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  • Apple says it wasn't told about UK contact tracing app issues, plans

    Rayz2016 said:
    bonobob said:
    mr lizard said:
    Surprise surprise, once again the UK government tries to go it alone and messes up. Then it claims it’s cooperating with others and those others claim otherwise. Just like how they claimed they’ve been consulting with the devolved nations during Brexit (they haven’t) and how they consulted with healthcare providers before suddenly announcing dental surgeries were to reopen (they hadn’t) and how they’d agreed the timetable for schools to reopen in England with local education boards (they hadn’t). 

    This app has been a disaster from the start. Thankfully we have no use for it in Scotland. This is England’s mess
    So when did Scotland opt out of the NHS?  Somehow, I think this is your mess, too, whether you had a hand in it or not.
    Er...Scotland has had its own NHS since before the formation of the UK one in 1948. Someone needs to get educated...
    Consider me educated! I didn't know that!

    http://www.ournhsscotland.com/history/birth-nhsscotland

    Pleased to hear it 😉
    watto_cobra
  • Apple says it wasn't told about UK contact tracing app issues, plans

    bonobob said:
    mr lizard said:
    Surprise surprise, once again the UK government tries to go it alone and messes up. Then it claims it’s cooperating with others and those others claim otherwise. Just like how they claimed they’ve been consulting with the devolved nations during Brexit (they haven’t) and how they consulted with healthcare providers before suddenly announcing dental surgeries were to reopen (they hadn’t) and how they’d agreed the timetable for schools to reopen in England with local education boards (they hadn’t). 

    This app has been a disaster from the start. Thankfully we have no use for it in Scotland. This is England’s mess
    So when did Scotland opt out of the NHS?  Somehow, I think this is your mess, too, whether you had a hand in it or not.
    Er...Scotland has had its own NHS since before the formation of the UK one in 1948. Someone needs to get educated...
    williamlondoncaladaniangedboy58Rayz2016
  • France, UK to test contact tracing apps without Apple and Google technology

    I’ll be downloading this as soon as it’s available as I completely trust the UK government...
    watto_cobra
  • Britain's NHS rejects the Apple & Google COVID-19 exposure notification technology

    seanj said:
    lewchenko said:
    The U.K. is an embarrassment so far in its response to Covid-19.  
    Add this to the list. Every decision whether it was access to tests/lockdown/borders/protective equipment etc ... too little and very late. 

    We needed that app weeks ago here in the U.K. in combination with a viable and frequent test service. 

    Our economy is ruined , & thousands of unnecessary deaths which could have been prevented. The general public here still can’t get access to tests unless carted off to hospital. It’s a disgrace. 

    There is a reason countries like New Zealand did so well. 

    All I can say is whilst the U.K. is terrible it looks like there are plenty of countries making equally bad decisions. 
    Thats not what the majority of the British public think with the British Government having record approval ratings on top if its huge election win in December.
    Its interesting that a Kings College, London and Ipsos Mori poll showed that that those attacking the governement and/or not oberserving social-distancing laws were either Labour Party supporters or Remoaners - which is applicable to you?

    The UK is ahead of Belgium, Spain, Italy, and France in minimising the number of deaths per million population. This is despite the fact that the UK has the highest population density in Europe, which makes social-distancing more difficult and infection spread easier.

    Whereas New Zeland has one of the lowest population densities on the planet...
    The Scottish public think otherwise...and the date backs up the fact that the UK has one of the highest death rates as is and has gerrymandered the data even further so it doesn't include those that die in care homes or anywhere that's not in a hospital. Save your propaganda for the Daily Mail et al...
    kiltedgreentmayRayz2016rossb2
  • Best Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosures for macOS

    cloudy said:
    I suspect the reason why Blackmagic no longer sells their eGPUs is because of low sales. I would have gladly bought one or the eGPU solution you listed if Apple supported Nvidia cards and their drivers in MacOS. Unfortunately as your story outlined Apple is choosing to not support Nvidia. This is unacceptable and means I will soon have to buy a PC (which I'm obviously not excited about). Apple has deprecated support for OpenGL, doesn't support CUDA, and that means if you want to use popular software like Blender it's as if your high powered machine has no GPU. That's crazy.  Decisions like this are driving video professional away from Apple hardware.
    A bit misinformed on a few things here. Firstly...Blackmagic are no longer selling their Vega 56 based eGPU because AMD are no longer producing the Vega 56 chipset. As has been point out already...they are still producing the woefully underpowered RX580 model. The situation with nVidia is like most disputes in live...is far more nuanced than telling Apple to get it’s finger out. It’s a two sided story with some great articles online regarding it. As far as software like Blender...I would also include Maya here...their performance can be majorly boosted by using available AMD Pro-Render software which recognises all available GPUs including external graphics boxes...some performance benchmarks here... https://barefeats.com/akitio-node-titan-egpu-and-pro-macs.html . I use DaVinci Resolve on my 2028 Mac Mini with 64GB of Ram and two Radeon VIIs inside two Razer Core Xs for major performance gains as Resolve is written to take advantage of multiple GPUs...so I don’t accept the argument that Apple is driving video artist’s away from the platform. Sure...an affordable Mac Pro would be the best solution for a lot of people...and I would love to see that but Apple is still a guid platform for creatives. Now...if Adobe would get their fingers out... 😁
    fastasleep