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Comment Re:Captain Kirk says... (Score 1) 286

Yeah - I had a neighbor who died at 98 and was still not only living on his own but DRIVING. As a matter of fact that's how he died. He was getting out of the truck to check his mail and didn't have it in park - ended up accidentally running himself over. Now, that incident itself probably proves he SHOULDN'T have been driving, but he was certainly in good spirits, independent, and was mentally sound all the way up to the end.

Granted, if this story is true (big IF), he was still 47 years younger than this guy, but you can still live a productive live well up into old age.

I sincerely doubt I'll make it that long though. On my mother's side both of my grandparents died in their mid 50's. On my dad's side both in their early 70's.

Comment Re:There is a better Bluetooth audio option now: A (Score 1) 385

Actually, it's a spec for all cables. Apple often violates their own specs (see the Lightning-to-USB C cable you linked) but prohibit 3rd parties from doing official versions. Yes, you can get cables that are USB A on one end and Lightning/USB micro B on the other, but those are not Apple-approved. Per the accessories spec, a cable can only have two connectors on it, only certain combinations of connectors are allowed, and the connectors must be used only for their original purpose (no repurposing connectors).

Comment Re:massive parallel processing=limited application (Score 1) 112

Also, there is caching, and also, some loads are heavy on longish FPU operations.

So... it doesn't quite work out that way. Also, multicore designs can have separate memory.

One example of multicore design that's both interesting and functional are the various vector processor graphics cores. Lots of em in there; and they get to do a lot of useful work you couldn't really do any other way with similar clock speeds and process tech.

Comment Re: The anti-science sure is odd. (Score 0) 686

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. - Albert Einstein

When you have an experiment (newly recorded data) that shows a model is wrong, it's wrong. Even if the vast majority of scientists still believe it to be right. Just takes one fact to tank a theory... That's the crux of the matter, many have hung their entire careers on building a model that has been shown, time and again, to be wrong. And rather than do the scientifically honest thing and toss the model and correct fundamental flaws in it (such as ignoring the impact of clouds and water vapor), they attack the facts that counter their model, and try to demonize those who present the facts..

Comment Re:There is a better Bluetooth audio option now: A (Score 1) 385

Thank you for that. I develop hardware for lots of platforms, and often find these little things in the specs. I'm sure it's an oversight on Apple's part, but per their own spec - you cannot make a Lightning to USB C cable and pass Apple cert. It's kind of crazy, but having worked a bit with them in the past, it's not unexpected. The different divisions have slowly drifted further and further apart in terms of coordination, so you get these kinds of specs where they say there are only certain cable connections allowed.

Another one is that connectors can only be used for their original intent, so you cannot repurpose a micro HDMI cable for a non-AV application even if it works great (meaning - new connector time!). And you technically cannot have more than one connector per end of cable, so no splitter cables are allowed, or those "back-to-back type B/type A" connectors on one end. Those all fail the spec. It's really pretty draconian, unfortunately. Makes developing hardware for the iOS platform a bit of a pain... :)

No laws are broken when you use a 3rd party "non approved" cable, but then again it's not allowed per Apple so who knows what that would do to any warranty claims that might arise later. You used a non-approved/authorized cable? Sorry, we cannot help you with your connector fail.

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