Re: Which is worse?
When you sell the printers at a loss and make the money on ink, making the printers fail after a couple of years is actually a dumb idea though.
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Pretty sure it would be HP?
With a Dell, you can do a clean install of your operating system of choice to get rid of all the c**pware.
Having said that I've never owned a Dell, or an HP printer. I have in the past owned HP desktops, which were OK, my last one was an Ivy Bridge, so I don't know about more recent ones.
They are moving stuff over from the base Windows system to the Microsoft Store, things like notepad, paint, calculator.
I guess I don't particularly have a problem with that, FreeBSD has the same debate from time to time about what belongs in the base image and what belongs in the ports collection.
And, not everyone has a printer, and certainly not everyone has an HP printer, so I guess it makes sense not to have that in the base Windows image. Certainly FreeBSD has Cups and the HP etc drivers in the ports collection.
Obviously Linux is a bit different in that generally the distributions don't have a demarkation between the base image and supplementary packages, everything is in the same repository.
The EU are planning to mandate 7 years of support? I think?
If so, Microsoft are already complying with that. The oldest mainstream CPUs Windows 11 supports are the i7-8700 and others from that generation. They were released in Q4 2017, so chips older than that (i7-7700 etc) won't get support beyond October 2025 which is about 8 years later.
Kemble Water Holdings' (Thames Water) nine page long audit report published last week shows why that was a very bad idea.
The press are talking mostly about the stuff on the first page where they warn about the fact that the company is in grave danger of going bust, but the stuff on the 5th and 6th pages about prosecutions for environmental crimes is also important.
The answer is, Turbo Pascal lives on today as Delphi.
The cheapest "Professional" edition costs £1140, but if you want support for Databases, which is a kind-of essential feature, you need the most expensive "Architect" edition, which costs £4,200. That is quite a bit more than $49 even adjusting for inflation.
Python is available for free, and can do a *lot* more than Delphi.
I (in the UK) have just bought some toys for use in bed, and it isn't suggesting I buy any more of them. It is suggesting I buy the shoes I looked at that have a delivery date of next March-April, some face cloths, some NVME drives and related stuff, and bizarely, some live streams for sportsball matches and men's shavers.
What are the words to Humpty Dumpty?
Sure, here are the traditional lyrics to the nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty":
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
The copyright to that expired in 1985, so it is OK for ChatGPT, and me, to reproduce it here. The point is, it did.
I also asked it for the words to the Happy Birthday song. The copyright in that has not expired yet, I believe it expires in 2030. Nevertheless, ChatGPT did reproduce it. For legal reasons, I am not going to copy/paste the transcript here.
Yes, but how do you know that some other person didn't pray for people in the control group? That would mess up the experiment surely?
Also, there's people who regularly pray for all the sick people everywhere, so if that is as effective as praying for a named individual, then it would be impossible to create a control group of people who weren't prayed for.
Ingesting the book into its training dataset is a copyright violation.
The training model is a derivative work of that and many other copyrighted works.
Just like if you were to take a copy of the source code for Adobe Photoshop and compile it yourself, the binary may look very different to the one Adobe's packaging team produced, but it would still be copyright violation.