Re: This thing measures your *soul*?
"We need a machine that measures irony - but the scale would have to go to 11 ;)"
It would be stuck at over 9000.
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Put nothing in "the cloud"
- that you don't have a certified, current and regularly checked, usable and updated (local) backup of.
- that is too important to lose (for whatever reason)
- that you must have access to at critical moments.
Because MS insists on shoveling features they haven't fully tested (if at all) at their hapless victims (otherwise known as "users") in a desperate bid to prove their OS is ready for primetime.
And rather than STOP and fix the mess they made last update (or any of the previous ones), they happily/blissfully move on to the new flavor of the day insisting that this time, they'll get it right!
They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results ... making the institutional mental health of the Microsoft edifice questionable at best, mythical at worst. Take your pick.
Because VueScan's business model relies on them supporting the hardware.
MS's business model relies on locking people in and then pumping out as many useless brittle features people didn't ask for and can't control, all the while only caring that that the customer's computer supports the downloading of the latest version, and the customer's wallet supports paying for it.
Interesting how the XB-70 Valkyrie has been completely forgotten.
This was a plane contemporary with (and similarly sized as) both Concorde and the Tu-144 ... yet was capable of cruising at Mach 3.
Only 2 prototypes were ever built, and the 1960's emphasis on ballistic missiles (plus a fatal midair crash on a photo op flight of all things) put an end to the program before it ever had the chance to fully develop.
AFAIK, the second prototype achieved Mach 3.4 on a test flight ...
both planes were turned over to NASA Dryden Flight Research Center where they conclusively proved that sonic booms and population centers were an incredibly poor mixture :D
http://xb70.interceptor.com/ for its intriguing story!
If the idea is to get these contraptions ready for actual real world use, wouldn't testing them under real world conditions make more sense ?
Which they just ran into. And complained bitterly about.
The Wright Brothers had brass balls of steel to venture into largely unknown territory with things nobody had even tried before. Electric and solar power hass been tried for the better part of 25-30 years and it still doesn't work (and if you believe it does, I'd gleefully remind you of South Australia's ability to keep the lights on), and barring a shift to an absolutist world government decreeing it the winner, it won't (something to do with lack of energy density, overly large dependency on 'just the right' environmental conditions etc)
But I admit, it makes a wonderful festival parade.
"Team Arrow founder Cameron Tuesley explained the conditions that made finishing so difficult this year, saying “we had 40 degree heat, tropical storms, major thunderstorms, severe cross winds, dust constantly, animals all over the road, major trucks, pretty much everything you can throw at something were thrown at us”."
In other words, they had all this icky nasty weather that normal vehicles drive through everyday ?
And that was a problem ?
*walks away laughing*