Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by elvis, Jul 1, 2008.
One for BAK.
I had this exact conversation with someone who chronically asks me things all the time that are trivially googleable.
Her response: "I have Internet trust issues". So straight up, she can't discern any more which sites are factual, and which are bullshit. On face value, fair enough. But dig deeper, and she's asking me about things that pop up in her Facebook feed, and not double checking against any other site at all.
I told her I'd refuse to speak to her on any subject any more where she hadn't at the very leased skimmed the Wikipedia article on the topic. And while Wikipedia isn't perfect, it's a better position to be in than "I learned a thing from social media".
Yesterday I learned that the etymology of "utopia" is "not a place", or somewhere that doesn't (and potentially cannot) exist.
That made me even more depressed than usual.
With you as the benevolent dictator, and a trebuchet to launch those that irritate you hard enough to splat them into the dome and leave a satisfying red trail as they slide down the dome.
I really like the potential of the rail gun to supersede the trebuchet for this purpose.
I second this
Not to be the downer guy, BUT... I didn't get thru the 1st series of the show, but at some point in time didn't the power go out, and wouldn't this make a rail gun which is essentually a big ass electromagnet not fit for purpose?
I would 3rd this regardless of wether it has an electrical source or not.
Oh boy, you HAVE to watch the other two seasons. They are comically bad and this guy (http://www.tv.com/news/under-the-dome-the-kinship-review-the-sexiest-episode-ever-143648530692/) or website anyway, wrote hilarious recaps of every epsiode.
In fact this is why i'd back the trebuchet, its no fun trying to see some asshat hitting the dome @ mach 6, it'd be over far to fast, and the trebuchet will run regardless of power and is a bit more of a spectacle.
Looks like ebay.com.au is down, first time I've ever seen that. Someone will be having fun at the moment.
Why exercise your own cognitive faculties when you can outsource it to someone else more competent
Mechanical energy is still energy.
You need to have enough lackeys to order, to load the thing.
Did you just attempt to describe MSP's or current manglement policy ? @PabloEscobar
It's more that I don't want to have to spend all my time explaining 101 shit. For once I want to engage in a conversation with someone who knows at least the basics of the thing they're talking about, rather than coming into it empty (or worse, only fuelled by social media bullshit).
Agree, you shouldn't have to. Tact is not my strong suit so I'm adept at stopping these conversations fast (unless it's work related, sigh..)
I once had a manager describe me "as subtle as a hand grenade in a barrel of oatmeal".
Clearly wasn't an IT manager, that isn't a car analogy.
Ha, I've found I just get worse as I age and give less fucks
She's clearly the CIO, wants to push compute to the cloud, ("someone else's computer").
A bridge port rotary at 28PSI is calmer than you.