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melgross said:So, is it paint, or anodization? The article uses both terms interchangeably. From the photos, it looks like paint, as anodized surfaces wear, but don't chip.
Judging by the photos I suspect that the actual buttons are anodized but the case itself appears to be painted, probably because of the difficulty in producing a uniform jet black matte finish on a large flat area. Perhaps a better solution would have been to anodize it first before painting it. At least then if it chipped it would still be black underneath. Paint actually sticks to anodized surfaces really well, much better than bare aluminum even with zinc chromate primer.
AMD denies its processors have the same vulnerability.
Email from Tom Lendacky SMTS Software Engineer - AMDFrom Tom Lendacky <>Subject [PATCH] x86/cpu, x86/pti: Do not enable PTI on AMD processorsDate Tue, 26 Dec 2017 23:43:54 -0600AMD processors are not subject to the types of attacks that the kernelpage table isolation feature protects against. The AMD microarchitecturedoes not allow memory references, including speculative references, thataccess higher privileged data when running in a lesser privileged modewhen that access would result in a page fault.Disable page table isolation by default on AMD processors by not settingthe X86_BUG_CPU_INSECURE feature, which controls whether X86_FEATURE_PTIis set.Signed-off-by: Tom Lendacky <email@example.com>---
jd_in_sb said:Was there an actual problem that caused Net Neutraliy to be enacted or was it enacted because of fears of a potential problem?
ISPs have nevertheless been caught throttling traffic from the likes of Netflix and YouTube, looking to manage bandwidth without investing in infrastructure upgrades. A purely neutral approach would see those services operating at full speed whenever possible -- creating intense data consumption as video increasingly switches to 4K resolution.
Soli said:What a worthless expense.
"I've been wearing a continuous glucose monitor for a few weeks," Cook said without mentioning connectivity to the Apple Watch. "I just took it off before coming on this trip."
The rumor is the latest in a line of reports claiming that the next-generation Apple Watch, expected to arrive this fall, could include support for glucose monitoring in some fashion.
Apple's embrace of glucose technology is expected to be non-invasive, measuring through the skin with advanced sensors. By potentially selling it as a separate band, Apple could potentially receive Food and Drug Administration approval for the accessory without the need to have the same certification for the Apple Watch hardware itself.
- I doubt it will be part of the Watch or a band, otherwise why would he say he took it off?
- It is virtually impossible to be part of the Watch because the only way to read glucose non-invasively is to examine the blood on a capillary level and that requires a sensor on one side and transmitter on the other. They have to be in very close proximity, not clear across the width of your arm. You are trying to read the blood inside a capillary not the blood in the skin which would result in a false reading.
- I expect it is a separate BT earpiece which positions the two sides of the detector on either side of the earlobe and communicates with the Watch, which is why he took it off. He is not going to reveal an unannounced product.
These "Inclusion and Diversity" positions are about the imposition of an ideology (and virtue signalling). Efforts of this sort are intellectually flaccid bromides intended to placate Progressives.
You do realize Apple has retail stores in more than 20 countries around the globe. I'm pretty sure most of the employees who work in the Chinese stores are Chinese. Likewise the Italian store probably mostly Italians. Same with Japan, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Brazil and Turkey, etc. It is not just about tech jobs either. It is the entire company philosophy of openness and inclusion. People who claim that diversity excludes acceptable candidates for sake of some theoretical ethnicity/gender quota don't have a clue about the potential employee pool that a company the size of Apple has available to them. They are not going to hire anyone who is not qualified. It is not a one to one racial equation. They just don't want to exclude anyone based on race or gender.
I will upgrade to the AC AirPort Extreme in 2 to 3 years, and continue to use all 3 as a mesh network. I will never be upgrading from that.
Also never say never when it comes to technology.
free markets rule.