'Swedre' was something that a friend had in a ROM. Happy Days.
93 posts • joined 1 Jul 2009
It's only because the overall user base was too small, that software hasn't been targeted like this at scale beforehand.
We've hit the L'oreal moment. Because you're worth it.
Turning the cynicism up to 11, you might find that someone has done the 'what if they fork?' calculation.
Just to depress you a little bit more.
Perseverance Mars rover sets off on its first mission, to boldly drill and return samples as no rover has drilled before
Apple's macOS 12 adds improved virtualization though no sign of anything like Boot Camp on M1 silicon
Re: No one needs Bootcamp anymore
I held off getting an M1 for until 6 weeks ago. I wish I'd jumped sooner. It's how a computer should be - invisible in daily use. No slowdowns or beach balling, no whirring fans (I've got the MBA M1 - 16GB if you're interested). There have been a couple of foibles (Excel in Rosetta for all features for example) but nothing that's cause me any issues.
It's funny, this is how Macs used to be 5 years ago. Not sure who to blame.
Re: No one needs Bootcamp anymore
It will be interesting to see if there are any mainstream use cases for bootcamp, but I cant think of any off the top of my head.
I'm playing around with Parallels on an M1 with the Windows preview, and I've got to say that I'm impressed with the M1, Parallels and Windows on ARM. Not perfect, but pretty damned good. I've used it for demos and it worked just fine. I can also just leave it running and not even notice it's there.
My current challenge is to get COD4 running properly. It nearly does, and I've actually played a couple of games, but it's very flaky. It's actually got worse with the last couple of Windows updates... :(
I'd be annoyed if the walled garden is opened up.
Ok, I get it. Apple is absolutely gouging devs on this, and they could be much fairer - BUT I like the walled garden. I like that I dont have to think too hard about 'will this app rape my device'. I like that someone is curating the apps to make sure that I'll probably be ok. I very much like that they stick 2 fingers up at companies like Facebook.
If I didnt like it, I'd buy an Android device.
You could give users the choice to opt in or out of the walled garden, which is probably the best Epic can hope for. I think I know which way most people would go. (see FB privacy choices). Its then a balance of law suit cost vs how many people will opt out.
GitHub will no longer present a cookie notification banner – because it's scrapping non-essential cookies
We spent way too long on this Microsoft, Intel, Adobe, SAP, Red Hat Patch Tuesday article. Just click on it, pretend to read it, apply updates
Apple was the only Fortune 50 company to foresee COVID-19 pandemic risk and properly insure against it – Forrester
Google: OK, OK, we pinky promise not to suck Fitbit health data into the borg. Now will you approve the sale?
I liked my Fitbit and I found the service very good. The moment a Google came sniffing, I ditched the device and service.
No service is perfect or can be trusted but when you’ve got Google’s form, you’d better be happy having your bowel movements as public knowledge.
I did get some comments saying I was using the Fitbit incorrectly. Hey ho.
Don't panic: An asteroid larger than the Empire State Building is flying past Earth this weekend but we're just fine
Who's still using Webex? Not even Cisco: Judge orders IT giant to use rival Zoom for virtual patent trial
Re: used webex twice recently
There is no single 'Webex meetings'. Broadly there's Webex Meetings on-prem, Webex Meetings cloud 'Legacy' (multiple versions thereof) and Webex Meetings cloud 'New'. Financial institutions usually have on-prem because they've had it for years (frequently 10+) for compliance and archiving.
They are all rock solid in terms of stability, but if you're on the first 2, then yes, they can be a bit dated for look/feel and user experience. The new cloud version (around for a couple of years now) is a much better experience. Modern even. ;)
I'll bet you were using the 'new' Webex first and then the on-prem for the second. Very different things.
Full disclosure - yes, I work with this stuff as a partner.
Don't Xiaomi pics of other people's places! Chinese kitmaker fingers dodgy Boxing Day cache update after Google banishes it from Home
Serverless is awesome (if you overlook inflated costs, dislike distributed computing, love vendor lock-in), say boffins
'gloves were forbidden'
Ah yes. Happened to me whilst measuring the 'magnetic screening properties of a high temperature superconductor'. High Temp, in this case, meant liquid nitrogen. Being undergrads, the kit was all a bit Heath Robinson, including the clamp holding the sample in place. As you might suspect, it fell off once or twice. Only once did I put my hand in (with glove). There was a hole in the thumb (Dear Liza) which promptly filled up. Cue spilled liquid nitrogen all over the desk/floor.
This is when I learned that liquid nitrogen is cheap, so the easiest way was was to pour it out, salvage the sample and start again.
