If Three's 4G network is anything to go by....
They've no chance. They've relegated themselves to the bargain basement, all you can slurp crowd and just don't have the capacity as it is (either cellular or backbone).
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“ Out of the box, the Windows 10 Start panel is an annoyance, but with a bit of effort can be made into a useful application launcher”
It’s been a while since I’ve frequently used the application launcher on Windows or Mac. I just use Spotlight (or Windows) search.
I read elsewhere that Windows Timeline is no more. Now that’s a disappointment - it really sets Windows task view apart from Mac Mission Control.
"How? My wife was pinged to self-isolate for five days. But that was ALL it said. It didn't say when the contact might have happened, it didn't say where. So what's she got to base the "informed decision" on?"
- Settings -> Other
From there you will see notification date and encounter date.
"at least with the masks the vast majority of people wear."
Sorry, but I'm calling bullshit on that one. A single layer changes the probability, two layers more so and so on. It's not hard. From next week I would not get on a bus unless wearing an FFP2 standard mask at a minimum. For now, I'm happy with the washable three layer masks I use (for the amount of time I spend in environments where masks are required).
"It's far worse than that."
It's not that bad. It has to be a constant exposure of something like 15 minutes. The app is way better than many give it credit for. However, I think the doubly jabbed in particular are justifiably narked after taking part in the biggest clinical trial in all of human history! Just give us our bloody freedom and enforce mask wearing where appropriate.
"and if you do happen to get pinged, even if you are double jabbed you'll have to sit at home for days not even able to go out for shopping. Just for possibly being in the same room as someone who has tested positive, even if you show no symptoms. No thanks."
According to the Citizens' Advice it is not actually a legal requirement to isolate if pinged by the app. Within the app, you can find out which day the contact took place and made some sort of informed decision based on that (e.g. if you never left the house that day). Not sure what would happen if you tried to check in somewhere after being pinged though.
"Agile may work in a funky Web2 startup, but, in large organisations there are very few success stories."
I think the problem for large companies, with existing applications to maintain, is that they are agile in neither the architectural or infrastructural senses. The code just isn't there. In other words, adding that rapid new feature leads to a great deal of regression testing on the rest of the product. And the tools often aren't there to support the rapid deployment cycle. What was designed to give engineers agency ends up being quite the opposite.
Me? I'm happy with the vaguely conventional/waterfally process while picking up various tools and ideas that sprang from the whole Agile movement as and when they fit.
Once you have that, especially in the brain, the whole problem with transference of consciousness goes away. You literally become someone/something else without realising that is what is happening. This gets us around the problem of knowledge transference that Frank Herbert identified: the capacity to carry out big projects that last hundreds of years. Of course, modern IT partly solves that with the modern, office Wiki :-).
Well Parallels works and I was able to get ARM based Ubuntu to work with my specific use cases. However, ARM based Linux does have some surprising limitations. As far as I can tell, you can forget about using Eclipse or the JetBrains tools (though VS Code puts in a surprising appearance) and there's little in the way of browsers other than Firefox. Windows? Yes, it runs but it's ARM based Windows and we're still waiting for Microsoft to get their **** together with that.
Overall, it works for me and what I need to do (mostly a bit of Java as far as any development goes), At the moment though, I think M1 Macs are best suited to to the kind of developers who fire up XCode and develop for Mac and iOS,
That was the disastrous Windows Mobile 8. Mobiles are now powerful enough to run the full OS. Microsoft has a big advantage over Apple in this area in being a software first company. So where Apple would never allow full macOS to run on an iPad, for fear of cannibalising sales in other areas, Microsoft is free to provide a phone or tablet that can be all things to all people*.
* Though they did try and fail with this in the tablet space. Samsung shows the way in this area, with its DEX product.
Have an option to switch sideloading on but in a way that sensitive apps can detect*? For example, your bank may prefer their app doesn't work on a device deemed insecure? The only way to switch off such an option (which effectively jail breaks the device) would be a full factory reset.
