Google will cancel the product before T-Systems starts to implement it, looking at the modus operandi of the two companies :)
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I got curious and invested some minutes of my employer's time*. For Germany I found a report for the trade sector: Branchenreport Handel. Pages 149 and 150 list workplace accidents for the sub sector and different job profiles in 2014.
Warehouse workers (Lagerarbeiter) have the highest number: 5.1 reportable accidents per 1000 full-time positions. They quote the BGHW, one of the providers of the German statutory accident insurance. And accidents are more or less everything. If I fall asleep while working and have a QWERTZ imprint on my forehead my employer should notify the insurance (and likely will. it's a handy one-stop shop for both companies and injured employees and prevents civil action).
One order of magnitude difference. And not only serious injuries. Quite shocking.
*) please don't rat me out
"Working closely with the Federal Aviation Administration" is unexpected, a company from New Zealand crashing a rocket launched in New Zealand investigates the case with an US agency?
Maybe there's more to it and the CAA (or whoever is responsible for rockets in NZ) asked the US counterpart to throw in it's experience, but without context Rocket Lab's statement sounds strange.
> But just about none of that is in any orbit around Earth.
All the upper stages of the Ariane 5 are out there, with orbit times measured in decades - similar problem to the Chinese rocket: The thing wasn't designed with deorbit capabilities in mind.
This paper describes the current state of the issue and ways to mitigate it.
I'd guess Safe Harbour and Privacy Shield, both killed by the ECJ. Currently the EU and US try to define a new agreement to streamline the data exchange (actually mostly the processing of EU data in the USA, the other way round is probably not the typical use case).
> The open disclosure and public release of countermeasures speaks to a mature, planned response.
not wrong - but I think it's funny and a little bit dishonest that the blog post follows the shit sandwich structure
FireEye is on the front lines defending companies and critical infrastructure globally from cyber threats.
[higly embarrassing stuff]
We’re confident in the efficacy of our products and the processes we use to refine them.
full disclosure: that's a guess. but I do IT in the German healthcare sector for some time and have a grasp of the methods (I hope...)
Phoenics runs the software for some of the players under the umbrella of the Accident Insurance - those are organised by branches (one so called 'Berufsgenossenschaft' per industrial sector) and regions (often one org per sector per state). One database per insurer is likely the minimum (easiest way to safe guard the privacy rules around patients' data) and I assume they open a new database per year or even quarter -> The number of DBs will explode rather fast.
> the cable run was clearly marked on the plans
unmarked cables can be fun, too. a colleague of mine was in his former life (late 80s, early 90s) a civil engineer and his crew cut a totally unexpected cable in the building pit.
some minutes later the whole area was flooded by patrol cars (both German police and US MP ones) - they "found" a secret NATO communication line.
I am not sure if storage and transport is really unsolved, the European pipeline network for natural gas is already in place. While hydrogen molecules are smaller than methane the loss shouldn't be too bad.
Don't quote me on the exact figures but something like 5 % hydrogen is already completely fine in natural gas and the current actual amount is more like 2 %. Why not topping it up with otherwise wasted energy from wind mills? Many mills have to be stopped quite often because the electricity is not consumed, why not use the excess energy for electrolysis?
It would be certainly better to install more overhead lines but they are not cost effective on sparsely used branch lines: Those are typically only feasible with diesel trains. While the hydrogen cycle is far from perfect (still mostly sourced from natural gas iirc) fuel-cell powered trains can be theoretically operated more green.
A few hydrogen-powered LINTs are used in northern Germany* and the most noticeable and positive experience using them was the silence. The same type of train with diesel engines is so fucking loud compared to the fuel-cell version.
*) not my part of the country, no idea if they have now more than the couple of test trains
> Printers are evil.
Thanks for that - I am not alone with this feeling. Printers hate me and I hate printers, no love lost between us (with maaaaybe one exception, already mentioned in the thread: The old Laserjets, like III and 4, were built to last).
> Ending path-style support for existing buckets is more serious, because it breaks URLs for existing files
Amazon should take a look at this 1998 article. Written by some guy called Tim Berners-Lee. Is he still known in the web biz?
[snarking aside, Amazon's decision has also implications on privacy and censorship. It is quite easy to block access to e.g. unwantedpoliticalopinion.s3.amazonaws.com. But dropping all traffic to s3.amazonaws.com? The back lash will be rather huge.]
"some customers are currently experiencing difficulties"
"we are experiencing extremely high volumes of calls"
It is totally possible that a smallish percentage of customers can flood the help desk - but the way they worded it is stupid.
I very much dislike those weasel words. Is it so hard to be a little bit more honest and direct in public statements?
The testing page is not *completely* honest about the 100 % coverage, though.
The maximum size of a database file is [..] 281 terabytes. This particular upper bound is untested since the developers do not have access to hardware capable of reaching this limit.
Every few years I stumble over the sqlite homepage and find nerdy nuggets like this one every visit.
> Totally not the program's fault, right?
I am honestly not sure. Personally, I hate all the rather intransparent auto-conversion stuff (and stumble over it all the time) but can see the advantages of it.
Maybe some option like "highlight all automagically converted thingies" would be helpful. _I_ would love and use such a button, especially as I rarely need word/writer/calc/excel/whatever.
Not enough, though this is a global issue. Like the renaming of genes like SEPT1 and MARCH1 because not enough scientists noticed the automagic conversion to dates.
I don't want to link the paywalled Nature article, but this 2016 paper is funny enough.
The problem of Excel software (Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA, USA) inadvertently converting gene symbols to dates and floating-point numbers was originally described in 2004 . For example, gene symbols such as SEPT2 (Septin 2) and MARCH1 [Membrane-Associated Ring Finger (C3HC4) 1, E3 Ubiquitin Protein Ligase] are converted by default to ‘2-Sep’ and ‘1-Mar’, respectively. Furthermore, RIKEN identifiers were described to be automatically converted to floating point numbers (i.e. from accession ‘2310009E13’ to ‘2.31E+13’).
When the LHC was introduced an astonishing amount of news reports talked about the Large Hardon Collider. Someone collected examples on the now - unfortunately - defunct site largehardoncollider.com. Not the worst name for a friggin huge apparatus with plasma wakefields and everything.
> paid a small fortune to add one word to their Co
or a new logo. decades ago my dad worked for a company running a new&better campaign, including a reworked "more modern" logo. iirc it took a year and costed a gazillion in designer fees.
the result was very similar to this not-very-far-from-the-truth ascii representation. the boring and old-fashioned logo |BYK| was changed to *drumroll* ▉BYK|||| (hope I got the numbers of bars right. they had a meaning, you know!)
it's an interesting risk assessment. do I want to be monitored by my own government (the homegrown option, maybe Siemens will use the funding to become a telco player again) or another state actor (be it Huawei/China or Cisco/USA)?
 cf. Crypto AG, Operation Rubikon
> If I doesn't leave the cup the same colour as bitumen then it's not trying hard enough.
In one of the Lucky Luke volumes (Barbed Wire?) the coffee recipe is something like
Put a pound of moistened coffee in a pot and boil for an hour. Throw in a horse shoe. If it doesn't float add more coffee.
Many years ago a fellow student asked me to make a 'strong coffee'. His one and only topic thereafter was "did not sleep for weeks", "my heart felt ready to burst" and similar exaggerations. Good riddance. We WERE in a CS degree programme...
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