Re: Which applications exactly?
I think the self-driving car is being touted as one of the killer applications for 5G. Probably in more ways than one.
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The problem with the role of US president is that the Framers sought to give the presidency equivalent powers to the then King of England. However, they grossly overestimated those powers. In effect, the UK is, and has been for centuries, a republic with a hereditary president, whereas the US since its inception has been a monarchy with an elected monarch.
A diagonal line or two drawn across the top of the deck was usually enough to get things back in order.
But as for line lengths in code, I get around 300 characters on my UWHD monitor in Visual Studio, but I'll still break lines that have complex if/while conditions with lots of && and || because I think that makes them easier to understand.
So the coronavirus is cleaning up the Earths' atmosphere. Almost enough to make you believe in Lovelock's Gaia.
OK, so even discounting the questionable science of the Gaia hypothesis, it's undeniable that large population concentrations are going to be especially vulnerable to communicable disease. Is it time then to rethink cities before something comes along with a much higher mortality rate?
Without wishing to minimise the seriousness of this particular coronavirus, the actual death rate is still pretty much unknown because we have no idea how many people have caught it and have either no symptoms or very mild ones. It could be that real death rates are much lower than we think so far, but the only way we will know for sure is by adopting the WHO's "test, test, test" strategy. And until we have hundreds of millions of cheap, quick and accurate test kits available that's not going to happen.
On a related note, I read a report this morning about a new, rapid test being produced in Japan that was described as "100% accurate when testing people without the virus". Well, I think pretty much anyone could make a test like that.
Two Android versions worth of upgrades isn't bad, at least in part because the mandatory hardware requirements are upped for each version. Presumably large manufacturers are given information about this by Google when they design phones, but I doubt even Google knows what the requirements will be three versions ahead because by then there might be some game-changing new doohickey that will be a must-have for all phones.
I used to think this "Intel runs more slowly when patched" was just a marginal thing until my laptop manufacturer finally produced a BIOS update with the microcode fixes in, and my program to solve Microsoft Wordament puzzles suddenly started taking over twice as long to run!
So yes, AMD for me next time around.
There was no army of laundry ladies going house to house to do the laundry, it was the housewife doing the laundry.
Depends on how far back you go. Until the widespread availability of running water in homes, people often used to take their laundry to other people's houses to be washed. I know this because my great grandmother was a laundry woman, among other things.
But actually, you'll know things are getting really bad when reports like this are written by AI.
That's because a) the Chinese can take it down any time they feel like by filing a complaint to the ITU because it's effectively squatting on frequencies technically reserved to their BeiDou GNSS system, and b) the Americans have stated that they will take it down by force if necessary if it ever contravenes their essential security interests.
it cost a charitable organisation £230K to respond to the attacks
They would say that, wouldn't they. Like the US DoD, which claimed that Gary McKinnon had caused $700,000 worth of damage to their computer systems by deleting files that should have been easily restorable from backups in a few minutes.
That is a shame, since Broot can do something the Windows File Explorer cannot, which is to show how much space is occupied by a directory including all its sub-directories.
How about right click, Properties? That gives you the total logical and physical sizes of all files plus a count of files and subfolders. Well, at least on Windows 7 it does...
I never had any issues or virus infections while running and using CP/M, RSX11M or RTS every day for years.
Same here, but that's because the machines were pretty much islands back in those days. I can't vouch for RSX and RSTS, but CP/M was definitely written in C and probably had unchecked buffers and use after free vulnerabilities if anyone could have been bothered to find them.
Actually you can do all sorts of things in LO charts if you have the time to spend on it. Like bar charts with variable width bars, mixing of different chart types and if you're handy with a font editor you can even do sparklines. Although of course in a commercial environment you'd choose MS every time.
LibreOffice is fine as long as you don't find a bug. I (and several other people) have been waiting well over a year for a fix for a regression that affects charts, but (presumably) because it's maintained by volunteers the bug is just sitting there with nothing happening. So yes, I'm sure 6.4 is great, but I'm stuck on 5.4.
It was Parliament that created the Supreme Court to replace the judicial functions of the House of Lords and gave it the power, among other things, to hold politicians to account when they violated the accepted constitutional settlement.
But on the case in point, it's a legal nightmare. Suppose you are an MI5 agent and are told to infiltrate, say, a drugs gang. You aren't going to get very far if you keep on refusing to have anything to do with illegal drugs. Which is, I suppose, OK up to a point, but what do you do if having earned the trust of the top criminals you then get ordered to kill someone? Refusing might blow your cover and maybe wreck years of work that could have eventually brought the whole gang down and saved thousands of lives. In the end, it's a trolley problem.
OK, so the PDP-11 was a minicomputer, so what? Although it's difficult to compare things from such different eras exactly, if you're using the SPEC benchmarks then the Pi 4 should come out between 10-30 times as fast as a PDP-11 on integer operations and at least 30 times as fast on floating point, and that's even assuming the PDP-11 in question had the optional (and expensive) floating point board installed.
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