Just a question
How long until regulations put these services on parity with taxis and as a result they go bankrupt and all taxis start to use apps?
75 posts • joined 28 Jun 2019
Thing is, people usually say they are younger that they really are, not older.
I knew a person that I thought was 85, when she died it turned out she was actually 91. Even family members had to search for her birth certificate to know how old she was when she died, since not even her own daughter knew how old she really was.
What if they argue they don't have e-mails from that long ago? Tech companies are not the military, they don't have rules about saving every information forever, even if ordered to destroy it.
Just joking, of course they saved their own e-mails that long!
COBOL will never die. The problem is, programmers do. What will happen in a few decades when all those old COBOL programmers are dead? And younger people who know COBOL only know one or two versions of it?
By the way, many libraries and companies still use programs that run on DOS and a lot of them were coded in BASIC...
Dosbox works on Windows 10, right?
But of course governments only care about libraries when it comes to cut funding so more than one of them had to redo their whole catalog when their aging computers died. Thankfully Dosbox is a thing, right? And sometimes libraries keep using the old filing paper made cards method despite having computers.
And Windows 7 can run Windows 95 programs, many companies don't want to get new programs when those made over two decades ago work fine.
And then people wonders why XP won't just die...
That's how long my old Compaq with Windows 95 lasted, I even upgraded it to have 16 MB of ram. Sadly Compaq computers had the bios on the hard drive so once it finally died the computer was a goner.
By comparison, my HP Media Center Windows XP laptop only lasted 9 years before the video card was a goner. And my Lenovo laptop with Windows 10 killed the hard disk in a year and a half.
Is bull manure.
People buy their desktops PCs to last, they don't buy a new PC every year.
Laptops are build to get broken so they rarely last a few years without problems.
Desktops can be manually upgraded unlike with laptops were you can at most get a new hard disk and more Ram; if you are lucky.
Smartphones sales are slowing down, but do we see anyone saying smartphones are dying?
You could try using Linux Mint with "Play On Linux" and Steam if all you want us run games. Unfortunately Play On Linux only works well with stuff that's a decade old or older. If you want modern games and Steam doesn't have a Linux version then is Windows or burst.
With their Windows 7 licence code, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
I am still going to keep my laptop with Windows 7 until next year because I only use it for videogames.
Wanna know how to upgrade? Go to the Guardian website to the "Ask Jack" section. There are two or three articles about what to do.
Unfortunately if you want more control over the spyware and updates, you are going to have to pay for the Enterprise version of Windows 10.
Is slow, to the point any program made in Java runs faster when exported to another language. Look at Minecraft; the Windows 10 version doesn't run on Java and it shows.
Is propietary, meaning you are at the mercy of Oracle.
Is not easy to code and or learn.
So, why do people use Java?
It was Hover!
Hover! was a video game that was included on CD-ROM versions of the Microsoft Windows 95 operating system. It was a showcase for the advanced multimedia capabilities available on personal computers at the time. It will run on all of Microsoft's 95-compatible operating systems, from Windows 95, up to and including Windows 7 and 8. Additionally, Hover! will run in WINE on Unix-like systems.
There was a web browser port that worked on Internet Explorer 11 once, but the site is down. It also used to have a Windows 8 app but the App is gone.
I only use my laptop inside buildings with locked doors and said doors being locked with real keys.
Nowadays you can do almost anything with a Smartphone. Even write articles.
Notebook for Android from the Soho corporation is good enough to write an article you can later export somewhere else.
There are other options but Notebook has the best "copy and paste" option of all the ones I have tried.
Heck my travel phone is over five years old for a reason, that reason being that I don't mind if it gets stolen.
He was ahead if his time, maybe a bit too far ahead, he would have made a killing if he had decided to work for Microsoft or Apple.
Flight simulators? We got the guy who invented flight simulators!
Skype? Who needs to buy Skype? We got the guy who invented digital phone calls!
But alas, that wasn't the case.
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