Apogee & Perigee?
(Furthest distance from surface/nearest distance from surface in irregular orbit)
10 posts • joined 2 Feb 2019
I use chromebooks for out of office work, and so do other family members. The difference between my chromebook that has just expired and 'modern' chromebooks is the spec - CBs bought 5 years ago use old processors and only have small SSDs, meaning that they can't run modern CROS features such as linux. That being said, Google does support the Asus Flip C100PA which has been around longer than my old CB, with worse specs, presumably because more users still login with it. Higher spec CBs are likely to remain useful for longer, which means that there are options for installing another OS afterwards
I have since bought several other CBs for self & family, always checking the auto update expiry date before purchasing. I still have the PCs/Mac for 'serious' work, but wouldn't take them to a coffee shop...
The Smithsonian has about 280 old suits kept in cold store, unlike the Hg/Gemini silver suits (basically Dan Dare style rubber suits) the Apollo suit base layers were more akin to medieval armour with rubber seals at shoulders/elbows/knees.
New suits may be more comfortable to wear but possibly not tougher...
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