We all know SAP have no imagination or creativity and that they'll end up calling it; "The SAP SE Arena" - of course it will have also been designed in the 70s, consist of various parts of other stadia acquired along the way, be extremely difficult to navigate and you won't be able to leave without paying for a health check.
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Japanese astronomers find tiniest Kuiper Belt object yet – using cheap 'scopes and off-the-shelf CMOS cameras
I'm guessing the precise timing ( using meteors - very clever ! ) and separation of the scopes allows triangulation?
"...In addition, a precise time synchronization method needed for simultaneous occultation detection is developed using faint meteors..."
Why millions of Brits' mobile phones were knackered on Thursday: An expired Ericsson software certificate
Office 365 Exchange user here, no problems last week - no problems this week. I hate to spoil the "you only get problems in the cloud" narrative - in fact I've been using it all year and not had a single problem that wasn't caused by on-prem network issues (I could access my work email from a nearby coffee shop with WiFi though).
You get unplanned downtime/inaccessibility with on-prem solutions too, arguing that cloud is bad because; "look, Office 365 is having issues right now!!!" falls flat on it's face when you apply the same argument to an on-prem solution (it's just that you don't have to publish to the world that something went wrong)
Microsoft reveals terrible trio of bugs that knocked out Azure, Office 362.5 multi-factor auth logins for 14 hours
My first thought, am I being trolled? is this like a new version of rick-rolling where all new apps are actually Not Hotdog.
Actually quite an interesting read on how they developed it - and you too can create you own version of not-Foodvisor https://medium.com/@timanglade/how-hbos-silicon-valley-built-not-hotdog-with-mobile-tensorflow-keras-react-native-ef03260747f3
Really no excuse, some of the most prolific and redundant dark fibre in the country runs through Crawley heading for London
Having said that, the redundant bit of the connection is probably in "phase 2" of the project as they were in a hurry to deliver something, anything - I mean what are the chances of someone digging throu......
Re: If you lack the IT skills necessary to do your job...
Your training needs should be picked up in your 1-to-1. Ah, but, because: computer, it's IT not HR that need to sort it out
The processes you have to do as part of your job are supported by IT, not dictated by. If you're adding "XXXX" into a compulsory field or "don't send to this address" in Line 1 of an address field you're breaking your data/processes, IT doesn't care :)
....and it's not as rare as you think to be discussing a business process with someone and they say; "I just want one button to press" [to do the entirety of my job and effectively make me redundant]
Mega milli Bytes bits
Mega milli Bytes bits
Just sayin' - not sure if commentards are boasting or in the 1990's
( alternatively; buses, Sheepvacuums, Wales', Brontosauruses, linguine )
For the record; 59Mbps down, 19Mbps up, UK, Vodafone, £24 per month (all-in including line rental) and happy - I don't need more than that
"If UK was not so much europhobic, it could have buy some Rafale, it's a twin-engine aircraft with combat-proven efficiency, and much less expensive than the F35.
I guess the 51st state wasn't free to buy what it wants to equip its air force..."
What you mean the Rafale that France developed after it dropped out of the Future European Fighter Aircraft programme - remind me, who's the europhobe?
Chief EU negotiator....
...does his job.
However, I think in the case though, the EU used to have a safe harbour agreement with the US, why could they really not have a similar deal with the UK - after all we've implemented the DPA, GDPR and PECR. Barnier obviously thinks they are weak on this point, so needs to come out guns blazing with an announcement to feign strength.
At least we've stopped banging on about Galileo .... it's OK I'm getting it, mines the one with negotiating for dummies in the pocket
I've got way too much cash, thinks Jeff Bezos. Hmmm, pay more tax? Pay staff more? Nah, let's just go into space
I think it's reasonable to assume that after 60 years of being here legally that you'd have formalised that arrangement with an indefinite visa or a British passport and/or kept hold of the evidence of when you arrived.
...or are we saying that an entire generation of immigrants ( that bailed us out of an economic hole after the war - this isn't an anti-immigration rant) weren't issued with any paperwork at all?
TSB outage, day 5: What do you mean you can't log in? Our systems are up and running. Up and running, we say!
Re: Replacing the batteries.
As far as I'm aware, the fuel tank doesn't shrink over the life of a petrol car and can supply the fuel at the same rate as the day it left the factory. BHP has nothing to do with this, the efficiency of conversion of stored chemical energy into kinetic energy does.
I've not booted into Windows on my home devices since it started failing CU patches post-
Meltdown/Spectre (Haswell refresh CPU), so I'm really not going to miss an update for something I don't use.
I have a question though what is a "Creators update" ? Why is it called that and why prefix with Fall/Spring without changing the "Creators" bit I was expecting a yearly name change, like "Imagineers update" or "Architectors update"
Re: The bane of my profesional existance
Yep; "We've just bought this <insert SaaS here> tried to connect to it and it doesn't work, apparently we need to open all these ports on the firewall ( 0-65535 TCP and UDP) , install these axtiveX controls, downgrade Java to an unsupported version, oh and can you make it so we don't have to log on and that it also knows who all the employees are"
I don't understand all the self-flagellating criticism, it still cool lighting a rocket engine and pointing it upwards, I'd have a go for sure even if it's not a "proper" space flight. I was always envious of Brian Cox's flight in the EE Lightning, so now's my chance to start saving my pennies. What Sir Richard is doing is actually creating a market segment and positioning VG right at the centre - you've got to start somewhere. ... and as for Reaction Engines, who exactly should be pumping loads of cash in to it?
Form their very own website; "We are supported by a £60m funding commitment from the UK Government via the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency and we have had a recent £20.6m investment by BAE Systems."
I'm not sure it's cash that they are starved of. If they have a viable product they should be out there selling the licenses to use it, I'm not convinced they can get the concept to -err fly. Yes they can get the engine to work, but for what ? not really hauling stuff into space any more but now sub-orbital London to Sydney hypersonic flights - now just who needs to get to the Antipodes in that much of a hurry anyway, the market can't be that big.
Re: I don't know for a fact or even if its happening..
I think they see this glut coming, so they release a new Titan for £3000. Then it will be a mid range x70 equivalent Volta for £700 and the x80 at £1000 ( then bring out the Ti for £1200) and you've re-based what people think they need to pay for a graphics card. Produce them in fairly limited numbers so you aren't adding to that slump in demand when the crypto crowd move on. The bonus is that everyone will have forgotten that £350 for a graphics card used to be considered quite a lot of money.
I'm still with my GTX970 and I can't see me getting anything to replace it any time soon.
I didn't think the army wanted drones, which is why they pushed Fire Shadow loitering munitions for so long? tbh not being from a military background I never quite get why the RAF don't do the flying of flying things (hang on don't they have actual working drones ?), I'm sure it's a long running thing about the technical difference between army air corps, fleet air arm and the RAF, but as a tax payer I'd rather not buy three of everything. Do the RAF have ships and the Navy have tanks ? If not I think they should as it'll make it all fair then ;)
You don't need to go full auto, one thing I notice about airports is that they have a lot of lines painted on the ground where things are and aren't allowed to go (as Charlie mentions above). I'm sure a lot of these roles could be "follow that yellow line and stop if something gets in your way" rather than "here's a big open space with danger in most of it apart from some safe bits, you figure it out"