What? cooperate with our competitors for something other than increasing each others profits? The nerve of some people.
283 posts • joined 16 Dec 2010
Re: Why is DST still a thing ?
UTC does not observe the so-called Daylight saving Time. Nothing is actually saved. Especially not with the resulting confusion twice a year.
Mucking about with the time zones, either results in gaps in the 15 degree separations in the time zones. or overlaps.
No DST, no computer confusion. No wondering what time it is for that meeting, somewhere else. Are they on DST, or Standard time? Do they change with everyone else, or days, weeks differently.
Stop it already. Too much energy is being spent twice a year, when a simple fix is at hand. Just stay on standard time the year around.
Re: Not to derail this, but
Yes, I have an antenna. Not paying for any streaming services, when their are enough free local off air TV channels to keep us entertained when need be.
My computers are all Linux. Not all tuners work properly, or even at all, with non windows computers. Even those that are supposed to work with Linux have multiple fixes listed when I do the googling on them to find something that should work.
Just give me a 24 inch TV/monitor, without the hassle of another plug in card, or USB gadget with more drivers I have to down load to make it work with Linux. Assuming I down load the correct one.
With a TV/monitor, two connections. One to the antenna and the other to the computer video out. Done! No fuss, no muss. can even us the TV without the computer if need be.
Almost every Republican political ad I've seen have been attack ads,
with little to no basis in reality. Nothing about actually correcting the problems. If a rival candidate does have working ideas for solutions, they are swamped with attack ads and become also rans.
What we need is 'Truth in Advertising' with teeth, in political ads. The current Republicans ads would all but stop. Problem solved.
While most political ads are spam, force them have facts and truth in them, not made up horror stories.
Keep in mind that 'The Cloud' is someone else's computer.
Someone else owns it. Someone else controls it. Can someone else look at your data? The police and alphabet agencies think they have a right to. I prefer to keep control of my own data. Not everybody is doing something dodgy. Most of us are reasonable honest, regardless of what the paranoid control freaks in charge think.
Backups for your data are as simple as a flash drive or a portable hard drive. Interment or no Internet can be a pain when everything is cloudy.
As an aside, everything computering, including the Internet thingies, have has a UPS on the mains powering them. Around here (US of A), area wide power failures don't seem to affect the Internet feed.
How much more money is going to be poured into this money pit?
One machine cannot be all things for everything. Then there is the problem of too much interrelated electronics in these planes. Does it still take 20 minutes to boot up so they can take off? War planes of old could roll out to the take off point as their engines were revving up to speed. Seconds.
And as for the A10, those things were pretty much indestructible. One even flew home and landed safely with only one wing. Try that with a F-35.
Re: Hydrogen - Fuel of the Future
That was my question. what do they plan to do with the carbon/2 and other green house gasses left over, if from national gas, or other fossil fuels?
Breaking down water is very energy intensive. Making wind mills and solar panels requires fossil fuels and only last 15 to 20 years, so these ain't really free as some people think either.
While I think fuel cells are good, the fuel problem actually hasn't been solved yet.
How about some Truth in Advertising laws for our own political ads? The spin, out right lies, libel, anything but the facts and truth in our political campaign ads is a scandal in itself. No wonder we only get to choose between evil and almost as evil for our candidates in the general elections, even when much better candidates are running in the primaries.
Privacy is mentioned nowhere in the US Constitution.
Not even in the 4th Amendment, where it states:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and
seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue,
but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched,
and the persons or things to be seized."
Nothing about "privacy", even though it is described in the 4th amendment..
The word "private" is mentioned in the 5th Amendment, as in private property, i.e., land.
That's it as far as the Constitution is concerned.
Control by men of the woman's uterus is based on ancient religious beliefs.
Therefor being religiously based, control by medically ignorant political bodies, has no place in modern law. Abortion is and should be a medical decision between the woman and her doctor and not be the political football is has become.
When will women get full human Rights and as much autonomy of their own bodies as men have?
I have been collecting adapter cables and adapters for years. Both cables and actual adapters for different types of plugs. I can and do adapt USB2 chargers on USB3 devices and vice versa.
And the old wall warts? I have a drawer full. If working, I never throw any away. Saves a lot of time and frustration.
