More than likely Taco Bell and Oscar-Meyer paid for product placement.
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> Vegetation should grow if unchecked
It does that already.
If you've got HP blade servers and call in with something even as mundane as a hard drive or mezzanine card failure, they will often insist you upgrade the firmware before agreeing "yes the hard drive is fuxxored" and sending the replacement part. Even more ridiculous is depending on the tech they might actually ask you to update the motherboard firmware when a motherboard has failed (Um, yeah.), or the iLO firmware even though it is totally unrelated to the problem (fortunately on HP iLO/LOM updates usually don't interrupt services).
The problem with that is even though you might be able to keep the services patched (and even kernel if you use ksplice) and measure uptime in years, updating motherboard or even NIC firmware requires downtime. Even an active/active cluster can introduce down time for some users so downtime of a server is best avoided. Why update the motherboard firmware if there are no bugs blocking production or introducing security issues?
I understand why support reps go through the script and ask you to update firmware so they're dealing with what matches their one test system in their lab, but if it worked as deployed for months or years with the older firmware until the HDD or card croaked, why require a firmware update to a known-stable system before agreeing "Yup, $foo has failed, I'll dispatch a rep with the FRU within four hours" even when S.M.A.R.T reports a hugeassed list of errors, or it's simply not even powering up?
As far as drive firmware goes, I've had to update firmware only twice: once on an SSD, and once on Seagate drives which would freeze during recalibration, which would break arrays (I think it was the infamous 1.5TB drives but it's been a while).
What else can be used in the manufacture of firearms?
* die grinders
* plaster (good for making casting molds)
* CNC mills from other vendors
and yet, they have no problem shipping any of that, right?
> I don't think it surprises even the most ardent opponent of weed that people very, very rarely die from THC overdose.
"very very rarely" in the case of cannabis means never. It takes tens of pounds of cannabis to obtain enough THC to overdose.
I have a better idea: preload nothing but the OS and desktop environment (well and key utilities like voice memo/dictation software and an alarm clock) and leave the rest up to me.
I have an M6400 and rather than upgrade when the motherboard finally gave up the ghost, I bought a new motherboard. Why? Screens have gone backward in time. I have an RGB-led backlit 1920x1200 display, and the new ones have just white LEDs backlighting 1080p displays. Give me another RGB-LED option that is 1440p (in a 17" form factor) and I'll upgrade to a new Precision right now. Until then I'll keep my m6400 chugging along.
> Heck even for 4k you need a 100"+ screen to actually care at all.
Nonsense. It's even apparent on a 27" monitor.
I'll stick with the Ryos MK Pro. One with red switches at work, and blue switches at home.
Pioneer Elite receiver
Samsung television (LN46B650 IIRC)
Samsung blu-ray player
Pioneer tape deck (the last time I played a tape? Maybe 2003, but I keep it anyhow)
A couple of S-VHS VCRs (which I hook up only when I feel like watching some old movies I have only on VHS)
Klipsch Reference Series
The cables? For analog and digital coax line-level cables, cheap shielded monoprice cables
Speaker wire: fine-stranded OFC cable - ONLY because it is more flexible than zip cord
HDMI cables: cheap monoprice cables
Ethernet cables: Patch cables I made myself using a bulk spook of CAT5e and 8p8c (or RJ-45 if you prefer) connectors from Lowes
The truth about cables:
> Really, the only thing my SLR does better than my phone is Optics, which makes distance & low-light photos possible.
Your smartphone has a better burst mode, less shutter lag, a faster autofocus, better color purity, etc? What is your DSLR, the Nikon D1?
I'm not a football fan but one cannot avoid hearing about "deflategate"
However my understanding is that they both measure the pressure and the weight of the ball. The temperature difference will account for the pressure decrease however the balls should still weigh the same. The claims were what - 11 of the balls were underweight?
Is it legitimately illegitimate?
The problem really isn't and hasn't ever been animation sites. The problem is that Flash has often been used where it doesn't belong; forms on business sites, ENTIRE web sites built using flash so you cannot bookmark a page, and stuff like that, and Flash doesn't work particularly well on touch screens. Like BLINK, Flash has been used and abused to the point where it is an abomination.