Re: Mars NIMBY types...
I was going to say, I know the drone flight restrictions on Earth are a bit harsh but this seems to be pushing it a bit...
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I thought this was just the normal Win10 error, where a random application you had open when you shutdown (not suspend) boots when you relaunch, mostly for me it's excel, occasionally powerpoint and once or twice Chrome (so it's not just ms apps), not using Edge I wouldn't be surprised if it did the same..
I've been here about eight years and I'd say they're actually a lot more open about it than back in the UK, there's some forthright programs to try and tackle the causes and get people to open up about the toxic masculinity and mental health problems that contribute to family violence.
There's a lot of things that Australia is behind the UK on, but this and mental health support in general, they are far ahead.
I was going to say, how far out front does it radar/lidar function - is it less than it's breaking distance at this speed (which this would seem to confer) as that seems a bit less useful having radar/lidar, might aswell strap a chocolate fireguard to the bonnet...
Wow, I got some similar looking ear phones from Amazon for sixty bucks (Australian, so that's like fourty American) and they have a seven hour playtime (though advertised 6) and I've used them for about talking for about four hours one evening and they were still going.
How can some no name (SoundPEATS) cheap Chinese imitation company manage to pinch out something that runs longer than the vast resources of Google could come up with?
I mean, they're not great, I'm not here trying to say you should get them instead, the bass is a little light and the microphones could be a lot better, but, they're cheap and they do the job - seemingly longer than both Google and Apple can?
How much of the Apple kool aid have you sipped? You might want to put that iGlass down..
You're seeing an attack when they're simply explaining the market, other mobile phone manufacturers are seeing the same (even the ones that actually _are_ leading, least in terms of new features, that one particularly baffles me as the iPhone has never had something new on it, they just tell people it's more refined and they seem to sell by the bucket).
I used to upgrade my phone every six months as Noika had something new out that put the old one to shame, then it became annual updates from HTC with their incremental Windows phones, switching to Android saw that drop to 18months, then my last two phones were the Samsung Note 8 and a Note 4 before that, reflecting the pace of necessary upgrades.
Like laptops before them, and desktops before that, the mobile chips started to plateau, you didn't need to upgrade your phone because the old one does everything you need. I'm still using the Note8 and whilst the rumours for the 20 are full of cool sounding stuff, I'll probably not get it and stick with the 8 as it's not going to do anything I can't do on my 8 and it's a whole heap of cash to pay out for it.
Appreciate that's an anecdotal example, but it's what we're seeing playout over the phone market, Apple no exception (though one thing I am seeing is a shift away from Apple to Android by people, usually followed by a boast of how easy it was and they wish they'd done it sooner - again, anecdotal, small base).
I needed a spare IP Camera the other day so pulled the Note 4 out the drawer, still a perfectly serviceable device, a tad slow side by side with the 8, but not annoyingly slow, for what most people use their phone for they'd be happy.
I had the "not quite but we'll round it up to 1l" Micra "Tempest" edition as my first car (14year old when I got the keys) and that was still fun nippy little go-kart so can't imagine the pick up you'd get on a 1.4l
Couldn't give mine away though, on at least three occasions I left the key in the lock, twice drivers door, once in the boot - that latter one we'd been in Whitby shooting a music video all day, must've left it in the Abbey car park for a good ten hours, wasn't until I was walking back up to it that I put my hand in my pocket and panicked, thought it must've fallen out whilst I was rolling around on the floor with the camera trying to get a good angle, at which point the car in front of mine pulled away, leaving the visage of the keys dangling from the boot for all to see.
It lived on the street too as my house had no driveway and parking wasn't available directly out front, had the window smashed once, don't know how long it was like that, I'd parked her up late Friday night after a gig and didn't emerge again until late Sunday to find the window through, thankfully hadn't rained in the interim. (I'm guessing it was kids, was parked next to a bit of a green).
Best memory was a gig we'd done in Batley (wait, I'm getting to the good bit, where we leave Batley), hadn't checked the forecast but it'd been clear skies going in, came out of the gig to a fair covering of snow, we all loaded up and headed home, I picked the lead singer up not four minutes later at the edge of town as she'd given up trying to get her Mazda M5 to go in the right direction (fun fact, she was a psychologist by day, not a hairdresser), lead guitarist with the bass player in tow made it half way up the hill out of the ditch (sorry, Batley) and picked up the support act singer at the top of the hill.
