Same story here except with Trillian.
Same story here except with Trillian.
How will they know what I am watching later this year? Has AI gotten that good already? Or am I just really predicable?
In that case, it seems entirely appropriate to outsource all their network operations to a company that (presumably) is competent in the field.
Sounds like a business opportunity: laptop saddle mount
I used to work for a large organization who outsourced all network operations to Computer Science Corporation.
One of the great company past times that pretty much everyone engaged in was bashing CSC. And for good reason too.
Among the fun things we would run into fairly regularly:
- Mishandling of VMs (everything from spinning up the wrong server type to completely overwriting existing, production, VMs)
- Server backups not happening
- False positive alerts
- Terrible SLAs
- Huge amount of "finger pointing"
- Increased bureaucracy for every interaction which led to people on both sides taking shortcuts or "hoarding" resources
- Little/no/missing/incomplete documentation on network structure and DR situations
That's all I can think of off the top of my head but our grievances were broad and deep when it came to CSC...
If SSC is anything like CSC, I can completely sympathize with the peons... But.... I am sure it makes some kind of economic sense (at least on the surface... which is all that matters... right?
I would say that I am an average intelligence and I don't really understand tipping.
I know that it is considered nice to do it and I know how to calculate a percentage but what I have a hard time with is how to rate the worth of the service and how it was delivered to me in financial terms.
Basically, I feel like tipping is 5% math and 95% feeling. Which seems like a terrible way to determine a financial transaction (see impulse buying, for example).
Then, add to that the institutions that base their employee pay with an expectation of tipping. How do I know if that is the case? If it is the case, I don't know what their individual calculus is.... what is the offset? Do I need to meet that offset? Can I come in under that? Is the person delivering the service going to think I am an asshole for anything less than a certain amount?
I also use, as my primary method of payment, a pre-paid credit card so that I cannot go over budget... However, the card has some quirks in some systems (I cannot use it at all for an Uber for example) where the operator of the service cannot make asynchronous updates to the amount, therefor if I write in a tip, I will sometimes never see that tip applied on my CC statement... so, in effect, I just stole money from the operator of the business because they likely paid the tip to their employee right away out of the till.
Taxi driver in Long Island N.Y. here. "TIPS" is an acronym for To Insure Prompt Service"
I'm no English expert but shouldn't that be TEPS (To Ensure Prompt Service)?
You are not insuring prompt service against financial loss, after all.
I have always bought AMD over Intel for my personal computer builds. I really don't care at all if I have the best FPS in a game. As long as it isn't laggy. AMD has always been able to deliver what I need. It's icing on the cake that they are the underdog as well.
users: another screen, another popup, another warning. mash enter until the bad square goes bye bye.
Clearly, the solution here is to get MS to swap the enter and esc keys so that users can mash away and still be safe!
Yet Apple and Google appear to be able to get away with it....
Sorry, but if your app is trying to write to program files then your app is broken or written for a version of Windows that hasn't been supported for a very long time.
The last big app that I can recall doing this was QuickBooks. They were late to change and caused all kinds of hassle for terminal server admins for years.
We are actually using Avecto for privilege control and escalation and it works pretty well for that. We are currently in the testing phase for adding application whitelisting to the Avecto workload as well. The idea being that we allow executable content to run from areas of the file system that the user doesn't have write access to (Program Files and Windows directories) and block exe's from all other locations with exceptions based on cryptographic signature meta data (like program publisher) or file hash.
The only problem I have with Avecto is the purchase options. They are a European company and don't take credit cards or POs.
Way to plug my favorite store!
It does seems as though this chain has really exploded in the last several years. I seem to recall there only being a handful of them. Now there are over 2 dozen nationwide.
Kind of surprising that a brick-and-mortar store is expanding operations in this day and age. Especially with the old-school commission-based sales floor model.
specialist should be removed from this bonehead's reference...
Installed by a contract third-party IT "specialist"
I am with you. I basically took over the family Apple II+ and wrote BASIC programs day in and day out. I especially liked to take sheet music and convert it to "follow the bouncing ball" sing-along style along with the proper pitch and length beeps from the computer speaker.
Despite that, I would never pay 5 figures for anything because I don't have that kind of disposable income. Hence the gold Apple Watch... that is the only person would have that kind of disposable income and also be an Apple fanatic likely enough to pay 5 figures for some pieces of paper...
"The vast majority of successful major crimes against property are perpetrated by individuals abusing positions of trust." -- Lawrence Dalzell