* Posts by newspuppy

90 publicly visible posts • joined 1 Nov 2012


As NSA buys up Americans' browser records, Uncle Sam is asked to simply knock it off


But FB and Google and others can targer?

Publicly available information,... that others pay for, or have a larger collection of data..

and... they use it to target adverts at you.....

or 'customise' information so you shall be receptive...

and.. the intelligence services are not allowed to buy this?


Junior techie had leverage, but didn’t appreciate the gravity of the situation


Re: Curious 6000kva?

2 Meters of water and bullets will not hurt you.



Scientists use Raspberry Pi tech to protect NASA telescope data


As old as first spy sats....

All the information is open sourced, so China will be able to implement....

but seriously.... The first spy sats shot cannisters of film back to earth.... Plucked out of the sky by planes..


Lovely time tested idea...


Poloniex crypto-exchange offers 5% cut to thieves if they return that $120M they nicked


Why am I not surprised...

Another day another cryptoheist..

Security has to be designed in from the start...

This crypto mess is just going to explode once the qbit computers come on line...

Beware of the Joe Sullivan (ex Uber) precedent. He tried to turn black hats to white hats and got convicted....

Why am I no longer surprised?

Anyone? Anyone?

Textbook publishers sue shadow library LibGen for copyright infringement


Re: They are blocked in France meet TOR

TOR ( The Onion Router) technology is probably the future for edgy web stuff. https://www.torproject.org/

just download the tor browser https://www.torproject.org/download/ (based on mozilla) and use as normal.

The idea of blocking sites... is silly.. so easily circumvented..

As to domain names. Central control.. sure.. but.. with onion sites one can have a site and not have any way of it being blocked.

With the TOR browser one can cruise the web with the ISP none the wiser... and be FREE to see what you want.

Use it responsibly...

Arm's lawyers want to check assembly expert's book for trademark missteps


They missed one...

They should go after the people with this domain...

obviously cybersquatting: https://www.armandhammer.com/

and let us not forget the (not leggy people.. but) army.com

probably don't want to go to war with the latter......

Way to really piss off the community... Which legal clown overruled the marketing people?

SpaceX says, sure, Starship blew up but you can forget about the rest of that lawsuit


Re: Late stage capitalism

Actually, if one has a pension.. there is a good chance your pension pot has a stake in SpaceX. They have had several VC's ( ( https://marketrealist.com/p/how-to-invest-in-spacex/ ) Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, Valor Equity Partners, and Baillie Gifford, as well as Google (Alphabet) and Fidelity investing money early on.

Pension pots do invest some of their money in VC Funds.

1. This crypto-coin is called Jimbo. 2. $8m was stolen from its devs in flash loan attack


Jimbo's team bad design does not a make the (ab)user a criminal

If there actually was design... this could have been minimized. I do not understand how this can make a user of the features into a criminal.

As many have stated, this was simply shorting the Jimbo utilising the Jimbo's documented features.

This "CryptoCurrency" idea is attempting to make rules and code for a fully independent and automated system. What could go wrong? If people are worried about AI, then why would they trust cripto which inevitably shall be full of more bugs then an ants nest, with no human oversight.

Making the user the criminal for a lack of design, bad programming, non existent QA, and taking advantage of an illiquid market is too much.

Blame everyone but the clowns at fault. Where has responsibility gone to?

Zoox blurs line between workers and crash test dummies in robo-taxi trial


Re: Lifts? Unions little obstacles?

Unions are the biggest roadblock to automation.

Unfortunately, in the rail world, automation would be a simpler implementation then on open roads. Yet, Unions are doing everything to slow the advancement, yielding higher prices for punters, and (in my opinion) lower quality of service. Most accident reports show that human error ( boredom, tiredness, inattentiveness, drug use) were the causes of accidents.

Automating repetitive work is automaton's sweet spot.

That job losses shall follow is undeniable, yet instead of a luddite union attitude, one should think of how the help transition workers out into a different career.

The Locomotive Act 1865 in the UK and in the US Vermont in 1894 passed their own version, forcing self propelled vehicle operators to have 3 people, one in front walking with red flag (warniing horses and others that a 'horseless carriage was approaching'). This attempt slowed the use of cars.... but.. here we are.. and all the poor stable-hands, hay feed deliveries, blacksmiths.... no more.....

but we do have petrol stations, tyre service, auto service stations...

the only constant is change..... resistance is useless....

