Re: Clearly I've missed something but
Whenever I want to change something in Win10, my muscle memory goes straight to: Win+R, c o n t r o l [enter]
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Laptop power cable chewed by parrot.
Rat skeleton behind bookcase when installing phone cabling; customer response "ah, that's what the smell was last summer"
Cat knocking book off shelf onto laptop; smashed screen & ruined keyboard. This was when basic laptops started to drop below £1000, so quite a pricey cat toy.
Spiders clogging up the inside of computers; had to remember to wipe away the cobwebs before installing expansion cards.
Puppy chewing network cable under desk.
Usual rats chewing Cat5 in the most inaccessible places - made more inaccessible by the amount of droppings left behind.
And most recently... triggering mouse traps while installing cabling near electrical switchgear. Certainly made me jump!
I may have been in this game too long.
In an organisation where everyone probably thinks that passwords are trivial to crack or bypass, they're not going to put any effort into devising strong password practices. What's the point in having a strong password that nobody can remember when the users would be able to bypass it anyway.
A bit like in Windows 98 when you could just press 'cancel' on the login screen and get to the desktop...
A lot of expense and a bit of added weight and complexity, for at most 2kW boost. That's less than 10% of the battery capacity (for 1 hour), so could maybe extend that 50 minutes to 55 minutes. I doubt it would be worth it.
Covering the airfield/buildings in solar panels to charge the planes on the ground however...
It's not really that 'different' though. Fundamentally it is a few more digits. Actually quite a few - 96.
For better human recognition, the expanded address range is usually represented in hex rather than decimal, but IPv4 addresses can be shown in hex and vice versa.
Given that network stacks need to be rewritten to accommodate this expanded address range (eg allocating more RAM for addressing and thus packet headers...), it's useful to change the display convention so people can differentiate between legacy and updated versions.
Given that that's all happening, you may as well add the other extra features that IPv6 provides.
Change the thinking around... another option would've been to make each byte bigger - say 10 bits, which would increase the address space 256-fold (IPv4 address being 4 bytes this would be going from 32 bits to 40 bits). How simple would that solution be???
Nobody claimed that it was a closed system or that you could recover 100% of the energy.
The simple fact remains that an electric motor being spun from an external force generates electricity, so a plane descending can recover some charge (maybe 10%, but that's still 10% that doesn't need topping up on the ground)
An ICE cannot generate more fuel under any circumstances (oil seeping through into the fuel doesn't count!)
Which hints at the big advantage of electric propulsion... when you don't need to push, you can run the system in reverse and generate electricity to (partially) recharge the batteries. With combustion fuels you don't stand much chance of creating more fuel. (Except possibly hydrogen...)
Autopilot is exactly a driver/pilot assist technology. No more, no less.
In aviation terms, an autopilot will follow a heading at a set altitude until it is told otherwise (whether direct pilot input or a trigger from a pre-planned route). Aviation autopilots will also happily fly into another plane in their path if there is one (unless augmented with other systems, but it's then not just an autopilot).
I'm sure they would also fly straight into an overturned truck floating in their flight path.
Equally a bridge/flyover going over the road that you're on, especially when your road dips to go under it. To a human it's quite clear that you're not going to smash into the bridge but to radar/lidar it's not so clear.
That's why they generally ignore big stationary objects.
Medical devices, like their remote access server? You know, that think that facilitates working from home for a significant proportion of the staff; those doing admin things such as ordering meds, PPE, etc or completing other 'paper'work.
Yeah, I can see how they shouldn't have any form of internet connection for that.
I suspect you've been in this game a similar amount of time to me.
I've taken to darkening most of the image, just leaving the target item bright. so instructions that say 'click this button' will highlight the button and dull the context.
Users really are dumb sometimes.
Shared libraries are not about minimising disk space.
When a vulnerability is discovered in a library (say, jpeg parsing) you can update that library once and be done rather than having to wait for every app vendor to update their app and then installing each and every one of those. Better not miss one or you'll still be vulnerable.
I'm currently using a ~11 year old Pro 2400 set. Some of the legends are wearing off and the wrist-rest is shiny, but otherwise it has been flawless. Keyboard batteries last 12 months, mouse ones 6.
I haven't installed the logitech software though - distant memories remind me that it's annoying and experience says that it's not needed anyway.
My current car has such a bracket, but my previous car had such a discreet arrangement that I didn't notice for about 2 years - the fuel cap had a couple of notches in the side, allowing it to perch atop the flap. It was also tethered so couldn't be removed entirely. A brilliant bit of design, masked by the fact that nobody knew about it - I told several other owners of similar cars who all responded with "wow, never knew that!"
Prior to that car though, there was no such arrangement. The cap either got placed on the pump, or on the car roof. I never had a problem with that either.
He is such a major flight risk that he cannot be released on furlough or similar.
But if he's that worried about contracting covid-19, there's another way to keep him safe... solitary confinement. If he has zero contact with any other living creature, the risk of contracting it are significantly reduced to the point of elimination.
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