Re: Linux on the desktop
Not sure what your apps are butt I'm 100% on Linux desktop and very rarely have had issues.
OK, I don't use iTunes but then I don't use Apple products either so its a win-win.
96 posts • joined 13 Feb 2019
Very likely they're violating the law by keeping them. Who is going to enforce the rules if no one is checking.
Another possibility is that 150k records are for the last three years - now that'd be even worse.
Having two company provided Max-buzz step counters I understand. Only compatible with their own app, which has a limited shelf life since the free account company provided didn't last more than a couple of months each time, rendering each completely useless because I can't set the clock for midnight. What a pain!
20 odd years ago, once was in a tiny German airfield which had a single "terminal" building flying back to England with an IBM POS till which had a backup battery as big as a motorbike one which looked very peculiar in the X-ray machine. That caused me being questioned with armed guards around me for about 15 mins. Quite hairy for a hairy young tech guy. This was pre-9/11.
Saying that once I was arrested and questioned by the anti-terrorism squad in Turkey because my BBS had a copy of the Anarchist's Handbook. That was definitely not nice.
You rarely buy a MFP these days, you lease it and pay by the page printed. It's a scam in many ways and we don't print as much as we used to 10-15y ago. The most used part of our office MFP is the scanner bit, direct to PDF and email. Why not buy a decent scanner instead but then I'm not paying for the IT budget.
My laserjet 2, 3 and 4000 were all dumpster-diving survivors and lasted many thousands of prints. I gave away all of them one by one as newer replacements arrived and finally had to move to a wireless setup at home. The Brother works well but it doesn't feel as good and well-built like the HP stuff.
I must have printed over 30k-50k pages on my 4000, and it was as good as new when I freecycled it.
I admit 30k is nothing for an office printer but is rather decent for a modern home printer where it's not expected to print more than a couple of thousand pages in its lifetime.
I fully expect Oracle to buy it and then put per-core enterprise licenses that forces your phone to a single-core chip for cost reasons and will blast scary-looking advertising stating "if you don't buy our licenses we will come and audit your phone" and then have a fit when you only have a gallery app.
Linux support by Microsoft is fantastic during the last two years.
SQL Server on a Docker container running in Linux? Why not? Just pay the licensing cost.
Teams? Runs 100%.
Windows 365 on a browser - why, it works as good as, and in some cases like collaboration, way better on Chromium browsers on Linux.
Visual Studio Code? Works brilliantly even on a Chromebook.
I still hate WIndows with a passion but MS is not the old MS.
They are already flying. They never stopped.
I monitor ADS-B traffic above me, and the amount of small private jets along with the cargo flights create most of the flying right now. Location? 25mins drive to Heathrow, outside M25 circle.
General passenger flights are significantly down (more than 90%), but private jets are thriving.
Late 1992, Uni 3090 mainframe. I remember spooling my entire month's worth of quota in one go, 30000 lines! The printer admin usually would put it in pidgeon holes. All I had was a note to go and see him.
Quite scared, I did so. He handled me a massive stack of paper and said "I hope it was worth it".
Errmm, it wasn't. I had managed to print the entire contents of alt.sex.stories....
Great, so my now-quite-old-but-works-perfectly 1st Gen Pure Evoke-1 will be obsolete?
Since the wide-band FM standard came out there has been only one generation of it - an FM radio from 60s work perfectly even now. Unless the radios are patchable and upgreadable, changing protocols every decade is going to piss off a lot of people.
You should read on FM radio when they switched to stereo and not to piss off anyone w/o a stereo unit, and how incompatible upgrade to FM radio failed.
I can't believe it even happened - you'd expect the engineers to object to this test, they should now how much each tank would weigh full and what the stress levels and limits are.
On the other hand, I have a suspicion the clever guys are working on the Falcon, and he's literally using boiler and water tank welders for this particular scam.
Most called the helpline and the helpline told them to settle as is and it should balance itself eventually, which never did.
Worse, helpline was being run by Fujitsu and had an incentive to "not to find any faults within 30 minutes" so that the call could be closed and Fujitsu didn't have to pay any monies to the PO as penalties.
It's a very shitty story from end to end, the only people who are completely blameless are the victims, the Post Masters.
It is worse than you think. Post Office has the right to bring prosecutions themselves - these cases didn't go to the Police and CPS, in fact when the Post Masters tried to call the police, they were told that it wasn't in Police's remit and PO must do the investigation themselves!
Along with many Private Eye articles, this is required listening: BBC Radio 4 - File on 4 - Second Class Citizens: The Post Office IT Scandal https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000f5hb
Note: listening to this programme WILL make your blood boil. Guaranteed.
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