticeably slower than WSL 1.
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