Hen screwed up Wikipedia so Maw Broon gave him a clip round the ear.
Used to get the Sunday Post every week as a kid, loved those cartoons
650 posts • joined 2 Jun 2008
"Any other shit cliches you want to wheel out while you're logged in? Maybe something about haggis or .."
Ah, haud yer wheesh as mah mither used tae say.
No really, she did. Apparently I moaned quite a bit as a kid. Now a parent myself, I must say its a very useful saying.
Looking at some of the pages, its like that editor read some Broons cartoons in the Sunday Post and decided that they could speak Scots.
If you don't use it, then you shouldn't care. However, quite a lot of businesses (including the one I work for) have moved to buying Apple laptops for their workforce on the basis that you could also run x86 Windows apps when needed.
Without that, there are two choices. Stop buying Apple laptops that can't run x86 Windows apps easily, or move the apps to Mac. Stopping buying Apple laptops is a much cheaper option and in some cases legacy x86 Windows apps won't be able to be practically ported.
Am I the only one gutted not to have thought of this first? Admittedly I would have pitched it at around £70 as £300 feels like its way beyond the point of maximising revenue, and I would have soldered a few random components on there to throw people off the trail...
Ethics - I've heard of them.
My guess is because section 7 is looser than the limits placed under 49 (3) of RIPA:
A disclosure requirement in respect of any protected information is necessary on grounds falling within this subsection if it is necessary—
(a)in the interests of national security;
(b)for the purpose of preventing or detecting crime; or
(c)in the interests of the economic well-being of the United Kingdom.
versus (from schedule 7):
An examining officer who questions a person under paragraph 2 may, for the purpose of determining whether he falls within section 40(1)(b)—
(a)search the person;
(b)search anything which he has with him, or which belongs to him, and which is on a ship or aircraft;
(c)search anything which he has with him, or which belongs to him, and which the examining officer reasonably believes has been, or is about to be, on a ship or aircraft;
This is typical public sector thinking - great being the enemy of good.
The extra information they are after will be very very useful in lots of situations, but they have missed the glaring issue of privacy. It could cause far fewer people to sign up, meaning that it misses what it is meant to do in the first place (apparently you need at least 60% of the population to use it for it to be effective), and we can pretty much guarantee some kind of snafu to allow access to the data for people we don't want to access it.
"Next up is the common requirement to log into multiple accounts, trivial with Slack. "
I need this. As with most Microsoft things, it doesn't quite work right when you are working on a laptop linked via active directory linked to my employer, but trying to access mail, MS Teams etc via a log in that my client has given me. This has never quite worked for web access (weird behaviour when clicking links etc) and now the same thing is happening in Teams, where even if I create a meeting request in my client account, behind the scenes MS Teams thinks that it is linked to my employer's AD account.
(My employer uses Slack rather than Teams - first time I opened it was when I started working with my current client!)
I was working on the national insurance system in the early 2000s - we had 70 million people records (as pensions for live people sometimes rely on those who are not), and the saying was that one in a million possibilities happen 70 times in a single batch run, so we had to really think through the code design.
Have 15 slots for children in your database design? There's always a family with more kids than slots so the design needs to be different.
Don't expect numbers in a name? One idiot changed his middle name to his national insurance number.
Only one spouse? Bigamists pay national insurance like the rest of us. Can't just dump out an error there and crash the batch job.
The list was endless - it taught me that whatever screwy situation you can imagine definitely exists out there in more numbers than you can imagine!
Its in the title of the technology, how can you not see? 5G = 5 times more dangerous, 5 times more radiation!
You'll be sorry The Register, when your hamsters get cancer and your arm hair all falls out.
A 5G transmitter turned on near me and I haven't slept since - symptoms are profuse sweating, anxiety, lack of appetite and my dog won't stop howling at the moon.
If that's not evidence, I don't know what is.
Never, thanks to a combination of stupidity in MoD's procurement department and larceny by the ship builders. We're stuck with two floating gin palaces as they don't have cats and traps, so we have to buy the massively complex and expensive F-35B VTOL capable plane, rather than a mixture of expensive and cheaper fixed wing aircraft.
And don't get me started on the lack of radar aircraft that can use it (again because of the lack of cats and traps). - even an old P-3C Oriion would be better than using either a helicopter or basically having to sail with the Americans using their E-2C Hawkeyes..
