If I want peace and quiet I just turn my hearing aids off.
It's an option not available for many reading this.
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...modern UI design is rubbish...
In my old Peugeot 307 there was a button to turn the Traffic Announcement (TA) feature On or Off. In my 6 year old Toyota Auris requires a button to put the "infotainment" system into admin mode followed by a sequence of four on-screen touch buttons to turn TA on. A similar sequence is required to turn it off.
I'm curious to know what the process is required in a Tesla Model 3.
Remember folks it User Experience (UX) these days not useability!
I built a pair speakers based on the BBC design of the LS3/5A using a kit from Wilmslow Audio in the late '80s. An upgraded version is still available with various options, e.g. LS3 Kit with plain mdf flat-pack Cabinet £360.
P.S. Rogers have started to make them again for a cool £2,750
In the early '80s I owned a house in Ireland. It had electric hot air heating which was stupidly expensive to run so I thought I would free up the space by removing it. Before starting I thought I had better check my plans with my "sparky" mate.
Guess what he found.
The live and neural feeds into the fusebox were the wrong way round.
He fixed the fault and I then stripped out the heater.
I recently had a device* installed that allowed access to the captured data using a browser. I sent an email to the manufacturer with some simple questions.What is the administrator Username and Password? and For added security can these be changed?
Their answer: "No it can't be change. Because you can't do a lot of things."
and finally "Kind regards Have a sunny day."
* I've kept the manufacturer anonymous to protect the guilty.
You can't just turn up but have to apply for a ticket for QT, When QT was to be broadcast near me I thought I would apply. You have to enter a "question from the audience" as part of the application, so I didn't bother. You can add an additional question on arrival at the venue to cater for any new event.
I would suggest that the questions are "magicians choice" rather than drawn at random.
Icon because it's Friday
I usually take a small Roberts Test Match Special radio when I go to a test match. TMS fills in gaps without any noticeable delay.
One time I mistakenly took a small DAB radio instead of the trusty Roberts. An example to highlight the delay: the batsmen were just starting their return run when the radio had the sound of the ball on bat before they even started their first run.
Icon - because that's what you have during a match.
In the old days beer didn't travel well. While at college in Liverpool I can remember being told about a pub "Don't drink there, the beer's crap, it's Boddingtons", A few years later, in Manchester, I was advised to drink in a particular establishment because they served "an excellect pint of Boddingtons".
In the mid '70s I discovered Ruddles, brewed in that large county, Rutland. The current beer with the Ruddles moiker is now brewed by Greene King in sunny Suffolk. It's not the same.
Who can remember the "Brahms & Liszt" in Leeds?
...Tesla say it costs £36,490...
Very clever pricing as it has had the £3500 pliug in car grant subtracted from the price that HMRC uses in their calculations. The base price is £39,990, which is £10 less than the the point where road tax goes from £0 to £320/year.
Many years ago the company I worked for were looking for volunteers to take redundancy. My boss from a previous company had moved into the recruitment game so I gave him a call. The advice he gave me was:
Never volunteer for redundancy. If your name's on the list you'll get the brown envelope anyway. If it's not on the list you've told management about your desire to leave, so why should they give you a redundancy package when you'll probably leave within a few months for free.
I got the brown envelope and moved on to pastures new. Most who voluntered and were turned down left within 6 months.
Foot heads arms body
That brings back memories as the letters page printed more ingenious headlines. A colleague devised what he thought was the ultimate one and was worried he would be beaten to it he used the telex machine rather than trust Royal Mail.
What could the headline be for a trendy senior military person viewing a Japanese Buddhist sarcophagus?
"Hip Arms Head Eyes Shin Toe Chest"
I remember reading "Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple" by John Scully when, after moving to Apple he discovered a non-corporate world way of working. One detail, was white boards on the wall next to coffee machines. People from different areas could discuss, and potentially solve, technical issues, making notes on the boards.
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