What if 'that company' becomes Sirius Cybernetics?
Which would mean Marvin had to listen to Zuckberg (why does my Mac suggest suck as the correct spelling?)
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I was taught at college that a good engineer doesn't know everything but they know where to find the info they need.
Back then it meant which 3inch thick book it was in, now it means which search pattern in which engine will find it quickest.
Most solutions are found by doing the 'idiot checks' which are easier to suggest when slightly dis-inhibited by alcohol. Plus next day one can always say "You knew I'd been drinking what did you expect?"
I certainly do, for the reliability of fibre over 40year old breaking down insulation.
Openreach say I can have it now, and even suggest BT as an isp.
But BT say nope!
The GPO were going to upgrade the entire system to fibre back in the 80's but were stopped by Thatcher as it would kill Redifusion, who went bust anyway due to Sky........
Passport, Photocard driving licence and military ID card are currently the 3 best (and most widely accepted) proofs of ID in the UK.
Passport and military ID are only held by a subset of the population, most people over the age of 17 have or had a driving licence and as a simple proof of this person is who they say they are AND nothing else it is the simplest solution.
Or we reintroduce compulsory national service at 18 for everyone and use the military ID.........
Or at birth everyone is RFID tagged......
If only the UK had a national organisation which was capable of issuing photo cards and maintaining a database of people?
Oh wait! it does! The DVLA (or whatever it is called this week).
Just issue everyone with a photo card 'driving licence' with the appropriate licenses to drive. (or not drive)
No, they were all sold to the USMC at a bargain price.....
The Marines wanted them cos Harriers are a very effective ground attack/infantry support aircraft, just what is needed for modern warfare unlike say a stealth jet........
And now the Marines are probably planning to fly them off the carrier.
The internet is fine, it's just all the pages which are broken.
A quick shufti at the page source is revealing.
Back in the day we would hand code html to get the page and all images into a few KB to ensure fast loading on 300baud modems. It also made sites very resilient.
Now it's all js script and dynamic pages with bits from ten's or hundred's of different sites; it only takes one of these to be Titsup to kill the original site. All because of 'metrics' and 'tracking'.
The RAF did a study in the 50's; comparing aerial riggers with admin staff.
The fitters were healthier, must be all that RF from clambering around active kit all day. ;)
Or maybe just being active all day is better than sitting on your posterior all day!
I once got a headache from being in the same room as an electromagnet whilst at Uni.
It was a big magnet though, measured in whole Teslas. Big notice on door "No bank cards, metal watches or electronics allowed"
Glad I'm not the only one who remembers Flight Sim 4 (I think) as the test of IBM compatibility.
Or all the 'bootleg' copies being passed around the Physics/Engineering dept at Uni.
Running in glorious 4 color mode on CGA, or fake VGA because an Oak graphics card had both connectors and DIP switches to tell it which type you had......
But did the officer see her not hold the handrail all the way?
The sign only says to 'hold the handrail' not 'hold the handrail for the entirety of your journey'.
So resting your hand on it at any point of your journey shows compliance with the instruction...
(It's Happy Chocolate weekend and I've been drinking whisky since 16:00)
Game streaming will never take off until we all have high speed totally reliable internet access.
if I download Forza 7 (110GB) it comes via asynchronous communication, it doesn't matter how long or at what speed.
if I want to stream Forza 7 the data stream has to be continuous and fast, one drop out or interruption will cause my race to end.
I currently have 80Mb/s internet which is very reliable, except in certain weather conditions when it does a very good yoyo simulation.
Also there probably is not enough bandwidth for everyone to stream their favourite game/movie/tv show/etc.....
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