Re: Next time
It is a long time since I read of folk eating folk a.k.a "long pig"
239 posts • joined 16 Sep 2016
My mum's house and all houses in that street were on wooden suspended floors with a 2 ft 6 inch (say 75cm) 'crawl space' below the floors, in which the ancient lead water pipes were run from street water cock to under sink and water store (large diameter day tank holding at least two day's supply in case of water problems) built in mid 1850s.
Absolutely no problem in running modern electrics from room to room.
I attended a factory with a quarter of a million GBP machine tool which only works to Windows XP. Life of machine tool is greater than 40 years. Windows XP (7 years?) . I got then to buy quite a few XP machines being sold for scrap as owners switched to next Windows series. Try, see working , get spare batteries, get spare RAM, keep in store, Arrange for Windows XP on virtual machines of better newer machines. OH! VM Windows XP does not work in control cycle. VM does not work!
Um. This persuaded owner only in future to buy machine tools controlled by FLOSS software.
It was a somewhat bad experience.
I always get folk borrowing my laptop (uses LibreOffice.com) to type ONLY in pure text with a paragraph spacer, or a line spacer between paragraphs (Bold, Italic, hyphen, underline) only.
Then they can email to office.
Then open in MS Word save as transmitted and also under a different name (remember different versions of MS.Word do not automatically give same MS Word format) then do finish formatting and re-save under a new name. Keeping pure text and new formatted versions.
This i show I did docs for a MS Only office from home using LO.o for many years
A certain transport organisation can only now get spares from one third party manufacturer whose machine tools (cost say quarter of a million, ¼M£) have a 40 year life, but control software is 'fixed ' to Windows 98 time and inputs.
Manufacturer long since dead, so no one knows the software or code or how it works.
After his episode I always want printed copy of code, and if possible only free software in control systems of expensive machinery.
Large Balls of Copper were hoisted as signals. Still used in 1970s at Leith. Dropping of ball indicated exactly (within a few seconds of 1pm at same time as one o'clock gun was fired from Edinburgh Castle to give a time signal to mariners in Leith Roads.
Most child sexual abuse is done by persons with close proximity to child, (family or family members).
Remote sexual abuse, such as a UK person paying a family in some remote country to show sexual abuse of a child, is fairly common, streamed abuse, but unless recorded or intercepted in live time , this is difficult to prove.
Connection to Connection can be proved. Cash trail can be proved.
But actual incident is very difficult to prove. See various reports from Philippines on this.
They try to raid during actual streaming as that is how they get proof.
I set up Linux OSs for folks who cannot afford to buy a new computer on reconditioned laptops or who want to use their old (Visa ) machines without buying new. I have automatically rejected all machines that had NVidia cards, as these did not play well with Linux OSs.
I will wait awhile until it becomes clear which NVidea cards have Linux support. I tended to buy reconditioned machines with AMD graphics or Intel graphics, as both of these work with Linux OSs.
My rats loved the cable with plasticizer ingredients to allow bending, never touched copper large diameter in brown plastic.
The nibbled edges of cable are still visible in my office, but covered with blue electricians tape where bitten. Like the plasters used in food kitchens, visible and gives a warning.
RPI my rat. a 'man' Looks at cable icon
Funny. Perhaps, when working in office - time spent with others was most useful, easy to review drawings with a draughts-lady at her desk, but then sorting out the papers to be disclosed to client or suppliers was always done from home after getting home. Japan and USA folk just assumed I could answer phone at 2am UK time or 11 pm UK time.
So what has changed since I left full time employment in 2004?
Working from home is I assume just the same for hours but without that 'personal comment' by lady in office, "the designer got it wrong but see he corrected badly the drawings", a remark never to be put in writing or overheard in a VoIP chat with many folk.
Yes there are pros and cons to working from home, it depends on what is needed for that particular skill set.
Wood carving , painting, metal bashing, shipbuilding needs a workshop of many folk 'on the ground' supported by the office folk. Music needs rehearsal studios or places, apart from the actual live performance.
To each set of objective products, there is a need for both on premises and off premises requirements, it just varies from product to product, but do not "demand attendance" if it adds little to the outcome, so allow and change habits.
I am eagerly awaiting you published experience on setting up a Jitsi server. My problem, I work from home, do VoIP (Zoom, Jitsi , no MS Teams, as it does not play well with my set up).
