"a bit irritated at the EU's continued determination to punish the UK"
If you leave the golf club, you aren't allowed to still use the course.
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This, 100%. Everything in this arena is bespoke, unless you have everyone half manually processing the data with shared files and Excel. And even then you'll probably end up with a load of bespoke macros.
No, the trick is to get a well-shepherded in-house team who create, intimately know and love the system they give birth to. But ain't nobody got the kahunas for that.
I remember... maybe late 90s perhaps, they installed new displays - nothing like these - in the underground stations on Merseyrail. They showed testing and then something like "look at the front of the train" for many months, perhaps years. I'm pretty sure they never displayed any actual information and at some point were replaced with the more conventional ones you see these days.
...is sitting there thinking it's fine to add telemetry to private browsing mode*, and doing it? C'mon who are you?
* NVM the more arguable stuff. I think we can all defintely agree that private browsing signals that the user doesn't want any telemetry sending anywhere right?
"The billion-dollar deal set off alarm bells from the very beginning: no one in the domain name industry had ever heard of Ethos Capital, and it only had two named employees. It quickly emerged it had been secretly created by a former CEO of ICANN, and he had registered the company one day after ICANN made clear it was going to lift price caps on the 10 million .org domains, instantly making the registry worth tens of millions more."
WOW.. wowowowowow. I have no more words. Just wow.
"confusing mess of bollocks" is the most precise description of teams I've seen for a good long while.
While I don't doubt correctly set up teams might work once you're in call, figuring out the day to day running of communicating via teams is something I still don't understand.
The number of magically resurrected otherwise long-dead chats when people think they're getting in touch with you afresh is astonishing. Kind of like the old Lync leave-a-call-but-don't-really-leave-it-actually thing.
It really is quite incredible. MS must have mountains of people working on it, and it's still a dogs dinner.
Assuming the lockdowns do get eased, It's gonna plummet, but not going to the levels it was, now people have been forced to make videoconferencing work of sorts. A significant percentage of companies and/or of meeting organisers are going to realise it really doesn't need people blowing valuable time travelling and the associated costs quite as much as before.
Just a shame someone needed to show all the other videoconferencing "experts" how to write software that actually works - most of the time.
While we're reminiscing...
I got one of the first model Bs too. I wrapped it in one of the original PiBows. It ran a browser displaying a network status carousel (in fullscreen of course) on a big monitor strapped to the wall at my place of work. There had to be a cron job to reboot it every night as the browser slowly spanked all the memory during the day, but that was OK, it would reboot and come straight back to the web page in about 15 secs - in direct contrast to other nearby previous attempts that were most of the time big TVs proudly broadcasting Windows sat at a Novell login (yep!) prompt.
I departed and so did my Pi, but that same one is currently the DHCP server in my home and lab networks today, although it desperately needs me to bite the bullet and upgrade the version of raspbian and ISC that's on it.
Of course. It's horses for courses and personal preference. I'd love a great pair of wireless headphones, it just seems such a thing doesn't exist. I have several pairs, all consigned to the drawer.
For me, having to jam them in your ears (OMG the whomping while you're running!), bluetooth still being a user experience nightmare, needing to ensure they're charged, ease of losing and the cost all massively outweigh the pain in the ass wire.
So perhaps. for some people, the wire is an overriding PITA, but I absolutely don't buy that wireless headphones are any kind of massive improvement over wired for multiple reasons. And for me for technology to move on the new thing has to be appreciably better than the old thing.
So - overall - I genuinely don't get what's not to love.
I came here to say the exact same thing. Infinity hours battery life on no charge, and you can easily move them to any other 3.5mm equipped device in seconds with out titting around with any bluetooth settings. And more difficult to lose. AND quite cheap to replace.
I don't really get what's not to love.
Me. All my stuff is in there. I think it's had a couple of hiccups in the almost 14 years I've been using it. and I've NOT lost my work due to some kind of crash hundreds of times in that period. I think they're doing really quite well.
...and yeah I probably should back it up and no I'm definitely no Google fanboi.
I don't buy that at all. They play audio streams and pull control data from (presumably) a web portal. There's not much there to screw up in the first place and certainly no advances in security that couldn't be updated in software on older devices. If Logitech can keep their similarly aged, long discontinued stuff working, I don't see how Sonos can't, unless they're incompetent.
^^ this. 100% this.
This is home audio equipment, NOT consumer electronics. They're supposed to work pretty much until you get bored of it, it breaks irreparably or you fancy an upgrade. Then it goes to the flea market or boot sale (or ebay I guess).
The absolute oldest Sonos must be.... what.... 2005? That's absolutely not lasted long enough for a piece of home audio kit.
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