Same thing happened with the Amiga, especially when CBM released the A500.
Too cheap and too associated with games to be taken seriously, sadly. I still miss AmigaDOS
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Couldn't agree more, but TEAMS is Nirvana in comparison to its demon child OneNote esp the education version.
Microsoft if you tell me that if I put a document into this area it is read only, then please make it read only.
Oh and how on earth does OneNote even when minimised and not in use creep up and steal all of your ram? 25Gb is slightly over the top on a 32Gb machine.
I was a union rep a while ago and took my members concerns re workload to the "Boss".
Boss listened to me and then said that the company took workload issues very seriously and was working hard to reduce it. I asked for an example.
So Boss gave the example that they had been about to increase the working week by 5 hours but decided against it to reduce workload,
In my days as a PC builder we were after some really cheap components for a really cheap loss leader PC (We hardly ever sold them we invariably sold up) but I was able to buy a 105 key keyboard from a UK based distributor for ......28p. Someone made those, boxed them, has a little manual printed, shipped them half way round the world to a distributer who paid duty on them and sold them to me for a profit...Even I was somewhat shocked at that price*
They weren't the best keyboards in the world, but they weren't as bad as the price implies either.
*This is the reason I really take Umbridge at having to paying £2 for a plastic radiator valve cap from your local three letter DIY store. They must cost them about a penny each. Grrrr
In the mid nineties I ran a computer business. One day I had bought a lot, for me, of 1mb RAM chips for an order IIRC about 400 @ £4 each. Said order fell through which left me with a bit of a problem as RAM prices were falling at the time. I tried to offload them left and right and could get rid without taking a bath.
That night there was the Kobe earthquake taking out a large proportion of the globes RAM manufacturing capability....
I sold them about a month later for about £100 each :-)
I disagree. It is illogical to give a lesser sentence if no one was injured, the crime is the same whether the accident resulted in injury or not, you should be sentenced for putting others in danger.
I am reminded of the bloke who fell asleep at the wheel of his land rover & went off the motorway. Bad luck meant that he went off just next to a railway cutting which he went down coming to rest on the tracks and he couldn't get off them. So he called the railway and as he was talking to them a goods train hit his car and detailed, by pure bad luck coming in the opposite direction at that. Moment was an express which collided with the goods train and one person was killed iirc.
Now if he had come off the road and ended up in a field it would be a few points possibly a ban. As it was he was sentenced to something like 20 years.
That just ain't right.
I am not sure Bout the police helicopters but the Huey pilot who write "ChickenHawk" used to make a clearing in the jungle bigger* to allow him to take off.
*When near max very take off weight or over you had to take off on the move to get out of your own rotors dirty air. So if you landed to do a pick up in a small clearing you wouldn't be able to take off from it when loaded, unless you made the clearing bigger with those big old rotors....
Don't ask me how I know but you shouldn't use an old steel Mini wheel as something to wind your very long extension lead round.
Well not if you then decide to power a heater with the ext cord and cannot be bothered to unwind it all first...
We used to do that demo in the labs, with just a tablespoon or so of oil. Still very impressive with a flame up to the ceiling.
We ensure to mask off a smiley face etc on the tiles do the demo and remove the tape ;-)
Cannot ever think why we were banned.
(Maybe it had something to do with melting the fire detectors with one enthusiastic demo....)
A long long time ago we were working on my mum's MK1 escort estate using the oxy acetylene which my parents were dubios about having under the house in the garage.
Lo the car set on fire and we used the powder fire extinguisher to put it out. Took about a milli second burst to put it out but it went for ages, everything was covered, car, garage, drive, flower beds.
So we spent the next hour or so before they came home frantically cleaning up and learning the art of turning over the garden and dusting flowers.
All seemed good and it looked like we go away with it, except.
Mum did keep complained that if she got to 60mph the car filled up with a white mist....
No, the demand is low across the industry. The demand may or may not be low in BT but given the demand is low across the industry BT can lower the rates without the contractors jumping ship.
If demand for a particular position is low BT can cut that position via the notice period.
In 1995 I was running a small computer company when someone offered me some 1mb memory sticks at what I though was a very good price, so I bought iirc 300 of them at a few pounds each.
That night the love earthquake happened and dram just disappeared. Over the next few weeks dram became scarcer and scarcer and I just held, didn't even bother building pcs. Suppliers kept offering me more and more...
Eventually o sold for iirc £100 a stick and went on a very nice holiday.
During the war our early warning, such as it was, monitored the German Luftwaffe in France gathering for a raid so they would scramble to meet them.
Several times they would scramble and they raid would strangely disappear before they could intercept.
After a while they noticed that this happened in the early morning but not at any other times.
Eventually it was realised it wasn't a raid at all, but the Sun rising and so radio astronomy was born.
If only the Germans had known they could have caught us with our pants down by launching at the right time.
I worked on HMS broadsword and her seawolf missiles (we were adding thermal guidance), I was somewhat surprised bag the core memory and paper tape programme loading, including a strip taped to the side of a filing cabinet that needed to be loaded to avoid firing the missiles at the superstructure...
"YouTube has clear policies prohibiting any content that disputes the existence and transmission of COVID-19 as described by the WHO and the NHS."
Has anyone found this policy?
I have found a policy that advises that if you want to monetise you content that you should not do x-y and recommends that if you want to monetise it that you should not dispute the existence and transmission of COVID-19 as described by the WHO and the NHS.
But that isn't a ban, just means you won't make money.
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