Re: Too hard, too frequent, too unreliable
Update the test system?
Hmmm.. that could involve money for an updated licence so probably no.
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only one person noticed that although the sentences made grammatical sense, the writing lacked any substance
Sadly, the quality of that article is waaaaay better than many publications masquerading as Local Newspapers. If the 'papers owners see this I imagine they'd sack the staff and we readers could get some quality reporting.
the risks of storing personal identity documents on a shared device
Given Google's penchant for denying access to your Google account for [insert whimsical reason here], I would have thought it was a bad idea to store documents you rely on for proof of ID in there. There's safe, and then there's safe...
Why, if you as a prospective client for a photographer, would need to know what editing software a photographer would use? Surely if you commission a portfolio of your property, would it matter that the photographer did last-minute retouching using MS Paint if the finished product was what you wanted?
Having battled with Gmail/Gsuite on a daily basis in a corporate environment I can cheerfully say that Google is busily shooting itself in the foot and hastening the demise of email via Gmail. I never thought I'd see the day when I uttered "Come back Outlook, you were great" on such a regular basis.
Cor blimey! Britain can't even get a shonky phone app out nationwide and I'm blowed if I'm going to whizz over to the Isle of Wight just to try it out.
Why can't we come up with an idea like this? If the right people were in charge they could shift thousands of tracking buttons to the masses (add some bling, sell them in Primark and watch them fly off the shelves).
I despair, I really do...
(Paris, because the look of despair is almost tangible).
I can see some companies having to enforce a transitioning (can I still say that?) period for meetings and video calls. Plus, there'll need to be trigger warnings at the start of each meeting.
Another question - how much if this stuff(?) is coming from real non-white people compared to SJWs?
A kinda connected issue here, but once again it seems that the British Justice System is coming down harder on crimes against property compared with crimes against the person. i would imagine that once the Authorities catch up with the current bunch of statue-topplers the perps will banged up for a considerable time, whereas whacking and robbing granny will earn you a stiff talking to and maybe a fine (if you can afford it).
And yes, he was right to be sentenced.
2 User enters yes / clicks proceed
Mainframe days .. we had a monster monthly accounts job that was so data intensive that there wasn't enough space on the volume to accommodate 2 months of data at once, so the developers had put in a message for us lowly Ops: that we had to reply to once the long-running update had completed: "Delete Previous File?". The official answer was "Yes. Delete Previous File" EOB and the job would do just that and apply all the updates, taking around 4 hours.. That answer in bold on the shift notes.
However, us noobs that didn't think like Ops at the time and would invariably reply just "Yes" and due to a lazy designed-in-the-pub logic, the job would silently delete the previous file, not apply the updates and then end in about 10 minutes. Sadly, this would only come to light when the Ops Manager checked the job timings the next morning, and all hell would be let loose when a full restore from tape had to be done and the job rescheduled for the next night...
Yikes! That brings back many unhappy memories. Our company changed paper suppliers briefly, and on some jobs we had 3 or 4-ply layers interleaved with carbon paper. Of course, when the cheaper stuff arrived it was either like that loo roll where the perforations never line up, or the last copy was illegible due to money-saving crap carbon.
I have to ask if you remember the dreaded decollators which the "new guy" on the shift always got to operate? Y'know, all 15 boxes...
I heard people talking about... with no intention to activate Siri whatsoever
I'm firmly in the tinfoil hat brigade as regards digital snoopers like Siri and the first thing I do after installing an app on the iPad is disable any learning/use settings for Siri.
So am I right in saying that even if I disable Siri, it's still sending data to Apple?
I see the bizness is routed via the Cayman Islands, so I wonder how many of our elected representatives could have had a hand on this (were it not a joke).
I think the most worrying aspect of it, at the time of writing is this:
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It may be coincidence but I'm running a FoldingAtHome client at home(!) and have some FAH advertising on my website trying to get more people joining in. On Sunday evening I was hit by a intensive and sustained barrage of access attempts on my mail, VPN and web servers. The IP addresses purported to be from North Korea, Lithuania and Adelaide, Australia. This went on for a couple of hours and then stopped as my firewall had kicked in.
As I say, it may be coincidence but I'm prepared to give the theory the benefit of the doubt.
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