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How to download files and folders from OneDrive to your computer

How to download files and folders from OneDrive to your computer

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OneDrive allows users to download files, photos, and folders from the OneDrive website.

  • You can download individual files from the OneDrive website by clicking them and then selecting Download from the menu bar that appears at the top of the file window.  
  • To download every file on-screen or an entire OneDrive folder at once, first press Ctrl+A on a PC or Command+A on your Mac keyboard. 
  • Any files or folders you download from OneDrive will be available in your computer’s Downloads folder or whatever location your web browser stores downloaded files. 
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OneDrive lets users download individual files or the contents of entire folders. It’s easy to download these files and folders stored in the cloud on OneDrive to a computer if you have a link to the OneDrive location. 

Files and folders you’ve selected for download will save to whatever download location is used by your web browser. That’s frequently a “Downloads” folder, but it could be another location. If you selected more than a single file, the download would be zipped, and you’ll need to extract the individual files before you can use them. 

You also can’t download certain files or folders from the “Shared” view on the OneDrive website. If you want to download a shared file and find no Download button in the toolbar, click the person’s name who is sharing the files and then locate the files you want to download. 

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If you are in the Shared view, click the user's name to see the files on a page you can download them from.

Otherwise, downloading OneDrive files and folders can be done in just a few quick clicks. Here’s how to do it. 

How to download files from OneDrive on a PC or Mac 

1. Sign in to your OneDrive to open it in a web browser. 

2. To download an individual file or folder, select it by moving your cursor over the OneDrive item and clicking the small circle that appears next to it. 

  • Note: If you’re viewing OneDrive in list view, it will be on the left, but in tile or photo view, the selection circle is at the top right of each icon. 

3. If you want to download all the files or folders in the current OneDrive browser window at once, PC users can press Ctrl+A on their keyboard. Mac users should use Command+A. 

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Select the files you want to download.

4. Click “Download” in the toolbar that appeared at the top of the page.

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Uses of the -ing Participle

Uses of the -ing Participle

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A reader has questions about the following type of sentence:

“the education chief’s sudden resignation left him scrambling to find a replacement”.

This construction – “left her struggling to/has seen him battling…” is common. I haven’t been able to classify the -ing form in such sentences. I ruled out gerund (“his scrambling” can’t be right), and I don’t see it as a participle (as an adjective, ie, “the scrambling man”). But it if is a present continuous form of the verb, I can’t see which noun to trace it back to, let alone how it would conjugate with one. It’s offputting that “him/her” as on object pronoun immediately precedes it. And there is not the “is”, for the pairing in the present continuous. 

The present participle verb form that ends in –ing is a many-functioned thing and this reader is aware of them all.

A gerund is a present participle used as a noun. As a noun, a gerund can do anything a noun can do.

Voting is the responsibility and privilege of citizenship. (subject of the verb)
Miriam does not enjoy skiing. (object of the verb)
Charlie has an A in reading. (object of a preposition)
His favorite defense is lying. (predicate nominative)

Present Participle used as an adjective
Like the past participle, the present participle can function as an adjective to describe a noun or pronoun.

a mining engineer. a leaning tower. a firing pin

The participle/adjective can follow the noun.

The man leaning against the car is an undercover detective.

Present participle used to form continuous tense
Used with one or more helping verbs, the present participle forms the progressive or continuous tenses.

He is building a hen house and we are helping him. (present continuous)

He has been building it for several months. (present-perfect continuous)

On October 30, he will have been building it for a year. (future-perfect continuous)

Now let’s look at the reader’s sentence

“the education chief’s sudden resignation left him scrambling to find a replacement”.

The reader correctly rules out a gerund (“his scrambling” can’t be right), but he incorrectly rules out the adjectival participle. Here, scrambling functions as a post-positional adjective qualifying the pronoun him.

While we’re at it, here are some additional facts about participles.

Dangling participles
A participle is said to dangle when it has no relation to the nearest subject.

Waiting for the phone call, the time crawled.

“Time” was not waiting for the phone to ring. Such a sentence is repaired by supplying an appropriate subject.

Waiting for the phone call, Dirk felt time crawl.

A gerund can also be left dangling.

Enjoyed in northern climes, many vacationers vote skiing their favorite winter sport.

Here, a past participle, enjoyed, is modifying a gerund, skiing, but the vacationers get in the way, leaving the gerund to dangle.

Better: Many vacationers vote skiing, enjoyed in northern climes, their favorite sport.

Modified participles
A participle that functions as an adjective is modified by an adverb.

We listened to the loudly roaring waves.

A participle that functions as a noun, i.e., a gerund, is qualified by an adjective.

Bottom the Weaver promised, if given the lion’s part, to produce gentle roaring.

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The claimed 'world's fastest car' will redo record speed run after the internet questioned its legitimacy

The claimed 'world's fastest car' will redo record speed run after the internet questioned its legitimacy

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The SSC Tuatara during its first record attempt on October 10.

  • On October 10, SSC North America claimed its Tuatara set the new record for the world’s fastest production car.
  • The record’s legitimacy was called into question when internet sleuths and prominent YouTubers broke SSC’s video down and found inconsistencies within the digitally overlaid display speed.
  • SSC founder and CEO Jerod Shelby put out a statement on Friday, saying that he would rerun the record.
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Last month, boutique manufacturer SSC North America made headlines by claiming that its Tuatara supercar had become the world’s fastest production car. Not long after, the car made headlines again, but for a different reason. Internet sleuths dissected the record-speed video and declared something about it didn’t add up.

