THEY TOOK OUR JERBS!
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Sounds valid and rational to me.
Not sure on actual cost savings vs not paying for stuff. I'd be interested to see what twitter needs data centre wise vs what it has vs what it pays for. You can't just stiff your suppliers indefinitely.
On the engineering solutions front, do Twitter have an R&D function that would be able to progress those engineering solutions to reduce costs? That sounds like something someone else would do and Twitter would lease/buy in whatever they manufacture. Wouldn't this be largely what any competent company would do, not specifically Twitter?
I don't know about the business focused leader thing...I'll take your word for it, but the upshot appears to be:
1) Twitter had too many staff that cost too much and weren't required
2) Twitter had too much hardware that cost too much and wasn't required
I guess the proof of these statements will be in whether the service continues to be a service in the medium/long term.
We need to look closer to home for a real low point.
Namely the Lancashire town of Nelson.
Patricia Hannah-Wood was named the winner but...er...she didn't win...the wrong name was announced. The Tory Julie Green expected Pat to step down (since she had lost), but Pat is not for turning! Win or not, she's got her seat and it's her constituents' problem! ...local democracy in action! Your vote really does matter...unless it doesn't.
I guess there's no IT angle to this shit show though.
What's your point? They still "saved" the money...all that's happened is all of their employees personal data is all over the internet...no biggie...a year's supply of Experian credit checker will be enough to sort all that out.
The cost to the business of this breach is...zero. They don't care.
What meat is there? Does Twitter have an R&D department? Does it control lots of IP/Patents? Genuine question. Not sure ex ad revenue can be liquidated. Maybe it was that tat that the chief twat was flogging on ebay...ebay signs and merch and such...might be a lean corpse for the creditors to fight over.
Sounds like envy. Influencers are a tiny percentage of the overall work force and most people don’t give a toss about what they do.
Your analysis is likely overly simplistic. The other day when banks offered 100% mortgages as a solution to the deposit problem , some dick head said they can’t buy a house because one isn’t available local to them. That’s a massive fail and shows a cringey level of entitlement.
Under 30s are more than capable of being crippled by mortgage debt just like over 30s.
As Private Eye would likely say, damn that pesky due process. Outsourcing justice when we’re all destined for the sunlit uplands? I bet it was EU laws that made it impossible to convict fraudsters…can’t think of any other plausible explanation other than the entire shit show of a country is run on massive fraud and this is the US saving our blushes
Whatever the system they’ll be a back end uploader. I remember my migration and the complete anti climax of the data just flowing in. Took about half a day. We’d done it 4 times before then. The system was fully backed up before hand as a rollback if it went south. Shocking, shocking planning.
They broke the cardinal rule of ERP implementation: everyone gets paid on time, full stop.
Also…some kind of non production system is in order?
I’d love to know what hideous manual tasks they were performing that couldn’t be completed in time. I vaguely remember CSV uploads of historical data and metadata but this was in the dark ages of 2010…this is 2023 where I assume they had an army of administrators keying in their forecasts and budgets and only realised nobody knew how to use the system and that the god awful web interface was a piece of shit after they started. Ooops.
Anyway, can’t AI just do this routine implementation now? What’s with the meat sacks getting in the way of our glorious new masters?
I replaced my Curve mouse/keyboard combo with a Comfort 50/50 setup. Horrible ambidextrous brick of a mouse, ok keyboard for around 100 quid. Not good, both buffer and suffer interference issues. Have to use my Logitech mk backup keyboard and bought a Logitech H5 hero…all wired. MS are dead to me
“I'd be expecting the head of security at the treasury to come from GCHQ or MI5,”
They may do…but jobs need to be advertised to get the widest candidate pool. The salary will be supplemented with a non pensionable allowance which may be substantial.
To those bitching about the salary…what do you think people in MI5 and GCHQ are on? Hint. Civil service pay scales.