Re: Who cares?
And Gromit's footprints!
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Agreed! We do have the expertise in-house, but more often than some fad or other comes along and any such resources are then either underutilised, or dispensed with altogether.
(Disclaimer: I work for the NHS on a prescription system, developed in-house, that has existed in one form or another, and evolved as a result, for 30+ years)
Fair enough - I cut my online teeth on Usenet (and later Slashdot), so know exactly what it could be like - I think I was better at ignoring it all back then too (my better three-quarters can tell when someone on, say, Facebook has started to irritate... I'll probably have an aneurysm one of these days!)
That said, while I have posted AC in the past 30 years or so, it's never been that frequent an occurrence that I can recall. Non-zero definitely, but not significantly higher.
Oddly enough - the most recent one I can find is here (dating from July 2019) and is so utterly innocuous, why I did it is a mystery to me. (Odds on the link not making it?)
So why post AC?
You're expressing your opinion as did badflorist, there's nothing controversial in either post as far as I can see.
No ball in this game - only ever encountered one WinCE device ever, which I found in a drawer at work one day, powered up, played with for a while, then back in the drawer it went - just curiousity. (I think we need a cat icon)
So... we have a claim being made... time to investigate!
My first action when investigating - ask what YOUR source for the claim is, so that I can look at that, decide on its accuracy, then go from there.
What doesn't count is a clichéd statement stating you do "a lot of digging for data" which equates to no more than the "do your own research" bollocks we hear so often - YOU make a claim, YOU back it up! (Especially given that it only requires "grammar school math")
Apart from the fact that you're wrong... the obvious example being Firefox:
Android - built on Gecko
iOS - built on WebKit
Where's the Google monopoly you claim exists? Yes, Chromium-based browsers form the vast majority of those used on Android and as such may be a de-facto "monopoly" (in the same way Windows is in the non-Apple PC space), but there's nothing to stop anyone from building their own should they want to.
Perhaps... just perhaps...
...if (successive) "Governments" hadn't wasted inordinate amounts rearranging (usually meaning adding to) the bureaucracy involved in running the NHS, we might have been able to get something workable sorted out. But no... just a giant game of (political) football...
(Disclaimer - I work in a NHS IT department - so have seen the "reorganisations" first-hand)
"iOS runs only on iphones"
Making Apple more of a monopoly? At least Android phones have app store options (including, ironically, Amazon).
If this means that all of them have to take a more reasonable cut of revenue - I'm all for it.
"Up until Win 7 there was enough customization possible to maintain a pretty good emulation of Win2000"
Which is the first thing I did on every Windows box I had to use ... turn off all the (irrelevant) shiny and let the processor(s) handle the workload I was throwing at it.
(This stopped, of course, when work migrated us all to Win10)
"Allowing Google to pay only 2.73% tax on £1.6Bn revenue."
That's how we get taxed (in good old PAYE-land) - the idealist in me would like corporations to be taxed that way too... but their pockets are deep so we get shafted, and they get their accountants to reduce their "profits" by as much as they can...
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"When going around labelling innocent people as a "problem", you need to take a long hard look in the mirror, then decide if you are also, part of the problem."
I have, and I am, to my discredit... what I do about that I have yet to figure out (no doubt I'll get accused of virtue signalling now)
Will you now reverse your own stated "I had never given it a moment's thought" position similarly?
"Society has reached a stage, where far-left-wing identity politics is almost as toxic as the far-right equivalent."
Nothing to do with "left" or "right" - it's simple common decency