I've seen the results of this 'project' before
I'm Captain Morton. There's a fire sir!
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"November 2021 marked the moment when all new Android 11+ apps in Play Store using the microSd card must take a 10x to 10000x performance penalty. A really fast 1TB card is reduced to a few IOPS by Google's SAF."
The whole "don't use a SD card, use internal storage" thing is a huge turn off for me. I've been fighting it since they first started down this path with various hacks. It's stupid and just adds to the frustrations in trying to choose a new phone these days. The phone makers/OS are going backwards IMHO and I don't give a flip about making it lighter/thinner anymore. Give back my 3.5 jack and removable SD/Battery yah bastards!
Not certain which alternative to go with these days, not sure I want to fight the fiddle bits to keep something running once it's installed. The whole 'smart phone' world has gone mad as far as I'm concerned.
Every time I even consider Apple/IOS they come along and do something stupid / lock in to the walled garden even more so it's all a bitter pill.
*Old man yells at clouds while fumbling with his S5 that's still running but on borrowed time.
Ah yes. Just put in a new battery, the third one of it's life.
Still have the other two, they charge but don't last more that an a couple of hours. I keep them charged as "spares" but honestly don't really use them.
Still use the headphone jack and removable SD card as well.
Amazing how 'obsolete' still beats current shiny at certain functionality.
I guess this means my S5 will continue to not receive updates?
Yeah,yeah. Still works, still does what I need. I keep it as stripped down as I can and have no "apps" that come anywhere near any personal finances or health.
I'm not even sure Lineage supports it anymore though to be fair.
Enough with the featuritis, how about fixing some of the bugs, security holes, tightening up the code and just getting things working as they were designed (promised) to do?
Some stability instead of pushing the marketing/sales wish list would be nice.
And not just for WiFi. For almost all soft/hardware these days.
Bought the H820E DECT headphones from Logitech. They actually work (still!) quite well and the range hands down beats any bluetooth only headset. I can wander around at work and at home I can basically cruise the house while waiting for my 15 seconds of fame (Are you mad? All that on such a compressed timetable! Impossible!) during terribly boring Zoom/Teams/WebEx/Whatever meetings.
The ear cushions however will fall off becoming unglued even with extreme care to not toss them about after a year to 18 months. The outer covering simply decomposed and the cushions contained within went AWOL. I was forced to improvise new covers as just using the hard plastic earphone by themselves were torture.
Judging from my searches on line this is not a one off event. Be forewarned.
I'm still rocking my S5 that I bought new about 6 years ago now.
Still works, on it's 2nd battery (cuz it's REMOVABLE without soldering!), and basically does all I need for now. SD slot, headphone jack, bluetooth, camera.
Plus I'm cheap.
And....I'm.....a......poor. :-( And very untrendy / unstylish as well.
Having once worked for GSK (before my jerb was sent to Mumbai) I can assure you nothing would come of it. It would sit idle waiting for the endless meetings to discuss what should be done with it and how to actually, sorta, maybe come to a conclusion.
Then it would have to wait until after the re-org of the re-org to be completed so the group now responsible could determine if they should move forward or wait until after the upcoming re-re-org.
Meanwhile someone would be trying to get Crysis up and running on it so they could appear busy during the next series of meetings to decide what should be done with it.
"The plan" is do set off alarm bells at HP. HP execs will panic, realize they are way bigger than Xerox and if anybody is buying out someone by golly it's going to be HP buying X.
HP gathers the usual suspect bankers to 'advise' and 'package' a buyout of X first. Declares victory, champagne all around.
Meanwhile the Xerox execs cash out all options, pat each other on the back for their brilliant plan going off without a hitch, then run like hell out the door to "pursue other interests".
Meanwhile 20K workers face the chop to pay for it all.
Not really that close to the coast, couple of hours drive away. No more inclement than anywhere else.
No mention of which campus. WakeMed has multiple campuses in the area. Wondering if the drones will fly between campuses, thus avoiding the usual traffic tie ups rather than just between buildings on one campus which doesn't seem worth the effort. Unless of course it's you walking across a blistering parking lot on a hot day.
The scandalous security breeches to date and data center "outages" haven't been big enough yet to inflict enough pain to deter "cloudy" business plans.
