Could be good for identifying seafarers who need repatriating by local agencies to their country of departure, rather than 'rescuing' to their unauthorised destination.
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I 'upgraded' 5 cousins' 7 or 8 computers remotely via TeamViewer (oh yes you could), and then decrapified each to look like XP on-screen (which they preferred). Only one box declined to 'upgrade' to 10, and the rollback was flawless. They had been incapable of looking after their updates etc before, and I really think they're better looked after by Msft now. Only snag was random elderly programs no longer in evidence, but worked OK once re-installed. I insisted on dual-boot to Mint too of course (can't organize remotely), but they nevver bovver to go there.
Re: "This helps to ensure that ... data is kept safe and secure"
Huge thanks for actually reading the report. This stuff is genuinely difficult, and well-meaning 'committees' have, to my personal knowledge, floundered for 15 years+ in trying to make constructive and responsible use of anonymised health data, in a way that any other industry (aviation?) would have (equally defectively?) cracked years ago.
The way I read it, the EC is piffling with inter-EU incentives. The US is chasing USian companies who seek shelter in foreign lands. For once, my vote is with Uncle Sam.
My experience (when L'Etoile roads were wider there and thus more ambiguous) was that you could proceed with curses unless your front wings were actually touching something. I once ate a whole Camembert while politely seeking, in a pale blue Ford Anglia, to exit that ultimate roundabout without contact. Engine seized on the way to Dieppe, but 'those were the days', and we knew where to put some oil (when clearly indicated).
And in our part of Sussex, if your wheels are cautiously ON the roundabout and a 'speed king' proposes to enter still from 50 yards AWAY to your right, much hooting ensues. I've given up playing chicken, because 'Might is not Right' when it comes to hammering out dents.
Australia's moving North as fast as your fingernails grow. Faster than ever, last year. So Microsoft are just a bit ahead of themselves, for once.
I 'downgraded' all my elderly cousins' computers to Win10, becuse they needed looking after and Microsoft seems to have taken the point. They have no secrets worth uploading, and with Anti-Beacon and Classic Shell, plus an XP-looking screen, they seem happy. Of course I insist Mint is on dual-boot, but they never use it, because their familiar programs aren't there. And I think I've had to turn off Win10 'fast boot', else Mint can't see NTFS after a Win-crash. Is that so?
Thanks, guys for keeping current with all this stuff, E&OE or whatever. My father flew his flight of ('Wapiti') biplanes through the mountain passes and any of their errors would vainly have hoped for respect of the 'Goolie chit' aboard (QV). Fortunately, for me; never needed.
Only failure I've had 'upgrading' cousins via TeamViewer (yes, it works for that, with patience) was when they left their USB stick plugged in at reboot, so it blackscreened. Phoned to say 'USB out and try again'; normal service resumed.
Suppose his guns were for hire, and his phones identified satisfied customers. He might have a hard time inside if it turned out he'd disclosed business details.
The Catholic church for some reason demands chastity. To judge from schooldays, there are some chaps who are repelled by their own nascent inclinations, for whom it is no penalty to forswear 'girls', but who feel compelled to go out and do good in the world. How do you filter them for priesthood? Better to be honest with yourself, I'd say, but still it's a problem for Vatican HR. One I know was ejected 30 years ago (yes they did 'discernment' even then), and nowadays has great fun in life, and remains a kindly soul.
In my day, it was carbon paper - and all the girls ever got was chocolates from the Rep.
Old Dell, Sony, HP, Samsung laptops here all worked thus: spare drive, clean Win7 SP1 install & activate (no updates), Win10 loaded from stick, DVD or online, success first time. Ancient Sony with 1 gig memory is faster (er, less slow) than it's ever been with XP. Now they're all logged free for Win10, back to the old drive until such time as I think I want it.
Re: JACC does NOT "rule out that scenario"
If there's a theory that he might have done it, does the theory include the idea that he knew as well as we do where the deepest oceanic trench is? The arc intersects that, so maybe someone's taking a quiet look.
Re: The only thing any diploma can prove ...
Why do 'young people nowadays' not know the difference between "would" and "wouldn't"? Well, I wouldn't employ one who didn't.
Re: Perhaps ....
