Surely this is their USP, isn't it?
Using digital tech and apps to disrupt the established players in a market and so lead to $profit?
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on one folder, or so I thought......oops no that would be the entire workgroup!
Managed to stop it before it had done more than the first two folders, and put them back before anyone noticed.
Also, my old boss had perfect timing. Big room re-org, I take one look at the spaghetti junction that is the patch panel and think "If I try to move any of this it will be even worse than it is now". So I data capture it all, then rip the whole lot out as a big tangle on the floor. Which was very satisfying, until at that exact moment my boss walks in, sees the empty patch panel and does a complete "WTF!!" I explain, he takes a very deep breath, says, "I'll trust you......don't bu&&er it up!" and walked out again.
It did go back fine (and a lot neater), but the look on his face was priceless.
I always raise those when working under them - ever since having (luckily) done so once a colleague clambered under and plugged a power lead in, whereupon there was a flash/pop and the entire room tripped out, he jerked his head up *very* quickly and would have given it a good bash if the desk hadn't been raised...
Strangely the power lead in question had only just been removed from the other side of the room where it had been working fine, suspect involvement of a loose staple or similar.
Parents can only make an informed decision if they're given all the correct information - if the product is sold as secure and isn't then the company is to blame. If it's not sold as secure then it's the parent's fault for just looking at the shiny and not the reality.
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Wil the Government also be looking into the security of water companies, power companies, rail companies, etc, etc, almost all of which have been sold piecemeal or wholesale to foreign companies either fully or partly owned/controlled by other foreign governments?
No, what's needed is for people to stop being arseholes to each other and apply some common sense, unfortunately the ability to teach that is gradually being lost in favour of stupid laws that can't be enforced anyway. Plus to do such needs a generation to sort and no politician is interested in anything that goes on longer than their own potential term of office,
Unfortunately the so called "rule of law" is exactly that, it relies on everyone following the rules and not being £%*$ to each other. All it needs is a big enough number of people to start being £%*$ and there's not a lot the police etc can do about it.
Problem is that the number is increasing......
The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation has clearly been contracted to program the self service tills in Poundland. At Halloween they had a Dracula voice telling you about the "unexpected item in the bagging area" and right now it's Santa doing the same.
Up against the wall with the lot of them, I say!
Very much this......
A number of years ago we kitted out a whole floor of 80 people with lovely new 20" monitors, business case for buying them based on being able to open two full windows at once.....guess what, within a week most had complained the text and icons were too small and set them to 800x600, thus negating the 40k+ spent on the monitors.........ffs.
And the A38 "Aston Distressway" where the same two lanes come on and go off again, with a gap in the barrier for both incoming and exiting traffic to share....as well as no central barrier and a centre lane of red tarmac which is into town in the morning, out of town in the evening and shut at other times, controlled by overhead gantry signs. Sort that lot out Tesla......
Several times I've bought things without adapters very cheap, and either found a suitable one at home or made one out of two (one with the correct voltage/amperage, one with the right plug) thus saving money, and recycling in the process.
Sadly this sort of thing will die out, as if Lightning cables are anything to go by they don't last long enough to be re-used, and the cables are so thin inside as to be un-bodgeable.
When I was at college one of my fellow students had a job maintaining arcade machines at the local amusement park. Some of them (e.g. the original wireframe Star Wars) were "sit in" cabinets. Unfortunately the manufacturers saw fit to locate many of the circuit boards under the seat...so if a barely toilet trained toddler had an "accident" urine would leak onto them. Urine and solder do not get on........
Despite all the desk sockets being clearly labelled 3A (or 5A-printer only) and staff being told they must only plug heaters into the walls, you come to any desk and find half the sockets no longer work due to someone plugging a heater into it. And then into the next one, and the next one, until they wise up....
One of our offices was found during a re-org to have approaching 30% of desk sockets dead due to this.
I've always wanted to know where the crossover point is between "we have to make these people redundant and employ cheaper ones for the company/make these people take a salary cut for efficiency" and "we have to pay these people more to get the best people"?
Does it vary between companies, or is it a set point?
Car makers implementation seems to differ - My Renault has a "two stage" system, if you lock it with the remote button it can only be unlocked by using the other button on the remote, however if you turn off the engine and just walk away the car locks and beeps, in that state if you are within 6-8 feet of the car with the remote anyone can open the door (and presumably also start it). If other cars are set up to allow permanent keyless access then that's a big security hole - or is it that drivers like the convenience of keyless all the time and are therefore leaving their cars open to attack, instead of locking them "properly"?
I always lock the car with the remote unless I know for certain I'm coming back to it in a minute or two, it's parked right next to the house.
I got a call from a user a fair while ago panicking that she had a virus - "Random words keep appearing on the screen!!". So went to see her, and sure enough they were, when it started typing "sheep Obama" and the like was when she panicked.
Turned out she had somehow enabled dictation in Windows XP (and reduced it to a single pixel hidden toolbar at the top of the screen - no idea how) and it was making a very poor fist of translating her conversation with her colleagues into text. Laptop built in mics are pretty poor though.....
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