Did the subject get truncated or is that wishful thinking?
I've been into Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies since early 2011 after I saw one of the first Bitcoin slashdottings in late 2010.
You sound just like a hipster talking about some lame-ass band.
Are there nutters who think that's a conspiracy, just like vaccines and fluoride?
With the ever-looming cyberpunk future in close proximity,
When you start with that postulate, you're probably going down the wrong path.
Read the article, temetry wasn't disabled.
If I read the actual article correctly, it was just a Vanilla install of Windows 10 enterprise. There was no active attempt to disable or block any of the actual telemetry features at all. He did go through the customized install and turned off the 'cloud/personalization/sync options there', but that's it.
The actual telemetry features would still have been on.
Not to mention all the usual windows features that phone home:
Everything from windows update, to time sync, to the regular ping it does to see if you have internet connectivity would have still been on.
I'm guessing all the live tiles in his start menu were still on too, so they'd have been pulling ads and updates, etc.
Seriously... it's an interesting exercise and an interesting article about what one's computer is doing. But it doesn't show what anybody here is really concluding.
Some could. Amigas (and Macs too I believe?) would automatically pop up an icon for floppies when they were inserted, without needing to do anything else.
While those absolutely are technically "personal computers", everyone understands "PC" to mean "IBM PC or compatible". And yes, both Amigas and Macs had floppy detect. Actually, it was technically possible to do it on the PC as well, and ISTR some programs actually doing it. The solution to the training problem is pathetically obvious (as evinced by the fact that I figured it out while reading TFA which I just google'd) which is to train the system the first time the user successfully reads a floppy disk, and thus you know that there's a disk in the drive. But... Microsoft
I recently learned that my vehicle was sending A TON of information to BMW and to a bunch of other places with no way to turn it off.
My '95 Mazda doesn't send shit to anyone. Of course, it only starts on dry days that are over 40 degrees, but at least it's not spying on me.
Right after they clean the blackboard and erasers.
Wow, you're good at this. A little TOO good.
The second one is the device is dropping voltage and consuming power. In standard USB with 500mA at 5V, if the MOSFET takes 1V, that's half a watt of power you're losing in the transistor. (And really, you just use a diode). USB-C with up to 100W, you're looking at losing a lot of power in your reverse protection components.
The MOSFET is not a diode. Diodes DO cause a 0.6-1V drop. That's why they use a MOSFET instead here in applications where a diode drop is too much. The MOSFET only drops as much as its internal Ron on-resistance allows. For a high-grade MOSFET, that can be in the single milliohms, so it's effectively a dead short. Cheapo MOSFETs are still in the low tens of milliohms. So with 3A of power, that's 1/4W with a crappy 30mohm MOSFET, or 72mW with one with a 8mohm on-resistance. The only reason you'd leave this out if reverse polarity is at all possible is cheapness.
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