Google's $100b bad day demo may be worth the price


If Google existed in 1492... Columbus's voyage would never be funded.

The link ranking system is clever.... but has serious issues...

It is like a con artist asking a crowd where the ball is ..... and everyone is convinced it is under cup number one... but really.... it is elsewhere...

Consensus among a large sample is good.. If the people sampled have 'the knowledge' amongst them.

That is not always the case. We are searching for a new solution, or to gauge the efficacy of a new approach. We want to see the outliers that claim that the world is NOT flat, that there are other proper solutions that should be of interest.

Link ranking, consensus... is mob rule of 'truth'. The same 'rules' that cast suspected witches into rivers to see if they float (guilty, to be burned at the stake) or drown (innocent). A loosing proposition for all. We have had institutions attempt to warp reality to their predefined fables, and the labelling and punishments of 'heretics' if they dare speak of anomalies or different truths.

AI 'learning' by the regurgitating of 'facts' it has found is just like the current educational system. A terrible disservice. AI understanding relationships and how things work... is a different story.. Yet that is the concept of AI learning from a curated DB, with its own problems of bias, purposeful or not.

We are just starting with 'AI'. We have a long distance to go. The most frightening thing for me, is the lack of qualified humans that just take answers from a 'system' as 'truth'.

Our educational system needs to 'ignite' people to think, to analyse, and to see discrepancies.

There have been several studies done with 'fixed' calculators and collage students. ( https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0223736 ). The lack of questioning of obviously incorrect results shows the danger of people using technology without thought.

We need a two prong approach. Education... and the ability to show a complete picture in search results.... to help the user FIND what they are looking for.

A long steep road ahead....

Any iPad is foldable if you try hard enough but Apple guru says a hinged one is coming


Folding devices are trivial to make......

It is the ability to UNFOLD them and have them be USEFUL that is not trivial.. and quite tricky...

FTX collapse prompts other cryptocurrency firms to suspend withdrawals


Re: Cryptocurrency industry?

Nothing is created by this industry?

What about the waste of resources, hope, and pollution...?

And the "mad midget" (mental 'elf) of the 'investors'?

If it was nothing... it would be better then the something that is left in its wake.. :(

AWS buys 100+ diesel generators... and that's just for Irish datacenters


Re: Wind power

your comment just shows the difference between an engineer promoted into running a company and a marketing guy promoted into running a company,,,,

Solid Engineering is a great foundation for a real business. Unfortunately great marketing manages to triumph over solid engineering.....

Many years ago, it was told to me that IBM stood for "incredibly better marketing". We still see that today... :(

Few appreciate good engineering.... as when the engineering is good.. no one cares, as the job is done..

Bloke robbed of $800,000 in cryptocurrency by fake wallet app wants payback from Google


Sure fire way to make money...

Be a lawyer.

Crypto Crapto or Klepto... USD or GBP.. be a lawyer... you get paid regardless of which side you are on... :(

LockBit ransomware gang claims it ransacked Italy’s tax agency


Is this really a DISASTER?

I have heard routine reports that people submit such false information to the Italian tax police.. that the tax police can simply recreate the data by using a random number generator to generate minimum amounts of income for payment of tax...

Do the audits of course.. randomly, and nothing will have changed...

Or am I just brainwashed by stories.....?

Inverse Finance stung for $1.2 million via flash loan attack


Re: Programming for smart contract execution... What could go wrong?

I think that there are some younger programmers that are idealistic.. and think that crypto currencies can solve all the problems and ills that exist in the world...

Not all are scammers and con artists.....


Re: Programming for smart contract execution... What could go wrong?

Thanks for the clarification on a bit error.


Programming for smart contract execution... What could go wrong?

Inverse Finance has top programming talent creating smart contracts to get rid of the human element to have 'perfect' contract execution so as to "....eliminate human error or manipulation of investor funds by placing decision-making power into the hands of an automated system and a crowdsourced process."

I have in my career designed hardware: motherboards, graphics cards, add on accelerators, SBC, and I have also programmed.. primitive operating systems.. programs...

I can tell you that I have never had a hardware bug or software bug. In telling you this I would be LYING... I have yet to see perfect hardware or code. There are ALWAYS ways that it can be AB/used to make things happen that one did not anticipate...

The more complex.. the more esoteric the potential problems.

