By some strange coincidence you could replace 'Apple iPhone' with 'Nvidia RTX cards' and the prediction would still be correct!
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I think what you all have in common is the randomness of, er, randomness.
I've bought about 15 MyPassports, and 2 or maybe 3 have failed, so I guess you can add that to the sample.
If you want to talk about proper fail, ALL 8 of the 2TB hard drives in my SAS RAID enclosure for video editing have failed over the years! But then again, they do get properly pounded 24/7
Aparently the move to Mac has saved them money. In Slashdot's coverage of this story they quote an IBM person thusly: "IBM is saving a minimum of $265 (up to $535 depending on model) per Mac compared to a PC, over a 4-year lifespan. While the upfront workstation investment is lower for PCs, the residual value for Mac is higher The program's success has improved IBM's ability to attract and retain top talent -- a key advantage in today's competitive market."
Link here: https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/10/23/2052227/ibm-open-sources-macibm-code
If that's true, then that strikes me as one of the more interesting details of this story.
Who is it who makes use of the GUI-less installs? Is it something that becomes more useful if you need to control many servers? Or thousands of users? Or something else entirely?
Reason I ask is that I run a Win2016 Server in a small (around 15 employees) business, and I can't immediately see how it would benefit our sort of setup. Am I missing out on anything?
Here's what I don't understand - why would you buy the 24xNVMe chassis option, when there's no support for hardware RAID? In fact, why are there no hardware RAID cards that support NVMe (that I can find)? Are you meant to use a software RAID? Or just use the 24 drives separately?
What am I missing?
Slightly off-topic, but sort-of related:
The RAM for a machine I built last September, and just built again this January cost £200 more for the exact same specification and quantity (went from £500 -> £700). Strangely, though, RAM never seems to be out of stock with any of our suppliers.
Are RAM prices a complete scam? A year ago the same RAM would have been just over £300. Something aint right.
Serious question - Am I correct in thinking that the UK's Sky TV will no longer be owned or run by a Murdoch after (or if) the Disney deal goes through? Reason I ask is that I've always objected to Sky on the grounds that their politics are disgusting, and James Murdoch is a massive see you next Tuesday.
If this is the case I can finally subscribe to Sky guilt-free!
My single personal experience of a Windows Phone came a few years ago when my 70 year old dad was sweet-talked (i.e. conned) into 'upgrading' to one by a salesperson in an Orange shop in Birmingham. He tried his best to use it for a week or so, but could barely work out how to make a phone call, much less input contacts or anything else.
Now, I know many of those reading this will scoff that "he must be some kind of technically incompetent luddite", well yes that may be, but he's a just a normal human being, and he's used Windows for many years seemingly happily. We may be all geeks here, but we're not the norm; what comes easily to us, doesn't to most people. And that, for me personally, was Windows Phone's major failing - the interface was just too alien for your average person.
Fortunately the story has a happy ending, I bought him a cheapish Android phone, which he figured out how to use almost immediately.
"We've done a lot of testing of this design and our telemetry shows that people are able to sign in with a notably higher success rate using this approach,"
Typos and forgotten passwords aside, shouldn't sign-in pages always have a 100% success rate by default? Doesn't really seem like something I'd be boasting about if I was in charge.
"I am not sure who would prefer the new version unless using touch control."
Pretty much sums up how I feel about the entirety of Settings vs Control Panel. And it's been like this for what feels like the last 5 or six iterations.
Please, Microsoft, make one set of system controls and make them not be shit.
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