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Comment Re:Simple answer. Dont use SAP. (Score 1) 120

SAP cant scale worth shit, we recently added 4000 people in the call center and it took SAP 8 months to "scale" the stupid garbage pile they call software to handle it.

Then when we wanted to put in a system in the RMA database to track repair RMA data, the SAP experts said it was impossible, so one of the IT guys wrote the system we needed in PHP with a Open source SQL backend. he has a MITM box that will grab info from SAP and then spit it to the RMA server. when you do a query on the RMA page you get the full history of the device from manufacture date, to ship date, to who, to all repairs and even Tech support calls on the device.

SAP was unable to deliver this. Because SAP is really shitty.

Comment Um... no. (Score 1) 109

If it looks like porridge then it's still in the middle of fermentation.
If it's sweet, ITS STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF FERMENTATION.

honestly, did they even look at some of the early recipes out of europe or the middle East? Pharaoh Beer is from 2570bc and if you do it properly is not sweet and not "like porridge"
What makes beers bitter is Hops, and if you don't have hops in it then it's not bitter Hops were not known to the middle east or china and were not even used until europe in the 9th century.

archeologists need to stick to digging up things and leave beer making to the experts.

Comment Re:Something is fishy in Denmark (Score 1) 594

If the employees are happy and feel they are paid fairly then any attempts to unionize will fail, the workers will just not have any desire to do so. Only when they feel that working conditions are bad or they are being treated unfairly or underpaid is when a place is ripe for unionization.

I have been hearing that tesla employees complain about working conditions and expectations, that can be a catalyst for one of these plants to get a union in place.
But if management has any brains at all it's easy to squash. you simply roll out better working conditions and things are are pretty much free to employees. Give them free sodas and snacks in the break room, give them longer breaks, increase their pay and have more open communication. Suddenly employee happiness shoots up and attempts to unionize drop to the floor. Paying $10 a day per employee in "free perks" is absolutely nothing at all compared to the costs of running a business.

Comment Re:Unionization worked in the past, kill it now. (Score 1) 594

Guarantee YOU cant do it, so you are even more unskilled.

Come on back when you actually understand how a car works and tell me it's unskilled. Assembly of the drivetrain on a ancient ICE car is not for the drool and stare crowd, an all electric setup can be far more difficult and you need to understand how to run each of the testing systems at each stage.

Comment the distilled version. (Score 1) 214

Right now the world has a lot of very loud assholes. this encourages others to be assholes.
Stay away from anyone acting extreme right and left, just shut them completely out of your life as they are the scummiest of people.
If they cant have a civilized and calm discussion, eject them from your life rapidly. yes even family.

My problem is these people are infecting everything, A discussion about antenna theory and basics turns into a shitshow of aggressive posturing when you mention something like "you should not use a wire wound resistor like that because it can introduce unwanted reactance" is met with... foaming at the mouth insults and turd throwing. People refuse to back up their statements contrary to known science and education and start blathering on to prop up their strawman.

Honestly I'm really done with people in general, americans are empowered right now to be assholes and I want nothing to do with it.

Comment nothing new (Score 5, Interesting) 97

I was doing this 10 years ago with Asterisk phone server. get a phone call at the house, press *1 and it transfers them to telemarketer hell where it plays random human responses that are a lot better than his as I was looking for pauses in audio to respond, his is just random audio that is not responding to the audio coming in.

There was a asterisk guru that published all the goodies on how to do this over a decade ago and I used his code and modified it a bit. worked great and the longest I tired up a telemarketer was 2 hours.

about 4 years ago someone had a better one called "this is lenny" that emulated an old senile man and was recording the calls for everyones entertainment.

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