If there a reason that phone dimensions are expressed as a ratio to 9, ie 16:9, 18:9, 21:9?
The first makes sense to me but shouldn't the other two be 2:1 and 7:3 respectively?
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>Will supermarkets also be having a QR code at the entrance?
And if they do, will anyone bother to scan it? The last time I was in a supermarket nobody was using the free hand sanitiser at the entrance. I stood well back and watched whilst rubbing it into my hands. Some 15-20 people walked past and only one other person used it.
On leaving, the few people ahead of me ignored the sanitiser at the exit too.
Scanning a code takes longer than waving your hand under a dispenser and has uncertain benefit: no one will do it.
Is it hacking if I sit on the web page repeatedly clicking Refresh until a slot appears?
Is it hacking if I cut 'n' paste my details from a pre-prepared text file?
Is it hacking if that text file includes all the tabs needed to hop fields so that a single ctrl-v does it all?
Refresh, refresh, refresh, ooh! Ctrl-v
I'm not doing anything that's not expected of a user. I'm just doing it a bit quicker. Is it hacking if I script that?
Chivo243, you didn't say what OS you were using but I thought running two apps (one above the other) was common on Andriod now.
My old phone (Samsung S7) used to allow multiple apps in windows that could be resized - something I miss, but not enough to make me pay S10 prices.
The trick is to write a business case and make sure that c>s/p where:
c = cost of downtime, make sure you include staff costs whilst they do nothing, reputational damage costs Inc loss of future business, insurance premium rises if applicable etc. Let your imagination run free.
s = cost of spares
p = probability of operational kit going wrong during lifetime of spares.
I wanted to follow this with a reference to the means to calculating (I think it was) R, as used as a measure of the speed of Slartibartfast's car, but don't have my copy of HHGTTG to hand.
Lift keys from a family leaving car park: they've just started shopping so won't notice for a bit.
Walk around car park pressing keys until you hear the car blip.
Drive to their house courtesy of say-nav. If the house has an alarm, check the keys for an RFID tag. Let yourself in and load stuff into their car.
Your "hamsters" comment reminded me of a message I received recently. It made reference to something unfamiliar that I then wasted a small piece of my life Googling, which turned out to be a fictitious poison (can't remember the word, began with an "i").
I said something unsavory about the developer and made no further attempt to understand the message.
>While we are jerking them around, they are not victimising some poor sod
My thoughts exactly.
My PC is never on when they call, sometimes it can take nearly 10 minutes to start up*. My typing is not too good either.
*They did say that they had detected it was running slow.
So true, SWMBO is a lawyer who simply doesn't get computers beyond using them for documents and email. I have a lot of tolerance for this because I see her read and understand the kind of document that makes EULAs look like a learning-to-read book yet, for me, when I try to read them they induce a kind of dyslexia that, after one paragraph, turns the rest of the text into meaningless jumble of letters.
My brother, a mechanic, also takes the attitude that if your car doesn't work then you take it to him to fix. He does not expect you to learn the fix or even care how he did it: he recognises that once he's done, you just want to turn the key and drive it. So when his computer doesn't work, he just wants it fixed so that he can metaphorically turn the key and drive it.
Or just new staff being badly taught by their equally badly-taught colleagues.
Child: Mummy, why do you always cut the ends of the the roast before putting it in the oven?
Mum: I don't really know: my mum told me to do it.
Child: Granny, why do you always cut the ends of the the roast before putting it in the oven?
Granny: I don't really know: my mum always did that.
Child: Great-gran, why did you cut the ends of the the roast before putting it in the oven?
Great-gran: Goodness! I hardly remember that. My oven used to be too small to take the whole roast.
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