I'd learned to drive in the snow so was fairly comfortable in it to start with, but the thin tyres on the Micra just cut right through and, now fully laden (fortunately both singers were quite small) had no trouble cutting through the snow to drop everyone home to get taxi's back to their abandoned cars the next day. Had so much fun I even nipped up to the 24hr maccas to get a late night snack, pretty much had the roads to myself, weaving around laid up Taxis that thought they could make it, but found out they couldn't..
I don't know, the mail in gsuite had been a helluva lot better than outlook in 365 (which is worse than the old exchange days before my decade in gsuite).
Never head much of a problem with drive either, hangouts could be better, but it was better than Skype, why we switched.
Maybe it's just being old and used to gsuite, but switching to o365 four months back with a new employer is not working for me.
Came here to state similar, two years seems to be what our airtime providers believe is a lifespan before they can sell us a new device but I've been on a four year device lifecycle for my last three phones, my galaxy note 8 (like the 4 before it) will probably wait until the 21 (I guess it'll be called, as we're getting s20's instead of s11's).
That said, I could replace the battery in my Note4 myself, I don't fancy trying that with the 8, maybe I'll just go back to it, afterall, the better camera isn't /that/ much better and that was about it.
See this, I thought this whilst reading it, my phone's always lived in my left pocket (and nothing else) whereas keys, change and whatever else goes in the right (wallet in the back).
But, more likely, what about those who stick metal to their ears, encrusted with pointy sharp stones liked diamonds, given, you know, you have to put your phone up to your ear to use it (admittedly, a more increasing secondary purpose...).
Is this another one of those designed and built by cis-gendered males and not thinking of the wider demographical dataset?
Post Jobs? The man himself turned it down, he's been dead nearly a decade, can we stop idolising the arrogant asshole now?
Whilst we're at it, can we stop with saying how "innovative" Apple are, they haven't "innovated" anything, literally everything they've made was available by others, at best they merely either refined it, or told you their's were better, they're nothing more than a marketing company with a technology arm...
I can't wait for one of these alternatives to kick is as Meetup is an awful platform that I hate giving money to.
They have a good position and give the best roi on getting new members but there platform is shonky and unreliable, half baked make-over still has old site pages in place and nothing's moved in a year, the mobile app is just the worst.
In fact, I'm going to go sign-up to help build the alternative listed..
Isn't it data on foreign servers, rather than data on foreigners.
Like the example given, Australia asked Facebook for information on an Australian, just the data is held on the US server (which wouldn't make sense, as Facebook would have local replication, but that's the example given)
To be fair, where I currently work (as a data scientist, not in the IT role) they don't wire desks in any of the offices, it's wifi for everyone, both main offices in Sydney & Melbourne are over a hundred users, it works and has been fine for the past year and a bit I've been here, even using current spec gear, so yeah, I can see a lot of businesses when rolling out new offices may reconsider the cost of piping a gigabit to the desk - especially as most users would be fine with an old CAT5 100mb to the desk for emailing and a spot of youtube when no one's looking.
Power users yeah, they're going to need the cable, but vast majority of office drones? I don't think it's coming in the future, I think it's here already for many companies, and, despite the protests above, it works...
What I don't get is why not just stick an ok spec pc in a box and put steam os on it, putting your heritage games on steam - sell the box to those whom want a retro Atari2600 style box (which, as I look at my 2.6k isn't styled at all like it, but then, I have the original wood veneer finish machine) and the rest who want to casually play old atari games can buy through steam, opening up your avenues for profit and the appeal of your machine.
They're not alone, I submitted a bug to Lastpass which completely negates the 2FA built into their chrome plugin, their response, this isn't a bug. I wasn't interested in the reward, I just want the bypss fixed as otherwise you might as well not bother with the 2FA as it's completely trivial to bypass (like four mouse clicks to disable).
What's it matter the VM's authentication when you wipe the images from the hypervisor.
Also, as mentioned above, no pity, a backup server isn't a backup, it's a hot copy at best, three physical locations and an offline to boot. None which may be much use against an ex-employee who's pissed.
I'd like proper copyright control, the DMCA auto flag stuff is ridiculous, I've had several video's flagged at the moment of upload for non-copyright violations but the code has decided otherwise.
