>>Large crowds of like-minded people suddenly appearing at the local park
>>are at the very least quite intimidating
No doubt. I'd blame warm sunny days.
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>>Large crowds of like-minded people suddenly appearing at the local park
>>are at the very least quite intimidating
No doubt. I'd blame warm sunny days.
If the stories are good, who cares what gender or color?
I think part of the charm from the Tom Baker era is light fun, tongue in cheek.
The last few years it seemed to me like Dr Who would occasionally try a little too hard to make us feel or awaken our social conscious.
Not that I'm not opposed to stories that deliver a message. I just want to be entertained while they are at it.
>> MP3 player, camera, FM Radio, eBook reader (epub or mobi)
>> SD card slot would be nice.
I'm hoping for a phone that will finally make my current gear desktop.
i.e. ability to connect to my wi-fi, output to multiple monitors, use an external keyboard and power up from a wall socket.
Until then I'm happy with the conventional equipment while I'm in my home office and a simple flip phone when when I'm "out and about".
I still can't tell if he is saying net neutrality is good or bad.
Or just us telling us to give up because of the powerful groups who have a special interest in the outcome?
The author is definitely entertaining and accomplished at debating issues but... I get the feeling he really only cares about is being controversial.
"...cross-checking stories... beyond the headline"
I also watch out for those stories that are "so good" I don't even care if they're true.
And remembering I'm consuming news as entertainment can keep things in perspective.
I've recently become aware of a British politician called Lord BucketHead.
I wonder when he might take comment on tweeting and any futuristic legislation relates to it?
I actually prefer my debit card over my credit card.
The only issue is my debit has a daily cap, so occasionally I have to use my credit card as a backup.
>>customer didn't qualify to get a credit card
I thought that is impossible in the U.S.?
I thought I saw Amazon is already using parachutes to drop packages in Africa?
Seemed like a good idea..... for remote areas.
IHTFP with alternate meanings at my old workplace.
To your co-workers:....................... I hate this f***ing place
But if your manager ever asked:..... I have truly found peace
>>more than eight-fold (752 per cent) increase as a mode of attack
Would be nice to see the numbers behind this.
I've noticed a lot of articles are using percentages these days.
I suspect it's easier to be dramatic without the details to put things in perspective.
>>a sustained campaign by Microsoft and the Chinese
>> most copies of the OS used are now legal
Does this statement seem a little bold?
Could only find an old article.. maybe no longer applies?
Weiner looked like such a promising politician until... he didn't.
I'm a little sick whenever I think of him now and all the people he damaged.
Is this article an attempt to defend one specific online source?
I am still a fan of Noam Chomsky and believe that inaccurate views are continually generated by multiple sources. I routinely hear people repeating this information as if it were an established fact.
As for the term "Fake News", my view is that it is just a nice buzzword.
...pore as in “to read or study attentively"
My spelling seems to be getting worse with each new year.
This morning I would have used "pour".
None of us can be sure if it was hacked but... wasn't it an Apple server?
Years ago an employee was let go in the middle of the week. This was a very competent, well liked individual and his dismissal came as a shock to me and my co-workers. In the coming weeks users reported to a series of missing files. I was able to restore them and I didn't think too much further at the time.
The next time I ran into the person I mentioned the files.
He was a little embarrassed to tell me had deleted those files while collecting his belongings from his desk. I've never forgotten since that even normally reasonable people can do very strange things when they are upset.
Seems like I remember an old story about the Chinese and TDSCDMA development to avoid Qualcomm? Makes me wonder if we'll ever reach a point where the telecommunications industry needs to be nationalized/internationalized? A bigger, badder "Ma Bell"?
I learned early I life to question anything and everyone, even my teachers.
In an elementary school lecture on the Panama Canal I asked my teacher why they used locks instead of cutting right through. She told me the Pacific was higher than the Caribbean and that the use of locks prevented wide scale flooding. Until I found better information, I carried the image of Brazil partly underwater with me.
The general spread of "bad info" related to current events is what scares me more than Wikipedia.
Wouldn't it be nice if we always had access to accurate knowledge or scholarly information.
Until something better comes along I will continue to use Wikipedia for my light entertainment and answering trivia questions.
Then there is http://www.snopes.com/
Ignoring the lawsuit for now...
Driver distraction is probably only going to get worse.
I wonder what it would take to accurately identify the driver and restrict phone features.
