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On the positive side, if there's an accident involving gamma radiation, you may well leave there with some super power.
Good luck with the test.
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I think the crash cart is mostly a safety precaution.
I had a regular stress test many years ago. I was overweight and told my new GP that I had smoked until fairly recently, so he scheduled one. But I'd also gone back to playing fairly serious tennis, so they gave up before they even got my heart rate into the target zone.
I, and SWMBO, had to take Covid lateral flow tests twice this week; all clear both times. After taking the test it had to be reported on the NHS website. I have to say it was simplicity itself, including automatically reading the QR code from the test strip. Nice to see a UK government web application (which had to be created relatively quickly) working well.
Herself and I have been doing them twice a week for a while - the app has improved a lot (especially the addition of the "scan the QR code" bit, it was a PITA before)
I'd still rather see a "related items together" form rather than teh "one item, Confirm, new item" approach they have. "Enter email", confirm. "Enter password", confirm, "who are you reporting for?", confirm, ... it does go on a bit.
And then it sends us two emails and two texts - one in English, one in Welsh - to tell us the results each of us just reported for a total of 4 emails and 4 texts. The texts are quick enough, but the emails can take nearly a day!
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I agree, but you have to remember there are plenty of "not very technical" people who need to use these websites. Overall I think it's one of the few things the gov.uk made a reasonable fist of. Is it racism not to send me the Welsh message?
Lat Saturday I posted about a continually overheating GPU, followed by a lock-up (better'n a lock down, I s'pose). It could even happen when the machine was, in theory, completely idle.
I mentioned that I stopped tvnserver.exe from loading at startup. Since then, no problems at all, for the entire week of frequent and prolonged use. The CPU is also running at least 10°C cooler, usually more. In fact, it's behaving itself beautifully.
I really don't think that tvnserver.exe was the direct culprit, but I think that it was letting something in at boot that was chewing up all the system resources. Cryptocurrency springs to mind.
I posted this as a possible warning. There are lots of queries about tvnserver.exe on the web asking if it's malware, but I could find nothing definitive. However, as the only change to my laptop was stopping it from loading, and then uninstalling Tight VNC, it was certainly part of the problem.
My current main laptop is an HP gaming machine with large fans and vents, and it makes one wonder if anything nasty is running in the background, as there would be no overheating issue to flag it.
The genuine tvnserver.exe file is a software component of TightVNC by GlavSoft.
Tvnserver.exe is an executable file that belongs to the TightVNC program, an free, open source application designed to provide users with the ability to remotely view and control a target computer with a local mouse and keyboard. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems.
Exactly so. I was trying to get it set up to use in a small charity I was involved with a few years ago, and even with their discount the price was ridiculous. RealVNC, on the other hand, was about £30 (~$40) a year.
I had originally installed Tight VNC because the laptop was Win 10 Home not Pro, so no MS RDP. I had also installed a possibly dodgy graphic equalizer app that had two versions, a paid annual subscription and a 'free' version that said it would co-opt your system for third party VPN use when it was not busy. I went for the paid version, but the only way to do that was to install the free, and then upgrade. Who knows what it left behind. However, 'tis all gone now!