If a message on Twitter is a Tweet is a message on Threads a Stitch? :-)
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"The thing is, though, that to get the best out of this, you will need to observe an almost monastic asceticism: pay the extra to unlock Office" Why not do what most sensible people do who want Office but don't want the abomination that is the 365 version. Just buy a stand alone pro version of Office 2021 for under £20? One big advantage is that you don't need to be connected to the mothership to do your work.
As for using Mobile Phones (Cell phones) at petrol stations/gasoline filling stations (USA translation). Lots of signs stating not to use your mobile phone but somehow it's ok to pay by phone within inches of the "do not use your phone" sign. See the advice! www.ukpia.com/consumer-information/mobile-phones-on-filling-station-forecourts/
>>>> handy icon.
I have this the other way around as I am am electronic technician or was.
We were on holiday in Sweden staying at a swedish friends house when I had the request to look at a laptop with the dreaded BSD. As we were being hosted I found it difficult to refuse so I rebooted the laptop and was met by a string of screen messages all in swedish! I asked the lady of the house to translate but as most of you are aware error messages are not that helpful at the best of times so translating from swedish to english by a non-techical person was a recipe for disaster coupled to which any input needed was also to be in swedish. After a short while and even more BSDs I had to admit defeat.
In the late 60s we had a college electronics lecturer who would appear at the start of the lesson, give a quick preamble and place a pile of OHP slides next to the projector and give whichever student was sitting closest the job of feeding the slides onto the OHP. The lecturer would then disappear with the parting words that he would return 5min before the end of the lesson to answer any questions.
I bought a new car in the Summer and after a few weeks managed to understand the varous icons and beeps emanating from the dashboard - A few months later and I am driving home at night and I hear a strange high pitched beep accompanied by an orange dashboard icon that looks like an angel. In fear of my life I pull over and investigate, apparently it is a low temperature warning frost alert. On closer inspection the icon is a representation of a snow flake set in a triangle and for some unfathomable reason is set to come on below +6C All through the winter this annoying thing would ping into life :-(
A colleague was adjusting a microwave link and prior to the tweak decided that it would be good to speak to his opposite number on the other tower via moble (cell) phone so they could synchronise their actions. They agreed a course of action: Switch off towers, make adjustments, affirm safe to switch back on via phone call. Bet you can't guess which tower was routing the phone signal.
We were involved with a similar role out and hit the problem of preparing the system with existing data. Decided to call upon the services of the, soon to be made redundant, typing pool and they were brilliant! Once they got going and realised that each data sheet was identical and they had to tab through each field including null values the stuff was going in at fast rate. One problem, they were entering the data that fast and being touch typist they very rarely needed to look at the screen the screen refresh rate was struggling to keep up and the buffer could only cope with so much. We had to ask them to pause every 5min to allow the buffer to clear and the screens update :-)
Tanks are very expensive to purchase, maintain and operate. The Challengers are at least 30 years old technology and for some reason they are never in the right place. The next big battle/war is going to be fought where???? So the next MBT design needs to be capable of what??? Using what technology????? The lead time between concept to ready for action is 10 years+ minimum.
Easier to win the lottery yet the MOD is expected get it right :-)
The only way you can compare reliability is to place many samples of each drive in identical situations for a period of years. The current method of seeing how many complaints/comments each type of drive gets is flawed as we don't know things like sales. Seagates get lots of complaints but that might be because they sell twice as many? So overall they could be more reliable. IMHO :-)