My first encounter with liquid nitrogen was during an open weekend at the Physics dept in Exeter. A group of us walked into one lab, where some prof decided it was fun to pour it all over our feet.
Years ago, I was a network admin who had a running battle with the developers when the file I/O moved from local disk to the network. 'But it's so slow' they cried. I tried to convince them that reading one byte at a time wasn't perhaps the best approach.
Eventually one dev relented and wrote a program to test file I/O with variable length requests.
Guess what? A 10 byte request was 10 times faster.....
Re: Didn't they used to have a flywheel?
I remember being told about the flywheel at a school talk.
IIRC we were told it took a couple of days to get up to speed and if it ever came away from it's bearings it would go all the way to Reading, smash through the centre and keep going.
Not all bad then....
Except it's not. Is it?
It's the documentation.
Which is a bit of an odd mix. 'Here's some open source documentation for our 'open' (closed source) web service'.
More accurately, this is 'Please, please PLEASE use Bing. Someone? Anyone?'
I was initially genuinely excited, only to come crashing down to earth. Ah well.....
That's what happens when you can't observe it any more.
Only a matter of time before someone starts worshipping 'Vger' as a new deity.
Cant see it? - check
Lots of people get excited when referring to it and look skywards with reverence? - check
All the whales dead? - getting there.
Re: Do you think that we can endlessly pollute?
Ah, play the man if you cant play the facts Mr AC....
Yes, CO2 is part of the life cycle of the planet. However, that doesnt mean it isn't a pollutant. Any substance that occurs in a concentration or form that adversely effects the environment into which it is introduced is a pollutant. CO2 has even been shown to adversely effect photosynthesis in concentrations that could exist atmostpherically.
So, not pejorative really is it? Bigot? Prejudiced? Give me some facts and I'll consider them.
Do you really think we can just pump out CO2 and everything will be just fine? Why dont you try 1% CO2 in a sealed room for a few days, and see how you feel? Maybe you already have.
Yeah yeah. We get it. No smoking gun. Again.
The science is constantly being refined, but we have to work with what we have. We may also have to accept there may not be a smoking gun moment within a timeframe that allows the science to catch up and for us to not have broken things irrevocably in the mean time.
Do you think that we can endlessly pollute (with whatever the pollutant may be, CO2 for the sake of argument) with no consequence? Is it worth taking the chance?
look great but....
....only a rucksack is versatile enough for a one bag option. As soon as you put any weight in a man-bag it either slips from your shoulder or garrottes you (depending on how you wear it).
Not forgetting of course, that you cant use a man-bag to barge tourists out of the way on the tube.
Dodgy piece of code
If you couldn't guarantee it's provenience + authenticity, then it was a dodgy piece of code. This isn't a PI. A PI has robust development with specific goal - education. This is a cheap, generic board piggy backing off the PI brand.
Put my backups on it. Not a chance. Your mileage may vary of course.
Another tool in the kitbag
Could be very useful, the problem may come if MS decide that this doesnt work for them any more. Ok, they can't 'un-open source' but they can close off any potential development routes that might conflict for them. That may hurt someone who has gone wholesale into .net because of this.
Another option opens up, which is a good thing.
The 3 of them are as bad as each other (MS, Google, Apple) but I'm just finding all a bit tedious with Apple. Yes, the hardware is better then other mainstream manufacturers. Yes the OS works well and generally stays out of your way. Yes there are native apps that let you be productive. Yes I like the battery life. However If you want to send my data somewhere other than my computer then bloody well have the manners to ask (in a clear, non sneaky way). I might even say yes if I think it benefits in a 'larger' non direct sense.
I thought Little Snitch was trying to tell me something....I guess I should have paid more attention.
While I'm in rant mode. Stop soldering RAM. It's unnecessary, makes more landfill and makes you look cheap. I get that the standard soddim connector takes quite a bit of space, but soldering as solution. How very 1986.
I guess I'll start toying with Linux again to see if there's a setup I can work with, but I really dont want to have to. Any suggestions on comparable hardware to a MBP 13" that can take 16GB of RAM? I'll probably fail and continue as I was.
"You! Yes! You behind the bikesheds! Stand still, laddie!" Get back in line and stop complaining.
Edit - Oh, and dont worry, your fingerprints are safe with us.....
Re: They are making profits of over £100m...
Absolutely. This is the last hurrah of the original licensing and regulation back in the 80's when the networks were split from service provision the end users. This led to a whole raft of independents which did very well while it lasted. When the regulations were changed in the mid 90's all of the independents were essentially doomed. The networks brought the service providers back in house and made it the primary route to market (Vodafone/Vodac for instance). You only have to look at the number of network owned retail outlets vs the independents to realise that the writing is on the wall.