It's not just the lens, it's the sensor size, phones use a sensor that's only a few millimetres across, the 100mp Hasselblad sensors are, if memory serves 33 x 45mm
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My college got a shiny new IT suite when I was doing my HNC, 20 lovely beige boxes, all lined up on a long bench.
Each box had a vent on the left and a fan on the right, so cold air in one side, and hot out the other.
As they were all lined up nice and neatly PC 2 sucked in PC 1's hot air, and gave hotter air to PC 3.
Anyone guess what happened about 30 minutes after they were turned on for the first time?
These so-called Christians always forget the teachings of their chosen imaginary friend
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
That is unless they do actually hate themselves and are transferring that hatred onto their neighbours as some kind of incel defense mechanism...
Similar call to our Prep School site, the printer in the Boarding kitchen office wasn't working, it's 10 miles down very rough b-roads to get there, but it's not too far out of the way that I can't do the run on my way home, so I said I'd be there about 6pm
No, she says, I need it fixing now so I can print menus, so I get in the car, 40 minutes later I'm stood looking at a Brother printer with a power lead sitting in the paper output tray.
Err, that's the printer power lead, I point out
Yes, I have to unplug it to use the fan heater
Don't you think your printer will work better if you plug it back in
She didn't even blush, just blustered about it being a rough day etc etc...
Travelling around Northern Pakistan in the early 90's.
The trip stared well when the x-ray machine in Karachi airport died, so they just let us all leave without checking anyone's bag, because it was too hot to bother with that kind of malarkey.
We got the train up to Lahore, the carriage behind was attacked by genuine horse riding bandits, the guards fought them off and we carried on north.
One of our group decides a few days later to pay an ex-UN guy to take us to Afghanistan to see some buried Russian tanks he'd heard about, so we get a train to Islamabad and from there head out in a battered ex-UN Land Rover and make a totally illegal incursion into Afghanistan.
We didn't find any tanks sadly, then on the way back we heard some gun fire, but thought nothing of it until the land rover starts juddering and our guide notices we've run out of diesel.
We coast down hill into a village, where we spot several extra holes along the side of the land rover, one of which was the fuel tank.
The villagers patched us up with chewed khat, gave us chai and mutton curry, then an elder rolls a barrel of kerosene over and they siphon a few gallons into the perforated Land Rover.
We thanked our friends and left, as we drove away from the village our guide casually says "so, how did you enjoy your time with the Taliban?"
Did you see where I said laptop?
The smallest usable laptop we have around work is a Dell Inspiron 5000, it's still bigger than my iPad and case, plus my iPad can be charged from any USB port, whereas the Dell needs its power brick or a 45w USB C charger.
The Surface devices are nice, but the Go isn't as smooth to use as an iPad and actually more expensive than the basic iPad, which is all I need.
I'm not an Apple lover, but the iPad is exactly what I need for writing on the go
I've found my iPad to be the perfect portable writing tool, so much easier to pop an iPad with keyboard case into my backpack than even the smallest laptop & PSU.
The Office 365 Apps on iPadOS are more than adequate for general writing tasks, but having to switch from keyboard to touchscreen is way more frustrating that keyboard to mouse.
I was once at a trade show at the NEC.
We'd finished setting up our stand, so I wandered around the stands with some colleagues.
We stopped at the biggest stand at the show, marvelling at the just completed video wall, it must have been 30m by 10m, simply huge when you're stood right in front of it.
The engineer had wandered off for his break, what he didn't realise was his laptop was still connected to the video wall, and the whole of Hall 1 of the NEC was soon treated to the finest wares Pron Hub has to offer, most of which is not something you want to see when you're standing so close to a 30 metre wide screen...
Got to say we did that once, we borrowed a CCTV swan neck wall mount off the manufacturer purely so we could measure the thread to get a local metal worker to duplicate it, then we sent one of the copies back.
We realised our mistake a couple of days later when we found the original on the warehouse shelf.
Remarkably the manufacturer either never noticed, or didn't care we'd sent a copy back
I have absolutely no idea why, but we have a number of HP PageWide inkjets. They're decent quality, but the fuel is hideously expensive.
