I've never taken up the guy on any movie recommendations before, so I can vouch for his credibility. Yet, anyways.
At work: Linux with some RDP into Windows servers.
At home: I play some video games on a Windows 7 gaming PC, and I store my photos & MP3s on a Macbook.
Speaking of bits, Spanish colonial currency were "pieces of eight". "Shave and a Haircut, two bits" is a $0.25 cost. So, eight bits to a full unit... Coincidence for eight bits to a byte, or intentional?
Coincidence. I imagine it makes a lot of sense to keep the size of a byte as a power of two (for addressing reasons, maybe?) 4 bits isn't even enough to represent all of the characters in the Latin alphabet, and 16 bits was probably overkill at the beginning of the computer revolution.
This is all a bunch of random guesswork. I have no facts for any of this
military navigators are all trained on how to navigate without GPS
I'm sure their concern is with autonomous drone navigation. Perhaps like the one that Iran captured sometime last year.
I miss the days of having consoles that didn't have retroactive feature loss.