652 posts • joined 16 Jun 2012
"Looking forward to the day where I can have a toaster service to command my IoT toaster and set the darkness on the bread. Not."
See also: Linux Coffee HOWTO
echo espresso && sugar > /dev/coffee
echo darkness=2 > /dev/toaster
Apple were one of the original culprits with this. Without the use of Resedit, Apple supplied formatting tools would only recognise a preset list of devices or devices with an Apple firmware. The exception as the version of HDSC Setup that came with A/UX - that would recognise anything your threw at it, otherwise it was dabbling in the dark arts of Resedit, or the use of 3rd party formatting tools.
A shame really... you can pimp them out pretty well these days. I've got a Master 128 sat in front of me with USB support to run disk images, a 4GB CF IDE flash card, a GOTEK floppy drive emulator (runs images as if they were physical discs), and a RGB->SCART->HDMI box. And a Pi Zero that runs various co-processor images as if they were the real thing.
"MS killed OS/2 because it was owned by IBM"
Not quite.... originally it was a joint effort, and ultimately had a falling out and went their separate ways. IBM's vision was seen in OS/2 version 2, and Microsoft's was NT 3.1. The popularity and spread of Windows 3 and 3.1 were the main things that killed off OS/2 - it was nothing to do with the fact it was written in Assembler.
"Maybe they'll take a leaf from Acorn's book, at least for a machine such as the Pro. The RiscPC had two processor slots, and while the "main" processor was always ARM, the other one could be x86. In Acorn's case installing Windows was a bit like installing in a VM ("drive c" was a file on RiscOS's HDD) but it ran on a physically separate processor. The "graphics card" was a driver that passed graphics ops to RiscOS, for example."
Which is exactly how the BBC Master 512 worked. Internal 80186 co-pro and Dos Plus 2.1. Throw a hard disk into the mix and it creates a 10-30MB file labelled - funnily enough - DRIVE_C. As far as the co-pro was concerned, it was a 10-30MB hard disk and would boot from it.
Just as an experiment, populate the subs with the Twitterati and Farcebook briandead. Send them out to sea for months and when they get back ignore them.
Just as an experiment, populate the subs with the Twitterati and Farcebook briandead. Send them out to sea for months and ignore them.
Fixed it for you.
"That's a bit unfair. They did switch to oauth 2 which obviously didn't work with non-oauth2 imap clients, but they still let you "downgrade" your account to allow the usual user/password authentication."
With the caveat of sending you emails saying your account isn't secure, every now and then.
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