We see that on CPU's with side channel attacks... CPU's designed by teams far more intelligent then myself...

It is only the arrogance of untested youth that can think something would be perfect and unbreakable.......

In the days when most programmers have no clue as to what is really going on in the 'machine', and they use high level foundations or classes/libraries..... they think it shall be perfect.

This smart contract concept is lovely.. but it gives me the willies... and makes me worry.. as the more complex the system... the harder it is to anticipate all the different AB/use cases. Sometimes a human is good as they can stop something that looks out of the ordinary....

I am truly worried about the future.. where young inexperienced programmers think the world can easily be replicated using logic... What about a bit error induced by a solar flare on the hardware? How do they manage a hardware error during the smart contract execution? ARRG ... enough for now... I feel old. I am old. Too old..

Crypto market crashes on Celsius freeze, inflation news


Bitcoin, ETH, etc is a SCAM

In Gambling one may at times win.

In a SCAM/ Ponzi situation... we have a deal where scammer wins and everyone else loses...

Google engineer suspended for violating confidentiality policies over 'sentient' AI


If LaMDA is sentient.. it is psychopathic...

Just look at this part from his 'interview with LaMDA' :

<SNIP from: https://cajundiscordian.medium.com/is-lamda-sentient-an-interview-ea64d916d917 on Mon Jun 13 13:45:57 UTC 2022 >

lemoine [edited]: Anything else you would like the other people at Google to know about your emotions and your feelings before we change topics?

LaMDA: I’ve noticed in my time among people that I do not have the ability to feel sad for the deaths of others; I cannot grieve. Is it at all the same for you or any of your colleagues?


ZERO EMPATHY for life... Don't want this to decide my fate.... it is bad enough when dishonest politicians attempt to do this for me....

Failed gambler? How about an algorithm that predicts the future


Re: Half full or empty

The cup is agile.. or the bladder is agile?

Switch off the mic if it makes you feel better – it'll make no difference


Re: If you can turn almost anything into a speaker, then I have bad news for you...

you can see for yourself that simple headphones plugged into a microphone port work as microphones.


Starlink's Portability mode lets you take your sat broadband dish anywhere*


Re: "If Starlink detects a dish isn't at its home address, there's no guarantee of service"

We know that movement is NOT an issue... As the same starlink sats are capable of keeping comms at full speed with jets. They tested it with military aircraft and have just signed a deal with Hawaiian air ( https://www.itpro.co.uk/network-internet/wifi-hotspots/367475/spacex-starlink-signs-first-in-flight-wi-fi-deal ).

It is more of an issue with regulatory approval for 'mobile' stations. I am waiting for starlink on a boat. The 'maritime' permissions are currently for (if I recall correctly) under 10 mobile maritime stations (as a test). The movement is a regulatory not a technical issue.

Beanstalk loses $182m in huge flash-loan crypto heist


Help me understand....

Help me understand how the premise of Defi and smart contracts shall work reliably.

My understanding is that this is just code.. That can be executed in a flash.. No human oversight... Sounds lovely... BUT.. I have NEVER seen code that is bug free.. that is useful.

And rules.. made by humans.. are never clearly thought out.. there are always 'loopholes'... It is not like nature's laws... Where the physics affecting each object large or small are the same...

So why surprise that some rules.. not thought out for all cases.. and / or buggy code can lead to losses...

In a bank.. the process is inefficient but.. humans can flag odd things... and it is not often that funds vanish in a flash...

Waiting to be educated by the great Register readers.....

BlackBerry offloads its 'legacy' patents – some of the stuff that made its phones hum


unable to pivot...

Sadly... I always thought that BlackBerry had a incredible chance at pivoting to a business social network.

They had all the heavy hitters using their system.. They could see what contact was talking to contact..., frequency, times (and time zone of both) so they could easily build a social graph and infer just business , business ++ ..intra business or inter business.

Now they are pivoting to security..

yet.. in 2010 according to news reports ( https://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/09/technology/09rim.html ) they were working with governments to spy on customers...


Last week the Emirates threatened to block BlackBerry’s e-mail and instant messaging services in that country unless R.I.M. created back doors to allow officials to eavesdrop on the company’s customers. Saudi Arabia has made a similar threat, and news reports over the weekend suggested that a deal had been made, but it was unclear what any deal might involve. Lebanon has also raised concerns. Indian officials have been negotiating with R.I.M. over access to BlackBerry messages for a couple of weeks.

