I agree that a MX250 is stingy at this price, but you might find that the 90 degree rotation you want for tablet-like functionality can be enabled in the nVidia driver.
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If you are a left-Pondian (or were born after the 1980’s) then you may not be aware that the original was a Sun newspaper headline referring to a Scottish footballing defeat (itself inspired by an earlier 1960s original one)
El Reg has since refined this headline to an art-form, emerging Brigadoon-like at infrequent intervals.
Careful with BD-RE...
If they are anything like Optical DVD-R/DVD+R/CD-R etc. then after a few years they are unreadable.
You might be able to read the index, but the files may be inaccesible.
The moral of the story is have multiple backup media (physical and Cloud) spread over on and off-site....
I think that the sentiment is that batteries should be avoided due to the possibility of leakage or the fact that when exhausted, the device would have to be extracted/replaced.
I don't think that the implication here is that the reluctance is due to 5G fruitloopery.
As others have already said:
The AWS Default setting is Publicly Inaccessible (at least in recent times), so a deliberate effort has to be made - with lots of warnings - in order to make a bucket public.....
It's possible that an incorrect Global policy might be in place of which a Developer might not be aware, but I'd still say that you have to try quite hard to make an AWS bucket public, since AWS are fully aware of the issues arising from this kind of misconfiguration and so defaults to fail-safe.
I like that idea!
You could call it "More Coffee And Sugar" or MCAS for short. You could have it switch sides on every flight so that the right and left seats get the drinks feed so that one is always hydrated!
If the pilots disagree on this then it empties the drink on the console anyway.
Fair point on hydration, definitely but coffee is not necessarily the right choice there (awaiting a study on the comparative electrical damage characteristics of tap water vs. Mineral water vs. Coffee - with/without sugar!).
However, given the degree of risk analysis and mitigation in civil aviation, (e.g. crews timing out due to flying duty hours restrictions, systems redundancy, pilots sober) i am surprised that a more robust solution has not been attempted, as it’s a fairly easy one to mitigate (although maybe introducing the hydration risk you mention).
Pilots will of course never do this on purpose, as I imagine even an incident that does not zap the controls will (ironically) lead to a meeting with the Chief Pilot with neither tea/coffee nor biccies.
I can't help but think that there has to be a simpler solution.
With other expensive pieces of machinery, there are usually big signs warning against eating/drinking in areas where spillage would be inadvisable.
Yet here you have a $100m+ piece of equipment (potentially with hundreds of passengers also on board) that they accept that the 2 key personnel could well slosh liquid all over the critical electrical controls....
I know that pilots have to eat/drink, but they also (generally) have to leave their seat to visit the toilet, leaving one pilot flying (and presumably during a quiet part of the flight).
From a flight operational perspective, what would be the downside of banning pilots from eating/drinking while seated at the controls?
Interesting as well, since without the slip-up you mention, presumably the Germans would have noticed that Allied detections went down for a period of time just as the 4-rotor machines were introduced.
They would then have deduced that the Allies HAD actually cracked the 3-rotor Enigma and the door would have been closed quite rapidly after that......
I wonder whether we are seeing the equivalent (at least in the UK) of what happened in the late 1980s when there was a postal strike and consequently the demand for and usage of fax machines went through the roof.
Obviously some use cases (e.g. parcels) could not be replaced by faxes, but a lot of volume in smaller letters was taken out of the postal market by the time this strike was over. Then around 10 years after that, it was the turn of faxes to be superseded (not entirely) by email.
Similarly I wonder whether remote working means that less business air travel will be needed post-COVID19. ( realise that this will be nowhere near a 100% reduction).
With this project, surely they will encounter the same issues that Concorde faced with sonic booms if their flight path is over land (whether real or whether concocted to protect incumbent aviation manufacturing interests)?
I find your telecoms/IT cavity wall hatches sales pitch brighten up my morning every day, but I already bought the hatches I need and I'm not sure the ones you advertise are waterproof..)
They may not be waterproof, but the El Reg ones do have a sign "Beware of the leopard" on them....
In the article it states that it is under review:
Earlier this year, White launched a "strategic review" – expected to be completed in autumn – into the business, stating in a March earnings call it planned to close three Waitrose stores and look into the suitability of the "Never knowingly undersold" price-matching pledge.
I can remember the initial hype and chatter before any detail was provided - people were seriously thinking that Dean Kamen had invented an anti-gravity device.
When the actual device was revealed there was a collective "WTF?". Definitely clever technology at the time, but not the earth-shattering revelation that the drip-feed of comments of tech royalty (under NDAs no doubt) was allowed to imply.
I would have been unable to claim under the Furlough scheme (as I am fortunate to have enough subcontracting work anyway so no need to furlough anyway), ergo I am either self-employed with turnover >£50k or a limited company director.
What I can't be is an employee (of anybody) since even though I do pay salary under PAYE neither my end-clients nor my Limited company could or would pay out under the Furlough scheme anyway.
Surely being unable to claim under the Furlough scheme is evidence enough of not being a disguised employee?
This can't be aimed at corporates anyway as email signatures footers will be mandatory for disclaimers and other legal requirements.
"File attachments that you send are not included with the email, but sent as links to files stored on Basecamp's servers.":
This is also something that you can do with Office 365 for example, where it allows you to send attachments as a link to OneDrive (or SharePoint if corporate) - it's been there for ages.
O365 is also less than $99/year and implements most of the other features too.
On price grounds it doesn't stack up either, and if you are that concerned about the privacy side then you'd use ProtonMail as someone else has mentioned.
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