Re: I'm always pleased when PostgreSQL gets some coverage
LAMP stack was hugely popular especially as so many content management systems relied on it. End of the 90s early 00s it was the stack you used in open source webservers.
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Mistakes are allowed. You just need to fix them and provide updates in a reasonable time period. No company that does this will have to worry. Those selling junk that is insecure and unmaintained will not be in business for long.
Plenty of people will continue to launch and release products in Europe as it is a massive market that has money to spend. Equally of all the cheap and disposable junk stops being sold and nobody wants to ship new products to Europe then European businesses will launch their own products to fill the gaps. You do realise that plenty of products are designed and manufactured in Europe?
I have to use the web hosted version for work. It is the most painfully slow application I have to use.
I honestly despair at getting anything done when I use it, it is un-useable when I am on a teams call and sharing the screen. It doesn't save changes unless you click the button, unfortunately it is so slow, that you can navigate away after hitting save and it doesn't work.
The question is why is he not tried in th UK by default. The crime he is accussed of occurred in this country. Not the United States of America. We have laws here that are applicable. Surely there is no good reason not to have a trial here. Especially as video evidence is now standard practice.
We had had a computing exam in first year. To prevent cheating internet access was disabled on the computers in the lab. After finishing up the programming task I used telnet to connect and chat to my friend on the computer behind me. After 10 minutes or so the lecturer walk up behind me, leaned over and asked very politely what I was doing. I answered chatting to him.
He informed me that internet access had been disabled and I explained I was using the local network. He gave me a look, said carry on and walked away. I thought it a most reasonable response.
I can highly recommend the switch. My now 9 year old daughter has only every used Linux for home schooling over the last year. She has never been forced to use a Microsoft application yet and will remain happily ignorant of their software for as long as possible.
I unfortunately still need to use it in occasion for PCB design as altium still doesn't run on Linux. However, it is only on a work machine with windows 10 and as much as possible the tracking turned off.
You are aware that you can adjust the UI to suit different screen resolutions in a web app? It's a relatively minor overhead written in the same language/framework which ensures that things work consistently. I can have one set of code that runs everywhere, the UI may look slightly different on your phone or pc. Hell, I can disable or remove features that won't work or be used on a mobile and make them appear on the desktop version.
Want to enter the barcode on the desktop you can type or use a barcode scanner. On your phone the camera. Provided the API supports it.
I remember that time. I remember the ability to switch in a new battery when traveling. It was great. I remember adding storage via and card. I still do.
I don't remember using a single site that used or needed flash at that time. I certainly don't remember anyone saying flash support was a benefit. I do remember people saying why does android not drop support too.
The cost of me to have to build apps for Android, iPhone and the web so that all users can access my systems anywhere is prohibitive. Browser based access simplifies design and testing.
Having web standards to allow access to Bluetooth or RFID or photos to scan a barcode allows customers to configure systems with a simple click of a button from a web app that will run everywhere that the support is available. It means that the UI is consistent and testing and bug fixes are readily available.
I don't want to have to buy an iPhone for the 2 users that I have that use them to view data on them. I don't want to pay for a service to test them on. I want to run on a selection of browsers that run on my developer machine and verify that it works. I can automate testing easily and quickly.
I want to push out a bug fix in days for customers because we can test it readily on all browsers. I don't want to test on 30 different versions of iOS, windows, android, etc to support native apps across multiple OS versions.
I was traveling last week. DAB was non existent not long after Pitlochry, switched to FM, perfect reception and random local radio stations.
DAB is fine if you are in a city. Outside, I'll stick to FM. Also, as stated elsewhere, DAB bitrate has been dropped to support new stations meaning sound quality can't compete with FM. The UK should have upgradedto DAB+ years ago.
As I'm forced to use teams for work. I'd be happier with decent Linux support. I'm fed up with having to kill and restart when I change volume or microphone/speaker source. Using 100% CPU when in a call, slowing my machine so that I can't click or type when sharing a screen. E2EE isn't required for my calls, they never bloody work.
I'm 3 miles from Glasgow city centre and get 11mbps down on a good day and 0.8mbps on a really good day. More often than not 9mbps down and 0.45mbps up. My parents street 3 miles further out has been dug up three times in the last year for city fibre, BT and virgin to install fibre. They have three options for fibre. I've been told there are no plans for any fibre in the next 4 years for my area at the moment.
Fibre network should be a national installation with suppliers selling access. Why the hell do people need three options on the same street. Honestly they could have covered the whole of Glasgow for a fraction of the cost of they just managed installation properly.
Ah, I remember visiting a former HQ building to work with the QA department to train them on some new software. On the wall was a frame with the message for repeat offenders and a small pistol. A new team leader happened to start working in the QA department that week. She picked the pistol off the wall and pointed it towards the room. Everyone but me hit the floor and the QA manager moved at high speed from his desk and pointed her hand upwards.
Apparently nobody could remember if it was still loaded with live rounds. They had been shooting with it recently. After that I decided to avoid visiting QA. Or putting my name on code commits....
I struggle to see why it would be the CEO at fault here. He appointed auditors who are recognised as one of the biggest and most reliable. They sign the accounts off. CEO doesn't need to understand all the mechanisms used for accounting, that is why they have a CFO and auditors.
I also don't understand why the auditors and team that carried out the due diligence that HP should have had signed off on the purchase at such an inflated valuation. In fact, I seem to recall that they didn't, rather that HP management rushed through the purchase before due diligence completed. Buyers remorse is a bitch, but it wasn't a criminal act from the CEO. Any trial should really be in the UK as the supposed crime occured here.
Glenfarclas 105 is a fine Scotch which happens to be 105 proof at 60% alcohol content. Fortunately I still have a couple of bottles left to help should I get a sore throat. Or get thirsty. Actually, I've a couple of other cask strength bottles somewhere.Looks like my 'working' day will become a bit merrier than usual.
Actually, the UK government are contacting companies across the UK to see who has the capabilities to manufacture ventilators. I received a call on Monday. I had to clarify that we use contract manufactures and could manufacture anything ourselves.
However, given the lack of manufacturing and assembly capabilities in the UK I'd be surprised if there are many companies left that could change production lines to make ventilators in a reasonable time period. This won't be helped by schools phoning for parents to collect children that cough once to keep them out of school for 14 days.
Some of us would like to see a reduction in the stupidly high levels of pay and an increase in the number of doctors trained. Reduce work load and increase availability of skilled staff. Also, the fact that you can't get an appointment with a consultant on the NHS, but can pay privately to see the same consultant within 2 weeks indicates that there is a clear bias to work privately and not for the NHS the further up the chain you get.