Re: My head hurts
I don't understand why? It's very simple to understand.
"Originally, the brown envelopes went to the wrong people, and the government got upset. This has been rectified, and will now be business as usual."
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Anyone familiar with locksmithing will know that there's no such thing as an undefeatable padlock.
Anyone familiar with computing securty will know something very similar.
So the makers are either exceedingly cynical and marketing to those who know no different, or are going into business in an area in which they are terribly uninformed.
If you're genuinely concerned about the environmental impact of a small amount of plastic and electronics, then why are you making more children? Human overpopulation is the single largest environmental problem that exists.
Stop blaming plastic, stop blaming the automobile. They're fine, in moderation. Start blaming the people who cannot consider making people in moderation.
The sad and quite scary part is that while low-quality code is fine for some things (your chess app crashes sometimes, darn), it's not okay when we're talking about building infrastructure--nevermind security, another entire can of worms.
Pay to do it right, or pay to do it twice. There will always be jobs for those to go through and clean up the wreckage. The question to me is where the balance will lie, somewhere between total trash and overbuilt to a needless extent--e.g., where is the good enough line drawn for a given task or product.
> Really enjoyed dialing up the horsepower and other vehicle parameters in the game data files of Midtown, leading to such fun as accidentally driving up the sides of buildings and other glitches. :) ...
Oh come off it. :) If memory serves, similar tricks could be played on Motorcross Madness, to hilarious effect.
The best 'adjustment' of game parameters that I ever was party to was a very old game called Deathtrack. If you had missiles or other expendable weaponry, it was quite easy to always have them completely 'restocked' for each track--they were quite expensive. But the better trick was to set them to negative quantities, as the game would subtract 1 from your total each time you fired.... and they never hit zero, so they never ran out. Good times, good times.
Not true, Bob. Good updates are wonderful things that increase security, speed, and usability.
I'm not sure how long it's been since I saw one for Windows, though... And not to single MS out, as they are very decidedly not alone in stringing together "updates" that give no improvement to those metrics. At this point, when something updates I'm usually pleased if it doesn't break things too badly.
I assume the FIRST DNS target is your pi-hole, of course!
So very worth it. Doesn't need to be a pi, either--just create a pretty spartan VM on any appropriate machine and use that as a local DNS. Shocking how much bandwidth is actually saved this way.
(Also saved: Patience with irritanting ads--and at the local network level, so it automatically gets the phone, tablet, etc, as well.)
I detest searching from the address bar. If I wanted to search, I'd search. If I typo, give me a 404 instead of loading some useless and slow-loading nonesensical search screen.
I would make the argument that many of the younger generation may consider chatting online or video or whatever to count as interpersonal interaction. They've grown up talking to their friends this way, and it's normal for them.
There are most certainly folks that online interaction does NOT work for, of course--but I suspect those folks are also missing the fact that there's other viewpoints on the situation.
Yes, there should be a return spring. The push/pull setup is in case of binding or a broken spring, as a safety feature. You can also carry screw-together repair kits to replace a broken cable end, but this has a primary function of ensuring that the cable breaks at some other point instead.
Personally, the killswitch is right there, so I've never been too concerned getting stuck with the gas on inappropriately.
To swap cables (assuming you have a push/pull throttle, not just a single cable type), you just swap the ends at the carb/TB end. That gives you a working, albeit backwards, throttle (roll forwards for more vroom). If you've got a few extra minutes, pop the switch assembly apart (or the throttle assembly, depending on what you're riding--basically, the part that holds the large portion of the throttle tube) and swap there as well. Now you have a normal throttle, but without a return cable.
If you have real foresight, you can just tie a spare cable next to the current one. That way the routing is already done and it's very quick to recover from a broken cable. It's more commonly done on the clutch side for those unlucky enough to not have a hydraulic clutch, but on long trips into the unknown where parts scarcity may become an issue, it's not a bad idea at all.
Some bikes (FJ11,1200's for example) actually have four throttle cables: there's a connector in the middle of both the pull and push sides. This can make getting replacements a hassle, but means you can swap the ends at the connection rather than at both ends. And with luck, you broke the handlebar end, as the airbox on those things is a bastard to get around to access the carb end.
When I was a young schoolchild, I thought I knew more than the teachers.
This just confirms that I was correct!!--not that the following umpteen years didn't also reinforce that beilef, but there you have it...
I remember being pulled out of class when I was perhaps 11ish to fix something on the computers in the library as another class was trying to get them to do something without success. A mix of Apple IIe and IIc's springs to mind, but it was a long, long time ago!
>I remember using tools years ago to make a custom XP install disk, that had SP1 and SP2 slipstreamed in, several extra drivers (RAID etc), some extra bits of software I always had installed, was locked to UK region and London time zone, and had a fixed name account, so was basically an unattended install.
Nlite I'd imagine is the software you used to do so. And yes, super useful to make custom XP installs that didn't require a crapload of tweaking after the fact.
There was a vista version as well, which....well, I had dramatically worse luck with it.
Many of us did a large number of stupid things as young people.
Fortunately, digital cameras did not exist in an affordable, ubiquitous form at that time.
Also, I hate you for reminding me that I no longer qualify as a "young person". My shoulders and back remind me of that fact far too often as it is already!
>....influencing students who will turn into professionals and be more comfortable going with what they know.
At which point the students (now employees!) will request the current generation of the NVidia hardware. And if the Graphcore stuff is even remotely cheaper in any way, the beancounters will ensure that they get that instead.
Otherwise yes, they have an excellent idea for marketing their products to a whole generation of developers. But beancounters will count beans, and screw everything up. Per usual.
Actually we're getting there. John Deere has made their equipment unrepairable to the best of their ability. It isn't that the owner is unable to fix things, the owner is not allowed to get the specialized tools, parts diagram(s), nor the interface to reprogram the ECU on their equipment.
I'd be shopping for pretty much anything else, nyself. And if my next car is this locked down, it will be getting an aftermarket ECU right away.
>We didn't say that anywhere.
"...during the '80s, Metallica was among a clutch of influential bands that took the New Wave of British Heavy Metal sound, injected it with Motörhead and hardcore punk, and sped it up to a breakneck pace, creating "thrash metal" and..."
When you say 'creating' and immediately follow with a genre, it could be interpreted as creation of the genre rather than creating music within the genre.
And no, they didn't sell out after the black album. It was during the writing of the black album. "Thrash metal" does not allow a bloody ballad to show up in the track listing--see Slayer for details.
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