Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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

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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Everyone definitely has favourites, and they're different person to person, so occasionally it's difficult.

    But so far zero "foster fails" (i.e.: we haven't kept one instead of getting them a "forever home"). My wife does all the hard work, and gets regular comments that the grown cats she's responsible for are always of excellent temperament, and a great with kids, adults and other pets. Plus the social media effort she does means people frequently contact her direct, and the kittens find a home often long before our portion of the work is done (i.e.: getting them up to health and weight for de-sexing, which the RSPCA does at their cost before people adopt them for good).
     
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    I'm not sure weather to be sad or happy for you elvis, I'm also looking for new work, and I've been in this job 10 years now. It's harder than I thought, however new management keeps reminding me why I am looking for work.

    Fantastic effort fostering cats mate, my two are from CatRescue here in Syd, and they do very similar work.
     
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    YAY 4hr stop over for connecting flight, time to install Foxtel on tablet and watch Got.
     
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    Or it could be a job to see you out to retirement on an island somewhere - it's the same state government that managed to turn a $98 million IT project into a $1.2 billion project
     
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    Enjoy paying to watch ads.
     
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    Being asked to find data and size information in archives reaching back before I was employed here (8 years or more).

    The data sometimes has acronyms, sometimes not, sometimes underscores, sometimes not, sometimes a keyword, sometimes not.

    https://m.xkcd.com/927/

    Remembering that we're sitting at ~5PB of hot data right now, which means 8 years of archives exceed that by at least an order of magnitude.

    oprah_naming_standards.jpg
     
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    I lived in Brisbane for years and never knew about this! Must inform my friends at once
     
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    I often find myself wondering that, the answer is usually do neither, shitpost, repeat.
     
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    Building shit that doesn't kill people seems ethical.
    But then if you're paying the bill it would appear to be an oxymoron.
     
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    Most business these days works on profit, not ethics.

    Which costs less?
    * Development of safe and secure systems
    * Paying out fines of systems that were built by monkeys at typewriters

    On a less dramatic scale, I've seen recent articles doing cost summaries on customer service. Ring Optus/Telstra/Bank/other-large-fuckwit-company and you're on hold for 30 minutes or more. It costs them far more to employ enough people to service your needs than it does for them to lose a few thousand customers every month (who will likely get the shits with the competitor and switch back in a year anyway).

    Yay late capitalism!

    Back to ethics - the only thing keeping companies "ethical" are fines. And the current fines are piss poor at best. What's the dollar cost of a company that leaks the personal details of millions of customers due to poor security? Fuck all. What's the cost of improving security? Much more. Thus, fuck ethics, instead only kowtow to the shareholder.
     
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    It was the best of systems, it was the blurst of systems.
     
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    Oh you mean that sort of engineering.
    As you were.
     
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    End to end, show me any sort of large scale project in 2019 where "engineering" doesn't include a mix of concrete, code, and *****people.
     
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    I'm sure there are projects that don't have concrete in them.
     
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    If the customer wanted a secure system, or real service, they would have chose a service that provided it.

    People are the problem.
     
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    There's not a customer on earth that knows (a) what they actually want, nor (b) how to articulate what they think they want.

    Duh. Shred the meatsacks, let the robots/insects take over.
     
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    Faster horses.
     

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