Re: Microsoft recommended a reboot
It’s an ass-onance based pun, well done for realising…
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In South Africa the highways team started installing new robots (traffic lights) with SIM cards in so the systems could phone home via a preset number to notify support team for a call out if there was a problem.
After a month or two the bills for this system started getting very expensive, upon investigation it turned out the commissioning engineers would clone the SIM cards and then sell them on the black market - as no one had envisaged the scenario the contracts were unlimited and unrestricted - truly the holy grail back in the noughties!
He was sailing off the Isle of Wight one year during Cowes Week when the skipper of another boat hailed him as ‘Stavros’ in reference to his Greek heritage and asked him to move out of the way.
‘It’s not Stavros,’ retorted Philip, ‘and it’s my wife’s f*****g water, so I’ll do what I f*****g well please.’
Yes if the 220V appliance was pulling well below max current, then yes, a drop in voltage would pull more current but the 110V cable could be fine.
If the machine was already pulling significant current (lets say maximum to make the point clearer) at 220V, a cable spec'd for the same current but at 110V would have significantly more power going through than designed. 100V cable would obviously get then hot, and depending on spec and manufacture of the cable, failure would be through either insulation breakdown, or the wire itself would effectively act like a fuse and burn out.
To disable my alarm without the fob, you had to enter a numeric code. How to enter the code? Why, by opening and closing the driver's door the appropriate number of times of course, with a 3 second pause between each digit.
The code was 2649..
Open slam open slam, tick tick tick,
Open slam open slam open slam open slam open slam open slam, tick tick tick,
Open slam open slam open slam open slam, tick tick tick,
Open slam open slam open slam open slam open slam open slam open slam open slam open slam
Hopefully at that point the alarm would stop blaring, but between the door slamming and the alarm, the entire village would now be wide awake and very angry.
Non linear rulers can be used in education I think, I vaguely remember an enthusiastic lecturer getting all "philosophy of science" with one, illustrating importance of standards, they only work if we all stick to them, accumulation of errors etc.
Yup and if you're really snazzy those bins are translucent with a "scale" down the side, (usually a big line in permanent marker) and once a week/month either the person responsible for the area or the supplier rep comes in, does a quick eyeball round all the bins and orders/delivers more for any that are below their line.
Really? But how do you know it really does conform when almost everyone self-certifies these days. Yes there's BS1363 part 2 that pertains to USB, but various investigations by people like Electrical Safety First show that a lot of "compliant" sockets available for purchase don't even conform to Part 1 for the standard 13A bit, let alone the Part 2 for the USB stuff.
Fundamentally for me, until there is a socket available which gives the USB ports their own separate mechanical on/off switch, not going to be fitting any.
EDIT: For typos and to add that two others above clearly have the same concerns and got in before me!
I haven't installed the "configuration apps" since I bought a Gravis gamepad in the 90s, and found it worked better without it.
For example I have a Logitech MX Master 2S here running perfectly with no utilities etc installed, all the buttons/features that I know about/need all work, what am I missing out on that merits the install?
Genuine question by the way, not an "ooooh look at me" post.
The "funny" thing is that TP are/were in a group with other brands like Wickes etc who do ERP differently and better.
In my experience Infor are bloody horrendous though, presented with a "cake on a plate" - all business units within group had fully mapped processes, existing ERP that worked fine and could have been directly "ported", the only reason for change was ending of support and group HQ wanting a "harmonised" system, Infor took 3 years and then bottled it at 75% done...
Yeah defo 3210 was the common one - before that I remember having a motorola - the M3788 or something, the one where if the batteries died you could pop out the rechargeable battery pack and put AAs in to keep you going.
Those things were unbelievable, I dropped it off a bridge onto a busy dual carriageway once, it gone run over by a couple of cars before I could safely retrieve it, and still worked...
But NZ only has a population of 5m and most of it is in relatively low density accommodation compared to Europe / UK etc - all much easier to deal with.
Not denying that Ms Arden has certainly made a great fist of it and showed more leadership that most of the rest of the world, but circumstances have definitely helped.
Having seen the amount of incompetent people who have been safely "employed" on HS2 already, I think that if that £110bn is keeping them out of the wider world of work for the next decade then that is money well spent.
Ultimately all these big infrastructure projects are just ways of getting around state aid rules and funnel public money to the private sector. The (non)delivery or success of the final output is somewhat irrelevant.
Yes but then how many people unplug their wall warts when not in use?
The only concern with them I have is that heat management is more of an issue, and there is no quick means of isolation if it all starts getting a bit warm, whereas if things start getting a bit melty with a wall wart you can switch it off / whip it out.
I would argue that there was a slight failing on behalf of your bid teamm not to understand the situation here.
Having been on both sides of that situation before in past lives, our bid teams were very good at researching our competitors and picking out if any of the unique features that only our competitors had appeared into a tender spec. If they were there, then that tender had been "got" by a competitor, so we would just stick in a token effort so we stay on the framework rather than go all out.
If not then go all out to win. We also worked hard to improve our market and business intelligence to try and get in ahead of tender in the future.
Re-generative props? :D
Climb up to altitude, throw a suitable hefty switch to switch your electric drivetrain into charge mode, then dive for all your worth, pull up into zoom, throw switch again to get power back up to altitude. Rinse and repeat... Sick bags provided...
joke obvs, just in case...
"A good friend of mine has a brain the size of a planet and does some very sciency stuff for a government, he often misses the mundane in pursuit of the arcane.
I think it is because the bleedin' obvious is so obvious its ignored right to the point where it buggers something up."
It's also invariably because the bleeding obvious isn't interesting enough to be considered, that's left for the applications team afterwards :)
Hitler never won enough votes to get elected into power, Nazi vote was in fact starting to fall in November 1932 (lost 35 seats), compared to 1930 and the earlier 1932 election.
No party had enough votes to form a government, so it was backroom dealings with Papen and Hindenburg that gave Hitler the chancellorship as part of a coalition with DNVP. Hitler then outmaneuvered Papen and started taking control. Despite all this (election tampering, state violence, terror campaign etc) Nazis still only secured ~44% of the vote in March 1933 so had to maintain the coalition.
Hitler then required a 2/3rds majority for the legislation to become a dictator so used emergency powers to arrest all 81 Communist Party representatives, and bar opponents from entering, and thus pass the Enabling Act, which made him a dictator..
The factory workers, the railwaymen, the labourers, the ship-builders, they were not enough...
Chat window does that because it is useful for recurring meetings that use the same "instance" you can see when new team members join, temporary presenters leave etc. Agree could be handled better though.
Browsery bit will invariably be due to bad set up as you suggest, or using on prem Exchange, rather than an O365 cloudy one, which integrates and plays a lot more nicely.