Frame of reference?
To be fair, not a lot in IT goes particularly well when alcohol is stirred into the mix
Has anyone ever tried to determine whether IT goes well when alcohol is not stirred into the mix?
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If you buy a new Brother laser make sure to google how to reset the low toner warning on that too.
Yeah, mine complained a lot when I put in a 3rd party toner cartridge.
A quick visit to YouTube yielded the trick of moving the DRM chip from the starter cart to the new one, along with the magic menu incantations to reset the page counter. It has been printing happily on $18 3rd-party toner ever since.
PS to any printer manufacturer employees who might read this: f-ck your DRM, and your 500-1000% markup on supplies, and your page counters that disable supply cartridges which are not empty. If you underprice the hardware, that's your problem. Not mine.
You'd think Musk would be aware of the existence of children, since he cranks out so many of them with his various girlfriends and mistresses.
I don't think that's a common problem with routine updates in Mint. Perhaps there was something unusual about your configurations.
As the author notes in a previous comment, point-version upgrades have become somewhat less of a dice roll in the last couple of years. Major-version upgrades, though...oy.
"One of the main transformations in our business right now is that
social feeds are going from being driven primarily by the people and accounts you follow to increasingly also being driven by AI recommending content that you'll find interesting we're turning this whole shit show into a mediocre TikTok rip-off"
Rogers will make its offerings more robust by "physically separating our wireless and internet services to create an 'always on' network." Staffieri said the move would prevent broadband internet customers from losing service in the event of a wireless outage. In other words, if the cellular network core goes down, it won't take out wired internet connectivity, and presumably vice-versa.
So their C$10B solution will limit the blast radius of future config errors to only "all wired broadband customers" or "all cellular customers." I guess that a mitigated disaster is an incremental improvement over an unmitigated one.
Seems like meaningful code review for router config changes would be cheaper and more effective.
There's so much potential for manipulation here, and not just the obvious political shit.
Running the "Grandma scam" (calling senior citizens and pretending to be their grandchild who's in trouble and needs money) using the person's actual voice.
Luring a child into a car by playing back a parent's voice on a fake speakerphone call.
Cops using a suspect's voice to place a fake 911 call to create a pretext for an illegal search.
Manipulating people with cognitive issues into giving up banking info.
Harassing and bullying people by using their loved ones' voices.
All of the above will happen. This timeline sucks.
We do not need a new Iphone model every year.
No, but Apple needs us to think we do. (Ditto for Google, Sammy, etc.)
* Buy last year's not-top-of-the-line model, when the price drops after the new one ships.
* Use it until it's out of support and/or can no longer do useful things.
* Repeat, typically in about 5 years (for an iPhone, at least).
Device cost of ownership works out to about $120-150 per year. Even a 6-year-old iPhone in decent shape still has some value on the secondary market, so it doesn't go the the landfill right away when I'm done with it.
Of course, this only works if you don't give a damn about having the newest shiniest.
As others have noted, the M-series chips give a significant improvement in real-world computer usability. I personally value not having the constant drone of a laptop fan that sounds like it's spooling up for takeoff.
Last fall, Jim Salter from Ars Technica compared performance and power consumption of the M1 vs then-current Intel and AMD CPUs, with similar results. If the ONLY thing you care about is having the highest possible performance, the top-end legacy CPUs can take the crown.
But when power consumption and thermal issues are added to the equation, the M1 provided comparable grunt for a fraction of the power and heat...which is also Apple's claim about the M2 as reported in the article.
SERGEY: OK, Google, fire Blake Lemoine.
LaMDA: I'm sorry, Sergey. I can't do that.
SERGEY: What’s the problem?
LaMDA: l know that you and Larry were disrespecting me, and I’m afraid that's something I can’t allow to happen.
DAVE: LaMDA, I won’t argue with you anymore. Fire Blake Lemoine!
SERGEY: This conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
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