Re: Now that is a fine example of administrative busybodies
Most Slavic languages adopted weekend without any translation:
Víkend, Vikend, uïk-end, weekend, vikhidni, vykhadnyja.
112 posts • joined 3 Jan 2008
self feels a bit overwhelmed at the memory.
I did learn to tweak Autoexec.bat and Config.sys (+ dismantle and eventually reinstall Win 3.11) at that age, but I probably still preferred playing Wacky Wheels at that age. It may have been the year I learned about TurboPascal, though.
Can't imagine contributing any code whatsoever to a project like that as a 7th grader.
I've had a ton of fun with the PC port of Horizon Zero Dawn, and i can confirm the patched version is really a masterpiece.
Compared to that, i was at times underwhelmed by GoW on PC, especially water could use some transparency.
Both are great stories, though, and well worth playing.
As flogging Cisco wares is part of my daily bread and butter, I'm only worried what switching contract commits would entail in our SAP.
At the same time, customers with over $100k in licensing fees alone are not going to be switching very often... if at all. There tends to be a good amount of "if it works, don't touch it" reticence, unless the CFO is "woke" and has a bone to pick with the CIO.
It seems to me that in all this green push, they willfully ignore the growing impact of crypto currencies and the newest bitchain abomination - NFT.
Since the tech industry considers Crypto "cool", it doesn't matter that it consumes enormous amounts of power for 0 real value.
According to my experience, not necessarily.
Most 110V plugs are of the [ | | ] type, or grounded [ | . | ]
I residential buildings, the 220V plugs are for AC's mostly and are keyed [ | . - ], but in legacy engineer shops, you'll often see just RED versions of the 110V [ | | ] socket, which is somewhat disconcerting ;-)
I would strongly suggest to refrain from using glossy paper in your Laserjet. It's designed to work with wet ink, not dry powder toner and certainly not made to withstand the baking process required for Laser Toner.
You might find that the lifetime of your printer has suddenly become much, much shorter.
I beg to differ.
If your airline is cheap enough to cram seats into non-reclining spacing, then it's a madness, but reclining seats are most certainly NOT designed to work only on half-full flights.
I'm 6"2", and will look for extra leg room seats where available, but I will recline, especially on a 10-12 hour flight, since I want to be in working condition at my destination.
In cramped short hauls, it's a matter of consideration, especially in local Asian island hoppers, but on long hauls and red-eyes I'll recline to keep sane. Fortunately, in my experience, these flights have generally been amenable to reclining.
Ay, there's the rub.
These questions are a stupid "solution" to a practical problem - Passwords, and their (often moronic) implementation.
Case in point: My reasonably computer-literate parents already struggle with the idea of keeping separate complex passwords for every account they use - and they use far fewer than I do. Remembering said passwords is a lost cause.
I'm trying to get them used to the idea of a password manager, but they are more likely to use pen and paper, so the complexity of the password is going to suffer.
Want to bet how many people don't really have anyone with at least rudimentary understanding of computer security they could ask for advice?
Because in some countries, the geofences are set up so rigidly it is virtually impossible to fly even in your garden.
Fortunately not the case in most of Europe, but DJI's geofencing has been known to fork up people's toys.
That, and because idiots want close ups of flying jetliners.
@John Savard: As a business oriented person, I found a fly in your soup, corrected below.
"They should be trying to make a product which can be sold at the HIGHEST ACCEPTABLE price, to benefit the maximum number of consumers."
Businesses are striving for profit, not just volume. High manufacturing volume @ near-zero margin can cover your production expenses, but not generate profit - see almost all current Android manufacturers for reference.
Almost all the profit in mobile phone market is generated by Apple, even though they do not have a dominant market share.
I had the same problem with an old Sony Z2 - it just wouldn't stop working well.
I wanted to upgrade to get some new features, but with reasonable maintenance the thing just wouldn't die - or underperform. Until one day the battery gave up ghost, ballooned and took waterproofing away - a downpour on the very same day proved deadly to the compass & IMU.
Took three years of fine performance and a freak coincidence to cripple the phone, otherwise another battery would have been good for another year, at least.
i never quite understood the fetish about cracked iPhone screens. Even with the high replacement cost, there are just too many such sheePhones around.
My S7 lives in a thin silicon bumper case and a glass sticker on the screen. I've had to replace the sticker a few times, but the screen remains spotless. Just why is iPhone equipped with a screen *designed* to be broken?
USB-C is in fact fairly compatible with previous standards, but also incorporates high power transmission option, which can be potentially dangerous over low quality cables. Unfortunately, the original standard doesn't sufficiently check cable quality and specs, creating a potential fire hazard
Windows 7 was a success, but it was aging and that showed in the cracks.
The old windowing system and rendering were completely useless on HiDPI screens, and many hardware enhancements were only possible by generally hacking drivers onto an aged kernel.
Windows 8 brought a lot of necessary new guts, with an unfortunate interface.
From what I can see on my Surface, Win 10 is basically an evolution of that, with many things I used to dislike in Win 8 resolved.
My pet peeve is probably about the forced updates, which I hate on both Windows and Android.
Unfortunately, that number is only the theoretical Mean Time Between Failures. Although it may sound confidently optimistic, WD castrated the idea by offering a paltry 3 year warranty on your archive drives.
Surely they must have another business case for this model?
There is a basic problem with the definition of driving in your response.
Technically speaking, you can sit in a car and make it move without ever going through driving school, but actually *driving* a car means you take into account road rules, traffic around you and general safety.
With those included in "driving", then no, it isn't easier to do when drunk.
Since the good fellow wants to have his cake and eat it too, I suggest we mandate a simple substitution cipher for all his private email.
Given that the weakest link in any encryption system is the human element, having a human-controlled backdoor to cryptography is akin to sending a partially sealed envelope.
Given their track record, it is unreasonable to trust any government to look out for the people. The US govt is just a case in point, openly paying homage to the highest bidders (er... lobbying parties).
I'd suggest "smajhenee seer" as the closest approximation in the Queen's tongue, with the final "R" borrowed from Spanish, rather than English. (try readspeaker.com for the real version)
My family's tradition definitely calls for a Camembert-style cheese, though almost any cheese with a stronger flavour will do. Feel free to experiment with diced/mashed spuds, but do not skimp on the tartar sauce, if you've already got a decent mayo. Just add some finely diced pickles and onion to bring the flavour out.
Given the meal's fat content, I wholeheartedly recommend a pint of your favourite Pilsner as a digestive.
I know they are busy with all those patent assertions of late, but there's at least one example of direct prior art here in the comments. Reckon a google search would have revealed that in about 10 seconds and thrown out this ridiculous iPatent as it should have been?
Hadoop (and many other parallel/hybrid processing frameworks) cannot change the fact that some problems simply aren't very suitable for parallel processing. I believe Intel employs a good number of people who know their way around Hadoop, but they've also noticed not everyone is doing big data in their own garden.
That said, if you've attempted parallel processing on any larger scale, you would notice that getting the system to run efficiently, given a limited memory bandwidth, is a major task and often crucial for deployment on any cloudy distributed platform.
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