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Flavours, I'm gonna call BS on Alan here too. I've been using eCigs for a fortnight and started on tobacco to make my transition a bit easier (I'm 'reducing' after about 30 years of smoking tobacco). I've done it, and am just vaping now. However I started to dislike the taste of tobacco, so I (on impulse) got a cherry flavour last week and I love it! I'm on a juice of 11mg/ml and really like it. I have 2 eCigs now, one with tobacco flavour in at 5v for my morning coffee, and the other with the Cherry flavour in set at 4v for during the day.
If I can move to flavours other than tobacco I'll be very happy, I'll smell a bit nicer for others. I appreciate that smell now, because after just a fortnight I am becoming very aware of the smell.
My experience with these things was a leap in the dark, but the local eCigs shop really helped me figure it all out (after I read a lot first). I've today washed out my ash trays and packed them in a drawer. Here is my write up after my first 7 days of kicking the weed...
I think these things are brilliant, helping me stop years of murdering myself. The alternative flavours are helping reduce my liking for tobacco flavour, and I still get the nicotine hit I very much need.
Cashing in on Peter Kay's Car Share, James Gordon's Carpool Karaoke and Top Gear's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, I submit "Star Trukkin" (with many thanks to 'The Firm' for the theme.
Celebrity truck driving across random parts of the planet. The Christmas Special is Clarkson, Hammond and May 'Star Trukkin' one of Musks vans up to the ISS..
Thank you, I'll have all the BAFTAS now. :-)
I'm with most of the comments here, I have been reading El Reg for YEARS (some of us can still do shouty!), and came here for brillliant, intelligent articles that were basically Clarkson-esque at times. Superbly informative, but in a sublime way that gave you information but in an amusing, entertaining way. I'm wondering if a certain previous editor got in to a fraquas...?
I stopped reading the main site after the God Awful redesign with header pics (of a Cat5 cable for Network articles as another commentard pointed out! WE KNOW WHAT A CAT5 is!!!). Fortunately someone else on comments pointed me to m. and I have been able to read El Reg again.
This article just made me think El Reg has brought in Perfect Curve (Please refer to the BBC Sattire series 'W1A' if you have not seen it). I also found it quite ironic I read this article on the day 'BBC Three' re-branded as 'BBC Two!'.
Now, where are those Joss Sticks and that Whale Song CD...
How can they fine the fraudulent operators in other Countries using SIP to access the UK PSTN though? Someone with a foreign accent kept calling my Old Dad in the UK claiming to be from Microsoft, and wanting access to his computer because there were issues they needed to fix... (Dad's on a Linux distro BTW... ;) )
I also know a few switchboards that run out of Spain, using UK Ex-Pats to staff them so they sound more credible. Again, using SIP to gate in to the UK.
They might get a few UK based places, but my impression is most of this comes from outside the UK and I don't see how they are going to stop that by imposing fines they cannot enforce...?
I think around 90% of my clients desktop computers for the staff could be happily shifted across to ARM now. The PI is an excellent example, it'll run day to day stuff, cheaply both in investment and ongoing running costs. I'm actually doing the maths at the moment on if we replace a 25 seat environment, are we saving more money buying PoE Hats for them rather than powering individually, or each powered off a monitor's USB.
Any heavy lifting tasks my clients do on bespoke can be re-coded into web apps running on a local server now. Most of the legacy stuff is going to require a rewrite anyway, so might as well just bite the bullet and make them local intranet apps.
I see little need now for x86 outside specialist applications or the server room... Certainly no need for Windows.
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