Eventually there will be a big enough slip up that will end up in severe business losses and the usual lawsuits to recover damages that examples will be made.
Even then it'll never go away but completely trusting others with your storage and data will not be taken as lightly as it is today.
Eventually IT will cycle back to the next big thing and it'll be interesting to see what place in the grand scheme of things "private IT" winds up.
The rather large company I used to work for until very recently has at least 3 or 4 class B ranges they aren't using that would keep ARIN going for another day or so. Plus a couple RIPE could get back.
We won't discuss the multitude of </16 ranges they have scattered about the globe.
I think they could keep a few of the /24 for NAT/other purposes and get along on the 1918 ranges until they convert to IPV6.
If only they were actually converting to IPV6 instead of yet another committee to study the idea. Maybe next decade.
Since it was a targeted attack (sorry) on the in store registers/scanners sounds like someone had access to a master controller server that updates all the stores registers. Push down a bit of code, install code, run code. Probably sent a copy of the card info to an offsite storage location as each transaction took place.
Of course I'm guessing since I'm not a talented security bod, but this doesn't strike me as the sort of casual scammer or anon attack vector. Until proven otherwise I'd say at the very least they were very familiar with the inner workings of the POS systems / software.
For once I guess being dirt poor and unable to obtain credit / bank accounts pays off.
No. He's busy smearing the fancy, trendy, oh so cool glass walled offices with his greasy hand prints.
Something the "open space concept" pushers didn't think about. Our glass walls look horrible after about 6 months. And the so called cleaning people just smear it all around with a cloth until it's an impenetrable haze.
I predict lots of these will be 'demo'ed'. None will really be sold.
Spot on. Outside of the data center or core to distribution runs, the cost of upgrading the cabling to support 10G just isn't going to happen anytime soon. Last I recall you still couldn't go very far on copper, TX6A is only 70 meters which isn't a drop in replacement for 5E (100 meters) so it won't fit in existing runs.
Plus it's damned expensive to boot and requires even more expensive and carefully certified terminations.
I'm not so certain the tree species influences the taste that much. I do know the grades can vary in sweetness and taste.
Grade A Light Amber ("Fancy"), Grade A Medium Amber, Grade A Dark Amber, Grade B.
The A light fancy is very sweet and very light on the taste. The Grade B is very dark, almost 'industrial' syrup, very thick and a heavy taste. I guess it depends on how you are using it (cooking, pancakes, ice cream) as to which works best. I've used it in coffee before as a substitute for sugar. :-)
I find the A dark over plain vanilla ice cream to be better than sex. Wait. No. Yes. Much better now than I'm getting old.
Tons of paperwork, committees, and change boards. It'll all go swimmingly(!) I'm certain of it.
The CIO invited his managers to a safari by the desert. He lent his four-wheel-drive car and recommended a route through the desert.
After 20 miles of travelling, they got a flat tire and the car got stuck in the middle of a dune.
Just a second after the puncture, the incident manager left the car saying “go, go, go!!! We’re in time!” put a chewing gum on the tyre, got into the car again and said “Solved, let’s go!“. The Change Manager responded “But, it will only last for a few meters.“, But the Incident Manager said “It doesn’t matter! I can put another gum if it fails again.“
Half an hour after running out of chewing gum, the problem manager said. “EUREKA! I know!. There is no more problem! The tire wasn’t designed for the heat, and it melted“. The Incident Manager said “OK. But… how can we get out of this situation?“. “Hey! Don’t put pressure on me! I know the root cause. Now it isn’t a problem, it’s a known error“, the Problem Manager retorted.
The Change Manager said. “I know how to change the wheel. But I can’t“. “Why?” Asked the rest. “Because I can’t contact the owner and I don’t have an approval“, the Change Manager responded.
The Incident Manager ran out of patience, and began to shout at the Release Manager. “Hey, we are all trying to get out of here, and you are not doing anything!“. He answered “I’m doing more than everyone of you. I just finished a RFE so the next version of the tire won’t fail in the future.“
Finally, everyone looked at the Service Level Manager, who said. “OK, OK. Maybe it’s my fault. Well, I’ll pay you a coffee when we return and we’ll be even“