> > Funny how microsoft sales droids dont like to talk to technical people.
> I should have also said in my other post ("not just Microsoft"), that if your
> company buys the wrong thing and it doesn't work as advertised, standard
> practice is to blame the technical staff for sabotaging it.
> I was in the political hot seat over this once. The company made a really
> stupid purchasing decision, and the product absolutely would not work as
> promised. Two people before me had tried to make it work, and failed, and
> were being accused of not wanting it to work. When the hot potato fell into
> my lap, I followed the vendor's instructions and also discovered that it
> would not work as promised. Not being one to play the fall guy, I ran a
> suite of systematic tests and plotted the results vs. parameter settings.
> When I plotted the a graph I got a sawtooth pattern that strongly suggested
> that some integer variable was wrapping around because it did not have enough
> bits. That was enough to convince my boss to demand a conference call with
> the product's maintainer. He was *really* annoyed to be bothered by a
> customer, and let slip that the system was experimental and was never
> intended to be used as the salesman had promised.
Which, of course, is grounds for a fraud suit.
> The fallout? None at all. Corporations are accustomed to letting lying
> salesmen make their decisions for them, and then ordering IT to "make it
> Bobby Bryant
> Austin, Texas
Aaron R. Kulkis
Unix Systems Engineer
DNRC Minister of all I survey
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H: "Having found not one single carbon monoxide leak on the entire
premises, it is my belief, and Willard concurs, that the reason
you folks feel listless and disoriented is simply because
you are lazy, stupid people"
I: Loren Petrich's 2-week stubborn refusal to respond to the
challenge to describe even one philosophical difference
between himself and the communists demonstrates that, in fact,
Loren Petrich is a COMMUNIST ***hole
J: Other knee_jerk reactionaries: billh, david casey, redc1c4,
The retarded sisters: Raunchy (rauni) and Anencephielle (Enielle),
also known as old hags who've hit the wall....
A: The wise man is mocked by fools.
B: Jet Silverman plays the fool and spews out nonsense as a
method of sidetracking discussions which are headed in a
direction that she doesn't like.
C: Jet Silverman claims to have killfiled me.
D: Jet Silverman now follows me from newgroup to newsgroup
...despite (C) above.
E: Jet is not worthy of the time to compose a response until
her behavior improves.
F: Unit_4's "Kook hunt" reminds me of "Jimmy Baker's" harangues against
*ery while concurrently committing *ery with Tammy Hahn.
G: Knackos...you're a retard.