When Greece joined, they claimed to have a 3% or below deficit. It turned out to be more than 15%. Goldman Sachs helped them to cook the books. So there's multiple parties to blame. Greece for weaseling themselves into the eurozone, Brussels for turning a blind eye, and Goldman Sachs for committing large scale fraud. In the end, none of the responsible people will be punished. In the end, taxpayers in Europe, both the Greek and the rest of the Europeans are holding the bag. It is by design.
Back in the 80's I worked for a field service organisation, fixing and maintaining PDP11 and VAX systems, but also CDC-9766 removable disk systems. Big 14" removable disk packs like you see them in old scifi movies. One of my customers had a string of 10 or so attached to a five-node Tandem Non-stop system.
Each week they brought two out of ten off-line for me to work on. I cleaned the heads, then used a servo disk pack to realign those heads.
To do this, I needed to remove the control cable from the string, and plug in an excersizer. One day I forgot to pull the control cable. So instead of moving the heads of my offline drive to a specific track, I moved the heads of *ALL* disks in the string! Without the O/S knowing about it
Believe me, that will bring a Tandem Non-stop to a grinding halt. That was my last time on the floor for that customer, but I didn't lose my job. Cost? I don't know. Perhaps a weekend of data recovery for the operators?
I think your view of the greatness of the human brain is overrated as long as half or more of the world population still believes in make-believe divine beings that make us do awful things to each other.
I mean, one option is to make it like Europe where people in important positions must give 2-6 months notice, but since I don't think that's possible in the US, 2 weeks is not a lot of time and many companies will not have anyone able to be called up to do a live knowledge transfer.
Perhaps a bit naive, but if you really have a decent relationship with the company, is there any particular reason not to inform them earlier? I'm sure you plan to give notice long before those two weeks. So if you plan to retire/move/whatever two months from now, why not tell them right there and give them those two months to plan ahead as well? Or are you afraid they will turn around and fire you on the spot? In that case they didn't deserve your courtesy to start with.
For the past decade or two I have been paying ever higher environmental taxes and levies. If the pause doesn't exist and the temperatures continue to rise at exactly the same levels as before, then I want my money back!
An overloaded class, no doubt
Must be showing my age, but that's exactly what I thought! Played with Z80, Z280 and HD64180 for years, so I immediately connected this processor to the 8-bit world.
I guess this must mean that Canadian music business is booming! I mean, all those nasty downloaders would otherwise be buying music and movies, right? The billions of losses story?
Show the correlation.
So, as a foreign visitor, I walk into a RS shop to get a SD card. I pay for the goods, and that's all.
What gave RS or its debtors the right to turn my personal information into merchandise?
These puppies are way out there, running on neclear power. No-one to bug them, nothing to break them.
That was my thought as well. I paid for a better environment, and I'm not getting any. So I want my money back.
Better yet, they may well be female virgins, but nowhere does it say they are human. Even in *this* life, muslims are said to have preference for goatse.cx
Don't kid yourself. The personnel with knowledge to maintain the internals of XP are all axed years ago. There's only a few H1B workers applying band-aids if really necessary.
When I worked at IBM, there was Sametime, any and all employee worldwide could be reached 24/7 already. How would Skype help?
Hmm. Wonder if the 'whatis' robot is still there..