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Another of my random thoughts for the day:

I've finally figured out the reason behind the name of the Veritas party! It's an acronym.

Veritas: Vain Egocentric Racists, Ignorant Twits and Attention Seekers.

(For the foreigers here who won't be famiiar with Veritas, here's the brief rundown: Robert Kilroy-Silk used to be a Labour paty MP, many years ago. He then went off to host a daytime TV talkshow on the BBC, which was very inane, and featured Kilroy-Silk being disingenuous and judgmental. Eventually, he was sacked by the BBC for being a racist bastard. He then joined the UK Independance Party, a right wing party whose main stance is that Europe is Bad and who generally say all the thing that your average right wing politician would want to say but not do because they recognise how unpopular and contraversial it would be. He then got elected to the European parliaent, and quickly announced his intention to not do his job but get paid anyway, to try to ruin the process of the European parliament. Later, he tried to gain the leadership of UKIP, but failed, so he left the party in a huffto set up his own new party: Veritas. As you may guess, neither he nor his party has very much credibility.)

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Veritas=a high-tech server security company in the states.

But "Vain Egocentric Racists, Ignorant Twits and Attention Seekers" sure describes the people that work there!

I wouldn't say that at all, since some of my good friends work there, and are damn good at their jobs.

I should never generalize. My apologies. I should clarify by saying that describes the people there that *I* have spoken with.

Never heard of Veritas....

Anyway it has left me in stitches as currently I'm battling with a server backup software in London as I've made a little mistake and lost some important files, and need to recover them from tape, but after many weeks of battling between me and the software, it's apparent that the backup software only backed up the folders onto tape and not the files, which is incredibly insane as the folder structure isn't important at all and there's absoluetly no reason why the folder structure is needed. Anyway, currently this local IT company and I am in a minor panic trying to recover the files but I'm not hopeful - and we both are very annoyed with the software for being so crappy and impossible to recover the stuff it backed up.

The point of this? The name of the software "Veritas Backup Exec" ;)

(I think in fact it's probably the same company as Mortaine mentioned...)

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