250 years of hastiness
That's 0.00025 Myr. A truly negligible period of time, you short-viewed non-geologist insensitive clod.
I come here for the love
Well, that was a waste of time, wasn't it. Or do you mean a special sort of love involving chains and metal probes? And lubrication - lots of lubrication carefully kept sealed in it's pots and tubes.
Of course, if they get him without being seen to do so in public, then he may have a longer life, if less pleasant. But his head is still going to go on that metaphorical spike above the gate to the town. See above Voltaire quote again.
So, I guess I won't be considering buying one of those for another generation. If ever."
Every Intranet I've ever used.
The norm is that if we have access to the cliient's intranet, then it will be by taking data on $device$ to an employee, who posts it for us. Since each site gets rigged up and torn down several times a year, that's the level of contact that the client wants with their IT systems. Data comes in to them through a sheep-dip machine, or through email. Data comes to us on $device$ or by email, and we process it on our machine, then send the analyses on down the line.
Being given access to a client's internal network is pretty uncommon - that's restricted to client employees, if there are any on the job.
Actually, my current job has given me a client computer and smart card for accessing it. Of course, I don't have VPN access to the client's network, so every week or so I need to go to a local office (I'm lucky, it's an hour on the bus for me; for my opposite shift man, it's a full day of travel.) to wire the machine in, log in, then sit through several hours of downloads and re-boots. It's their global-follow-the-sun system, and since they pay the invoices, they get to choose through which hoops we jump. They pay for our time to jump through their hoops.
What storage and collaboration systems they have on their intranet, we're not told (we're not actually told about the intranet either, I deduce it'ls existance). It seems to be a total mess of three different, overlapping or competing systems, and in the words of one of my supervisors "I choose not to fight those battles". One of the complications that I do see wash-back from is whether the information I provide has a US stock effect, or not (in which case, unimaginable consequences happen ; I just avoid those areas. Client's problem, not mine.)
Everyone was also denied local admin to their own machine
Which is the norm. It took me three years after my employer (1) stopped sending us on jobs with our own printer and (2) locked us to a non-admin account ; to persuade them to allow us to install printer drivers for whatever we found on the site, when we got there. I'd just rape the machine with an NTpsswdCRACK (or whatever it was called ; Petter's Norwegian root/boot CD) and blank the Admin password. Then tell them about it before I got back to the office continent. I don't like raping other people's machines, but if I need to ("NEED"), I'll do it. Many jobs, it was sufficient to make a PDF document and email/ print that.
I suppose that if you use a network at work (I don't, basically) you migt ave more problems. But most jobs don't need network access. Well
Being in oil-and-gas country, we've got a choice of such experienced factors locally. you may need to contact
I routinely work with PC-like systems that go to 3km water depth (on Remote Operated Vehicles). I routinely work with systems that work in atmospheres where explosive gas compositions are present in normal operations (that's as severe if not more severe a problem then your "water jet" problem). The budget is everything.
The trivial answer to "a PC that can resist a water jet" is "buy an IP67 or IP68 junction box and build it in that. Ours cost about Â£5000 a piece, and another couple of thousand for the equipment to go inside, then 2 weeks of technician time to build everything, route the cables to the control switches. Then another couple of thousand for the testing to confirm gas tightness. Oh, and about Â£3000 for the purge gas control system. If you can do without the ExD / ExE certification, then you should be able to get some change out of ten thousand quid.
You're implying that the PC interacts with a human who is also exposed to the high-pressure water jet. Your health and safety risk analysis is likely to have flagged this as a point where you're really at risk of criminal charges if anything goes wrong and one of your employees gets hurt by the water jet, let alone it's interaction with the mains power in the PC.
If your human is elsewhere, or the interaction doesn't have to be highly direct, then it will be far and away simpler, and much cheaper, to move the PC out of the wet and hazardous zone, and into a secure cabinet somewhere. If you've got sensors / actuators that need short cables
You probably need to speak to someone who is a currently-ticketed instrument technician. From when I was doing this stuff regularly, I'd know there were some situations where I'd have to use these instead of these (and, of course, vice versae). But if I were working on equipment that was to be inspected by a different (foreign, American) inspection agency, neither would be acceptable and we'd have to re-gland everything. It's a minefield!
The cheap and nasty answer is to build the computer into one of these, appropriately glanded, and the display into another one, also appropriately glanded. Then put each unit into one of these , again, appropriately glanded. The outer case will be able to protect the inner case to survive the water pressures you're talking about. Won't cost much more than Â£1000, plus glanding. Take a day or so to put together (that's what - Â£400 technician time?). Not pretty. Effective.
Some things are more malleable than others. By selecting only for height, the rest of your body structure is adapting at a slower pace and on a more haphazard trajectory.
Something for your aching back, sir?
Some of us were complaining about the Micro$oft Tax in the 1980s, you insensitive clod. some of us were complaining about it, and then going to bars, ordering beers, and not being asked for ID.
US-Americans would NEVER do such things.
They'll get some of those famous non-US-Americans (or US-non-Americans) from Gitmo to do the job for them. With implausible deniability, of course.