Haven't had one cousin's 'upgrade' fail. Each had Teamviewer on already, and it came back on-line to me before the Win10 user-choices screen, which let me do that, and then Anti-beacon, and ClassicShell. 14 other things to fix swiftly for each of them and they hardly know it isn't 7. Real snag is that some older working programs disappear for some reason, but they work again if you reinstall them.
Seriously, you'll enjoy Berlin. Just be prepared to behave. Properly. Naturally, you ought to have reasonable German - quite easy 'by ear', very hard with 'grammar'. Take your pipe, and if 'Professor' (only with proper certificates), wear jeans - everyday. No, I don't know why.
When turret guns came, the RN was changed. When barbed wire came, the Army changed, when 'terror-bombing' came, the RAF changed. Now we have religionist suicide-bombers, the Army must change again. Also the RN, which needs Channel motor boats, not giant submarines.
Re: Offline only -Is there a definitive answer?
Never one to miss a freebie, I cloned my HDD and ran the 'update' from 7 on that. (Not bad, but it silently ate some fully-working programs, so I can't keep it). I think that will have on-line 'registered' my device for 10 for life. Now the Win7 HDD is safely back in, does anyone know whether the 7 registration will self-destruct in due time?
If at an EU conference you are invited to join the Dutch table, you will enjoy the very best jokes (in English). If you have fluent French, you may be able to join their table, where you will be handed a (virtual) hand of playing cards illustrating philosophical concepts to be used in debate, and be invited to take polite turns to play. Even juniors can win a hand, but should not expect to be taken seriously unless they have also been to a 'Poly'. And that's only technical conferences.
Re: London Falling
'Decimation' means reducing by 1 in 10. That's what they did to Roman legions who hadn't tried hard enough. See me.
We didn't vote to 'leave the single market'. We voted to leave the 'European Union'. In theory (if not in prospect) there could still be 'free trade' in goods - and there never has been in services anyway. And I haven't heard we're leaving the (very different) 'Council of Europe' and its silly offshoot the ECHR. Pity.
They're now what Tandy was then - place to browse while the wife's queuing in the Post Office. Except that staff (in ours) are quite knowledgeable. When they interrupt your reverie, they sometimes can force a decision on whether you could actually incorporate the not-quite-spec widget you can see or not. No excuse for making suppliers pay protection money though.
Re: @John 104
My Office 2003 does docx, and handles edit notes footnotes and pagination better than LibreOffice. A pity, really.
I had an APL printer/keyboard portable in the garden, with an acoustic coupler link to a mainframe somewhere quite else. Could juggle millions, between weeding in the sun. And... you could read the printout in daylight, no silly screens. Still got it, but nothing to connect to.
My father fought Hitler and his Far-eastern allies, and later tore Stalin's picture out of my scrapbook. Now I wonder who the genuine Brit nationalists are, and whether my southern-counties 'Brexit' prejudices (after many years of genuine techno-fun and good food in BXL) count for anything. Please, vote in the current Referendum - we need to know what you too think.
I've moved several friends to Win10 on purpose (because they won't look after themselves) and not had problems, even on older kit. EXCEPT that the upgrade silently omits a random selection of older programs, that work perfectly well if reinstalled, or at worst - in compatibility mode. Go on, give us a tailored list of what's missing! As a result I can't recommend auto-upgrade to anyone.
Warning - Galileo is designed to facilitate 'EU'-wide road pricing via compulsory satnav on ALL roads, with charges varying by time-of-day and congestion. Yes, even the lane outside your house. Not fiction, I've seen the working paper. Best vote 'Leave'.
Re: Ugly, beautyful or purposeful.
Got the TSR2 tie. But colleagues who'd worked closer on it got given the tie with the red diagonal through it. Must be a collectible now. Today chaps won't even wear ties - truly the end of an era.
Re: The A380 is not ugly!
Re: Vacuum tube (aka valve)
Our mechanical 'Comptometers' (and a few 'Marchants' for the really expert girls who were qualified to multiply) were noisy on steel desks, so they sat on thick hairy felt pads. When the first big 'electronic' calculators came in, same size, the felt pads were retained by habit, and blocked the ventilation. If you put pies on top at coffee time, they'd be piping hot by lunch. Met a few nice girls that way, who warmed my pies. Down in the PCB shop they had Paxolin ovens which were much better, but only run by blokes.
Re: Time moves on...
