The article reminded of Stephen Elop who was supposed to rescue Nokia, but ended up selling it to Microsoft.
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Buzz kill: Crook, 73, conned investors into shoveling millions into geek-friendly caffeine-loaded chocs that didn't exist. Now he's in jail
At work (a university) we have a cold room in our building where some people do lab work. They have a ruggedized Dell laptop of some model which is connected to a piece of lab equipment, and is kept in the cold room full time. Since the room is kept at a constant 4º C, I'm not sure a regular laptop would withstand those temperatures for years on end as that one has.
Delicious irony: Hacked medical debt collector AMCA files for bankruptcy protection from debt collectors
Switchzilla rolls out Wi-Fi 6 kit: New access points, switch for a standard that hasn't officially arrived
So, that's cheerio the nou to Dundee Satellite Receiving Station: Over 40 years of service axed for the sake of £338,000
With Brexit looming, it's only a matter of time before Downing Street puts the ghost of Ron Obvious in charge of the space program. Obvious, known for his attempts at jumping across the English Channel and at running to Mercury, is sure to bring much-needed enthusiasm to the troubled Space Agency.
Sherlock, because Obvious.
Super Cali optimistic right-to-repair's negotious, even though Apple thought it was something quite atrocious
Talk to/write to your legislator
I live in Indiana which is one of the states considering a right-to-repair law. I did this a few months ago and it was painless. It took about 20 minutes to write something and send it in.
If you make a living doing repairs, contact your legislator and tell them how the right-to-repair affects you and your job. Hopefully it will counterbalance what they're being told by Apple, John Deere, etc.
The UK's Cairncross Review calls for Google, Facebook to be regulated – and life support for journalism
Maybe the NHS is using different software, but in the US most hospitals have software that logs anytime someone's medical record is accessed. If they're not involved in the care of the patient, they're not supposed to access it. It's sort of an honor system - the software won't stop people from looking - but if they're not involved with the patient's treatment, they could be fired and/or sued.
Also, employees aren't supposed to look at medical records of family, friends, or anyone else they're not treating.
I deal a lot with HIPAA, and most hospitals are very serious about patient privacy.
"Has this person, for just one second, considered how families with young children must feel when they are confronted with these obscene symbols as they walk to school?"
Did that person go to school in the Georgian Era? Children won't know it's obscene unless someone tells them and parents will likely roll their eyes when asked by the kids. There's a big difference between painting peckers around potholes and producing pornographic pictures.
As someone who lives in Indy, I like our chances, though it will ultimately boil down to what Amazon values most.
Real estate in Indy is relatively inexpensive, and since we aren't constrained by the ocean, there is plenty of room to grow. Indiana University and Purdue University share a large campus downtown. There are plenty of engineers because of all the IndyCar race teams and all the biomedical companies in the area. There are plenty of scientists due to Eli Lilly and other companies headquartered here.
The suburbs are attract a lot of families as good places to raise kids, while a lot of singles prefer to live downtown, where there is more stuff to do. It's pretty easy to catch a cab, Lyft, or Uber, and the bus service is pretty good (I use it every day). There are also a couple of car sharing schemes for people who want to use a car only once in awhile, but not often enough to warrant buying their own car.
Just my two cents.
"The plate pivots on a band of a dark polymer that doesn't seem built to survive years of fidgeting."
Not sure why you'd need to read the collection of compliance logos so often that this would become a worry. I have an XPS13 built in 2012 (via Project Sputnik) that gets used daily, and I think I've only needed to open this plate thrice. Leave it alone and stop fidgeting.
"The skill sets required to be a good security engineer bear very little relation to those needed for managing a department..."
Reminds me of Robert Oppenheimer. He wasn't the best, most brilliant physicist, but he was respected enough by other physicists that he was able to get many to join the Manhattan Project.