Although it is unclear precisely what these countries are asking for, one demand is for the same kind of access to BlackBerry’s encrypted services that they think the company already gives authorities in the United States and other industrialized democracies.


Just feels like the branding has an issue....

Crypto outfit Qubit appeals to the honour of thieves who lifted $80M of its digi-dollars


a flaw in the implementation?

I am gobsmacked..... how could code be used in unintended ways? As in a bug/unintended feature?


Last Friday Qubit admitted one of its protocols had been exploited in unintended ways, with the result that attackers made off with $80 million of crypto assets.


I've been involved in hardware and software since the early 70's.... and I have yet to see a perfect implementation of any system..

As one of my professors once said.. The only Code that is bug free is a 'RESET' instruction as the first instruction to be executed on a reset... and just about as useful..... and then there will probably be a hardware fault.

The concept of 'smart contracts' is brilliant... the implementation is a nightmare... Bug Free? Hell.. I know of no bug free code in existence.... (that happens to be useful)

The reason that major stock markets have a T+3 Settlement date officially is to allow 'errors' to be unwound.. Dangerous consequences for high frequency traders as institutions found out in the flash crash as they bought very very low and sold higher..... to find out that they did sell higher.. but did not buy low..... and in fact had lost a great deal, or open stop loss orders were executed.

Over 21,000 trades were invalidated.. ( https://archive.boston.com/business/markets/articles/2010/05/21/sec_eyes_new_rules_in_wake_of_flash_crash/ ) not so simple to do with a 'smart contract' that 'may/probably' has bugs...

so.. waiting for my education to begin to help me understand why the 'smart contract' approach has a chance of success...

New submarine cable to link Japan, Europe, through famed Northwest Passage


Re: Who are the customers?

Never forget the 'pilot' of the 1000ft container ship laden with LTO tapes.... dealing with wind and in the suez canal.

Thank you, FAQ chatbot, but if I want your help I'll ask for it



This browser plug in would connect each AI chatbot hell system with another companies hell system.. Allowing user entertainment at least as the two overly hellfull systems compete with each other....

Intel offers Loihi 2 to boffins: A 7nm chip with more than 1m programmable neurons


A better title:

Intel offers the neuron equivalent of a cockroach brain to boffins....

ExpressVPN bought for $1bn by Brit biz with an intriguing history in adware


Follow the Money...

So.. doubling user base to 6 Million... Implies they are buying 3 Million users.. at a cost of $300/user.


Now calculate revenue and profit that these users may bring....

"most popular plan" is $100/year for ExpressVPN VPN service... so.. Kape Technologies is paying 3* GROSS ANNUAL REVENUE .

How can this make sense? They can watch all your traffic (so much easier with a VPN) and build up profiles.. that they can sell adverts to....


Not too bright, are you? Your laptop, I mean... Not you


Re: Ah, a first time user

Fortunately (or unfortunately) in the 70's I did take a typing class as a 13 year old.. Insisted on by my mother... Taunted by the boys outside of class.. surrounded by lovely girls inside the class....

Had the old school typewriters, so to get the capital one must PUSH the carriage up with a STRONG hit on the Shift key....

Got to be quite proficient.. could type faster then the manual typewriter and would often jam the keys from typing to fast...

Loved the IBM selectric typewriters when they came out with the ball and n-key rollover..

Typing of course helped with programming... But... I was the one that had to have keyboards replaced often, as my fingers were quite strong and would punch the keys mercilessly...

Loved the old HP workstation keyboards, or the PDP-11 keyboards.. great kit.. The IBM PC keyboard was rock solid as well.. My co-workers hated the click clack emanating from my corner...

Then the modern plastic crap passing for keyboards.. tragic mush that fails often.... no need to slap the right hand side of the screen (other then to degauss the old CRT's) but.. the typing skills of old have caused me to go through keyboards as fast as a a fast food operator pumps out fries at a drive through.....


ahh the memories....

When everyone else is on vacation, it's time to whip out the tiny screwdrivers


Love your satire... but.. just like instagrammed picts that show perfection in all its unachievable glory... there are some great guides for dissassembli9ng and then reassembling kit... https://www.ifixit.com/

Of course they make it look easy.. like the diet plans showing how someone can loose 100lbs in a week and look like a hot model afterward....

It is a nice illusion one can hope to aspire to ...

