Ahh back in the mists of time when HP printers were good, and small furry creatures from alpha centauri were small furry creatures from alpha centauri!
313 posts • joined 14 Mar 2011
Unless the system is crap I hope that would not be the case, but you would certainly need significantly more battery capacity in the UPS to either be able to offload some of your demand during peak hours, or to backfeed into the grid without negatively affecting your own security.
The sad fact is that from a grid perspective most of the renewable energy is crap since it is unreliable and fluctuates to much both over shorter and longer timespans so that it becomes hard to keep the grid voltage / frequency stable.
Yet another reason why I loath the drive for cloud, when it falls over (not if) you are fully at the mercy of cost optimised likely understaffed company to hopefully have a working backup and recovery system to sort it out at their leisure. When you have control over the system you are at the mercy of your own backup and recovery procedures which you yourself can influence.
A long time ago while at university writing a program in a functional programming language with an interpreter that was slightly less robust then a tissue paper ocean liner I had to insert a comment line with the text (translated) "If this comment line is removed the fing interpreter throws a fit and crashes!"...
I find this issue so simple. Was the books in order? apparently they were ok by British standards of accounting.
If HP fail to do proper due diligence or fail to understand the reports given how is it anyone but HPs or HPs auditors fault?
Unless the accounting was actually breaking the law there is no way he can be guilty of anything but being a good salesman which then would set an interesting precedence.
There's one thing I fail to understand, and that is why use ordinary hydrazine and not for example udmh (unsymetric dimethyl hydrazine) or a mix instead? Hydrazine freezes at -2 degrees so it must be kept relatively warm while you want to keep the main part of the telescope cold. Wouldn't that be easier to do with udmh (freezes at -57 degrees)?
Mines the one with Ignition in the pocket
While I don't see myself using this feature a lot, i can think of reasons to use it, if you have some reference stuff you need to check once in a while on one monitor and doing something constructive on the other, I have had times when instead of a distracting second monitor with animated adds and other stuff a simple white page would be less distracting while still leaving it on top and available without finding the right minimised browser window.
Btw I do recommend Vivaldi as a browser.
What Fing moron think that a SCADA system has anything to do in the cloud. any scada system for critical infrastructure such as water should be standalone and preferably air gapped.
I can just see the scenario play out in front of me, "innocent" worker with his digger cuts fiberoptic cable.
In the control room:
Dave: Hey Steve, did you lose contact with the scada system right now.
Steve: Yes, I lost contact with everything and we can no longer talk directly to the systems because the firewalls reject every connection not directly from the scada system...
What could possibly go wrong
Last time I checked certificates can be revoked and as such should throw a warning if they are known to be compromised. And the required time for a CA to revoke a compromised certificate is waaaay shorter then one year. To me this smells like yet another poorly thought out idea that apple will try to force down everyones throat.
I tend to hang on to my mice as long as I can as well they are like a well worn set of trousers, best just before they fall apart, luckily I I have managed to keep my current one going for a good while now, had to replace the microswitches in it (ok, only the lmb switch was bad but might as well replace both when you have it apart) and have another set of fitting switches and replacement glide surfaces on standby when / if they decide to give up the ghost again.
Politicians have forgotten that it's not there job to give police etc anything they want but to tell them they can't have it and have to make do with what they have. No police force (or similar) in history have ever thought they have had enough rights and always complain that they need to be allowed to do X or that no one should be allowed to do Y because it makes it harder for them. if they are allowed anything they want we would end up with random people dragged off the street and tortured just because they maybe knows of some wrongdoing somewhere far sooner then anyone can imagine. The job of politicians is to tell them that they can't have everything they want and make sure they do get a painful smack if they step out of line.
There's a basic issue here that I fail to grasp.
If I open a browser and search for something I want the response from the search engine of choice be it bing, google, duckduckgo or something entirely different!
If I seach local files or a fileshare files I don't want to be told that amazon sells some tat for $X mixed in.
Why would anyone want things mixed up, sure there's a case for mixing local and fileshare but apart from that if you have no fing clue what you want you should probably not have access to it...
I always fall into the same pit of not being jaded enough. When seen from this perspective it's obvious!
1. Put intern on cobbling together basic functionality time taken 2 weeks, cost ~$0
2. Let jaded developer make sure the software is no longer fir for purpose time taken between 200 and infinity weeks, cost giga$.
3. goto 1
It's amazing just how they manage to beep up these kind of systems, at the core it's really not complicated at all. Keep track of flight hours, part durability and flag up what needs to be done. This base functionality could be cobbled together by mostly anyone in a few days, of course it would not be a fit for release, and adding on preemptive parts ordering could add a few more days, but the basics are really simple, how they manage to bloat it to such a degree it entirely fails is beyond me.
It has nothing to do with Apple (a company that I personally would like to see bankrupt and left for the crows to pick on unfortunately this is not very likely in the foreseeable future.) screaming about support for 32 bit being removed for however long making them somehow not responsible.
They are fully responsible for most issues caused by this as there's no "good" reason they couldn't have kept the 32 bit API as Microsoft have, they didn't want to keep 32 bit support because some beancounter decided that it's not cost efficient and thus forcing people to either stay on an old os version or in the best case scenario buy new versions of software if it's even available if they have legacy software they need.
If you think it realistic that all or even most legacy code can be changed without massive investments of time even if the codebase itself is fairly well maintained you are deluding yourself. making fundamental changes like this requires massive amounts of work rewriting what is likely to be core functionality and in turn requiring changes in other parts of the system and so on. Once you have a barely working system comes the fun part of near infinite iterations of testing and fixing just to get back to an apparently working system.
In the case of some critical software it will simply be better sense to just drop it like in this case as the amount of trouble you may get in from a bug you didn't find combines with the years of work needed far outweighs any future sales you may have.
To me this is nothing but another sign to stay away from apples overpriced garbage.
Now let the down votes rain...
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