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Oracle cloud Subscriptions
Google data slurping and "cloud"
So called "Cloud" Computing.
Certainly they might be happy to copy Facebook. They are doing very well.
x86 can't compete in portable, low power or IoT. Too expensive and too power hungry.
I remember Bubble memory in the 1970s.
They did actually make real products, but it quickly was surpassed by Flash. It was always too expensive. Certainly clever.
I've wondered if using new materials it would ever come back?
Lies for children explanation as to why it doesn't give Instant communication:
Essentially you have two randomly shuffled packs of cards that you have NOT looked at. The change to the entangled particles essentially is the same as if both packs of card are re-ordered (and still match).
When you look to see the order the entanglement is lost.
Thus by being clever you can tell if quantum entangled communication has been tampered with (a man in the middle attack may be impossible), but actual transmission of actual information is limited by light speed.
So an "ansible" or other faster than light communications isn't stopped by practical limitations but by basic physics. Only entangled particles ever "know" there has been a change. The two observers can agree to look at the same time and compare results. Obviously the agreement to look and the measurement of state are both communications limited to light speed or slower.
Like all quantum mechanics, just when you feel you've grasped it, you realise it's not comprehensible.
Daft to have such feature across VMs.
It's good to hear it can be turned off, though if you are using the so called Cloud?
I'm also always reminded of the guy in Fifth Element.
I have Space Merchants here too.
Not "low anything"
Make sure they open the correct side though.
UK Size 12 OUGHT to be 30"
Take a tape as sizes are completely inconsistent between brands or seasons.
Children's jeans may be too short and too lacking in bum/hip.
If you are 32" or more you are at higher risk of heart attack. BMI is too coarse a guide due to muscle vs fat and different body types / bones / ethnic origin.
Lifting is dangerous and poor exercise. It will add muscle, but may not make you fit.
There is only one way to be less fat. It's not more exercise, though for fitness a minimum of activity is needed. It's eating less than you burn, gradually over a long period, a fast diet lowers the metabolic rate and later you put on more weight.
Fatness, bulk, fitness and muscle are different things, though related.
Lifting is probably the worst way to lose weight or fat. Even situps does no better than a corset, it just adds muscle to pull in the fat tummy, unless there is eating reduction and some overall exercise too.
There is no magic solution (diet or exercise) other than a reduction over a year and permanent reduction in food intake. If you are very sedentary, then separately you need also some regular daily activity (even if just using the stairs frequently each day), a weekend gym workout is actually worse!
They just found a huge reserve.
Weather (wind) is the biggest issue for airships, this is what destroyed the ingenious USA airship based aircraft carriers.
See Cosmic background noise vs Frequency (rises sharply as frequency reduced), Shannon's Law (Information) and Inverse Square Law. Also dish gain is related to the cube of frequency, thus 1/10th frequency gives 1/1000th gain on same size dish.
Only spectroscopic analysis is likely to give results, starlight affected by planetary transits. Radio is good only to a few light years or a bit more if someone is pointing THEIR massive array with Gigawatts of power at us.
Linux Mint, Mate Desktop (change some default settings) and "Redmond" theme. More like windows than Win 8 or Win 10.
Unless this is a deliberate mistake?
Discredits the FBI policy they hate.
Reduces howls of indignation about the orphaning of ARM Surface tablets.
Education and proper configuration and external firewall beats ALL AV for effectiveness. 30 Years of testing proves it.
AV is part of the problem, not a solution. False sense of security substitutes for users actually paying attention and learning how to use Windows safely. UAC is also pointless.
Didn't version b of Win 95 have USB?
I've been disabling Autorun on CDs, Network Shares and USB since they existed. I remember in 1995 wonder who had the the stupid idea of Autorun. (Though maybe MS copied the idea from Amiga)
Win2K (NT5.0), XP (NT5.1), 2003, Vista etc are all NT.
NT4.0 actually did have a engineering release USB stack. It worked with Windows 2000 devices/drivers, if you hacked the installer to accept NT4.0 or your NT4.0 to report as NT 5.0 (Windows 2000)
Used to be true. However most of the engineering stuff I use hasn't been updated for years and doesn't work on various versions of Windows since XP (depending on application and version of windows).
