Re: sci-fi ships were the order of the day at my first job.
No one likes the test server Rimmer though...
Rimmer Dall (Scions of Shannara)?
Nah, I tend to stick to boring, functional names.
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I was pondering this. And realize I don't use my smartphone to its full potential.
Excel? Work on a laptop.
Email? Mostly on laptop, but there are one or two (Schlock Mercenary etc) that I can peruse on the go, as well as reply to some emails when neccessary.
Games? Meh, not really into games. I do play flow free and word puzzle games.
Boos? Yes, reading a lot.
Those who hoard and guard their IPv4 addresses jealously should do well to sell it off soonest, because once world+dog make the shift/jump/move/transition over to IPv6, then nobody'll want to buy IPv4...
Nevertheless, it will be interesting going forward.
Most IoT tat still runs on IPv4? Let's hope it stays so, the less IoT tat is on IPv6, the better :)
Nowadays world+programmer is expected to use "programming libraries" to glom something resembling a working program together without having any idea what happens in the back end.
What the hey.... as long as it works and delivers correct input/output then all must be well even though said glommed program runs at glacial speed and need a whopping terabyte of RAM....
At work I use a win10 craptop for work, m$ software included.
A major ballache for us IT admins is that you cannot install office2013 (office, project, visio) on win10 without busting your balls.
Install Office2016, it's much worse - you cannot install any Office2013 stuff at all...
Luckily I have a Mint desktop, it's a pleasure and joy to configure and use in comparison to Ickdoze10.
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Eish, going from bad to worse... WinPhones was announced with as much fanfare as possible, then distributed for next to nothing.
TBH Android is getting a bit too long in the tooth by now - if only they can develop and distribute a Google-free (sans any Google apps) Android version for most of the 'droids out there.... or something different like FreeBSD...
So which one's the more resilient?
The oldstyle split-flap display (which cannot display advertisements or lewd pictures *ahem*), or the newfangled one with wide-screen monitors (which ne'er-do-wells can have fun with by displaying pr0nz and other unsavoury stuff, not to mention boring advertisements)?
Not to mention displaying bluescreen errors for world+dog to see and comment on (preferably on El Reg).
During the 1980's a colleague of mine had to visit the clinic in Sebokeng. He had to be escorted in with an army escort. Did his work, then got duly escorted out as well by the army.
In the late 1990's I had to go to the same clinic. Then later on to a house of one of the clients.
All was peaceful (or so I thought) until the cops pulled me over, took a shufty at my car's boot and told me to proceed, telling me to be more careful next time. I was naive at that time...
...but today I would just flat-out refuse to go in there.
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