So how cheap to host a Jitsi server / instance and install correct software and stuff for say 3 to 5 persons?
Are you doing a tutorial? Published - (You Tube or elsewhere)?
Meanwhile, also have to do Jitsi / email with actual folk who work hands on on machinery in many places.
There are a number of machine tools in very advanced manufacturing (with a probable lifetime use of 40 plus years) which cost many thousands of time the cost of the Windows OS running the control systems. I have spent time buying up old but properly licenced Windows XO machines just to have spares to substitute when original XP machine dies.
React OS would solve this problem.
"If you want to reduce overall costs per-capita, encourage people to smoke, overeat, and generally get in very bad health so they die just before they reach retirement, before they stop producing income to put money in the system. "
example P R China
The NON-transferability from military systems to civilian not-joined-up data health services has caused extreme problems to ex -service personnel.
It would be better to allow the military system to incorporate the civilian.
The extreme problem of who accesses what is easily solved by making the access via a personal passphrase given by patient to any health service worker needing it.
If it is "MY LIFE" at stake I can if conscious give authority. That works.
If unconscious or unable to communicate then access should be automatic.
Um! House door and software are very different fish.
I pinch your chair. (No chair left for you to use, sole unique thing)
I copy a publicly accessible data stream, also in archive files. Very different You made it available. No theft, you still have original data.
Just your carelessness, of a very different thing from a house door.
Family had a shop near a showground and a hospital. Show folk were very credit worthy (much better than the local doctors & lawyers) getting a £200 odd 'fill the lorry with food for a trip' paid in pennies was not unusual. PS. we never bothered counting the bags of coin, it would be correct, our bank said the same and just accepted the bags as marked.
Car (not German) stopped many times on M6 at certain points in early 1970s. Engine just cut out. Learned to always at that point drive in left hand lane. Occurred for about 6 months, I never found out what transmitting device cut the engine. I thought peculiar to my car, but on an inter company meeting I found about three other folk with same problem and same model of company cars. Maker and service folk said 'it could not occur'.
"The joy of Windows XP [& Vista & Windows 7] was when it died you just bunged Linux on it to bring it back to life for as long as the hardware hangs together. I must have half a dozen PC & laptops doing just that."
I maintain a few old Windows machines for charities with a Linux distro of up to date software for them. [Disclaimer: and some 4 or so in my house]
Main problem now, with all sorts of folk video chatting, many do not have in build cameras and microphones, so need a external USB mic/camera. They live and prosper within the limits these folk want from basic computing tasks
Not electrical but out of 'pipes'. Sometimes in my youth I trained "Young Officers" from a middle east country. Once part way through their course; we had to instruct in rifle range safety and practice. Issue each trainee with rifle, take to training ground, fire off a few rounds, inspect all rifles unloaded and bring men plus rifles back on truck.
As my normal practice, I physically had trainees in a line at practice end and have every rifle unbolted and open and stuck my little finger in chamber to ensure no rounds loaded before they got on truck (I had learned!). But you do not look behind you!
Guys climb onto truck at back end, part way through them climbing aboard , a Bang! Hole about 1 cm above drivers head [N1] in cab. (or roughly less than a thumb width). Getting into truck a guy hit rifle on truck edge & pulled his trigger.
Found out, in their country, it was a major criminal offence in their army to carry an unloaded weapon. They all had a spare round in their breast pockets they loaded into their rifle chamber after I had inspected rifles were empty and collected all 'issued' rounds.
I changed to having rifles issued at firing range by my native UK troops and returned to to my native UK troops after firing practice.
However I found the [N1] driver would never drive me thereafter. Strange.
Habits and culture can ruin any written procedure for safety.
As I worked internationally thereafter, it was a good lesson for my surviving, but with an awful reputation as "he lets the trainees kill one another". "He likes putting his fingers in holes" (without an explanation).
Quote There is also a fair amount of look at what WE did in that the Polish part tend to be forgotten like also the Russian part in taking Berlin and ending the war. unquote
The poles are NOT forgotten by any who understand the joint effort.
Russia's effort is remembered, but from personal experience, when Soviet Russia embassy in a foreign land was invited to join with other embassies' folk and others at a UK graveyard and memorial (where a Russian soldier was buried) they did not attend!
I will never forget that put down to an enlisted Soviet Sapper who gave his life in a very bad middle eastern theatre.
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