Re: That vinyl sound
Back in the day, vinyl only had tube/valve amps. Tubes/valves do not have a sudden hard cut offs when the limit was approached and reached. Digital/solid state on the other hand does. When a solid stare amp hits the limit, square waves, full of harmonics are generated. These have a strong tendency to not sound good to even normal listeners.
Another cause of mass shootings -
Our government does not take care of its citizens. Where is the Universal Health Care? There is too much of "Your Money, or Your Life".
Why are our prescription drugs so costly?
There is too much racism, to much sexism.
How about paying people what the job is worth? Wages haven't kept up with inflation since the early 1970's. Inflation cause by profit taking.
Development often means displacing the people of color living there.
Our prisons are full of people who have harmed no one before going in. Not so much getting out.
Our country is being run by people that get off on hardships, death and destruction of others. Even profit from it.
Too many firearms doesn't seem to be enough.
Need help? Got any money? If they had money, they wouldn't need help!
Federal marshals need to descend on the upper management, starting from Jeff himself, and put them in jail on remand, until such time the requested document are produced.
That is the only way to get their attention. Otherwise, with Amazon's power, money and lobbyists, the government will never overrule Amazon.
BTY, Amazon is so bad, they are hard pressed to defend, except for their size and wealth.
Re: "How do we protect our 2nd amendment & our kids at the same time? "
Why do we have to protect the 2nd Amendment? Are not our kids more important? I know my kids are, as are the rest of the kids in the school, or anywhere else for that matter. The same goes for most adults anywhere.
That is a badly worded question. It assumes the importance of the 2nd Amendment equates to the importance of our children.
Our children are our future. Firearms pokes holes in that premise.
Re: Sorry, computer said "no"
Like when they started to use computers for automobile designing, instead of clay models. All cars started to look alike. That only lased for a few years, till the designers wised up, otherwise a Yugo would have been shaped pretty much the same as a high end Land Rover.
All these new and improved ways to log in either involve a gadget, or or something that can't be changed when needed, like fingerprints and faces. Or gets changed because of damage to same and can't be updated because - Damage.
The problem with passwords is passwords commenced with the beginning of computers and have been working reasonably well for decades. That means some people think passwords are old and need to be replaced with something "new".
Never mind this "new" can't cover all the devices that need passwords. Different devices need different way to sign in. The have been trying to eliminate password for how many decades now? There is a reason they are still around.
My 2005 HP, with a fresh load of Linux Mint and an IBM Model M keyboard would be hard pressed for facial recognition, with no camera, led alone any fingerprint reader. It works just fine for what I need it for. Word processing, banking, web surfing, any of several web sites I frequent... All without a hassle.
Re: Internet Anonymity is a Hard Issue to resolve
It is gearing up to go full bore, here in the United States. Currently their main targets are pregnant women, or woman wanting to avoid pregnancy in the first place and anyone who helps them with any kind of birth control. Even going across state lines to drag both the woman and anyone helping them back to stand trial.
Some people still do not see women as autonomous human beings, with equal Rights, but somehow women need being told what and how they are supposed conduct themselves, especially in matters involving sex and reproduction. But not the men who have no knowledge of the lives of the women they are trying to control, of course.
This is the start of a very slippery slope, that get slipperier the farther it goes down. Rights? You have no Rights. You helped a woman living in this state violate the law! Crossing state lines, country borders to do so makes no difference. You living in another state does not protect you. You are now a felon under our state laws.
Can this equipment be used in diplomatic negotiations to avoid war in the first place?
Think of all the money saved in war equipment not needed because the two sides talked things out. Yeah, I know peace is not as manly, or profit inducing, as fighting is.
BTY, why is it assumed that war is inevitable and diplomatic negotiations are always after the fact? I think we need better leaders.
Right here is the reason for so much public facing, hard to use software.
"The analysis points out that contact-tracers weren't involved in the app's design, so it is little wonder the software's output was not useful."
End users are not involved in the design of the app, program, etc. Too often we are being told what we want, regardless of what we actually want or need.
Is anyone else seeing a major opening for switching to another Operating System?
Some flavor of Linux, or Apple's Mac OS? Either, or both, applying themselves to take over the general business part of needed business software?
Microsoft should not be trying to set new hardware requirements as a goal, but to work on a stable, reliable OS and software, with the IT department and stable, ease of use for the end user in mind. MS is failing miserably.