If phone proximity sensor(s) and a vehicle "driver" signal(s) could work.
Or maybe at some point governments will mandate all cars include a default, driverless mode?
>> how male graduates expect her to act.
Boys will be boys...
I've previously seen sites where you can rate women by photos.
I imagine there will be an app someday if there isn't already.
>> tests online or in the old-fashioned way
Wonder if schools might want to try a third choice that is a little lower tech? Maybe students could just enter their answers into a file an upload it to a central site for processing. It would allow for some automation and might even be a useful skill for them later in life.
If I understand the numbers in this article, I might come up with an alternative title.
- Large % growth rates in IaaS/PaaS do not translate into big revenue gains for players
- Top 20 2015 revenue.... £11.29bn.... -1%
01 - HPE....... £2.17bn .......... + 2%
02 - IBM....... £1.41bn .......... + 0%
03 - Fujitsu... £1.25bn .......... - 9% (temp conditions)
15 - AWS....... £0.25bn ......... + 45% (UK data centre planned)
XX - Microsoft. 2015 N/A (2016 growth est 60%.... £0.90bn)
YY - Google.... 2015 N/A (2016 no data)
>>And yet the Trump phenomenon was NOT emotion-based
As I understand it, people voting for Trump are hoping to break the a cycle of non-responsive government. This last election reminds me of an earlier race in Minnesota where I live. Here the frustrated population elected Jesse Ventura as governor. It may not be "purely" emotional but how well thought out was frustrated voting? In the case of Jess, not very. TDB how it works out with Trump (and Brexit). I just have to hope for the best for all people involved.
I still haven't heard which paperless voting machines were used.
I didn't think Diebold was being used any more due to the ongoing concerns with their systems?
>>estimates, rules of thumb (and rather than)"shady developers" it's usually incompetence or ignorance.
I'll be looking forward to learning the full story at some future date. In the short term I expect A LOT of energy spent covering backsides and plenty of finger pointing. I'll be betting that "normal" practices were followed for the most part and that somehow ignorance is involved.
>> I don't see the demand for Windows on phones and tablets, at all.
I'll get more interested when/if I could get a docking phone with multiple monitors, inputs, outputs, etc... as powerful as my desktop. For now I'm still holding on to my flip phone and a Windows 7 desktops.
When I think of Facebook it's more of online entertainment, the equivalent of printed media like People and the National Enquirer. In my area it seems like more people are getting their political insights more from radio or cable news... CNN and FOX. I might encounter someone who is still reads newspapers or magazines too. Rarely do I hear lines repeated that are obviously from some "fake" story online.
As to why people liked Trump over Clinton? I have a few right in my own family & I still can't figure out why they feel that way.
On the other hand, my parents were pretty strict about what I studied and how my time was used.
TV and recreational activity was limited to a few hours each day.
Naturally I have worked most of my life in engineering & IT.
Finally going back to get a BFA for fun when I was around 50.
Just wondering if there are any historical references for the results of this study? Would be nice to see trends. How have the entities, areas of investment and amounts been changing over the years.
>>What do we have to lose?
I'm reminded of the time Jesse Ventura was elected governor of my own state, Minnesota.
There was an enormous sweep of national elections by Democrats right after the Nixon resignation too. The good news for me is that the U.S. has a history of surviving elections skewed by angry, dissatisfied voters.
I'm wondering how much damage Trump could do? I just don't see him getting enough support from those in government. Sure, I think he's half nuts and would screw some things up... but, how bad?
I view this election in the same light as I do Brexit. Hoping everything will work itself out, so people will look back and wonder what all the fuss was about.
I've been wondering what we can really believe now.
In general I find it difficult to separate fact from fiction in news media.
And he's pissed a lot of people off.
Not that I have a lot of sympathy for Assange.
It does seem like he brought all this attention on himself.
The FBI record is an interesting read and has some hardware/software details I'd been wondering about.
Now I can see how Hillary might have started down this path. I mean doesn't an @clintonemail.com address look a lot cooler than her old @blackberry.net? Since Bill already had the server, all she had to do was ask for her own account? Once she had used for a while didn't want to give it up. Who does want to change email addresses? Unfortunately for Hillary, public officials don't get a pass. And probably shouldn't?
At least now I can imagine this as human nature and less sinister.
