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I used to make that assumption until a whole group of users began having problems with a print button. Instead of getting a little print preview, they got a new window. When they closed the window, like they were used to doing, they were unwittingly closing the application. The cause, they were all using Chrome without even knowing it. This happened to be about the time that Adobe started whoring with Google, installing Chrome and the Google Add-On Toolbar for IE if the dumb user did not uncheck the box...or maybe it was all just coincidence. Now my web apps are compliant on IE and Chrome. Screw the others.
In my case, it's not an assumption - it's written down in the platform requirements, which are specified by the customer.
I think this makes sense because the customer buys software and other IT services from a wide range of suppliers – and by specifying a runtime environment that you have to comply with, they reduce the work related to maintaining and securing the runtime environment.
The fact of the matter is that no one cares how good IE 10 is, because IE 7, 8, & 9 are still being used. Microsoft needs to upgrade the problem browsers, not make a new one.
IE 7 - ouch! I was on a project recently where we still had to support this browser. At least 50% of our problems stemmed from this alone, because the specs said that it had to look 100% the same in IE 7 as in modern browsers. I think we could have cut at least 25% of our dev effort if it was acceptable to look 90% the same as in modern browsers.
As a side note: If you're ever in the same position, http://css3pie.com/[^] might help you considerably.
So far, I hate it. It might be a perfectly fine browser, but I've only noticed one significant change, and it's a REALLY bad one: it broke all my porn. Seriously, almost all flash-based porn sites are broken for me since I installed IE10. I get sound, but no video. There are a few that still work, but the vast majority (like over 90% of sites) don't, and whatever they changed seems to affect other browsers as well. (And yes, I already tried reinstalling Flash).
I work in a Tech Support Call center for a "major corporation", let's say.
Now, I'm not so sure. IE10 got rid of ActiveX, fully conforms to HTML5, and has fairly decent performance across the board in regards to speed and stability. I've actually recommended that customers calling in use it too.
Too bad it is, for the time being, only available for an operating system that is completely retarded and impossible to recommend by itself.
No problem, I shall swap out the old one for the new one.
Last night I tackled the job and was increasingly frustrated at my failure to make it work.
After several hours I decided to give up and tackle the job today after work.
Two things emerged as I attempted to fix it this evening.
Firstly, although I am a qualified electrician, I am also an idiot.
There are 8 connectors, and they are quite clearly labelled in the manual as to what goes where.
1,2 and 3 are Earth, Live and Neutral. OK, got that and all is well.
4 and 5 are for the hot water tank, five and six are for the hot water pump and 7 and 8 are for the central heating boiler.
How hard is that to understand?
Well, somebody out to understand that the connectors are not 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 in that order, but are labelled 8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 (as you look at the box)
For some reason nothing worked.
I wonder why.
Eventually solved it, but feel dim for assuming the connectors were in a left to right order.
(I also wired the pump and boiler into the same connector, but that is just me being lazy efficient)
So, after 48 hours of iglooification, we have heat!
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I was looking to buy this one too, but last year my AC died and when they installed the new one, they also installed a new thermostat. Now I have to read the fine print to figure out if I break the AC warranty by replacing the thermostat.
As for me I'd love to have a control unit like a cribbage board where pegs are used to control the hot water and heating systems. I don't like the UI interface the elephants design into their digital control systems. I suppose a bluetoof system might improve things but give me Annie Log anyday.
If there is one thing more dangerous than getting between a bear and her cubs it's getting between my wife and her chocolate.
I have been constantly looking for internet connected central heating controllers but haven't found the right one yet. I have been also looking at the Resol combined central heating and solar controller and that may be an option as it can handle excess heat backwash to central heating from hot water, and also give better visibility/control of the hot water cylinder stat temperature.
I had a problem once with the cylinder stat contacts sticking on and the boiler was on constant demand to heat hot water, I only twigged when the hot water was becoming too hot to touch and figured something was wrong.
Knowing my limitations, I always look for certain key words that tell me right off the bat, that a potential job is not a good fit. One of those key words is multitasking.
Today, I just seen the most disturbing use of the term Multitasking. It was listed in a job posting for an Electrical Apprentice.
Don't believe me?
Here's the monster.com listing.
It's bad enough when someone speaks before thinking, we've all done that and have experienced the embarrassment of doing so. But to write, and then post, without thinking about what your words are saying, especially in a professional capacity, is just: unprofessional.
The consequences of multitasking while working on electrical wiring should be obvious. But there are those who will refute the obviousness and criticize me for my angst regarding the improper use of the term; "multitasking" here is a link to an article discussing the health issues that can occur whilst people are multitasking.