Re: "On the matter of international keyboards causing chaos"
PC keyboards work with scan codes and are all to do where the keys are on the keyboard, not what the keycap says.
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...unless you are a thirty ton mega elephant with bronchial pneumonia
I did rather like the bit...
The renewed shock had nearly made him spill his drink. He drained it quickly before anything serious happened to it. He then had another quick one to follow the first one down and check that it was all right.
“Freedom,” he said aloud.
Trillian came on to the bridge at that point and said several enthusiastic things on the subject of freedom.
“I can’t cope with it,” Zaphod said darkly, and sent a third drink down to see why the second hadn’t yet reported on the condition of the first. He looked uncertainly at both of her and preferred the one on the right.
He poured a drink down his other throat with the plan that it would head the previous one off at the pass, join forces with it, and together they would get the second to pull itself together. Then all three would go off in search of the first, give it a good talking to and maybe a bit of a sing as well.
He felt uncertain as to whether the fourth drink had understood all that, so he sent down a fifth to explain the plan more fully and a sixth for moral support.
Also their ribbon "Smart Hub" or whatever it is is awful. I found the pulling/cancelling the apps quite welcome. Only reason it was connected at all was to temporarily use for Netflix (or perhaps Prime). Had it been newer model with mic and/or camera it would never see the net.
As for LG, they were already on the "do not buy" list due to their prior shenanigans, but now they're irrecoverably on the don't buy ever shitlist.
You will still get them calling umpteen times to arrange collection of their kit. Despite what was agreed when the contract was terminated. Not that it matters as they'd be unlikely to keep to the appointment to collect. Eventually "Look, the kit no longer exists. I'm no longer living there" will sink in and they will stop calling.
- Less payroll. Just because the job is 'Silicon valley-esque' does not mean that is the COLA pay when the employee lives in Sheboyganville. If employees want 'Valley pay', move to Cali and enjoy the expensive lifestyle.
I can understand that point of view. However, employees are (or should be) being compensated for the value they bring to the employer. Where they are when producing that value shouldn't really affect the compensation.
Ah yes, I've mentioned it here before that I took part in the proofreading. Thick stack of paper. A floppy disk. On the diskette was the aforementioned stack OCR'd.
My (and many other volunteers') task was to proofread the code on the diskette. OCR back in the day was not great. Still, better than typing it in and still needing to have it proofread anyway.
If you buy this machine for personal use, you'll part with around $1,700 and bring home a pretty, slick, and pleasing machine that won't particularly delight and probably won't disappoint. I do worry that its silvered edges will scratch.
For $1700 it would bloody need to delight and not disappoint in any way. While reading the review (before reaching the above revelation) I was thinking it might be in the 600-700 region, which would still be more than I would be willing to pay after reading the review.
(yes yes, alright with i7 and 16GB perhaps 700-800, but still ~1k overpriced (IMHO of course))
EDIT: I suppose if the $1700 is AUD and not USD then its not that far off. still rattling sound, when the soundbar is clearly a selling point, is unacceptable.
I agree. In the same way why would an employer even contemplate allowing employees' personal ,potentially malware laden, devices to connect to the corporate network.
I've seen some pretty dire empoyer provided devices, loaded so full of corporate security/tracking/authentication crap that the poor things are on their knees, laptops with screen resolutions from decades ago hence I can see why some employees might be tempted to use their own devices. Personally I wouldn't.
Employer provides the tools and if the tools are insufficient that is up to the employer to resolve.
Also more importantly these days, The employer has full control of their kit so the employee is less likely to be on hook for issues. As for allowing employer (some level of) control of personal device(s), as i suspect is often case with BYOD, not going to happen on my kit.
I like the application that Michael Crichton came up with in his book "Airframe". A mechanic/technician working on a complex device such as a passenger jet could use AR to access schematics, specs and other technical information while they worked on the device. I already have an old laptop on an arm next to my workbench to display schematics and parts lists while I work on something.
That was first reasonable work application that I thought of. Hands-free access to documentation without needing to move or look elsewhere could be handy in many maintenance situations be it aircraft or some kit on an oil rig. Add the ability to magnify part of field of vision and take pictures.