Last week one of our more shouty teachers demanded we fix his printer, during lockdown the heads had become so bunged up they could not be cleaned, even after many clean cycles, so I arranged for the porters to move a printer from a currently empty office to this guy's office, asking them to leave the broken one behind so I could retrieve the nearly new, £110 a pop ink tanks for later use.
I trotted along to the office to change the network settings to the new printer and the old one was gone. The porters had taken it and tossed it in the waste electricals skip, >£400 of ink, gone for ever...
I remember back in the day I worked for certain low rent PC manufacturer who also owned a Tier One ISP.
The network guys one evening noticed one server was unusually busy, and had an unexpected port open to the world, so they went to investigate, found a network cable where there shouldn't have been one, traced the cable up through the roof space and out through a vent onto the roof, where they found an AP beaming free WiFi to the estate over the road...
I'm currently running a late 2012 21" iMac as my main work from home machine, if I need a bit more beef I have an i7 Mac Mini Server, also late 2012 with 16gb RAM and a new SSD. I don't run the Mini as my main machine as it's only plugged into a regular 24" monitor that's not as pleasing to the eye as the iMac.
I also have a thunderbolt cable to make the iMac appear as a second screen for the Mini if I need dual displays.
I'm due a work laptop upgrade soon, I'm actually holding off the upgrade to see the new Arm MacBooks, as they may come within budget instead of an HP Probook
Why does an update from MacOS 10.15.5 to 10.15.6 involve a 2.96 Gb download?
Can't MacOS just patch the affected applications without downloading a fresh copy of the OS?
I guess huge downloads like this are fine in the world of fibre broadband, but I'm still on 8 meg ADSL out here in the sticks...
My employer has saved £6,000 in printing and £20,000 in postage in 3 months.
I guess as a school we do more printing than a lot of businesses, but now the senior management team has seen we can deliver lessons entirely electronically and not print anything, I can see them removing most printers from site
"the safety of our guests is really important, so we can't allow horse-drawn vehicles in our drive-thrus."
Did they offer any explanation as to why the safety of their "guests" would be impacted by a horse-drawn vehicle?
Some say the horse shit, but is steaming recycled grass any worse than diesel & petrol fumes spewing out as they queue for an hour?
We had a security company put a traffic analyser on our network for a month to see what naughtiness the kids were up to.
They were terribly disappointed that there was absolutely nothing nasty to support (well, there wouldn't be, they're hardly likely to waste effort cracking through the firewall when we've got a phone mast on the hill and unlimited data allowance) but what we did notice was just how much traffic went from Huawei phones back to China.
We also noticed the treadmills in the gym were also contacting Taiwan with 300 byte packets every 15 seconds...
I'm assuming the writer was confused.
There is a one-off purchase of Softmaker Office Pro available, it's £86.99 and offers a very similar version to Softmaker Office Pro NX annual licence (£44.90 a year) but obviously you'll be stuck with the version you buy, no annual updates.
There was a story involving CD trays a while back.
This one is where someone accidentally powered down the wrong server, so his solution was to remotely eject the CD tray of the server he was about to power down so he knew which one it was when he walked up to the rack
Many years ago my cousin's exhaust broke, she was having to drive back to her husband in Germany the next day, so my brother took the bottom of a baked bean can, slipped the two broken bits of exhaust inside, packed the ends with fibreglass and sealed each end with jubilee clips.
Get it fixed as soon as you get to Osnabrück he told her.
5 years and almost 100,000 miles later, when they came back to the UK the bean can was still in place.
She said it sounded better with the can, but there was a strong smell of burnt tomato sauce for the drive over the M62 to the ferry...
Had a similar head scratch situation whereby a customer would be in the process of buying something when the stock would suddenly disappear from the inventory mid transaction.
This was back in the early nineties, we were a catalogue store not unlike Argos, the customer would select an item, the sales person would enter it into the till, process the order and the item would be picked from the stock room, but occasionally the item would disappear from the inventory between the software finding the item in stock and then processing the sale.
We had the IT people in several times, they couldn't locate the glitch, and the disappearing item would always reappear the next day after the End of Day routines were run.
Then, one day the software guys were on site with all kinds of gear when they at last spotted the stock disappear from inventory, and they saw just why it happened, it was when the store manager walked past the server room when on a call on her analogue cordless phone.
They swapped her phone for one of the new fangled DECT phones and the problem never reoccured...
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