Re: On a more serious note....
most civilian deaths
Actually I thing that the American civilians are responsible for the most civilian deaths - their own civilians...
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Assembler. And before that, nightmare territory of having to program directly at the per-bit level, by "literally" throwing the switches.
I loved those switches. Hand translating your code, loading it into the console via the switches and run.
Later once you had a tape you would manually enter the boot loader and run. Happy, Happy Joy, Joy. Real hacking.
Also the problem may be environmental. A nice piece of rust where two parts of the antenna mast are joined can act as a diode and mix several different xmitter signals together and radiate spurious signals across a wide frequency range.
Depending on the physical distance it could even be a bit of rusty fence!
I haven't looked at the allowable 5G C band emissions or the input specs of radar altimiters, so I can't say if the concerns are valid or not.
One issue that hasn't been brought up is where the 5G service has a xmitter or antenna fault and is splatting spurious emissions that may appear in the radar altimeter receiver passband.
Something like a dry joint or corrosion in a connector can make a nice little diode mixer.
Totally agree, I don't trust him or his government.
Here in australia the politicians can troll as much as they want they are covered under what they call "Parliamentary privilege".
This ability "to unmask anonymous online trolls" means they can go after the whistle blowers etc that show just how corrupt and incompetent the government is.
Scotty from marketing is trying to use this so he can ignore his promise to create an integrity commission as the last thing he wants is anyone looking too closely at many of things that he and his government have done.
These are the australian brush tail possum and may be small and cute in austalia but in NZ particularly in the south island and around Dunedin they have grown big. In aus they are 2-5kg but in the south island they can be up to 14kg with extremely nasty sharp teeth and sharp claws that carry some very nasty bacteria.
One rule we used was if you are opening the shed or outside dunny and you hear something inside is get the hell out of the way as if it is an adult possum it is going to go through or over you to get to the outside. And it is highly likely you will come off badly!
Think about how many batteries that would take.
Bugger all, In Aus as a rough guide (as at January 2021) a 5kWh battery system fully installed would likely cost around $5000 – $9000, a 10kWh battery system could cost $7500 – $12,000 the 5kWh battery pack is about the size of a large suitcase and mounts on the outside wall.
Most roof top solar is between 3 and 6 kWh so matches the batteries nicely. I have a small inner city house UK terrace style and I can fit 3-6 kWh of solar panels no problem.
Then when they catch COVID they are refused medical treatment or they have to pay full price for it.
I can see medical insurance companies refusing to cover you for COVID if you have refused the vaccine.
Two shots of vaccine are a lot cheaper than two weeks in an ICU on a ventilator. Why should those who are doing the right thing have to pay for those who won't.
cool piece of technology
I've been in this industry a looong time and when I see or hear that phrase I run, I don't walk I run... as far away as I can.
I see this new cool technology being used to solve problems that don't actually exist it becomes like a hammer and every problem is a nail.
A couple of years pass and we still have this technology in production. It is no longer mainstream and the person who thought it was coool has left and this stuff is still being maintained and no one has any idea how the hell it works and the original developer name becomes a swear word especially for bad or stupid coding.
There may be a poor whale with one hell of a headache...
Don't know exactly where they were or how deep in the south china sea but something like a male sperm whale can mass about 40 metric tons and dive to over 2000 m.
They do range in the southern part of the south china sea and on the way down they would be silent as they only start echolocation when they start hunting.
The one problem with all of this are humans. Humans are stupid, most of the time they don't even know what they want!
Just look at how many times humans can stuff themselves up with no help from anything else.
Your comment about the "ace minds of yesteryear" doesn't cut it. I started in this game in the 70's and even then we had "jokes" about the miracle developer that do anything and get it all working. And the punchline was "You gave me what I asked for, but not what I wanted"
Your comment How about a calculator that spots errors by 'understanding' the compute? well we have something similar with text auto correct for spelling mistakes. And how many times does the auto correct still stuff up.
If you really want to see what you are up against work on a help desk...
Bottom line: don't override the human that knows what they are doing.
The problem with that is is the majority of humans think they know what they are doing...
The reality is that the vast majority of humans don't!
Remember the universe if finite while human stupidity is infinite.
the UI is a visible and malleable software component so its an obvious target for programmers to tinker with
Er.. no the biggest issue I had was the bloody BAs wanting to make it look "better", "nicer" etc. Little things like we want these colours, And I had to reply ok want about the poor buggers who are colour blind.
When I first used Notes in the 90s it was a one stop shop. Email, database and project workflow etc.
I'm now using outlook, slack, Atlassian JIRA and Confluence to provide the same level of functionality.
The once other feature that notes had that was extremely useful in the days of dialup and Slooow links was it could replicate.
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