Re: I wonder why?
Yes, I recently jumped in that pool (again) - now that I do get to work from home a lot longer than initially planned.
I am using OpenBSD for servers facing the enemy and FreeBSD for the rest.
76 posts • joined 15 Aug 2011
Sir, on one hand you acknowledge
"war is hell and civilians do get maimed and/or killed when you live in a combat zone"
"released operational details that did get servicemen killed"
Which is it?
What is good for goose good for gander I'd have thought. War is hell - I agree..
I can relate to that. Back in eatly 00's I was made redundant "due to restructuring and based on performance I was the weakest (ie I was paid the most)" after merely 18 months of service. When they told me regardless of service one gets 3 months pay, I asked them where to sign and whne can I get the hell out of there.
Alas, before long (few days) I had a phone interview for another job to start the day after I finished my employment - thank you very much!
For the past 20+ years my motto is "career for life - jobs come and go".
"For those who think America believes it pushes their will upon other nations and has double standards"
They all that sir, it is just US is brazen about it.
How else would you justify US imposing embargoes to other nations without the support of UN and threatening any nations / corporations if they choose not to take your advise even if they have no business interests in US nor use USD as payment?
Old adage was speak softly carry a big stick. Nowadays, US policy is to shout from roof tops and threaten.
> The problem is, if you want to use an @hotmail.com email address (I've had mine since 1997 - it's firstname.lastname@example.org...
I used to have similar setup back then and I decided to own my own domain (surname.co.uk and several variation of TLD since) for just a few bobs and initially diverted my email traffic to "free" services until I learnt how to run my own / use hosting services. This way, my email address never changes irrespective of who / where I choose to host my email data.
Oh it is running OS X.
The only things that are plugged into them are power cord and network cables.
I also have Raspberry PIs as well for dedicated tasks like hosting HASSIO & messing about for IoT stuff before I promote them to "production" level.
> DELL precision 5510 about 1200 quid, 32GB RAM, 256GB SSD, can drive 2 4k external displays.
Now you're comparing oranges to potatoes. Mini is not nor meant to replace a laptop. Despite having had MacBook Pro's since G4 days, my next laptop will be Thinkpad running Linux. Just don't know which ThinkPad yet.
Reason to switch - Apple's decision to glue / bond everything to chassis - I cannot even replace the liquid damaged keyboard without having to buy a new chassis.
> I just upgraded a old M6400 to a quad core CPU which will keep it going running Windows 10
That reminds me Trigger's quote regarding his broom from "Only Fools and Horses"
I've had the same broom for 20 years - I only had to change the head 17 times and the handle 14 times.
> But my 8-year-old laptop has a VMWare virtual machine on it with MacOS from my "proving" the same thing to somebody else.
BFD. I can run windows on VMWare partition on a 2010 series Mini. And that Mini cost me less than £500 new! How much did you pay for your super-duper laptop?
Horses for courses my dear. Just because a <insert your hw> doesn't do what you want doesn't mean it is bad for everyone.
> Macs typically have a longer usable life than Windows PCs
I can vouch for that. I have one from 2010 still going strong (headless server) and 2 from 2012 editions - again running one of them as headless server and the other as my working from home kit.
I used to build my servers and run *BSD on them for 24/7 operations but I could not get anywhere near the low power consumption + small footprint + near silent operations of Mac Mini's hence I switched.
I stack them in a cupboard and forget they are there.
> My watch only needs recharging about every three years with a new battery @ £3.
And one of my watches never needs recharging, and another needs sunshine for recharging. Does that mean your watch is cr@p and you have to buy the watch I have?
Does your watch allow you to take phone calls / listen to music / send sms etc etc?
Please stop rubbishing people's life style choices.
Believe it or not some people have disposable incomes and they like new pioneering technology and it is their choice alone how they spend their hard earned money.
I sometimes buy things because "I *want*" not "I need".
Imagine you are on the ledge of a cliff, 100m below you is the ocean with and at the bottom of it is full of rocks (you don't know how deep is the water) and may be laser shooting sharks.
The crowd gathered around you and 52% of them are baiting you to jump.
On a second note, ironically, the people who are going to be most effected negatively are the ones who wants BREXIT. Although I have voted to remain, I say let them have it - because "I'm alright Jack" I can and will go where my job is going.
>the number of transactions are far too many for the typical user to be able to identify when they get their statement.
I do not know your definition of "typical user" but I get notifications whenever there is a charge to my card - be it via web, contactless (card / phone) or via entering the pin. I use my card for almost everything.
Good thinking but wrong. The interest accrued will also be paid to the escrow account.
If the funds eventually transfer to Irish Govm't does that mean EU will get some of the money back as the GDP for Ireland will have been different? Also, will that reduce the burdens on the other states contributing to EU coffers and if so, will they take that into account should UK finally severs the ties with them?
Yay! Gonna be difficult to unravel that clusterf**k.
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