Re: Dick Move
yep I heard that one in the late eighties when I started working for a leasing company!
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likewise, I was a PM managing the replacement for dekstop PCs for HMRC [IRS for our cousins across the pond], I get to one of my sites [Birmingham airport], my crew are all sitting around instead of removing old PCs, turns out that the site facilities manager was on hols, and the key to the store where all the new PCs were stashed was in her [locked desk].
I point out that we are not waiting days/whatever for someone to sort master keys for pedestal locks, so 30 seconds later, judicious use of leatherman tool and one now very broken lock is open.
Senior HMRC jobsworth says 'you can't do that', I point out that I just have and tell them to get on with their work.
Our regional PM was very happy about that...
I have a marginally bonkers autistic brain, many years ago I damaged my right wrist using a mouse, so I then moved across to a Wacom tablet.
I'm also ambidextrous, so I would use a pen in my left hand [to tick things off of a list], and the wacom tablet-pen in my right hand - simultaneously, shortly afterwards I realised I could write backwards with my left hand but nor forwards...
Hence an incredibly useless ability, but it did spook the hell out of a lot of colleagues, also I can read upside down and back to front quicker than most people read normally.
you are a pillock, I suspect you have had the misfortune to meet someone who voted leave, and they happened to be a narrow-minded moron who 'wanted the foreigners out' or somesuch drivel; then you fired up both neurons at the same time to get the amazing conclusion that all leave voters were the same as that sad case...
WE ARE NOT!
That does not mean that everyone who voted to leave is equally thick / bigoted as our hypothetical 'leave' voter.
If you seriously believe that enough folk saw what was written on the side of a bus then decided to vote leave instead of remain, I really hope you don't have a job that has too much responsibility, because your judgement is very suspect indeed...
BTW is there any particular reason why you are hiding behind the cowards' curtain today?
my [now retired] wife was part of the team that did the same thing to come up with modern [IMRT] cancer radiotherapy treatment.
Part of the research project involved using umpteen scans of a patient, then someone got someone to use a CNC mill to make a metal 'mask' that was used to give a more accurate does of radiation to treat the patient without so much of the side effects of dosing areas that ideally you wouldn't.
Fun stuff eh?
I assume that you don't make your living by any creative arts?
If so, how would you feel if I acquired the organisation you worked for, then insisted that you do 50% extra hours per week, but with no additional compensation?
I assume that as the ' I think it's OK so i'm happy to steal the benefits an artist would get from their work' approach is fine by you, it cuts both ways..?
Something to ponder eh?
It's shocking, and in the not the least surprising...
Ooi we're in a 16c cottage in the middle of Devon in a little village - very rural by UK standards, we get BT Fibre 2 - 60 down/100 up most of the time, which costs £35/month (line rental & calls extra). Actually quite reasonable in comparison.
It's funny when dim tourists/visitors are surprised that we even get broadband...
I didn't realise how much you get screwed on the left side of the pond
I could be wrong, but I don't see who you would sue as you are not entitled to it, due to it not being in your contract in the first place.
Morally if you're paying the same £% as a permie you should get the same trimmings, but since when has HMRC ever had any concerns about being reasonable and moral???
I tip my hat and raise you an 'oops, didn't think of that...'
If wifey and I found something to be particularly effective, whizzy or generally spiffing, we have been known to refer to it as 'orgasmichael', which was great; right up until the point where we realised our very bright 8yo lad was also using it; I have since heard one of classmates using it too!
Pandora and her f'ing box and all that...
tell me about it !
As I have mentioned hereabouts before, I pick our lad up from school, which a lot of women find REALLY weird, plus when asked about what wifey does for a living, I initially say 'she works in the hospital', the woman [it is ONLY ever a woman] replies: "so she's a nurse then?"
My reply: nah she's got a masters in nuclear medicine and astrophysics, and is part of the team responsible for the invention of modern radiotherapy treatment, which they are a little surprised to hear, I could be wrong but I don't imagine their daughters inherit much imagination and big dreams from their mums!
quite, my now retired dad spent 7 years learning to be a decorator, apparently the first year was just rubbing stuff down, the last year was working with gold leaf, marbling and graining...
I remem him stating that then (when stuff were done prop'ly) it took longer to become a decorator than it did a lawyer - I doubt that is the same nowadays...
indeed, I was responsible for figuring out how to automate getting their many documents to Office 97 (and back if it went wrong) when the big green button was pressed to migrate to NT & Office 97.
Slaughter & May were VERY switched on.
Obvs this was 'nowt on the scale of a banking migration, but it worked properly...
funny you should say that, my missus still wonders every now and then why her tablet thingy doesn't work, at which point I remind her [again] to perhaps charge it up occasionally.
Ooi she has a masters in nuclear medicine & astrophysics and can design linear accelerators, but keep a phone & tablet charge? WAY too challenging.
Still makes me chortle anyway...
my friend, I have no interest in other folks reviews; I am however very interested in my ears.
I heard it in the apple store, and for what it is, it is quite acceptable, what it clearly IS not is hi-fi, I have never been one for willy-waving where hi-fi is concerned, but I shall make an exception:
- we have a very good Sony SACD player, which we play SACD and normal discs on
- we have more than good enough speaker cable, which whilst not in rip-off territory, is more than good enough
- a £600 onkyo amp, which apparently gets good reviews
- and lots of big & good tannoy speakers (the front ones were even made in England)
This, all together SOUNDS GOOD to my ears, the homepod DOESN'T
Let me re-iterate, I didn't say that I am right and everyone else is wrong -'cos it's subjective.
If folk had only ever heard their music played on a phone (or via their dreadful Beats headphones) then heard it on a homepod they would rightly consider it a substantial improvement-and it is.
But hi-fi? err no...
Btw I regularly work with pro musicians and my main client has a very nice recording studio here in Devon, so I think I have better experience of quality audio than Joe or Jane average...
Thanks for your engagement anyway.
you are laving a laugh aren't you? I was picking up my [repaired] MBP yesterday in the Exeter apple store yesterday, the remarkably keen 'yoof' staff were demonstrating the Homepod.
You can measure performance in any way you like, but if it doesn't actually SOUND good, what's the point?
It sounds f'ing diabolical, we have £200 of Tibo Plus 3 speakers on our kitchen dresser, and comparing the two is like putting a transistor radio against a proper hifi.
For reference we have £3.5k of tannoy speakers in the lounge and I have some pretty good Tannoy monitors in my study, so I know what quality should sound like...
I can see why some folk would love it, that's just fine, but hi-fi? No way...
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