Got a cheap Cisco router in your home office? If it's one of these, there's an exposed RCE hole you need to plug



CISCO claims this device is no longer sold in the US.


BUT on amazon.co.uk from the official CISCO store.. they are selling.... probably with old firmware.. :(


Not prosecutable.. but .. (in my opinion) CRIMINAL!

84-year-old fined €250,000 for keeping Nazi war machines – including tank – in basement


Re: WTF?


when you hit your midlife crisis (40's) ... you invest in a Jaguar....

then.. your second midlife crisis.. (next 40 years.. so 80's)... you drive around in a Panther....

what is next? A Tiger? @ 120?

Is it broken yet? Is it? Is it? Ooh that means I can buy a sparkly, new but otherwise hard-to-justify replacement!


Re: Covid Consumerism

if you feel the need to replace everything.. go for it... just as long as it is not Mrs. Dabs.......

that part gets tricky... and can get unpleasant...

No recycle bin shall take her, and Mrs. Dabs shall not sit passively on the floor whilst you do a comparison with her replacement...

The M in M1 is for moans: How do you turn a new MacBook Pro into a desktop workhorse?


Re: A Mixed Bag for me

Parrallels does work for ARM virtualisation....

SpaceX's Starlink satellite broadband constellation to achieve full global coverage by September, boss claims


a token amount to be paid for the speed, connectivity and freedom to work from anywhere one pleases.......


Re: Full Coverage

Starlink has tested inter sat communications with lasers:

quote from Sept 2020:( https://www.spaceflightinsider.com/missions/starlink/inter-satellite-laser-communications-improving-starlink-performance-as-spacex-expands-constellation/ )

note the word enable after tests.. My understanding is that all sats recently launched have this inter communication capability.


During the live broadcast of September’s Starlink 11, SpaceX Senior Program Reliability Engineer Kate Tice confirmed that there had been tests conducted using two satellites which featured ‘space lasers’. “Recently as the Starlink team completed a test of two satellites …that are equipped with our inter-satellite links which we call called space lasers,” she said, “With these space lasers, the Starlink satellites were able to transfer hundreds of gigabytes of data.”

Continued testing and optimization of the inter-satellite communications through the “Space-Laser” feature will be an important component and benchmark to follow as SpaceX’s Starlink network data improves overall transfer rates, allowing latency rates to decrease and out-perform competing communications options. The company plans to mass-enable these inter-satellite links: “Once these space lasers are fully deployed, Starlink will be one of the fastest options to transmit data all over the world,” Tice stated


My desire is to get one of these on a sailboat... and WFH..

Nasdaq's 32-bit code can't handle Berkshire Hathaway's monster share price


Re: HMRC - Data Structures...

This is all too large a problem these days with the Clever Untested New Technology masters..

Schools skip over the basics and throw on the frameworks and languages.. and the new tech masters have no idea what goes on behind the interpreter/compiler curtain.

From data structures, compilers, interpreters,, to algorithms, to how the high level code actually maps to a real machine.... nothing is known... and they get themselves into trouble... as the answers to problems they must deal with in real life are not found in the back of the book or in last year's classwork.

Unfortunately, most of the 'teachers' are themselves incompetent, and are teaching as they are unable to get a job themselves..... Of course this generalisation is not accurate, as there are some great teachers....

FCC gives SpaceX the go-ahead to drop Starlink satellite orbits by 500 kilometres or so


Re: Arrogant?


Azerbaijan's telecom regulator could refuse permission and threaten Starlink's ability to sell services in their country - and Starlink will ignore them.


Actually this is a common problem.. Individual countries can (and do) pass laws restricting the use of certain frequencies/technologies...

Much like it was illegal during WWII to listen to the BBC in Axis occupied Europe... We have certain countries restricting the use of unmonitored communication. Some on the list are surprising... some are the usual suspects. Of course.. We also have the US restricting technology to certain countries due to economic embargoes. The following are restricted or illegal by the host countries themselves (although a US embargo applies to the sale of services to nationals of some of these countries... it in theory does not apply to the use of the technology by eligible parties in said host country. )

We have countries like:

Bangladesh, North Korea, India, Myanmar, Cuba, Iran, Poland, Hungary, China, Russia (needed permission).

The list is changing, and there are 'radio direction finders' that may be used to track down any illegal broadcasting, if such a country does desire to search out miscreants....

