On a related note, there's been a surprising lack of carpet-related incidents over the last couple of years; perhaps COVID incidentally reduced the local supply of quicklime?
82 posts • joined 18 Aug 2013
BOFH: So you want to have your computer switched out for something faster? It's time to learn from the master
Re: Am I wrong here?
As Jim says, the 'bends' is due to nitrogen pressurised into the bloodstream, then too rapidly depressurised, so no.
'Nitrogen narcosis' (aka 'dreams of the deep' for divers out there) is a much more subtle hallucinogenic effect caused by a higher concentration of nitrogen in the 'atmosphere' than the body will tolerate: no significant overpressure required.. & handy if effected near to, say, an 'emergency vent window' or similar..
BOFH: When the Sun rises in the West and sets in the East, only then will the UPS cease to supply uninterrupted voltage
BOFH: Despite the extremely hazardous staircase, our IT insurance agreement is at an all-time low. Can't think why
Re: You didn't mention the bugs
FWIW most 'stuck' pawns/beasts can be picked up by an unstuck pawn, then immediately dropped to 'unstick' them. Incidentally it's also a good technique used to get large animals into buildings (to fight/heal/trade as you wish)
However one thing you didn't mention here is that the map is not randomly/procedurally[?sp!] generated, altho NPC actions are emergent as stated. This means you can always rely on the same cities & monsters etc being in the same spots on the continent, usually run by the same factions. Mods can randomise this behaviour if you wish (I notice for the pics you're running DarkUI)
The announced & hopefully successful Kenshi 2 will apparentlky be set in the far past, before this map became the post-apocalyptic samurai battleground it now is, but that's a few years in development as yet..
Re: I'm assuming
ISTR we had one of these in my high school's metalwork workshop; it was known as an oscillating saw & used (as you say) for inconveniently-shaped/sized chunks of metal stock. Lubricant/coolant had to be kept running constantly otherwise it would eat blades..
Other than that it was effectively a heavy-duty powered hacksaw.. but worked /very/ well & was useful for art projects & similar odd things dreamed up by the students (I used it once for pre-shaping xbow prods from stock spring steel)
Greathead shield etc
"Greathead shield system" - a link would be useful (yes I can copy/paste but a direct link from the article would be good)
However, this is really going to screw up my current Mornington Crescent gameplay strategy.. could you add another 2 stops to the SE please.. or maybe 1 S & 1 E?.. ;)
Re: How many times?
It's difficult to get power over fibre, & AFAICR the 'rules' (WTA 1948 IIRC plus amendments, but I may well be wrong; I haven't checked) still state that at least one landline telephony connection to a premises /must/ be (locally) independent of the Grid, (whether or not the premises' owner uses that connection), for emergency services callout and/or broadcast (the latter for national emergency, eg war, plague or similar)
This leads to battery connections as mentioned below (/above, depending on display), with their concomitant problems, replacement schedules etc..
Sat connections are unreliable (weather conditions) & require power; (buried) fibre is more reliable (mostly - check flooding problems & vermin) but still requires power. There isn't much of a way around this..
Re: FTTP vs FTTC
Think of rural farmers (or instance). They are now /required/ by gvt remit to submit their subsistence grants online.. but many don't have BB access of any sort, or any training in how to use or protect themselves from the internet, or the time to learn..
A thought occurs: perhaps they may be able to address some of these problems by hosting a Wifi AP aerial on some bit of unused land? They'd be paid for the land rental & gain (limited) BB access while providing it to 'local' residents too..
It's all water under the carpet now (I use the mixed metaphor deliberately)
<list>The lack of /current/ oversight (& enforcement of same) will be a short-term problem (from gvt PoV), easily fixed or more likely ignored due to current political situations (or possibly some scapegoats thrown to the wolves); the boss(es) sidelined to (early) retirement is the usual method. Then re-hired in a slightly different position a year or so later (see Private Eye's 'Revolving Doors' sequence)
The lack of /tactical/ oversight will lead to more problems with the plebs in the near future, which can be ignored as this gvt (or at least this administration) won't be in power at that time.. so they can blame it on a previous administration, natch
The lack of /strategic/ oversight (diluted after several years, if it even gets that far) will lead to an (even) further mistrust of gvt (by the plebs) & the supernumerary powers it makes use of, thus stirring dissent & therefore allowing (the possibility of) foreign agents/influences effective free will using assorted agents, many of whom will be entirely unaware of their role. Think 'black market' & apply it to intelligence roles as well as the traditional goods</list>
Even discounting the local effects (a pleb uprising - remember the size of the anti-Iraq-war demo vs Blair?) if they happen, this leads to a degenerative spiral; whether it's simply for one country (the UK in this case) or Western-world-wide I don't want to predict :(
Cynical? Moi? I don't want this to happen. but given the current Gx leaders I wouldn't be surprised if it did :(
"Finally, TeamViewer wants customers who were breached to get in touch with it and upload their log files. "
What a wonderful idea! Then TV can hold a central repository of info, coded to individual users, allowing access to things such as login times, usage statistics etc showing (with a little bit of data trawling for stats etc) when the next data breach occurs the badhats will be able to disguise their efforts more effectively.
