Not so Sharp after all, eh?
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Funny and ironic how when I was part through reading about how bad old PDF doesn't move with times and modern "responsive" web, the webpage jumped and moved to accommodate for an ad changing for one with different height, making me lose track. It only took two more ad reloads and me having to hunt for where I was until I gave up on finishing reading how unwieldy and inconvenient PDF is.
It was super unreliable for me as well when I was trying to back up my M1 MBP to the same Time Machine network share that my Intel Mac mini was already backing up to. What seems to have successfully worked around this issue was me creating a separate Time Machine share on my Synology NAS, dedicated to my M1 MBP's exclusive use.
Why so modest, Mr Siva?
"We were first to try to con our customers into buying SMR-based "NAS" drives not fit for purpose and almost got away with it".
"We have pioneered pushing 7200 RPM HDDs as "5400-class" drives to people who have made a conscious decision to go with slower RPM for energy, noise and/or vibration considerations".
"We have invented the marketing technology to switch out SSD components for inferior ones in the middle of the product's lifecycle without changing its name or letting anyone know".
Seriously, F off, WDC
I was recently troubleshooting some obscure bug in a web interface and that involved trying different browsers. At the end of the Opera's installation process I saw the mouse cursor move by itself, launch Windows Settings and navigate them to set Opera as the default browser. I kid you not. Luckily that was a VM so l just nuked the snapshot from the orbit. After seeing this crap Opera is now firmly on my shit list till I kick the bucket.
So, does it mean that the "Linux Containers on Windows" are to be killed or are we going to have three methods of running Linux containers on Windows Docker now:
- The "classic" one, mentioned in the article that uses Hyper-V hosted "Moby VM" for all the Linux containers
- LCOW - "Linux Containers on Windows": each Linux container lives inside its own, minimal, lightweight Hyper-V VM
- The new, WSL2-based one
Just hit the "Win" key, start typing "cal..." then ENTER. There. No need to invoke any search option, gestures and such.
I too don't like the context switch while entering the start screen but I'm genuinely surprised how many people still don't know you just hit "Win" and start typing few first letters from the Windows 7 on.
That's the common misconception regarding WDC GreenPower drives. InteliiPower does not mean the RPM is variable - even WD doesn't suggest this anywhere. It's the WD's way of telling you the RPM is tuned for cool and quiet operation - not performance, without telling you the exact figure so you won't be put off by comparing it directly against other drives. Somebody some time ago measured it to be somewhere within the 5900RPM range for some previous models but this could vary from model to model.
Am I the only one here sick of the way some companies try to squeeze some few bucks more on the whole "be green" wave? It's nothing more that exploiting the good intentions of the users who mean well but just don't know better. I mean, come on - pretty much every electrical appliance we use on the daily basis eats way more energy than the full charge of a cellphone in no time. An average 32" LCD TV eats an energy equivalent to the full 1000 mAh cellphone battery charge in some THREE MINUTES. It's within a statistical error. For the decency's sake I won't even mention a microwave or an electric kettle. The truth is, no cellphone "eco"-charger is going to make any difference AT ALL - it's only to make some cash on the users who like to feel all green and environmentally-responsive for a while. In fact, the impact of these gadgets on the environment is NEGATIVE - you buy just another POS someone put serious amounts of energy to create, transport and sell into while you were perfectly fine with the "ordinary" (highly-efficient, switching mode) charger which probably won't even spin your power meter. Unless you're an Amish - cellphone charger should be the very last point of concern when evaluating your electrical power usage.