New Merged Company Name
Xerox could provide the leading X and HP could provide the trailing P, so that the new merged company could have a merged name that reflects its place in the modern world :-)
19 posts • joined 17 Mar 2017
Embedded deep in the bowels of various ELUA's will be something like:
The owners of Candy Crush will be automatically added to any Family and Friends Google Groups. By continuing to play this game, you accept these terms and conditions.
You play a game at 09:50 then...
From your Google Assistant:
10:00 Candy Crush says: Remember to play Candy Crush
10:03 Candy Crush says: Sweet.
10:06 Candy Crush says: Tasty.
22:30 Candy Crush says: Sweet Dreams
22:33 Candy Crush says: Special offer, only available for the next 30 mins. Buy one....
02:00 Candy Crush says: Are you awake?
02:10 Candy Crush says: Are you awake?
02:20 Candy Crush says: Have you tried playing our new game: Insomnia Saga?
We have so many layers of abstraction between the program and the device now that in the future you'll be able to author a new web browser with a few thumb ups, a cat and smiley emoticon.
We had some grads a couple of years ago, who were young, hip and the future of all the programming here. They couldn't get Jenkins to work because they had no idea how a windows path works and the .exe wasn't in the path.
Technology wise, we're getting towards being a crew of a round the world boat race, where nobody knows how to swim.
Fantastic to have the second BOFH of the year, but any reason the URL says it's from 2018?
On a related note...
We now have fruit delivered every day - not too bad, but you'd better get in quick before all that's left are sour green apples. F*cking bike horns and wall mounted sirens to announce that someone is about to give a talk next to your desk about how wonderful their life is now that they found they can use either hand to scratch their ass. Huge yoga balls that make you look like you swallowed gum and farted. Motivational posters that make you want to slash your wrists, along with posters explaining how and when you should drink water. Contemplation booths that are just full of dust. The people who come up with this b*ll*cks must be stopped!
I've had holidays booked in months where nothing was planned to go live you can pretty much guarantee the dates will slip, slide and meander to the dates I've booked off. The only way to plan a holiday and guarantee not to be in a go live where I work is to book it for the original planned release date.
My home PC updated (an old Dell XPS I7 series 2), gave me some new data siphoning options, which I turned off and then the OS started randomly hanging. Not a nice ctrl+delete recoverable kind of hang, but a mouse pointer works and nothing else kind of hang.
It looks like it's also a known issue with 10.
I guess I have a 10 shun deficit disorder, because I didn't shun the update.
Haven't the banks decided that your voice is your password?
HSBC and Santander have this in place. If this software can include the biometric markers of the voice, which in principle are just the type of inflections and patterns already being replicated, then surely this authentication method is now broken.
Making something convenient usually means giving up some security. In this case, we've traded the any form of authentication for the convenience of paying up to £30 10 seconds quicker.
I recall issues where M&S were reading chips/cards of nearby people, rather than the actual customer and there was the POC where someone wandered around a railway station with a bag containing a battery powered card reader and harvested hundreds of pounds in minutes.
This is a dumb concept, on the lines of the automatic door release on cars if an impact was sensed on the bumper. Kick the bumper and you can burgle the car in less than 10 seconds.
Share and Enjoy
Share and Enjoy
Journey through life
With a plastic boy
Or Girl by your side
Let your pal be your guide
And when it breaks down
Or starts to annoy
Or grinds when it moves
And gives you no joy
Cos it's eaten your hat
Or had sex with your cat
Bled oil on your floor
Or ripped off your door
You get to the point
You can't stand any more
Bring it to us, we won't give a fig
We'll tell you, 'Go stick your head in a pig'.
Care of: http://www.hhgproject.org/entries/shareandenjoy.html
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