Re: barely delivering a lorry.
if your definition of lorry includes a three wheeler driven by Inspector Clouseau
320 posts • joined 31 Jan 2007
From what I see the biggest group who benefited by increasing the amount of people heading to university is those who can claim they have lowered youth unemployment and those in charge of universities.
If the person gained benefit from going to college then likely they will be paying with higher taxes over their working lives as they will gain better paid employment - but this is becoming less likely than in past. You'd expect that under normal supply and demand when you increase supply, now add in the increasing tendcy to shift expensive non management jobs to lower cost regions and you are hitting falling value in degrees - so I am not convinced degrees are generally cost effective for the person studying for them now.
Businesses should be gaining benefit for better educated workers - but they seem reluctant to pay for it now.
I wouldn't have been able to work from home in the 90s (and not just because of the lack of Internet) - however the offices I worked in had more space per person and only a few people compared to the open plan ones at work now. So I wonder if it would have been that bad
You know this sort of error is older than computers -
Another serious training mistake was revealed later; the Soviets used their own diesel engine tanks to train the dogs rather than German tanks which had gasoline engines. As the dogs relied on their acute sense of smell, the dogs sought out familiar Soviet tanks instead of strange-smelling German tanks.
I guess the non-approved ones would be the ones that actually worked - used to have to reboot a HP laptop several times a day as the wi-fi card/driver just died and only full reboot would recover it. (It got better after a firmware update) - The only reason I would consider another HP laptop is the works ones I have had since have been pretty reliable.
I think a better anaology is
A good worker realises a sharp knife is dangerous so extreme care is needed but they also know that trying to maintain the level of vigilence required for long periods/large projects is hard/impossible so start looking whether there is a more appropriate tool for the job at hand. Once found they will put the knife back in draw for times they need the fine cutting ability not possible with the tools at hand (which will likely reduce as they learn new tool). They also understand the fancy new tool isn't fullproof, it just stops you cutting yourself on the blade but doesn't stop you dropping it on your foot.
Actually he is qualified as extending a domestic circuit is non-notifiable (various rules changed in 2013)
Changes to Part P 2013
There are two main changes in the latest version of Part P of the Building Regulations. The first change relates to the range of electrical installation work which requires notification. The range has been reduced, previously work in kitchens and outdoors was notifiable. Under the new regulations, unless the work requires the provision of a new circuit and is not in a special location it will not require notification.
All other work is considered non-notifiable, namely additions and alterations to existing installations outside special locations, maintenance, replacement and repair work.
I know as was researching whether I could add some sockets & lights to existing circuits
A company's website was all working but they couldn't get hold of the company who created it for them. Turns out the had gone bankrupt and been liquidated, but as they'd paid for their hosting for several years in advance it was still running all their clients sites for some time. The biggest problem was the domains where ownership had passed to the official receivers hands even though the client was renewing them, but they decided to let them expire and just buy them back, (before every possible domain expiring was jumped on by squatters)
I am an Electronics Engineer who switched to software - however I'd disagree, I'd say it is impossible to build any complex software system which is bug free within a useful/reasonable time period. I am not even sure with enough time you could make it bug free due to complexity. Even if the system doesn't hit bugs under normal circumstances there will likely be conditions that can be exploited by the black hats as engineers/developers have a logical approach which can blind them to potential attacks vectors.
You can however build highly reliable systems and resilient with the right level of discipline, which rarely hit the bugs and I don't think it actually takes any more resources if you start out doing it correctly. However a lot of managers don't understand this and it takes time and experience for a developers to get into a position they have the right skills to apply the discipline needed, which they'll never get if they spend lots of time stuck on doing it by yesterday without people with the skills to guide them
or even just point it at BBC's version - BBC Lockdown rules: What Covid tier is your area in and what are the restrictions?
I have an ASUS RT-N66U which I brought back in July 2013 (I think had been out a year or so) and the ASUS webpage lists latest firmware as of June 2020 - it is now being used in media bridge mode as I have upgraded to a tri-band AX router where it was dropping out (mainly I think due to other routers close by)
If it is off road I believe it is OK for it to be without MOT as long as it is Taxed or SORN, you can't get it taxed without MOT (or less than 3 years old), so would have to SORN it then. If VED is due at end of month and MOT due then, probably worth seeing if you can renew now as I have managed that in past to ensure tax disk arrived in time, even though MOT would expire before new Tax started (though don't know if it will work with new system)
shutdown /s is easier - and something you can explain to an non IT person.
But that still leaves us with MS Windows Team, in an effort to pretend Windows boots faster, mislabelled the action which leads to lots of confusion when full shutdown is required.
Currently using a two in one laptop with touch screen but using a Bluetooth mouse in preference to either the touch screen or touch pad, though the touch screen can be useful when ****** Windows decides Bluetooth device is unknown/not working and I need to reboot it again (another stupid decision by MS making proper shut down so difficult as sometimes you need a cold boot for it to forget it is broken).
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