Has anyone ever come across a solution looking for a problem more than this? Answers below please!
I'm going to get in early with Clippy, The Ribbon, Win8 Start Menu, XBox Kinect. Hmmm, there appears to be a common factor.
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I don't know if it's important, but as well as all the points mentioned here already, I notice that Mars is much larger than the Moon, and must therefore have considerably more gravity. Add to that the 899kg weight of the rover itself (nuclear-powered craft can't be lightweight) vs the lightweight 209kg moon rover, and we're dealing with quite a different proposition.
Sorry to be a pedantic git, but as someone who uses Photoshop and After Effects for a living, I thought I'd point out "And what would you use instead of After Effects?" is actually incorrect; it's the one part of the CC suite that actually has decent professional competition. Key rivals are Nuke and Fusion, two packages that are highly regarded by their user base.
But yes, in the case of Photoshop, for how I use it at least, there's nothing that comes even close. Alas.
I think what you all have in common is the randomness of, er, randomness.
I've bought about 15 MyPassports, and 2 or maybe 3 have failed, so I guess you can add that to the sample.
If you want to talk about proper fail, ALL 8 of the 2TB hard drives in my SAS RAID enclosure for video editing have failed over the years! But then again, they do get properly pounded 24/7
Aparently the move to Mac has saved them money. In Slashdot's coverage of this story they quote an IBM person thusly: "IBM is saving a minimum of $265 (up to $535 depending on model) per Mac compared to a PC, over a 4-year lifespan. While the upfront workstation investment is lower for PCs, the residual value for Mac is higher The program's success has improved IBM's ability to attract and retain top talent -- a key advantage in today's competitive market."
Link here: https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/10/23/2052227/ibm-open-sources-macibm-code
If that's true, then that strikes me as one of the more interesting details of this story.
Who is it who makes use of the GUI-less installs? Is it something that becomes more useful if you need to control many servers? Or thousands of users? Or something else entirely?
Reason I ask is that I run a Win2016 Server in a small (around 15 employees) business, and I can't immediately see how it would benefit our sort of setup. Am I missing out on anything?
Here's what I don't understand - why would you buy the 24xNVMe chassis option, when there's no support for hardware RAID? In fact, why are there no hardware RAID cards that support NVMe (that I can find)? Are you meant to use a software RAID? Or just use the 24 drives separately?
What am I missing?
Slightly off-topic, but sort-of related:
The RAM for a machine I built last September, and just built again this January cost £200 more for the exact same specification and quantity (went from £500 -> £700). Strangely, though, RAM never seems to be out of stock with any of our suppliers.
Are RAM prices a complete scam? A year ago the same RAM would have been just over £300. Something aint right.
Serious question - Am I correct in thinking that the UK's Sky TV will no longer be owned or run by a Murdoch after (or if) the Disney deal goes through? Reason I ask is that I've always objected to Sky on the grounds that their politics are disgusting, and James Murdoch is a massive see you next Tuesday.
If this is the case I can finally subscribe to Sky guilt-free!
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