Re: I can just imagine the timeline
Whether it is all dark or not does not change my assertion that it should be referred to as the "far side" at least when referenced from the Earth.
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The same reason you may want to run Linux or any operating system on any hardware, the software. It may also be something you want to do to extend the life of older hardware that is no longer supported by Apple.
Also, If the data on the drive is encrypted then you effectively prevent access without the decryption key so why stop it being booted? Maybe someone else can enlighten me.
Further to this, if you can turn off secure boot and install and run Linux, then where is the issue. It then becomes like any other computer with no secure boot running.
I would have thought that DD MMM YYYY was decreasing significance, as you are most likely to want to know the day followed by the month and finally the year. say someone said the Date, then they can usually assume the month and year, and if they append the month they can usually assume the year.
There's no reason Linux or Unix users should not also like Apple or Android, this is not a mutually exclusive club; they are all based on the same underlying software. I use all the above and Windows. Fundamentally they all have advantages and disadvantages and there are cases where one is more appropriate than another. Having and making choices is always better than having none.
Just because I drive one car does not mean I cannot appreciate another, even though I may not choose to own it. If you cannot appreciate the good aspects of one thing without choosing to like it then you are just being narrow minded or obstinate, every thing is a balance and your own personal biases will influence your decisions but do not make them right or wrong.
I really have to take issue with the Peltier coolers being unreliable statement; they are used extensively for Astrophotography cameras where they cool the sensor to -40 to -80 below ambient and they are accurate and very reliable, I have rarely heard of one failing.
As they said, it's a bug, they intended to store the hint but stored the password. The real password is not in free text.
This has to go down in history as one of the silliest bugs I have ever seen, if it wasn't so serious.
Bug of the week - I think not - maybe bug of the year.
I think this the wrong name for the system - it should be the 'Centrelink Debt Creation System'.
From the Governments point of view it appears to be the perfect system as it shifts the onus to the recipient to prove they are innocent. The effort to sort this all out later must have increased many times so would it not just be shifting the cost and adding to the paperwork that Centrelink has to follow up or do they just have a follow up system that says 'Computer says no'.
I am a little confused by this article. It is complaining about the lack of upgrade options with the latest MacBook Pro models but using the Surface Pro as a comparison which is just about as hard to upgrade.
I would also like to point out that the mid 2012 MacBook Pro is also quite capable of being upgraded.
Although I can see much benefit in making a computer upgradeable there comes a point where it is just not needed. In the past the main drivers were CPU and graphics upgrades but these have essentially stabilised with only small incremental improvements. Disc drives have reached a state where it is reasonable to store most long term data in the cloud or on external drives and for most users the RAM is really not an issue. In addition the need for a replaceable battery is much less than years ago when you can get 10 hours instead of 2.
So we are left with a minority of users that need the fastest possible and this is not really an area where portability is essential.
I have been one of those users that would upgrade everything that it was possible to upgrade but I have been finding this less important with the current models. Also, it is not essential to use an Apple product for all my computer needs and I can actually achieve quite a bit with just a Raspberry Pi. In the end I have to make a decision about what I am getting for my money and I still find that for most of my work a MacBook Pro is ideal.
The user must presumably already know it can be triggered remotely as that is a selling point.
What they should be warning them is that it could be controlled by someone else in the vicinity, assuming it is not an IOT device, or could be triggered by a random radio transmission.
Also, unless they are monitoring the device how can they possibly know this has not already happened.
Are they offering to recall the device and rectify the problem? It doesn't sound like it.
The trouble with HFC is that you get good performance when you can get everyone else off the shared cable. I see you have success with that in the morning when you obviously need to use it most. When you don't need to use it much, in the evening for instance, you let everyone else share the resource. Very considerate of you.
Now consider that I used to be happy with a 2400 baud modem, compared with 300 and 1200, but today that would be unworkable, it does not take long to realise that what is acceptable today will not remain so for long. Your morning performance would probably be acceptable for the the foreseeable future but I fear your evening results will just bring frustration.
So in the next five years the capacity is forecast to increase by around 50%.
This contrasts with the doubling of capacity/density with each new generation not so many years ago.
If data use is growing faster then this means demand must be going up, or am I wrong?
Like others the Telstra explanation does not add up. I have been experiencing DNS resolution issues at home for around two weeks. Generally trying again a few minutes later, the DNS resolves, but sometimes this does not happen until half an hour later. This has been very frustrating.
It seems to be mainly happening around 6-9 pm AEST and happens on all devices. It seemed better last night but I found it still happened occasionally. I am not on the NBN but on Cable and have suspected this may have something to do with network or server congestion.
Can someone please explain how this issue caused modems and routers to reset - what is that all about? Maybe they should just admit they are still working on the problem and will update us with an explanation when they know what the problems are.
In the recent mobile network issues the Telstra recompense was completely useless and frankly quite patronising.
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