Re: Updated version of the "Fletcher Memorial Home"?
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actual quarterly sales: $12.45 billion, up nine percent year-on-year.
Analysts' expected sales $12.47 billion.
difference: 20 million
Stock market reaction:
9 percent share price slide, wiping around $30 billion
Note: I hate Oracle just as much as the next guy, no tears shed.
It will show a unix text file with line feeds correctly, whereas notepad shows a useless single line (that may not be the case in recent versions but I'm talking about the ancient stuff that lives on our "production" machines, computers that came wired up to expensive tools & equipment which is still n 27/7 use and can't be replaced without risk)
That's about the only reason it's being used here, but beware, it might decide to write a funny invisible first byte to designate a character set, an evil Windows hack that has buggered up automated workflows here in a not immediately obvious way.
I have met people who swear by it as the "Word Processor that does all I ever need", and that's a fair point really. Not that these will likely upgrade from W7 or W2k or whatever they're using
Thing is, it's quite hard to find and get to those defunct satellites in orbit.
May I quote the venerable D Adams:
“Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.”
It might have much more payload capacity than a swallow but it can't complete in other ways: travelling over 300km a day for weeks at a time to migrate over 6000km, literally never landing while feeding and sleeping airborne, and being powered by little insects. Drone tech has catching up to do in some respects.
I did own a copy of Nextstep 3.3 and ran it on my tricked-out 16MB 486 but when linux grew up some in 1996 or so, I switched over to red hat then debian. I used WindowMaker and was all excited about GnuStep in the early 2000s but kind of turned away from it when other things came up... Nice to see it's still alive. And I do appreciate the NeXTStep look, and still think the vertical menu in the left corner is the correct idea, and miller columns for browsing hierarchical structures, are good. I wish Nautilus had miller columns, I think I'd used them as default probably.
Yes all very well. My brother's in Germany and not an expert but has Mint on some ageing laptop, ran into trouble when during a fault at an early stage the machine hadn't loaded the German key map yet, bu t his root password had symbols from the german keyboard, GAAAAHH!
I advised to stick to letters/symbols that are common to both US and German keymap for a root PW....
The air bubble will heat up a lot as it reduces in size to 1/300, but the millonaires' bodies inside are nigh on incompressible (just as if they were ordinary people) and they won't heat up much. The sub is only 6.7m long on the outside so a very rough calculation gives me 20m^3 air volume, in all you have less than 30kg of air in there, if that gets hot it's barely enough to cook the bodies to "well done" let alone burn them up. Thin dry combustible things like their clothes might burn (silk doesn't catch fire easily tho) but not the bodies.
Brexit and the Tories are terrible but the "my enemy's enemy is my friend" logic doesn't always work. "Brexit", "Tories", and "Microsoft" all score high on the "terrible" scale, but playing one off against the other is a transparent ploy.
It was funny hearing the MS big cheese cry crocodile tears on the Today programme though.
..or whatever metaphor is most useful for this: the process of the Tories hollowing-out of the NHS to the point where they can say "well it's so f***d we might as well replace it... oh whaddoyouknow i happen to have some friends who are happy to invest in a privatised health system!".
Simmering, as in "chips frying": that was my true experience, my work computer (Dell workstation laptop with Fedora) used to go 100%CPU / fans whining, regularly at 4pm, with Teams being the culprit. Not sure what was going on but a "kill -9" would always sort it out.
Was the official "Teams beta" (rpm or flatpak, can't remember) from Microsoft at the time.
Now using the "PWA" in chrome, works pretty well. Compared to the "Skype for Business" we had before, it's light years ahead.
I principle I think it's a good idea to do install pending updates on shutdown, because that's when you just professed your intention to not use the computer for a bit.
Of course, no actual downloading should take place during the process, just installing pieces that have already been downloaded ion the background as you worked. Fedora does just that: install off-line updates, and it works fine, just a small number of niggles: 1) have to enter disk encryption passphrase during the restart that precedes the install 2) on my laptop, shutting the lid will suspend the update, it's be cool if it could get on with that as I pack up and go home.
Is Windows 11 more helpful in this regard? I doubt it but would be delighted to hear otherwise.
That toaster incident seems to resonate: I remember an evacuation of our clean room production facility (this is a costly exercise...) due to a gormless employee cooking something in a toaster that had no place in there, I believe it was something unhealthy inside its plastic wrapper.
The stink lingered a while in the lunch room even after the incident.
Hm. No. More like "Please Mr. Microsoft can I build a kernel and you sign it for distribution to a wide audience wh run it on hardware that is mostly used for Windows deployments?"
You can sign your own kernels with your own key, just don't expect other people's machines to have the key installed out of the box.
That's pretty misleading: yes, "man" means something like "anyone" or "someone" in german, regardless of gender, but it's not the word for a man (i.e. a male) which is "Mann".
The words sound similar but they are not the same, they don't even share etymological roots.
Nicht zu sehen hier, bitte gehen sie weiter.
Rodents - rats as well as mice - will try to eat almost anything they can sink their teeth into.
This is part of their evolutionary strategy: even though eating plastic doesn't nourish them or do them any good, and may even kill an individual, the point is they have _tried_. Don't knock it until you've tried it is really the point: if something new does turns out to be beneficial (e.g. there's some food _inside_ the plastic) then as a group they are onto it quickly. If they see one of their brothers suffer after eating something new: maybe they will even learn from that (this is speculation on my part, borne out of frustration with the success of rodents populating our house and garden)
i bought a £300 laser- read some reviews and chose a "small office.." one that has low operating cost because we do sometimes print lots (missus is a teacher...)
Now for "small office" well that's relative: a huge box arrived that had a "takes 2 people to handle" warning.
It's fast and efficient and relatively trouble-free, but boy it's big, had I checked the "physical dimensions" bit of the specs I would have chosen a different model
PDF has its purpose, and that is closely tied to printed copy.
Using PDF as anything other than a digital representation of a document _to be printed_ is, well, wrong.
The "P" should really stand for "printable" these days. It was "portable" as in "useable on Windows as well as whatever else". Not "Portable" as in useful for handheld devices (which incidentally is where PDF really sucks hairy donkey balls).
> Can we do that for this climate bollocks too?
we're mostly doing just that, but it's a false equivalence: having the sun rise a bit later (according to the clock con the wall) is benign, but crop failures, parts of the world becoming uninhabitable, floods, droughts, and similar "bollocks", isn't.
Go back to your circa-2010 Lewis-Page-Editorial hellhole.
the 11/11 is kind of special in Germany... many think it's the Stasi's final revenge that when they had to give up and open the border they did it on a day that was not going to be a future national holiday - because of the Kristallnacht.
Carnival fans in wide stretches of the catholic bits of western Germany have 11/11 as the start of the "silly season" (that goes on until after easter!)
And of course it's also "remembrance day", it was called "Heldengedenktag" (Hero's Remembrance Day) under the Nazis and these days not many f's given in the general population unlike here in UK.
OK so it does look a bit arsey.
Still, it's a double-twisted Möbius tape so I had to (t's Friday after all) tear a strip off a piece of A4, fold it and staple it in the shape of the new MS365/goodle drive/arsehole logo and play with it.
Turns out if you tear the strip in half, you get... an intersecting triangle thing known as a Valknut, a Norse symbol co-opted by rightwing nutters as a symbol of white supremacy.
Plenty conspiracy theory material right there!