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Where I live, in Basel, they have a trial 5G net up and running since the middle of last year,
In fact, the article below seems to suggest that coverage of operating or installed antennae is already close to complete, so a moratorium on new antennae would come too late to be relevant.
If the words are too much, just click on the map of Switzerland covered in green dots.
Oracle business modules are more flexible than SAP, which leads to more ways to link the modules together, mostly inappropriate I I have twice seen a sales rep whip up a credible critical module in a few weeks,to get the contract, leaving a different company to do a cheaper development
The SAP modules are already linked together, and SAP recommends the company learn to model the business to the application, As mentioned above, with optimism and Excel, this is possible after a few years and expensive updates.
Given that Oracle databases have had a meta-DB to set up and manage its structure for the last 25 years, I was curious whether they had finally taken the step to adjust table sizes automatically.
I typed 'autonomous database' into your search window, hoping to find a report by somebody who has given it a test drive. No luck, but comments on the recent Oracle shindig were filled with users recommending avoiding the company like the plague. Was that the last word on the subject?
The problem started with pentium 2nd gen. burn-outs (I suffered from two of them)
The work has since been out-sourced to GPUs, along with the heating problem.
As mentioned by many replies, the PC industry has forgotten a key basic engineering process: design, develop specs,, add a safety buffer, meet specs. Using spftware to cover hardware gaps is a cludge.
I'll recognise true AI when there is a job type to reverse engineer a better expert system and dig out the factors that we hadn't considered before
In the meantime, I'm waiting for someone to hash the amazon and facebook databases, to provide more ideas for Christmas gifts, and to remind you that tomorrow is last orders for timely delivery
I was thinking of using one to turn my laptop into a dumb terminal, hoping that the OS can't be upgraded. Then I could override the laptop OS with a second OS.
The comment above that Windows not only updates, but also that the upgrades stop normal function counters this dream - Press rethink.
This is a real problem in industry databases, as managers come, redefine terms or scope, and go. It is a kind of revisionism, and over time can degrade a company's history. It reduces the useful life of basic infrastructure systems, accelerating their replacement time to every 10 - 20 years. Mergers, legislation and reorganisations speed the decay.
Equating company management to non-state terrorists is a bit heavy though.
The main problem where I live is that machines with Windows 10 have not been available till 2016. If anyone wants a new machine, with skylake innards, it has been better to wait.
And, by the way, Windows 10 is NOT free on new machines - which seem to be more expensive than the last generation.
Yet again, my reason for looking is that the current laptop overheats.I wish one PC manufacturer would merge with a 'fridge' maker. Or a car firm; they don't ask you to live at fried-egg temps, just because a component has upped performance.
I wonder if Intel deliberately aims at that with their idea of overclocking when things get tight. Logically, on first signs of temperature rise, the performance should drop to stay at safe levels, rather than overclock till the safety switch blows.
It doesn't surprise me. Any wish to leave a working OS alone is much better than an announcement that on new hardware, your working OS will probably be trashed on a Tuesday update when you least expect it.
How about Cyanogen to build a neutral UEFI, though probably removing the old one will be harder than building your own around a neutral (or Mac) motherboard.
I recently went to a bookstore, where the cashier asked if I was eligible for a loyalty discount. I had no idea, so we delved into the company database together. Of the four family members under our current address, my address was correct. They had not registered my wife (she didn't ask, presumably) one daughter has been abroad for 5 years, the other died 5 years ago: so 50% success. But the example indicates some practicable solutions.
- regularly mark metadata with no transaction activity as "for deletion"
- automate this process, and use only consolidated data in evaluations
- allow record holders and those affected web access to propose corrections for wrong and near-duplicate data (including credit ratings)
- add a functional data complaints procedure
I don't know how many big databases could meet these criteria with a web add-on. I know that most of my employer's ones wouldn't, as I've been working on a data consolidation programme for the last 4 years.
We also found that I had never been offered any loyalty programme, perhaps a missed opportunity. Not updating the mistakes certainly was.
After this commentard flow, I finally realise why pool, billiards, darts and bass fishing are the great sports on European pay TV - they have no value anywhere in Europe. I used to watch Eurodummy sumo, the few seconds of action anyway, if not the pre-match throwing of salt and grimaces, but even that got shot down.
1- <this separation from 5 eyes is exactly why the Swiss run their own national clearing centre.>
I agree, it is Europe and especially the Eurozone that has risks and problems.