I've had good success with WINE on Linux Mint + Mate. The only newer programs I want are English QQ, which doesn't exist on Linux (nor work on WINE), Digiguide, Kindle Reader and Notepad++ (which all do work on WINE). Compilers are no problem. LibreOffice, Inkscape, Thunderbird, Calibre, Celestia, Gimp, Audacity, Filezilla, PuTTY, Eagle CAD, Xchat (or clone), Scratch, Stellarium, Apache, PHP, MySQL, Skype, etc are all on Windows and Linux "natively". Many programs have less bloated Linux alternatives. I guess maybe Sage Accounts and Payroll might be a problem, I don't know as I don't do IT support any longer, thank God.
That's amazing they can make it run too hot. After all most gadgets the CPU/GPU consumption is related to screen size, decoding (i.e. H264 video) and refresh rate. A watch screen should use less power than the the radio, unless it's madly bright.
What on earth was in it?
The 1998 486 based Nokia communicator N9110 didn't get too hot. Though after that they used ARM.
Actually was NT3.51 free to some or all NT3.5 Users? Though a true 32bit OS and Win95 wasn't (and maybe Office 95 wasn't a real 32 bit application), it could not run Office 95 as MS deliberately added new APIs not in Win32 on windows 95, to stop people running newer applications on Win3.x + Win32s. So MS had to bring out a patched version of win NT3.5, called NT3.51 basically to run Office 95. Later there was even a free Explorer Shell preview for NT3.51, which was more stable than NT 4.0 as it stupidly moved GDI into Kernel to improve video games (hardly seen on NT till XP due to Win9x being more suited and much cheaper for gamers).
So I guess MS stupidity dates back to Win9x vs NT feature drift in 1995-1997.
It would be amazing for a Free OS. But we are talking about the first free upgrade version of Windows, and it being PUSHED, not people choosing to actually go get it like Linux or Firefox. Windows is not a Free OS, even though for a year people almost forced to have a free upgrade
So it's abysmal performance from the company that once had 20% of smartish phones in USA (CE based), most PDAs and about 98% of desktop. Their Server share too has plummeted since 2006.
Basically they lost the plot in 2003-2004. Vista didn't meet expectations of what was promised in 2003, it was so bad that Win7 was really a bug fix. Windows 7 SHOULD have been free to Vista users. Win8 was to converge Desktop and phone/tablet, a truly stupid idea given the radically different screen size, touch inappropriate on a desktop and serious multi-window applications vs full screen applets of phone and tablet. So they damaged the desktop product for a market (phones) that they have now lost utterly. Win10 is attempt to combine Google slurping and Adobe rental in a Cloud infrastructure, more appropriate for a phone or tablet than a desktop, turning desktop OS into a Chromebook!
It was ALWAYS stupid having ONE branding (Windows) for different form factors and use cases. Amazon is making this mistake now with eBooks and eReaders as Kindle eInk devices can't now read all content sold under Kindle eBook branding, and "Kindle" Fire (an Android Tablet with Amzon instead of Play Store) and "Kindle" Apps have quite different functionality and are not simply other device simulations of real eInk based Kindle eReaders. There seems now to be three different kinds of eBook sold under "Kindle" branding. Only one kind works on real eReaders. IDIOTS. They need DIFFERENT branding for things that are different, even if under the eBook/Amazon Umbrella.
Microsoft has learnt NOTHING from the débâcles of Win ME, Vista, changing Win Phone Internals, confusing Surface brand and strategy (ARM and x86). The surviving MS pro Tablet is basically a form of x86 Ultrabook.
Frying pan to Fire.
They should be using Linux and Libre Office. Certainly Linux Mint + Mate + Wine + Redmond Theme is maybe a little poorer than XP, still, but it's MILES better than Vista, Win8 or Win10 for Education.
Then there would also be more money to spend on teaching. Maybe 20 years ago there was some argument to have Apple or MS rather than Linux/UNIX for Education, not now. Google, MS, Apple and Amazon are trojan horses in Education.
" Samsung 3G one - so your WiFi argument is out of the window. Or, I could just tether my phone via USB, or use a MiFi."
Rich person that can afford mobile data
Lucky person that has decent mobile signal.
Google Docs? Not Private. It's for collaboration of stuff that's going to be public. A truly stupid solution for a programmer or novel writer.
The whole use case of a Chromebook is to harvest user data even more than Android. Linux works fine on stuff better than a tablet / phone. There is no reason at all for ChromeOS other than Google exploitation.
They are based on the concept of cheap always on Internet / Cloud.
Real local applications are an after thought.
If you don't have reliable 24x 7 Web with back up forget Chromebook
If you want control of your own data and a even just a decent local wordprocessor, forget chromebook.
It's a web client disguised as a netbook.
Apple competing with Tesla is slightly more believable than competing with Ford, GM, Toyota, Nissan or VW.
