I'll give it a good dose of Cap'n Browneye.
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Mayflower, the AI ship sent to sail from the UK to the US with no humans, made it three days before breaking down
DBA needed to install Informix on a new server on site, and transfer data from old server.
SSHd in to the server, set up Informix etc, did an oninit -iy to prepare and bring the DB online...
...only to find it was on the production server.
Oninit -iy initializes the database. Like formatting a disk.
And yup, everything was gone. Backups was a futtup.
Took two software support techs a couple of days of SQLing to get redundant data from other sites into this site and get everything up and running again.
Wasn't me... I was at the pub that day. Going there soon.
BOFH: When the Sun rises in the West and sets in the East, only then will the UPS cease to supply uninterrupted voltage
Stob treks back across the decades to review the greatest TV sci-fi in the light of recent experience
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The best time to build a semiconductor foundry is 5 years ago
Fastly 'fesses up to breaking the internet with an 'an undiscovered software bug' triggered by a customer
Seagate finds sets of two heads are cheaper than one in its new and very fast MACH.2 dual-actuator hard disks
My Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 have a built-in IR eye and an IR app which you can program to work with your telly/hifi/aircon as long as it is on a list of recognized devices.
Helps a lot to cut out controls.
Used it only a couple of times to play merry hell with the boardroom aircon, people was not amused at getting hot, then cold, then hot during a long and boring self-important presentation...
Tech scammer who fooled Cisco, Microsoft and Lenovo out of millions jailed for more than seven years
Will the affected companies leave the existing warranty protocols in place, or will they tweak things further, like forensically analyzing photographs of purportedly faulty/broken equipment serial numbers?
Either way, the honest customer will suffer as there will now be extra hoops to jump through, as well as those who sit with the equipment whose serial numbers was used in this sort of scam...
Most probably you will be required to send in the faulty piece of kit/hardware in first for them to assess before they will send you out a replacement, causing long downtime issues.
FYI: Today's computer chips are so advanced, they are more 'mercurial' than precise – and here's the proof
Re: Once upon a time.....way back in another century......
In the Elder Days, when things was Less Rushed, sure, you could take your time with a product, and deliver a product that lived up to its promises.
Nowadays in these Younger Days everything is rushed to market (RTM) after a vigorous spit 'n polish and sugarcoating session to hide most of Them Nasteh Buggreh Bugs. And nary a peep of said TNBB's either... hoping said NTBB's won't manifest themselves until closer to the End Lifetime of the Product.
Case in point - MCAS.
ZX80/81/Speccy users must be chortling with glee as their ancient Z80 CPU's still produces vaild results and nary a corruption.
Re: A source for cheap renewable power...
That's all that most politicians do these days - chase the money and enrich themselves, no matter the cost.
All of these political shenanigans reminded me of a quote from Dune :
Frank Herbert — 'And always, he fought the temptation to choose a clear, safe course, warning 'That path leads ever down into stagnation.'
BOFH: But we think the UK tax authorities would be VERY interested in how we used COVID support packages
Just what is the poop capacity of an unladen sparrow? We ask because one got into the office and left quite a mess
Re: Sometimes though....
On Reddit somebody in r/sysadmin mentioned that he had an user with a dial-up modem.
Everything worked beautifully, but then the user got ADSL.
And ADSL doesn't warboe, beep or boop. User was most unhappy.
Cue brainstorm - every time user want to "connect" to the internet, a script is run playing a .WAV of a modem handshaking and connecting - and user was happy.
Pub o' clock time, will be gone the whole day to have a bout of nostalgia at those simpler times... --->
Preliminary report on Texas Tesla crash finds Autosteer was 'not available' along road where both passengers died
A number of fatal crashes have been attributed to over-reliance on vehicle automation by drivers.
I will not have a car with automation installed. Makes one lazy and tend to enforce the habit of letting your attention wander.
The driver need to be aware at all times of other cars and objects around his/her car.
If you want true automation, get a donkey/horse carriage.
As another vendor promises 3 years of Android updates, we ask: How long should mobile devices receive support?
Wot mate? I thought all banks - with the exception of TSB - was solid and reliable in Blightey, it being a bastion of Western civilization. Or have I missed something?
Maybe Sid Meier need to add a "wibbly wobbly electronic banking services" into his next Civilizations release for added realism.
Going forward, the Brits can jolly do well to learn from our South African people - if they're unlucky about something, they'll loot, burn and destroy. Not sure if that will get the message across?
Jaguar Land Rover reaches for graph database in search of supply chain knowledge during chip shortage
So that means you'll either have to buy a completely new Mercedes, or make-do with a Bluetooth speaker paired to your phone for music etc...
I have been eyeballing the integrated radio consoles in modern cars. They sure look neat and all that, but they'll be a ballache to replace should Mr Murphy drop in for an unwanted visit.
The older style of radios are easier to replace if not worth repairing.
Re: Being able
I don't care for thickness. I'll sacrifice a few mm of thickness just to have a removable battery.
Clever engineering can be used to make sure that the battery package is optimized by using the least space possible, to keep it neat and thin.
Of course we don't want a brick like the Nokia Communicator...