55 posts • joined 27 Mar 2018
Re: came home absolutely paralytic
One of the several hats I wear is that of tutor to University & High School/6th Form students. About a third have admitted to having two accounts on social media platforms, an 'official' one and another for a dozen friends, at most. The Kids Are All Right.
Re: it's like Vertu only cheaper
Don't forget kale or quinoa
"The real war stories end up in the comments. The article only seems to serve as an air duster to clear the mental cobwebs away."
This is true at several websites I follow: Not Always Right, Clients from Hell, Off the Menu, etc. Not unique to El Reg.
Re: An "AI powered cooking assistant"?
Techbros live on takeaway and are baffled by cooking, as it requires the manipulation of physical substances.
Re: Riot outside my front door...
Your neighbors were the Palins, then? Pretty much anywhere counts as rural in Alaska.
I wish the US had ASBOs!
Re: Not happened to me, but...
Never say "I'll ask her" within range of alexa
Re: How much does it all cost?
... as it has been contrived to do. FTFY
Re: Advertising from mobile 'phones
That's what University is for: getting your own, non-parental mobile and no Mass from August to December.
Re: and to think...
Efficiency is not the goal of any (good) healthcare system, good health is. Staffing for peak load for a time slot means you don't have gurneys in the corridors.
Re: Not quite IT
I hope his job is currently worthless.
Re: cellphone, mobile, handy
And Austria is part of Germany, right?
I used to hear "applemac" (one word) from visiting post-docs 20 years ago, hope that's still in use.
Well, the suit did use 'affect' rather than 'impact' so he can't be *entirely* evil. Only 98% evil.
sorry, but I have to do this . . . .
It's faze, not phase. Pet peeve of mine, I see this mistake a lot lately.
I had the same thought - a man can dream, can't he?
You've clearly never been an academic scientist. We recently had to phase out Friday evening pizza because $60 per week was too much money. In some departments the Chair will pick up this expense, given that they're making well into the six figures. Our chair is rarely seen, and his career (i.e., personal hype) is more important than the department he governs as an absentee landlord.
Demoting those DWP muppets onto Universal Basic Income certainly would save a pile.
I love how the term AI has become the new "Amen" and analytics is now the new "In the name of the Lord." These MBA types must get an email every January 1st titled Glib Gibberish Word Of The Year.
Re: The problem here...
You may have noticed that our power & status is rapidly declining. I think the separate DNS system is the most likely outcome.
I don't know how things stand in the UK or in Oz, but non-profits in the US aren't really non-profit anymore: they simply distribute the profits internally as "performance bonuses" and externally as "consultancies."
How do you rob a bank? You run it into the ground, on purpose.
Re: BS Warning..
precisely: "we take this 'seriously' but he gets a slap on the wrist, nothing to see here" Why don't they just tweet a sad face emoji and save the electrons? In Larry Niven's Inferno PR people are in the Liar's Ring where the sinners' mouths have been replaced with ars**oles so every time the speak they spray shit. Sounds like an apt eternity.
Termination probably would be too strong, but a write-up about policy AS WELL AS a serious lapse of judgment is in order. I don't care if "we're all friends here" this is a workplace.
Re: Improvement Through Adversity
The joke alert icon is one of the useful ones there is
A family friend found a low-budget solution: prominent BIOHAZARD and DANGER - RADIOACTIVE signs placed round the building at intervals. Only one break-in in 17 years means the thieves around here have excellent vocabularies.
Re: @404... Ever get the idea we're doing this all wrong?
I'm sure it's never occurred to these Hype-Meisters to incorporate Pt history into their "models." This isn't about the patients at all, and will probably lead to overdiagnosis and "bioopsies."
Re: Strength of GoogleFu
There was a sweet spot around 15 years ago where search engines were OK but not stellar that trained us to construct searches well. Now my 17-year-old borks searches 'cause he doesn't have the vocabulary & 70-year-old mum borks the results, also 'cause she doesn't have the vocabulary.
