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Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by elvis, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. waltermitty

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  2. looktall

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    That's how many patch leads I removed today as part of a site relocation.
    Of course tomorrow I get to plug them all back in again at the new location.

    My fingers hurt.
     
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    At least you have the chance to tidy it all up, for the week that it will stay that way.
     
  4. j3ll0

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    It's a special kinda tingle, isn't it? The structured cabling at my last relocation was installed new and then left untouched for 3 years. I reckon I had to jiggle north-south and east-west on maybe 50% (150-ish) of the patches. Resorted to pin-nosed pliers a few times...

    I feel your pain.

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  5. Doc-of-FC

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    Ah good old mike rowe, his 2009 TED was the best:
    the nature of hard work, and how its been unjustifiably degraded in society today.

    Our digital society has forgotten how we need to be living, if you haven't killed and cleaned your own meal you need to take the cotton wool off.



    may as well be a german porno ;)
     
  6. BoutS

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    No access to minions?
     
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    It's not about equality it's about equity.
     
  8. millsy

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    It bugs me to see kids pushed away from typical blue collar jobs to chase 'fat stacks', or them seen to be less important or relevant. Obviously you don't want kids moving into fields that are clearly on the radar for being automated, but otherwise yeah.
     
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    Its why i was so proud of this:


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  10. millsy

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    I've never heard someone say they didn't want to use any fire suppression because the risk to human life was too high by implementing it before.

    Can't use water because of genuine reasons.
    Too worried if there's inergen someone will fall over and die.

    All my wat. Obviously it's less risk to life by sending in people to fight fire that's already established...
     
  11. PabloEscobar

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    Just get doors that aren't see through.

    Isn't Inergen breathable?
     
  12. GreyWolfe01

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    Just use halon and fsck everyone else.
     
  13. millsy

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    Yeah I'm trying to point that out... My understanding is it rapidly removes oxygen from the room, but not like 'whoomp' and everybody is dead.

    The gas isn't dangerous but it creates dangerous conditions eventually. Moreso than a fire? idk
     
  14. PabloEscobar

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    The amount of Oxygen a fire needs, is more than the amount of Oxygen a human needs, Inergen replaces the oxygen with a mixture of intert gases until the level is to low for the fire, but still high enough for a human.

    Given the choice, I'd rather stand in a Room that has been gassed with inergen, than in a room with fire and smoke.
     
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    elvis OCAU's most famous and arrogant know-it-all

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    I have done this many times, and am very thankful for the professionals who do it in a far superior (and less wasteful) capacity to my own.
     
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    I couldn't find the 'nugget' part of the chicken.
     
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    I work hard so i dont have to deal with such barbarity, so long as i see red on the plate and it leave's its mark, that is enough to satisfy my hunter/gather primal instinct urges.
     
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    elvis OCAU's most famous and arrogant know-it-all

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    Are these figures across all departments? Or are they still biased within departments?

    I work for a post production and VFX company. At a guestimate, I'd say we're pretty even for male to female ratios company wide. But a quick walk around the building shows very quickly that women dominate the admin/organisation style roles, and men dominate the technical style roles.

    And therein lies a lot of my problem with averages - even when people spruik their "women in STEM" numbers, dig a little deeper and it's often revealed that women are joining STEM companies to do the same roles women statistically do everywhere else.

    I've worked for game dev places, and it's the same. 50/50 gender split company wide, but with women dominating "design", "admin" or "artistic" style roles, men dominating "development" and "QA" style roles.
     
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    elvis OCAU's most famous and arrogant know-it-all

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    I feel it's important to do things at least once, to gain a deeper understanding of them.

    I mean, you can apply that to insanity (see the guy who made a toaster from scratch). But there's a handful of tasks I've learned and performed (not very well, I admit, but that wasn't the point) that I'm happy to have experienced, purely so that I have a greater appreciation for those who do it professionally, and support the rest of us.

    And for that same reason, I demand that every developer be a sysadmin for 12 months of their career.

     
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    At least I'm not insane for saying that. All good I think they just didn't want to pay for it and are trying to BS me...
     

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