I read that as the charged times in which we live
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the rules about who did and who did not get to go into the computer room were rather more tightly enforced.
I've worked at that place (or similar ) The old man still employed there with the legacy knowledge was the one responsible for the coffee based rule enforcement some years previously.
Its hard to see how it happened in a standard rack environment , but he did it!
Re: Watch for hidden acronyms.
sounds like a ....
an acronym deliberately formed from a phrase whose initial letters spell out a particular word or words, either to create a memorable name or as a fanciful explanation of a word's origin.
"Biodiversity Serving Our Nation, or BISON (a backronym if ever there was one)"
amazing how many acronyns a re coincidentally cool sounding words,
Like RAID , which in some circles has changed its definition from inexpensive to independent.
Cars got a lot harder to steal I guess
With todays asynchronous encryption it should be absolutely impossible to steal a car without the key or a recovery truck.
...but the manufacturers seem to want to put massive holes into todays security tech like these bloody stupid keys that are so determined to open the car for any tom dick or harry 24/7 that you have to lock them in a tin to stop them .
Stupidest. idea .ever
Then theres the "smash a window and ask the car via its odbc2 port what he key code is" technique, so that you can spoof a key. The manufacturers have for some reason made this info available to anyone with a hammer and a fancy odbc reader.
Re: Green screens were great!
I think he meant back in the day the screen was all you had - terminal / thin client etc
No "base unit" to rebuild (or hard drive as the users call the box bit)
so you could get another , no configuring , log back on the mainframe.
...unlike when your win pc goes into an unstoppable loop of not completing an update
Re: hyperventilating and feeling faint
They looked up the account number I gave them and they said "Ooh we have no record of this account, are you sure you wish to make this payment?"
Who said that? you didnt say which bank the money was coming from .
Santander seems to be part of a new thing where they check the name given matches the account number at the other end , but it relies on all the banks joining up , and very few seem to have done that.
PC enthusiasts will be disappointed to find that AMD offered no clarity as to whether Ryzen 7000 will support traditional overclocking. According to McAfee, the CPUs will, however, support memory overclocking.
Back in the days of a DX66 , perhaps overclocking was required or justified , and probly easier due to bigger tolerences etc , chips barely needed any cooling back then.
These days , apart from it not being necessary , just why ?
If Ferrari says we have spent millions developing this engine to put out the max power it can , and it revs to 18,000 rpm
I'm not gonna say "Hey thats great , but can you take the rev limiter off it because I want to drive it harder"
I did enjoy some sums such as timesing (multiplying) something like £5 3s 18¼d
What are you some sort of masochist?
(ok might be fun a few times in class but not everyday in the sweetshop)
I am soo glad I just missed out on all that bollocks , and it amazes me american's keep up with the imperial system.
Albeit their money is decimal and has been a lot longer than ours I'd imagine
Monthly net is £87k and monthly gross is £166k.
87 * 1.91 = 166.
Therefore each £100 costs you £91.
Lets just take a step back here. I aint no good at them fancy perrcentarges and things, but the one number is twice the size of the other, ergo you paid 50% tax
So each £100 costs you £50 ? (to have it)
Personally I'd have phrased that as "This £50 cost me a £100" (cos if your selling £100 notes for £91 I'll take em all!)
Hey the Paris icon's missing! I needed that for all the dumb questions I ask!
Well, perhaps, but only if Hubble itself keeps supporting the kit.
Why does everything have to be "supported" in the digital world? Before computers we used to make stuff that worked until its bearings or capacitors wore out.
Would it be that crazy to make something that didnt drop dead if it couldnt say hello to its creator daily?
like a baby monitor??
I still have the corpse of a Nazbagtag in the meter cupboard ...
Re: I don't want to be an electrician
Engineering degree courses are a lot of work across a lot of disciplines, with electronic engineering being particularly diverse. The theoretical side covers signal, information, semiconductor devices, optical and electromagnetic theory, so your math better be good. There's any amount of building-block knowledge needed, analogue and digital, across the spectrum from millimetric RF to high-energy power engineering. And then you have to know how to apply it all to real-world problems.
I studied that for 5 years , graduated. ("Mechatronics" )
nobody seemed to want to employ me at it so drifted into computers.
I *thought* if I just something incredibly difficult , technical , and vital to the modern world as we know it , I'd be well rewarded for it . seems not .
people who had actually bought the item
You'd think that would be a requirement for the reviews to have any weight. seems not.I'm revising the order of sympathry the author told me to think about.
Fake reviewers 4 cash - criminals
Facebook - Fagin-esque aiding and abetting in criminal activity
Amazon - letting their own market place be polluted with that shit because presumably its more profitable to fence cheap shitty products than offer a reliable quality control
...really cant work out whose the worst here !