Author Topic: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.  (Read 1046945 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13500 on: 28 July, 2021, 08:38:56 am »
Eating "manners" are definitely one of those age, social class and culture things.

Many South Asians eat using their hands/chapattis etc.
Not long after I came back to the UK after have been in India for a few years, I went for a meal with two fine upstanding members of this forum (okay, it was Flatus and Jaded) at an Indian restaurant. I can't remember what we ate, though the food was pretty good, but I do remember that at one point  I noticed I was instinctively tearing little bits off my chapati and using them as a sort of scoop for other food, while F&J were not. I expect I wouldn't now either.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13501 on: 28 July, 2021, 08:39:47 am »
USAnians are just plain weird when it comes to cutlery.  Starting with their insistence on referring to it as “silverware” even when it’s molished from plastic.
And "flatware".
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Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13502 on: 28 July, 2021, 09:02:52 am »
entree (v.): To cause an animal – for example a sqrl, BEAR or fretful porpentine – to climb a tree before shooting it utterly to DETH“We entreed that varmint, then Billy Bob done kilt it with his .50 Mortalistastic Kill-o-Matic”.  Usage mainly found s. of Mason-Dixon Line.

[“No. No, not that.” — Ed.]
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T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13503 on: 28 July, 2021, 09:06:52 am »
Put a ´ on it and you have what the varmint then became. Unless it became a hat.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13504 on: 28 July, 2021, 10:22:00 am »
*makes mental note to name an LDAP server mrben*
Today's new-to-me phrase is pod federation, which not only gives me an image of peas united, but reminds me that when I was a small child I knew an even smaller child known, for some reason, as Pod. The great but sometimes frustrating thing about IT people is they take English words and put them together in a way that is almost but not quite a new language.
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TheLurker

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13505 on: 28 July, 2021, 12:13:20 pm »
Quote from: Kim
Today's new-to-me phrase is pod federation...
Space-faring Borrowers innit?
Τα πιο όμορφα ταξίδια γίνονται με τις δικές μας δυνάμεις - Φίλοι του Ποδήλατου

arabella

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13506 on: 28 July, 2021, 07:19:53 pm »
Today's new-to-me phrase is pod federation, which not only gives me an image of peas united, but reminds me that when I was a small child I knew an even smaller child known, for some reason, as Pod. The great but sometimes frustrating thing about IT people is they take English words and put them together in a way that is almost but not quite a new language.
It was definitely Pod and not Paud?  Paud being short for Paudraig (I've probably spelt it wrong, but it's the irish equivalent of Pat short for Patrick)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13507 on: 28 July, 2021, 08:00:31 pm »
That's possible. I don't know.
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Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13508 on: 28 July, 2021, 08:37:27 pm »
'Pod' is a virtualisation thing, isn't it?  Somewhere between a container and a VM, for cloud computing porpoises.  (I know very little about that someone-else's-computer stuff.)

Presumably they federalise in order to take to the clouds, or something...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Beardy

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13509 on: 28 July, 2021, 08:53:03 pm »
We used to use Pod as a descriptor for a small group of developers in some iteration or other of managements idea of agile development
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ian

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13510 on: 28 July, 2021, 09:02:40 pm »
I think we had pods once – the idea was to embed developers with teams of sales engineers, sales etc. (or vice versa) to give them a broader perspective. It wasn't a bad idea on paper, but developers and sales in the same room, nah. It had a short half-life.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13511 on: 28 July, 2021, 09:27:06 pm »
Yes, pod is to do with virtual machines, clusters and load balancing. I think federations is part of the load balancing process and also to ensure VMs are available to users worldwide even if their nearest server is down.

But Pod the small child was a unique individual.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

ian

  • not a woman, not an american, not a vampire
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13512 on: 28 July, 2021, 09:59:00 pm »
Never heard pod in that context. We 'containerize' (everything runs on Amazon, who manage all that availability business).
Authoritarian Thought Leader, the Pol Pot of Powerpoint, the Stalin of Spreadsheets

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13513 on: 28 July, 2021, 11:15:55 pm »
Federation Pods are an escape vessel in Star Trek surely?

Pingu

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13514 on: 28 July, 2021, 11:22:35 pm »
When we moved into our outpost the photocopiers where placed in a cubicle designated copy pods. The resident Ecologists had jolly japes by putting up pictures of small crustaceans in them.

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13515 on: 29 July, 2021, 07:40:17 am »
Some bugger with a trailer full of pig food or some such just stopped outside for a minute, and now my office stinks of rotten cabbage.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

Jaded

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13516 on: 29 July, 2021, 09:31:32 am »
Eating "manners" are definitely one of those age, social class and culture things.

Many South Asians eat using their hands/chapattis etc.
Not long after I came back to the UK after have been in India for a few years, I went for a meal with two fine upstanding members of this forum (okay, it was Flatus and Jaded) at an Indian restaurant. I can't remember what we ate, though the food was pretty good, but I do remember that at one point  I noticed I was instinctively tearing little bits off my chapati and using them as a sort of scoop for other food, while F&J were not. I expect I wouldn't now either.

I remember that well  :) . Interestingly, i am more likely now to use flat bread as a scoop. Possibly because of you and possibly because of going for several meals at the house of a local restaurateur.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13517 on: 29 July, 2021, 11:47:16 am »
My greatest achievement!
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citoyen

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13518 on: 29 July, 2021, 11:55:09 am »
I think we had pods once – the idea was to embed developers with teams of sales engineers, sales etc. (or vice versa) to give them a broader perspective. It wasn't a bad idea on paper, but developers and sales in the same room, nah. It had a short half-life.

Forcing anyone else to be in the same room as sales is probably against the Geneva conventions.
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13519 on: 29 July, 2021, 07:01:39 pm »
DFDS: Hello, it looks like you're not going to use that travel credit from last year, would you like a refund instead?
Mrs P: Ooh, good idea, that will come in handy!
DFDS: OK confirmed, you may need to wait up to 45 days to see the munney
Mrs P: <grumbles,  45 days??>

47 days pass, no munney appears

Mrs P: 'ere where's that munney you offered me?
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Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13520 on: 30 July, 2021, 12:43:07 am »
When I type “dfds” this fondleslab automatically converts it to “disgraced former Defence Secretary Liam Fox” ;D
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hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13521 on: 30 July, 2021, 01:34:10 am »
The United Steamship Company1 was very much part of my growing up. (Not least because Mum's brother spent a short time as its MD...)

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T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13522 on: 30 July, 2021, 07:52:50 am »
Doc told me to take a week's rest from the bike.  He didn't tell me to take a rest from going up the feckin wall.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13523 on: 30 July, 2021, 08:41:52 am »
Why would the doctor be so stupid. Even my wife would not say that! 

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #13524 on: 30 July, 2021, 12:49:05 pm »
My physio once said that to me.

Physio: "what did you do last weekend?"
Nutty: "400k audax"
Phsyio: You need to rest this injury.   What will you do this weekend?"
Nutty: "600k audax".



Mind you, what with a further injury, annoyance re Southend Cycle Town fiasco (as discussed in here), and other more important life matters, I've had many years rest since.  I am now fat, unfit, and cannot believe what I managed easily in the past.    I wish I'd never taken the time off the bike.