I’m hoping for the gent’s success!
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What they failed to mention
Is that we are looking at the past. This cloud may already have collapsed into one or more stars, but the light from those events have not reached us. If indeed the want to know how stars form…the need only to keep looking at tjis cloud….for 6500 more years, at minimum.
Re: "if you take it over by force, you can no longer make it operable"
That's what I get....like if the plant gets attacked...it would just shut down because the damage however slight might nevertheless destroy the plant...it's machinery being that finicky perhaps. But then of course maybe the employees will throw their shoes into the works....
In the middle ages…somewhere between today and the PDP-8 there was Motorola and Intel….at least it seemed that way for a while and there were Apple // and macintosh on one hand and the so called PC on the other. Not to mention commodore and so on. All the software you could buy was either for PC with Intel chips or Apple with Motorola chips. A little crossover that required complete rewriting to effect but not a lot. Even today WINDOWS will insist on being installed on PC that is either Intel or AMD or any Intel compatible system. Of course Intel might come up with software that only runs on PC but they will not be the first or last. Of course I am not the type to think up what sort of software they could do that could have broad enough appeal to make a version for every OS and chipset and CPU. Seems rather like reinventing the wheel.
We seem to have materialized in a universe in which Barney the Purple Dinosaur is designing iPhones for Apple
CentOS project changes focus, no more rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux – you'll have to flow with the Stream
Uncle Sam sues Facebook for allegedly discriminating against US workers in favor of foreigners on H-1B visas
Worn-out NAND flash blamed for Tesla vehicle gremlins, such as rearview cam failures and silenced audio alerts
What did it take for stubborn IBM to fix flaws in its Data Risk Manager security software? Someone dropping zero-days
Hey Siri, are you still recording people's conversations despite promising not to do so nine months ago?
Indeed sued by account exec who said she was raped by male coworker amid misogynistic, sexually charged culture
Podcast Addict Play Store ban: Android chief says soz for incorrect removal, developers aren't impressed
It is unclear why something designed to pump fuel into a car needs an ad-spewing computer strapped to it, but here we are
Facebook sort-of blocks anti-quarantine events – how many folks are actually behind these 'massive' protests online?
Not only is Zoom's strong end-to-end encryption not actually end-to-end, its encryption isn't even that strong
Cloudflare is over the moon because its pro-privacy 184.108.40.206 DNS service got a clean bill of health from everyone's favorite auditor – KPMG
Don't Flip out or anything, but the 'flexible glass display' on Samsung's latest pholdable doesn't behave like glass
Oh ****... Sudo has a 'make anyone root' bug that needs to be patched – if you're unlucky enough to enable pwfeedback
How bad is Catalina? It's almost Apple Maps bad: MacOS 10.15 pushes Cupertino's low bar for code quality lower still
Re: Apple is deprecating Macs
Apple is deprecating Macs
It seems clear that Apple doesn't really care about Macs and they really wish they'd just switch to iPads. Their hardware "developments" barely qualify as refreshes and are getting more and more drawn out. Their software development is focussed almost entirely on iOS. They have given up on competing with Microsoft. For a company which was once innovative, it's sad."
They may be doing that, but I hope not.....fwiw my macs are somewhat obsolete so are stuck with an earlier version of MacOS and for the moment that might be a good thing.
Re: No problems here!
NO problems for me either....well none of my macs will even take Catalina, they are stuck at an earlier version...but my phone and my watch are beta devices with latest betas and they are running well....grant you, I don't explore every feature the devices offer so I may not stumble onto every bug....but I have stumbled onto few here lately. I even am privvy to a few beta apps and am lucky they work given that they may have been written by just anyone....
Linux Journal runs
shutdown -h now for a second time: Mag editor fires parting shot at proprietary software
Sinister secret backdoor found in networking gear perfect for government espionage: The Chinese are – oh no, wait, it's Cisco again
Well, my income is sufficiently complicated that it precludes the use of Free File altogether...but i can't say that I would ever have any problem finding the service...Google will tell you exactly what you want to know, you just have to know how and what to ask. And El Reg's article does point that out indirectly.
Breathe in hardware, and exhale cloud: IBM stretches its revenues, profits... in the downward dog position
Sprint dual mode phones WILL jump to GSM if the phone plan allows it. When I go into Canada it joins Rogers which is GSM...step across the border again, and it's back on CDMA. All they will need is a PRL that tells the phone that TMO networks on GSM and whatever roaming partners there are OK to lock onto and use. Obviously you could not switch modes while in call though.
Apple's magical quality engineering strikes again: You may want to hold off that macOS High Sierra update...
Hmm, Twitter say they've not been hacked...yet, the dark web offer includes current accounts? Well then if they weren't hacked, the data was handed over.
But, this is going to be the new normal. Two factor authentication for everything and that may not be effective eventually. To get into my system at work from my laptop at home, it's got a nifty two factor setup. I've an app on my phone, that the moment I try to log in sends a push notice. "are you logging in at boffowidgets.com?" I can say yes, and I get logged in...I say no and the browser window closes. Of course the IT department makes sure I change my PW monthly, and has rules about how to construct it. To my knowledge the mainframe has never been hacked, though occasional spam makes it's way into corporate email.