Re: Note to Microsoft
I think that feature was there in Server 2003 as well.
And Windows desktop had an "are you sure?" screen.
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Thanks for the tip.
I was originally able install to 1607 and it worked ok, but started freezing after the 1703 update.
I went to the compatibility matrix here: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05195282
which said "EOS version 1703" from so I gave up after that.
I think I had at least BIOS 1.40 though, I can always just try it and roll back again!
For that price, are the early adopters subsidising free/discounted units for needy causes? (on top of the buy one/donate some scheme). Or it that going to the R&D element?
What's the advantage over the crank style ones anyway? I thought the "pull the chain" style mechanisms are suited to opening heavy doors/shutters etc, is this due to the dynamo having higher resistance?
I think the belt would wear out after a few years, like the drive belt in a scooter so there's still a maintenance element.
I was working on a similar system for schools ten years ago - USB based fingerprint reader which was sending our software the full image, which would then hash and register (if it's the registration console) or verify (if it's the kiosk).
Thinking back I suppose there was a risk of children's fingerprints being stolen before they were old enough to even understand data security!
My company used to install account top-up machines, which worked with a cashless system for catering, etc.
One of the machines was mysteriously loading more money than it should, intermittently.
TL:DR it was installed next to a lift, and the electric field from the motors was triggering data pulses in a parallel ribbon cable that connected the coin counter to the control board. Those data pulses happened to mimic the signal for a £2 coin.
Solution: better shielding or use more upmarket components.
They might snoop on the staff social media accounts, to see if they've been posting anything for one party or another. Or listen in on water cooler conversations. Some people don't mind discussing their voting preference if they don't think it would cause any problems in their immediate environment.
I too had a run in with a pet-mauled laptop: again this was a VIP in the organisation, and it was upmarket for its time: near desktop spec components in a sub-notebook. Very expensive.
But luckily, no excreta were involved: the guy's dog had been using it as a frisbee. It was covered in dents and bite marks, there was dog hair embedded all over the place, and the keys were missing.
The whole thing smelled of dog BO though - sweat or saliva? I don't know.
I can't remember what the actual job was, but I cleaned it was surface wipes before I touched it.
Dealing with a urine-soaked item is going beyond reasonable call of duty, for sure. It goes up there with being expected to help fish a phone out of a toilet, just because of the IT angle.
Like with another comment, I'd offer the user the chance to extract the hard drive themselves in their own office, and handle the extracted hd with gloves, mask and overalls on.
So bad it's almost a spoof: "Low level stands are sold separately"... "Spillproof top sold separately"... "Only weighs 6.5kg"... (how will it balance on a micro scooter)?
The height looks way too low - you have to crane your neck down or stoop down, and hold your wrists at the wrong angle to use it.
Oh and the top can be seen bending while the guy is standing on it.
My work from home setup when I don't get kicked out of this chair: http://www.houzz.com/photos/8940076/Berkley-Outdoor-Swinging-Egg-Chair-contemporary-hammocks-and-swing-chairs
is to stand up in front of a 5 tier chest of drawers, just high enough to comfortably type on.
I've had a broadband company put an account default notice on me, after I forced them to close the contract.
I was able to make them cancel the debt collection and remove the note from my credit history as well - their excuse was that one part of the company did not get the update.
But yes, it is a bit of a hassle.
On a much larger scale than what this guy did:
Original post where he pretends to delete everything:
Is 123-reg a "you gets what you pays for" company? (i.e. rock-bottom)
If you got a cleaner in your house, is it their job to start sniffing for drugs in the cupboards under the sink, or illegal weapons while they vacuum under the bed?
Or you get a builder to build a summer house at the end of the garden: is he supposed to look out for buried bodies or leave a hidden camera in case you plan to use the place to store kidnap victims?
I think a technician should stick to the system and program files or whatever their anti-malware programs find, and stay out of drives marked "PERSONAL".
Same here - my Samsung is a midrange unit from 2009 and the only thing I miss out on is maybe LED backlighting. I can keep it up to date by added £50 Roku/Android boxes, which works out cheaper than the £100 or so premium they were asking for smart features.
I've used smart TVs and found the interface to be laggy and fiddly for basic things like switching between Sky, game console and streaming box.
Writing extensions for ERP software - it's American so it has data object fields "CostCenter".
Most other extensions also use the spelling "CostCenter" except the one I worked on this week... Two days later I found out I was trying to call "CostCenter" when I should have been looking for "CostCentre".
Stupid calls would get closed down as category "user error". Then you have a metric for amount of time wasted and unprofessional behaviour affecting efficiency.
Compare it to say, not parking within the lines in the company car park - the FM can complain and get people to stop doing it. Or leaving litter and expecting the cleaners to sort it out. This type of misuse would be out of order, so the same should apply to IT.
But I agree - the specs are more than enough, unless you are installing start clogging it up with crapps like water jug monitors (my brain doesn't work because I don't drink enough water) or fridge controllers (I ordered 500g of just caught salmon now I need to adjust the thermostat down by 0,1 degrees)
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