Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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    Make it thinner.
     
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    1 Hour and 12 Minutes then for 3 weeks its this picture :)
     

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    Can it be more red?
     
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    Does it "matter"... ;)
     
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    I had that exact scenario when trying to explain how a system works (in really, really simple terms) to senior management about 15 years ago. Said system needed very precise timing so it had a special clock which used GPS to sync so that it was super accurate.

    Mgt: "Yes, but why does it have a GPS and why does it need to know the location?"
    Me: "It doesn't use the location, just the fact that GPS's rely on very precise times to work and it syncronises with this time"
    Mgt: "Yes, but why does it have a GPS and why does it need to know the location?"
    Me: :wired:
     
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    It needs to know the location so it can set the timezone correctly.
     
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    Sometimes the best thing management can do is get the fuck out of the way.
     
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    some people don't want the answer, they just want an answer they can understand.
     
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    Some people should objectively evaluate if they are being effective in a leadership role, and if their own personal OCD is getting in the way of good people doing good work.

    Specific to GPS time sync, if you they understand it, understand that they hired a clever person to set up a technical thing, and should follow said clever person's advice. If they need to scrutinise that advice, hire another expert and get a second opinion. Either way, get the fuck out of the way of the experts.

    If they have genuine personal curiosity, that's also fine. They can hit up Wikipedia on their lunch break (or during meetings where they don't listen anyway).
     
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    Is this possible?

    If you're unconsciously incompetent, all of your objective evaluation isn't worth a damn.
     
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    Correct. But we can rely on good corporate process to identify these folks, and either help them improve or sack them.

    Right? Guys? Right?
     
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