Re: Space X
deliver on time
Either you missed the </sarcasm> or I want to know what you're smoking/drinking/injecting.
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Three and a bit years ago people were already doing this. Smart employers were already offering some kind of flexible working as they saw it made their employees happier and hence more productive.
Lockdown made people realise how unpleasant big commutes were and so people lept at a more flexible working environment.
At our place, I'm hearing stories of people who have moved to be a 5 or 6 hour commute from their new home to the office and are refusing to ever set foot on company premises ever again. If that's part of you working your notice so be it, but as a permanent working arrangement? I'm not so sure.
Setting organisation wide mandates for how often staff need to be in the office will only breed (more) resentment. As a manager I see the benefits of both working from home and staff coming together in person. For me, different teams come into the office different amounts depending on their needs. Some come into the office almost daily, whereas others come in maybe once every six months.
Flexible working is here to stay. Let's be sensible and let teams and managers decide what works best for them. If a team or person aren't being as productive as you think they should be, then that's a HR matter for the people involved that needs to be addressed.
A corporate edict of "You must be in th office X days out of Y" is pointless. There are only two possible reasons for these edicts:
1 - Stupid top brass
2 - The company has signed expensive leases on offices which they can't get out of and want to see some return on their money.
I've seen both Dell & Cisco servers with SD cards inside them - usually two in a mirrored configuration.
They usually use the SD card as the O/S boot device as ESXi isn't a storage hog for nor does it require high performance. (The shared storage the VMs sit on however, is a very different kettle of fish)
This is, however, why I tend to be a bit nervous about unlimited packages.
In my day job, I refuse to purchase services with "unlimited" in the sepcification. I always push our lawyers to replace "unlimited" with an explicit number in the contract. My lawyer loves me for it, but it always blows the minds of the sale droid desperate for their commission.
Most people charging at home will only be topping the battery up.
Most of my charging is at home at less than 10p/kWh. My parents do most of their charging at home too. (Lucky buggers have solar so it's "free")
I feel that destination charging is the way to go as it's much cheaper than the public high power chargers.
J.D. Power, also cite a lack of charging infrastructure and price as factors influencing purchasing decisions.
I own an electric car. Whilst the amount of chargers and their prices are issues, they're not the number 1 problem for an electric car driver. It's the availability/reliability of chargers that's my biggest worry on longer journeys.
If I can guarantee getting to a charger and it working and being able to use it in a timely manner (i.e. not having to wait an hour or more before I can plug in) planning longer trips is much less stressful. At the moment, I work on the assumption that my prefered charge point won't be working and plan backup locations.
Some of the newer motorway service stations have large rows of chargers, but some motorway service stations have just two chargers.
I seem to recall an annecdote about the Apollo program. During one of the moon landings an astronaught said "Ooh, that's interesting" and completely changed what they were going to do to investigate.
Robots are great at doing what they're told to do. Humans are great at changing plans on the fly.
"While I think it is very unlikely, given our size difference, perhaps you are a modern day Bruce Lee and will somehow win," Musk added.
Whilst size may be an advantage, that is all it is: An advantage. If you have no idea how to fight and are unfit, your smaller, well trained opponent will still cream you.
3G & 4G were noticeable improvements for the end user. I'm not sure 5G is such a game changer. For many use cases 4G is perfectly usable - providing you get a signal. I think the only thing 5G has done for the consumer is get more frequencies which equates to more network capacity. 6G will be a "rinse & repeat" of 5G.
Just as the pace of innovation in smart phones and slowed, so has the pace of mobile network innovation.
If all he's doing to prep is lifting some weights in the office he's doing it all wrong. First off, he needs to be doing some cardio & strength endurance work. Then he needs to learn how to fight. Without those things he's going to get creamed in seconds.
Fail icon as that's what Elmo is setting himself up for.
The hype around autonomous cars was bult by Uber so they wouldn't have to pay humans to drive humans around. Everyone followed their hype without thinking: Is this the real problem?
I think the real benefits of FSD are on long(er) distance, intercity routes (e.g. Motorways/autobahns/autoroutes/etc). And then, probably the first use case would be lorries/trucks: Human drives the truck to motorway, flicks the switch and then goes to sleep until the truck drives unit the exit/off-ramp. (If you've got multiple autonomous trucks, you could get them to talk to each other and slipstream safely)
The Post Office and Fujitsu put many people through hell, pushing two to take their own lives. There should be an unreserved appology and rapid & generous compensation payouts* for the hell they inflicted. Then we should lock up the execs at PO & Fujitsu and throw away the key.
Unfortunately, this is too much common sense so the chance of this happening is zero.
My sympathies to the people who had to endure this corporate f**k up.
[*] And the money should go to the victims, not line the pockets of lawyers.