Re: Variable quality
19V, it probably is. Thanks.
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I remember the excellent Toshiba Satellite laptops of yesterday year. Dad had one for taking on site. In around 2010, I bought an NB200 netbook, which I still have. Lovely quality, if a little slow now.
In 2012, I bought a Satellite p875-102, oh dear. Within a week it was having the back space key repaired and over the years; the USB ports have corroded, the hinges broken and the speakers disintegrated. Despite being an i7 with 16Gb of RAM it surfs the web at 90C (Tjunction) and has been stood on bricks to keep the underside cool for years.
I guess the accountants were involved in the design.
Hong Kong has done remarkably well, I guess that was the impact of SARS being recalled.
The Hong Kong Government dragged it's heals for quite a while and wouldn't even address the issue of the border between HK and China remaining open when everyone wanted it closed. I believe medical workers even striked over that.
Icon, now is the time for a cold one.
Not can you drink beer & wine on the train in the UK they will sell it to you.
TFL, which is a London centric organisation, only controls the trains operated for TFL. Those would be London Underground, the "Tube" if you like and London Overground, normal trains on specific routes.
In the rest of the UK, the trains allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages. I've occasionally boarded a Friday evening train at Kings Cross and arrived ready to party in Newcastle a few hours later.
Specifically GDPR is an EU directive. The EU requires directives to be implemented as laws in the member countries. The UK implemented this directive with Data Protection Act, 2018
Immediately post Brexit this will still be on the UK Statute. If it is subsequently removed, the UK will not be allowed to and process data pertaining to EU Citizens.
According to the source of all knowledge, Wikipedia Mark III's had their underfloor workings enclosed, the picture at the top of the article shows carriages without the enclosures.
Thumb up for mentioning Class 37s working on local hauled trains, I miss their "grumble"
CTRL-DEL, CTRL-INS and SHIFT-INS was IBM's Common User Access
Yes I still use it.
My birth computer was "use the cursor keys to find the text on the screen you want to copy on to the command line and press the COPY button to the copy the characters and edit as necessary"
Some don't allow DDL inside a transaction.
Some commit the transaction once the DDL has been executed.
Probably best to have multiple levels of access:
1) Read only for "inspecting the data"
2) Read-Write for "modifying the data"
3) Read-Write-Destroy* for "altering the schema"
* Other adjectives are available, but given the nature of the story it seemed appropriate.
Just a thought, were the transaction logs available?
Was point-in-time recover available as an option?
I'm not familiar with US or Texas employment law, but consider this.
IBM have been having troubles (plural used intentionally) since the mid 1990s. They have been trying to be hip like someones older uncle since I was hip.
Being made redundant is unfortunate, especially if you're an older person. Mr Langley has been working for IBM since 1993 so hopefully he has built up a retirement pot and potentially a redundancy package. No details are mentioned in the original article, nor were any conditions attached to such a package. Given he's already proceeded with legal action I imagine the package, whatever it was is off the table.
Since he's engaged lawyers he's already spending whatever resources he has with the hope of reclaiming: lost pay, benefits, damages and legal fees. I have no appreciation of what the "damages" may be, but would the lost pay and benefits match the package he has already lost? The legal fees will be a win for the lawyers and zero for Mr Langley.
I'd be surprised if he recovers any serious wedge as a result of this action; whilst trawling his name through the headlines.
Personally I would have made taken the package and let my partners know of some newly found availability. After 25 successful years in sales he must have made some contacts.
I have a 2015 Macbook Air, 11 inch. Bought for being able to use in cattle class and on trains. The keyboard is truly excellent. If I buy another I'll be scouting around the used computer mall a couple of miles away to pick up a Macbook Pro that doesn't have one of these horrible keyboards.
Right now, typing this on an Apple Polycarbonate keyboard plugged into a Linux laptop.
When I worked in London there was a bar in the basement, now it would have to come from The Beer Bay* and negotiate a shopping mall and multiple lifts.
* Shameless plug for the ladies running the Pier 3 bar "The Beer Bay" who stayed open a little later than normal so I could quench my thirst after hot and sweaty encounter with "The Twins" at Ching Ming Festival
That graphic is either an Epson LX80 or LX86 (I see it was sold under supplier badges too) a rather noisy and slow 9 pin dot matrix printer from the 1980s.
Sad, I know, but it's nearly beer o'clock here.
I can see this being a fail.
My folks, octogenarians, they've been using PCs for about 15 years. Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Imagine they go to the store, I'll be generous and say John Lewis and purchase a new desktop with Windows 10 and S mode deployed out of the box.
They set this up and try and run their beloved "Spider", some card game that I can't fathom but made by Microsoft. The version in the App Store is the current version, but not the one *THEY* want.
Since this doesn't do what they want my guess would be to return it, because:
1) It's new
2) Doesn't meet the requirements
3) I'm not going to talk them through some random Windows 10 SNAFU, because it will be complicated
4) I'm not getting a plane and flying a 12,000 mile round trip to fix MS Windows and MS aren't going to repay my time/costs
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