46 posts • joined 18 Dec 2014
Re: Branded Advertising
"Hendrix Lives" is a slogan, not a brand, nor an advert.
British Airways' latest Total Inability To Support Upwardness of Planes* caused by Amadeus system outage
Reminds me of an apocryphal WWII RAF exam question for pilots. Something like 'you are the pilot flying Winston Churchill, the PM, and his staff to an overseas conference when the rear cargo hatch blows open and WC is ejected from the plane. How do you react?' The answers varied from ' swoop down and catch him', jump out with a parachute and catch him', to 'divert to RIo and disappear'. The correct answer was, of course, 'adjust rear ailerons to compensate for reduced weight in rear cargo compartment'
Re: Backups and redundancy, FFS
Did you dictate that using some voice to text thingy? I can only assume that "wants" was meant to be "once", and as for a "baster" (turkey baster?) CC company, my mind boggles.
Re: Cash is King
According to some stories last year (?) a £50 note is not cash. Rather, it is a drug-smuggling/criminal proceeds money-laundering device. Apparently they are so rarely used by normal people and disproportionately used by those types that some central bankers and law enforcers want high denomination notes removed from circulation.
And anyway, what with the advent of super jumbo extra outsize choccy bars and the price of the stuff in general, I reckon a couple of said bars would not get much change out of £50 these days.
Several years ago I was heartened to see the French media regulator tell the French public broadcaster's TV news guys to just stop advertising their Twitter ID on air, as it was de facto advertising for a commercial entity on the public airwaves, and other social media were available. They probably long since lost that battle, but an admirable stance, for sure.
"...and it's the new office - not sure about client meetings though."
I seem to recall some time ago (1970s?) seeing a film extract on Barry Norman's Film programme of that year (if only I could remember which year) where the concept was to reverse eating and shitting. The extract showed a company board meeting taking place with everyone on a shitter, free to raise the lid and let rip, while those needing any food or drink had to excuse themselves to a small ante-room and do it in private, quietly. It was, of course, a foreign-langauge film. Wish I could find out what it was...
Re: The B ark.....
Like an ice pick, but used to make holes in cats instead.
Well if they are looking for 'snorkles' they may wish to search for 'snorkels'
Re: Night of the Long Knives
"This company isn't a Board run company. It is the private plaything of PRESIDENT, CHAIRMAN and CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, Mike Lawrie."
(Appropriate corporate governance also not a big thing in Lawrie's world.)
THIS! "Screwfix £20 polish up nice as well."
Bought a pair of own-brand steel toecap 'Chelsea' style boots from Screwfix for £40. Would have expected to pay 2-3 times that at a 'shoe shop' selling brands. Workwear can often be very economically viable.
Re: Rasberry Pi to the rescue?
Which piece of your mind is that, then? The bit that craves some peace?
Re: Rasberry Pi to the rescue?
Which piece of your mind is that, then?
Re: Battery life on the sensors?
What is "burglarization"? Is it what burglarizers do? (Hint: 'burglary')
Re: "... a significant driver of CSC’s profits and success..."
If 'no pun intended' then the correct spelling is 'plain'.
Re: Chelsea Tractors
I'm guessing all that tech has to go somewhere and may be a bit bulky? As it develops, miniaturisation will kick in along with manufacturing scale and smaller/cheaper cars will be able to have it shoe-horned in?
Re: Tribal Frankenfirm
It is ambiguous. "legacy CSC staff" could be as opposed to "bright, thrusting wave of the future colleagues" or it could be as opposed to "legacy HPE colleagues". Either way, "one DXC" is clearly fractured and the splints are not yet working.
"they could perhaps control one of the world's easiest borders to control a little better than turn the NHS into big brother. "
Which prompts a thought. If the NHS is now to act as a de facto border force, perhaps the real Border Force could start doing health screenings at passport control? This could catch on. Let's get the MOD to run whatever DEFRA is called these days and let the farming and food lobby play with the ships, planes and tanks.
Two people in this thread have now claimed that staff reductions (a COST-reducing action) have propped up revenue. Please explain how cutting costs increases the money people spend with IBM?
Layoffs may be propping up margin or profit but do not impact what clients spend (REVENUE) other than perhaps negatively in the short term.
Sometimes, bean-counters can be useful to help us all understand what it is we are actually counting!
Cool you? Why? Are you hot? And why "as well"? Nobody else mentioned needing to be cooled.
(Punctuation. Makes a difference, every time!)
Re: Not so easy...
We're at war with Europa? Jeez, how did I miss that?
Re: So when will the politicians learn?
"A politician thinks of one thing only. Their next election."
I guess Jeremy Corbyn is not a politician, then.
Re: How many times must HP "Invent" itself?
