Let's remember this thing is basically an Android tablet so the fact it got hacked doesn't surprise me. However the lack of even a mini sd card slot means the use it has as a portable gaming device is limited, even if you hack it.
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[The publisher's internal photographer (this was the Nineties, when publishers had more money)]
Actually it was because screenshot programs didn't became common until like... windows 3.x? There was probably a DOS screenshot program somewhere but I definitely never used one. Some MS-DOS programs allowed you to take screenshots with the press of a button on the keyboard or a combination of them but not all of them.
Lisp sounds something I would have liked to learn if I was born about two decades earlier that I was. Then again my Interest in computers started with Videogames and I think that if I was born two decades earlier I would have got way more into Pinball Machines that computers cause money dear boy.
Unix got beaten by Linux cause you can't get cheaper that free. Oh you can try but actually paying people to use your stuff never works long term.
Since I was a kid (teen) what I most remember about 1995 is how 3D gaming was going to be the future, we would connect anywhere in the world to play games online, and that 2D games were doomed to die. Computers? They were just the things not called Nintendo or Sega I used to play videogames and help me with schoolwork, this being 1995 said help came in the form of using Word or a CD based digital encyclopedia.
I did see a vision were we carried portable screens everywhere in the future but it was a PDA like thing of some sort, not a mobile phone.
What worries me the most about the modern internet is all the walled gardens and the fact a lot of people get their news from Social Media.
I miss Internet forums, they barely exist nowadays. I don't want to use Discord and Mastodon is not forum like enough for my taste.
Re: Ban banning things
Is actually quite easy to spam calls and texts from numbers that don't exist, it happens in a lot of countries including in Argentina.
Sim Farms use real phone numbers and sim chips are getting passed out of use in many parts of the world.
So they are basically banning something that won't be in used anyway in a decade or two.
I remember a case when it wasn't Excel but "something cheaper" so the instructions didn't quite work.
I just needed the sheet printed, for schoolwork, so I figured a way to make it work... by making someone else do it for me.
If I had to summit a file by floppy disk I would have been in trouble since again what we had at home wasn't Excel.
Some companies, like Amazon, use AI for hiring, controlling their employees and also firing them, so for those employees and contractors the world being controled by AI is not a distant future, is the present.
So honesty it doesn't surprise they decided "Hey maybe we could slowdown a tad before an AI decides to fire us?"
Re: Sounds vaguely familiar...
Paint and saw my friend, paint and saw.
There is a specific type of paint that is used to paint tiles,
Of course they have to be cement or ceramic tiles. If it is something plastic painting it tends to be a waste of time and money.
Why? Plastic tends to break easily, painted plastic is even worse.
Wow those bean counters are wimps, they could have easily mentioned that the BOFH is over 40 and in IT that's like being 70 and that layoffs are coming...
Then set the PYF against the BOFH by pointing out thar if the BOFH is fired he would get the BOFH job, that pays more that the PYF current job.
Apple slams Android as a 'massive tracking device' in internal slides revealed in Google antitrust battle
Re: If I could nuke Edge from space
[Brave is self updating software, uses Google as the default search engine, has built-in telemetry, and even has an opt-out rss-like news feed similar to Firefox Pocket. These shouldn't be the things that come to mind if someone were to imagine a privacy oriented browser.]
Re: That sounds about right...
Prices were insane.
<The PC Magazine 11/1984 was first reporting about the PC/AT 5170. They quote a price tag of [3800 USD] for the low end configuration with 256 KiB and [5800 USD] for the high end configuration with 512 KiB RAM and 20 MiB HDD.>
Thank the Silicon Heaven for IBM clones.