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Dell Is Now a Private Company Again

Wyatt Earp Re:Only one more step left... (151 comments)

So despite NeXT being a Jobs led company and working on NeXTStep since 1989 and Jobs pushing Apple into adopting that architecture for the next Mac OS, it's a "cheap way out"?

OK

about 9 months ago
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Dell Is Now a Private Company Again

Wyatt Earp Re:Only one more step left... (151 comments)

Except they were, they increased Apple's profitability, increased market share and brought in revenue that allowed Apple to develop iPod, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPhone, and iTunes Music Store.

Jobs didn't "shit can his own operating system", Jobs switched from the System 7-OS 8 operating system to Jobs own NeXTStep/Mach kernel approach

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_OS_X#Changed_direction_under_Jobs

about 9 months ago
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Apple Blocks Lawrence Lessig's Comment On iOS 7 Wi-Fi Glitch

Wyatt Earp Re: Another day, another anti-Apple story (326 comments)

I manage 44 devices in building that use iOS7, this week I've had 108 wifi connection issues on those 44 devices and it's only Tuesday.

The 121 devices running Mac OS, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Linux that I manage have had 0 wifi connection issues.

about 9 months ago
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Dell Is Now a Private Company Again

Wyatt Earp Re:Only one more step left... (151 comments)

Except for all the success they had with iMac, Powerbook G4, iBook before iPod

about 9 months ago
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13-Inch Haswell-Powered MacBook Air With PCIe SSD Tested

Wyatt Earp I got one - impressed with battery (224 comments)

I got a 13", 1.3GHz, 8GB RAM, 256 GB hard disk.

Very impressed with the battery life.

Doing browser and light word processing in Mac Office and Google Docs, I've gone 13 hours and 11 minutes between full charge and needing to recharge or else.

1 year,8 days
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FBI Admits To Domestic Surveillance Drone Use

Wyatt Earp Re:A drone is just a light aircraft with a camera (207 comments)

And you still can't mount a Griffin (AGM-176) on a light surveillance drone.

The vast majority of drones owned by the Feds, law enforcement and military are sub-20 pound things like what Seattle PD tried.

Seattle PD used 3.5-pound Draganflyer X6 six-rotor helicopters

about a year ago
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Supreme Court Upholds First Sale Doctrine

Wyatt Earp Re:When will this apply to medicines? (648 comments)

His original plan was to buy a bunch of cold medicine, Jesse warned him off of that. The next plan was to steal materials for making biker meth

about a year ago
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Tesla Motors Battles the New York Times

Wyatt Earp Re:Barbara Streisand Effect? (700 comments)

Overnight charges before a short trip are unreasonable. What if I need to use the car, "oh I can't drive my 101,000 dollar car tonight...it has to charge for 8 hours before I drive 265 miles."

about a year and a half ago
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Missile Defense's Real Enemy: Math

Wyatt Earp Wrong (589 comments)

First of all, the US has had missile defense via missiles since the 1960s with Nike-Zeus/Spartan and Sprint

"AEGIS" is the combat system, the US Navy's missile defense is - Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, a subset of Aegis and on some ships

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aegis_Ballistic_Missile_Defense_System

Overwhelming the system with missiles isn't going to happen, the primary threat nation (the Russian Federation) has nuclear capable cruise missiles, ICBMs and SLBMs limited through treaties, when China has enough to be a threat there will be a treaty with them too.

about a year and a half ago
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Mars Rover Curiosity: Less Brainpower Than Apple's iPhone 5

Wyatt Earp Re:iPhone 5 is faster.. for a few minutes maybe. (256 comments)

Remember that the hardware requirements for the rover were set in 2004, or when the PPC750 was 7 years old and the RAD750 was 3 years old.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAD750

The 740/750 models had 6.35 million transistors on a 260 nm process has a die of 67 mm2

The RAD750 has 10.4 million transistors, is manufactured by BAE Systems using either 250 or 150 nm process and has a die area of 130 mm2

about a year and a half ago
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15 Years of Stuff That Matters

Wyatt Earp No Jon Katz or great Desert Fox meltdown? (145 comments)

My favorite thread was when the US/UK attacked Iraq in '98 and an author posted how bad and illegal it was and closed the thread to comments.

about 2 years ago
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Stem Cells Turn Hearing Back On

Wyatt Earp Re:Deaf community will hate this (101 comments)

I work in Special Education technology support and have talked to some Deaf/Hard of Hearing specalists about this.

A big chunk of the Deaf Culture wouldn't do it if it was free.

about 2 years ago
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Why Are Operating System Version Names So Absurd?

Wyatt Earp Re:Discussion not complete without car anology (460 comments)

Yes, it's so hard to tell the difference between a 1991 Camaro and a 2012 Camaro, who the hell thought that scheme up?

For people that work on cars/know about cars, they know a 1991 is a 3rd Gen F-Body while a 2012 is a Zeta platform

about 2 years ago
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Why Are Operating System Version Names So Absurd?

Wyatt Earp Re:Easy (460 comments)

Yes, Microsoft is the poster boy for bad naming schemes

Windows ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, but at the same time they have Office 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010

But then other suites like VB Studio went 97, 6.0, .NET, .NET 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012

about 2 years ago

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