Windows has allowed this since ...... well forever in 32 bits, certainly since XP. Why is this news or have I missed something?
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The "shape of the hole" is an interesting concept. I moved to France in 1991, and watching both British and French news about the latest goings on in Iraq, and was interesting to see that the different state media organisations had very different takes on the on-goings, and things reported in one country were totally avoided by the other and vice versa.
What? Do you know how many parts go into an ICE? So Tesla have a brain box, battery, a set of motors made of bearings, magnets and miles of windings.
An ICE has these (well, one electric motor for a starter and alternator) plus all the bits to make an Otto cycle run, precision castings, pistons, cylinders, pumps, joints, seals, bearings and all the depollution bits and high pressure fuel injection, turbochargers, gearboxes and all sorts of pieces of metal spinning at high speeds and in synch.
Builiding an EV is quite simple. “Anyone” can do it - but making one a commercial success, with batteries that don’t run out of electrons after 50 miles or weigh 4 tons and pollute the hell out of parts of China or South America, that’s the hard part!
Semantically speaking…. An RFC - Request For Comments - is not a standard, but a document still working towards its final version.
Actual standards - IETF STD documents are rarer… although they are still free!
Zis konkludes my ekzplanation and I vill get mein coat.
About 10 years ago, stuck in a jam at 9 AM at Porte Maillot on a Pacific Coast. Car in front about 10 cm from my front wheel, and the car behind 10 cm from the boot. Suddenly my bike starts falling over, as one guy starts to gently push my bike over and try to get a head start into the jam... Good days... :(
> The company warned that the binaries "may contain backported fixes and enhancements we deem important to our customers and our internal users"
The rotting undead lawsuit riddled corpses of J++ and Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine crawl out of their unmarked tombs from where they were unceremoniously dumped by torch and pitchfork wielding internet users, lawyers and Scott McNealy almost 20 years ago, staggering around and moaning for brains....
About everyone I work with who is not an IT professional unfortunately. I’ve already told the story about the guy that saved his photos to his email’s “Deleted Items” bin and was gutted when I informed him - after he emptied it - that there was no way back, and he thought that “deleted items” actually meant “read items”, trendy the users who create files outside their expected directories, although this has got better over the years with Windows complaining of you create folders outside of your well known directories making backup easier when someone needs help with reinstalling and knows I’m lying when I tell them that I know nothing about this stuff...
Only problem was keeping all my devices in synch between several OS on several laptops plus a mobile phone was a pain in the butt, especially if you have to add a password to your iPhone.
In any case time to give 1password a look. If I’m paying for a service (and I am paying for a family subscription of LastPass), it should not have any 3rd party trackers in it at all!
The Cherokees are moaning about Chrysler’s use of their tribe name as mentioned today on the BBC’s site, saying they do not feel honoured by having their tribe name on a car, so in that light, Hughes^M^M^MMcDonnell Douglas^M^M^MBoeing need to rename one of their helicopters, and the ASF needs to drop that same A. If you are going to be painfully petty and politically correct, you can’t have a two speed system.
Also, these codes of conduct to enforce PC, ensure people don’t rock the boat and toe the party line will only end in tears. I wonder what Jobs, Ballmer and Ellison would have become if they got their butts in a sling every time they went on a power-rant!
IBM Gold Service sales team. The sales guys with the high end pc’s and webcams - unheard of in the 90’s.
Mr star sales raises a support ticket as his pc won’t start.
Admits to me that maybe forcing the 20v power supply jack to his home speakers into the computers audio output rather than into the speakers may have burned out the mobo.
Yup. It did. No repercussions for that either.
Reminds me of the area around Malaga in the 80’s. Construction for time-shares everywhere. All floors propped up by hundreds of tree branches while construction went on above. Not an acro as we know and love to be seen. A scary sight to behold...
This could be quite fun actually: loading à volunteer into a light GRP shell surrounded by 4 unprotected meat sliders - each one within arms reach - with a questionable hand built control system and get them to fly around a track for 10 minutes.
A safer alternative sport would be soap box carts going down Bury Hill with swords stuck in the grass verge and barbed wire randomly stretched across the road.
