Re: I can actually believe they could be using windows.
Well image the drive first, then use the windows software on the image.
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My on-board Intel graphics from about 2 years ago lets me output to a pair of 4k displays. It's not going to win any awards for performance, but it is fine for watching videos.
My 10 year old MacBook which has Displayport but not Thunderbolt, can go up to QuadHD on Displayport, but only 1080p with my HDMI adaptor. So obviously, you should check the spec sheet, but I think pretty much anything should be fine if you just want lots of pixels.
Apple Pay maybe isn't supported in that many shops, but it is certainly a lot more than the number of shops that take Bitcoin. I'm told that Bitcoin-accepting shops exist, but I've never seen one. Even blockchain conferences want real money rather than Bitcoin.
"Crypto can deal with some of those in theory, and you would be doing it with your own wallet rather than an untrustworthy speculation system."
Crypto is an untrustworthy speculation system.
"Better than the Venezuelan Bolivar" isn't much of a selling point, and I'm not even sure it is true. Imagine if you had signed a rental contract denominated in Bitcoin. A few years back, 40BTC per month might have sounded pretty reasonable. When I first heard about Bitcoin, that would have been about $600. At the peak, it would have been a little under $800,000. If that was the real economy with that level of deflation, the situation would be way way worse than Venezuela.
The fact that central bankers sometimes do a bad job doesn't mean that you get rid of them altogether and replace them with a very rudimentary formula that doesn't take into consideration the size of the economy. You are replacing a small chance of failure with guaranteed failure.
1. While the blockchain is secure, wallets are not. And in reality, you are at far higher risk of having bitcoins stolen than having your bank balance stolen.
The threat model that blockchain mitigates is people hacking into the bank's servers and changing the ledger. However, that is not something that happens in reality. What actually happens is that people steal bank staff credentials and use them to make transactions. This also happens with a much greater frequency at bitcoin exchanges. Also, if my bank balance is stolen, I have a much better chance of getting it back.
2. How is this more secure than Apple Pay, or a banking app on my phone?
3. You need to elaborate why using a bank to make payments is a bad thing, and using bitcoin mining companies to do it is better.
4. Bitcoin performs a lot worse as a predictable store of value than almost all government issued currencies out there. To keep the value of a currency stable, you do need a central bank to control the supply, and bitcoin makes this impossible. I'm worried about the future value of Sterling, but I deal with this by keeping my spare cash in Euros, not in a cryptocurrency.
Access isn't available on the phone.
I use Excel to update my expense claim sheet on the go. Is that serious work? I think so.
By the way, you don't need an O359 subscription to use Office Mobile. you get one or two extra features if you have a subscription, but I've never needed to use those features, whatever they are.
Excel 2019 has a =SWITCH() function in excel, which is a bit more convenient than doing nested IFs. That's the only difference I've noticed.
By the way, if you install Office 2016 and relicence it with a 2019 serial no, it will work as Office 2019 with the additional features, and that is a way to get it to install in versions of Windows earlier than 10.
The risk is when use the Remote Desktop client to connect to a computer, that computer could infect you.
I only use it to connect to my own computers, or to work computers. So that would only become a risk if one of them were infected.
If you were offering technical support to members of the public, and you used Remote Assistance to connect to their computers in order to carry out the support tasks, then this would be more of a risk. I don't think this is something that happens to any great extent. TeamViewer is much more popular for that scenario.
Romford Station has about 24,000 entries and exits per day. That would be about 12,000 unique individuals. There would also be people walking past the station who don't use the train service.
One or two people were recorded on the system as wanted and flagged as wanted, of which one wasn't actually wanted. That is an error in the records fed to the system, not the facial recognition thing.
98% false positive rate, so about 98 people flagged as wanted and not actually wanted, plus the one above that was incorrectly recorded as wanted.
We have no way of knowing how many wanted people it missed.
England is closer to mainland France than Corsica is, and Corsica is in the Schengen zone.
Right now, if I want to take the train to Paris, I have to go through one ticket barrier and two passport barriers. If we were in Schengen, then I would only have to go through the ticket barrier, and it would be the same as boarding any other train at St Pancras.
You will probably still use the same device, you just press the scan button instead of the fax button, and enter an email address instead of a phone number. The email address will likely be a bit more descriptive, so less risk of entering the wrong one, otherwise, it doesn't make much difference to your workflow.
I think ARM could actually be a bigger threat than Intel. In terms of units shiped, they are already way ahead, but a Snapdragon is now competitive with Intel on software compiled natively for the platform, and Apple’s chips are a bit faster. We coukd see Apple switch to ARM for MacBook Airs, then roll it out to thecrest of the range. Windows computers could follow, there’s already a few of them available.
Also, if you are designing an ARM chip that doesn’t neen to fit in a phone, it coukd be a lot faster.
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