Toasted bread - now you are talking! For that, indeed, sliced white is my preferred basis. While usually consumed with a proper British Breakfast, I'll have to try your egg toastie...
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Jebus Freakin Crist Spartacus! What is this sandwich that you proclaim? Anyhow, not much into bacon sandwich to begin with...
Quality bread IS essential and sliced white is - does this even qualify as bread?! And then it simply has to be "prosciutto crudo", preferably from Parma. I agree on the other non-ingredients though.
...which involves a two-hour drive trapped in a vehicle with a work colleague...
...who believes that Bill Gates is buying all the land world-wide (and the Moon and Mars), who heard the Head of WHO proclaiming the decimation of world population to 10 per cent, and who knows that Covid doesn't exist and in fact was invented to reach the mentioned population target. Before you ask, yes, this colleague did happen and yes, I wish it didn't.
Re: Cybertruck - the gift that keeps on giving...
Did hesitate a bit, but this is actually true as those Italian cars didn't show a sign of rust after a couple of days in the rain.
Mind you, what you see on the Tesla is merely cosmetical and the structural integrity of it might (!) be more resistant than a 70s Alfa Rusteo. While I can't recall the model (maybe Alfasud Sprint) but do remember that the car jack would go higher and higher through the cassis without lifting the car a bit - it was held together by paint and faith.
Re: "If face goggles really are the future of computing..."
Years ago in a TED(x?) talk, a guy presented augmented reality without silly goggles but a projector which augmented surfaces with information. While this certainly wasn't ready for market it did seem, at least to me, as a much more useful and natural way than a bulky, self-important, don't-you-fucking-talk-to-me facial tool.
Re: "Security technology — and tech in general — moves fast and becomes "legacy"
they just wanted to be fed and regurgitate standard template policies...
There's a whole industry (sub-)segment out there catering for exactly that market. And, occasionally, I'm called in after some "consultant" left a template mess behind to bring in some workable structure (which is another market). And, probably, after me some true infosec professional is hired to get things actually done.
Sent somewhere for a futile job? Well, I'm an auditor... Anyhow, speaking of cold mountain top: unfortunately, it wasn't me but former acquaintances who had to tend to microwave transmission equipment. The (cable-bound) aerial lift to the mountain top was not running at that time and the only (feasible) option left was a helicopter flight. Just to find that something had been "misdiagnosed" and the issue was on the other side of the link.
«He knows it was a mistake to let the minion do the job unattended.»
Whether it was a mistake depends entirely on how much he disliked the minion. For minions high on the spectrum of personal dislike, giving them an improbably difficult task ("job empowerment!") and watch them fail from afar (pure, evil joy aka schadenfreude) is the way to go.
And before you jump to conclusions or worse, action, this post may contain irony.
...no one can remember anything clearly and no names will be named...
Well, at least the
incompetent arseholehonourable gentleman Cummings did remember that he had abused others with worse profanity than he did MacNamara. And that, according to his three brain cells, everyone else still is an idiot.
"...never put anything on there that you don't want a user to see."
That's also true for, e.g., drafting a report that will ultimately be sent to a client. The draft, when sent to the client, contained our comments addressed to the client and also my snarky comments about the client not meant for the client to see. While I got sweaty palms when discovering this, it didn't have any negative consequences for me. I assume, the client simply thought that I'm socially challenged (aka a bit of a prick) and delivered what I needed.
...and how we even let people pick up these kind of jobs is really criminal.
Well, these kind of job is certainly not for me either. There are, however, people out there that are perfectly fine with such a job and glad that they have it. I'd say it's rather criminal to utter such statements before going out there and starting to actually listen. This Siemens manager is not the only "Tech Boss" who believes they know how to "save the world".
Re: still couldn't make 'Excel' work
Surely, I told this here once before already. It happened in early 2000s when the partner of a colleague attended an Excel training. When exchanging exercises with an other student, they would print the spreadsheet and then fax it each other. And yes, they both did have e-mail as well.
Re: What about the free market?
Is Tesla's restrictions on selling the vehicle within one year illegal?
That depends on the jurisdiction. IANAL but believe where I live, it might be an illegal condition. That means, you can sign it and do not need to adhere to because it wouldn't be enforceable. Tesla might still be in the right not wanting to sell you another car though. But I'm not sure if this is actually a bad thing...