I didn't realise google owned Waze. Thanks for pointing it out !
What's that open source alternative again ? OSM ?
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Why the hell are they not using in house IT and FFS I hate using the term their own 'cloud' / secure network ? The amount of marketing speak used makes it seem like the sales people have already won.
Is it because they do not have the knowledge or correct people to advise them or because the string pullers want spend in the right places ?
'Completely isolated, physically separate hardware for passenger Wi-Fi is preferable.'
It probably is separate and the contract given to the lowest bidder. This is not news, if anything you can bet an outfit like crapita is involved and it is totally separate from the running of the train systems and implemented at great cost when a conjoined secure system that actually works could be designed and implemented for 1/4 the cost if the people on this forum had input.
Large format LED (they don't generally use lasers any more because the beam emitter has to be too far away from the drum and lenses are expensive) printers and all toner based copiers are boring now. At least 2 thermal cutouts (wax expansion / replacement required) and several thermistors, the good ones have expensive non contact ones the crap ones contact the belt or rollers increasing wear.
At least they don't catch on fire though ;)
Also damp paper is the leading cause of our service calls (next to user failure)... excessive paper curl / jams. I have seen fuser exits convered in condensation and one rusted to destruction after 6 months use.
We all also had one call where a user was adamant that the copier had flooded their office with water ? One Courtesy call later to inspect the machine we decided that the office dog was more likely to be at fault.
Just got VDSL2 provided by Zen installed as another backup / load balance 40 down 7 up so not bad for our area tbh. The first thing I did was bin their FritzBox router as it does not support bridge mode and disable IPV6 from the firewall on that interface.
Draytek vigor 130 works very well as a bridge and gets better speeds than the FritzBox.
NASA moon and Mars planning..
Pucci Lavish swept in. Or, at least, tried to sweep. But a good sweep needs planning, and probably a rehearsal. You shouldn’t just go for it and hope. All you get is a lot of shoving.
And for the retired Russian...
A certain realization dawned on him. ‘Oh,’ he said. YES, said Death. ‘Not even time to finish my cake?’ NO. THERE IS NO MORE TIME, EVEN FOR CAKE. FOR YOU, THE CAKE IS OVER. YOU HAVE REACHED THE END OF CAKE.
If you print sporadically to an inkjet you can expect the printhead to dry up within a few weeks and most of them can't be replaced from what I have seen.
Do any sort of volume and you will be buying bulk loads of ink from eBay etc.
The other option is to buy a refurb desktop copier, the best \ cheapest I can find and recommend at the moment is a Ricoh MP C305spf. Copy scan print (fax?) 12k rated black cartridge is about £40. The machine will do 200k prints before you get any real problems. You can pick one up for £250 and it should last several years of light use \ 5000 pages a month.
Unfortunately some of us need to visit several sites a day with a boot full of spares and tools to fix 'stuff'.
I'm all for having it drive me around but doubt it could find half of the sites that I visit let alone navigate what could be a building site / underground car park / security checkpoint... I don't fancy getting shot for not stopping in time or not turning lights off etc
At least it could drive me home from the pub :D or will that not be allowed ?
I have a rather small jar of hot sauce with the main ingredient Carolina Reaper. I use it to spice up bolognaise, chilli and currys. If I'm feeling especially brave I have some on chips.
My late brother gave it to me years ago, I have no idea where it came from but the memory always gives me a smile before I down a few pints of milk;)
I have seen and end up managing e-commerce sites that cost several thousand pounds to deploy. Zencart being the most prevalent and my personal fave. One of the first things it advises is to change the default login details and more importantly the path to the admin pages. All of them used the default /administrator or /admin.
I give up.
Plasma screens. I fixed one a few years ago it had 3 separate power boards with large heavy heat sinks and a shed load of caps on each one. They had paid over £2000 for it and it had been on 12 hours a day for 4 ish years in a pub. £100 for the board and 6 of us to lift it back on to the mounting bracket. They don't build them like that anymore and I think it's still working !
When I need a slow blow / random fuse or other component for some random bit of kit I could always find one at Maplin or be directed to the nearest store that had them.. I would buy all they had and put them in my car kit. I'm happy, customer is happy that they don't have to wait until the next day etc
Maplin made almost nothing on the sale.
Sorry to see them go but they should have seen it coming years ago.
Reading comprehension fail on my half maybe ?
'while 10 per cent trusted social media organisations and offline retails.'
You would probably have to give valid details to an online retailer to pass credit card fraud checks. They also want repeat orders so are more inclined to be honest and not share it with world + dog plus the PCI compliance should help...... unless you log in with Farcebook:o
Just before the match started my friends phone was stolen out of her hand. She didn't give it easily and ended up on the floor. This was less than 100m from Cardiff Police station ! Some of our group heard her shout but the attacker was on a bike.
Fingers crossed they catch the git, they took swabs for DNA matching and checked cctv but not heard anything back. I'm more worried that they will keep her DNA on a list forever and accidentally match her for something in the future :/
Steel toe cap leather boots that can pass as shoes if required. Screwfix £20 polish up nice as well. They lasted longer than the pair I bought for a funeral.. £15 reduced from £80 apparently, lasted the night until the heel fell off in the taxi home.
As for sockets, Snap-on for the useful stuff that I wear out / break / screwdrivers, knuckle bars etc it's worth paying 4x the price for a lifetime guarantee and have never been refused a replacement :)
If anyone has a link that defines this with regards to B2B only transactions / customers I'm willing to give it a good read.
For now we have just written procedures to deal with information requests from individuals. We have never had a request as far as I am aware but at least we know how to deal with it in the future.
Anything else is just wait and see rather than splurge on a supposed expert that just wants to sell us some crap because #buzzword.
My webserver is the only thing not 'on site' mainly because it's an easy attack surface and separate from the important stuff. £50 a month and can be restored or moved to a different supplier as quick as the DNS updates.
Everything else I am responsible for. Rather than some overworked support person in a different country that tbh cares a lot less about my 'stuff' than I do.
Probably not a good idea, I'm wondering what his terms were ? Maybe trying to get them to prosecute the idiot that had this info on a non secure USB stick ?
'after finding the information on a USB stick belonging to his former partner, a probation officer.'
Someone else also needs a meeting with the ICO!
With the incinerator running at 900-1,000oC, all organic compounds, including the THC, were burned away, which meant there were no side effects for the locals.
I'm sure a few Coffee shops in Amsterdam would have taken it off their hands for more than the price of the electricity it provided?
I live a 20 minute commute from a major city and still only get 6Mpbs or should that be 6Mbps ? If anyone in the house tries uploading anything more than a what's app message the connection craps out and takes 30 seconds to come back up. Even setting my TV to the highest QOS I can it still screws up streaming Netflix / Amazon Print and iPlayer etc. Draytek router as well, not the crap I was supplied.
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