Re: Relegated to the attic...
new case, PSU, Video card, and CPU cooler?
Isn't that a bit like Trigger's broom?
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Totally. I mean "eviction" ? How is that offensive? Perhaps "mv" (move) could be changed to "rename" in Linux because last time I moved house I found it quite stressful. And it has the added bonus of putting us Linux beardos back in line with the correct Windows way of thinking.
Perhaps this would encourage people who are too unfit to cycle unassisted. You never know, this might get some of them back towards good health. You can also get them for well under £1,000 and of course they can be passed onto someone else once the loan period has ended. If this saves a few people from ending up in ICU, then well worth it.
Of course, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink. But it seems like it *might* be a sensible thing to prescribe.
For the call centre yes, but for the majority of desk based places I've worked I've never needed to touch the phone on my desk. All my calls can be handled with Teams or Hangouts or flavour-of-the-month, and on the odd occasion that I need to actually phone someone I use my moby.
So, that's one way people could save money. Just have a phone shared by a bunch of peeps, which you can use for emergencies. One per block of desks, or perhaps one per floor. Give it a wipe down regularly of course.
Yes, you are very sad, but it's taken you this long to realise.
If I choose to go into a pub and suffer karaoke for an evening, the fair play. I have even done this a couple of times in my life.
Having it forced upon us for 3 hours, all by the same person? On three occasions.
In fact, that's a pretty dumb comment.
"On-premises software is installed and runs on computers on the premises of the person or organization using the software, rather than at a remote facility such ..."
If someone says they will meet you at home, they don't mean "a home" they mean your or their home. It's implied in the context. When you say "on premesis" you aren't talking about the fact that the servers are on "a premesis" it means they are on "your premesis".
At least not in the next few decades. Perhaps when someone discovers the anti-graviton
There are just too many problems. Battery life being the main one, but also noise, obstacles, safety, privacy. Those are all pretty big problems, not easily fixed.
Of course if you keep predicting the future, then some of it will come true eventually. Just in this case, not in any useful timescale for most of us.
Self driving cars are much more likely.
And we all thought that IBM would be transformed into a more open company by taking over Red Hat.
Seems like it's the other way round, and Red Hat is turning more into a company that will drop FOSS projects like a hot potato if they think that there's money to be made. Which is why IBM have been in a downward spiral for the past 15 or 20 years, or one of the reasons at least.
"follow steps to place their existing hardware into "Recycle mode".
It doesn't say anything about this being done remotely. (although how you define remote might vary. But presumably on the same routable network as the Sonos and logged in? i.e. not (normally) over the internet.)
Isn't El Reg a climate change denier? Hard to keep that stance and harp on about "the environment" and "sustainability" at the same time.
Or have they changed their stance on this in the last couple of years? Perhaps being on the same page as Trump leaves a bad taste?
I must admit the glue gun example is pretty dumb, but it could be used so that electricity meters can transmit a reading instead of having to replace them with smart meters. It could be used to tell me the temperature of the oven, without needing to add an actual display.
It could tell me my laptop battery power, without needing the nice LEDs on the side (when it's in standby mode)
It could be attached to a bus shelter and give more information about the next bus (but I suppose once you've put the connection in place you might as well have a display?)
Headphone ramaining battery?
Outside temperature and pressure or other weather info.
If I had a fitbit it could tell me loads of stuff.
Medical applications? Blood glucose monitor? Insulin levels? (specialist)
Novelty applications? A birthday card with a text message inside that you can read using an app? (OK I'm floundering a bit now).
But these are just things that I can think of after 20 seconds. This could be a really interesting technology.
Not exactly amazing. And I bet games companies are more stingy (or is that just for developers!?)
Perhaps someone from Jagex would care to comment? (anonymous probably best in this case).
You'd think they have to sell this to someone (Treasury?) and justify all the effort that they are going to, so that they will get more revenue. So, if the numbers are too small, it's not worth doing it.
OTOH, if it's affecting a million+ people then it's a political hot potato an they need to be more careful.
So, they have to both downplay and up-play the numbers!?
"DNA had to sponteneously emerge somewhere"
No, it didn't. You can start with much simpler RNA and DNA can evolve later once life has got started. Or it could be started by something even simpler perhaps, which no longer exists because it's died out completely, or it is from another planet.
But we're all just guessing so far.
... what would happen if a massive asteroid destroyed the earth and all life on it. Wouldn't we be left with some DNA and RNA amongst a bunch of much smaller asteroids, which could then go on to potentially seed life on other planets, billions of years in the future.
So, the real question in my mind is not "How did life start on earth", but "Does this point to life having existed somewhere else in this galaxy?" (albeit much simpler life, if they only had RNA and sugars, and no DNA). Or do we think that these things we're just spontaneously created by some chemical reaction? What's more likely?
It could be nothing to do with Brexit. Why does everyone blame Brexit when a company leaves the UK, and then act all surprised when a company decides to set up shop in London. We've got a lot to offer, and we'll still have a lot to offer after Brexit.
I just don't think it's that "big of a deal" as the Americans would say.
The downvote button is
I didn't actually see that bit in the article giving details of who is suing who, and for what? just that contractors are seriously pissed off.
And if you accept a permy job, doing the same thing minus a 20% haircut, then you could be in for a HEFTY tax bill for your previous roles at the same place, so you'd be a real fool to take that route.
I want one too. But it's too expensive, so I'll probably get something better value (Pixel?). However, I predict that these will sell like hot cakes (assuming they don't have major reliability issues like Samsung did).
People (particularly millennials or hipsters) want something a bit different to the ubiquitous "slab" which all smart phones look like today. And it flips.
Just my prediction, let's see what happens next year when they are actually available.
What's your point? I assume you go onto Koenigsegg reviews and go saying "2 million quid for one of those? If it was 15 grand I might perhaps consider it. It's just a car. "
Why even bother reading the review (price was in the headline), as you knew straight away that you are in the budget category. Nothing wrong with that, it's your choice.
Do you walk into a Ferrari showroom and carefully explain to them that your 8 year old Ford is good enough for you?
Seems pretty dumb. If those contractors weren't adding value in the first place, then why did you have them? If they were adding value, then who's going to do that going forward? If you could have found perm people and you were willing to pay them enough and treat them well, then you probably would not have needed the contractors in the first place.
Totally right. Many people would rightly like to get rid of contractors... because they are expensive. You only take on contractors if you have a clear and present need to get stuff done urgently. And contractors will "get things done", as they know they generally won't be kept around unless they are adding value.
Oh, and when business slows down you don't have to think about redundancy payments, you just shrink your contractor workforce. No hard feelings, and thanks for all the fish.
Indeed. The last time I needed to take a selfie (yesterday) was for my ID badge at work... and I just got a colleague to hold the phone for me (Thanks, Paul).
I'm just not super vain or particularly attractive, and so I don't want to be reminded of it.
I think the plastic Pixel is still the best value when it comes time to replace my current Huawei P10.
This is not the Chinese government trying to suppress this. They are more sophisticated than that. This is the Chinese people who have been brainwashed into thinking that Westerners have been brainwashed. The thing is, there's lots of them.
" this kind of haphazard spamming only serves to bring attention to initiatives like Notepad’s."
Indeed. And now I know about these particular human rights abuses, which I didn't until today.
Dude, I feel for you. Really shitty experience, and will make you feel paranoid and scared for years. And playing over in your head how you would have liked it to have played out? Stuff you just don't need.
Get better insurance. Save your files in Dropbox or iCloud and then you don't have to think about backups so much.
At the end of the day, it's just a computer and you can probably afford to replace it pretty easily.
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