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tliet's Avatar Picture tliet – December 08, 2007 09:22PM Reply Quote
Polished up my grammar a bit...

Since there was no real thread for useless but nonetheless
interesting links I thought I'd create one.

porruka (Admin) – January 23, 2018 08:29AM Reply Quote
Failure is pre-greatness.

El Jeffe – January 28, 2018 08:46AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
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YDD
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Ron Burns
Next time Jeffe...it's only ten miles down the road...
Just remember than, when driving down the road, the tanks have right of way.

Nope in UK they have the _____ [you pick: left or wrong] of way ! :)

John Willoughby – January 30, 2018 06:13AM Reply Quote
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John Willoughby – February 21, 2018 10:11AM Reply Quote
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Tim Cook Says Apple is Always Focused on 'Products and People' Over Wall Street Expectations


"This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away…to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Airplay2 where the hell is?”

johnny k – February 21, 2018 08:33PM Reply Quote
If Airplay2 was a silicon component you could be damn sure he'd have supply chained the hell out of it. But software... does he practice just-in-time hiring of engineers?

ddt – February 22, 2018 05:44AM Reply Quote
Seems more like not-quite-in-time hiring. Wakka wakka wakka.

But from what I know of employee assignment allocation at Google, it's not uncommon for departments and projects to shuck engineers and designers at each other -- which means that learning domain knowledge about your product is a negative, as it's seen as a waste of time and keeping you from being fungible. Haven't heard that about Apple so far, though.

ddt



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ARL (Moderator) – March 08, 2018 06:19PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!

El Jeffe – March 16, 2018 04:52PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I did Atlas shrugged and fountainhead few years back. kind of odd.

ddt – March 17, 2018 05:13AM Reply Quote

John Willoughby – March 17, 2018 10:10AM Reply Quote
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ddt – March 17, 2018 04:43PM Reply Quote
Oh duh, thanks!

ddt

ARL (Moderator) – March 18, 2018 08:21PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
An updated version for the internet era:

www.patheos.com/blogs/daylightatheism/2015/11/if-john-galt-invented-the-internet/

ARL (Moderator) – March 26, 2018 10:04PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!

El Jeffe – March 27, 2018 02:17AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
TLDR... I've heard pesticide is actually considered safe nowadays.. and needed... at least in some circle.

again... didn't read.

I DID look at photo of Ms Carson.. and bears striking resemblance... :)
I could "Take her"... too. hehe

porruka (Admin) – April 03, 2018 06:37AM Reply Quote
Failure is pre-greatness.
So, I've had reason recently to dig into the capabilities of Apple's Lightning-to-HDMI adapter. Boring, right? Not as much as you might think. Check out this post from _2013_ describing some of the alchemy that happens inside. It's pretty fascinating actually and demonstrates that innovation does happen even when we don't necessarily see it. Editorial Note: IMNSHO, the best technological advances are the ones you never know are there but still improve your experience.

Follow the links into the referenced Panic post/comments too for the full picture:

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/149946-one-reason-for-apples-overpriced-cables-the-lightning-digital-av-adapter-has-its-own-arm-soc



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John Willoughby – April 09, 2018 11:17AM Reply Quote
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The Classic Mac source to the game Shockwave has been open sourced. Looks like they used CodeWarrior. No game data, so you can't play the game unless you already had it.



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John Willoughby – April 17, 2018 12:17PM Reply Quote
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Looks like Russia is prepared to block Google and Amazon to block Telegram, an encrypted chat app.

Seems like Putin doesn't want to see a "Russian Spring" movement arise. You'd think with their winters, he'd welcome it.

John Willoughby – April 21, 2018 01:44PM Reply Quote
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If you've got an Alexa, this stuff is pretty fun. If you ask my Alexa if she's religious, she now responds "Hail, Satan!" She also will now voice a very low opinion of Siri.



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ARL (Moderator) – April 21, 2018 09:54PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
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She also will now voice a very low opinion of Siri.

Don't we all?

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