They reinvented themselves agin in 2017 when they spun ES into CSC to create DXC. And now with ALL the baggage dumped, time to start chopping off the limbs
Re: 2.5 miles may not sound like a lot
Which stop is that?
So much fuss?
So much fuss for a principle, actually.
Brick or Jelly?
Brick or jelly? Which is it? I feel there may be a slight difference...
Or is it this: http://www.instructables.com/file/FXINSU9FN82TMFF/
death birth of idiots.
That memo you quoted from must be a fraud. Because it said "Royal Pavillion" which as any fule kno is in fact "Royal Pavilion" and I can't believe anyone inside DXC wouldn't kn... (oh, wait, as you were, par for the course)
That'll be Ginny Streisand then (or Barbara Rometty)
I think this graphic from the Ministry of Acquired Information is more apposite: https://twitter.com/richard_littler/status/753169513722552320
Re: Only one rule needed
"Is there a professional, journalism trained editor in charge?"
Like the Evening Standard? (Not that I'd pay attention to a single thing it published before or after that smarmy git took over as editor.)
An American? Talking about regular verbs?
HINT: Dive is a regular verb whose past participle is dived, and dove is a type of bird
You're saying a FRENCHMAN said that????? My experience is that French bureaucracy is the most rigid and petty of all.
Re: "coffee please"
I remember the greasy spoons where it was instant (powdered, not freeze-dried) Nescafe - black or with cold milk in (and ordinary milk, too, no reduced fat choices, and with a fruit bowl of sugar on the counter, next to a teaspoon with a chain on its handle, and the other end of the chain nailed to the counter.
Unlike a visit to Star*ucks today, there was no confusion at all. I prefer that. I wish I could walk into Star*ucks and simply say "mug of Nescaff please".
Re: Okay mr lets tax everyone regardless.. because reasons?!!?
You use that term "commercially viable" like it is the only criterion. There things that are a social good. I want there to be an efficient transport system that adds to the economic and social health of the country, even though I rarely use it, because I want it to be there when I actually DO need to use it. So I am not enamoured of the "marketise everything" approach that says all railway costs must be borne by passengers. You sound like one of those neo-liberals who knows the price of much but the value of almost nothing.
Re: Yours is really the standard pro argument
... Jaguar ... Nissan...
You do realise that your unypothecated taxes are to some extent subsidising both, don't you. What all the licence fee haters seem to hate more than the BCC is hypothecated tax. But we need it to be hypothecated to PREVENT it becoming the state broadcaster, or the LCD ad-fest of US TV example.
Re: Public good
I disagree about it not operating FOR the public good, but you fail to understand the subtle but important difference between "for the public good" and "a public good". Whatever your OPINION as to whether it operates in the public good or not, it is clearly a public good.
Re: Privatise It
It is not a monopoly (other broadcasts are available) and it is not a state broadcaster, being independent of any government of the day. Please rewrite your drivel taking account of these facts.
How does a drone control crim? How does it do it in an obvious manner? What is crim?
(Or perhaps "drone-controlling crim"?)
A hyphen had gone quite astray.
Made things sound quite a different way.
The drone was controlling.
So I came here trolling
The grammar of young folk today
Re: A very long time ago...
And here (thanks SkippyBing) we have, in one simple comment, the full argument against autonomous/driverless cars that are not in fact actually sufficiently autonomous to be capable of operation without mandating that a 'driver' is 'at the wheel' and ready to use the wheel at a nanosecond's notice.
Re: Out of State
Because after the usual suspects at whom the memo is directed are excluded, the only options left are the boneheadedly stupid ones. But at least they are an option (the memo writers figure, not paying attention to that option's consequences). If they do not vote for the only other option available, the memo does not get sent.
One or other of them will no doubt be creating a "win fountain" and calling it a Victory Plume.
M&S - yes
Marks & Spencer - yes
Marks & Sparks - ok
But "M&S Sparks"? NOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Re: Company law
These are the people for whom the phrase "attention span of a butterfly" was invented. Frankly it's amazing they can envision a quarter, let alone anything longer.
Re: Can you hold down the power button
Many years ago, before such things were standardised (US motor manufacturers apart) a friend of the family was driving my Dad around in her new car. She kept indiciating right and turning left and vice versa. After one close shave too many my Dad finally broke: "What do you think you are doing, you keep (etc)"
Her reply: "What do you mean? It's up for left and down for right"
(Readers can work out the instrument design differences between her old car and the new one for themselves.)
Re: Zip code?
Not just that but I'm pretty sure Admiral never used a zip code to rate an applicant's premium, either.
Non-removable battery? That's a deal-breaker. Been using a Bold (with the ball trackpad - not the modern touchy thing) for many years. Been through four of them 'cos the USB socket always fails so they will not charge. I use an external battery charger for the latest, to avoid its USB charging socket also failing.