Re: Don't know if it's just that my coffee hasn't kicked in yet...
Ummm...Outer Nowhere, US Southern State?
You do realise that not all states have...the highest quality...educational systems?
"Hey, Cletus! Hold ma beer and watch this!"
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Sounds like a bit of a reach.
How would Huawei know where a given item was located? And building "missile monitoring" tech into every piece of equipment just on the off chance it would end up near a silo? That's pretty expensive. And what, exactly are they sniffing? Missileers' cell phone calls? They can do that without any special equipment through any number of "law enforcement" backdoors.
I was once at a well known testing lab, and our product failed their mains leakage current testing (which it shouldn't have). We asked them for the data on the test equipment used, and they produced the manufacturer and model number. I found one on eBay cheap, and purchased it.
Using it (as received, i.e.: uncalibrated) to test our gear, I came up with the same numbers the testing lab had. After scratching my head a bit, I went back to the IEC spec and read the paragraph on the test, which helpfully provides a test method using a simple test circuit and a meter. When tested using the recommended setup, we easily passed.
Moral of the story is, of course, "don't trust it just because it has an LED readout and a computer inside"
I have an LJ5. Old HP printers *still* rock!
You can still get them used/refurb for not much. Supplies and parts still available. Built like brick outhouses and should be the last printer you'll ever need. Mine came to me free, from a local law office who put it on their doorstep and posted it on the local freecycle page. Needed about $150 of parts to get running. Works like a champ.
What Derek needed to do...was stand up to his boss and tell him, in no uncertain terms, that he was not going to listen to a dressing down as if he was a small child.
"Boss," Derek should have said, "what I did may have been outside the lines, but the plant was down and in my professional judgement, I did what I felt needed to be done to remedy the fault. We may disagree about that, but let's discuss it like adults. If you can't do that right now, please call me when you feel you can"
Why do all DAB radios have such pisspoor user interfaces?
I hate to break it to you...but it seems to be a growing trend...and it's not restricted to DAB radios :-)
Maybe because the UIs are designed by Chinese who don't give a sh*t as long as they make money?
Sad, but true. The last good UI I saw was on a Nokia phone in the 90s.
The only reason to have cable TV at all is live sports. Otherwise, the internet provides far better, watch-anytime, alternatives.
Simply by canceling my cable, I halved my bill from Comcast. My phone is through ooma at $15/mo. $70/mo for 35/15 internet is still too much, but it's half what I was paying..
As someone who actually did some psychology as part of a Natural Sciences degree in a university where psychology was part of the science faculty, and did things involving rats, electrodes and neurones you have no idea how much this type of 'psychology' annoys me.
I hope you remembered to mount a scratch monkey...or rat, whichever was appropriate
Or, he could do what I did for my brother -- install Linux Mint. For the exact reason that it does not randomly break things, or catch viruses.
If I'm doing free support for relatives, no matter how much I enjoy seeing them, I want to minimize the time we spend working to fix their computer. That's not quality time.
Liked the TTSS movie, also The Spy Who Came In From the Cold. But LeCarre's books always leave me without any faith in my ability to judge people, and in a pretty black funk. I suppose they're meant to, He is a terribly good author, though.
I don't think I would have the temperament to be a spy.
Nope. Not buying what you're selling. I worked hard at uni to become the best engineer I could, and have spent my entire life learning. I have met a few who never finished uni and went on to become great engineers, but by far the best and brightest managers and developers I have met have been the first to admit they do not have all the answers and need to keep learning. You stand a much better chance of creating a breakthrough if you have experience in the field.
I refuse to admit that the Theranos CEO knew enough about biology, testing or medicine to start that company. She took a leap of faith, based on flimsy understanding and youthful optimism, and sold it to others, who are at fault for not doing due diligence. You do understand that term, I hope, as it is crucial to making intelligent investment decisions. If you do not understand the tech in which you plan to invest, find someone who does, and have them dig deep before you invest. Clearly, that was not done, and the result is that a lot of folks were taken in by Elizabeth Holmes and her unfounded optimism.
Real progress comes by hard work much more frequently than it does from an outsiders inspired guesswork. Holmes took a guess and her lack of background or experience caught up with her.
You would not expect a special snowflake who has not completed university to know this, although one could argue that she should have. You WOULD expect venture capitalists and others lending their names and cash to a startup to have a much more skeptical view and to have done true due diligence. Those caught out by the Theranos hype (with the exception, of course, of the innocent patients) richly deserve their fate.
Thanks to HIPAA, I now get content free emails from my doctor and pharmacy, reminding me of an appointment (withholding the date and time), or prescription renewal reminders (withholding name of the medicine).
I ask you, what purpose do these emails serve? Mind you, I have expressly opted in and agreed to a lengthy pile of legalese in order to get them. Yet, apparently, "email is not secure", so names of medications and time of appointments must be withheld, even if I have requested them to be sent to me.
Idiots. And expensive as well.
Old, white, hetero male here. I could care less abt the technical details. As long as there are bathrooms available, and everyone can do their business in peace and relative comfort, the gender, assigned or natural, of the person in the next stall is of no concern to me, nor should it be to you.
I have plenty of more important things to worry about, and so, I suspect, do you.
For my entire time at university, 18 - 22 year old men and women shared the same bathroom and shower. There were some initial issues, but they were dealt with in a way that prevented further problems.
Now, in this case, we are talking about adults. I predict even fewer issues.
I think your fears are unjustified and I base this upon personal experience.