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Toyota Pedal Issue Highlights Move To Electronics

DirkGently Re:Safety Critical (913 comments)

# init 1

Simple enough!

more than 4 years ago

Reporting To Executives

DirkGently Re:Here's an idea... (301 comments)

And if you have lots of data, distill it to ONE graphic per paper summary. If you've got a point to make about systems availability or potential future scalability issues, add a graph. Do NOT use the cutesy 3D crap. Just a line or bar graph of valid data that backs your point. It's also important that it only BE one. Maybe two if you've got a huge agenda. Once you add multiples you begin to complicate your point and you're almost as bad off as with no pretty pictures at all.

We're doing a lot of capacity planning these days and being able to show VMware farm capacity versus workload in a simple, concise, manner makes it much easier to have that discussion about funding.

more than 5 years ago

Archiving Digital Artwork For Museum Purchase?

DirkGently Choose a different artistic medium (266 comments)

Two things.

I'm probably headed towards flamebait, but I think it's rather presumptuous and egotistical to assume that anyone is going to want to see your work fifty years from now. That's not your decision. As the other posters say, give the buyer one, maybe three, copies of your digital files on a convenient & prolific media like DVD-R and then let them decide if it's really worth preserving for the next century.

Second, do master ice sculptors require buyers to have refrigerated viewing galleries? If you're concerned about the longevity of your work, pick a less ephemeral medium.

more than 5 years ago

Passengers Cheat Flu Scan With Fever Reducers

DirkGently Whoa, Momma! (299 comments)

That chick in the scan? She's *hot*. Just look at the signatures on her!

more than 5 years ago

For Airplane Safety, Trying To Keep Birds From Planes

DirkGently Re:Shoot them (368 comments)

I just don't see how anyone could profit from this.

more than 5 years ago

Time Warner To Offer Unlimited Bandwidth For $150

DirkGently I demand an itemized list! (479 comments)

If I go over, what's my recourse to dispute it? I want an itemized list of each movie I watched, icecast I streamed and stippercam to which I whacked off. Phone company does it, and we all KNOW they suck.

Also, what about roll-over gigs? Are nights and weekends free?

Personally, I have the lowest tier of TW business class through a deal my wife has at work. Wondering if I'll be affected. Hrm...

more than 5 years ago

Beware the Perils of Caffeine Withdrawal

DirkGently You know, it ain't hard to fight the withdrawls (700 comments)

How to drop from 8 cups a day to 1 (or none)? Excedrin.

Excedrin, "the headache medicine", is a combination of aspirin, acetametaphin and caffiene. Among other things, caffiene is a vaso-diliator (which is why it's included in Excedrin in the first place). So when you stop taking it, the blood vessels in your head snap back like rubber bands and you end up writhing in agony.
There's not /much/ caffiene in Excedrin, but there's enough to take the edge off the withdrawl symptoms and the aspirin/acetametaphin do the rest.

IINAD, so use as directed.

more than 5 years ago

Accident Could Lead To Better Digital Cameras

DirkGently Re:Nice accident... (120 comments)

I see what you did there. Bravo.

more than 6 years ago

Solyndra's Thin-Film Solar Cells Draw $1.2 Billion In Orders

DirkGently is people?! (131 comments)

There has to be some way to tie together "Solyndra" and "green" and "is people". Step up the puns here, people.

more than 6 years ago


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