Wheels-Of-Fire replied to the topic Read First if flying on a Boeing 737 Max–or maybe not! in the forum Other Tech 2 days, 8 hours ago
Above is the Guardians take on what was done to fix the problem.
The Intel assistant has never worked well for me either, usually gets as far as “scanning hardware” and then just sits there forever.
Are you using BenQ monitors by any chance ?
I have found that Intel graphics has a problem with the IntelieSense feature on BenQ monitors, even when its meant to be disabled, until you install the correct monitor profile from the BenQ driver disc.
There was one thing I was surprised about.
I used the quick guide to workout that if I wanted a speaker to work down to 20 Hz without resonance then it should be 12 or 13 inches in diameter and with quite a large infinite baffle cabinet.
I was expecting large amounts of bass from this speaker, because of its size, but what I got was really…[Read more]
In my experience, if you buy a pro key to upgrade from the home version and use the ” Anytime upgrade” option then it will say that your key is invalid at the end of the upgrade process but you will find that it actually DID do the upgrade and all is well 🤔
I have the above book and I used it to design and build several speakers in the mid eighties.
All the equations for building…[Read more]
I never did like the X86 architecture, in my opinion the 8086 was just two 8085’s bolted together so Intel could say they had a 16 bit processor. The segmented memory addressing seemed to be the result of just paging in 64K blocks like the 8085 could address. There was no memory protection and the CPU its self had no notion of an interrupt…[Read more]
A friend of my mother’s recently inherited an old laptop and she asked me to take a look at it, as it is from 2006 I nearly dismissed it out of hand but as it it is a slimline Sony Vario I decided to take a look.
The laptop has a 2Ghz Pentium M CPU with the maximum 4GB ram and NVIDIA Gforce GO 6300 graphics. Some one must have replaced the…[Read more]
As a solution to CO2 in the upper atmosphere caused by jet engines, how about the above ?
Not only would it eliminate the CO2 emissions it would also greatly reduce demand by eliminating the passengers too 😆
Speaking of CO2, as a greenhouse gas its a bit rubbish.
Not up there with Methane or Water vapour in effectiveness and not really “up there” much at all because it is heavier than air and tends to stick around ground level where it CAN’T produce a greenhouse effect.
The amount of CO2 at ground level has increased greatly since the start of t…[Read more]
Total, utter, unachievable, bo**ocks.
If the Government intends to press ahead with its zero carbon electricity generation targets then we won’t have enough power to keep the lights on, let alone charge millions of cars.
Pie in the sky ecomentallist pleasing nonsense.
IMHO of course 🤣
The same goes for outsourcing your IT provision in the first place of course 😃
There is something to be said for retaining an incumbent maintainer, if you have been happy with their services, even if you end up paying a small premium. You ARE going to end up being more reliant on them than you probably should be but you are going to end up relying on SOMEONE and the grass is almost NEVER greener elsewhere in the case of…[Read more]
There may still be a few new Pascal programmers in the pipeline.
A bloke I used to work with decided to take up a night school class in computer programming at his local collage a couple of years ago. His lecturer said they were lucky because they were going to be learning the most popular language used in industry. Err Pascal, in 2018 ?
Just trying bbcodes 😁
So then, smart pointers.
The concept is simple but their application becomes very complex very fast, like all things in C++ it would seem 🤨
The smart pointer class, provided in the std library, creates smart pointers to dynamically assigned objects and it keeps a reference count of all other smart pointers that point to the same object. The…[Read more]
Having skipped associative containers I now get to dynamic memory allocation.
We start with pointers to objects that are dynamically allocated on the system heap using the “new” operator. Dynamic objects do not have a name so they must be referred to by a pointer that is created at the same time as the object. Dynamic objects are never destroyed…[Read more]
So now we move on from sequential containers to associative containers. Map’s, Set’s, Key/Value pairs and hash functions.
Except I think “I” don’t 😁
I think I am just going to skim that chapter again and come back to it when/if I find a need for such things.
I know what he means about the meds. Apparently morphine doesn’t mix well with the residual effects of a general anesthetic and tramadol. Had me seeing people and things that weren’t there, large as life.
I just read about what container type iterators are most useful for.
Container type classes contain very few or zero functions that work on their contents, things like sort or find are not defined in the class. Instead, C++ provides the <algorithm> std library that provides a set of generic functions that work with all types.
In order to make…[Read more]
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