Someone working for me caused a data breach incident once - I didn't name them in the ensuing shitstorm as it was a mistake borne of too much work, too little sleep and lots of pressure.
I figured I was going soft that day, as my usual approach is not just to drop them in in it, but randomly ensure the blame lands on others as well a a bit of collateral damage. Always helps to keep the troops on their toes.
I don't just climb the greasy pole, I attach landmines to make sure no one else follows me up it :)
My first role was in 2nd line support in the late nineties. The company in question had invested in mobile phones that you could connect to the laptops for dial up access on the go - mostly for the sales force to connect to the lotus notes based sales system (connect, replicate, disconnect - I loved Lotus Notes), but also for some of the senior execs.
Helpdesk had been speaking to one user about some trouble dialling up from his mobile and couldn't diagnose it over the phone so it was dropped off at my desk. I fixed it (probably some driver issue, can't really remember) and opened the internet browser to do some testing, thinking I would click on Favourites to pick a couple of websites that the user has to ensure that it works. As a niave 21 year old I never realised that Nylon Fetish was a thing - my first exposure to the maxim that if you have a thing, there is probably a website for it. Hastily closed the browser and spoke to my boss about what to do. Turned out the user was the global head of Legal, and was advised by my boss to delete the favourites and forget all about what I'd seen. Wise words I suspect.
Bunhill Row at the edge of the City of London is a one way street with two way cycle route on it. Unfortunately the signage and road painting was sporadic and awful (it could be they have improved it) so a pedestrian would just assume its a one way street and possibly not look both ways before crossing (its a cut through down from silicon roundabout with not a lot of traffic. I would call it quiet but a ruddy great tower is being built there so its anything by quiet!
I once had an argument with Brent council as to whether my flat had been demolished. To build a new supermarket a few houses had been demolished, and the supermarket had built a small block of 6 flats to replace them. However, Brent Council hadn't updated their records (bearing in mind the flats had been there for at least 2 years when I moved in) - hence a somewhat bemusing conversation when I tried to register for council tax where I was insisting that I would definitely noticed if I was living in a pile of rubble.
I'm pretty much stuck with Virgin for the moment given how far I am away from the BT cabinet - they estimate between 20 and 30 Mbit which could be eaten by one 4k iPlayer stream (watching the throughput with 4k Wimbledon, I saw it averaging 35-40Mbit)
Virgin service has been pretty good for me so far, although with all the price rises it's become quite expensive. I need to ring up and have a moan again.
Also so this first hand - old school sales exec in 1998, his secretary printed all emails for him that he annotated for secretary to then reply to. Emails stored in filing cabinet in his office.
To be fair he was probably a couple of years off retirement so wanted to work in the same way he always had, and was senior enough to make it happen
Stuff the impact on astronomy if planet nine is found, think of the HUGE impact on astrology. All the charts would have to be re-written!
This could explain why, despite me being on the cusp of Cancer / Leo, I've always thought of myself as more of a Gemini. I always thought it was the influence of Jupiter and Mars rising, but clearly this unknown planet is causing the disconnect.
I sense an opportunity to make money from suck..... sorry, I mean the spiritually aware....
Its been 10 years since my last dive (bloody kids stopped all that fun) over the years I had a Suunto Stinger, Vyper and Vytec but I knew there was a reason I never trusted those wireless cylinder pressure guages !
Towards the end of my time diving it was still all done manually (custom cut tables, electronic depth gauge and timer - one main and one spare) as there weren't cheap and reliable computers that could do multiple gases for decompression. I seem to remember there were a few but cost £500 or so and were generally used with rebreathers.
Good point. I shall mildly chastise myself (after all, it's not an apostrophe crime) next to the perfectly aligned wheelie bins forthwith.
Hopefully the next-but-one neighbours are watching and take note of the good example I'm setting.
Nope, downvote for OP and downvote for you as well. Misuse of apostrophe is the only crime I'll countenance flogging for.
And maybe my next-door-but-one neighbours who keep their wheelie bins at the end of their drive but never leave them properly in line with each other.
All of which is extremely interesting.... *cough*...., but none of which addresses my very short and directed comment that you were wrong when we said you wouldn't find that zyklon B was invented by a German Jew on Google. I did. It was the first result. The very first one. Not that hard to check, really.
I wonder how that might affect a reader's view of the veracity of the rest of your statements? Or certainly how unpleasant you are in your communications on the internet.
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