Re: I sense an app in the making...
> that it wouldnt break terms of service.
I bought a mobile, Google were not party to that contract.
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It's an old joke in Norway that you can tell where the Norwegians have been at international conferences because the lights are on in all the empty rooms.
Electricity used to be so cheap in Norway that there was no need to turn off the lights. In addition incandescent lights contributed to the heating which is electric anyway so in Norway in the winter turning the lights off doesn't reduce your electricity bill unless it is in an unheated room.
It used to be, probably still is, common to leave bathroom lights on permanently. We would have to instruct visitors not to turn the bathroom light off because it was way past its expected lifetime due to never being turned on and off. Just one power cycle after the lamp has been on for a couple of years kills it.
Edit: /are/have been/
Thank you for posting that link. I wish more people would post details when they post about exceptional service. In this case it's not relevant to me but I'm sure it could be helpful to someone to have a recommendation directly from someone with firsthand knowledge.
> doesn't notice any material impact on range from driving it like he stole it
Agreed/ What really kills the range on my 2015 S 70D is storming down the autobahn at 225 kph on my way from home (Norway) to visit family (UK). But it does that to fossil cars too. Even sub-zero temperatures and mountains (-20 C over Dovre) don't have as dramatic an effect as the autobahn.
Forty years ago I was a test technician at Emerson Electric in Swindon. When I discovered a fault in the UPS or variable speed drive that I was testing I immediately padlocked off the main supply breaker and called the foreman of the department that would fix the problem. He padlocked the breaker. When the wireman came to fix the wiring fault he padlocked the breaker.
To power up the machine again all three of us had to agree that it was safe and unlock the breaker.
Surely the same rules apply today?
All a school really needs is teachers. Unfortunately such a school would not be capable of doing what the authorities say they must do.
Just think on this: Pythagoras taught geometry with a sharp stick in the sand, Euclid's Elements were taught without computers, without even proper pencils and certainly without a ready supply of paper.
That'll have to do can't type fast enough on this touch screen to rant properly.
I assume you are in the UK where SMS is indeed very unreliable. Here in Norway it is rare for me to have to wait more than ten seconds for the text to arrive from my bank.
The mobile phone system in the UK is astonishingly bad. I visited Selby in Yorkshire a few weeks ago and had a really hard time making calls in the villages nearby. And it wasn't just one network that was bad either, family members with UK subscriptions on different networks were just as poorly served.
I think people are getting a bit carried away here.
I've had one interaction with the US police while on a business trip to the US, a traffic policeman in Cary, North Carolina, after I was rear ended by a newly qualified driver. It was one of the most professionally handled situations I have ever encountered. I had three children in the back of my car and my wife in the passenger seat. The 19 year old girl who rear ended me was in shock but that was because she had made a mess of the front end of her father's Volvo not because of anything that the unfailingly polite and professional policeman did. I have colleagues who were also involved in traffic incidents (like me also the innocent parties) and they had no concerns at all about how events unfolded.
So let's calm down a bit and stop claiming that the sky is falling. I'm not denying that there is a problem but we won't get any help from the police to fix it if we all simply assume that all police officers are murderous bastards.
And even if she has she doesn't have any way or not giving the permission other than not installing the app. I have a lot of apps that require more privileges than I like to give but I can't revoke them. For instance Kitchen Timer needs rwd access to my SD card and a Latin English dictionary demand the right to read phone status (it's on a tablet without phone capability and still works so it plainly isn't a necessity).
>This is why, for example, that MeeGo (which is the abomination that replaced Nokia's Maemo OS) went with RPM instead of DPKG (deb/apt) for package-management, because RPM is specified by the LSB.
My N9 runs Meego and applications are installed from .deb files. Have I missed something fundamental about RPM and dpkg?
A quick scan of the linked article suggests to me that the incorrect information was itself and was inserted in articles that were of little consequence, who cares if the Buddha turned someone into a goldfish or whether or not a legend exists saying he did.
This seems to be the core quote:
Had I not attempted to unravel my deliberate mistakes, I am quite sure that Wikipedia would still say that the Sagami Railway in Japan was initially set up in 1917 to transport corn and fresh spicy shrimp (can you imagine the odor?) along the Sagami River valley. Likewise, a letter from Abraham Lincoln to Edwin Stanton would still be falsely directed to Albert E. H. Johnson. And the legend of Bodhidharma turning a bridegroom into a goldfish would still be Wikipedia’s version of truth.
Is that it? No attempt appears to have been made to vandalise a page that contains information that actually matters to anyone in the modern world, that is, information that would affect their livelihood, income, or health.
So, while I agree that misinformation can persist, it is still unproven that important misinformation will persist for very long.
And as for your point about finding a more reputable source; that is surely one of the things that Wikipedia helps you to do.
Anything that requires the Home Secretary to personally evaluate and decide anything more than a couple of times a year is plainly nonsense because there simply cannot be enough time for him or her to do it. Enshrining such nonsense in the law simply confirms my belief that such laws are not intended to be enforced but are merely intended to give the state the freedom to do as it wishes without any meaningful democratic control. And as for requiring a judge to be involved as well, well that's just another smokescreen as such things will inevitably happen behind closed doors.
If the requirements had been in the contract he would have known not to shut down the pumps until everything had stopped. Too many domain experts think that too much is obvious. I spend a substantial amount of time asking the domain experts to clarify their requirements so that they say what they really mean. It helps that I started by getting a physics degree, then hardware design, then embedded controller design and programming so I understand a lot of the physics, electronics, mathematics, or chemistry behind what my clients want and can read between the lines well enough to see that a lot of lines are missing; but many of my CS educated colleagues simply have to take the domain expert's word as the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
My two Acer netbooks are doing quite nicely thank you (Aspire One ZG5 from 2008 and Aspire One 725 from 2012).
On the other hand I've had Thinkpads fail (especially fans), IBM desktop machines with dodgy power supplies. And have you tried using the trackpad and trackpoint on the Lenovo thinkpad W540?
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