Well they have been managing it for the past 26 years.
The goal seems to be achieving Mediterranean levels of over fishing in the North Sea.
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However we would seem to be the least bad empire in history, the least bad colonialists.
I would even make a case for the least bad slave owners compared with say Algiers or Morocco.
Its just impossible to judge the past by today's standards. Worse to do it selectively and hold one nation to those standards while ignoring the behaviour of everyone else around at the time. Anyone with a West African background is more likely to have active slave traders among their ancestors than any ethnic Scottish person. White folks just turned up at the docks and bought what was on sale. The supply side was managed by native Africans.
What dreadful people we are:-
Ending slavery -- first to do so since ancient Persia.
Giving rights and protections to indigenous populations; the families massacred at Wounded Knee were just trying to get to Canada where "Old Women Queen" would treat them better.
Giving Jews a homeland in Palestine -- oops!
Saving the world from Hitler.
There are two Javas.
On is a nice clean language with a few quirks ("a == b"; -> true is a if the same object instance as b otherwise false. WTF!)
JavaEE and its kindred frameworks Hibernate etc. is a bloated over engineered un-maintainable mess which slows down development to a crawl and produces bloated under performing code.
Give the guy a break.
Eradicating Malaria will save millions of lives and help lift the third world out of poverty.
If the money went on taxes it would likely be spent on giving serious military kit to untrained police in the name of "Homeland Security".
Besides after you first couple of million the amount of tax you pay (or not) is entirely up to you and your accountants -- just ask Donald Trump.
The internet is slightly slower than Norway or the Netherlands, but, the weather is much better.
In my bit of Spain 300MB fibre is standard and 500mb and 1gb available for not much more money.
Although the '300MB' is really "up To 300MB'. I have measured mine between 20MB at worst and 250MB
Spain is the complete opposite of Italy, Their are lots of small agile ISPs providing fibre and
the government forced Telefonica to share their cable ducts (the holes in the ground).
The sad fact is anyone taking their employer to an employment tribunal will never get a decent job again.
So 22K for a few months missed work is not adequate compensation for a career ending move.
Her only option now is to sit at an empty desk with nothing to do and collect a salary from IBM who desperately want to get rid of her but dare not sack her.
Its pretty much my default database unless there are specific requirements for something else.
Such Requirements being:
50 plus concurrent users.
IT purchasing requires you to spend money on something slower and harder to manage.
Serious performance requirements.
Dynamic schema -- where nothing beats the ancient and venerable MUMPS.
My partner was after a specialist shampoo and she search on amazon and it came up at 9 euros a bottle plus 4 euros shipping.
Knowing I have a prime account with "Free Shipping" she asked me to order it.
However on my prime account it was priced at 13 euros with free shipping.
Some strange orwellian version of the "free" word. Definitely not "free as in beer".
Happens in Google sheets as well. Enter "10-12" to indicate pages 10 and 12 and you get Dec 10th or 12th Oct depending on your locale.
Incidentally did they take into account locales e.g. MAI would presumibly be mangled if users Locale was set to French so when nameing genes you would need to avoid all of this:
It has actually had a negative effect on users privacy.
The amount collected in fines over the two years won't even cover the cost of running the department.
To say nothing of the millions honest companies have given to "GDPR compliance consultants"
for telling companies what they should have been doing anyway.
Typical Sir Humphrey meets Jean-Claude cockup.
So problems I have had with windows 10.
In a household with three serious linux boxes two raspberry pies and numerous linux devices and three windows machines the probelms I have had in the last two years are:-
ASUS stick drive -- used as dodgy telly watching device -- bricked as 32GB is not enough disk space to update Windows 10.
Excellent 10 year old Thinklpad -- useless as wi-fi driver no longer supported.
Epson printer in perfect working order ditched as driver borked by windows 10 update.
Replacement stick drive out of action for a week as wi-fi driver borked after windows 10 update (eventually fixed after much downloading etc.)
Replacement printer (Cannon) took two days fiddling to get working with windows 10. ( 2 minutes to hook up to android phone).
