Re: It's not an emulator
So with 6.0.1 on the M1 does that need to change to WINE is now an emulator?
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You're missing something. A T1 is a legacy connection, the telcos don't want to provide it. There's no up/down split, it's the same speed both directions. And it comes with various regulated service level obligations. Also, it's not 1.54MB/s, it's 1.54Mb/s. They're very uncommon now. The legacy 2Mb/s E1 is the rough equivalent in Europe.
The cheapest connection here is a $10/month 25Mb/s connection, not sure what the up speed is. Yes, that's a government subsidized low income price, but it's real and not uncommon.
In many places in the US, gigabit is available for about $100/month.
Prices and speeds vary wildly depending on where you live, cities tend to have better connectivity and lower prices, rural areas may have limited options.
The last T1 I personally dealt with was just shut down a few years ago, it was put in a few years before that because it's a regulated service that the telco had no choice but to install to the middle of nowhere, and having it installed accomplished the goal, it forced the telco to upgrade equipment and DSL became available not long after.
It doesn't. Android as it exists in Samsung devices isn't FOSS. It's a locked-down encrypted bootloader proprietary OS that has some open source components.
What runs on Samsung phones out of the box is no more FOSS than iOS is. Here, have a kernel: https://github.com/apple/darwin-xnu
I've got a very lovely home office desk, L shape, solid wood, room for my six screens (not counting the 50" on the wall behind me). And all for the lovely price of free.
I suppose I could add water taps and a fridge if I wanted.
But the reality these days is that if I don't have to go to a client site, I'm typically working from bed using a laptop or three.
Yeah, it's a completely ridiculous statement.
Not only does installing the OS of your choice not void the warranty, it would be illegal for it to void the warranty. Apple couldn't void the warranty because you installed Linux even if they wanted to.
I have to question the motives of someone spreading disinformation like that.
Good thing it wasn't cabbage soup.
I once dealt with a PowerBook 520c that had an encounter with a bowl of cabbage soup. The user managed to pull the battery and power pretty quickly, but it was already too late. Several traces on the logic board were just gone, and there was a lovely layer of green corrosion on quite a few more.
What SHOULD happen is a ban on private companies providing broadband service and nationalization of all ISPs.
For-profit business should not be allowed to supply critical infrastructure.
Of course what we need even more urgently is for that to happen to healthcare. The state of healthcare in the US is abysmal.
I watched the keynote when it was released.
Shortly after, I had a discussion with a friend. I said something like "This is useless and stupid. It's hopelessly crippled, and outside of a few niche applications it's utterly pointless. They're going to sell like hotcakes, it'll be a huge hit for Apple."
I was 100% correct.
Oh, and my friend agreed with me about it being useless and stupid. He insisted it would be a flop. He still owes me a beer.
That's a military plane.
Since UPS and FedEx generally convert old passenger planes, there's no reason to use anything but passenger seats or crew jump seats since they've already got them and they're already FAA approved, and the FAA doesn't really have much to do with military planes so their seats... aren't.
I understand FedEx leaves the 1st class seats installed in their 747 upper decks.
Ah yes, the days when many types of equipment actually had a "stop working" switch featured prominently enough that a user could flip it accidentally.
I'm not going to put the blame completely on the user for this one. Particularly if the user hadn't been allowed by management to move the modem, and by having IT show up and move it he actually got the problem resolved in a more durable fashion.
Small space heaters in the US come with a label attached to the cord warning not to use them with an extension cord or power strip, but to only ever connect them directly to an outlet. It specifically warns of fire risk. The label also has a warning not to remove the label. It's placed very near the plug end of the cord.
The labels rarely get removed. But I frequently had to unplug heaters from power strips, and have even found a few connected to under desk UPSs.
The second time I had to do that for a particular user, I'd confiscate the heater until the user got a lecture.
(And no, the offices were almost never actually cold. But if it wasn't heated to 80F the users frequently claimed to be. Yes, many users would run the heater in the summer while large amounts of money was being spent to cool the office to a habitable temperature.)
Well, that's good timing.
I was just about to start testing CentOS 8 for a server upgrade I'd been planning. I've been using RH since... a really long time ago, back when there was just Red Hat Linux. I've still got RH 4 CDs somewhere, I think.
Just downloaded Ubuntu server to start testing.
NOT in the mood for this today.
I hate these things so much.
Before remote access to user workstations was a thing, I'd carry a real mouse as part of my 'goes everywhere' kit just in case some f-ing asshole had a f-ing trackball. These days I will pull out my laptop and remote the asshole's computer from their desk before I'll touch one of these things.
