Re: Not an Apple strong point
English, of course, meaning different things to different sides of the Atlantic.
674 posts • joined 16 Apr 2018
English, of course, meaning different things to different sides of the Atlantic.
I know ... I was talking about the mental picture of an “open lock” ...
Is the whatevertheycallit intended here?
Like in "open lock", " open safe", ... ?
And I love BlackBerry (the fruit, not the dead business phone company).
Hey what?! I thought macOS was just expensive people's Windows!
And an SSD, in case *God forbid* it uses a hard disk! ^_^
The build quality though. It, er, sucks.
This isn't the problem. The problem is that some people are going to immediately disbelieve their eyes and believe his denial. He said it, so it must be right. This class of people is what we call fanboys/gals.
I can vouch for that. I have one from 2010 still going strong (headless server) and 2 from 2012 editions - again running one of them as headless server and the other as my working from home kit.
The 2010 ... You said it's running headless. Can I assume that you're not running macOS? If that's the case, can't a similarly specced machine with a similar footprint (think about these machines which are small enough squares that you can hang off the monitor) achieve the same result, with the same footprint and same power consumption?
Granted, it was a couple of years ago that I last did this specifically to prove the point, but my laptop is EIGHT YEARS OLD. And it can virtualise MacOS in one-quarter of its resources, faster than Mac native hardware.
Except if you ran it on time-period-correct OS X version (maybe Snow Leopard), and you used GPU passthrough, I can't believe you. Like really. Anything above Mavericks runs like a dog in a virtual machine (and that's coming from a "gaming" laptop test).
Snow Leopard, on the other side, ran perfectly fine on Intel Atom. Yeah, Intel Atom. No wonder it'd run fast on a laptop with an i7 (of back then).
Anyhow, you can run macOS/OS X on the hardware itself (that's called a hackintosh setup). Lots of resources online, but you have to fix drivers et al.
Waaaaaaaaaaaaay faster than on a VM, and that's how I got myself a touchscreen "Mac".
You seem stunningly ignorant about iPads, ever used one ?
I had a pair of iPad 2s at home. They shipped with iOS 5.1.1.
They ran iOS 6 like a beast, they ran iOS 7 like a beast. iOS 8 comes and the devices slow down to grinding halt. iOS 9 doesn't change much. Still unusable.
Really much of a change between 7 and 8? Nope.
And now with many, well, most apps (and games) not supporting iOS versions before 9 (and the oncoming 64-bit-only apps not going to ever run) ... the devices are scrapyard material.
I'm not ignorant, I'm being realistic.
On the other side, Android devices don't suffer from that problem. I am in care of several Note IIs (2012 era devices) and they work surprisingly well with Android 7.1.1 via custom ROM.
Tell me, how's the iPhone 4 doing in its graveyard?
(That's not to say that Samsung devices are better than Apple. Each has its own advantages.)
Single threaded performance of the latest Apple chips is indeed equal to or better than a mid-range Intel laptop chip with a typically lower power draw.
Apples to oranges.
As for old iPads, my original Retina iPad is still going fine, at 6.5 years. Battery is fine, display is still good, and it works. Can't use latest iOS, but the version it has is quite OK.
They are hard to find, but I'm typing on one: an HP EliteBook convertible. HP made them for years, Dell did (Latitude series), and Lenovo did (various ThinkPad tablets).
All are super-duper-repairable.
£799 will get you an 11 tablet more powerful than many laptops sold at the same price.
Nope, it isn't. Not while it runs iOS on an ARM SoC anyhow.
People spend close to £2000 for a MS Surface Pro, they run Office on it, nobody called them "idiots"..
And they keep them for five to ten years (well, they're supposed to keep them that long). An iPad could give you like three years and five on life support (aka waiting for the upgrade that'll "un-crap" it a la iPhone 4S / iPad 2 and what they became with iOS 8)
As it currently stands, two instances of the same app are not supported.
a couplea couple dozen
Apple makes super-expensive professional tablets. It probably won't mind one bit.
A professional tablet is repairable, extensible, and, er, not Apple.
And please convince me how could "apps" originally designed for mobile substitute for real productivity packages on a desktop?
The 2,000 $CURRENCY. Make that five.
No, the real question is whether it runs Fortnite/PUBG/<insert stupid overhyped overfed kids' game here>.
And get some brownie points for being open-source-friendly.
OS/2 and Poettering? Best joke I've ever heard!
(It'd be interesting if somebody locked them both up in an office and see what happens!)
It's the cat pics. They're the cause of all evil ^_^
On a more serious note, it might be about text messages or WhatsApp conversations, maybe something to the effect that he's been drinking?
Maybe he was a minor at the time, and is now an adult, given how time crawls in a court?
This, and all this!
Also known as a sophistry (a sentence that makes perfect grammatical sense but has no meaning).
You don't use Facebook? *gasp*
Or using the Emoji palette on the keyboard.
Yes sir. You have just described a stereotypical adolescent.
I agree with you on this sentence. It is, as you said, a fact of medicine.
But your first sentence, that human illnesses, accidents, etc can be completely random is where I disagree.
It might not be a 2+2=4, but it's definitely not random. For each given disease, there are signs, symptoms, and other markers helping you to make the diagnoses. It's nowhere close to random.
