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I've had flicker screen on my laptop since I updated to Win10. My i7, 8GB /w touchscreen, toshiba originally came with Win8.1 and I had ran it for 6 mos with no problems.
After updating to Win10, I began having screen flicker problems that have gotten so bad that my screen would go entirely black for 30 sec. - 1 minute before coming back.
It's gotten better over time and worse. I've tried installing various drivers, etc.
At some point I noticed if I moved my laptop screen the problem would seem to fix itself.
Then I noticed that if I touched the screen it would seem to fix the problem.
This same flicker problem has been reported on Microsoft Surface devices (also touchscreen devices).
Then it hit me today --- "is there a way to disable the touch screen and would that help?"
Stuart Russell and the Future of Life Institute have created an eerie viral video titled "Slaughterbots" that depicts a future in which humans develop small, hand-sized drones that are programmed to identify and eliminate designated targets.
«While I complain of being able to see only a shadow of the past, I may be insensitive to reality as it is now, since I'm not at a stage of development where I'm capable of seeing it.» Claude Levi-Strauss (Tristes Tropiques, 1955)
Of course I'll go to the doctor this next week, but meanwhile...
I got a brand new Sail chair from Herman Miller.
Yesterday I saw the table at the office was a little bit inclined to the right... And now, after a couple of months sitting on the new chair I've discovered my back is aching terribly in the low end left side.
As most of the people here are sitting everyday and I guess I'm not the first one to get this kind of ache...
What would you recommend me to soften that ache a little?
I have found two things to help -
(1) Going for a walk at lunch
(2) Having two tennis balls handy, lying on the ground on top of the tennis balls in the spots that ache and spending around three minutes doing the equivalent of what dogs do when they roll in something. It hurts but I have found it is the one thing that fixes my back the fastest. If I catch the ache early I find the tennis ball method can fix my back that day.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
Sounds like the chair was wrong for you.
We're all different, there is no chair that works for everyone.
See if you can get another one.
Take a look at the link from CHill, the knee rolls does it for me. Whenever my back feels "wrong" I do the knee rolls, hear and feel a klick. and usually everything is ok within a day. If I don't I'm looking forward to a lumbago and/or a week or two of back pain.
For me the problem actually was my old car, I had back problems every month when it was at the worst. When I changed my car to a different brand, my problems more or less vanished within half a year.
Swimming, especially crawl is a good movement to prevent/ease back/spine problems ... and also (I am not joking ...) run up the stairs using feet and arms, like a cat or dog ... (it is a real advice I got once from my physician), but I prefer swimming as it is less "unusual" ... I imagine the faces om my neighbours - is he drunk or what ...
also - manual therapy can help, and of course painkillers are not good at all ...
The question is: can we educate the nerds of open-source?
So imagine this: You are working with a 3rd party who maintain an open-source system for your common customer... You have some code that talks to the API... The 3rd party upgrades the open-source project... everything fail apart in the most disturbing way...
The reason: The open-source API got new features... The new features are added with total overlooking of the old... No default values for new parameters... No API versioning... Nothing...
The cause: A lot of (sometimes too much) people with change-rights without the minimal understanding of the consequences of their actions... Granted - they write spectacular code (most of them), but they lack the minimal education to understand what public API is... Most of the time they not even understand why it is wrong what they have done, after all - it is open-source, so change it as you like!!!
And that's what holds back Linux to take over Windows...
Skipper: We'll fix it. Alex: Fix it? How you gonna fix this? Skipper: Grit, spit and a whole lotta duct tape.
There are such open source projects, I can only recommend, stay away from them for commercial projects "that matter".
Many open source systems offer support licenses (open source does NOT mean "free to use" - don't forget that!) where you:
* Pay for the right to use it commercial
* Have a direct support line (<- who you're gonna call?)
* Get assistance even on code level if required
Teluu (pjsip) is a good example for that. This is a kind of open source that should be supported. Some anonymous garage projects are nothing I'd tinker with.
It's actually not that much different than having some team in the company maintaining a proprietary closed-source API. Happens all the time where I work -- somebody else changes the API, and it breaks all the calls we're making to their service. There's no communication, no warning, no backwards compatibility, no versioning, nothing.
So, the cat decides to throw up on the bed at 05:30 - fortunately, I managed to get him off while he was still "making the noises" so all I had to do was break out the carpet cleaning machine.
But ... there's no point in going back to bed, right?
Last night, the WookieTab was down to 8% power, so I left it plugged into the charger overnight. Unplug it, the screen lights up, and what do I see? "Getting windows ready, do not turn off your device".
Why then, Microsoft? Did you actually wait until it was no longer on charge?
Yes, it looks like it did from the percentage it eventually came up with.
OK, updates are important - BUT GIVE US A CHANCE TO DECIDE WHEN TO INSTALL THEM!
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