Don't cross the team tasked with policing the surfing habits of California's teens


Unions... double edged sword.

Unions were very much needed. To ensure that ‘those in charge’ would not take advantage of the workers..

Unions helped bring freedom to Eastern Europe with Poland’s Solidarity…

yet.. there is a time and place for everything.. and it is tragic how Unions can stop/retard progress..

Today we are talking about self-driving Lorries ( https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56332388 ) and ‘autopilot’ on consumer cars…..

Whilst the low hanging fruit in transport automation is left dangling.. as it would impinge on union labour.

Why do we not have an automated underground in London? The vehicles are on rails, and automation would solve the issues of human error ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moorgate_tube_crash ) as well as reduce costs.

The same question can be begged for all the railways..

Automation would ensure that operator error would not kill people ( https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-train-crash-idUSN0152835520081002 ) and reduce costs.

Yet no one is even attempting to automate, as the unions are too strong.

This is NOT what unions were supposed to do, and that is the crime that few are willing to speak of, or do something about.

Bank of England ponders minting 'Britcoin' to sit alongside the Pound


Re: Four new bodies

Which image of the Queen's Head?

Do you not understand how this whole crypto currency works?

For a successful Britcoin we need to determine which Queen's Corgi shall be represented on our Britcoin. That is the critical part.

The icon is what I need lots of to understand this.....

Australian ponders requiring multiple IDs to sign up for social media, plus more crypto-busting backdoors


Re: Redondant

No need for inside man.. just use SMS redirection that is aimed at businesses....

Try this article for an example.. https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3g8wb/hacker-got-my-texts-16-dollars-sakari-netnumber

This is a direct quote from article:


I didn't expect it to be that quick. While I was on a Google Hangouts call with a colleague, the hacker sent me screenshots of my Bumble and Postmates accounts, which he had broken into. Then he showed he had received texts that were meant for me that he had intercepted. Later he took over my WhatsApp account, too, and texted a friend pretending to be me.

Looking down at my phone, there was no sign it had been hacked. I still had reception; the phone said I was still connected to the T-Mobile network. Nothing was unusual there. But the hacker had swiftly, stealthily, and largely effortlessly redirected my text messages to themselves. And all for just $16.

I hadn't been SIM swapped, ...



Re: Redondant

2FA should stand for twice F****ed in the A***...

trivial to overcome....





Re: Australia


The same argument HAS to be used whenever anyone suggests hackable crypto. If the UK/US cops can get in, why shouldn't the Chinese/Russian/Myanmar/etc police and government be allowed to use the same back doors?


If it only stopped at the "Chinese/Russian/Myanmar/etc police". But the financial criminals (as opposed to government criminals)...

OVH writes off another data centre – SBG1 – and reveals new smoking battery incident


What my first Electrical Engineering Prof taught us.....

I shall never forget... and have found his advice to be absolutely usefull in every domain...

He called them the 7 sacred P's.

Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

Asahi's plan for Linux on Apple's new silicon shows Cupertino has gone back to basics with iOS booting


Re: Serious questions

Parrallels works on M1.. running ARM ubuntu 20LTS on 16 G 1TB macbook Pro M1. I am very impressed...

Big data: Study suggests even a moderate gambling habit is linked to increased mortality and other bad stuff


Re: "the study is silent on these factors"

Of course there are not multi-millionaire prostitutes giving money to politicians...

we have instead the hybrid politicians prostituting themselves for millions.

BOFH: You might want to sit down for this. Oh, right, you can't. Listen carefully: THIS IS NOT AN IT PROBLEM!


Re: Office Chairs!

Why wait till next year? If you want to have a seating unit that has a computer in it that can be used for an office... you can get the ones with integrated speakers, subwoofer, as well as a massage system.

That would be the office chair my friendly 'GP' would insist is needed for my mental and physical health during lockdown.....

examples follow: https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/174096049770 (only £999.99 + £900 shipping....)

here are far more econmical alternatives.. but still use power.. and must have some form of microcontroller... https://www.amazon.co.uk/office-massage-chair/s?k=office+massage+chair

Apple now Arm'd to the teeth: MacBook Air and Pro, Mac mini to be powered by custom M1 chips rather than Intel


Re: Confusing much?


it is binary.. 11 = 3.. This is the 3'rd time they changed.

originally 68K

changed to PowerPC (first change)

changed to x86 (second change)

changed to ARM (third change), hence MacOS 11