Re: I smell a CSV file...
I remember the Good Old Days when user input was sanitised and software folk could actual count the number of delimiters in a record!
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I'm due to retire Real Soon Now and have little or no intention of going back to my "developer" job trying to write ever more ingenious software that can make sense of the crap data that clients send in.
Updating skills and qualifications as a matter of course might be a good way to go. As we pointed out previously, a poster on Hacker News said: "The only way that age becomes a detriment is if you do not grow."
Ha! Call me sceptical, but when I'm free of the corporate red-tape la-la I'll be growing like a giant - my side-projects will be testament to that.
> any attempt to force the issue is likely to have devastating political consequences
Ah... like the UK, this sentence tells us exactly why we (as a planet) will never achieve Net Zero. Never mind that Mother Nature is throwing her fiery and watery toys out of the pram and some of us are running out of water (while others drown in it); no politician has the guts to say what really needs to be done to save us, and actually do it!
> heat pump ...They're quite viable for new construction
It'll be interesting to see how this progresses: looking at some of the potential ones on offer in the UK it'd mean quite a sizeable chunk of outside space, and I suspect the noise level, if similar to aircon would be noticeable enough to be annoying on a new estate.
I suspect it'll take at least a month for mangelement to make up its mind one way or the other
Maybe they'll listen to the UK Government and realise that we all have until 2050 to get our acts together, by which time the UK will just magically switch to carbon-free power. It'll be fine.
"Mr Flywheel, time to wake up and take your meds"...
I did that years ago and have never regretted it. I love my Linux updates which are fast, unobtrusive and often release space after the updates are complete. Reboot? Nope - rarely.
I installed a (legal) copy of Windows 10 Pro 64 bit on Virtualbox though, just because I need to run "real" Excel occasionally and yes, all it does is updates, updates and more updates.
Talking of Plod, we had a spate of anti-social behaviour outside our and neighbours houses, and luckily we were able to capture a couple of weeks-worth of depressing yobbery on our front door CCTV (not a Ring). The first thing the police asked when we eventually involved them was "do you have CCTV?" and "can you send us a copy of the relevant bits?". We duly did, and the problem was sorted within weeks.
Prior to that though, we made damn' sure with the aid of the installer that other peoples' privacy was maintained as far as possible which we were able to do because of the cam's ball and socket mounting. Ultimately, from the (limited) overspill coverage our immediate neighbours will benefit if their property is threatened.
Sounds good, but I'm still waiting for the avalanche of emails that I signed up for promising to "mail me when we have some in stock". That was so long I decided to just not bother. And yes, I've heard of the geolocator thing, and no, for the last time I don't want a frigging Raspberry Pi Pico W, with or without wireless. FFS.
one apartment building = dozens of families and a tiny (usually already crowded) roof
Let me see now .. solar panels benefits the block tenants, so no money to made there. Lots of phone masts looking like a metal porcupine = a steady stream of money for the block owner. As usual, it's down to dirty money.
Amazon - letting their own market place be polluted...
Actually, look at the number of reviews that end with the statement "at that price I can't be bothered to return [faulty item]".
It's getting so bad now that I usually look for reviews on other, more credible sites before I spend money with Amazon.
Hopefully you missed off the /s at the end of your post, but in case you didn't, there's this https://abcnews.go.com/US/year-boy-fatally-shoots-year-girl-finding-dads/story?id=85847028
The rest? I honestly haven't a clue who they are. They ask to connect and I accept
I was on Linkedin a while back, in the days when I foolishly assumed I could take pictures for the music industry and get paid. One day I looked at my LinkedIn account and was surprised and amazed to find that I had not only acquired an employee (in Mumbai), but that he had been working for me for over a year! I tied unsuccessfully to contact "John" (for that was not his name), and then tried to contacting "Support" to get him removed. I heard nothing. The worrying thing was that he didn't even bother to ask to connect. What a great system!
kill off everyone capable of actually doing anything
It's okay, they'll have an AI product for that, real soon now. However, if you look at what they've achieved with Artie the seven-armed octopus, a stowaway on the Mayflower Autonomous Ship, they're screwed.