Re: No? Break.
The very first thing you need learn about big, noisy engines of all kinds, is how to stop them. How to start them is a few more steps doing the list.
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It is sensible to use the power line as a sync source. The 50/60 Hz power line frequency is held to very tight tolerances, traceable to atomic clocks..
The internal crystal controlled oscillators, not so much. How often do you have to reset your digital watch, or kitchen clock because the time is too far off?
(R) behind the name, is enough for them to support anybody, no matter how vile the candidate is. That (D) stands for "evil socialism" and most of us know how destructive "evil socialism" is, because... Taxes! Never mind that those type of (R) people have no clue of how those taxes benefit them... Til they don't., then hear them scream.
Or to maintain it for that matter. It has been only recently we really understood the roll our magnetic field played in keeping our atmosphere in place and otherwise protected us. Or the moon's roll in keeping that magnetic field going. Too many planets are like Mars, or Venus, without a large enough moon to keep the plate tectonics moving. No plate tectonics, no magnetic field, no life.
We can barely make out any planets out there, let alone if they have any moons large enough to matter.
While I'm sure there is life out there, even reasonably intelligent life (I'm not sure we count), we will never know for sure. The distances are just too great and the speed of light is too slow.
"This seems to be their main hobby.
If it works, break it.
If it's useful, hide it.
If they like it, change it."
That's the only way they know to make something "New & Improved".
Eventually MS will piss off the wrong people, or enough people, and go the way of a bunch of other used to be, world wide corporations.
Isn't it time to make it harder to acquire firearms? Have real background checks from a common federal government data base. Have at least a week long waiting period. Tax up the wazoo semi automatic fire arms, such as the AR-15. They are not needed and almost useless for hunted anyway. Psychiatric evaluations for anyone trying to buy a firearm for self protection. These are the people that end up shooting other people, Or getting shot with their own firearm by their 2 year old.
Only 35% or so of the U.S. population own firearms. Yet their are many hundreds of thousands more firearms floating around than the total population of this country.
Do something to stop the slaughter. NOW is the time to talk about what to do about stopping the violent gun deaths. Think you need a firearm? Join a militia first and show up every month for their meetings. Or lose your firearm.
Microsoft has an arrogance problem. They think if they want, or did something, everyone else will just fall in line.
They need to answer their outside phones and read their outside e-mails for clues that they might be having problems that they don't recognize as such.
People might figure out what you are talking about. You know like some people might think male/female electrical plugs as being obscene (USA). I'm really surprised no one has redesigned the working ends of common extension cords and power cords plugs for appliances and household outlets as being less suggestive to safe guard the sensibilities of children.
(Frequency and Hertz is another example of confusion.) Everything new ain't necessarily better.
The new format works fine on my fondle slab, my phone and my desktop. Better even than before on the hand helds.
All that white space people are complaining about? I just assume it is space for ads that I don't see and never have seen. I just ignore it, by assuming it probably has some purpose for something by somebody. Otherwise it wouldn't be there. My curiosity doesn't even care.
I got used to the last change. This one doesn't need getting used to.
Electronic voting machines need to be insecure, so that the local precincts can have the correct winner.
That is the why of no paper trail, internet connectable, common admin passwords among machines, Some flavor of windows, propitiatory secret software and firmware and so on.
These people also make very secure ATM machines, so it is not like they don't know how to do voting machine security right.
Or like one person I knew back in beige CRT days, who wrote the passwords in pencil around the front edge of the monitor.
Well, when you have some 2 dozen passwords with forced changes, depending on the login, from 30, 60, 90 days... and different password requirements for each password.
Too frequent password changes is a security breach. It leads to people to have passwords such as - Password1, or passw0rD1, Password#1, etc,
Giles Jones: More battery life? But that would involve making the phone thicker. And everbody knoes we want paper thin phones we can roll or fold up and put in our pockets .
I have an idea, make the phones thick enough and add a layer of rubber around the edges, so it doesn't need a case to protect it. The very opposite of what we are being told we want. Replaceable batteries, with a built in USB port on the battery for charging, would be good too.
"The document also explains that it rates bugs on a five-step scale - Critical, Important, Moderate, Low, and None – and that Microsoft only fixes Critical and Important flaws."
So, after a while the software will be so full of Moderate and Low bugs, as to be unfit for purpose?
I'm over 70 and have an Atlanta Georgia AM streaming Oldies on the Internet. Free. So some of us over 50s do have an interest.
However, you are correct about HiFi and real life. Real life is better if you can get far enough away, so as to not damage your ears. WTH is up with 130 db @ 300 feet, anyway?
Of course we are. Also we are doing it to any and every entity that has a router, regardless of laws and countries the router is in.
Why do you think the Internet is actually so slow? It is not any DoS, it is our own government filling the Internet up with data sucking traffic.
bombastic bob: Using
tiny light grey text on bright white background should be PUNISHABLE by DEATH!
There, fixed it for ya. Otherwise you are correct.
Almost every website does this light grey on white thing now. What is wrong with black on light gray. Light gray being close to the print shade on this site.
I am also noticing that dead tree, print material is doing this now.
Safe driving also includes movement on both sides of the road, not just whatever may or may not be on the road. The human brain is not very multi-user.
If you are looking for children, then you might not see the motorcycle. If you are looking for cars at an intersection, them you might miss seeing any people. The list can rapidly get longer then the brain can process in the time given to react. So no making up lists of stuff to look for.
If anything moves against the background, pay it some attention.
"Then add in real punishments if they abuse the system or attempt to get around it by pressuring their customers for information unrelated to the transaction."
Why don't we go after the CEO, the Board of Directors, middle management and anyone else in the chain of command and personally make them responsible and paying for correcting the wrong, including prison.
This dipping into the company's petty cash to pay a fine is obviously not working.
@ Grant Fromage, you are not seeing the profits being made here. That is the important thing. Actual war is secondary to the profits. Why? Because actual war costs money in replacing stuff this expensive, when it gets blown out of the air by some pilot, in a 50 year old fighter jet, eye-balling it in.
C++? What is this Windows 10 software?
"In Ontario, and many other jurisdictions, a recount is easy - just rerun the scanning operation."
Using different scanners than used the first time!
If there is a discrepancy, first check ballot count against voter count. Then check the accuracy of the original scanners. If election fraud is indicated, then start looking for people to put in prison.
In a few election cycles, honest elections might start happening.
Some common sense there. You are correct.
I triggered the burglar alarm at a isolated work location one time and spend 10 to 15 minutes finishing the work I went there to do. I was 10 unhurryed miles away, when I was notified by the truck 2-way that the alarm went off. I had to go back and reset it.
Paranoid management thought we needed the burglar alarm because the building was off by itself. There wasn't much to interest a burglar anyway. A waste of money.
"One, or a few, false positives, yes. Massive amounts, no. If everyone is triggering automatic security systems and the human searchers cannot find anything suspicious, at some point the humans will assume the system is wrong and ignore it even when it does flag a real positive."
It doesn't matter as long as the proper people make a profit on the machines.
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