He either thought buying Twitter was just a publicity stunt that backfired and/or he really doesn't have the money to buy the company.
Posts by Sir Loin Of Beef
82 publicly visible posts • joined 23 May 2016
Musk seeks yet another excuse to get out of Twitter buyout: This time it's Mudge's severance check
US Cyber Command shored up nine nations' defenses last year
AI with an improvisational streak is under development
Twitter faces existential threat from world's richest techbro
Half of bosses out of touch with reality, study shows
Analysis of leaked Conti files blows lid off ransomware gang
Smart things are so dumb because they take after their makers. Let's fix that
Activision Blizzard accused of union busting, intimidating staff in complaint to watchdog
Activision was created because Atari would not allow the game designers to publish their name on the games and boxes and get credit for the game they created. In essence creating a company with focus on the employees and their worth.
Now Activision is acting like Atari. They should all be ashamed of themselves.
NYC subway SNAFU probably caused by someone turning it off accidentally, say reports
Tech widens the educational divide. And I should know – I'm a teacher in a pandemic
Ah, I see you found my PowerShell script called 'SiteReview' – that does not mean what you think it means
Richard Branson uses two planes to make 170km round trip
Deluded medics fail to show Ohio lawmakers that COVID vaccines magnetise patients
Re: Struck off?
The Puritans, persecuted n their native England, set the foundation for the culture in America. Why didn't I make that connection earlier in life.
While subsequent immigrants to the country probably didn't contribute to that culture there were enough religious nuts to carve a good niche of the population that this conspiracy thinking lingers today.
I also think that the persecuted coming to America also had a "always looking over their shoulder" complex and that adds to the "there are enemies everywhere" mentality Americans have.
Listen to The Sound of Perseverance: Not the death metal album, but NASA's Mars rover on the move
What are you gonna do? Give me detention? Illinois schools ban pyjamas in online classes
Keep it Together, Microsoft: New mode for vid-chat app Teams reminds everyone why Zoom rules the roost
You've got (Ginni's) mail! Judge orders IBM to cough up CEO, execs' internal memos in age-discrim legal battle
Re: The American elephant in the room, er, ocean.
So, what do you call replacing these older employees with younger ones? IBM isn't laying these people off for profit margin, they are replacing these people with lower cost and lesser experienced people. They effect of this a staff with less to no experience working with the technology to create or support anything. I have seen this first hand from an IBM-taken-over IT department.
What a bunch of DoSers: Wikipedia says it was walloped by 'bad faith' actors over weekend
Rome wasn't built in a day, wasn't teased in a day, either: AMD's 7nm second-gen 64-core Epyc server chips finally land
It's Prime Minister Boris Johnson: Tech industry speaks its brains on Brexit-monger's victory
Alexa, are you profiting from the illegal storage and analysis of kids' voice commands?
Ahem, ahem... AI engine said to be good as human docs at spotting lung cancer developing
Salesfarce to Failsforce: Salesforce database blunder outage enters day three as fix falters
Office 365 user security practices are woeful, yet it's still 'Microsoft's fault' when an org is breached
When Does Technology Become A Burden Instead of A Benefit?
What is the point of using technology if we have to authenticate multiple times?
This reminds me of the checkpoints the USA setup in WW2 when the Germans started infiltrating US camps with impostors. That got so absurd that a US General was detained for not knowing who Mickey Mouse was or some shit.
Get out of Huawei, it's an avalanche of news from everyone's favourite Chinese bogeyman
Timely Trump tariffs tax tech totally: 25 per cent levy on modems, fiber optics, networking gear, semiconductors…
Accenture sued over website redesign so bad it Hertz: Car hire biz demands $32m+ for 'defective' cyber-revamp
It's Big, it's Blue and it's down for 3Q: Whomp... there goes IBM's storage hardware revenue
"Cloud". Why do we BS ourselves?
"Cloud". Why do we bullshit ourselves?
These are replicated data centers, not some magical sphere running systems.
I guess taking the term cloud from all of the WAN diagrams in the 90's, when drawing out how you connected to a server you went through the WAN "cloud" because people didn't want to explain how routers and protocols worked.
I know, our society has always dumb downed things for the masses, but we, who either like or love IT, should know better than to fall for all of Marketing's crap.
Chap joins elite support team, solves what no one else can. Is he invited back? Is he f**k
Re: not neccessarily very good at brown-nosing...
Yes the problem arises when some PHB comes along and thinks you are doing a "boring" job and wants to shift you to something "exciting".
A coworker and I were in a VP's office fixing his PC while he was on the phone. He was talking with an underling at a remote office. The VP basically states that the role this remote guy was doing, for 15 years, was "boring" and that he wanted him to use the weekend to come up with a plan to start doing what others at the remote site were doing (this was offering loans for companies by either engaging new clients and/or managing current ones).
After we fixed the VPs PC we left and started talking about how pissed over what we heard. We couldn't believe the horror that remote guy must have felt when some PHB was basically forcing him out of his comfort zone for 15 years to do something the PHB thought was more "exciting".
I never found out what happened to the remote guy but I always wondered if he just didn't do it in the hopes of never being "reformed" and staying at what he was comfortable with, of if he left the company, or God-forbid, had a heart attack.
Microsoft sysadmin hired for fake NetWare skills keeps job despite twitchy trigger finger
This has happened too often to me. I chalk it up to the fact that the initial recruiter you speak to is just looking for anyone who even remotely matches the job description (shows he/she is bringing in people!) until you get moved up to the account manager, who really knows what is going on, and rejects you because of a certain skill the skill level of the first recruiter never told you about.
Azure, Office 365 go super-secure: Multi-factor auth borked in Europe, Asia, USA
Junior dev decides to clear space for brewing boss, doesn't know what 'LDF' is, sooo...
Re: Can someone explain this to me?
I remember the one and only copy of an old database I deleted on tape.
Way back in the late 90's we have tons of physical servers and a tape drive and backup software installed on five of them. I dutifully inserted the tape for that night's backed into one of the drives and right clicked, chose erase.
Nothing. No lights on the tape drive to show a job was in progress.
So I repeated the steps.
I did this at least three more times until I saw a tape below the one I was working on light up.
Good 'ol Backup Exec allowed anyone to point the software to any tape drive on another server in the network so long as that server was also running BE.
I must have erased that lone backup for the old DB at least four times. That tape was definitely erased!
Once I fixed the error and erased the correct tape I told my boss what I had done. His reaction?
"Good. That's what they get for messing around with the backups and not telling us."