Brittany Biscuits... mmmm! I was hoping that Brittany Biscuits means something lewd in canadian, but the story wasn’t that juicy after all.
Anyway, it shows once again that there is no such thing as trivial change!
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”ring to care without actually having to do much. Most customers lose the will to live fairly rapidly with these systems and just go and buy a new thing.
Success for consumerism!”
After such an event, I usually lose my will to buy any new gadget on the whole product gategory in question. In others words, I say fcuck you with me wallet. No so successful consumerism.
Yeah, and I can tell you (s)he’ll brag how ”In my time, bronze was made out of wood, and silver didn’t even exist yet!”. And how good we have it nowadays.
There is this red square one then with a silhouette of a bald guy with schnozzle. I wonder what they are for. A booby prize, perhaps?
” What troubles me now is that I can't pinpoint the origin and the final purpose of all this. In”
Shit*, what you say is both seriously interesting and scaring. It’s probably the lack of apparent origin that makes the whole phenomenon so disturbing. I cannot think of any other purpose than signalling one’s high moral grounds to the world. After a while, this signalling must be done by default, otherwise you are a racist, communist and thread to the whole mankind.
*Used to upset the conformists.
Wouldn't it become Themley, then?
None of my* business, though. Except that this is soooo fcucked up this whole thing that my head starts to spin in CCW and will explode in 3 seconds. Beware of shrapnels!***
*Ooops, I** used something else than them/their.
**Oh nooo, again!
***Except you New Speak guys, you can ignore any shrapnels. No need to duck and cover. Honestly!
The same way they’ve got forest fire maps, the US Forest service should publish Satanic Rituals Alert Map. I propose a four level warning system:
Lever 0 Clear heavens - no Satanic activity detected
Level 1 Scattered chanting - localised moderate Satanic activity, stay alert
Level 2 Prevailing sacrificing - high risk of losing your pet, stay home
Level 3 Severe brimstone storm - go out and enjoy the show while you can
Same. We were wainting for a guy in a bar. One of us had spoken with him a few hours ago. We got worried when he didn’t show up and answer his phone. It turned out that he had taken his own life. It happened just like that, out of the blue sky. No warning, no sign beforehand what would happen. We never got to know his reason.
Yes they were. I also gather that engineer who designed the disk controller in question had children with quick fingers.
Oh man I really miss the touch and feel of well designed old computer hardware*. Like HP and many others. And also the honest utilitarian looks that came with the design. Plastics were real plastics some 30+ years ago! I never got much exposure to proper mainframes, tough. Those machines must have been really something to work with.
*Applies to other HW too, like power tools and home appliances. You only get that feel with professional tools nowadays (if you are lucky).
“From a cognitive point of view the missed approach is your plan A, landing is plan B.“
I see what you are saying. That’s a very insightful comment and the approach (pardon the pun) behind it is obviously applicable to things outside of the world of avionics, too. You gave me something to think of, thank you!
It’s definitely an exhaust plume. I have a reason (which I cannot obviously comment any further) to believe there is a colony undead squids from space living in Jupiter, and they are starting their engines to invade us.
Seriously, astro-boffins get my unreserved respect for their work. Astro-boffings, have one, or ħ⋅10^34 1/eVs, this weekend (despite that you missed the squids) —>
True, ear cushions and other sound-dampening material wear out. Replacing them regularly is especially important with hearing-protection gear.
In this case, Bose clearly tries to bullshit their customers and to setup a smokescreen. It is complete BS that worn out cushions would be magically incompatible with the new and assumedly _better_ ANC SW. Even if they were incompatible, that would indicate a failure at their engineering department for not considering worn cushions before rolling out an update.
Logical conclusion is that they are either liars or incompetent, possibly both. In any case, Bose is now on my do-not-even-consider-bying list for good.
(I really hope they’ll fix the problem for their existing customers.)
I fscking hate fscking video tutorials. Every fscking video every fscking time introduces the same fscking concepts beginning when the dinosaurs walked the Earth. The actual tutorial is perhaps 5% of the whole ’tutorial’ duration, if it’s a good one.
Not that modern (written during the last 35 years) books on technical topics are much better. Gimme a good reference manual and I’m in heaven!
Rant over. Thank you for reading and please accept my sincere apologies.
(We need exploding head icon.)
Except they probably got it wrong. China ordered speedily an authoritarian lockdown. The west is following democratic procedures, and thus can act more slowly. I recon it’ll make the peak part wider, i.e. the misery will last longer than 3 monts. If I may ask, don’t shoot the messenger.
Instead browsing POM info, I recommend analysts to stick to browsing PORN. Everybody would be better off.
(We need a loo roll icon)
"Anything is worthwhile. If these Heath Robinson kitbashed systems save even one life on balance - they're worth it."
I fully agree. Although it is understandable why medical professionals fear using uncertified products.
Rather than hoping for an open hw solution, people should demand for their states to act and to produce simple to use (hospitals are/will be running out of ICU professionals) and fast to manufacture ventilators, and other vital things too.
Any state with engineering and manufacturing resources should order engineers to do emergency work and confiscate (yes, they would get paid a reasonable rate for their efforts) materials and facilities to produce stuff we really need now. Like in a state of war. Any true leader would do this like yesterday and would not fear consequences for his/her political career. We don't want a Bring Your Own Ventilator situation within the next few weeks.
"And ffs, we are in the middle of a worldwide medical emergency - companies will you KINDLY stop waving your patent and right-to-repair dicks about. You are NOT helping."
Yes. Unfortunately, the patent waving and price gouging **coughepipen** has been going on for a while. Because of those dick wads, a great number of lives are lost and quality of life is decreased all over the world. Simply because of money and greed. If something good ever comes out of this horrible situation, I hope it will be better healthcare for everyone (I know, I'm being a bit naive now). I will never deny a reasonable, or even a high, reward for people's and companies' efforts. Still, the current situation in healthcare is too much.
This certainly is not a fucking game. Thanks for your post, Jemma.
”Windows is not, never was, and will never be, suitable for *embedded* applications (which is what this is).”
Agreed. Why don’t they just replace embeeded Winzo$es with good’ol deskto versions. You know, an ATM AD account for everyone with a debit card, crtl+alt+del to login and voilà, problems gone!
Yes, I know. Don’t bother with me coat.
Oh no, there goes my golden future :/ Need to brainstrom more evil genius ideas to rule the world.
(BTW, it’s no joke that human activity creates super-bugs: too many anti-bacterial products around us. No conspiracy theories needed. Antibacterial tooth paste is one of the worst ideas ever.)
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