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Clippy
5th October 2010, 17:12
Jonathan Edwards warns 'real concerns' over Delhi track. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11479122)

Some choice quotes:


First of all, we should say, this is a culture where things do get ready at the last moment. It's not a case of getting ready 24, 48 hours beforehand testing things, it's a last minute culture. That said, there are a number of very real concerns.


There is a general feeling while there are lots of people down here, there's no sense of real urgency.

Welcome to our (IT) world Jonathan. :laugh

fullyautomatix
5th October 2010, 17:22
Jonathan Edwards warns 'real concerns' over Delhi track. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11479122)

Some choice quotes:





Welcome to our (IT) world Jonathan. :laugh

:laugh Quality!

They will probably fill the swimming pool a few seconds before the start.

Zippy
5th October 2010, 17:27
Jonathan Edwards is almost right. It's a culture where you say it's all going to be OK until the last minute, and then fail to deliver what a reasonable person would expect of a professional outfit. They are probably insisting on signed CRs for the infield as we type - "you didn't tell us you wanted grass".

Clippy
6th October 2010, 00:59
Jonathan Edwards is almost right. It's a culture where you say it's all going to be OK until the last minute, and then fail to deliver what a reasonable person would expect of a professional outfit. They are probably insisting on signed CRs for the infield as we type - "you didn't tell us you wanted grass".

Great editing by the Beeb as well - as Jonathan says there is no real sense of urgency the camera pans to a bunch of Bobs just sitting there. :laugh

gadgetman
6th October 2010, 01:48
As I sit here listening every day to a (rather vocal) female Test Manager shouting down the phone to a gang of Bob's failing to deliver, how familiar it all sounds :laugh

She tells them she is handing over a number of test cases to the onshore team; "why is it that my team have completed 9 test cases in 2 hours and your team can't complete 2 in a day".

I have been through that pain too though thankfully am not currently dealing with Bob directly.

They provide a global solution - "failing to deliver across the globe".

lilelvis2000
6th October 2010, 09:00
Ah..but Bob is paid (when converted) the equivalent of 2/9 of the salaries of the UK workers! :smile

Mich the Tester
6th October 2010, 09:02
As I sit here listening every day to a (rather vocal) female Test Manager shouting down the phone to a gang of Bob's failing to deliver, how familiar it all sounds :laugh

She tells them she is handing over a number of test cases to the onshore team; "why is it that my team have completed 9 test cases in 2 hours and your team can't complete 2 in a day".

I have been through that pain too though thankfully am not currently dealing with Bob directly.

They provide a global solution - "failing to deliver across the globe".

It is not specified that running track must be flat! This is change request, not finding!

Clippy
6th October 2010, 14:21
Commonwealth Games athletics track is uneven. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11486104)

Love the smile on Jonathan's face when he is trying to be diplomatic. :laugh

the song perfect 10
6th October 2010, 14:27
Arent we all forgetting that Bob Shawadiwadi does it for much cheapness and plenty quickness?

Alf W
6th October 2010, 14:34
It's not ... er ... ideal

:laugh

Mich the Tester
6th October 2010, 16:00
Arent we all forgetting that Bob Shawadiwadi does it for much cheapness and plenty quickness?
There won't be plenty quickness on a running track like that.

Clippy
6th October 2010, 16:10
There won't be plenty quickness on a running track like that.

Much trippiness.

:igmc:

shaunbhoy
6th October 2010, 16:42
Sounds like they have seriously under-delivered on the Baksheesh budget!

:rollin:

Alf W
6th October 2010, 17:07
Commonwealth Games medal table

Medals table
Countries G S B Total
1 Australia 19 14 10 43
2 India 11 8 5 24
3 England 6 11 8 25

Ah!

Zippy
6th October 2010, 19:29
It is not specified that running track must be flat! This is change request, not finding!

Don't be so mean! I thought the 100 metres steeplechase heats went very well.

Mich the Tester
6th October 2010, 20:46
Don't be so mean! I thought the 100 metres steeplechase heats went very well.

Yep, excellent times only about half a second off the world's best, which is actually quite a lot in sprinting.

I have the scars to show what happens when you run the 100m wearing spikes on an uneven track.