* Merely mooted because it looks like this will ultimately be forced on users whether they want it or not. I certainly don't want it - I have Android for that (and the only app I've ever had to side load onto my Android phone was Didi Chuxing).
“ I guess that bit about macOS11 being built for the M1 ARM processors passed you by, didn't it?”
Oh, so you’re saying OSX should have become OS11 when they recompiled everything for Intel?
Edit: How does that pan out with something like Ubuntu (I have 20.04 running on both Intel and ARM).
No two ways about it, the man is Marmite. The numbers say it all. Late Feb, hundreds were dying ever day. Now we have the same case rate and average deaths < 10. Have been we been experimented on? Well yes, and I made my peace with that before consenting to the first jab. Now less people gasping for their last as a result. What are these bloody idiots going to do if something worse than COVID-19 comes along?
I’m not expecting a complete win for either side, but I’m expecting the final judgement to blunt some of Apple’s sharper practices. Apple’s walled garden is, in effect, Apple’s house and of course Apple gets to decide who gets invited to its house party. What happens beyond Apple’s house, on the other hand, is an area where Apple should have less influence. I’m therefore expecting two significant changes:
- Links to developer sites unrestricted in both the App Store and the App, facilitating a more direct relationship between the developer and end user.
- And I think also differentiated pricing between App Store and developer website.
For most smaller developers it’s going to be business as usual. Letting Apple take care of payments processing will continue to make sense. Likewise, for most end users who will continue to find the path of least resistance is to hand over their fingerprint (or face) and let Apple take care of the rest. But Apple will likely have to expect the loss of a fairly hefty chunk of revenue.
Not the three day bit. That’s Apple’s choice and I’d grudgingly accept that if my employer made the same demand. But three days of a full house when fewer people, a bit more spread out, everyday, would probably be healthier? This disease isn’t going away and nor will the reasons to be a little bit cautious and manage the risks it presents.
"There were complaints about the Concorde's noise because it was noisy. The SST had the additional feature of being too noisy inside the aircraft - not good for luxury appeal."
It was noisy alright. In the late 80s, the pilot who flew one over our house, in Old Trafford, to impress his mum (local to us, apparently) got in a ****load of trouble over it. We thought a bomb had gone off very close by (and that was just fairly low, subsonic).
Including consumer choice and understanding the risks, benefits and drawbacks associated with each OS approach. Anyone can buy a Mac and play Fortnite. Likewise anyone can buy an iPad and play only those games Apple allows. Given Federighi's comments, I'd expect to hear some noises from Jobs's grave....
If you hire an employee and subsequently discover their past could damage your reputation, you behead them immediately and move on. The ifs and buts are in pretty short supply. No one has a fundamental right to a job with the fruity company. No one has the right to a life free of consequences.
Oddly enough, Chrome hasn't been ported to ARM64 Linux either. One of a number of odd omissions I came across while testing Ubuntu 20.04 on my M1 MacBook. Edge is ARM native on the Mac (as is Chrome - Google couldn't get that out of the door quickly enough) so I expect this is something Microsoft could address reasonably quickly. If they wanted to, that is.
It’s not just impressive performance but impressive business also. Currently Apple provide the Mac Mini, MacBook Air, MacBoo Pro, iMac and two variants of the iPad Pro with just two variants (8Gb and 16Gb) of the same SoC. They’re all pretty much the same bloody computer, providing impressive economies of scale at the level of one of the most costly components. It will be interesting to see how Apple handles (or redefines) the high end with its (currently) very different economies of scale.
I like it and it does set Windows apart from Apple’s Mission Control. It is Mission Control + history. Corporates dislike it presumably because it means details of documents opened, and so on, on Microsoft servers? Being able to stop for the day, and then continue where I left off (smaller device) on the commute was pretty cool. It’s now disabled on the corporate Dell.
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