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Old 29th November 2021, 07:24 AM   #521
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Someone just asked me what day I'd be doing the December 1 data pulls. I told him we could talk about that in the 9:00 call if he'd let me know what time that would be happening.
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Old 29th November 2021, 02:09 PM   #522
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Them "We didn't get a lot of information on the change."
Us "The detail was left out because you are the experts."
Me "And it should have been an incident because it was your failure to create the rules correctly in the first place over 30 months ago"

Had to be said
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Old 29th November 2021, 05:47 PM   #523
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Originally Posted by Wudang View Post
1200 baud? Luxury! We had 2 tin cans and a string but it was an internet to us.
Oh, well, aren't you posh? We had to transcribe binary code from smoke signals onto punch cards. We're hopeful that our torrent of Weird Al's movie "UHF" will be ready in only 99 to 100 generations.
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Old 29th November 2021, 09:02 PM   #524
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Originally Posted by rdaneel View Post
Oh, well, aren't you posh? We had to transcribe binary code from smoke signals onto punch cards. We're hopeful that our torrent of Weird Al's movie "UHF" will be ready in only 99 to 100 generations.
Pffft. REAL programmers program in binary.

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Old 30th November 2021, 07:31 AM   #525
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Originally Posted by Filippo Lippi View Post
Them "We didn't get a lot of information on the change."

Us "The detail was left out because you are the experts."

Me "And it should have been an incident because it was your failure to create the rules correctly in the first place over 30 months ago"



Had to be said
They did fix the database lag in development problem after a year and bit.

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Old 30th November 2021, 09:28 AM   #526
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Dear User: if I've suggested that you need to run your request by your boss's boss's boss's boss, a senior vice president, before proceeding it means you probably shouldn't be asking that. It's a warning that your request is very questionable, and the question concerns your continued employment prospects. There are some areas in which we do not play. Take a hint and tread carefully.
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Old 3rd December 2021, 07:25 AM   #527
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After another round of tech support with my elderly mother: dear user, please try to prioritize in order of what's actually important. In this case: a potential Gmail account compromise. At stake: all her accounts everywhere, including the financial institutions where she keeps all her retirement money. Her main concern: the weather app on her phone stopped working. So while I'm trying to verify that she was the one who changed her password and recovered her account, she's fussing over being able to see the temperature on her phone. Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
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Old 3rd December 2021, 09:33 AM   #528
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
After another round of tech support with my elderly mother: dear user, please try to prioritize in order of what's actually important. In this case: a potential Gmail account compromise. At stake: all her accounts everywhere, including the financial institutions where she keeps all her retirement money. Her main concern: the weather app on her phone stopped working. So while I'm trying to verify that she was the one who changed her password and recovered her account, she's fussing over being able to see the temperature on her phone. Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
Get her the Frog-in-a-jar app.
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Old 3rd December 2021, 12:56 PM   #529
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Get her the rope-on-a-branch app.



Not only is it wireless, it doesn't even need batteries!
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Old 3rd December 2021, 02:05 PM   #530
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Deleted. thought I was responding to a much needed post and I wasn't.

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Old 3rd December 2021, 02:07 PM   #531
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And my mom's technical problems are exacerbated by my sister constantly giving her the latest trendy gadgets. Which is generous, but extremely unwelcome. My mom doesn't want a thermostat she can control from her phone, and not from the actual wall. And of course the app doesn't work correctly so the heat keeps lowering itself. She didn't need a damn Alexa that if you scream at it several times it will switch on a single lamp in the living room. You know lamps, those things that if you want them on you can just twist a little button on them? She certainly didn't want a TV so "smart" it needs three remotes and fifteen minutes of guesswork to turn on to watch anything. I'm dreading what electronic gizmo she'll be giving her this Xmas.
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And my mom's technical problems are exacerbated by my sister constantly giving her the latest trendy gadgets. Which is generous, but extremely unwelcome. My mom doesn't want a thermostat she can control from her phone, and not from the actual wall. And of course the app doesn't work correctly so the heat keeps lowering itself. She didn't need a damn Alexa that if you scream at it several times it will switch on a single lamp in the living room. You know lamps, those things that if you want them on you can just twist a little button on them? She certainly didn't want a TV so "smart" it needs three remotes and fifteen minutes of guesswork to turn on to watch anything. I'm dreading what electronic gizmo she'll be giving her this Xmas.
Take out all the batteries.
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