Alf W
6th October 2010, 23:05
Some potential for some 'jet propelled assist' world records in the swimming courtesy of the old 'two bob bits'.

here (http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/10/06/commonwealth.games.day.three/)

On your marks. Get squat. Go!

Mich the Tester
7th October 2010, 08:33
Some potential for some 'jet propelled assist' world records in the swimming courtesy of the old 'two bob bits'.

here (http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/10/06/commonwealth.games.day.three/)

On your marks. Get squat. Go!

Just hope it's 'Delhi belly' and not some intestinal parasite. Delhi belly usually goes away quickly, some of the nasty intestinal parasites can ruin an athlete's career.

As I said, I wouldn't compete there having experienced dyssentry and what it did to me.

Anyway, the Indians are second in the medals table right now, probably on the strength of their immune systems because nobody's going very fast in the pool or on the track.

It's actually a bloody disgrace that a city organising the Commonwealth Games is still unable to provide the basic hygiene that prevents thee illnesses. You know what is the primary cause of food poisoning in India? Cooks having a shit, wiping their arse with their bare hands, dipping their hand in filthy water and then preparing food.

The games shouldn't be held there.

Mich the Tester
7th October 2010, 11:29
Turns out Bob contracted Vlad the Impaler's family business to provide car park security;

Commonwealth Games 2010: Uganda team chief injured after security accident - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/commonwealthgames/8047645/Commonwealth-Games-2010-Uganda-team-chief-injured-after-security-accident.html)

The spikes, about a metre long, are embedded right across the road surface and suddenly sprung up when the car was deemed to be an illegal entry despite having cleared the first checkpoint

The chef de mission, Wilson Tumwine, as well as Juliet Achom and Irene Matovu, spent the night in a hospital.

Matovu had severe injuries to her eye and required extensive facial stitching. Tumwine suffered a slight head injury and Acom had whiplash.

Bloody lucky.

wobbegong
7th October 2010, 11:39
Its all a ploy to ensure Bob ends up with the most medals.

Mich the Tester
7th October 2010, 11:42
Its all a ploy to ensure Bob ends up with the most medals.

He can't even execute that plan; should have rammed the spikes up an Australian athlete's arse instead of a Ugandan official's nose.

gingerjedi
7th October 2010, 11:42
Batman (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/commonwealth_games/delhi_2010/live/default.stm)

"This is something from high school, they call me the batman"

"Why is that?"

"Because of the mask"

:freaky:

gricerboy
7th October 2010, 11:47
Just hope it's 'Delhi belly' and not some intestinal parasite. Delhi belly usually goes away quickly, some of the nasty intestinal parasites can ruin an athlete's career.

As I said, I wouldn't compete there having experienced dyssentry and what it did to me.

Anyway, the Indians are second in the medals table right now, probably on the strength of their immune systems because nobody's going very fast in the pool or on the track.

It's actually a bloody disgrace that a city organising the Commonwealth Games is still unable to provide the basic hygiene that prevents thee illnesses. You know what is the primary cause of food poisoning in India? Cooks having a tulip, wiping their arse with their bare hands, dipping their hand in filthy water and then preparing food.

The games shouldn't be held there.

It was reading stories like this that put my off my planned trip to pokistan

minestrone
7th October 2010, 12:34
Bob next to me has fecked the build up, I get the impression he does not have a feckin clue what java is.

minestrone
7th October 2010, 12:40
Desktop support guy just walked over and said "remember I installed SQL server on your machine last week? can you check to see I never left the disk in the PC" Bob looks confused "can you just check the PC and see the disk is not in it" bob opens up the desk drawer and looks in it.

I don't know who hires these guys but he/she needs shot

Drewster
7th October 2010, 12:44
Desktop support guy just walked over and said "remember I installed SQL server on your machine last week? can you check to see I never left the disk in the PC" Bob looks confused "can you just check the PC and see the disk is not in it" bob opens up the desk drawer and looks in it.

I don't know who hires these guys but he/she needs shot

I agree.... Bloody Desktop Support guys 'kin useless... they ought to be outsourced! Get a couple of Bobs in for 1/2 the price you pay for these numpties.

