I still have the original MSDOS 2.0 disks that came with the IBM PC I bought in '83 or '84. Would be interesting to see if they are still readable.
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I"m surprised that MS hasn't taken a different tack on forcing all of us to upgrade by crafting updates that incrementally install little parts of WIN10 one at a time. So, instead of one large obvious change, little bits creep in over the period of a year or so, claiming them to be "updates" and "added functionality" or whatever fucking buzzword they decide to use.
When I retire in the next couple of years, and I no longer have to use apps that are not available on Linux, Windows may get replaced by LInux.
While I am not to be considered a Luddite, turning one's home and other valued possessions over to the control of all these IOT's is a BAD idea. It's not a question of if things will go wrong, but when, and how much it will cost you.
My Hunter thermostat has two AA batteries that last for three to five years at a time, and still works, powered by the AC from the furnace/AC if the battery goes dead.
Wake me when it's over.....
While I am sure some people who don't have lives are hoovering up every tiny tid-bit that leaks out concerning the upcoming Royal nuptials, I find anything about the Monarchy un-newsworthy, unless one of them is caught drunk as a skunk, running naked through Piccadilly Circus at high noon.
After careful consideration, however, I still wouldn't be interested.
Some morning news programs here in the States even have a daily update on the latest news and rumors. I could care less, as I'm sure 99% of the rest of their viewers are equally disinterested.
One can only wonder what good all that money spent could do for some worthy cause.
What a complete and utter waste of time.
So what happens...
While I am not a Luddite, what happens when either accidentally or on purpose this handy method of payment goes titsup. And it will sooner or later, no system designed by man has a 100% uptime rate.. So many people no longer carry any cash that when this happens, what will they do?
To be honest I really don't care.
Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
And, sooner or later we all know, some ne'er do well is going to come up with some kit to steal the cash in your virtual wallet.
If it affects the GPS equipment in aircraft, then yes, it will affect GPS receivers in phones and cars. Only military equipment uses a differnet, more accurate signal. The Air Force has the capability to turn off the GPS signals in either a selected area or the entire system if the need should arise.
"Let's hope they get the systems fixed by the time London is released from the icy grip of killer-death snow and people might actually want to hire a bike. ®"
What that, flurries, a coupe of inches?
When you get snow measured in feet like some areas of the colonies, then I'll feel sorry for you blokes.
Dubya to speak his mind at Facebook event
Let's face it, he probably still doesn't understand why all the hullabaloo about these TV typewriters and the interspace.
Besides, if he ACTUALLY wrote more than a paragraph that's in his book I'd be truly amazed and ask who was moving his hand.
He's probably happy now that Cheney doesn't have his hand up his behind working his mouth.