The sysadmins I encounter are invariably anything but reasonable. Aloof, patronizing, condescending... all of those. Most have a very narrow specialization niche and absolutely no social skills or business experience.
I have seen them reduce naive users to tears and effectively discourage any user from making a request of any kind.
They found microphones suspended on dipoles in the walls. The Russians beamed in radio waves and the microphones modulated the re-radiated radio waves. No power required.
The microphones were installed while the embassy was being built for the US by the USSR.
There was an article about it in one of the tech mags about 30 years ago. Showed photos of grim US diplomats and the offending dipoles (which were simply wires cut to length).
There's no actual restriction on what hardware you run OSX on, apart from the EULA.
True, OSX supports a restricted subset of hardware but there doesn't appear to be any custom stuff involved. Ask the Hackintosh guys.
On a related note, just what advantage would Apple get from this? Apple make their money from the hardware. It would be like Microsoft releasing their XBOX OS for other hardware makers.
Well, it's just as well nobody else charges 30% for in-app sales through their curated App Store on top of the initial sale...
What? Who? Oh!
Having it all recorded in other people's memories is the ultimate nightmare.
Apart from immediate family I don't think I'm in touch with anyone I knew 20 years ago. And that's the way I like it.
It's not easy being a fool.
The past is dead.
The future is unknowable.
As for the present... I forgot to bring one.
Or, as we call it, "tipping".
Tipping (or "gift-giving") is a degrading and corrupting practice. It implies that the receiver is temporarily whoring himself to the tipper.
I'd like to know where, cobber.
We're on fibre here in 3076-land and seldom see 10MBs. Usually less because of chronic under-provisioning, even when we pay for 100.
the asshole of the world
Just passing through, eh?
Sorry to ruin your fantasy, but my 8Gig iPod lists its capacity as 6.4Gig available without any 3rd party apps or user files.
My 16Gig iPad similarly lists its capacity as 13.4Gig.
I'm going to assume that the missing space is iOS etc. No need to invent a mythical "small, discrete storage device".
Perhaps, but every one they give away with their "loss-leader" Surface is one not bought by an OEM.
Each Surface sold by MS represents not only a financial loss but a weakening of their vital Windows ecosystem.
Buying a market (EG XBOX) away from competitors might be smart, but buying one (EG ZUNE) away from the people who buy your product isn't.
Jobs, on his return, wanted to be rid of all the lawsuits between Apple and Microsoft.
The biggie was the presence of Apple's Quicktime code in Windows (because of a contractor's shortcut).
The end-result of the negotiations was that Apple would keep IE as the default browser, MS would continue to write Office for Mac for at least 5 years and would invest $150Mill in non-voting Apple stock (which they later sold at a profit).
People not knowing the facts simply invented reasons for the investment that suited them.
But at $200-$400 Million profit for E&D per year it's not enough to pay back the $8Billion that the XBOX has lost.
Percentage-wise, it's probably not even paying the interest.
Does it run on my Kin?
Probably not but it should run on the Courier.
Careen over the fiscal cliff?
That word doesn't mean what you think it means. Unless you mean the US was run up on a beach for the fouling to be removed from its hull. Perhaps you meant (or the Editor meant) career?