Re: Cynical is what an optimist calls a realist...
Realist: If I don't leg it, someone will get me to wash the glass afterwards.
14 posts • joined 7 Aug 2017
Well, looks like its time to look for a new browser, since Google has totally lost the plot. So long as ad networks allow ANY kind of active content, I will block any and all ads in self defence. It's the only sure way to avoid virus and adware infections via the known vector of ads.
I was quite surprised to find that many kinds of building equipment use identically keyed locks on their starters so the builders don't have to carry around multiple keys. After that, this little revelation is not surprising at all.
"Dirty" power supplies combined with badly shielded equipment can cause a lot of weird failures in electronics. My Dad used to create and present multi-slide projector shows, and in one venue, every morning show, all the projectors would reset to the first slide at around 10:30 am. Turns out, the equipment he was using had a bad ground, and the cafetaria of the venue would fire up it's warming ovens at around 10:30 to start preparing lunch...
NZ has just entered into talks with the EU about a free trade agreement. Why not go the whole hog and apply for EU membership? Then GDPR would apply and they could get the suppression they want.
It's not like there is no precedence for countries in Oceania joining European institutions, Australia took part in Eurovision once...
I did a little digging with IT friends after this talk, and I discovered that at least one company had done before/after research on the effectiveness of both Agile and static analysis, using their bug database spanning 20 years. Their conclusion: 70% increase in critical bug clearance rate after implementing scrum, and double the feature clearance rate. Static analysis improved the bug counts down by 60%, while slowing the speed minimally. Only, given that this was proprietary information, they haven't published.
Now if one company did this, surely they weren't alone. Management loves numbers, remember?
Pretty much the same as the Elasticsearch/Logstash combo, only for time series monitoring instead of logging. Same thing applies here: monitor too much and you're never going to be able to split out the signal from the noise. Less is more is very much the case in monitoring, especially given the volumes of monitoring traces a running large system generates.
What nobody has ever made clear to my satisfaction is why the whole rigmarole about Assange not wanting to be extradited to Sweden due to the risk of them then turning around and extraditing him to the US, when the UK and US are way more diplomatically pally. If the US has a case against him, where is the extradition request for that? They have no reason at all to wait for another country to charge him with other crimes. Now that Sweden seems to have given up on the whole affair, it looks like at present that the UK is the only country who wants a piece of him, for not complying with a court order.
Purely empirical evidence tells me that it's contact with other girls at school. Gender culture is insidious. I was doing my part at a high school job fair promoting IT career paths a short while back. The only girls who stopped to chat were classmates of my son who I already knew, and they just wanted to say hi. The only takers for even discussing what the possibilities for study and jobs were, were a few guys who were already interested in computing. IT is not even cool amongst guys, let alone girls.
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020