Thus, the latest update in the bizarre SSC-Tuatara-sets-world-record-but-did-it-actually-set-a-record saga is this: The company will rerun the record. There’s no word yet on when, but we’re told that it’ll happen “in the very near future.”

On Friday, SSC North America founder and CEO Jerod Shelby posted a video titled “SSC Record Personal Statement” to the company’s YouTube page. Shelby explained that after questions started rolling in about the Tuatara’s record — which he welcomed, by the way — SSC “immediately requested the video files.”

Earlier last month, SSC claimed that it had set a new production-car world record speed with its 1,750-horsepower Tuatara. The car averaged a speed of 316 mph on two runs and hit a top speed of 331 mph on the faster of the pair. 

Legitimacy of the run was called into question a week later, however, when online skeptics, including prominent automotive Youtuber Shmee, broke the video down and found inconsistencies within the digitally overlaid display speed. 

In a statement from October 28, SSC blamed an editing “mixup” over the misleading video. It said that its video production company, Driven Studios, “does have extensive footage of everything that transpired and is working with SSC to release the actual footage in its simplest form. We’ll share that as soon as it’s available.”

When the team finally did receive the files, it apparently also saw that things were amiss.

“We all of a sudden were seeing the same doubts,” Shelby said in Friday’s video. “We were seeing different speeds for the very same run. And the more we looked and the more we tried to analyze, the more we were concerned there were doubts in the relationship between the video and the GPS.”

Instead of sharing the “actual footage in its simplest form,” the only course of action, Shelby decided, was to redo the record.

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SSC North America founder and CEO, Jerod Shelby.

“The perfect view I had of this record is now gone,” he said. “And no matter what we do in the coming days to try and salvage this particular record, it’s always going to have a stain on it. We have to do this again. And do it in a way that’s undeniable and irrefutable.”

Shelby promised that when the company attempts the record again, it will make certain that the car is loaded up with GPS equipment from multiple companies. Shelby also wants staffers from those companies on site to analyze and verify every aspect of the new run, and invited Shmee and other prominent YouTubers who first drew speculation to the Tuatara’s record to be present during the days of the second record attempt. 

Data from the October 10 run won’t be submitted to the Guinness World Records, Shelby told Motor Authority.

“I don’t believe Guinness would even review the submission due to all the controversy,” he said. The outlet noted that the original run’s GPS data hasn’t been verified by an independent third party yet

Shelby also told Motor Authority that it’s still unclear who the driver for the next record attempt will be. 

You can view Shelby’s full statement on Youtube here.

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4G on the Moon: One Small Leap, One Giant Step

4G on the Moon: One Small Leap, One Giant Step

Standing up a 4G/LTE network might seem well below the pay grade of a legendary innovation hub like Nokia Bell Labs. However, standing up that same network on the moon is another matter. 

Nokia and 13 other companies — including SpaceX and Lockheed-Martin — have won five-year contracts totaling over US$ 370 million from NASA to demonstrate key infrastructure technologies on the lunar surface. All of which is part of NASA’s Artemis program to return humans to the moon.

NASA also wants the moon to be a stepping stone for further explorations in the solar system, beginning with Mars.

For that, says L.K. Kubendran, lead for commercial space technology partnerships, a lunar outpost would need, at the very least, power, shelter, and a way to communicate.

And the moon’s 4G network will not only be carrying voice and data signals like those found in terrestrial applications, it’ll also be handling remote operations like controlling lunar rovers from a distance. The antennas and base stations will need to be ruggedized for the harsh, radiation-filled lunar environment. Plus, over the course of a typical lunar day-night cycle (28 earth days), the network infrastructure will face temperature extremes of over 250ºC from sunlight to shadow. Of course, every piece of hardware in the network must first be transported to the moon, too. 

“The equipment needs to be hardened for environmental stresses such as vibration, shock and acceleration, especially during launch and landing procedures, and the harsh conditions experienced in space and on the lunar surface,” says Thierry Klein, head of the Enterprise & Industrial Automation Lab, Nokia Bell Labs. 

Oddly enough, it’ll probably all work better on the moon, too. 

“The propagation model will be different,” explains Dola Saha, assistant professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University at Albany, SUNY. She adds that the lack of atmosphere as well as the absence of typical terrestrial obstructions like trees and buildings will likely mean better signal propagation. 

To ferry the equipment for their lunar 4G network, Nokia will be collaborating with Intuitive Machines — who’s also developing a lunar ice drill for the moon’s south pole. “Intuitive Machines is building a rover that they want to land on the moon in late 2022,” says Kubendran. That rover mission now seems likely to be the rocket that’ll begin hauling 4G infrastructure to the lunar surface.    

For all the technological innovation a lunar 4G network might bring about, its signals could unfortunately also mean bad news for radio astronomy. Radio telescopes are notoriously vulnerable to interference (a.k.a. radio frequency interference, or RFI). For instance, a stray phone signal from Mars carries power enough to interfere with the Jodrell Bank radio observatory in Manchester, U.K. So, asks Emma Alexander, an astrophysicist writing for The Conversation, “how would it fare with an entire 4G network on the moon?”

That depends, says Saha. 

“Depends on which frequencies you’re using, and…the side lobes and…filters [at] the front end of the of these networks,” Saha says. On Earth, she continues, there are so many applications that the FCC in the US, and corresponding bodies in other countries, allocate frequencies to each of them. 

“RFI can be mitigated at the source with appropriate shielding and precision in the emission of signals,” Alexander writes. “Astronomers are constantly developing strategies to cut RFI from their data. But this increasingly relies on the goodwill of private companies.” As well as regulations by governments, she adds, looking to shield earthly radio telescopes from human-generated interference from above. 

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