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Comment Self scan (Score 1) 280

At work, I am currently working on tour self scan platform that enables people to use their cellphone to scan their products with an app and then check out themself. It will be rolled out at first to all our supermarkets in our discount chain with is about 500 stores. We have had it running in a few test stores for some time now.
So it should be intersting to see.
At the same time we are investing in fiber connections to all our stores, even in areas with poor internet connectivity we are digging down fiber. While we are not becoming internet providers ourselves it will enable these areas to get better and faster internet.

Comment Re:if we learned anything in the past (Score 2) 364

Not to worry, I doubt that they will be forced to delete any posts calling someone nazis.

I just read a news article about some "extreme right" nazis. (Sorry, in Danish http://jyllands-posten.dk/inte... )
And they might be nazis, but who knows, it's a word that gets thrown around a lot these days so it has lost all meaning.

Comment Re:a bunch of things (Score 1) 224

Thankfully, I am not in operations so I don't have to be available all the time. :D But I have deadlines to meet so sometimes I have to isolate myself for a few days.

But it seems like when you are too available, people seems to ask for help alle the time for something they could figure out if they would spend 3 minutes on it.
So a bit of latency in the response filters out all that.

Comment a bunch of things (Score 1) 224

It can be impossible from time to time. We got to a point where I had interruptions multiple times pr hour. So I never got any work done besides helping others.
So I:
1) Shut down Outlook
2) Shut down Lync
3) Put my iPhone in airplane mode
4) Set my desk phone status to being in a meeting for a few hours.

I check my mail 2-3 times a day and then shut it down again.

If somone complains about me not being available or that I haven't completed a task, I inform them that I have more tasks than time and I ask my boss to prioritize my assignments.

(In the case where you don't have a boss who acknowledges the fact that there's too much work, I suggest start looking for another job.)

Comment Bye then. (Score 1) 711

He has pulled that butthurt stunt before. Because he thinks that with the "brexit", the only country who speaks English are leaving.
He certainly going to alienate a lot more.
There's a lot of us who don't understand German or French and if they again threaten to drop English, there's a lot of us who won't be able to understand what the leaders of our country are saying.

It would be yet another nail in the EUs coffin, and even though I like the concept of the EU as it was originally sold. I don't want what we have now or where it's going. We where specifically told that it would NOT be the United States of Europe but a trade union.

But let them speak French, I will welcome that so that we can get rid of the EU.

Comment Re:Fusion Drives... (Score 1) 145

Aren't they called hybrid drives? (although they only are read cache)

Fusion drive, at least in the OS X world, are tiered storage, where tier 1 are a PCI-E flash drive and tier 2 are SATA. Least used data are migrated to tier 2, data are written to tier 1(up to 4 GB on my machine) and then destaged to tier 2 after a while to make room for more writes.

Comment Their app sucks on purpose (Score 2) 34

9 ouf out of ten "notifications" from their iPhone app, the little number in red, are paid(I suppose) notifications. So I ended up uninstalling it some time ago.
Sort of like before I deleted my Twitter and Facebook accounts, they liked to "ping" me if I hadn't used their app in a day or two. "Someone posted something" or "someone tweeted something". Was it a message directed at me, or did it "tag"/include me? Had I participated in the discussion? Nope, they just wanted to make sure that I used their app and got trained properly so that I would end up checking the damn thing every minute.

Comment Re:SIlly people (Score 1) 110

The last time I visited the US, I found biscuit & gravy flavored chips.
I just had to try them and indeed they tasted like chips with gravy on them, I know this because back in the 80's it was in fashion here in Denmark to serve a few potato chips on the plate along with gravy and a slice of some sort of roast.

Comment A "small" internal SSD is fine (Score 3, Insightful) 163

A "small" internal SSD is fine. Like 1TB. I would be running an external RAID encloure anyways. I can't see having less than 8TB for editing 4K videos anyway.
But what I REALLY would like was a workstation like the old Mac Pro. My late 2013 iMac runs OK(the big 4gb graphics card and fastest cpu) still but it bothers me that I have to replace everything, including the screen. I can extend the life of it now that I make more and more in 4K by getting a faster external RAID.

So what I think what I will do is that I will build a 8 core hackintosh workstation so that I can get a proper workstation to run FCP X on now that Apple don't make one and haven't done for some time.

Comment It's a race to the bottom. (Score 1) 476

Going off-grid an living in middle of nowhere sounds better every day. Of course that is not a effective and sustainable solution that can accomodate everone. :D

Just working hard and long is not the road to a great life if you are working on the wrong thing. Lyft, Uber, Fiverr etc. are among those. Working hard at creating those companies might have been.

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