I swear some of these gaming-PC mentalists would water cool their kettle if they could,
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Good old recruiters
I had a recruiter encourage me to overstate my experience with Cisco switching / routing gear, when really at that stage in my career I hadn't done much more than check if a port was showing as up or not.
I didn't want to put myself in a position where they test me on that subject and I flail, so I suggested we left it as is - the job was a junior role anyways.
Fast forward to the interview, they say almost immediately "We saw you're a Cisco EXPERT on your C.V, can you talk us through some networks / projects you did?"
From what I understand, the ideal (and seldom practiced) method of procurement is source disks from different batches.
The mean time to fail on identically manufactured disks, given that in a RAID they're typically all going to be spinning for the same hours, will be very similar across a batch.
I must admit I've done something shameful on a production environment before.
After the initial "you fucking idiot!" calls were out the way and the issue was fixed, I actually got thanked for owning up.
I got the trust back in the end, but I think people appreciate knowing that they can trust you to own up to a mistake - instead of hiding and praying it isn't discovered.
After Burner on the 360 cab was like £1 a go from what I remember.
Plus remember it was a glorious piece of theater, sure it wouldn't make its money back on its own but people would show up to see it - then blow their cash on Outrun or Street Fighter 2 (an SF2 board was about £2300 from Videotronics at the time).
One of the key parts is he went to collect it.
If something illegal arrives through your letterbox that in itself isn't proof you ordered it - otherwise all those firms getting letterbombs should've been arrested for "clearly purchasing explosives online".
When he arranged to go and collect it from a middleman though, that defense went out the window.
Re: Send a what?
Unfortunately fax is still used, especially among Japanese HQ'd companies. Also the messages to dump gas into the national grid are sent by fax as well.
I absolutely wish that technology would just die out, but there's always some task in a company which has always been done by fax - and as soon as you propose ripping it out they start going WHOA.
I'm not sure a pardon feels adequate for Turing.
A pardon seems to me, that we "accept" you did something wrong but we forgive you for it. Maybe it's the cynic in me, but it also seems to be of more benefit to the people issuing the pardon than he who receives it (posthumously, even more so).
I don't believe Turing was doing anything wrong by being homosexual.
We had a phone call in from one of our re-sellers not too long ago. We manage a hosted-VoIP setup and have tiers of re-sellers below us. Usually they would have to log issues using a CRM site, but unfortunately one particular client curries alot of favor so they can get away with phoning engineers directly.
On a quiet day, we see an "Urgent" issue raised and instantly everyones phone rings. I answer, hearing a panic'd client saying "Someone just told me our phones are down!".
It took a few seconds of calm breathing before we could let him know that;
a, His company uses our system.
b, We use our system.
c, We were currently on the phone to each other.
To make matters worse we ended up being asked for a root cause analysis about a service outage that never happened.