And don't use the likes of ATOS, Capita, Deloitte, etc in to do it. The company I work for sees so many opportunities to make postive changes at local level, but we don't get a look in as it's all, as you say, top down change run by consultants and comittees.
Posts by Paceman
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Keir Starmer's techno-fix for the NHS: Déjà vu disaster or brave new blunder?
Is there anything tape can’t fix? This techie used it to defeat the Sun
Amazon sues 10,000 Facebook Group admins for offering fake reviews
I thought exactly the same. If they were really that bothered about it, that's what they would do. Even if companies are paying for products and then getting refunds - the number of reviews would still go down. They'd also know if a product was returned - 5 star review + product returned = flag review. Pretty sure there is some kind of AI that could help with that.
Brit law firm files suit against Google and Deepmind over use of hospital patients' data
So what if I pay peanuts for my home broadband? I demand you fix it NOW!
DoorDash delivery drivers try to manipulate the food biz's payment algorithm to earn a living wage in gig economy
UK minister tries to intervene after Government Digital Service migration mangles Ministry of Justice webpages
Don’t panic, but five jet drones just used their AI to chat and collaborate while in flight
I work therefore I ache: Logitech aims to ease WFH pains with Ergo M575 trackball mouse
UK reveals new 'National Cyber Force', announces Space Command and mysterious AI agency
Burning down the house! Consumer champ Which? probes smart plugs to find a bunch of insecure fire-risk tat
NHS COVID-19 app's first weekend: With fundamental testing flaw ironed out, bugs remaining are relatively trivial
There's a battery-free Game Boy that runs solely on the power of sunlight and the speed of your button-mashing
81's 99 in 17: Still a lotta love for the TI‑99/4A – TI's forgotten classic
I have very fond memories of the 99/4A.
When I was about 10 we emigrated to Lubbock, Texas as my dad took on the lofty-sounding role of Vice-President of Personal Computing (in fact there were several VP's, but it sounded good to me). This was back in 1982.
We had a 99/4a at home (as you'd expect) and used to get early prototype's of things like the speech synthesiser, and games. The games weren't in cartridge form, they were a big box with a ribbon cable coming out of it, with a cartridge end that you plugged in the slot!
Parsec was a great game, and the pac-man clone that had a kind of cheat option that let you pick any level - I seem to remember that on level 99 the walls were invisible (and because you left a path as opposed to eating one like Pac-Man) you needed a good memory of the map!
Sadly, as has been pointed out, the short-lived lifespan of the 99/4a and in fact the Home computer Division as a whole meant we weren't in Texas for long. My dad got another job in California working on the original Apple Mac. Unfortunately that didn't last as my old man was not a big fan of Jobs!
Wish I'd been able to hang on to some of the kit that used to come through the house, I might be worth something!
CES 2015: The good, the mad and the POINTLESS
Re: Audio Dongle
I'd like to know more please! Are you using standard xbmc? Do you stream from the same source to multiple locations (Pi's).
I've seen an HDMI to stereo Phono box that doesn't require a dedicated power supply that you can use with a Chromecast (it uses the Chromecast power apparently) for about £20 - but then you need to add a Chromecast.