Re: "main online transaction processing server"
I'm male and 45kg overweight, and I can assure you I do in fact have tits. I was not offended.
Re: And that....
My "favorite" Alexa gaffe was when asking about some relatively unusual jewelry, I think it was some amber or turquoise. You would think it's optimized to sell you things, but the first half-dozen replies all had to do with "Jewry." This was shortly after it was first released so I hope they've tweaked the voice recog.
Re: And that....
Hadn't occurred to me, being more stoic than cynic - but perhaps the name Alexa was chosen for precisely that reason?
Re: Hazard creation - ironies abound
I've had the same trouble. I think the inexpensive ones are one-size-fits-most, and I have eyes like a hammerhead shark.
Re: smoke, try flames
I think I've found my new Twitter tag line
Re: smoke, try flames
so the true meaing of the word Boffin is Idiot?
Re: Don't drive hi-vis either.
When I was a teenager my Dad had a Crown Vic, no spotlights or anything, but it was hilarious watching the cars in front of me scatter like mice when they saw the distinctive profile in their rear-view.
Re: IBM 4019
That's a big western - 2D gels?
Re: Had the fire brigade called to a five star hotel, in Malta....
"Open the Bagel Bay doors, please, HAL"
"I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave"
Re: Genuine Senior Management Quote
And the lost time/efficiency, no doubt, was never figured into the calculations. I need to get an MBA, almost as effective as a lobotomy.
Re: USPS "will mail a letter validating the move to the original address"
Every time I've moved I've gotten a letter informing me of the address change at my old address. It may be that the post office dislikes you personally.
Re: more secure online I guess
right, they still have the option of a paper form at the PO, no ID required.
There are a surprisingly large number of people who have neither a credit card nor an ID. Most are elderly or living off the grid, willingly or unwillingly.
USPS wasn't involved. UPS doesn't read its own mail.
It's the good roads caveat that's going to be a big issue where I am: what with construction, bizarre AD 17NN intersections, and a not-quite-one-to-one correspondence of road to Google Maps, these cars will have meltdowns on a regular basis. Phoenix, Los Angeles, even New York maybe, but not New England.
Re: Wetware Drivers Are not Perfect Either
It's the test pilot that makes no sense. He's supposed to be backup for precisely this situation. And failed spectacularly.
Re: For God's sake, why?
The first few wrongful death lawsuits will be interesting. Are they going to charge the software with Vehicular Manslaughter? "Build 2231 got five years, the poor guy"
Re: What did you say?
I hate the word "pivot" because it tries to make a panic-stricken company sound nimble & clever, but regarding Blackberry & Microsoft? Elephants don't pivot very well.
When companies fix prices or collude to set wages (explicitly) they're usually caught, eventually. But when Wall St or The City runs the show, the race to the bottom begins. And at the bottom is the captive market in labor. In my area there's a closely held supermarket chain that has low employee turnover, low prices, and hasn't posted a loss in 40 years.
There are several different "business senses," and the ones that consider intangibles (morale, customer loyalty, etc) are better. But they won't get a Fund Manager a bigger bonus and he doesn't actually care about the business at all.
Re: About damn time
You know someone really means it when instead of using the Caps Lock they take the trouble to hold down the shift key.
never have, never will. Some of us value things other than money.
They merged a few years ago, it's called Grindr.
Having multiple meetings with their press officer and PR types hired especially for the purpose at great expense, which will be buried in the budget under a line marked "contingency."
usually the elected officials fire a few bureaucrats & claim the problem has been solved. Does Canada have UK-style libel/slander laws? Revenge, if possible, is sweet.
Re: @Ole Juul
If there's anything the last couple years have shown, it's that government & police don't know squat about IT, and IT doesn't know anything about (or circumvents) law.
They'll be blaming the contractor next, and once he's been thrown under the bus, probably one or two plods.
Re: We are currently experiencing large volumes of customers
no, the planning is as required my management. So is the lying.