Pi's could be interesting
If you could chain a few up and run the OS across them, a grid of Pi's would have the power to run the OS and an application and still be relatively cheap.
Could be "a great way of teaching the kids" about clusters..
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What's it matter the VM's authentication when you wipe the images from the hypervisor.
Also, as mentioned above, no pity, a backup server isn't a backup, it's a hot copy at best, three physical locations and an offline to boot. None which may be much use against an ex-employee who's pissed.
I'd like proper copyright control, the DMCA auto flag stuff is ridiculous, I've had several video's flagged at the moment of upload for non-copyright violations but the code has decided otherwise.
My last one was a bicycle event, I was cycling along with some friends on the Sydney to 'Gong 90k ride, not even four minutes of a nice down hill and interaction with friends, happened to be near someone with a bluetooth speaker playing a song barely audible in the background, in fact, I had to watch the video a few times with the sound cranked to eleven to even pick it out.
It's all a pain in the ass as the monetise or disable something or other. I actually watch a fair bit of original content on YouTube and don't recall watching anything pirate, but then, I'm also in Australia so not affected by this, but, would welcome a change to how copyright is handled as apparently it's not working to prevent copyright infringement and the false positives are very annoying even for us casuals so god knows what it's like for a professional..
As a customer something's been off for months. What was once a reliable platform was wonky as shit and sales teams were lying through their teeth to get us to stay another year, all starts making sense.
Good luck to SAP, they've bought a turkey, what was once the leading edge software has been quickly surpassed by those initially aping it and then capitalising on Qualtrics lack of movement over the last few years. I can get a system that offers all the features, plus a few more, for a whole decimal place less.
And I don't have to log several support tickets a day to get it to work.
And it's not blocked by the likes of Ghostery.
Lot of people talking about subs using GPS - and the article too, however, my watch loses GPS signal in mere millimetres of water. I'm not suggesting the military signals the subs are using are the same as the ones I'm using to log my triathlon, but, they've got to behave to the same physical laws, and if a little water's enough to block one, then a few leagues should impact the other?
Would this work in space? I mean, once you're outside the GPS satellites it must be pretty tricky to work out where you are, star charts can be so accurate but you'd have to have been there before to know where you are and how to get back?
But, if you know you've moved A miles on the X axis, B miles on the Y axis and C miles on the Z axis from Earth, you know how to get back.
An external drive used in production for a start with the bottleneck that brings.
An external drive not backed up.
An external drive he couldn't recover the files from when they got wiped from the file allocation table (or similar, depending on the drives format). I mean, on the few occasions I've lost partition information or accidentally deleted a file I didn't want to, I've been able to recover, I've been able to recover co-workers files too, it's fairly trivial with the right tool.
All with such expensive work that he hadn't delivered, even though it hadn't been modified in 90 days..
I mean, bad form from Adobe as that's a stupid fuck up, but, he's also a stupid fuck up.
Given the model was released in 2017 that means the batteries have had ample time to be charged and discharged a fair few times, given they're commercial drones and not playthings, which probably means the batteries can't maintain peak output, so, although not depleted, output isn't high enough and that trips something (a resistor or capacitor is suddenly in the wrong state) and the whole system gets confused and goes down.
Kinda like my Note4 when I tried to open the camera, I'd have a 1 in 4 chance of it just shutting down, ah, those were the days, when you could easily replace a battery in a phone...
But do they? I mean, if they did, wouldn't they be using them?
I work at a place where the default machine is a macbook (air for most, I got a pro as I'm a "techie") and the constant moans and gripes about them boggles my mind for a system that's supposed to "just work", not to mention the faff of everyone having a VM as core business applications aren't osx compatible so they have to boot to windows to make them work.
Whereas I just have windows bootcamped, no faff, no fuss, no crashes.
I do wonder what pieces of crap people are running, or what they must do, to make windows so unreliable as it's often lamented as I just don't see it.
I'm not "fanboi", I use linux at home, but, given that's even less compatible with the apps our average run of the mill company needs, there's little alternative and it is fairly robust, especially when you conisder the open ecosystem the OS has to support unlike the closed ecosystem of our flakey macbooks.
(no nostradamus, but, I'm predicting being downvoted to hell here, don't care, fake internet points, I'm just sick of a narrative that doesn't fit the reality I witness).
What I disliked about maps when I had the setting off, is you can no longer store bookmarks for work and home if you disable the tracking.
Tracking my every move I do not want, being able to quickly click "home" and find the relative bus is entirely different, but apparently not to google maps.
My laziness out won my paranoia though as I've re-enabled it, which I guess was their tactic all along.