My cousins, condemned by 'time' to be over-60, mostly have Pentiums. No way will they go to PCUniverse, pay good money and get terminally confused. XPpos seems to work perfectly well for them, so should we now abandon hope for upgrade to Linix-on-elderly Desktop?
What I want is a rescue disk that just runs, without installation. So I'll use an old one with codecs (can an expert tell us how to 'slipstream' codecs to a new one?) It's probably a software patent issue, really.
No hope for the 'BBC', you only pay for them. Just so long as they keep the 'Third Programme' (whatever it's called nowadays), preferably without the self-promoting Ad. slots where they talk over the music.
Lost the Plot
Wherever I go on holiday, there is atmospheric, ethnic, music which is locally popular but not 'pop', sung in local language, and no US-Engrish fakery, with local musical conventions and rythms, typically by girls who are well worth viewing (maybe men too, if that's your thing). That's what EuroVision used to be, when it was interesting, and was about 'songs' not commercial potential. Now it's a waste of space. Wogan's gone too. Cancel.
How can I tell all my cousins to update Flash when Adobe insists on putting random spammy 'offers' on their update site that they ought to untick, but never do? If Adobe want their nasty technology to survive, they should at least develop a reputation for trust.
Re: Software will eat everything... sometimes
Mine's 24 volt signalling, latest controllers 2015, with all the bells and whistles and extra valves the spec permitted. No one in the UK understands how it ought to work, and I've soldered a nice big relay in the 240-volt valve side to get it to do what I want (which it does, now). Try interfacing intelligently with that!
Same technology as for loose horses at the Grand National.
Re: Planned obsolescence
I've just 'upgraded' a cousin's Win7 to Win10 as a sick joke, carefully deleting 'windows.old'. To my surprise and discomfort it works quite well. Sure, I spent an hour on Classic Shell, making it look like XP, shrinking icons and arrows, SpybotAntiBeacon, killing 'Bing', Cortana, and all the other nonsense. Sure we should worry about Microsoft charging in future - but Win10 does seem at last to be more goof-proof than some. If a third party could one-click-bundle everything needed to make 10 look like XP (with a free file explorer that works), I might take GWX Control Panel off other cousins' machines.
Re: Linux, still not the way
I don't 'Game', so Linux Mint is entirely satisfactory. Except that it only prints on one of my 3 printers (and then doesn't offer the options available with Windows drivers), and no scanners of any generation work at all. Hardly Linux's fault if mfgrs don't bother much with drivers, and there's probably a kludge if I looked, but... 'work must go on'.
I wanted to transition my music from a Brennan, which is fanless but a bit glitchy on ripping, to a 'Cocktail' (or whatever they're called now) which has a much better UI but an unobtrusive fan. In practice, the white noise from that, and mystic rumbling from the table it's on, makes quiet music unattractive - I'm planning heat pipes and a radiator instead. Meanwhile it's back to the loyal Brennan.
Re: Incorrect book, and deeper evidence
I have the Diamond book at my bedside, along with a Dawkins or two. I read the former for unscientific annoyance-by-assertion, and the latter for properly-balanced wholly-scientific nightmares. Thanks, guys!
Nokia was there first
I used to covet a Nokia mobile that looked like an oversize Minox C. Didn't know at the time where they'd probably been holstered.
Re: Works for me
After trials, I'd recommend 10 to all uninterested cousins if, and only if, there were a one-click option to make the desktop look exactly like their old 7 (or XP). Sure I can do that with a long session on Teamviewer, but it's not my idea of family fun. (Anyway, they've all got a Linux Mint boot disk now, in case of disasters).
Re: Windoze XP
Same story here with an HP netbook (Atom?) I use as a kind of literate multimeter. Win7 Starter (pathetic), shifted to SSD, upgraded seamlessly to Win10, works faster than before. Can't say I like it, but I haven't tweaked it as I need to see what innocently-upgrading cousins are suffering from.
'Paperless' has always been plain silly. Use IT wisely, but in the chaos of wards and GPs, some things WILL be written on scraps of paper, napkins, chart traces. And everyone (er?) can 'write', whereas not everyone can type, or find the things they want to say on kludgy drop-down menus and disease codes. Ask people how they work, and then decide how to handle reality. Else it's a forever cycle of 'won't happen'.