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Adobe Creative Suite Going Subscription-Only

danamania Already it fails. (658 comments)

Just tried to sign up to give this a go for a month. Already, it tells me my credit card number is wrong, and it can't process my payment. Uhhh wtf Adobe. I've bought lots of stuff from you before. This doesn't bode well...

about a year and a half ago

My last airplane flight ...

danamania Perfectly on time. (264 comments)

My last flight couldn't have been better - it left as soon as possible after I arrived, and landed precisely when I wanted. That kinda comes with being the pilot, though. (ok, in-training, but still stands :)

more than 3 years ago

IBM About To Buy Sun For $7 Billion

danamania Re:mac != unix (699 comments)

plists are xml. If you don't count those as human readable, you may as well not count *any* text files as human readable.

more than 5 years ago

Data Recovered From DVD Leads To Conviction, 24-Year Sentence

danamania Re:Only Meta-Data was damaged (231 comments)

Same - recording data-only to the disk, and the error correction worked OK there.

more than 6 years ago

Data Recovered From DVD Leads To Conviction, 24-Year Sentence

danamania Re:Only Meta-Data was damaged (231 comments)

And it's not a problem when that happens. The blank section is error-corrected around, and the disc works fine.

Here's one I did, with a huge oily fingerprint purposely put on a DVD before recording, it was burned, and the 'shadow' of the fingerprint shows up as a huge unburnt patch after the original print has been wiped off.

The disc worked fine afterwards, and worked fine for quite a while until I lost it.

more than 6 years ago



Apple buys PowerPC manufacturer PA Semi.

danamania danamania writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Cheeseburger Melbourne Fun Underground writes "Just one day before Appel reports quarterly earnings, Forbes reports that Apple has snapped up super-efficient PowerPC chip maker P.A. Semi. Founded in 2003, P.A. Semi has one flagship product, the PA6T-1682, a 2.0GHz 64 bit dual-core PowerPC based system on a chip that consumes just between 5 and 13 Watts. Apple had once been in talks with P.A. Semi regarding replacement PowerPC CPUs for their ailing PowerBook line, but those talks petered out after the switch to Intel. Forbes speculates that P.A. Semi's products may be used in the iPhone and iPod, but an efficient but powerful system on a chip using such low power may be more suited to a future cooler-running and smaller MacBook Air."
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