Jam on one side.
Cream on the other.
Slap them together.
167 posts • joined 1 Aug 2013
Bash has been available via the likes of cygwin or mingw builds for years; but the Linux subsytem may simplify things (...wait, this is still Microsoft we're talking about?).
Does anyone remember the original POSIX subsystem that came with Windows NT?
That was a _minimal_ POSIX subsystem which satisfied US Gov requirements intended to u/g their UNIX systems. Unfortunately they didn't specify a level of POSIX requirement, so MS added the minimal qualifying support and undercut the Big Iron UNIX vendors. Queue lots of unhappy end users presented with systems which wouldn't run their existing code...
Back in the late 80s or early 90s now, at a MOD R&D Establishment. Back when things were fun...
A new graduate decided he needed to move a server/workstation from one side of the room to the other. However he discovered that it was running and he didn't have the password. He was at least wise enough not to just pull the plug on it.
He didn't pull the plug.
He somehow used bare ended cables to keep the plug fed with power while it was moved from wall outlet to extension, and trundled the machine across the room.
Amazingly this appeared to work and, for once, no one died horribly - but someone had to explain to him all about three-phase power.
Simpson! I had completely forgotten that I worked for GEC aka Marconi Medical Systems 2000-2002, but that name riles me. Saw it all collapsing from the inside.
He burnt the cash reserves built up by former generations on splurge on the dot com boom. Marconi supplied into the telecoms industry, which stopped buying after they gave all their money to the government for 3G licenses.
One of the reasons I have very little faith in most senior managers.
(See also HP & Meg Whitman)
Not sure how people have become confused.
The article says that there is a 10% loss of workforce (i.e. decimated), with 11 people leaving of which 6 (of the 11) were named in another article.
So eleven have left representing 10% workforce, or an initial workforce of 110 people.
That's still quite a sizable team - especially as managing software engineers is akin to herding cats.
Back in the olden days of 'O' and 'A' levels -- grades where awarded on a percentile basis.
This measured the student abilities against their peers - someone awarded an A-grade was in the top-10% for that year regardless of their actual marks, and largely decoupled their grade from the quality of the course or the teaching.
Now the "modern" courses seem dumber in their marking - just grading for marks and pressuring courses to produce more high-grade results. Grades are no longer a way to tell the quality of a candidate if all the munchkins have A*++-with-sparkles.
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