Re: Make them repairable...
Something like this?
76 posts • joined 5 Jun 2013
I mentioned my friend's views on vaccines (!) to my daughter who is a research nurse at a prestigious UK hospital and she earnestly told me:
"But the statistics clearly show that people who have been vaccinated are more likely to get Alzheimer's."
"Because they didn't die from Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis. Malaria, Measles, Polio, Rabies, Tuberculosis......."
I have a friend who is bothering himself, and everybody nearby, about the dangers of the 5G role out.
Recently he sent me a link to a company (rfsafe.com) headlining "5G Network Uses Nearly Same Frequency as Weaponized Crowd Control Systems" and pages of stuff showing we are all doomed....
The clue in the article is about the power, not the frequency, surely? After all the water in the tea he was drinking was virtually the same water used by Weaponized Water Canons isn't it.
BTW how's Harry's health these days?
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I used to use (and teach) M$ Office until 2008 when I left my college job. I chose never to use any M$, or other closed proprietary product, ever again and haven't.
Later I moved from OpenOffice to LibreOffice seamlessly (at no cost) and things just keep getting better. Whilst I still run LO on a decent PC for heavy stuff (eg editing a 30+ page community magazine), most tasks I can now do on my cheap Chromebook (running LO under Linux Apps for ChromeOS (beta)), or even on my 24/7 Raspberry Pi behind the kitchen telly.
Cheap, flexible and reliable <glances at M$ in the rear-view mirror and smiles.> :-)
I was sober and still seeing double.
A couple of pints and it was all clear again. A nice view of a distant relative.
A few more and the Imperial Death Star was clearly visible.
Thanks Kewl for the tip. BTW I found it easier by saving the image in a new tab [right click]. That way there is no web page to distract.
All good and well done to the boffins who pulled it off!!
Now a few more and it might be animated in full Technicolor...........
Well done Reg. I was surprised by the number of headlines I saw from others such as:
"Hubble and Gaia accurately weigh the Milky Way" [https://www.spacetelescope.org/] reported verbatim by the Guardian, Phys.org et al.
Shirley this should be - as you put it - about Mass. A Massive mistake maybe?
> Falcon 9 is but a mere stepping stone to Elon's mighty Starship,
Final design is already on the drawing board..... here. (image c/o Haynes Publishing)
I won't mention I have just ordered one for my birthday (the manual, not the starship sadly) in case it is construed as a advertising, but I have. My handle might explain.
Just before I go..... I'm _so_ glad I don't use it. But how many of my family, our kids, their kids etc do I have no idea but I am sure that FB will have me well and truly triangulated via address book contacts, family photos etc etc etc
So I'm heading for the hills with a barrel of beer under my arm, a pencil, writing pad, a box of matches and no phone charger. [next post will be by pigeon]
Personal Computer World magazine 1978 (Volume 1, Issue 1) published 'The Elegant Minmon' as a printed Z80 assembly code listing. After two years of soldering, typing it all in and adding a video driver (c/o Wieless World) it all sat in 1k bytes of Eprom.
By 1981 I would have killed for a floppy disk drive and any DOS (CPM?) to move beyond the tape cassette at 1200 baud, but I couldn't afford one - and/or feed the kids.
<grumble> Huh. People these days just don't know how lucky they are!!! </grumble>
> Windows 10 support adds native printing - an alternative to jumping through hoops with Google’s cloud printing service or an OEM equivalent - and management capabilities to the humble Chromebook.
I just VNC or FTP into my humble Raspberry Pi (with CUPS etc installed) and I can network print, scan and do loads of cool stuff with no probs - apart from being a bit slow sometimes.
M$? - no thank you.
> Other folks who have got their hands on the hardware, we're told, include: Alibaba, LinkedIn, Cloudflare,...
.... and the Raspberry Pi Foundation?
btw - I've checked: At 20mmx20mm the die would fit quite nicely, but I'm a bit worried about the 120 W heat dissipation.
And USB 3 at last!
Err, sorry, just daydreaming ;-)
I am no fan of M$ either so I keep all my documents in Open Data Format and avoid proprietary file formats and 'closed' scripting languages such as VBA thus avoiding:
> If you don’t have the complexity of legacy systems to integrate with or a need for complicated macros in Excel, why would you look to the ageing software giant?
Colonel Dare - Pilot of Future Proof [insert Dan Dare icon here]
I just VNC into my Pi3B (running 24/7) from my Chromebook when I want to use LibreOffice, Thunderbird, GIMP etc. It works so well that, more-often-than-not, I don't bother to power up my desktop machine. The Pi also prints/scans via my Wifi printer ('tho a bit slowly).
When mobile the Pi runs off the Chromebook USB power output quite nicely - a sort of PiDongle if you like.
> Muscleguy & AC above that...
Good points, yes the elderly need support, including my 96 yo mother living alone until recently. Struggling with failing eyesight and memory loss she couldn't read the time on her very large analogue clock. Enter the Raspberry Pi, a large TV screen, a bit of Python/Pygame code (with hi contrast colours) and we solved the problem. :-)
With touch sensitive table lights and socket mounted timers (etc) we weren't hankering for internet light bulbs - and certainly no AWS in the loop.
- See; I still don't get it. ;-)
Three levels? Initially I thought they would be for 'True', 'False' and 'Mu' , but Wikipedia tells me it is a four-bit-per-cell (16 levels) device to allow for all that error correcting cleverness that's needed here.
Yes. I too need a beer after trying to get my head round all that.
> "...scientifically stunning, but somewhat dark and noisy:
The first image (especiall) looks rather dusty. Is this due to high energy particle tracks and the nasty levels of radiation, or does someone need to get up there and clean the lens?
Brilliant anyway. Thanks JPL.
ps Shown them to tRump yet ;-)
I just up-voted BobChip, a fellow after my own heart. I used to teach IT and Computing at a college that was solely M$ Office/VBA based, meaning students couldn't do their project assignments as homework unless they they (or Mum/Dad) bought proprietary M$ software.
In 2008 I walked out disgusted and disillusioned with the ethos, the syllabus and derived schemes of work.
I vowed never to use M$ software again, and happily I haven't! :-)
I'm sure there are technical differences which escape me, but I have been running David Schneider's Crouton here on my three year old HP Arm Chromebook for a while now and love it. Ubuntu 16.04, LibreOffice, Gimp, Thunderbird and all that good stuff - excellent.
Anyway, I welcome this Android option as my choices will be richer even as I leave the lost world of M$ a distant memory in my rear view mirror :-)
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