Bunk
7th October 2010, 13:04
Bob next to me has fecked the build up, I get the impression he does not have a feckin clue what java is.

Maybe he can't remember which one Java is. After all, he is probably be doing all codes.

Mich the Tester
7th October 2010, 13:04
Desktop support guy just walked over and said "remember I installed SQL server on your machine last week? can you check to see I never left the disk in the PC" Bob looks confused "can you just check the PC and see the disk is not in it" bob opens up the desk drawer and looks in it.

I don't know who hires these guys but he/she needs shot
You mean the retractable coffee cup holder?

Alf W
7th October 2010, 14:21
Presumably this is another one taking place in or near the swimming arena.


Men's Pairs Double Trap - Final:
* 1 England 189.0000
* 2 India 188.0000
* 3 Malaysia 185.0000

SupremeSpod
7th October 2010, 14:45
Bob next to me has fecked the build up, I get the impression he does not have a feckin clue what java is.

Java - A programming language for clueless fuqwits who can't be trusted with a real computer.

minestrone
7th October 2010, 14:50
Java - A programming language for clueless fuqwits who can't be trusted with a real computer.

Honestly, people who indulge in the "my language is better than your one" are the saddest feckers in the industry.

Mich the Tester
7th October 2010, 14:55
Honestly, people who indulge in the "my language is better than your one" are the saddest feckers in the industry.
No, people who indulge in 'my test methodology is better than yours' are sadder than that.

SupremeSpod
7th October 2010, 14:56
Honestly, people who indulge in the "my language is better than your one" are the saddest feckers in the industry.

Honestly, I was just indulging in a little Minestrone baiting. Glad to see I've not lost my touch. :p

gricerboy
7th October 2010, 15:04
Honestly, people who indulge in the "my language is better than your one" are the saddest feckers in the industry.

WHS all I here about from the man opposite me is how great Ruby On Rails is. I don't think he realises how tedious he sounds.

SupremeSpod
7th October 2010, 15:09
WHS all I here about from the man opposite me is how great Ruby On Rails is. I don't think he realises how tedious he sounds.

Threaded, you really should put this sockie out to grass.

minestrone
7th October 2010, 15:14
Honestly, I was just indulging in a little Minestrone baiting. Glad to see I've not lost my touch. :p

Nope, you actually believe what you said, you have on many occasions dribbled about how C++ is a man's language.

Still, your assembler skills are gash though

SupremeSpod
7th October 2010, 15:16
Nope, you actually believe what you said, you have on many occasions dribbled about how C++ is a man's language.

Still, your assembler skills are gash though

You may have a point, I need more practice.

You didn't expect that response, did you?

Zippy
7th October 2010, 15:56
C is a man's language, C++ is for shandy-drinking puffs.

SupremeSpod
7th October 2010, 17:00
C is a man's language, C++ is for shandy-drinking puffs.

Put the kettle on love!

Zippy
7th October 2010, 17:27
Put the kettle on love!

Two sugars?
you old sexist :laugh

wobbegong
8th October 2010, 08:09
C is a man's language, C++ is for shandy-drinking puffs.

C? Luxury!! We used to code using just ones and zeros in a text editor. Sometimes we only had ones.

You tell that to kids nowadays and they won't believe you.

PRC1964
8th October 2010, 08:13
C? Luxury!! We used to code using just ones and zeros in a text editor. Sometimes we only had ones.

You tell that to kids nowadays and they won't believe you.


Text editor? Punch cards, but using only your teeth to make the holes.

darmstadt
8th October 2010, 10:41
No, people who indulge in 'my test methodology is better than yours' are sadder than that.

Nah, people who say my OS is better than your OS. Going out to all the fanboi's :laugh

SupremeSpod
8th October 2010, 11:25
Text editor? Punch cards, but using only your teeth to make the holes.

Punch cards? Luxury!


AGC software was written in AGC assembly language and stored on rope memory.

