Question from a Pom
"Some were overpaid and now tell us that all of their wages have disappeared from their bank accounts."
They pulled money back from a personal bank account? Is this sort of arrangement usual/ actually possible down there?
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I committed Facey suicide a few years back when I got to 100 "Friends". I looked at the list and thought "I didn't even like you in school!" and pulled the plug.
Regrettably, I've been sucked in again in order to access a couple of groups. However, setting up using photo ID and dedicated e-mail account isn't too painful and you can't be friended or seen by "Friends of Friends" if you have no friends....How Life mirrors Facebook :)
Knocked a glass of wine over my Surface a month or so back. Yanked the keyboard off and gave a good rinse under the hot tap. After it dried out? Perfect.
As someone who's trashed too many laptops with Liquid (a.k.a Beer), I see this as real progress. Put it down to no volts flowing to fuzz things up.
Pull the fleet? Why?! From this incident, Uber doesn't seem to have done anything wrong.
Are they being super-paranoid about accidents and over-regulation, or using this as an excuse for something else? If the former, I don't welcome the day when my self-driving car won't take me to the station because the fleet's "Grounded" because someone in LA had a prang.
Regardless of the accords various being signed or not signed, his attitude will be picked up by many at a time when the planet needs all the help it can get. I'm not an environaught by any means, but I genuinely believe that it'll be much harder to roll back 4 + years of a lax environmental policy that it will be (for example) to repair the US:China relationship.
Power to their elbow, but their entire biz is at the mercy of Dell's wider strategy; a small change to the model and they're sunk. I think it's a good value+ service, but you wouldn't find me investing in them any time soon and I hope they haven't got their arses hanging out too far.
Having flown with a HUD, KISS is the important thing. If you really need green arrows pointing the way around the car in front, you shouldn't be driving. Reserve it for over speed alerts and other *critical* information - not at all surprised about the findings of this report, tbh
Awesome engineering achievement and not knocking it, but Philae, Opportunity etc all go way beyond their design life. I understand that these things take years of planning and getting them off this rock in the first place is not cheap, but as SpaceX et al lower the launch costs, there must start to be a case to go for more, simpler, cheaper probes with a faster launch rate.
Used to run 4x analogue lines, but had to move office. New place on a different exchange so would have to change the numbers - disaster. However, simple to port existing numbers to VoIP
Offset the money saved on lines on a biz grade connection (EFM) and gone for hosted VoIP with a load of Yealink handsets (They're cool - can do API stuff with them as well to link with CMS)
+ As many outgoings and incomings as I want, great as we grow
+ Simple, Web panel for call groups, IVR, etc etc
+ Easy to add DDIs for marketeers etc
+ Better Internet for the company as a whole (10Mb up and down, uncontended and unmetered)
+ Great DR as if we lose the office, can carry on from any internet connection.
+ Part timer/home worker carries on as if at her desk
+ No BT involvement, not even their copper
+ Actually, the last deserves many more +++s ++++++++^29
- Lose the 'net, lose everything
- EFM is chuffin pricey, but offset by not having the copper and *is* on a 6hr SLA
- Lost the fax and no easy way to plug the alarm in with an autodialer
- Outgoings are a tad more expensive, but we don't do too much of that
That's about it, tbh. We're a rural biz in a small market town; experience has been uniformly good for the last 3 years+
No advert and no connection, but our provider is Dial9 and they've been brilliant and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
+1 for you, sir. (Not convinced about the long term accessibility bit, though!)
We've used OO here for ages and are very happy with it, but recently had to fork out for a fistfull of MSO licences just to read some bloody contract documentation and get the bullet numbers to order correctly.
I've no evidence to support this, but I suspect the vast majority of users don't use Macros and other fiddly bits in their day to day ops (we certainly don't) and wouldn't notice the difference.
Big Q for you, though - is this policy going to rattle down to schools and stop the problem at source?
SuperTim raises a valid point - where is the Centre of Pressure on that thing? I'm assuming it was modelled to death in the design phase, but 2 things occur to me and I cba to go back through the archives to see if they were addressed:
1. The air's very thin up there. Relative airspeed will be low, so large control deflections will be required to control the vehicle. The force needed to move the control surfaces will be correspondingly reduced, so rather than gear down (as it looks at the moment), I'd consider gearing up. In a previous life, I used to fly pointy things for the Queen; my aerodynamics are a bit rusty now, but I still remember wallowing around at over 40K feet, full throttle with a stupidly high ground speed and being only a few Kts (Indicated) above the stall...
2. That shape of aerofoil is going to result in drastic shifting of the CoP if it moves far, so the pivot point needs to be biased (imo) to the high load / high deflection position.
Look for another installer :) The delta between a fixed array and a tracker is around 6K istr
Anyhoo - bit of a cloudy start to the day, but note when it begins / finishes generating.
Oh, and you're assuming a catastrophic fail of the inverter, but I take your point.
A friend put up a 3.5KW PV array on a 2-axis tracker a few weeks ago (~£17K). Now I accept that it's sunny weather, but he got 42KWh out the thing the other day - that's a real-world, pukka figure. Also, remember that he isn't paying to import those KWh from the grid out of taxed income which further skews the financial argument.
The ROCs and FIT are doing their job - promoting alternative energy sources and micro-generation. I fully expect them to be reviewed / cut soon (Surprised they weren't in april, tbh) now that the ball is rolling.
It's all well and good to blame the Govt / Fat cat suppliers, but burning dino juice/gas to make electricity is madness - we need to be sharper than that. Personally, I'd like to see a crash Nuclear program in the UK but we've pi$$ed away our expertise in that field and have to make do with what we can.
Step 1 : Spend a fortune on a Web2.x thingamy
Step 2 : Realise you've blown the budget
Step 3 : Rent a low-end VPS from a kiddy host
Step 4: Splash all over the media with a launch date
Step 5 : Leave your audience looking at "Loading" icons or white pages
Step 6 : Audience go away and may come back in a few months if you're lucky
Step 7 : Pats on the back and Martinis all round
Yes, I live in the country.
Yes, my ADSL connection was an unstable 256Kb at best.
Yes, I now use a 3G dongle with a planar antenna and a transparent caching proxy.
Yes, my speed is still pants.
Yes, I decided to live here.
No, I'm not going to move.
It's not a "Basic human right" (whatever tf that means). When BT was GPO, you had due cause to bitch. Now? Welcome to capitalism.
Most (all?) mobile providers run NAT - my iPhone is currently on a 10.x.x.x IP and my 3G dongle with 3 does the same. I agree we need to move to IP6, but factual inaccuracies don't help the cause. Also, there's a *lot* of public address space that's wasted:
Do IBM et al all *need* those /8s? I think not...
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