Re: CDNs are evil!
IPFS, or Inter Planetary File System would have routed round the problem if used as a CDN.
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In an object orientated language where basically a procedure is used to add data to a storage structure that can check how full it is. That would throw an error rather than over fill it. In C you create a memory area with memory allocation or a static and then pass the pointer to this. There is nothing about the pointer which says how big the memory area is therefore no way to ensure you don't over fill it.
C is a stupid language in this respect.
...the message says when you phone up to complain. You think ah good, permission to record the call, thanks. With the fancy smartphone with gigabytes of storage that ought to be easy, heck, it should be on by default. It's not on by default and it's not easy. This means that others who you maybe in legal dispute with 'may' have recordings they can use if it suits them but you don't.
You also know that some AI is listening to what you're saying and may make recordings if you say trigger words or perhaps everything it simply recorded by default, why not, I'm sure the storage exists. Everything I've ever said on the phone would probably fit on a flash drive.
"Windows 10 Home and Pro still had the client just in case. It would, however, be uninstalled automatically in unmanaged environments if not used for 15 days (excluding time during which the computer is off)."
Oh so that's why my client's Windows 10 PC stopped being able to connect to the server under the stairs. He only used it for archiving. ClearOS 5.
A bit of work would be required but an on board memory slot could be provided in addition to the on-chip memory.
There are new laptops available with upgradable and maintainable designs. What he means is the storage should be removable, readable in another system and replaceable with a higher capacity. The problem with soldered on storage is if the computer breaks the user can't access their data.
Modern laptops have the battery inside the case rather than plugged onto the back. This is a bit of a downgrade but does simplify the battery and case design and still allows for replacement with a screw driver.
I would suggest a bit of standardisation for the position on the keyboard connector. This could vastly cut down the number of different keyboards there are when they only differ in the position of the connector. Likewise with the battery which have become far more similar now they are just a bunch of cells wrapped in shrink plastic.
IBM set the standard with the PC AT in 1983 and it's been going ever since. One can argue that this standardisation was good for business.
In this case the legislation is beneficial. The ability to maintain our own property is key to our freedom as much as the right to own it in the first place. The manufacturers may feel that taking hostages is a good business model for them the same as highway robbery is profitable until the law is enforced against it.
I agree, it's a power grab but they just want the option to smash up all your stuff, not that they will do it yet. Nothing would be as simple as just being a power grab, TPM will perform some vital function that regulatory authorities will insist on. Want to use credit cards in your business, well you must have TPM. They already stiff people for something called PCI where they port scan your router and charge you £40 for the privilege every year.
This is really quite insidious and although I don't like the EU it will probably be the EU who put a halt to it. Once they realise the power Microsoft are grabbing for themselves they will not want to share their power with MS.
Microsoft is having to re-invent itself. They are in the process of trying to make themselves essential, not from the perspective that they are wonderful but that they are mandated. Clearly with the Steam Deck their days as gaming PC king are numbered. It's only a few stubborn programs that are keeping them essential.
Any computer where the user is sitting in front of it making it do things is real time. The alternative is batch processing where the job gets done when it gets done. I really hate any delay when I'm using my computer. Obviously gaming is real time as is CNC and audio work. However even typing should be considered real time because any perceptible delay between hitting the key and the character appearing is irritating.
The world's Woke are backing sanctions against Russia. The Woke claim this is a war against LGBT. Head of MI6 clamed that LGBT rights is what made us better than Putin. Not sure who US is, could be MI6, UK or the west but he boldly asserted it was a war of the Woke against Putin's Bigots.
Is it any wonder the email was an emotional response to a violent war on LGBT rights?
My customer used Lotus Notes back in the 1990's. When the boss needed to collect some data from the employees his PA would create a questionnaire in Notes and email it to as many as 15,000 employees. They would dutifully answer the questionnaire, which might be an invite to the corporate picnic. The PA would then have a database full of answers which she can present to the boss as charts or tables or allow access to the database.
This would typically take about 10 minutes to create. This is now lost technology. I think there are survey tools that the average person can quickly push out a survey but emailing a spreadsheet is not it.
It was not the solution back in 1997 nor has it got any better in the last quarter century.
The engineers are not making a flying rocket car for Joe Public, it's a tricked out Raspberry PI. I've long figured out that a PC running Proxmox is a better option than loads of RPI modules. However this is a whole 'scene' in itself now. All over the world people are doing interesting things with the PI. There are loads of computing tasks which only require a little computer and the PI fits well. The ability to extend the PI massively with this new board is very popular. I'm going to enjoy seeing what Jeff Gearling and others do with this.
Potentially the QL was world beating. If it had had a proper disk drive then a machine based on the 68000 range was capable of doing real work. All the things expected of a computer. The Atari ST was used in business, it had a proper disk drive. The Amiga was used in music production. Apple also used the 68000 CPU.
One reason we use the IBM PC clone today is because the PC came complete with a proper screen, not a TV and proper disk drives so you can save those accounts you've been working on. Not because the 8086 was so great although it was able to do something the Z80 could not do and that's address large amounts of RAM. 68000 was designed from scratch to do that making it the technical winner.
Sinclair should have simply built an IBM PC Clone based on the 68000 and called it the QL. It would have been expensive but it would have been able to do actual work.
The BBC Micro was a proper computer and I really wanted one. Everything about it was proper. 80 column capable screen and really decent Teletext output for your humble TV set. ROM based operating system with the ability to add more features by plugging in ROMs. Amazing machine capable of proper work.
I could not afford one, I could afford a ZX Spectrum or a Dragon 32. I went with the Dragon because it had a decent keyboard and MS Basic. I discovered assembly programming on it was excellent because of the advanced 6809 CPU.
The Spectrum on the other hand had the advantage of better graphics for gaming which in the end was what helped create the UK gaming industry. Those programmers in their bedrooms went on to found the game developer companies.
Yes both the Spectrum and the Dragon lacked features a proper computer like the BBC Micro had but really that just forced you to get down and dirty and learn how it really worked. This may have made us better programmers.
I wrote to my MP at the time describing the technical problems of holding the airport hostage with a drone for a week. The drone would fly for say 15 minutes and then have to fly back to base for a recharge. This would have to happen a lot giving ample opportunities to follow the drone back to it's owner.
MP called that a conspiracy theory.
My company wrote a bit of software that put 28 out of 30 people out of a job and saved them rent on a whole office building. The work was now done in a quarter of the time too. You can't just employ people at great expense in order that things are done badly. You must make improvements.
He agrees that "contract assassination is a perfectly sane and just response". If you can be sure to kill the right people and the assassin is comfortable with the deal and won't take a better offer and kill you instead then possibly a good way of reducing this type of extortion. However probably better to make sure your data is safe.
Do you go private or trust the state to deal with the problem?
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Someone asked me for laptop advice for their young child. They had found a Windows 10 machine with 4GB RAM. I assumed that when they said Laptop they wanted Windows so I said that 4GB would be horrible to use. Instead we selected a Chromebook which was cheaper than the Windows 10 machine but worked much better. No complaints that it was not Windows 10, perfectly happy with what the Chromebook does.
I think Windows is only needed for legacy support. If the user does not have prior Windows requirements then they more choices.
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