8GB integrated RAM is not the same thing as old style RAM. It's part of the M1/M2 CPU and is VERY fast and VERY efficient. Hence the high speeds with low temperatures and thus battery life.
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Re: And the answer to the question is
'For example, Elon Musk has commented that he started SpaceX because as a youth in South Africa he watched the Project Apollo launches.'
He was born in 1971 and Apollo 17 was in 1972, so he'd be a 'youth' of 1.
Even if he means the Apollo-Soyuz in 1975 he'd be 4.
Anyone remember Kalamazoo Sales Sheets?
As a rep I had to make a report of any visit to clients on these multi-sheet torture devices. You had a slightly larger than A4 pad that clipped into a special bracket to keep everything aligned.
Each visit used a strip about 1.5cm high and the width of the paper. In that you had to get the clients name and who you saw, date + time + length of visit.
Then and only then could you write your report as to any issues, solutions or requests. Obviously our handwriting had to be legible on the lowest form, so tiny capitals and pressing VERY hard were the order of the day.
I hated my weekly trips to central London to see about 15 clients in a small area of the West End. I'd arrive back home fairly fresh, but doing the reports would leave my arm in a sling.
Back in the early days of Macs around '87, the desktop Macintosh II had two floppy drive slots (Super Drives) on the front. The drives were behind the front casing of the computer and just showed as a floppy-sized slot (I can't believe I just typed that).
Any road, there was a single drive supplied with the computer, and the second slot was blanked off unless or until the client required a second floppy drive. Trouble ensued when the blanking 'plate' (a thin strip of plastic) was pushed into the computer, which happened a lot.
The result was inevitable, as floppy disk after floppy disk was inserted into the computer and 'lost', requiring the top of the case to be lifted off and the disk, or more usually, disks, to be retrieved.
Most of my clients were graphic designers and, as such, barely knew which end of a hammer to use. Got a lot of chargeable call-outs and nearly always didn't have a tube of glue on me. Happy days!
Re: These monsters need to be tamed, trained, and put to work
The CPU is but one part of a desktop or laptop computer. Change it and you only change the cost of that one part, ergo you would very quickly hit the point where that computer is not profitable to sell.
The only way round that is to reduce the quality of the remaining parts, and looking at some of the fragile examples out there now I don't think we have too far to go before they only last three years and ........oh!
After deadly 737 Max crashes, damning whistleblower report reveals sidelined engineers, scarcity of expertise, more
America The Beautiful!
Free to screw with people's safety the world over in search of the almighty dollar.
Unfortunately the example has resulted in a lot of greedy people at the top following your example.
Run Boing, get fired for 2 crashes of planes your company badly built, and get 64 Million dollars. Fuck me!
Re: There is an official update available from Apple
Officially, these are not supported after macOS Catalina 10.15.7
iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012)
iMac (27-inch, Late 2012)
iMac (21.5-inch, Early 2013)
iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013)
iMac (27-inch, Late 2013)
Mac mini (Late 2012)
Mac mini Server (Late 2012)
MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012)
MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)
Re: In the 2020s you need to get business done, you use a Mac
'And just because it doesn’t have ‘Adobe’ plastered all over it, doesn’t mean that it isn’t great'
There are much better modern and cheaper alternatives to Adobe's buggy baggage. Just take a look at Affinity Software's equivalents of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Re: 36 Months?
I frequently upgrade Macs over 15 years old, and last month I got the gig to replace 10 x G4 PowerMac towers from 2002/2003. They'd had their original CRT displays replaced with Apple 30-inch Cinema Displays about 2008.
Still all working, and I usually visited about once a month to do general maintenance.
Their business is changing direction due their market disappearing with Brexit, so an intended major revamp in 2025 has been brought forward.
Re: Bloody hell...
It doesn't have 'soldered' RAM, so do you actually know what you are talking about?
The CPU has the RAM as part of the architecture of the SoC, so very different from the Intel CPU's of yore. Watch all the other CPU builders >cough< realise that their hot and power-hungry ageing designs are going to need a serious amount of work to keep up.
Do Apple get it right all the time? Hell no, I really hated the 2013 Mac Pro (trashcan/spittoon) and the 2016-2020 MacBook Pro's for their soldered storage and RAM.
But hell, unplug a top-of-the-range windows laptop and see it do battle with an M1 powered MacBook Pro for speed and battery life when doing something really heavy!
Re: Reasonably priced Mac Pro
Still upgrading Mac Pro's from 2006 here. 2009 to 2012 cMP's running off NVMe drives with Thunderbolt and macOS 12 Monterey.
I've upgraded over 100 cMP's (classic Mac Pro's) since 2013.
Guess how many power supplies I've had to replace? 4, with 2 of those due to a mains power spike.
Guess how many backplanes/logic boards? 1
I think your comment is vindictively inaccurate, and basically shows you don't know what the hell you are whingeing about.
Re: I saw the reveal presentation, and, while I'm no fanboy, I was amazed
The Unified RAM, effectively part of the CPU, is far more efficient and why people are able to do professional level video editing with 'only' 8GB of RAM in the M1 Mac Mini with far lower CPU temperatures and power consumption. If you have an M1 laptop that's a big bonus compared to a high-end PC unhitched from the grid..
Apple have said a Mac Pro with M1 or M2 CPU's will be with us by the end of this year. I expect to see a cut down version of the current Intel Mac Pro, plus a slightly redesigned Super Mac Pro that will last the user 15 years.
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel green-lights Mike Lynch's extradition to US to face Autonomy fraud charges
UK government responds to post-Brexit concerns and of course it's all the fault of those pesky EU negotiators
Re: .....but in the "sunny uplands" this sort of c**k up never happens, does it?
You forget the almost utter destruction of our touring music and events industry. Not only musicians lost out, it was the whole touring industry of specialist hauliers, lighting engineers, sound engineers, stage builders and all the other back-stage experts.
Most musicians don't make money from record sales, it's the tours that bring in the money. New bands got experience touring Europe and the damage to one of our main 'soft' influences has been utterly tragic.
Re: Windows 95 was more masterful marketing
As Windows was nothing more than a complete rip-off of the Macintosh OS in the first place I think you have things back to front.
OK, I acknowledge that during the 90's the fact that Microsoft 'supported' Apple by continuing to supply Office for the Mac helped Jobs reboot the company, but Microsoft really needed that claim to supporting other platforms as it was under serious investigation for its business practices.