Still hard to fathom.
But then they did make a pointless watch. I wonder does an Apple car only unlock with an Apple iPhone?
Yahoo Groups, Yahoo Mail and any other user email addresses and IP addresses and "client" usages, for Verizon's targeted ad business.
Certainly if you are not using UK IP address they sell stuff and give you 3rd party adverts.
All the tax payers subsidising the rich.
Electric charging for the masses needs a MASSIVE upgrade of the entire grid.
Because Win7 was bug fix of Vista. It was still slower on same HW as a PROPERLY configured XP.
I looked at Vista, 7, 8, 10.
I've sorted other people's computers.
Win XP is the last Windows I'm using.
Ages ago we went from Win2K Advanced server -> Server 2003, then back to win2k (for the MS SUS or something), then to Debian.
Using Linux Mint + Mate desktop on main PC now, since last year.
Vista was bad, but really apart from the Win7 SP to fix it, MS has only messed up of the last 10 years. Who wants a Win2.0 flat GUI and MS Office Ribbon either?
I do use Linux, since 1999.
No distro has a default FS that does that by default.
The default FS doesn't even let you see file creation dates easily (and only recently did EXT even store them). Yes, VMS was good and NTFS wouldn't have been too bad if they hadn't handed the NT OS over to the students and Interns that wrote Win95, It went downhill after NT3.51.
Did I update a backup or revert an old version?
Obviously EVERY drag and drop should be to a fresh directory. Now that we have 5T byte instead of 5M byte HDD, why does no FS by default keep all versions of all the files?
Pokemon usage, either the original or the AR "Go" version is really nothing to do with being tech savvy. Replacing a fuse or tuning a TV needs way more tech knowledge.
It's a game.
No, people have realised that they are being mugged into buying a $25 gadget that's useless without an iPhone. There are models out there under $25 that are actually watches, work as phones on their own and have about x3 battery life, with micro SD and mini SIM holders inside.
Cost of a phone is highly dependent on screen size, then the phone radio hardware and phone patent royalty. A small screen wristlet with bluetooth only is a really cheap thing to make.
I'm amazed Apple are still selling any.
Yes, but I just want reliable PRIVATE cross platform real time text chat, with occasional file drag & drop, image copy and paste, less often voice calls and least occasionally video.
All in one NON-Web client.
Yes, Dark Energy and Dark Matter do appear to be Fudge related.
But MOND seems to be Hersheys "Chocolate". MOND doesn't even come close to being fudge or being a viable theory.
What about that people boycott Facebook.
They are not nice to work for and are a parasite on the Internet creating a walled garden, stealing people's privacy and exploiting it. Perhaps Black, Hispanic and Women care more about the morality of who they work for?
important to Google that EVERY service they offer, "free" or not, feeds into it.
I have sense of deja vu about this.
Finally the USA realises the people outside the borders are not aliens, but foreigners, humans, with their own Governments and laws, even when the USA doesn't like them.
It's not like the USA is at war with Austria, Sweden, Ireland or Switzerland, all I think neutral countries in different ways.
Theresa May & Amber Rudd can make their own arrangements with CIA and FBI in a couple of years time.
I don't thnk it has supported QQ for ages, QQ changed API
Careful what you wish for on Linux. Windows Skype got so bad and such a resource hog I went to QQ. Sadly on Linux that only has a Chinese version I can't get working.
So what is cross platform, doesn't need a browser (or a server that might be spying on you), can do text, files, voice, video in any combination?
I don't want it based on desktop sharing etc like Teamview.
Skype used to be good (though a supernode was bad for unwary with fast good connection bu low cap), then eBay bought it. First bad thing.
Second bad Thing
It's gone downhill since MS bought it.
Thinner conventional connections means higher resistance and more losses turned into heat, or indeed too slow or too much voltage drop (noise margin).
First desktop 1980s had 5M Byte full height drives. They didn't have intel CPUs very often (8085)., 6502, 6809, Z80 etc.
I have a 10M MFM drive on an 8088 in the attic.
By 1991 the 20M was common and you had to use evil disk compression to get the 40M you needed for Windows.
The Actual IBM PC had one or two 180K SS or 360K SD SD 5.25" Floppies. Though Apple II had only 100K floppies. Some non-IBM computers had much higher capacity floppies (8" or 5.25") and hard drives. The XT was first IBM PC with an official hard drive (and was 10Mbyte).
The Kobo Aura HD H2O and other devices use a standard micro SD card inside for the OS.
I have 2M CF card and I remember early RAM + lithium battery 256K cards.