Fair play to them. Someone might as well benefit from the ineptitude that engulfs these government departments.
Because the people of the UK certainly don't!
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"Most developers want familiar non-intrusive tools so they can get on with concentrating on their development, not constantly running up a learning curve for the tools."
I find it odd that those developers then develop interfaces and software that keep moving the goal posts in terms of usability for Joe Bloggs and his dog.
"that can be used to achieve what the students are learning ?"
I think it's one of these things that's mandated by industry. If you leave education to go in to a job, they're all using Adobe. So if you go in and say you learnt everything you know on GIMP, you won't get the job.
Creative industries are lazy in this respect. They financially hurt themselves to kit themselves out in Mac's with Adobe because they either don't know any better, they don't want to do anything else, and most of the tutorials on the internet are really related to Adobe products.
When they become cynical and get to the point of do they feed themselves that week or pay Adobe for a license, they'll learn that there are other tools available and that it isn't the tool that produces the work. It's the workman.
FYI, I do film photography and I use a combination of darktable and GIMP for my photos. Adobe Photoshop offers absolutely nothing of value in this respect.
So we're going to remove the master terminology because a few people have nothing better to do than be offended? Ok then.
What are we meant to do with cars? They often have a brake master cylinder, a clutch master cylinder and a clutch slave cylinder. Are we going to change that as well? And what about aircraft where you retard the prop? Shall we change that as well?
While we're at it, can we change the name or stop using the word landlord? As someone who's Irish I find the term highly offensive given it's history with the famine. Also, any company called Cromwell. Change the name of it. The bastard shouldn't be remembered, especially given he's the one who started this slavery bullshit with the Irish in 1625. The colour orange too, get rid of that. Ban it from use on traffic lights because I fear that a pipe band will start up "The Boyne Water".
But no. We're adults. We understand, well I thought we did, that if I have a problem with the brake master cylinder in my car it's named down to it's function. No one when they're inventing these things thought "I'm going to call this the master because I long for the day of being able to have a group of slaves do my bidding".
If people bothered their arses more with issues that affect the population more than daft terminology that has actual no relation to past horrors that share nothing other than a common name, then we, as a society, may be closer to ending homelessness. Ending childhood hunger. Getting everyone proper healthcare that could be afforded. But, yet, here we are.
"In the absence of legally binding rules to ensure smart appliances remain supported..."
I beg to differ.
A fool and their money are easily parted. So if they think they're that important that they need to spend £1,000 on a box to keep food cold while tweeting about their own vacuous life, then they fully deserve to have the thing bricked after 2 or 3 years.
This doesn't need anything legally binding to keep the manufacturers from bricking the fridges. It needs common sense on the side of the consumer, and there's no legislation for that.
"Ooh, there was me thinking it was the British, but hey, blaming Muslims always works.
I don't seem to remember much Islamic presence in Las Malvinas, however."
That's exactly the point I was making. And it's disgraceful really that the anti-Islam post seems to be fairly popular here.
It's a bad day when El Reg becomes infested by Trump supporting right wing bigots.
"However, I have a modest proposal: let the Army to do the deliveries"
Why is it that whenever there's a little bit of a crisis, or something that puts the shiters up people, the default response is to involve the Army?
Calm the fuck down, walk to your local shop and do your shopping and walk back home. There you get your bit of exercise and your food at the same time.
I got to say that having a dedicated work space is probably the single most important thing to do get in terms of your mental health. It's too easy to work in front of the TV in the living room, but at the end of the work day where are you going to relax? Right now I'm in my dining room, and when it gets to 5:30pm I'm closing the laptop and walking to the living room until tomorrow where I go to work in the dining room. Then, on Friday, I pack it up and put the equipment in the corner so that the dining room can be used for non-work things for the weekend.
My gaffer told me that by the end of last week, the only reasonably priced laptops were Macbooks. All the other midrange business ones had been bought up. Ourselves we ended up with 9 Dell Vostro's.
My laptop though, a Latitude I think, has been on order since mid-February and hasn't turned up. And it'll go to the office, where I won't be. So that'll be fun.
It's impressive, although a little expected (as who wants just a slightly better console for the next gen?).
The main problem though is that games that come out on both the Xbox and PlayStation aren't exclusive. So these days there really isn't any reason to buy one console over the other. And the worst thing of all is the lack of local multiplayer going in to games for these consoles now. Sure we can do it online but what if you've got your friends around for a drink and you want to cause merry hell locally?
Oh yeah, we've got COVID19 to stop that. I forgot.
Haven't really had any problems with it this morning. Just had one user tell me that their webcam wouldn't work, adamant the issue was with Teams as it had a wobbly yesterday.
Turned out there's a cover on the webcam on the laptop, and they had managed to close it without realising.
Still, you got to laugh.
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Air France 447 crashed due to the onboard computers giving up due to inconsistent data provided to it by frozen pitot tubes. The pilots became confused with the information given, one was pulling up at the controls while the other was pushing down. The plane crashed in to the sea.
It's all well and good testing this in a simulator, but I'd wager that given conflicting information to a stressed out pilot, it won't always be good.
So the attenuator was broken, they put cones up to repair it later. What were the cones meant to do? Notify the incoming vehicle that they're better of crashing further up the road where there's another attenuator?
I know people have noted that Tesla have never called it Driverless, but they have referred to it as Self-Driving. So for as much as words matter, Self Driving means Driverless. But even calling it Autopilot means there is a minimum level of pilot input. On an aircraft the pilot must be there and keep an eye on things, but they don't have to put their hands on the column all the time.
So no Tesla, it's not driverless or self-driving. Its glorified cruise control.
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