1150 posts • joined 11 Jun 2013
Re: "Minimize harm done to their surveillance bees"
Very Punny, Honey :-)
My rational, boring conscience is however still trying to vocalise the what-the-fecking-fracking-feck from the substance of the main article. What's wrong with just getting a bit of honey from them and otherwise leaving the poor things alone?
So there are 8,000 fax machines in the NHS? Let's assume they last about 4 years and cost 200 quid to replace. That's GBP 400,000 that will be saved. Round it up to GBP 1 million to account for consumables and phone bills and it's still three parts of eff-all in NHS terms. Show me the NHS system that can replace everything they do and will "only" cost 1 million a year.
Basically this "ditch the fax" drive is a conjurers distraction. I suggest you guard your watch and check your change.
It was a lit CeBIT see, got teeny weeny, world's biggest tech show yearly party... closed its German fest's doors yesterday
Process plants are commonly designed to run for 8000 hours/year, allowing time for routine maintenance and upgrades throughout that year.
I'd be quite happy to pitch this to my users if MS would provide a 10% reduction in fees. And serious recompense if they fell below that.
As it stands Microsoft seem to be achieving about 0.93 of a year, or about 1 unit of factory uptime.
As to the name of the El Reg unit, I nominate it "the Tony" after Factory Records founder Tony Wilson.
Don't blame the Serbs
British fears of German Naval strength, French desire to reclaim Alsace-Lorainne, Russian angst at the length of time it would take to mobilise their army, Austro-Hungarian dented pride mixed with internal contradictions inherent in a land empire, German expansionism and desire to avoid encirclement might all have a had a slight part to play beyond the single hand weapon that Gavrilo Princip discharged in Sarajevo back in 1914.
I'm out of breath now ....
This revolution will not be televised – but it will be sanctioned: Googlers walk out over 'sex pest' executive scandals
Re: There will be £10m for a scheme to identify ways to keep physics and maths teachers in schools
@Danny_14 said "The profession is basically boiling down to the same as the NHS - hopefully you can train enough people in 3/4 years to replace the ones who quit after 3/4 years."
The same grim equation that held sway on the Russian front for a similar period of time.
On the seventh anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, we give you 7 times he served humanity and acted as an example to others
This doesn't feel like a ringing endorsement of the platform, merely a meek recognition that the game has moved on. I wouldn't care to bet on which tech-titan will ultimately hold sway, although I'd be putting an outside bet on a company I've barely heard of - but for the fact I've yet to hear of them.
Re: What's the net benefit to workers?
Sanders is a Left-Liberal or (in European terms) a Social Democrat. That's certainly a bit left wing but "far left" is pushing it.
Saying he's keen on "doling out other people's money" misses the point - the state already does just that when private industry privatises profit but nationalises loss.
Whilst I appreciate you explaining the significance of a P45 to our left-pondian friends it is very definitely not "also known as a pink slip" in this fair Kingdom.
I like nothing more than relaxing in my pink slip, but it's made of cotton, lace and elastine, and very definitely does not convey my tax status to a subsequent employer.
Re: I'm shocked...
I rather appreciate the fact somebody has gone to the trouble to model the not-so-simple-harmonic motion my wobbly bits are subjected to.
I do look forward to Calamity the Cowgirl being fitted with a Triumph Doreen full cup to comply with Fortnite's concerned shock. Make sure you include those thick shoulder straps.
Re: Centrifugal force
Centrifugal Force? .... an engineering phantom. There is no such thing. An object undergoing circular motion will be subject to a centripetal acceleration. The "force" outwards is a reaction to the circular motion.
[Takes off her pedant hat before she feels it necessary to refute the assertion "It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the universe together"]