From my own experience of running an email server out of my bedroom I know that family and friends will want personal accounts too. Lucky for me that none of the accounts under my control were ever used by the secretary of state. (as far as I know).
Wow, I haven't thought of that company for a while.
I was working in engineering before switching to IT..... what a cool place in the late 80's!
CAD hadn't quite taken off yet so I was making pencil drawings for one of their machines... "high vacuum vaporized metal coating". It was a Perkin Elmer site in Minneapolis and I believe they were working on the mirrors for Hubble at that time too.Unfortunately I've heard the 2015 version of the company is not quite the same.
Also cool.. at that time.
If I were in charge I would certainly hold off on rolling out any more OS "features" for a while.
I'm so sick of all the direction changes in the Windows OS since version 7.
After testing 10 I've opted for a new Win 7 system & will worry about 2020 when/if that time comes.
What can MS do in the short term that will sway any more users like me to its side now?
For now I think they're stuck it a sort of stalemate with users who have embraced Windows 10 and those who have not.
>>What the hell is going on?
I like to blame smartphones and fashion.
Seems like a lot of the software I use for business has regressed since mobile took over.
Nice.. I didn't know there was quite that much Ladder Logic gong on out there.
It's been a while since I've done any PLC work but I remember it as great fun.
Microsoft phone also-ran, another story I know.
It just still gets my interest whenever I see MS and phones mentioned.
That all webcams could be hijacked. Why I put tape over the lens.
Is this hibernation bug really much of a surprise?
I recall numerous power "feature" issues. So many in fact the one of the first things I do is change power settings on new PCs/laptops. e.g. disable hibernation, screensavers, power button = off and close lid = do nothing.
I can't seem to warm up to the new devices that are difficult to determine the "on/off" state or remove its batteries. I really could use a new laptop but so far have found reasons to postpone the purchase.
License fee or commercials? You might consider yourselves lucky.
I am pretty sure that a system like yours will never be duplicated anywhere else in the world. It certainly would not fly here in the US. The levels of commercial times have become obscene over here.
And I still remember my first viewing of show like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy or Monty Python. These were almost life changing experiences. So much 'different' and better than anything I'd seen on our network TV.
Unfortunately access to BBC content remains limited here. Choose between PBS or the BBC channel if you have a cable subscription.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, The Fall, Utopia, etc... you're welcome to bring them on over any time.
>>Java is a similar thing - a lot of system admin tools
Yes what a pain. Tools for legacy applications based on java = a lot of hoop jumping on newer servers.
Sometimes I look back fondly on the days before browsers when I was using Director and loving it.
I did try Flash off and on but never really warmed up to that. Just never seemed to reach a point where is was really practical. Now I avoid/block whenever possible and will be so glad when it has finally been eliminated completely.
I recently returned to university. Students could use laptops/tablets etc.. but most did not, distracting yes, but mainly too slow.
I found it much easier to take notes by hand to later review and transcribe key points into a digital summary.
>>as most apps and their data are going to be accessed online.
Do you mean consumer apps?
Every SMB I am familiar with continues to use Win 7 and the same old applications they've always used. I am still waiting to see something new/different that is compelling for them.
>>So I'm not alone.
>> VPN connections, no way I dare upgrade
I discovered some VPN connections no longer worked in 10, while on the road of course.
Later I noticed that a VPN connection can be disconnected while 10 is downloading updates.
I finally installed kill switch software to handle applications relying on those VPNs.
Apart from some overzealous IT workers, I haven't seen any interest in upgrading workstations at businesses. People I speak with view it as an necessary expense or a disruption for no real benefit.
Aside from that, 10 seems to work.
>> is the problem?
I'm not a huge fan of java but...
I would have liked some explanation following his statement
I stopped clicking on links to Forbes.
google search returns tend to put their links near the top of the lists but I don't see anything special about them... except that they piss me off.
I have a pretty low tolerance for annoyances while browsing.
There are too many other options...
My wife buys scratch cards & lottery tickets, I don't.
I think my attitude was formed, at least in part during the Vietnam era. My draft lottery number was "1".
The other day I had a weird flashback.while fixing another users Windows 10 issue
The UI struck me as a creepy/crappy variant of Gnome or KDE.
Then I remembered I used to play with booting Windows to different shells.. a long time ago.
I wonder if MS could/would ever separate it's UI, I think Windows server is kind of doing this already.
Which reality is that?
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