David L

David L

  • Commented on App store annoyances
    None of this is easy. Didn't say it was....
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    Last I heard, a 400GbE transceiver (the MSA hasn't been codified, yet), will probably require 16 Tx and 16 Rx fibers, each running at 25Gb/s (25 Gig is about the max that we can put on short range fiber right...
  • Commented on App store annoyances
    All of the OS hooks for multiple users are "in" iOS. Since the core of iOS was taken from OS X. It is the GIU and some of the ways you handle files that most of the difference. Now as...
  • Commented on App store annoyances
    I also wish to have owner, guest, & children logons with different access. Just isn't going to happen. That would decrease the chance you might buy 2 or more devices instead of just one. Apple really really really wants to...
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    I give it a 50/50 chance. If you're right most of the people I know using OS X will get to switch to Windows or what ever it turns into. CAD and all of that with 27" displays being standard....
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    Me thinks this does not qualify as a HackInTosh. http://forum.netkas.org/index.php?topic=7512.0 http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=18411621&postcount=26 One client has two MacPro1,1 models. Maybe I'll see what happens. Spare computers that can run Mavericks are useful to have around....
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    Didn't realise my hulking old g5 silver ziggurat was drawing so much juice, though I don't use it often these days - my old core2duo macbook is still doing ok as my daily driver. Though ableton 9 is starting to...
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    We've been doing this stuff since the 1970s if not earlier. Why is this even a thing? Surely you've been programming long enough to know the rule. Every 10 to 15 years the new whiz kids are convinced the old...
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    You might want to think about retiring that 2006 Mac Pro. Seriously, if it's the dual processor G4 model If it's a MacPro (and he says it is later) it is NOT a G4 or G5. Those were PowerMacs. :)...
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    Its last supported OS is 10.7 Lion (due to 32-bit EFI compatibility issues). There is/are a hack(s) floating around which allow you to flash the firmware to 64 bit. I can't remember if they require you to replace the CPU...
  • Commented on Some rambling thoughts on region restrictions
    From an auction site that deals in plant liquidations and such. I'm surprised they take cashier's checks. These are another name for Charlie's "Banker's Drafts". Anyway, yes you can do cash. But you can also set this up electronically. An...
  • Commented on Some rambling thoughts on region restrictions
    Does/did the US banking system not have something like Bankers' Drafts? If you mean this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banker%27s_draft Yes. Bank check or official check or similar over here. But they have fallen into disrepute over the last 10 years or so. Lots...
  • Commented on Some rambling thoughts on region restrictions
    (Long ago, call it 25 years, I heard a few horror stories about the fragmented banking system within the USA, and how it forced a business contact, buying agricultural machinery over there at auctions, to travel with huge quantities of...
  • Commented on Some rambling thoughts on region restrictions
    Today I read an article in the China Daily about chinese authors publishing their work online on platforms like Hongxiu.com and make a living from it. After reading your ramblings I wonder what do you think about this, Charlie? How...
  • Commented on Some rambling thoughts on region restrictions
    So it's a choice between a small income now, and a large lump some in around two and a half years. which takes more of your time. Do you have enough money to pay your bills for that time? How...
  • Commented on Some rambling thoughts on region restrictions
    There are many more uses of what free time people have today, the time to devote per 'reading session' is much lower, and books, even ebooks, are basically the same as Dickens would recognise. In short, the product hasn't evolved...
  • Commented on Some rambling thoughts on region restrictions
    Unless you buy direct from a service like Bandcamp, with no geolocking, and one price irrespective of market Which insures that billions of people will never buy from them. How does the typical person in the bottom 1/2 (under the...
  • Commented on YAPC::NA 2014 keynote: Programming Perl in 2034
    To be honest I don't think your comparison is valid. A 9 or 10 bit byte wouldn't change the way computers work or how we program them all that much. Tri-state logic would require a rethinking of how we write...
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    For example 'driving behaviour' by measuring g-forces (acceleration, braking, cornering) is subjective and depends on having a performance model for every car (some cars are safer going fast around corners than others) mapped against road condition, mapped against driving conditions...
  • Commented on YAPC::NA 2014 keynote: Programming Perl in 2034
    The monitoring could be done entirely privately and owned by the individuals, and they could adjust their behavior to reduce estimated risk to a much lower level, and might decide to e.g. self-insure. You may not understand how most people...
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    I think there is less slack in the compiled code than you think. I don't think so. But I'll have to ask a friend. He specializes in patching object code and works with the output of multiple compilers. He should...
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    Personally I'd rather see Fischer-Trospch synthesis driven by nuclear or PV cells in agriculturally-non-viable locations than biofuels that divert useful edible crops into an inefficient fuel cycle for the rich. But that's just me. There are a lot of us...
  • Commented on World Cup: engage Grinch mode now!
    Not for me. I would rather be doing it. The only time I watch some sports is to learn technique. You likely don't have kids in sports. I learned to like Lacross watching my son play in high school (G9-10)....
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    it's due to hit a peak of 19 celsius this afternoon Sarcasm aside, even joking about this as a heat wave makes you a bit insane to visit Florida in July. You're going to have issues getting from the hotel...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    The USA won the right to continue slave-trading and invading the territories of their native neighbours In what way is this different from how things would be if there was no American Revolution?...
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    Sure, we ignore the parts about the US army invading Canada and getting their sorry asses handed to them, and the original White House really had needed remodeling anyway, and generally we think it was about us rather than about...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    We ignore it almost completely (and your War of Independence is characterised as a revolution, or -- by historians -- a side-show on the real war, the slow-motion conflict between France and the UK that dominated western hemisphere affairs from...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    What's wrong with you people? OK. I'll bite. My son and daughter (US citizens) may be in London over July 4. Are there any events related to the dust up 238 years ago that might be worth them attending? But...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    My great grand father My great great grandfather. No we don't live to be 130. :)...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    Seems JKR just came out for a No vote. Just curious but do you mind telling us why you, CS, moved north? Politics? Business? Personal? Nobody is sure yet. But we know citizenship will be available to (a) ... (b)...
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