not even slightly believable, the saturn V outside of kennedy was never flight ready, yep date checks out.
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I'm in France using an English configured Windows 10 pc and my work Windows Phone.
Cortana refuses to run, because it can't do English when I am in France. But when it sees my GPS location as in England all works correctly. Very very short sighted Microsoft, at least Siri works here even when giving directions you have to think twice as to how she mangled the French words in English.
Windows 10 isn't that bad to be honest but I'll wait for the first service pack before upgrading my home machines.
Every few years someone tries to save money by using Virtualization or remote computing to save money. It never works, because you don't have the same experience as having a computer by the side of you. If you look at places where thin computing is implemented, (ex Airport checkins) the experience is less than Ideal for someone that knows how to use the system. Click wait. click wait. Click wait..
Thin computing will be out of fashion again about the time you realise that it would have been cheaper to buy desktops than pay the outlandish prices that Support, Hosting and lost productive time due to latency and outages. No thanks.
I had spent two weeks training and this morning, I was being let onto the phones.
Telephone: Beep, service call.
Me: Good morning, British Gas Services, Dave speaking how can I help you?
Old woman: Hello, I'm waiting for an engineer to give me a service.
Me: I can see on the screen that he is due to see you this morning, between 9 and 12.
Old woman: Oh I do hope so deary, it's been a long time since I've had a good servicing, and I'm getting desperate.
I hit the mute button, the person sitting on the call with me is in tears and can't speak frantically waving for a supervisor. John, comes over..
John: Hello, I am David's supervisor, how can I help you?
Old woman: I'm waiting for an engineer to give me a servicing, It's been a long time since anyone took a look at it, and I'm getting desperate that he comes. I have to go out and do the shopping.
John hits the mute button and joins my colleague in tears trying not to laugh.
Taking a deep breath I reply : Well he is due to come before mid day, 1pm at the latest. I'm sorry we can't be more precise that that.
Old Woman: Ok thanks, I'll just have to wait for it then.
Me: Ok thank you for calling us and have a good day.
Old woman: bye.
Silverlight didn't last much longer either,
Flash is finally dying.
If they put their minds to it I think they would be able to produce a round circular contraption that could be used as an interface between the ground and a moving object being pulled along by some means of locomotion.
That there was a type of african frog, that during drought years where food and water is scarce started reproducing asexually, but when the rains came they got busy down the pond with anything that walks.
A lot of the keywords I'm trying to find on google are not allowed at work, so I'm expecting an email from the BOFH about now.
Was the workarounds that were performed to get around the failings of the JVM. These became so well known and thanks to the GoF were implemented in every language whether they needed them or not.
Facade, etc etc etc.
If you know the language that you writing in, and understand why the patterns came about it's pretty obvious that you don't need them.
"Commands and paths had to be typed in full in the MS-DOS days, there was no fancy time-saving command-line auto completion. This feature popped up much later in the picture, when the command prompt had almost become a forgotten artifact of the pre-GUI era."
DOSKEY was available from MSDOS 5.0 and later.
Powershell is powerful but, I use it maybe once a month, and then mostly for Chocolatey.
But I have a command window open on my machine nearly all day. At the moment there are 3 of them.
Dir *.txt is a hell of a lot faster to find a file than trying to find it in a window.
I live in France,
Amazon.com -> Most will not ship to europe, and you inccur huge tax.
Amazon.co.uk -> Most will not ship to europe, when they do it's by royal mail and that takes 5 - 6 weeks if it ever gets here.
Amazon.fr -> 2 -3 days, sent via la poste, pick it up from the post office if on Prime, if not they try to deliver then you pick it up from the post office the following day.
Amazon.de -> 3 - 4days same as .fr
At christmas I bought 4 boxes of lego for my child.
2 from amazon France and 2 from Amazon.co.uk
Amazon France delivered locally one parcel in 2 days, the second one came after 4 days with a Amazon.jp label on it and a nice Origami thankyou message.
1 box of Lego from the UK, arrived 4th of Jan, ordered mid October.
The last box never got to me, and was refunded.
Christmas presents sent from my Mother in the UK via Royal mail, again in october, arrived in mid Feb, the tracking number from La Poste said they took charge of the package 2 days before it was delivered.
I'm not pointing fingers here, but I think it's pretty clear where the problem lies.
I had to reinstall windows from scratch,
Wiped the disk with Linux CD.
Installed Antivirus, allowed to update and check the entire machine.
Opened up Internet Explorer to go to Windows Update.
5+ viruses and 2 malware apps installed just from the Bing home page.
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