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Discussion in 'Off-Topic English' started by ShaeKonnit, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Icchan

    Icchan Well-Known Member
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    Politics never gets old because people never change.
     
  2. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Depressingly true!

    And I don't think B5's CGI is that visually dated. It's not Avatar-level, but that was ~20 years newer hardware and a much larger budget! Lightwave in the 1990s was running on Commodore Amiga computers!
     
  3. ShaeKonnit

    ShaeKonnit Well-Known Member

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    I keep getting letters from Bank of Scotland.
    I emptied my account from them years ago, but it seems my interest payment came in just as I was doing so. Miniscule though it was, this means I still receive letters about offers on loans, credit cards etc.
    The mad part is that the cost in materials of sending me a letter is likely more than what I actually have in the account.
    It can get depressing to think of all the trees being shaved down just to send me this garbage.

    My aunt used to have a good way to deal with this garbage - rather than throwing it in the bin, she'd send all the offer details from the various banks to each other, using their pre-paid return envelopes provided.
     
  4. Pen-dragon

    Pen-dragon Deva

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    I find it funny how many of us Wargame nerds also work in IT, (Both officially, and Unofficially)

    You have to make that a selling point. I tell people that the computer knows I am willing to take it apart and use it for parts, so they shape up when I am in the building. And I always much prefer to travel to another building and walk into to an office so I can push the power button on the monitor, instead of rebuilding a server encrypted with ransom wear, because the director decided to hook up his laptop from home that he also uses for 'gaming'.
     
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  5. Brother Smoke

    Brother Smoke Contractor for the Tartary Army Korps

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    Been having a harsh few weeks
    The industry average of fulfilled tickets for an analyst in my line of work is 3 a week
    I have been closing between 19 and 22 per
    One of the people who has access to the ticketing system was a bit concerned, so saw it fit to point out I was a couple of days late on a couple of them.
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    The appropriate response is "so, you would like me to work fewer tickets?"
     
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  7. jherazob

    jherazob Well-Known Member

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    Half a lifetime ago when i worked tech-support somebody actually suggested that they take a framed photo of me to put besides the computers so that they didn't break :joy:
    This is the answer, anything else is wrong:
    [​IMG]
    (Source)
     
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  8. jherazob

    jherazob Well-Known Member

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    This is one of the oldies that i've been meaning to watch since forever. I insist, i need immortality, a room like that time chamber in DBZ but with broadband, and all the books, movies, series, instructional manuals for various skills, and now unpainted minis, so that i can have a slight chance at denting the Eternal Backlog...
     
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  9. ShaeKonnit

    ShaeKonnit Well-Known Member

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    I was at the Supermarket yesterday, and a woman walked past with a trolley after paying for her goods, chanting, "Thanks. Thanks-thanks-thanks. Thanks. Thanks-thanks-thanks," all the way out the door.
    I guess she must have been thankful :/
     
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  10. tox

    tox SorriBarai
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    BTW, that format is golden for classifying docs. When you read it as a pure number, it is always increasing. ALWAYS.

    Never been in Japan, don't you?
     
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  11. leigen_zero

    leigen_zero Morat Pacifist

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    I have a special bottle of whiskey in my drawer at work that I take a slug of every time I have to write code involving date and/or time...

    Random tenuous link between posts, but Japan is one of few of places that officially use the Y-M-D format on everything
     
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  12. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Y-M-D is definitely the most logical choice, but if they can use the same format all the way through the same form that would make me happy!
     
  13. Koin-Koin

    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    Now that the date format point as been settled, let's debate what's the best zero value for an IT date :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
    I'm already faaaaar away from this forum
     
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  14. leigen_zero

    leigen_zero Morat Pacifist

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    jherazob Well-Known Member

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  16. tox

    tox SorriBarai
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  17. Koin-Koin

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    So that explain why a 0 value means January the 1st 1970 :scream:
     
  18. Brother Smoke

    Brother Smoke Contractor for the Tartary Army Korps

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    As opposed to jumping out the window screaming, tearing my clothes off and living off gator meat in the Everglades for the rest of my life? damn, wish I had seen this earlier
     
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  19. tox

    tox SorriBarai
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    No, wait...

    Today is 19176
    19 is the year (20)19
    176 is the 176th day of the year

    If you use full year 2019176 it is ever growing
     
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  20. xagroth

    xagroth Mournful Echo

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    Are we going to search for the "2000 effect" now on google? People got prepared, nothing major happened ;)
     
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