Re: Computer MOT
The agent told him to back it up, but he couldn't find reverse.
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"I speak of none other than the computer that is to come after me," intoned Deep Thought, his voice regaining its accustomed declamatory tones. "A computer whose merest operational parameters I am not worthy to calculate - and yet I will design it for you. A computer which can calculate the Question to the Ultimate Answer, a computer of such infinite and subtle complexity that organic life itself shall form part of its operational matrix. And you yourselves shall take on new forms and go down into the computer to navigate its ten-million-year program! Yes! I shall design this computer for you. And I shall name it also unto you. And it shall be called ... The Earth."
This is from one particular employer:
"Everything you write is the property of the company, including that done in your own time, on your own equipment, at home"
"You may be required to work additional unpaid hours." Now this is pretty standard, but this guy really took the piss. He decided that the tech team would now, in addition to their normal 9-5.30 work hours, do tech support and testing on the weekends. Of course for no additional money.
In normal work hours, the boss would:
-Read all email, including that not addressed to him
-Open all post, including that not addressed to him
-Randomly monitor phone calls, and sometimes cut in.
-Had remote desktop viewer installed on all the PC's, so he could watch people work.
His attitude was always "If you don't like it, there's the door", and many *did* leave.
He was a bit like a toddler, always pushing to see what he could get away with.
BMW notice this, and OTA update: your ciggie lighter 12v socket is now £25/month
(runs power outlet straight from battery)
"Engine management warning, detected unknown power drain, now in limp mode, please go directly to dealer, do not pass go, do not stop for lube"
We're definitely past peak laptop.
Remember when portables had things like removable batteries, multiple USB and other ports, could accommodate at least 2 internal drives, and was still robust enough for everyday use? My 12" HP Elitebook can do all this.
Take your stuff to the tip. Do 'green'. That's the public message. What they don't tell you, is how big a business it is.
At my local tip, half the recycling is operated by private contractors, who make a profit from your old stuff. They even have a rule that you are not allowed to give away old (but still functioning) TV's, cause, yep, they make $$$ of it.
Anything else is simply incinerated. They're even proud of the fact, 'energy from waste', they call it.
You ain't gonna do it with Von Neumann architecture.
Needs a rethink, a radical shift in paradigm/architecture, maybe with more emphasis on the connections rather than the processing elements themselves. All decoupled clocks.
Well that's my $0.02.