In the meantime:-
One linux device in-operable for six months due to hardware security/experimental home brew software glitch.
Yes but people are still dieing at about 500 per day, lock down is non-existent and there is much under reporting as you need to pay for medical attention (like getting your death certificate filled in correctly).
Just a matter of time before the death rate exceeds the appalling UK total.
Compare and contrast with Spain.
In early March they had the worst statistics of any country in Europe thousands of new cases and hundreds of deaths per day.
After 12 weeks of strict and strictly enforced lock down we now have tens of deaths per week and several consecutive days with no deaths reported.
With a committed government, a competent civil service and a properly funded health service the pandemic can be beaten.
Its a pity that the UK has a gifted comedian for a prime minister, a shambles of a civil service, and a health system that was failing long before the pandemic struck.
So where is the ink between track and trace and vacine development.
Vacines are developed in laboratories using a few samples of the vairus taken from a few patients.
No amount of data on how many people have been infected where will speed up or slow down the painstaking process of finding something that will fool your immune system into producing anti-bodies for a virus that is not here (yet).
Having said that the proposed implementation of test and trace is laughable -- a ridiculous call centre trying to trace contacts rather than switching 'leccy companies.
Its all an excuse to end lock down early and get the economy going again albeit with another 20,000 deaths.
I am so glad I can watch the unfolding disaster from a safe distance.
Window NT. Was the fourth main stream OS architected by Dave Culter.
He is very talented software engineer and while NT was not as good as VMS it was very good.
Microsift may have since mucked it up but NT and its immediate successor XP were solid operating systems which established MS as a serious player in the Server room.
The services part of the OS was very well thought out and very well implemented. So I am not surprised that systemd looks very similar.
The problem is the previous init solution rc.1, rc.2 etc. required several messy scripts, and, did not include any monitoring, and left everybody to come up with thier own shutdown strategy.
On HP-UX this got even worse with their practice of combining all of the above into a single script which then had to work out where in the statup/shutdown cycle it was.
I recently had my first experience of implementing systemd control for a service and was surprised how simple, effective and straightforward it was -- given the opprobrium heaped on it by the youngsters.
It seems to be a better implementation of the excellent Windows NT service interface!
It works well, its easy to use and offers far more control than other solutions -- get over it.
However as the most likely route of infection is from an infected surface to victims hand to victims face/food, the likelihood of knowing who sneezed on said surface two hours ago is almost nil.
At least a location based app could send enough data to identify sufferers who were at the same place and notify anyone else who was there to go and get tested.
Well not as dumb as the UK gov. which pays over the top for mostly American software, and, lets thier shrinking software development industry wither and die.
Incidentally one of the many harmful side affects of selling local companies to foreign conglomerates is that any locally sourced software is ditched for the corporate standard usually Microsoft and Oracle/SAP.
As any ful kno.
The users do not know what they want. Which is why generations of systems analysts and designers never ask. Always ask "what do you do", " why is it done that way","what are your problems" if you ask them what they want they will deny ever asking when you deliver the resulting mess.
Not P45s (Pink Slips) which has certainly become a core skill, but hardware.
Which has been abandoned by management in spite of the fact that the niche zSeries mainframe line is the only real money maker the company has left.
While power series may be overpriced it is superb kit.
Ditching the laptop and PC market may have pleased the Wall Street analysts but it pleased Lenovo even more as they acquired a very profitable line in [prestige laptops. (Thinkpads just get better!).
Rather than go through the pain of speccing reports, messing around with headers footers etc. only to be told "we need the widget id on the item line and subtotals by tax period" two days before go live.
I just dump anything useful is a downloadable spreadsheet and let the users work out what they need in real time. Works a treat.
What does not work so well is using spreadsheets as primary input. I have done this rather than go through a massive data entry re-work of a semi manual system where most of the data was in spreadsheets we just read the spreadsheets. About 20 different variations in the format over a few thousand files, and, I will gladly de-sanguinate anyone who even thinks "merged cell".
It all went relatively smoothly - bet then they insisted on continuing to enter data via spreadsheets.
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