Laptop is fine for most of us, but if you're on a ladder/hoist working on something it might be bit less practical.
"This new generation of AI will remove the drudgery of work and unleash creativity," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said. "There's an enormous opportunity for AI-powered tools to help alleviate digital debt, build AI aptitude, and empower employees."
Remove drudgery of work by terminating your employment. Employees are then empowered to do what they please.
There's no excuse now for using any unencrypted service on the raw internet. Whether that's DNS, HTTP, FTP, Telnet or unencrypted SMTP (which is a bugbear for myself because it should be end-to-end, not just you-to-server, it's 2023 ffs!). Even a personal forum, or a login to your own server, or your own dumping-ground storage on a remote server that you own, etc.
You literally cannot trust things to just get to their destination unread or unmodified any more, so you must encrypt.
Sometimes it doesn't really matter. Read-only/anonymous access to FTP or website to read or download something is kinda pointless to encrypt (unless you're worried it might get modified in transit or accessing dubious material I suppose).
Any tarballs you download can usually be verified reasonably well with checksum (yeah i know MD5 doesn't really cut it anymore) If someone wants to snoop me reading RFCs they're welcome to it.
Some simple data gathering and distribution within your own network with low power/small memory machines might not have the headroom (either in ROM, RAM or power envelope) to encrypt and intecception of the data might not matter anyway. (granted, this is not example of anything on "raw internet")
Obviously something with real authentication or more sensitive (for whatever reason hat might be) content you would naturally want encryption.
TLDR; it is a bit silly to make a blanket "nothing should be encrypted, its of no cost" statement.
Two is good. Two is much better than one. Two is a bare minimum. But for over a thousand quid, I expect more than a bare minimum. For a £1200 device, I expect a plenitude.
You don't say. For a "pro" device wired ethernet is a must, although Dell for example has ultraportables that require their "puck" or other USB device for wired ethernet so I suppose it is the unfortuante trend. I'd rather the devices stayed thick enough for RJ45 and make use of the space for larger battery or something. They even charge 10 quid for ethernet dongle on 1500 quid laptop (at least looking at Lenovo's site)
Anyway, i digress, I was expecting the price tag to be less than half. For ~500 (quid,euro,dollar(US)) it could be worthy of consideration. Anything over 700 and it isn't (for me anyway) any kind of value for money. Pleased to see WWAN (well 5G in this case) is an option but costs 200 quid extra.
Nothing that good when I had HomeHighway, but Freeserve did have free calls up to 30 mins so I had my cisco 2503 configured to dial up on demand but drop the link before 30 mins was up. Initially they didn't even check for channel bonding so for quite some time it was 128k free access.
Freeserve did eventually cotton on and stopped channel bonding. by that time DOCSIS was becoming available so ended up canceling the ISDN not long after.
I have a Oneplus 6 which supports 2 active SIMs
I think you'll find that your phone most likely has dual standby (DSDS) (which is what most multi-SIM phones have).
Yes you can receive and make calls on either SIM but not on both at the same time as your two active SIMs still share just one transceiver.
As to why or whether you would want or need to is another matter.
But in all seriousness, who thought it was a good idea to put end-users (ordinary bobbies) in charge of collating engineering requirements? :P
Dunno, to me it makes sense for the end users who actually use the system to come up with the user requirements and then its up to the engineers to scratch their heads to work out how to deliver that (which will then be the engineering requirements).
According to Stat Counter, Windows 10 was running on 68.75 percent of PCs worldwide in January, versus 18.13 percent for Windows 11. Windows 7 took a 9.62 percent share of desktop Windows versions, with Win 8.1 clinging onto 2.31 percent and Win 8 and XP the remainder.
So various Windows versions add up to 100%
I beg to differ as there are number of desktops running MacOS, Linux and *BSD.,
Reponse files are finicky. If you really want to tear your hair out try the dbca response and template files. To make it extra fun most error messages will be misleading and/or confusing.
Having said that, I do agree that time would've been better spent by crafting appropriate response file rather than tedious manual (especially a manual where you're nearly guaranteed to at some point get lost as to which point you were at.