Low code application development platform
Should anyone be surprised when the performance turns out to be garbage? Shades of the Itanic optimizing compiler that was to save the day.
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Installed and used it for over a year. I wanted to help test the next version. However, their adjustments to start, taskbar and context were a coat of paint. The snap to was annoying.
What broke me was MS wasting my testing to install emojis. Their focus is on games and consumers; the android emulation is useless too with few non-game apps. They make way too big a deal od light/dark mode too.
Reverted back to Win10 to get a better-optimized stable version without the annoyingly useless feature updates. Good riddance and waiting for Win12.
This is an announcement from Genetic Control:
"It is my sad duty to inform you of a four foot restriction on Humanoid Height."
"It's said now that people will be shorter in height. They can fit twice as many in the same building site (they said it's alright)...
Peter Gabriel/Genesis was ahead of it's time.
I upgraded to W11 last year, was irritated by feature rollback and the fresh coat of paint approach, and rebuilt my PC back to W10 after being too annoyed at it. I'll be happy to stay there until MS fixes the start and context menus and provides a better reason than light and dark modes.
MBA management buying into the cloud, thinking that On Prem, then COLO is too expensive, but renting a COLO and their Hardware was going to somehow save more money in the long run. The mythical "other companies" were going to cover all that HR/bonus/profit of the host company because "our team" is such wonderful negotiators. Nope--they are complaining about the high costs of cloud and why they spent so much money for hypothetical expandability their established customer base never needed. They massively overpaid for what they got, in ways they were too blind to foresee.
Tapes were of the IBM Mainframe Open Reel variety, probably not even available at the time. There were 8" floppies; mainly useful to import or export a dataset for another system. These systems started out as cost effective data entry environment vs. expensive mainframe terminals. Eventually they grew with the 10meg disks and later 60meg multiplatter storage options, enough to run complex apps in their own right.
Physical reasons. The drive units were combined fixed and removable controlled by a processor. For performance reasons it was better to add a new set rather than daisy-chain another storage unit to the controller and have it struggle managing 2x storage. Processor memory was sparse back then. You couldn't back up across two controllers for network speed reasons, but disk to disk on one controĺler worked reasonably fast.
The drive units consisted of a fixed drive and a removable drive pack. On Datapoint, we put the indexs on removable and data on fixed. At backup time, shutdown app, remove index pack, install backup pack. Copy fixed data to backup pack. remove backup pack, reinsert index pack and restart app.
If fixed fails, copy from backup pack to new fixed. install index pack, run a reindex script to regen all index files on the removable pack. Start app.
On large systems, there were multiple drive units that were backed up in parallel. Backup/restore times were consistent. Run out of storage, add another drive unit and storage processor. Redistribute data and indexs across all drives as required.
The DG issue is they had data everywhere making backups a lot more complex and time consuming.
How many crashes total are there in 10 months. Not a couple hundred, thousands, or tens of thousands. Millions and we are splitting hairs on a fraction of accidents?
If a human was driving would it have still crashed? How many accidents did the autopilot prevent over those 10 months?
How is the crash attributed if a non-tesla crashes into a tesla. I bet it's a crash. People can't read minds but the autopilot is blamed when it doesn't?
Aren't people driving the cars specifically warned they need to pay attention and react if the tesla autopilot misjudges the circumstances? It is the autopilot code's fault the operator is negligent?
Who thinks that tesla self-driving mode is perfected at this point. Even if it was, doesn't human error still occurs?
It is OK to be critical of Musk and his company's products but calling out flaws when no companies are trying to achieve that level of achievement is just trolling.
Perhaps solar panels are not the correct power source for Mars on longer running missions? Ignoring weight, would a smaller nuclear core with a robot power hookup work better for the helicopter or perhaps multiple helicopters to provide redundancy of loss? Fly one while the other recharges, etc?
Dealt with almost a year of its nonsense, using Start11, Files etc. to gloss over its weaknesses. The emphasis was on a fresh paint job, dark/light modes and dumbing the OS down. The Store repeatedly reoffered updates such as People etc. that have no actual store app despite trying all the fixes. The Android app changes were lame via Amazon and frankly not worth the effort. Linux, well, there's other ways besides WSL to host it. All very pretty, not at all useful. A big step back. I figure W12 will be in the pipes soon as W11 is a swing and a miss.
If we have progressive taxes where the rich pay more than their share than the lower classes, why are there not progressive electric bills where those using vastly more electricity pay progressive rates? The cryptominers are clearly making a bad situation worse.
Let crypto miners build their power generation systems--solar, wind, battery banks, LPG generators if necessary. They should be entirely off the grid as their profit margins can absorb the cost better than homeowners, and they could afford to lead the way to cost-effective local power generation.
Wall Street rewards mergers of market leaders handsomely and continues to reward the squeezing out of costs over the years due to the merger. The union of the companies becomes stolid, so they pick a fresh target to restart the cycle and gain notice and future rewards. The fish rots from the head.
I supported SAP at a previous employer; their in-house and consultants did not customize and build products on a whim. They spent that time and capital to differentiate their services from the competitors who said it couldn’t be done. If every company is pidgeon-holed into the same result, companies can only compete on price and personality guaranteeing a race to the bottom. This is not something any C-suite is going to accept.
where vendor's admin interfaces cease to work and vendors prioritize the changes to the new shiny kit and the production kit yet to be written off is deemed Fix TBA. Corp IT locked in limbo for a few years as the home users clamor 'Why are we still in Windows 10?'
Hi senior workers. You don't want to relocate to TX? That's OK, there are plenty of new grads from Austin to take your place (at reduced labor costs). Why fight age discrimination in court? Bailout of CA and let the workers write their own redundancies.