Just a thought.
68 posts • joined 29 Oct 2009
I live in an apartment at a street address.
Do I put the apartment # at the end of the street address on Address Line 1?
Or do I put the apartment # on Address Line 2?
With or without the word Apartment, or Apt. or a # sign or no # sign...
Not that it matters, any combination comes back as "Invalid Address"
But Aura Lee, or Laura Lee, a American Civil War song frequently used for fraternity/sorority themes and barbershop quartet-style harmonies, mainly because the copyright has expired and the song is now in public domain. Love Me Tender is not, and they would owe beaucoup royalties!
"Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing, because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing is frowned upon... you know, cause I've worked in a lot of offices, and I tell you, people do that all the time."
"What would happen if a self-driving car is trained on a dataset with frequent label errors that mislabel a three-way intersection as a four-way intersection?"
What a crap example.
The self-driving car should have accurate map information, so it won't have to rely on recognizing what type of intersection is coming up.
"When we had a problem with a printer cable - we turned it round and it worked ...."
How? Unless it's a network printer.
USB Printers usually use A to B cables, not reversible.
Parallel printers usually use DB25 to Centronics cables, not reversible.
Serial printers (ok, I'm really old!) may have used some combination of DB9, DB25, Male, Female depending on vendor, implementation, etc.
Former Xerox user as well, we had portrait black-on white screens, WYSIWYG document editing and a building wide network for sharing all this. Plus, there were multiple languages available, important for the government agency using the system. I was sad to see it go, but it was getting old and slow and then the internet came!
Wow. Here in the US, most jurisdictions do not allow machine-digging within 2 feet of a marked utility line. In my only stint in construction, the backhoe operator told me not to worry, he could "feel" the water main through his shovel and would tell me when to jump in and start digging. He was the boss, I had to take his word for it!
Yes, let me log in to my neighborhood group instead of Facebook, shop at the local grocer (whoops! closed due to covid!) instead of Walmazon, visit my local video rental shop (huh?) instead of Netflix, run FOSS instead of Microsoft.
You're thinking like a Reg reader instead of an average consumer, you and I both know this isn't going to happen on any large scale.
The one item that many people cite as a possible Work Near Home solution are these "co-working facilities". Given the immediate cause of teleworking this year, isn't a "co-working facility" just a space to spread viruses to 3-4 different offices, instead of just your own?
Disclaimer: I have teleworked for about 8 weeks of the current mess, and am back in the office because there are some things that can't be done remotely.
Good grief, why does anyone rent a router from their cable company anymore? Especially those who read and post on El Reg? Find your providers equipment list and go with something better than the crap they charge you for month after month. I've been doing this since my Verizon DSL days (had my own modem, too) and have never had a serious support problem with VZ or Cox. It helps if you are a higher level customer, in terms of speed or overall package, as Cox gives you a separate support line that bypasses the level 1 drone support. And being a bronze/silver/gold poster helps too! :)
Because we Yanks are not stupid enough to stand in a flooded room and reset the GFCI breaker, without fixing the problem and cleaning up the room first! It also localizes the outage and allows you to identify the problem.
That said, my apartment has one circuit for all the GFCI breakers (balcony, bathroom, 3 in kitchen) If it trips for a non GFCI reason, it usually means I plugged in something that takes too much power in the room I'm in at the time. It all works!
Windows showing the user name of the last person to log in? Have never seen it where I work! Every morning I have to enter user name and password on the computer that only I use! So do the lowliest staff and the Director. What nonsense is this? Leaving my computer Locked is the only time I have ever seen a username displayed.
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