(After all, medicine is a science).
Forgive me if this wasn't what you intended, but that's what I understood.
They're talking about a decision support system, not a decision making system. If I were looking for a system to support my decision making I'd want it to be able to explain its recommendations to me. What we frequently hear about AI is that the system isn't able to produce anything that looks like reasoning. Is this one different?
And what if people offload their decision making to a decision assistant system? It produces nasty stuff.
And I tell you, a tired doctor AND a doctor w/o experience are quite likely to do that, especially if the doctor in question doesn't particularly understand the stuff.
And nope, from the article there doesn't seem to be anything like "decision justification" to me.
Exactly ... vasopressors induce vasoconstriction.
The problem with this approach is that human illnesses, accidents etc may not have consistent patterns, they can be completely random.
Tell this to a pathology lecturer and he's going to have a seizure on the spot.
(And, BTW, does the brain have a /dev/urandom? ^_^)
Oh THAT. Now that's going to be expensive, like everything else being marketed as having "AI" or "IoT".
what would undoubtably be a very expensive tool
Not really. It's a computer with "arms" extending into either a patient database or into medical equipment.
In the least, it's a program running on, hell, a Raspberry Pi, for a front-end, and a server doing the AI lifting.
I guess it's good that The Wright Brothers didn't listen to people like you, and decided to plough on despite the massive rate of failure.
Big difference. If AI failed in the hospital, much more people could be at risk, and the negative effects are not always immediately obvious.
Imagine a AI clinician that delivered the wrong amount of a drug whose therapeutic index (TI) is low (i.e. only a teeny tiny too much and it turns into poison). And dose calculation has many, many factors differing between one person and another (aka there's almost no room for error).
On the other hand, an aircraft crash is immediately known of and the outcomes are almost always immediately determined.
The AI is only as good a the doctors whose prescriptions it analyses / mimics.
As I see it, it's not mimicking a real doctor. Rather, it's, well, studying medicine; it's collecting data about variables and matching diagnoses.
(It's worse than mimicking a doctor).
So while it's a useful tool it's no better than an intern or junior doctor who can help with the mass 'rank and file' cases
But these can't replace interns and junior doctors in 'rank and file' roles. Or else, how are (interns and junior doctors) going to learn? More textbook-crunching and less hands-on? Medical students are getting less and less training because of the numbers of students / year ... Add AI to the picture and it becomes very gloomy.
I hope that I just make it through med school before the AI gets on the case ...
But then, we would be introducing aviation's problem onto medicine: Over-reliance on the machine, especially with junior doctors.
"Hey doc, it might not be lupus, but polymyositis"? But what if it *was* lupus? What if the computer missed a parameter?
Call me a cynic, but until AI takes over the cockpit, it can't take over the clinic.
IoT is an answer waiting for a sensible question.
How to get free rides on your local university campus' dockless bike ride-share system with bikes secured with BT LE and a crappy mobile app?
You're going to be surprised at how much Macs changed.
Think Different. Isn't that Apple's catchline?
you don't understand why, it's because you have some Computer 101 facts to learn.
So you don't have anything to back up your dismissal of the rumor, and you're accusing the other side of not knowing enough because they can't back up your own argument.
We're all 1D10Ts here. Care to explain to us, professor?
He's a human being after all. Would any human being "want" to get arrested by a TLA notorious for prisoners going poof?
Point taken, but only when we're talking about "expired" devices.
What about when the device breaks after the warranty's over, but before it becomes useless? Do we just throw it out?
Let's talk about PC tablets (like the Surface, ones that are x86_64 and run Windows or whatever). They have a functional life of five to seven years, and a mean warranty of two years (one year for consumer models, two for EU models, three for most business models). Should we throw out a computer that's only two CPU generations old if the screen breaks?
And that's why civil aircraft end up in the scrapyard as soon as Boeing/Airbus/whatever update their range. Oh wait.
(The idea is that glue is a major component, but not the major component.)
Great idea yes, great product no.
Dead battery = dead laptop? Since when?
And there are alternatives (business-class at least, not
proleconsumer stuff) which do the same concept whilst maintaining reparability, although at a few inches thicker (I know, because I'm typing on one right now).
Because that'd make the thing repairable, and you won't pay an extra grand (or sell a kidney) when an asshole who's got your Surface drops it.
Probably because Administrator accounts or no UAC and Metro/whatever "apps" don't mix. But not for in installation anyhow, no probs I see in that.
"Updates were of no concern to any windows computer I ever had so far, starting from DOS. Over two decades of absolutely zero problems caused by that"
Either that you're extremely lucky or that we all are damned for some reason.
plus it's only available in pirated form because MS won't sell it to none-VL [sic] customers.
No need. You can get Enterprise Evaluation LTSB from Microsoft itself then rearm the trial 3 times for 90 days * 3, and reformat after that (because a Windows machine desperately needs it after 9 months) (other hacks for EnterpriseEval possibly available).
And it's legit because you're not using cracks or anything, you're, ahem, evaluating.
From the article:
Sadly, it doesn’t seem that Microsoft’s largesse extends to making the Edge browser uninstallable.
Isn't removable because the OS would break without it, ad infinitum, ad nauseum.
Oh, was that IE?
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2018