Re: Mac Problems are easily dealt with
Yeah, just don't use Apple products.
1625 posts • joined 28 Jun 2019
VHS definitely have lasted me more that DVDs and Blue ray disks.
CDs and DVDs quality varies, that's why I usually make redundant backups but yeah in my experience they last me more that HDs.
Floppies? I had very bad luck when I used the non flat ones, they got damaged and or got data damaged all the time.
I still use CDs and DVDs for backups as they last longer that external HDs or SSDs.
My last DVD backup of pictures was made this year, it contains home pictures taken digitally from the last decade and change.
I have backups CDs from 2008 that still work.
And of course, there is some old hardware that prefers CDs.
Oh and my family keeps a working VHS player we use once in a blue moon, last time was before the pandemic. Hopefully it still works the next time we plug it in.
"Were the exercises corrected, with relevant comments and such, or was it fire and forget?"
It was the early 2000s, the teacher didn't grade or correct the homework, just told us of the password to his website that had the correct answers. Yeah he changed the password every two weeks but that's not the point.
So not only we were supposed to do the homework, we were supposed to not cheat and to correct it ourselves.
Do note the class was only three times a week and the teacher just left after each class and he liived in another city far away and no, not making this up.
So while yes we could ask some questions if you got lost in the beginning that was it.
It was also programing and math, and we weren't told of any books we could buy and or read so for me at least it was a complete disaster.
If you don't grade anything and only have like a final exam that actually counts, some people won't learn shit.
I say that as personal experience, I had a teacher that did that, I ended quitting after six months since not only I did really bad in the "Final exam" I didn't actually learn anything.
Honesty if the best they can do looks barely better that a Wii game, is kind of funny.
Half-Life: Alyx is a game that you definitely should get VR to try, is one of the few games that really feels like VR is the true experience.
Metaverse just feels like Second Life recycled and even the advertising is bad.
I do not use paid Apps anymore, not since the "Pay once, use forever" model is gone.
F-Droid is my main source of Apps for my phone.
On my Desktop I use Linux Mint and other Linux distros.
On my laptop I have a Windows 7 pro that I use offline for games.
Yes I still buy videogames but not those that only work online and or use a subscription model.
I have found that 90% of Apps will steal your data no matter what you do, so why also give them money?
Heck I don't even have Cable TV anymore, so the only subscriptions I have left are Internet, Water, Power, Gas and taxes.
Unfortunately I do need to pay those while I still live. Yeah maybe I could keep going without Internet but the Radio (That around here is free and not a paid service because it is full of ads) just isn't the same.
A pillow is for amateurs, get enough complainers; and enough caffeine and salty snacks, and you can get the new hire to die from a heart attack.
That does drag the meeting a bit however, so you can go by the old tried and trusted method of find stuff they posted online that will get them fired.
[The release notes mention an issue with graphics drivers and there should be a version 2.4.1 that fixes this very soon – but saying that, The Reg FOSS desk encountered no problems with it either in a VM or on bare metal]
I will wait then, my video card doesn't play well with some Linux distributions like newer versions of Ubuntu.
I tried to use Linux in the year 1999, emphasis on "tried". Had more luck with a very early live CD but you couldn't do anything save use the text editor. A few years later I succeed in making MP3 files work and I was so darn happy on a Linux distribution I can't remember the name of. Even so I formated the HD and went back to WIN98SE because games.
By the year 2008 I tried a horrible Linux distro then nuked ir and tried Ubuntu and was happy with it until Gnome 3 and Unity desktop happened. Nowadays I use Mint.
If I want to suffer I think I will try to get online using Freedos instead.
[Linux will be far more compelling when it supports business systems]
Red Hat and others have been doing okay for decades selling Linux for business.
[when it supports gamers,]
Steam Os and Steam Deck. Or just install Steam on a compatible Linux distro. You have STEAM, and can run a lot of Windows games on Linux thanks to the custom Wine Steam uses.
[when it supports creatives]
Linux does supports creatives, the main problem is the comercial apps being Windows or Apple only. Blender and Gimp run on Linux and have improved a whole lot over time, they are just harder to use.
Blender is so confusing it is hilarious but yes you can still use it. Gimp is slightly less confusing but I don't use it much so it is always confusing for me.
Recently Dreamworks is saying they will Open Source MoonRay so of course there will be a Linux version.
[when, as a result of at least two of those three, it starts to become the default installed operating system on mass market personal computers.]
Microsoft literally lobbies and sometimes pays money to have Windows preinstalled in every machine they can.
The biggest problem Linux has nowadays is that there is way too many distros, that is great because it gives you a choice but it also does confuse people.
Heck I actively use three different Linux distros but most people prefers one size fits all.
For that I say, use Linux Mint, it can do everything, maybe not perfectly but it can and it is more or less user friendly.
Discord is basically spyware, if they don't police this kind of stuff is because they do not want to. Just take a look at their term and conditions.
And also this:
So honesty there is really no barriers preventing law agencies of getting information from Discord since Discord logs everything.
Why it doesn't happen all the time? Maybe it does, Discord doesn't tell people why they close their accounts so who knows?
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