Started by The Stig, March 20, 2018, 15:15:33 pm
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Quote from: Alan Smithie on March 27, 2018, 08:54:33 amLast time I flew was yesterday. The next time I'll fly will be Thursday. This has been the case for nearly a year, and will be the case for the forseeable future because I commute to my day job. So I guess climate change is all my fault. Obviously I'm deliberately inflicting it on you plebs to indulge my evil and psychotic inner self. Who'd have thought it...PDR
Quote from: Alan Smithie on March 27, 2018, 10:40:51 amBeen and gone. It turns out that while it works for the needs of lesser minds like project managers and commercial people (for monthly drumbeat meetings, contract status reviews etc) it is completely useless for any intellectual collaboration. As ever, the best engineering comes from a team of bright engineers (plus me) who are co-located and have acess to a room with no tables, low sofas and whiteboards* in which to debate, argue and generally spark off eachother to be creative (because engineering needs to come back to being a fundamentaly creative field of endeavor). You can't do that with sharepoint, video-conferencing and telepresence. Also these systems cannot be used at the security classifications we generally work at. In fact never mind the HDVC and telepresence stuff - even UK telephone landlines are now security limited because BT cannot guarantee that the call will remain entirely inside the UK.So we co-locate in one office, the company maintains its corporate air fleet so we don't waste time on the M6 and don't risk personnel driving hazards, and I return to Marriot Platinum status. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it...PDR* Ideally there should be a free bar as well, but whilst I've achieved the rest I have yet to get the company to buy into the "free bar" bit - the lastr bastion of stupidity has yet to be felled
Quote from: SteveBB on March 27, 2018, 17:52:09 pmDon't they know who you are??? That kind of backward oppression is what caused the fall of the Empire
Quote from: Alan Smithie on March 27, 2018, 18:30:01 pmYou haven't heard the half of it - they only provide the one batman, and I have to get my own coffee. Oh yes, and since all that needless fuss over MP expenses I'm no longer allowed to reclaim the escorts as Room Service. This country is going to the dogs, I tell you - TO THE DOGS!!PDR
Quote from: Alan Smithie on March 28, 2018, 08:48:53 amStart rumours about a WW1 anthrax cache which your grandad said was buried on the site...PDR
Quote from: itsme on March 22, 2018, 08:46:09 amWe are clogged up with cars. I have just been involved in a crash, caused by a young woman coming out of a side road with traffic parked both sides and tried to jump in to a space and clouted my drivers side passenger door. She was careless (and has admitted full responsibility) and its going to cost her dear, as a young driver. But the real blame is the thoughtless people who parked on the corner of the junction. I came across an old Mk 1 Cortina the other day and was amazed at how small it was. Nowadays a 'Mini' is hardly that.
Quote from: Old Geezer on March 30, 2018, 07:16:05 amSlightly off the subject - but your gratitude to said young lady for taking responsibility for the collision ain't gonna help you a lot with your insurer. You can expect a greater than expected quote for next year, despite your NCD cover and yours being a no fault (paid in full by the other party) claim. I was shunted whilst parked with engine off in a slot in a Sainsburys car park - shunter's insurers paid up without a whimper - but my quote for renewal is up by 50% - as they all share data now, competing quotes are similar. I guess being 75 years old doesn't help a lot either!
Quote from: Alan Smithie on March 27, 2018, 11:06:23 amAlso, when you use video-conferenciung you struggle with the language issue:PDR
Quote from: Bad Raven on March 30, 2018, 12:55:02 pmThat young lady has done a string of videos, I particularly like the "England is near Jupiter" and my particular favourite "I hate Minions so much". Def a future Oscar winner there.....................................
Quote from: paulinfrance on March 31, 2018, 11:22:12 amYes it works on Firefox thanks, but if that's the youth in the US, have we got problem's, and them ! They want to leave our language in ruins after what has been done with countries,,,
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