What could possibly go wrong?..
Have some punctuation: .,;:().. :)
FWIW apart from the gratuitous UI change (menu ordering, locations of .cpl stuff, HLP transmogrified to some obligatory IE-based format etc) that seems to be prevalent on pretty much every 'new' Windoze release, v7 wasn't much different WRT the UI from W2K IMO: it lost most of the XP/Vista 'prettification' that most experts loathed & most newbs found confusing, & introduced proper multi-threading & 64-bit capability (therefore properly utilising those 'new' multi-core 64-bit CPUs that were starting to appear on desktops) rather than the Intel fudge with hyperthreading
Apple at that time were still recovering from their braincrash from the last 15 years or so, & didn't have a /mainstream/ competitor in the desktop/laptop stakes (although they'd been working up capital through iPod sales & phones).. plus IIRC at that point they were still fairly proprietary WRT hardware..
I've given in & installed W10 on most of my personal systems 'cos I'm too old now to be bothered fighting it, but you can be assured that the first time M$ asks me for a CC to perform an 'upgrade', or 'requests' my telemetry details or similar, they'll be told precisely where they can stuff it! That being said, once Classic Shell is installed there aren't that many changes (notwithstanding the GUI cruft mentioned above), so it won't bother me that much..
REMoval or REMover, where the eponymous band play their merry tunes to retirement homes' residents, in order to make more space for incoming candidates
1 band point for resident leaving home
2 band points for resident committing suicide/dying during performance
5 res points for resident(s) violently forcing them to leave the premesis (room for single resident)
10 res points for catatonic resident becoming concsious/aware
25 band points for above catatonic resident immediately attempting suicide
25 res points for above catatonic resident attempting to murder band (time limit: 3 weeks)
Re: Dual Redundant Power Feeds?
IIRC - I may well be wrong! - that ~35KV is for the distribution of a small village (ie the wonks' living quarters etc). Approx double that would be needed for powering up the photon generator, or WHY. Plus this scientific village is fairly isolated..
So at huge expense (that sci can't afford) you lay a redundant cable from the 'nearest grid' to enable you to shut down that grid as well due to oversupply, occasionally & with 0 warning?
I'm sure the assorted resident wonks (including our beloved Brian of the floppy hair) are frustrated that their experiments may be delayed, but I'm equally sure that they can apply their time to theoreticals or data analysis in the meantime..
I think I've told this story before, but back around 2K I was was trying to cross Oxford St from Bond St. I waited at a junction with the rest of the crowd, & flung out my arm protectively to catch a woman across the chest/neck who was just about to push her pushchair (with infant) straight into the path of an oncoming taxi (as I was taller I could see the taxi before she could)
No smobes in that case (a bit too early), but can you guess the outcome?
Hmm... ISTM that Copyright (the ability for 'artists'* to claim their own unique work, for a period of time) & Patent (the ability for inventors/engineers to claim a /limited/ timeframe for their unique innovation to be licensed to build copies) is being conflated here
*'artists' include authors, picture daubers, metal/masonry/fish reconstructors (including architects) etc etc
Inventors/Engineers get IIRC 20 years from a patent (+ applicable licensing) to make a living out of producing Something New, that may (or may not) be still going & producing 'better things' for x years in the future.. alternatively it may die due to any reason, including fashion. That's if their patent licence has been (a) granted & (b) they live long enough for (a) to be applicable.. (I'm leaving out (c) their application has been contested then denied by Big Corp lawyers for obvious reasons)
Artists (see above) create something out of 'nothing'. Good for the psyche of those that behold the creation, but other than that..? However, whatever they've created & however it's perceived it'll still get 50 (or 70 or WHY) years' prevention of duplicating, /past the creator's death!/**
So, I can see reasons for artists' copyright time limit (there are very few rich artists, on a global scale), but I can't see parity for engineers/inventors :( OK, some may be working for others (as most artists do: ever heard of 'commissions'?), but shirley Engineers/Inventors should be recognised for who they are, what they do & paid appropriately!
**(I'm deliberately not going into the 'perpetual copyright/patent' situation here as it's far more complex than this bear of very little brain can follow..)