Discussion in 'Off-Topic English' started by ShaeKonnit, Jan 15, 2018.
Politics never gets old because people never change.
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!
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.
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'.
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.
The appropriate response is "so, you would like me to work fewer tickets?"
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
This is the answer, anything else is wrong:
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...
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 :/
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?
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
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!
Now that the date format point as been settled, let's debate what's the best zero value for an IT date
Spoiler: Guess what ?
I'm already faaaaar away from this forum
Speaking of dates, this has been doing the rounds on social meedja:
btw @Koin-Koin it's zero, just an integer value 0 to represent a zero date
Currently trying to get further away from the forum than Koin-Koin already is
And the Zero thing i'm not even touching
Where is the problem there? Julian day is a pretty normal and widely used way to generate dates.
So that explain why a 0 value means January the 1st 1970
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
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
Are we going to search for the "2000 effect" now on google? People got prepared, nothing major happened ;)