Re: Craig Federighi needs to go, his track record is abysmal. Just works? Catalina anyone?
At least with Catalina, you have to specifically "buy" it from the app store, and Mojave (and High Sierra) are still getting updates.
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"Although yesterday's Ministry of Fun* announcement said digital now makes up 58 per cent of British radio listening, the real problem here is the slow pace of change."
The real problem is that digital doesn't just mean DAB. It also means DVB-A - listening to radio on your TV, and internet streaming (including podcasts). I rather suspect most of that 58% is internet streaming, and not DAB.
"If someone were to start a company called ‘Washingmachine.com,’ it could likely secure a similar level of consumer identification by investing heavily in advertising. Would that somehow transform the nature of the term itself? Surely not.”
Surely yes? 25 years ago, if you ask someone what they associated with the word "Amazon", they would say it is a rainforest in Brazil. Now they would say it is an online retailer. That means that Amazon is now a trademark in the field of retailing.
Worth repeating as some people forget:
Lets say you scan a population of 100,000, and you are looking for 10 people
With 98% accuracy you will find 9.8 of the people you are looking for. That bit is easy to understand
You will also get 19,998 false positives. That means that only 0.049% of the people it flags up are people you are looking for.
With 70% accuracy, you will find 7 of the people you are looking for. Again, no surprises there.
You will get 29997 false positives, meaning that 0.023% of the people it flats up are people you are looking for.
If you toss a coin, 0.01% of the people it flags up will be people you are looking for.
⌥e e - é
⌥u e - ë
⌥I e - ê
⌥` e - è
⌥n n - ñ
In windows, you can use the UK extended keyboard to get similar features
You use Alt-Gr rather than ⌥.
For ë you would use " rather than u
For ñ you would use ~ rather than n
For ê you would use ^ rather than i
For é you would use ' rather than e. You can also do Alt-Gr e, and that applies to the standard UK layout as well as the extended layout, as there are some English words that require it such as exposé which is not the same as expose and some where it is an alternative correct spelling such as café.
I don't think the percentage is that small. Back in the days when software was sold in boxes on retail shelves, you would see Parallels for Mac, but not anything for running on Windows hosts. There are a lot of Mac users who need to run Windows software for one reason or another. The current set-up gives them the best of all three worlds, a Mac for doing Mac stuff, as well as the ability to do Unix stuff natively and the ability to do Windows stuff.
Sage Drive is like a kind of Dropbox that syncs the Sage data files between different computers. Actual Dropbox, or Nextcloud or whatever won't work if you have multiple people accessing it at the same time. Samba over VPN would be way too slow to be useable.
The problem is that the design decisions they made when writing it for the Amstrad PCW, when it was the one computer in the office are not really appropriate today, when computers are approaching a million times more powerful, and operate in a networked multiuser environment.
The other problem is that other solutions either don't have the same feature set as Sage (eg Zero, Quckbooks) or are overkill and way too complicated to deploy (SAP, Oracle).
The best way to deploy Sage in a multiuser environment is on an RDP server with the data saved on the same machine that the program is running on, or on a storage pool with a minimum 10Gb/s network connection to your RDP server.
WSL1 is like Wine in reverse, so the GNU operating system isn't actually running on Linux. Unlike Cygwin, it allows you to run native Linux binaries, so you don't have to recompile everything. FreeBSD and a few other operating systems have something similar.
WSL2 is an optimised Hyper-V image, so does come with an actual Linux kernel.
"Because they are statistically more likely to be engaged in provable crime."
Which statistics are you looking at? Because if you are looking at conviction rates, that is a product of the cases the police choose to prosecute. When a white person is stopped by police, they are far more likely to be guilty of something than what a black person is stopped by police.
My mid 2010 MacBook Pro is getting on for 10 years old now and still works. I’ve replaced the hard drive with an SSD, and I’ve replaced the battery three times.
Dabbsy’s review of a slightly later model - https://www.theregister.com/2011/11/24/review_apple_macbook_pro_13in_core_i5_laptop?page=1
"Imagine what might have happened if AWS had said, "any new service is going to have an IPv6 endpoint, and you must pay extra if you want IPv4"
They would have to pay the extra for IPv4, or most people wouldn't be able to access it.
I don't know about Amazon's pricing, but a lot of cloud providers do charge for IPv4 addresses already, and people pay for them, so actually this wouldn't be particularly unexpected.
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