Re: Short visits, last week
Oh. Thanks for both replies!
1547 posts • joined 9 Sep 2014
> White board, ruined by use of permanent marker by some numpty.
Blame the fuckers who leave permanent markers right under the white board. I recall three occasions where this happened to me. By now a check all markers every time and move the permanents as far away as possible.
Morbid curiosity, oh yes. From his early art:
"It's gotten SO BAD with Linux and C/C++ our company said screw this and went ahead and developed it's own Windows 10-like OS shell and remade the command line interface of Linux to PROPER ENGLISH! We remade LAMP into custom Windows 2016 server-like environment with a decent Active Directory WAN/ALN management system analogue!"
"We also REPROGRAMMED ALL OF LINUX using a customized version of EASY-TO-READ PASCAL SOURCE CODE that is FULLY COMMENTED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
For a short time I thought he is nonsensical on purpose.
I was prepared for some culture shock, being a command-line person. I was not prepared to thinks breaking without any interaction whatsoever (just leaving the thing on for five minutes unattended). I was aware of intrusive pop-ups, but not the sheer insanity of going through it. I had hoped Win10, at least while doing literally nothing, not being a total resource hog. The machine was set up by people really knowing what to do, therefore I assume there was no silly mistake with install and setup.
Me, now, unhappy ---->
> I think the problem is that those who run Linux are often vehemently anti-Microsoft and they, given the choice between using a Microsoft product and killing themselves would likely chose the latter.
After avoiding MS Win since version 3.1 I now have to use a Win10 Laptop for my remote lectures. Killing myself now indeed seems to be a thing worth consideration. I always though our bombastic bob is way over the top when it comes to Win10 and MS software. He is not.
> Still waiting for the technological solution to treating employees like shit that doesn't involve replacing them by robots.
The best solution is to stop that sub-sub-sub-contractor shite going on. The owner of the meat processing plant said he didn't know who was working in his plant, the workers said the did not know who employed them. Crap like that absolutely has to stop. Similar things happen on construction sites.
> Some people don't have smart phones.
As far as I can tell this is pretty rare (I myself do not own a smartphone). People who do not have one are most often very old people who are not likely out in the street. IIRC the owner rate if 95 percent in the "not a small child and not yet retired" bracket.
The problem is *much* more in the installation numbers. Still, even a non-perfect percentage will lead to alarms when the virus hits those with the app. 30 million (or even more installs) would be great to have.
For a project of that size 20 m is not one bit excessive. Note, it was delivered on time, it actually worked from day one, and it supports many types of smartphones.
People form the CCC (Chaos Computer Club, very competent folks) looked at it and deem it good.
Not one penny wasted IMO.
> AEG washing machine, 15 months and the pump broke, 5 years and the main bearing in the drum is buggered
AEG now is Electrolux (and other companies), avoid. Story is just as your last paragraph puts it.
Same is true for various (ex-)German brands that used to produce decent stuff; in fact most brands I could name from the top of my head, I am afraid.
If you want utter shite, buy anything from Whirlpool.
"Vater" and "farter" are actually shockingly close. I didn't even realize until a British guy asked me how Germans pronounce "Vater" (of course he knew). After I spoke it loudly three times he said "Ah, I understand! Just like ..." and let one rip that stunk up the room beyond what should be humanly possible.
"Flasche" (pronunced like "flush-e") and "flasher"? Not convinced.
Anyway, Friday activity is calling ------->
Dear amanfromMars 1, I do thing you are pulling a leg here. Please tick as appropriate.
[ ] This leg is mine!, MINE!, ***MINE***!!!eleventy!!!!
[ ] Oops, middle leg. I am very sorry. Very, very.
[ ] Leg: no such device.
"Testimonials" is also worth a peek. Totally not written by just one person, honest!
Read the one from "~Cathy" for gems like "Virtually as soon as I plugged it into my laptop I felt an overwhelming sense of an emanating higher consciousness. Tears ran down my face, not from sadness or distress, they just started to flow"
New monitors had to be bought anyway. Flat screens still a new thing and somewhat expensive. So management opted for (rather big) CRTs. New site near rail roads, so all CRTs where flickering like hell whenever a train passed, and that was all the time. And there is no practical way to stop the flickering (shielding with a thick iron box not being practical). CRTs were sold off for pennies, and flat screens bought.
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