Re: some folks don't even know how to log into their routers
Replace "some" with "virtually all" and you are nearly there.
94 posts • joined 9 Aug 2017
"Plus, once everyone else is dead, we get the privilege of taking over the remains"
Do you think that "we" are not the ones going to be dead :)
I've heard people making similar claims about we need a war or erm, a pandemic, to help reduce overpopulation not realising they are just as vulnerable as everybody else.
" i'm not actually doing anything that I need to protect from the government in any way."
Until something you are doing is no longer liked by the government. You seem to be veering towards the nothing to hide argument. We all have something we would rather not be public I suspect. I don't think I have anything that the government might be interested in, but I still don't like that they want to break encryption that I need for e.g. accessing my bank account.
I remember seeing an electronics magazine advert from the 60s selling core store memory at the incredibly cheap, according to the advert, price of 3d per bit! (youngsters 3d = 1.25p, then inflation). By my calculation that comes to over £100k for 1MB of ram - and that is 1960s £100k. I started work in the 60s for £5/week. That's Moore's law for you.
My first experience of buying ram was IIRC buying 12k ram for an Acorn Atom for £50 in 1980
"Then they stopped working properly...."
Roundabouts are fine when there is roughly equal traffic on all entrances, but on a minor road joining a major road you could be sitting there all day. It could be argued that traffic lights with the correct sequencing and no roundabout would be a better solution in this case.
However, traffic lights on roundabouts are a nightmare and, as you say, stop roundabouts working very well.
Of course I need 1Gb - my holodeck runs like a pig on FTTC.
But seriously, if I got a decent speed over copper (plated steel!) I wouldn't have FTTC. The exchange is so far away that full copper barely hit 4Mb so I opted for the exchange to effectively move to the end of my street. I get 10Mb up and 40Mb down (apparently 70Mb available). Don't really need it but I'm an impatient sod and like the fact I can download OSes and videos quickly.
TP The Last Continent:
Any true wizard, faced with a sign like 'Do not open this door. Really. We mean it. We're not kidding. Opening this door will mean the end of the universe,' would automatically open the door in order to see what all the fuss is about. This made signs rather a waste of time, but at least it meant that when you handed what was left of the wizard to his grieving relatives you could say, as they grasped the jar, 'We told him not to.
"CCD/CMOS sensors are only sensitive to photons energy, not their wavelength."
Sorry to be pedantic but a photons energy IS directly related to its wavelength, in fact "photon energy changes in inverse relation to wavelength" (ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photon_energy). I think you mean intensity i.e number of photons. However, have an up vote for the point you make.
@ Timmy B "Can't do Linux, for your average user it's confusing and too unfinished."
I have 2 less than average users and I now have them both on Mint18. I don't get phone calls asking me how to fix things any more. Let's face it for most average users the OS is just there to fire up a browser.
Personally, when using Windows, I feel like I am fighting the PC. The OS is supposed to be an enabler not a disabler.
"Also, cyclists KSI (kill and seriously injure) a similar number of pedestrians to cars, per passenger mile."
Reference please. Oh, and while you are at it, what is the KILL per passenger mile for each? Do the KSI figures include those in/on the vehicle?
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