PET CBM model 2001 had an integrated cassette drive. External drives ( 2040 dual drive unit) appeared in (month unknown)1979.
I could not find a reference to when the Atari 810 was first available, but I think it is safe to assume that the Atari DOS 1.0 release date, is close enough as it shipped with the drive. 1979.
Apple Disk ][ was released in July 1978.
TRS-80 Minidisk July ~ August 1978.
... does not mean 'charged with a crime.' It works the same way in the US. What it means is, that the Prosecutor has asked a judge to authorize compelling a person-of-interest to be questioned regarding a crime. Heck, in the US it could be a known witness to a crime, or even a traffic accident, who will not be prosecuted for anything, unless they willfully obstruct -- by evading the court order to appear.
This ordering of Assange to appear to answer questions is not unusual, but what is unusual is using an international warrant to compel someone who has not been charged with a crime to appear for questioning.... potential suspect or not. (IANAL)
Martial arts flow is much more complicated than increased visual sensitivity to high speed motion. And I assure you that a properly trained martial artist, in Flow, is NOT experiencing 'tunnel vision.' Peripheral awareness from ALL sensory inputs are fully engaged and heightened, sensations of pain and other discomforts are usually muted or 'switched off.'
The Flow increases situational awareness, reduces latency from perception to action, and may also decrease reflexive latency. Being in Flow does some really strange things to perceived time intervals. A few seconds may seem like minutes, or an hour may seem to become 'lost time.' Tactical and Strategic decisions while in Flow take no effort, and often are anticipatory, without any hesitation. Unproductive body motion ceases -- in some styles of martial arts one does not move in any way from their en garde position until an opponent has committed to an attack.
All of these apparent enhancements are not coming from sensors getting a temporary over-clock. They come from sensory fusion in the brain. Hearing enhancing visual input, feeling body heat from opponents on the face and other exposed skin, vibration transferred from the floor and other surfaces to the skin, etc... -- the whole body and mind become a highly tuned instrument that is aware of everything going on around it, and the kinesthetic state of the body, in precise detail.
Tell you what, AC. How about you take a traditional benchmarking, stress tool, such as Prime95 and compare it with just about any other application you can name... oh say Blender std renderer, for example.(which only uses CPU) Run a test render for a few minutes and watch your CPU temps... might get a bit toasty, but not too bad. Now run Prime95 and watch it peg your cooling system to max RPM in a few minutes. Why is that?
Highly optimized code (Prime95) keeps a much higher proportion of transistors switching which generates a lot more heat than more generalized work loads. Blender's std renderer is not going to be able to put nearly as much stress on the CPU because the work load is very diverse, and also will likely incure page faults and other events that cause CPUs to get breathing room.
Any effective GPU benchmark software will do the same thing. It tries to fully engage the resource it is testing without allowing anything else to slow down or add noise to the measurements. It is completely reasonable to see a benchmark dramatically increase the dissipation of the iPhone, without there being any foul play on iOS' part. This is because real workloads typically don't cause the GPU to run balls to the wall for longer than a few fractions of a second before other work on the CPU (game AI and housekeeping code for example) causes the GPU to go into standby.
Put another way: I can pretty much promise you, that if a game is pumping out 30 FPS not all of the 33.33 ms available -- before the next frame must be ready-- are spent running GPU tasks. That means for a fair percentage of the frame interval the GPU is going to be idle. In GPU benchmarks the goal is to keep the GPU running at 100% utilization during the test interval.
Who let this AC out of the basement? Please put him back down there!
The invisible hand will rip the heart and lungs out of the fossil fuel cartel as soon as alternatives compete on cost... That will happen on it's own assuming the fossil fuel cartels do not succeed in using their not-so-invisible hands to smother the solar revolution babies (wind, solar, and molten salt batteries) in their cribs.
You do know where the word Sabotage came from don't you?
During the early part of the industrial revolution, French industrial workers began tossing their wooden shoes, called 'sabots' into machinery to cause damage to the machines and halt work. Thus the term 'Sabotage' was coined. Later it was used to reference any deliberate, clandestine damage to business, (and later, military) infrastructure intended to hamper the powers that be.
I think this study is spot on from my experience. Yeah it is incomplete, and so is my study of HDD failure.... In fact my study of HDD will not be complete until I do not have them in my systems. But there ya go... endorsement..
