Re: No love for CORAL 66?
I heard that too. The second 'STOP' had a comment by it - "In case it skids!"
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..... "We abruptly jump cut to a forest clearing in the year 802,701."
....."Eloi. These latter are all played by good-looking actors in their twenties"
..... "Synergize the crowdsource thoughtleader. Open the kimono: ducks in a row, but chilaxing cockapoos phub the black swan"
You'd have thought that language would have changed a bit, in the 800681 years elapsed since today :)
According to https://www.statista.com/statistics/324006/international-and-uk-pedestrian-deaths/ in the UK there's 7.1 pedestrian deaths per million population per year. Given a population of 66 million that's around 470 pedestrian fatalities.
That's 470 too many of course :(
"But surely you temp disable SIP to add drivers, then put it back on to keep yourself safe?"
Yes - that's exactly what you'd normally do - disable SIP, install your strange kexts then re-enable SIP.
I'm not sure why anyone would want/need to leave it permanetly disabled?
Part of the problem is that almost all of Apple's API/SDK help these days is auto-generated from Markup in comments in the source code. What Apple refer to as 'Quick Help'
So the whole system is entirely dependant on how clearly and accurately the (Apple) developer comments their code. There are obvious pitfalls to this(!). Programmers usually aren't technical authors. And often the code gets updated - or new methods get added without the comments being updated - so the whole thing gets less and less reliable.
Xcode provides basic templates for this that you can use - if you know about them. But many people don't as Xcode itself isn't very well documented.
Apparently that's an Urban Myth, and swans are actually starving to death because people have stopped feeding them bread because of it.
Yes - I've never understood what they mean when they say 'water = power'
Firstly they'd have to extract the water - in minute quantities - from piles of arid lunar rock. To do that they'd presumably crush it, heat it up, then cool the vapour into water? That would take a lot of power.
Then, once they've got the water, what then? They could electrolyze it into hydrogen & oxygen. But that would take more power than they'd eventaully get back by burning it back to water.
Or they could maybe extract a tiny amount of heavy water from it, and use the neutrons to bombard the piles of Uranium 235 that they'll find lying around (?!)
What am I missing?
" ... so what's the latest greatest new thing?"
The newest iPhones have amazing facial mapping capability. They use it for Face Id, but it can be used in any apps that need to recognise faces.
They also have amazing 'Augmented Reality' features builit into their custom processors.
Combining these two amzaing new technologies gives us 'Animojis'. So you can create a cartoon turd that talks, smiles, blinks and winks when you do.
And now, with the latest version of iOS it can even stick its tongue out!
** Sigh! **
Back in the day I got sent on a Lisa software development course/conference - in Bolton (UK) of all places.
I can't remember if it was an official 'WWDC' thing - but various Apple bigwigs were there - including John Sculley I seem to recall.
Software for it - including much of the operating system - was written in a dialect of Object Pascal. I felt that the GUI, Mouse etc. were all a bit clunky, slow and 'pointless'. The thing that amazed me at the time was the ProFile 'Winchester' hard disk - 5Mb seemed almost infinte at the time!
Kind of. The original Delphi used a Thunk table to find the object instatnce for a Window. Later versoins used/use the regular GetProp/SetProp Windows APIs for this
I'm guessing they used a Thunk table because much of Delphi was inherited from Borland Pascal - which had a pre-Windows API window library - OWL - which also used Thunks.
The Thunk tables were very architecure dependant, and didn't work too well with Warp...
"Alas, the Tesla museum ran out of funds and shut down in the late 90's/early 2000's. It has since been refitted and reopened, but I don't know if they still have the same demonstrations as I saw"
I visited it last December. They still had those demonstrations - including the Light Sabre flourescent tubes.
Well worth a visit
"the Falcon 9 performed nominally"
This always slightly irritates me. Why do these Space types always say 'nominally' when they mean 'as intended' or even 'normally''?
1. by or as regards name; in name; ostensibly:
"He was nominally the leader, but others actually ran the organization."
"What it doesn't mean is that WontGoAllTheWay Records will then visit every record shop in the country, remove all unsold records, and then visit every house and remove every SOLD record too.
Yet that is exactly what is happening here."
To be fair to Apple (gulp!) it's not exactly what's happening here.
If you buy a movie from ITunes and download it, the downloaded copy is linked to your Apple Id - so you can play it as long as Apple still exist, and you remember your Apple Id password. The Studio - or WontGoAllTheWay can't do anything to 'revoke' your already downloaded copy.
"NASAs biggest problem is Congress"
If JFK hadn't been assassinated, I wonder if Apollo would have cancelled before they got to the moon at all - maybe after the Apollo 1 fire.
But once he'd been killed, no one in Congress dared to besmirch his legacy by shutting down his pet project..
Maybe an unintended consequence of that dreadful day was to result in a giant leap for mankind.
" we only had 3 or 4 channels on the TV, and if we wanted to change between them we had to get up and push a button."
Ah - a youngster then!. We only had two channels. If we wanted to change between them we had to get up and turn a bakerlite knob to one of the two positions.
We also had to get up and thump the side of the thing sometimes - to stop it scrolling
"Apparently that distorts the bass from the pod and makes it sound bad"
That's what the BBC said - but I call BS. If the speaker had metal spikes as 'feet' then maybe. But seeing as it has a squishy silicone ring it's not going to be relying on that to transmit the bass.
Back to songs with Ring in them, lets go back to the seventies with
- Ring my bell - Anita Ward
- Telephone Man - Meri Wilson. Ok there's no Ring in the title, but plenty in the lyrics and it's long overdue for a revival!
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