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  • Parallels Desktop 17 brings Windows 11 to Mac with enhanced M1 support

    Many if us in the business world (e.g. engineering where a few essential apps like Soidworks or Altium are the standard) will pay whatever it takes. While 95% of my apps are macOS (including the app we develop and sell to our customers), some industries are locked into a standard. I'd LOVE a real-world macOS native alternative for Solidworks (including  macOS native Solidworks!), but given reality of the world, this hopefully will be palatable. 
    GeorgeBMacwatto_cobra
  • Apple partnering with tech giants for big clean energy buy

    How many more millions of birds are these companies willing to kill and remove from our environment?

    If these companies were genuinely concerned about “renewable” power sources, they’d back next-generation nuclear power (aka “molten salt reactors”, “pebble bed reactors”). Solar and wind power don’t even come close to the efficiency of nuclear.
    For the record, nuclear is NOT a renewable. It is low/no carbon, but to does consume fuel that is finite and has to be dug up, processed and transported. Waste still has to be managed. The current business environment makes new nuclear difficult as companies seem to want to privatize the profits while de-risking to the public.

    Don't get me wrong, I also think nuclear can be doing more but it is not the magic bullet either.
    tht