Re: "Woah there Simon! don't give away all of the helldesk secrets!"
Being let in on certain tricks of the trade is a sure sign that this boss is rapidly approaching his natural expiration date.
432 posts • joined 9 Mar 2012
"Anima Anandkumar, director of research at Nvidia and a professor at the computer and mathematical sciences department at the California Institute of Technology, began circulating the #ProtestNIPS hashtag on Twitter"
Yeah, definitely sounds like a disinterested commie to me. Just as well your contributions to the machine learning field dwarf hers, or you'd look a bit silly right now.
"It was a term used by the Highland clans about anybody"
Be that as it may, the root of the word is from the gaelic for "Saxon" and it means "English".
Which has lead to one of the more amusing new Irish words in recent years, "Sasamach" (Brexit) - which sounds almost identical to "Sasanach" (English) but is also portmanteau of "Sasana" (England) and "Amach" (out).
Car companies are actively trying to retro-fit this stuff into older models too. I took my 2010 Volkswagen in for a dealer service a few weeks ago, and when I went to collect it I was told "We've also given you a free* upgrade called 'VW Connect'"
Basically a VW-branded OBD bluetooth dongle that would pair with a free* VW smartphone app. One of the features apparently was that it would sent engine diagnostic info to my nearest VW dealer in the event of a fault and other "wait....what?" items. I took the dongle back off and it's sitting in the glove box for when I eventually go to sell the car.
* You know the saying at this point I'm sure
There's an official "Facebook Lite" app that uses a hell of a lot less resources and doesn't hog your battery and data or auto-play videos by default or any of that nonsense. It's only available in the Play store if you're from somewhere like India or anywhere cheaper low-powered smartphones are the norm, but you can side-load the apk no problem. I keep it onboard for the rare occasion I might need to use Facebook - and the integrated Messenger function still works, no seperate app needed.
Incredibly frustrating indeed. A work laptop I was issued some years ago suffered from this design flaw and I ended up popping the "Fn" key off entirely. I use "Ctrl" quite a lot and the "Fn" key maybe once or twice a day - the absense of a key helped me to retrain my left pinky quite quickly, and on the few occasions I needed the "Fn" I'd just poke down the little switch thing with the end of a pen.
Fair enough, I'm OK with Google Maps but I'm not a heavy SatNav user - I know it has limitations for those who are.
This might interest you in the near future - http://www.androidauthority.com/beta-invite-waze-android-auto-761632/
Waze for AA is currently in Beta. Once that's in place, you might find it more useful.
I'm not a huge Microsoft hater. I've eventually gotten to like most of their products, and while I've dabbled a bit in Linux it's never really grabbed me.
Thing is, I've been using Windows 10 for over a year on one of my machines (a laptop for college stuff), and I still absolutely hate it. My main desktop at home, my media PC, and my work desktop are all still on 7 - when that reaches EOL, I really won't have any choice but to learn to love Linux.
Reminds me of an Internet Café (god, remember those?) I worked at about 15 years back. We tried AV to keep the fleet clean but with an endless parade of clueless fuckwits clicking on every flashing banner that moved it just didn't work.
In the end we went with no AV on the customer PCs, restoring them to a clean image with Norton Ghost every night after closing, and keeping the payment terminals, etc, on a seperate subnet. Saved time, money and headaches.
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