As much as state schools have to follow religious guidelines dicated by the Representative and Reincarnation of God on Earth, Queen Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other realms and territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, she does not come down from her throne and beat you with her orb and sceptre if you refuse to believe, you still have a freedom of religion - or to not have one, although when I was in primary school, getting rid of the assembly several times a week to sing hymns would have been nice...
You open proceedings to extradite the American who's dangerous driving ran over and killed a cyclist who then fled justice to America under the pretext of diplomatic immunity, and we will open proceedings about people who only really publicly embarrassed you (Assange) & a multi-billion dollar company (Lynch), otherwise, jog on...
Ha, I know the feeling, replace RAZR with iPhone. Every 2 or 3 months almost everyone in our account management team had either managed to have their phone get lost, get stolen or get broken. Some of the "breakages" that happened when the phone "never left my pocket", including damage that strangely exactly matched the boot (trunk) locking lugs in the company car - I recognised the pattern from years ago when my CEO did the same with his brand new top of the line HP laptop - he at least admitted he slammed the boot without checking the bag was actually inside but I digress, and another one never left their suit, but had marks of a mountain bike tire straight up the middle, including mud and a bit of grass...
As soon as the company implemented a one replacement a year with either a police report for theft or handing in the broken device to warrant the free exchange, this dropped off to the odd breakage, with an honest explanation... Funny that.
Funnier still, when our department got sold off, the company phones were part of the sale, and new policy is you can get a phone, and the company pays for your complete subscription, and reimburses you up to 100 quid for what ever you up fronted for a new device or a renewal, there has only been 1 broken phone in 3 years across the whole company.
Oh, an old memory of finding in a cupboard 2 snap locked binders with volume one and two of the IBM C compiler. I didn’t think of snaffeling them. I now regret it, that and the unopened packs of OS/2 2.11 - just to show my grand kids what IT used to be now that I’ve become the dinosaur I used to joke about!!
Oh This. Have an upvote. VB6 days, the MSDN used to be a great repo of information and examples, and even some of the VC++ guys had examples of creating anonymous functions in VB allowing you function by function access to the win32 api. About 15 years ago, saved my bacon a couple of times.
Use the extension to identify the file association and the icon to use in the background, and just display "my file" with say a corresponding word icon. It's something that I deactivate on each windows I use, but i will admit that it has stopped a lot of "what is X extension" or our account managers thinking that all the files on the desktop looked ugly so they took the extensions off the end, then after dillegently doing this for like 80 files, then come and complain that "all their files have gone" (but 80 "default" icons have taken their place) and they cannot figure out why suddently when they open "billing report" in notepad though it that was originally an Excel sheet, it displays hieroglyphs rather than their calculated bonuses and wailing that "this computer is sh*t, it's always breaking never does what it's supposed to...
Unfortunately they have got hold of forbidden litterature and found out what PEBSAK means...
I'll go take my pills now.
I remember a discussion with a developer in the late 90's who was designing gaming software for casinos, and I remember incrediously listening to him telling me that within 20 years we will have 2 tb storage on something the size of a finger nail.
Whelp, last year (dammit, year before last, we are 2021 now) Sandisk came out with a 1 terabyte microSD card. I suppose two stacked on top of each other would meet that 2tb definition given to me in 1997, yet in the days of when high tech was a 2 gb hard drive and 16 meg of RAM, 2 tb on a postage stamp was star trek science fiction.
So, I guess we should channel both Moore and his law, and Bill Gates and his 640k is enough for anyone, and actually not try to limit ourselves - Storage is always going to be bigger, and it's going to arrive faster than we think. Flexibility is key, and if you have absolutes, make sure they are actual technical ones - like 32 bits is always going to be 2 or 4 billion depending on signing, and not arbitrary "lets set this number limit at 10 million and call it a day". It will trip you up in database ID sequences just as bad as file system design one day in the - possibly not so distant - future!
Well, as people should know, even in private browsing mode, your network use is known by your ISP and your favorite search engine - if you are using Google, it can be scary to look at your history and see what you were looking up 10 or so years ago, as the Chocolate Factory certainly has this data squirreled away somewhere.
So, Lock Picking Lawyer, EURIon constellations, muzzle velocity, making black powder using bishop's urine, atomic bomb assembly, Freeman Dyson & design of chemical weapons.... Not only am I probably already on a ton of watchlists, but I would guess that this would preclude me totally from any loan as a danger to humanity!!!
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