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"I want government out of my life, but I don't mind government interfering with other people's lives." "I want religious freedom as long as I can use law to impose my religious beliefs on others."
I spoke against the misguided SD card slot location. I believe it's possible to have a slot in a more reasonable location if they wanted to, but it doesn't seem like they care.I'm not happy with the drop in ports. Needing a special adapter for everything gets old.But at some point, you need to let go of the optical drive. I don't know where it's cheaper to buy a CD and rip, unless you buy used. Then I'll grant that.
The Seagate Momentus XT is a hybrid drive in a single chassis, and it didn't really pan out because it uses a turd of a caching algorithm. It's not even smart enough to lock OS and apps to the flash. The Apple technology is two separate drives in a layered cache arrangement, and it sounds like it's smart enough to keep OS and apps on the SSD, and intelligently tracking and deciding whether a data file is used enough to merit being on the SSD.
Exactly, dinosaurs. Adobe was always behind the curve. Slowest to move to OS X, slowest to Intel, slowest to downloads, you get the idea. Using MS Office is like celebrating being a dinosaur.OK, I was reading the optical drives from when I was looking to replace one on a Mac laptop. On OWC, those really are $99.I don't think you understand how Time Machine works. It's not making a lot of copies of the same file.I'm sure you'll save a lot of time, space and money with an...
A slot loading internal replacement drive costs $100. An external DVD writer $30, albiet a tray loader.Backups are best done to external hard drives. Optical is just a needlessly slow, small and wasteful way to keep a backup. I keep a cold spare bootable backup drive. Probably a lot faster than writing to and booting from an optical disc.I just don't think the DIY CD rippers are notable portion of the market, I bet they fit under the margin of error.I don't think I use a...
Maybe not the WalMart consumer, but that's not the breadth of the consumer market.A business heading too far down that scale risks extinction. Making peanuts per computer means your profits can be knocked out to oblivion by any wiggle of your supply chain or the market.I don't expect it to be a problem, but I'm interested in how it works. My 2011 model isn't hard to open, I don't even need suction cups, just fingernails.
It's also possible it is to keep heat manageable.By several accounts, the Fusion Drive is actually two separate drives logically merged by the OS, somewhat like a tiered cache, but it's more complicated than that. Ars Technica has an article on this. So it's not a hybrid drive like the Seagate Momentus XT.
It's probably the case at Detroit Public Schools, but other schools do have computers now.
With waldobushman ignoring that it was four months from Surface announcement to shipping.
They still haven't learned from the old Windows Phone debacle. One UI rigidly applied to all devices must short change some devices, somewhere. One size doesn't necessarily fit all.That's the thing. The only reason it needs a kick stand is because it's supposed to be taking the place of laptop use, but it's not really a laptop device, hard surface required. I get that they're trying to differentiate their product, and they should, but I think they could have made better...
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