I'm convinced the real purpose of these is to make putting the mouse pointer where it needs to be such a pain in the ass that far less work ever gets done.
And carpal tunnel? Seriously? These things are FAR less comfortable than the worst mouse I've ever used, and I've used some bad ones.
"That's what you get for buying current technology. Proprietary connectors and accessories, intentionally hard to repair, and artificial obstacles being put in the way when you do decide to repair despite the difficulty."
Fixed that for you.
This is NOT an Apple problem. This is a problem with the entire industry. The only fix is right to repair laws. Boycotting Apple won't do anything, and you'll just have equally unrepairable gear from Huawei instead.
Nothing happened to it. At least not here in America.
In fact, there's less plastic in sandwich packaging now than there was 30 years ago. You're going to get a sandwich wrapped in paper or on a plate virtually everywhere. You may get a drink in plastic, but not a sandwich.
Much is made of how horrible our fast food is (and a lot of that isn't wrong), but at least the sandwiches are made when you order them. I'm not even sure where I'd find a pre-made packaged sandwich if I wanted one.
Yeah, I've heard of it. Kept getting "sign up for free" from T-mobile, most recently two days ago. Never bothered.
I just looked at the Wikipedia article to see WTF this actually is. Yeah, what an absolutely stupid idea, no one wants this crap. "Hey, you know how people are binge-watching entire series on Netflix? Yeah, let's give them the opposite of that and break shows down into 10 minute episodes. They'll love it!"
Short media gets watched because an entire concept is handled in a short video. Whether it's LPL showing how worthless a lock is as he picks it in 10 seconds or Techmoan giving us a bit of audio gear history, the whole concept fits into a single video. There are no "episodes". Oh, and it's free. Not free trial, no signup, just free.
Google and Apple are NOT similar here.
Apple blocks app installs from anywhere but the Apple app store. Google does not.
Apple has a monopoly. Google doesn't.
As far as I'm concerned, either one of them can charge 30% or 90%, doesn't matter as long as people aren't locked into only getting apps from an app store.
Yes, it's good we have choices. Just be sure to take yours to a soundproof room before pressing a key.
I have always hated the Model M. Not only was it too noisy, it was just - ugh, never felt right to me.
Back in those days, the Apple Extended/Extended II was about the best we had. At this point I'm absolutely addicted to Apple's thin USB keyboard, the one they discontinued recently. It's absolutely perfect, quiet with exactly the right amount of key travel and feedback. The new Bluetooth one is too shallow.
I actually had an ADM-3A at home. It came with the PDP-11. As did my DECwriters.
The DECwriters at school were only used by the administration, they set up rooms full of them for drop/add week. To change your schedule you filled out a form, stood in a long line, and handed it to somebody sitting at one of them. The resulting printout was your new schedule.
I fortunately never had to use one for long. Most of the terminals at school were VT220s, there were only a few VT100s left. And the VT220 keyboard wasn't bad for the time.
By my second year of college I'd gotten a PowerBook 140, so I'd go to the Mac Plus lab (which was usually empty, and never completely full) and yank the LocalTalk network out of one of those and plug into my PowerBook. I'd just pick a random IP address somewhere in the university's subnet, which was so empty back then that the chances of me picking a duplicate were tiny.
I remember an IBM that was a bunch of stodgy old guys who wore suits every day. And that's everybody, even the guy they sent to crawl into the mainframe was going to show up wearing a dark suit and white shirt.
Age discrimination at IBM was against the young, not the old. People retired from IBM and got pensions.
Now they're just full of young idiots.
Patch it or airgap it.
Virtually no ransomware in the wild will work on a patched-up system. It can't get to a properly airgapped system to f it up.
That CD you had may well be the result of things right, if burning a CD is the only way to get the data off the CT scan system, malware is going to have a hard time getting on.
That's great and all, but if your systems can't be patched they need to be airgapped.
And if it can't be airgapped, any manufacturer putting a notice like that in the manual needs to take full liability for any hacking incident that occurs, including being charged with manslaughter for situations like this where a system not being patched caused a death.
A physical keyboard? On a phone? In 2020?
Does it get much stupider than that?
Seriously, there are maybe 10 people who want that garbage.
Physical keyboards are great on computers, where they're big enough that you can touch type. I'm using one now. But they are utterly pointless on a phone. You get to hunt and peck anyway, there's no advantage when you can't put both hands on the home row. It's just more crap to break.
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