Move to Canada. Or move back, rather. Welcome home.
Move to Canada. Or move back, rather. Welcome home.
... you can try Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid for some light reading
We keep hearing how people like don't like either candidate. Solution is elect Hilary, indict her, and then VP becomes President. Problems solved for everyone.
That's the closest to "elect a third candidate" that is actually possible.
Your television is not a general purpose computation device.
This is like arguing a cell phone isn't a computer, about ten years ago. It's well on its way to getting there. Our "SmartTV"s even get updates, but I'm sure it's all for the users' benefit, yes?
This was actually an unintended PSA about not getting your "news" from Facebook. But that will quickly be forgotten.
Yeah, they gave up the rights to say that three years ago. Which means now they have essentially nothing differentiating them from their competitors.
I really liked the hub separation, but now you can't say "I'm buying a BB10-style device for security reasons".
They had a series of boneheaded moves that was bringing their demise, but this was truly the last nail in the coffin.
I used to get work done. Then a whole bunch of middle managers with no UI training discovered the entire ITIL framework.
I work more for the system than it works for me.
I've heard the current sentiment described as "tyranny of the minority".
You might be missing the some of the contexts of why someone tagged it as offensive.
I'm not offended by the sight of cleavage. However, I am awfully tired of the multitudes of "click-baitty whorification of women" teaser ads, and reporting them as "offensive" seems like the best option out of the few I am given. Yeah, I'd like to see fewer of those posts, and yeah, I find them offensive, especially here.
Some people probably also tag all ads as "offensive" because the existence of ads or the amount of them pisses them off.
I agree, but I'd say those are rare. We have so many "Mordac" problems more due to perception and lack of accountability.
At my last job, we didn't have dev servers, never mind someone in security. Several services were lacking in failover because there only was one machine, which would typically be 1-4 years behind in patches and updates. We had 1/3 of the IT staff that other comparable organizations would have. I left last year, and they still haven't replaced me. Most of us on the team were capable of doing a lot better - if only we had had the resources and were allowed to do what we do best.
The IT manager was treated like Mordac of IT services because forcing their computers to have passwords and not being able to install any crapware they felt like was "preventing them from doing their work". The token argument when people weren't getting their way was "But I NEED this". I NEED to install some sketchy tool I found on the internet. I NEED to install this cute bubbly font I found for free on the internet (well the web page said it was free and it didn't cost me anything, so that means it's legit, right?). What do you mean you won't help me with this personal project that has nothing to do with the business? I NEED dropbox because how can I back up my stuff if I don't... no, no, I'm not interested in listening in how stuff is backed up already, I would much prefer to store sensitive data wherever and copy it to my non-password protected malware-infected devices at home. YOU'RE PREVENTING ME FROM DOING MY JOB! WAAAAAAA!
If crying to the other IT members separately doesn't work, then they cry to upper management.
Every IT person who is just trying to do their job is a Mordac to a large group of people. Ignorance or unwillingness to learn the tools of a job is no excuse for sabotaging it or blaming others, and we need to call bullshit on it.
There's been a big focus on security recently that if users are doing the wrong thing, then it's actually the security team's responsibility to make sure that you find a way to make it easy for people to do the right thing. It's a step in the right direction. But there are still some basic standards where we need to say "It's a basic requirement of the job. It's 2016. Get over it, or go a job that's not in an office environment."
I'm always blown away by how much work it is to do this with IT. Do they tell accountants to not use basic accounting principles and resources?
(Well. Maybe sometimes they do.)
Or if they were, the Very Important Prof had a hissy fit, and a manager with no IT background told someone how it would be done.
To me, this is more indicative of a bigger problem that needs to be fixed.
Either an IT person becomes an IT manager with no management training, or a Management person becomes an IT manager with no IT training. Head honchos above this position typically don't have IT training.
All below that are (mostly) skilled technical people, who aren't allowed to use their technical expertise to solve a technical problem because the people above them are either incapable of understanding, or let the ego of their own position prevent people from doing their job. This leaves IT people both not allowed to do their work AND getting the blame when it goes wrong.
If accountants were constantly told to not follow basic accounting principles, how do you think that would go over?
How do we get business and managers to start taking us seriously?
Universities typically own large groupings of public IPs as they were the first places to have them. It's a legacy thing.
If this happened 20 years ago, it wouldn't be as surprising. The fact that many devices are STILL public now is disturbing. The problem is either political, or a result of poor planning.
Linux Mint is not amused.
Take an astronaut to launch.