Re: The next step...
As the saying goes, "they who don't know their history are bound to repeat it...".
Sadly that seems rather apt at the moment. We can but hope that sense and decency prevail.
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Because it works for a damn long time.
I have almost every generation of Mac Mini filling up one cupboard
The key marketing trick that Apple have achieved is to have the former and yet still have their customers feel the desire to do the latter as well. Given how contradictory the two stances actually are if you stop and think about it, given the generations aren't that far apart.
The problem is that all of the fabs and manufacturers (Intel, TSMC etc) use semiconductor manufacturing tools from 3rd party vendors. The largest of those vendors is Applied Materials - a US company.
Trump's declaration is trying to enforce that the makers can't use any of those tools sold by US tool vendors to make chips, even in overseas fabs.
Whether trying to make such restrictions on tools that have been sold and installed and that are the property of the overseas fab is left as an exercise for the lawyers...
It's just the WIndows way of trying to emulate and integrate with its common user base, as most of them would simply report "It's broken, so fix it. It's urgent!" or something similarly nondescript and useless.
I guess someone in Redmond took the decision that as users never read, note or report the details of error messages, they're obviously not worth including in them in the first place?
And how many don't know about the Petrol pump symbol on the fuel gauge which tells you the side the filler cap is on?
From experience of the many hire cars I normally have to endure per year, around 10-20% of motor manufacturers...
It's always fun in such vehicles when you have to fill them before returning them, and you just have to guess when you pull up at the pump unless you've remembered to check first.
Nice nod to a great movie (Galaxy Quest) that itself was a homage to the most famous "5 year mission" that has now been ongoing on TV syndication and re-runs for over 50 years, namely Star Trek: TOS.
Yet another space team who have definitely earned their beers...
This reminds me of the first time I had Sweet and Sour Pork in the Netherlands (many years ago).
It seems their version of it translates as pieces of pork, battered, fried and served with a tinned fruit salad. Suffice it to say it never got ordered again, lesson learned.
Not to mention allowing national amorphous blobs like Heart to absorb all of the local stations, rename them and then basically switch their output more and more to national networked shows, effectively closing down the local stuff completely.
They nuked all the local breakfast and drivetime shows last year in favour of national rubbish, at which point I just gave up on them completely and tuned elsewhere.
At least as normal as operations get for Cluster, now over 20 years into a two-year mission, and the veteran Mars Express spacecraft.
Another fine example of the superb engineering on these things, although admittedly it probably also says something about the caution of the mission planners as well. How much all these missions just keep on giving is truly marvellous.
Definitely some homebrew (or home stock at least) for all these guys and gals (except when they're programming the things of course)!
Gotta say in the current chaos I've had the exact opposite experience.
Our IT department have been absolute heroes, sorting out everyone with what they need for remote working (including soft phone via Avaya) and making what kit they can available such as extra monitors and cabling. I already had softphone installed, but it hadn't been configured. One quick email to the helldesk and within 5 minutes a document appeared with all I needed in it to set it up (30s work).
So I'd like to take a moment to raise a virtual pint to all the unsung backroom heroes helping to get all we enforced working from homers (d'oh!) up and running.
This is for you guys and gals ---------------------->
Aside from the original albums, does anyone also remember the Marvin singles?
Came across them in my student uni days (at University Radio Nottingham) and might have even played them on the air a few times...
Marvin, Metal Man, Marvin I Love You and Reasons to be Miserable iirc.
And indeed if those with access to iPlayer want some further listening, there was a whole series of programmes last night on BBC Radio 4 Extra celebrating this very anniversary:
And certainly agree on Salmon of Doubt. Just a sad reminder of his passing and that the master will never finish the work though and what might have been. But then it would also have needed more hotel room lock-ins probably anyway.
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