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You clearly haven't worked in some of the companies I've had to visit... We're talking about people who'd have real problems spelling RFID, and would either try to swallow or smoke 'em.
One place we sold them an industrial inkjet printer, and one blokes job was to makes sure it was working and printing the right thing each morning, then stand at the end of the line and catch cement bags for 8 hours... IQ was not required, or supplied!
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952) Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
Many businesses will only use an impact printer for producing things like cheques - laser printer ink can be scraped off quite easily and replaced with larger figures - with dot matrix and other types of impact printers, the ink gets embedded in the paper fibres and is much harder to alter
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We have a 20 years old industrial HMI which has been installed in 4 out of 5 power substation of the country. They use FX-80 for hardcopy of event lists and you know the industries. They won't replace, until it is broken. So we still have to maintain those printers
Let's assume it's 75% effective in avoiding a restart. That means on a typical patch Tuesday 2 of the patches will require a reboot instead of all 8 of then. You're still going to have to reboot then.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason? Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful? --Zachris Topelius
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies. -- Sarah Hoyt
My work laptop I only ever put in sleep mode. I keep everything open so I don't have to spend the first 20 minutes of the day reloading my projects in Visual Studio and reloading all my scripts in SQL Server Management Studio.
Even I hate rebooting... keep the computer I use, on hibernate..
I had installed updates on my home laptop last week and was postponing the restart(until day before yesterday).. when I did restart it, it won't log on to my user! even tried logging in from the safe mode, but no use.
The other account was a local account so couldn't delete the files for my user and create a new one.. So, finally formatted it yesterday after taking a backup from the system recovery!
During the kickoff event for Windows 2000 in Phoenix, AZ, the product manager gave a thrilling presentation announcing the end of mandatory restarts. He said that there were only 5 situations that would still need a restart, and he lsited them. I don't recall the particulars, but they were all things that would almost never occur. He lied.
The next speaker promised an end to DLL Hell. Ditto.
They can call it Tech Ed, or MS Insiders, or whatever other silly name they want, but in the end it's all Marketing.