Why does Microsoft hate Edge?

I have the default browser set to Chrome in the Windows OS. So, when I click a link in Outlook, it opens in Chrome. So, any time an application opens Internet Explorer, it is obviously something weird.

Okay, confession time, it makes me wonder if I am computer illiterate every time IE opens.

Since Edge will be three years old this coming July, I kind of expected the switch by now. Why are Microsoft applications opening links in anything other than the default browser? And why are they picking IE instead of Edge?

I thought I would fix the issue by uninstalling IE. In Control Panel > Programs > Turn features on and off, one can choose whether IE is installed. Unfortunately, that seems to have broken the ability of programs to use the default browser. Reinstalling IE fixed that.

Why Trump should counter Russian meddling in 2018 elections

A common complaint the PotUS has is that Democrats should agree with him. He rails on Twitter about this lack of support.

The Russian meddling in the 2016 elections was designed to target certain groups of people to discourage them from voting. We were already divided. The meddling exacerbated it. So, Democrats would hate Trump even more because of it.

If he wants a real chance at getting Democratic voters to agree with him, then he needs to reverse the effects of the Russian Effect.

How many records are there?

On the surface, it may seem like an easy question. Data Owners typically think this has an easy answer.

If their data followed a very simplistic model, then it would have an easy answer. Just “select count(*) from table;” and report the value.

Unfortunately for Data Custodians, the data is often organized in relational data structures. In my case, we almost always buy a product and are not provided or not allowed to see schema documentation. So, this question requires making judgment calls.

  1. What kinds of data do I have? Hopefully, the tables have decent names that are meaningful. Learn how to use the product and the basic concepts of what things are will come with it. Assuming the tables are meaningful, then a review of the table names will suggest where the likely important data is stored.
  2. Research elsewhere if necessary. People blog about what they know. They ask questions in forums.
  3. Experiment. Change the value in the application and look to see whether it shows in the table.
  4. Count. Get the number of records for the relevant tables.

 

Cognitive dissonance of UGA and Falcons fans

It is funny to me how many rivalries UGA football has:

  1. Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate
  2. World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party
  3. Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry
  4. “Grown Man Football” with Missouri
  5. with South Carolina
  6. with Tennessee
  7. fans talk about hating Clemson
  8. fans talk about hating Alabama

Since Atlanta is the closest metropolitan area to UGA, there is a strong crossover of fandom with the Atlanta Falcons NFL team. The funny thing is that all those rival teams have quality talent, so some of the players are going to end up drafted into the NFL. So, the odds are a player UGA fans hated for hurting them as a college player could become a beloved player for the Falcons.

That is how the NFL draft cookies crumble.

Automation for iGen

Some topics for talking about the work prospects for G.

I know he watches CGP Grey, so this is probably what prompted the question.

The concern should not be the number of jobs, but whether the remaining jobs will offer a good standard of living. “What is the comparative advantage of human labor in an increasingly automated world.” Choose a career that 1) has a body of expertise where human judgment is most scarce and 2) has a human interaction.

15 Jobs that will disappear in next 20 years because of AI

  1. Drivers
  2. Farmers
  3. Printers & publishers
  4. Cashiers
  5. Travel agents

Some economists are not worried as we’ve seen automation anxiety all over the last 100 years. It is easy to see which jobs will disappear. It is harder to see the jobs which is be spawned. My job today barely existed when I was G’s age.

QotD: Outta My Way!

Have you ever experienced road rage?
Submitted by Question of the Day.

Naw…. I just tend to cause it.

For example, this car was going slightly slower than the car ahead of it in the left lane.This was creating a growing gap. So I slipped over to the right lane and sped past 3 other cars to slip into the gap despite him realizing what I was going to do. There could not have been much more than a foot between my back bumper and his front. He was honking and saying something.

Unless he intended to hit me and others stop to say what happened, there wasn't much he could do.

Besides, once we were past all the slow car, I pulled over to the right and let him pass me. I wasn't so much in a hurry as trying to prove a point that people will do stuff like that if you don't pay attention. 🙂

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Digital Plant Photography – State Botanical Garden of Georiga

Iris
Trillium
A Phlox on Your House
Yellow Buckeye
Dogwood II
Azalea

Posted 15 photographs I took today practicing the tips from the Digital Plant Photography class by Hugh and Carol Nourse at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

Would you say it has helped any?

Featured to the right are…

  1. Iris (red)
  2. Trillium (yellow)
  3. Phlox (purple)
  4. Yellow Buckeye
  5. Dogwood (white)
  6. Azalea (pink)

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