It's rich idiots throwing money at vanity projects that makes stuff practical and affordable for the masses. Mobile phones, cars, television, satellite TV, newspapers, books, printing, year-round fresh vegetables, electricity, umberellas
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Instead of the gvvnt picking and choosing and thrusting something upon providers, why don't providers work out for themselves what they need. The government didn't invent ATM machines, standing orders or direct debits, banks did. The government didn't invent the clinical software systems almost all GP practices use, SystmOn, EMIS and Vision did*.
*Other clinical systems may be available, those are the ones I have experience with.
The H&S inquest would find that the employee was at fault for not taking responsible action for their own health and safety and taking appropriate measures. H&S law explicitly puts the onus on both employer *AND* employee to take appropriate measures to ensure a healthy and safe working environment.
If *YOU* feel the world is too dangerous for you, *YOU* take action to minimise its danger to you.
If you read the article, as part of the maintainance they had to actuate the landing gear retraction mechanism to cycle the operating fluids through the system, but without it actually retracting the landing gear. That's what the locking pin was supposed to be there for, so they could deliberately operate the "retract landing gear" controls without the landing gear retracting.
Dunno much about cars, but maybe like pressing the accelerator to make the engine speed up to clear muck out of the system, but with the brakes on so the car doesn't actually move and smash through the back of the garage.
Re: They've not exactly got a good track record, have they?
That's why I go the route that lets OS concentrate on what they're good at - mapping - and go for the software to somebody else who's good at the software. StreetMap.co.uk for online OS Landranger and Explorer (1:50K and 1:25K) maps, ViewRanger for mobile OS Landranger and Explorer maps. Data from the people good at making the data, viewed with software from people good at making the software. Not maps from people crap at software, or software with crap maps - or even worse, maps from the software dudes and software from the maps dudes - that gets you Google Maps!
Ditto, PitneyBowes for plans - 1:5K and bigger. "25inch" and "50inch" in old money. Though even that leaves something to be desired with the modern fancy soft focus, extraneous colours, "get rid of the detail" look. Bring back the 1950-1990 mapping style!
How is it putting people in jail "for crimes they didn't commit"? The technology doesn't put people in jail, the justice system puts people in jail, and the only way evidence can be used to support a conviction is if that evidence supports that conviction. If they didn't do the crime, the evidence didn't support the conviction, some other factor - *human* factors - perverted the process.
Ah, I see you found my PowerShell script called 'SiteReview' – that does not mean what you think it means
The opposite issue
Not this way, but the other way around.
I once sat on a staff disciplinary panel where the subject was somebody whose job was booking activity holidays for the looked-after children we looked after, who was being disciplined for using employer computers and internet access for searching for and booking activity holidays for the looked-after children we looked after.
Re: Okay, now I get cryptocurrency
I used to live in Hong Kong
twenty thirty* years ago. The process of sending money to the UK was simply to go to my bank, write an international cheque drawn on my account (I think the fee was about a fiver), go next door to the post office and send it recorded and insured mail to my bank in the UK. I never realised the US system was so borked.
*Good god, where's the time gone?
Brings back memories of having almost stand-up shouting arguments with other organisations over the configuration of their systems killing our systems. "Your system is at fault, change it to stop borking our system". "No, your system is at fault, change it to cope with our system", "The RFCs state this:", "They are just Comments, that's what the 'C' stands for, they're not requirements"
Re: There are two hard problems in Computer Science
So how come school masters were around long before colonialism?
School master comes directly from magister, the person in charge. Which, incidently, is why the US President is occassionally refered to as the Chief Magistrate - the topmost person in charge.
What job title would YOU want carved on your gravestone? 'Beloved father, Slayer of Dragons, Register of Domains'
We don't know why it's there, we don't know what it does – all we know is that the button makes everything OK again
Tiananmen Square Tank Man vanishes from Microsoft Bing, DuckDuckGo, other search engines – even in America
Last week I had a telephone "preliminary discussion" with one recruiter, and as soon as they said "hours from 8am..." I interupted and said "no thanks, bye". and hung up.
Until my savings run out, it's nice to be able to tell antisocial bar-stewards where to stuff it. I'm waaaaaayyyy past forcing myself out of bed at 6am just to fit some other person's demented body clock.
Reminds me of going on a university open day in ummmm must have been 1986. I was on the Computing visit, at one point they showed us some sideboard-sized thing and proudly declared that it was their 10MB hard drive, I gob-smacked. We'd just installed a 20MB hard drive on our school server a year earlier, and it was the size of a shoe box - and that was just the case holding the drive inside.
Re: Absolute DREAMING
"Really? Because the poor and middle class are better off than in the 80's"
Then you are in DENIAL. And worse? You believe and ACCEPT your denial as "truth".
I don't know where you are, but in the 1980s my mother was unemployed, we had no central heating, and no television. Today, I'm unemployed, have fully functional central heating, and a television. And this computer to reply to you. How is that "no better off"? You're the one in denial.