My last one was a bicycle event, I was cycling along with some friends on the Sydney to 'Gong 90k ride, not even four minutes of a nice down hill and interaction with friends, happened to be near someone with a bluetooth speaker playing a song barely audible in the background, in fact, I had to watch the video a few times with the sound cranked to eleven to even pick it out.
It's all a pain in the ass as the monetise or disable something or other. I actually watch a fair bit of original content on YouTube and don't recall watching anything pirate, but then, I'm also in Australia so not affected by this, but, would welcome a change to how copyright is handled as apparently it's not working to prevent copyright infringement and the false positives are very annoying even for us casuals so god knows what it's like for a professional..
As a customer something's been off for months. What was once a reliable platform was wonky as shit and sales teams were lying through their teeth to get us to stay another year, all starts making sense.
Good luck to SAP, they've bought a turkey, what was once the leading edge software has been quickly surpassed by those initially aping it and then capitalising on Qualtrics lack of movement over the last few years. I can get a system that offers all the features, plus a few more, for a whole decimal place less.
And I don't have to log several support tickets a day to get it to work.
And it's not blocked by the likes of Ghostery.
Lot of people talking about subs using GPS - and the article too, however, my watch loses GPS signal in mere millimetres of water. I'm not suggesting the military signals the subs are using are the same as the ones I'm using to log my triathlon, but, they've got to behave to the same physical laws, and if a little water's enough to block one, then a few leagues should impact the other?
Would this work in space? I mean, once you're outside the GPS satellites it must be pretty tricky to work out where you are, star charts can be so accurate but you'd have to have been there before to know where you are and how to get back?
But, if you know you've moved A miles on the X axis, B miles on the Y axis and C miles on the Z axis from Earth, you know how to get back.
An external drive used in production for a start with the bottleneck that brings.
An external drive not backed up.
An external drive he couldn't recover the files from when they got wiped from the file allocation table (or similar, depending on the drives format). I mean, on the few occasions I've lost partition information or accidentally deleted a file I didn't want to, I've been able to recover, I've been able to recover co-workers files too, it's fairly trivial with the right tool.
All with such expensive work that he hadn't delivered, even though it hadn't been modified in 90 days..
I mean, bad form from Adobe as that's a stupid fuck up, but, he's also a stupid fuck up.
Given the model was released in 2017 that means the batteries have had ample time to be charged and discharged a fair few times, given they're commercial drones and not playthings, which probably means the batteries can't maintain peak output, so, although not depleted, output isn't high enough and that trips something (a resistor or capacitor is suddenly in the wrong state) and the whole system gets confused and goes down.
Kinda like my Note4 when I tried to open the camera, I'd have a 1 in 4 chance of it just shutting down, ah, those were the days, when you could easily replace a battery in a phone...
But do they? I mean, if they did, wouldn't they be using them?
I work at a place where the default machine is a macbook (air for most, I got a pro as I'm a "techie") and the constant moans and gripes about them boggles my mind for a system that's supposed to "just work", not to mention the faff of everyone having a VM as core business applications aren't osx compatible so they have to boot to windows to make them work.
Whereas I just have windows bootcamped, no faff, no fuss, no crashes.
I do wonder what pieces of crap people are running, or what they must do, to make windows so unreliable as it's often lamented as I just don't see it.
I'm not "fanboi", I use linux at home, but, given that's even less compatible with the apps our average run of the mill company needs, there's little alternative and it is fairly robust, especially when you conisder the open ecosystem the OS has to support unlike the closed ecosystem of our flakey macbooks.
(no nostradamus, but, I'm predicting being downvoted to hell here, don't care, fake internet points, I'm just sick of a narrative that doesn't fit the reality I witness).
What I disliked about maps when I had the setting off, is you can no longer store bookmarks for work and home if you disable the tracking.
Tracking my every move I do not want, being able to quickly click "home" and find the relative bus is entirely different, but apparently not to google maps.
My laziness out won my paranoia though as I've re-enabled it, which I guess was their tactic all along.
Oh christ yeah, how bad are Seagate drives, every single one of them died on me, in similar set-ups and use cases as Western Digital drives, which not one has failed (few have wobbled and been pulled before given the chance, but not a fail, unlike the Seagates that would just go down hard).
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