Oh christ yeah, how bad are Seagate drives, every single one of them died on me, in similar set-ups and use cases as Western Digital drives, which not one has failed (few have wobbled and been pulled before given the chance, but not a fail, unlike the Seagates that would just go down hard).
What it really needs is wireless charging to get me engaged, if a watch can be charged by placing it on a pad on the night stand without any faffing around pulling out a rubber grommet and orientating a cable (or such) then it doesn't matter too much if it last two weeks, ten days, or three, so long as it gets from being picked up in the morning to comfortably enough left over in case I don't make it home that night then it's fine.
But two weeks is still an interest, I get a bit over a week with my Tom Tom Runner 3, same as a I did with the v1 I had for two years, but, after two years that bit over a week was becoming half a week, so, it should last a few years if the batteries great out of the gate, I'd like to see where the iWatches are that barely last to the next day are in a few years after the batteries been charged/discharged a fair few times...
In terms of battery it's why I like my TomTom Runner 3. It has 7hr GPS track (1 more than the quoted iWatch 4) but it'll also last a week just sat on my wrist.
It has a heart rate monitor for novelty value and also a few gb of storage for music, it connects to my running headphones via bluetooth quite well.
So I can go for a jog, a cycle or a swim (waterproof to 40m) and leave my phone at home,which is all the smarts I need out of a watch rather than squinting at my wrist to read a text/email or try to harang an "ai" into voice composing something (I have what could be described as a "regional" accent, people struggle to understad me, nevermind machines, to the point that even the "ok google" activation signal only works 1 out of 15 attempts).
All in a device that costs me $150 AUD (thanks cyclinghereos).
Yes, it's a particular use case, but then I think that was the articles main point too, is that the iWatch is also a very particular use case, mine works for me, I don't feel I'm missing out on what it doesn't offer, as what it does offer, it does rather well, and I only have to charge it each week..
Cloudflare link to GoDaddy's page on how to setup a DS record, however, like so many GoDaddy help files, it's outdated = \
One thing to note Digest Type shows only as a 1 or 2 in GoDaddy but Cloudflare say it should be SHA256 (the help page helpfully doesn't say what 1 or 2 is) - the long way around I found this means it's 2, when using 1 I got an error emailed "Invalid SHA-1 digest".
Timeout you can seemingly ignore, again, help page is of no help, but not entering a figure hasn't stopped me from being able to configure.
So, if you want to setup with GoDaddy as your host, that'll help. Now, to get my employer's to migrate to a better host...
Last flat had 100/40mb NBN (and at one point Netflix said it was off-lining files at 120mb/s during peak times whilst the flatmate streamed the footy = \ ) and new flat has 100/40mb NBN and again performs admirably even at peak times.
Prior to NBN the ADSL was total shite: couldn't get it in my first flat (I moved here five years back) as the exchange was over subscribed, next I got 1.5/0.5, that double to 3/1 a year later as I moved again and then got up to the heady heights of 6/1 before I moved to a wireless broadband box that had a capped speed 10mb/s down and 1mb/s up but worked at that regardless of where I lived (and had unlimited data).
All of these cost more than the $60/m I pay for NBN - all located in the surrounds of the populous city of Syndey (I've lived in Bondi, Bondi Junction, Pyrmont, Brighton-le-Sands, Ultimo and then three different flats in Surry Hills) where ADSL should've been at it's best.
So, there's lots of problems with the NBN rollout, Turnbulls attempts to kneecap it, but, that the actual product in my experience is a vast step forward on the Telstra monopoly of ADSL lines before it.
For the wife, get her an Intel NUC (or ilk) - we got one for work to run a 60" QHD TV in a meeting room and when we moved office and it was no longer required it found a new purpose as my home TV PC.
We got a middle of the road model (i5) and put 32GB RAM in it and a fast 256gb SSD (all that's needed for OS and apps, actually, a bit overkill) and it's a joy to use, would make a perfect every day PC for all tasks that don't require an enthusiasts GPU in the box and certainly less than the price of a mac mini.
You can pick between m2 or full sata drives and upgrade the ram yourself; chips are baked to the board but usually when I update a chip I need to update the board and memory as everything has a new socket anyway...
I found a "dumb" version of the 4k smart tv I wanted right on the same website, in the same section, handily for sixty bucks less, seemed like a "no brainer" ; )
TV doesn't have to have smarts, why build something in that a $30 dongle can do just as adequately and can be replaced/upgraded when the time comes rather than wiping out the whole set, never mind IoT paranoia (whether it's deserved or not).
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