I knew it!
This explains everything! Sinofsky was secretly working for Apple when he lead the development of the Windows 8 UI. How better to cripple your competitor!
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Not to mention the trademark dispute between Apple Corps, the Beatles' record label, and Apple Computer. As I recall, the dispute was resolved when Apple Computer agreed not to have anything to do with creating, publishing, or distributing music.
Oh wait ...
I taught myself Turbo Pascal back in the early 90's using the book "Fractal Programming in Turbo Pascal". I created my own Mandelbrot set generating program, but because I only had a 286 computer without a co-processor, calculations could take days. When I created the program, I had the foresight to modify the header of the graphic format used to store the image to include all of the image generating parameters and an index of the last pixel calculated. If I had to shut off the computer before an image was complete, opening the image in my program at a later time would result in it restarting right where it left off.
Funny you should say that, because Boeing's earlier landing test of the capsule had an "anomaly" where 1 of the 3 parachutes failed to deploy. The test was deemed a success because the remaining two chutes successfully brought the capsule down without damage. It was later determined that “The root cause was a lack of secure connection between the pilot chute and the main chute lanyard,”
Even worse, Ring may have started with a video doorbell, but they also sell general security cameras which can be placed inside the home. There is no way I would own one.
The black helicopter icon is because commercial companies have more of them than the governments!
I'm not a locomotive expert, but do know something about power electronics, so I'm going out on a limb here - the electrical motors that drive the wheels are like electrical transformers. As the AC frequency goes down, the current (amperage) goes up to deliver the same amount of power (electrical or motive power). It is probably a protective measure to keep the motors from burning out.
Thank you for providing a color patch for Pantone Classic Blue and telling me this is what it looks like. Unfortunately since my monitor has not been calibrated or certified to properly present the color space required, I can only imagine what Pantone Classic Blue actually looks like.
I can do you one better. I still have an AM/FM/Cassette boombox from around 1980 that I have "upgraded" by tapping into the cassette playback circuit with a 1/8" stereo jack with which I can plug in my MP3 Player / Tablet / Smartphone (sorry, no iPhones unless they still have a headphone jack).
All the cassette mechanics are removed except for the door, which makes a handy holder for the aforementioned music player of choice.
It works great. I also did this on my daughter's AM/FM/CD/Cassette boombox for her use.
In my 20+ years of building my own computers (and friends' and relatives' computers) I have always used AMD. I just couldn't justify the cost premium with Intel processors. The AMD processors have been rock solid. The only processor that I was ever not fully satisfied with was the FX 8350 which did not outperform the Athlon II x4 that it replaced. My latest build is a Ryzen 7 2600x which benchmarks at about twice the CPU score of the FX 8350. And yes, I am staking my claim for the AMD FX processor settlement ...
The Ryzen architecture is a real game changer.
Not to get too off-topic, but owning both Train Simulator and Train Sim World, I can say the latter is more visually appealing, but has not seen large scale adoption from Train Simulator users, since TSW still does not support the RailDriver controller (despite multiple promises from Dovetail Games), which many hardcore TS enthusiasts own (including myself). So much so, that after having bought the core TSW game, many are vowing not to spend another cent (farthing, peso, etc.) on any add-ons until RailDriver support is provided. There are also serious problems with the game optimization that makes frame rates low on even fairly highly spec'd PC's that after over a year (2 years now?) Dovetail Games has still not addressed adequately.
Meanwhile they released a 64-bit update to Train Simulator 2019 as well as continued add-ons (which I continue to buy), so it is hard to say what their intentions are for continuing support of both simulators.
I'm being cautiously optimistic about this new MSFS2020, but hopefully MS learn from Dovetail's mistakes and provide advanced controller support from the get go. Supporting only an Xbox-style game controller is not going to fly (so to speak)!
With mis-information, supposition and just poorly understood reporting, it is hard to know what's what in this whole Huawei situation anymore.
The U.S. Government originally banned Huawei and ZTE equipment for U.S. Government (i.e., DoD, FBI, other gov't agencies) use only, back in 2012 due to allegations and intelligence findings that the phones / telecoms equipment may have Chinese state-sponsored backdoors used for gathering intelligence. From a security perspective, I think it is reasonable and sensible to ban such devices for sensitive government use if or until the allegations can be disproved. These agencies need to err on security, regardless of whose equipment is under suspicion. This happened during the Obama administration, BTW, as a matter of perspective.
The current dispute has very little to do with the original alleged security issues and more to do with Huawei's more recent alleged behavior in regards IP infringement as well as violating sanctions against Iran. Trump's administration has not helped by conflating the original security concerns with these new allegations along with the current trade war.
IMO these articles (along with additional links in the articles) provide a fairly balanced background on the whole issue.
I got the impression the phones had already been confiscated as evidence and are sitting in an evidence locker somewhere. Therefore the lockout period has already elapsed.
The article does say "seized phones" right in the first paragraph ...
A double forehead-smack to you.
This would certainly help explain ASUS' complacency in providing notification of this issue so that owners of ASUS computers/motherboards could take steps to remove this.
As a long-time user of ASUS motherboards, I'm a little more than disturbed by their behavior after being notified by Kaspersky. Even though I don't use any of their auto-update tools, I will think twice before buying another motherboard from them.
Read and enjoyed the book. Did not like the movie. Neil Armstrong was portrayed as an overly serious, melancholy man, haunted by the death of his young daughter. Yes, the death of his daughter hit him hard, and yes, he was serious when it came to engineering and safety, but in general, from reading First Man and other biographies, he was not melancholy and enjoyed a good joke like the rest of us. Without trying to spoil the movie, there is a contemplative scene portrayed on the moon that was never described in the book and in my belief never happened, but was added for dramatic effect. In reality, their schedule was so full for the short time they had on the Moon that there would never have been time for this moment.
If you do want to see the movie, read the book first. The movie cuts from event to event with very little explanation and if I hadn't read the book first, there would have been very little understanding of some of the scenes.
I do highly recommend "Apollo 13" and the HBO series "From the Earth to the Moon". I'm very excited and looking forward to seeing the new documentary, "Apollo 11".
I totally agree. With all of the clicks, pops, wow and flutter, limited stereo separation, limited dynamic range and limited bandwidth of vinyl, I was happy to get rid of my collection. Still use/buy CDs (and lately, Bluray audio). I do like to have physical media as a backup to the digital rips having been burned with losing access to DRM'd media on my computer when transitioning to a new hard drive and the DRM key server no longer existed.
The most ironic part to the vinyl resurgence? All these new vinyl recordings are recorded and mastered digitally, so there is absolutely no, or even perceived, advantage to vinyl. Maybe if some classic albums came out having been created from the original master analog disks, one might be able to justify buying them for nostalgia reasons.
The only advantage to this new vinyl craze? Younger people may start to appreciate listening to an entire album instead of individual tracks as tends to be done in the MP3/Digital Streaming era.
I'm currently using an FX8350 Black Edition and I demand my $1.00 compensation (after lawyer fees, of course).
I'll settle for a 20% off coupon for a Ryzen, though.
TBH, After purchasing the FX8350, a new AM3+ motherboard and memory to support it, I was disappointed that I did not see much of a performance increase over my previous Phenom II system.
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