Re: Oh no, it's a battery story
It was 8% per year.
2471 posts • joined 21 Jan 2015
“ but the vitriolic response meted out to those with a differing viewpoint is both depressing and hard to understand.”
Not really. So much utter BS is spouted that make large, moronic sections of the population not get vaccinated. Which leads to thousands of extra deaths and prolonged lockdowns.
And THOSE SAME PEOPLE often refuse masks, and congregate like idiots.
Did you use Ubuntu, or similarly well supported version of Linux?
And, as another poster suggested, boot from CD (or USB) first and test, only then install onto HDD.
You can even boot from a disk image in a large file under some other OS, such as Windows (long time since I did this so I don't know how supported this is now).
From your description it seems something very basic was misconfigured. Happened all the time with Windows too, but normal users seldom had that problem since Windows came preinstalled, so some expert had already sorted it for them.
BTW, even if the graphics craps out, you can typically get good old character based terminal windows to let you log in. You can hot swap between several such ones.
I never downvote anyone for having mere opinions, unless they like Trump.
"about 10 years since my last attempts to venture into Linux-land (which resulted in a dead PC tower)"
Hmm.. So another hard disk didn't help? Or simply starting from scratch?
How dead was it, on a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being "very, very dead")?
Personally I never had an issue installing Linux. Less so than with Windows, at least. But drivers for some specialised hardware used to be a bit of an issue.
"What do I call characters such as #!~|?%@ used with their special meanings in regular expressions &c when engaging in informal discourse?"
Risky use of words there. Easily mutated.
Not sure. "Special characters"?
They would be conventions of the program or hardware you are using: "sed" used certain ones, some programming language other ones, and so on. Terminal hardware reacted to a bunch of special characters by moving the cursor, blanking a position, clearing the entire screen, and that sort of thing.
"Escape" would precede some other character(s), to alter that/those character(s)'s meaning. Hence vastly enlarge the amount of commands one could encode.
"I never knew you could reduce the security risk of a bug by introducing and/or finding more bugs that leak the same data."
Same principle as in the UK we "only" have a few thousand CV19 infections each day, and we're all home-free, good to ignore the virus. Whereas in Australia you have 10 cases and get a 7 day lockdown.
Are you talking about revenue, or profit? I'm sure the cost for maintaining the App Store is quite difficult to pin down, as it's spread across various departments. The servers, the app store back end, the app, the iOS features needed by the app, and so on. You might even be able to say that the entire cost of providing hardware to user the app store is such a cost.
"Apple has already taken 30% of the purchase price of the app - this is more than enough to cover the hosting and other costs. Taking 30% of in app purchases has no justification other than "We are so big that we can take your money and there is nothing you can do about it"."
Honestly? You do understand that every software house would make the initial purchase dirt cheap, and put all payments into add-ons? Thus avoiding the 30% entirely. This isn't hard to figure out.
"Epic was not cheating, they demonstrated that the 30% you pay for a supposed iron-clad control over the application and the respect of the store requirements by application developers is a scam, by managing to slip into their application a feature that is explicitly banned by Apple."
Are you saying Apple would be justified in upping the cut to 35% so that they can afford stopping this sort of thing? That sort of argument cuts both ways...
The drivers being killed aren't using the system as they have been instructed to do.
I'm sure they have agreed to do so to use the system.
Of course, anyone who knows anything about human nature (ask the air safety people) knew this would happen.
And it's USA, so all bets are off on what any court case will result in.
"The simple solution, instead of lying down and letting bureaucracy walk all over ignorance"
would have been to not vote for Brexshit, like some moronic numpties.
Well done, all morons who voted for this shit. Now we have to pay customs duties on everything from everywhere.
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