Nor was it the 'driods I was looking for.
It depends upon how you define it.
Work, my office, near the coffee machine, right now: 1. Same as everybody.
Colleagues conversed with today in different time zones: (Counting in head) 1,2,3
Waiting for West coast of US and our colleagues there to really get going. That makes
And if you also count being I.T. support for mum and dad, then by the time Melbourne is awake (around midnight here) then
Yup, sleep when I'm dead. (Please be soon).
Dell, et al, does not have thousands in stock. Dell, and I imagine all other manufacturers, has at most, a few days worth of stock.
That isn't thousands. That's way to much inventory.
For a major manufacturer like Dell, suppliers often set up nearby stocking warehouses. Only single truck or a few small trucks work the route (could be a even forklift worth at a time).
Inventory requires space and management. Space is money. Management is money. All money that could be profits. The hoy grail here is just having enough stock on hand to fullfil the next shifts worth of builds. Not a single one more.
Off topic: This is why the big players get a great deal on real-estate and buildings in industrial parks. Because they bring in other tennants that will be there at nearly any price, just to be working with the key tennants.
It's a Doctor, not a Nurse.
Already been done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_d1ZgzmSok
If you only want to get in or out, then no door/lock combination can stop you. It's just a question of force.
Doing it without detection. or detection sufficiently later, is another question however.
"You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it."
"Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men, and I will find an excuse in them to hang him"
I think it's very easy to make this all unworkable. Every and any website, publication, speech or media appearance of a supporter of net cencorship should be analysed to death. Any remote measure that would fall under the terms of the ban should be reported. Make sure the supporters of this ban are the first to feel its bite.
Most religious sites are easy game. Not one of the backers of this legislation will be pure as the driven snow and there has to be a reason for them to be banned. Then it is so easy to show inconsistencies and favouritism that the whole lot will be abolished because the responsible minister will look like an idiot.
I give it less that 12 months from the day of implementation until its fall.
These "traits of" or "habits of" articles are the modern equivalent of horoscopes. Lots of feel good stuff, but not much actual advice. I can agree and disagree with every point to some extent.
Nice article that generates a lot of page views. For real advice get 1 or more O'Reilly books, or better yet, find a competent admin and become his/her apprentice.
Observation from the trenches. Tablets popularity is two-fold: (1) instant on, and (2) consumption.
Instant on, is just to satisfy a need NOW. I want to look up google, tube8,
90% of all PC use (outside of the office) is about consumption. Entertainment, web, simple email and basic word processing/calculation use. Most office use is simple docs, perhaps a green screen ap (unix, midrange, etc), plus MS-Office use.
99% of non-tech users don't know propriety lock in from swiss cheese.
Specifically crapware loaded install programs.
99.9% of the time, I just want the drivers. ONLY the drivers.
OK, hardly MS fault, the blame being with the manufacturers, but they should inist that the driver can be easily extracted and uploaded to a Windows print server. Without jumping multiple hoops.
And the drivers should be happy to work when your system default is A4 paper. Rather than trying to insist on going (back) to Letter. Or happily resetting print preferences from time to time (like not accepting a static host name, rather than IP address for a port)., etc, etc.
Urge to kill
This is why you have ** mirrors **. And you check them, regularly.
I ride both bikes. Both types. Mirrors are what tells what's behind you.
Do NOT ride against traffic. If it's against the law, and there is an accident, your insurance will desert you (You do have personal protection, or income insurance?)
So, which leader is going to shut down the thuggery of high priced and overpriced CEOs and Qango bosses? A well paid cartel, or union too, if you like.
Backup is good.
Backup and verified restore is better.
You can take 1,000 backups but unless you've verified that you can do a restore from a random backup, what you have is just a bunch of bits in a safe location. If you use tapes or WORM media, you need to check they are readable on another tape drive or reader. You need to check that can can do a restore from bare metal, preferably another box. Also, check you can do the restore WITHOUT internet connectivity. That migh mean manually recording licence codes and install media also off site. And potentially patches for both operating system and backup/restore software.
Backup systems are a special case under Murphy's law. For backups read it as "It will go wrong".
+ sign is universal for International calls.
00 is not universal. A lot of countries use it, but by no means all.
I think there are about two ways to do this.
1 - Transfers between related companies are not tax deductable. Related would broadly mean, owned or owing the other company (more than 10 to 15%), or substantially similar board members, or board members that are paid officers of the other company.
Realistically, most companies that are shipping profits off shore are NOT fully independant entities. There is a common ownership, and/or common board, or common officers. The various tax authorities could propose legislation to tighten up this angle fairly easily.
2 - (Even easier). Charge provisional tax on revenue less certain narrowly defined expenses that are *on-shore only* (wages, rent, govt charges, utilities, vehicles and infrastructure, raw materials, research). This provisional tax would be about 1/3rd the rate of company tax (actual number to be determined). The withholding tax could be fully offset against tax on real, declared profits, so the company doesn't pay twice. A second benefit of this is that items inported from low wage countries then become more expensive as they have a de facto tax placed on them. If you ship profits to off-shore shell and trading companies, then you still have to the pay the full provisional tax.
But I can't really agree with it.
As someone who played Elite on the BBC B in the 80s, let's look at the what made different:
i) massive, open ended universe and freedom to make one's way, within a convincing universe of varying dangerousness
ii) strong element on trading, and with combat as a means to grab extra goodies and facilitate profitable acquisition of cash
iii) missions, and a progression of deadliness - that unlocks cooler gear and more dangerous missions and story progression
Does that not sound like most MMORPG ever invented? Could that not be WoW, or Skyrim?
Games like Elite don't not-exist, they're practically the norm. It's just that they were groundbreaking in 1983, and now everyone's seen them 1000 times over.