Fuck you people. Most of my clocks are on NTP.... the few that aren't are easy to adjust..... DST/DT is what it is FFS it is not a big deal.
I like having my day shifted by an hour twice a year so I don't have to go to work in the dark and return in the dark half the fucking year.
The 6100/60 was based on the 601 PPC and spent most of its time running legacy 68k code since the core of MacOS 7.5 / 7.6 was not rewritten(nor were any significant applications) to run in native PPC code. In most cases a real 68040/33 would clobber the emulator when run head-to-head on a 601/60. The 6100 also was still supporting legacy hardware for driver-level compatibility with NUBUS cards, and other add-ons that didn't yet have PPC native drivers. It wasn't until a couple of years later when the first PCI based 603 and 620 machines entered the market along with MacOS 8.1 that the PPC finally blew the doors off the last generation of 68K machines (and most PCs of the era).
In the early 90's I had a 1989 Ford Escort Coupe(2-door) it was my first and to date only new car I ever bought. While it had other issues, i'll stick to one quick little anecdote:
While blazing north on the 101 coming back into the Bay Area, traffic suddenly backed up into a river of brake-lights. a moment later my vehicle was pushed forward. Someone hit me from behind. I slammed on the brakes to eat the last of the inertia the car behind me imparted and looked into the rear mirrors... I was hit by a Nissan 300ZX turbo. (think 280ZX Datsun with nicer appointments). From the force of the impact I expected that I would have some bumper damage and maybe some minor damage to the rear sheet metal... It was not a very high speed impact, but it did lock-up my seatbelt, which quite firmly cinched into my seat... (I believe I had failed to get the latch in the seat adjuster to engage, so it slipped forward a notch during the impact.
In my mirrors I could not see the nose of the 300ZX, but I did when I pulled away to make for the side of the highway. The entire front of the vehicle had shattered like it was made of glass. There was no structural damage to the 300ZX, but I estimated he was looking at about $1500 - $3000 in parts and labor to replace the shattered components that made up the shell of the vehicle up to the hood.
The only damage to the Escort was two nicely detailed imprints of the machine bolt heads that held the front license plate to the 300ZX. Later I was able to read the odd codes that are stamped onto the bolt heads by taking a rubbing of the imprints. Recall that the Escorts of that era had a plastic scuff guard glued to a square-section extruded aluminum bumper. This bumper is bolted to the lower main supports in the uni-body via two high-pressure gas-filled shock absorbers that are about 3" in diameter and about 6" to 8" long(mounting-flange to mounting-flange). I noted that there were now some minor scratches in the paint that covered the exposed portion of the piston shaft. These linear scratches were about 0.5" long, thus indicating that the bumper had been deflected half an inch during the collision.
Several years later the Escort was rear-ended, while parallel parked by a drunk driver who hit it at 35 + MPH and managed to drive their vehicle several miles before it overheated and shut down. The vehicle that hit the Escort was a Ford Pinto as I recall. The back half of the escort was accordion'd all the way into the rear wheel wells. It wasn't totaled but it should have been. My insurance covered the $4500 in damage done to my vehicle. Had I been in the vehicle during that collision I would have probably suffered only minor injury from seatbelt bruises and having my hands ripped from the steering wheel, and bounced around between the area enclosed by the dash, and driver side door. Anyone in the back seats would not have faired as well. Both halves of the rear bench where significantly dislocated. The shoulder-belts cut rather deeply into the tops of the bench. I kept the rear seat-belts latched to prevent them from rattling against the interior when not in use.
Initially a rear seat passenger would have been rebounded off the bench into the belt. Then as they were starting to rebound of the now locked belt, the back seat assembly would have crushed them as the car frame accordion'd. I'd expect the back seat passengers would have broken a collar bone and maybe their ribs, and possibly suffered some rather serious long-term back injuries.
Adding insult to injury, both doors were pinned closed by the bottom half of the B-pillar. Only the hatchback glass broke, but the lower portion of the frame is where most of the energy was absorbed. Extracting the back-seat passengers would have likely involved cutting the top of the car off.
This probe finished its primary mission and performed an extended observation mission it was not specifically designed to perform and did a very good job... and then en route to a second extended mission it suffered an unrecoverable error...
While it is too bad that the probe has been lost, it did far better than the original design required, and a lot of observations were made long after its primary mission was completed. I say give it a nice memorial and call it above and beyond the call of duty. Great work DICP! RIP.