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Your first new year celebration in the Netherlands?
Yes. But I am used to fireworks so noise was not a problem. Smoke on the other hand was a big problem. I felt the amount of smoke generated by fireworks here was way more than those in India. I could not see the house across our street. It was fun to see unhinged calendar independent people around.
Other than that, it was fun. Next year, I plan to do big fireworks myself (this year we only got little ones to not scare our little one) but I really need to find those which produce less smoke.
We have had a couple of incidents were people have entered our facilities with dubious intentions. So at all the card lock doors, signs were put up: "No tailgating" (as if that would make those spies say: Oh well, then we'll have to try to break into another hi-tech company).
It struck me that since we make chips, at least a third of our employees are hardware experts, shouldn't the sign display a NAND gate symbol?
Ah. I had no idea what that expression meant, as for here in the US, it's referred to driving too close behind another person or, at a football game, a tailgate party. Never heard it applied to people before.
The way I understood it is GKP1992 was referring to the OP's statement that when a spy sees the sign they'll leave. GKP1992 is pointing out that the sign isn't to deter the spy but rather so that the employees do not allow people to follow them in.
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Of course. But we have been joking a lot about these signs, like when we come a group of six people from the canteen and one unlocks the door and the guy behind tries to follow, he may be grabbed from behind: No no! with finger pointing at the "No tailgating" sign: You have to wait until the door has closed and locked up, then you can present your keycard and type your code!
We have had discussions about what to call it when someone comes from the other side, opens the door, and you slip through the other way before the door closes. Are you then headgating? Are you both headgating, or only you who didn't use your card?
With something like 400 people in the building, you do not know every face. If you see them wearing some name tag, you trust them, if they behave "normally". And there are people who do not work here, but nevertheless has a card: The fruit basket delivery guys, the newspaper boy, craftsmen doing e.g. electrical or plumbing work and several others (they obviously have restricted cards that won't let them into the high security areas). If someone behaves if they belong here, and carry a card that accidentally has been turned backside-out, they will not be stopped at the main entrance - "No tailgating" signs or not. So for all practical purposes, the signs are a joke in themselves. We catch people far more easily from their behaviour inside the building. Also, we know the people working in this floor, this wing. An unknown face amidst all the familiar colleagues is easy to spot. But not at the main entrance.