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I suppose you could try that with an Expert Mouse but it might be easier to grow a third arm. Plus it's harder picking up the ball and throwing it at annoying people.
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Strolling most definitely is exercise; it's not energetic exercise and won't do much for your cardio (unless you live somewhere bumpy). Admittedly it's hardly worth bothering if you're strolling just a few hundred metres.
I'm a stroller, and hauling my huge lardy arse around for up to an hour every day has resulted in a small amount of weight loss - 3kilos.
Well there's always Portsmouth which used to have a bit of a reputation - particularly if the Naval Provosts were feeling energetic, and the Russians were in port.
5th July: Not so much pavement pizzas as pavement carpet.
To be fair they're replacing that bletcherous CMD.EXE, so it's hardly pointless. Seems quite nice although I don't have much call to use it (Windows lives in a VM).
As to Unix/Linux "nailing" the terminal, well there are still those tinkering trying to improve it - xterm hasn't entirely stood still since it was released, and my own favourite (kitty) does graphics inline.
"Windows kernel achieved supremacy"
Desktop supremacy (except for us weirdos). Actually anyone who knows the word "kernel" is a weirdo - most people don't care. And there might just be a business case for moving Microsoft's gooey and apps over to a Linux kernel - rather than continue to maintain the Windows kernel, they can get others to help with that maintenance. And that would be quite a cost saving.
Enough to pay for the work to be done? Probably not. But neither of us has seen those calculations.
It's easy to forget how we were introduced to mice - they just appeared on our desks one day without much in the way of explanation of how to use them. I once encountered a student using a lab machine with the mouse turned upside down - it worked in a way (mice still had balls back then); he'd never encountered a mouse before.
Mind you, as someone whose spacial awareness isn't so bad, you do have to wonder why they didn't try the mouse the other way up as one of the first things to try.
It really all depends on your definition of "usable". If that includes /quality/ printed output and you're picky about kerning, etc. then yes marginally usable is an appropriate phrase. If that includes managing /really/ big documents, then yes marginally usable is an appropriate phrase (there's always some bugger who refuses to use styles).
As for competitors, I remember when $work switched from WordPerfect to Word (over the loud and furious objections from those who worked with documents the most) - there wasn't a consideration of any of the competitors.
It's generally preferable to do application level clustering (as done with ISC's dhcpd server). But yes having two is generally a good idea especially if you insist on using (now) older versions of Windows for doing it with.
Mind you, I would say that as that's what I've been doing for over a decade.
Are you trying to say that ARM doesn't support virtualisation? Because it does.
Are you trying to say that it needs to run virtualised Windows x86? That makes a bit more sense, although it should be possible to do as Qemu does and run a virtual machine with an emulated processor to walk Windows x86. Probably not a great experience, but usable for minor tasks.
Ah! $work used to manage even better than that - one building you would walk in on the ground floor and climb the stairs to floor zero.
0: This assumes that one of the windows hadn't fallen out, and you'd constructed a bridge to walk in on a floor higher than usual. And yes they were known to fall out on occasions.
a) There are definitely commercial software vendors for Linux applications - I've even bought one (Bibble; now Corel AfterShot).
b) Of course there is a market for commercial software applications for Linux - it's tiny in comparison to Windows, and Linux users do have the benefit of many free desktop applications. If Catpure One were to be released for Linux, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
c) I personally don't see any benefit to WSL - I run Linux on the desktop and keep Windows safely inside a VM where it can't do much damage. But in a Windows-based corporate environment, WSL does allow those who would prefer to work with Linux to do so without annoying their corporate masters overly ("It's part of Windows").
As compensation for being a proper sysadmin for many years and avoiding tweaking my shell environment too much to cause problems in broken environments, I've since gone overboard in tweaking things. My shell prompt now shows a green ✓ or a red ✗ depending on $?
"Thankfully, we are largely past that in this modern day and age."
To fill some of us old-timers with horror and loathing, it is worth pointing out that your USB storage is just the SCSI command set with a fancy new paint job. It also lives on in SAS.
There's an old, old joke about IBM middle-management.
Two lions escape from a zoo and agree to meet up after 6 months to see how things are going. Six months passes, and they meet up in the agreed place; one is bedraggled, clearly starving whilst the other is fine and dandy. The second asks the first "What happened to you?".
"Snacked on one of those humans, and I've been running from them ever since. How did you manage so well?"
"Hung out in an IBM car park and took a middle-manager every day; nobody noticed they were missing."
I wouldn't be at all surprised.
It would also be interesting to see statistics on how 'autopilot' equipped Teslas compare for safety compared with conventional cars. It may well be that despite the best efforts of those who pay too much attention to the 'autopilot' word or get overtaken by progressive complacency, Teslas are still safer. Or not.
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