Re: Counter productive
and when your online password is the same as your customer service password and not encrypted (yes pluusnet, I'm looking at you)...
37 posts • joined 19 Jun 2007
an electronic scale has a legally set maximum number of weighing steps. If you are weighing in the gram area, then it won't be able to accurately read several hundred kilograms and if you are reading in the tonnes area, then changes of a few kilograms probably won't register either.
The figures originally posted suggest total load to the nearest 100kg is acceptable.. My guess is they just haven't considered this solution to be necessary
My 1972 LandRover doesn't have any microelectronics (hell, it barely has electrics) but somehow it manages to have turn indicators and windscreen wipers. Happy to live without the other nice to haves - if they're not there they don't go wrong. :)
Not sure what "end" is a typo for.
Maybe laws of physics was an inappropriate shorthand - but where are these PCs going to be that they can communicate at any sensible speed over all the background noise (audible or not)?
Let's assume the hardware (speakers and mics) can handle audio at 100kHz. Bear in mind that they probably aren't designed for >15kHz.
How long to transfer 1Mb?
"She's done so in a set of coordinated meetings with a select number press used to deliver the official message".
Means either .. meetings with select(ed) members of the press... or some kind of technological messaging system which involves selecting and then pressing a number (phone?)
@Robbies; "My reading would be that the eventual sale price / bonus is dependent on O2/Be transferring a certain amount of their users onto the Sky platform. Let's make that not happen eh. Perhaps then it will make other companies thinking of taking the Murdoch shilling consider their other options."
Your reading would be absolutely correct: I rang for my MAC two days after the deal was announced and on telling retentions why I was leaving was offered free broadband for 12 months and £200 credit on my mobile.
<quote> Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister responsible for reducing the public sector pay bill, told the BBC he questioned the rising salaries in the wider public sector and the idea that they were necessary to attract qualified people.</quote>
And yet ever increasing remuneration packages are essential if the private sector is to attract the best.
Which means that all the talent will be in the private sector, public services will fail and will have to be privatised and then, because they are now private sector, wages will be permitted to rise for those at the top while, as ever, the people who do the actual work will be tightening their belts even further
Once again wikipedia is wrong (shock).
Double summer time <b>was</b> implemented during WWII, the clocks still went forward in spring and back in autumn, so the effect was the same as adopting CET would be today.
In 1968 -71 Britain experimented with British Standard Time which was 1 hour ahead of GMT all year round.
I have no idea why this experiment wasn't made permanent if the supposed saving of lives of schoolchildren were indeed realised.
This is all leading, slowly but inexorably, to the day when driving is taken out of our hands because we can't be trusted to do it properly.
There will be no user operated controls , in the current sense, in the car of the future. Instead you will enter your destination into the navigation system and the car will take you there. An automatic taxi.
No problem if you're too pished to stand so long as the nav sys knows where you want to go. And if it's your own car only you are going to be upset when you puke.
"I've never understood this desire to raise the monitor. For correct posture your eyes are supposed to be level with the TOP of the monitor, so that you look down at about 30 degrees. That's standard ergonomics. Whenever I've been forced to use a computer for any length of time where the user has raised the monitor on top of the desktop case or even on books, I end up with a crick in my neck.
"Oh, and just for balance, I've checked around the office - NONE of the PC LCD monitors in the office can be adjusted in height either."
Yeah, and I end up with neck ache if I don't raise the monitor by about 9" off the desk. You obviously have a shorter back than me. Some colleagues with 24" screens are able to adjust the height.; the majority of us have to make do with non adjustable screens.
Doesn't this conflict with the DSE regulations?
>Because Doctors and such are often working at sites where they don't have access >to the main NHS network.
>Also, the WAN links between different NHS sites can be a bit flakey.
Laptops with built-in 3G cards are available. It's sheer laziness on the part of the health professional (or worse their IT dept) not to have done a proper risk asssesment.
Motorways and IT projects are not entirely analogous: Once a motorway has been designed and the route approved very little changes - no new technologies, no 'oh wouldn't it be nice if we could just take in Newcastle' (on the Southampton to Plymouth route).
That said, the managers who take on IT projects should know the risks and take account of them. It would seem that too few do.
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