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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Random Shots for Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Diaspora*, Ello, Facebook [ here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here ], Gab, Google Plus [ here, here, here, and here ], Minds [ here and here ], seen.life [ here, here, here, here, here, and here ], Tea Party Community [ here, here, and here ], Twitter, VK [ here, here, here, and here ] —

    Why bother with rockets for space travel when we can simply just get some legislative body to repeal gravitation?

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Simon & Schuster — Whirlwind: The Air War Against Japan, 1942-1945 by Barrett Tillman
  2. BBC America — Star Trek: The Next Generation
  3. Science Channel — Through the Wormhole
  4. Sportsman Channel —
    1. The Gunfather
    2. Handguns and Defensive Weapons
  5. Syfy WireThe 25 greatest sci-fi TV series of the past 25 years by Trent Moore
  6. Associated Press [AP] — Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters by Ryan J. Foley
  7. Imgur30 inches of cock to the face by “SoGladForTwinkies”
  8. Avenged Sevenfold — City of Evil
  9. Campfire [Kalyani Navyug Media Pvt. Ltd] — 400 BC: The Story of the Ten Thousand
  10. Judas Priest —
    1. British Steel
    2. Point Of Entry
    3. Screaming for Vengeance
    4. Defenders of the Faith
  11. Image Comics — America’s Got Powers

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No iPhone X for Me, Thank You Very Much

Filed under: Technology — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 2:08 AM (02:08)

The last time I used anything made by Apple (one of the early Macintosh models) back in April, 1994 — the “Eject” command (Cmd-E) didn’t work after four or five tries, so I pulled my 3.5-inch floppy disk out of the drive with a Leatherman multitool. Amazingly, the disk still worked fine when I tried it at home on a PC-style desktop.

Add that to the fact that Apple keeps a lock on what software MacOS will run that makes Windows look like a FOSS free-for-all. I wouldn’t be surprised if I heard that iOS is similarly locked up.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Google Plus / Minds / seen.life / Twitter / VK / WordPress.com

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