Apollo Guidance Computer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer)



Core rope memory is a form of read-only memory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Read-only_memory) (ROM) for computers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer), first used by early NASA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA) Mars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars) probes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_probe) and then in the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer) designed by MIT (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_Institute_of_Technology) and built by Raytheon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raytheon).
Contrary to ordinary coincident-current magnetic core memory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_core_memory), which was used for RAM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Random_access_memory) at the time, the ferrite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrite_(magnet)) cores in a core rope are just used as transformers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformer). The signal from a word (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_(computer_science)) line wire passing through a given core is coupled to the bit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bit) line wire and interpreted as a binary (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_number) "one" while a word line wire that bypasses the core is not coupled to the bit line wire and is read as a "zero". In the AGC, up to 64 wires could be passed through a single core.
Software written by NASA programmers was woven into core rope memory by female workers in factories. Some NASA programmers nicknamed the finished product LOL memory, for Little Old Lady memory.

Core rope memory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rope_memory)

SupremeSpod
8th October 2010, 11:34
They were either very big cores or very fine wires.

One suspects the latter.

Where do you think the grannies who make shreddies got their training?

Grannies at work! (http://authors.library.caltech.edu/5456/1/hrst.mit.edu/hrs/apollo/public/visual3.htm)

Mich the Tester
8th October 2010, 11:40
Funniest thing I've ever seen was someone trying to stick the chad back in the holes to change the program. :rollin:


2004 US Election?

2004 United States election voting controversies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_United_States_election_voting_controversies)

Saddo
8th October 2010, 11:43
Nah, people who say my OS is better than your OS. Going out to all the fanboi's :laugh

C# is better than VB.NET is another favourite. In reality they are equally as good as each other because they use a common underlying library set, it's just the human interface bit which is different (but C# is better than VB.NET in that respect).

SupremeSpod
8th October 2010, 11:44
C# is better than VB.NET is another favourite. In reality they are equally as good as each other because they use a common underlying library set, it's just the human interface bit which is different (but C# is better than VB.NET in that respect).

My Atari 130xe is better than your C64...

Mich the Tester
8th October 2010, 11:46
The saddest people are people who argue about who's started the saddest argument.

SupremeSpod
8th October 2010, 11:48
The saddest people are people who argue about who's started the saddest argument.

No they're not!

wobbegong
8th October 2010, 11:49
The saddest people are people who argue about who's started the saddest argument.

No, no, no, the saddest people are those who blame people who argue about who's started the saddest argument, as being the saddest.

Mich the Tester
8th October 2010, 11:49
No they're not!

I'm not going to argue about this.

SupremeSpod
8th October 2010, 11:51
I'm not going to argue about this.

Yellow bastard!

Mich the Tester
8th October 2010, 11:52
Yellow bastard!

yeah

Mich the Tester
11th October 2010, 13:08
Scoreboard at Rugby Sevens venue falls down.

Commonwealth Games 2010: Scoreboard collapses at rugby sevens venue - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/commonwealthgames/8048731/Commonwealth-Games-2010-Scoreboard-collapses-at-rugby-sevens-venue.html)

cailin maith
11th October 2010, 13:19
Scoreboard at Rugby Sevens venue falls down.

Commonwealth Games 2010: Scoreboard collapses at rugby sevens venue - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/commonwealthgames/8048731/Commonwealth-Games-2010-Scoreboard-collapses-at-rugby-sevens-venue.html)

:eek

Clippy
11th October 2010, 13:32
All bad press apparently: Delhi boss on Games' critics. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/commonwealth_games/delhi_2010/9079296.stm)

Leave it out Bob - you've been rumbled. Again. :laugh

Doggy Styles
11th October 2010, 13:33
Have we done this? Security officials at the stadium wouldn't let the organisers bring in the recall gun for false starts, so in some races the athletes had to finish before being brought back.

Mich the Tester
11th October 2010, 13:34
All bad press apparently: Delhi boss on Games' critics. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/commonwealth_games/delhi_2010/9079296.stm)

Leave it out Bob - you've been rumbled. Again. :laugh

"it will be hard for Glasgow to match Delhi's achievements in 2014"

:rollin:

Mich the Tester
11th October 2010, 13:36
Have we done this? Security officials at the stadium wouldn't let the organisers bring in the recall gun for false starts, so in some races the athletes had to finish before being brought back.
Yep, heard about that one. Did anyone explain to Bob what athletics actually is before signing the contract?

I hope someone's explained the concept of the javelin and discus events.