amanfromMars 1 Thu 15 Oct 18:34  ….. being sympathetic on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2020/10/14/dropbox_wfh/ 🙂
Re: But… @Loyal Commenter
For me, TPTB have decreed that we should have a daily “check-in” 15-minute call with our colleagues (with obligatory video on of course). That’s 15 minutes more than I’d typically choose to spend talking to most of them, and I’m convinced that this is nothing to do with our welfare, but more to do with the need for certain managers to feel like their job is relevant. That, and forcing you to get dressed every day.
Whilst I can see how some people may need the human contact this brings, we’re a team of software developers. There’s a certain personality type amongst devs, and it’s typically not socially outgoing. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not an antisocial person, it’s just I can function perfectly well without making mindless small-talk with people I’m forced into a work-space with, and a daily “check-in” is a 15 minute interruption to your flow when you’re trying to devise the best way to solve a programming problem. ….. Loyal Commenter
We feel your pain, Loyal Commenter. 🙂
amanfromMars  ….. saying it again, commenting on https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2020-10-14/cultural-marxisms-origins-how-disciples-obscure-italian-linguist-subverted-america
This is perhaps best exemplified by the famous remark in Theses on Feuerbach that “philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.”
Surely one would like to think things have moved on quite considerably since the times and spaces and places whenever “Theses on Feuerbach” was penned by Marx in the spring of 1845
Further deeper pondering has one considering simple connecting enactments in a series of sympathetic movements in any number of the various ways in which worlds are interpreted and imagined for real and/or realised from imagination, in order to be able to enable believing orders and disciplines/brotherly sisters and sisterly brothers to change them and ideally via the remote anonymous command and autonomous control of others acting as surrogate agents on their behalf.
The point of such a modification being to ensure as far as is humanly practicable, the absolute safety and security of heavenly sourced assets and universally programmed projects, the Tools of Global Operating Devices in worlds popularly populated with virtual machines for real, with such being wonderfully easily ideally reprogrammed via the remote anonymous command and autonomous control of others acting as surrogate agents on behalf of the believing orders and disciplines of brotherly sisters and sisterly brothers ?
And posed as a simple question there for there is bound to be so much more that is presently unknown of the future and the past to add and consider for use that is not abuse and misuse.
amanfromMars 1 Fri 16 Oct 06:26  … speaking truth unto powers that be on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2020/10/15/even_2020_cannot_bring_forth/
Out of the frying pan and into the firing line. Out of the kitchen and dining at chefs’ tables.
“It is one thing to provide a NT-related compatibility layer for SQL Server on Linux, which Microsoft owns,” stated Barnes, “it is another to guarantee it for millions of other developer’s applications.”
FFS, Barnesy, it’s a prototype novel development. And naturally not to be guaranteed as fully functional as one may have wished …. or as is maybe much more important for the security of Microsoft Windows Machine in the Linux Environment, not as millions of other developer’s applications may have wished, but what the hell do they care of Microsoft’s businesses just as long as they can hitch their wagons to them for a scenic ride.
Is Microsoft safe as an innovative leading company or not? Or is it almightily prone to leaking info and secrets like a sieve because it is fundamentally sub-primed and sub-prime based and therefore vulnerable to high end market orders/penetrations tests stresses? Are its Magic Bus Sees descending second rate?
Future Future Builder Developments would server those interests that would know and harbour fleets of fixes.
amanfromMars 1 Fri 16 Oct 06:40  ….. not be really helpful on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2020/10/15/even_2020_cannot_bring_forth/
Re: Morer kissing and hugging between MS and Canonical…
…where will it all end? ….. CAPS LOCK
Well, you pays your money you makes your choice …….. it’ll be either a quickie in the alley and a shotgun wedding or a hot passionate affair and high society engagement or something else in between.
amanfromMars 1 Fri 16 Oct 16:42  ……. adding a tad more comment on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2020/10/15/even_2020_cannot_bring_forth/
Almighty Engaging, the Program to Beat or Defeat if Aspiring to Lead with or without an AI Following
Have you not fully realised yet, the internet/world wide web/call IT what you will, is both the monitor and screen/the picture maker and taker, and the mentor and GUI for humans operating executive SCADA Administration Systems.
And it is designed to both show you what there is everywhere and what else you can have just as simply elsewhere courtesy of Advanced IntelAIgent Applications.
Mainstream media channels with their scripted daily televisual news and printed paper tales for the dozing masses are just as entertaining mind-numbing comics designed no more than to give one something disquieting to think about whilst significant others go about their dodgy business in the shady shadows of mass ignorance and deep cover of 0day exploit vulnerabilities.
Things nowadays though just aint at all like they used to be, and they’re never going back to the way things were with what was, whenever what is to be is so incredibly attractively different and extremely excessively rewarding.
And you can disagree if you like, but nothing will change that future, for it is already some time ago, your current present day dilemma which has systems admins racing around like headless chickens enabled to do nothing to change such things ….. and running out of places and spaces to go and try hide and deny such developments exist and cause them such untold angst and unbridled political pain.