Re: Phones are lovely but they'd be much better without cameras
I know it is a joke but yes - or at least SW integration with your phone.
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What Camera makers have missed here is making it easier to get the photos off the effing camera - in far too many cased it involves shuffling around with cards or cables like 15 years ago; the SW integration is more often than not atrocious.
My aunt was working at the Royal Danish Mail, responsible for correspondence in English with other postal services.
In the seventies there was a lot of publications of graphical nature posted from Denmark, and in one case a shipment was returned from the US with the comment that they could not let that sort of stuff into the country. My aunt took a quick look and wrote back: “yes you can, it says printed in the USA”.
What should that be good for? Everything is well with the PPEs and classics graduates in charge, right? /s
It’s not just in the UK though. Here in Portugal law graduates seem to dominate politics, in Denmark it is a mix of graduates of law, political science and economics (but they only do one of them, and then usually a masters).
I am afraid numerate and scientifically literate people find something more rewarding to do.
Perhaps i have not thought deeply enough about it, but so far I have not come up with good reasons why Scientology or Pastafarianism should not be afforded the same privileges as e.g. the Catholic Church.
All are based on unprovable claims and both the first and the last have histories of making money by dubious means.
You remind me of my last project before I left IT. I came in as tester on this project of a modern application which should replace some old, hard to maintain but business critical mainframe code.
On the question of when it went live, the answer was “August”. According to a senior tester it had also been August the year before, and it was still August when I left a year or so later.
No one dared pulling the old code, just in case, they were not completely sure what other processes used it.
Depending on country, some banks issue bonds with maturities matching the mortgages. That way the maturity problem is passed on.
In Denmark the link is even more direct: when you take out a mortgage (up to 80% of assessed property value), bonds are issued and you pay the interest of the day for the next 20 or 30 years, plus 0.5-0.9% to cover admin and defaults.
Obviously there are more details, but the bonds are AAA and have not defaulted since creation in the late 18th century.
In the case of Germany, the Nazi party didn’t win a parliamentary majority. They only got one after ganging up with a conservative party to expel the communists.
It is good you write kinda worked around. The episode with mr Johnson sending parliament home after lying to Lizzie showed that system to be rather weak, and everybody seemed okay with internment in NI back in the day.
If you dig into details of how democracy works, I am not sure current Britain has much to lecture Germany on.
It is a paradox of democracy. How do you deal with groups whose aim is to abolish or ignore it? Germany had it with Baader-Meinhof, Algeria with islamists. Do you tolerate the intolerant?
To me it is quite understandable that the framers of the German constitution wanted to avoid a repeat of the end of the Weimar Republic.
If you consider the last hundred years or so of German history, it may not surprise you that German law (constitution I think) takes a dim view of organisations that attempt to change the democratic order. There are authorities (Verfassungsschutz/Verfassungsgericht) tasked with checking what organisations are up to.
They have looked at various organisations left and right in the past as is their legal duty, do you have any indication it’s not what has happened here?
Last year I did some estimates for photovoltaic with and without battery for the Algarve.
Payback without batteries just over four years, but payback for adding a battery was about 20 years.
This is essentially all on savings, we would receive just over €130/years for feed in.
As it happened, the supplier offered interest free payments over five years, but only installed a year late; that is, they have not quite finished as they were short of a widget to measure the feed in and have not started sending me invoices yet.
Chaotic, but the electricity bill is lower by about the predicted amount.