After traveling between the US and AU/NZ I discovered, when urgency requires that simply twisting the flat pins allowed a non-earthed plug to adapt itself quite nicely....
18 posts • joined 13 Mar 2017
...based on their rocket naming convention alone. First 10 launches:
1. It's a Test
2. Still Testing
3. It's Business Time
4. This One's For Pickering (assuming the rocket scientist, not the aussie politician)
5. Two Thumbs Up
6. That's a Funny Looking Cactus
7. Make it Rain
8. Look Ma, No Hands
9. As the Crow Flies
10. Running Out Of Fingers
I sincerely hope it continues!
A previous employer decided to add low end Huawei kit to his catalogue. A week later I had a L3 switch sent back that would drop connectivity on trunked ports after a being up for around a day. To their credit a firmware patch was ready the day after talking to their support, but how they shipped firmware that bad in the first place is beyond me.
I highly doubt anything malicious is going on at all and any 'backdoors' are unintentional.
At the request of a customer I employed secure disposal services of a prominent company here in NZ, paying quite a pretty price. Shipped off a mid-size SAN and promptly received a call asking if they could 'recycle' and not dispose of said device.
I received a 'certificate of disposal' however i'm moderately sure they double charged this device into the hands of a 3rd party.
I fly radio control planes, I started out with Sanyo SCR600 cells, that lasted maybe 4minutes, and now in the same airframe I have managed to stay aloft 42mins using lipo batteries, with 4x the capacity, 1.5x the voltage and 2/3 the weight.
The early lipo cells could barely pump out 10A, anyone remember 2s3p batteries? And now I can draw nearly 50amps from a pack the same physical size, and charge it in half the time.
Battery performance has greatly improved, we are just looking at the wrong measure of improvement.
The closest my work supplied phone has made it to my house is the glove box of my car, and the only time my personal phone number has ever been given to an employer was on a job application.
Giving staff a 'free' work phone is nothing more than a cheap bribe to make you available out of hours.
One of my colleagues has never unplugged his phone from the charger as soon as he found out our employer could ping his location. They may as well given him a desk phone.
I bought a Lumia 800 back when they first released, tired of iPhone and Android and wanting something different. I remember it was the first to have a proper turn by turn satnav (nokia maps), google drive followed pretty closely. I have to say i loved the simplicity of it. Clean, fast and just worked well as a communication device.
Since then i've swapped between iPhone, Android and Windows a few times, I'm tired of iphone, it feels like a kids bikes with too many tassels, bells and whistles bolted on as an after thought. Not to mention the speaker and bluetooth is rubbish, and thumbprint scanner is useless in my line of work.
As for the android, I'm tired of google nagging me to review and share photos of every building I enter. The news feed is nice, and there's a million pointless apps for it, but every update I find my privacy settings are all set to wide open. No i don't want the photos of my kids on the McDonalds playground posted in this review. Fk off.
I like my windows 10 phone. It actually works well as a phone, doesn't nag me, doesn't burn up the battery when it's supposedly idle, generally does what it's told and the UI is consistent and simple.
Or maybe i'm just getting old.
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