Re: Where is my beloved "SFTW" chronicle?
"FLAs"? My understanding is that the correct technical terminology is "ETLAs"...
681 posts • joined 14 Aug 2007
Who needs windows?
This is an excellent and highly instructive video about the problems the wasps cause, how the Brisbane Airport authorities decided to manage those problems, how standard procedures can still be flawed and can cause horrendous subsequent difficulties with aircraft, and how excellently-trained flight crew can save the day (and the lives of the aircraft's passengers and crew).
My biggest issue with OneDrive happens to also be a magnificent example of the frankly insane thinking that occasionally crawls into the light at micros~1.
Let's say that your current OneDrive content is perilously close to your storage limit. One obvious way of reducing this is to stop syncing unneccesary folders - for example in my case, all the VST subfolders sitting inside my Documents folder.
Yet OneDrive's behaviour on deselecting folders to sync is to keep the files in the Cloud and delete the folders on your PC.
I can see that under certain circumstances taking that approach makes sense, but I also believe that the alternative method is the one that the vast majority of customers would choose to use, but which isn't even a possibility according to the big brains in Redmond.
I have a vague memory of the aircraft in question being a B-17, if we're both thinking about the same quality publication.
And here's the story, although the aeroplane is simply described as an 'American World War 2 bomber'.
If, somehow, I managed to miss the astounding news of a Lancaster being found on the Moon as well, I'll be profoundly grateful for any links to the full story.
"We have developed the spacecraft and the onboard software in particular to be able to detect failures, to isolate failures and to reconfigure them from failures," explains Cavel.
Expect JUICE to send this message at some point during Jupiter approach:
"I just picked up a fault in the AE-35 Unit."
I'm reminded of a tale I heard many years ago, from an entirely unreliable source, and about which I can find absolutely no evidence.
Nevertheless, the story goes that Khrushchev was giving his leader's speech to the Party Congress, and illustrating the vanguard of Soviet technology.
"Comrades," he concluded, "why should these computers of the decadent western imperialists concern us, when it is the Soviet Union that produces the largest microchips in the world?"
I can see how the practice arose over time, but the current dev methodology of seemingly just cobbling together a bunch of packages from any number of repositories, resulting in a 'packagebase' rather than a codebase is frankly insane. I'm absolutely not suggesting that we reinvent the wheen every time anybody wants to start coding a new project, but there has to be a better way to manage code libraries that this, surely?
If Apple allowed Safari to actually compete, it would be better for web developers, businesses, consumers, and for the health of the web.
I still have the occasional nightmare about using Safari on Windows, so on that basis alone I couldn't possibly countenance Bruce Lawson's argument.
Our data is already bought and sold for profit. And we love it.
... and that's where you lost me, after the first two sentences.
I think it's fair to state that - at least among the *informed* audience making up the Reg's readership - the majority are entirely opposed to their data being traded beyond their control for someone else's profit.
"Social media has become a coward's palace, where people can just go on there, not say who they are, destroy people's lives and say the most foul and offensive things to people, and do so with impunity," the PM said, adding "Now that's not a free country where that happens."
Sounds entirely free to me. Horrible, but free.
1. The scheme is opt-in, not opt-out. As mentioned by many earlier commentards, 'opt-out with assumed consent' is a fox-guarding-the-chicken-coop disaster.
2. Absolute transparency about how data are aggregated and anonymised.
3. Absolute transparency about how data are encrypted and secured.
4. Aggregated and anonymised datasets are not able to be / intended to be downloaded or distributed, and that the doing of such is a serious criminal offence.
5. A written public policy (not 'guidelines') clearly defining the boundaries of acceptable use (which does not - and never will - include for commercial purposes.)
6. Absolute transparency about who has access to the data, and for what specified purposes, in granular detail. For example:
- Name of the research group
- Name of the research group leader
- Organisation the research group belongs to
- All sources of funding, both direct and indirect
- Purpose of research, written clearly in plain english
- The name and position / job title of the Civil Servant or Health Service staffmember directly responsible for granting permission for the research group to access the data
7. Audits to ensure that research teams / orgs are behaving themselves.
8. Clearly-defined protections for whistleblowers.
Set the system up with all that and I'm in!
But the point is that *all* effects pedals use the same 9V barrel connector. It's not the case that BOSS pedals require a different connector to MXR pedals, and neither fit Electro-Harmonix pedals. All therefore can work perfectly to (in my case) turn a beautifully-clean guitar signal into muddy sludge.
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