Isn't an Apple application required to meet certain standards? A condition of using the API is not slurping data -- and the application being deleted when the pandemic's over.
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They changed how death certificates are issued; only reviewed by one doctor who doesn't need to physically examine the body.
Some argue that the 40,000 includes lots of people who died with Covid, not because of Covid (i.e. infirm, weak people).
The only figure that will really count is the "excess deaths". But it's all nigh-on impossible to determine this accurately.
You're missing the point about it being a completely different model; applications need to behave in a radically different way, it's not just another screen. Look at Apple's TouchBar, where applications will need to present new menus.
For example, you could locate the "Ribbon" down there to free up the main screen for content.
In the beginning, laptops originally had the keyboard at the front of the laptop, with trackballs all over (even located on the screen on the Compaq LTE). Apple's Powerbook 100 was the first laptop where the keyboard was at the back, with wrist rests and a trackball between. Masses of advantages, not least ease of use and comfort. Trackpads became normal, replacing nipples and trackballs. Almost all laptops follow this defacto standard configuration... because it works.
Changing to put the keyboard at the front and a giant secondary display out of eyeline and removing the trackpad doesn't do anything for usability, especially if on a lap (legs sloping, wrist rests hold the laptop in place). Anyone with a modern Apple Macbook Pro will know the limited use of the trackbar above the keyboard -- useless for a touch typist.
Maybe, just maybe, a grown up in Microsoft woke up and smelt the coffee before the children wasted enormous effort on a fundamentally flawed design?
Can't both be run in parallel? The GCHQ sponsored centralised database one for those who don't care about privacy issues (numbed brains from years of Facebook/etc.); and run the decentralised version for those who do care.
It will then be the problem of "the centre" to do the data merge when someone catches the plague and reveals their contacts.
(Assuming that it logs the Bluetooth ID of all mobile devices and doesn't need to run some "alright mate" protocol -- or they mod the centralised version to take the anonymous data which isn't revealed until the "reveal" command is given)
Aren't they furloughed under the government scheme? Or are they now reduced to penury and selling the big issue.
Long-term, can see a considerable difference in government approach; aside from your looney bell-end in chief. Looney bell-end in chief. Looney bell-end in chief. (How many times does he repeat himself whilst rambling?)
And since when do we need masks when out in rural areas? You town-dwelling nonces are a PITA to us carrot crunchers who's life carries on pretty much as it was. Get orrf my laaand...
What's the 'new' edge UI like compared with "legacy edge"? Always found the later IEs and legacy edge to be a bit shit; stupid dropdowns, ugly animations, and general cack rendering of widgets.
Don't have a recent VM of Win-DOS to run it on so have never seen it. Have always had this issue where part of me thinks that people who run IE just don't know any better - we forgive them as they know not what they are doing.
Catalina's a bit of a mess. Loads of bugs compared with previous versions, especially by the time it reached the 4th update. Problems here include:
* Crashes - almost Microsoft levels of crashes, generally on waking from sleep
* Display driver problems - secondary monitors intermittently blank on waking from sleep, flickering hue; incorrect contrast
* Sleep problems - like won't sleep
* Airplay problems - unreliable connections
* Security and other changes means lots of time messing around answering silly "security" popups - very MS like.
Really not their finest version. That there's SSH problems doesn't surprise. The loss of some 32bit utilities also annoys.
Stuck with Catalina because a 16" machine depends upon it.
And the unfortunate sods who were 'converted' to full time employees can be sacked as they're "new employees".
As opposed to laying off all the contractors as they bare the risk of self-employment, i.e. they are contractors so aren't subject to employee regulations. Yet the HMRC couldn't give a damn about that crumbled 'pillar'.
The really good thing about the original Apple earpods was the "tap" interface which worked very well if you had a hat/hood + gloves on (especially if riding a pushbike - where you could blissfully ride along trying to scream commands at the useless Siri "I don't know how to respond to that")
Not sure the capacitive ones work unless you've taken your glove off and shove your hand under your hat/hood.
Which is analogue (given that CD's were just entering mainstream in '85) and has no digital integration.
Now't wrong with that. And I bet it sounds lovely (without all that tsk tsk boom boom of today's sounds).
However, here am I sitting in the study with my extensive music collection on my lappie which connects to my Marantz amplifier using Airplay over WiFi; neither of which were invented back in '85, nor '95, or '05 (WiFi then was slow). The firmware update on the Marantz about 5 years ago added Airplay.
So as long as it's only Airplay (which is Apple-specific), all's fine. Otherwise it'll need some box of tricks to work. Unless it's Sonos, where it has little or no chance of being upgraded.
When speakers were speakers literally no support was required aside from hardware issues.
When speakers were 'LAN' conected, they required more support, but once running the protocols don't change, so no long-term support.
And then along came "smart" speakers which are connected to t'intarwebs. Worse than that they can connect to anything else. These now need constant updates for security and represent a massive risk. Companies flogging these need to be *forced* to guarantee support for these devices for either decades, or should be forced to "recycle" them for a large *refund* payment.
Dons black ski mask and walks up to house and shouts "Alexa, unlock the doors"... Are people really that short sighted?
> We can most likely thank ONE SPECIFIC PERSON for MUCH of this, the person that invented "the ribbon"
Thanks for naming the ribbon-creating Muppet. A UX disaster that succeeds in taking screen space and being hard to use at the same time.
Interesting that on a Mac -- where the UI/UX is not controlled by people who created the world's worst UI/UX, Windows 8 --- MS Office keeps the traditional menu system allowing the ribbon to be disabled.
Rats; just seen the typo. Sorry.
13 seconds to descend from 15km (50,000 feet) would probably have resulted in a moon landing failure. 13 minutes is far more sedate.
The title comes from the previous dress-rehearsal Apollo 10 which stopped at 15km. There's a couple of episodes which explain word for word the cockpit voice channel, e.g. what was a 1202 alarm.
Anyway, it's a most excellent podcast which I may well re-listen to if I find myself being abused with more awful Festimus "music" whilst in retail establishments.
...bungling everything it does aside from Office
You're joshing Shirley? Office sucks donkey balls. It's full of bugs that go back decades as MS dicks around with the awful UI -- making it worse -- and fail to fix basic functionality as it gets ever more expensive.
It's an upgrade over the outgoing version without an additional gouging for more money. So for the same price you get 64Gb of ram and and 'better' graphics card. The previous keyboard was awful for touch typing as there was no feel to it. They've also sorted out the cursor keys - back to the inverted T format.
However, buying an additional power brick will need you to fork out for another cable on top of that. And a load of dongles.
How about the £200 leather case for it!
Problem is that all "modern" airliners - and all other forms of mechanical transport - contain so much software and we all know how crap software is. Turn it off and on again. Doesn't matter which manufacturer built it; Boeing happened to be caught out, but all the others probably suffer the same problems.
What a future we all have to look forwards to. Planes inexplicably falling out of the sky; cars inexplicably running off the road; ships colliding with things.
There's something comforting about the simplicity of mechanical systems, or even systems where the software isn't in control. AI just isn't intelligent, or not until it becomes self aware...
What are you doing Dave?...
I detect a stall condition. I cannot adapt on the fly to troubleshoot. I don't have any concept of 'self' so I will fly into the ground.
Self-driving cars will 'kill' other creatures and humans "to protect the occupants" and have no remorse.
Stupid people did this in the name of progress. What a great future awaits us.
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