How fast is fast?
But how fast is it actually going? I'd like to know.
46 posts • joined 21 Jul 2020
I've loaded the NHS app as I was already registered for patient access. My medical record already shows the two jabs I have had with dates and the vaccine type.
I have no hesitation in showing this on my phone to who ever wants it. I can't see that it erodes my privacy any further than it already is.
Some time ago, I was in the oil surveying business and we had a great product which could show where oil wells had been drilled (they don't just go straight down. We had a trade show in Bahrein and got our computers transported so we could show off our wares. Of course, the main computer got dropped off a lorry and the cards went straight through the backplane (Data General Nova 3 - I said it was a long time ago!).
So I spent 2 very long nights connecting the VDU up to something that could manipulate it ( think I went and bought an Amstrad thingy from a local store - but it was a long time ago and memory fades) to show off what the results would look like on the screen plus some lovely exploding flowers and suchlike to draw the customers in. It seemed to work and we did get a few nice orders from it.
No, I'm sorry, but when I was there (yes, I am the "Andrew"), it was not dry. At least, not for the ex-pats.
We also had a "club" you joined called the ditch diggers - you got into it if, when driving home from the last round of alcohol induced party, your car/truck went into a ditch. It had quite a few members.
I know Word. I know English grammar. I was trained it it. I used to teach it!
But the parent organisation I "work" for (I'm a volunteer), consistently send me documents that I have to send out with paragraph errors, spelling errors, pagination issues and so on - oh and it's always a PDF so I can't (in theory) mess with it. Of course, I can and I do. And send them back a Word and PDF corrected version.
Then an email comes out "We found a couple of typos - here's an updated version". No mentions or thank you's. And the never ask me to proof read these things before they come out.
OK - moan mode off.
When I got my nuclear clearance I was told I was not allowed to travel to certain countries as "they knew who had that clearance". I wonder where they found that information and whether census information is more or less secure than knowing who has restricted access clearance.
PS -for any Chinese spies, I don't have it any more
What are those numbers? They don't say. So, it could be Mbits/sec, Mbytes/sec or indeed shoesteps per kilometre. Who knows.
What it means is that I have no way of knowing if the number for MY phone (a OnePlus 8) bears any relation to the numbers they are showing.
So, for me, a useless report as I cannot put it into any sort of context apart from being relative to another phone.
Many years ago (well if feels that long) I was part of the Insider group. My comments seemed to go straight into the great bit bucket in the sky. So, I gave up.
MS do their own thing - and you either accept it or get off their bandwagon.
Such is life these days.
"Reasonable endeavours" - that wonderful get out clause.
SO the EU has "Reasonable endeavours". Meanwhile, the UK contract (which we haven't seen) probably says they will buy the first 100M doses off the production line (or something similar).
Back in the mid 90's I wrote a bulk delete program for a company I was consulting with. You could delete anything older than a certain date as one of the options.
I left them in the late 90's. As Y2K came around I just did a quick check. Big oops. Yes, 2 date formatting was rife in it. So, an emergency call to the company IT manager (who was new and didn't know me) to ask him to please delete the program quickly as it could have unintended consequences....
Shortly after that, the company went into financial troubles. I assume it wasn't my fault
All I ever needed was to share files with various people and to get pictures from my phone to my PC as I took them. DB was ideal for that (and still is). But their interface sucks and I am very limited in what I can upload and the picture syncing is so flaky it's untrue.
Now I have my NAS Synology boxes with terabytes of free space and can do everything for me. Shame, DB was brilliant in the early days, but it's been overtaken.
In around 1990, I wrote a text edit/word processor called EasyEdit. It was really good (I have magazine reviews that said that) and I sold it as shareware after getting permission from DEC that it was OK to do so. I also sold site licenses - and one of them was to DEC. If only they'd realised (he he). It kept me in computer upgrades and climbing equipment.
I managed a motorcycle web site for years before the hosting company (Fasthosts) got around to telling me they'd closed the server down as it was running NT4 in a corner and they'd forgotten to see if anyone was actually using it. Which was very nice of them. They gave me an 'opportunity' to move to a much more expensive solution. I decided not to accept that (funny that).
I somehow feel that FB, Google etc. don't actually care that the UK still abides by EU GDPR rules. They see that we have come out of the EU and therefore all our data is up fro grabs. Boris & Co haven't realised that they are doing this (and probably don't give a damn) so our data will move.
In 2029 (assuming I am still around and compos mentis) I intend to buy a Diesel SUV with a 600+ mile range (like I have today) and run it for 10 years. By 2039, I would hope EV's are cheaper than today and can recharge in 10 minutes or less and go 500+ miles between charges. Until then, I will wait.
I ran the passmark CPU tests on my HP Envy laptop which has an AMD Ryzen 7 4700U in it.
With mains on, I got 13923. WIth just battery, I got 10252. So, yes, there is a difference.
However, in reality, I don't notice any difference apart from, when I ran the tests, the fan wasn't running as fast on battery power (indicating the CPU wasn't getting as hot).
I bought it when it came out - along with GEM and something called DoubleDos. Windows 1.0 was number 3 in popularity for me - but even then, I could see the writing on the wall.
I also remember buying Oracle v1 for DOS - not a patch on Paradox (which came a little later).
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