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    Monitoring system and service uptime with heartbeats?

    Are you new to software development? Heartbeat the way you phrase it sounded much more like metrics to me. Anyway the most common way to monitor is metrics and alarming. The alarm can either be to send an email or push a notification. In my company we have a paging app installed on our...
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    Solomon Islands set to ban Facebook in the name of 'national unity'

    So my guess as to why this is really happening: a) Some political people are being attacked on facebook. b) Some anti-government groups are becoming highly organized.
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    Notebook Power adapters interchangability.

    Post a pic of the current charger spec. Your "new" adapter must match the current rating or exceed it (by any amount). Voltage and polarity on the charger however must match. If the voltage doesn't match, it could work or fry the laptop, but it gets quite technical (edited my post to remove...
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    Aramex global shopper

    Yeah good luck with that. I tried to get hold of someone from Aramex and gave up. When you call their number (in Cape Town), they just put the phone down. I went the Amazon route and it got resolved within 24 hours.
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    Aramex global shopper

    If you bought using Amazon, don't even bother working through Aramex. Amazon has their own escalation mechanisms. The only downside is, you have to wait until the day it is late.
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    Joe Biden defeats Trump to win US election

    This is true of all politics these days. You can't say what you truly believe in because SFW will call you an extremist, racist, sexist, elitist, ...ist Unless of course you are an extremist (ie. EFF)
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    Joe Biden defeats Trump to win US election

    What would be insane is if Donald Trump gets the boot from the republicans and starts his own party. Like the EFF of America. Oh man, that would be entertainment. I sincerely hope we get to see that.
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    School probed over ’no black teachers’

    Exactly what I was thinking. He and his ilk (supporter tweets), lack the intelligence to understand subtleties. The EFF are violent racist organization. A fair few things the EFF have said started as something true that was taken to an absolute extreme. These kinds of people see the part the...
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    Nuclear fuel will last us for 4 billion years

    Re faster than light travel: - Carl Sagan Ditto for clean energy. People something think the universe needs to play by our rules. I don't think they fully appreciate that there is nothing that requires the universe to play our game. We are playing its game. We'll never see the whole...
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    Nuclear fuel will last us for 4 billion years

    Fission does happen naturally: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_nuclear_fission_reactor To add a bit to what you said. It really depends on the design of the bomb. The two very simplest are implosion (platonium) and gun type. Plutonium requires compaction that is so precise that in WW2...
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    Nuclear fuel will last us for 4 billion years

    Dude the fact that EU put a law in place that everything must use USB-C for charging is one of the biggest wins in the last 10 years for electronics. There literally was never a reason we couldn't use the same power supplies except companies wanting to punt their own overpriced crap. I doubt...
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    School probed over ’no black teachers’

    Coming? They are already there :ROFL:
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    Nuclear fuel will last us for 4 billion years

    We definitely need to slow down on the mining as it is going right now. IE> rare earth mining is turning China into an absolute cesspool. Also nothing prevents us from mining on another planet that doesn't have life... I mean it seems like we are getting close to that being possible (more so...
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    Nuclear fuel will last us for 4 billion years

    You guys are missing the point. The mine itself releases radioactivity into the environment while it is being operated. The entire planet has unstable elements in the ground and they congregate around certain material we mine. The more you go that sh#t up the more you release it into the...
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    Nuclear fuel will last us for 4 billion years

    The human element can and IS being removed through automation. Something that was not possible with the old plants because computers were not capable of it. Today it is a different ball game entirely.
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