Re: I'm confused
No, it changed to allow the possibility of it, with permission still needed from licensing authorities to extend beyond the norm. (And lots of rules and regulations around locations and such like).
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Because not everyone can afford the insane cost of even mid-range phones and the ability to amortise the cost across the contract length can be very useful?
And the 'you don't need an all-singing, all-dancing smart phone' argument is a red herring. YOU may not, other people will. And on such a subjective point, the only person who gets to determine the validity of what they need is the individual involved.
No, it does not mean there is 'man flu'.
It means that a rather poor quality piece of research with methodological flaws has been picked up relatively unquestioned and presented as far stronger than it really is.
This the Reg, not the Daily Mail/Express etc..
This may be niave but at least THINK before you post a story.
(Ex-mental health nurse with strong distaste for poor reporting of science).
Edit: Even BBC morning news show managed to do this better than the Reg.... (They had two suitable experts to at least vaguely explain why).
Much as i often disagree with him, George Monbiot sums it nicely:
The scientific method is the best we have, the gold standard we should be working to. The scientific journal industry, on the other hand, is all kinds of fucked up.
Noscript already has a webex extension which works with the nightly/developer builds. it will be released to stable channel when 57 is released on the 14th. anyone with it currently as a legacy addon and disabled should get the webex version at the same time according to the developer.
Really? Funny how I am using nightly build of Firefox 55 with ghostery running just fine. Also, they are not getting rid of extensions. They are getting rid of NPAPI, a huge difference. Vast majority of extensions that people use will carry on just fine.
I don't agree with everything Mozilla do but it is right on this count. And it is still a decent browser and one where I at least have some confidence that their existence is not predicated on stealing all of my information for advertising purposes. (Looking at you Chrome).
As someone who spent 10 years working and studying in the NHS I would say it very much depends on the trust. I have seen both ends of the scale; from still working with purely paper based notes to a nearly fully computerised system from end to end.
This is part of the problem though. The NHS is not one contiguous body. It is in effect a network of networks, only made worse by the constant meddling with structure; not least the last move from PCT's to CCG's. Every trust is just a little bit different and may have a different system. And there is no central person with the ability or authority to mandate a solution that is consistent across the system.
Frankly if they had any sense they would leave solutions alone. They would work out open standards for data structure/api's and so on. Have a legal requirement that all trusts use them but leave it up to them to get a solution that uses those standards. You'll NEVER have a central, consistent IT system in the NHS. But you might just be able to achieve some form of sensible data portability. This in and of itself would make life significantly better.
In fairness that is not specifically down to agenda for change, it is just a pay scale. If the trust chooses to be arseholes in what banding they put jobs, that is another story. Before I left the NHS, (after 10 odd years training and working as a nurse), one trust decided to rebuild a mental health hospital and make everyone reapply for their jobs whilst also downgrading the pay band for many of the specialist clinical staff....
Fuck Maplin. In fact fuck all companies that demand money from suppliers for upgrades and improvements. Is it only me that thinks this is completely insane? And the argument that it will grow both businesses is complete bullshit. If a supplier turned round to maplin and said, "We want to invest in R&D so give us more money as it will give you better products and make you more money", how would they react?
Maplin has for many years been only a step away from shopping in PC World in any case. But I still popped in occasionally as it was useful in an emergency.
This has just made up my mind to stop shopping there completely.
Coming from a medical, specifically mental health, background these articles really annoy me.
Quite apart from the fact that they are far to close to advertorials much of the time, the huge conflict of interest from the company whom is carrying out the "research" automatically makes me very wary about the quality. It will call into question the very methodology used and whether there is intentional or unintentional bias just for starters.
Can the register stop regurgitating what are close to press releases uncritically? If you are going to publish them at least have a decent analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the research and acknowledge the huge conflict of interest.
Otherwise this article and too many like them on the website come close to clickbait.
Hardly biting the hand that feeds it.
As a mental health nurse myself I have worked with many people whom are on the spectrum. (I have also come to ascribe to the view that the 'spectrum' is in fact not distinct from NT experience; that everyone is on the same spectrum and that for certain characteristics it is simply how far along the spectrum you are. Everyone has 'traits' to some degree or another and I certainly include myself in that).
Something you did not mention in this article, (you may have before, did read the previous article but can't remember), is honesty. Nearly all of the people I have worked with have been almost brutally honest. I always enjoyed this about working with them and see it as a positive overall. However I know that it often caused them some interesting situations when interacting with NT people!
"How are the screen drivers for Linux? Drivers for obscure peripherals?
As someone whom has used Linux pretty extensively, (and I probably shouldn't admit this but my wife was a UX designer for canonical; I know, I still haven't forgiven her...), I can say that the screen drivers work perfectly fine 99% of the time and it's pretty rare I find an obscure peripheral that does not work. Ironically Linux will be in a far better position for this than Windows 10 will be. (Also completely OS agnostic. Have used Linux and all versions of Windows pretty extensively, currently using OSX).
Well seeing as the minimum requirements have been the same for Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7 then the last part of your comment doesn't really hold water.
"Microsoft said it will continue to support Silverlight for out-of-browser applications for the dozen or so of you who are using it for that purpose"
Try the several thousand mental health professionals in London NHS Trusts whom use RiO, provided by BT and running on Silverlight in IE. It's the unholy trinity I tell you! (And I'm sure there are plenty more as well). The mind boggles, it really does...
I have to admit that the first thing I do with any phone now is root it and put a custom rom on it. Not only do I get rid of the crap put on there by the operator but I have far more control over the software on my phone, what I can do with it and far more frequent updates. (Must admit, XDA forums are a godsend).
As for EE they are ok as long as they leave me alone. I generally get the phone from Carphone Warehouse or similar and I avoid 4G. I still think it is a waste of time and I would rather have the battery life from 3G as the data rate is more than sufficient for what I want. On top of that it meant I could get unlimited minutes and texts with 3Gb of data for £40 a month, with the latest smartphone...
"Yup, my 18+ month old SSD already runs at that speed, and it wasn't a new model then, so no progress in the last 2 years then!?"
Which shows that you have somewhat missed the point :P
The IOPS will have just as large an impact on performance for mot people as trhe headline mb/s speed.
I'd rather have a slightly lower mb/s speed and a much higher IOPS....
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