2 - <the ECB is not going to give the impression of competing with national banks in how to get hold of our money quickest. Politically far too dangerous.>
Good point. I don't think the ECB has to run it, more that it could make sense to facilitate such a program. Maybe they could channel the job to a competent outsider, which might even be Visa. But there is a question in the background, whether a few top banks are essential for clearing transactions, and should be well rewarded for the drudgery, or whether a shared secure automated system is sufficient, or better, e.g. for the chosen topic of shared electronic micropayments.
Wikipedia says: Visa Inc. (/ˈviːzə/ or /ˈviːsə/) is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Foster City, California, United States.. Visa Europe is a separate membership entity that is an exclusive licensee of Visa Inc.'s trademarks and technology in the European region, issuing cards such as Visa Debit and Visa Credit.
Perhaps we could persuade the EU to insist on splitting-off the Euro business domain from fiveeyes supporter nations.
Such a Eurobonk might even become a replacement for clearing banks, e.g. as a public service run by the ECB.
Another thing is that an accountant can't tell the difference on his books between an beef steak and a horse in Rumania.
If you grow your own, you understand more.
Okay, so Tim, your standard model doesn't value time, can't capture trust, doesn't allow for improvement in goods or services over time. That is like the phlogiston theory of chemistry, which I don't use any more.
Please talk to a green economist and get a decent model, for all of our sakes.
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There is a core of truth in your postulate, but it does indicate economic efficiency, especially the changes over time.
As an example where I live, in Basel, in that area of Switzerland every old home is renovated or rebuilt, whereas a few miles away, in France, they use older houses to store hay in, while they crumble into disrepair.
While this is clearly related to housing policy, lack of land, bubbles, the good old days, etc, it also a measure of how well potential is being turned into reality.
I'm seeing an increasing number of sites which ask you to identify your country when you first register - that seems efficient way to capture without holding personal data. They sometimes offer specificity of language etc as an encouragement.
If you want, you could add a check for country consistency when you ship, still no need to keep the address beyond the shipping process.
As comments mention, the idea has been around for decades, but is becoming extinct. Yet, the recent EU report on uni education found that, particularly in German-speaking areas, this approach has been very successful (especially for practically-minded kids who have had enough of school) and encouraged other countries to try it.
I would suggest something else - if UK industry can't get its head around building and paying for practical skills, why not consider doing such a course in a European institute, and affiliate to a European firm - many of the institutes offer courses in English, or maybe your language skills are already good enough. My bosses son is signed on to one in Baden (CH) with ABB, for instance.
Plan and apply about 12-14 months in advance.
The logical idea is to disentangle the effects of each of one or more interesting parameters.
Medics, on the one hand, are less scientific and more use-oriented. Doctors will switch regimes if the first one is unsatisfactory or, on occasion, try unproven drugs on an anecdotal report.
The trials are more scientific, more costly, and leave many parameters uninvestigated. That is why, for instance, cancer studies don't want to test for multiple co-medication, or relevant patient populations like children, women or over 65s.
'Gold' is the price of being scientific about evaluating new medicines. It has done well this last half century in checking for effiacy or reducing expected side-effects, and less well on quick access for serious diseases, cost reduction or finding underlying mechanisms.
The loss of privacy has arisen through a coming-together of commercial data collection and multiple government agencies looking to evaluate data for different security purposes.
Politicians were looking the other way, I don't worry that they look inexpert, they have catching up to do. I don't even mind that a leader has a potshot at journalists, or civil libertarians, as target practice. These agencies' PRs are telling their polititians that they are under threat, need the whitewash job, and that they deserve support.
But the sticks need sharpening for any security agencies - maybe there are none in Australia - who were using readily available techniques to help themselves beyond any reasonable scope, and now intend to stay unaccountable; the intellectual successors of F.Walsingham or the STASI, among others.
And then what's left of both parties should be going after any entity (any company with such a business model, but also botnets, hackers, pedophiles or journalists) who collects unsuitable data, in an unsuitable way, to the detriment of others. If they get that far in Australia, I'd count that as a success worth following in other lands.
It would be better if there was a clear accepted concept of what is to be achieved, before proceeding to legislation. Otherwise the EU judges will take them apart again.
We accept that GCHQ has full coverage, because they are above the law.
So we syphon everything to GCHQ (US Branch) within the first few days.
They provide to police as needed, as long as it suits GCHQ and friends (filter out plants, etc).
No duplication, no data loss, no ISP inconvenience, but not admissible as evidence.
We make data available to police as needed.
They make it available to GCHQ and friends above the law (warn plants, etc) within the frozen period.
After, they can still make it available to police as requested.
No duplication, no data loss, no ISP inconvenience, frozen records admissible as evidence.
Both concepts assume that the police and the secret services work well together, to avoid data gaps and save money.
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