Re: More places for our USB's???
I don't get why more keyboards don't have USB hub's in them, especially the wired keyboards.
Want to pop a USB stick in, great, there's a few holes above the num pad for you..
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Pretty sure hospitals were treating patients before they had computers, if the diversion is an hour away emergency patients should be seen and paperwork can be sorted out down the line.
As much as the ransomware folk are culpable, so is the hospitals IS team, companies like mine can be a little lax, we do market research, it's not life or death, these should be isolated in groups, physically as much as possible, yes route out to the internet if you have to (such as support mentioned elsewhere can be something enabled/disabled as required) but even internet access doesn't mean they should be able to access the next machine to prevent a cascading failure.
Yes it's complicated, but, that's why hospitals pay so much in IT. You can't take the pay-cheque that comes with responsibility and then shirk it when you fuck up.
Paragon told us. “Microsoft made the decision to allow the use of exFAT in the Linux kernel, and we felt encouraged to give Linux what it has been waiting for over 20 years – quality NTFS supports at the kernel level.”
Pretty sure that line sums it up, exFAT is stealing our customers and we need better integration to compete.
As someone on a working visa (in a different part of the world) you don't do anything that may jeopardise either that visa or potential of the next (including residency).
I've been made redundant by a company I know wouldn't have rescinded my access to most platforms (and that's just the accounts they were aware of) but, as tempting as it is to give a last fuck you, you move on, because the only one you're fucking is yourself.
I think for that you're going to have to give up autonomy, for flying cars to be viable you can't trust people to pilot them, they will have to be machine controlled with a mixture of onboard (incase of network drop out) and centralised co-ordination to ensure flightpaths of vehicles stay clear of each other over the course of the trip.
So, we're going to be a bit away from that, plenty of time to actually figure out the flying vehicle bit....
I'm all for fair journalism, so if this aids that, all the better (I'll be honest, haven't been following it and this article makes Google's side seem like poor excuses) but, whilst we're at it, can we get some laws against Murdoch too? To make sure his empire actually reports the news, not just the opinions he favours..
This sounds like an easy way to make money, but, I can imagine the team behind these virtual people isn't small and a lot of time is spent on making the accounts appear attractive to people to in turn make them attractive to advertisers, far more time than you could do so yourself.
Which is a shame, as I do like the sound of pinching out a picture every few days yet making enough to buy a private island.. (said in the middle of ten minute break from what will undoubtedly be another eighteen hour day..)
I guess they'll be useful for AR, point your phone at something, the camera works out what it's being pointed at and then overlays on screen the details.
Being able to just see the innards of your phone is pointless, but I imagine they'll be a few nice AR things down the line.
But otherwise, yeah, not much point, and a whole TV, don't really care for that being see through when it's off..
You can set field types on import.
As someone who works with Market Research data and has to do this very often and would kindly prefer if Microsoft stopped helping, it's a trivial step but seemingly manageable by this uni-drop out, so, one would hope not that difficult for phd's...
They've been rather aggressive for months at trying to push you across, I'm sticking out till the end as the play music site is better than your youtube music for how I listen (I listen to randomly generated playlist from a particular track and the "recent" in play music lets me access these relatively easily, youtube music does not, especially as some playlists are missing entirely after I did the "migrate" sync).
I get culling a little used platform, especially when you have two, but, given literally no one I've told about it knew about it that'd probably account for a lot, google really do seem to be terrible at advertising their good features (ironic for an advertising company) which leads to this sort of thing, there's not really any need for youtube music to have been developed, they could've just pushed people to play music.
I got my monthly android update from my Note 8 yesterday, that's a three year old phone on the 23rd of this month.
It's still listed under monthly support though one could imagine it moving to quarterly support after this month:
Average lifespan of the non-removable batteries is three years so can't see them wasting much more time on it after that and four years support is an average for Samsung's higher end models, guessing you got a cheap model and got what you paid for.
Note20's announced today/tomorrow (depending on your timezone) so probably time for an upgrade myself (even though there's literally nothing the Note8 can't do and no need to upgrade, I really don't see the point in 5g right now as 4g is fast enough for a mobile device, there's always the shiny shiny impulse..).
I backed them on kickstarter, they looked fun and were cheap (especially as they came with a prescription, much cheaper than my actual glasses).
However, whether it's my larger than average head, narrow pupillary distance or poor design they're physically painful to wear. I'm not sure if it's the pressure of the things constantly digging in to my head or the bone conducting vibrations whilst listening to music also shaking the lenses ever so slightly but wearing a pair for an hour makes me feel sea sick.
Call quality was terrible too.
So, all in, they sit in there fancy charging case, in a closet somewhere (I think..haven't seen them since the last move)..
Imagine the Amazon's will suffer similarly so not rushing out for an invite..
Then take the spirit of the recommendation and not the letter, why allow anything after the tld?
Now, yes, a site could spin up unique subdomains, but, that's going to be harder work and would probably put most off.
Could not even allow sub-domains, you want a PWA, it'll have to run from the main domain.
That said, sounds a lot like a non-issue, if you like a site enough to use a PWA and add a shortcut to your homescreen you're probably going to want to be logged in to it anyway (like a weather app so you have your location stored, or twitter so you're logged in etc..).
Back in my green days (which I like to count in decades now as it keeps the numbers smaller and thereby some how seems not as long ago) I had a user with a totally dead, completely shuffled off the mortal coil 22" CRT monitor (such a beast they were classed as a two man lift for company insurance purposes, not that anyone actually followed through with getting a second engineer to help).
Asked the obvious, did you check it was plugged in, affirmative from the user, so in my nativity I toddle off back to our basement office to grab a replacement, trolley it back up, swap over, pop the power button and..nothing.
So I check the power cable I re-used and, yep, it's plugged in alright.
They do tend to work better than when the extension block is turned on though...
I didn't want to lose face to the nice lady so simply told her the new monitor's now up and running and popped her old one back into storage for when one actually failed...
Why would you cut a wedge out of your desk for a laptop that will vary in sizes as they're upgraded and replaced and also, you know, want to vent and, occasionally, have access to ports.
If you're working at a set desk that you'd want to cut a hole in, why not just get a decent keyboard for that desk, your wrists will thank you..
I actually had a sales drone say this to me "Do you want new features? We need to move fast and break things" to which I replied with cancelling their 'service' saying we'd like the features we thought we'd bought to work before we got pointless extras.
Though I guess jokes on me because SAP bought them for $8billion...
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).
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