Waiting for a Li-ion battery overload
I'm waiting to see when someone decides their home battery backup system can be wired up to power their cooker.
A Li-ion battery fire is nothing to be triffled with.
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I've plans to build my own little cupboard full of little toys with blinken lights.
Cable Modem, MoCA ethernet, Gigabit switch, Cable TV amp and distribution hub, Networked HD, security system DVR, Philips Hue Hub (probably two), Time Machine HD, and the control unit for my irrigation system.
And a UPS.
Philips, please don't deprive me of my dream.
Anyone buying these overpriced monitors is almost certainly going to have some production desk setup, with high quality arms already installed supporting the VESA mount.
I would estimate that only a few would want Apple's stand anyway, and that few has now diminished significantly. Apple may make a few thousand of them. The $199 VESA adaptor is a rip off too.
Third party opportunity if ever there was one.
Then we were enticed to work for Microsoft with promises of changing the world. Sadly that reality never materialized and we left to go back into the real world.
Microsoft has many smart people working for it, and almost all of them are as perplexed as you as to why they cannot produce products that reflect their abilities.
(Mines the one with the deactivated blue badge in the pocket)
Beeb news states that this test required the transfer of 1.5 MW to transfers the heat energy. Just waiting for the magical 1.21 GW to be mentioned so we can make wisecracks about this engine exceeding 88 mph.
Good stuff though, well done boffins. Help yourselves to a celebratory beer upon your return to the U.K.
I've had this whole shebang scripted on Windows Server for several months now. I even have an nginx proxy that's properly certified too. This is hardly a difficult thing to do, and once you've learnt the underpinnings (about three days with trial and error), it's good knowledge to have.
Just make sure you create a certificate with a subject alternate name defined to please Chrome.
Wasn't the Angle of Attack sensor replaced prior to this last fatal flight of this aircraft?
So far I have heard reports that there were issues on the 3 previous flights to this one, and the sensor had been replaced. Had one faulty sensor been replaced with another one? Had the wrong sensor been replaced? Did the new sensor pass all ground tests on the system before departure? Had the ground tests been properly executed? Has the cockpit been found to determine the state of the MCAS switches?
If the MCAS / AoA system had issues on the previous flights, were those pilots aware of the new equipment operating procedures on the 737 MAX? How did those previous pilots overcome the documented system failures?
The final AAIB report on this will make extremely interesting reading. I hope they find the cockpit voice recorder, though I expect it will just have the two pilots extremely baffled at why their aircraft is repeatedly countermanding their control inputs.
The new Mac Mini line looks to be in the same ball park as a refurb Mac Pro (6 core i7, 32GB, 1TB SSD, $2499), but it supports the latest Mac OS X and has Thunderbolt ports.
With some adaptoring, I think it'll even be able to drive my two Apple 30" monitors. I write code, so video resolution/performance has absolutely no bearing on my needs at all.
The new Mac Pro (next year?) needs to be a significant step up to have me looking away from a high end Mac Mini.
In a former life, many a time bringing an ailing PC or printer back to base would remove all trace of the reported issue. The thing just needed a day out of the office.
Similarly, temporary HD fixes for worn out bearings could be achieved by putting the HD in the freezer for a few hours. They'd run long enough afterwards to copy off the data to a new HD.
I'm not a VR connoisseur by any means, but I've yet to see a side by side feature comparison of the Magic Leap One with the other [leading] units on the market?
If this unit is as poor as reporters would have us believe, then a few facts and stats would be helpful to illustrate this conclusion.
1. Overload the switch.
2. Trip the GFCI on the main distribution panel.
3*. Powers down the automatic defibrillator, and the WiFi connected panic switch.
4. Anyone want Grandmas cat?
5. Donations to the RSPCA please.
* At this point you could switch the movie script to mix alien and human DNA to create whomsowhatever.
1. It's my home server,
2. It captures video from my home security cameras
3. I can Remote Desktop into it
4. It sits nicely hidden away in my networking cabinet - behind the towels, the sheets and the 2 bumper packs of toilet rolls :)
I would love a new one though. Faster (i7), more RAM (32GB), 2TB+ HD. One HDMI port, and a handful of Thunderbolt / USB C would do it.
(Plus I can use one for Windows and get rid of my wife's desk space consuming Dell tower too.)
Is it economically sensible to actually buy these compared to, say, four 256TB units and then spend the purchasing dollars saved on renting extra datacenter floorspace/power/cooling?
I'm sure in time they'll become economically viable, but is that 6 months from now, or 2 years?
I'm not a datacenter purchasing, commissioning or operations engineer (I write code), just curious to understand the economics here.
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