Its also a great way to positively identify a device / person holding it,
Who needs an ID card,
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Let me illuminate how this new system works,
Our local pharmacy has now gone over to direct prescriptions to pharmacy electronically
It means one can no longer come from doctor to get prescription down road
as the electronic form goes off to a central system, where the prescription is for security checked and filled,
that is then posted by courier to the pharmacy,
who get delivery once per day
So you see Drs Monday, prescription is sent off, it gets filled Tuesday, and sent, it gets to you pharmacy Wednesday, late.
If you want a prescription same day now, you ask for a paper one you can take to the local tesco ,
I feel the real problem here,
Is lack of procedures, and documentation...
The number of times I have heard of things being idiot proof,
the problem is there is no standard as to what an idiot is for us to test against..
Now if we had a proper international definition on what an idiot proof interface was,
we could all build and test to it
May be the IEEE should take that on as a task force,
Or may be not.......
Having just come out of a two day discussion on a similar topic,
and having a mountain of paper work and procedures,
and still no idea how its going to work safely.
Humans will always impress me on their new ways of 'thinking'.
God help us when its all voice / thought controlled,
No encryption is safe long term.
Once upon a time, we had the Geheimschreiber , a un crackable code.
cracked with a lot of effort back then, takes a few seconds now ,
With a back door , it will be cracked, may be not for a decade or so,
but it will be cracked,
and then everything thats has been transmitted in the past is open to be read.
industrial secrets , ha a thing of the past.
Section 106 has all but gone,
used to be a percentage, now its for named projects, which have to be fully costed, with very tight constraint son what is allowed.
so very hard for the local council to qualify for any 106,
Solar panels expensive ?
you would have to give us some numbers on that,
Yes if your roof is not sutable, then yep,
most developments, if they have a north roof, they have a south one also.
New houses already have to have certain connections, even if not used, electricity , water , phone
normaly down ducts to keep local authorities happy.
so a fibre would not seem to be too much of an extra,
I was on 100 Mb, got 'crap' speeds,
paid more, got 200 Mb , get crap , but nearer to the 100 mark than before,
No change in my end, just the virgin software and network.
So why should I pay for 200, when I can only get around 100, and its purely the virgin software thats controlling the speed, not the link.
If we all have fibre to the house
bandwidth / speed can not limited by the fibre, but by the provider.
How will that work withe the 'up to' scheem we currently have to put up with,
Its bad enough now,
I have a link now that gives X baud, if I pay more, same link I can get Y baud.
now X is significantly lower than my up to speed, Y is more like it,
so why should I pay for Y , when I'm only getting X,
and its totaly at the control of the provider !
My kids school,
talked to teacher, they did not do C or C++
did not know what a pointer was,
But knew all about Python,
till you asked them a question, then if it was not in the text book, no hope.
Kids learnt more in two weeks placement than they did in two years at school.
one even said if they had been taught like that at school, they would have 'got it', and carried it on ..
how often have you been on a flight and the entertainment has had to be rebooted, or has gone US.
They can't even make a system where when the switch from external to internal power happens the system does not reset.
Its a terrible hack of linux, run on terrible hardware.
Have / had psions from the 1 up to the 3mx,
the 5 did not have sufficient battery life for me,,,
I'd not have stopped using the 3mx, if it was that it could no longer work with windows,
I could get AA batteries anywhere in the world,
BUT, what would I use the Psion for now ?
word docs / pdfs , web , I use the tablet,
contacts , on the phone, where they should be.
But I still have a nostalgic link to the psion,
if only they had got into bed with some one that made mobile phone modules,
Accordion type grabbers have been used on robots for years / decades, drive by compressed gas or a hydrolic system..
The only new thing here is the 3D printed hydro gel
And as for a hand, as these are X amount water, wonder how long they last in the dry air /sun,
Even the fish they caught, seems to have been corralled into the glass where it could not escape and grabbed..
Hyped up !
If I pay for say 100 mb, and get 60, and then pay for 50 Mb and get 30
same equipment, same supplier, its the supplier that is throttling my link, not the link length,
so they are not supplying ,
What other service can the supplier change what they supply at will and charge us the same amount?
Its like paying for electricity per month, but the supplier will drop the voltage to zero if they want to.
thank god there are regulations on the electricity suppliers on voltage limits.
I bet, if we paid per Gbyte, then the speeds would increase fantastically,
Attended a show a few years ago in the UK representing a big company.
Last day of the show, it gets crazy, every one trying to get to the lorries first.
so we , having had a great show, went out back of the stand to finish up the complimentary drinks or three.
came back hours or so later, the stand was empty.
8 large screen TVs ripped of the wall stands,
As a contractor, a very familiar situation.
Time to ask the "what colour do you want the new SQL data base" type question.
Just do it,
as your you have outlined its a large amount of extra work with extra risk
, and your already busy,
Present overtime authorisation forms before you do the work,
and remember to thank them
and to have a good Christmas.