Interesting video. And, I nodded in agreement to his remarks on the desirability of tactile knobs and switches for vehicles so that you don't have to stop to safely change radio channel/volume, or climate control.
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As I read the first few words I thought it was going to suggest using comms satellites that are already in orbit. At any given time there must be plenty that are chunky enough, (?) The existing station-keeping systems would no doubt be slower that a custom-build, but would have a head start by comparison.
I see lots of over-saturated pictures on-line, and not necessarily people's phone holiday snaps, but obviously carefully framed pictures of, say, a picturesque Cotswold village or cathedral.
For me it's the cheapo but adequate pocket phone for every-day impromptu use. If I want to take a planned picture, I'll use a classic, no electronics, 6x9 film camera.
Microsoft wasn't joking about the Dev Channel not enforcing hardware checks: Windows 11 pops up on Pi, mobile phone
Shadow over Fedora 34 as maintainer of Java packages quits with some choice words for Red Hat and Eclipse
I'm a happy Wine user for programs that will work on it. These tend to be legacy software, sometimes dating back to the 1990s. In some such cases it can be easier than trying to 'run as' them on more 'modern' Windows.
I have XP and W7 VMs for other cases, and W7 to boot from the metal if necessary.
Jackie 'You have no authority here' Weaver calls on the UK to extend Coronavirus Act provisions for online meetings
A floppy filled with software worth thousands of francs: Techie can't take it, customs won't keep it. What to do?
Tired: Linux fans using the Edge browser. Wired: Linux fans using a Microsoft account to sign into the Edge browser
SpaceX small print on Starlink insists no Earth government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities
Healthy 32-year-old offered COVID-19 vaccine because doctors had him down as 6.2cm tall with BMI of 28,000
Drag Autonomy founder's 'fraudulent guns' and 'grasping claws' to the US for a criminal trial, thunders barrister
Police drone plunged 70ft into pond after operator mashed pop-up that was actually the emergency cut-out button
Re: Much as I like and use Linux
I have a few old Windows programs that work well on Wine, also Kindle-for-PC. Individual installations (like Crossover does 'user-friendly' using GUI with Bottles) ,tar-balled for transportability between OS migrations, backup, whatever.
Otherwise, using VM goes for some of the rest. Direct running on Windows 7 as a last resort.
KDE’s Plasma desktop has had a fundamental change since the mindset of KDE 3 days, when it was considered bloated and heavy
I stuck with KDE 3 in the form of the Trinity (TDE) fork. Gives me a well-featured 'classic' GUI that's not at all too heavy for my >10yrs old workstation and normal laptops. XFCE for Virtual Machines or more feeble hardware.