Re: It goes to the unknown queue
We've always haven't been told about the unknown queue.
124 posts • joined 29 Oct 2010
Maybe somebody already has a use for it, one for which it's perfectly designed.
You mean Atherton had something in mind all along?
Look at the facts: very high power, portable, limited firing time, unlimited range. All you'd need is a big spinning mirror and you could vaporize a human target from space.
The Tandy TRS-80 Model 16 was a Frankenstein's monster of an 8-bit Z80 system mashed together with the bits of a 68000 Unix workstation. Under normal conditions, the Z80 was supposed to handle bootup and pass control to the much more powerfull 68k but occasionaly could attempt to assert control over the running system, whereupon the computer would declare 'Bring her up Scotty, she's sucking mud.'
"For about 10 hours in 1980, the United States faced a nuclear threat of its own making after an airman performing maintenance on a Titan II missile dropped a 9-pound socket 70 feet, ripping a hole in a fuel tank and leading to an explosion that propelled a 9-megaton warhead out of the ground."
"Next steps: Microsoft is working on a resolution that will allow print clients to establish RPC packet privacy connections to print servers using RPC over SMB. We will provide an update once more information is available."
And the latest update ignores the workaround for the previous update.
"When the September cumulative updates caused printing issues, it was possible to fix them by allowing non-Admins to install printer drivers or disabling the 'RpcAuthnLevelPrivacyEnabled' Registry value.
However, this Registry key is no longer working for the problems caused by the October updates, and users are required to fix it using other methods."
My guess is that ADS was originally intended to be a VMS like file versioning tool, but was never implemented. Later, it was repurposed to support appletalk file sharing with Services for Macintosh. Even later, it was relegated to use as metadata storage to tag files as having been downloaded by Internet Explorer.
There's a lot of weird nooks and crannies in Windows that seem like they were intended to be useful, but were never completed. Symbolic links, hard links, mount points. At one point they had most of a Heirarchial Storage System integrated, using tape libraries and ntbackup, but I think it's completely bit-rotted away by now.
They've been embracing and extending it for a very long time now. Citrix first came out for NT 3.51 I believe. Microsoft allowed them to live as long as they licensed their (citrix's) technology to them (microsoft) which Microsoft used for their Remote Desktop Protocol in NT4.
"We looked at [stats] about what are the most common parts of the computer that wear out. The battery, speaker, and keyboard were the most common."
Speaker? I've worked on thousands of computers over the last 30 years, and I have never experienced a worn out computer speaker. My current desktop is using the same AR 'Powered Partners' that I bought in 1991.
Remember those notebook docks where you slid open a door on the back of the notebook, put it on a couple of locating pins and throw a lever to push it into the 50-billion pin connector? I had to inform a user that it worked better if you opened the sliding door first. Although, to give her credit, she almost made it through the plastic.
> "Microsoft was a tablet pioneer. The company released Windows XP Tablet Edition in 2003 – seven years before the iPad"
I've still got a Toshiba T200 running Windows for Pen Computing 3.1, from about 10 years before that. Battery even still holds a charge. Back in the day, I had it up and running with a Raytheon Aviator wireless card and Mosaic 2.0.0b4.
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