And the obligatory gloat
Linux runs on more planets!
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As mentioned in the first post take a look at https://tailscale.com/ which is built on top of wireguard. You get 20 devices free and $50 gets you a further 80 for home/hobbyist users. I have one of my home servers set up as an exit node. This means when out and about can push everything through my home internet, you can also bring up VM's in the cloud quickly install and use that as an exit node from a region of choice. The DNS service means you can access home servers via name. It really has a lot going for it and is available on most mac/windows/linux/andriod platforms. Don't get me wrong wireguard is awesome, but, tailscale IMHO takes it to the next level.
Think Apple have always been clear on this if it's on a users phone they won't help. If it is on their servers and you have a legal right to the data here you go take it. Same as Google, Microsoft et all. I don't like their stance on China, but, that's another matter.
It's the fact that companies like NSO(which are stated sponsored) pay massive bounties for zero-day exploits. I seem to recall the bounty on Pidgin messenger was $100k that was more than the project had in finances for 3 years. So whether you like Apple or not at least their going after the likes of the NSO does help, the smaller devs can't defend themselves against this, but, Apple & Facebook etc can hit them hard, hopefully, hard enough to break them. Also remember apple will be going for discovery, which should make very interesting reading for all.
Me also, stopped smoking started vaping was vaping nicotine free in about 6 week and now I use it from time to time(beer time) a bottle of ejuice lasts me about 8 weeks, my better half did the same on the same day and she never even touches the vape anymore.
I have heard this same story from everyone I know/meet that has tried to quit using vape, some quit others like to vape from time to time, none smoke anymore.
it's nice and simple just echo what is on the fitness app from the iphone when I am out for a run, battery lasts months and I can skip music tracks, flick through stats with a tap and cost 37.50 new from Tesco ebay selloff site, oh that price included a BLE heart rate monitor. Now that is smart :-)
Also while I remember resting heart rate, max heart rate not too much of a worry we are all different, but heart rate recovery seems to be important, the accuracy is not so much an issue here just as long as it Is consistent in fact for safety sake being low is better.
I am no doctor just interested in me and how I work, but if a doc wants to pipe in would be interested
Also agree with others don't need an ecg just take your pulse and check the average over time, technology is great but hey not always needed
I find the Fitbit resting heart rate out by about 10% to high my rhr is about 47 but fb is almost always > 52 but that is the alto as it reports the right heart rate, in moderate to high exercise when it's right it's right when it's wrong it's way off, but so are most optical monitors I use a chest strap for exercise the Fitbit is for day to day stuff walking etc, resting heart rate would be nice if it was correct, I checked when I first got it lots of people say the same it reads too high, Fb claim they have a special algorithm wtf average over 7 days on wake up is the accepted rhr special algorithm is stupid
I assume it's the cost, you get estimates of anything from 1bn to 3bn USD and up to develop the 2.6 Linux kernel, it would take a lot of balls to start from scratch and try to leap frog iOS, Android or even Windows, better off with a new wallpaper job and a big marketing budget.
if you need/want/works for you then go with Windows 10 IoT, but you will probably be in the minority, kids at school now have the RPi with a free OS that does not need a full blown desktop to program IoT, but if needed you can develop on a RPi3 and deploy to a RPi0 and when they go to Uni their development environment fits in a pencil case. I also get the distinct impression if you turned up to start a computer science degree with a windows machine these days you would be laughed at, it's Linux/BSD all the way in the Comp Sci arena.
Also agree, I have not got the slowest broadband, but having just closed down a 400gb cloud account it took a few weeks to get it downloaded, not doing that again in a hurry.
As most of these NAS boxes are linux based a couple of SATA to USB connectors with PSU is a much needed tool, pull the disk clone to spare hard drive backup done for single disk NAS, not a normal user operation agreed but not many here are normal users.
Most of the data I keep on NAS is not that important, the important stuff gets well backed up, but the rest as and when.
Nope, there will be no "nice shiny storage farms" they will store the database in the cloud and Amazon/Google/MS/American Cloud Company will take all the tax payers money and say the deal was done in Ireland and no tax will be paid. The database will be out sourced to an American company who will charge a fortune, make it look shiny but it won't ever work properly, the Met will continue to claim that it is absolutely necessary as part of their crime fighting arsenal and tax payers money will continue to be lost :-(
I think el reg got a bit confused, last paragraph is about imagination posting losses, including this year, nothing to do with ARM. As you say just because ARM has announced, It may not have as good a year as last year, it does not mean it is going to post a loss.
They can persuade the general populace to move, they are comfortable with iOS or Android why move? On the other hand I would have one, just to try it, I use Linux every day having a convenient package in the shape of a phone that I carry with me works for me, but it needs to support heart rate monitors, bike speed & cadence, audio books as well as the normal apps otherwise no use to me, as I may as well stay with the laptop and that's the problem with breaking in to the market, you can cover 95% of peoples wants, but most of us have devices already that cover 100% of our wants, why downgrade?
I really like the idea though, so do wish them all the best.
Consumer wise same in the UK, unless it is against your statutory rights, basically at point of sale you and the retailer enter into a contract and all terms and conditions that need to be adhered to must be clearly displayed at that point, not 10 meters back on a wall in white text on a white background or sealed in a box, otherwise your statutory rights apply and anything else you can get away with.
English contract law, as used by most countries, even the old colonies :-)
As an aside always wondered about these "No contract" terms the local Gym, TV on demand, Mobile operator etc. go on about(and then list a pile of conditions), because as far as I am aware everything in the UK that is sold to a consumer is under contract and to deny it would be against the law, wouldn't it? After all "No Contract" means none, zilch F*** all, or is it like "Unlimited Broadband"!
>> I don't need to know all the intricacies of LDAP, KERBEROS, and NFS and SAMBA to have a working network.
Ah, Windows Admin click, click, click config method
click, check if working, nope
Click, click, working? nope
Click, click, click, working? nope but that nearly always works
Click, click, click, click, click click, panic, panic, panic, click, click, click ....
Do here they are getting power shell, new windows admin interview question -- can you type :-)
Don't have any windows machines now, but in the past when you first boot a new laptop you get the choice to refuse the license agreement, once you have done this you used to be able to ask for a refund of the license fee. People need to start pushing back, if you can't get the license fee back as they say it is part of the deal send the whole laptop back as unfit for purpose.
Well for me on the desktop, anyone else YMMV
On the other hand it Fuc|< off excels on the server not just for me, but just about anyone who is worth mentioning, even MS.
In other words if you don't like Linux desktops, get windows, chrome or osx the choice is yours, if you don't like Linux servers, I understand there maybe some options available for you, just don't ask me :-)