Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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

  1. Unframed

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    Oh my god they tested nothing. They just came back blaming *software* again. I delicately explained how VSS worked, how it interacted with *software* and where VSS was having problems.

    I get back "This statement does not seem true, we can manually create a VSS shadow".

    Urge to kill rising
     
  2. Rass

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    Sounds familiar. Last role I had, we ended up having to get a specialist who was acknowledged world wide as an SME and one of the creators of some major course material on a particular subject to go through our problem and acknowledge that the solution we put forward was the correct way to do things.

    Document all the time you waste and report to manglement about it.
     
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  3. EvilGenius

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    elvis Old school old fool

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  5. EvilGenius

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    Isn't there some sort of legal standard that prevents a consultant from using the word 'honest' :p
     
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    truth in advertising laws?

    gonna be a bit of a red flag to the second employer when you don't claim the tax free threshold from them. unless you work under a contractor arrangement.
     
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    Gig economy, everyone's a contractor.
     
  8. EvilGenius

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    I wasn't claiming it at my previous job for a good 4 years or so. I also didn't do my tax in that entire period so when it was finally pointed out to me and I did get my tax done I ended up with a house deposit.
     
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    You give way too much credit to bidness manglement and their attention to detail anything not a chart.
     
  10. The Watcher

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    There's a guy at my work who has said "If you didn't want me to order hardware the system shouldn't allow me to, it did so I'm allowed to order anything it will let me"... the system clearly says discuss with your manager and seek approval first... sigh
     
  11. looktall

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    People can order what ever they like.
    It should then go to someone for approval.
     
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    Performance management time.
     
  13. EvilGenius

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    Yeah I'm kinda on their side here.. The system shouldn't let users randomly order hardware because they feel like it. Why isn't your system submitting said order to their manager for approval before it gets to you? System can't do it? Get a better system... Relying on users to follow process rather than leading them by the nose is asking for this sort of trouble.
     
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    Sack the lot of them and replace them with robots.
     
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  15. EvilGenius

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    I've still got a mortgage to think about, a dog who loves me and a wife who.. I live with :p Can you maybe focus on UBI or something before you get to replacing us mere mortals with robots :Paranoid:
     
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    make damn sure they can't order hardware themselves. skynet started this way.
     
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    Do you have this on a shirt yet? I swear it's your answer for everything (pretty validly though).
     
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    Work will vanish in order from that which can be automated (strict process paperwork and information passing mostly) through to those who can do the automating. You've got a while left yet.

    Moravec's Paradox suggests that complex physical work will not be automated as quickly. I think more or less the things that can be cheaply automated in that domain already have been (factory robots, etc). There's still too many things about human motion, movement and navigation that are far too complex for current computers and sensors to do well.

    But anyone with a boring desk job doing rote tasks in email and excel day in day out? Adios, suckers.

    A shirt made by a machine and printed on by a machine.
     
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  19. looktall

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    Soon to be worn by a machine.
     
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