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[-] bandwidthcrisis 6 points 1 day ago

I find it really frustrating to not have a touchscreen on a laptop (e.g. scrolling and zooming Google maps).

I don't understand what I'm getting for the price difference compared to a similar windows laptop.

I don't like how the Ctrl/Fn/Alt/Cmd keys are used, but that's just because I'm used to Windows. (Remapping then doesn't help because commands are divided differently been those modifiers).

I do like that it has a native bash shell instead of having WSL with its separate filesystem. But I doubt that that is a common reason people choose macs.

[-] bandwidthcrisis 2 points 1 day ago

Is it not possible to switch back? I refused the Gemini offer when it appeared.

I was tempted to try it if it appeared again, but I need assistant to perform basic functions more than I need it to have a conversation.

[-] bandwidthcrisis 7 points 4 days ago

It's a map site that helps you identify places around the world. Google maps is so commerce-focussed, Open Street Map often lacks an explanation of what something is.

But it clearly has issues such as not licensing the background options so it has watermarks and popups. is similar, but is probably just OSM data.

Wikimapia is great for "what's that wierd marking in the desert"-type questions.

[-] bandwidthcrisis 11 points 5 days ago

Not everyone knew C.

Lack of trust: what was it doing behind the scenes? What's if it just went and ..... allocated memory all by itself!!

Optimization wasn't so good back then. People believed that they could write better assembly. For speed and size.

Memory was tight. C would include big libraries even if only one function was needed. If "hello world" was several k in size, that added to the suspicion (even though that was a fixed overhead in practice).

[-] bandwidthcrisis 7 points 1 week ago

Wow, he must have started from really far up.

[-] bandwidthcrisis 3 points 1 week ago

This page (and podcast) mentions cars part-way through, saying 80% of outgassing happens in the first three months.

There are references at the end.

[-] bandwidthcrisis 2 points 2 weeks ago

Oh that's a good idea. In fact with more measurements, it would become harder and harder to ignore them corresponding to a spherical model.

Every degree of latitude would be a degree of shadow angle.

For flat earth, it would be on an inverse tangent curve. Even if it was argued that the air somehow bent the light to distort results, what are the odds that it would do so in a way that exactly matched a sphere?

Someone should set this up as a world-wide science project. It would be easy to coordinate measuring at the same time.

[-] bandwidthcrisis 2 points 2 weeks ago

To play devil's advocate, wouldn't you get the same result on a flat earth, if the sun was closer enough for rays not to be parallel?

[-] bandwidthcrisis 2 points 2 weeks ago

Some phones and PDAs from decades ago had a "jog dial" on the side, like a mouse scroll wheel.

It was so easy to roll through menus and just push it to click.

The separate roller and button arrangement this has seems such a poor choice in comparison.

[-] bandwidthcrisis 1 points 2 weeks ago

Clearly a keyboard shortcut designed for humans by an AI.

[-] bandwidthcrisis 8 points 3 weeks ago

By the 5th picture, they couldn't be bothered to Shop faced on anymore!

[-] bandwidthcrisis 2 points 3 weeks ago

Has he seen "The Lion King"?

submitted 4 months ago by bandwidthcrisis to c/[email protected]

I grew up knowing a fishcake as being fish sandwiched between two slices of potato covered in batter.

But when I ventured out into the wider world beyond Sheffield, fishcakes were strange breaded minced-up fish things.

Was my whole childhood a lie?

submitted 10 months ago by bandwidthcrisis to c/sciencefiction

Ft. David Goyer & Chris MacLean from the vfx team. Includes several clips from episodes throughout season 2.

submitted 11 months ago by bandwidthcrisis to c/zxspectrum

ZX Spectrum and ZX80 on display at the museum on Mountain View, California.

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