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Comment Re:Obvious (Score 2) 180

Sure, it's supported. Usable, that's a whole different story.

We do have iPhone 4 and 4s phones in our organization now, and users are complaining they are slow. Must be an Apple fan, it does not register in your brain that all these updates slow down these phones, in some cases dramatically so. I'm pretty sure there was a story on this site with users of older iPads saying they updated their device by mistake and performance is terrible and there's no way to go back to the old version.

Comment Commit it to memory! (Score 4, Interesting) 366

Memorize it! Just don't take any head injuries or you won't remember anything.

More seriously, back up to hard drives is the only viable option. Then make sure you have more than one backup drive and store one at some other site. Relative maybe?

Cloud options with that kind of storage would take forever to upload. And I've heard of people having stuff randomly go missing on their cloud service, not the entire contents, but a file here and there. I'm not so sure that's a good option.

For storing on-site you can get a fire rated media safe, but they can be quite a bit more expensive than a regular safe.

Comment Re:The last mile... (Score 1) 160

One of our incumbent ISPs is in the process of installing fibre in our city, and it's supposed to be done by the end of next year.

I saw the main trucks stringing fibre up and down the street last week (all underground in my neighbourhood.)

What they've done is they'll install it for free when the trenching crew is in the neighbourhood, but if you decide not to you will have to pay the install costs (which will probably be hundreds of dollars as everything is underground.)

Comment Re:whatever (Score 3, Interesting) 534

It's amazing how 20 years ago everyone looked down on anyone who sat at a computer on bulletin board systems all the time. Now everyone's doing it, it's OK. F*cking hypocrites.

Social media is not being social. I recently told someone this and they gave me a blank stare. You have to go out and meet people face-to-face and put your damn facebook app away. I'm personally not on facebook and never will be.

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