UK Technical Sovereignity ?
Of course the UK will have Technical Sovereignity.
Because they VOTED to have it via Brexit.
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I have always assumed that the Ribbon is about Microsoft office ( small 'o' ) politics.
Their programmers are paid and even promoted depending on how many 'great new ideas' they can add to the ribbon.
Whether customers actually use all those brand new facilities is entirely secondary.
I'm last to learn, as per, but I was told recently that as of Excel 2016, Microsoft encourages users to put shared Excel files on OneDrive
( rather than share them in-house ).
How backward of users to think they should only use OneDrive when absolutely necessary.
Just look at all the problems you get when you keep your stuff geographically local.
the regulator can take "coercive measures," such as removing the foreign businesses from Russian web search results, banning them from advertising or collecting data in the nation, and imposing other restrictions
So from Russia nobody would be able to hack into, say, Microsoft's cloud, 'cos they could not find it in the first place ?
Hypothetically of course. Russians would NEVER do that kind of thing.
Google advised users: to "powerwash" their Chrome OS devices back to factory settings; to rollback the Chrome OS device to a previous version via USB; or to remove the affected account and add the account back to the device. All three mitigations, however, clear local data on the device.
Or simply install a different distro of Linux entirely.
( Make no apology for repeating what I said on the thread about
Office Not Frightening The Horses. )
Windows 11 installs a Cloud version of Office
overriding any version of Office already on the machine.
At least it is easy to recover Windows 10 and re-install Office 2016
What Windows 11 does with Office frightens this particular horse.
Specifically, Windows 11 installs a cloud version of Office, completely overriding any version of Office that happens to be in the system already.
At least it is easy to restore Windows 10 and re-install Office 2016.
Are there STILL ads for laptops that get tagged :
"For £50 You Also Get Norton Anti-virus" or somesuch ?
And is it the sods who say "Yes" who end up with automatically renewed subscriptions ?
When I see those ads my mental response is :
"So how much do you charge NOT to have Norton added ?"
constructing the largest known three-dimensional simulation of the universe to date
So that will be better than
Enough computer power to (dis)prove Einstein.
Can't get much more 'high powered' than that.
My latest scammers have got SLIGHTLY more sophisticated in that when I pick up the phone a recorded message is played. This tells me there is something wrong with my IP address AND ....
if I want to correct it push button 1.
In other words they realise the possibility that the listener can see through them and so NOT proceed with the call.
Must admit temptation to ask whether it is my IPv4 or IPV6 address that is causing the problem and see whether the bloke even knows what I am talking about.
Vodafone is my ISP and according to the icon in the tray the internet connection through which I am now interacting with the Reg is : 'vodafone-B799-5G'.
Early in the 2010s they laid a new internet cable across the Atlantic Ocean. Said cable was only 20 miles south of Cork Harbour and to tap into it cost all of €20m, which was obviously a bargain.
( Apple could have paid for it out of small change. )
I presume that is why 5G is so common hereabouts.
Once upon a time Microsoft was TWO companies : Windows and Office.
Windows made some kind of OS while Office made Office software for Steve Jobs and his gang.
Now Microsoft ALSO includes a cloud company ( Azure ) and a hardware company ( Surface ).
If anything Surface learned Windows quickISH.
What surprises me is that no big IT company such as Google has said to vaccine researchers :
You want a ton of computing power ? Here it is. Be our guest.
It is not only a definitive case of Public Service but it would be both great Publicity AND a place in the history books to be able to say :
The company whose computers helped find the covid-19 vaccine
How to save Boeing is so simple as to win the No Shit Sherlock Award 2019 .
But whether it will actually happen is another story entirely.
First, State the problem : this company is, effectively, Boeing Beancounters Inc.
The obvious thing to do is to put actual ENGINEERS in charge again.
The longer the beancounters stay, the more likely the company will be fucked up in a terminal sense.
people have to show up with identification to get their passwords changed.
People in countries where English is the main spoken language are mostly unaware of how routine ID is in Germany.
I remember particularly a photo taken about 1900 where there was a policeman ( with helmet making him look a soldier from WW1 ) looking into the ID documents of ................................. a tramp.
So ID is so important in Germany EVERYBODY has it.